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As smartphones become more akin to pocket-laptops, the evolution of mobile gaming is also forging ahead, going far beyond such classics as Tetris and Frogger. Yet touch screen control for complex gaming is inhibitive, and sometimes it’s just downright clumsy. XOPAD, a USB-based controller for Android phones, is looking to join a growing list of products that turn your smartphone into a fully-fledged hand-held gaming machine. The creators are also aiming to make it open-source for developers. Read More

It wasn't long ago that a tiny video game console known as the OUYA gained public attention. This little machine promises some interesting gameplay and integration with popular services like XBMC, OnLive, and TuneIn Internet radio. Now, we have a June release Window and a final retail price of US$99. Read More

If you've as much as looked at a computer in the past 30 years, there's a good chance you've played Tetris. The block rotating and slotting video game has been ported to almost every machine imaginable, and is played 35 million times per day online. But Tetris is about to break out into the real world, with toy firm Hasbro announcing a licensing deal which will see it release multiple face-to-face games based on the brand. Read More

That most erudite of handymen has returned for the launch of yet another Nintendo hardware platform. New Super Mario Bros. U on the Wii U is a solid game too, even if it doesn't break any significant new ground. Read More

There's an avalanche of new gaming devices coming our way, from tablets with controller attachments to Android-based consoles that can fit in the palm of your hand. On top of that, there's a growing class of devices best described as portable emulator machines, built to capitalize on older gamers' nostalgia, with the latest called the Game Consoles Worldwide (GCW) Zero. Read More

Portable gaming may not be anything new, as the original GameBoy took the world by storm all the way back in 1989, but there is a new evolution afoot that brings more feature-rich devices designed specifically for gaming to the consumer. Three models in particular stole the attention this year at the Consumer Electronics Show. Read More

Taking to the stage at this year’s CES, graphics hardware giant NVIDIA has announced Project Shield: a portable gaming console that plays both Android games via Google Play and some PC titles – provided there’s a PC located on the local network to stream the game from. Read More

Families will have even more games to play on their LG CINEMA 3D Smart TV, which LG will be demonstrating at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2013). The new additions follow the company's launch of gaming apps in July. Some of the games will take advantage of its 3D capabilities with a Dual Play feature that gives two players their own full-screen view of the action, unlike traditional split-screen modes. The games are played with the company's new motion-sensing Magic Remote. Read More

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
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
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