mobile gaming

App Annie: Game app spending on the rise, digital media spending up 30%

App Annie and IHS have released their latest numbers, and there is one overriding narrative: we love media. Our spending on digital movies, games, and apps rose 30% in 2013 when compared to 2012, with mobile app spending seeing a steady upward trend. Spending in and on apps was dominated by games overall, with some countries a bit lot more into the genre than others.

Freemium gaming on the rise

The App Annie 2013 Retrospective report has recently been published and it is showing some interesting trends in terms of mobile gaming. The first deals with the types of devices players are gravitating towards and the second deals with the freemium model. We often associate the freemium model with gaming, however the report also shows this is also growing on the non-gaming side.

RBI Baseball hitting mobile devices in spring 2014

It has been quite some time since a new release of RBI Baseball has been available. In fact, this title was perhaps best known when it was available on the original NES. The last release came back in the mid-90's when RBI Baseball 95 was released for the Sega 32X. History of the game aside, it seems Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) has a new release in the works for later this year.

Reicast is a really solid Dreamcast emulator for Android, available now

If you’re old enough to remember Dreamcast, you’re old enough to remember how awesome it was. Though Sega lost out to the likes of Sony and Nintendo in the early days of console wars, the platform remains a cult hit to this day. Inspired titles like Crazy Taxi and Jet Grind Radio (we’re not calling it Jet Set Radio, sorry) have made their way to Android, but we want it all. Fortunately, Reicast is a Dreamcast emulator for Android that seems to work really, really well.
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