martes, mayo 31, 2005

Triple Trouble mobile' released
"Developed by in association with Koch Media AG 'Singles 2 - Triple Trouble mobile', the interactive and mobile relationship simulation of the successful PC game Singles 2 - Triple Trouble, was released this week. It is the official successor of the PC chartbreaker Singles - Flirt up your life."
Hudson disembarks onto Super Adventure Island
"SAN MATEO, CA - May 31, 2005 - Hudson Entertainment, a leading mobile application publisher, today announced the availability of Super Adventure Island on eleven wireless carriers including Verizon Wireless."
Player X Brings Alien Hominid To Mobile
"May 31st. Alien Hominid, the critically-acclaimed and award-winning independent game will be published on mobile phones in Europe by mobile entertainment distributor Player X."
Amp'd Mobile announces partnership with Primedia
"NEW YORK, NY and ALISO VIEJO, CA (May 31, 2005) - PRIMEDIA Inc. (NYSE: PRM), the country's leading targeted media company, and Amp'd Mobile, the first fully integrated 3G youth-oriented mobile entertainment company, today announced an agreement to create exclusive content for 3G mobile devices using nine of PRIMEDIA's action sports and automotive enthusiast titles. The offering will allow Amp'd Mobile users access to video games, video clips, and more, anytime, anywhere, through the carrier's 3G-optimized mobile phones."
IN-FUSIO's Classic Range of Games - Darts, Backgammon and Solitaire Gold
"London, May 31st 2005 - IN-FUSIO, the international publisher of mobile games and manager of player communities, today announced the availability of its range of classic games, including IN-FUSIO Darts, IN-FUSIO Backgammon and IN-FUSIO Solitaire Gold."
Stronger penalties demanded for driving while using a phone
"Drivers who tailgate other vehicles or use a handheld phone while at the wheel are the most dangerous threats on the road, according to a new survey from the UK based Institute of Advanced Motorists. More than half of all drivers regard each of these two activities as 'highly dangerous', according to a BMRB survey of almost 700 motorists carried out for the IAM, the UK's leading organisation for improving driving standards."

lunes, mayo 30, 2005

Cellphone Game Industry Is Poised to Ring Up Big Sales
"Mobile games like 'Tetris' are poised for rapid growth after years of being a novelty business."
Synergenix launches advanced mobile games on 3
"Synergenix Interactive AB, a leading mobile games publisher, will offer customers on 3, the UK's first video mobile network, compelling high-end 3D games utilising Synergenix' middleware mophun(TM)."

domingo, mayo 29, 2005

LG strengthens its push in Russia
"The company is aiming for a ten per cent market share in Russia and to reinforce its position in the premium mobile phone market by selling over 42 million handsets in 2005."
Nokia intros Linux wireless device
"AT LINUX WORLD New York this morning, Nokia announced the 770 Internet tablet, a Linux-native wireless device combining functions of a PDA,media player, and web browser."
Orange Pixel releases 'PocketForce: SlipGate'
"Orange Pixel ( releases PocketForce: SlipGate a slow casual gamer friendly platform game available on a host of mobile devices."
New game "Real Soccer 2005 - World League Cup" from Qplaze
"Qplaze releases its latest Sports Game 'Real Soccer 2005 - World League Cup'."

viernes, mayo 27, 2005

InfoSpace unveils new games
"InfoSpace unveils two new games from its German based studio elkware: Spacemassacre and MTV Robobouncer."
Mobile Entertainment Europe presents '4x4 Extreme Rally'
"Mobile Entertainment Europe presents '4x4 Extreme Rally' - a new game from Polish developer Gameloens."
Nokia launches official website for 'System Rush'
"Nokia is pleased to announce that the official website for 'System Rush' for the N-Gage is now available at Delve into the intricate world of 'System Rush' and learn about the origin of the 'KIYOMERU' code. Hackers can now read the classified dossiers of corrupt corporations like KGBXtreme Systems, Highlife Pharmaceuticals, Heavenly Dollar Trading Corp, SoSecure International and Fat Daddy Investment bank."
Nikita Company launches a new multiplayer project
"Nikita Company launches CITY, a multiplayer project for mobile phones. While the virtual world is in test mode, more than 10,000 users from the CIS and Baltic states have visited it."
Redboss Developers releases "Paintball"
"Paintball is a new 3D first person shoot'em up game developed by Redboss Developers. Your goal is to eliminate all of your opponents. What is different from the other action games, Paintball is not about killing, it is but about a sport. Your ammunition is just a ball and eliminated opponents do not die, but they raise their hands and wait for the next game. All favorite modes like Deathmatch or Capture the flag are present here. Player can choose among different difficulties and when they are bored by 11 arenas delivered with the game, they can download additional arenas from the internet."
Feature: 'E3 Report: The Mobile Marketplace'
"In today's feature covering the extensive developer sessions held at last week's E3 Expo, Brandon Sheffield covers this session discussing the growing mobile marketplace and its 'casual audience.'"
Experts: Hard to Control Wireless Games
"i-Newswire, 2005-05-28 - Mike Wood of the Natural Intelligence Group said in a panel discussion Thursday that wireless technology should increase play in casinos, but regulators may be challenged to set regulations for play because wireless data transmissions will be difficult to control. "
Fathammer Delivers Ten 3D Mobile Games for SK Telecom
"Fathammer, a leading publisher and developer of advanced 3D mobile game technologies and games, announced today an agreement to deliver ten advanced 3D mobile games for SK Telecom's new game phones. The contract also includes Fathammer's X-Forge(R) Game Development System and Support for selected 3D game developers, who create content for SK Telecom. SK Telecom is South Korea's leading telecommunications company with extensive plans to release 3D content to wireless devices. "
E3 2005: Ojom's Killer Mobile Games
"Ojom is a small company with a big parent company. A subsidiary of Verisign (yeah, that Verisign), Ojom has been making innovative games for the European market for years now. And as any US-based mobile geek can tell you, we in the States have been missing out on lots and lots of cool stuff. Pretty much everywhere else in the world has better cell phones, better services, more features, faster Internet access, and more. Within the US we've been tied to our SUV-like desktops or Miata-like laptops, and, quite frankly, we'd rather put on our iPod earbuds and isolate ourselves from everyone else rather than flash mobbing up to the platz for a group espresso. So perhaps a bit of background is warranted. "
Synergenix Interactive and Progressive Media launch 3D mobile fighting Game "Fatal Arena"
"Stockholm, Sweden and Aalborg, Denmark - May 27th 2005 - Synergenix Interactive and Progressive Media today announced the launch of 'Fatal Arena', a 3D multiplayer fighting game for Symbian-based mobile phones."
Mexico's Telecommunications Sector Grows 20.6% In 1Q
"MEXICO CITY -(Dow Jones)- Mexico's telecommunications sector grew 20.6% in the first quarter of this year, the Federal Telecommunications Commission, or Cofetel, said Wednesday. "

