Amazon Yells, "Look Over There! $69 Fire Tablets!"

Whether this deal had already been planned, or is meant to distract from Amazon’s interesting weekend, I don’t know. What I do know is that $69 is the cheapest price they’ve ever offered on a Fire HD tablet, and a hell of a deal for anyone who could use an extra screen in their arsenal.… »8/17/15 9:05am8/17/15 9:05am

iPad Air: Everything You Need to Know About Apple's Svelte New Tablet

Apple just announced iPad Air, the fifth in its line of (nearly) 10-inch tablets. Last year, Apple's big-boy got a perfunctory upgrade, but this year the iPad's getting a new super skinny design—and a new name—with batch of significant improvements that'll carry it through the next year. Here's what you need to know. »10/22/13 2:17pm10/22/13 2:17pm

Mad Catz Plans to Create Mobile Gaming Controllers. And Mice. And Keyboards. And Headsets.

Power A has the MOGA. Nyko has its PlayPad. Steel Series has gone Free. Everybody's trying to get into the mobile gaming controller market, looking to deliver a game pad solution that all game developers can embrace. Mad Catz isn't just building a mobile game pad. They're creating a universal Bluetooth technology… »1/03/13 4:55pm1/03/13 4:55pm

The Wikipad's Controller Will Change Your Mind About Tablet Gaming

Look, folks, tablet makers are going to keep trying to seduce you. Armed with numbers that you don't necessarily care about—like these stats about the rise in mobile gaming--they're going to dangle assorted games, controllers and accessories that try to convince you that playing on a phone or tablet can be as… »9/27/12 9:00am9/27/12 9:00am

Meet The Other Games That OnLive’s Making Playable With Their New Tablet App

My preview yesterday about OnLive's new tablet app focused on the controller, because it's the crucial piece for playing a certain kind of game. But the cloud gaming company's making a slew of titles playable by touch input as well. There will be three kinds of input that OnLive will be implementing on tablets:… »12/08/11 11:40am12/08/11 11:40am

Marvel Introducing Free Download Codes for Digital Copies For the Ultimate Comics That You Buy in Print

DC Comics has been garnering lots of media buzz, heightened awareness and increased sales on the heels of its recent New 52 reboot. Along with new re-imaginings of Superman and Wonder Woman, the publisher began making digital copies of its entire line available on the same day as the print versions. Moreover, every… »11/10/11 1:40pm11/10/11 1:40pm

Ubi Trying to Make Things Drawsome with new Wii Tablet Peripheral

Maybe no company's speaking to as many different strata of gamers as Ubisoft right now. You want hardcore action games? They'll serve up the Assassin's Creed, Rainbow Six and/or Prince of Persia series. You want a goofy party game? Choose from the Just Dance, Michael Jackson and Black-Eyed Peas franchises. Think… »11/08/11 5:00pm11/08/11 5:00pm

Touch of Doom: Tablets Mean Trouble for Consoles and Gaming Portables

With new handheld devices from Sony and Nintendo either out or on the horizon, it's understandable (if a little puzzling) that execs from both companies insist that tablets won't affect the prospects of the Nintendo 3DS or PlayStation Vita. People still want gadgets that are primarily about games, the suits say. … »10/06/11 6:20pm10/06/11 6:20pm