ESA Reports Rising Game Popularity

Forty-nine percent of all American homes have a video game console according to new research released today at E3 2012 by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the trade association that represents the U.S. video game industry. Matching this historically high install base, more Americans than ever are playing video games on smartphones, tablets and handheld devices and changing the way consumers enjoy computer and video games. More than 30 percent said they play games on their smartphones, compared to 20 percent last year. One quarter of gamers said they play games on wireless devices, up from 13 percent in 2011. … Continue reading ESA Reports Rising Game Popularity

E3 Expo: 2K Pushing Tablet Gaming

Grab your tablets and smartphones and get ready for gaming, as 2K Play today announced that their innovative new slate of mobile games will be unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2012, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 5-7. The games are designed to deliver a play-anywhere-play-anytime social experience and will be available beginning this summer for mobile devices. "From our blockbuster Carnival Games series to our exciting new original properties like Herd, Herd, Herd, to our election year tie-in with Comedy Central, we’re thrilled to introduce a lineup of games that are with you … Continue reading E3 Expo: 2K Pushing Tablet Gaming

GameSalad App Creator Heading To China

GameSalad Inc., which enables anyone to quickly develop and publish sophisticated iOS, Android and HTML5 games, is teaming up with Tencent, China’s leading Internet and mobile services company, to bring GameSalad’s popular game creation platform to China. GameSalad streamlines the process for bringing mobile games to market by eliminating the need to code and allowing developers to publish to multiple platforms with the click of a button. The Tencent version of GameSalad’s flagship product, GameSalad Creator, has been localized into simplified Chinese and seamlessly integrates local carrier billing for purchasing virtual goods, social functionality using QQ Game Center, and mobile … Continue reading GameSalad App Creator Heading To China

Aces Spades Ready For Android Play

Concrete Software, Inc., a leader in mobile casual gaming, announced today the addition of Aces Spades to its best-selling Aces line. Aces Spades is the first Android game Concrete Software has released since the introduction of Google Play. Google Play allows users to find tons of movies, music and over 450,000 apps in one location. With intuitive AI and customizable gameplay, Aces Spades makes a great addition to the Google Play catalog. Aces Spades offers many great features including five difficulty levels , leaderboards, and a variety of bidding options. The Victorian-era characters and beautiful graphics create a unique Spades … Continue reading Aces Spades Ready For Android Play

Rampage Jackson To Star In Three Mobile Games

MEDL Mobile, Inc. (OTCBB:MEDL), a leader in mobile apps development, announced today that Rampage Jackson, UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) star and film actor (The A-Team), has signed a three-app deal to develop mobile games. Jackson, an active gaming enthusiast, has been appointed to the role of Creative Game Development Executive at MEDL and will work closely with its team of creative executives and programmers to develop three games based on his ideas. The first app is slated for launch in Spring 2012. The three-app deal signifies a continuing trend of celebrities who are marketing their own mobile apps to connect … Continue reading Rampage Jackson To Star In Three Mobile Games

Japan’s DeNA Opens DeNA Studios Canada

DeNA Co., Ltd. today announced the company has established DeNA Studios Canada Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary in Vancouver, in an effort to optimize DeNA Group’s cross-border capability in developing and operating first-party mobile social games. The new office opens its doors later this month. DeNA Studios Canada will be headed by Gameview’s current CEO Irfan Virk and primarily support Gameview Studios, LLC, a DeNA subsidiary located in Mountain View, California. DeNA Studios Canada’s long-term plan will also include design, development and operation support for other DeNA Group companies. DeNA will raise 600,000 Canadian dollars, or approximately 602,000 U.S. dollars, for … Continue reading Japan’s DeNA Opens DeNA Studios Canada

Steam To Offer Mobile Games Download Service

Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the beta release of the Steam application for iOS and Android devices. With the Steam app, gamers around the world may chat with Steam friends, browse community groups and user profiles, view screenshots and user-generated content for their favorite games, read the latest gaming news, stay up to date on unbeatable Steam sales, and more. "The Steam app comes from many direct requests from our customers," said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of … Continue reading Steam To Offer Mobile Games Download Service

Gaijin Entertainment Making Android Games

Gaijin Entertainment, an award-winning developer and publisher of multiplatform video games, is announcing that they will start releasing games for Android. The company’s first Android releases, real-time strategy game Modern Conflict and social game Gomoku With Pals, are now available as free downloads from Android Market. Modern Conflict brings Gaijin’s acclaimed iPhone / iPad war game to Android. In this real-time strategy game, players compete in combat missions across America, Russia, and China using simple but addictive touch controls. Tap to select units, then tap to send them into battle. Repeat until you win! The free-to-play Modern Conflict is available … Continue reading Gaijin Entertainment Making Android Games

OnLive Bringing Console-Like Games To Phones

OnLive, Inc., the pioneer of cloud gaming, announced that it is bringing console-class gaming to tablets and phones with the revolutionary OnLive app for tablet and mobile platforms. The latest, top-tier, high-performance games-previously limited to only consoles and computers-will be available for instant play via the free OnLive app on over 500 million mobile devices over Wi-Fi or mobile networks in the US and UK. A growing library of 25 console-class games have been adapted for touch-screen control, including the gritty, award-winning hit L.A. Noire from Rockstar Games and family titles like LEGO Batman: The Videogame, which will be given … Continue reading OnLive Bringing Console-Like Games To Phones