jueves, mayo 26, 2005

SmartVideo Technologies Adds E! Entertainment to a Cell Phone near You
"ATLANTA--May 25, 2005--SmartVideo Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: SMVD.OB - News) and E! Entertainment Television, the world's largest producer and distributor of entertainment news and lifestyle-related programming, today announced an agreement to provide entertainment news and lifestyle content to smart devices. "
Octane Technologies Bhatia Warns of Potential “Steroids Scandal” for Mobile Game Industry
"(LOS ANGELES, CA) - During this year's annual E3 Expo, Octane Technologies CEO Sameer Bhatia reported how the need to port games to handsets is proving to be a hidden problem for the mobile gaming industry much like Baseball's steroid scandal that has recently been brought to light."
E3 Blip: Nokia N-Gage Will Be Cross-Phone Platform
"I'm supposed to be napping, but something told me wake up and check my email. Nokia has announced that the N-Gage isn't going away, but will instead be spread to multiple phones as more of a branding initiative than a device-oriented thing. The next phones that will support N-Gage games should show up in 2006. I'm too tired to give you more, but have a press release after the jump."
SmartVideo Launches New Mobile Games for Smartphones
"ATLANTA --(Business Wire)-- May 26, 2005 -- Mobile Video Leader Purchases Intellectual Property Rights to Smartphone Games from Pixiem, Adding First Games to Current Lineup of Content That Includes Live TV and Video On Demand Programming "
China Telecom:Sees Big Rev Increase From Broadband,Mobile
"HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--China Telecom Corp. (CHA) said Wednesday it expects mobile and broadband operations to be as important as its core fixed-line business in ten years' time. "
Nuclear powered mobile phones ?
"Cellphones powered by nuclear power could be not too many years away following developments by scientists at the University of Rochester. The details of the technology which uses radioactive gasses, already licensed to BetaBatt, appears in this month's issue of Advanced Materials."

miércoles, mayo 25, 2005

Preview roll-out of new real-time strategy game by Bytedefenders "Assault Command: Mobile War"
"German gameware developer Bytedefenders has published the first visuals of their new real-time strategy game Assault Command: Mobile War."
Alcatel wins Paraguayan GSM contract
"Alcatel has been awarded a new GSM/GPRS mobile network expansion by Hola Paraguay, a 1900MHz mobile service provider in Paraguay. With this project the service provider will extend its network capacity while updating the existing infrastructure with the latest mobile technology enhancements."

martes, mayo 24, 2005

Superscape-Developed Mobile Games Now Available in Korea on 14th Targeted Network Operator
"HOOK, England, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Superscape Group plc , the world's leading 3D mobile games publisher, announces today that for the first time 3D mobile games developed by the company are available on a major Korean network. Identified as one of Superscape's key network operator targets, this most recent announcement means that the company's games are now available on fourteen of the company's target list of fifteen."
E3 2005: Wireless Post-Mortem
"May 23, 2005 - The Monday following E3 is traditionally a time to assess the damage. Show-goers have taken the weekend to recover -- soak sore feet, digest abysmal food, and nurse wicked hangovers. And now we reflect on the week where time stops in the video game industry."
Mobile Gaming's "Steroids Scandal" Discussed at NextGen + Mobile Games Forum Held During E3 Expo
"LOS ANGELES, CA) - During this year's annual E3 Expo, Octane Technologies CEO Sameer Bhatia reported how the need to port games to a myriad of handsets is proving to be the Achilles heel of the mobile gaming industry. "
The Longest Yard Mobile Game to be Launched by Reaxion on May 27th
"Hollywood, CA and Seattle, Washington, May 24, 2005- Viacom Consumer Products and Reaxion Corp. announce the May 27th release of The Longest Yard wireless game, based on Paramount Pictures, MTV Films and Columbia Pictures' new remake of the hit movie from the seventies starring Burt Reynolds. The new movie opens May 27th and stars Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Nelly and Burt Reynolds. "
NoviiRemote for Nokia Smartphone
"NoviiRemote for Nokia smartphones is a software program that provides a convenient means of controlling your home entertainment devices, such as TVs, VCRs, satellite and cable boxes, right from your Nokia smartphone. The full commercial version of NoviiRemote for Nokia smartphones permits control of a virtually unlimited number of entertainment devices, bound only by the memory available on your smartphone."

