Mobile games

Bomb Gaza and 6 Other Mobile Games Banned by App Stores

The Israel-Palestine conflict is playing out in app stores with games like Bomb Gaza being used as a new kind of information warfare. In fact, Google started pulling apps from its Play store that it found unsuitable for its mobile platform. 

‘Help, I’m Addicted to Kim Kardashian’s Game’

Kim Kardashian’s game is starting to take its toll. People are crying for help on anonymous social networks like Whisper to confess their addiction to this mindless app.

Ad of the Day: This Rube Goldberg Device Promotes a Video Game by Bringing It to Life

While always interesting to watch, intricate Rube Goldberg devices in ads rarely seem connected to the products they're supposedly selling. But this is quite the exception.

Gamers Are Not Who You Think They Are, Study Finds

A new study commissioned by gaming-themed online video platform Twitch finds that today's gamers do not live in their parents' basements, and are, for all intents and purposes, just average young people who aren't tethered to their consoles.

GameSpot Ranks Interest in Upcoming Video Games

To give brands, consumers and publishers more insight into which video games are being geeked out over, top gaming information site GameSpot will rank interest in upcoming games in real time on a new list called the GameSpot 50.

What Fast-Growing Trivia App Didn’t Have an Android Version Until Today?

QuizUp, the mobile trivia game, launched on Android today after becoming a fast hit on the iPhone last year. The Iceland-based Plain Vanilla Games also launched QuizUp on the iPad last month, and CEO Thor Fridriksson said that he has been bombarded with potential users asking for the Android version.

Coke Runs First All-Digital Effort, Focusing on Teens and Mobile

Coca-Cola has emerged from an extensive round of teen panels and believes it knows what those kids want from the brand—fun, "snackable" digital experiences that center on mobile consumption over desktops.

Mobile Gaming Ad Network Chartboost Raises $19 Million

Over the past two years, Chartboost has built its own business by helping mobile game developers run ads in each others’ games to attract players and revenue. That business can be best described as an ad network for mobile games, but “advertising is a word we don’t even use internally for Chartboost,” said co-founder and CEO Maria Alegre.

Mobile Apps Compete for Holiday Downloads

Christmas morning is a gift to app developers. Once folks unwrap their new tablets or smartphones, among the first things they do is load them up with apps.

Facebook, Zynga Loosen Ties

Facebook and Zynga used to be best friends.