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The rising popularity of mobile gaming

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Mobile gaming, over the years, has been on a steady rise in the entertainment industry. The need for entertainment has surged in recent years as more and more people expect instant access to mobile-friendly, resulting in a significant boom for mobile game creators and developers. According to Newzoo, mobile gaming generated an estimated $93.5 billion in 2021 alone. This figure is more than the annual market revenue of the music and film industries combined. This simply shows just how significant mobile gaming has grown to become.

The exciting thing is that mobile gaming is projected to be worth $338 billion by 2030, which is why game creators and gaming companies continue to flood the market with new versions of games every day. As of August 2021, above 4.7 million games and gaming apps were introduced to the Apple Store across the globe. Mobile gambling has also grown exponentially, with this industry now estimated to reach 139 billion dollars by 2028. There are a vast number of online casino games you can play anytime and genres to suit every player, with more added daily.

Evolution of mobile gaming

Mobile gaming didn’t just become a giant market overnight, with game developers and companies struggling to be top dogs. The journey began in 1997 when Nokia introduced the first mobile game, Snake, on its newly launched device, Nokia 6110. This new game would go on to become addictive and enjoy incredible success. Nokia continued to dominate the mobile gaming scene, releasing updated versions of its phones.

By 2008, touch phones were becoming popular, and this was when Apple emerged with its app store, which began a new era of mobile gaming. The App store became one hotspot for mobile games imaginable and‌ redefined the mobile gaming industry. Popular games such as Angry Birds, Candy Crush, etc were all introduced by the Apple App Store. Introducing the App store opened a floodgate of game developers who are now constantly trying to outdo one another. New games are now easily available with much better graphics and functionality.

Google intercepted Apple’s dominance by launching the Android OS in 2008, thereby allowing the introduction of more smartphones. Car racing was also not left behind, as, in 2012, Asphalt re-polished its games and began releasing console-worthy games. With billions of people having access to smartphones, the gaming industry has continued to grow with mobile gaming revenue surpassing $103.5 billion this year.. Games such as Call of Duty and Fortnite are extremely popular for their realistic feel and impressive graphics. As of 2021, App Annie affirms that 82.98 billion games were downloaded. This simply goes to show how far mobile gaming has come in just a few years.

Reasons for popularity of mobile gaming

Although mobile gaming is a relatively new industry, it is growing at a shocking rate, and just one of the reasons for this is the convenience of playing games on mobile phones. No doubt that mobile games are easily accessible. To play a mobile game, there is no need for a console or gamepad: a smartphone is enough. This is a far cry from the initial games created, which were too straightforward and not easily accessible. Mobile games today come with elaborate themes and a dramatic soundtrack and require some skill.

The mobile gaming industry is always in tune with recent technological advancements. Several games allow playing, buying upgrades, and even earning with cryptocurrency. Some even allow players to create their characters and sell them. Mobile games are affordable since everyone owns a mobile phone. Owning a gaming console requires a sometimes unaffordable purchase fee. Better phones with excellent storage capacity are being introduced every year. This makes it easier for game developers to create games with better graphics and user-friendly interfaces.

One thing is for sure; mobile gaming is here to stay. But what will it look like in the not-so-distant future? Will we have holograms coming out of mobile devices or wristwatches and just what will the costs be for high-tech mobile gaming? Time will certainly tell, but until then, mobile gaming companies will have to keep coming up with something newer, more thrilling, more exciting, and dare I say it, more realistic for the discerning player of tomorrow.

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Hollard and Melcom Celebrate Five Thousand Policies in Two Years of Partnership

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Hollard and Melcom Celebrate Five Thousand Policies in two years of partnership. Since partnering to make insurance more accessible to Ghanaians through a Shop and Insure initiative, insurance group Hollard Ghana, with subsidiaries Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life, is marking two years of partnership with retail giant, Melcom. (more…)

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Fascinated by the new HUAWEI nova Y70? We answer all your questions here!