lunes, mayo 23, 2005

Respond Mobile Launches “Candy Lounge” Adult Brand.
"The mobile service agency Respond Mobile, has launched Candy Lounge an adult mobile lifestyle brand. The objective of Candy Lounge is to allow adult TV stations to create new revenue streams by providing new techniques to monetise excess media inventory. "
Exclusive 3D Games for 3G Mobile Devices with Console-Like Experience
"US : Amp'd Mobile, the first fully integrated 3G mobile entertainment company for youth/young adults, and Gameloft, a leading international publisher of video games for mobile phones, today announced a multi-year partnership at E3 Expo to create exclusive 3D video games designed specifically for Amp'd Mobile and 3G. "

sábado, mayo 21, 2005

Akatora Content Services releases 'Assault Soccer'
"Akatora Content Services today released their fist mixed genre game, mixing sport and action, called Assault Soccer. "
Brine and Skyzone announce the first Lacross Game for Mobile Phones, "Brine Lacrosse" featuring Mikey Powell
"Brine Inc., a leader in lacrosse and soccer equipment, is excited to announce 'Brine Lacrosse', the first interactive game to feature lacrosse and Brine's own Mikey Powell on mobile phones. Brine Lacrosse is being developed and published by SkyZone Entertainment, a leader in mobile games."
Telcogames to distribute MFORMA titles
"Mobile games distributor, Telcogames, has become a distribution partner for MFORMA for second and third tier channels, across a number of territories, under the terms of a new agreement signed."

viernes, mayo 20, 2005

Sandager Small Games acquires mobile rights to Emmy Award winning animated TV series, Tutenstein
"Denmark based SSG has secured the rights for the Emmy award-winning animated series TV Tutenstein to develop and produce a series of mobile phone games. Under the agreement, SSG has begun the development of premium and trivia games, each with high-end graphics and sound, available in 5 languages and ported to an extensive variety of mobile handsets."
Street Media 7 releases 'Age of Marco Polo' and 'Banzai Bandits'
"Street Media 7 AB, a specialist in fan generating mobile games, announces its two new titles: the epic adventure game Age of Marco Polo and the furious multiplayer dueling game Banzai Bandits. Global high score lists are already alive and kicking at"
FierceWireless honors I-play as one of the 'Fierce 15'
"I-play, the mobile games company, announced that it has been selected as a FierceWireless' 'Fierce 15' company. This distinction honors I-play as one of the top 15 emerging wireless companies worldwide for 2005. FierceWireless, an internationally recognized email newsletter covering the wireless and mobile Internet market, evaluated more than 400 privately-held firms based on company vision, revenue potential, quality of deals, strength of technology, partnerships, and competitive market position."
Play It Statement
"On Thursday 12th May at the High Court London, the Vice Chancellor granted Play It an interim injunction against Digital Bridges which prevents specified uses by Digital Bridges of their new I-Play company logo, launched just weeks ago."
iWin's Mahjong Quest signs license with I-play
"I-play, the mobile games company, announced that it has signed its second license with the San Francisco-based online games publisher, iWin, to take its huge hit 'Mahjong Quest' to mobile phones around the world."
Maria's mobile game launches as she enters Wimbledon as its reigning Champion
"I-play, the mobile games company, announced the European launch of 'Maria Sharapova Tennis', the mobile tennis game based on the reigning Wimbledon champion. Created and developed by India's leading games company, Dhruva Interactive, 'Maria Sharapova Tennis' will launch in Europe in May, a month ahead of the 2005 Wimbledon Championships and in North America, in July, a month ahead of the US Open."
Nvidia Launches Mobile Gaming Awards
"The well-known graphics chip manufacturer Nvidia has announced an initiative to encourage 3D game development for mobile and handheld devices. The company-sponsored competition, the International Mobile Gaming Awards, is intended to inspire both professional developers and homebrew enthusiasts to create new titles for mobile devices."
Soccer Legend Pele Goes Mobile with Global Wireless Entertainment
"LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2005--Soccer legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known internationally as Pele, has signed an exclusive agreement with Global Wireless Entertainment (GWE) to usher the superstar into mobile communications marketing. "
Mobile Games Industry Worth US$ 11.2 Billion by 2010
"Europe : Total global revenues from mobile games are forecast to increase from USD 2.6 billion this year to USD 11.2 billion by 2010, according to Mobile Games, a new strategic research report from Informa Telecoms and Media. "
JAMDAT Mobile Acquires Exclusive Wireless Distribution Rights to SOCOM
"LOS ANGELES-- May 19, 2005-- Global wireless entertainment publisher JAMDAT Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:JMDT) announced today at the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) that it has acquired the exclusive, worldwide distribution rights to an adapted version of SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs of the SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs franchise for wireless as part of a multiyear license agreement with Sony Computer Entertainment America. Under the terms of the agreement, JAMDAT will distribute 'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Mobile Recon' for mobile phones in the U.S., Europe, China, Japan and other wireless markets around the world. "
Orange Launches TV Over Mobile Phone Service In UK
"LONDON -(Dow Jones)- Orange, the mobile telecommunications arm of France Telecom SA (FTE), Thursday said it has launched a television-over-mobile service in the U.K. which will give users access to nine channels."

