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After the successful launch of Super Mario Run on iOS platform, Nintendo is looking into the next year with great confidence.

The Japanese company plans to continue to launch mobile games, but 2017 will be very important for Nintendo due to the launch if its new Switch console.
Super Mario Run may not be hit with investors yet, but it broke records finally clocking in 50 million downloads in its first week, making it the fastest growing downloaded app in Apple's history, and once it launches on Android it is sure to take off even more, but users are unhappy after downloading it, with most giving it only a 2-star rating, and not making the jump from downloading to paying customer with forking over the $9.99 to unlock the higher levels to enjoy playing and with the always-online requirement it has hurt its market in countries outside of USA, even in Japan it is not a hit, but Nintendo...
Mahjong is a traditional Chinese game. The game uses tiles similar to dominoes. The object of mahjong is to achieve a winning hand, which is comprised of 14 tiles (13 tiles in your hand and 1 tile drawn on the table).

The rules of Mahjong are fairly easy to learn, but mastering the game can take a lifetime. There are various ways to play Mahjong. In fact – you can play single player or multiplayer Mahjong, although the rules differ.
This article is geared towards multiplayer Mahjong, which can actually be played for real money online. In fact – this tile game has become popular in countries outside of China in recent years and more players are playing online.

Where to Play Mahjong Online

If you want to play a game of Mahjong you need 144 Mahjong tiles, dice, tile holders and a score-keeping device to make playing as easy as possible. It's much easier to play Mahjong online where...
It’s certainly not Pokémon Go

Nintendo stocks have dropped more than 16 percent in five days, and analysts blame the lukewarm reception of its newest mobile game, Super Mario Run.
It is the first time in history of Nintendo, that their famous mascot Mario, is now available to play on something that is NOT an Nintendo dedicated gaming product, but so far it has not taken off like Pokemon did when it got released for mobile devices.
Back in September, Apple and Niantic announced that the popular game Pokémon Go was coming to the Apple Watch before the end of this year.

Since then, however, no news has come concerning that release and now it appears that the plans have been scrapped altogether…
Bad news, if you are an Pokemon Go fan and are planning on using your Apple Watch soon with it to help you capture more of them.
BC-Master's Qualcomm Compatible USB Rapid Car Charger

The BCM-CQ01 (retail $11.99) is touted as having Qualcomm Compatible charging capabilities for any mobile devices that support Quick Charge 3.0-- which includes most major brands, such as Samsung, ZTE, Google, Motorola, ASUS, and more. Technically speaking, only the top port is compatible with Quick Charging, but both are able to push 5 volts at 3 amps, meaning you can charge even the hungriest and pickiest of tablets with the unit (I'm looking at you, Apple!).


Inside the box you will find the adapter, a warranty card (24 months), an instruction manual, and a Micro USB cable. The extra USB cable is a VERY nice touch and keeps you from having to purchase one specifically for the car or cart one back and forth to and from your vehicle-- It's a surprisingly large gauge for a freebie cable and has very high...
Enter a Mercenary. Leave a Legend.

Plarium has an very popular online game for PC web browsers called 'Soldiers Inc.', but sadly for those on the move, you could not play it, but no more as of just two weeks ago the developers have now released their 'Soldiers Inc. - Mobile Warfare' which is like an expansion to the original game, but now totally redesigned to capture all the original hard-core action that made the game so very popular on your mobile phones and tablets.
Today, we going to take a deeper look at the game and see how well it works out for playing on the smaller mobile screen, first off let's give you a bit of background regarding the plot of Soldiers Inc. - Mobile Warfare:
With TV Personality Katie Linendoll on Apple's iTunes PodCast Network!

Hosted at the Apple Store, SoHo by TV personality Katie Linendoll, listen as Miyamoto shares the importance of fun and the inspiration behind the gameplay in Super Mario Run.

Now available on iTunes, join Shigeru Miyamoto, the video game designer and creator famously known for Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, for an insightful chat on the making of Super Mario Run - the first-ever Super Mario game to arrive on mobile phones.

The podcast is available for download here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1184967541

Thanks this has been your friendly 'PSA' news item from our friends at Nintendo!
Nintendo. No. Stop.

Internet is in Rage mode after finding out that the new Exclusive iOS game from Nintendo called 'Super Mario Run' needs your iPhone or iPad to be always connected the Internet to be able to play, leaving you with Mario-less action in subways or other places.

It turns out big 'N' has decided that their very first Mario game on a mobile device should work only if you have always-on-internet, once you have lost your signal, you have lost your ability to smash mushrooms or collect coins, or get Mario to jump over boxes. :)

RockStar Games has decided to release 'Bully' for Mobile gamers to enjoy, in honor of its 10th Birthday!

