Using their Twitter account, Gameloft has announced Modern Combat 5, the next in the franchise, is being delayed until sometime in 2014. Gameloft released the first teaser for Modern Combat 5 back in June and it was hoped that meant a release before the end of the year, especially in light of Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour being released in December 2012. While fans of the franchise will be disappointed with having to wait more than a year for the next title. if Gameloft does things right they may be able to duplicate the success of other popular titles like Grand Theft Auto that also follow extended breaks between titles. The screenshot above, included in the Twitter posting, appears to be highly detailed. Hopefully game play will match any graphics excellence.
Last week we told you that Humble Mobile Bundle returned with its second edition. Now the team over at Humble Bumble has updated their “premium” priced games with three additional titles. Just as it was before, you can pay any amount you’d like to gain access to four of them while at the time of this writing, but a donation of $4.56 will garner you three additional games: Karateka Classic, QWOP, and God of Blades. The charities being helped this time around are Child’s Play Charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Hit the break for the full list of games.
So you’re walking down the street and thinking to yourself that you would really like to find a new Android game to play later tonight. Well if you happen to be in Japan, you just might be lucky enough to walk past a brand new Google Play vending machine that offers 18 different games for your downloading pleasure. Of course, you can take a much easier route and tap on the Play Store icon on your phone. However, the vending machine seems just as easy since all you need to do is select a game, place your NFC-enabled Android phone on the tray, and your game will download in no time. The titles range from free-to-play to paid titles.
If you don’t have an Android phone, the vending machines offer a Nexus 4 for you to try out. Apparently Google employees will man the machines just in case you think it’s free and decide to walk away with it. The Google Play vending machines will be in front of the Parco department store in Shibuya. Unfortunately, there are no plans to bring these machines to other countries, but I think you guys can handle it the old fashioned way. Hit the break for more images.
If you’re interested in preordering the new MOGA Power series controllers on Amazon, the pages are officially live to place an order, with one drawback; they won’t be shipping until November 14th. That’s quite a bit later than the October shipping date for the controllers ordered through MOGA’s official shop by about a month. The upside is that you do get Prime shipping if you’re a member, and free shipping is always a plus.
The MOGA Power Hero is the updated version of the Pocket controller. It packs an 1800 mAh batter and refined analog sticks and a d-pad. The Power Pro is a beefier option with a 2200 mAh battery and a controller that rivals console input devices. They’ll run $59.99 and $79.99, respectively, which is par the course for nice controllers on consoles and computers.
Are you interested in shelling out that kind of cash for a controller like this for your device? You can check out the Amazon preorder pages below.
If you love mobile gaming and giving back, then we have good news for you. Humble Mobile Bundle is back with a fresh set of games, all for the price of your choosing. Four of the games are available at the bare minimum of one penny; however, if you pay more than the average donation ($4.52 at the time of this writing), you’ll be able to pick up an additional two games.
While you can pay as little as a penny for the games, you should know that the money can be split between developers, charity, or Humble Bundle themselves. Also, you can use a slider to disperse the money in the direction you choose. If you want to give it all to charity, you can do so. If you want to support indie developers, there’s an option for that too. The charities partnering for Humble Mobile Bundle 2 include Child’s Play Charity and Electronic Frontier Foundation.
It has been in development for a while now, but the Tegra 4 optimized Dead on Arrival 2 is finally available in the Google Play store for Android devices. Although the new title is optimized for the Tegra 4 and using a device powered by NVIDIA’s chip will net you some nifty graphics enhancements, Dead on Arrival 2 will work on other devices. Developer N3V Games does indicate a high end device should be used, like an NVIDIA SHIELD or a Samsung Galaxy S 4, something produced at least within the past couple years and no lower than a Tegra 2.
Archos’ GamePad 2 has been outed online on a retailer’s website, including press images and specs. The page and its information has since been removed…
The original GamePad’s successor will feature a sexier screen of 1,280 x 800, 7-inch IPS display, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, 2GB RAM, and options for a 8/16 GB model. A microSD slot will also be available. Pricing and availability remains a mystery, so we’ll just have to wait until Archos announces the device officially.
EA really enjoys the free-to-play model for games (the download is free, but a ton of the content is made available through in-app purchases) and they’re keeping up that trend with the release of the Android version of FIFA 2014. The massive 1.35 GB game is incredibly detailed and realistic, and contains 33 leagues, over 600 licensed teams, and more than 16,000 players. That’s an impressive statistic for a mobile game.
The game itself has been completely optimized for touch-screen controls and tablets, so it won’t be a clunky shadow of the bigger versions of FIFA 2014. It also comes with many of the modes from the bigger games that make FIFA so popular, including EA’s Ultimate Team in which you buy and trade player cards to build your ultimate team. Three of the modes in the game (Tournament, Manager, and Kick Off!) require an in-app purchase to be unlocked.
If you are tired of running through a temple full of ruins, developer Fixpoint Productions hopes to help you out with a new game called Pivvot. Described as a “strategic avoidance” game, Pivvot employs a simplistic, minimalistic style that masks a disturbingly challenging game. Gameplay involves a path the player follows with a dot connected to the path via a pivot point. The object of the game is to swing your dot around the pivot point to avoid the obstacles and complete challenges. Five game modes are available including:
Ouya recently released a new software update to their Android-powered gaming console which includes some bug-fixes and improvements that deal with the discoverability of games.
The user-interface has been slightly tweaked— games that were previously downloaded are now found in the back row in the Discover section. Games that you don’t currently have will now be more visible… obviously a marketing move by the company. There are a few other adjustments, including the option to “bury” games that you are not interested in, and a notification that will tell you when a game has finished downloading and is ready to be played.
Ouya provided a change-log of the bug-fixes, which include:
- Fixed an issue where sometimes a system update would cancel and not inform the user, so only a blank downloading bar would appear.
- Fixed an issue where high bandwidth could actually cause performance issues and crashes while navigating menus.
- Fixed an issue that could cause the OUYA to overheat in some cases.
- Fixed a handful of crashes that could occur after browsing DISCOVER for a long period of time.
Solid update for the console, and there may me more to come in the near future regarding external storage support.