jueves, mayo 19, 2005

Interview with M:Metrics on the mobile gaming market and the future
"Wireless Week held an online conference session with Seamus McAteer, chief product architect and senior analyst at M:Metrics, a firm that measures consumer consumption of mobile content."
The fight for the cellular screen
"Traditional video game powerhouses Nintendo and Sony have been battling each other to define the emerging world of portable playing. But the newly launched Sony PlayStation Portable and Nintendo's DS and Game Boy Advance already find themselves locked in a struggle with that most ubiquitous of gadgets -- the cell phone."
Batovi released "Batovi's Pyramid Solitaire" and from today it is available on Handango
"Pyramid is a famous solitaire. It is very easy to learn and play, but it is not played entirely with luck. You will have to use strategy in order to increase your winning chance.
* Simple, addictive and a must-have for solitaire-fans!
* High quality graphics with Casino style.
* Excelent usability and very fun to play.
* Standard or Las Vegas style scoring.
* High scores table.
* Current game is saved upon exit."
MFORMA'S World Poker Tour Texas Hold 'Em Mobile Game
"LOS ANGELES, E3 EXPO, KENTIA HALL, ROOM 7137 -- May 18, 2005 -- MFORMA Group, Inc., the leading global publisher and distributor of mobile entertainment, has brought the excitement of WORLD POKER TOUR(TM) (WPT) into the wireless arena, creating a new way to enjoy the high-stakes, high-energy brand of exciting poker revolutionized by the television series. In just under three years, the World Poker Tour circuit of televised poker tournaments has become one of the most lucrative ventures in sports. Not only has it already crossed the $100 million mark in prize money, but the third season alone awarded $70 plus million in prize money and averaged 'a millionaire a week.'"
Rockpool Games reveals advanced development techniques for wireless.
"Manchester, UK. May 2005 - Leading wireless games developer Rockpool Games is pushing new boundaries and is streamlining wireless development as it reaps the benefits of its proprietary CoralTM Build Technology. This Rockpool developed middleware solution has been revolutionising Rockpool's development process and is allowing more flexibility and greater creativity in all areas."
Amp'd Mobile and Gameloft to create 3D games for 3G
"Amp'd Mobile, the first fully integrated 3G mobile entertainment company for youth/young adults, and Gameloft, a publisher of video games for mobile phones, announced a multi-year partnership at E3 Expo to create exclusive 3D video games designed specifically for Amp'd Mobile and 3G. The deal will give Amp'd Mobile exclusive titles and access to Gameloft's catalog of 2D and 3D titles, all designed for the mobile user. Titles under this collaboration will leverage Amp'd Mobile's deployment of BREW 3.1, enabling video clip integration within games, as well as on-the-fly download of new game levels and assets, such as cars, gear, characters and weapons. "
Mobile Games: Close to Hand
"Mobile games are generating plenty of buzz at E3, the annual video game trade show being held in Los Angeles this week. "
Namco America to Demo 15 Mobile Games at E3
"SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 18, 2005--Namco America Inc., a leading publisher of wireless games and content, today announced the availability of 15 mobile titles for demo and review at E3, the annual videogame tradeshow held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., May 18 thru 20. "
IMImobile, India to Offer Multiplayer Mobile Games to the Market Based on Terraplay MOVE
"STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 18, 2005 -- The Indian mobile VAS service provider IMImobile provides connected and multiplayer mobile games to the Indian market using Terraplay's MOVE technology "
Blue Sphere Games Announces Licence Agreement with United Media for the “Dilbert” Cartoon Strip
"Birmingham, UK and New York, USA - Blue Sphere Games Ltd, a leading developer of mobile phone games and content, together with United Media, a leading licensing and syndication company, are pleased to announce a European Licence Agreement for the creation of Dilbert branded mobile content. "
iFone Unveils Key Entertainment Brands on Wireless for 2005 in US
"E3, Los Angeles, USA 18th May 2005 - iFone, the leading global wireless entertainment publisher, today announced the scheduled releases of a number of exciting new games for wireless devices in the US for 2005, including several focused around well-known faces from the past."
Nokia Introduces Plan For Connected Mobile Gaming
"STOCKHOLM -(Dow Jones)- Finland's Nokia Oyj (NOK) Wednesday introduced its plans for its evolution of connected mobile gaming, which will make it easy to search for, purchase and play high-quality mobile games using a range of Nokia smartphones. "
Nokia expands the N-Gage platform
"Nokia has decided to expand its N-Gage gaming platform across all their smartphones. Based on the impressive processing power available in today's smartphones, Nokia's next generation mobile gaming solution includes enhanced 3D game graphics capability and offers user-friendly search, purchase and installation of high-quality rich games as well as connected gaming with instant access to a global mobile gaming community."

martes, mayo 17, 2005

Sorrent brings All-Time Classic Games from Legendary Developers The Bitmap Brothers to Mobile
"Today at the 11th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Sorrent, Inc., a leading creator and global publisher of mobile entertainment, announced an exclusive licensing agreement with legendary UK developers The Bitmap Brothers. Under the terms of the agreement Sorrent will launch mobile games based on three of its most popular and critically acclaimed titles, starting with the brutal and futuristic sports game Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe."
InfoSpace invites Poker Players to Face-off in a Poker Tournament Championship
"Calling all poker enthusiasts -- InfoSpace (Nasdaq:INSP), a leading provider of mobile entertainment content, and ThwartPoker Inc., the world's leading provider of skill-based strategy poker, announced the upcoming Hold'em Poker+ for Prizes(TM) Mobile Mega Tournament Championship. "
Fishlabs presents four brand-new 3-D mobile games based on the revolutionary ABYSS graphic engine
"In the form of four new, impressive, mobile multi-player titles, Fishlabs presents the efficiency of its inhouse developed graphic engine ABYSS(R). As one of the world's leading designers of 3-D mobile games, the company was only recently included in the 3-D Java Game Gallery Hall of Fame (see"
Acute announces the release of three new multiplayer mobile games
"Acute, a mobile multiplayer games focused company announced the release of three new multiplayer mobile games and the expansion of its service Clint Online with two new iMode carriers."
Nokia 6680 : 'Best in Class' 3G WCDMA Device
"Europe : The Nokia 6680 imaging smartphone is the new 'Best in Class' 3G device according to a report by Strategy Analytics. Four leading 3G devices currently available on the Western European market were rated by Strategy Analytics' Advanced Wireless Laboratory (AWL) panels in London, UK and Milan, Italy."
First Two-Megapixel Camera Phone in the United States
"US : Sprint and Samsung announced the first two-megapixel camera phone in the United States, the Sprint PCS VisionSM Multimedia Phone MM-A800 by Samsung(R). This unique slider phone is a multimedia powerhouse, allowing customers to capture two-megapixel still images and VGA-quality videos, listen to digital music files, and text message at lightning speed with voice commands and dictation, all in one intelligently designed device. "
Pure-Play 3G UK Operator CEO Outlines 3G Potential
"Europe : As the Chief Executive of Britain's only pure-play 3G operator I am often asked about the opportunity for 3G. "

