Posts Tagged "iPhone and iPad"

Rising Handheld Costs Torture Developers

Rising Handheld Costs Torture Developers

We stand on the cusp of the Nintendo 3DS’s launch. Good times, but now we have to ask the unavoidable question: As handheld games and portable gaming in general become more complex, what will that eventually mean for game developers’ budgets? Chris Kingsley, the co-founder of the UK-based Rebellion games studio, believes that the advanced tech that makes up the innards of the 3DS and upcoming Sony NGP/PSP 2 means people will be expecting fancier...

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Top Board Games to Make Video Games

Top Board Games to Make Video Games

Video games are awesome, but let us not forget the long-lived appeal of board games. These analogue time-passers have withstood the test of decades, and for good reason. There’s nothing like enjoying a game of Monopoly with a good glass of scotch next to the fireplace (but not too close). Even though playing a board game is an irreplaceable tactile experience, many of those games would benefit if they were granted a digital alternative. Digital board games...

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iPad 2 vs. NGP: Handheld Games Battle

iPad 2 vs. NGP: Handheld Games Battle

Apple’s iPad 2 adds another contender to the increasingly crowded handheld gaming market. A niche that was once exclusively Nintendo’s domain is suddenly filled to the brim with palm-sized systems jostling one another and aching for the buyer’s attention. The iPad 2, however, isn’t quite as portable as some of the available systems, nor is it as portable as some of the systems that are waiting in the wings. That doesn’t matter,...

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Are Console Games Dying?

Are Console Games Dying?

Peter Vesterbacka, the owner of Rovio and by extension the big daddy behind Angry Birds, claims that console games are “dying.” Automatic response: No, they’re not. A more careful response crafted after observation of recent console sales: No, they’re not. Vesterbacka made his declaration on a panel at the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin. Innovation, Vesterbacka said, belongs to the mobile platforms, where developers can...

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iPad 2 Games: Do They Have Potential?

iPad 2 Games: Do They Have Potential?

Finally ready to break your penny jar for the purchase of an iPad? Hold on a sec. If you live in the United States, you may as well grab yourself an iPad 2 instead. A mere year after the launch of the original iPad, the American public now has the option of adopting an iPad 2. It costs about the same as the original iPad (though stores that still stock the first incarnation of the tablet will undoubtedly be dropping prices to make some room for the sequel), is...

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