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Video: Gaming on the Motorola XOOM

We’re finally putting together our full review of the Motorola XOOM, and with that comes a quick video demo of a bunch of games that run as smoothly as you would expect.  A big beautiful screen, Tegra 2 and 1GB of RAM sure make a difference when you are slicing up samurai and blowing away robots.  This truly is a great device for playing your favorite mobile games on.  The good news is, that it will start to become more than just a mobile gaming device once Honeycomb really learns to take advance of this dual-core processor.  

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  • Anonymous

    While fruit ninjas looks cool, i really wouldn’t get any game that involves virtual joysticks. the device is too big and the virtual joysticks ultimately cover some of the screen. I think gaming on a tablet in general, is not something i would do. i’m sure others would disagree and thats fine. I will say the review was good. Don’t listen to the negatives. You’re a good man, Kellex!

  • Anonymous

    I want to buy a xoom but am concerned about that whole sd card not working thing. Can anyone weigh in on that please? I must have missed something.

    • Anonymous

      Not too much to say about it. The MicroSD (why MicroSD on such a big device? They had room for SDXC which is faster, bigger, and cheaper IIRC) doesn’t work and will supposedly work with a Honeycomb upgrade. The Xoom comes with 32GB of built in storage so unless you use more than that now, you shouldn’t have too much of an issue. I’ve personally never had need for swapping SD cards. My Vibrant and DROID have 16GB (the Vibrant built in, DROID has 16GB MicroSD) and I’ve never needed more on either phone.

    • Anonymous

      Not too much to say about it. The MicroSD (why MicroSD on such a big device? They had room for SDXC which is faster, bigger, and cheaper IIRC) doesn’t work and will supposedly work with a Honeycomb upgrade. The Xoom comes with 32GB of built in storage so unless you use more than that now, you shouldn’t have too much of an issue. I’ve personally never had need for swapping SD cards. My Vibrant and DROID have 16GB (the Vibrant built in, DROID has 16GB MicroSD) and I’ve never needed more on either phone.

  • Ted

    very cool, picked up fruit ninja after seeing this. Look forward to any posts you guys do on the xoom, love finding new crap.

  • [email protected]

    dude games look gr8
    but you suck playing and reviewing them
    who gave u the job?
    and
    u should’ve read more books 2

    • Anonymous

      Should have read more books? So he doesn’t seem like an illiterate moron…like yourself?

  • Anonymous

    Anyone else experiencing serious lag of the home screens in portrait mode ?

  • Ardos

    iPad 2 has Infinity Blade and this thing has Rocket Bunnies. Nuff said

    • Anonymous

      I hope you enjoy your PlayStation certified PS3 ports on your iPad.

      • Ardos

        I enjoy pretty much everything on my iPad. Apart from Rocket Bunnies, of course.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PP2KC2NKYXJ5AUNAJWRZTBRPUA Matty G

    Saw on the local (Buffalo) news today….a video about Time Warner Cable’s new iPad app. Why do I care? Because the video was a Xoom. Apparently they figured out they were idiots because I can’t find the video on their site.

    • Anonymous

      They just thought that showing the Xoom would be more interesting.

  • Anonymous

    There are a couple good games but I don’t think they have really taken off yet, I decided to get the N64 emulator… I think its the best $5 I have spent, in the market for my xoom, I have yet to find a game that I didn’t love as a kid in the list of downloadable games. There are on screen controls which work but can be a little tough at times, so I bluetoothed my wii remote to my xoom and was able to play a few games but not all the buttons matched up, but if the devolper can add in bluetooth controler key mapping this would be the best android emulator out there. I am pretty sure i could also just go buy a cheap bluetooth controler and it would work perfect. I mean come on who doesnt want to play some Goldeneye on their Xoom??
    I will be downloading that one space shootet game that was in the comercial for the Xoom, but like everything in the android world it not quite ready to go yet. :-)

  • Legion

    Kellex, dont forget, you can plug in your Droid X HDMI cable and play Samurai 2 and other games in HD on your big tv!!!!! They look great, was playing Dungeon Defenders last night for a grip, looked at the tv while I was playing the game and looked at the tablet when placing a tower, worked great!

  • Cranch

    Which Case is that?

    • WCM3

      Looks like the case Verizon sells made by Motorola..

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know why anyone puts up with touch screen directional pads in Android games. Coming from years and years of console gaming, I think it’s a terrible experience.

    • http://twitter.com/pcriz Perry Meg

      If your Super Nintendo was all touch it would change how you gamed today.. You cannot apply old rules to new ways of doing things..

      Don’t like the games don’t play them, plenty of other options for you to entertain yourself..

      • http://twitter.com/kn1ghth4wk241 Mike Daniels

        well at least devs can make better controls for games than
        touch screen controls < game pads

        • http://twitter.com/pcriz Perry Meg

          Thats wishful thinking, one its a pretty big device as it is and now you want to add a Joystick to it…

          Tell me how is that accomplished? Does the USB interface provide it? Is it a screen add-on that touches the screen for you?

          I feel like this, you don’t like gaming on your tablet as it stand then don’t game on it. Like saying why don’t they make computer gaming more like console gaming.. The differences are what help the other markets grow in their own lane..

  • Honeycomb FTW

    I like seeing the video game reviews! Reading a review of a game tells me nothing but a couple minutes of someone playing it tells me right away whether or not it’s for me.

    Thanks.

  • Mike

    Root and install ad free. No more ads on Angry Birds :-)

    • Nxus1ne

      you go ahead and do that, you thief.

      • http://twitter.com/kn1ghth4wk241 Mike Daniels

        btw angry birds still gets paid for the ads you block so its a win win situation

        • Anonymous

          ive always wondered about that

          i also heard they really only get paid if we click on the ads?

          no idea though. i have ad blockers on everything

      • Anonymous

        Some of us don’t like a constant influx of ads in our face taking up screen space and popping up interrupting what we are doing.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

        I hope you’re kidding.

  • cdp

    I want a WIFI version really bad….

  • cdp

    I want a WIFI version really bad….

    • Vanhoud

      27 is almost here..so getting the wifi version!

      • Anonymous

        No brainer for me at sam’s club. Its on

  • FortitudineVincimus

    2 things I thank the good Lord I never had the interest in:

    video games of any kind
    coffee

    I would rather read a book and drink some OJ

    • Portareaf

      No book I ever read let me kill Ninjas on a 10 inch screen… love my Xooommmmm

    • Portareaf

      No book I ever read let me kill Ninjas on a 10 inch screen… love my Xooommmmm

    • http://twitter.com/pcriz Perry Meg

      So you’re implying you have no “bad” habits???

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Blanchard/607863887 Jeff Blanchard

      huh, what?

      I like books and all..

      Detest coffee… but who doesn’t like SOME sort of video game nowadays?

      What are you, 90 or a technophobe?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Blacklock/100001633248589 Jason Blacklock

    I want one!!!

  • LeeInMKE

    *advantage

  • LeeInMKE

    *advantage