Vulkan API promises significant graphical improvements for Android gaming and 3D graphics

vulkan gnomes3D graphics have been moving very quickly in the mobile space, getting increasingly competitive with traditional home video game consoles and the like. That trend will continue now that Vulkan, a 3D rendering API, is coming to Android to improve the graphics experience on mobile devices.

Vulkan is a much more efficient API than Open GL ES that Android currently uses, offering a significantly lower CPU overhead and better tools for developers. A video showcasing a horde of gnomes was created to really show off the difference between the two APIs, and it’s incredibly apparent how much better Vulkan should be for mobile gaming.  Read more

[Deal] Select ‘Final Fantasy’ games are 50% off in the Google Play Store

Final Fantasy saleSquare Enix is having a 50% sale on many of their wildly popular Final Fantasy games. The games are a ton of fun, but they come at a fairly high price tag for mobile phone games. However, from August 6, 2015 to August 13, 2015 Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy V, and Final Fantasy VI will be 50% off making them now $7.99 each. The titles are also compatible with Android TV so you can play them on the big screen.

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More Neo Geo titles get added to latest Humble Mobile Bundle

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At the start of last week, Humble Mobile Bundle launched a new campaign with games made for SNK’s Neo Geo hardware. The total amount of titles available then was set at eight. Today, after one week of selling bundles, Humble Bundle raises that number to eleven. People are loving what this Humble Mobile Bundle has to offer because more than 23,000 bundles have been sold. The added titles mean donors get an even better value for their donations.

Hit the break to see what games this round of Humble Mobile Bundle offers.

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CEO and co-founder Julie Uhrman leaves Ouya as Razer confirms an all-cash acquisition

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Back in April we reported that Ouya needed to find a buyer fast due to its failure to restructure its debt repayments to an investment company called TriplePoint. This was despite receiving a $10 million investment received from the Chinese company, Alibaba. Shortly after, there were rumours that the computer and gaming accessory maker, Razer, were interesting in acquiring Ouya. Confirmation that Razer had indeed acquired Ouya was posted and then swiftly removed on the  website of the investment bank, Mesa Global.

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