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The Steam Paid Mods Debacle: What Next?

The problem with writing a weekly blog is that you can pitch an idea one day, then seven days later the whole event’s over, leaving you to pick through the smoking remains and wonder what on earth’s happened. This week has been one of those weeks, as anyone who’s been following the Steam paids mods […]

The Saga of Konami, Kojima and the Future of MGSV

Anyone following the production of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, will have seen the current drama surrounding Hideo Kojima. Having gone uncharacteristically quiet on social media since March 16th, fans are worried that he’s either left Konami, or has been fired from his job. Either way, it’s not great news for the latest […]

Should Your Children Be Playing Video Games?

Late last month, a group of 16 Cheshire schools have warned parents against letting their children play 18+ games. If they find a child has been playing games, such as Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto, their parents will be reported to the police and social services, as letting them play those games is […]

Periscope vs. Meerkat: Which Is The Best Live Streaming App?

The latest trend in mobile apps is live streaming. Open your app, and you’re almost instantly broadcasting to people around the globe. You could be answering questions, doing how-to shows, or simply chatting to whoever’s around. Whatever you’re using them for, they’re certainly popular. The two apps competing for live streamers’ attention are Meerkat and […]

Nintendo Announces ‘Free-To-Start’ Mobile Games

There was much excitement recently as Nintendo announced that they’re starting to make mobile games. This is a long awaited, and possibly long overdue, step for the company. Fans are surprised at the announcement, as Nintendo are notoriously averse to change. Their games are widely revered as fantastic titles, but their hardware has always been […]

The Future of Gaming on the Apple Watch

At their Spring Forward event, Apple revealed their latest product, the Apple Watch. Slated for release on the 24th April this year, Apple promise the Watch will be their ‘most personal device yet’. Connected to your iPhone, it will give you a ‘gentle tap’ whenever you have a new notification. Plus, it can function as […]

Missingno, Minus Worlds and the Loot Cave: Gaming’s Most Famous Glitches

Fans of Destiny will know all about the ‘Loot Cave’, a respawn point that churned out easily defeatable enemies, dropping valuable items. Players quickly took advantage of the glitch, standing and mowing down enemies in their hundreds to get their hands on that sweet, sweet loot. Sadly for many players, Bungie recently fixed the bug […]

Fable Legends Goes Free To Play

The eagerly awaited Fable Legends was last week confirmed to be a free-to-play title for the Xbox One and PC. The announcement came as another surprise for fans of the Fable series, with this installment of the action RPG franchise coming out as a multiplayer only title. Gamers who traditionally play on consoles and PC […]

Wifi Enabled Dolls: The Future of Playtime?

Talking toys are nothing new, as any parent who’s desperately pulled the batteries out of a Teddy Ruxpin will tell you. Mattel, though, think they’ve got the next big thing in chatting playmates. At this year’s New York Toy Fair, they unveiled the Hello Barbie, their first wifi connected Barbie doll. When a button is […]

Is Uber the Future of Taxis?

Uber, the app controlled taxi service, has recently launched in our hometown of Birmingham. We join the ranks of cities such as London, Paris, and Los Angeles that now have access to the service. The revolutionary new taxi service allows customers to order a taxi from the Uber app on their phone, rather than hailing […]

What The Death of Joystiq Means For Gaming Journalism

This month we’ve seen the closure of one of one of the most popular online gaming magazines, Joystiq. As one of the best sources in gaming news, it’s departure is already being felt by the gaming community, and many have taken up their pens themselves to bemoan their loss. The closure has come as Joystiq’s […]

Fingerprints, Goggles and GPS Apps: The World of Police Technology

When we think of police technology, we usually think of fingerprinting and DNA evidence, things that unfailingly manage to nail the bad guys in police procedurals on TV. In real life, though, what are the police using in their fight against crime? The police have a history of using technology in their everyday work. Fingerprinting […]

Gaming Addiction: Fact or Fiction?

