Research

AndroidConsole

Millions of Android Gaming Consoles on the Horizon

Playstation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Wii-U will be the dominant platforms for hardcore console gamers. However, Android console offerings from Amazon, Google, and others are projected to grow at a much faster rate, and offer the casual to mid-core gamer an affordable way to play from the couch. Nvidia’s Shield is also breaking

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Mobile Gaming Report: Females Beat Males on Money, Time and Loyalty

Ever since the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game hit the top grossing charts on the App Store, the web has been abuzz with articles about the changing face of mobile gaming. The game’s overnight success, its whopping $700,000 USD per day revenue run-rate, and its direct challenge to worldwide hits Supercell’s Clash of Clans and King’s Candy Crush,

Videos

Project Morpheus

SIGGRAPH 2014: AMD Showcases Sony’s Project Morpheus on PC

At SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver AMD is currently showcasing Sony Project Morpheus on a PC. The AMD demo being shown by Emmanual Marquez, Senior Manager at AMD, is unique in that it highlights how VR can be implemented for PC platforms outside of the PS4 experience. Watch for more details:

Project Morpheus

SIGGRAPH 2014: AMD Showcases Sony’s Project Morpheus on PC

At SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver AMD is currently showcasing Sony Project Morpheus on a PC. The AMD demo being shown by Emmanual Marquez, Senior Manager at AMD, is unique in that it highlights how VR can be implemented for PC platforms outside of the PS4 experience. Watch for more details:

Financials

Perfect World

Perfect World Q2: Profits Double, Launches PWIN Fund

Total revenues were RMB928.4 million (USD149.6 million), compared with RMB891.1 million in the previous quarter and RMB700.1 million in the same quarter last year. Gross profit was RMB678.6 million (USD109.4 million), compared with RMB656.1 million in the previous quarter and RMB535.5 million in the same quarter last year. Operating profit was RMB128.2 million (USD20.7 million),

Technology

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Mary Meeker: Internet Trends 2014

Every year Mary Meeker presents her State of Internet Trends. This year she presented her analysis for 2014 at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

Companies

Innovation keeps industry ahead of the game

China had 368 million online game users at the end of June, a 30-million increase in just six months, according to the state-backed China Internet Network Information Center. Users are shifting to mobile devices in a big way. In the first half of 2014, the number of mobile game users rose 36.5 million to 252

Surveys

Game development survey

Game developer layoffs were up in 2013, according to new survey

While previous years have seen a downward trend in game developer layoffs, 2013 saw a slight increase, according to Gamasutra’s recently-released Game Developer Salary Survey 2014 [full PDF]. Fourteen percent of respondents said they were laid off in 2013, up from 12 percent in 2012. Still, layoffs in the game industry are 6 percent lower

Events

Last call for Pocket Gamer Connects London 2015 speakers

Work is now well underway for the third epic Pocket Gamer Connects event, which is scheduled for 13th-14th January, 2015, in London town. The previous shows – the first of which was also held in London, followed in June by a grand trip to Helsinki – have been pillars that held aloft the global mobile

News

CMGE

CMGE Announces Appointment of New Chief Operating Officer and Management Share Repurchase

China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group Limited (“CMGE” or the “Company”) CMGE, the largest publisher and a leading developer of mobile games in China, announced that effective today, Mr. Shuling Ying has been appointed as our new chief operating officer (“COO”). Mr. Ying’s primary responsibility will be to supervise our mobile game publishing business for

Women

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Mobile Gaming Report: Females Beat Males on Money, Time and Loyalty

Ever since the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game hit the top grossing charts on the App Store, the web has been abuzz with articles about the changing face of mobile gaming. The game’s overnight success, its whopping $700,000 USD per day revenue run-rate, and its direct challenge to worldwide hits Supercell’s Clash of Clans and King’s Candy Crush,

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