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Age of Zombies free on Amazon app store  photo
Age of Zombies free on Amazon app store
by Victoria Medina

Age of Zombies, a mobile port from the PSP, is free today on the Amazon Apps Store for all Android users and is a nice counterpart to the free iOS app that was also announced for today. Keep in mind a wi-fi connection is required to download the game, so even if you snag it using your carrier's data package, you may have to wait to actually get it onto your phone.

The mobile version of Age of Zombies doesn't have the tightest control but it is free, and still fun.  You play as a man named Barry Steakfries, in a game that does not take itself seriously at all, killing cavemen, dinosaurs, mummies and ninjas that have all been turned into zombies. I'm not sure I would have paid for this, but it is certainly enjoyable for the zero dollars I spent.

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10:00 PM on 07.03.2011

Japanese get pretty Mega Man puzzle game for cell phones

Upside: there's a new Mega Man game! Downside: it's exclusive to the Japanese mobile market and unrelated to Legends 3. C'est la vie. For DoCoMo cell phones in Japan comes Rockman: The Puzzle Battle, a reworking of the Blue B...

Tony Ponce



Hands-on: Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5 headset photo
Hands-on: Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5 headset
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Turtle Beach's next headset -- the Ear Force PX5 -- stands in sharp contrast to their past headsets. The most striking element is that it actually feels like a good headset now. Previous Turtle Beach headsets were clunky and felt a little too plastic-y. The new model is a lot lighter, feels great, is easy on the eyes, and is a kind of headset I wouldn't mind wearing in a public setting -- as opposed to the old models.

Visual improvements aren't the only change, of course. Turtle Beach reworked the insides of the headset and the wireless transmitter by taking what people really liked and disliked about the X41 headsets, and improved upon it all.

The big addition -- and possibly a game-changer in the headset market -- is the ability to create custom presets to give you a crazy advantage in the competitive online arena.

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6:00 AM on 02.21.2011

Let Albert Wesker answer your missed calls

Don't know how I missed this originally as I love D.C. Douglas and his Albert Wesker voice but here it is now! Douglas's fans have always asked for Albert Wesker voicemails so he finally gave in to the idea and with an awesom...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:30 PM on 01.26.2011

PlayStation Phone hands-on shows emulated PS1, GBA games

By now, it's safe to call the long-rumored PlayStation Phone one of the worst-kept secrets in the history of the tech/gaming world. Engadget posted photos of the Android-powered device three months ago, and since then, we've...

Samit Sarkar



More evidence of PlayStation Phone in video form (Update) photo
More evidence of PlayStation Phone in video form (Update)
by Samit Sarkar

In case there remained a sliver of doubt in your mind that the purported "PlayStation Phone" actually exists, a two-minute video showing off the phone has appeared on YouTube. (No, your speakers aren't broken; the video has no sound.) The person handling the device slides it open to reveal the D-pad and PlayStation face buttons, along with that weird oval area between them (supposedly a touchpad).

Reportedly code-named the "Zeus Z1," the device in the video is shown to be running the next incremental update to Google's Android operating system, v2.3 ("Gingerbread"). All kinds of currently-available Google applications -- including Maps and YouTube -- are installed on the phone, along with an app simply named "PlayStation." (Sadly, the person doesn't actually click on the icon.) We also get a look at the phone's profile, and it doesn't exactly look like the most svelte device in the world.

Then again, assuming it's an Android-based Sony Ericsson phone that also plays PSP games (and, presumably, Android games to boot), you probably weren't expecting something as thin as a credit card. Here's hoping Sony actually confirms the existence of the "PSPhone" by the time my Droid's two-year contract expires next November.

PlayStation Phone 'Zeus Z1' caught on video again, this time you can actually see it [Engadget]

[Update: Thanks to Dtoider pokota (and Kotaku), we now know what happens when you touch that PlayStation icon: not very much. A tab entitled "Library," showing the phrase, "There are no content items," appears. Other tabs include "Recently Played," "Recently Added," and what looks to be a search button. Presumably, though, games would show up there! Check out the 15-second clip after the jump.]

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We're giving away 4 Samsung Galaxy S Epic phones! photo
We're giving away 4 Samsung Galaxy S Epic phones!
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

[Update: Contest closed! Winners are robptx, Vertical, ZombiePlatypus and ServantSaber!]

