Casual gaming has taken off to be one of the biggest things that nobody thought would ever happen. Gone are the days where the only video game you could play had to be in front of a TV, connected to a system with zero portability. Mobile games are one of the driving forces for procrastination, but let's face it, most mobile games suck for actual gaming. Touch-screen devices are perfect for one-touch controlled puzzlers such as Temple Run, or Angry Birds, but don't perform as well when an analogue axis and buttons are slapped onto the screen.
Another bout of the popular Call Of Duty series is almost upon us, with Black Ops II set to hit stores this November, and the Activision-published franchise will be looking to topple the success of the first Black Ops, which was - and still remains - the fastest selling game of all time.
It has been quite some time since George Hotz has been in the public limelight, generally appearing to keep himself to himself over the last few months after he reportedly left his employment with social media giants Facebook. Living in the wilderness and out of the public eye is a lifestyle which doesn't really seem to suit the legendary hacker, considering we have seen him at his best and most entertaining when he was releasing his rap record retort to Sony Computer Entertainment of America or pipping the Chronic Dev-Team to the post a day before they were set to launch their Greenpois0n jailbreak for iOS.
The world we live in is a very expensive place where every penny counts, even more so in recent times thanks to the worrying economic climate we find ourselves in. With that in mind, it is imperative that creators of goods and services which are not deemed as necessities go that extra mile to provide consumers with truly exceptional value for money. The problem with that is that one persons definition of value for money differs greatly to another, especially when we are talking about software. A growing trend is emerging where consumers seem to believe software should be free of charge is somewhat concerning when you take into account the days, weeks and months which are put into the design and development of these programs and applications.
Have you wanted to play console-quality games on your iPad or Android smartphone/tablet? Well, you can now do exactly that with OnLive’s new app. Details after the jump!
Sony is clearly going all out with the PlayStation Vita, and with good reason. Ever since the PlayStation Portable, or PSP to its friends, went on sale back in late-2004 in Japan and early-2005 everywhere else, the little PlayStation has had a hard life. Missing the dual thumb-sticks that many argued were a necessity in the post-dual shock world and packing an expensive price point, the PSP struggled for years to make a real impact in a market dominated by machines with Nintendo branding on them.
If you're a hardcore gamer, you likely own more than one console, yet game consoles take up space, especially if you live in a crammed college dorm. Thankfully, the newest star in geekery and console modding goodness has published pictures of a combination of a PlayStation 3 and an Xbox 360, all in one box!
If you're a fan of classic games, then this announcement is definitely meant for you; SEGA has just announced that its longtime favorite title, Sonic CD, will be making its way to all major consoles and smartphone platforms, ranging from the PlayStation 3 to the Xbox 360 to Windows Phone 7, Android and iOS.