lunes, mayo 16, 2005

Sorrent disseminates E3 lineup
"Leading Mobile Entertainment Publisher Shows off Original Titles and Licensed Games from Atari, PopCap Games, BitMap Brothers, Cartoon Network, FOX Sports, Twentieth Century Fox"
Yahoo! Poker debuts at E3
"Sunnyvale, CA - May 16, 2005 - At this year's Electronic Entertainment Exposition (E3), Yahoo! Games, the leading online games site[1] (, will debut next generation multiplayer games, featuring Yahoo! Poker, which exemplifies the exciting new titles coming from Yahoo! Games. Yahoo! Poker is one of the first PC-to-mobile games available in the U.S., allowing players to get in a game of poker virtually anytime, anywhere, on any device. "
M:Metrics: Women underserved in mobile gaming
"SEATTLE, Wash-May 16, 2005�On the eve of the gaming confab E3, M:Metrics, the industry authority on the measurement of subscriber consumption of mobile content and applications, reports that although there is an equal gender split in mobile game play, with 32 percent of females and 34 percent of males reporting they play mobile games, males are twice as likely to download a mobile game."
Akatora Content Services releases 'MachineGun Justice'
"Akatora Content Services released their latest game, MachineGun Justice."
Blue Sphere Games announces Licence Agreement with Mr. Terry Pratchett for the Discworld Novels
"Blue Sphere Games Ltd., a leading developer of mobile games and content, together with Mr. Terry Pratchett, the world famous author of fantasy fiction, announce a worldwide Licence Agreement for the creation of Discworld branded mobile phone games."
m-Solutions launches first ACB basket videogame 'ACB 2004-2005'
"The ACB and m-Solutions bring you the official ACB�s videogame, to enjoy the most important European league in your mobile phone. The game recreates, with a dynamic and realistic design, five to five players' matches"
Music quiz under Coca Cola brand comes out in Greece
"Touchlink Mobile, the British mobile application developer and publisher, and Sandager Small Games, the Danish company specialized in Java applications, announce the release of the new music quiz for cell phones - Coca Cola Trivia Master."
Runestone Games releases 'Mystery Castle'
"Runestone Games releases its latest mobile adventure Mystery Castle."
Sprint Gives Mobile Games an Extreme Makeover With New Categories and 3D Games
"OVERLAND PARK, Kan., and LOS ANGELES, May 16 (E3 2005) -- Sprint (NYSE: FON) ups the fun factor of its mobile games by launching several new 3D games, offering new game categories, and celebrating one game reaching 'double-platinum' status and two games earning 'gold' status based on number of purchases."

domingo, mayo 15, 2005

Handango Ships New Version of InHand for Windows Mobile
"LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Today at the Microsoft Mobile & Embedded Developer Conference, Handango announced a new version of Handango InHand for Windows Mobile that enables streamlined customization of on-device clients for a wide variety of companies including software developers, mobile news sites and retailers. With the new version, licensees can deploy their own branded versions of InHand quickly and easily, delivering a branded experience while creating a dedicated download catalog on their customers' mobile devices."
Telefonica Moviles Boosts Mexico Subscribers;Operating Losses Up
"MEXICO CITY -(Dow Jones)- Spanish mobile phone operator Telefonica Moviles SA (TEM) said Thursday that its Mexican unit added 422,000 subscribers in the first quarter of the year, bringing its total to more than 6 million. "
Wrestling on mobile phones
"SmartVideo Technologies havs signed an agreement with Professional Championship Wrestling (PCW) of Dallas, Texas to broadcast PCW matches via their mobile phones. The market for PCW - and other entertainment and news content - on mobile devices is only going to grow larger; market research by the ARC Group anticipates that number will increase to nearly 250 million by 2008."
UK Top 10 mobile games downloads for March 2005
"Friday 13 May 2005/... ELSPA has announced the March Mobile Games Java Download Chart(C), compiled from information supplied by: 3, O2, Orange,T-Mobile, and Vodafone."

sábado, mayo 14, 2005

Blue Sphere Games announces E3 line-up
"Birmingham-based mobile games developer and publisher Blue Sphere Games has unveiled the titles it will put on show at E3, with a line-up that includes several new licenses and branding deals. "

viernes, mayo 13, 2005

Wireless World: Phone games a big hit
"CHICAGO, May 12 (UPI) -- Playing 'Trivial Pursuit' on a mobile phone is no longer a trifling matter. Games for mobile phones finally have emerged as a major technology and entertainment business, experts told UPI's Wireless World. "
NINJ Launches New MP3 Radio Player for Mobile Phones
"NINJ, the innovative Swiss developer of games and applications for mobile phones launches VirtualRadio, a new Radio Player that streams radio stations from all over the world to the handset."
Atari classic games come to the N-Gage
"Nokia has announced Atari Masterpieces Volumes 1 & 2 for the N-Gage platform. Atari Masterpieces Volume 1 brings eight Atari arcade games for the N-Gage including such classics as Asteroids, Battlezone, Black Widow, Millipede, Missile Command, Red Baron, Lunar Lander and Super Breakout. Atari Masterpieces Volume 1 for the N-Gage is expected to be available worldwide in September 2005 and Volume 2 in December 2005."

