‘Asphalt 8: Airborne’ release set for tomorrow, new trailer online

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Gameloft’s next sure-hit game is set for release tomorrow on the Google Play Store, and will surely garner plenty of sales at initial launch, especially when considering Google’s heavy promotion of the game alongside the new Nexus 7.

This next installment of the Asphalt series introduces some welcome improvements, including spectacular graphics (‘Retina’ optimized), a brand new realistic physics engine, new maps, weather effects, 180 events, 47 cars, and new game modes.

The game also includes simultaneous online multiplayer supported by Google’s new Play Games service which tracks scores in leader-boards and makes it easy to play with friends on the fly.

The game will be available tomorrow on the Play Store for $0.99 and we’ll let you guys know as soon as it’s released. Check out the new trailer after the break.

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Gameloft announces official launch date for Asphalt 8: Airborne via Twitter

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Back at the Nexus 7 launch event, Google announced that the next installment of the popular Asphalt racing series would be released on August 8th— that day is long gone and we still have yet to see the release of the game. But we do have some good news, as today Gameloft announced a formal launch date via Twitter— August 22nd.

Asphalt 8: Airborne looks like its going to be a great game, especially with its upgraded graphics engine, real-time multi-player and tons of other features built in. Only 7 more days until you can finally get your hands on it!

Source: DroidGamers

Save the World Behind the Scenes with Middle Manager of Justice

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Sometimes saving the world isn’t the glorious task newspapers crack it up to be. Sometimes it takes the skills and know how to wrangle up a group of superheroes and have them work together to save the day. Sometimes even heroes need… a Middle Manager. That’s exactly what Middle Manager of Justice tasks you with. You’re mission, should you choose to accept it, is to hire and maintain a group of heroes, upgrade your facilities to facilitate more efficiency in your attempts to maintain the peace.

That’s right. You’re the middle manager. You’re the behind the scenes player. Besides building up your team, leveling them and fighting bad guys you have the ability to build up your base and customize it to your liking. Those of you sporting Tegra devices get an added perk of added costumes. For the rest of you, the game sports the typical freemium model you see nowadays. If you’re interest isn’t peaked yet, we have a game play trailer for you after the break. I’ve just started playing this game but it looks like one I’ll be playing for a while. Enjoy!

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Successor to Archos GamePad in the works, filings for device appear at FCC

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It’s only been about five months since Archos launched their “GamePad” Android-powered gaming tablet, and it looks as though the company is already working on a follow-up device, according to a recent filing that showed up at the FCC. Surprisingly, we don’t have any valuable information from the filing, as it has a confidentiality letter with it which essentially keeps the FCC from publicly releasing any of the hardware information, user manuals or any related details regarding the GamePad 2 for 180 days.

What we do know, however, is that the tablet comes with 802.11 b/g/n single-band WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities. We wouldn’t expect to see anything ground-breaking in the new device considering that its predecessor was “so-so,” but who know? Maybe Archos took the time to really step up their game with this one…

Source: Droid Gamers

Amazon could launch an Android-based gaming console by the end of the year

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I was just thinking the other day that Amazon should probably come out with their own console since they refuse to offer their Prime Instant Video streaming app to all of Android. Now today, news is coming out of Game Informer that Amazon is readying a gaming console for later this year. This is according to sources so nothing is official, but if you think about this, it makes a lot of sense for Amazon. Amazon is all about their ecosystem and if they pair it with multimedia capabilities such as the Prime Instant Video, it could be pretty successful. Sources say that it will include a gaming controller as well.

With companies like Ouya, BlueStacks, GameStick, and Mad Catz, this should be an interesting battle. Lets also not forget that Google will likely release their own gaming console as well.

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source: Game Informer


PlayStation All-Stars Island game headed to Google Play Store

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While currently only available in Europe (oddly enough?), PlayStation has released their All-Stars Island game in Google’s Play Store for Android devices. From the looks of it, you and several of Sony’s popular characters such as Nathan Drake and Sackboy are pinned in an Island in this adventure style game play. More characters from other of Sony’s popular games will be incorporated in the near future.

Hopefully this game will be available in the US and other countries in the near future.

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iFixIt.com completes 20-step tear-down of NVIDIA Shield Android-powered portable gaming system

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iFixIt.com has completed a tear-down of the recently released NVIDIA Shield Android-powered portable gaming system. The tools that they used include a Spudger, Plastic Opening Tools, T5 Torx Screwdriver, Phillips #0 Screwdriver, Tweezers, Zippo Lighter, and a Metal Spudger. If you plan on doing repair work on the device, definitely check out their instructions beforehand, which detail all 20 steps required in order to properly take the NVIDIA Shield apart.

Source: iFixIt

Asphalt 8: Airborne trailer surfaces, show some extremely impressive new gameplay

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Asphalt is an extremely popular racing franchise for mobile devices that’s really come close to blurring the lines between console gaming and mobile gaming in its last few iterations. Now that we’ve gotten a look at the trailer for Asphalt 8: Airborne, it’s safe to say that trend is going to continue.

The trailer shows off the stunning graphics that the series is known for, as well as a few new gameplay tricks, including launching your car off of objects on a track and pulling off stunts in the air. Realistic? Probably not. Awesome? Definitely. It’s also coming with a brand new physics engine, 180 events, and 47 cars to test drive. Pretty impressive for a mobile game, right? Also, if you’ve managed to pick up a new Nexus 7, Asphalt 8 is optimized to run on its uber-high-resolution screen. Excited yet? Check out the video below to really get a feel for what they’re adding. » Read the rest

Google Play Games features Easter Egg utilizing Konami code

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It appears Google threw a little Easter Egg into Google Play Games. If you played Konami’s classic Contra game, then you have to be familiar with the famous code that gave you 30 lives. The next time you go into the Google Play Games app, swipe Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right. A pop will appear with buttons for A, B, and Start. Now all you have to do is tap B, A, and Start. It’s not the greatest Easter Egg in the world, but it will give you an achievement.

source: Reddit