Neil Alexander Long
Neil Alexander Long is a gaming contributor for iMore, as well as the founder and editor of mobilegamer.biz (opens in new tab), a mobile games industry website. He started his games media career almost 20 years ago on UK games industry publication MCV, where he quickly rose to become editor at the tender age of 24.
He then moved into consumer journalism as editor of Official Nintendo Magazine, and stepped up to become editor-in-chief there two years later. After a short stint creating and launching interactive iPad gaming magazine iGamer (RIP), he moved into online journalism as editor of edge-online.com (opens in new tab) (also RIP), Edge magazine’s online presence.
In 2014, Neil moved into tech as Apple’s App Store games editor, based in London. There he assumed responsibility for featuring decisions and editorial strategy across Europe, and was part of the team that helped launch the Apple Watch App Store (remember that?), Apple TV’s App Store, the App Store’s UK Today tab and Apple Arcade.
He was responsible for the editorial launch of countless games, including Clash Royale, Monument Valley 2, Brawl Stars, Candy Crush Friends Saga, Beatstar and more. He was also part of the team that debated and selected Apple’s Game of the Year and Apple Design Award picks.
Neil left Apple in 2021 and launched mobilegamer.biz (opens in new tab) in March 2022, a site for the mobile games business that specialises in exclusive news, interviews and insights.
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This week’s must-play games include a superhero-stuffed card battler, a slam-dunk of a basketball game, and an inventive murder mystery.
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This week in IOS gaming, Fall Guys has been usurped by a Fall Guys clone, and Ubisoft showed off more of The Division Resurgence, an upcoming mobile title in The Division universe.
Another drama-filled week for Diablo Immortal, rumors of a Destiny 2 mobile game, and a surprise GWENT game topped off this week in iOS gaming.
Ever wanted to play basketball but as Pokémon Go? What about hopping into some more dino action now that the Jurassic World series has seemingly wrapped up? Check out this week in iOS gaming.
This week in the iOS gaming world, Netflix made some more big moves to bring a beloved game to mobile, while Disney is doing more multiverse madness.
This week in the mobile gaming world was all about Netflix. The streaming service announced there would be a total of 50 Netflix games by the end of the year and showed some of them off.
In this week's iOS gaming recap, one of the biggest games of the year, Diablo Immortal, hit the App Store, although it wasn't without its issues.
Besides some new games, a huge game maker discussed its plans to move into the mobile space, although it's unclear when. Here's what else you missed this week.
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