Pokemon Sleep: The game that “plays” during your sleep

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Pokemon Sleep is the Pokemon game that plays while you sleep. For those who like gaming so much that they wish they could play it while in bed, asleep, allow me to introduce Pokemon Sleep. Yup, this is a real game. And it’s a game that came out of the press conference today at the … Read more Pokemon Sleep: The game that “plays” during your sleep

New online zombie co-op mobile game being developed, Tencent publishing

Tencent publishing a new zombie online mobile game.

Tencent released a new trailer showing off some scenes for their upcoming mobile zombie-themed game. Publishing giant Tencent uploaded a new trailer with some scenes from this unknown game. From the trailer, we can see that the game takes some definite influence from games like Days Gone, Left for Dead, and Metal Gear Survive. Other … Read more New online zombie co-op mobile game being developed, Tencent publishing

Xbox Live will be brought to Switch, Android, iOS, PC, and possibly PlayStation

Xbox Live will be brought to Switch, Android, iOS, PC, and possibly PlayStation 1

Microsoft wants to bring Xbox Live to more platforms and has revealed their plans on how exactly they plan to do so. They want to let users on PC, Xbox One, Switch, and even mobile to be able to exist together and use the same service for multiplayer, online gaming, achievements, voice, and pretty much everything … Read more Xbox Live will be brought to Switch, Android, iOS, PC, and possibly PlayStation

Fortnite V7.30 adds Bluetooth controller support for mobile – What’s new?

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Fortnite on Android and iOS will now let you play with a wireless Bluetooth controller. Epic Games has done very well in getting the world’s most popular battle royale game to so many platforms, which all offer interconnected accounts and cross-play. For players who may have found themselves at a pretty major disbenefit compared to … Read more Fortnite V7.30 adds Bluetooth controller support for mobile – What’s new?

Old-School RuneScape comes out on mobile

Old-School RuneScape comes out on mobile 3

Old-school RuneScape (OSRS) launched for mobile platforms today on both iOS and Android. The game comes with cross-platform support and allows players to reminisce in the nostalgia of woodcutting, frustrating, or fishing. Players can even play with their PC account of OSRS and use the same character by synching their accounts.

The game originates from a mouse/keyboard combo, so on the phone, controls will be a little different. Jagex wanted to preserve the mobile experience as much as possible, as they said in a dev blog back in August:

We want to make OS Mobile feel as much like you’d naturally expect from a mobile app as possible; sliding in a direction to rotate the camera, pinching to zoom and quick touch gestures to interact with entities or open a menu.

The game is free to play and is a near perfect replica of the PC version. There are currently two other versions: Old-School RuneScape and RuneScape. Old-school RuneScape is the 2007 version of the MMORPG and RuneScape is the enhanced version running on an HTML5 client. But they both share the same gameplay principles, but vary in quests, armor, skills and more. There’s also a paid version that has exclusive content.

Even though RuneScape still has a raging fanbase, it’s not nearly as popular as it once one. OSRS has about 100K players, while the new RuneScape has just 30K recently. The mobile version should get some players back as its a modern engine to render the game in a portable way.

For players looking to get back into RuneScape on the go, try out RuneScape mobile.

You can check out a demo of the UI here:

Fortnite brings in $1.5M/day in its first 200 days on Apple devices

Fortnite brings in $1.5M/day in its first 200 days on Apple devices 4

Fortnite, the current most popular battle royale game in the world, has done produced some deep profits with its recent iOS release on mobile for Apple devices.

Based on a report from marketing intelligence company Sensor Tower, they’ve concluded that Fortnite on iOS has brought some huge profits- in excess of $300M in the mere 200 days the game has been available on the App Store on March 15th, 2018.

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However, you shouldn’t really be too surprised given the current state of the game. But on mobile, the release had the momentum from the PC’s popularity as a crutch to start the snowball effect, so the PC’s start was likely (a lot) less profitable compared to the mobile version.

Fortnite is completely free-to-play that’s currently available on every modern system and generates cash through in-game purchases of purely cosmetic-only objects. In essence, Epic Games, the developer, makes money by selling virtual goods like pretty much any other game or app on the planet. This is nothing new, but I thought I’d clarify for non-gamers.

Fortnite also has a paid mode called Save the World, but the profits from this don’t hold a candle to regular cosmetic purchases. Players can buy virtual pixels on any platform: PC, iOS, Android, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch using the game’s V-Bucks virtual currency, which can be automatically synced across all systems using the same account.

The report from Sensor Tower shows that Fortnite beat out other games like Clash Royale, Honor of Kings, and Knives Out in its first 200 days. Worldwide players have spent an average of $1.5M per day on iOS alone since the launch and that number increased to $2.5M since Season 6 went live on September 27, 2018. Fortnite is no joke. It’s not even the most popular game in just the battle royale genre- you could say it’s the most popular game in the world.