A smartphone, or smart phone, is a mobile phone with more advanced computing capability and connectivity than basic feature phones.Early smartphones typically combined the features of a mobile phone with those of another popular consumer device, such as a personal digital assistant (PDA), a media player, a digital camera, or a GPS navigation unit. Modern smartphones include all of those features plus the features of a touchscreen computer, including web browsing, Wi-Fi, and 3rd-party apps.Currently, about 90% of handset sales worldwide are for devices powered by Google's Android and Apple's iOS mobile operating systems.
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    • Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of Jan. 15)

      Here is an updated calendar of major free-to-play native apps that publicly traded Japanese mobile game makers have announced for the coming months. Please note that these titles can be modified, canceled, or released at any given time. The list isn’t necessarily exhaustive, as games can get released without being announced before, for example. Details are subject to change.

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    • Square Enix to announce new game at Tokaigi 2015

      Dwango-hosted game event runs from January 31 to February 1. Square Enix will be exhibiting Tokaigi 2015, Niconico owner Dwango’s annual games event, with a new title announcement, the company’s official website for the event reveals. Here’s the publisher’s full lineup: Bravely Second (3DS) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, PC) Divekick: Addition Edition ( ...

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  • Mobcast and Enhances Games acquire Lumines and Meteos properties

    … Enhance Games is a new studio headed by Tetsuya Mizuguchi. Mobcast and Enhance Games have acquired the Lumines and Meteos properties from Q Entertainment Mobcast announced. Enhance Games is a newly established studio based in California headed by Lumines creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi. A new Lumines game is in development for iOS and Android…

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  • NightCry Kickstarter campaign launched

    … Nude Maker seeking $300,000 for enhanced PC version. Nude Maker and Hifumi Kouno have launched the Kickstarter campaign for the PC version of NightCry, the upcoming spiritual successor to Clock Tower. It is seeking $300,000. The game is in development for iOS, Android, and PS Vita, and will launch for those platforms regardless…

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  • Night Cry to launch Kickstarter for PC version

    … announced PS Vita and mobile platforms regardless of the outcome, Hifumi said. “Early on, I was concerned about playing a horror game on a smaller screen,” Kouno said. “Maybe a tablet would be different, but still it’s not a big screen. So yeah, I always wanted to bring it to the bigger screen. But at the same time, I had to think about the budget…

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  • Bleach: Brave Souls announced for smartphones

    … From the studio behind Love Live: School Idol Festival. KLabGames, the studio behind Love Live: School Idol Festival for iOS and Android, is making a new Bleach game for smartphones called Bleach: Brave Souls. Due out this spring in Japan, the game is a free-to-play action title. Players will be able to freely organize a team of their favorite…

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  • Community Spotlight: Stitch's Top Games of 2014

    … at the same time while also getting shot at, in which case, spamming smoke bombs was the only way to get some enjoyment out of the battle system. Otherwise it's just suicide. And Snipers can instantly kill you with one single shot. Oh yeah, that's fun. "But you need to be stealthy!" I know, but I'd rather kill them all. =3 Still, I sure love…

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  • 5 Things That We Want to See in ‘Rock Band 4′

    … come a long way and so has the way video game developers utilize the tool. From controlling your Black Flag fleet in Assassin’s Creed 4 to managing your World of Warcraft equipment in the Armory, some of the most addicting games of the last few years have successfully motivated players to stay connected to the game world with their mobile…

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  • Square-Enix lineup for Tokaigi 2015

    …Full lineup: Bravely Second (3DS) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, PC) Divekick: Addition Edition (PS4, XBO, PC) Dragon Quest X Online (Wii, Wii U, 3DS, PC) Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light (Smartphone) Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS) Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4, PS3, PC) Lara Craft and the Temple of Osiris (PS4, XBO…

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  • Final Fantasy Legends: Space-Time Crystal new trailer, pre-registration open

    … Latest smartphone Final Fantasy due out this winter. Square Enix has released the first trailer for Final Fantasy Legends: Space-Time Crystal, its November-announced, story-oriented Final Fantasy for smartphones themed around time travel. Pre-registration for the game opened today, as well. If you pre-register, you’ll get a download code…

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  • Thrustmaster Y-400PW Headset (PC/PS3/PS4) Review

    … is detachable and adjustable Exclusive customization of your mic’s gain level Wireless controller: MutiVoice feedback system (to cut out the feedback from your voice on the headphones) directly on the controller Functions to adjust the audio level of the game, bass, voices and microphone independently. Full compatibility: Smartphone TV tablets : mix…

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  • Bastion sells three million, Transistor 600,000

    … PlayStation 4 and PS Vita versions due out this year. Transistor, the May-launched PlayStation 4 and PC action RPG from Supergiant Games, has sold over 600,000 copies, the developer announced. Bastion, the company’s first game—originally launched for Xbox 360 and PC, and followed by OS X, Linux, iOS, and Android releases (and coming…

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  • Is Tokyo Xanadu a smartphone game?

    … Nihon Falcom sent out an interesting tweet this morning. The Ys developer is looking to hire “all sorts” of people, specifically stating those that can work on smartphone games, computer browser games, and MMORPGs. Attached to this tweet is the promotional image of Tokyo Xanadu, whose platform has yet to be announced, suggesting the game is tied to one of the three aforementioned formats. If you’re a developer in Japan seeking work, visit Falcom’s recruitment page. Thanks, Hachima Kikou. …

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  • Sonic Runners announced for smartphones

    … A new Sonic Runners is in development for smartphones, Sega announced at the “Sonic Fan Thanksgiving 2014″ event at Tokyo Joypolis. The game will launch first in Japan sometime in 2015. More details will be shared in January. Thanks, Famitsu. Read Sonic Runners announced for smartphones in full on Gematsu. …

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  • Kodak are Back, with an Android Powered.. Smartphone?

    … Set to be unveiled at CES next year, famous camera company Kodak are planning to unveil a handful of smartphones and tablets, as well as cameras too, at the consumer electronics event. After the company almost went bankrupt a few years ago, Kodak have been looking for ways to stay afloat so they don’t end up like Polaroid. As a result…

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