In honor of the recent 10 year anniversary of Bully, the story of mischievous teenager Jimmy Hopkins and his adventures navigating adolescence and the social hierarchy of Bullworth Academy, Bully: Anniversary Edition is now available for iOS and Android devices.

Below is a new trailer to celebrate the launch along with the full details on Bully: Anniversary Edition.

Alto’s Adventure is still one of my favorite games to pick up and play on the commute, on the airplane or basically anywhere I have both my iPhone and a few minutes to spare.

The endless snowboarding adventure is one part mobile game and one part “in the zone” chill-out experience. But now there’s going to be a follow-up, and it’ll be more than an adventure — it’ll be an Odyssey.

One of the over-looked mobile games is Alto's Adventure, if you have not tried it out yet, I suggest you do, and if you are a fan already like myself, you will be glad to know there is sequel in the works, and here is some 'teaser' info about the upcoming Odyssey edition.

Following in Nintendo's Mobile Footsteps, Sony is digging out some Classic Mascots for its Mobile Drive!

Japan's Sony Corp will release as many as six smartphone games in the next financial year, hoping that its own gaming franchises can replicate the success of console rival Nintendo Co's Pokemon GO.

Sony is bringing back to live some very old classic games from its early PlayStation days, but will it be enough to allow Sony to finally make a dent in the mobile world, they have tried a few times and each time failed at it big time, but this time they are not locking them down to a special network or device, and releasing them normally via the Apple and Google app stores for all to enjoy again!

Reveal Slated for Monday - Tune in on December 12th to learn more!

Following a leak from coffee chain Starbucks, The Pokemon Company today officially confirmed that more creatures are coming to Pokemon Go.

With Pokemon Sun and Moon being the best-selling Pokemon ever in the history of Nintendo, it would make good logic to capture on the new wave of players, so big 'N' and the developer Niantic will reveal all the details about the new additions coming to Pokemon GO after this weekend on the upcoming Monday, December 12th.

Now you no longer have to be tied-down to your PS4 console, to stay in touch with your Online Gaming Buddies!

Communicating with your fellow players is now made easier as PlayStation Communities have recently launched their mobile app that will help PS4 owners keep in touch with players who have similar interests even if they're not playing the console.

According to PlayStation's announcement, players can join parties and even launch into games with other members, or just talk about their shared interests inside the Community.

Deconstructing Mobile 2016 is Almost Here!

What is the shape of the maturing mobile market? Where and how are people playing mobile games? How has the influence of huge genre leaders (like Pokemon GO and Clash Royale) changed the landscape this year?

The values in the above picture reflect the percentage of adult mobile gamers (NA) who reported each reason as a motivation for play games on their mobile devices, and is inpart taken from the latest annual report by EEDAR which each year analysts all the mobile gaming data and complies it into their report which they sell off to various mobile developers so they will get the latest insight into what their marketplace ready is, and how to better focus their efforts in upcoming newer games they are designed for the growing mobile world.

Sadly, since this report costs money, we don't know what is inside, so let's do our own...
Tutela introduces additional revenue stream for mobile app developers

Tutela, experts in anonymous data monetisation, has announced that it is re-opening its partnership program and adding to its network of mobile app partners, offering an additional revenue stream to select mobile games and app developers.

When it comes to the growing mobile app world, developers are always looking for new ways to earn money back from their users, without too many ads getting in the way, so a new way has been found, taking your 'data' without you knowing about it (privacy?, remember to read the fine-print when installing a new game!), things like your location, speed of your mobile connection, and other forms of data which will be anonymously collected from millions of devices every day to inform the mobile industry and improve the world’s mobile internet, in exchange those developers that allow...
CMO Al Campa believes there's opportunity to “attract a new type of customers” with monthly fees!

Netflix-style subscriptions could become the future of monetisation in the realm of mobile games, with business intelligence firm App Annie predicting that the model could become popular with those who play on their smart devices regularly.

GamesIndustry.biz caught up with the firm's chief marketing officer Al Campa after a briefing on changing trends in the mobile market in London last week, where he identified monthly subscriptions as one of the highest growth areas thanks to the success of apps such as Netflix and Spotify, below you can read thru his comments on why he thinks the world of Mobile Gaming will soon be going the way of monthly fees like we have already for Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.

For Android Devices today

The popular mobile racing game Gear.Club from Eden Games is now available on Android through the Google Play store.

