Video games pull kids towards them as automatically as a magnet pulls iron shavings, and the low price and easy availability of iPhone games makes them especially accessible. Not every child has an iPhone; they’re costly, and, being multi-function devices, they are typically on temporary loan from parents. Nevertheless, there are a multitude of games for the iPhone that rank beyond simple toys and distractions. Many are also fun, engaging, and even...read more
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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
What, by definition, is a “video game?” Earth’s greatest scholars agree that it has something to do with sitting in front of the television and rescuing princesses, usually by way of manipulating a controller that is attached to a game box, which, in turn, is attached to a television. While that description of a video game isn’t necessarily incorrect, it’s about ten years out of date. Console and PC gaming is still very relevant, but...read more
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
Sony’s PS Vita is now on shelves. A great gaming handheld, experts nonetheless wonder: With smartphone and app gaming on the rise, to just what extent will it succeed? Forbes.com has a breakdown of the Vita’s early Japanese sales numbers, and to be fair, the handheld didn’t exactly explode out of the gate: 320,000 units sold in the first week, followed by a mere 72,000 units in the second. Forbes’ games writer, Tero Kuittinen, has prophesied...read more