Category: Games

BT Broadband packages now come with Google Stadia

BT (British Telecom) has announced that it is partnering with Google to launch a range of broadband plans that come with the Stadia cloud gaming service bundled in the package. BT, which is the biggest Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the UK, is planning to offer the free …

Unboxing the Asus ROG Phone 2

So I have been doing this for a while now and in that time I have seen some very cool and very powerful phone’s come across my desk. However, today is a big day as this is the day that I get the chance to unbox one of …

Asus announce new ROG Phone 2 Ultimate and Strix editions!

Asus have been quietly working on their gaming phone concept for a few years and have released two version of the ROG Phone to date. These have come in the form of the ROG Phone and then more recently the ROG Phone 2 These were pitched as being …

Google Stadia now available.

Hey, we almost forgot to mention this one, but Stadia from Google is now available. Ideal for Christmas, this is now £119 with free delivery. What is it? Well, imagine a PS4 or an Xbox, but without the actual console. You get a controller in the box and …

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?

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 need more …

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 …

Star Wars Battlefront Review

Here at CoolSmartPhone Towers, most of us enjoy a spot of gaming, but as the mobile gaming arena is a bit dull at the moment and as remote gaming is becoming more popular, we are going to start looking at mainstream console and PC games that make an …

We won’t be seeing a Nintendo mobile game this year

Mobile gaming is the future. As smartphones and tablets become more powerful day by day, more and more people get hooked by mobile games. For the first time this year, worldwide  revenue from mobile gaming will surpass that of console gaming. It is, no doubt, surprising that Nintendo, …

FIFA 16 and true mobile gaming on the iPhone

This week has seen the release of FIFA 16, the annual evolution of the nation’s favourite football game. But this year there is an odd omission – the lack of mobile console versions. Traditionally, FIFA has always been available on as many formats as practically possible but this …

Pac-Man 256 – A review of a modern take on a true classic

The Original Pac-Man is a true classic, and takes it’s place in Video Game History as one of the all time greats, with simple game play and functional graphics the emphasis was on fun. But how do you take the basic pill & ghost munching concept and bring …

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 …

Is PlayStation Now the future of mobile gaming?

PlayStation Now is Sony’s Game Streaming Service aimed at providing a library of PlayStation games to internet connected devices. PlayStation Now works by performing all the processing on a centrally hosted server and streaming the images to your device, whilst collecting your input and sending it back to …

Farewell Ouya, we never really knew ya.

It was meant to be the next cheaper and easy to get into era in gaming. I was the Ouya, based on Android and using the ecosystem that Android provided. It was a lovely dream, but that dream is now fading to black – almost. No, Ouya isn’t quite …

Hitman Sniper Explodes onto Mobile – Review

Hitman is one of the big name brands in gaming and provided one of the smash mobile hits of last year with Hitman Go, and now Square Enix Montreal brings Hitman Sniper to the small screen. Sharing similarities with the PC game of the same name and taking …

The Online Gaming Service OnLive is Shutting Down.

I’ve always been a fan of the OnLive service with its ability to stream cloud hosted PC games to mobile devices, computers and smart TVs. It seemed like a natural progression in gaming technology. So it was with a little sadness that I heard that it was announced …

Alto’s Adventure – An Endlessly Fun Runner for iOS

I’ve had the pleasure of playing a pre-release of Alto’s Adventure for a while now. It’s a truly immersive, gorgeous, addicting app. Sure, there are countless endless runners to hit the App Store; Tiny Wings and Badlands to name a few personal favourites. But you cannot find either on my phone. …

Elite for the iPhone – a look at Unknown on iOS

The original Elite is one of those classic games that has gone down in history as being truly groundbreaking. Pushing the 8bit generation of home computers, Elite proved it was possible to generate a massive vibrant 3D wireframe universe, with space battles, multiple ship types, space stations, an …

Snowman Releases Alto’s Adventure Trailer

In a blog post today, Snowman, the makers of Shifts (our review here), Checkmark, and others, released a trailer for their new game Alto’s Adventure. The latest game by the Toronto-based company will be available on the iOS App Store February 19th. After over 2 years, hundreds of …

Big Name iOS Games Available in Festive Sales

It’s that time of the year where a large number Apps have their price reduced. This year is proving no exception and there are far too many reductions to list here but there are a number of high profile big name games that have had their prices reduced …

SimCity BuildIt is now available on iOS and Android

SimCity is one of those classic iconic games that has help to shape the video game industry through its many incarnations. There have been mobile versions of SimCity released previously although they have never quite managed to recapture the magic of the big screen original. This may be …

Gaming on the Nexus 6

We’ve got a Nexus 6 into the testbed here at Coolsmartphone and whilst the review is ongoing we thought we would let you have a sneak peak. Well, it is the season of giving and all that jazz. 🙂 The game we have chosen is the old classic …