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Mobile gaming has come a long way since the age of the modern smartphone. Simple arcade style games are still prominent in the smartphone and mobile devices market, but the advancement in technology has also allowed for console-like gaming experience and graphics to come to our mobile devices - pair that with a mobile gaming controller and you have got a full fledged gaming machine. Read more about mobile gaming here.

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Mobile Gaming

Smartphones aren't just for calls anymore

These days there isn't a single person who doesn't own a smartphone. Everyone has at least one in their pocket or their bag. The function of a phone has evolved a lot throughout the years, it went from being a device which we made calls with to a miniature computer that sits in our pocket. We do more than just calls today, it is our source of information and entertainment as well; we browse the web with it, we read and send emails with it; we perform online banking and transactions with it; and we also play games on the smartphone.

The era of mobile gaming

Gaming on a smartphone or tablet itself has come a long way since its first inception. The first few gaming applications that could be downloaded onto smartphones were very simple games with minimal graphics such as 2D side scrolling games or arcade games like Tetris. This went hand in hand with the capability of a smartphone during that era as the hardware was not as powerful or affordable.

Gaming on a smartphone and tablet today brings almost console gaming and PC gaming-like experience with its superior graphics and complexity. A large number of games today presents very highly detailed 3D graphics and immersive gameplay. Not to mention that larger smartphones and tablets have fantastic screens, making the games feel all the more immersive.

Mobile gaming accessories

There are many gaming accessories that help to enhance your mobile gaming and bring an even more console gaming-like experience to your mobile devices. A large number of Bluetooth or wired controllers are all over the market, specifically designed to work with your Android or iOS devices.

These controllers feature unique compatibility with mobile devices and typically feature a clip or holder that can hold a mobile device on the controller. Larger controllers can even split in the middle to hold a tablet in-between the controller halves.

There are also accessories for games that utilize only the touchscreen, such as the Steelseries Free Touchscreen Gaming Controls. Accessories such as these are buttons and slider sticks that attach to the tablet or phone display via suction cups. It offers a more tactile feedback which improves the gameplay experience and performance.

Famous brands of mobile gaming accessories include iPega, SteelSeries, and Razer.

Famous mobile games

There are a large variety of mobile gaming genres out there. There are those that are made for those who want quick and simple gameplay – even with only a single hand, and there are also those games with very extensive graphics and story line that would take hours to complete. Here are some great mobile games:

Simple and quick arcade style games

Games that you can get in and play a round or two and then get back to work. These games are designed to be simple and easy, yet also highly entertaining.

  • Angry Birds
  • Candy Crush
  • Tetris
  • Temple Run
  • 2048

Console-like games

These are games which offer superior graphics and immersion, often also having compatibility with gaming controllers to present a full gaming experience. Most of these games have to be bought as well.

  • Reaper
  • Modern Combat series
  • NOVA series
  • Real Racing 3
  • Riptide GP