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Should I download Mario Kart Tour?
Nintendo’s latest mobile game Mario Kart Tour has landed on iOS and android and has already started splitting opinion. The Nintendo app already has impressive ratings of 4.5 and 4,8 on the Google Play Store and App Store respectively, but something still feels off about the smartphone game and... Read more
Google Nexus Player Hits the UK
The Asus-made Nexus Player from Google is an Android-powered console that has been designed to run games and media apps, such as Netflix, from the Google Play store. The console comes with a Bluetooth remote with voice search. If you want to you can also spend some extra cash... Read more
Codemasters Confirms F1 2015 Release Date
Undoubtedly, the F1 series is a masterpiece of coding. The games are up to the minute with detailed information about tracks, drivers and importantly the cars themselves. In F1 2014 the cars had a new handling model and the visuals were a sharp upgrade on the previous year’s game,... Read more
Not Just Another Candy Crush Knock Off
Out of lives on Candy Crush? Tired of begging your ever-shrinking Facebook friends list for lives (shrinking because you keep sending game requests instead of posting cat videos)? Then take a look at these other great app-based games, all built around the concept of the match-three puzzle without being... Read more
Destiny Named Best Game at British Academy Game Awards
And the winner is… At this year’s British Academy Game Awards, the first person post apocalyptic shooter, Destiny won the coveted prize of best game. The first-person shooter was developed by Bungie and it was the US studio’s first release after stopping development on the Halo series. The title has... Read more
Netflix Working On Live Action Legend Of Zelda Series
According to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal, streaming media company, Netflix, is currently developing a live-action series that is based upon Nintendo’s famous The Legend of Zelda gaming series. The show has been described as “Game of Thrones for a family audience.” The Legend Of Zelda games... Read more
French Coder Creates Smallest Game: Boot Chess
All generations have certain things they get misty eyed about and feel an irresistible urge to share it with younger people in a desperate attempt to make them understand just how groundbreaking and wonderful it was back in the day. For some it was having the whole street round... Read more
Microsoft XboxOne Lead Designer Quits
The guy who orchestrated Xbox Live, Boyd Multerer, announced last week on the social network, Twitter, that he would be departing from Microsoft after working for the tech giants for the last 17 years. In his announcement, Multerer wasn’t just ready to confirm what or indeed where he will... Read more
No Console Required: Samsung And Sony Team Up For Playstation Now Service
The ability to play Playstation games has, up until now, always necessitated a Sony Playstation console. With the advent of Playstation Now, the console is no longer required to play some Playstation titles. Sony have collaborated with Samsung to bring the game streaming service, PlayStation Now, to Samsung Smart... Read more
Addictive Browser Games You Need In Your Life!
We all need a little down time, so set your IM to ‘away’, take the phone off the hook and close your emails. Get playing these addictive browser games now! Read more
Classic Atari Games Found Buried In New Mexico Landfill
It’s a little odd, but here in the States it’s pretty popular to go dumpster diving. If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s where you search people’s trash for things you can use (or sell). Now, you have to be careful, because in certain places it’s illegal, but... Read more
World’s Biggest Jenga Game Played With Caterpillar Excavators
If you had access to giant earth moving equipment, what would you do with it?  Maybe help out friends landscaping their new garden?  You could try to assist a local charity in making a kids playground?  What about being a little bit selfish and just have some fun with... Read more
Video Game Controller Designed To Sense Emotions
Engineers from Stanford University have developed what may turn out to be the next level in interactive gaming; an emotion sensing gamepad.  The handheld game controller will measure the player’s bodily processes and then alter the gameplay to make it a more engaging game. When you are deeply involved... Read more
Rogue Flappy Bird Android Download Contains Malware
After the extremely popular app, Flappy Bird, was officially removed from official app stores, the game sprang up online in various places and has provoked a variety of different clones. But, sadly, along with the copies of Flappy Bird being provided ,there are malware-injected version which have also been discovered.  These rogue... Read more
ASUS VivoTab Note 8 Now Available From Microsoft Store
Something new has come up at the Microsoft Store, and it might catch the interest of people who are in the market for a new tablet. The ASUS VivoTab Note 8, which have been talked about with interest, is now available in the Microsoft Store. The ASUS VivoTab Note... Read more
Cbeebies Playtime App Launched
The BBC has launched, at no cost may I add, an iOS and Android app for its CBeebies channel, aimed at preschoolers, with mini-games which are based on four of its popular shows.  The BBC CBeebies Playtime app is available for iOS, Android and the Kindle Fire in the UK.  On the iOS platform it joins the... Read more
Facebook to Try Games Publishing
Facebook is working with a number of small mobile game developers to undertake publishing by offering distribution through mobile ads in exchange for a percentage of revenue.  Facebook confirmed it’s working on tests for new mobile game distribution, but the company did not share any more details publicly. The... Read more
Microsoft AllowsTrading Of Their Xbox One Games
Xbox One players can trade their games but 3rd party publishers cannot. Microsoft announced on Thursday in an online statement that players will be allowed to trade their Microsoft Xbox One games at “participating retailers” without paying extra fees.  However, it can’t say the same for other publishers’ titles.... Read more