Africa gets its game on

Need for speed

Middle Eastern developer and publisher Nazara Technologies has struck a partnership with gaming giant EA to bring high end games to over 770 million mobile users across 49 countries in Africa.

“It’s all about speed, baby”


Ian Livingstone OBE, Life President, Eidos, talks to about his desire for service providers to focus on increasing speed and reducing latency, to cater for more graphical intensity in games. Livingstone eventually sees cloud gaming taking over from optical drives but only when the required speed boost has been realised.

PopCap hits Android through Sony Ericsson deal

Plants Vs Zombies is a PopCap hit

Mobile games developer PopCap, recently acquired by Electronic Arts, has struck a global agreement with handset vendor Sony Ericsson to pre-load its games on Xperia devices.

Moto ventures makes gaming investment

M:Mafia is one of the title's in Moblyng's portfolio

Motorola Mobility, the spin off that houses Motorola’s device and home businesses has bought a stake in games developer Moblyng, through its investment arm Motorola Mobility Ventures. Moblyng develops HTML5-based games for mobile devices and social networks, and has racked up more than nine million downloads, Motorola said.



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