Content about iPhone

10.04.12

Rovio has returned to once again dominate your mobile screens with the newest follow up to the “Angry Birds” franchise. With a new focus and new gameplay mechanics, does “Bad Piggies” measure up to “Angry Birds”? Let’s find out as we review "Bad Piggies" on the iPhone. 

09.12.12

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple today introduced the next generation of its iPhone family with the iPhone 5. The Apple iPhone 5 will sport a taller 4-inch 326 ppi (pixels per inch) Retina Display screen with a 1136 x 640 resolution. The screen also features better color saturation with full sRGB rendering. The phone weighs in at 112 grams, which is 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S and is 7.6mm thick, which is 18% thinner. The biggest news on the iPhone 5 announcement though is the addition of 4G LTE with a maximum throughput of 100Mbps, which will be available at Sprint, AT&T and Verizon.

09.12.12

SAN FRANCISCO -- With the introduction of the new Apple iPhone 5 today with its larger 4-inch 1136 x 640 16:9 widescreen Retina Display and faster A6 processor, gamers will be in for a real treat when it comes to mobile gaming on the new phone with EA Studios' Rob Murray claiming that users will see "full console quality" 3D graphics on the iPhone 5's larger screen. Murray showed off Real Racing 3 to show off the better graphics on the iPhone 5. This will all be enhanced by new sRGB rendering which bring 40% better color saturation for rich colors and the 326ppi Retina Display.

08.08.12

I started gaming so many years ago with a classic, Mario Kart. One of the staple games of any N64 owner’s collection, this game presented a plethora of tracks, power-ups, characters and weapons, and was a Mario franchise that never saw an unpopular or negatively received release. Do you know why Mario Kart was so instantly addicting? Well, it’s not because you had to use only Bowser and green shells on only six or seven tracks for the first fifty fucking races in order to unlock one character, kart, or power-up at a time.

06.25.12

If you owned a PlayStation back in “the day” and played shooters a lot around that time, you might remember a top-down 3D entry called Raystorm, brought to US shores by Working Designs and its shooter label, Spaz Games.  It was quite a brilliant offering at the time, packed with great music, colorful visuals and challenging shooting action.  The game recently underwent a resurgence on Xbox Live Arcade as Raystorm HD, with excellent results, and now it’s made its way to the App Store, following the release of Rayforce earlier this year.  This game fares much better, and is a must for anyone who’s hardcore about mobile shooters.

06.24.12

After playing through the somewhat lackluster Circus Atari (which, by the way, doesn’t represent the classic 80’s game at all, nor feature it as an unlockable), we had high hopes that Atari would somehow bounce back with its latest iPad/iOS remake.  And lo and behold, here’s Centipede Origins, a fun new take on the 80’s classic.  Even though the company still hasn’t found a way to incorporate the original trackball gameplay into the game, Origins still has plenty to offer – and for a buck at that.

06.23.12

The Samsung Galaxy S III started shipping this week in the US and we took a deeper look at 4.8-inch screen sized Android beauty. Samsung has been on a tear lately with its Android phones, outselling even Apple and its venerable iPhones with over 50 million Galaxy S2s sold. With the new Galaxy S III, Samsung seems to continue its momentum with company claims of over 10 million pre-orders of the phone before the Galaxy S III has even shipped. Samsung triumphantly unveiled the phone this week in New York to the US public and press for the first time and we were able to get our hands on one. Here's our review of the Samsung Galaxy S III Android smartphone.

06.11.12

The idea behind E3 was to showcase the latest and brightest games of 2012, but there are always a few games that disappoint us. Some games on our list made serious changes to their formula, and not for the better. Other games took center stage at E3 when they shouldn’t have. There were many games at E3, but here is our top five list of disappointments.

05.24.12

Since its release over the past few months on both mobile platforms and consoles, The Pinball Arcade has become a popular release with both pinball fans and newcomers alike, as the development team at Farsight Studios has managed to perfectly recreate some of the more popular tables out there for digital play, including Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! and most recently, Funhouse and Bride of Pin-bot, which are coming to Xbox Live and PlayStation Network next month.

05.11.12

The PlayStation Vita.  Though it may not be everyone’s ideal handheld choice (the 3DS is out there, along with cheaper handhelds and that iPhone thing), it’s still a sleek little thing that’s well worth playing.  Sony has made quite a push with the system so far, with a number of impressive games and a few more on the way, including Resistance: Burning Skies landing at retail (and digitally) later this month.  But when it comes to games you MUST have, what are the best choices for the system?

05.10.12

“Twitch” puzzle games have really been getting better over the years, and one series in particular that has managed to flourish is MumboJumbo’s Luxor franchise.  What started as just another marble shooting game has since grown into a staple for the publisher, thanks to addictive gameplay, ever-changing stages and new gimmicks to keep players drawn in.  And now the team may have stumbled upon its most brilliant entry to date with the retro-powered Luxor Evolved HD.

05.09.12

The IOS market has been around for roughly six years and has helped revolutionize everything tech related from movies, music and games. It has given artist and developers a new platform to communicate and speak directly to audience and that’s exactly what Aoineko Studios is doing.

04.27.12

Is there anything Twisted Pixel can't do?  After wowing Kinect players last year with The Gunstringer, the company followed up its original platforming game Splosion Man with an even better sequel, Ms. Splosion Man, featuring a variety of new levels, a trailblazing, chattering new heroine, and plenty of bonus items.  It remains an Xbox Live hit to this very day, but now the publisher is looking to bring the game to an all new front -- the App Store.

