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At a Glance: Housemarque

8d ago ... [b]Housemarque[/b] Founded in 1995 by Harri Tikkanen and Ilari Kuittinen, Housemarque is the oldest gaming company in Finland whose works spans consoles, mobile and PC. Prior to joining forces, Harri and Ilari founded two of Finland’s first game development studios – Bloodhouse and Terramarque. Today, Housemarque is one of the most experienced and well-known developers of downloadable games fo...

Why Hironobu Sakaguchi making JRPG for Mobile, not home console.

10d ago ... Hironobu Sakaguchi, Why Mobile ? HS: [in English] Ah, Kutaragi-san's architecture...seven DSPs and a low-powered CPU. I don't like the PS3's architecture. [in Japanese] First off, with Sony, programmers want to do well and want to create good software, but Kutaragi-san makes the final call and [designs] the [hardware and software] environment himself. So that's been really challenging....
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Cast & Conquer Activation Codes Giveaway

61d ago ... Cast & Conquer is a new mobile strategy card game for iOS and Android from R2Games. We're giving away activation codes worth 150 Garnets and 25,000 Silver, snag yours today: How to get your code: 1) PM me, Cat: http://n4g.com/user/home/cat 2) For an extra code for a friend, comment on this blog post and include a link to your comment in your PM! To claim your reward*, follow these sim...

A Vita Reborn

68d ago ... It has been roughly 2 and a half years since the PS Vita's launch, and numbers are strong but not impressive. Hovering around 10 million sold is not the result Sony was looking for, but each one sold is another consumer that purchases games. The attach rate for games on the Vita is north of 13 per console. That number would make any console producer grin with excitement. Games are finally s...

RPG Greats From SNES To PlayStation To Mobile

131d ago ... When I saw a trailer for a new Secret of Mana game I was incredibly stoked in mere seconds. Sadly that elation vanished as fast as it appeared when I noticed that 'Rise of Mana' is a game only for mobile phones. What does this mean for true RPG fans? Secret Of Mana is easily one of the greatest games ever to grace the Super Nintendo with its presence. Simply remembering the time I've put int...
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January Contest Winners

157d ago ... Congratulations to the first winners of 2014! February contests are up here: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/cat/525981 COMMENT LOTTERY: Prize: 4 winners, a $50 Amazon Gift Card each! BattleTorn Pandamobile TheBurger29 theXtReMe1 BEST USER BLOG: 
Prize: 5 winners, a $50 Amazon Gift Card each! EyePawd "On Youtube monetization, creator's rights, and who exactly is a content creat...

The PSVita was built in Challenge to the Smart Device function of Remote Access

210d ago ... and Not the 3DS You can call it concession, to Nintendo if you will for the crown of the king of Mobile Gaming, you would be right, but what is more important, is there may not be any dedicated Mobile Handheld Gaming Systems anymore of large size of market share strength, if Nintendo or Sony did nothing to stop smart device companies making devices to challenge this part of the market....

Latest trends in mobile gaming – An insight

214d ago ... New trends are ruling the transforming mobile gaming market. Thanks to the everlasting bond between social media, mobile and gaming, you can also find user generated content everywhere. These days most of the mobile games are featuring content offered by their users. Do you think the players only play the games? Well, no. They also strive towards building their own experience. This rising t...
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Excalibur Gift Code Giveaway [ENDED]

270d ago ... ***UPDATE: GIVEAWAY ENDED*** It's a gifting spree! Gabe at R2Games has sent us a package of gift codes for their new mobile MMORPG "Excalibur". The game itself is free! Each gift code contains 500,000 Gold (in-game money) and 300 Luna (points used to increase stats). How to get a code: 1) Comment on this blog post 2) Wait for the code to arrive in your N4G inbox. *This blog post...
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September Contest Winners!

278d ago ... Congratulations, winners! Please reply to the contest ticket with necessary info. FYI: August prizes are still pending, July prizes have been issued. COMMENT LOTTERY: Prize: 4 winners - a $50 Amazon Gift Card each! lopez_josue JoeIsMad Axonometri Ingram BEST USER BLOG: Prize: 5 winners, a $50 Amazon Gift Card each! zerocrossing, "Next Gen, Here we go Again" http://n4g.com/use...

