Copycat apps is one of the biggest annoyances in mobile gaming. When one particular kind of app finds great success, some developers choose to piggyback on the popular app instead of trying to create something new and exciting. In some cases, developers take code from existing apps and reverse engineer them to their liking. To combat this, Amazon recommends developers obfuscate their code.
Day: 17 April 2012
Sprint’s version of the Galaxy Nexus is set to come out early next week, but Verizon’s model has been available for quite some time. If your contract is up and you’re on the fence about which carrier to go with, consider looking into getting Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus for $49.99 from Wirefly as well as Amazon Wireless.
Despite Nintendo’s insistence that mobile games are “cheap”, it is surprising to find that its lead franchise creator enjoys some Angry Birds. According to an interview with Edge, Shigeru Miyamoto, the mind behind classic franchise such as Legend of Zelda, Super Mario and a slew of other Nintendo series. has admitted that Angry Birds by Rovio was his favorite game of the past year.
With over 50 million players worldwide and 10 million runners on Android alone, its safe to say that Temple Run is the new Angry Birds of Android 2012 (alongside Angry Birds Space of course). Today Imagni Studios have updated the 3D runner game and have added a Twitter integration so you can let the world wide web know what you actually do at work.
There is a new basketball shootout game available for Android simply named BasketBall Shootout (3D) from Menue Games. This is your arcade style basketball game where you have to try and score as many points as you can in a certain amount of time.
Well a fair amount of UK Android gamers will be happy to know that thanks to a deal with O2’s parent company Telefonica, you will soon be able to have access and play all of EA Mobile’s Android games that are compatible to your device for free for three months.
After the recent news regarding Amazon’s App Store now supporting in-game purchases we figured this would start to bring a lot of freemium and free-to-play games over to that App Store and it seems that it is happening already. PlayMesh has just released their free-to-play MMORTS (Massive Multiplayer Online Real-Time Strategy) game called Valor.
Generally, about 99% of the time, when we talk about a zombie game it is usually us playing as the humans trying to survive in some fashion against hordes of evil zombies, usually done by mowing them down with a plethora of weaponry. However did we ever stop to think that perhaps the zombies have feeling to and are just trying to survive?
While there is no absolutely known example of what gaming could look like through Google Glasses, although we can certainly guess, this video shows how it could look. This is, of course, hypothetical and even if it does come true would be way in the future.
We have talked about the Hooked game recommendation and discovery application for Android a few times in the past. Well late last night an update was pushed out that brings a new feature to the application called Critic’s Choice. So what does this new feature entail?