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Mafia Wars is back, influencers in Germany face broadcasting regulations, and Club Penguin reboots on mobile

Mafia Wars is back, influencers in Germany face broadcasting regulations, and Club Penguin reboots on mobile

Club Penguin is a game that's been played by millions, but one that typically flies under the radar in terms of mass media coverage.

But all eyes are back on Disney’s social MMO for kids with its relaunch as a mobile-only title called Disney Club Island. Just how Disney plans to reboot the IP more than a decade on piqued the interest of our readers last week, becoming our most read article.

Next up was the potentially big news that a German regulator has ruled that Twitch streamers and YouTubers may need to start paying for broadcast licenses. It’s a move that, unless current rules are updated specifically for online video, could have far-reaching consequences for the country’s influencers.

Mafia Wars returns, and the future of shooters

Third up is the news that Zynga has dug deep into its back catalogue for its latest soft-launched title: a mobile relaunch of Mafia Wars.

And finally, Hothead Co-Founder and Director of Development Vlad Ceraldi believes there will be a top 10 grossing mobile shooter in the next few years, and Dots Director of User Acquisition Haydon Young delivers an in-depth analysis of mobile ad creatives and why you need a Big Picture view of your users.

Click the link below to find out more about the stories that caught our readers' eyes over the last week.

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Senior Editor

Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of and He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.


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