At IFA 2015, Acer inserted itself into the conversation as a go-to for mobile gaming. The company’s Predator 8, like NVIDIA’s SHIELD Tablet, is all about maximizing gaming on a tablet. With an 8-inch Full HD (1920×1080) display, Intel Atom processor, and four front-facing speakers, Acer believes it has a winning formula. But like any mobile device, price is very important. Acer seems to have appropriately priced the Predator 8, with the 32GB model going for $299. And starting today you can pre-order that model of the tablet from Newegg.
The online electronics retailer will be the exclusive seller of the Predator 8 for these next two weeks. Newegg doesn’t have the 64GB model listed on its site at the moment.
Although many may think JJ Abrams would be busy right now with a major movie getting ready to open, he took some time to announce a new partnership his Bad Robot studio is entering into to launch a new computer game. SPYJINX will be a new espionage genre title for computers and smartphones launching in 2016. To get it into the hands of gamers, Bad Robot has teamed up with ChAIR, the development team behind Infinity Blade. Read more
Developer JuiceBox Games enters the fantasy game genre with their new title StormBorn: War of Legends now available in the Google Play Store. StormBorn combines elements of both action-based and strategy-based role-playing games as players build an army led by their StormBorn heroes to defend the Kingdom of Eraine. Read more
Zero Reflex is a new game that offers an extremely fast-paced evasion experience with some pretty crazy visuals and 60 challenges to play through. It’s a difficult experience, but everybody needs a good challenge every now and then, right? Read more
Bethesda has released the Pip-Boy companion app on the Play Store ahead of Fallout 4’s launch next Tuesday, building on the excitement they stirred up with the Fallout Chat app. The app pairs with Fallout 4 on your Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC and lets you keep up with information from the game on the go. You can check your stats, inventory, map, and radio stations, and any holotape games you’ve found will be playable on the app. Read more
Humble Mobile Bundle 16 is now available, featuring a collection of six games with more to be added further down the line. As per the norm, users will have the choice to pay $1 or more to receive three games or the above the average price for a total of six games.
While many of us cringe when we hear the words Candy Crush Saga thanks to all the unsolicited invites we’ve received over the years, it seems that Activision Blizzard likes the game so much, it has decided to buy it and its developer, King Digital, spending $5.9 billion in the process. In an announcement earlier today Activision’s CEO, Bobby Kotick said that the move would make it “the most profitable standalone company in interactive entertainment.”
I remember a time in the past when it was frowned upon to post videos of gaming action forcing users to find a variety of workarounds. Things have changed though and now over 144 billion minutes of live game streams and recording activity are viewed on YouTube each month. Google appears to have figured out that instead of fighting against the current of mainstream culture, they should take advantage of it and hop on board. Today they announced a new feature for the Google Play Games app that will enable users to record and share gaming moments along with commentary. Read more
Earlier this month Telltale Games offered Episode One of their episodic game Tales from the Borderlands for free. If you happened to check out the special offer and got hooked on the game, purchasing the additional episodes that were available or if you have always been a Tales from the Borderlands fan, you will be glad to know the fifth and final episode Finale: The Vault of the Traveler will be hitting Android devices on October 22nd. Read more
CLUE Bingo is a new multiplayer game where users must solve the mystery of who committed the crime by exploring rooms and solving puzzles.