NVIDIA SHIELD updated to bring Android 4.3, plenty of additional enhancements

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NVIDIA’s SHIELD handheld gaming console has received a software update to bring a slew of fixes and new features. Behind the scenes, SHIELD has been bumped up to Android 4.3. But first and foremost, the device now has access to support thousands of additional Android games. That was one of the issues plaguing SHIELD –lack of choice. Also, GameStream has left the beta phase. Hit the break for the rundown of the update.
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“Call of Duty: Strike Team” Now Available In The Play Store, Sports $7 Price Tag and Demands 2GB for Download (Video)

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Well, after waiting for quite some time (one month) since the game was released to iOS fans, Android is now getting its long awaited taste of Call of Duty: Strike Team. With a vigorous focus on mobile gaming for phones and tablets, the game offers a ton of action packed sequences with some extra features never before seen in the Call of Duty brand.

Call of Duty: Strike Team delivers an all-new, first-person and third-person Call of Duty experience built from the ground up for mobile and tablet devices. Fully customize your squad’s loadouts and abilities before leading them into combat in diverse gameplay environments. Call of Duty®: Strike Team features the revolutionary ability to dynamically switch from run-and-gun first-person view to reconnaissance and coordinated squad attacks in third-person view.

The year is 2020. Tensions run high amongst the world’s superpowers. In a surprise attack, the U.S. finds themselves in a war with an unknown enemy. Your mission is to lead a Joint Special Operations Team in a global effort to hunt down those responsible.

Play your way. Switch between first-person and third-person action at almost any time. Strategically customize the members of your squad with weapons, perks or body armor.

New Controllers and Ouya 2.0 Geared Up For Next Year’s Release

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Ouya, the popular game console manufacturer is at it again with what appears to be a follow through on promised new Android powered gaming devices. Announcements of Ouya 2.0 are already in the works and is geared up for a release to the masses some time next year. In addition, the company is in favor of updating the look of their consoles with a whole new design leaving previous models behind. CEO Julie Urman made the following statement to further corroborate:

Our plan is to have Ouya 2.0 sometime next year, we haven’t finalized the date of that. We’re still determining what exactly we want that to be. For the hardware, we are looking at different chips. We are looking at what type of performance we want.  
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Amazon offering six titles for free today as part of promotion

amazon_freeAmazon usually offers a free app a day, but today they’re going above and beyond. Six apps and games are free on the Amazon Appstore as part of a promo, and they aren’t all just no-name titles. The total estimated value is $24, and the six apps also come with 20 Amazon Coins that will be added to your account. The full list of free apps/games, with links:

Source: Android Guys

New MOGA Ace Power leaks, but will it fit Android devices?

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An image of a new portable gaming device from MOGA surfaced today thanks to @evleaks showing a new direction for the form factor the company may be heading down. Unlike previous devices that were similar in style to traditional gaming system controllers with a mobile device mounting to the top side, the new MOGA Ace Power puts the mobile device in the middle with the buttons flanking that. Also noteworthy is the fact that it is coming equipped with an 1800 mAh battery that can be used to recharge a mobile device similar to the rest of the MOGA Power Series controllers.

The downside, if you are not put off by the change in the form factor, may be compatibility with Android devices. The leaked image shows the MOGA Ace Power with an iPhone. Considering how the controller appears to cradle the device, it seems like it will be a challenge to produce the new controller in a way that takes into account all the different Android powered smartphone sizes and shapes.

source: @evleaks

Augmented reality game “Windy Day” coming to Moto X on October 29th

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Motorola has released a YouTube video showing off an augmented reality game created by Motorola and Jan Pinkava, who has done quite a bit of directing work and created a short film titled “Windy Day” for a Qualcomm conference not too long ago. The short was basically a demo for new Pixar technology called OpenSubdiv, a real-time animation process. Motorola was interestingly listed as a client for the Windy Day project.

The video description seems to hint that the Moto X will be the only device Windy Day will be available to. It’s a pretty short minute video with a glimpse at what looks like an augmented reality game at the very end, captioned “Windy Day only on Moto X.” Cool marketing tactic, or weird gimmick thing?

Regardless, we only have to wait a few more days to see what this really is. It’s slated for release on October 29th, so if you’ve got a Moto X, keep an eye out.
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Dead Trigger 2 now available via Play Store

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We’ve known for over a month that Dead Trigger 2 would be launching on October 23. Guess what day it is? That’s right, the new first-person shooter that places you right in the middle of an ongoing zombie apocalypse is now available in the Play Store. Graphics are immensely better than the original Dead Trigger, and also, the sequel takes place in “real-time.” The game supports controllers and on-screen touch controls, and the Nvidia Shield handheld Android console will be able to use pre-configured controls.

Check out screenshots, a promo video, and of course download links past the break.


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Plants vs. Zombies 2 now available in the Play Store

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If you’re a fan of mobile gaming, then we have great news for you. Plants vs. Zombies 2 is now available in the Google Play Store! While they teased a launch for tomorrowPopCap has gone live with the game. The iOS version, just like the original, was released a few months ago before reaching Android and the Play Store. This time around, the wait has only been about two months.

In case you’re unaware of PvZ is, we’ll fill you in. It’s essentially a tower defense game in which you control, you guessed it, plants that are trying to stop hordes of zombies. The depth of PvZ 2 is quite incredible. Just like the original, there’s a ton of plants to unlock and control and there are just as many zombies to keep the game fresh. Also, this sequel is free-to-play, so you only pay for upgrades if necessary. If you’re interested in Plants vs Zombies 2, hit the break for download links.
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Rovio Updates Angry Birds Friends For Halloween and Kicks Off New Tournament Tomorrow (Video)

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Everyone’s favorite furious flying fowls have gotten yet another update by Rovia in Angry Birds Friends. Fast on the heels of an update to Bad Piggies, Rovio is pushing the Halloween theme out just in time for the holidays. In their latest, you’ll now find plenty of zombie pigs, skeletons and other spooky game play.

In addition, the game comes in time for a new Halloween tournament breaking ground which the company is starting tomorrow, Oct 23rd. Aside from the normal game play, the update has more Halloween, in app purchases for new sling shots for added power and  a few other scary surprises for you as well. As mentioned above, the tournament begins tomorrow and here are some of the details involved:


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Humble Bundle with Android 7 adds four new games

humblebundleWe’ve discussed Humble Bundle, a great pay-as-you-want bundle of games, on numerous occasions here at Talk Android. They keep adding new features, and today they’ve added four new games: Anomaly Korea, Organ Trail: Director’s Cut, Broken Sword: Director’s Cut and the Ticket to Ride Europe DLC. The old bundle featured four games: Ticket to Ride and the USA 1910 DLC) Greed Corp, Incredipede and Anodyne, in addition to the soundtracks for Ticket to Ride, Greed Corp, and Anodyne.

Remember, with Humble Bundle you can pay whatever you want and decide where your money is allocated, whether it’s to charity or the HB team. Paying over the average will get you The Bard’s Tale and Worms Reloaded, in addition to the new additions mentioned above.

Source: Humble Bundle