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Mobile Gaming & Entertainment Apps Coverage - Industry Analysts forecast mobile gaming revenue to overtake consoles in 2015. Today's Gaming Stocks in focus are: Tapinator, Inc. (OTC: TAPM), Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA), Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT)
Today, less than 72 hours before his death-defying, two-part high wire walk over downtown Chicago, legendary tightrope artist, Nik Wallenda, announces the release of SkyBalance by Nik Wallenda, the officially licensed mobile game for iOS, Android and Amazon commemorating Sunday's live Discovery Channel event. A collaboration between mobile gaming companies Tapinator, Inc. (OTC: TAPM) and HyperPower Game Group™, the "endless-level" challenge asks players to battle birds, wind gusts, helicopters and finger-tapping fatigue to keep Nik's digital avatar in-the-zone and standing strong as long as possible. In fact, the only limit to players' high scores is the number of seconds they are able to stay balanced.
"SkyBalance is an addictively-fun way for people around the world to be a part of my historic Chicago tightrope walk," said Nik Wallenda. "I'm looking forward to seeing if there are any master players out there who can stay balanced on the virtual wire as long as I stay balanced in real life on Sunday!"
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Part of an emerging category of games made popular by the runaway success of Flappy Bird, SkyBalance by Nik Wallenda answers a growing consumer demand for "quick fix" games that require minimal commitment from players. "With SkyBalance, we are thrilled to have built a game that makes people feel closer to Nik duringSunday's epic event, while also responding to an important trend in the mobile gaming category," said Ilya Nikolayev, CEO of Tapinator. SkyBalance by Nik Wallenda is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store, Google Play and the Amazon App Store beginning today.
In other Gaming and Mobile App News & Happenings: In celebration of the game's five year anniversary milestone, Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA), a leading social game developer, recently launched New Words With Friends to players around the world today on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and for Google Play. As the most significant upgrade to Words With Friends since its launch in 2009, players will find the same game-play they love, now loaded with brand-new features they have requested with a more immersive playing experience and dynamic redesign. "We're proud to deliver a vastly enhanced playing experience with New Words With Friends that offers the same entertaining word game players have loved for the past five years with an abundance of new features that players have asked for," said Jonathan Knight, Vice President of Games at Zynga.
BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), announced that the Dragon Age™ Keep is now available in open beta. The Dragon Age Keep is a revolutionary story creation web app that will give gamers and BioWare fans an opportunity to discover and shape the legacy, heroes and world around their personal story in Dragon Age: Inquisition, the highly anticipated, next generation RPG launching starting on November 18. To access Dragon Age Keep* from a modern web browser, players can visit http://www.dragonagekeep.com and log-in with their Origin account.
Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare is days from hitting retail shelves. With less than a week to go for one of the most anticipated entertainment launches of the year, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), kicks things into high gear with the release of the new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare live-action trailer helmed by director Peter Berg of Pony Show Entertainment and featuring Taylor Kitsch (Lone Survivor) and Emily Ratajkowski (Gone Girl). The intense :90 second high-octane piece, titled "Discover Your Power," and featuring the hit single "Salute Your Solution" by The Raconteurs, will debut on network television in the U.S. tonight on Thursday Night Football and will rollout worldwide across high-profile telecasts.
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Nintendo (OTC: NTDOY) have both announced new, health-related gadgets joining an ever-expanding array of products coming from tech companies as they enter the burgeoning wearables market. The technology industry has been pushing it for a couple of years, be it with Jawbone's various devices, Fitbit's offerings, or Samsung's attempts with its Galaxy Gear smartwatch offerings. Microsoft and Nintendo, as well as others are looking to enter a market that's expected to be exceptionally lucrative, expected to be worth $60 billion by 2018, according to IHS. The Microsoft Band, which retails for $199.99, was introduced via a press release and offered for sale on a new Website. Microsoft is marketing it as a fitness device so it can monitor your heart rate, help keep track of your workouts and even track your sleep (if you wear it all night). It's also a smartwatch capable of telling time, displaying email alerts and calendar notifications and Microsoft's voice assistant Cortana is included as well, helping the device notes, inform of news, weather and stock information and even help with directions.
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