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Multiplayer Computer Games are Big Business for Small Devices

Greg Flakus of voanews.com writes:

Millions of people are addicted to playing games on mobile devices, with rivals and teammates spread around the world. A company in Austin, Texas has developed such a game, known as a mobile multiplayer online game, for the Apple iPhone and iPad, basing it on a pen-and-paper game that was popular in the 1970s called Traveller.

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Research suggests the UK is the biggest mobile gaming market in Europe

Research from comScore into mobile gaming behaviour across France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom has shown that 42% of smartphone users across these ‘EU5’ countries claim to have played a game on their device in February 2012.

That’s 46.4 million people; a 55% increase over the past year.

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Record quarterly revenue for Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. has announced quarterly revenue of $17.41 billion (£10.8 billion) for the period that ended 31st March 2012, which is a 6% increase year-on-year.

Operating income was $6.37 billion, up 12% from the same quarter in 2011. Net income was down slightly to $5.11 billion.

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Free EA Mobile games offered to O2 UK customers

Telefónica Digital has announced a new partnership with EA Mobile that’ll enable the network operator to create game-themed promotions.

O2 UK is launching the first deal, offering customers three months of free access to all EA Mobile games following their first download.

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By 2016, a third of all mobile game revenue will come from tablet spending

A new report from Juniper Research says spending on tablet games will account for around a third of all mobile game revenue by 2016.

It expects the amount of money spent by consumers on games for tablets to reach $3.1 billion by 2014, up from $491 million in 2011.

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