I don't know what I was expecting for a smartphone game based on a series of murder mystery/death game visual novels, but it wasn't billiards.
Last week an incident broke out in the Beijing subway system. A young woman got into an altercation with her apparent boyfriend over a mobile phone game, it seems. The end result: she dragged the man onto a subway train. But was this just a PR stunt?
The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, is working on a new smartphone game called Terra Battle. It's an RPG. It could have been a ballet dancing game.
Yesterday, a report from Japan's Nikkei newspaper asserted that Nintendo would be putting trailers, promotional info and mini-games about upcoming releases on smartphones. Now, a statement from Nintendo says that they won't exactly be doing that.
With its big, bright screen, ability to sense touch and motion, and controls that mimic a home game console's, Sony's Playstation Vita delivers the sort of gaming that approaches what you might expect to experience in your den. But is that what gamers still want?
I've seen orangutans play video games on a touch screen, but this is the first lizard. And this Bearded Dragon doesn't need opposable thumbs to master the art of gaming, he uses his tongue.
Though Nintendo has, notably, struck an arrangement with AT&T to provide free wireless Internet hotspot access, the company remains adamant that it isn't entering the mobile phone business.
The Sharp Galapagos is an upcoming 3D smartphone. And it's getting a handful of games that mean it might just give the Nintendo 3DS a run for its money.
The iPhone is such a great interface for phone calls, mobile office work and gaming that Apple claims that competitor HTC stole it when they made their own smart phone.
THQ fired 100 employees following a decision to shift its mobile game development to the smart phone platform only. Three studios are closing, in San Diego, the U.K. and Germany.
Smartphone app and game seller Handango is teaming up with Digital Chocolate and I-play to bring new games to the Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices.