Perhaps the biggest announcement of all was the addition of multitasking. This long-awaited feature will let you run multiple apps at a time so you can, for example, run Pandora to listen to music, while you play your favorite game or … Read more
As I mentioned in last week's write-up of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2, not all the hot gaming action these days is on the iPad. Developers continue to crank out some mighty slick titles for the iPhone and iPod Touch, as evidenced by these five compelling newcomers:
1. Above Jumping games (like the terminally addicting PapiJump) are ideal when you've got a few minutes to kill--er, jump. Above (above) takes the platform-jumping genre to a new, um, level, as your tireless briefcase-wielding hopper ascends ever skyward. A techno soundtrack and lush, scrolling backgrounds help keep the action interesting. … Read more
If you are of the mind that in the future we will all be made of metal and talk like engineers at Google, then one fine sociologist would like to set you straight.
The future, my friends, is World of Warcraft.
At least that is according to William Sims Bainbridge, who has written a book called "The Warcraft Civilization" in order to make gamers feel even more like they are ahead of the unruly flashmob of the plebeians.
In an interview with New Scientist, Bainbridge explained that the game that allegedly causes some to seek the finest and most expensive medical treatment … Read more
Naruto is a popular Japanese manga series about an adolescent ninja and his struggle to become a leader in his village. In Naruto Dating Sim, players negotiate romantic relationships between several of the series' main characters by talking, flirting, and otherwise scheming for approval. Although we imagine that fans of Naruto will find this game somewhat entertaining, it's really pretty basic and repetitive, and not a whole lot of fun.
As Sakura, players are charged with winning over Naruto, Sasuke, and Rock Lee. The characters ask Sakura multiple choice questions and, depending on Sakura's response, react either favorably … Read more
For a 10-year-old, The Sims has had quite a lifetime.
Launched on February 4, 2000, The Sims has proven one of the industry's most enduring and popular game franchises. Offering players the ability to live a virtual life, the game has launched a slew of sequels, traveled to different countries, and rewarded Electronic Arts with $2.5 billion in sales.
The Sims, Sims 2, Sims 3, and its various other spin-offs are available on a variety of platforms, including PCs, Macs, game consoles, portable devices, and smartphones. The original game can now be found in 60 different countries and … Read more
A teeny-tiny phone with a worldwide roaming SIM is just one of the products we're looking forward to at the huge mobile phone event of the year, Mobile World Congress, which starts on February 15.
Roamobi is a SIM card and a range of super-cheap phones especially designed for you itchy-footed travellers who don't want to pay extra for calls, texts, and data while you're abroad.
The SIM card is the smart bit, with built-in technology that helps it recognize available networks and automatically reroute your outgoing calls to local access numbers, so your pricey outgoing roaming … Read more
The latest edition of the incredibly popular game The Sims was released in June 2009, and it featured several changes and improvements. Open, continuous neighborhoods and "moodlets" make the game that much more lifelike, and players now have more options than ever when it comes to creating and controlling the lives of their Sims. Some players, no doubt, like to wander aimlessly through the game, figuring things out as they go. For players who really want the inside scoop, however, there's The Sims 3: Prima Official eGuide. This 255-page e-book provides detailed information about every aspect of … Read more
Haunted 3D Rollercoaster Rush Free is a free three-level preview of Haunted 3D Rollercoaster Rush, a Halloween-themed, 3D follow-up to the 2D arcade game Rollercoaster Rush. Like its predecessor, Haunted 3D Rollercoaster Rush has you controlling roller coaster cars on a series of architecturally outrageous tracks, over jumps, curves, loop-the-loops, and increasingly vertiginous drops.
The interface gives you two options for controlling your cars: you can tilt your device right or left to accelerate or brake, or you can use a touch slider to meter your speed. In each level's Play Track mode, you earn from one to three … Read more
Toyota is calling the FT-86 concept, which is due to be introduced at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, a production concept. Which means that it is more than likely that we'll see the neo-hachiroku (or something similar it) on showroom floors in the near future. But, what if you can't wait for the rumored 2011 launch? Well, just fire up your PS3 and take the FT-86 for a spin in the upcoming Gran Turismo 5 racing sim. (Unless, of course, GT5 is delayed again. In which case you may come out better just waiting for the car itself.)
Check out the video after the jump to see the Toyota FT-86 concept in the digital sheet metal in a Gran Turismo 5 promo spot.… Read more
For years, Will Wright has been just about the biggest name in video game development. It's hardly necessary to recite his resume, but just in case you haven't been paying attention, he's the creator of SimCity and its many direct spinoffs, The Sims franchise--which long ago surpassed 100 million units sold--and most, recently, Spore.
But last spring, not long after Spore's much-anticipated release, Wright announced he was leaving Electronic Arts, the game's publisher, for the greener pastures of a start-up called Stupid Fun Club. Though the new venture is backed by EA, it is … Read more