It’s been yet another fascinating year in the world of smartphone development with impressive new innovations from market leaders like Apple and Samsung.
And whilst much of the press attention around these mobile devices has been on everything from security to camera capacities, it’s also true that the hardware of the latest generation of smartphones offer games developers some pretty impressive opportunities.Screen size
Just a decade ago we used to be happy to play simple games of Snake on our tiny smartphone screens. But the latest generation of super-sized smartphones has changed all of that.
Incredible new mobile models like the Samsung Galaxy S8+ [...]
Although it may sound like a new, innovative technology, virtual reality has tried its luck in the world of video games once before. Sega launched its VR headset for the Megadrive console (a bit like today’s Sony PlayStation VR) in 1991, and several immersive VR pods and headsets were released in the following year. Computer Gaming World, one of the most prestigious gaming magazines, predicted “affordable VR” by 1994. Nintendo released its “Virtual Boy”, and Forte released its VFX1, a PC virtual reality headset supported by games like Quake, System Shock, and Descent, later that year. Then the VR fever winded down, and headsets were forgotten for almost [...]
Browsing through a thrift store the other day — you wouldn’t believe what treasures one can uncover in such places — I stumbled upon an old, unwanted netbook. It had a small 11-inch screen, a full keyboard complete with arrow keys, a perfect LED-backlit screen and a basic configuration. According to a moribund sticker clinging to the front of the computer, it came complete with an Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor, backed with 2GB of DDR2 RAM and a whopping 250GB of hard disk space.
I remembered craving a netbook when they were first released, but unfortunately these netbooks were a bit over my budget when they they were the new hot tech in town. Happily, [...]
There was a time when gaming was a PC or console-based activity but with the rise and rise of mobile technology those days are long gone – so far long gone, in fact, that mobile gaming is now the bigger moneymaker of the two.
It’s not hard to see why. As the smartphone and tablet have become more and more part of our lives the technology has been advancing at an astonishing rate allowing gamers to play when and where they like.
The companies who produce the games have been quick to notice and exploit this fact by creating games that are specifically intended to work best on a mobile device and, in many cases, use their specific features too. A good example of this is [...]
The internet has helped to make online casinos quite popular with more and more people being introduced to gambling via the web each year. Another trend in gaming has been the rapid expansion of MMO (massively multiplayer online) games. What you might not know is that these two gaming trends have merged, with numerous MMO casino games found online today.
Not only does this particular MMO offer casino games but it also offers other aspects to the game as well. Customization is a huge feature of this game with players being able to not only customize their character but also their own casino and condo. There are many options for furnishings for the condo [...]
If you don’t live Down Under, there are quite a few things you probably don’t know about Australia. First of all, the seasons are backwards there – Christmas and New Year’s Eve are in the middle of the summer. Next, there’s the fact that Australians love to play the pokies, especially online. Although the country’s gambling laws are quite restrictive, millions of Aussie players visit the Royal Vegas each year. Which is not a surprise, since the Royal Vegas has an excellent collection of games, both on desktops and mobile devices. Besides, the selection of specials it throws its players’ way is talk of the trade. No wonder so many [...]