Posts tagged with: Games
  • by | March 31, 2014 8:26 PM

    I have so many mixed feelings about the NVIDIA SHIELD. Most do. It was such an intriguing product – at least in theory – at first. Some of its specifications are drool-worthy. Specifically, the Tegra 4. In my short time with the device, the Tegra 4 was a monster chip. Clocked at 1.9GHz, the quad-core Cortex A15 CPU, paired with the 72-core GeForce GPU, blew through the most graphically intense games found on Android without a problem – hot knife through butter. It also has 2GB RAM, 16GB of fixed storage, a microSD card slot, massive 28.8Wh battery, a 5-inch 720p LCD, and some massive ...

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  • by | March 21, 2014 6:57 PM

    Flappy Bird was around for several months before it grew to its global fame, forcing its creator to take it down for our own sake. Ever since, literally hundreds of Flappy Bird knock-offs and fakes have surfaced, in an attempt to tap into the massive revenue Flappy Bird was pulling in daily – upwards of $50,000 USD. Flappy Bird is hardly the only game which quickly became unbelievably popular in practically no time. Angry Birds, Cut The Rope, Candy Crush, Temple Run, and many others rose to fame practically overnight. So what was the magic sauce that made Flappy Bird such an overwhelming ...

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  • by | March 19, 2014 5:57 PM

    Love or hate them, tablets are rather fun little machines. Android tablets and iPads, at the core, are actually little more than scaled-up smartphones. They come with roughly the same class of specifications as their high-end smartphone counterparts, run the same software, and have access to virtually all the same applications. Those who only look at that side of the equation, however, totally miss the point of tablets. Those are the people who say, "A tablet doesn't do anything more or better than my phone. I don't need a tablet." There's a fair argument in there that no one needs a ...

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  • by | December 31, 2013 7:01 AM

    It's that time of year when we all reflect on how this year has been, how we've exceeded (or failed to meet) our goals and expectations, and how we can do better next year. I'm not a huge fan of the resolution rush at the turn of every year. Although I understand the significance and symbolism which appeals to many, I don't need to turn the page of a manmade calendar to force myself to do … better. I'm a firm believer in recognizing problems and implementing a change at that exact moment. That said, when it comes to technology, my life could always use a little more structure and ...

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  • by | December 26, 2013 4:30 PM

    I love games. I've been playing video games and board games my entire life. I don't have nearly as much time as I used to have for gaming, and I have yet to pull the trigger on a current-generation console. But I've spent a lot of time and money on mobile gaming. And every chance I get, I like to break out a smartphone or tablet and get in a race or two, play a round of Phase 10, or if I have more time, get into a lengthy round of Catan on the iPad. As much as I love smartphone gaming, however, the hardware never seems to provide the experience I've come to expect. Games like Asphalt 8, ...

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  • by | December 24, 2013 7:01 AM

    If there is one thing the iPad has on all its tablet competition, it's the sheer amount of development and, more specifically, all the great games developers make for Apple's massively popular tablet. Angry Birds, Words With Friends, Cut The Rope, and countless other titles are immediately recognizable. But what about the classics? There are plenty of those, too. While you're cooped up with your loving (read: loud and likely a little crazy) family over the holidays, check out some of these classic board games for iPad! Oh, and if we miss your favorite board game titles, be sure to share ...

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  • by | September 23, 2013 5:42 PM

    The iPad is one serious multimedia machine. It's great for reading books and magazines, watching videos, listening to music, browsing the Web, and, of course, gaming. The App Store is now home to over 900,000 applications, many of which are optimized for iPad. Of that staggering amount of apps is a large number of games, and while it's not difficult to find great games to play, it is a daunting task to find the absolute best. We sifted through all the top games, installed many, researched, and played until our hearts were content to narrow down the hundreds of thousands of games to just ...

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  • by | September 13, 2013 7:00 AM

    Mobile gaming … isn't for everyone. But for those who enjoy it, rest assured, Windows Phone is not the ghost town it once was for platformers, puzzle games, and even 3D action games. Although the selection isn't quite as broad as we'd like, some of the most popular titles on Android and iOS have been officially developed for Windows Phone. We did some digging, some research, and lots of playing hard work to find some of the best games Windows Phone has to offer. In this video, we cover the top five Windows Phone games available. Don't agree with our list? Have some favorites of your own? ...

