The Ouya gaming console, or microconsole, is a device suitable for casual gamers. Some, though, find it a little limited and boring. One developer has been able to bring Google’s Android TV platform to Ouya, bringing some excitement back to the device. Not everything is operable, but that is expected to change in due time. All of the connection functions, like WiFi and Bluetooth, work. The issues arise with video and audio playback.
You can head over to the source link for directions and file downloads.
Source: XDA Developers
Following its official announcement last month, NHL 2K15 is now available to download for $7.99 through the Play Store. This latest title in the extremely popular series of hockey games brings an ‘all new’ multiplayer experience, in addition to a ‘visually remastered career’ mode which enables you to create a custom player to take through the seasons.
The folks over at Humble Bundle have just launched another “pay what you want” deal, this time with the Halloween season very much in mind. The new “Mo-Boo!-ile Bundle” contains six spooky games together with a free bonus one entitled “The Spookening”.
Rovio is primarily known for their Angry Birds line of games. Their newest title, RETRY, invites players to take flight in a different manner, this time in an “8-bit jalopy of an airplane.” Rovio really plays up the retro aspects of the title, pointing out the 8-bit graphics look, the collection of coins as you work through levels, and a synthesized soundtrack.
One of the most popular (and enduring) games on the Play Store is the blissfully-simple Fruit Ninja. Earlier this month, Fruit Ninja developers Half Brick gave the game a complete overhaul adding new game modes and updated graphics. Yesterday the developers updated the app again for Halloween with a bunch of Ghostbusters-themed features. Hit the break for a full feature list and a trailer for the special update.
The ninth edition of the Humble Mobile Bundle launched just over one week ago. It included at the time Syberia, Neuroshima Hex, Bardbarian: Golden Axe Edition, Leo’s Fortune, Out there, and First Strike. The final three mentioned were given only to donors exceeding the average. Now, two additional games are up for those donors. For exceeding the current (and rapidly changing) $3.38 donation amount, you get So Long, Oregon! and Mountain.
This is definitely one of the best Humble Mobile Bundle’s ever launched. The games, especially Leo’s Fortune, are of very high quality. So if you are feeling extra charitable today, go right ahead and get giving!
Source: Humble Bundle
With the latest Google Play Services update, Google has rolled out the ability to find nearby players in multiplayer games. This would work for both real-time multiplayer games as well as turn-based multiplayer games.
Developers are encouraged to hit up the source link below to learn more how multiplayer works.
source: Google Developers / +AndroidDevelopers
NBA 2K15 launched today for Android, but for now, the only official way to get it on your device is through Amazon’s AppStore. It’s unclear how long it’ll be until the game is also available on Google’s Play Store. The new game has greatly improved graphics, a new MyCareer mode that has players work through a storyline for their custom-made character, and a new Pharrell Williams-curated soundtrack.
You can download the app from the Amazon link below.
Amazon’s Games Studio has a mantra of quality over quality; releasing few games, but keeping them superb. Today it announced three more games it’s been working on that will be released onto the market soon.
According to the latest numbers about app store downloads, Google’s Play Store sees about 60% more volume for downloads than Apple’s App Store. There were roughly 160 million downloads in Q3 on the Play Store, while the App Store only saw about 100 million. Both are impressive numbers however you slice, but Android’s enormous market share globally is really showing through here.