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3DMark coming to Android tablets next year


Nov 30
// Daniel Starkey
Futuremark, creator of computer benchmarking applications PCMark and 3DMark, has announced that it has an Android app in development. Futuremark is targeting tablets, for the time being, predicting plenty of growth in the nex...
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Nintendo to allow eShop access to PC and phones in future


Oct 28
// Conrad Zimmerman
If there's one thing that's always somewhat irked me about Nintendo, it's the way that they approach online interactions. It never seems to be convenient. But Nintendo is aware of the problem and will be taking steps to offer...
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Rumor: Sony planning to buy out Ericsson


Oct 07
// Jim Sterling
According to the Wall Street Journal, Sony is close to finalizing a deal that would buy Ericsson out of its half of the Sony Ericsson partnership and award the PlayStation platform holder full control. The news comes from a g...
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Unboxing porn: Samsung Galaxy S II, AT&T edition


Oct 06
// Niero Desu
Since the iPhone's debut every mobile phone company has had to rethink their device strategy, and countless clones later we're finally starting to see some worthy Android-powered contenders. One of the latest players, the Sam...
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TGS: NIS bringing Disgaea to Android devices


Sep 16
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
[Update: This is not a port of the PS2 game but is based on the series' Item World.] NIS made a few announcements at Tokyo Game Show today, the first being that they have started development on the Android platform. The first...
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Age of Zombies free on Amazon app store


Jul 08
// 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 requ...
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Japanese get pretty Mega Man puzzle game for cell phones


Jul 03
// Tony Ponce
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...

Hands-on: Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5 headset

Feb 24 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
Ear Force PX5 (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, portable devices)Manufacturer: Turtle BeachRetailers: Best Buy, GameStopMSRP: $249.95 First, let's take a look at the new tech behind the Ear Force PX5 headset. You're still getting Dolby 5.1 and 7.1 virtual surround sound, as usual. The big addition -- and a first for the headset market -- is the inclusion of two radios. One is for uncompressed game audio, and the other is a Bluetooth radio for wireless chat with cell phones and the PlayStation 3. Yup, you'll be able to sync up phones to take calls through the headset or even stream music over Bluetooth, all while playing games. As for the wireless transmitter, it's largely the same as the last model, but it's now on a 2.4 GHz radio frequency for improved sound quality. Here's the real big thing about the Ear Force PX5: you'll be able to store up to 18 audio presets that will give you an edge in competitive games. The example I was given was a Search and Destroy match in Call of Duty. You can play through the round with normal audio, and once it's down to you and someone else, you can simply press a button on the Ear Force to tune out sound that's outside of the footstep audio frequency. Yes, you'll be able to fine-tune the headset to the point that you can only hear someone's footsteps, or whatever critical audio cues you need to hear. Users will be able to download the Preset Manager program from Turtle Beach, which lets you create custom audio settings. Best of all, this program is free. There's also a social website that Turtle Beach will be launching, where users can create, share and rate custom audio settings. Turtle Beach will also have 100 custom presets ready for download at launch. On the headset are two buttons that allow you to change the current audio setting. On the left side, you can toggle between the nine custom channels. The right side of the headset has a main button that lets you hot-swap between your favorite audio setting and the last channel you selected. To create these, Turtle Beach will provide a developer level version of the preset manager called the PX5 Advanced Sound Editor, which allows developers to create not only voices, but also custom presets for their own titles. Just as the consumer PX5 Preset Manager tool will be free, the developer PX5 Advanced Sound Editor will be distributed to developer at no charge. On top of creating these game-changing settings, players can customize other features, such as drowning out people's heavy breathing or create a threshold in case you end up in lobbies with screaming kids. You can create the same settings for yourself, too -- perfect for those of you who can't help but scream in rage or joy. Turtle Beach is working on a series of headsets, and this first entry in the product line will run you $249.95. The other entries will be revealed at E3. Turtle Beach has taken a very interesting approach to the headset field. Obviously, owners of these headsets are going to have a marked advantage when it comes to online multiplayer games thanks to the PX5. I'm curious to see how people will react to this extra advantage players will get. If there is one thing to complain about, however, I want to point out that that the buttons that allow you to switch channels are annoyingly small. You might lose a few seconds searching for the buttons as you try to switch channels, especially as you're getting used to the headset, and sometimes you don't have even a second to spare when it comes to games like Halo: Reach or Call of Duty: Black Ops.. [Some facts about the headset were incorrect. Preview has been updated with corrections.]
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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 ...

