OnLive is live again and this time it is expanding its reach with CloudLift. Rather than limiting yourself to playing streamed games, this new subscription-based service allows you to download games when possible and stream them when needed.
Twitch is bringing their game to mobile. The popular play-and-broadcast service just announced an SDK for mobile, which could allow players to broadcast live as well as upload their game play. It’s a new twist to gaming in general, and a strong indication of the strength of mobile gaming.
App Annie and IHS have released their latest numbers, and there is one overriding narrative: we love media. Our spending on digital movies, games, and apps rose 30% in 2013 when compared to 2012, with mobile app spending seeing a steady upward trend. Spending in and on apps was dominated by games overall, with some countries a bit lot more into the genre than others.
In a move that might cause a good number of fans to cringe and shudder, Square Enix has revealed details of the mobile incarnation of the hit game Hitman. Titled Hitman Go, the game will still rely on stealth and strategy but almost throws everything else outside the window.
The App Annie 2013 Retrospective report has recently been published and it is showing some interesting trends in terms of mobile gaming. The first deals with the types of devices players are gravitating towards and the second deals with the freemium model. We often associate the freemium model with gaming, however the report also shows this is also growing on the non-gaming side.
It has been quite some time since a new release of RBI Baseball has been available. In fact, this title was perhaps best known when it was available on the original NES. The last release came back in the mid-90's when RBI Baseball 95 was released for the Sega 32X. History of the game aside, it seems Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) has a new release in the works for later this year.
Android gaming consoles have grabbed quite some headlines last year and Huawei wants to cash in as well. Here at CES 2014, the Chinese manufacturer has just unveiled the oddly named Tron console, it's own take on the OUYA gaming console.
As much as we want triple-A game titles on Android, porting existing games from consoles to mobile devices is no walk in the park. This is the sentiment expressed by game developer and publisher Namco Bandai as it tries to negotiate porting over Dark Souls to mobile platforms.
Gameloft, one of the most popular mobile game developers and publishers, is said to be thinking about making use of the new immersive API from Android 4.4. Although it has not disclosed or even hinted at any solid plan yet, it might make for a subtle yet important change in gaming experience.
If you’re old enough to remember Dreamcast, you’re old enough to remember how awesome it was. Though Sega lost out to the likes of Sony and Nintendo in the early days of console wars, the platform remains a cult hit to this day. Inspired titles like Crazy Taxi and Jet Grind Radio (we’re not calling it Jet Set Radio, sorry) have made their way to Android, but we want it all. Fortunately, Reicast is a Dreamcast emulator for Android that seems to work really, really well.