AND RISE OF GAMES ON THE GO
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