Category: Gaming
Switch view

Sony sells 5.3 million PS4 worldwide

by 72 comments

Sony has announced that it sold 5.3 million units of its PlayStation 4 console worldwide since launch. The company had previously announced that it plans to hit the 5 million mark before it reaches the end of the fiscal year, which ends in March. Needless to say, Sony blazed past its own target with more a month to spare.

What makes Sony’s sales figures even more impressive is that the PS4 is yet to launch in Japan, Sony’s home country. Previous consoles have traditionally showed strong sales in Japan and the PS4 is likely to follow suit. The number would have been even higher had the PS4 been available in Japan since the time it launched last year in the US. Read more »

Microsoft starts rolling out update for the Xbox One

by 51 comments

Microsoft has started rolling out a new software update for the Xbox One gaming console. The update will be downloaded automatically by your console when you switch it off and it goes into a low-power state.

The latest update brings with it several additions and improvements. One of them is the ability to see and manage the storage space left on your Xbox One. Microsoft has also made it easier to manage your download queue with separate queues for My Apps and My Games. There is also a new battery power indicator for the controller that appears on the homescreen at the bottom right corner. You can now also connect a USB keyboard to your Xbox One. Read more »

New Angry Birds Stella coming up

by 16 comments

Over the last few hours Rovio has released three teasers about a new Angry Birds game. The pictures are very clear – they even have the #NEWANGRYBIRDS hashtag in the corner, so it isn’t just another update.

There is no other information but the teaser pictures, which show popular birds watching something in the distance. There is the Stella logo plus the “Best Friends Forever…Most of the Time” message. Read more »

‘Super Hexagon’ creator makes a ‘Flappy Bird’ fan game

by 41 comments

Terry Cavanagh, creator of the ridiculously difficult and addictive Super Hexagon, has created a Flash-based fan game called Maverick Bird as a tribute to Flappy Bird, which after a bout of tremendous popularity, was pulled off the stores by the developer.

Since this is the developer of Super Hexagon we are talking about here, the game features the same flashing colors and basic geometric shapes, bass-heavy EDM and a steep learning curve. In fact, this game is even more difficult than Flappy Bird, and that’s saying something. Read more »

Flappy Bird developer gives the reason for taking the game down

by 81 comments

Flappy Bird gathered insane interest over the past few days. Initially developed in 2013, Flappy Bird has become one of the most popular titles in both Android Play Store and Apple App Store, generating millions of downloads. Its creator – Dong Nguyen – even promised Windows Phone port is coming too.

And then, just when we though the free game is certain to break records, the developer decided to remove Flappy Bird from all stores. Until today the reasons were unclear, but the speculations went crazy – from death threats to patent issues and lawsuits. Read more »

‘Flappy Bird’ taken off the stores permanently

by 96 comments

Dong Nguyen, creator of the popular indie game Flappy Bird, yesterday announced that he will be permanently taking down the game from both the App Store as well as the Play Store. As promised, the game is now off both the stores for good.

The Vietnamese developer never gave a particularly convincing reason for shutting down something so lucrative, other than saying it ruined his simple life and that he cannot take it anymore. Either that or he tried playing it himself and got so frustrated he had to remove it from the store. Read more »

‘Threes’ for iOS game review

by 19 comments

Threes is the latest puzzle game from developer Sirvo LLC for iOS. The game has you adding numbers in pairs by swiping on the screen with an adorable visual design. We took some time from playing Flappy Bird to bring you this review.

Read more »

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 adds 8 new characters

by 14 comments

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

by 27 comments

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

by 26 comments

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

by 31 comments

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

by 13 comments

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

by 64 comments

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

by 16 comments

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

by 9 comments

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 »