10+ years of Apple and Mobile Gaming – Why do developers still prefer the App Store?

Remember Angry Birds? Doodle Jump? Temple Run? Around this time, after the App Store launched in 2008, the iPhones suddenly became the biggest portable gaming device in the world. Bigger than gaming giant Nintendo. This changed the world of games forever. Realising the scale of mobile gaming and its potential, so many easy to play mobile games hit millions of downloads making millions of dollars for tons of indie game developers. Even if the movement started more than 10 years ago, Apple occupies a highly important place making major strides in hardware, software and most importantly, the ecosystem. While we talk a lot about what Apple does in Hardware and Software, the most important sustaining role is played by the ecosystem players, to get to know the people behind these hit games paints the big picture. What kind of a role has Apple played in nurturing this ecosystem and why do these developers still prefer the App Store? Let’s find out.

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LG ULTRAGEAR 34-inch UltraWide QHD Curved gaming monitor announced ahead of IFA 2018

LG Electronics has announced UltraGear gaming monitors ahead of IFA 2018 in Berlin this week. It comes with a UltraWide 21:9 screen for an immersive playing field that enhances the gaming experience. It was showcased at the CES 2018 earlier this year.  Continue reading “LG ULTRAGEAR 34-inch UltraWide QHD Curved gaming monitor announced ahead of IFA 2018”

Dell, Alienware announce PC gaming systems, accessories and monitors at E3

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Alienware and Dell has announced new PC gaming systems including Alienware gaming desktops with new multi-core processor options, and a range of performance gaming monitors and peripherals at E3. All these devices are powered by Windows 10 and come with native live game streaming through the Game bar with Mixer, Game Mode, DirectX 12 and more. Continue reading “Dell, Alienware announce PC gaming systems, accessories and monitors at E3”

GameSir G4s Bluetooth Gaming Controller Unboxing

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GamesSir launched its upgraded version of wireless gaming controller in the market dubbed as G4s or G4 advanced edition Bluetooth wireless gaming controller recently. Have a look at the unboxing here. Continue reading “GameSir G4s Bluetooth Gaming Controller Unboxing”

BenQ Zowie XL2540 gaming monitor with Black eQualizer launched for Rs. 45000

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Taiwan-based Benq announced the launch of the Zowie XL2540, the latest gaming monitor under XL series for PC e-Sports. This monitor comes with a Shield on both sides that can be modified corresponding to the user preference. Continue reading “BenQ Zowie XL2540 gaming monitor with Black eQualizer launched for Rs. 45000”

Asus ROG GL552VW Review

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Asus’s latest notebook that combines high end performance in a sleek and compact form factor is the GL552VW. Inspired by an F22 Stealth Fighter, the new laptop brings about a big improvement not just in terms of performance but also in terms of the look and feel. Let’s see how well it fared.

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GPD Win brings Windows 10 gaming to your pockets – Well, almost

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The introduction of the iPhone and Android smartphones caused one of the biggest hits in terms of sales for the portable gaming market. Manufacturers like Nokia, tried to bring mobile gaming to the mainstream but it wasn’t until much later that people actually considered gaming on their phones for extended periods.

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Kingston HyperX Cloud Core – Gaming Headset Review

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It is easy to find a good pair of earphones that could also be used for gaming. However, they would lack a built in microphone and will most likely be quite costly. What is near impossible to get is a gaming headset that also works really well at music playback. They may be great at providing an acoustic experience while gaming but when you are listening to music or watching movies, that experience is more of a pain that you have to bear with rather than an enjoyable experience. Kingston is a brand that we’ve come to know and like for their wonderful memory product and now, they are dipping their toes in acoustic waters as well. The new Kingston HyperX Cloud aims to be a gaming headset that can provide you with good quality acoustic experience outside the gaming arena as well. Let us take a closer look at the review to see whether it achieves that or not.

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Lenovo ideapad Y900 announced – Powerful gaming laptop

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With the market for games growing bigger and bigger, there comes a need to have powerful gaming on the go and that is exactly what Lenovo is planning to provide with the new ideapad Y900 gaming laptop.

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Windows 10 update now rolling out for Xbox One

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The day that many Xbox One users have been waiting for is finally here. Microsoft has now started rolling out Windows 10 for the console through a staged roll-out.

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YouTube Gaming for Web, Android and iOS launched

YouTube has officially launched YouTube Gaming, its answer to Twitch, the popular game streaming competitor. The new service that is launched for web, Android and iOS automatically pulls in all gaming-related videos and live streams from YouTube.

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Acer’s Predator 8 Gaming Tablet rumored to have entered production

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Tablets are becoming increasingly similar to one another and it’s becoming hard to stand out from the crowd. However the Acer Predator 8, which is a gaming tablet announced during Computex in Taiwan earlier this year should have no such problem. The tablet seems to have a design that is inspired by the Alienware series of laptops and computers from Dell.

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Razer might acquire OUYA soon – The company behind the Android based gaming console

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OUYA was launched back in 2013 as an Android based gaming console and it has had a tough time especially due to its recent financial troubles. But apparently that is set to change thanks to a deal that might take place soon that will lead to Razer acquiring OUYA.

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Most popular classic ‘Snake’ is coming to smartphones as ‘Snake Rewind’ on May 14

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All this while if you have missed playing the old classic ‘Snake’ game on your phone or have tried something similar but still preferred the original, then here’s good news for you. Taneli Armanto, the creator of the original Nokia Snake – released with Nokia 6110 in late 1997, has announced that the sequel called Snake Rewind is on its way. Continue reading “Most popular classic ‘Snake’ is coming to smartphones as ‘Snake Rewind’ on May 14”

Nvidia Shield Tablet Photo Gallery

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Nvidia unveiled the Shield tablet in July which is specifically aimed at gamers. The tablet comes with a wireless gaming controller which is sold separately. We have already unboxed the device, and here is a photo gallery. Continue reading “Nvidia Shield Tablet Photo Gallery”