'Pokemon Go' maker Niantic making a game of the world

Business / Tech Nov 7, 2019

'Pokemon Go' maker Niantic making a game of the world

Pokemon Go maker Niantic on Wednesday moved closer to turning the world into a giant game board. San Francisco-based Niantic opened the door for outside developers to build titles to add to its lineup of mobile games, which include Pokemon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite ...

Mario Kart Tour a much-needed smartphone hit for Nintendo

Business / Corporate Oct 29, 2019

Mario Kart Tour a much-needed smartphone hit for Nintendo

Nintendo Co. can finally claim a megahit smartphone game with its new Mario Kart Tour, which has been downloaded 123.9 million times in its first month and comfortably eclipsed the company's previous mobile game debuts, according to data from app research firm Sensor Tower. "The ...

High-speed 5G game integration in spotlight at Tokyo Game Show

Business / Tech Sep 12, 2019

High-speed 5G game integration in spotlight at Tokyo Game Show

The Tokyo Game Show opened on Thursday with the spotlight on how game-makers will take advantage of ultrahigh speed 5G mobile data networks ahead of the technology's commercial rollout in Japan in 2020. Game-makers, related network developers, and esports promoters cite their sector as one ...