We’ve barely seen the first month of 2015 out, and already we’ve seen a case of gaming related death. Based in Taiwan, a man died in an internet cafe after taking part in a gaming marathon. The 32 year old man died some time into his three day session. Rather gruesomely, CNN noted that police […]

On Cyberbully, Share Aware and Staying Safe Online

Last week saw Maisie Williams, of Game of Thrones fame, star in one off drama Cyberbully. Based on ‘several real life cases’, Cyberbully showed one seemingly normal teenager being tormented by an anonymous online troll. The show resonated with parents and children alike all over the UK, and served to highlight just what a huge […]

VR, Game Streaming and Eye Tracking: The Best of CES

New year, new tech. The Consumer Electronics Show (known as the CES) in Las Vegas showcased some of the most up to date and cutting edge gaming gadgets around at the moment, so we’re rounding up the most exciting ones we’ve seen. Playstation Now and Samsung Some exciting news is that soon, Samsung smart TVs […]

Mobile Gaming Is Dead, Long Live Mobile Gaming

Recent reports are showing that the mobile gaming bubble appears to have burst. Mobile analytics firm Flurry has found that mobile app growth has clocked in for 2014 at 30% which seems impressive until compared against the 61% growth in 2013. So, is mobile gaming dying a death? Not quite yet, most commenters say. The […]

Merry Christmas!

Happy Christmas everyone! We all hope you’re having a fantastic day. Until we resume normal service next year, please enjoy this video. Nothing says Christmas like a million flashing fairy lights, set to music: Love from all at Dojit.

Christmas Apps To Save Your Sanity

It’s less than a week until Christmas Day, are you feeling organised? Ready? Prepared? Nope, of course not. It’s not the festive season unless you’re sweating over a pile of unwritten Christmas cards, panicking. However, app stores are ready with many clever little apps that promise to make things less stressful. Today, we’ll run down […]

Selfies, Shocks and Wearable Tech Bling: Unusual Tech Gifts

So it’s nearly Christmas, and as the big day approaches the pressure’s on to buy the biggest and best gifts for your loved ones. Should you get them an Amazon Fire Phone? Pah. An iPad? SO last year. A Fitbit? At Christmas, when you’re stuffing your face with Quality Street? Are you mad? Instead, get […]

Black Friday Invading Our Shores, Raking In The Cash

Last week we saw ‘Black Friday’, a US tradition that has been creeping onto UK shores over the last few years. Having popped up here and there in previous Novembers, this year it seemingly exploded everywhere. Supermarket chains such as Asda and Tesco were keen to pick up on the shopping ‘holiday’, offering discounted goods […]

‘You Are Not A Product’ – Can Ello Survive in the Social Media Market?

Anyone would think we’ve got more than enough social networks to be getting on with. What with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the like, we’re besieged by information constantly. The last thing we need, you’d think, is another network. However the creators of Ello think differently. Ello has been quickly been dubbed the ‘anti-Facebook’. Creator Paul […]

Corrupted Saves, Flying Horses, and Floating Eyeballs: Release Day Glitches

Ubisoft haven’t been having a great time in the press as of late. Assassin’s Creed Unity, their latest release, hasn’t exactly been pulling in the positive noise they’d hoped for. If they aren’t being criticised for their depiction of the French Revolution, they’re being hauled over the coals for some rather astounding bugs still in […]

Is Bitcoin a Threat to Traditional Currency?

Anyone who follows technology news will have heard of Bitcoin, the software based payment system, in recent years. Designed by Satoshi Nakamoto, the currency allows users to pay for goods and services, mostly online, with the virtual currency. Reception to Bitcoin in the beginning was mixed, with some praising it as an alternative to traditional […]

Stopping the Spread: Can Mobile Apps Stop Ebola?

Last week, the Indonesian Red Cross released an Android app designed to help those affected by natural disasters. The app, called Mass Rapid Assessment, assists in sharing vital information during a natural disaster, whether that be practical tips or keeping in touch with loved ones during a crisis. Sumarsono, head of disaster relief, said that […]

Fabric: Will App Developers Trust Twitter Again?