04.19.12

A long time ago, before Rockstar Games got heavily involved with its Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption franchises, there was Max Payne, an Xbox/PC release that really shook things up both emotionally and with its action.  The story, focusing on a cop who loses his family and goes all out to destroy enemies that get in his way, is one of the better ones in the last decade of gaming, really digging deep on the rage boiling inside him – to the point he needs painkillers just to get through each battle.  After a decade, Rockstar has opted to bring the game to the iOS front, for both newer iPad and iPhone devices.  And while it’s quite the technical achievement, clumsy controls will leave you raging in a slightly different way.

04.11.12

When Flight Control originally came out for the iPad, it introduced gamers to a new kind of puzzle game, one involving rerouting a certain number of planes on a crowded jet way, or risk crashing them into one another and ending your game as a result.  The game has since become an App Store phenomenon, and has seen release for other platforms as well.  Now the development team, collaborating with the bigwigs at Electronic Arts, have returned with a sequel, Flight Control Rocket.  And while the fundamentals are the same, some things are just a bit different – and not entirely in the game’s favor.

02.17.12

Well, it seems 2K Sports is very pro-active to what NBA 2K12 gamers want and they wanted a better Jeremy Lin to create Linsanity magic in their NBA 2K12 games with their virtual Lins.  Just two days after 2K Sports upgraded Lin to 69 from 56 in the NBA 2K12 "Living Rosters" update, they upgraded him again to 75 today in another update, which is closer to where Lin should probably be even after he cools down from his Linsane pace, which he inevitably will.

02.16.12

 

Wow, it’s amazing how just now the folks at Cave have become a household name when it comes to quality games.  This development team has been around for years, crafting the kind of “bullet hell” shooters that fans simply can’t get enough of.  Oh, well, take whatever fame you can get, I always say.  And that level of fame continues with yet another release from its extensive shoot-em-up – or “shmup” – collection with Dodonpachi Blissful Death, which acts as a prequel to the previously released Dodonpachi Resurrection.

 

02.07.12

Remember when Telltale was a small video game company that released a video game every one to two years. Last year alone Telltale released “Back to the Future” six episodic content and to close out the year, released “Jurassic Park”. Things have sure changed since then, but was it for the better? Has the Telltale dependence on licensed properties finally back fired on them in "Law & Order: Legacies".

02.05.12

When Ghost Trick came out last year for Nintendo DS, it introduced a great, quirky little mystery that stepped aside from the norm, mainly because the main character was the person whose death was being investigated. What followed were plenty of touch-screen shenanigans, along with interesting gameplay elements and an art style belovingly conjured by Phoenix Wright creator Shu Takumi.  But at $30, not many people were willing to take such a leap of faith on the game.  Perhaps they will for $10, now that Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective has landed on iPad and iPhone.

02.04.12

INDIANAPOLIS -- Super Week in Indianapolis is in full swing and the biggest party at the big show every year is the Madden Bowl. This year, Madden Bowl XVIII was held at the renamed Bud Light Hotel in downtown Indianapolis where hundreds of NFL past and current players as well as celebrities such as Snoop Dog and Nas showed up to check out the latest EA Sports' football game Madden NFL 12. NFL Great Warren Sapp was in the house participating on the Madden Legends Team and we caught up with the retired defensive back and NFL Analyst in this exclusive video interview on the Bud Light Blue Carpet to talk his participation in Madden Bowl XVIII, Madden NFL 12 and what video games he played back in the day.

02.01.12

Every Tuesday, Sony brings its PlayStation faithful new content, add-ons for your favorite games, Themes and avatars for your PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. Again another standard week of PSN goods you can get, but for the most part the main draw are going to be demos. Twisted Metal is finally going to hit store shelves and the fans of  the series will be eager to get their hands on the multiplayer demo now available.  

01.30.12

The digital pinball market is on the rise again, thanks to some savvy developments being handled by development teams.  No longer is it an embarrassing affair of crappy ball physics or lame table design.  No, these guys are dedicated.  Take Zen Studios, who have been pumping out quality releases with their Pinball FX 2 and Zen Pinball compilations.  And that's just the beginning, as Farsight Studios is preparing for its own pin assault later this spring with The Pinball Arcade.  Luckily for us, we got a taste of what the company has in mind...

01.30.12

One of the first genre’s I ever got addicted to was tower defense games, but for awhile now tower defense games have long been stale. For a long time now, the genre hasn’t seen any dramatic changes, but still provided quality games for its fans. Recently, the genre has escalated to new heights thanks to advancements in smart phone technology and the integration of app marketplace. Developed by Futuremark Games Studio, Unstoppable Gorg attempts to reinvent the genre, but costly design choices ruin a potential hit.

01.19.12

It's great to see that a lot of our classic favorites from yesteryear are finding a new life on the digital front, through App Store downloads for the iPad and iPhone.  We've already experienced such games as the Dragon's Lair series, Atari's Greatest Hits, and others, and Taito has been contributing with its own fair share of classics.  Their latest brings back the old Sega Saturn shooter Galactic Attack, also known overseas and in the App Store as Rayforce.  It brings back a much-needed dose of old school to the market...though it does so at a tremendous price.