Posts Tagged "iPhone and iPad"

Handheld Gaming is Over: We Think Not

Handheld Gaming is Over: We Think Not

Last week, Midori Yuasa, the President of Capcom Interactive, declared that handheld gaming is over. Long live mobile games. “The casual gamer that used to play on the PC,” Yuasa told MCV in an interview, “and the hardcore gamer that used to play on a dedicated gaming portable now plays on their smartphone.” She also said that Capcom will be upping its support for the iPhone tremendously in 2011. Capcom Interactive develops and distributes...

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iPhone vs 3DS: Why Are We Fighting Again?

iPhone vs 3DS: Why Are We Fighting Again?

Video game and tech fans love declarations and absolutes. We preview a good-looking adventure game and babble about its potential as a “Zelda killer,” or another tablet comes onto the market and instantly it’s an “iPad killer.” With the way the industry is supposedly brimming with shadowy murderers of popular technology, you’d think that there’s only room in this town for one device that does it all. Key example: Apple...

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The Future of Apple’s App Store

The Future of Apple’s App Store

Video game history is dotted with examples of instances where a system, company, or game seemingly became a force overnight. But to date, there hasn’t been a game-changer quite like Apple’s App Store. Two years ago, the iOS’s digital distribution service was a curious distraction for techies with an affinity for cutting edge toys. Now, it’s in the vernacular of the entire developed world. Need to look up directions, figure out a tip, or hurl...

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Sony’s Vs. Apple: The PSP2′s Secret Weapon

Sony’s Vs. Apple: The PSP2′s Secret Weapon

As handheld gaming enters a new generation, both Sony and Nintendo are cooking up ways to best Apple and the iPhone’s skyrocketing popularity. Towards the end of December, Sony Computer Entertainment’s Kaz Hirai told the New York Times that Sony will strike the iPhone and iPod Touch by developing the PSP 2 with abundant control options, including a touch screen and a d-pad. “Depending on the game, there are ones where you can play perfectly well...

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What Have We Learned From the Recession?

What Have We Learned From the Recession?

Some lessons are easy to learn because immediate consequences ensure they’re never repeated. Don’t touch a hot stove. Don’t eat spoiled pork. Don’t shove a cat in a doll’s pram. Other lessons don’t yield quick knowledge, which leads outsiders to wonder if the people involved learned anything at all. Perfect example: The sighing and head-shaking that goes on over politicians’ decisions. Another, more interesting example: The...

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