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Gizmag's 2012 Game of the Year

The world of gaming is changing. It's no secret that behemoths like EA and Activision dominate much of the industry. But 2012 showed us that smaller developers aren't going anywhere. Which indie games stood out? Which big-budget games lived up to their hype? And which game is Gizmag's Game of the Year? Read on, as we salute the top games of 2012.  Read More

Bungie co-founder Alex Seropian wants to revolutionize mobile gaming with his upcoming sho...

Console and mobile gaming are on a collision course. With manufacturers upgrading smartphones and tablets at least once a year, it's only a matter of time before their capabilities are even. It's appropriate, then, that the creator of one of console gaming's most iconic games is setting his sights on mobile. Can Bungie co-founder's Morning Star do for the iPad what Halo did for the Xbox?  Read More

We break down the all-time best Android games

For years, Android's gaming library was subpar. Fragmentation, app size limits, and fears of piracy kept many of the best titles out. Though it still has room for improvement, today's Android has grown into a legit gaming platform. Read on, as we break down some of the all-time best Android games.  Read More

PhoneJoy Play is compatible with iOS, Android, and desktop PC's

The success of the touchscreen device as a gaming platform shows that physical buttons are not required to offer a compelling user experience. Still, sometimes physical tactility and feedback would indeed be a welcome addition, and it is for just such occasions that the PhoneJoy Play has been developed, offering an adjustable gamepad which sports near-universal support for iOS, Android, and desktop computers.  Read More

We break down the best iPad apps of 2012

This year was a big one for the iPad. In March, it got a Retina Display. In November, it started a family as the iPad mini joined a faster 4th-generation iPad. Along the way, the App Store's tally of iPad apps grew to over 275,000. Which of those new apps stood out? Read on, as we break down the best iPad apps of 2012.  Read More

New accessory turns your iPad into a mini foosball table

As many bar game aficionados are aware, little compares to a good foosball match, and while owning a table of your own has typically required sacrificing a sizable portion of your house, Classic Match Foosball by New Potato Technology promises to bring the iconic game to the iPad's smaller form, complete with physical controls.  Read More

Mind Sports International has developed a £20,000 (about US$31,800) Scrabble board that us...

With its basic game board and lettered tiles, Scrabble is about as low-tech of a game as you can get. But that hasn't stopped Mind Sports International from giving the game's iconic board a 21st century upgrade. For the company's upcoming festival in Prague, a new Scrabble board was built that uses RFID chips in each tile to detect where each letter is placed and transmit the data online almost instantly.  Read More

We're blasting through all the best Black Friday deals (original image: © BrokenSphere / W...

No matter where you live, you are probably aware that the day after the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. is dubbed Black Friday. Prices are slashed, early alarms are set, and it's a full day of shopping insanity. What you may not know is that retailers spend the previous week "accidentally" leaking their deals. Let's take a look at some of the biggest and best Black Friday deals of 2012.  Read More

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

The Wii U, Nintendo's new tablet-inspired game console, arrives in stores in just a few weeks. And since it's backwards compatible with existing Wii games and accessories, now is a good time to reflect on the top 15 best games the Wii had to offer. Even if you don't own a Wii, if you plan to buy the Wii U you should check these titles out.  Read More

AppToyz are physical attachments for smartphones or tablets which, it's claimed, add an ol...

AppToyz, the firm behind the AppBlaster augmented reality iPhone gun which proved popular last year, has revealed its smartphone-based offerings for this Christmas season. New toys include a fishing game which mounts an iPhone onto a toy fishing rod, a portable Karaoke machine, a quiz game with buzzer buttons, and an updated AppBlaster v2.0.  Read More

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