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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Video Game Controls For Mobile Phones Arrives Via Xperia Play

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 04:00 AM

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/revie...tm_campaign=rss

"The Xperia Play, an Android-powered, gaming-optimized phone designed by Sony Ericsson, tries to bridge the gap between PlayStation games and the mobile platform. The Xperia Play's most significant feature is the inclusion of a slide-out DualShock controller-type set of controls, geared toward customers who find themselves carrying a handheld console along with their phone because they are disappointed by touchscreen-oriented mobile games and prefer the more precise experience of a controller."

Buttons, buttons and more buttons! The Xperia Play brings joysticks and analog pads to mobile phones! The Play should be out soon, but in the meantime take a look at all the features that it will offer!


Sunday, April 17, 2011

G2x Available For Pre-orders Now; In Stores April 20th

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 07:00 AM

http://g2.t-mobile.com/G2x

T-mobile is releasing to stores the G2x on April 20th, but the phone is available for pre-order on their website now. It will cost you $199.99 with a new 2 year agreement and $50 rebate or $499.99 with no contract. The phone comes with Froyo (upgrade available),NVIDIA Tegra 2 AP2OH dual-core processor, bluetooth, 4G and front and rear cameras. T-mobile is selling it as an ultra fast gaming phone. Check it out and let us know what you think!


Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Release Of O2's Xperia Play Delayed Due To Buggy Software

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/25/...s-what-are-the/

"Oh, woe is us. Or, to be more precise, woe is us if we wanted the Xperia Play on the UK's O2 network on the day of its release, April 1st."

For all our UK friends out there - the Xperia Play's April 1st launch on the O2 network has been delayed due to software bugs. The bugs appear to be causing problems only for the O2 phones as Vodafone is planning on taking pre-orders by April 5th. But O2 is the only network that will carry the phone in white so you will have to wait if you want that color. The US version of the Play still is slated for a late spring release. Do you think the US version is having bug issues and that is causing a delay in a definite release date?


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Exclusive Game For Xperia Play and the G2X Announced

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android News" @ 02:30 PM


Two great annoucements: First, the Xperia Play phone from Sony Ericsson will exclusively launch the game BackStab on it's phone. The game appears to be an action type game with the ability to battle opponents. It will be available for all Android devices eventually, but to get it first purchase the Xperia Play. Second, T-mobile has announced the G2X, which will be available this spring. This new phone will be the first duel core device for T-mobile and will come with games, a 4 inch screen and Android 2.2. So keep your eyes peeled for both the G2X and the Xperia Play!


Update: Rumor has it that the G2X will be available April 15th. Read about it here.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

First Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro Video and Photos Released

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 06:30 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/13/...first-hands-on/

"Amazing! Sony Ericsson actually managed to keep something secret from us. The Xperia Pro is the one handset from its MWC presser today that wasn't known about in advance..."

Little is know about the upcoming Xperia Pro from Sony Ericsson. So check out these photos and video for a little sneak peek on the new gaming phone!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Coming Soon: The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, A Gaming Phone

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android News" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.androidguys.com/2011/02/...m+(AndroidGuys)

"Rumors of a PlayStation phone have swirling for months, and more recently we learned it will be called the Xperia Play and saw a fairly thorough hands-on with the device."

As some of you may know from the (slightly creepy) Android commercial aired during the Super Bowl, Sony Ericsson will be releasing a gaming phone called the Xperia Play. Not many details about the phone are confirmed as of now, but we expect to hear more when Sony Ericsson officially announces the phone this Sunday. If this phone delivers with awesome gaming capabilites and connectivity, it may change both the mobile phone and hand held gaming fields. If anything, it should be popular with the young gaming crowd (and us older gamers too!)


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Feed the Addiction; Help Zynga Develop FarmVille for Android

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 08:30 AM

http://androinica.com/2010/09/22/fa...e+Android+Blog)

"Zynga, maker of the huge hit Facebook game "FarmVille," is one of the latest studios to move into making games for Google Android."

Calling all developers! Zynga has a job posting for an Android software engineer which means that, even though it is not formally announced, FarmVille will most likely be available for Android in the future. As well as FarmVille, Zynga also has the highly popular Mafia Wars and Frontier Ville, which may join the Android community too. While FarmVille game play may be slightly limited (check out FarmVille on Apple devices), this is still great news for the die hard fans who will be able to tend to their farms on the go and not to return to a homestead with withered crops! Not that I would know how it feels...


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Interview Reveals Guild Wars 2 Available for Android

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.arena.net/blog/gaming-ou...nded-experience

"Video games have evolved far past the button-mashing days when your entertainment was easy to forget because the game was simple. Games today often influence our emotions, making us feel as though we are part of the story, part of the game universe, and that we matter in important ways. The end result is that, very much like other forms of entertainment, we find ourselves drawn to the experience even when we aren't in-game. Proof of this are the fan sites, forums, and other applications that we devour in order to continue the in-game experience. The bragging, information sharing, and verbal sparring we engage in on these sites are all signs of high levels of passion and our desire to continue the experience outside of the game."

The exciting game, Guild Wars 2, will be available for Android phones according to ArenaNet's Tech Director, Rick Ellis. The game looks fun and will allow you to interact with other players. And the best part - Android is one of the first platforms to have it!


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