We all like to see console-quality games on the mobile platform. But while these games look great in demos, they often don’t play very well on a touchscreen due to the lack of physical controls. I have personally been more fond of simple, casual games on mobile that manage to be fun without being too heavy on graphics and employ a simple control scheme that takes advantage of a touchscreen rather than be crippled by it.
Cat on a Diet on a diet is a new casual title from Chillingo, the people who brought us games like Cut the Rope in the past. This one is along similar lines, but features a new character and gameplay elements that are different enough to warrant a new game. Let’s take a closer look and see how this one fares. Read more »
The tiny Android-based console OUYA launched back in June in the USA, Canada and the UK. Various retailers offer the former Kickstarter project, which costs $99.99 in North America and £99.99 in the UK
Now OUYA plans to expand its availability across the rest of Europe. Read more »
After letting us catch a glimpse of it in a blurry photo a few months back, the Logitech dedicated iPhone gaming controller made yet another appearance. This time around the iOS 7 compatible gadget leaked out in press images, showcasing it in its full glory.
In line with the previous leak, the Logitech gamepad is designed as a full enclosure around the Apple iPhone 5s, equipped with a dedicated cutout for the camera. Read more »
After announcing the SteamOS and Steam Hardware, Valve has finally announced the last piece of their living-room gaming puzzle: Steam Controller.
Steam Controller is a completely fresh and innovative new design for the humble gaming controller that we have been using since decades. It eschews existing control systems and replaces them with their modern equivalent that will provide a sense of familiarity as well as novelty, while managing to work with all of your existing Steam games. Read more »
EA Sports FIFA 14 got a grand release in NZ App Store a couple of days ago and the latest action blockbuster game is now available for both Android and iOS platforms across the globe.
FIFA 14 is up for grabs on App Store and Play Store for free of cost, but the game requires you to make in-app purchases to unlock its premium features. Read more »
Archos brought its first 7-inch Android tablet with hardware gaming controls, dubbed GamePad, a year ago and now the company has revealed its second-generation GamePad in a brief post on a retail website.
Archos GamePad 2 comes with a 7-inch display just like its predecessor, but the resolution has been increased from 1024 x 600 pixels to 1280 x 800 pixels. Read more »
We wrote last week about an impending announcement by Valve. Turns out, that announcement was the new SteamOS.
So what is this SteamOS? SteamOS is an operating system that will run on computers meant to be connected to your TV and let you play your Steam games there. The trick here is that the games don’t necessarily have to run on that computer itself but can run on another computer with Steam and then get streamed over local Wi-Fi network. Read more »
The original Angry Birds Star Wars hit the app stores last year in November and came as a breath of fresh air. Although an Angry Birds game at heart, the game featured brand new birds modeled after Star Wars characters and had their own unique new powers that made the game more exciting than what you’d expect from an Angry Birds game.
Now, Rovio is back with a sequel, with the aptly named Angry Birds Star Wars II that is based on the prequel trilogy of Star Wars movies, and once again features several new characters and environments in dozens of new levels. But after four years and several similar games, is flinging birds at pigs still going to be entertaining? Let’s find out. Read more »
Valve’s Steam Box gaming console has been rumored for awhile now, but it seems the company is finally ready to take the wraps off and give us a good look at it. A teaser page has gone up on their site with a clock that counts down to Monday next week.
But it seems there isn’t going to be one but three announcements. The site shows three circles with cryptic icons within and the timer is only for the first of the three. Read more »
Already the fastest-selling video game in the world, Grand Theft Auto V reached yet another milestone today. The Rockstar Games creation made it past $1 billion in worldwide sales only three days after hitting the retail shelves.
GTA V’s publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. reckons that the video game title is the fastest entertainment property to reach the ten-digit milestone. Read more »
A few hours ago Rovio released the Angry Birds Star Wars II into the Android’s Play Store, Apple’s AppStore and Windows Phone Store. The games costs 99c, but you can have it for free on Android if you opt for the ad-supported version.
Angry Birds Star Wars II covers the events of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (Episode I, II and III), so the nostalgic fever we felt in the first game is now gone. Read more »
Gameloft has officially announced the GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience racing game. The successor of the popular GT Racing is developed in partnership with Mercedes-Benz.
The upcoming game is said to be realistic and accurate with over 67 cars, which are manufactured by 35 different makers. Read more »
The third and final installment in the popular Infinity Blade series of games has finally arrived on the App Store. The game was announced and demoed at last week’s Apple keynote running on the new iPhone 5s but you can now try it out for yourself on your existing iOS devices.
Infinity Blade III is the conclusion of the story that began with the original game. The basic gameplay remains the same, where you swipe on the screen at key moments to attack or defend, a gameplay mechanic introduced by the original Infinity Blade and then borrowed by countless others over time. Read more »
The franchise of EA Sports FIFA has been one of the most exciting games on all the platforms. EA Sports has officially released its latest edition of the game, the FIFA 14 for all iOS devices. The company has unveiled its newest game on the App Store meant for New Zealand region and for the first time, the game is available on the mobile platform well before its launch on PC’s and other consoles.
EA Sports FIFA 14 will be available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for free. However, you need to make in-app purchases to unlock premium features of the game. Read more »
Gameloft announced on Twitter that their popular new racing game, Asphalt 8: Airborne, will go free on iOS over the weekend. The game is usually priced at $0.99 on both the App Store as well as the Play Store.
Airborne is the latest in the long line of Asphalt games for mobile devices. We reviewed the game recently but were less than blown away by it, due to the aggressive difficulty, expensive IAP options and performance issues on Android. It is still a decent game overall for the price and now that it is being made available for free on iOS, it’s definitely worth a download. Read more »