Smartphone/Life Balance: How To Keep On Gaming And Keep Your Friends

Smartphone/Life Balance: How To Keep On Gaming And Keep Your Friends

We all know smartphones are addictive. These days, it’s hard to hold a conversation with certain people without them dipping their head into their iPhone, resulting in monosyllabic, one-way conversations full of repetition and frustration. This is before you factor in the gaming side of things. Some smartphone games are so furiously addictive, you can lose days at a time to them. On some occasions, even when we know the game in question isn’t that…

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Battle Of The Handsets: Samsung vs. iPhone

Battle Of The Handsets: Samsung vs. iPhone

It’s a clash of the titans for the modern world.  Two of the biggest names in technology have recently released their latest weapons in a battle for global smartphone domination. As has been Steve Jobs’ remit since he started the company from his garage in 1984, Apple have a core group of elite fans that value the iPhone’s style and design as well as it’s functionality, as well as a huge pool of casual users…

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iPhone 7: Will Gaming Be Improved Even Further?

iPhone 7: Will Gaming Be Improved Even Further?

With the obligatory iPhone 6 upgrade out of the way in the form of last September’s underwhelming 6S, consumers are now eagerly looking ahead to the end of this year, when Apple’s newest creation, the iPhone 7, is slated to be released. Apple are keeping quiet on any specific details about their new baby, but we can make a few educated guesses, in keeping with tradition, primarily that it will sell like hot cakes and…

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Is Mobile Gaming Taking Over From Real-Life Experiences?

Is Mobile Gaming Taking Over From Real-Life Experiences?

While the title of this article might seem a little hyperbolic, it’s a worthwhile debate. And though it might appear to be a bad thing, in some cases, it’s not. There are countless smartphone games available across the board, covering every subject or theme that people are likely to care about. A lot of these iterations have been done before in real life, but are now becoming far more popular in their smartphone incarnations. So,…

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Take On New Horizons With This Challenging New Game By Pixeljam

Take On New Horizons With This Challenging New Game By Pixeljam

Horizons are usually a signifier of hope and a better life, you look to them when you’re in dire straights and they give you the gusto to go on. Imagine a global apocalypse, the likes of which have never been seen, that leaves the Earth totally wrecked and uninhabitable. The next horizon you’ll be looking to will literally be your last – the vast expanses of space that you’ll be forced to enter will stretch…

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Tap The Frog As If Your Life Depended On It

Tap The Frog As If Your Life Depended On It

The 1994 movie epic ‘Speed’ star’s Keanu Reeves as a Los Angeles police officer frantically trying to keep a bus running at above 50km/hr all whilst trying to figure out how the dickens the villain of the piece is monitoring him. Fast forward 21 years and you too can feel the adrenaline rush of ‘Officer Jack’ with the fast paced and action packed game Tap The Frog (without the constant fear of bursting into flames).

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The Rise And Rise Of The Mobile Bingo App

The Rise And Rise Of The Mobile Bingo App

Bingo has always been big business. Though the younger generation might associate the concept with a game played at a glacial pace in a funereal retirement home lounge, the truth is it’s bigger than all that. It’s been a popular mobile game for a long time now, and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.With the general rise of mobile gambling  over the last couple of years, mobile bingo accounts for up to…

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Survivors: The Quest Brings Epic Scale RPG To iPad

Survivors: The Quest Brings Epic Scale RPG To iPad

RPGs (Role Playing Games to the uninitiated) are my favourite type of game. They afford a gaming experience like no other, often going on for weeks at a time. They usually have an emotional hook with an epic story, and ways to progress and power up the characters as you move along. This week, prolific developer G5 Games have entered the RPG fray with their mini epic Survivors: The Quest, a tale of three people…

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The Virtual Future Meets Sweet Nostalgia With iGames

The Virtual Future Meets Sweet Nostalgia With iGames

Who remembers ‘Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon’ for N64? Not many, I’d wager. Playing as a team of ninjas trekking across feudal Japan to do battle with giant robots, this 1997 gem had it all; great graphics, an awesome soundtrack and a developed sense of humour. ‘Goemon’ is, in my humble opinion, one of the most underrated games to ever be released on Nintendo’s glorious console. That really is saying something if you consider the golden…

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Social Gaming is Thriving

Social Gaming is Thriving

A new generation of mobile casino games combining social media and gambling is on the rise, under the umbrella term “social gaming”. Following on from the success of games like Farmville and Candy Crush, where players persuade people – or harass them depending on your point of view – to vote for virtual goods and accessories, social gaming builds upon the willingness of users to pay just for the sake of playing. Mark D. Griffiths,…

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The ever increasing of mobile gaming choice

The ever increasing of mobile gaming choice

Today it seems that more and more people are turning to their phone as their first choice of gaming device. This makes a lot of sense. When you can access the games you enjoy just by pulling your phone out of your pocket anywhere that you have an internet connection, why would you go to the bother of switching on your console or pc specifically for gaming? Of course, there are times when you’ll want…

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Sponsored Feature Opinion Piece: Gamesys Says that Smartphones are Fuelling the Rise of Mobile Casino Gaming

Sponsored Feature Opinion Piece: Gamesys Says that Smartphones are Fuelling the Rise of Mobile Casino Gaming

Smartphones have arguably edged out traditional portable gaming devices like the Nintendo DS for many consumers in the same way that they’ve edged out digital cameras – why carry two devices when one will do. According to the latest Communications Market Report from Ofcom, UK Smartphone ownership has jumped up 13% in the past year, playing a part in fuelling the mobile casino boom. Last year 27 per cent of UK adults owned a smartphone;…

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