Tag: gaming

What can we expect from mobile gaming from 2017 and beyond?

I’m a big mobile gamer. Yes, I’ve got a PlayStation at home but, when I’m on the bus, I’m also playing games on my Galaxy S8 too. It’s predicted that the global games business will grow to some $108.9billion this year, with mobile devices helping to generate a …

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 …

Return of retro gaming!

Right, I will come right and say this I am old. I can remember a time before the internet, before mobile phones and before the home computer had been invented ! I remember when gaming well that was something you did outside with your mates. I have been …

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 …

How mobile gaming has impacted the casino industry

I’m a big gamer. Absolutely love it. There was a time when, if you wanted a “proper” game, you’d have to wait until you got home. An expensive console was needed. Some expensive games. It was a costly business. Still is. Now, though, if you have a look …

More transactions performed on mobile, but less apps downloaded

New figures released by the Gambling Commission show that the amount of bets placed in the traditional local bookmaker is on the wane. Now 33% of all gambling is done online and, despite what the high street in your local town might look like, the report shows that …

EMTEC GEM Box – Review

Let’s break this down shall we? Imagine taking a fairly powerful Android phone, removing the screen and replacing the navigation system with an Xbox-style controller, then outputting the video to your TV. That’s basically what you have here. Inside is a quad core CPU, 1GB RAM, 16GB of …

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 …

Emotionally Responsive Gaming – What’s that then?

Gaming is having to push new boundaries to find untapped potential, the latest consoles give us incredible visuals, the Wii gave us physical interaction, Pokemon Go took gaming our into the wild, and VR brought the wild to us.  The latest gaming technology brought to my attention is Emotionally …

Gaming on the go, with some augmentation

You’ll definitely have heard of Mobile Bingo Sites and addictive games like Pokemon Go lately. It’s a simple idea though, and one which many of you will be a little confused by. Augmented Reality is at the heart of this particular app, and the game has a simple …

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 …

Allreli K9500 Gaming Keyboard Review

So, this is how the conversation went on this one.. “Hello, Coolsmartphone HQ?” “Yes, this is Allreli. We make gadgets and things. Can we send you a gaming keyboard?” “Err.. well, we don’t really cover PC gaming ?” “It’s really good though, it has a really cool design …

Android or iPhone for gaming?

Mobile gaming is an industry that is growing stronger each year with increased revenues every quarter. Whether you are playing an online game or an online casino (온라인 카지노) having the right mobile phone can make a difference in enjoying the game or not. Check our list of …

Review – Retro TV Gaming system

Dude. Let me set your expectations right now. This is £11.95. No. It’s not going to be challenging your XBox or your PS3. In fact, it won’t challenge your Nintendo Wii U, or Nintendo DS… or Game Boy. Think back to those arcade games from the ’80s. This …

NVIDIA release an updated gaming tablet

Last year there were two big tablets released with NVIDIA on board. One was the Google Nexus 9 which we reviewed here on site. The other slipped under our radar as it was being pitched more at gamers. This one was called the “NVIDIA Shield Tablet”. It was …

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, …

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 …

Level up in the gaming industry

My house at the moment sounds insane. My wife and son are both obsessed by the new Angry Birds 2 game that recently launched. It’s not quite the hysteria of the first one, but it’s definitely proving to be a big hit. What I’ve also found, after briefly …

Just how secure is your smartphone?

Whether you’re playing World of Goo, Candy Crush Saga, a full-on RPG, or the latest real-money casino games, every mobile user needs to be concerned about security. No-one wants personal details stolen, logins compromised, or credit card information hacked into, but the truth is that attacks are on the …

EasyAcc two-channel stereo gaming headphones review.