jueves, mayo 12, 2005

Nival Interactive Expands Operations With Acquisition of Targem Games
"FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Nival Interactive, a leading international video game developer headquartered in the United States, is pleased to announce its purchase of a controlling interest in Targem Games, one of Russia's leading game developers. The deal is part of Nival's competitive strategy to create a global video game development company that will produce next-generation console and wireless games with universal appeal while maintaining its strong position in the PC game market."
Win Win Gaming Inc. Completes Acquisition of Pixiem Inc.; Adds Wireless Games Development and Worldwide Distribution
"LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- May 12, 2005 -- Win Win Gaming, Inc. (OTCBB:WNWN), a Las Vegas-based operator of international lottery games and related gaming ventures, announced the completion of its acquisition of Pixiem, Inc., a developer and publisher of wireless applications and wireless mobile games."
Boonty Plays with Mobile Games Downloads, Announces Availability of Web-2-Mobile Games Store
"NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Boonty Inc., a global leader in the downloadable games business, is announcing the rollout of a new mobile games offering that allows consumers to purchase and download titles from a vast catalog of more than 1000 games. Compatible with leading mobile handset manufacturers and mobile network operators (including Java, I-mode, brew, Pocket PC and Symbian platforms), the new Boonty Mobile Games Store is supporting the growing consumer demand for mobile gaming content around the world."
Telecom Argentina Sees Further Squeeze On Cell Margins
"BUENOS AIRES -(Dow Jones)- Fixed-line provider Telecom Argentina (TEO) expects operating profit margins to keep declining this year, as high operating costs and heavy competition in the cellular sector will offset increased revenue from new wireless customers. "
Brazil Mobile Co Telemig 1Q Pft BRL32.77M Vs BRL32.74M
"SAO PAULO (Dow Jones)--Brazilian mobile phone company Telemig Celular Participacoes SA (TMB), or Telemig, reported a slightly stronger profit for the first quarter of 2005, but failed to impress analysts, who had been expecting a better performance. "
iFone Launches Mobile Version Of Lemmings in USA
"Manchester, UK. 10th May 2005 - iFone, the leading global wireless entertainment publisher, today announced that the addictively playable Lemmings game will be launched for wireless devices in the US from August 2005. The classic console franchise has been optimised for mobile phones with excellent graphics and 28 engaging levels for consumers to work through and will be available on all popular Java-enabled handsets."
"Financial Times World Mobile Communications Conference, London, May 11th 2005 - The fact that adult mobile content is already a significant driver of growth in the mobile communications industry may come as no surprise - historically, adult content has always been the dynamo that galvanises growth in any new media outlet. Mobile entertainment will be no different - conservative estimates indicate that adult already accounts for more than 40% of non-voice revenue. Larry Flynt � the Godfather of Adult - recently commented that 'wireless is the wave of the future, the crown jewel in the electronic distribution and delivery of content'"
World's First Windows Mobile 5.0 Based 3G Device
"ASIA : High Tech Computer Corp. announced its plans to release the world's first 3G Windows Mobile 5.0-based device, the HTC Universal. The Universal will enable customers to be more productive while having powerful multimedia and internet browsing capabilities. Global distribution plans for the device are expected in the second half of 2005 with mobile operators in Europe, North America, and Asia."

miércoles, mayo 11, 2005

Microsoft Launches New Windows Mobile
"As predicted yesterday, Microsoft has launched the new version of Windows Mobile, which combines the Pocket PC and Smartphone brands/programs into one software app."
InfoSpace brings 3D Mobile Gaming to 2D Handset Users
"InfoSpace Inc. (NASDAQ: INSP), a leading provider of mobile entertainment, today introduced the Virtual 3D Simulator, a cutting-edge mobile engine that brings a rich 3D game experience to 2D handsets. Now mobile consumers using 2D handsets will have 3D game experiences, previously unavailable to the vast majority of mobile consumers."
watAgame presents "Shirard's Forge"
"watAgame, the Danish developer and publisher dedicated to the emerging market for online mobile games, presents Shirard's Forge - the new title in the Era of Eidolon franchise. The game will be distributed worldwide by selected partners in SE-Asia, China, Australia, Philippines, Europe, USA, Turkey, Israel and South Africa."
RealNetworks seeks mobile-games gains
"RealNetworks is announcing today that it has paid $15 million cash for the Helsinki-based company, extending its games business to mobile devices. The deal, which closed Friday, also gives RealNetworks further ties to phone companies across Europe. "
Mobile Media Partners with Nephin Games to Distribute
"Oslo, Norway and Galway, Ireland May 11th, 2005 - The Mobile Media Company (, the personal broadcasting and entertainment company, today announced an agreement with Nephin Games Ltd ( to distribute WKN Kickboxing to mobile phones globally."

