Poker Video Games

November 17, 2010

EA Texas Hold em: Play Poker On Your Kindle

ea_texas_holdem_kindle.jpgI wasn't aware Amazon was creating interactive games for its popular Kindle ereaders, but hey - live and learn. They've recently released a Texas Hold 'Em game from (in)famous game developer Electronic Arts that will let you play poker anywhere you can take your Kindle - plus as of the time of this writing it only costs four bucks.

EA Texas Hold'em is easy to play whether you're a poker pro or brand-new to Texas Hold'em. Choose between 3 difficulty levels and challenge 6 unique in-game characters in Career Mode. Sharpen your poker skills in Practice Mode, or Pass 'N Play with up to 4 friends. Earn 16 different awards, track your stats, and even get help from the in-game Advisor.

At EA Texas Hold em

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November 8, 2010

World Series of Poker 2008 for Nintendo DS

world_series_poker_nintendo_ds.jpgOnline poker is great, but unless you want to whip out your laptop on the bus, it can be difficult to scratch the itch. That's why we like the Nintendo DS version of the World Series of Poker 2008 - the rules of poker don't change but you can take this anywhere your DS goes and it's available for a discounted price. Gotta keep those skills sharp even when you're out of the house, right?

Enter the largest sporting event in the world, the World Series of Poker, and battle "The Poker Brat" Phil Hellmuth along the way! Build your bankroll and face-off against some of the world's top pros in your quest to win the championship bracelet for the $10,000 main event.
  • All Star Pro Line-up featuring Phil "The Poker Brat" Hellmuth
  • Special Heads-up tournament mode for intense poker action
  • New locations including Paris, Flamingo, Bally's Harrah's Las Vegas
  • Unlock upgrades to the most exclusive VIP suites in Las Vegas
  • New poker tutorials and learning tools to improve your game

At World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets

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October 17, 2010

Video Poker for Winners (Windows)

video_poker_winners.jpgVideo poker is just about the most ubiquitous game in casino towns, with screens installed everywhere - including in front of just about every bar stool. If you're going to play, increase your chances of winning by playing and learning at home with "Video Poker for Winners." Learn winning strategies and learn the intricacies of bankroll and comp calculation. A small investment of time and money up front can help you hit it big when the time comes!

Video Poker for Winners

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September 17, 2010

Clubhouse Games - Play Poker On Your Nintendo DS

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Multi card play and other wonders, Clubhouse Games DS It is game night and everyone s invited. Play more than 20 classic board, card and party games alone, with friends or via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

Favorites include: checkers, darts and poker Clubhouse Games is one-stop gaming that will appeal to everyone s tastes, whether they are in the mood for bowling, backgammon, bridge or billiards.

At Clubhouse Games for the Nintendo DS

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January 1, 2010

Mega Screen 7 in 1 Poker Handheld Video Game

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Perfect for travel and featuring 7 Games in 1 handheld, we really like this little device. It has a large easy to read screen, and games include: Play Draw, 2's Wild, Bonus Poker, Double Bonus Poker, Double/Double Bonus Poker, Jokers Wild & Double Jokers Wild. The game even turns itself off after sitting idle for two minutes, and batteries are included.

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December 19, 2008

World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets

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Having watched every episode this past Summer and Fall, it's nice to see a game based on the World Series of Poker. This version allows you to challenge to Beat The Brat - Phil Hellmuth! You can also build a bankroll and face off against some of the world's top pros including Johnny Chan, Chris Jesus Ferguson, Mike The Mouth Matusow, Greg Raymer, Annie Duke, Phil Unabomber Laak, Humberto Brenes, Marcel They Flying Dutchman Luske, David Devil Fish Ulliott, and Shannon Elizabeth in your quest to win the championship bracelet for the $10,000 Main Event.

At World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets

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April 23, 2008

Hoyle Casino 2008 available for Download

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According to Macworld those mac users who are also intrepid poker players can now be downloaded. The full version is only $19.95.

Hoyle Casino 2008 features an online version of Texas Hold 'Em, along with a variety of other games often found in casinos like Craps, horse racing, keno, Pai Gow Poker, roulette, slots, video poker and much more, along with Solitaire and Spades. All told, 600 variations of 16 popular casino games are included.
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November 5, 2007

Just The Chips Holiday Buying Guide

The holidays are just around the corner, and we know that its important that you get your shopping done early. For those of you with poker lovers in your life, we have scoured our past entries to pull together some of the coolest poker gifts for you to consider. So sit back, relax, stretch out that scroll wheel finger, and take a gander at these great poker gift ideas.

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April 2, 2007

PC Poker Gaming: World Championship Poker 2

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Poker is a fickle mistress. You can win or lose, and sometimes, no matter how skilled you are, you can end up with some poor luck, and that can cost you a boatload.

Well for those of you who have just been burned one too many times, we have the surest bet around. Poker on your PC (or video game console of choice).

Now, this game is no spring chicken, its naerly 2 years old. So don't think that the graphics will be flashy, or that the social references will be current. What this game is though, is some solid poker.

Gamespot still ranks it among the highest review given to a poker game, and this is in a category with A LOT of bombs.

Here's a little of what they thought:

The Good: Smart artificial intelligence that plays any of the available poker variations quite well; 14 poker variations; fairly realistic character models and reaction animations; upgrade points give some intriguing boosts to your game; online across all platforms.

The Bad: Bluffing minigame is an interesting but flawed concept; commentary and soundtrack aren't particularly listenable; character-customization feature is weaker than in last year's game; psp version is more expensive than the rest, despite not offering any differing content.