We're giving away four Samsung Galaxy S Epic Android phones! The brand new Samsung phone was released just last month and each phone will come with a Sprint three month pre-paid SIM card and some games. Check out this review for more details on the Galaxy S or see below for the specs. Each phone is valued at $699 and you can win one for free in our latest contest thanks to Samsung!

To enter this contest, simply tell us in the comments below what you typically use your phone for the most. Texting, browsing the Internet, pretend like you're talking to someone so it seems like you didn't hear the bum ask for change or actually make phone calls. Whatever it is you do the most, just tell us below.

No limit to entry, but you have to space out your submissions so that at least five other people have entered before you can comment again. We'll be picking four random comments to give the Galaxy S phones to after the contest closes on August 31 at 11:59PM CDT. Contest open to US Residents only. Good luck!

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GC 10: Xbox Live for Windows Phone 7 detailed photo
GC 10: Xbox Live for Windows Phone 7 detailed
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Microsoft has revealed what they’re doing with Xbox Live and Windows Phone 7 and it doesn’t look like they’re going to be half-assing things here. As the general manager of mobile gaming for MGS, Matt Booty, put it, “Windows Phone 7 is the launch of a major gaming platform for Microsoft.”

It’s easy to see Microsoft means business as the line-up is pretty huge. 60 games will be available when Windows Phone 7 is launched this Christmas, all listed below. More games are planned to be part of the launch portfolio and we can expect new titles every week after the new OS launches.

The games are a mix of stuff you’ve seen on the Apple and Android platforms, but there will be first-party developed exclusive titles as well, such as Halo: Waypoint and Crackdown 2.

This is being marketed as an extension of your Xbox Live experience so expect Avatars, friends, demos, Achievements, messaging and more. It should be pointed out that the press release states "turn-based" multiplayer instead of just regular multiplayer. Seems there won't be real time multiplayer, at least not at launch anyway.

Apple, Android and now Microsoft have finally stepped up their game in the mobile war. Which of these three platform are you backing?

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12:00 PM on 11.21.2009

Gameloft: Devs scaling back game development on Android

Here's some news that should make Apple fanboys happy: Gameloft says that it will be scaling back its investment in games for the Android platform, and that other development companies are doing so as well. The French game de...

Matthew Razak

7:00 PM on 11.15.2009

OnLive could be on cell phones as well

OnLive has been promising a lot since it made such a splash at E3. We've had some time with the guys behind it and are still unsure that it can deliver on all its amazing promises. Every game, any time, everywhere no matter w...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 11.14.2009

Yuji Naka's Ivy the Kiwi should be on the DS

A action/puzzle game with touch screen controls and a quirky art style? It's gotta be a DS game, right? Evidently not. Yuji Naka, former Sonic Team lead and now head of Prope, who made the criminally never-played Let's Tap, ...

Matthew Razak





2:00 PM on 10.31.2009

N-Gage is officially dead, no one attends funeral

Do you remember the first time you heard about the N-Gage? I do. It was an advertisement in EGM and it had a kid on a skateboard playing the game while jumping at the camera or something. It was horrendous. I'm not sure who t...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 08.29.2009

U.S. gov thinking about unified rating system for most media

You know what is confusing? Having all these different ratings floating around like some sort of rating harem. Which rating system are you supposed to trust? According to the U.S. government we shouldn't trust any of them (ex...

Matthew Razak

3:40 PM on 06.12.2009

'Ecchi Onee-san Rearing' is a real game, especially on your cellphone

[As originally posted on Japanator] Ah, I love catching strange and bizarre cellphone games announcements off of 2ch. It always puts some context to the absolute batshit-insanity surrounding some of these titles. Like this on...

8BitBrian

6:45 PM on 06.03.2009

E3 09: Gameloft's iPhone line up

Gameloft might be a company you know about from their cell phone games. I know I've bought something of theirs in the past. However, they’ve really made a push into the growing market of the iPhone,  which is proba...

Ben Perlee

8:47 AM on 12.02.2008

Crazy Hot Dogs Tailgate Party: Hot dogs are apparently "crazy" now

[video]113320:803[/video]It's no secret that I'm a sucker for a game with a good title. Or, if I can't have a good title, give me a really weird one to grab my attention. Just string together a set of words with (at best) ten...

Conrad Zimmerman