Google Play Games Leaked Ahead of I/O Developer Conference

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Ahead of Google’s I/O developer conference this week, Google Play Games, a social hub for gamers to compete against iOS’ Game Center and Windows Phone’s Xbox Games hub, has leaked on the Internet. Google Play Games will feature multiplayer social gaming, leaderboards and achievements. Additionally, users will be able to save game progress on Google’s […]

ZTE Teases Advanced Gaming Smartphone in Less Than a Week

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In under a week’s time, according to ZTE UK’s tweet, we should know more about an advanced gaming Android smartphone that will be coming from the Chinese smartphone-maker. In the past, Sony, then Sony Ericsson, had held the title for gaming-centric smartphones with its Xperia Play, and since that device was released we haven’t seen […]

Epic Games Says Apple Could Compete Against Home Gaming Consoles with iPad

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At the debut of the new iPad, Apple CEO Tim Cooks posited that the tablet would make a great replacement for dedicated home gaming consoles, like Microsoft’s Xbox or Sony’s Playstation, and Apple developer partner Epic Games thinks that Cook may be correct. With iOS already supporting AirPlay, a WiFi-based technology that allows users of […]

Windows Phone Market Starting to Display ESRB Game Ratings

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While Google and Apple have opted out of the industry-standard ESRB rating systems for game titles on the respective Android Market and App Store applications storefronts, Microsoft had opted in and now we’re beginning to see ESRB ratings being displayed alongside some game titles in Windows Phone Marketplace. So far, Angry Birds and MathZia Free bear […]

Voice Chat Comes to Gameloft’s Android Games Thanks to Verizon’s 4G LTE

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Gameloft is partnering with Verizon Wireless to bring voice chat to the company’s Android games, which will help to deliver a better experience for multiplayer gaming. Voice chat through MMO games have been a long-standing feature of more powerful systems, like on standalone home gaming consoles and on computers, and it’s nice to see the […]

Hackers Port Counter Strike to Android Smartphones, Tablets

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Hackers have devised a successful unofficial port of the first person shooter game Counter Strike to Android devices, including smartphones and tablets. Additionally, users of the game-centric Sony Ericsson–now Sony–XPERIA Play Android smartphone with dedicated hardware gaming buttons will be able to use the device’s console-like buttons for the unofficial game port. The game was […]

Razer’s Project Fiona Brings Gaming to Windows 8 Tablet on Intel Ivy Bridge

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While the Razer Switchblade concept was an intriguing device with a novel design approach, serious gamers were turned off from the machine because it utilized more netbook innards than performance gaming brains, but Razer is hoping to change that with a new concept and new prototype. Dubbed Project Fiona for now, the company is looking […]

Sony Feeling the ‘Fire,’ Drops Tablet S Pricing By $100

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Sony’s Playstation-certified Tablet S is now seeing a price cut for both the 16 GB and 32 GB versions. Both versions will get $100 knocked off, bringing the price down to $400 and $500 respectively. It’s unclear if this is the move represents Sony’s plans to introduce a successor model or if the company is […]

JXD Brings Gaming Control to 7-Inch S7100 Android Tablet

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JXD is hoping to differentiate its 7-inch S7100 Android tablet running on Google’s Froyo build by adding hardware gaming controls for those who like to play games on a mobile tablet. Adding gaming controls would help gamers have easier control of their games and allow for finer manipulations; casual gamers will also have access to […]

Grand Theft Auto III Coming to iOS, Fragmented Android Market

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The good news is that Grand Theft Autio (GTA) III is coming to Android and iOS devices come December 15. The bad news is that the popular gaming franchise’s release on Android will be to a fragmented list of devices, both old and new. The release is curious as it’s unclear why some Android smartphones […]

Gift Guide: For the Console Gamer

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Do you have a gamer to buy for this year? I am here to help. I have experience with all 3 of the main consoles: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii. No matter what console the gamer on your list owns, this list has something they’ll love: the hottest games, most sought-after accessories […]

Android Market Now Featuring Google TV Apps?

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It looks like Android app developers are now submitting and getting their Google TV-compatible apps onto Google’s own Android Market app store. Back at Google I/O this year, the Android OS-maker had promised to migrate Google TV to the Honeycomb platform, it looks like cross-platform compatible apps may be hitting tablets, phones, and TVs in […]

Gameloft Site Hints HTC EVO Design 4G is Nearing Release

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We’ve seen a leak before that mentioned the HTC EVO Design 4G by name, along with several other leaked handsets for Sprint’s Now Network, and now it seems that handset may be just that much closer to launch according to developer Gameloft. The game studio has listed the EVO Design 4G as a phone when […]

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 CPUs Will Help Smartphones Replace Game Consoles

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We’ve already begun seeing the cannibalization of dedicated game consoles–like the Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo Wii, and Sony PlayStation–thanks to the emergence of cheap games on mobile smartphones and tablets that are readily available for consumption by the casual gaming. However, as mobile hardware becomes more powerful, Qualcomm predicts that new smartphones and tablets running its forthcoming Snapdragon […]

GameTanium Brings Subscription Gaming to Android Phones, Tablets

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Similar to what Netflix did for movies, GameTamium is hoping to do the same with mobile gaming. The subscription-based mobile gaming service costs $5 per month and is compatible on Android smartphones and tablets. Rather than have gamers pay a la carte per game title, players will now have unlimited access to GameTamium’s catalog of […]

Official Scrabble Makes it Over to Android Market at Long Last

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Android users have had to make due with non-official solutions like Words with Friends in the past while iOS users have long enjoyed the official Scrabble for some time now, but now Electronic Arts is releasing Scrabble as a free download on Android Market. As Scrabble is a free title, you’ll have to face ads. […]

Sony S1 Tablet Passes Through FCC for 4G Life on AT&T’s HSPA+ Network?

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After the dual-screen Sony S2 Android tablet had gone through the FCC, it looks like Sony’s also readying the single-screen S1 slate for release. The tablet was recently seen going by the FCC for regulatory approval for use in the U.S., and the certification documents reveal that the model being inspected comes with AT&T-compatible mobile […]

Early XPERIA Play Pre-Orders Have Begun to Ship

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Despite a promise that pre-orders of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play would only begin to ship on  May 25th to coincide with the launch on May 26th, the U.S. CDMA model has already begun to ship by Verizon Wireless. A reader had sent in screenshots of his FedEx tracking to Droid-Life, which shows that the […]

Flight of Angry Birds on Windows Phone 7 Delay

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The estimated arrival time of Rovio’s popular Angry Birds title for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform is now delayed. Both companies say that the new launch date for the flight of Angry Birds will now by June 29th, not the anticipated March 25th launch date. Microsoft says the delay is to accommodate a better customer […]

Beach Volleyball Comes to Angry Birds Rio

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Rovio is now starting to push out updates to its latest Angry Birds Rio franchise with an additional beach volleyball level of game play. The update brings a fresh level of gameplay in which users are not freeing caged birds, but assaulting menacing monkeys, similar to the trying to blunting the pigs with the original […]