Category Archives: Android
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 | 11:27 BST
Injustice: Gods Among Us developer NetherRealm Studios has released a new mobile trailer that explains how battles play out using your device’s touch screen. Is it any substitute for physical controllers? Discuss below.
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 | 03:59 BST
Citing unanticipated demand, the makers of Android-powered microconsole Gamestick have pushed the hardware’s expected launch date back to June.
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 | 01:24 BST
Sega has announced a new version of the original Sonic the Hedgehog, remastered for Android and iOS. In a post on the Sonic Retro forums, prominent Sonic fan community members Christian “The Taxman” Whitehead and Stealth were confirmed as the power behind the port, with Whitehead stating the new version is a Retro-Engine remake like that Sonic CD was recently graced with. Expect the mobile release this month for $3; owners of the existing version will be able to update for free. A Sonic 2 remake is also on the cards.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 19:46 BST
Ouya console reviews have begun creeping on to the internet, but the news so far hasn’t been too positive. Still, it’s early days yet and Ouya’s CEO Julie Uhrman has described the first wave of Kickstarter consoles as a preview period while the team refines the format.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 08:21 BST
Tekken Card Tournament is the new fighting game from Namco. It sees players collecting up to 191 cards and then using them to apply fists to face, feet to groins – and if you’re Kuma – arse to mouth. It’s out now on various devices and browsers.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 19:56 BST
A Hitman: Absolution companion app has been released for iOS and Android, and there’s a video available below showing off its features. Hitman ICA helps players track their progress, and unlocks various rewards in-game.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 19:51 BST
GameStop has acknowledged that mobile and online gaming are a threat to its business, and it plans on taking steps in order to compete and jump on the bandwagon.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 21:07 BST
Frozen Synapse will land on iPad in May, according to Mode 7. Announced at the end of 2011, the game will contain Cross-play between iOS, Android, Mac and PC versions and players will be able to start playing on one system and resume their game on another. The Red DLC which adds co-op and new missions will also be made available. The Android tablet release will occur after the launch on iPad. Thanks, Joystiq.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 18:47 BST
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 08:48 BST
PlayJam brought Android console Gamestick to an offsite event at GDC last week. If you’ve ever wanted to play your favorite smartphone games in your living room, this may just be the device for you. Stephany Nunneley reports.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 20:50 BST
OUYA has been hitting mailboxes of Kickstarter backers, and while the rest of the world won’t be able to pick up the Android console until June 4, potential customers should start saving up: there will be 104 titles at launch.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 08:35 BST
First-person puzzlers are all the rage, by which I mean I can remember three off the top of my head. The latest title to join the ranks of Portal, Quantum Conundrum and Q.U.B.E. is Polarity, an Ouya exclusive, which is raising interested eyebrows with this new trailer.
Mon, Apr 01, 2013 | 23:15 BST
Gameloft has nabbed the rights to Iron Man 3 and produced an endless flyer for Android and iDevice. The licensed spin-off arrives on both mobile platforms on April 25. Check out a trailer through the break.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 | 11:32 GMT
Ouya will be available to buy in the UK, thanks to high-street retailer GAME. You can place your pre-order for the android-powered console now for £99.99. You can also pre-purchase controllers for £39.99.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 | 05:19 GMT
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 | 04:39 GMT
In a GDC session, as reported by Edge, Nathan Vella of Capybara Games said that earning a featured spot on Apple or Google’s app stores is the best way to promote a premium mobile game. He mentioned a number of other factors like not launching in the same week as big titles, figuring out what makes the game special and designing the game before deciding how to monetise it, but said leveraging fan interest to help get platform holders’ interest is vital. “Both of their companies have extremely ‘ear to the ground’ editorial teams and if you can make a splash, they will notice,” he said.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 22:38 GMT
Not content with being the creators of the most popular online tank game on the PC, Wargaming is taking World of Tanks on the bus as well, as World of Tanks Blitz will someday be available for Android and iOS devices, both tablets and phones.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 22:19 GMT
Navigating the mobile gaming universe can be a nightmare, because, well, there are a whole lot of those games. I play 5-10 new ones every week, in fact, but at the same time it’s rare that a new game will break into the top overall downloads chart. And Atari founder Nolan Bushnell tells All Things D that an environment like that will burn out developers.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 21:57 GMT
As promised, Halfbrick has unveiled its latest game, Fish Out of Water. It looks like a spin on the popular “flinging stuff as far as you can” genre, but with the Australian’s developer’s trademark panache, including a cast of characters with varied abilities; craftable equipment; and dynamic weather. Dynamic weather. In a mobile game. This is the best era to be alive. Check out the trailer through the break.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 21:51 GMT
Angry Birds Star Wars shows no signs of slowing down; the latest episode, Cloud City, takes the action even higher into the sky than usual, and also adds everyone’s favourite bounty hunter, Boba Fett. It hasn’t been dated but is expected soon. Check out some gameplay footage through the break.