SlappingOysters writes: Wondering if your favorite app is available on your smartwatch of choice? Finder has compiled a table of every app available to either the Apple Watch or Android-based devices, to help tech lovers decide on which wearable is best for them. The site has also compiled a complete list of Apple Watch games, which is a handy resource.
I do think we will see good games in the future for wearables, but I think they will be vastly different from the types of games we see on the iPhone. Totally new ways to play. At least a year off though.
SlappingOysters writes: In the wake of today's first public outing for the Apple Watch, Finder had addressed the limited number of game apps announced for the device. The site has spoken to a number of leading games and technology outlets — including Gamespot, CNET, Game Informer and Grab It — to get an expert opinion on the future of the Apple Watch as a gaming device. The site has also put live the complete list of Apple Watch games.
SlappingOysters writes: Technology comparison site finder has crunched the numbers of Apple's release strategy and predicts a March 18, 2016 launch for the Apple Watch 2. It comes just ahead of the public hands-on for the first Apple Watch, with some concerns about its feature-depth with key experiences like gaming.
SlappingOysters writes: Nintendo has officially unveiled the development of its next home console, codenamed the NX. This article at finder puts forward the case that Nintendo will be stepping back into the virtual realty game with a follow-up to its ill-fated 1995 peripheral, the Virtual Boy. It would be going head-to-head with the Vive, Project Morpheus and the much-rumoured, not yet announced, Microsoft VR unit.
SlappingOysters writes: Finder has an interview with Visceral Games' creative director Ian Milham focusing on the studio's just released blockbuster Battlefield Hardline. The interview discusses the game's origins, user concerns over multiplayer lagging, the divisive single player experience and more.
SlappingOysters writes: In honour of the recent release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora'a Mask 3D on the Nintendo 3DS, Grab It has put together an in-depth look at the Top 10 Masks in Video Games. The list is sure to tickle the nostalgia bone. The site also recently did a top 10 pirate games that is also worth a look.
SlappingOysters writes: Grab It has an exclusive interview with indie developer Creoterra where engineer Joe Woynillowicz talks through his upcoming strategy-RPG Embryios: Prophecy of Flame. The game is coming to PC, Mac and iOS, and is inspired by Might & Magic, Baldur's Gate and tabletops, amongst others. The site has a number of exclusive screenshots, too.
SlappingOysters writes: The first game to be released on the Unity 5 Engine is the PC and Mac remaster of République by Camouflaj (already available on iOS) and the first images have been released. Grab It has some comparison shots between the current mobile version of the game and the just announced remastered PC/Mac iteration coming on Feb 26. The magazine also ran a world exclusive making of feature on the game with creator Ryan Payton (Metal Gear Solid series, Halo 4) in the free edition of its iPad magazine.
SlappingOysters writes: The Internet Archive has released just under 2,400 MS-DOS Games, which are playable direct from your browser and available for free right now. Grab It has revealed the news, and detailed some of the many classic games included in the list, such as Duke Nukem 3D, Lemmings 2, Oregon Trail, The Lost Vikings, Total Carnage, Leisure Suit Larry, SimCity, Prince of Persia, Scorched Earth and more. The indie games focused media outlet has also provided a sample of its digital magazine for free.
SlappingOysters writes: One of the highlighted games at the PAX AUS expo starting on October 31 is Blowfish Studios' Gunscape, a game described as an FPS construction kit. Grab It has the scoop on the game as part of its indie games guide for the show, and reveals that as well as building and sharing FPS maps for multiplayer gaming sessions across eight different modes, the game will also be able to handle up to nine-player splitscreen on a 4K display. This includes co-op map building.