Posts Tagged "iPhone and iPad"

A New Way to Experience Games

A New Way to Experience Games

Apple’s trendy iTunes App Store is no stranger to music games, but the latest download for iPhone and iPod touch is the first that doesn’t require sight whatsoever. Aurifi ($1.99; aurifi.com) from UK’s Punk Pie is billed as the first ever audio-only game, allowing players to interact with the content by moving the device around according to the audible instructions, music and sound effects. The iPhone and iPod touch’s integrated...

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Hottest iPhone Games of 2010

Hottest iPhone Games of 2010

With more than three million units sold in 80 days, there’s no question that Apple’s much-hyped iPad is here to stay. But is this 9.7-inch touch-screen tablet as ideal for playing games as it is for reading electronic books (ebooks), surfing the Web, watching video or typing out homework? Absolutely. Spend just five minutes with your fingers on a high-definition iPad game and you’ll know why it’s a winner. And hey, a 12-hour battery for...

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iPhone 4 Redefines Mobile Games

iPhone 4 Redefines Mobile Games

Continuing in our series of original feature columns on video games and gaming culture for CNN.com, we recently took a look at how Apple’s iPhone 4 and its new gyroscope and accelerometer combo promise to reinvent mobile games. The first of many new motion control systems to arrive (and potentially one of the most important), this hardware advancement adds entirely new dimensions to the smartphone gaming experience. Granted, melodramatic headlines aside,...

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What’s Really Happening to the Industry

What’s Really Happening to the Industry

After a massive 8% drop in industry-wide retail sales during 2009, a certain stigma still seems to hang around the overall prospective health and viability of the video game business. It continues to come as something of a surprise, given today’s massive uptick in revenues, subscribers and popularity levels across the board for areas like social network games, digital distribution services, smartphone apps, MMOs, microtransaction-based platforms and virtual...

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How the iPad and iPhone Change the Game

How the iPad and iPhone Change the Game

We recently connected with CNBC to explore the effect which Apple and its family of devices – the iPod, iPhone and iPad – are having on the video game industry at large. Writer (and Game Theory contributor) Chris Morris makes a compelling case for how unlikely gaming platforms such as social networks (Facebook, MySpace, etc.) and smartphones have quickly emerged as some of the most exciting and dynamic playing fields in the business. How will the game...

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