mobile gaming

SlashGear 101: What is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Game Pack?

SlashGear 101: What is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Game Pack?

At the Uplinq 2011 conference today, Qualcomm announced that it will be working with game developers to create an optimization program for console-quality games, which will include a "Game Pack" of 100 mobile games for Android. This step towards gaming optimization seems similar to rival NVIDIA's approach with their Tegra 2 processors that are optimized for PlayStation gaming. However, Qualcomm plays it a bit differently by not restricting their games to only Qualcomm Snapdragon powered devices.

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Angry Birds Rio Gets First Update Next Week

Angry Birds Rio Gets First Update Next Week

Have you played Angry Birds Rio? According the the Angry Birds Facebook page, the first update to the game is on its way next week. The update is called "Jungle Escape", and can be seen ready to be unlocked in the screenshot after the cut. It promises more "marmoset-mauling action" and "juicy secrets to discover."

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EA Running 99¢ Sale in US App Store

EA Running 99¢ Sale in US App Store

The next 48 hours are a great time to stock up on games for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. EA Games is running a 99¢ sale on select games in the App store. They are calling this the "i ♥ 99¢ SALE!", so if you are looking for some cheap thrills for Valentines day, this may be the place to go.

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iControlPad with Bluetooth Shipping This Month

iControlPad with Bluetooth Shipping This Month

Back in September we wrote about iControlPad dumping the dock connectors in favor of Bluetooth. The new iControlPad with Bluetooth is scheduled to ship February 16th. According to iControlPad's website, the gaming pad should work with any phone, console, or computer with Bluetooth. You just need to put in the right clamps to fit your phone, and go. You can even use it to charge your phone while playing games. Hey, multitasking!

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Nintendo DSi in Orange and Green Landing on Retail Shelves for Black Friday

Nintendo DSi in Orange and Green Landing on Retail Shelves for Black Friday

With Black Friday just around the corner, and plenty of deals and exclusives beginning to pop up here and there, Nintendo is looking to spice things up with a pair of brand new colored DSi portable gaming consoles. The new consoles are a Black Friday exclusive, and they're being announced by Nintendo directly, which means the new mobile consoles should be arriving in plenty of retail locations.

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Sony PSP2 Supposedly Breaks Cover, Shows Off Twin Thumbsticks

Sony PSP2 Supposedly Breaks Cover, Shows Off Twin Thumbsticks

While, traditionally, leaks of major cell phones, or smartphones, are marred by images taken by one "Mr. Blurrycam," it looks like that individual may have finally stumbled into another market. Here, supposedly, are the first images of what VG247 is calling the PSP2. And, as we can see from the images, there aren't a lot of details to be really seen, but we definitely can't deny those pair of thumbsticks there.

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Tactile+Plus Stickers Add Physical Gaming Buttons to Your iPhone

Tactile+Plus Stickers Add Physical Gaming Buttons to Your iPhone

Even if Apple has become a major name in mobile gaming, with the likes of the iPod Touch and iPhone hosting some of the most addictive casual games available on the market, there's still the gamers out there who want nothing more than to have some physical buttons to control their favorite games. The Tactile+Plus Stickers hope to alleviate that situation, and they do it in just about the easiest way we've ever seen.

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