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Open webOS gets ported to a Nexus 7

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While HP may have abandoned webOS shortly after acquiring it, the developer community still has some faith in the operating system that brought several revolutionary new UI paradigms to the world of smartphones.

The most recent attempt was to port it over to the Android-running Nexus 7 and the endeavor seems to have been fairly successful. Read more »

OUYA Developer Consoles get unboxing and UI walkthrough treatment

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As we had reported earlier, the creators of the Android-based OUYA game console have shipped 1200 of the special edition developer consoles to game developers and backers of the Kickstarter project.

Now that the console is actually out in the hands of the developers we are seeing some hands-on videos and UI walkthrough of the same. Read more »

iCEnhancer mods for GTA IV take the game’s visuals to a whole new level

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Other than being a great game, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV for PC is also known for being extremely moddable, with a ton of mods released since the game was released back in the day. iCEnhancer has been one of them and focuses mainly on the game’s visuals. And what a job it does.

With the release of the v2.5 Alpha, the developers have turned the eye-candy all the way up to almost photorealistic levels. The textures, the lighting and the reflections are at a whole new level altogether, with some motion blur and depth of field added for good measure. Read more »

‘Karateka’ for iOS game review

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Old school gamers here will probably remember Karateka very well. Created by Jordan Mechner, the same guy who created the original Prince of Persia game, Karateka is one of the most popular 8-bit games of all time.

Now, 28 years after the game first debuted on an Apple II, the original developer, along with a small team, has created a remake for the Xbox, PS3, PC and iOS. The game is based on the same basic premise as the original but features revised rhythm-based gameplay and completely reworked visuals. But will it be able to recreate the magic of the original? Let’s find out. Read more »

PlayStation 2 shipments stopped in Japan after almost 13 years

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After selling over 150 million units world wide since it went on sale almost 13 years ago, the old warhorse PlayStation 2, it seems, is now finally making an exit. According to Famitsu, Sony has stopped shipping the console to retailers in Japan.

The PlayStation 2 went on sale in Japan back on March 4, 2000, and was a tremendous success for the company. Read more »

HTC HD2 spotted running Windows RT

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The HTC HD2 has quite a reputation among the developer community for managing to run pretty much every operating system out there, including various versions of Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, Windows, Linux and Android.

The latest feather in its cap is that someone actually managed to install and run Windows RT on to the device and has screenshots to prove it. Read more »

Windows Phone Store gains over 75,000 apps in 2012

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone Store has steadily been making progress, at least as far as the number of applications are concerned. 2012, in particular, seems to have been a good year, with over 75,000 new applications been added to the store, roughly doubling the overall number.

Back during the launch of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft had said that they had over 120,000 apps on the Windows Phone Store, although no further update was provided on that number this time. What we do know is that customers are now downloading an average of 54 applications to their device, which is over half of what iOS users do. Read more »

Google tries to ruin Christmas with sad Santa and Snowman emoticons

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As if it was not enough that Google skipped adding December for people’s anniversaries in Android 4.2 (it was added later with an update), Google is now trying to ruin Christmas with these depressing Santa and Snowman emoticons.

In what is possibly the most amusing issue submitted to Google’s forums, a user has written a post complaining (jokingly, of course) about the depressing emoticons built-into the latest version of Android. Read more »

‘Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour’ for iOS and Android game review

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Gameloft’s Modern Combat series of games have gained a bit of infamy for being heavily based on Call of Duty games. Still, despite that fact, one can’t deny that these have always been some of the best first person shooters on mobile.

The last one, Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation was a particularly good game and with the latest one, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, Gameloft seems to have turned every dial to eleven to produce, at least on paper, one of the best first person shooters on the mobile platform. But does it actually deliver where it counts? Let’s find out. Read more »

‘Pudding Monsters’ for iOS and Android game review

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Pudding Monsters is the latest game from the creators of the hit Cut the Rope series of games. It’s a 2D puzzle solving game that has wonderful little pudding monsters that you have to join together to form one large pudding monster.

The game is available for the iPhone, iPad and Android for a dollar each. We decided to see if it is worth your money. Read more »

HTC said to be working on Windows RT tablets

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Earlier this year we heard that Microsoft allegedly denied HTC early access to Windows RT, the reason being that HTC does not have enough expertise in the matter and does not sell enough devices.

Now, Bloomberg is reporting that HTC is in fact working on Windows RT tablets, two of them to be precise. One of them is said to have a 12(!)-inch display and the other one will have a 7-inch display, along with the ability to make calls like several small Android tablets out there. Read more »

Get these EA and Gameloft titles for a dollar each

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‘Tis the season for discounts and EA and Gameloft have already rolled out theirs on the App Store as well as Google Play (but mostly on the App Store).

What follows below are some of the hottest titles from both publishers that you can get for just a dollar, which is several times lower than what they usually cost. Download away! Read more »

WhatsApp drops down to zero dollars on the App Store

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Popular instant messaging service WhatsApp has made their iOS client free of cost for a limited time. Unlike on other platforms, the iOS version of WhatsApp has an upfront cost of $0.99 for the client.

WhatsApp is available on several other platforms, including Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS, Symbian and even Nokia Series 40. However, on other platforms, the application is free to download and use for a year, after which there is a $0.99 yearly fee. Read more »

Ouya announces ten upcoming titles for the console

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Earlier this month, we talked about the Ouya console being ready to start shipping out to developers and Kickstarter backers. Now it’s time to talk about some of the games.

Ouya had planned a giveaway for ten developers, who would be getting the developer console for free, along with the software development kit. The ten developer names were announced on their Twitter account, along with the games that each of them are developing for OUYA. Read more »

‘Pudding Monsters’ is an adorable new game from the creators of ‘Cut the Rope’

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ZeptoLab, creators of the popular Cut the Rope and Cut the Rope: Experiments games, have now released a brand new game for iOS and Android, called Pudding Monsters.

The objective of the game is to combine the adorable little Pudding Monsters by sliding them around and sticking them together and forming a Mega Monster to complete the level. The game uses the same lovable animation style with cutesy but beautiful graphics that we saw with the Cut the Rope games. Read more »