Last week, Twitter announced a whole raft of development tools for mobile, which they have called Fabric. The suite of services available are designed to assist mobile developers at every stage of app development, and of course promote Twitter itself. Fabric includes four separate services: MoPub: This advertising service, developed specifically for mobile developers, allows […]

Reddit and Alien Blue, or Should Your Business Have Its Own App?

Reddit, the mega popular link sharing website and the home of the ever popular Ask Me Anything, has finally come out with their official iOS app. Unusually, the app is one that was already available in the iOS store. Alien Blue, developed by Jase Morrissey, provided readers with an app based method for accessing the […]

The Snappening: What the Snapchat Leak Teaches Us About App Security

Last weekend Snapchat users found their private pictures splashed across the web, thanks to one teenage hacker who got access to thousands of photos and posted them online at thesnasppening.org. Mudit Grover took responsibility for the hacking, and shut down the site, saying that ‘My purpose was that people should see how vulnerable hosting private […]

Colours, Psychology and the Subconscious: What Makes Mobile Games Addictive?

Following hot on the heels of Angry Birds, Candy Crush Saga, and Flappy Bird, Desert Golfing is the new hottest mobile app around. Dubbed ‘the best worst game in the world’, the game has the player aim golf balls at holes on a rolling golf course that goes on forever. The game tallies your score […]

Destiny and the Rise of Gaming Companion Apps

Last month saw the highly anticipated release of Destiny, the new game from Bungie. The title is their first since splitting away from Microsoft, who are now in direct competition with the studio with the continuing Halo series. Despite very little of the game being shown before launch, Destiny sold well, with the sales total […]

iOS 8: All Your Games in High Definition

Now iOS 8 has been released, Apple have listed the seven games they have available that take advantage of their newly optimised engine. The games use Metal, which allows game developers to get more performance out of the phone’s A7 and A8 chips. This means that the phone can perform more like a console, displaying […]

Minecraft and Twitch Bought Out: When Indie Goes Corporate

Dominating the news this week are buyouts of two of the biggest names in gaming. Twitch TV has been bought out by Amazon for $970 million, while mega hit title Minecraft has been taken over by Microsoft for $2.5 billion.While Twitch and Minecraft have been big news in the gaming community for a while now, […]

The Sims 4 Has Launched, But What’s Missing?

The Sims 4 exploded onto the gaming scene last week, and already the internet is crammed full of ideas, opinions and concerns about it. The game continues EA’s incredibly successful franchise, which began life in 2000 after creator Will Wright decided to design a life simulator. On paper, the game sounds as if it would […]

Silent Hills and the Modern Evolution of Horror Gaming

One of the biggest revelations at this year’s Gamescom was the release of P.T, or Playable Trailer. Announced as a playable demo for a new horror game from a new company, players who downloaded it found that the demo was actually for Silent Hills, the latest installment in the Silent Hill franchise. Footage of the […]

Swing Copters: Punishingly Difficult, Highly Addictive

The whole internet is abuzz with the news of Swing Copters’ release. The mobile app game, developed by GEARS Studios, has caught the attention of gamers as it is the follow up to the furiously addictive Flappy Bird. As you may recall, Flappy Bird was pulled from release as creator Dong Nguyen stated is was […]

Tomb Raider: Rise of the Xbox Exclusive

Gaming fans are no stranger to rabid devotion to their favourite games, but the announcement of Rise of the Tomb Raider’s exclusivity to the Xbox One has shown just how upset they can be when things don’t go their way. Fans of Lara Croft took to social media to voice their displeasure, saying that Microsoft […]

Fake Viral Sites and Twitter Tantrums: Gaming’s PR Blunders

The gaming world is no stranger to the odd PR mishap, as Nintendo have so ably demonstrated recently. Having declared August Princess Peach month, they asked their Twitter followers to tweet about why they loved Peach, using the hashtag #PeachMonth. It went, well, probably as well as one would expect from Twitter. Thanks to the […]

