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Gazillion faces surge of refund requests after Marvel Heroes closure news

Players frustrated after spending hundreds of dollars on in-game microtransactions

By James Batchelor

MAG Interactive plans $68m IPO

Ruzzle developer targets listing on Nasdaq First North Premier, cornerstone investors already commit to $27m

By James Batchelor

$1.2bn games business lifts NetEase revenues up by more than a third

Chinese publisher reports revenues of $1.9 billion, profits of $839.9m for third quarter

By James Batchelor

AdColony shuts down AdMarvel, 125 jobs cut

Mobile video ad company lets go 20% of workforce as it refocuses business on programmatic

By Haydn Taylor

Tencent to help establish Snapchat as games platform

Chinese behemoth believes mobile games will help social media firm meet growth expectations

By James Batchelor

Nexon picks up Pixelberry

South Korean publisher picks up narrative-focused mobile game studio behind Choices

By Brendan Sinclair

Harry Potter AR game in the works from Niantic

Pokemon Go creator looking to replicate its mobile success in partnership with Warner Bros

By James Brightman

Mobile still a "core pillar" of Nintendo's strategy, despite Super Mario Run shortfall

"There is still much we have to learn," says president Tatsumi Kimishima; no plans for platform holder to manufacture smartphones

By James Batchelor

Finnish developer raises $1.4 million in seed funding to launch first game

Bon Games' inaugural game Transit King is set for a full launch on November 16

By Haydn Taylor

Niantic acquires Evertoon

The social 3D animation studio will help Niantic add more community features to its games

Ken Wong: "Gaming's remit is up for us to challenge"

Monument Valley designer discusses his latest project Florence, a "slice of life" game about a woman's first love

By James Batchelor

Super Mario Run is still short of Nintendo's profit expectations

Despite reaching 200 million downloads, Nintendo tells investors that Mario's mobile debut has "not yet reached an acceptable profit point"

By Matthew Handrahan

Bending the board game rules on mobile

Asmodee Digital discusses how it adapts tabletop IP for smart devices, and why the potential for CCG lies beyond Hearthstone

By James Batchelor

Mobile downloads and consumer spending hit record high

iOS and Google Play enjoyed a 28% year on year growth in revenue for Q3, report says

By Haydn Taylor

Nintendo fully embraces in-app purchases with Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Publisher moves past its "deep-rooted suspicion" of free-to-play for next mobile release

By Haydn Taylor

Sony: Planet of the Apes and PlayLink will help us reach non-gamers

Platform holder expects recognisable IP to play a big role in selling PlayStations to the masses

By James Batchelor

Mobile devs donating Google Play revenue to fight hunger

Apps including Marvel: Contest of Champions and Animation Throwdown will donate revenue for World Food Day until October 21

Japanese mobile market outgrows US three years in a row

RPGs account for 65% of mobile revenue in Japan, App Annie report shows

By Haydn Taylor

Wargaming opens new Moscow mobile studio

New branch will focus on developing midcore titles, headed up by Andrey Zimenko

By James Batchelor

Apple asked to remove Philippines drug war games from App Store

Anti-drug organisation ANPUD demands an apology from Apple for handling "insensitive content"

By Matthew Handrahan

Post-IPO Rovio: "Our numbers will tell the best story going forward"

CEO Kati Levoranta says it's "still very early days" to predict share trading levels, team is already "back to hard work" on growth strategy

By James Batchelor

Microsoft calls it quits on Windows Phone hardware and features

After years of largely fruitless effort, Joe Belfiore confirms what many had long assumed

By Matthew Handrahan

Scopely to open Barcelona office

LA-based mobile publisher going international after receiving $60m investment earlier this year

By Haydn Taylor

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