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  • Blog Post: Google Play Update To Allow Cross-Platform Multiplayer With iOS

    A new update to Google Play game services will make it easier for developers to create games that support multi-platform mobile multiplayer. Google Play's back-end tools have received an update that allows developers to manage leader boards and achievements across platforms, as well as support multiplayer... More
  • Blog Post: Playing First-Person Shooters On A Mobile Device Is Hard

    The latest video from YouTube's favorite special effects wizard, FreddieW and Rocket Jump , showcases the difficulty of aiming a virtual gun when all you've got to work with is a small touch screen. The video also serves to highlight a contest from mobile controller developer, MOGA . MOGA and... More
  • Blog Post: See Dead on Arrival 2 In Action On Nvidia's Project Shield Handheld

    Nvidia's Project Shield hopes to bring a handheld console experience to the Android marketplace. In the company's latest video, you can see how NV3 Games' Dead on Arrival 2 has been enhanced to take advantage of Project Shield's powerful Tegra 4 processor. NV3, with help from Nvidia,... More
  • Blog Post: Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon Gaming World Record Challenge

    The tech giant is partnering with the Guinness Book of World Records at E3 for a contest that will challenge 50 gamers to play tablet games for 26 hours straight. The Snapdragon Gaming World Record Challenge happen during the annual gaming convention and is being held to promote Qualcomm's Snapdragon... More
  • Blog Post: Rush City Preps For iOS Launch

    The Game Informer office is obsessed with games featuring scoring leaderboards. Channeling the atmosphere of the arcades of old, most morning conversations amongst the staff devolve into gloating sessions surrounding Pinball FX 2, Temple Run, Jet Pack Joyride, and pretty much any game that lets you one... More
  • Blog Post: John Carmack QuakeCon 2011 Keynote Speech

    During the Annual QuakeCon event in Dallas Texas, id Software Technical Director and founder, John Carmack, gave a keynote speech. Among many things, Carmack talked about the state of the industry, his opinion on mobile gaming, in-game advertising, and his love for Nintendo. Watch Carmack’s Annual... More
  • Blog Post: Professor Layton Royale Heading To Japan

    Level 5, the esteemed developer of the puzzling Professor Layton series, is joining forces with mobile developer DeNA to deliver Professor Layton Royale. The social game will arrive in Japan first, with the possibility of spreading West. The mobile game is a crossover with Kaito Royale, an immensely... More
  • Blog Post: Angry Birds As An Entertainment Franchise

    The success of Angry Birds across mobile platforms isn't debatable and developer Rovio fully intends to continue capitalizing on the brand. Rovio “Head Eagle” Peter Vesterbacka spoke to the future of the franchise at a GDC panel this afternoon, reinforcing that the Angry Birds games will... More
  • Blog Post: Look At This Awesome Angry Birds Shirt Design

    Angry Bird flu continues to sweep the nation as awesome new products take flight like board games and plushies . The next logical leap in Angry Beards paraphernalia is almost here, and it's a crazy-cool t-shirt. Threadless is currently polling users to find out what new potential shirts and prints... More
  • Blog Post: EA Mobile: In Three Years You Won't Recognize Mobile Games

    At the "Myths of the App Store" panel at D.I.C.E. this afternoon, Travis Boatman of EA Mobile debunked a few common myths surrounding the mobile market. Myth #1: Mobile players are always on the run. This is further believed in some advertisements that depict people gaming against their friends... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Sells Off Mobile Unit

    The company has announced that it has sold off its mobile games unit to Sweden's 24MAS, but this doesn't mean that THQ is getting out of the mobile gaming business. Just the opposite, in fact. "This agreement and our ongoing relationship with 24MAS will enable us to continue focusing on... More
  • Blog Post: Are Gamers Abandoning PSP and DS For Their Phone?

    Rumors have persisted for months that Sony’s next PSP will be a phone-like device. And while there is good evidence to support this, maybe these rumors also reflect a greater trend surrounding gamer culture. It seems that people are slowing turning off traditional gaming devices like the PSP and... More
  • Blog Post: Epic's Infinity Blade Trailer Shows Off Unreal iPhone Graphics

    Epic subsidiary Chair Entertainment is intent on raising the bar on iPhone graphics. This trailer for the studio's Infinity Blade shows that they are on-track to accomplish that goal. I have to say, I didn't think the iPhone had this kind of horsepower. Now, let's hope it controls as good... More
  • Blog Post: Blast TIE Fighters In Star Wars Augmented Reality iPhone Game

    The new iPhone game Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner combines some of the most iconic Star Wars gameplay (gunning down TIE Fighters) with the iPhone camera technology to create a very unique and cool augemented reality experience. Basically, the game superimposes waves of TIE Fighters over whatever your... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Says iPhone Could Run Gears of War In Future

    In an interview with Eurogamer , Chair Entertainment creative director and Shadow Complex creator Donald Mustard speculates that the iPhone -- which will run Chair parent company Epic's Unreal Engine for the upcoming Infinity Blade -- could be capable of running Gears of War. Mustard said, "I... More
  • Blog Post: Analyst Pachter Says Mobile Games "Definitely Not A Fad"

    We spoke with Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter this week, and he had a couple of choice statements about mobile gaming. "The ubiquity of smart phones has made access easier, and limited the ability of carriers to capture the lion's share of profit," he said. "I think the business... More
  • Blog Post: Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night Coming to iPhone

    Konami has released a new trailer for Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night. The game is releasing soon (Konami hasn't announced a specific date) for iPhone and iPod Touch. The game seems to follow the philosphy of Puzzle Quest, placing classic puzzle gameplay in the context of a larger, RPG style... More
  • Blog Post: EA Buys Mobile Developer IronMonkey Studios

    EA is betting big on the mobile and social gaming space, as evidenced by its $400 million acquisition of PlayFish in 2009. Today, the Australian gaming industry site Tsumea reports that EA has purchased the Melbourne based mobile developer IronMonkey Studios . The terms of the deal are unknown. IronMonkey... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation Network To Go Mobile On Ericsson Devices

    The Mobile World Conference is underway this week and has been host to a few interesting mobile announcements from big game companies. Yesterday Microsoft announced new Windows Mobile devices that include Live Anywhere , which supports gamer profiles, avatars, achievements and even Xbox Live titles right... More
  • Blog Post: Street Fighter IV Coming To iPhone

    This March, Capcom brings Street Fighter IV to the iPhone. It's a little strange envisioning a fighting game with no physical buttons, but Capcom has created a work-around with a virtual pad and buttons recreated for the touch screen. The latest art style from the current-gen Street Fighter titles... More
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