Why Nokia really is going ahead with NextGenGaming (N-Gage)

The N-Gage and the QD are just 100% standard 2003 model Nokia S60 smartphones with a horizontal casing instead of a vertical one, they're not games consoles in any sense of the phrase, despite Nokia's rather deceptive marketing. If you break the DRM on N-Gage games, they'll run on other S60 Nokia smartphones from 2003, or even non-Nokia S60s from that period.

The N-Gage and QD models only sold two million over two years (a bit more than the 30,000 that Gizmondo managed) but the actual hardware used by N-Gage in the form of other Nokia S60 smartphones sells tens of millions a year, more than all handheld consoles put together, and the sales gap is widening all the time. The N-Gage/S60 hardware itself is the most popular type of smartphone in the world, gaming on phones is immensely popular and growing faster than traditional gaming, and many people do want to game on all kinds of phones including S60s.

But it seems most don't want to buy a phone physically designed for gaming, and most don't want to buy games that come on immensely expensive game cards you have to buy separately and carry with you whenever you fancy a game.

All that smartphone users will see on the Next Gen gaming system outlined by Nokia are games on standard-shaped smartphones, available at the press of a button to be stored on their phone or PC, that are free to download and try, that can be downloaded anywhere through wifi or 3G, and paid for through a user's phone bill.

Read Full Story >>

Sony Developing PlayStation Mobile Platform

Sony's bold step into the mobile gaming world as they developing a new PlayStation Mobile Platform for free-to-play games.

Read Full Story >>
gold_drake1d 9h ago

if they make their mobile games playable on ps5 and their maybe new handheld, that would be huge. cause i aint playing any free games on my phone, cause mobile games suck. haha.

Retro19868h ago

I like mobile games, but the problem for me is that «free games» usually has alot of p2w or other microtransaction connected to them. LoL, Hearthstone, civ, fm etc is great on iPad 😊 Would love to see rise of kingdoms etc Get rid of p2w formula.

Guitardr852h ago

Does anyone remember PS MInis from the PS3 era? I feel like most of those were mobile games that were ported...No reason they couldn't do that again I suppose. :)

gold_drake2h ago

yeeeess i had some of them haha

Philaroni7h ago

I'm going to say this and ether A: I'm crazy or B: I'm crazy, but do any of you remember when Sony years back had the Xperia Play. Touched one never got it myself. If Sony is looking for a handheld (Look at Apple with the games it can run on there own devices) I wonder if maybe, just maybe they try to make a play for the Phone space again. Just my 2 cents, well with inflations I guess my 2 dimes.

Kurisu7h ago

Make an Xperia Play 2 that actually has functionality with the PS5 and I might bite! Loved the Xperia Play, showing off Crash Bandicoot on it was great but that's the only game I had for it.


Super Dragon Punch Force 3 Game Review - Everyone Gaming

Get ready to throw down in the ultimate battle arena with Super Dragon Punch Force 3, the latest sensation in the world of fighting games! Developed by the masterminds at Talent Digital Art, this adrenaline-pumping title is more than just a game—it's a knockout experience that will leave you craving for more.

Read Full Story >>

Cookie Run: Tower of Adventures Open for Pre-Registration on Mobile

Cookie Run Tower of Adventures is officially available for pre-registration for Android and iOS users via Google Play and the App Store.

Read Full Story >>