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Viral trivia sensation HQ looks like the future of both mobile gaming and live TV

Perhaps you’ve noticed your friends or coworkers looking at their phones intently this past week, at about mid-afternoon or late into the evening. Maybe they’ve been yelling out questions like, “Who won last year’s Premier League?” or scrambling to confirm the tallest mountain in the Solar System or gawking at the prospect of knowing which multinational conglomerate was founded in the Netherlands. If you keep on an eye on new, viral mobile apps, you might …

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Pocket Camp to mobile gaming

Nintendo is expanding its fledgeling mobile gaming catalogue with a new Animal Crossing game. Announced late Tuesday night via a Nintendo Direct livestream, the gaming company revealed Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, a new game set to arrive on iOS and Android in late November. According to Nintendo, “In the first Animal Crossing game for mobile devices, you can interact with animal friends, craft furniture items, and gather resources while managing a campsite.” You’ll create and customize an …

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Nintendo Makes Its Biggest Move Yet in Mobile Gaming

By October 25, 2017, 12:13 AM EDT Nintendo Co. has made its biggest move in mobile gaming so far with plans to add Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp as its third smartphone title. The game will be available on both Apple Inc.’s iOS and Android from late November and is the first smartphone iteration of a popular series about anthropomorphic animals. It will be free to download but allow in-game purchases to speed up progress, a …

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Ads for mobile gamers are growing business

Editor’ s note: Here are three Bay Area startups worth watching this week. As the gaming industry rapidly expands to reach a broader audience, San Francisco’s Chartboost wants to help developers monetize all of that traffic. Founded in 2011, Chartboost helps companies place ads relevant to mobile game players. For example, a user can watch a video ad in exchange for a new life in a game. It’s a win-win, says Pepe Agell, the company’s …

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3 Growth Strategies for Mobile Gaming

There are seemingly an infinite number of mobile games in app stores these days. So much so that finding good games is often a struggle for consumers. While ranking charts and app store recommendations help, it’s easy to create a game and have it get lost in the sea of options before getting a single user. Some game developers have hacked the process and established suites of successful titles, while others have created one-off hits. …

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Global Mobile and Wearable Gaming Technologies Markets Report 2017

Dublin, Oct. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Mobile and Wearable Gaming Technologies: Global Markets” report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering. The Global Market for Mobile and Wearable Gaming will Grow from $39.0 Billion in 2016 to $65.4 Billion by 2021 with a CAGR of 10.9% Report Includes An overview of the global mobile and wearable gaming market Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015 and 2016, and projections of …

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Japan’s Mobile Gaming Company Akatsuki Launches $50M AR Fund (EXCLUSIVE) – Variety

Japanese mobile gaming company Akatsuki has launched a new $50 million investment fund for augmented reality (AR) and other advanced media technologies. With the Akatsuki Entertainment Technology Fund, or short AET Fund, the company aims to invest in Seed and Series A rounds of startups in the U.S. and beyond. “We are looking for new entertainment content and services globally,” said  Akatsuki CFO and AET Fund managing director Tomoya Ogawa in an interview with Variety. Ogawa said …

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Woman blinded after all-day mobile gaming session

Nananananana she hasn’t got the look A GAMER from China has suffered partial blindness after spending a whole day playing a mobile phone game. The Chinese woman, known as Wu Xiaojing, which probably translates as ‘lack of foresight and a life’ had been playing the game for several hours without a break when she lost the sight in her right eye. She was taken to hospital, and after several consultations was diagnosed with Retinal Artery …

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Razer CEO Tan Min Liang eyes mobile gaming using ‘top Android engineers on the planet’ | Style Magazine

Most success stories are about people who leave their mother’s basement for the boardroom. You don’t often hear about people who make it all the way to the boardroom, but with a metaphorical buttcheek still firmly planted in the basement. Tan Min Liang is one such man – and he’s rightly proud of it. “Back in the day, gamers were just guys like me, staying in my parents’ basement playing computer games all day long, …

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Chinese woman goes blind in one eye after mobile gaming marathon

GUANGDONG, China: A 21-year-old woman from Guangdong has lost her sight in her right eye after playing mobile game Honour of Kings for 24 hours non-stop. Wu Xiaojing (not her real name) was a big fan of the multi-player online battle game, and spent her entire day-off on Oct 1 (Sunday) playing the game. She then suddenly lost her vision in her right eye in the evening, according to Chinese news outlet The Paper. Ms …

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The International Mobile Gaming Awards removed — then restored — Iranian games

On Monday, the International Mobile Gaming Awards announced 52 nominees for IMGA MENA, its second annual competition for games developed in the Middle East and North Africa. Then on Tuesday, the list dropped to 36. For about a day, all the nominations from Iran disappeared. IMGA has now reinstated the nominees, citing initial problems with a license agreement. The agreement is between IMGA MENA and its partners, the data and mobile services provider Zain Jordan and the …

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How Everton could catapult into mobile gaming with its Rovio Angry Birds partnership

Last month Premier League football club Everton secured mobile gaming company Rovio as its sleeve partner, cracking open a multitude of unique marketing opportunities in stadium and in the smartphone space for both companies. Since launching in 2009, Angry Birds developer Rovio has grown to become one of the world’s most substantial players in the lucrative mobile gaming space, and as such the company is now valued at $1bn. Meanwhile Everton, a seasoned Premier League …

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Mobile gaming firm Akatsuki to adapt Japanese content for U.S. TV and movie screens

Mobile gaming company Akatsuki Inc. announced Tuesday the launch of a U.S.-based entertainment production company aimed at developing feature films for a global audience based on popular Japanese content including manga, anime and novels. Tokyo-based Akatsuki, established in 2010, has set up a wholly owned subsidiary in Los Angeles headed by Annmarie Sairrino Bailey, formerly of All Nippon Entertainment Works, where she adapted Japanese creative properties to English-language film and television. The new company will …

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Japanese Mobile Gaming Company Akatsuki Launches U.S. Film Production Arm

6:52 PM PDT 10/2/2017 by Gavin J. Blair Akatsuki Entertainment USA will aim to develop partnerships on IP between Hollywood and Japan, including content for its gaming business and original Japanese content. Japanese mobile gaming company Akatsuki Inc. is launching an LA-based production arm to develop, finance and produce feature films and other content. The new company, Akatsuki Entertainment USA, will aim for “partnerships between Hollywood and Japanese companies to acquire, develop and produce commercially …

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Middle East and North Africa take their turn in this set of mobile gaming award nominations

The International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) has announced its second annual nominees for games developed in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Its 52 nominees come from 14 different countries, with the most nominees hailing from Iran. The winners will be announced on November 11 at an awards ceremony in Amman, Jordan, and they will also become eligible to be considered for an IMGA Global award next year in early 2018. IMGA is a …

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