Real Call of Duty finally blasts onto iOS

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Call of Duty: Mobile racks up amazing 100m downloads in first week
Call of Duty: Mobile racks up amazing 100m downloads in first week
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The first true Call of Duty game has finally landed on mobile, seven months after its initial unveiling.

Activision’s newest title features the staple online multiplayer with various game modes, as well as its own battle royale. It’s free to download now from the App Store — and it’s a lot of fun!

The problem with Apple Arcade? It’s just not that special [Opinion]

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Can Arcade ever become the service Apple promised?
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Apple Arcade’s slate of more than 100 games for $4.99 a month looks like one of the best deals in gaming at first glance. But Apple’s new game subscription service fails to live up to the expectations of many iPhone and iPad owners.

That’s not because the games are bad. Or because there are hidden fees we weren’t expecting. It’s because Cupertino billed Apple Arcade as something special … and it just isn’t.

Call of Duty: Mobile will blast its way onto iOS on October 1

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Call of Duty: Mobile will offer a CoD multiplayer experience for your iPhone.
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Activision’s Call of Duty: Mobile, an entry in the popular franchise, but built from the ground up for mobile, will be launching worldwide October 1.

The game soft-launched in Australia back in June. However, the rest of us have had to wait to try out the free-to-play title. To celebrate the impending launch, Activision has released a brand new trailer.

Apple becomes world’s fourth-largest gaming company

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Everyone should welcome skill-based matchmaking.
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Apple is now the world’s fourth-largest gaming company, according to a new report.

It is ranked higher than gaming giants like Nintendo, EA, and Activision — thanks mostly to the popularity of mobile gaming on iPhone. Apple is estimated to have earned $9.453 billion from games during 2018 alone.

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It should be arriving in other markets very soon.
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Battle royale games rake in $2 billion on mobile alone

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Fortnite isn't top of the list, but there's a catch.
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Battle royale games have now raked in more than $2 billion on Android and iOS, according to the latest data.

Fortnite and competing titles like PUBG Mobile earned an estimated $476 million during the first quarter of 2019 alone. A surprising title leads in player spending — but there is a catch.