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Vivendi gains backing of Gameloft shareholders for takeover bid

Posted by admin 4 minutes ago News — A Vivendi takeover of Gameloft is looking very likely, as Vivendi has reportedly gained the backing of a majority of Gameloft shareholders. Bloomberg has reported that Vivendi has offered shareholders €8 ($9) per share – 33% more than Vivendi paid when it increased its stake in Gameloft to 30% in February 2016 . The report also claims that Vivendi had gained the backing of Amber C Read More
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The downsides of and alternatives to incentivised video ads

Posted by admin 4 minutes ago News — Previously an indie game developer, Nick Hatter is the founder of game-tech company, giftgaming , which monetises games through sponsored in-game gifts. Currently incentivised video ads are a very popular way of monetising games. Next Games recently reported an 80% opt-in rate for rewarded video ads and $0.06 for ARPDAU . This is a great achievement for them, however there is a dark side to Read More
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6 years and 2.8 trillion poker hands later, success is all about community says Pokerist dev

Posted by admin 2 days ago News — Live for 6 years and available across Facebook, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Amazon App Store and Apple TV, KamaGames has broken out some figures for its landmark title Pokerist Texas Poker . It's been played by over 81 million players, hitting the #1 top grossing spot on the Apple App Store in 89 countries, and a top 5 grossing app on Google Play in 24 countries. Social glue However, KamaGa Read More
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Careers Fair is new addition for Pocket Gamer Connects Vancouver 2016

Posted by admin 2 days ago News — All eyes will be on Vancouver on 28-29 June, when the great and the good of the international mobile games industry descend on PG Connects  for business, endless networking, and all things mobile and VR. Over two days we'll run seven tracks, host 80+ sessions from 80+ speakers and welcome a genuine cross-section of the industry: from indies and big dev studios, triple-A publishers, inve Read More
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Why did Apple U-turn on Palestinian indie game, and does its approval process need to change?

Posted by admin 2 days ago News — Apple's no stranger to controversy regarding its approval process for games on the App Store.  And recently it's come under fire for rejecting a Palestinian indie game . Rasheed Abueideh, developer of Liyla and the Shadows of War,  was told that the game would be better placed in the News or Reference categories due to its setting amidst the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict. Read More
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Puzzle & Dragons kicks of a pre-registration campaign for Chinese launch

Posted by admin 2 days ago News — A pre-registration campaign for the official Chinese launch of GungHo's Puzzle & Dragons  has launched. The game - which still generates over $1 billion annually, mainly from Japan - is being publishing in China by Tencent. The localisation of the game has been a long process: it was first announced in late 2014 .  Shout out Supported devices are iOS, Android and Kindle Fire, a Read More
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Madfinger Games names Miguel Caron as its new Studio Head

Posted by admin 2 days ago News — Fresh off the back of its sixth anniversary , Madfinger Games has announced that Miguel Caron   has joined the firm as Studio Head. Caron, who has previously held PC-focused positions at Funcom and Behaviour Interactive, is the first in a series of planned hires for the Czech developer. Core ambition “I am extremely excited to join the team at Madfinger Games,” said Caron.&n Read More
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How Nitrome committed to retention, promising a new level every day for Leap Day

Posted by admin 2 days ago News — A little gem from London-based studio Nitrome, Leap Day  caught our attention not only with its simple and engaging jumping mechanic, but also its meta-format. With each day comes a new level, which is only playable on that day (previous days' levels are locked). The novel combination of one-level-per-day format plus the uncomplicated mechanics and rewarded video ad monetisation system Read More
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Huawei unveils 60-day money back offer on Honor devices

Posted by admin 2 days ago News — The 60-day returns policy will apply to the Honor 5X and the Honor 7 Read More
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MVNO 'corpses' block the market, claims CEO

Posted by admin 2 days ago News — Phone Co-op CEO Vivian Woodell tells Mobile that the Post Office’s MVNO exit highlighted serious problems in the industry Read More
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With declining MAUs and falling retention, Miitomo looks like it's on the slide

Posted by admin 4 days ago News — Miitomo , the first app produced from Nintendo and DeNA's five game partnership, has shown a significant decline in downloads and retention metrics, according to SurveyMonkey. Despite a strong start in April – with an estimated $1 million made in its first month – weekly download numbers nosedived after around two weeks. The number of active users has also dropped significantly, Read More
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