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Mobile Trends 2012 Day 5: Gaming on the go
Smartphone gaming isn’t all about flinging irate winged menaces at thieving, snorting pigs, you know? The transition from single to dual-core processors brought unprecedented graphical prowess and more intricate gameplay, but the quad-core era raises the bar further.
Gameplay will be much more fluid on Tegra 3-enabled devices as the chip specialises in handling multithreaded applications like games which run multiple processes. The extra power will also open the door to more impressive MMO titles, while cross-platform social gaming through Facebook is also on the rise.
Beyond improvements in the engine room, cloud-based platforms are also bringing full console quality gaming to smartphones and tablets. The recently announced OnLive gaming application offers full access to titles like Skyrim and Call of Duty on phones and tablets, streamed completely over the cloud for a monthly fee.
The additional wireless controller also transforms your mobile device into a fully fledged games console. Likewise, as Sony pushes PlayStation Certification, gamers will have a high quality smartphone gaming experience and access to the PlayStation Store for console classics.
This year we expect developers to push ahead with creating Augmented Reality style games, transforming real-life environments into gaming worlds worlds. We also expect to more high-profile developers adopting freemuim strategies, giving away games for free and encouraging users to splash out on in-app purchases to accelerate progress.
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