Isn't it a quaint thought to remember back to last year, when a game like World Championship Poker could provide a fairly unassuming but playable game of console poker, and could be good simply by virtue of the fact that there weren't 12 billion other poker games available on the market? Yeah, well, those days are over. Marginal poker games are the new World War II first-person shooters, and you can't walk past a bargain bin in a game store without tripping over the spillage of middling card games for various platforms. But even with all that said, that doesn't mean that a poker game can't still deliver the goods when done right--it's just not done very often. World Championship Poker 2: Featuring Howard Lederer does just that. Despite a changing of the guard for the franchise to developer Point of View, the game bearing the Professor of Poker's name manages to improve in a number of key areas over its predecessor, not the least of which is in the realm of artificial intelligence. It's still got some presentational hurdles that you'll need to overcome to truly appreciate it, but in a year in which poker games became the most groanworthy trend in the industry, World Championship Poker 2 stands out as a diamond in the rough--if only comparatively.

So there it is, go read the rest of the review , and pick up this game so that you can practice your strategies, hone your odds calculating skills, and do it all for one low price, instead of countless big losses.

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September 19, 2006

Poker Academy V2

Looks like we've got a winner here. For both PC and Mac - finally poker training on the cheap for $19.95.

From Amazon Reviewer: Poker Academy V2 is a must buy! I have been playing poker all my life, but only recently have I focused on Texas Hold Em. Each time I play, I increase my skills, but I don't play often enough against quality opponents. When I came across Poker Academy V2, I was skeptical about how much it would help me learn the game. Well, let me tell you, I am significantly better than I was before. Not only are the computer opponents better than any other poker game out there, but the program allows you to see every statistic possible about your cards, the pot odds, and how you bet overall. For example, I learned that I was very passive pre-flop but very aggressive post-flop.

I also learned what happens when I call to see a flop with the various different card combos and how many outcomes are possible. The programmers, who have set up an extremely complex algorithm to run the game, give you access to all the components that make up that code so you can get a better idea of all the odds and percentages of everything that happens in a round of poker. When you watch on TV and you see people call "time," they are calculating in their head the pot odds, which includes how much they have invested in the pot compared to the total number of cards that will help them win or lose. Poker Academy V2 does this as well, so you can begin to pick up patterns with certain hands, which translates into better and smarter betting on a real table.

At Poker Academy V2 (Win/Mac)" (Pokersoft, LLC)

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June 29, 2006

World Championship Poker with Howard Lederer for PSP

The followup to the original, World Championship Poker for the PSP might be the perfect on the go pokier. World Championship Poker 2: Featuring Howard Lederer lets you ante up at the high stakes table, for the sequel to the best-selling World Championship Poker!

Test yourself by bluffing and trying to steal the pot from some of the world's toughest professional poker players, including Howard Lederer, Annie Duke and more!

At WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POKER 2

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June 12, 2006

Daniel Negreanu's Stacked Poker for PC

We recently got to try out this poker game for the PC and have to say it's quite good. The large number of options for play, including online multiplayer poker makes it refreshing. The graphics are solid and it's got some pretty good AI for a poker game.

The first video game to bring next-generation gameplay and broadcast-quality production to Texas Hold 'em Poker. Learn everything from the fundamentals to advanced strategies from poker's premiere player and refine your game against the world's most advanced artificial-intelligence system before testing your skills in massive online tournaments.

Myelin Media takes its seat at the crowded table of 2005 poker simulations with Stacked. Running on an exclusive version of the Poki Artificial Intelligence system, the game's single-player modes are designed to adapt to the gamers' skills and style, and consistently present an engaging challenge. Online modes are also available, and co-producer MTV Networks supports Stacked communities with chat rooms, leader boards, and on-air promotion. Stacked is also endorsed by Texas Hold 'Em champ Daniel Negreanu, who lends his likeness and expertise to the project.

Stacked with Daniel Negreanu is an incredible new multi-table tournament system for realistic poker action! Compete in either casual non-sanctioned games or officially sanctioned "STACKED" Masters games, with seven Professional players. You can have a casual game with friends or go head-to-head with pro players, all from the comfort of their homes

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May 3, 2006

Palm Poker

Escape the real world. Build your own world! On hold or in line, make time fly building your own city with the world renowned SimCity. Or choose to get lost in everything from pinball to mah-jongg, poker to billiards, Richochet to Atum, chess to backgammon. Twelve highly popular, high quality games optimized for your Palm handheld. Just plug 'n PLAY! Model Compatibility Tungsten Series, Zire 71, m500 Series, m130, m125, i705

At PalmOne P10914U Games Essentials Card

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March 29, 2006

THQ Wireless Makes Poker Fans an Offering They Wouldn't Refuse with The Sopranos Poker

ImagesWhat does Tony Soprano and his gang like to do when they're not too busy breaking knees and such? Play poker. At least that's the premise of mobile entertainment provider THQ Wireless' latest game. Fans of HBO's hit show, The Sopranos, can now feel like they're rubbing elbows with the Sopranos without first having to check the TV Guide. THQ Wireless just released The Sopranos Poker for Cingular Wireless users.

The Sopranos Poker pits players against the likes of Tony Soprano, Paulie, and Silvio in a game of 5-card draw going down in the back room of the Bada Bing!, the strip joint featured on the show. Players who run low on cash can bet personal effects like watches and chains. An added feature of the game lets players play like a real gangster, with the option of taking a peek at their opponents' hand. Cheating, however, is at a player's own risk, and anyone who gets caught will have to answer to the Soprano crew.

To spice things up, players can hang out in the Bada Bing! dressing room and take the dancers up on a little strip Texas Hold 'em. And you don't play your cards right, you may just lose your shirt. If you do, it's the dancers who will lose theirs.

Via Poker News

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