martes, mayo 10, 2005

Sennari rings up $20 million in funding
"Sennari, a mobile relationship management pioneer, closed $2 million in Series A seed funding, lead by Novak Biddle Venture Partners and Blacksmith Capital. The funding will be used to drive the development and expansion of the company's patent-pending customer loyalty solution, designed to help carriers and content holders reduce churn, increase network traffic, and create new revenue streams. "
Symbian issues Q1 results
"LONDON, United Kingdom - 10 May 2005 - Symbian Limited today released the following unaudited financial and operational figures for the first quarter ended 31st March 2005:"
iFone launches Lemmings Mobile in U.S.
"Manchester, UK. 10th May 2005 - iFone, the leading global wireless entertainment publisher, today announced that the addictively playable Lemmings game will be launched for wireless devices in the US from August 2005. The classic console franchise has been optimised for mobile phones with excellent graphics and 28 engaging levels for consumers to work through and will be available on all popular Java-enabled handsets."
Summus announces Q1 results
"Raleigh, N.C. - May 10, 2005 - Summus, Inc. (OTCBB: SMMU), a leading provider of mobile media applications that optimize the consumer wireless experience, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2005. "
THQ Wireless and Games Workshop announce "Warhammer 40,000 Space Hulk"
"THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (Nasdaq:THQI), announced that it has acquired a licence from Games Workshop (R) to launch a mobile game set in the critically acclaimed Warhammer (R) 40,000 universe. Titled Warhammer(R) 40,000 Space Hulk(R), the game is set in a dark gothic sci-fi future and is expected to be available through leading carriers worldwide, from Summer 2005. "
Nintendo rocks online wireless service to the DS
"The Nintendo DS will make some new friends later this year. Nintendo will use IGN's GameSpy Technology to let Nintendo DS owners player wireless games online through a global network. The new service will utilize wireless home networks and Wi-Fi hot spots."
Jamdat's Q1 earnings exceed expectations
"NASDAQ-listed wireless games publisher Jamdat Mobile has announced significant growth in its first quarter earnings for 2005, reporting revenue of $15.1 million and net income of $2.7 million."
PlayPhone Has All the Game
"SAN JOSE, Calif., May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- PlayPhone Inc., the leading multi-channel distributor of mobile entertainment content, announced today that is has launched the new 'PlayP(R)' platform. The leading-edge content management and distribution system will increase the number and effectiveness of its distribution channels in North and South America, and as a result provide access to one of the largest global audiences for mobile entertainment content."
Games on mobile phones could improve science education across Europe
"i-Newswire, 2005-05-09 - Professor Peter Excell from the University's School of Informatics is leading a project that has been awarded a research grant of L40,000 from the European Union as part of the 'GRID consortium'."
Gambling and Games to Drive Mobile Entertainment Growth - From $17.6bn This Year to $59bn by 2009
"Hampshire UK, 5th May 2005: A rapid expansion in mobile content, allied to a sharp increase in 2.5G and 3G handset adoption, will combine to deliver global mobile entertainment revenues of more than US$59 billion by 2009, according to a new report from Juniper Research. "
Zbase mobile service provider selects Terraplay connected gaming technology for launch with SK Telecom in Korea
"STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Korean Service Provider Zbase provides connected gaming to the Korean market utilising Terraplay technology. "
IN-FUSIO to Showcase Extensive Mobile Games Line-Up at E3 2005
"Los Angeles - IN-FUSIO, the international mobile games publisher and players community management provider, announced today that it will be showcasing an extensive line-up of more than 25 cutting edge videogames and applications for cell phones in the West Hall, booth 3001, at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2005, May 18-20 in Los Angeles. Representatives from IN-FUSIO will also be on-hand at Microsoft's booth (South Hall, booth 1246) to discuss mobile games, including Age of Empires(R) II: Mobile, Zoo Tycoon(tm) 2 Mobile and Midtown Madness(R) 3 Mobile 3D version. "
Hutchison Telecom To Sell Paraguay Operations To America Movil
"HONG KONG -(Dow Jones)- Hutchison Telecommunications International Ltd. (2332.HK) said Monday it plans to sell its mobile telecom operations in Paraguay to Mexico's America Movil S.A. (AMX) for an undisclosed amount."
America Movil To Seek Spain Entry Via Spectrum Auction
"MEXICO CITY -(Dow Jones)- Mexico's America Movil SA (AMX) isn't planning a bid for Spanish telecommunications company Grupo Auna SA (AUNA.YY), but it's planning to take part in an auction for wireless spectrum in Spain."

lunes, mayo 09, 2005

Mobenta Zingy Announces Exclusive Mobile Game Publishing Agreement with G-Unit
"EW YORK, May 9, 2005-- Zingy (, the leading mobile media company in the Americas, announces an exclusive mobile publishing agreement with G-Unit, a leading urban brand founded by award-winning hip hop artist, 50 Cent. Under the agreement, Zingy will release a series of games based on members of the G-Unit crew, including 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck and Tony Yayo. Zingy is currently the exclusive distributor of 50 Cent voice ringtones, ringback tones, voicemail greetings, wallpapers and video ringtones. This extension of the already successful partnership between the two entities will now include an array of 2D and 3D G-Unit mobile video games. "
PlayFon brings the Mobile Version of Twentieth Century Fox's "Kingdom of Heaven" to Russia
"On the day of the Russian premiere of Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven" PlayFon have partnered with Sorrent Inc., the worldwide publisher of wireless entertainment to be the exclusive Russian distributor of mobile content based on the epic motion picture. As part of the agreement, PlayFon will distribute the Java-game, images and voicetones based on the blockbuster new movie."
Mobile Game Publisher Sorrent raises $20M in new funding
"Venture capital continued to flood mobile gaming Tuesday as publisher Sorrent Inc. announced it raised $20 million in its latest round of funding. "

viernes, mayo 06, 2005

Venezuela Blocks CANTV Purchase Of Cellular Company
"CARACAS -(Dow Jones)- Venezuela's telecommunications regulator, Conatel, Thursday rejected plans by CA Nacional de Telefonos de Venezuela (VNT), or CANTV, to acquire a competing cellular phone company. "
Vodafone to appear inside computer games
"The computer games developer, THQ has signed a major agreement with Vodafone to include Vodafone live! in the video-game Juiced for PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox videogame console from Microsoft and PC systems."
Mobile Games strategic research report, from Informa Telecoms & Media, provides a thorough analysis
"Mobile Games clarifies the positioning of Mobile Games within the context of the overall video games industry and investigates games genres and their popularity. Both established players and new entrants will benefit from the wealth of information included in this report, designed to be applied to your business enabling you to make profitable commercial decisions."
A Bridge to Korea's Gaming Market
"The MMO and mobile games markets in Korea have been big revenue generators. Because Korea has been a leader in these areas, the Korea Culture & Content Agency (KOCCA) is helping to spread awareness of the opportunities Korea presents to American companies and vice versa. We speak with KOCCA USA marketing director Alexis Wallrich and Gravity Interactive marketing manager David Kim about the Korean gaming market."
Nickelodeon and Verizon Wireless Launch Nick Mobile on V CAST
"NEW YORK and BEDMINSTER, N.J.,Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, and Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, announce the launch of Nick Mobile today, bringing Nickelodeon video content to Verizon Wireless' V CAST wireless phones. Music videos from Nick Jr. favorites Dora the Explorer, Blue's Clues, The Backyardigans and LazyTown will be the first available content on Nick Mobile, with Nickelodeon television programming scheduled to roll out this summer."

