A Giant in the Making: Mobile Gaming

We just need some blurred and pixelated genitals and this is a Sims game.


Is this a Sims game? Floating crystals=Sims.

Mobile gaming has firmly planted its feet in the current video game market. If you don’t believe me, in 2014 alone mobile gaming revenues reached more than $20 billion. It may be surprising to some how mobile gaming has become such a behemoth in the gaming market, but here we are. In 2015, US mobile gaming revenues are set to grow more than 16% reaching over $3 billion in new business. It is time to take notice (if you haven’t already) that mobile gaming is here to stay and the revenues will not stop growing anytime soon. I am guilty of being a non-believer that playing games on a phone is not a serious way to play, but I have since seen the light.

Or not enough. It's right on the edge.
That might be too many words for a title of a game.

The mobile gaming market is so large now that more and more console games are being ported over or have a mobile version available. These crossover mini variations can be fun and addictive, so addictive that it’s easy for me to lose track of time when I play. On consoles, one of my favorite games to play is Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, specifically the Zombie Mode. Blacks Ops 2 has been out for a few years, and I still play it regularly. Until recently, however, I did not know that a mobile version of Zombies, called Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies, even existed. I took a chance and downloaded the game on my Galaxy S5 Android phone and Galaxy Tablet 3. I am sure glad that I did. Black Ops Zombies is a absolute blast to play, just on a smaller scale. I played for about a half hour straight and I only stopped because my battery was about to die on my phone. So I did the next best thing. I Opened up the game on my tablet and killed zombies for a little bit longer. I don’t play mobile games much since most of my gaming is on consoles and PC.

Stop. Football time.
Stop. Football time.

After playing, I decided to see what other console games have a mobile crossover and I found over 30 different games I could download right now. There is something for everyone. If you’re a hardcore gamer there is Grand Theft Auto Vice City. Sports gamers have Madden NFL mobile. Casual gamers have Tetris, a game that never gets old. Theres even 2 Final Fantasy games on Android mobile devices, both Final Fantasy II and III.

Cookie Bonus! +1,000,000,000,000 points.
I have no idea what cookies have to with Tetris, but I’m sure it’s amazing.

All the games mentioned are available for download on at least Android devices, with many options on iOS as well. For the foreseeable future, there is no way mobile gaming can be ignored. With options of downloading mobile games to phones and tablets, playing games is now more accessible than ever before. No more waiting until you’re home sitting in front of a PC monitor or TV to start playing your favorite game. All you need is a smartphone/tablet, and a little bit of free time to whisk yourself away from reality. Game on.

Richard Killens
Im just a regular guy who enjoys the best poor mans vacation there is... Video games.

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