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Let Albert Wesker answer your missed calls


Feb 21
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
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PlayStation Phone hands-on shows emulated PS1, GBA games


Jan 26
// Samit Sarkar
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...

More evidence of PlayStation Phone in video form (Update)

Dec 03 // Samit Sarkar
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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 ...

We're giving away 4 Samsung Galaxy S Epic phones!

Aug 31 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
Specs: 4G Capable 5 Megapixel camera with Auto Focus Sliding QWERTY keyboard Frequency: CDMA 800/1900 Dimensions: 4.9" x 2.5" x 0.6" Weight: 5.47 ounces Super AMOLED 480x800 pixels 1500mAh Li-ion battery Talk time: 6 hours Standby time: 216.1 hours 1GB internal memory 1GHz processor speed 16GB microSD card installed Front/Rear-facing 5.0 Megapixel camera/camcorder 720p HD Video Android 2.1 Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope Digital compass Swype
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[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 wil...

GC 10: Xbox Live for Windows Phone 7 detailed

Aug 17 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
“3D Brick Breaker Revolution” (Digital Chocolate) “Age of Zombies” (Halfbrick) “Armor Valley” (Protégé Games) “Asphalt 5” (Gameloft) “Assassins Creed” (Gameloft) “BejeweledTM LIVE” (PopCap) “Bloons TD” (Digital Goldfish) “Brain Challenge” (Gameloft) “Bubble Town 2” (i-Play) “Butterfly” (Press Start Studio) “CarneyVale Showtime” (MGS) “Castlevania” (Konami) “Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst” (MGS) “De Blob Revolution” (THQ) “Deal or No Deal 2010” (i-Play) “Earthworm Jim” (Gameloft) “Fast & Furious 7” (i-Play) “Fight Game Rivals” (Rough Cookie) “Finger Physics” (Mobliss Inc.) “Flight Control” (Namco Bandai) “Flowerz” (Carbonated Games) “Frogger” (Konami) “Fruit Ninja” (Halfbrick) “Game Chest-Board” (MGS) “Game Chest-Card” (MGS) “Game Chest-Logic” (MGS) “Game Chest-Solitaire” (MGS) “GeoDefense” (Critical Thought) “Ghostscape” (Psionic) “Glow Artisan” (Powerhead Games) “Glyder 2” (Glu Mobile) “Guitar Hero 5” (Glu Mobile) “Halo Waypoint” (MGS) “Hexic Rush” (Carbonated Games) “I Dig It” (InMotion) “iBlast Moki” (Godzilab) “ilomilo” (MGS) “Implode XL” (IUGO) “Iquarium” (Infinite Dreams) “Jet Car Stunts” (True Axis) “Let’s Golf 2” (Gameloft) “Little Wheel” (One click dog) “Loondon” (Flip N Tale) “Max and the Magic Marker” (PressPlay) “Mini Squadron” (Supermono Limited) “More Brain Exercise” (Namco Bandai) “O.M.G.” (Arkedo) “Puzzle Quest 2” (Namco Bandai) “Real Soccer 2” (Gameloft) “The Revenants” (Chaotic Moon) “Rise of Glory” (Revo Solutions) “Rocket Riot” (Codeglue) “Splinter Cell Conviction” (Gameloft) “Star Wars: Battle for Hoth” (THQ) “Star Wars: Cantina” (THQ) “The Harvest” (MGS) “The Oregon Trail” (Gameloft) “Tower Bloxx NY” (Digital Chocolate) “Twin Blades” (Press Start Studio) “UNO” (Gameloft) “Women’s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet” (i-Play) “Zombie Attack!” (IUGO) “Zombies!!!!” (Babaroga)
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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...

