Gungho to buy back $680 million in shares from Softbank

Puzzle & Dragons dev will capitalise on Softbank's need to reduce debt, Supercell sale could also be imminent

By Matthew Handrahan

How an American company topped China's mobile charts

Kabam COO Kent Wakeford shares the company's big lessons from self-publishing Marvel: Contest of Champions in China

By Brendan Sinclair

Supercell "printing money" with Clash games - SuperData

Both Clash of Clans and Clash Royale are generating $100m a month as digital sales in April climbed 5% to $6.2 billion

By James Brightman

From Game of War to public transport

MZ is putting its new strategy into action, applying its game tech to eradicate inefficiency in New Zealand's public transport system

By Matthew Handrahan

Tiger Style: A tale of two Spiders

Six years is a long time in mobile gaming. For Randy Smith, it meant the difference between success and failure

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft laying off up to 1,850

Company will "streamline" smartphone hardware business and take a $950 million restructuring charge

By Brendan Sinclair

Apple deems Palestinian dev's game "not appropriate" for the App Store

UPDATE: Apple relents - Liyla & the Shadows of War published under the App Store's Games category

By Matthew Handrahan

Daydream could make mobile VR matter

Weekly recap: Mobile VR gets a big push, Nintendo goes Hollywood, and E3 may mark the beginning of half-step console upgrades

By James Brightman

Google Play is adding an Early Access section

Curated storefront will be the most visible part of a push to make open betas more visible to the public

By Matthew Handrahan

Gear VR sold 300k in Europe year-to-date - Samsung

Company continues to push mobile VR hardware with S7 phone promotions

By Brendan Sinclair

MZ's RTplatform now has a leader

Salesforce exec Nasi Jazayeri has joined the company formerly known as Machine Zone to lead its cloud tech strategy

By Matthew Handrahan

"It's impossible not to consider mobile these days"

We talk to Sony and analysts about the trend of AAA titles getting pre-release companion apps

By James Brightman

Clash Royale: Is Supercell shooting itself in the foot?

Patrick Walker, EEDAR's VP of Insights, argues that the game's success may cannibalize Clash of Clans and be bad news for Supercell in the long run

By Patrick Walker

Does App Store placement still matter?

A new App Annie report shows daily download gains of between 100 and 500 per cent depending on territory

By Matthew Handrahan

Made for Samsung exclusivity programme opens up to indie games

Samsung pledges to, "push your game to a very good audience," as it seeks to bolster its Galaxy App Store

By Matthew Handrahan

Zynga can do a hell of a lot more with the resources it has - Gibeau

As company beats first quarter forecast, CEO Frank Gibeau sees momentum in turnaround, emphasizes cost control without layoffs

By Brendan Sinclair

Glu Mobile: VR several years from returning "meaningful" revenue

CEO thinks desktop VR is two or three years from inflection point, and mobile VR is even further than that

By Matthew Handrahan

Glu confirms 100 jobs cut in five months following Q1 loss

"We cut nothing that was actually going to deliver in our mind certain revenue later this year"

By Matthew Handrahan

Chinese mobile games market is now the most valuable in the world

Newzoo and TalkingData report pegs annual revenue for 2015 at $7.1 billion, rising to $10 billion this year

By Matthew Handrahan

China accounted for 31% of Unity game installs in Q1

The US was a distant second with 11 per cent of Unity's 4.2 billion installs

By Matthew Handrahan

FTC strikes a blow against Amazon in IAP lawsuit

US judge calls out, "millions of dollars billed to Amazon customers without a mechanism for consent"

By Matthew Handrahan

Smart device pivot could cost Nintendo at home

Kimishima embraces smartphones in his NX strategy, but it's a move that'll be tough to sell to the firm's most loyal customers - Japanese families

By Rob Fahey

Nolan Bushnell inks three game deal with Spil Games

The Atari founder's first game is expected to launch in early 2017

By Matthew Handrahan

Rovio ups the ante on Angry Birds marketing

Angry Birds Action! is a new pinball-styled game to serve as the focal point for marketing around The Angry Birds Movie

By James Brightman

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