Vivid Games S.A., developer of the Real Boxing title, released the official FIM Speedway GP 2013 game to the Google Play Store today. The new racing title promises console-quality graphics, lifelike physics, and improved controls. Players race against computer generated opponents, which are supposed to be smarter in this update for the 2013 season, modeled on real-life riders across 16 different real-world tracks. Along with traditional views, the new title adds a “Helmet Cam” that provides a first person point-of-view. Hit the break for some screen shots and short video highlighting game features. If you want to try Official Speedway GP 2013, use one of the Google Play download links to grab the $1.99 title that required Android 2.3 or higher. » Read the rest
Real Racing 3, one of the premier racing titles by EA has just gotten a major update. If you thought the original number of events and cars were a lot to handle originally, the new update bring even more delicious goodies by tossing in an additional 100 new events, as well as more cars as well. Oh and more importantly— gamers will have the ability to save their game’s progress on one device and continue it on another device, thanks to the ability to save a game’s progress to the cloud.
Unfortunately, the latest update hasn’t hit the Play Store just yet, but you can expect to see the new version on your device soon… very soon.
Fans on the Worms franchise will be pleased to know that Worms 2: Armageddon is now available on the Google Play Store. The appearance of this new title is thanks to developer Team 17 Digital Limited who managed to get the title back from EA. Worms 2: Armageddon is full of authentic Worms gameplay using a turn-based-strategy model. The new title includes 30 single player missions taking place across 5 themes. The developers threw in some new weapons like a Sentry Gun and Super Sheep to go along with classics like the Holy Hand Grenade and Concrete Donkey. Players can compete against other online players from around the globe and choose from one of twelve different game styles, including new Crazy Crates and Fort Mode. » Read the rest
When we last reported on PlayJam’s Gamestick project, they had started to take pre-orders for the $79 device after their successful Kickstarter campaign. Unfortunately, it appears that success has come at a price as PlayJam has announced they have delayed delivery of the Gamestick until June. PlayJam opened their Kickstarter project in January with a goal of $100,000 to be able to start delivering devices in April. However, they ended up pulling in $650,000 via pledges from around 5,700 backers. The Kickstarter fundraising effort was so successful, PlayJam was able to add a goal to provide a fourth color option for buyers. All of the additional units to be produced have resulted in some changes to production and shipping methods. According to PlayJam, » Read the rest
As Android smartphones become more powerful with each successive generation, more people are finding them capable of running games they enjoy playing. Depending on a device’s capabilities, it is easily conceivable that it can serve in the same role as a traditional game platform like a PlayStation, complete with a connection to a flat screen TV and dedicated controllers for players. We have seen many companies come to market with controllers for Android devices that replicate the controllers found with leading game systems in pursuit of such a setup. It appears that Sony has decided to get in on this market with the introduction of native support for their PlayStation DUALSHOCK 3 controllers on some devices. » Read the rest
OUYA has done a great job of listening to early adopters of their developer consoles, and has worked rigorously to address issues and concerns that have been reported. According to OUYA, they have fixed identified issues for their upcoming June roll out. Their promise to consumers, to “continue to obsess over quality and performance“.
Some of the overall improvements to the final product include both hardware and software improvements. Here is a list OUYA has for each:
Problem: Battery Covers on front of unit fell off easily during shipping.
Fix: Add additional magnets to cover plats to improve security.
Problem: Current software iteration has a few key components issues, such as lack of storage, complicated installation processes, and a lack of controller support for video players.
Fix: Added numerous software fixes, to include options not necessarily addressed by developers, such as:
- External storage for games
- Simpler game install process
- More metrics for developers
- Controller support for video players
- More payment options » Read the rest
Humble Mobile Bundle has done it again! Above and beyond the games we previously reported for the Humble Mobile Bundle with Android 5, they have gone and added another 3 games. As was the case last time, the additional games will not cost a penny if you have already purchased the bundle, and will cost a mere $5.57 (at the time of this post) for new purchases. This price will get you the original six bundle games, Contre Jour, Anomaly Korea, Plants vs. Zombies, Bladeslinger, The Rooma and Metal Slug 3, coupled with the additional 3 new games:
- Funky Smugglers
- Raiden Legacy
- Another World » Read the rest
No matter what the platform may be, hardcore gamers are always seeking ways to tweak and improve the performance of their systems. To define that performance, a benchmarking tool is needed and one of the most popular over the years has been 3DMark. Android device owners can now access this popular application with today’s release of 3DMark for Android. » Read the rest
After a slight dip in popularity, WWE star Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, seems bent on making a comeback in the cultural psyche. Starring in the new G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie and the upcoming reality/contest TV series The Hero on TNT will help, but there was still one thing needed to make the effort complete – a video game. That last box can now be checked with the release of WWE Presents: Rockpocalypse in the Google Play Store. » Read the rest
Early backers of the OUYA game console got a nice surprise this week when Julie Uhrman, the project’s founder, announced consoles had shipped already. If you were one of those supporters, your unit should be arriving any day now. When the units arrive, new owners will find:
- 104 titles will be immediately available with many more on the way
- OUYA will require an update on first launch but it will be ultra quick
- You’ll need a credit/debit card to download games… even free ones
- OUYA supports up to 4 controllers and although you can buy more, it’ll work with Xbox/PS3 controllers among others
The folks at OUYA indicate they will be launching at retail locations starting June 4th. In an interesting little twist,they also announced plans are available for anyone who wants to 3D print an OUYA for themselves.