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Gameloft: Devs scaling back game development on Android


Nov 21
// Matthew Razak
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...
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OnLive could be on cell phones as well


Nov 15
// Matthew Razak
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...
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Yuji Naka's Ivy the Kiwi should be on the DS


Nov 14
// Matthew Razak
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, ...
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N-Gage is officially dead, no one attends funeral


Oct 31
// Matthew Razak
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...
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U.S. gov thinking about unified rating system for most media


Aug 29
// Matthew Razak
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...
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'Ecchi Onee-san Rearing' is a real game, especially on your cellphone


Jun 12
// 8BitBrian
[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...
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E3 09: Gameloft's iPhone line up


Jun 03
// Ben Perlee
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...
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Crazy Hot Dogs Tailgate Party: Hot dogs are apparently "crazy" now


Dec 02
// Conrad Zimmerman
[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...
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Dtoid Mobile beta 2 -- now 50% faster, more features


Oct 28
// Niero Desu
Do you read Destructoid on the toilet?  Don't answer that! If you have an internet-capable phone you'll be glad to know that we've upgraded the mobile version of our site quite a bit to make it faster and more useful on ...

Contest: Win some loser's Nokia N-81 Multimedia gaming phone contraption

Aug 26 // Niero Desu
To win it, simply post a comment.  That's it.  You know, like "Do Want!" or "Where are my damn vinyl pants, Nicholas Wallenius Chester?!!" and you're in like ... ingrowns? I don't know, man. Post your comment, and we'll randomly pick your weiner, and I'll announce this Saturday sometime during our panel at the Penny Arcade Expo. If you don't win, don't worry -- 10,000 runners-up will receive an autographed copy of the weird press release we got this morning about the first annual Egyptian Dental Association conference in Cairo which, believe it or not, only has 2 less gaming companies attending than E for All. Be there! Good luck!
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Some weeks ago I had the distinct pleasure of having my ass handed to me in a Reset Generation journo tournament hosted by the Themis Group and, as promised, I shall pass the spoils onto a chosen one from the Dtoid Army this ...

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Nunchuk-like controller coming to cell phones


Aug 04
// Conrad Zimmerman
Do you find yourself playing games on a cell phone and your chubby fingers are getting in the way? Well, worry no more. The Zeemote is a bluetooth-enabled controller that looks awfully similar to a Wii Nunchuk and promises t...
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Japan gets Professor Layton port for cell phones


May 28
// Colette Bennett
The reasons I'm obsessed with Japan are beyond number, but this recent announcement is a sterling example of why I envy their culture. Not only is Professor Layton and the Curious Village available on cell phones, but accordi...
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Square Enix announces Ellark, a new mobile RPG


Apr 17
// Colette Bennett
Okay, I don't currently play mobile games, but I have to say I would play mobile games if something that wasn't total crap was actually available to play (or if the majority of US cell phones weren't totally uncomfortable to ...
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Square Enix forms mobile studio, more quality spin-offs headed your way


Feb 18
// Colette Bennett
I think I'm starting to privately hate the Enix half of Square-Enix. Although I can't necessarily prove that they are the problem, I can say that before Square joined forces with them, I liked them a lot better. The more sequ...
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Guitar Hero coming to cell phones; hopes not be drowned out by riotous laughter


Dec 10
// Colette Bennett
There are multiple levels of ridiculous in all things from film to games. The announcement of Guitar Hero Mobile invents a whole new level of senselessness -- It's the equivalent of trying to milk a meercat. Why do I play Gui...
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'GTA for girls' causes controversy, sky is blue, Piplup still adorable


Nov 26
// Earnest Cavalli
In a completely unshocking turn of events, a game billed as the "Grand Theft Auto for girls" has pissed off people who we're all beginning to assume earn a living being outraged and screaming "Won't someone ple...
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Persona 3 cell phone prequel coming (to a faraway country)


Nov 13
// Earnest Cavalli
Siliconera has word that Japan will be seeing a Persona 3 prequel in the form of a cell phone game that doesn't look entirely terrible. Here's the rundown:Without delving into too much some events happen pre-Persona 3 Playsta...

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