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  • by | August 23, 2013 1:32 PM

    Some of us here at Pocketnow enjoy a nice summer's afternoon slaving over a smartphone or tablet, trying to beat the last level in some new game. A few of us went nuts yesterday, over the launch of one of the most highly anticipated mobile games this summer, Asphalt 8. Suffice it to say, mobile gaming is improving quite rapidly. In just four year's time, we've graduated from platformers and side-scrollers to real 3D graphics that rival console games from less than a decade ago. Riptide GP2, for instance, looks phenomenal and plays as smooth as many of my PS2 and early PS3 racing games. And ...

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  • by | August 5, 2013 6:44 PM

    The new Nexus 7, undoubtedly, is the best bang for your buck in the small tablet market. It has the best display, lowest price tag, and offers great performance. Unfortunately, it isn't compatible with all apps and games. There are quite a few titles that have not been updated for Android 4.3 or are poorly optimized for the new hardware. However, that doesn't mean there isn't great content out there for Google's new tablet. There is … and plenty of it at that. We've scoured Google Play and found the best games for the new Nexus 7. Watch the video below to find out which ones made the cut ...

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  • by | May 23, 2013 7:01 AM

    Mobile gaming is an industry that has experienced some truly awe-inspiring growth. Mobile platforms have matured from offering little more than side-scrollers (Canabalt or Angry Birds) to offering some elaborate and beautiful 3D games that rival many older console games. There are games that were state of the art when I was a teen, like Grand Theft Auto 3 or Max Payne, which are available on Android and iOS that run just as well, if not better, than they did on my PlayStation 2. And even those aren't the most mind-blowing or best mobile games available. In this video, we show off  some of ...

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  • by | June 14, 2012 2:27 AM

    If you like playing games on your Android device (and of course, if you were a fan of the soon-to-be-trylogy of Max Payne on the computer) then you were probably waiting for this for quite some time. Don't worry, it is now available, as Max Payne Mobile makes its way to the Google Play Store. The game has been fully optimized for the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core mobile processor so if you have an HTC One X for instance you'll be able to experience some excellent gameplay (not that Galaxy S III owners will not). It weighs 1.33GB, costs $2.99, and it is available for quite a large number of ...

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  • by | June 4, 2012 4:00 AM

    What makes a smartphone “smart”? The apps of course! Every week we will feature some of the best newest or updated apps for the three big names in the mobile industry; iPhone, Windows Phone, and Android. We have sifted through hundred of apps and have deemed these 12 the most noteworthy for you, the smartphone enthusiast. To download any of these apps to your respective platform just click on the name of the app to launch the AppStore, Windows Marketplace, or Google Play.   iPhone Sidecar.me – A free app Sidecar.me is an innovative app that lets you share live video, photos, and ...

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  • by | May 25, 2012 9:01 PM

    What makes a smartphone “smart”? The apps of course! Every week we will feature some of the best newest or updated apps for the three big names in the mobile industry; iPhone, Windows Phone, and Android. We have sifted through hundred of apps and have deemed these 12 the most noteworthy for you, the smartphone enthusiast. To download any of these apps to your respective platform just click on the name of the app to launch the AppStore, Windows Marketplace, or Google Play.     iPhone Earth Lapse– A paid app that costs $0.99 With Earth Lapse you can explore amazing ...

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  • by | January 25, 2011 1:54 PM

    The Sony Ericsson X10 Mini is truly a unique smartphone. With a form-factor unlike any other Android device, our final review is sure to be very interesting. So, check it out below! If you have already seen our video coverage you can skip to the bottom of the page and watch the final video review. SOFTWARE This device was created with the idea of single-handed operation in mind. Due to this, Sony has created a custom user interface for the X10 Mini. Users can easily swipe left and right through the menu system. Navigation is literally a breeze. Despite the fact that this is a custom skin ...

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