Check it out, Android users… Angry Birds is in Beta for Android and a lite version is available for free! In the 5 or 6 levels I’ve had time to play so far, I’ve been thoroughly impressed. Unlike Doodle Jump, which doesn’t play nearly as smoothly on the Droid as it does on the iPod, this game feels like it’s supposed to. In fact, it’s one of the few games for Android I’ve found so far that really feels like a game should… appealing graphics, great performance, and fun! It’s as if I were playing it on an iPhone… which is saying a lot, as in my opinion, Apple still has the corner on the market with games. However, I believe that will gradually change, and games like Angry Birds is on the right track to doing just that. It all really boils down to weather or not developers will feel it’s worth their time porting to Android, but as more Android devices saturate the market, the more that won’t be an issue.
Grab a copy in the Market, and help the developers out by reporting any bugs you do find by using the ‘Bug’ button in the menu.
We won’t have to wait too much longer, as Valve announced Wed morning Portal 2’s release date to be February 9th of next year. Being a huge fan of the original, I’ll definitely be putting this one on my list. Inherently, I’ll be opting for the PC or Mac version, as a game like Portal, in my humble opinion, is best played with a mouse. They’re also releasing for PS3 and Xbox 360.
There’s some awesome new elements they’re rolling out with this one, including Wheatley, a friendly British robot that will accompany you, voiced by Stephen Merchant (writer for both versions of The Office, and also starred in a few episodes of the US version).
They’ve also added features, among others, like Repulsion and Propulsion Gel, an Excursion Funnel, the Pneumatic Diversity Vent, the Aerial Faith Plate, and a Thermal Discouragement Beam. For trailers showcasing these features and more, check out Portal’s official teaser site here.
For the latest news, keep an eye on gameinformer.
With the dozens of games already available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, you would think that all the obvious ideas would have been taken already. I mean, we have Tetris, Pool, Chess, Snake..pretty much every cell phone staple you could think of right? Wrong. Here’s five games that no one has ported that are just begging for their time to shine. Continue reading Top Five iPhone Games That Don’t Exist…Yet