Bioshock on iOS: Triple A Developers Have Their Eye on the Mobile Market

Earlier this week, 2K revealed that one of their most popular titles, Bioshock, will be coming to the iOS as a full port. An announcement video was made with Casey Coleman from 2K, and Ryan McCaffrey from IGN.  The pair showed the 2007 game working on an iPad, which while running at a slower frame […]

Kim Kardashian’s Hollywood Hits the A List

An app based around the life and work of a famous reality star? It sounds as if it just shouldn’t work but in fact, Kim Kardashian Hollywood has been racking up the fans and praise like nobody’s business. The mobile game tasks the player with creating a new Hollywood star, working and dating their way […]

Level Editors to Exploding Goats: The Joy of Simulation Games

Simulation games are currently enjoying a resurgence of popularity with the current generation of gamers, if the virtual shelves of your online retailer are anything to go by. From the staggeringly popular Sims franchise, to the staggeringly bonkers Goat Simulator, there’s a game out there for nearly every sim fan imaginable. In the world of […]

Steam: The Fat Cat It’s Ok to Like

Anyone who’s a gamer, or is friends with gamers, is now probably aware of Steam and what they do. Mostly, they’ll know of their legendary summer sales and cries of ‘Steam took all my money!’ from eager fans of the platform. It certainly is one of the most popular ways of buying games recently, with […]

Breaking News: Gaming Not the Danger The Sun Says It Is

The Sun, British tabloid staple, has recently made waves by publishing a piece titled: ‘Playing Games as Addictive as Heroin’. The article claims that the UK is ‘in the grip of a gaming addiction’, citing three suicides that could be linked to Call of Duty, and case studies where certain players spend large amounts of […]

Twin Galaxies, Mario and a Big Pile of Cash: Gaming World Records

Last week a brand new gaming record was set, with Youtube user Blubbler racing through the entirety of Super Mario Bros. in just 4 minutes and 57 seconds. Their feat in speedrunning has impressed gamers all over the world, but they certainly aren’t the first person to attempt to break world records in gaming. The […]

Grim Fandango and the Double Edged Sword of Nostalgia

One of the biggest announcements of E3 this year was that Grim Fandango was due a current gen remake for the PS4. Fans of the classic LucasArts title were delighted with the news, but others were not as keen. The announcement continues the trend of popular titles from the past being remade, rebooted, or simply […]

The Rise of Mobile Gaming at E3 2014

With the dust settled after this year’s E3 event, we can see past the initial surprises and announcements and see one of the most interesting stories of the year is the prominence of mobile gaming. Despite a small presence at the event, some important developments came to light. There were several mobile games announced at […]

Amiibo, Nostalgia and Sequels Aplenty: E3 2014 Roundup

This week saw the annual E3 convention return in full swing in Los Angeles. People have travelled from all around the world to be the first to hear about what’s new and what the future holds for gaming. Here at Dojit, we’re rounding up the news that has come out so far. Nintendo Amiibo Nintendo […]

Mario Kart TV: Nintendo’s Response to Let’s Play Videos?

Mario Kart 8 was released to the excitement of Nintendo fans everywhere last week, and with it has brought a curious new development. A companion website, MarioKart.tv, has been launched alongside the game. Players can upload gameplay footage to the website, chronicling their best times and even sharing them through Facebook and Twitter. This development […]

5 Things Players Want from Mobile Games

Here at Dojit, we’ve talked at great length in the past about what makes a good mobile gaming app, and who’s innovating in the industry. However, we’ve never discussed what makes a gamer pick a game from the ever expanding library on the Apple and Android app stores in the first place. In short, what […]

Generate targeted push notifications to each player

The average cell phone has 41 apps on it according to the recent Nielsen report. The average person with a iphone or android device plays games between 7 am and 10 am, so the major group of players are probable commuting to work or school. So the average person at around 7am has the choice of 40 competing games or apps?

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