Making use of before/after effects, NVIDIA showed off the graphics and performance of Dead Trigger 2 with a Tegra 4 processor in comparison to Tegra 3. This is all in preparation for the 2013 E3 gaming conference scheduled for next week. The Tegra series emphasizes low power consumption and high performance for playing audio and video. There are definitely some nice improvements— check it out for yourself after the break. » Read the rest
Developer Days of Wonder has released the Android version of their popular Ticket To Ride title to the Google Play Store. The game is available across a variety of platforms, including a non-digital board game. With an intuitive interface, users should be able to jump right in and play this strategy title, but to do well they may want to check out the video tutorial below to better understand the basic flow and options in the game. Gameplay involves a virtual board with train routes laid out from and to several destinations. Players receive “cards” for trains and destinations with the challenge then to claim routes on the board. The longer your routes, the more points you can earn. However, other players may block your route if they sense your plans. This can not only reduce the length of your routes diminishing your possible points, you could end up holding destinations in your hand which results in negative points. » Read the rest
It’s been a long ordeal for the Wikipad gaming tablet. They originally unveiled a 10-inch version early last year, which was supposed to launch this past October, but they scrapped it completely in favor of a smaller form factor and and more attractive pricing. This new and improved 7-inch version will finally be available June 11 for $249, which ironically is the first day of E3. What makes the Wikipad very compelling is that not only is it a 7-inch tablet, but the patented gaming controller is detachable. So for those times in which you don’t feel like gaming, you have a sleek 7-inch tablet and you don’t have to worry about the controller getting in the way.
Speaking of the controller, it has all the bells and whistles like you would expect such as dual analog sticks, a d-pad, ABXY buttons, and triggers. It comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and you shouldn’t need to worry if developers support it or not. The latest versions of Android support button mapping, so you should be able to play just about any game. It’s also one of the few non-Sony Mobile devices to be PlayStation Mobile certified.
Today PopCap has announced that the sequel to their popular game Plants Vs Zombies, will come out for iOS on June 18th, with an Android version coming later. The game will be titled Plants Vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time, and will allow users to play in different themed locations, such as Ancient Egypt, Pirate Seas, and the Wild West— more locations will soon be revealed. As for the layout of the game, it’s pretty much the same as the original, with plants and zombies on opposite ends of the playing field. However, users will be able to interact with zombies using a new touchscreen power-up feature. The game will be free to play, with in-app purchases of course. PopCap did mention that everyone will be able to access every level and every zombie and plant without paying a cent— the in-app purchases, however, will most likely just speed up the process of upgrading. Check out the new trailer after the break. » Read the rest
About a month ago, BlueStacks announced that it was going to unleash a gaming console on the world to compete with the likes of the OUYA console. One thing they didn’t do, however, was announce an exact price.
Buying a GamePop is going to run a cool $129, but BlueStacks has extended their subscription promotion to get a free console. In case you forgot, you can sign up to pay $6.99 per month to get the console for free in addition to getting access to every game available in the GamePop service. To sweeten that deal. BlueStacks has gotten a few major developers on board with GamePop, including Intellijoy and Korean COM2US. COM2US is apparently getting some special treatment with their own channel on the console, but both companies’ games will be available in the subscription service.
BlueStacks is definitely going to give OUYA some tough competition. Anyone planning on buying either of those consoles?
source: The Next Web
NVIDIA is preparing to release their Project SHIELD gaming device next month. Powered by their new Tegra 4 chip, the devices hold promise of raising the bar in mobile gaming. According to NVIDIA, more than 25 game titles are ready to be released in conjunction with the device that are tuned to take advantage of the Tegra 4′s new capabilities. Three of these titles are already available and run on Tegra 3, so they provide a nice preview. » Read the rest
With June and the summer months right around the corner, the NFL decided to update their Fantasy Football app well in advance of the start of training camps and the 2013 football season. Of course, any app connected to real life sports leagues needs regular updates to keep teams and players up to date and the latest release from the NFL achieves that. More importantly, the NFL spent some time in the design lab and has given the app a new, fresh look. The new UI is influenced by the Android Holo guidelines, but the NFL did not stick as close to them as other recent app updates have done. » Read the rest
After Earth, the latest Will Smith summer sci-fi action movie, has gotten its game tie-in in the form of an endless running-esque game. It’s a visually appealing game filled with 20 missions with unlockable secrets, and even an “infinite mode,” so there’s enough meat on the bone to keep you busy on more than a few lunch breaks. The game also features a bit of customizability and multiplayer, by giving you different suits to collect and leaderboards to challenge your friends. And best of all, there’s achievements!
The game only costs a buck, so if you’re looking for something to hold yourself over until you can get to see After Earth in theaters, hit the links below to grab the game.
Today the much popular mobile gaming company Gameloft has released their new family friendly game UNO and Friends. If you’re familiar with the game UNO then there’s nothing new here and you can expect the same style and rules of game play. You can invite other friends to play and you can even personalize your UNO game with backgrounds and other customizations. The game is free to play with download links below!
This recent video uploaded by Nvidia shows off the Shield project in its final form (firmware wise). Also in the video is Sonic 4 Episode II and Expendable Rearmed being showcased and will be part of pre-loaded games that will be on the device. The device has been up for pre-orders since May 17th and will currently run you $350. Check out the video right after the break!