Tag Archives: iPhone

App Store rakes in $10 billion in 2013

Mobile gaming is huge. I think we sometimes forget just how many people play games on their phones, and fork out big money for the privilege of doing so. Apple has revealed that 2013 was their best ever year for the App Store, raking in a lot of money, usually $1 at a time.

Blizzcon 2013 – Hands on with Heroes of Warcraft:Hearthstone on iPad

Out of all the games that Blizzard is busy with right now, Heroes of Warcraft: Hearthstone could be their biggest and most surprising hit. It’s a card game for everyone, and it’s ridiculously addictive. And when it hits mobile devices, I might never lift my head away from my iPad ever again.

Don’t drown in this horror game’s preview

The Drowning, created by former Battlefield, Far Cry and Halo devs is a first-person-shooter coming to mobile devices, but before you just don’t click here because you saw the word “mobile”, think about taking a look. It’s not going to be played with virtual joysticks and will be more attractive to hardcore gamers.

Carmageddon iOS Review – Top Gore

Let me take you back to a different age in gaming. Platformers were still all the rage, modern battlefields were nowhere to be seen and storming Normandy Beach was more popular than a Backstreet Boys concert. And then along came Carmageddon, skidding onto screens while tail-swiping pedestrians in an ocean of blood that upset mothers and eager politicians all around the world. The venerable racer and genocide simulator is back, this time on mobile devices. But does it still have charm, or is it a stark reminder of how far we’ve come in recent years?

The World Ends with You coming to iOS – but it’ll cost ya!

Last week, I was pretty excited t that Square-Enix’s rather damned incredible touch-based Action RPG The World End with You was coming to iOS, giving millions more people the chance to exorcise Shibuya of its demons. Today, with the reveal of just how much its going to cost, my enthusiasm’s waned significantly.

How much time do you spend playing mobile games?

Because you’re reading this here, it’s almost safe to assume that you’re sort that most would brand as a “hardcore” gamer. The sort that want real interactive experiences and who aren’t all that keen to hurl enraged avians at verdant swine, except perhaps when waiting in a queue behind the obligatory, moaning, old (and always white) lady who keeps asking to speak to the manager and threatening to phone 702.

Still, even amid the casual fluff there are some really compelling, dare I say good games available on phones and tablets.

Zynga insider spills the beans, details spying and “unfun” design ideas

If you’re a fan of social games, then chances are pretty good that you’ve played at least one title that was made by Zynga. They’re giants in the industry, with numerous best-selling titles that have earned them hundreds of millions in revenue.

But lately, the house of Farmville also seems to be quite the independently developed game thief lately, with smaller studios issuing complaints over how their indie titles have been flat-out plagiarised by the software giant.

One former employee from Zynga has recently detailed just how low the company would stoop to make a few extra bucks,

Sony says the PSP confused people

Sony Europe’s Jim Ryan, speaking of the ageing, soon-to-be-replaced PSP said that the company’s attempts to market the device as multimedia device instead of a gaming-focused one confused people. That won’t happen with the Vita, he says, because this time they’re punting it as a gaming machine.

Grand Theft Auto is coming to Android and iOS devices, gets a cool figure as well

We really don’t give enough attention to other mobile gaming devices here on the site. But with the recent announcement of powerhouse tablet devices, cell-phones and more efficient operating systems, it looks like these overlooked items may be getting more advanced games to their library, titles which will provide hours of fun and actually be more contemporary and in line with what us PC and console gamers are experiencing.

The first such title? Why none other than Grand Theft Auto 3, the game that defined the sandbox genre and led the way for numerous copycats. Liberty City is once again our psychopathic playground, and this time, we’re going to have even more action in our hands.

id’s mobile RAGE temporarily free

The release of id’s glorious 60 frames per second  post-apocalyptic shooter might still be a few months away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get  a taste of RAGE right now. For free too, if you’re sporting one of Apple’s shiny iDevices.

Cut the Rope: Experiments–Reviewed

One of my all time favourite iPhone titles,Cut the Rope, has had its sequel released towards the end of last week and I’ve been ignoring friends and family all weekend to get this review to you this morning. Well that was the plan but it didn’t end up that way, take a look below to see how the sequel to Cut the Rope turned out.

The Evopoints.co.za downloads of the week – 22/07

Welcome to our weekly post of featured downloadable content available for different gaming platforms sponsored by www.evopoints.co.za

Downloadable content has become a pretty big thing. More and more people are opting to get their games and add-ons through digital distribution. instead of the traditional Brick-and-mortar method. Some games and software; like XBLA games, PSN shorts and iOS games are available through the internet only – something that can be daunting for a lot of folk. Confused about what new games are available for your platform of choice? Don’t fret – we’ve got you covered.

Hit the jump for this week's list of fresh downloadable games and content.

Massive Independance Day Games Sale on U.S iTunes Store

If you have an iOS device and love games, then I have some very good news for you.

If you non-United-Statesonians didn't know, it's the 4th of July, which means that it's the day that America fights off hordes of aliens and spaceships alongside Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum and also celebrates its Independance Day.

This year they are adding really cheap iOS games to their celebrations (mostly $0.99 for all), EA alone has 45 games for only $0.99 for both iPad and iPhone/iPod so check them out after the jump.

The Evopoints.co.za downloads of the week – 01/07

Welcome to our weekly post of featured downloadable content available for different gaming platforms sponsored by www.evopoints.co.za

Downloadable content has become a pretty big thing. More and more people are opting to get their games and add-ons through digital distribution. instead of the traditional Brick-and-mortar method. Some games and software; like XBLA games, PSN shorts and iOS games are available through the internet only – something that can be daunting for a lot of folk. Confused about what new games are available for your platform of choice? Don’t fret – we’ve got you covered.

Hit the jump for this week's list of fresh downloadable games and content.

Flamebait Friday Debate: The Words That Will Destroy Handheld Gaming

"Agh, nevermind... I've got my phone with me anyways".

These are the words that ran through my head the other day, moments before leaving the house. These very words materialized in my mind while I was standing at my front door, looking at my Nintendo 3DS on my desk, wondering if I should take it along.

I thought about it for a moment... realised that I had my game-packed iPhone in my pocket, and decided to rather not pack the extra weight. I have quick games, full on point-and-click adventures, even full shooters, in there, at all times, I didn't even have to take any extra cartridges with.

Will those simple words be the demise of handhelds as we know it?