The best iPad games No-one predicted the meteoric rise of gaming on iOS, and we're not sure anyone knew what the iPad was for at all when it first appeared.However, Apple's tablet has become a very able gaming platform. With more screen space than the iPhone, games have the means to be more immersive. The iPad's therefore a perfect platform for adventure games, strategy titles and puzzlers. Not sure which iPad is best? We've got them listed on our best iPad ranking - or you can check out the best tablets list to see the full range available now.But, just like the iPhone, there are so many iPad games that it's tough to unearth the gems and avoid the dross. That's our mission here - to bring you the very best iPad games, mixing traditional fare with titles that could only have appeared on a capable and modern multi-touch device.New: Adventures of Poco Eco – Lost Sounds ($3.99/£3.99/AU$5.99)Adventures of Poco Eco – Lost Sounds is as much an exploratory experience as a … [Read more...] about Best iPad games: the top free and paid-for titles around
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posted on 04 Jul 2016, 10:03 11 1. kiko007 (Posts: 6645; Member since: 17 Feb 2016) This looks really cool, but I don't trust Kickstarter projects very much anymore. posted on 05 Jul 2016, 03:59 1 20. joey_sfb (Posts: 6794; Member since: 29 Mar 2012) I don't trust kick-started too! I still have pledged projects in the limbo. posted on 05 Jul 2016, 13:18 0 22. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2315; Member since: 18 Apr 2011) Yup, just scams people for money posted on 04 Jul 2016, 10:03 4 2. chocowii (Posts: 478; Member since: 30 Jan 2014) Let go of Android. It's not the best choice for hardcore gaming. Windows X64 is fine. posted on 04 Jul 2016, 17:26 0 11. Suo.Eno (Posts: 548; Member since: 17 Feb 2013) Can't do that if they're dealing with an Atom driven device. What's the listed proper full Win games that people can really run on Surface 3 again? Not much last I checked and this is assuming if these guys could somehow turn this project to be appealing … [Read more...] about Comments for : Smartphone & handheld console hybrid PGS wants to bring PC gaming to your pocket
If you are buying something for someone who grew up in the ’90s on your shopping list, then I’m sorry that you know a millennial. Please forgive us for killing every business. Maybe we’re just acting out because you didn’t get us what we wanted for the gift-giving holidays last year. Well, you don’t have to make that mistake again if you use our guide to win over your friends and family. Nintendo Game Boy Color-Changing Pint Glass Above: Makes me want to drink beer and complain that things aren’t as good as they used to be when I was a kid. Price: $12Buy from: ThinkGeek The Game Boy was the handheld system of the 1990s. It debuted in 1989 with Tetris, and it dominated for years through the release of the Pokémon games in 1998. With this glass, you can relive that memory while also enjoying a frosty beverage. Snorlax Bean Bag Chair Above: I want this. Price: $150Buy from: ThinkGeek Most of the biggest properties of the 1990s … [Read more...] about The ’90s Retro Gaming Gift Guide: Pokémon, GameBoy, Star Trek, and … Jeff Goldblum?
With Christmas only a day away, I thought it would be nice to compile the best games of the year in one of our gaming roundups so that everyone can find some quality releases to play through on their new phone, tablet, or Chromebook. I have personally hand picked every single one of these games, so there may be some included in the list that you may have never heard of, but rest assured every game is a high-quality release. As a matter of fact, as I was putting this list of 30 games together I came across quite a few titles than would be a shame to not mention. Those I have also included at the bottom of this roundup as honorable mentions for the year. So without further ado, here are the best Android games released in 2017. Best Android games of 2017 DATA WING DATA WING is a stylish top down racer that utilizes minimal graphics to give a sense of racing inside of a computer system. There is a 2-hour story complete with 40 levels to play through. The touch screen controls are easy … [Read more...] about Best Android games of 2017 for your new phone, tablet, or Chromebook
Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition was a smash hit and quickly sold out after its release last November. If you are one of the many gamers who missed out on this little console, don’t despair: Nintendo responded to the popularity of its mini retro console by announcing the SNES Classic, and soon you will be able to pre-order one to ensure that you’re not left out this time around.In the meantime, you can relive the glory days of the 1980s and ’90s with these other retro gaming consoles. Our roundup includes devices that let you bask in the pixelated glow of childhood classics from Nintendo, Sega, and Atari, and we’ve also added one do-it-yourself option so you can build your own custom nostalgia machine.Atari Flashback 7Atari was among the first companies to bring video games into the home, so it’s only fitting that we kick off our list with the Atari Flashback retro gaming console. The Flashback 7 from At Games is officially licensed by Atari and comes … [Read more...] about Did you miss the NES Classic? Enjoy these retro gaming consoles instead
