18 Oct Mobile Gaming Roundup – 10/16/2015
China officially overtakes U.S. as gaming #1 | Google Play new look | Facebook rolls out “Reactions”
Industry News for the Week Ending October 16, 2015. Welcome to E-Link’s weekly roundup of mobile gaming news. We curate what’s relevant to those in the mobile gaming industry.
- China now leads the world in game revenues – Newzoo | GamesIndustry. – It’s official, China is #1 globally.
- Google gives its Play Store a new look – Horizontal scrolling!
- Best practices for success on Google Play Store | Pocket Gamer.biz | PGbiz – (video) Info nuggets like staged rollouts.
- Interview with Mark Bennett, head of Google Play for EMEA – Business Insider – Including the latest OS piechart
- Google Play developer console now features app marketing campaigns and analytics | VentureBeat | Marketing | by Mark Sullivan – Including Play Store placements!?
- The Best Apps Updated With 3D Touch Support | Lifehacker Australia
- Mobile users spend up to 10X more time in games than other apps – report | GamesIndustry.biz
- Report: Nintendo’s Next Platform NX Combines Console And Handheld In Some Way – Unclear what that actually means.
- Android security a ‘market for lemons’ that leaves 87 percent vulnerable | ZDNet
- FBI, Justice Department Investigating Daily Fantasy Sports Business Model – WSJ
- Niantic raises up to $30M | Pocket Gamer.biz | PGbiz – Nintendo bets big.
- Vivendi Ubisoft Gameloft | Pocket Gamer.biz | PGbiz – More merger rumours
- Gamasutra – Players will be able to mod their Steam Controller, says Valve
- Facebook Reactions are here, and they’re worse than we feared – The rumoured ‘dislike’ button.
- After Lawsuit Settlement, LinkedIn’s Dishonest Design Is Now A $13 Million Problem | Co.Design | business + design – e.g. LinkedIn adding folks on your behalf acting as you.
- Mobile Game Companies Are Starting to Run Ads on Instagram – WSJ
- Playboy to stop publishing images of nude women as it seeks greater audience
- Ratchet & Clank Official Trailer #1 (2015) – Bella Thorne Animated Movie HD – YouTube
- CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-PepsiCo says to market mobile phones, accessories in China | Reuters
Top Games on October 16, 2015 (iPhone, US)