Talk about diversity – Electronic Arts just announced Vue, a new free iOS app that lets users share photos and stream music in the form of slideshows. Yes, EA, the well-known publisher behind Crysis, SimCity, Battlefield and many other games, is showing that video games is just one of their many interests and is branching out to include entertainment and social media. We’re not sure if Electronic Arts has any plans for an eventual tie-in between such apps and their [...]
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It won’t be long before future processors in phones, tablets and handheld gaming devices beat the amount of processing power in current consoles. While speaking with Bit-tech, Tony Tamasi, Nvidia’s Senior VP of Content & Technology said that the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are “barely more powerful” than current mobile devices and that we should expect next-generation graphics for mobile platforms to beat them.
During the DICE Summit last week, one of the discussions held was focused on mobile gaming, a growing market with the ubiquity of smartphones and tablets, and such devices becoming increasingly powerful. The discussion, moderated by ex-senior producer at PopCap Games Matt Lee Johnston, focused on three executives, each behind a massive mobile game title; David Edery, CEO of Spry Fox (best known for Steambirds), Phil Larsen, chief marketing officer of Halfbrick Studios (best known for Fruit Ninja) and Julian [...]
Tamagotchi will be making a return to the video game world as a mobile app for iOS and Android devices, Bandai has announced. The game, called Tamagotchi L.i.f.e., will feature mini-games, retro mode (relive your childhood memories all over again!) and bonuses to be unlocked.
During the late nineties, the classic toy was a handheld digital pet in the shape of an egg. Back in those days, Tamagotchi was (and still is) so popular that schools began banning the game [...]
Real Racing 3, announced in September during Apple’s iPhone 5 announcement event, is a mobile racing game slated for iOS this month. This third iteration of Real Racing will sport much better graphics (taking advantage the widescreen and more horsepower that the iPhone 5 has to offer, but it will likely also run on older phones with iOS 6) and several new features. One of them is called ‘time shifted multiplayer’ which enables players to play against their friends from [...]
After launching third-party app stores fro various mobile platforms, Amazon just brought out their in-app purchasing service today. The new service allows users to make purchases from within apps via their Amazon account and it was launched with games sporting in-game purchases in mind.
A year and a half after the original game, the sequel to the successful Temple Run is finally out. The aptly-named Temple Run 2 has been in the works for 9 months now and still sports the same running and jumping objective to collect coins throughout South American temple ruins… but it now features richer graphics, more diverse locations and gives every character its own unique capability. There are also mine carts you can ride on, more diverse curved routes [...]