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‘Monument Valley’ comes to Windows Phone

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Popular and award winning game Monument Valley is now finally available on Windows Phone. The Windows Phone release comes about a year after the original iOS and Android launch.

Monument Valley is a 3D puzzle game known for its beautifully designed levels. The game got praises from gamers and critics alike and went on to win many awards. Here at GSMArena, it was chosen as our Game of the Year for 2014. Read more »

Angry Birds now out for Tizen

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The Angry Birds franchise is seemingly everywhere you look these days, but one place it wasn’t present up until this point was Samsung’s Tizen OS. That all changes now with the launch of Angry Birds on Tizen.

The game can be downloaded from the Tizen Store, which can be found on the Samsung Z1 – the only smartphone running Tizen at the moment. Read more »

Oculus Rift retail launch may slip into 2016

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The launch of the retail version of the Oculus Rift has always been a nebulous “soon” and it may be undergoing another revision. Until recently the target was by the end of 2015, but the launch may slip into next year.

HTC and Valve are hoping to bring their Vive VR headset for the holidays this year and may be cheering at the delay. Read more »

Mortal Kombat X now available on Android

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Warner Bros. Interactive has kept its promise to bring the Mortal Kombat X for mobile devices. Now the visceral fighting game is made available for the Android 4.0 or higher devices with freemium model.

The NetherRealm Studios developed Mortal Kombat X was already available for the iOS platform so now both major platforms are covered. For mobile devices, the game includes the usual brutal fights along with card-collecting to unlock special features. Read more »

UFC mobile game by EA Sports hits Google Play

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EA Sports released a UFC mobile game for Android. The graphic-intensive game was previously available in only a few markets globally – now everyone can install it for free from Google Play.

The game features real UFC fighters and touch-optimized controls that consist of taps and swipes; special moves appear as separate buttons at the bottom of the screen. Read more »

PlayStation 4 getting 2.51 firmware update

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Sony has started rolling out the new PlayStation 4 firmware 2.51 version for the game console. The firmware rollout is gradual so it might take a while to show up on your console.

The new firmware 2.51 mostly tweaks the system software to improve stability and performance while using select features as well as applications. However, the change log doesn’t specify the features and applications that benefit the most from the patch. Read more »

Flurry of Mad Max game screenshots and artwork released

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Avalanche Studios, the developers of Just Cause 2, announced the post-apocalyptic adventure game Mad Max game back in mid-2013. While the game development is the usual ‘work-in-progress’ mode, Avalanche has unleashed some gorgeous screenshots and artwork of the upcoming title.

Mad Max is going to be one heck of an open-world adventure for it features the heavily modded iconic 1974 Ford Falcon XB sedan and 50 other vehicles that one can drive. Of course, the game will let you mod the vehicles in-game by upgrading it from ground up to adding weaponry. Read more »

Simulation-based WWE 2K game arrives on iOS, Android

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For those who grew up watching WWE fights and still think they are awesome, there’s something new coming your way. Take-two Interactive’s publishing label 2K announced a new WWE 2K mobile game for iOS and Android. The new title is now available for $7.99 from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

The Visual Concept team at 2K, along with n-Space have worked on the simulation aspects the wrestling game. Both teams have taken inspiration from the console editions of the same title, and ported it for touchscreen-based mobile devices. Read more »

Best Apps and Games of the Week

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Here are some of the best apps and games that came out this week.

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The new Star Wars Battlefront video game trailer is mind-blowing

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Electronic Arts released a trailer of the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront video game. The blockbuster title will hit the shelves later this year, on November 17 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Star Wars Battlefront blends first-person and third-person action with mind-blowing graphics. Read more »

Microsoft released Halo: Spartan Strike for Apple iOS devices

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In a truly surprising fashion Microsoft released its mobile top-down shooting game Halo: Spartan Strike for Apple iOS devices. The touch-optimized premium title is now available in the Apple App Store for $5.99.

The Redmond giant also made the game’s predecessor Halo: Spartan Assault available for iOS. Read more »

Origin Humble Bundle 2 features, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Dead Space, and much more

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If you’re into gaming you would already be familiar with Humble Bundle. They did an EA bundle a while back and have now released their second EA bundle.

The Origin Humble Bundle 2 comes with Dragon Age: Origins, Peggle, Dead Space 2, Medal of Honor Allied Assault War Chest (includes Medal of Honor Allied Assault and two expansion packs, Spearhead and Breakthrough), Command & Conquer Generals + Zero Hour. All of this can be had for as low as $1. Read more »

‘Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft’ now available on smartphones

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Extremely popular online card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, based on World of Warcraft characters, is now available on smartphones. Whether you have an iPhone or an Android smartphone, you can now download and play the game on the small screen.

Hearthstone is originally a PC game that was ported over to the iPad last year and later on to the Android tablets. Since then it was limited to the tablets, which made sense since the game requires moving around small objects that may not have worked well on small screen phones. However, with phones getting bigger every year, that may not really be a concern anymore, so it’s logical to have the game running on smartphones as well. Read more »

Best Apps and Games of the Week

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Welcome to our new weekly feature, the Best Apps and Games of the Week. Here we will try to cover some of the most notable apps and and games that were released in the past week or so on the mobile platform.

The list will include both new and apps that received some major update recently. The list is not limited to any particular mobile platform, but considering the current situation you’d likely only be seeing Android and iOS apps in the articles. Read more »

Activision confirms Call of Duty: Black Ops III due this year

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Activision has confirmed that this year, its popular Call of Duty series will get yet another exciting installment. Through its official Twitter account, the company shared a teaser of the upcoming game – Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

Developed by Treyarch, the Black Ops III teaser video is full of quotes and imagery along with a Snapchat QR code. Read more »