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Archive for June, 2008

» DS Hits the Back of the Net

If you’re cool enough to remember it, that’s right, I said cool. You’ll be pleased, nay, uncontrollably excited to hear about the latest addition to the Nintendo DS’s ever expanding collection. Subbuteo DS. Goooooooooooooaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllll!!!…   If, like me, you remember the days when you would gleefully move your parents living room table out of the […]

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» Xendex announces EUR2.3m Cash Injection

  European mobile game developer Xendex has announced a €2.3 million funding boost with investors including VC firm PONTIS Venture Partners, Austrian 3United Mobile Solutions and other ‘business angels’.   Founded in January 2001, Xendex was among the first companies in Europe to lead the booming mobile games industry. Xendex has developed 45 mobile games […]

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» N-Gage Having Some Problems?

Nokia’s N-Gage problems are far from over it would seem. After the company posted a blog about saying that titles may be delayed, etc – the first of those have done exactly that.   Just one out of the five games due out on 9th of June and 16th of June has actually appeared. The […]

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» Games Up? UK Graduate Shortage Causing Problems

A shortage of qualified graduates and skilled workers are hampering games industry growth, according to industry experts. With specialist games degrees concentrating on enrolment numbers over quality of output, and a reported 15% fall in science graduates over the last decade, companies are struggling to recruit and grow as fast as their global rivals.   […]

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» Swoopin Gives Facebook Users Free Games

In recent months there has been a lot of talk about using social networking site Facebook to promote mobile games. The idea is to use advertising to offer these games for free.   Ubersoft is one of the companies trying to combine those ideas in to one service, Swoopin. The service offers more than 800 […]

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» Metismo Supports Antix in Bedrock

  UK Company Metismo have announced that will support Antix Labs’ Antix Game Player technology in its Bedrock Cross Complier tool.   What this means is it will now be quicker and enables developers to automatically convert J2ME or DoJa application to other languages including C++ and Flash (ActionScript 3.0).   Although these ports won’t […]

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» Eitarosoft Takes Mobile Users to Another World

  Japanese mobile gaming company Eitarosoft is diversifying in to Second Life style worlds, with an innovative new service called Lamity.   Designed purely for mobile phones, users are able to wander around, chatting to each other as well as playing 3D games.   Lamity will be in the hands of Japanese mobile users soon, […]

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» Is it the End of the Line for DS

Is the Nintendo DS at deaths door? Nah, we didn’t think so either, but analyst Hiroshi Kamide from KBC securities Japan seems to think so. Sure sales have gone down mildly, but come on – the consoles been out for a few years now. It’s bound to slow done sooner or later.   Who are […]

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» Sony Ericsson Unveils F305

  Sony Ericsson has today unveiled a new phone called the F305 that offers a cool feature: Motion Gaming. The F305 lets users control games with the flick of a wrist or swing of an arm – yes we will all look like idiots on the bus but it’s nice to have the option.   […]

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» Sony PSP Losing the War

  Shuhei Yoshida, Sony’s Worldwide Studios CEO has let everyone in to a little secret we knew all along; PSP is in trouble.   Although he recognises the undeniable success of PSP in Japan this year, he was happy to point out that the global electronics giant is really struggling to gain a foothold in […]

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