The Asphalt series of games has been around since pretty much smartphones themselves. I still remember playing the excellent Asphalt: Urban GT and its sequel, Urban GT 2 on the N-Gage. In portrait mode, no less, cause that’s how the screen on those phones were.
Since then the series has gone through a lot of changes and as with most Gameloft games are now some of the most visually impressive games available on the mobile platform. But before we head from last year’s Asphalt 8: Airborne to Asphalt 9: Whatever, Gameloft has a little spin-off called Asphalt Overdrive to keep us busy. Let’s take a look. Read more »
Gameloft has released its newest game in the Asphalt series, called the Asphalt Overdrive. Overdrive is a spinoff of the successful Asphalt series. This isn’t exactly Asphalt 9 that you may have been waiting for and features a different gameplay mechanic.
Asphalt Overdrive is essentially like an endless runner game but with cars. You drive a car (which runs automatically) and dodge obstacles in your path by swiping left or right. You jump off ramps and pull stunts in the air. You ram traffic on the side and when you earn enough nitro boost by doing all this you use it to evade the cops. Read more »
Just two days separate us from the next release in Gameloft’s Asphalt series of games. It’s going to be called Asphalt Overdrive (and not Asphalt 9, as you may have expected), and it will be out this Thursday, September 25, on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Windows 8. It will be free to download, but will feature in-app purchases.
This won’t be an arcade-style racer, but an endless racer. It’s like an endless runner, but with cars. Interestingly, you’ll play this one by holding your phone or tablet in a vertical, portrait orientation, and not landscape as you’re used to (hence the two screenshots above). Read more »
The increasingly popular Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi released a dedicated video game controller. The gadget will be available in less than 48 hours in China.
Official pricing of the accessory is yet to be revealed. Read more »
Developer of the Falcon Pro app for Android, a popular Twitter app that was pulled from the Play Store after it hit Twitter’s token limit, has made a new game called Hacked. Hacked is not your average game though. It’s the world’s first mobile coding game.
Hacked has three gameplay modes. In the story mode, you play as a hacker and solve code problems. You use the game’s custom code keyboard and a new coding language ‘H’ to solve the problems. Read more »
Goat Simulator is a third person simulation game featuring, well, a goat. If that sounds silly that’s because it’s supposed to be. The game was made sort of as a parody of all the simulation games that came out in the last couple of years on Steam. Despite the nature of the game, it ended up being quite popular.
Although initially launched on the PC, the game was later ported to Mac and Linux and is now available on iOS and Android. Let’s see how it fares on the smaller screen. Read more »
The NVIDIA Shield Tablet has been available for many weeks now, but so far only in a 16GB Wi-Fi-only iteration. A 32GB version with support for 4G LTE networks has been promised, and starting today you can pre-order it.
It will set you back $399, which is $100 more than the model that comes with less storage and sans high-speed data connectivity. Read more »
Microsoft has purchased gaming company Mojang, the creators of Minecraft, for the cool $2.5 billion. The company shares that its partnership with the game maker began when the two discussed the Xbox One version of the game.
Since Minecraft’s launch in 2009, it has been downloaded by more than 100 million users. As Xbox boss Phil Spencer states, Microsoft will continue to make Minecraft available across non-PC and Xbox platforms, such as iOS, Android and PlayStation. Read more »
BioShock needs very little introduction. If you have been playing video games for the past decade or so, you would have heard about it far too many times by now and most probably played it back when it released on the PC and consoles in 2007.
The full game has now been ported over to iOS and is available on both, the iPhone and the iPad. There has been a reasonable amount of hype surrounding the iOS version, considering how popular the PC and console versions were, so let’s see how good the port is. Read more »
The highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto V will finally be out on November 18. There’s a big caveat, though: this release date only applies for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game. In case you want to play it on a PC, you’ll unfortunately have to wait until January 27, 2015.
That represents quite the delay, as previously Rockstar said all three versions would be out this fall. Alas, that won’t be the case. Read more »
Cisco is known for its networking gear, of course, but it seems like the company is now looking to branch out into other things as well. Specifically in this case – games for Android. Net Invaders is such a title that Cisco has released into the Play Store today.
In Net Invaders, you have to protect the “Cisco security island” from being attacked by worms, trojans, viruses, and spyware – all while using Cisco security technology. The island is comprised of three areas: the office, the data center, and the mobile workforce. Read more »
Plunder Pirates, an iPhone and iPad game made by Midoki and published by Rovio Stars, was launched back in June. However, so far it’s only been available in Canada. Thankfully, that’s set to change next week.
On September 18, Plunder Pirates will get a global release. That said, we’re still talking iPhone and iPad only – there’s currently no information on whether an Android version will ever be made. Read more »
According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is near a deal to acquire the Swedish company Mojang AB. The studio sits behind the ultra-popular video game Minecraft.
The deal may be officially announced this week. Read more »
The Samsung Gear VR debuted last week at IFA and is Samsung’s foray into the world of virtual reality. It’s in partnership with Oculus, the team behind the best known VR headset on the market. Samsung already has game devs lined up to develop content for the Gear VR and the Galaxy Note 4 to power it.
Here’s an infographic that will introduce your to just what the Gear VR does. Read more »
Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a 2D action/puzzle game that originally debuted on the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and the PC, and has now made its way to iOS.
Valiant Hearts takes place during World War I, and you play as four characters and try to get a soldier back to his wife and child. The game is known for its art style and storytelling. The simple gameplay style always made it conducive to touchscreen devices and now it’s finally here, so let’s take a look at it. Read more »