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Best of 2014: Is YouTube killing the traditional games press?

This year saw a notable shift in the video game industry that many traditional game critics would rather turn a blind eye to than investigate....

Forge of Empires dev sees record growth after moving into mobile

German social game studio InnoGames reportedly doubled its revenue in the U.S. this year and hit a record overall annual revenue total of $100 million as it began porting its browser games to mobile....

Gamasutra's Best of 2014: Kris Graft's Top 5 Games

Look past the conflict in 2014, and you'll see an incredible amount of great games for all kinds of tastes....

'Brother in Arms 3: Sons of War' Review - A Freemium Sibling

Gameloft's upcoming long awaited Brother in Arms sequel is decent but has way too much freemium.

Hipstify Review

4 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Add filters, quotes, and fancy frames to your images, thanks to Hipstify. The post Hipstify Review appeared first on 148Apps.

'BattleLore: Command' Review - Actually, You Get To Battle And Command

You don't win the tutorial mission in BattleLore: Command [$9.99]. I found that kind of interesting, and in a way, it sets the pace for this strategy board game adaptation. While many strategy games like to puff you up with some early victories before pulling out the Customer Service Bat, this one teaches you the

Let Your Kids Talk to Santa with MagicFriends Xmas

4 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Caramagic Ltd has just launched the MagicFriends Xmas app. The app lets children talk to Santa, Sam the Snowman, Candy the Elf, or Prancer using an iPad or iPhone. Using a second iPhone or iPad connected via Wi-Fi, a family member can...Show More Summary

Mighty Smighties Gets Evolve Cards and New Worlds

4 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Herotainment  has released a major update for Mighty Smighties. The update comes with 100 new element-themed levels and Smighty bosses. Each level will have events and more Smighty character cards to collect, and your cards can also evolve now! You’ll need to strategize on which cards to combine and evolve in order to create mighty superpowers. Show More Summary

'Tales from the Borderlands' Review - Less Loot, More Talk

The idea of Tales from the Borderlands [$4.99] was certainly an intriguing one once it was announced. The Borderlands series definitely has a unique feel to it from its setting, dialogue, and characters that can be easily screwed up by a developer not quite in tune with the way the series operates. The good news

Wthr Complete Review

4 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Living up to its name, Wthr Complete offers plenty of weather forecasting. The post Wthr Complete Review appeared first on 148Apps.

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Brothers in Arms 3', 'Galcon 2', 'The Taekwondo Game', 'Ultimate Robot Fighting' and More

Well boys and girls, this is the last Wednesday night release extravaganza before Christmas, or actually, maybe even this year since the Wednesday following the iTunes freeze falls on New Years Eve and it's hard to say how many developers are going to be scheduling their apps for release on January 1st, which is that

Santa Spreads Happiness Like a Virus in the New Plague Inc. Update

4 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Plague Inc., by Ndemic Creations, has discovered an all new mutation: Santa’s Little Helper. A new update adds a new Christmas scenario where you infect the world with the holiday spirit. Governments have banned the joyous holiday and it is up to the Neurax Worm and Santa to bring the world to its knees with happiness. Show More Summary

Duckie Deck Card Wars Review

4 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Duckie Deck Card Wars adapts the classic card game War for use on devices, complete with music and modern visual appeal. The post Duckie Deck Card Wars Review appeared first on 148Apps.

PDF Office Review

4 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Want to create your own PDF files? Import them from elsewhere? Adapt a web page into a PDF? PDF Office does all that. The post PDF Office Review appeared first on 148Apps.

Spoiler Alert Review

4 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Spoiler Alert is an interesting take on the auto-runner, involving you running backwards through levels. The post Spoiler Alert Review appeared first on 148Apps.

The Game Outcomes Project: Learning how studios succeed and fail

"We have seen that four factors - project duration, team experience, financial incentives, and re-use of an existing game engine from a similar game - have clear correlations with game project outcomes."...

The Out There: ? Edition Update will be Releasing in 2015, Bringing Better Graphics and Additional Content

4 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Out There is getting overhauled for the new year. The post The Out There: ? Edition Update will be Releasing in 2015, Bringing Better Graphics and Additional Content appeared first on 148Apps.

Narborion Saga Review

4 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

This choose-your-own adventure style gamebook has some plot holes, but is still enjoyable as a free game. The post Narborion Saga Review appeared first on 148Apps.

Games rule the App Store: Most popular genres revealed

"We're going to examine the dominance of Games on the App Store by the numbers. And we're going to drill down to uncover how genre popularity breaks down by country."...

'Skullduggery' from ClutchPlay Games is Free

Heads up! Skullduggery [$4.99] has just gone free on the App Store. This is a platformer where you fling a tax-collecting skull around a number of levels and fight various bosses, trying to collect coins and bop enemies. It's kind of what Angry Birds would be like with its flinging if it was a platformer,

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