Category: Games

Hatch now free for Vodafone customers

Somehow I didn’t mention that the new cloud gaming service, Hatch, is now available for FREE to Vodafone customers. Currently only available on Android, you get a 3 month trial – hether you’ve got 4G or 5G. It’s the full Hatch Premium, with on-demand mobile gaming giving access …

Got yourself a PS4 or an Xbox? Why?

Power, definitely. We’ve spoken lots here about mobile gaming, but there’s a battle that many smartphone manufacturers have fought for many years now. Running a graphic-heavy, high frame-rate game on your phone needs grunt. Lots of grunt. It sucks your battery, it makes your CPU work hard, you …

Discord – Whats it about?

Discord is software primarily used for people to talk while playing games. So you may think well why is this relevant to me? Well Discord is something I use everyday and it is growing to be a social network of sorts to. There is an iOS, macOS, PC …

Nintendo E3 2018 as it happened

Welcome, So the rules for this coverage are: I won’t talk about Pre/Post shows in detail only mention what they are doing for them No event screenshots, Not because I can’t but because the stream quality isn’t great and I wouldn’t want to force that on you but …

Sony E3 2018 as it happened

Welcome, So the rules for this coverage are: I won’t talk about Pre/Post shows in detail only mention what they are doing for them No event screenshots, Not because I can’t but because the stream quality isn’t great and I wouldn’t want to force that on you but …

Ubisoft E3 2018 as it happened

Welcome, So the rules for this coverage are: I won’t talk about Pre/Post shows in detail only mention what they are doing for them No event screenshots, Not because I can’t but because the stream quality isn’t great and I wouldn’t want to force that on you but …

Square Enix E3 2018 as it happened

Welcome, So the rules for this coverage are: I won’t talk about Pre/Post shows in detail only mention what they are doing for them No event screenshots, Not because I can’t but because the stream quality isn’t great and I wouldn’t want to force that on you but …

Bethesda E3 Briefing as it happened

Welcome, So the rules for this coverage are: I won’t talk about Pre/Post shows in detail only mention what they are doing for them No event screenshots, Not because I can’t but because the stream quality isn’t great and I wouldn’t want to force that on you but …

Xbox E3 2018 Briefing as it Happened

Welcome, So the rules for this coverage are: I won’t talk about Pre/Post shows in detail only mention what they are doing for them No event screenshots, Not because I can’t but because the stream quality isn’t great and I wouldn’t want to force that on you but …

EA Play – As it happened

Welcome. So the rules for this coverage are: I won’t talk about Pre/Post shows in detail only mention what they are doing for them No event screenshots, Not because I can’t but because the stream quality isn’t great and I wouldn’t want to force that on you but …

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Times, Dates, Predictions

Lights, Camera, Action… a car descends from the ceiling… a car slides out a wall… an awkward demo begins. Yes! It’s that time again, E3. For those who do not know or who don’t understand what E3 is here is a quick rundown. A long time ago, being …

Xbox Adaptive Controller Announcement

Playing Video games is something that everyone has tried on their console, PC or mobile device. Whether that’s Candy Crush, Battlefield, Gran Turismo or the game which has took the scene by storm – Fortnite. But accessibility to video games in the past has primarily relied on opposable …

Fortnite is Released on iOS – Check those emails now!!

Fortnite seems to be taking the world by storm. To be fair, it probably needs no introduction here, when it was announced that Fortnite Battle Royal was going to be released on mobile devices it generated a lot of excitement. Many Promises were made. This was going to …

Social VR is here

Last night I celebrated the start of a few days of leave with a trip to a lush Sports Bar, I enjoyed a few games of pool, air hockey and darts, whilst chatting to the others in the bar. A pretty normal experience for a sports bar, apart …

eSports on the iPhone

Back when I was a lad we had computer games, and if you wanted to play against a second player you needed a Kempston Interface with 2 ports or you ended up sharing a rubber keyed keyboard, but it was fun. A little later on and LAN networks …

‘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. …

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 …

What has gone wrong with Mobile Gaming?

We all like a spot of gaming and you would have thought that the wide availability of mobile devices would have provided a solid base for real main stream mobile gaming evolution  but the potential, in my opinion anyway, has yet to be tapped. It was starting to …

Anki OverDrive, the Supertruck arises

Here at Coolsmartphone towers, we love Anki Overdrive, the model racing game powered by your smartphone. Its mix of high speed, artificial intelligence, and weapons provide a great past time for the whole family. Think of it as Scalextric on steroids… and guns. Now Anki has released its Supertruck …

Acer Predator 8 tablet – Hands on & Gaming demo

The Acer Predator 8 is a device we have seen a few times now, but up until now I have not really had a good chance to have a play with it. That all changes today as I am in Belfast with #acerliveblog2016 and they have let me …