Advances in Mobile Technology Driving the Video Games of Today

October 24, 2013  |  Guest Writers, Techie

Just a short few years ago, you could only play a video game on a console system or handheld Gameboy. Nintendo ruled the video game world with their cute and cuddly Mario-esque characters and Mario-inspired game worlds. But time marched on and technology advanced, and with those advancements came stronger processors. Small enough to fit into our telephones, they turned our phones into handheld computers, and today we can’t seem to function without them. Now games are produced with the express intent of playing them on our phones—or, “mobile devices,” as they’re often referred to now. Let’s look at what’s hot in mobile gaming right now.

‘Infinity Blade III’

Apple recently trumped their competition by upgrading their iPhone 5s with a 64-bit processor. This gives them a leg up on future development of next-gen games to play on our phones, as well of the development of phone apps that could take advantage of that extra processing power. Chair Entertainment’s newest offering, “Infinity Blade III,” is one example of a new game that’s going to take advantage of the power of Apple’s 5s.

“Infinity Blade III” is the final chapter in the game’s trilogy, and it takes full advantage of everything the 5s has to offer. Apple’s 64-bit processor easily shows off the games blazing graphics and depth-of-field renderings, and the game’s vignettes look awesome on the 5s’ full-screen mode.

‘Battlefield 4′

One of the most anticipated games that’s still in beta mode is EA’s “Battlefield 4.” This game has a lot more to offer fans of previous editions of the game.

Players can now engage the enemy with duel-scoped weapons that offer different shot configurations, such as single and auto-fire modes. Multi-player engagements are a step up now as well, because players can choose to either be Russian, Chinese or American combatants. The amount of players is also going to cause mass chaos, as up to 64 players can be onscreen at any given moment.

One of the more popular features in a previous edition of the game was the Commander Mode, which was last seen in “Battlefield 2.” This unique feature allows players to have an RTS view of the entire field map as well as letting commanders experience the battle on the ground through the eyes of other players on the field.

Fans who can’t wait for the release of the game can get their Battlefield fix right now by downloading the beta of the game. You can download “Battlefield 4″ on the developer’s website, where it’s available for PC, Xbox and PS3 through their download portals.

Recommended

For hard-core gamers who play their games on their mobile devices, here are a few to consider:

  • Injustice: Gods Among Us.” The popular console game makes its way to your phone and while the combat system is a bit different, it’s still the best superhero brawler out there.
  • “Need for Speed: Most Wanted.” With a soundtrack that’s heavily influenced by hard rock, the programmers at Firemonkey did justice to this edition of the popular console game with dazzling visuals and the chance to wreak havoc on the cops.
  • “The Walking Dead.” If you’re a fan of the popular AMC series or the comic that inspired the show, you’re going to love this game where you control new, original characters in a zombie-infested world.

[Guest Author]

Rhonda Burke is a mobile tech enthusiast who has helped create dozens of apps.

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