If the current crop of Android-based tablets have been unable to dethrone the iPad, perhaps Sony will succeed where others have failed. That’s the logic behind a pair of tablets launched at a media event in Japan overnight, although you’ll have to wait for the leaves to start falling to get one.
4th and Battery isn't the only new casual gaming off-shoot brand that's bursting onto the App Store. Today, Capcom announced that they are forming a new brand to publish their freemium social games like Smurfs' Village and Zombie Cafe. The label will be called Beeline, and is part of Capcom's realignment intended to help the company focus more on rapidly expanding smartphone markets.
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.
Over the weekend, news broke that Apple had hired two new public relations executives by the names of Nick Grange and Rob Saunders. Why was there so much excitement? Because those two executives came from console gaming giants Activision and Nintendo, and they'll be coming to Apple to head PR for iOS apps. Of course this means Apple is about to take over the gaming industry, and they're rubbing it in Activision's and Nintendo's face by stealing their executives! Right? Yeah, probably not.
Go ahead -- close your eyes and pretend it doesn’t exist. Squinch those lids tighter, even. It won’t help. Windows is still out there, and while some of us can exist in a Mac-only computerscape, loads of us can’t. Case in point -- ever tried QuickBooks for Mac? Yep, it’s rubbish, but for many small business owners, QuickBooks (and not some almost-QuickBooks Mac clone) is vital for their biz. Then there’s gaming -- while Steam has helped Mac gaming reach new heights, some of the best computer games out there only run in Windows. And the examples go on and on.
The anticipation for Portal 2 is so big, that Valve has just announced commercial tv spots heading to a cable station near you. Don't have cable or a television? No worries, we have it for you right here.
If there was ever a relevant moment in the original Star Wars trilogy, it would have been during the Empire Strikes Back when an ancient Jedi Master named Yoda calmly stated that "Size matters not." Yoda then proceeded to lift a multi-ton spaceship out of a muddy bog and placed it exactly where he wanted it using nothing more than the force. With that inspirational moment in mind, we think of Sony's recent unveiling of the much-anticipated, next-generation handheld console, currently codenamed the "Next Generation Portable" -- or "iPod touch killer" in some circles.
Video games rock, but some of us don’t have time to commit hours of our life to playing them thoroughly enough to learn all of the ins and outs, especially with so many to choose from. That’s where the new GamesRadar app comes in, providing you with cheats, guides and walkthroughs for all of your favorites.
When the eggnog wears off and your wacky aunt starts reminiscing about the "war on Christmas," you're going to need some new iOS games to distract yourself from the ensuing mayhem of family celebrations. Whether you're an existing iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch owner--or are convinced you'll receive one in a shiny box in the short term--here are ten recent releases that'll keep your mind (and eyes) where they need to be this weekend: playing games.
Hey Everyone! Steam is having an unbelievable Holiday Sale with some deep, deep discounts on some utterly awesome games! YAY! Oh, wait, what's this? There's only one Mac-compatible game on sale right now, and it's been on sale for dirt cheap once already this year? BOO!