We’ve had the poll up for days now and the results are in! Before we go on, I’d like to state that 2011 was officially the best year in mobile gaming. Despite its ups and downs , we’ve finally reach the first step in quality gaming with caliber titles such as Modern Combat 3, Riptide GP and Dead Space.
This year has been a mixed bag for Android gamers. Disappointments were the name of the of the day but yet despite the these lowly setbacks, Android gaming also took a huge leap in the right direction. Between massive jumps in hardware performance, more new features added to the OS regarding gaming and gaming specific devices released, it has been a great year for Android gaming.
With all the good news and great games that have come our way this year we have also had our fair share of stories that didn’t pan out for whatever reason, whether it was a rumor that turned out to be a flop or a game developer changing their minds five times about a game that was going to come to Android. It is time to take a look back over the past year and enjoy the humorous side that is mobile gaming.
2011 was a big year for Android. NVDIA’s Dual Core processor, Tegra 2 was introduced, Honeycomb Tablets flooded the market and Ice Cream Sandwich brought phone and tablets together under one roof. However this wasn’t the only thing that made this year memorable.
So we have been busy compiling a list of the best games to land on Android this year in various gaming genres such as RPG, FPS, RTS, Action, Puzzle and so on. The problem is there have been quite a few excellent games that have landed on our beloved OS that it is incredibly hard to pick one as Game of the Year.
Hey guys! About five of you may remember me from my android games news series on Youtube, well I’m back, and have some more gaming goodness to showcase in conjunction with the guys here at DroidGamers.
Taking a break from all the E3 news we still have to finish getting to all of our readers, we wanted to share with you what we were hoping to see at E3 this year. Unfortunately, some items we were eager to view were not there. There were also some things this year at E3 which could have been improved.
We mentioned before we would be covering other non-Android gaming related stuff from E3 and this would be one of those things. Nexon came out strong this year with two solid titles that are coming our way to PC soon. Dragon Nest especially caught our attention with it’s great blending of gaming genres.
Halfbrick Studios will be releasing their upcoming side-scrolling action game Machine Gun Jetpack onto multiple platforms including Android. Back during GDC 2011 we got to play with it and it was seriously fun. Since then there have been improvements made and new features added.
One things we really wanted to do was get some hands-on loving of OnLive’s service with the universal remote running on Android. While they had an HTC Flyer on display where you could look at it and get a preview, the great folks over at OnLive brought us in for a great hands-on with OnLive on the Motorola XOOM.