BlackBerry Storm2 seen running EA's Need for Speed: Shift during MWC

BlackBerry Storm2 seen running EA's Need for Speed: Shift during MWC
When you think about games for BlackBerry smartphones, you really don't see too many graphical intensive titles on the business oriented devices – it feels like work comes first before pleasure. The first thing to come into mind for most people is probably BrickBreaker, but the BlackBerry Storm2 played host to one good looking game that requires some lightning quick reflexes. EA showed off their Need for Speed: Shift game on the touchscreen smartphone during MWC – showcasing its graphical prowess and how it can contend with the other platforms in the gaming department. If you want to take control of one of these high powered cars, then you can swing yourself a copy on the App World for a reasonable $6.99. It's definitely money well spent during those down times when you have to ponder on something to kill time with.

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1. ohwhyfanboywhy

Posts: 37; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

iPhone destroys this version in speed and graphics. The N1 or the Droid could destroy it too as they're just as capable. I wanna see more hq games on Android. The only thing holding me back from moving to android...

3. pimpinmcd53

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

haha yes it does. i wonder if phonearena or anyone else who thinks this game looks great on this blackberry then it is just sad for the fact that the samsung rogue or env touch run this game no problem. and Ohwhyfanboywhy....i have the droid and many games are better than this game alot! so yeah switch to android its awesome especially once adobe air or something like that i forget the exact name when that comes out games with be even more hq. You can find a few on the market but that maybe 500 great games i would say but there are many many great games that arent even hq or graphically stunning like robo defense its just addictive!

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

now that the horsepower in android phones has all but doubled from last year, as well as the improvements brought on by the newer software versions, i expect to see many higher end "phone games" on android. No Worries.

5. worldbfree4me

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 26, 2010

Whats holding back all Android based devices in games is the internal storage space. Sure you can argue that the device can be rooted to allow the SD card to handle game storage but thats almost like using your external drive on your desktop to play games from. The latency is just too high. The Pre like the iDont, have atleast 8 gigs of internal storage which allows games that weigh as much as 200 mb to be installed and played well. The other thing is Vram, the iDont and Pre use the Arm 8 chip that employ graphic on chip processing. I'm not sure exactly how much Vram, but its obviously more than the amounts used in the Androids. I think future Android devices will employ more internal storage as a result or lack there of gaming ability using a slow SD card. The future is bright however, as recent SD cards announced will be speedier but right now they are cost prohibitive. If you want a gaming phone right now, the Pre and iDont are the ticket.

4. krochisy

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 24, 2009

The frame rate is really bad!!! My palm pre + handles Need For Speed really nice ( iPhone quality). The clicking system on the storm don't think will help a lot for games, you can see that the guy presses the screen really hard.

6. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

BlackBerry should stick to business needs. Maybe with all that "graphical prowess" you can start makin my f**kin speadsheets easier to view/edit.

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