Today, a press release by LG and Qualcomm confirmed that the successor to the LG Optimus G series devices will utilize Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors, the industry’s most advanced chipset at this time. This new addition will provide the device with stunning performance, rich graphics, and outstanding battery efficiency. The Snapdragon 800 processor is also designed to allow LTE to be even faster by maximizing spectrum bandwidth to increase data speeds and reduce latency. This is some pretty exciting news for the upcoming device— anyone thinking of going and grabbing one at launch? Check out the full presser after the break. » Read the rest
The NVIDIA Shield seems pretty cool, but is it $349 cool? NVIDIA has been showing the device to many gamers recently at shows such as E3, and although they love the device, the feedback is that it would be a homerun if it were priced at $299. NVIDIA is the kind of company that listens and has officially dropped the price down to $299.
Don’t fret if you pre-ordered because you will get the new lower price as well. They also just officially announced that June 27 will be the official release day. Did you pre-order yet? If not, does this new price entice you a little more?
The team over at Humble Bundle has been working hard to put together packages of games for users to enjoy, for whatever price the user wishes to pay. Every game works on Android, as well as Windows, Linux and Mac OS. The cool part about it is that you can allocate the money you spend to different organizations, charities, or even support the Humble Bundle team themselves so that they can continue putting out cool packages like this one. Hit the break for the list of games included in ‘Humble Bundle with Android 6′. » Read the rest
Much like the highly anticipated Ouya, another crowd-sourced Android-powered gaming console has been delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. The GameStick, originally announced around the beginning of the year, has delayed the first non-developer run of systems to its Kickstarter backers by about a month, citing an unfinished UI as the cause of the delay.
On the bright side, the manufacturing tooling is finished and the first run of GameStick’s have rolled off the line, including a last-minute change which entailed redesigning the analog sticks for easy removal, allowing users to apply custom decals. Early backers should expect theirs to ship sometime this August with a retail release sometime this fall. Hit the source for the full update from the GameStick team.
Pay-what-you-want services are taking over every form of media and why not? It allows consumers to decide what various goods and services are worth to them personally. Of course as with any payment model it has its shortcomings, and developers have come up with some crafty services, one such service being the excellent Humble Bundle. For the uninitiated, the Humble Bundle is a pay-what-you-want service that bundles top-notch eBooks, music apps and games and the more you pay the more awesome stuff you get.
This week the service is hosting a bundle of excellent indie-Android games and with an average donation of $5.86, its a great opportunity to save a bunch of money and support developers and charity at the same exact time. The games in this bundle include:
Anomaly Warzone Earth Mobile Campaign ( normally $3.99)
Sleepwalker’s Journey (normally $0.99)
Funky Smugglers (normally $0.99)
And if you donate a more generous amount you get:
Anomaly Warzone Korea ( normally $3.99)
On top of all that the bundle includes wallpapers for every game in the bundle and a 3D Print figure of the Mech from Anomaly 2. Bust out the wallet, do yourself and the Android community a favor and grab some really cool games. When your done with that feel free to thank us in the comments.
Source: Humble Bundle
Up until now, Crayon Physics Deluxe was only available on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, iOS, and the PC, but it just landed in the Play Store for any Android device 2.2 or higher. This one is a 2D physics puzzle game. Imagine if your drawings could be magically transformed into real objects. That’s exactly what Crayon Physics is all about. You will use your S Pen, stylus, or finger to replicate a crayon to guide a red ball to touch a yellow star. You do this by drawing the solution. You might draw a bridge, a ramp, or even a pulley system. It is your artistic vision that will solve the puzzles.
It’s priced at $2.99, which is much cheaper than what’s offered on iOS. Hit the break for screenshots and download links.
Racing fanatics rejoice as Gameloft has officially taken the wraps off of its latest installment of the Asphalt series— Asphalt 8: Airborne. This latest games comes jam-packed with all sorts of goodies, starting with the insane graphics engine powering the game. The new graphics brings not only a higher number of frames per second, but the game also brings some new maps in locales like London and Tokyo with new terrain and cool effects like new slow-mo crashes or sweet flares from the exhaust pipes of the various vehicles out there. Complimenting the cool features some slick multiplayer modes that utilize both online and offline play, ensuring tons of awesome replay value.
So now that the game has been announced, it’s only a matter of time before we see it land in the Play Store. Gameloft confirmed Asphalt 8 is due for a summer release and will cost a hair under a buck. Considering summer is right around the corner, it’s not a bad wait fortunately— but while you do wait, check out full trailer vid below to get a better idea of how the game will look upon its arrival.
Today Nyko has announces several couple of products for the upcoming NVIDIA Shield. First we have the Shield Dock that will provide a nice little dock for your Shield. You can place your device right ont eh dock for charging purposes and also features a full-sized HDMI port allowing for easy connection to any HDTV screen. This should be available later this year according tot he company.
Next up we have two cases, the Travel and Shell case. The Travel case will feature a softer type of material while the Shell case offers more protection with a harder material. Lastly we have a Power Kit that will provide all the necessary things for travel such as cables and charging kits. For more information on these products you can check out the full press release after the break!
At E3 2013 today, EA announced a unique twist on cross-platform support for a new chapter coming out in their Need for Speed series. Most people probably think cross-platform multiplayer support means being able to participate in the actual gameplay. For Need for Speed: Rivals, EA is including a unique feature that will enable tablet users to interact with the game and impact what is going on by acting as a virtual “spotter” for other players. As an example, users could call in support to the help the cops chasing a player. » Read the rest
As we expected, today at E3 Mad Catz revealed their entry into the Android-powered gaming console market with the Project M.O.J.O device. The gaming platform will run on Android and will support both traditional Bluetooth devices and those running Bluetooth Smart 4.0 when that is available for Android. There will be two USB ports available for wired controllers or accessories and support for HDMI, WiFi and microSD cards to expand on the 16GB of internal storage expected to ship with the device. The devices is expected to ship with a C.T.R.L.R. Bluetooth controller. Mad Catz is also building in support for mouse devices to account for the fact that a touch screen will not be available. This support is expected to eventually include the ability for the game controller to function as a mouse via the joystick. » Read the rest