jueves, mayo 05, 2005

Is Mobile Gaming Ridiculous?
"When I was asked to speak at the third annual Mobile and Online Games forum earlier this month, I was surprised-I'm not exactly a mobile-gaming expert or even a fan. I realized that my presence must have been intended as a bit of counter-programming-perhaps the naysayer voice. Ah, now there was a role I could warm up to. And so I began to map out my speech."
Gravity Management to Be Featured at E3
"SEOUL, South Korea, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gravity Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRVY - News), a leading developer and distributor of online games, will be featured at E3Expo 2005, the world's premiere computer and video game trade event, set to open its doors to industry professionals at the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 18-20, 2005."
Gambling and Games to Drive Mobile Entertainment Growth
"Hampshire UK, 5th May 2005: A rapid expansion in mobile content, allied to a sharp increase in 2.5G and 3G handset adoption, will combine to deliver global mobile entertainment revenues of more than US$59 billion by 2009, according to a new report from Juniper Research. "

miércoles, mayo 04, 2005

North America positioned to overtake the European and Asian mobile gaming markets according to European leader iFone
"Manchester, United Kingdom, 4th May 2005 - iFone, the leading global wireless entertainment publisher, believes that North America is becoming the world's most important market for mobile gaming and will grow to become the largest and most sophisticated within the next two years."

martes, mayo 03, 2005

Mobenta Sorrent scores another $20 million in funding
"SAN MATEO, Calif., May 3, 2005 - Sorrent, Inc., a leading creator and global publisher of mobile entertainment, today announced that it has raised $20 million in Series D financing led by expansion-stage venture capital firm, Granite Global Ventures. Sorrent's current investors, including BA Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Globespan Capital Partners and Sienna Ventures, joined Granite Global Ventures in the round. Hany Nada, a managing director with Granite Global Ventures, will join Sorrent's board of directors."
US wireless data revenue climbs to $1.6 billion in Q4 2004
"FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2005--As the wireless market matures and voice services become more of a commodity, the competitive landscape among U.S. wireless carriers is rapidly evolving. In a new study of the U.S. wireless services market, IDC found that U.S. wireless carriers generated $1.6 billion in data service and application revenues in 4Q04 from a base of 178.2 million subscribers and customers. "
GlobalFun AB enters i-mode with Lunagames International
"GlobalFun AB, a global developer and publisher of wireless entertainment, has entered into an agreement with Lunagames to put GlobalFuns latest title Billy The Kid on i-mode."
Akatora Content releases 'Shadow Sword'
"Akatora Content Services released their latest game, Shadow Sword."
'Fats the Pig' now available for mobile phones
"In cooperation with spielknecht Ltd. arvato mobile presents the mobile game 'Fats The Pig'. The homonymous pc game was released in July 2004 and achieved great success in the casual games sector."
EDELWEISS Medienwerkstatt releases 'Icemania'
"EDELWEISS Medienwerkstatt GmbH has released 'Icemania', its latest mobile Arcade Game. Featuring a global online Highscore, the game is available for free at"
When It Comes To Mobile Games, It's The Little Things (Like Money) That Count
"A lot of people are apparently playing games on their mobile phones regularly. Does that mean it's a big business? Maybe not. "
Gravity's Ragnarok Goes Mobile in Japan With GungHo
"SEOUL, South Korea, May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gravity Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRVY - News), a leading developer and distributor of online games, today reissued the following release inline with a Form 6-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 15, 2005."
The Next "Killer-App" for the Cellular Handset
"US : Just when you thought the mobile handset contained every possible function and feature, along comes 'the 75 year old killer-app': television. The cellular 'ecosystem' is gearing up for this next innovation, and mobile TV will add a new set of players such as broadcasters, content providers, and advertising entities. "
Evolving CDMA2000 for the future
"The CDMA Development Group (CDG) has announced that the CDMA2000 industry is evaluating various enhancement techniques for next-generation CDMA2000 technologies. Building upon current capabilities, future enhancements will further increase spectral efficiencies and data throughput and will support the convergence of fixed, mobile and multicasting networks."
Venture capital finance floods into the mobile games industry
"According to new research by Screen Digest, the mobile games market has attracted US$420 million worth of funding since September 1999, 56% of which was raised during 2004. A significant part of this investment has been driven by private equity houses as the mobile games market begins to realise its potential."

lunes, mayo 02, 2005

Summus and Churchill Downs Incorporated Bring the 'Greatest Two Minutes in Sports' to the Mobile Phone; The Best Horse-Racing in the World is Now Available as a Game for Your Mobile Phone
"RALEIGH, N.C. --(Business Wire)-- May 2, 2005 -- Summus, Inc.(OTCBB: SMMU), a leading provider of mobile media applications that optimize the consumer wireless experience, and Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN), a leader in thoroughbred racing from coast to coast, have created an exciting and challenging horse racing game for the mobile phone subscriber. "
Mobile games poised for take-off
"Games on mobile phones are about to take off, just like console gaming did, says industry veteran Greg Ballard. "
Nokia drops to third place in handset sales ranking
"According to a report from NPD Techworld, Samsung has overtaken Nokia in the USA handset market. According to the research firm, Motorola retained top spot with a market share of 31.7%, followed by Samsung with 18.2% then Nokia with 14.6%."

domingo, mayo 01, 2005

'Simple games' rule mobile charts and original IP rules
"The game catapults iFone straight to the top of the top UK mobile games publisher rankings, according to the performance of its games in the charts. "