Essentials for the Ultimate Mobile Gaming Experience (update)

Enhancing video games on-the-go.

By on February 27, 2013

UPDATE - Wednesday, Feb. 27: GameTanium subscribers now have access to more than 200 Android smartphone games and more than 100 tablet games, including Doodle God, Fruit Ninja and World of Goo for a monthly fee of $4.99 per device. GameTanium can be downloaded at mobile.vzw.com/games from a mobile Android device.

Serious gaming is no longer limited to the domain of computers and TVs. The mobile gaming audience is big and growing; in fact, 64 percent of apps used on a daily basis are games and 53 percent of smartphone users play one daily. Gaming isn’t going mobile, it is mobile. To maximize the mobile gaming experience, it’s important that gamers choose the right devices, apps and accessories.

The device is key to the gaming experience. Serious gamers will want to invest in a smartphone that delivers a superior audio and visual experience. The DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC features Beats Audio for rich sound quality and a LCD qHD screen for graphical clarity. The network used also makes a huge difference. For 4G LTE devices, the speed of 4G LTE allows users to download and play games quickly and minimizes latency in a multiplayer setting. Improved latency means the game can go on without interruption or either player waiting for the next move.

For gamers looking for a bigger screen, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 provides a big touch screen for the graphically rich games that require more real estate to appreciate. The screen allows users to view vibrant colors, but the lightweight and sleek design means gaming can go everywhere.

And, for those who still use their computer or TV screens for gaming, a smartphone can expand options there too. Smartphones, such as the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX, have an HDMI output, allowing gamers to connect their devices right to their computer screen or television.
 
The right device is only as good as the games on it. GameTanium, a mobile game subscription, offers Android users unlimited access to more than 100 smartphone and 50 tablet games for only $5.99 per month. Games are easy to search for and feature fast download speeds and no advertisements.

Accessories are essential to the mobile gaming experience. In addition to headphones and media docks, many games have mobile-specific accessories to enhance game play. Zombie Burbz uses zombie figurines to move across the screen and control characters.  

Now that gaming has gone mobile, gamers can take control and amplify their experience with a host of accessories.