Archive for August, 2010

New mobile games improve health

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

When people think of fun, a health insurance company isn’t one of the subjects that leaps to mind. However, US company Humana is looking to change that with their new “Games for Health” initiative. You might be wondering how a mobile game could improve your health more quickly than just going outside for a walk, [...]

Microsoft turns its focus to mobile gaming

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Those of you who are excited about the release of the Windows Phone 7 this October now have yet another reason. Microsoft has announced the creation of a new development studio which will be specifically targeted at gaming on the WP7 and other platforms. This means seeing a Microsoft Games Studios title like Halo or [...]

Glu Mobile makes a name for itself in mobile gaming

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

In the world of next-gen consoles, a company that published titles as diverse as Guitar Hero, Project Gotham Racing, and Sonic the Hedgehog would be one of the most well-known and beloved in the business. The fact that Glu Mobile publishes titles on mobile devices means its name is less familiar, but doesn’t mean its [...]

Best-looking mobile games

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

In today’s next-gen world, developers have more tools than ever when it comes to crafting beautiful-looking games. While graphics aren’t an automatic indicator of fun gameplay, they can still blow the socks off people who never expected they’d be holding such a good-looking game in the palm of their hands. Here are a few that [...]

Amazon moving into mobile territory?

Friday, August 20th, 2010

A new competitor could eventually be stepping into the ring that currently includes Apple’s iPhone, Research in Motion’s BlackBerry, and other next-gen smartphones. A representative for Amazon’s Lab 126the Amazon development team which created the Kindle e-readermentioned that Amazon was considering whether such a project was “out of reach” for its next device. Considering the [...]