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Huawei’s latest HUAWEI nova Y70 has done something amazing that not many other entry-level phones on the market can brag about. It has put together so many solid features on a single device but at an attractive price. The phone comes with an incredible 6000mAh battery, an expansive 6.75-inch display, a great trio of cameras, and more. Here’s everything you need to know about this new smartphone.

How long can we expect the battery to last on a single charge?

As you already know, the HUAWEI nova Y70 comes with a huge 6000mAh battery. That’s huge even for a 2022 smartphone. The benefit of having such a big battery is that it can last for 3 days on a single full charge. What’s even more amazing is that it supports 22.5W HUAWEI SuperCharge to help you fill-up the large battery in no time. You will be hard-pressed to find such an amazing combination at this price point.

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Is the display good for gaming and watching movies?

The HUAWEI nova Y70 features a large 6.75-inch HUAWEI FullView Display that’s great for watching videos. The high screen to body ratio of 90.26% also helps you focus on the content leaving little around the screen to distract you. The phone also adopts a classic flat screen with a single punch hole in the middle to present a simple yet stylish design.

For gamers, the smartphone’s screen also supports an industry-leading 10-point Multi-touch technology to provide a fast response time even when using multi-finger gestures. To reduce the burden on the eyes, HUAWEI nova Y70 also features smart dimming, a luminous screen, an e-book mode, as well as a video quality enhancement feature to further improve the visual experience.

How good are the cameras on the HUAWEI nova Y70?

If you are looking for a smartphone with great cameras to explore your creativity, then the HUAWEI nova Y70’s AI Triple Camera is all you need. It features a 48MP High-res Main Camera, a 120° 5MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera and a 2MP Depth Camera. Thanks to the f/1.8 aperture of the 48MP High-res Main Camera, it allows for more light when shooting resulting in clean-looking photos. Coupled with the optimised Huawei algorithms, HUAWEI nova Y70 greatly enhances the quality of captured images, ensuring every shot is of optimal quality, even when taking pictures against the light.

The 5MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera helps you easily fit more content in one frame. The 2MP Depth Camera works with the innovative bokeh algorithm to blur the background, allowing your subject to stand out. The 8MP front camera also supports the bokeh effect to blur the background when taking selfies. Huawei’s AI Beauty algorithm can capture selfies in crisp detail with a natural beautifying effect and intelligently improve issues like image sharpness and digital noise to preserve details in your selfies.

What does the 128GB of storage space mean in real-life usage?

The 128GB storage capacity on the HUAWEI nova Y70 is going to be sufficient for the vast majority of people out there. To put it into perspective, you will easily be able to store up to 170 episodes of a drama series, 20,000 high-quality songs and over 60 HD movies on the phone. However, the phone caters even to those heavy users who need extra storage. The HUAWEI nova Y70 supports up to 512GB storage capacity when using MicroSD cards, allowing them to store everything they want in their phone. It is also equipped with EROFTS super file compression technology to easily download your favourite songs, videos, and games.

The trusted, innovative, user-friendly and secure AppGallery is available on the HUAWEI nova Y70, where users can easily navigate, explore, find and download a wide range of high-quality apps.

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Academic City University College inaugurates ultra-modern campus

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Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has inaugurated the Academic City University College, a premium Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics tertiary institution as and charged them to lead digital manufacturing. (more…)

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Should I learn Muay Thai or Kickboxing as a Beginner?

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Muay Thai and Kickboxing are two of the most popular forms of martial arts. They are practised in global arenas as competitive sports and taught in martial art schools across the world. Fighters learn Muay Thai and Kickboxing for different reasons; self-defence, physical fitness, mental strength, self-discipline, social development, personal growth, and self-confidence.

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Happiness 3.0: Key to Living Life as an expression of happiness

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The Art of Living, an international non-religious and non-profit organisation that focuses on building mental health, held a lively and insightful evening with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar the founder of the Art of Living and a Global Peace Ambassador on the 17th of August at the Accra International Conference Centre.  (more…)

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