Tag Archive: Gaming

Game Center On The Mac Will Finally Bridge Mobile And Desktop Gaming

In case you hadn’t already noticed, Apple announced OS X Mountain Lion earlier today, its latest operating system for the Mac which will make its public debut this summer. Mountain Lion will further increase the iOS influence on Apple’s desktop operating system, with the arrival of features like Notification Center, Messages, and Notes. But for gamers, undoubtedly the most exiting new feature will be Game Center’s arrival on the Mac.  [Read More…]

Zynga Acquires Four Mobile Gaming Companies

The mobile social gaming giant that we all know about (whether we like it or not), Zynga, has made four more acquisitions in mobile gaming. Having already picked up a few iOS and mobile development companies in the past, this could be leading up to something big. This time around, the largest company acquired is a company from Germany named Gamedoctors, makers of the very popular ZombieSmash title. Along with Gamedoctors, Zynga has acquired Page44  [Read More…]

Steve Jobs On Gaming: It’s The Future Of Learning [Video]

This video of Steve Jobs from 1990 is an interesting artifact for a couple of reasons. For one thing, it’s the clip in which Steve pioneered his famous “bicycle for the mind” analogy, which I’ve always felt is one of the most beautiful things ever said about computers. What is also interesting, though, is how gung ho Steve Jobs is about video games in this clip, even going as far as to suggest that video games are the future of  [Read More…]

Gamestop Gaming Tablets Live, Billed as ‘A New Way to Game’

Gamestop’s gaming tablets went live today with three offerings ranging in price from $329 to $538. The tablets themselves are the Acer iConia Tab A100 ($329), ASUS Eee Pad Transformer ($399), and the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 ($499). All of these tablets house a NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor and 1GB of system memory. What makes these tablets different from their non-Gamestop counterparts is basically nothing. According to Gamestop “each tablet has been enhanced by GameStop  [Read More…]

Adobe Updates Flash and AIR with 3D Gaming Capabilities for Developers

Adobe has announced the addition of 3D-accelerated graphics for the Flash and AIR platform. Flash Player 11 and Adobe AIR 3 will help to bring “the next generation of immersive application experiences across devices and platforms.” The aim is to bring immersive 3D experiences to both mobile and desktop devices. Adobe promises a “new class” of gaming and video experiences with Flash and AIR. Developers are encouraged to download the release candidates  [Read More…]

GameStop Confirms iOS Device Trade-Ins, Hints At Refurbishing Used Android Tablets Into Their Own Gaming Pad

Brick-and-mortar game retailer GameStop has confirmed rumors that they’re going to start accepting trade-ins of iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads, alongside Android devices. Any Apple device will simply be cleaned up, restored to its factory settings and resold, good as new. But guess what they want to do to the “open” Android devices? Riddle them with their own in-house crapware! Why build a tablet, after all, when you can just  [Read More…]

Penny Arcade iOS App Will Help You Discover Your Next Gaming Addiction

A new iOS app from Penny Arcade is set to hit the App Store next month with a mission to help you discover your next gaming addiction. Called the Decide-o-tron 8000, the app builds up a library of games based on what you like and what you don’t, then uses its predictive technology to tell you what you should be playing next. In a blog post on the Decide-o-tron website, Penny Arcade’s  [Read More…]

Lodsys Continues Trolling, Takes Aim at Big Names in Gaming

Lodsys has gained plenty of fame (even infamy) in recent months for its continued pursuit of a number iOS and Android developers for their alleged infringement on patents that cover in-app purchases and upgrade links. Dissatisfied with its results so far, it now takes aim at some of the big names in gaming… but has Lodsys now bitten off more than it can chew? The patent holder has amended the list  [Read More…]

Real Racing 2 HD Demos Wireless Dual-Screen Gaming on iPad 2

It looks as if dual-screen gaming is going to be the next big thing in the world of video games, if the latest game from Firemint is any indication. Firemint is set to release Real Racing 2 HD, which will bring dual-screen gaming to the iPad months before the release of Nintendo’s latest console, the Wii U, which also features a dual-screen design. Nintendo unveiled the Wii U, at E3 this year, and will release it sometime  [Read More…]

OnLive Brings Cloud Based Gaming to iPad

OnLive announced today that it will be bringing its cloud-based gaming service to the iPad in the autumn of 2011. Currently, OnLive has about 100 games to choose from, giving users unlimited gameplay for $9.99 a month. OnLive’s entire library of games will be available to iPad users when it is released. The current version of the OnLive Viewer app for iPad doesn’t support gameplay as of yet. It only gives you a window to watch  [Read More…]