Digital Distribution and mobile gaming: Will they take over?

280d ago ... I've seen the same thing over and over again and I'm sure you have to. If it isn't ReviewTechUSA ranting about how mobiles are gonna take over the industry, then it's someone saying that digital distribution will be the only way to get games. People have been saying these things a lot lately and there are a few things they didn't seem to consider. First of all, digital distribution. Let m...

Mobile Gaming Will Kill Consoles? Not Likely

281d ago ... So this is happening again. A few articles about how mobile gaming is on the rise and will kill console gaming, a few videos on youtube with people who believe that and list off why they think so, and everyone ignoring that every reason they're giving is either a repeat of history, or defeats the purpose of mobile gaming. We've heard it all. How smart tvs are going to come out with integrate...

Capcom Is In Danger

297d ago ... Most of you by now must have heard that Capcom is in a lot of financial trouble. Gamesindustry.biz reports that Capcom currently has only $152 million in the bank, and that's chump change for a major 3rd party developer/publisher like Capcom. It isn't hard to see that this could mean another THQ situation could be happening soon. Read the full article here. http://www.gamesindustry.biz/artic...
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Candy Crush Crushing Your Android

298d ago ... We've been getting some complaints that while users are browsing on their mobiles the play store opens and prompts them for a download of Candy Crush Saga. We took this problem to our advertising partner because we thought it likely there was a problem with one of the ads being run on N4G. The conclusion is that this is not a problem caused by N4G, NewsBoiler or the ads currently running...

Are next-gen systems going to give shift to a more demanding PC gaming or mobile gaming market?

334d ago ... With next-generation systems like Xbox one and PS4 around the corner questions are arising in every form and manner. As a neutral fan boy myself who plays on all platforms I can’t help to think about how much more affordable and graphically efficient Pc’s will be then consoles in just over 3 years not that they aren't already. I also know that in the end it really comes down to software of choi...

Handheld Gaming: Price Change

335d ago ... Nearly two years ago, I wrote a blog, here, about the PS Vita and the 3DS having a common problem; which was they are not phones (1). I argued the rise of mobile devices has made these products seem unattractive to the mass market as many people can buy small cheap games to play on the go (with this devices being in direct competition) while getting the console experience at home. The general r...

Nintendo: Smartphone Gaming

345d ago ... Nintendo has had a rough day today and I am sorry but this is an article that will make things a bit more rough for them. I have to ask but Nintendo do you hate money? Now, I agree this is a ridiculous question to ask any company but Nintendo has been making some very bizarre moves; one of which is going to be discussed in this article. Why hasn’t Nintendo invaded the mobile phone space? One...

Life of Pixel - A Nostalgia Trip

428d ago ... Life of Pixel is the fantastically nostalgic trip through gaming history by Super Icon Ltd. Released, initially, via Sony's PlayStation Mobile service, the London based developer is now looking to bring the game to more people and more platforms. If you don't know what Life of Pixel is it, it's probably understandable. While it's my personal favourite and likely best game on the PS Mobile...

Are Handheld Gaming Consoles Going To Be Replaced By Mobile Devices?

435d ago ... Games on phones and tablets are huge right now. There are so many games that get released everyday on app stores and these games usually cost only a dollar. Some of the mobile games offer compelling experiences while others are merely distractions. These inexpensive, mobile games are what is thought to be the cause of lackluster handheld console sales. This begs the question, are handheld g...

Should Console Games Move on to Art, While Mobile Games Take Their Place?

478d ago ... All these touch games - Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Racing Moto - Aren't these technically true video games, at least by definition? Brilliant games such as Final Fantasy VII, Dark Souls,Journey, or Xenoblade Chronicles - What "Gamers" love about gaming in general, well, really aren't games - they're much more. Of course, millions of gamers would kill me for saying what I said in the first sen...
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