Category Archives: Tablets
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.
Wed, May 15, 2013 | 06:28 BST
Android-based portable gaming device Nvidia Shield is due in June, with pre-orders opening next week. To entice you to try out the slick-looking device, which can even stream games from your PC so you can relax on the couch, Nvidia has released a video showing off its final design and feature set.
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.
Thu, May 09, 2013 | 02:37 BST
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.
Sat, May 04, 2013 | 20:39 BST
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.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | 21:01 BST
The Realm, a project in the works at Atomhawk Design and Lantern Interactive, had landed on Kickstarter and it looks absolutely gorgeous.
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.
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.
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.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 12:07 BST
Constructor and California Games are just two classic games being given the re-master treatment for tablets by UK developer System 3.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 08:36 BST
PS4 is made up of cheaper hardware than its predecessor because Sony fears it will see a smaller install base in next-gen, ex-Battlefield producer and EA exec Ben Cousins has suggested.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 | 00:02 GMT
The Xbox Games and Xbox SmartGlass apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT will be updated this week. The Xbox Games app should run faster, and provide simpler access to recently-played games and associated DLC, as well as more obvious trailers and screenshots and the ability to send messages to Xbox Live friends. The Xbox SmartGlass app will stay awake while you’re using the second screen function, and will benefit from an updated controller layout as well as some stability fixes. More details are available on Major Nelson’s blog.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 04:47 GMT
Wadjet Eye’s dual-story adventure Gemini Rue arrives on iDevice next month.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 | 02:12 GMT
Sony and Unity have signed a strategic agreement delivering the popular Unity engine to a variety of Sony platforms.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 | 18:42 GMT
Roadhouse Interactive will develop a side-scrolling action game for smartphones and tablets based on the Warhammer 40,000 universe. In it, players will guide a Space Marine on his journey to destroy “endless hordes of enemies.” Additional details were not provided, and more information will become “available in the coming months.”
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 | 21:41 GMT
Trent Oster and the team at Overhaul Games are looking for your advice as to which Android devices it should concentrate on in preparing a new version of Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 21:26 GMT
Cyanide has announced a new spin-off to its successful Games Workshop-licensed sports sim, Blood Bowl, this time focusing on the management of your fantasy football squad.