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Can’t get enough of hack and slash games on your iPhone 4S or iPad 2? If this is the case, we have good news for you. Gameloft has just released its third installation of Dungeon Hunter. Hack and slash your way through 16 arenas found in four different worlds. Unlike the previous installations, Dungeon Hunter 3 is purely hack and slash. The previous games were RPGs. If you would like to add RGP elements into this new installation, it is available through the app’s in-app purchase option. If not, the game is absolutely free.
Although this free version does not offer a storyline like its previous installments, it does offer intense game graphics and tons of options for customizing characters. Players will also get the chance to unlock worlds and more than 1,000 items. It may not be like the previous installments, but it’s still fun to play. However, if you’re into adventuring and the RPG element of the game, you can always choose to purchase the RPG version.
If you want to try out the game, go ahead and visit the App Store and check the game out. This is a great way to test the capabilities of your iPhone 4S or iPad 2, which you just got for Christmas.
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman at Google, says Android handsets such as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus are now ahead of the Apples iOS handsets such as the iPhone 4S. He said, “Android is ahead of the iPhone now.”
When Schmidt was asked how he came to this conclusion, he said, “unit volume [and] Ice Cream Sandwich”. He adds “the price is lower [and] there are more vendors.”
The Google chairman made these remarks in Paris at the LeWeb conference. This was a conference for future web techs and entrepreneurs.
Schmidt reckons that Android will soon overrun the iOS, despite app developers favoring the App Store over the Android Market. He said, “Ultimately, application vendors are driven by volume, and volume is favored by the open approach Google is taking.
“There are so many manufacturers working to deliver Android phones globally.”
“Whether you like Android or not, you will support that platform, and maybe you’ll even deliver it first.”
Compared to the year before, Android seems to keep getting bigger and bigger. It is now ahead of the iOS in a number of major markets.
Do you agree with Google’s Eric Schmidt, or are you a diehard Apple fan. Voice out your opinion through a comment.
According to a recent study, games for mobile platforms such as the Android platform and the iOS are generating more revenue compared to traditional handheld gaming console platforms such as the Sony PSP and the Nintendo DS.
Flurry Analytics, a research company, reveals the revenue from games from both Android and the iOS have surpassed handheld console gaming for the very first time. Currently, revenues generated from the combined efforts of both mobile platforms are at 58% in the US, compared to only 34% in 2010. The Nintendo DS is at 36% and the Sony PSP is now at only 6%.
Both the Android Market and Apple app store have generated $1.9 billion from games this year. The PSP and DS only managed to generate $1.4 billion. This is a decrease of $200 million compared to last year.
There are various reasons why mobile phone gaming is quickly gaining popularity. First of all, it is more convenient to carry one device that can do all compared to carrying two separate devices. Secondly, the prices of games on app offerings are much cheaper compared to console gaming networks. Finally, touchscreens proved to be simpler to use for ordinary gamers.
These figures speak for themselves. If handheld consoles want to keep making money in the gaming industry, they have to do something and they have to something fast. Otherwise, console gaming will be a thing of the past, and gaming on an iPhone 4S or a Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be the only known gaming platform known to consumers.