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Google has announced today that Google Play Games will be getting support for multiplayer gaming cross-platform with iOS devices. This means that developers on Android that also make iOS games and have multiplayer gameplay can now mesh the two platforms and their player bases together.
Well isn’t this a tad ironic. After our post yesterday about Ouya which sent many of you, our readers, into a frenzy due to a comment about the Wii U, it appears that Nintendo may be looking at the possibility of supporting smartphone applications and games. Of course we’ve heard far fetched rumors before including the rumor that the Wii U actually was running a version of Android, or Nintendo was considering it at least.
Some rather disturbing news has come out today and although this is regarding the iOS platform, the implications can easily be applied to Android as well. EA Mobile has told owners of their iOS Rock Band game that they will be pulling the plug on the game at the end of this month.
A couple of big announcements regarding Linux Tycoon just landed in our laps. Essentially Linux Tycoon is a “Linux Distribution Building Simulation” game where you build your own operating systems. For the nerd in us, that is rather cool. However, the first announcement is that it will be getting online play. What does this mean?
The ESRB are looking into a new way to better, more efficient, way rate mobile and digital games. Last year the ESRB created a new system that was suppose to cut down on the requirements for getting your Android or iOS game rated by the ESRB. This was in preparations for the flood of games that are being released onto these platforms.
Right now we really can’t get enough Minecraft: Pocket Edition news thanks to recent release of an update which brought an early version Survival Mode to the game. Now, after an online talk hosted by Sony Ericsson, Business Director Daniel Kaplan outlined the future plans for Minecraft: Pocket Edition.
Fans of location-based games have another title to try out coming your way soon. Dead Drop is a location-based spy game developed by two brothers that will actually be bringing something a little new to the table when it comes to location-based games.
World of Midgard MMORPG is currently under heavy development which, if you follow us at all, we have been covering fairly extensively. Well the second round of closed beta testing is now over and the third is starting up today. Those of you who, until now, haven’t gotten into the closed beta, check your emails, your invite might be there.
We don’t generally post statistics here or some of those cool graphs and charts like everywhere else but this one is an exception to the rule. Flurry has released a comparison chart of mobile gaming from 2009, 2010 and estimating 2011 results and who are the dominate forces in that sector.