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Archive for August, 2008

» Nokia N-gage to get All Shook Up

Nokia’s N-Gage platform needed a shake up, and according to an interview with the company’s Dr Mark Ollila by N-Gage Insider (the company’s own) website. “One technology that I think we’ll see more of is haptics,” he says. “Vibration is something that our games should be using because it is such a powerful way of […]

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» Hulkamania Body Slams his way on to Mobile

“Hulkamania is running wild mean gene!!” Back in he 1980s, the all-American, bandana wearin’, T-shirt rippin’, ‘Golden God’ himself Hulk Hogan, ruled the world. Well at least to me and millions of other kids he did. Keeping himself firmly in the limelight, with his irregular appearances on the WWE, and his reality show, Hulk has […]

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» Social Gaming Community Lays Down the Law

Cellufun, has five million members on its mobile games community and portal, so they have found a novel way of keeping everyone in check. How? I hear you ask. Well by establishing virtual law enforcement of course including, Judge, Jury and executioner. The ‘lawmen’s’ job is to stem acts of virtual anti-social behaviour, bullying and […]

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» Is the Law finally Catching up to the net Pirates?

A British woman has been ordered to pay US games firm, Topware Interactive £16,000 after illegally downloading one of its PC games Dream Pinball. Experts are now warning that the floodgates could open for other game, music and film companies to try to claim money from illegal file-sharers. The Patents County Court in London ordered […]

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» LWUIT Gets Public Release

Sun Microsystems has released a new development kit aimed at mobile software developers, which will allow developers to create user interfaces for Java-based mobile phone applications. Called the “Light-Weight UI Toolkit” or LWUIT, the package is available direct from the company. The company hopes that the open source LWUIT will make it easier for Java […]

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» Prison Break on its way to PSP and DS

After carving out a niche for itself as a publisher that tackles movie adaptations, ‘Hollywood’s first games publisher’ Brash Entertainment have took on the challenge of making a small screen version of the immensely popular Prison Break TV show. If you happen to be into the program, and picked up the box set for season […]

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» RSPCA Launches Free Dog Awareness Game

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is not a company you would generally associate with gaming, by the RSPCA – a charitable organisation – as launched a new title for mobile called ‘MobiDog’. The new release follows the success of a web-based cyberpet launched by UK Developer Lateral for the charity. […]

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» Brain Training DS Stupidly Popular

I remember when games made you feel clever. I remember the times when I beat Bowser with Mario on the NES, I remember when I beat up end of level bosses in Double Dragon on the Atari 1040 STe, I remember when I’d sit for 25 minutes for Rick Dangerous to load on my Spectrum […]

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» Final Fantasy IV Gets UK Release Date

If you’re a bit of a Final Fantasy nut then you’ll be dancing around with glee when you hear that Final Fantasy IV gets its UK release on September 5th. Out in Japan last December, and then the US on July 22nd, the game has been topping the charts ever since. A remake of the […]

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» Apple App store hits 60 million downloads

Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, has told the Wall Street Journal that the company’s App Store is a towering success, with over 60 million downloaded applications in its first month. Money bags Steve, didn’t let us know details on the split between paid and free apps, but did let it be known that from the 60 […]

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