Category Archives: Mobile
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | 09:04 BST
Call of Duty publisher Activision has revealed that its shooter teams are currently researching ways to transfer the mayhem and bombast of their full-scale shooter experiences to tablets and mobile. It’s very much of-interest to the publisher, says Activision’s Jon Estanislao.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | 03:29 BST
Cambridge indie inkle has announced a May release for Steve Jackson’s Sorcery, a fondly remembered 1983 gamebook.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 06:11 BST
Namco Bandai has released localised versions of three of its popular Idolm@ster games for iDevice. Rhythmic Record, Melodic Disc and Harmonic Score are ports of the Shiny Fest PSP games, and are available now from the App Store for $55 each. Each one contains an original animated feature, different idols, and free downloadable tunes, and weighs in at a hefty couple of GB each.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 01:23 BST
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 17:38 BST
Unity co-founder Nicholas Francis, who formed Framebunker, a mobile game development studio, is working on a sci-fi game called Static Sky. Francis announced his departure from the firm back in February, and he was joined by Unity’s former creative director, Charles Hinshaw. The studio’s philosophy is to create “unforgettable experiences that tablet gamers deserve,” and the firm will put this manifesto to the test when it releases Static Sky in early 2014. Thanks, GI International.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 02:15 BST
Google’s Android smartphone OS ias close to 1 billion activations, CEO Eric Schmidt said at the AllThingsD Dive Into Mobile conference.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 | 04:07 BST
Although EA still isn’t keen to comment, it has made layoffs at at least one and probably two studios, with talk of a wider restructuring across its mobile and social divisions.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 | 02:17 BST
The Wii U version of Injustice: Gods Among Us does not support content unlocks from the free iOS version, according to a report on Siliconera. Although it’s apparently missing this feature, supported by the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions, the Wii U SKU does have off-screen play and a move list display for the Game Pad. NetherRealm’s latest is available now in Australia and the US and hits Europe on April 19.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 22:08 BST
Three popular geek interests combine in one App Store release today. Take your pick of which one you like best – webcomics; gamebooks; or Wesley Crusher.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 05:49 BST
Sony Online Entertainment has released a companion mobile app for Planetside 2, available now for free on Android and iOS. PCGamesN reports the app allows you to voice chat with your compadres, which is kind of amazing if you’re trying to organise whatever the shooter MMO has instead of raids. It also connects to various social media and community destinations, provides information on game systems, has a news ticker, offers leaderboards and stores your character’s stats for bragging rights at the pub.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 21:37 BST
Electronic Arts CCO Richard Hilleman believes video games aren’t mass market yet, with the closest medium to reach the sector being the social and mobile space.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 20:06 BST
Electronic Arts has laid-off some of its employees at EA Mobile Montreal, and while the firm has commented on the matter, it had refused to provide the specific number of those affected.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 10:45 BST
Sony Xperia phones can now pair with Dual Shock 3 controllers using a new piece of software, letting users control many games on Google Play and PSN. Sony has released a video showing how it works.
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 | 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.
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.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 17:29 BST
Deep Silver has announced Ride to Hell: Retribution and Ride to Hell: Route 666 will be released in June.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 22:25 BST
Matthew Smith, famed designer of Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy, is back in the business after an almost uninterrupted three decade vacation. PCGamesN reports Smith is working with Elite Systems to produce a new game. Elite, which like Smith has been in the games business since the mid-80′s, has been re-releasing many of the designers ZX Spectrum classics on mobile in recent years, so we can probably expect something similar.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 20:56 BST
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 00:47 BST
ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino will launch in the UK on April 3. GamesIndustry reports the two apps, the first of Zynga’s real-money gambling efforts, will be available for web and as downloadable clients, with Facebook and mobile versions also touted. Zynga is also pushing for real-money gambling games in the US, and the move is sort of the great white hope for the social and casual publisher since its Facebook revenue began drying up.