How has the smartphone changed the video game industry?


Yes, the video games industry is changing. And future generations of players are on track to reshuffle the cards in the market. While kids have always started playing on consoles and PC, the advent of smartphones and tablets changes everything. Today, children prefer the traditional mobile PC and consoles.

This is a study published by NPD Group reveals startling figures on the video game market. Whereas previously the PC and consoles were the media set favorite children, they are now victims of their disaffection. Our kids have found new playthings most fun: smartphones and tablets.

According to the study, 63% of children play video games with a smartphone or tablet . 45% play computer but from users of PCs reduced by 20% in just two years.

The most important development and the most surprising in the ecosystem of the game in 2015 is the disaffection of young people toward computers (…) In the past, the computer was considered the entry point for the game video for most children, but the game has changed now that the mobile has entered this segment. – Liam Callahan, NPD analyst –


The advent of smartphones and tablets has transformed the lives of adults but also children. In the home or on the go, smartphones and tablets are at hand. And their use is extremely intuitive.

Moreover, the question of the price of games is also very important. Today a console game can reach 70 euros! Most games on smartphones and tablets are free and they are paying it rarely exceed the 10 euros. On this point there is no comparison. And you, do you have children around you who play video games? If so, on what media?

FIFA 2017 vs PES 2017 – which one should you buy?


Just as there is a rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid, this also exists in video games, with FIFA and PES. But at the end of the day which of these is the best?

We got more than half the year before launch, rumors and news around these games is just like expected, evolution and improvement graphs, playing engine, new game modes, and so on… Let’s highlight some strengths and weaknesses of both games, so you can then decide which is the best.

FIFA 2017

FIFA took the lead in the news release. A new game mode was announced, the story mode (the same style as NBA 2K), where you will live the life of a player, like a movie.

Another very interesting point to note is the gameplay and the large number of teams incorporate in FIFA. These are clearly the strongest features of the game. The graphics engine has also been modified, leaving the Ignite and entering the Frostbite, same engine used in games such as Star Wars and Battlefields.

The lack of licensed Brazilian teams is a serious sin of this game. But to compensate for it, EA has announced that Chinese teams will be featured in FIFA 2017, with all the new amazing players.

The game has an exclusive contract with the Serie A (Italian league), where players and faces were captured. In the video below, you can track some of the new features, and check on the in-game faces.

PES 2017

But what about the rival FIFA? What’s new?

Well, Konami hasn’t really announced any significant news, apart from a small improvement on the FOX engine, leaving the game a little more fluid and natural. Regarding graphics and licensing international competitions (Cup liberators, Champions League, Europa League, AFC League, etc.), Konami, nailed it and ended up passing his rival back.

A strong point of the franchise from Konami, is the licensing of Brazilian teams, that just as in the previous version, has contracts with Flamengo and Corinthians already closed. A very interesting thing is the “adaptation” of the computer controlled players, in the new version, if a player has a lot of chances, or you’re playing well, the individual marking will increase considerably.

The 5 most useful and free video game online guides


Sometimes advancing in a video game is not just as easy as it should be. For players in urgent need of assistance, free strategy guides are definitely the way to go. Whether you need help on one challenge or procedure of the overall game, assistance is there and it does not have to cost you anything.! Here are some sites that will help you win like a real gamer.



GameFAQs hosts tons of free strategy guides to practically all video games, making it the best place on the web for FAQs and walkthroughs. The site has a huge collection covering the games of the current generation as well as classics from the past.

All FAQs are provided by volunteers and, with detailed walkthroughs, include useful features such as lists and item cards. The guides presented by GameFAQs users are in plain text, and for some titles, a link to the well-done GameSpot Game Guide is displayed if available.



IGN has a fine collection of game guides and walkthroughs. New additions to the recently published games are posted weekly.

The guides themselves are well written and include many images. IGN even offers downloadable PDF and PSP-formatted video guides and additional tips, however, you must subscribe to their site’s newsletter.

Super Cheats


Free unofficial strategy guides SuperCheats offer a lot of help on some of the most popular games. Cannot find the game you want? Many walkthroughs and text-based FAQ are also included in the index page of each title.

Some of the guides of the same website address specific sections of the game if you need more in-depth support.



GamePressure offers more than 170 free and well written strategy guides. Like other websites, a detailed walkthrough of the game is always included, but it is also typical to see additional useful things like lists of achievements or trophies and advice to the side missions and challenges others.



StrategyWiki is a collaborative wiki and freely licensed for free and walkthroughs, strategy guides. The unique format allows multiple editors and is constantly updated for improvements or corrections. Also, instead of jumping across multiple platforms walkthroughs text from various authors like most other places, StrategyWiki simply provides a guide for each game.

That said, the site guides are made for popular titles. Unfortunately, many walkthroughs are missing info or are incomplete, so be on the lookout for that.

Where do you get your strategy guides from the players? Let us know in the comments.