Gameloft releases Modern Combat 5 trailer, pirates release the full game a little early

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Modern Combat 5 will be available on July 24th, and Gameloft released an exciting trailer to wet your appetite. Interestingly enough, the game is already available thanks to underground pirating.

I am not condoning the pirating, but it appears Gameloft released the game a little early to a few people as part of a contest they ran on Facebook. How could you not think something like this would happen? One of the winners started the leak and now 1,000′s of players are enjoying the game a few days before it officially hits Android, iOS, and Windows 8 devices for $6.99


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NVIDIA will announce the Shield Tablet on July 22nd alongside a wireless controller

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We know an NVIDIA Shield tablet is on the way, and it looks like it’ll be announced sooner rather than later. A set of leaked images and information points towards the gaming tablet being announced on July 22nd in time for a late summer/early fall rollout to consumers.

According to the images, the Shield Tablet will indeed be a powerful tablet paired with a wireless controller instead of the all-in-one package we got with the original Shield device. The tablet sports an NVIDIA K1 processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 1920 x 1200 8-inch screen, and a 5 megapixel front-facing cam. The 16 GB model with WiFi only will run $299, and the 32 GB, LTE-enabled version will cost $399. Either option should be more than capable of handling even the most demanding games available on Android.
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Game of Thrones Ascent now available on Google Play

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If you’re a fan of HBO’s Game of Thrones, you’ll want to check out Game of Thrones Ascent, a new mobile game that ties into the world of the show. The game, which has been previously available on the web and iOS, already has 4.5 million players, so it’s fairly popular already.

The app puts you in an immersive world full of thousands of quests and dozens of adventures, where you can create your own identity to interact with other players and characters from the Game of Thrones universe. The storylines and quests also update as the show goes on, so it creates a nice second-screen experience if you keep up with the shower weekly.
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Guardians of the Galaxy: TUW blasts into Google Play

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie is getting ready to hit movie theaters which means it is time for the cross-promotional game to hit the market. Marvel Games has met that expectation with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy: TUW to Google Play for $4.99. In a gaming world increasingly taken over by the freemium model, that price might seem a little bit steep, but consider there are no in-app purchases to be made and the developers have even gone so far as to ensure the game is playable with no Internet connection.
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Kim Kardashian: Hollywood brings star’s power to mobile gaming

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Kim Kardashian has built an empire being Kim Kardashian and now that success has extended to mobile gaming. Glu Mobile’s Kim Kardashian: Hollywood was released on June 25th and has already rocketed up the charts to become the third most downloaded game in Apple’s App Store and is in the top ten free games in Google’s Play Store. The game has also garnered near unanimous praise from users ranking five stars. The question now is whether Glu and Kardashian can build on the solid start or will this prove to be another boom/bust for a mobile gaming developer.
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Turn your Sony SmartWatch 2 or SmartBand into a game controller with “Aces of the Luftwaffe”

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Now that Android Wear is all the rage in the wearables game, Sony’s got to do something to catch up — or simply come out with their own Android Wear device.

At least for now, it seems that Sony will be doing the former, trying to pick up a bit of a draw for its SmartWatch 2 and SmartBand.


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NVIDIA is working on a new gaming console

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We have seen evidence of a NVIDIA branded controller clearing the FCC that could work with a tablet that recently cleared the Global Certification Forum (GCF). The controller may still work with the tablet, but the BBC is reporting that NVIDIA is readying some sort of gaming console that will have a separate controller.

This gaming console would connect to your TV via HDMI, and  is expected to be powered by NVIDIA”s own Tegra K1 chip. It will not only play Android games, but it will also stream PC games to the TV as well.


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SEGA release Sonic Jump Fever to Google Play

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Sonic fans have a new title to check out in the Google Play store. In a follow-up to their 2012 title Sonic Jump, SEGA has released Sonic Jump Fever. In addition to the standard improvements in areas like graphics, the main change for this sequel is the move from being a premium app to being a free app with in-app purchases available. SEGA also incorporates play against your friends and leaderboard rankings much more in this title putting more emphasis on social aspects.
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Leo’s Fortune, a new platformer that pleases the eye, hops into the Play Store

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If you are in need of a mobile platformer that is graphically intense, look no further than Leo’s Fortune. The game is about Leo, a fluffy little ball, who is hunting a thief that still his gold. Players will control Leo and voyage, survive, and follow through twenty-four levels in order to reacquire the gold. Upon completing the main story, players can enter into Hardcore Mode that provides the task of completing the game without dying a single time.

The game became available today in the Play Store for $4.99, but that is the one and only cost players will ever come across. Leo’s Fortune does not even feature in-app purchases anywhere. The graphics are stunning and the gameplay seems pretty smooth. So while $4.99 seems a lot for any app or game, rest assured you are getting a very high quality product.

Hit the break for the trailer, gallery, and download links.
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