A few years ago I was a big online gamer (ooooohh yes, I remember the days of online gaming with a 56k modem. Quake and Unreal Tournament come to mind..). Anyway, my gaming came to a halt about 6 years ago, which funnily coincides with the birth of …

MWC – MadCatz

Are you a gamer on mobile devices? Do you get frustrated with having fiddly controls on the phone? If you have answered yes to either of these questions then you may want to point your browser to Madcatz. They have got some really good-looking gaming controllers which are …

NENX Review

Roulette and card games haven’t really ever been my forte if I’m honest. However, I do like the challenge of making an educated guess, so when the guys at NENX gave me some free cash and told me to simply guess which way the financial markets were going …

Ensuring you’re paying attention to what’s important

Noticed some adverts on your TV after 9PM that have a certain gambling theme? You’re not the only one, and for the most part they’re not actually encouraging you to go into your local bookies any more either, because you can simply place a bet by using the …

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 …

Adding a Joystick to your Tablet – a look at the Satzuma Joystick

A lot of mobile games have a problem to resolve, most of us are used to playing games with a physical control pad, and most Tables and Smartphones can’t provide that option. Games designers obviously provide different control mechanics to get around the lack of buttons on mobile …

Gift Idea – How about this WikiPad?

Well now, I’m not totally sure on this thing. It starts off as a pretty decent cheap tablet – this is £69.99 and has a Tegra Quad Core CPU. There’s 16GB storage, 1GB RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 7″ screen which is 1280×800. It has a 4100mAh …

FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Launches on smartphones everywhere

With little fanfare, the latest instalment of FIFA has crept onto the app stores a little earlier than expected, bringing with it the usual high expectations. FIFA has much to live up to, but does it live up to the hype? Featuring the Ultimate Team format, FIFA 15 …

Is the iPhone 6 Plus the new king of mobile gaming?

We all know the theory, smartphones were going to steal Nintendo’s crown for the ultimate mobile gaming platform, but it never really happened the way it was supposed to. There have been a few stand out stars in the mobile gaming world, masterpieces like Infinity Blade, Real Racing …

The return of Nintendo

In everyone’s life a stage is reached whereby everything seems to have been better in the past.  I’ve now hit this milestone.  The music in the 1980s was better, as were films.  There’s no one today who is a patch on the great Terence Trent D’arby (not that today’s …

Gaming and social networks are a priority for mobile users

Mobile users in the USA are spending more and more time on their devices than ever before, with gaming and social networks as their priority according to a report by Flurry. In March of last year, research found that users spent an average of 2 hours and 38 …

The Evolution of Mobile Gaming

It wasn’t too long ago that the bright green screens of our Nokia 3310s were displaying the blockish graphics of Snake. Nowadays, after huge strides in technological advancement and a wave of new and creative developer studios, the game has quite literally changed. Now we can launch the …

The Stratus – A wireless gaming controller to get your thumbs twerking

So, we’ve got really good mobile games and we’ve got the odd Android-powered console that plugs into your TV. The latter hasn’t quite taken off as yet, but how about a wireless controller for your iPhone? One that’ll give you the classic gaming experience? This is the Stratus, …

Wikipad set for 27th September UK launch

Android has improved vastly in a number of areas in recent times.  One of those areas of improvement is gaming with releases such as Asphalt 8 going some way to showing the capabilities of the latest incantations and the devices that they run on. Well, after the less …

Speed Rovers is now available for Android and Windows Phone

After having been successful in the Windows 8 game arena Philino Technologies have released their motorbike racing game on Android and Windows stores simultaneously, with iOS to follow in the summer. The game is free on Android, cost 99p on Windows Phone although it does have a try …

MOGA mobile gaming controller released in UK

There have been several solutions to getting a proper game controller to work with mobile devices; most have been pants. The MOGA is the latest player on the block, and it’s now available for pre-order in the UK (with a provisional release date of 14th June). There are …

OUYA available for pre-order at GAME

Kickstarter project OUYA is finally making its way to UK shelves, as high street gaming retailer GAME have put the Android console as available for pre-order. We’re not too sure of the shipping date yet, but GAME have listed a price of £99 (which we were expecting and …

Cheap Android games console looks rather interesting..

In my morning email today was this deal on an Android games console. It costs £54.99 and definitely looks the part, even if most of those buttons around the screen will probably remain largely unused. The errr… S5110 .. runs Android 4.0 and has HDMI out too, so …

Are you a gamer? Want to get involved in something amazing?

With the enormous success of Coolsmartphone we decided to launch another website, TheCoolGamer.com, which focuses on Games and Applications across Mobile, Console and PC platforms. On a daily basis Coolsmartphone gets tips about games and apps from you guys (our loyal readers) and the developers that create them. …