The iPhone developed into a legitimate gaming platform at a remarkable speed. It’s as if we turned around to look at something behind us, and when we faced forward again, Apple’s iOS series of handhelds was suddenly making a serious grab for a market that had been dominated by Nintendo for ages. While nobody can predict the future, we can comfortably assume that the iPhone will continue to evolve and mature as a handheld gaming system. Here are a...read more
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Alexander Graham Bell was a visionary, but it’s not likely that, even in his wildest dreams, he ever foresaw the telephone evolving into a multi-use tool. Our phones aren’t simply for communication anymore: we also use them for research, video recordings, and for getting us out of the woods when we’ve had too much to drink and wandered a bit too far into the wilderness. We also use our phones to play games, and said games have gone far beyond the...read more
If you were given a trophy and instructed to award it to the Most Influential Person in Video Game Development, who would get the honor? You can probably grab a few names off the top of your head: Shigeru Miyamoto, Will Wright, Carol Shaw, Gunpei Yokoi, Richard “Lord British” Garriott, Toru Iwatani–the list goes on and on. After all, games have evolved at such a remarkable pace that men and women are always making industry-changing contributions...read more
It’s finally here! Four years in the making, we’re proud to announce the release of our latest free video game book, Music Games Rock: Rhythm Gaming’s Greatest Hits of All Time. Downloadable free at www.MusicGamesRock.com, the book is a complete guide to the music and rhythm gaming genre’s past, present and future, and explains the meteoric rise and fall of games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Charting hundreds of the field’s biggest...read more
Adobe’s Flash is a central component of many modern games (especially those of the web-based variety), but Apple’s iOS devices don’t get along with the multimedia platform. The iPad and the iPad 2 don’t support Flash, and it’s unlikely Steve Jobs will budge with the iPad 3, as he regards Flash as cumbersome and outdated next to HTML 5. But there is still enough of a functionality difference between Flash and HTML 5 that some developers...read more