‘Zooshi’ from Fun Propulsion Labs showcases open source game development


Within the Google organization, there is a group of employees working to build sample games that demonstrate how available technologies can be used by game developers to create easy-to-build, performant, cross-platform games. This group comprises the Fun Propulsion Labs and their most recent creation, which supports Google Cardboard, has been released to the Play Store as Zooshi. Read more

Acer’s Predator 8 up for pre-order from Newegg


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.


JJ Abrams jumps into gaming with ChAIR to launch ‘SPYJINX’


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

Bethesda releases Pip-Boy companion app to the Play Store ahead of Fallout 4 launch

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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

Activision spends $5.9 billion acquiring ‘Candy Crush Saga’ and its developer, King Digital

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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.”

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