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Apex Legends is still on track for mobile release

The rise of the Battle Royale genre has taken all platforms by storm. After stirring up a storm on PC, games like PUBG, Fortnite, and Call of Duty swiftly made their way over to consoles and mobile devices. On mobile, the genre blew up even further, with games like PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty...

Black Desert Mobile First Impressions: Great visuals and engaging gameplay

After a soft-launch in South Korea and a few other regions, Black Desert Mobile is now finally available to download globally. Black Desert Mobile is an MMORPG (massively-multiplayer online role-playing game) built by the Korean developer, Pearl Abyss. The PC counterpart continues to attract over 100,000 concurrent users since its launch in 2015. Black Desert Mobile...

1Controller Magisk Module adds PlayStation Dualshock and Xbox game controller support to rooted Android devices

Over the last couple of years, mobile gaming has evolved from casual games to a burgeoning industry chock full of a variety of eSports titles. We also saw the release of some amazing gaming smartphones and along with that came a slew of gaming accessories, including controllers, secondary displays, cooling fans, and more. However, Android...

Call of Duty: Mobile v1.0.10 update introduces Scrapyard map, Rapid Fire and 20v20 game modes, and more

After almost a year-long beta run, Activision finally released Call of Duty: Mobile on Android last year in October. At the time of launch, the game featured a couple of game modes, including Free-for-All, Frontline, Team Deathmatch, Hardpoint, Domination, and Battle Royale. Now, Activision is rolling out a major update that kicks off season three...

Pokémon GO’s “Buddy Adventure” AR multiplayer mode is available now

Pokémon GO isn't the darling child of mobile gaming like it was back in the summer of 2016, but it's still one of the most-played titles out there. That continued popularity is thanks in large part Niantic's continued support and the slow rollout of new features and events. The newest feature to grace trainers' handsets...

[Update: Blog Post] Google’s first Android Game SDK release is designed to help game devs improve frame pacing

Late last year, Google created a new tree in AOSP called "gamesdk." Google engineers have slowly added code to this tree over the past year, and this week, it looks like they're gearing up for the first public release. The initial release of the "Android Game SDK" will focus on helping mobile game developers improve...

Spotify and Call of Duty: Mobile win Google Play’s Users’ Choice Awards for 2019

The Google Play Store contains hundreds and thousands of apps and games, which can quickly become overwhelming for anyone and everyone. The sheer quantity of options available makes it very difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff, and quality apps will definitely find it difficult to come to the notice of the average user....

[Update 17: 22 Launch Titles] Google Stadia launches in November for $10 per month

Google Stadia has been one of the most exciting things to happen in the gaming industry this year. It brings high-quality gaming to the masses using Google's technology. Up until today, very little was known about the actual details of the service. Google has finally announced a game lineup, pricing, and launch date for Stadia. The...

[Update 2: Live] Epic Games is launching an Android game store in 2019 with 88% revenue share

When Fortnite arrived on Android, there was a lot of speculation as to where it would end up. Early reports indicated that it would forego the Google Play Store entirely, which did turn out to be true. Instead, Epic Games melded a partnership with Samsung, offering the application exclusively on the Galaxy Apps store. Following...

PUBG Mobile v0.15.5 update brings new 4v4 Team Deathmatch map, Companions, new weapon and vehicle for Vikendi, and more

Over the last year or so, the Battle Royale genre has exploded in popularity thanks, in part, to PUBG Mobile. But it's not the only popular game in the genre and it faces stiff competition from Fortnite and the recently released Call of Duty Mobile. To keep the player base interested, developer Tencent Games keeps...

Pokémon GO will finally open up Pokéstop submissions to level 40 players worldwide next week

Thanks to its augmented reality gameplay, Pokémon GO reached heights of popularity no other Android game had seen before. While its popularity has dropped significantly over the years since its release, the game still has quite a large user base. The main aim of the game is to capture as many Pokémon as you can,...

[Update 4: Preview Adds More Games] Project xCloud lets you stream Xbox One games to phones and tablets

With so many devices in our lives having displays, people demand more and more interconnectivity. They want to be able to use apps, games, and services on all their devices. Buy something on one screen and use it on all the others. Gaming is a big part of this, and Microsoft is enabling this interconnectivity...