This Valentine’s day may be quite lonely for a lot of people, whose significant others are into Angry Birds. Rovio just confirmed that their immensely popular title is hitting the world’s largest social network on February 14.
Rovio plans to hold a huge launch event in Jakarta, which according to the company is the “global capital of Facebook”. The Facebook version will brings some nice new twists to the gameplay, so it’s definitely one worth checking out. Read more »
Steam has released a new companion application for the iOS and Android platforms. This app lets you browse all the Steam games, see if there are new offers and chat with your Steam friends. Unfortunately, it seems you can’t buy any games through the app for now but you can add it to your cart so you can purchase it through the desktop client.
But what’s worse is that the app will only let you use it if you’re part of the beta program. Steam has restricted access to a few accounts and you have to sign in to request an invite. After that you wait for the invite to arrive so you can use the app, which let’s face it, doesn’t let you do much. Read more »
With Microsoft’s next-gen console expected to hit stores between late October and early November 2013, speculation of its final hardware is already on everyone’s lips.
That latest rumblings contradict initial speculation that the Xbox ’720′ was going to utilize AMD’s Radeon 7000 series Southern Islands GPUs and in their place, it’s expect to be using a derivative of a Radeon 6000 series unit. Read more »
I can’t believe I am writing this – Counter-Strike has gone mobile. Yes, one of the most played and famous multiplayer first-person shooters is undergoing serious development for Android devices.
The games comes courtesy of the devs over at XDA. Currently, they are working on two versions – 5o (that’s five-oh), which runs on Android 2.0+ devices and 6p, which is for Android 2.3+ devices and looks a lot like Counter-Strike 1.6. Read more »
Things that you used to think were huge as a kid, seem so much smaller once you grow up, your staircase or your Dad’s old car for example; but here’s something that appears to have grown up with us.
There’s nothing like a super-sized NES controller to rekindle your childhood inner nerd. Read more »
When Microsoft and Remedy announced Alan Wake back in 2005, it was meant to be released both on the PC as well as the Xbox 360. The game wowed everyone with its visuals, which were to use the then-upcoming DirectX 10 technology from Microsoft. Unfortunately, the PC version of the game was canned with no word on future availability and it has been available exclusively on the Xbox 360 so far.
Now suddenly, almost two years after the game released on the Xbox, Remedy has announced the PC version of the game, which will be releasing in February. This is going to be the definitive version of the game, with improved higher resolution graphics (the screenshot above is in-game), support for keyboard/mouse/Xbox controller, stereoscopic 3D, and will come bundled with the two DLCs, ‘The Signal’ and ‘The Writer’. Read more »
Angry Birds Seasons The Year of the Dragon update is here at last and it starts off as an iOS exclusive.
Users get 15 new levels filled with lanterns, fireworks, Chinese knots, the lot. The Mighty Eagle add-on is transformed into the (wait for it) Mighty Dragon and is free on iOS, Android and Symbian^3 (ordinarily it costs around $0.99). Read more »
The first release trailer of Max Payne 3 left us with many questions about the game’s graphics, mechanics and overall feel. Would it build on the previous two iterations of the game or would it just ruin it in a blink of an eye?
Fortunately, the latest video from Max Payne 3 happens to be a gameplay one and let me tell you – it gives answers to all our doubts. Read more »
The words ‘affordable’ and ‘Alienware’ don’t usually go together but with the new Alienware X51, Dell intends to change that. It is the smallest Alienware desktop gaming system so far and also the cheapest. But despite the starting price of ‘just’ $699, the new Alienware X51 packs in decent hardware.
For starters you get a 3.3GHz Core i3-2120 processor as standard with the option to upgrade to a Core i5 or i7. You also get a full-size Nvidia GeForce GT545 with 1GB GDDR5 memory with an option to choose the GT555. Read more »
Overused internet memes aside, market analysts NPD have crunched the numbers on US physical copy video games sales during 2011 to bring us the best selling titles of last year.
The results are combined across all platforms (including PC), but can you guess which ones made it into the top 10? Read more »
A new video teaser draws attention to the upcoming Angry Birds Seasons update. It has a Chinese new year theme and is touted for January 23.
The video doesn’t exactly show anything new but nonetheless confirms that we’re in for a new Seasons title. Check out the video after the break. Read more »
Not sure if developers suddenly found out about the existence of the PlayBook or if the recent fire sale (and the resultant rise in user base) has finally made them take interest in the device but the troubled tablet has finally started getting some popular titles.
Following the trio of Angry Birds released last month, developer ZeptoLab has released their highly popular Cut the Rope HD for the PlayBook. Read more »
We finally got to spend some quality time with the Sony PlayStation Vita, the successor of the PlayStation Portable and what a successor it is. Sony said that the Vita is going to revolutionize the way people play games on the go and after our hands-on with the portable console we are starting to suspect they may be right.
If you’ve owned a PS3 or a PSP, you’ll immediately feel the PlayStation Vita quite familiar. But once you start to dig deeper you will realize that it brings a dramatic improvement to the whole gaming experience, thanks to its bright and crisp 5.5-inch OLED touchscreen, the classic PlayStation controls and the touchpad at the back. Read more »
Razer piqued our interest a few days ago when they talked about the Project Fiona, promising a “PC gaming on an all-new form factor”. Little did we know it was going to be a tablet with controllers attached to it.
Razer’s Project Fiona is essentially that, a tablet with two PlayStation Move like controllers on the side. The controllers are fixed and so even when you’re not gaming you will still have them around. Each of the controller has a joystick on it with four buttons on the front and two shoulder buttons. The device includes force feedback, 3-axis gyro, magnetometer and an accelerometer. Read more »
We had some fun testing Gametel’s Portable Games Controller last month and were impressed with its performance, offering Android devices far better gaming prospects than with touchscreen only controls (Xperia PLAY aside).
Now, in the lead up to CES, makers Fructel have revealed that the hardware gaming goodness is no longer exclusive to phones that favor Google, with iOS getting in on the action in the coming days. Read more »