AND RISE OF GAMES ON THE GO

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If some­one had told you 10 years ago that you’d have been play­ing a video game for hours on end and then send­ing a mes­sage to hun­dreds of your friends about your score, you’d have thought them in­sane, but Face­book and Twit­ter – com­bined with mo­bile de­vices – have taken gam­ing from the bed­room and into ubiq­uity.

“Mo­bile gam­ing is where the ex­cite­ment is and it scares the likes of Sony and Microsoft,” says Stu­art. “But it’ll be some time be­fore mo­bile gam­ing graph­ics are any­where near as good as what the PS4 is go­ing to of­fer.”

For many play­ers, though, it doesn’t mat­ter, and mo­bile gam­ing is ex­pected to be a big part of the an­nual DubaiWorld Game Expo this month (Novem­ber 18-19), an event that at­tracted 4,000 visi­tors last year.

Pre­dic­tions are that the dig­i­tal game mar­ket in the Mid­dle East will hit $3.2 bil­lion by 2016, and de­vel­op­ers are es­pe­cially in­ter­ested in games that can be played any­where. Catch­ing

THE RISE

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