Humble Bundle has built a following amongst gamers by combining “bundle” sales and flash sales with a sales model that directs resources to charities. Now the online vendor is taking another step in growing the business with the creation of The Humble Store. The new sales channel will function like most other online retailers in which you select your titles, add them to your cart, make your payment, and then wait for your download to complete. » Read the rest
With NVIDIA funneling all of their streaming technology under one brand, Mad Catz has wanted to get their hands on GameStream. Now there is very good news regarding GameStream’s presence on Mad Catz’s MOJO. In an interview with Engadget, a PR director from the company said that “we’re talking to NVIDIA and we hope to enable GameStream soon after the launch of the console.” Currently, GameStream is only available on NVIDIA’s SHIELD handheld console. When MOJO gets GameStream support, it would be the first third party device to do so. It’s always a good sign when companies work with one another because it accomplishes a goal more efficiently; therefore, expect this to be done soon after MOJO’s December 10 launch.
While this is starting to become a little redundant, the Kickstarter backed console GameStick has yet again been delayed due to “production and logistical” issues. What’s even worse is that now the newly targeted released date of November 15th has the $80 console pitted against Sony’s powerhouse in the PlayStation 4 release. While I don’t think having the device released during the same day as the PS4 will affect its sales whatsoever, keeping the customers who pre-ordered the device constantly in flux isn’t a good idea.
Either way, have you pre-ordered the GameStick? If not, any plans of grabbing it once it’s released?
Earlier this week we reported on the discovery that Gameloft was working on a version of Tank Battles that would run on Android powered devices. It turns out that Gameloft was a lot closer to release than we might have guessed as Tank Battles is now available in the Google Play store. Tank Battles has been available on console and computer platforms and this version follows in that tradition, porting it over to mobile devices. » Read the rest
Asphalt 8 is widely regarded as one of the best racing games on Google Play, with intense gameplay and great graphics. Normally that kind of game comes at a price, but it was only $0.99 at launch. Now, however, Asphalt 8 is free to anyone who wants it, and they can get it straight from Google Play.
There are of course purchases that you can make within the app for new cars and things like that, but those are not required of you, and you could just as easily get away without spending a cent.
The idea behind making the game free was essentially that Gameloft, the creators of Asphalt 8, wanted everyone to be able to play, even those that thought that spending $0.99 on an app was too much. You can find the QR code and link to the app after the break.
If you’re into Nimblebit’s “Tiny Towers” game, then you’ll certainly love it with a taste of everyone’s favorite sci-fi franchise.
The “Tiny Death Star” game, made by the folks over at Nimblebit in the same vein as their hit, “Tiny Towers,” challenges players to build a Death Star (which surprisingly has convenience stores and restaurants built in) in order to raise enough revenue to complete the Death Star and take over the galaxy. It’s a bit of a stretch, but it’s a comical spin-off of the Star Wars series, and promises to be highly addictive. NPCs will come in and out of the Death Star even while you’re not playing (real time component built in) and purchase merchandise from your virtual shops, and buy apartments, etc.
The game also builds in random mini-games in which you’ll have to search for spies or tend to bounty hunters, adding to the Star Wars theme of the game. Hit the break for a video, screens, and a link to the app in the Play Store.
Gameloft appears to be working on porting their PS3 title Tank Battles to the Android and iOS platforms. Reports indicate Gameloft is working on an update of the title to add more firepower and thus, more fun for players. Some screenshots appear to be similar to the PS3 version in being a top-down game where players battle in a virtual arena. » Read the rest
The folks over at Google’s Niantic Labs, creators of the augmented reality game ‘Ingress,’ has just made some announcements on its Google+ page.
The first is that the team is dropping the invitation code requirement so that all Android users can enter the Beta. All agents that achieve Level 5 by December 14 will qualify for “The Founder Medal” for their early support of the Ingress experience.
The team also announced that they’re launching the “Ingress Elite V” challenge, which will work to identify the top 5 Ingress agents in the world. If you’re interested, hit the source link for more information direct from Ingress.
If you are a gamer, you are going to want to check out the new line of MOGA gaming controllers. These new controllers for Android are available now and step it up a notch with MOGA Boost Technology. Not only are both controllers rechargeable, but they will also charge your phone while you play. There’s nothing worse then getting hooked into a game and watching your battery drain to 0%. Now you can game till your heart’s content.
The MOGA Hero Power for $59.99 (pictured below) is the more portable offering while the MOGA Pro Power for $79.99 (pictured above) is for the more serious gamer. Both work on Android 2.3+ and are at MOGA’s website and Amazon right now. They will also be available at Best Buy, GameStop, Sprint, Target, and Verizon soon. Hit the break for full specs for each controller.
Thor: The Dark World, Marvel’s latest superhero movie, will be opening next week, so it is only fitting that a companion app has been released. Thor: TDW – The Official Game hit Google Play today, letting players take on the forces of Malekith and the Dark Elves in the action-arcade game with RPG elements. » Read the rest