Why Australian’s enjoy playing pokies on their iPhones
Placing bets on your smartphones is becoming ever more popular as the days go by, and for Australians, playing pokies on iPhones is creating a big buzz. There are many reasons why doing this is enjoyable – it’s portable which allows you to play when you want wherever you want. There is no need to travel to a casino or somewhere which houses pokies as you can simply whip out your phone. Because the base of the game will be hosted online, the payouts for winners are likely to increase due to the demand of players. With more people playing pokies online the money within the games will definitely grow. The bonuses of games will also increase because the government does not tax any mobile games, which means any pokies winnings are yours to withdraw whenever you need. These are just some of the reasons why playing pokies on your iPhone is becoming more and more enjoyable.
Due to the increase in popularity of mobile pokies, there are numerous sites popping up that provide a guide on the best apps, reviews of various casinos, and a guide to the huge amount of bonuses available. This can be very helpful, especially as the terms and conditions associated with such bonuses can be rather confusing, especially if you are not familiar to these sort of promotions. We found http://pokiesking.com.au/mobile-pokies/ to be really helpful in helping us select a casino that met all of our criteria, and we were very happy with their recommendations.
Remember, when it comes to gambling, only bet with money you can afford to lose, and don’t ever chase your losses. Gambling is a great form of entertainment if you do it responsibly.
The new One announced by HTC
HTC just announced the new One, the latest version of its latest flagship smartphone. The phone features aluminum unibody construction like last year’s model with 90% aluminum vs 70% last year which makes it a little heavier. Buyers will get a beautiful design and a huge 5-inch, 1080p S-LCD3 screen that gamers should love! The front is protected by a sheet of Gorilla Glass 3 so your little brother will have a harder time breaking it as well.
With a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 and 2GB of RAM it should be able to handle all sorts of games including 3D graphics. Buyers can choose between 16GB and 32GB versions, and HTC is including a microSD slot that can accomodate 128GB more in storage. Finally, Google is replacing Dropbox and will provide 50GB of storage on Drive for two years. It’s amazing to see this whole new ecosystem grow up around phones!
And that doesn’t even get to the games! Phones like this drive the mobile game market, as they make the whole experience that much more enjoyable. Even games that don’t have masssive animation like poker for Android phone are just more fun to play on a beautiful screen.
And of course all of this leads to a discussion of Apple, and the new state of affairs where they are now trying to keep up with the competition instead of inventing new categories. Perhaps their incredible run would have slowed even if Steve Jobs were still at the helm. And of course for now they are still a cash-generating machine, but they’re getting attacked at the high and low end. Now there are tons of $50 tablets on Amazon, and it’s easy to play games like online poker there as well.
As for HTC, they’re pushing ahead with regular improvements, and that keeps the Android market humming. If you’re a mobile game developer, you have to be drooling at the exploding market.
Platform adventure and so much more from Wii U
The launch of Wii U in 2012 brought with it a fantastic selection of titles for gamers to get the most out of the home console. And next year, it looks like there will be plenty more to look forward to. From platform games to health and fitness packages, it seems the Wii U has all gaming bases covered.
Mario returns for platform adventure
For many, the release of a new console comes with the hope there will be re-imagined versions of console classics. Nintendo certainly didn’t let people down, bringing the latest of its Mario games out on the launch day. In New Super Mario Bros. U, you can expect an all new 2D side-scrolling adventure, but with some great new twists in gameplay. As well as allowing up to five people to join in with additional Wii Remote controllers, the innovative Wii U GamePad allows you to get more control by placing Boost Blocks and much more.
Family gaming across Nintendo Land
Wii U is a home console that works brilliantly for solo play, but it’s even better when bringing everyone together. A great example of this is Nintendo Land, a fabulous title that takes you through 12 different attractions – all based on the worlds of famous Nintendo franchises. With each game, players will be challenged to take on a series of levels and modes that will test your skills in all kinds of ways. You can visit places like Luigi’s Ghost Mansion, take part in Mario Chase or take on the bad guys in Metroid Blast, to name just a few of the attractions featured.
More action and adventure to come in 2013
If you were lucky enough to get a Wii U at Christmas, you may be wondering what is coming up in the New Year. Well if its platform fun you’re after then Rayman Legends could be just the ticket. Maybe you’re after high-octane action from one of the latest shooting games? If so, Aliens: Colonial Marines should probably be on your shopping list. There are also releases like Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge and Pikmin 3 to look forward to, as well as Wii U Fit – which could be just the thing to help you out with a few of those New Year’s resolutions you’ll be trying to keep up with!
All in all, if you decided the Wii U console was for you following its November release – there is plenty coming down the line to enjoy in the coming months.
The iPad’s effect on the gaming industry
The iPad is having a huge impact on the gaming industry, and the bog industry players are paying attention.
After Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook noted that iPad sales now surpass PC unit sales for HP, Lenovo, Dell, and Acer; Mike Capps, president of game developer Epic boasted that Apple’s new tablet computer has “more memory and higher screen resolution than an XBox 360 or Playstation 3.”
Hardcore gaming snobs may scoff, but Apple’s competitors are taking notice. In late October 2010, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime said Apple was a more dangerous competitor than Microsoft.
76% of Apple’s revenues now come from ‘post PC devices’ — iPads, iPhones, and iPods, Cook said Wednesday. And gaming is one of the most popular applications for these devices. Of the top 25 paid iPhone apps, at least 22 are games; among the top 25 paid iPad apps, at least 12 are games.
To be sure, most of the casual games that are so popular on the iPad and iPhone aren’t as sophisticated — or expensive — as the best games on home consoles or dedicated handheld gaming devices. But Apple’s massive volume — Apple has now sold more than 55 million iPads — means its products are getting plenty of attention from developers.
It probably isn’t affecting serious gamers, but for casual games the iPad and smartphones have revolutionized the business as more people get hooked on Angry Birds or play simple games like chess or casino games. Now as the iPad gets more powerful with better screens, we might see it have an impact on serious gaming as well.
Bullz-Eye reviews the Nintendo 3DS
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you’re well aware of Hollywood’s recent obsession with 3D… only, it’s not just Hollywood that’s obsessed. The video game industry has been eager to embrace this latest fad as well, with the Sony PlayStation 3 already offering several titles that are compatible with 3D-ready TVs. But if there’s been one steady complaint during this whole 3D craze, it’s that in order to take advantage of the technology, you have to wear a pair of clunky (and expensive) shutter glasses. That’s what makes the Nintendo 3DS so appealing, because it’s not only the first handheld device to offer 3D gaming, but also the first to deliver a completely glasses-free experience.
Though the system isn’t without its flaws, I was overall really impressed with what Nintendo has achieved with their latest handheld system. Head over to Bullz-Eye now to read my full review.