Games

How Mobile Games Rake In Billions

Behind a pair of recent multibillion-dollar deals in the mobile videogame industry is an expertly crafted weapon: virtual goods sold inside apps for as little as 99 cents a pop. In-app purchases let players spend real money to bypass advertisements, acquire skills or grow powerful quickly, among other benefits. The …

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Middle East nations warn of Pokemon GO dangers

Authorities in the Gulf Arab states of Kuwait and United Arab Emirates on Friday warned of security dangers to playing the wildly successful new smartphone app Pokemon GO. Users must resist the urge to point camera phones at Pikachu popping out in front of the Kuwaiti Emir’s palace, mosques, oil …

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How free mobile games are designed to make money

The “freemium” business model allows us to use an app for free with the option to purchase additional features. In the case of games, that model can fundamentally alter the user experience, from gaming to getting gamed. I never understood why anyone would spend real money on virtual goods in …

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What top designers have to say about Pokémon Go

Over the last week, Pokémon Go has virtually taken over the world with over 20 million active users in less than 10 days — despite the fact that it’s currently only officially available in a handful of countries. Even with its mammoth early success, the game has proved to be …

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Best Zombie Game: Dead Trigger

Dead Trigger If you love hunting zombies here is your chance to kill some deadly creatures. A mysterious plague has wreaked havoc upon the inhabitants of the earth and transformed many into beings intent on wreaking even more havoc and killing off the survivors. In this game, you not only …

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Mobile gaming app Pokémon Go cashing in on global success

Pokémon Go has surpassed several mobile apps, and has reportedly been installed more times after a week than, popular dating app, Tinder in five years. The app is a GPS- based augmented reality game which uses a cellphone camera to catch virtual Pokémon characters that appear in the users surrounding. …

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