Magellan recently launched the Echo Bluetooth fitness watch, which pairs to your smartphone and provides interactive display and controls. I am finishing my review, but (spoiler alert) I totally love it and use it every day. At CES they are launching new capabilities for Echo, and also introducing new colors that will make it more appealing as an everyday watch.Read more
Last year Magellan introduced the SMART-GPS system, which integrated smartphone and web apps to provide traditional in-car GPS and the now familiar mobile GPS experience. My personal experience was mixed, but the attempt was well thought out and a bold step. Now they are back as Magellan Announces New RoadMate Auto & RV Product Lines at CES 2014!Read more
At CES nVidia introduced the Tegra K1, bringing high performance Kepler architecture used in PC graphics cards to mobile SOCs (system on a chip). The K1 offers up to 192 cores, with potential to offer desktop graphics on mobile devices. nVidia introduced the technology without release date and showed a NVIDIA Tegra K1 Demo Using the Unreal Engine 4.Read more
When you do things live, stuff happens. That is just how it goes – technical problems, mixups and misunderstandings, and so on. They happen. As they say, it isn’t the problem but how you deal with it that says more about you. Well, at the Samsung Press Conference there was a teleprompter problem … and Michael Bay just walked offRead more
Everyone is speculating that the ‘hot new thing’ at CES this year will be ‘wearable technology’. Wearables include the Pebble watch, Google Glass, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, Magellan Echo, and fitness monitors such as Fitbit Force, etc. New to the category is Spree ‘Revolutionary’ Fitness Monitor from Hothead Technologies, bringing heart rate and temperature to help you better understand your health!Read more
G5 Has been offering a free game each week, this week offering a great paranormal hidden-object game release – Spirit Walkers. I reviewed this for the iPad, saying a favorite thing was “travel in time and dimension in order to unravel the complete mystery.”, and calling it “neither a gimmick nor an afterthought”. Now it is free on allRead more
G5 Has been offering a free game each week, and this week they are offering a great recent release – Where Angels Cry. I reviewed this for multiple platforms starting with the iPad, saying a favorite thing was “the mystery continues throughout the game, and remains interesting”, and calling it “an intriguing experience”. Now it is free on allRead more
As if the incredible deals on Steam and GoG.com throughout the holidays weren’t enough, we are now into the final hours of mega-deals on both sites, where they are just throwing up deal after deal after deal! Sales as low as 85% off normal price on some of the greatest games of all time – check them out!Read more
This week Apple released the ‘best of 2013′ list, which had what they called ‘the best’ apps in different categories. But the list also had the top paid and free iPhone and iPad games and apps, and the results are not surprising, but tell us much about the trends in the gaming audience on mobile devices.
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I reviewed a bunch of freemium games including Quake Live back in 2010, noting the value of the game compared to good old Quake III was that it ran seamlessly in a web browser across platforms. Last month it was announced that Quake Live was ending the web-browser play model and moving to standalone client – on Windows only.
Last week I did a quick hands-on preview of The Shadow Sun, expressing enthusiasm with very few reservations. Now that the game is released, and I’m free to discuss it, my feelings are … the same. This is the first original RPG on the App Store that isn’t a port or a pale imitation, and it is actually worthRead more
Have you ever wondered what your dog was thinking? We would love to know what our pets want and if we could better take care of them. That’s the promise of No More Woof, a prototype from the Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery in Sweden, which discovered a way to sample and ‘translate’ EEG patterns into common speech elements.Read more
We have covered several releases from LickLibrary, and we have a review upcoming of their new ‘Jam Along with Steely Dan’ course. The materials are solid and well produced and make the exercises loads of fun. Now they are having a holiday ‘BOGO’ (Buy One, Get One Free) sale on ALL of their DVD courses, including new releases!
I already wrote about the big GoG.com Holiday Sale in progress, which offers different bundles of games and special deals every day. Well, we are at the end of the first week and GoG.com is bringing back all of the amazing deals that have already happened as they prepare for the next week of bargains!
There have been great bundles
We have discussed the Mailbox App here more than a couple of times, with the initial buzz and hype quickly falling off for all of the editors. But the app has continually improved over the several months since it launched, and this week has taken a huge leap by adding support for iCloud and Yahoo! Mail accounts.Read more
Back in 2011 Wadjet Eye Games released Gemini Rue for PC, a sci-fi dystopian adventure with intriguing story and characters. Earlier this year they released the game for iOS devices to acclaim, and now it is available for Android through newly launched Humble Bundle 8! Loved it on iOS, and it remains one of the best mobile games thisRead more
While not the best story-based hidden object game this year, Dark Arcana: The Carnival is a solid and intriguing game full of solid puzzle and adventure elements. The story is chilling and there are several hours of gameplay across three difficulties to challenge you. And now through December 29th G5 is giving the game away FREE on all platforms!Read more
I had a blast playing Stand O’Food 3 when I reviewed it for iPad. Like other genre games it challenges players to complete an increasingly complex series of tasks in limited amount of time, often with profit and cost constraints as well. This week only G5 entertainment is giving Stand O’Food 3 away for FREE on the iPhone andRead more
I reviewed Where Angels Cry earlier this year for the iPad, as well as for the Mac and Kindle Fire. The game deftly integrated story, mystery and hidden objects all in one fun package that has you exploring a remote monastery to solve a murder. Now it is coming to Windows Phone and tablets on the Windows Store!Read more
Brightstone Mysteries: Paranormal Hotel takes you on a journey with Detective Bridget “Biggi” Brightstone as she explores a hotel that holds many mysteries. This is a classic Cateia game, like many others G5 has published before, and I love the way they put together games that combine hidden objects and puzzles in a story-based adventure.Read more
I was a huge fan of LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Star Wars II way back in 2005 and 2006 when they were released and a fan of the subsequent 2007 ‘Complete Saga’ release. The PC & Mac versions arrived in 2009 and 2010, and now have landed on the iTunes App Store as a universal iPhone/iPad release.Read more
I’ve been talking about The Shadow Sun from Ossian Studios for three years now since it was first announced. I’ve also been able to play beta and preview builds of the game. Now approved by Apple and is headed for a December 19th release, I wanted to give a few quick thoughts with a full review coming next week!
I love that the Kindle Fire HDX is an excellent portable gaming machine (also great for movies, music and reading). G5 Entertainment has been great about bringing their games to the Kindle Fire, with most of their best releases available on the Amazon Appstore. And this week they are putting 15 of their games on sale for $0.99 each!Read more
While some folks express concerns about royalty payouts and business models, the reality is that people love Spotify because it allows them to listen to the music they want to when, where and how they want. And today they are announcing ways that even more people can enjoy the service, and an expansion of the free service for tablet users.
I have reviewed Virtual City Playground multiple times on different platforms and tracked major updates since the game was released. The game takes all of the best elements of Virtual City 1 & 2 and adds great new features and constant free updates. So what remains? A release for Windows Phone and tablets on the Windows Store!
Virtual City Playground