The mobile invasion at BAFTA

The nominations for March’s BAFTA Games Awards were announced yesterday, and the portable category makes interesting reading. What was previously referred to as the Handheld award is now Mobile & Handheld, which neatly reflects the shift that seems to have occurred. In 2009 and 2010 it was all PSP and DS. In 2011, one mobile …

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Star Sky, Dizzy & festive freebies

There do seem to be a lot of conversions swimming around the mobile gaming pond at the moment, and the big fish in that pond is of course Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary Edition. It’s been interesting to watch the reviews roll in – overwhelmingly positive with the odd notable exceptions, such as …

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The App Store’s shades of free

Price is always a favourite subject for mobile games. When they’re cheap, the industry says they’re undervaluing games as a whole; when they’re less cheap – expensive seems like an overstatement – consumers are shocked and appalled. Free is always good though, right? Depends what kind of free. Linkem Developer Somethin’ Else has been in …

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