Sony may have been rounded criticized for announcing the PlayStation 4 without so much as a look at the hardware months ago, but they finally made good at E3, where Microsoft also pinned a price tag on the upcoming Xbox One.
There's a whole culture out there built specifically for gamers, so even when you're away from the PC or console that houses your favorite virtual world, you're never really removed from it. We have a collection of eight apps for the avid gamer that are sure to help organize your next raid, improve your high score, get your hands on the best games around, and more.
Judging by the announcements at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this year, console video game developers are well aware of the growing community of gamers with tablets and smartphones, and aim to capitalize on these crossover players with both a controller in their hands and an iOS device in their lap. Many new companion apps are coming down the line, but several are already available for some of the biggest console hits around. Here are eight that can enhance your traditional TV gaming experience.
Ok, this was a surprise, but a cool one. OnLive, the cloud-based, gaming-on-demand service for the Mac OS X and Windows platforms, showed off a demonstration of its iOS version of its game client at E3 in Los Angeles, California.
According to Flurry Analytics, smartphones are continuing their march to dominance in the video gaming sector. The company released a set of data accompanied by two year-on-year graphs that show the total revenue of the video game industry (console vs portable vs iOS/Android) and a more specific breakdown of portable game revenue (Nintendo DS vs PSP, iOS/Android.) As you might guess, smartphones are accounting for an ever larger share of the market.
It seems more than a little bit strange, but apparently after the mid-season NBA trade flurry the iOS version of NBA Jam will be receiving a big roster update to bring the game up to speed with the current situation in the NBA. What's so strange about that? Well, iOS and other mobile platforms are the only ones getting that update. Console gamers that paid ten times as much for the game wont be getting it.
After last week's strange revelation that Rovio Mobile wants their company to become "Disney 2.0" we expected them to quiet down a little bit. However, that's certainly not the case this week as the same representative, Peter Vesterbacka, fired back at Nintendo president Satoru Iwata for saying that mobile games are "disposable."