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Angry Birds Star Wars 2 adds 8 new characters

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Love Angry Birds Star Wars? Well you’ll be happy to hear that Rovio has added 8 new characters to their latest iteration of the popular bird-flinging franchise.

The new guests come part of the Carbonite pack. Read more »

Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier coming to iOS, Android and Windows Phone

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Gameloft in association with Marvel is developing the gaming version of the upcoming superhero movie Captain America: The Winter Solider.

Gameloft will be bearing all the production expenses and the popular gaming firm will be releasing the official game in March for the iOS and Android platforms. Read more »

Grand Theft Auto 5 claims the honors for best-selling game of 2013

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Grand Theft Auto 5 is last year’s best-selling video game. Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., the company who owns the wildly popular gaming franchise announced the achievement during its 2014 fiscal Q3 earnings report.

The news should hardly catch anyone by surprise, as the game racked up more than $1 billion in sales in its first three days of official availability. Read more »

Windows Phone gets Flappy Bird in 10 days

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The arcade game Flappy Bird has become very popular recently. We already did a thorough review and found it indeed really addictive. It is free to play on both Android and iOS, supported by in-game ads.

The developer behind Flappy Bird was asked on Twitter when the game is coming to Windows Phone and it seems the Microsoft users will join the fun very soon. Read more »

‘TripTrap’ for iOS game review

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Cut the Rope started a trend of several casual games where the objective is to collect three items scattered throughout the level while solving puzzles or dodging obstacles. The latest game to use this formula is TripTrap, which features a mouse and your objective is to collect the pieces of cheese placed strategically around a maze.

Although one might think the formula has become old now, in the end it all depends upon the execution and TripTrap does seem to have some new gameplay mechanics. So let’s take a look and see how this new game is. Read more »

‘Flappy Bird’ for iOS and Android game review

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For some of you, Flappy Bird needs no introduction. The game has garnered a lot of attention these days and it seems everyone and their grandmother is playing it. The game is known for its extremely simple gameplay that takes no time to learn but nearly impossible to master. Thanks to this, Flappy Bird will have you pulling your hair out in no time at all.

Flappy Bird was originally launched on iOS but recently made an appearance on Android as well. So we thought we’ll take a closer look at the game for the four of you who still haven’t installed and played it, yet. Read more »

OUYA launches a matte black version of its console with bigger internal storage

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Missed out on the white, limited edition 16GB OUYA a while back? Well, there’s hope for you yet, as the team behind the Android gaming system has announced that they’ll be releasing a standard 16GB version.

This particular OUYA will come with a matte black finish, or “anthracite”, as it’s officially called. Read more »

Slim PS Vita hits the UK on February 7 at £180

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Sony launched the slimmer, lighter PlayStation Vita PCH-2000 in Japan late last year and the refreshed portable has now made its way to the UK. Its launch price is lower – £180 (the original launched at £200) – and it features more internal storage and better battery life to boot.

Another change in the PCH-2000 compared to the original is that the 5″ qHD AMOLED has been replaced by an IPS LCD of the same resolution. Read more »

Xbox One white and Titanfall edition leak

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It seems Microsoft will be releasing two new variants of the Xbox One later this year. One of them will be a white variant of the current console, which is essentially the employee edition that was only given to, well, employees. The white console comes with a matching white controller. It is said to launch around October.

Another variant is a special edition Titanfall bundle, that comes with Titanfall theme decals on the body and controller along with a copy of the game. Read more »

Nintendo to make an app for smartphones

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Nintendo has announced that they will be making an app for smartphones. Although far from releasing its games on the mobile platform like everyone wants, this app will at least let you access the Nintendo store from your mobile device.

The Nintendo smartphone app should be similar to the PlayStation and Steam mobile apps, where in it will let log into to your Nintendo Network ID (NNID) and let you purchase games and other content for your Nintendo consoles and access certain other features as well. Read more »

Nintendo releases sales figures and it does not look good

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It’s no secret that the Wii U hasn’t been exactly flying off the shelves. The official numbers were released from Nintendo and they’re bad.

Only 2.8 million Wii U’s were sold in 2013, which is a paltry sum compared to the numbers that the PS4 and Xbox One accomplished in their first two months. Read more »

Chrome and Lego team up to build brick creations online

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Love Legos, but hate stepping on a brick in the middle of the night, dealing with misplaced pieces, or having to clean up after an intense miniature engineering session?

Well Chrome has teamed up with the beloved toymaker to create a web application, Build with Chrome. The app allows you to play with Legos right in your browser. Read more »

Windows Phone and Xbox titles from EA Games up to 75% off

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Electronic Arts is currently running a promotion on some of its games for Xbox Live and Windows Phone. Xbox games are up to 75% off, while the Windows Phone games are up to 40% off. It’s not just EA either, Amazon has a long list of discounted games too.

The price cut for Electronic Arts games on WP will only last a week, check the list of games after the break. Read more »

Nintendo said to work on Android games, release them by year’s end

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Nintendo is certainly not in the most favorable of positions right now. Following the price cut of its unsuccessful Wii U gaming console, a report by Japanese news outlet Nikkei suggests the company may be looking to expand its business to Android games.

Currently, Nintendo’s strategy is to release self-made games only for its consoles, but not for anyone else’s. The report cites a source that’s previously been accurate about Nintendo’s plans, who claims that in 2014 the Japanese company will release “minigames” for Android phones. Read more »

Microsoft acquires Gears of War franchise

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Microsoft has acquired the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games (Unreal Engines, Unreal series, Gears of War series, Infinity Blade series) for an undisclosed amount.

Now that the series is owned by Microsoft, the software giant has assigned the young Black Tusk studio to develop the next generation Gears of War game. Naturally it will be an Xbox One exclusive. Read more »