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Gaming with Android and Windows, Mobile? PGS has an update.

Yes people, I’m learning the Daily Mail-style of click-bait again, in the vein hope that we’ll have enough advertising revenue to pay for the servers this month (sadly, ad-blocking is killing our revenue). OK, long story short. Imagine you want to create a Portable Gaming System. Something running …

Design your own smartphone game on paper, then play!

I walked into the kitchen this morning to find my son drawing what appeared to be a platform game on a piece of paper. When I asked what he was doing, he told me that he was designing his own smartphone game. “That’s nice”, I thought, but then …

Solitaire – Get a more polished version

You may remember my trip down memory lane when Microsoft launched their classic Solitaire app for both iPhone and Android devices. It was true to the original Windows desktop version, and Microsoft took great pride in promoting the “classic” feel of it, with the same graphics and te …

Super Mario Run out today!

This looks to be the “next big thing” on mobile. Today Super Mario Run will finally launch for iOS devices and, although it looks a bit like the traditional Super Mario Bros, this is an “autorunner”, so the clever little plumber moves forward at all times. That means …

‘Tis the season to catch ’em all…

Pokemon Go has just released its festive season event, and players have good reasons to be merry. The location based augmented reality game developed by Niantic delivers new Pokemon to catch and some festive decorations to boot. The new splash screen is quite festive, I can not lie. …

Earn real rewards. All you need is a great snatch

A new game is now available on Android and iPhone which encourages you to steal (virtually, that is) from others. After downloading “Snatch” you can win prizes by grabbing virtual parcels. Within those parcels are real prizes, including a year’s free pizza from Pizza Hut and a year …

Grow your own cute garden on your smartphone

VaragtP Studios have today launched a cute garden game called Planetera. The purpose of the game is to create your own virtual garden with cute creatures of various shapes and sizes called helpers. Even cute games have villains called evil critters, not the most menacing name! Game Features: Plantera …

In-app purchases on Android. This is broken. Sort this out. Now.

I’ve just wasted an hour and a half trying to get a refund on an in-app purchase that my son mistakenly made within Real Racing 3. It’s a great EA game and you can improve your experience by purchasing items for varying quantities of cash. Writing about smartphones …

Find out more about yourself and your friends – Personality Match

At school I played a game to see how well me and my friends “matched” each other. It was a bit like the origami paper game where you’d create a folding “fortune teller” device which had a concealed message. You’d ask each other questions and then, based on …

Colin McRae Rally – Just 10p

Fancy a bit of nostalgia? Yeah you do. How about a classic rally game, packed with all those brilliant cars that you probably still see boy racers driving around in today? Colin McCray Rally has got the graphics, the gameplay and the foot-down fun. Plus, as I type, it’s …

Pokémon Go now in the UK too

Following on from my story yesterday, I can now confirm that the game everyone is talking about is available in UK app stores. Android and iPhone users just need to head to their respective places and grab the download the normal way. Yesterday we detailed a get-around that …

CSR Racing 2 – Review

The PR people from CSR Racing have been emailing me quite a bit today. To be honest it’s a game I’m not familiar with, but I figured I’d give it a try. It’s a big download. I mean big. It’s one of those that needs a WiFi connection …

Phones that will revolutionise mobile gaming

Every year mobile gaming becomes more involved and sophisticated with new games, better ways to play them and even greater connectivity with friends through social media. And, as this march of progress continues, the technology to play the games on moves forward too. At the forefront of these …

Grow your own weed, sell it and become rich

Shocking headline that, and it’s a questionable moral message, even if it is “just” a game. Now you can practice the cultivation and earning potential of your “empire” with Ganja Farmer, which is available for both iOS (over 17’s only) and Android (PEGI 16). The description of this particular …

An app developer reveals piracy figures, and it’s not good

Most websites covering smartphones, especially Android ones, will swerve this topic. It’s a topic that we all know about. One that a lot of us are guilty of too. Piracy. As a long-time Android user, I’m almost programmed not to pay for apps. So many, and I mean …

Stronghold Kingdoms to Launch in Summer 2016

Firefly Studios, the company behind the computer game series, “Stronghold” and “Space Colony” are launching their first “Stronghold” game on mobile this summer. The first trailer for their upcoming iOS and Android castle MMO, Stronghold Kingdoms was released this week. Upon release in summer 2016 phone and tablet …

Minecraft is taking over our world

Minecraft has been driving me a bit mad in the last few days. The Minecraft server I created stopped working and, even after I got it working again, it refused to work with my son’s newly-updated version of Minecraft. You have to understand what a huge problem this …

Traffic Nation: Street Drivers Review

There is an abundance of car racing games available on both Google Play and Apple App Store. Traffic Nation: Street Drivers reminds me of racers who terrorise your Saturday nights in town and a 80s racing classic where you had to dodge cars because your car was faster …

Prune is a stunning masterpiece I can’t get enough of

I don’t have many games on my iPhone. In fact, I only have five: Alto’s Adventure, Infinite Flight, Monument Valley, Threes, and now, Prune. Nowadays it’s challenging to find games that don’t attempt to make you buy coins or watch ads to play. Prune is unlike any of …