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Awesome Android Arcade Game: Radiant HD

If you own an Android tablet or Android phone and haven’t found many uses for it yet, know that there are some killer games out there on the Android platform that will be sure to deliver hours of fun. One game in particular, Radiant HD, is an arcade-like game similar to Swarm or Alien Invasion in that your spaceship must fight off rows and trails of aliens.

The game features over 100 levels, over 10 boss fights, with 6 upgradeable weapons and 12 special power-ups. In between the battle sessions and waves of enemies, is a modest and witty storyline, written to keep you in tune.

Map Packs, How Do You Feel About Them?

FWD.Channel 5 posed a question earlier today, are map packs really worth the money? Map packs are extensions that are sometimes released for popular games, that include new maps or territories for gamers to play. Although I have heard of single player extensions, map packs are usually for multi-player.

I don’t think there is any one rule that says map packs are worth it or not, but I think it goes on a case by case basis, like many things. One factor is the cost of the map pack, another is the popularity of the game, and yet another factor is the game itself.

Plants Vs Zombies Arrives On Windows Phone 7

Plants vs Zombies is an awesome game that was first introduced to Android as a tower-defense type game. Instead of your standard tower defense game however, the player strategically places sunflowers on a lawn which generate sun energy to be used to “purchase” weapons (A.K.A peashooters).

The peashooters shoot peas (go figure) at the slowly approaching zombies until they fall over and perish. It’s a great children’s game, but I know a few adults who are into it too.

Grand Theft Auto 5, Well Under Way

According to GameSpot, sources close to Take-Two Interactive subsidiary have confirmed to GameSpot that the next Grand Theft Auto is well under way, predicting a 2012 release. The sources wouldn’t give any further information over the project, however a recent set of casting calls from a talent agency (to do voice-overs) point to Los-Angeles as the main setting for the game.

If you’re unfamiliar with Grand Theft Auto, it’s a very popular shoot-em-up series where the main character completes gang-like missions, steal cars, establishes relationships, and earns money through successful missions.

Console-Based Battlefield 3 Available Only In 720p

PC users will rejoice when hearing this news. DICE has recently claimed that the new Battlefield 3 game (which is available for both console and PC) will only run in 720p on game consoles, at 30 frames per second.

The PC version, however, will run at 1080p at 60 frames per second. If you just bought a new graphics card for your desktop computer, you made a good choice. And, if you just got a new Xbox360, well, you’ve always got Halo to look forward to.

Xbox360 Gets A New Processor

The Xbox360 250GB slim models are getting a new processor to keep up with the current demanding games. Microsoft stated that the new chips will reduce heat output and manufacturing costs, as well as improve gameplay.

The new chip won’t be anything fancy, just an upgrade to the current System-on-Chip processor that combines the GPU, CPU, memory, and I/O logic onto a single chip. The company claims that they have taken five years to perfect the chip, and it will subsequently cut down on the size of the motherboard, power supply, as well as offering better heat management.

40% Of All Xbox360 Activity Is Non-Gaming

According to Microsoft’s blog, about 40% of all Xbox 360 activity is non-gaming. So what are people using their Xbox machines for? Video streaming. Whether it’s the Netflix application, ESPN streaming, or Hulu, people get the majority of their Xbox360 fix through non-gaming activities.

While Microsoft seems to think this is cool, I wonder what these statistics say about the game console? Is it that modern Xbox games are boring or are they just too expensive for consumer needs right now?

Sony Is Working On Next PlayStation

Sony has recently announced that it is working on the PlayStation 4. Sony’s Executive Vice President and CFO Masaru Kato spilled the beans on the matter. Kato believes that the current PlayStation 3 still has product life and Sony plans on milking the PS3 for a bit longer as Sony still has a number of hot games available for the console.

As a gamer I have to also admit that most of the top games for any console usually come out a year or two after the console has been released.