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Fortnite, PUBG, and Shadowgun Legends - What have been the big changes in mobile gaming in the first half of 2018?

Posted by Harry Slater on July 16th, 2018

This month, we're looking back at the first half of 2018, looking at the good, the bad, and everything in between. In this piece we're having a think about the big changes that have happened in mobile gaming over the past six months, and what they might mean for mobile gamers moving forwards.

It's our job to keep an eye on the trends, new ideas, and new concepts that are happening in mobile, and we've had a good long think and decided that these five were the biggest changes in 2018. If you've spotted any that you think are worth mentining, then make sure you toss them in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

Harry's biggest disappointments in mobile gaming in 2018 so far

Posted by Harry Slater on July 4th, 2018

We're half way through the year, so here at 148Apps, we're dedicating July to looking back at the best, and worst games that have come out in the first half of the year, and looking forward to some of the delights that await us on the mobile gaming horizon.

First up, we're going to have a look at some of the games that have disappointed us in the first chunk of 2018. It's not that they're bad games, it's just that they didn't live up to the lofty expectations we set for them, for one reason or another.

Don't worry though, we'll be taking a more positive look at the year-so-far in other pieces, so it's not going to be all doom and gloom. And, of course, if you disagree with us on anything here, make sure you let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article.

Where next for PUBG, Fortnite, and the battle royale genre on mobile?

Posted by Harry Slater on April 11th, 2018

Battle royale games are all the rage on the App Store at the moment. A couple of weeks ago we looked at the origins of the genre, but now it's time to get the crystal balls out and think about what might be the future for the giant deathmatches we all know and love. With PUBG and Fortnite both available for iOS now, and a good handful of clones out there as well, what can the genre do to stay relevant in a world as changeable as our own? Or is this going to be another flash in the pan genre that falls by the wayside before it's really had the chance to grow? Read on to find out what we think.

PUBG Mobile review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on March 22nd, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CHICKEN DINNER
The full, addictive PC experience with a few minor issues
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Around the Empire: What have you missed on Steel Media's other sites this week? - March 18th

Posted by Harry Slater on March 18th, 2018

Fortnite Battle Royale screenshot

Oh hi nice reader, and thanks for popping in to check out our weekly round-up of all the stuff that you might have missed across the Steel Media network. Yeah, that's right, it's a big ol' network. Obviously 148Apps is the best, but there are some other awesome sites involved too.

And like I say, this is a weekly round-up. So it'll happen next week as well. Essentially we want to make sure that you're up to date with all the comings and goings of the world of mobile and portable gaming. Come back next week, and you'll have all the knowledge to wow your friends and shut down your foes.

Everything You Need to Know About The Fortnite Mobile Beta

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 16th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

In just over a week, Epic Games has made a flurry of announcements. First, they revealed that Fortnite—their ultra-popular PUBG competitor—is coming to mobile. This was followed by brief sign-up period for interested beta testers before sending out their first round of invites yesterday afternoon. Fortunately, we were able to get our hands on one of these early invites, so we can clear the air on exactly what Fortnite on mobile is like.

Fortnite Will Be Better Than PUBG on Mobile

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 12th, 2018

Before last week, if you asked me which game I prefer between Fortnite Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), I’d choose the latter just about 100% of the time. Now that we know that both games are primed to hit our mobile screens soon (you can even sign up for Fortnite here), I’m not so sure I’d have the same response. Between both of these games, Fortnite seems primed to be a much better mobile experience than PUBG, and here’s why:

Around the Empire: What have you missed on Steel Media's other sites this week? - Feb 23rd

Posted by Harry Slater on February 23rd, 2018

Agent A iOS screenshot

148Apps is part of a family. A big family of sites that make sure you're always up to date with all the portable gaming news. Just like a real family, I guess. I don't know, my mum never told me anything about Candy Crush to be fair.

Anyway, every week we look at the best posts from around the network, in order to make sure that you're squeezing every drop of goodness from the Steel Media sites. This week is no different. So have a read, see what you've missed, and come back in seven days for another round up.

Check out this awesome hands-on with the official version of PUBG for iPhone

Posted by Harry Slater on February 12th, 2018

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds logo

Well, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has come out on mobile. This isn't a clone, this isn't a riff on the battleroyale mechanics of the game, it's the official mobile port by Tencent. But there's a little bit of a hitch.

Because right now the game is only out in China. And as you might be able to imagine, that means that the version of the game you might be able to find a way to download, is all going to be in Chinese.

Guns Royale review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 24th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BITE-SIZED PUBG
This game tries to bring PUBG to mobile, but it’s not particularly successful.
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The best mobile battle royale games

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 5th, 2017



Battle royale games like Player Unknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite are the current big trend in games. Players are flocking to these titles in the millions and it's easy to see why. They're fun to play on your lonesome or with friends, and the combination of survival and third-person shooter elements is downright addictive.

If you're looking for some similar games on mobile, we've managed to track down a few that will do the job. It's still a relatively new genre for mobile, but expect to see many more games of this sort headed your way soon.