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.
SEGA has released another title from their Sonic franchise for play on Android devices. This time it is Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing which combines the Sonic the Hedgehog character with 13 other iconic SEGA characters for some racing action similar to Mario Kart. The title provides 16 different courses and as is typical with these types of titles, there are a variety of power-ups, special abilities, weapons and traps that can be used to help gain an advantage over the competition.
The new title includes 25 missions to help players build up their skills before taking on the other racers in Battle Mode or one of the Grand Prix Cup competitions. If you want to step things up even more, you can take on up to three other players in an online multiplayer race.
Hit the break to check out some screen shots and a video for Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing. If you want to give it a try, you will have to lay out $1.99 on Google Play via the download links provided.
Sony is planning to release their new PlayStation 4 this November and they have announced the new PlayStation App will be available for iOS and Android devices at the same time. The PlayStation App will be a companion to the PS4 and will enable gamers to use their tablets or smartphones as controllers for some titles. Even if a title does not allow that, the app has other features that may be useful for gamers, like the ability to serve as a second screen displaying extra information during gameplay. Based on the information provided, it appears users will also be able to order games and trigger their download to their PS4. Sony is planning to include a variety of social networking touchpoints on the PS4 and the PlayStation App should enable users to capitalize and access those features as well.
Are you ready for some football? Well Madden NFL 25 is now available in the Play Store. It’s Free, but if you want to make your team stronger, you will need to spend some dough or you can complete some challenges. EA is hoping you go for the former. I guess the good news is that EA is offering 25% of Madden Cash for this week only.
Since Madden NFL 25 has “superior graphics” make sure you have about 1.2GB of free space, not too mention a fast WiFi connection. Hit the break for the full list of features and download links.
Enjoy the Roman Empire? Then Gameloft has the game for you. The mobile gaming company recently released Total Conquest, a brand new multiplayer game that allows players to engage with one another.
Total Conquest allows players take on the role of a Roman governor that must build and strengthen their army in order to protect their land from enemies. Gameloft explains that the objective is to “defeat your enemies, protect your lands, and reign supreme.” The developer is pushing social features such as coordinating with allies to win Legion Wars, trading reinforcements, and comparing scores competitively. Also, like any other social game, you can connect to Facebook in order to easily invite and play with friends. If you’re interested in a fast-paced strategy game, Total Conquest is a simple download away. Hit the break for a video and download links.
You may have thought it was only natural that one would play an Angry Birds Star Wars character on the light side of the Force. Rovio shows us in their latest title that it was not always that way though, as Angry Birds Star Wars II follows along with the events from the prequel movies and gives players the opportunity to feel the power of the Pork Side. That’s right, players can now select characters like Darth Maul, Darth Vader, General Grievous, or Emperor Palpatine as they battle to become a Sith Master.
The sequel to one of the best graphically rich zombie games, Dead Trigger, finally has a release date. October 23 is the day that you will be able to download Dead Trigger 2 – that’s just before Halloween. The sequel is pretty similar to the original, except that it’s going to take place in “real-time,” whatever that means.
Along with the release date, Madfinger Games also released a promo video, which you can see after the break.
Ingress “Agents” may be interested to know that an update to the app is rolling out to Google Play, and on to users, over the next couple days. The new version 1.35.1 includes a new Agent profile and statistics tab, some Scanner performance improvements, and bug fixes. As part of the rollout of an AGENT tab for viewing statistics and recognitions, the follow achievements can now be part of your dossier thanks to some fancy badges:
Seer: Discover and successfully submit new Portals.
Connector: Link Portals.
Guardian: Maintain control of a Portal for an extended period of time.
Mind Controller: Create Control Fields.
Purifier: Destroy enemy Resonators.
Hacker: Hack Portals.
Builder: Deploy Resonators.
Explorer: Visit and hack distinct Portals.
Users may also notice some Portal notifications have been moved from Faction COMM and the GPS lock will remain on temporarily after a user switches to a different task or app. The Ingress app is still in closed beta.
Already late in delivery, Madfinger Games has released some new screenshots for Dead Trigger 2, the sequel to their popular zombie-killing title Dead Trigger. They have also promised to announce the release date on September 19, 2013. In addition to the screenshots, to help keep people at bay while they wait for the title to be available on Android devices, Madfinger has also announced some more details about improvements in this newest iteration of the Dead Trigger series: