Another action thriller is about to make its way to Android gamers’ hearts. Gameloft has released a trailer for its upcoming Zombiewood game. Unlike other action games, Zombiewood takes place with players taking control of a stuntman who you guessed it— specializes in kicking some serious zombie keister. You’ll have a full arsenal of weapons available at your disposal and you’ll use that to kill anything and everything that tries to eat you. As you can see in the trailer below, the game features some awesome graphics and what appears to be almost non-stop action. Considering there’s a ton of zombies that seemingly is relentless with trying to destroy you, this should make for what could potentially be limitless gameplay.
The trailer also indicates the game will arrive by Halloween, so it’s only going to be a few weeks’ time from now. We know most of you zombie haters are itching to get a tease of the action, so be sure to get your fix and check out the trailer once you hit past the break.
Spacetime Studios’ highly anticipated mobile MMORPG, Arcane Legends, has finally been revealed in the form of a short cinematic trailer. The title features the same gameplay that players have grown accustomed to in the studio’s previous games. Although, rather than attempt to harness the latest graphics, Arcane Legends offers a retro vibe, opting for cartoon-esque graphics, similar to those seen in Pocket Legends.
Players will be able to choose from three classes including Warrior, Rogue or Sorcerer. Additionally, the combat system has been retrofitted, offering a more robust experience in terms of battling enemies. For example, ranged enemies will attempt to space themselves from your character if you are attacking with melee. Jump past the break to see the game in action.
Google Wallet’s acceptance into everyday usage hasn’t been the smoothest, but has been picking up. With some carriers not allowing installs of Google’s NFC-based payment system, not everybody has been able to reap the benefits of living a potentially wallet-free lifestyle. So with such spotty acceptance, is there room for a competitor on this shaky ground? The makers (AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile) behind Isis Mobile Wallet seem to think so. Consumers will finally get to try out the long awaited new service on October 22 in Salt Lake City and Austin.
Isis has a number of similarities with Google Wallet: When users sign up they receive a free $10 Isis cash card credit, along with accepting a wide variety of credit and debit cards. If Isis can negotiate wider acceptance of their application and offer a simple solution to increase the number of NFC payment terminals, their October 22nd might just be a success.
A new version of the mobile web browser Opera has been released in the Play Store. Opera 12.1 isn’t a major overhaul of the app, it’s just an improvement over what was already a solid app. One big improvement is the increased security when browsing web pages. Now you will get a notification if you are visiting a website that has been “marked as being suspicious or used of illicit activity” the same way it does on a desktop web browser. This update also brings SPDY which improves the ability to fetch web pages so it may not jump out at you but you should be able to notice the difference. The latest Opera update also highlights HTML5 being the future of the web, or at least that’s what they told us during the Adobe Flash debacle, and Opera has added support including HTML5 drag and drop and clipboard APIs. Again this is not an overhaul but definitely brings nice improvements to the mobile browser. Hit the break for the full press release.
We love Lookout Mobile Security because not only is it a great service with many features, but they also constantly add new features, and today is no exception. Lookout Mobile Security has a new look and some cool new features such as Signal Flare, an Activity Feed, and Safe Dialer. If you ever lose your phone, there’s a good chance your battery will deplete. The good news is that Signal Flare will automatically flag the last location of youe phone if it has a low battery, which will increase your chances of finding it. No other service offers this. The Activity Feed is a dashboard that categorizes updates, which allows you to quickly get notifications of threats, see your app download history, your data backups, and other security notifications. Last but not least, the Safe Dialer insures that any number you click to call from your mobile browser is safe. This is as a result of the recent USSD security threat found on Samsung devices.
Beginning today, Google TV users will have access to Movie, TV and Music content offerings from the Google Play Store. Similar to smartphone and tablet interfaces, purchases can be made directly from your big screen, and content that has already been purchased will automatically sync over to your TV. Additionally, developers have also received a major set of long-awaited features for Google TV including subscription based billing, auto-updating and smart app updates.
These features serve as much welcomed additions to Google TV, and hopefully indicate that Google isn’t quite ready to give up on the platform. So, do you own a Google TV? What do you think of the new features?
It was only a few weeks ago when we reported that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg regretted using HTML5 for the Android app and promised a native app soon. I guess he wasn’t joking because it looks like the promised app is now in final testing so we could see it soon. I know a lot of you hardcore Facebook fans are clamoring for something decent. I really don’t care about the app, just make the widget work right. Stay tuned.
Can’t get enough of your Angry Birds fix, young Jedi? Well you’re in luck because Rovio has announced its Angry Birds Star Wars game that is due to arrive in November. The game will feature the standard Star Wars locales from the deserts of Tatooine to the depths of the Death Star, giving players many chances to channel their inner Luke Skywalker. This game is set to take the Angry Birds franchise to new heights as Peter Vesterbacka, CMO of Rovio claims it will be “the best Angry Birds game we’ve ever done“.
The game will hit the Play Store and Amazon Appstore on November 8th— but in the meantime, Rovio promises to tease us by releasing various screenshots and trailers highlighting the games well, awesomeness. You’ll find additional information once you hit the source link below. And remember friends, may the force be with you.
As we all await the arrival of the latest Nexus device (or devices if all holds true), we are also eagerly awaiting what Google has up its sleeves in the latest Android OS. Well it looks like the gang at Android and Me may have the inside scoop on not only the latest OS which is expected to be software version 4.2, but details on the direction of its Nexus line of devices. According to an anonymous source, Google is trying to promote its Nexus line among all major manufacturers. The various manufacturers will work directly with Google in regards to the hardware and driver details, though Google will be responsible for the hardware updates directly. Moreover, although these special Google devices are part of the Nexus line, they don’t necessarily need to be called Nexus as part of its name– sort of like of what Google did with the Motorola Xoom WiFi tablet. The thought is that by manufacturers joining the Nexus program, it would allow for the special variations of the devices to have even more access to specially-optimized Google content.
Of course since there will be added content, it’s only natural to have an idea of what exactly the Nexus devices will feature in regards to the newest Android OS, Android 4.2. The biggest features in the new OS are rumored to be identified as the new Customization Center, Project Roadrunner, an updated Google Now and revamped Play Store. The new Customization Center will be useful for all Android users as it essentially allows users to update the base Android OS, without having to wait for OEM manufacturers to update their skins. Here’s how it works: it is basically a way for you to do basic customizations through a range of options through the Play Store. When a new update is available, new items like filters and icons would be available via the Play Store. So when Google upgrades Android and a manufacturer doesn’t provide a compatible version of their custom UI initially, the device reverts simply to the stock UI or wait for the upgrade until the manufacturer catches up.
Whether you enjoy Rovio’s game titles or not, it’s clear that they sure know how to make money. Angry Birds has been such a huge cash cow for the company, and to bring it even further, Rovio has teased a picture of a Darth Vader looking costume that’s most likely fitted on one of their “Angry Birds.” While there’s not much information on this, Rovio is promising more details this Monday on October 8th.
What do you guys think about this? Any Star Wars and Angry Birds fans out there? If so, I’m sure this will be right up your alley.
Google’s Senior Vice President of Engineering Vic Gundotra has been known to use Google products before they were released to the public. This time he was caught using Snapseed to post a picture to Google+. In case you’ve forgotten, Snapseed is a former iOS photo editing app that Google bought recently to compete with Instagram. So now that Snapseed is a Google product, Gundotra used Snapseed for Andr0id to upload a picture to Google+ a few days ago and share with the world. So what means is we’ll probably see the Snapseed for Android app will be going public very soon and when it does come out, there will probably be strong Google+ integration. Are you guys excited to use Snapseed?
We recently featured Four in a Row HD +Riddles by Alberto Hernandez, and he just came out with another one called Lines and Puzzles. It’s a similar game but it’s based on Gomoku. In case you’re wondering what Gomoku is, it’s similar to Connect Four, but you need to get five in a row and pieces can be placed anywhere you want (non gravitational) as long as it’s on an intersecting line (like the picture above). Lines and Puzzles offers some variations like 3-in-line (tic-tac-toe), 4-in-line, or 5-in-line Freestyle Gomoku. You have your choice of themes which include wood, chalk, printed paper, Go-like (traditional Gomoku), or neon for boards up to 15 x 15.
Plague Inc. has made it’s way the the Google Play Store, and it’s likely to be a hit. It’s a mix of “high strategy” and “terrifyingly realistic simulation” from developer Ndemic Creations, and thanks to Miniclip, it’s now available for the Android faithful. It’s actually a chance for you to play “Dr. Evil” in a sense because it’s up to you to bring about the end of human history by spreading pathogens. It starts with a a simple cough, but through mutations, it will eventually take on many forms which can be deadly. You job won’t be easy because the human’s will defend themselves with everything they’ve got.
Stunning graphics with a highly polished interface (Contagion guaranteed)
Highly detailed, hyper-realistic world with advanced AI (Outbreak management)
Comprehensive in-game help and tutorial system (I am Legendarily helpful)
10 different disease types with radically different strategies to master (10 Monkeys?)
Full Save/Load functionality (28 Saves Later!)
50+ countries to infect, hundreds of traits to evolve, thousands of world events to adapt to (Pandemic evolved)
Scoreboards and achievements to track the epidemic
Localised in English (more languages coming soon!)
Plague Inc. is Free so give it a shot. Take a look at the video trailer below and hit one of the download links to get started.
As if you needed any additional reason to drool over the Gesture Search app, Google has provided the world with yet another reason. It recently updated its Gesture Search app to be compatible tablets such as the Nexus 7 in order to allow those users to you guessed it— search for items by using simple gestures. Among the noteworthy changes are a freshened up UI, better search performance and customizable actions for contacts.
The app is available in the Play Store now, so if you’re itching to take advantage of these new features— hit the link or scan the code below and grab your copy today.