10 Addictive Games For Killing Time on Your Phone

Last week, we put out a call for the best games for killing time with your little pocket computer, and you, the time-wasters of Kinja, delivered. Here are some of your favorites—plenty of fodder for anyone who wants to up their subway commute game beyond Threes (which, yes, is still extremely popular). » 2/26/15 4:00pm 2/26/15 4:00pm

How Tetris Helped Game Boy Take Over the World

Thirty years ago this week, Russian computer programmer Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov created Tetris. Unveiled behind the Iron Curtain, the deceptively simple, maddeningly addictive game soon left the Soviet Union. It lived on dozens of platforms, but its Lennon-McCartney (Lenin-McCartney?) partner was Nintendo's Game… » 6/06/14 1:40pm 6/06/14 1:40pm

MOGA Controller Review: Android Gaming Just Got Way Better

Games on Android have gotten really, really good. With phones regularly packing in 1.5GHz quad-core processors and 2GB of RAM, the games are fast approaching console-quality. The one thing holding them back? Touchscreen controls aren't nearly as good as a handheld controller. The MOGA Mobile Gaming System aims to kill… » 12/11/12 2:20pm 12/11/12 2:20pm

Wow, Mobile Gaming Looks Awesome With Nvidia's Quad-Core Project Kal-El…

Nvidia's just showing off now. Specifically, their next-gen Tegra quad-core chipset, code-named Project Kal-El. As you can see in the video, the 12-core Nvidia GPU includes support for trie dynamic lighting; the first time we've seen something like this. [Nvidia] » 5/30/11 11:45am 5/30/11 11:45am

The Near-Future of Mobile Gaming Is Going to Be Pretty Epic (But Maybe…

The light-spraying, shadow-bending dreamscapes carved out of our noir nightmares made possible by the latest version of the Unreal Engine are the reason why we're always looking for what's next in gaming. » 4/05/11 1:00pm 4/05/11 1:00pm

Xbox Live on Windows Phone 7 Hands On: Mobile Levels Up

The first tease of Xbox Live on Windows Phone 7 piqued my interest, sure. But after I had a little hands-on time with some of the games planned for launch, Microsoft's officially got my undivided attention. » 8/16/10 11:16pm 8/16/10 11:16pm

ARM's GPUs Will Make This Year's Mainstream Phones More Powerful Than…

By the end of 2009, computer and graphics chip designer ARM says we'll see the first sub-$150 cellphones using the low-power Mali 200 GPU, which will give devices greater graphics capabilities than the current-gen iPhone. » 3/26/09 5:40pm 3/26/09 5:40pm

Update Fixes Katamari For iPhone's Slow Performance, Controls

Luke from Kotaku was right: I wanted so badly to, yes, love this game that perhaps its weaknesses-a cripplingly low frame rate and, yes, the onset of some serious tiltage needed to keep moving after the first few minutes-didn't fully sink in until I just couldn't play past the fourth level while sitting on the can… » 12/22/08 1:00pm 12/22/08 1:00pm

I Love Katamari for iPhone/iPod Touch Lightning Review

The App: Under the cover of night this weekend, the Katamari series landed in the App Store with I Love Katamari—bringing the venerable roll-up-a-bunch-of-shit-in-a-ball gameplay many love so dearly to Apple's mobile platform. » 12/15/08 5:20pm 12/15/08 5:20pm

Zeemote JS1 Nunchuk Gaming Controller Bundles With Sony Ericsson W760

The Zeemote analog joystick controller for Bluetooth phones is now starting to see the light of day, at least for lucky Dutch W760 buyers, who will get it free as a promo package. This isn't the Wii-like motion-control version the company has been promising, and still no word on U.S. pricing or availability, but it… » 8/04/08 10:30am 8/04/08 10:30am

Is Sony Ditching Ericsson For a PlayStation Branded Phone?

According to Marketing Week, Sony may be considering launching a PlayStation branded phone by Christmas 2009. Naturally that would raise some questions about the health of their relationship with Swedish mobile company Ericsson. The report goes on to say that Sony is leaning towards modifying the PSP to incorporate a… » 6/25/08 5:35pm 6/25/08 5:35pm

Zeemote Wireless Wii-Like Nunchuk Controller Makes Mobile Gaming Less…

The major reason I hate cellphone games is the super-shitty controls. A pad designed for stubby thumbs to punch out series of digits is not an optimal gaming control surface, especially when it comes to 3D movement. The Zeemote is a Bluetooth analog joystick—that looks a lot like a Wii nunchuk, and they've even got an… » 1/02/08 4:20pm 1/02/08 4:20pm

Sony Ericsson Shows Off its PSP Phone Design

If anyone's capable of making a gaming phone (worth buying), I'd put my money on Sony Ericsson. Their recent patent shows the blueprints for what looks like a PSP phone. What sets this phone apart from other attempts is that it packs game-friendly buttons (no more having to use your phone's tiny number pad) and a… » 6/01/07 8:23am 6/01/07 8:23am

Stop Laughing At The N-Gage, Dammit!

We've been using Nokia's N-Gage as a punchline to (extremely nerdy) jokes for years now, ever since we first heard about Sidetalking—long before the N-Gage actually hit the market and, you know, failed. Ewan Spence over at All About Symbian's written a fairly long piece about how we should stop mocking the N-Gage and… » 5/16/06 2:25pm 5/16/06 2:25pm