Category Archives: Mobile
Fri, May 17, 2013 | 06:32 BST
Rovio’s latest free addition to Angry Birds Seasons looks like a lot of fun for fans of long-fall boots, if you know what I mean.
Fri, May 17, 2013 | 06:04 BST
The original Sonic the Hedgehog is now available on Google Play for Android devices, priced at $3. This isn’t just a quick and dirty port, either, but a Retro-Engine remake from fan turned pro Christian “The Taxman” Whitehead. It boasts widescreen support at 60FPS, a remastered soundtrack, leaderboards, achievements, Time Attack mode, and playable Knuckles and Tails. The iOS version has been updated to add in these extra features, too.
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 05:26 BST
Horn and The Dark Meadow developer Phosphor Games will bring its impressive mobile experience to bear on an adaptation of World War Z.
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 00:42 BST
Google has come clean about the new game services package added to the Google Play app store suite earlier this week.
Wed, May 15, 2013 | 10:49 BST
GREE – one of Japan’s leading social and mobile developers – has released its third-quarter financial results. For the quarter ended March 31, the company’s profit has slumped, prompting a change in strategy moving forward.
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 23:18 BST
Rovio Stars is a new publishing initiative from the makers of Angry Birds to highlight mobile development talent. The first game from the program is Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage – check out a trailer through the break.
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 21:17 BST
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 10:49 BST
Gameloft and Fox Digital Entertainment have announced a game tie-in to Ice Age creator Blue Sky Studio’s upcoming animated film Epic. It’s heading to mobile and tablets soon.
Mon, May 13, 2013 | 00:45 BST
Information picked out of an update to Android firmware Google Play Services gives some idea of how the tech giant plans to make its entry into gaming.
Sun, May 12, 2013 | 23:54 BST
Social and mobile publisher Gree has confirmed a series of lay-offs, with reports suggesting as many as 30 staff were made redundant.
Fri, May 10, 2013 | 09:09 BST
Former THQ EVP of core games Danny Bilson has said he has several transmedia game ideas in the works spanning the sci-fi, horror and fantasy genres.
Thu, May 09, 2013 | 03:01 BST
Rovio has released a free update for Angry Brids spin-off Bad Piggies, with 15 new levels. The update also adds suction cup tyres, boxing gloves, and a new feature called Everplay, which allows you to record and share your best (or worst) solutions. Get a taster through the break.
Tue, May 07, 2013 | 16:11 BST
Rovio has announced Rovio Account, which allows users store your game progress and continue playing games on another device. This will allow you to continue playing on your tablet once you get home from the office and have put your mobile away. It also works for homes with multiple users on one device. So far, the new feature is available in The Croods game globally, and in the classic Angry Birds game on iOS in Finland and Poland. Rovio Account will gradually be introduced into more areas in the future along with new features.
Tue, May 07, 2013 | 05:46 BST
Darkstone, a classic RPG from the creator of Flashback, is ready for a new lease on life thanks to an upcoming mobile port.
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 18:01 BST
As the App Store heads towards the magical 50 billion download figure, Apple has released a list of the top 50 apps of all time – both paid and free.
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 11:45 BST
Intel has appointed Brian Krzanich as its new CEO. He will replace former boss Paul Ottellini from May 16, and has already suggested that the company will set its sights on the mobile arena moving forward
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 15:17 BST
Mobile publisher Glu Mobile has laid-off around 68 staff members as it moves to a games-as-a-service business model. Those affected include Griptonite Games in Kirkland, San Francisco and Beijing. Glu closed its Brazil office last year. “We believe concentrating resources on fewer titles, with a greater centralized support infrastructure will accelerate revenue growth in Q4 2013 and beyond,” CEO Niccolo de Masi told IGN. “A reduction in force was commenced today to promote talent density throughout the studio, as well as fund over 80 new [games as a service] colleagues.” Thanks GI International.
Wed, May 01, 2013 | 11:09 BST
DeNa has closed five titles hosted on its Mobage social hub in Japan, including Epic Games’ localised version of Infinity Blade Cross.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 | 22:39 BST
One research firm believes that in the next few years more gaming will occur on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets than any other platform.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 | 03:29 BST
Microsoft’s Xbox SmartGlass app is now available on Kindle Fire, meaning you can message your friends, explore bonus content, and control your console with Amazon’s proprietary tablet. Smartglass is also available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone meaning nobody has any excuses, ever, to avoid Microsoft’s multi-device schemes. Load up the Amazon app store to grab the free release.