Following the success of the game on the iOS platform, which saw the Gear.Club race to over 1,000,000 downloads in just 5 days, French studio Eden Games releases its latest racing creation on Android devices.
  • #1 overall downloaded app in 77 countries on iOS.
  • #1 free game in 85 countries on iOS.
  • #1 Racing game in 142 countries on iOS.
  • Now Available in Google Play Store for Android.
Have you been enjoying the Gear.Club racing game on your Apple mobile device, or were you waiting for the Android release?
Sony's second endeavor in the mobile gaming space is likely to get very serious beginning 2017 though.

The creation of the ForwardWorks studio by Sony is about to show its benefits, as the Japanese giant is expected to announce its first mobile games next month.

Sony is having their PSX event in December in America, but over on the other side in Japan, there is rumored to be another event occurring with Sony new mobile development studio announcing the first game titles they are producing for release early next year.

People are still trying to put PC gaming in a handheld

For ages, humankind has wondered what would happen if you tried to combine a PS Vita together with Valve’s Steam controller. Okay, not really. But wouldn’t a portable Steam PC be kind of neat?

Less than an hour to go, and SMACH Z will have closed off on Kickstarter, after raising at the time of this posting €471,377 to get their idea of Steam/Gaming/PC in an handheld for all to enjoy playing games on device about the size of Vita but with the power of a PC.

Apple might not have its own internet TV service, but the company’s Apple TV is gradually turning a into a streaming box for other services aimed at cord cutters.

Sling TV is already there, and today Sony launched a PlayStation Vue app, which lets Vue subscribers stream live programming from AMC, Discovery, FX, ESPN, and many other channels right from the Apple TV.

PlayStation on Apple, well not the games yet, but their new Vue TV on Demand service is now available on Apple's TV box.

Select Game Content Available for Free; One-Time $9.99 Purchase Opens Full Game

The first-ever mobile game featuring the most iconic video game hero of all time goes on sale for iPhone and iPad on Dec. 15 in United States time zones.

We sadly, might not have any Zelda to enjoy on your Switch, but maybe we will be so happy still playing Mario on our iOS devices, that we will not notice the delay next year, because lucky for us Super Mario Run is launching just before Xmas on December 15th.

Also analysts are claiming that it will reach 1.5 Billion Downloads soon after release, it might even cause a increase in iPhone's sold, not to mention Mario will crush the Xbox and PlayStation consoles during the hot Holiday Season this year.

As part of its effort to expand further into wearable devices, Apple is working on a set of smart glasses, reports Bloomberg.

Citing sources familiar with Apple's plans, the site says the smart glasses would connect wirelessly to the iPhone, much like the Apple Watch, and would display "images and other information" to the wearer.

Google Glass has died, and they have decided to go full in with VR with their new DayDream, and same as Sony they go full in with VR with their new PlayStation VR headset, but other companies like Microsoft believe an mixture of 'real vision' and AR will be the future with their HoloLens, and Nintendo has proven that with Pokemon Go, people do infact enjoy playing AR based games on their mobile devices, and now we have rumors that Apple might be heading that way also with an dedicated AR headset for use on your iPhone.

It will list for $19.99. Execs Promise Much More to Come!

Hollywood just got serious about virtual reality: 20th Century Fox’s Fox Innovation Lab released “The Martian VR Experience” from executive producer Ridley Scott and director Robert Stromberg for HTC Vive and PlayStation VR Monday.

It is going to take a while before NASA can finish building a life-size EM Drive that could get us to the Red Planet Mars in only 70 days, but we don't have to wait until the 'impossible drive' is finished, because guess what we can visit Mars right now TODAY, thanks the wonderful people at 20th Century Fox and the PlayStation Virtual Reality tech called PSVR, and it only...
It's not all Watch Dogs 2 Hacking Party Fun, the execs. at UbiSoft have a real ground war on their hands!

Yves Guillemot, the head of Ubisoft, outlined a number of new initiatives for the giant publisher, including a possible Netflix series, some huge mobile gaming acquisitions and hundreds of new jobs in France.

The news comes via Reuters, reporting from a news briefing on Monday, check out the highlights of the changes coming to Ubisoft below:

It’s not just work, deadlines and meetings on American employees’ minds at their workplace. A new study reveals a large number of Americans play games at work.

According to the U.S. Digital Media Consumers study (PDF) by PayPal, U.S. employees play mobile games (30 percent), PC/laptop games (13 percent), and console games (10 percent) at work.

Recently, PayPal did a massive survey and study on what do video gamers play on and where, and the study finds that the new PlayStation 4 console has taken over the choice over gaming with males instead of PC's, but when it comes to gaming overall, smartphones are still the most used, and sadly its doing working hours, many employees when the boss is not watching is busy playing video games on their mobile devices it seems, instead of doing actual 'work' during their day.