Well look at what we have here. A new handheld gaming device from ASUS, called the Gamebox, hit the AnTuTu benchmarks. On the surface, it would appear to be a NVIDIA Shield competitor, but it’s not all that different from the Shield. It sports a 1.9GHz quad-core Tegra 4, a GeForce ULP graphics chip, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and Android 4.3.
With pressure caving in and the desire to live a simple life, Dong Nguyen, the creator of the much popular Flappy Bird game, has decided to pull the game from both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. With Flappy Bird making a whopping $50,000 dollars per day just on ads alone, it seemed like the pressure and press got to the developer. According to his personal Twitter account yesterday:
“I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore. I also will not sell ‘Flappy Bird’, please don’t ask.”
He also mentioned that while he’s humbled that his game has gotten so popular, it comes as a cost as he prefers to live a ‘simple’ life and not be in the limelight. Sometimes other things are more important than money, right? Dong also mentioned that he still has and will develop more games, but the much popular Flappy Bird will be retired, at least for now.
Bring on the clones!! Did you enjoy Flappy Bird?
Flappy Bird, an Android and iOS application that took the gaming-world by storm over the past couple of weeks, will reportedly be shut down and removed from app stores by tomorrow, according to the app’s developer.
Gameloft is at it again— the game-developing company is now offering a handful of games on the Play Store for only $0.99. There are 7 games on sale in total— each game usually goes for $6.99 a piece, so you can think of it as a 7 for the price of 1 kind of deal if by chance you want to grab them all.
Hit the break for the full list of titles and links to the apps in the Play Store.
Rovio has rolled out an update to their Angry Birds Star Star Wars II title adding some characters, new telepods and reward levels. To get the new characters though, you will first have to melt a frozen carbonite pack. Sadly, melting the carbonite will not melt poor Han Solo as his character remains frozen in the substance.
Warner Brothers invites you to come and get a new game they have released to accompany the upcoming theatrical release of 300: Rise of an Empire. In 300: Seize Your Glory you will help Greek general Themistokles battle on the sea against the invading Persian navy led by Artemisia. The game is a bit on the basic side as far as features go. It does include the ability to link to Facebook to share your success with the leaderboard. In battle, you basically move around and slash your way through the enemy forces with your sword, although you can pull off some combo moves using your shield as well. Initially four battles are included, although all but the first are locked. If you want to check out 300: Seize Your Glory, you can grab it from the Google Play store using one of the download links below the screenshot gallery after the break. It does require Android 4.0 or higher and the initial download clocks in at 46MB.
OUYA, the little Android gaming console that could, has finally seen its first hardware update. The gaming console now has 16GB of memory and a slightly new feel. Rather than being silver like its 8GB predecessor, the matte black finish is present on both the actual console and the refined controller. Lag time from the controller has been decreased and the buttons and analog sticks have been improved. This likely means that they are tighter and more ‘clicky.’ Also, WiFi connectivity has been enhanced.
This new 16GB model is available now from the OUYA’s official store, Amazon, and Amazon.ca for $129 and it will be shipping with the latest firmware. The 8GB model will stick around, priced at $99; however, Amazon.ca is selling it for $69.99 at this time. Hit the link below to order yours from directly from the source.
Sony released an update to their PlayStation App, a companion to their PlayStation gaming consoles. With the update, Sony added a new feature called “Live from PlayStation” which gives users the ability to stream live content to their mobile devices. Instead of building in live video streaming directly into the app, Sony opted instead to use providers like Twich.tv and Ustream. When a user selects a stream to view, the appropriate app will be launched.
If Jetpack Joyride is your kind of mobile game, then here is another that may be appealing. Marvel Run Jump Smash! is an endless running game that puts Marvel’s heroes in your hands. Included are the usual bunch — Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man and Black Widow. Each has their own special abilities and special attack to utilize as you climb through levels. Unlike Jetpack Joyride, Marvel Run Jump Smash! costs some money ($0.99).
Hit the break for a gallery and download links.
The popular mobile game, Dead Trigger 2, has an update that adds tons of new content and changes some of the rules of engagement. Among the changes are nine new environments, new weapons, and the ability to create a list of friends to compete with.
The full list of features:
- New Weapons: Get your hands on 3 new weapons – FN2000, Spagin and the mighty Minigun!
- Friends: Make a list of friends in Dead Trigger 2! Compare your stats, hype your friends up, or have a chat in between zombie destruction!
- New Warfare: Infection is an equal opportunity employer… So let’s get to work! Death knows no boundaries. It’s high time to fight for humanity in Europe!
- Environments: Resistance intel has revealed 9 new environments! Fight your way through the city streets, countryside, warehouses, factories and many more!
- Auto-heal: Bored of classic Bandages? The new Auto-heal gadget will keep you in shape all the time.
- Permanent Money Booster: Get this booster and double your mission income. For how long? FOREVER!
- New Production: Resistance now allows you to upgrade your Hideout up to level 9.
- Warfare Tweaks: From now on, rewards are awarded in relation to score, not kills. So go set your sights for some new and difficult tasks!
You can download the updated version via the link past the break.