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What 2013 has in store for Android gaming

2013 is gearing up to be a big year for the hardcore gamers, as all signs point to the next generation of gaming hardware beginning before we throw away our new calendars. But that doesn't mean a whole lot to the mobile gaming scene, as current mobile hardware can't match the power of an Xbox 360, m ... Full Article »

January 7, 2013 5:15pm

How to better combine home and mobile gaming

When we discuss ways in which mobile apps and games can interact with home gaming, we must realize that this is a relatively untapped idea. The Xbox SmartGlass app, which I discussed previously, is brand new, and was probably created in response to the Wii U. In general, though, our mobile and home ... Full Article »

December 19, 2012 2:00pm

Home consoles and mobile collide with Xbox SmartGlass Android app

Will mobile and home platforms ever get along? Great question, Phil. Let's talk about that. The Wii U is attempting to merge mobile and home experiences by being a home console that uses a controller with a built-in touchscreen. Of course, that console can't provide a true mobile experience, as the ... Full Article »

December 12, 2012 2:00pm

Mobile gaming is, thankfully, a cheap hobby

Recently, Google Play hit 25 billion apps downloaded, and to celebrate they sold a bunch of apps and games for $0.25 each for five days. This was fun for me, and I picked up a bunch of new games that week. Among those games was Cut the Rope: Experiments. It was a bit strange that I didn't already ha ... Full Article »

October 29, 2012 7:30pm

Waiting for the mobile core gaming revolution

Mobile gaming is a great thing. I am a big believer in the phone as a major gaming platform. And it is a major gaming platform. The NPD Group revealed this month that for the first time ever, there are more mobile gamers than core gamers right now, which means there are more people playing games on ... Full Article »

September 24, 2012 5:00pm

Spend fewer quarters on these cool ‘80s arcade games for Android

I grew up in the 1980s and spent a ton of time and quarters at the arcade. This was our main form of gaming entertainment, since personal computers were not mainstream. It’s really neat to see some of the games getting ported to Android and other mobile devices. There are a lot of these classic ar ... Full Article »

June 25, 2012 5:30am

Nvidia cloud graphics chip makes life easier for Android gamers

Certainly the biggest news in mobile gaming this week comes from Nvidia, with a new Kepler-based graphics chip that aims to revolutionize cloud-based gaming. Unveiled at the GPU Technology conference in San Jose, Calif., the new chip will make cloud-based gaming more economical, faster, and less rel ... Full Article »

May 17, 2012 9:28am

How Google Drive and the cloud can help Android games

Google Drive launched yesterday complete with an accompanying Android app, bringing another consumer cloud service to a crowded and competitive space. What sets Google Drive apart, however, is its inclusion in the broader Google family. That means a certain level of integration with other Google pro ... Full Article »

April 25, 2012 9:13am

EA, Amazon Appstore bet big on Android games

With games being one of the more established sectors of the mobile space, it seems my weekly roundup of Android game news is increasingly revolving around the expanding ecosystem. From browser to mobile, mobile to TV, there’s more ways than ever to play your favorite games. EA is well aware of thi ... Full Article »

April 11, 2012 9:38am

Sega announces it’ll bring massively multiplayer game Phantasy Star Online 2 to mobile, handhelds

In the latest demonstration that traditional video game companies are paying a greater amount of attention to the mobile sphere, Sega has announced it’s reviving its classic massively multiplayer online role-playing game series, Phantasy Star Online, on various platforms, including Android and App ... Full Article »

March 26, 2012 1:01pm

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