After almost a year on store shelves, the Nintendo Switch has surpassed most players’ expectations in terms of reception and sales figures. A fair portion of the Switch’s success has to do a steady stream of impressive games, but we think the Switch’s dual identity as both a home console and portable powerhouse has driven people to the platform in droves. While the Switch has many excellent games, some of them are better suited to gaming on the go than others. Whether you’re planning a trip or simply have a long commute, these are our picks for the best Switch games to play while traveling.Shovel Knight: Treasure TroveYacht Club Games‘ 2014 hit Shovel Knight has only gotten better with age, and the 16-bit retro platformer feels right at home in handheld mode on Switch. Even when Shovel Knight initially launched on Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, and PC, it felt made for a portable screen — excelling on both the Wii U tablet and Nintendo 3DS. With a … [Read more...] about Get in some Nintendo time on vacation with the best Switch games for traveling
On Thursday, Namco Bandai Entertainment posted a trailer on Facebook revealing that a Namco Museum compilation is hitting the Nintendo Switch on July 28 for $30. There are actually two trailers announcing the game: One showcasing Pac-Man Vs. gameplay (embedded above via Bandai Namco Europe), and another on Nintendo’s product page showcasing arcade hits Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug, The Tower of Druaga, and Rolling Thunder running on the Nintendo Switch screen.That said, Pac-Man Vs. does not exactly fit in with the extreme retro crowd packed into Namco Museum. The game was originally developed by Nintendo and published by Namco on the GameCube console in 2003. It required the Game Boy Advance and its related link cable accessory to play, as one player used the handheld to steer Pac-Man on the handheld’s screen while up to three other players controlled the ghosts via GameCube controllers and a single TV.For the Switch version, Pac-Man Vs. multiplayer gameplay … [Read more...] about Get your retro game face on with ‘Namco Museum’ for Nintendo Switch next month
Apple's iPhones have been great game devices for years. In fact, iPhones are the gadgets that helped reinvent mobile gaming and steer it away from the domain of companies like Nintendo and Sony. But here's the truth: I use the iPad Mini more for gaming than I do my iPhone. The reasons are: the iPad can play enhanced games with "made for iPad" layouts, including some games that don't make the leap to phone at all. The iPad generally has more storage and battery life to burn than my space- and battery-challenged phone. And its screen is bigger. The new iPhones are improved: they both have bigger screens, and better graphics. But can the new iPhones replace your dedicated gaming handheld altogether? I use a Nintendo 3DS XL and PlayStation Vita regularly. I love them both. Sure, they're extra gadgets to pack in a bag. But both have big screens, good dedicated buttons and control sticks, and libraries full of really great retro, indie, and mainstream, dozens-of-hour-of-gameplay … [Read more...] about Can the iPhone 6 replace your gaming handheld?
You may or may not ever succeed in buying a Super NES Classic. But I'm not sure there will be another package of throwback Nintendo quite as good as... well, the Nintendo 3DS.As cool and fun as the SNES Classic is -- and as amazed as I am that I was able to score one on launch day -- I keep thinking about the 3DS. I keep going back to playing it. It's simple, it's tiny, it's sturdy. I still play it, even though the Switch exists.And it's mostly because it has a crazy-large back catalog of retro games.I'd love if the Nintendo Switch had this type of back catalog of classic gaming. But it doesn't -- not yet. Maybe, once the promised Virtual Console arrives in 2018, it will eventually get there. Yet I still think it'll be a long time before any Nintendo system has the library that the 3DS does. At this point, for throwback games, it's my go-to … [Read more...] about Nintendo’s best retro console isn’t the SNES Classic, it’s the 3DS
The Nintendo NES Classic is one of the hardest to find Holiday gifts of 2016. Nintendo has reportedly sold close to 200,000 NES Classic in November, despite customers having a very hard time finding NES in stock. The next big chance to score a NES Classic is on Tuesday at Best Buy stores. Consumers who do not want to line up at a Best Buy over night or stare on in stock trackers all day set their mind on other retro gaming systems that bring back the 80s. Retro gaming consoles are not a new thing and have been around since years. Nintendo just renewed the interest in the 8 bit game classics.Target is addressing the new retro video gaming hype by featuring the Atari Flashback 6 Classic Game Console in stores' new weekly ad. The Atari Flashback 6 sells for $44.99, only in Target stores.Retro-bit offers the NES Retro Entertainment System for $17.49 on Amazon.com. This Top Loader 8-bit System is compatible with all NES game cartrigdes including Super Mario Bros. Gamers need to get the NES … [Read more...] about NES Classic Alternatives Offer More Games At Lower Cost