This summer, Sony will close its mobile gaming platform after more than three years of service. The company launched PlayStation Mobile as a platform to deliver high quality games to certified mobile devices; however, it never really caught on despite partnerships with multiple companies such as HTC. The decision to stop certifying devices last year hinted at PlayStation Mobile’s true fate.
In late January, developer Zeptolab revealed King of Thieves with an unspecified release date. The game explores a new genre for Zeptolab, who made stayed close to the puzzle genre of Cut the Rope, by bringing together a few different ones. King of Thieves merges tower defense, platformer, and multiplayer elements. Now, the game is available for Android devices around the world.
Players evade traps and attacks while stealing gold from others. There are eighty levels to play go through alone and then players can compete with each other for superior placement on leaderboards. The game maintains the cartoon elements seen in Cut the Rope, but King of Thieves definitely has its own identity.
The game is free to download (with in-app purchases) and compatible with Android TV devices.
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You may think the graphics of the games on your mobile device are great, but in reality it could actually be a lot better than it currently is. Vulkan, which is a project that’s being worked on by the alliance behind the OpenGL video standard, lets app writers take direct control of graphics chips and wring out extra performance on many devices. In theory, this should allow you to experience richer graphical visuals along with smoother framerates.
NVIDIA’s Grid service allows gamers to stream PC games to a Shield device from anywhere. It differs from GameStream in that NVIDIA provides the host computer, so you don’t actually need a gaming computer to handle the processing. Up until now, that service has been free for anyone, but that looks like it’ll change in the coming months.
The set-top streaming box market is already pretty crowded, with nearly every manufacturer offering some kind of streaming dongle or device. NVIDIA has been a holdout, but now they’ve announced a new Shield device designed specifically for streaming content to your television. The company already utilizes streaming technology with their portable Shield devices, so this move makes perfect sense.
While Mobile World Congress is happening in Barcelona this week, there is also another important event going on at the same time. The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Today is Google’s Developer Day and they just unveiled a few new features for Google Play Games and AdMob.
Despite a March 1 announcement, it appears that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be available after a bit, starting April 10. As such, carriers here in the US and abroad have announced that they will be carrying the new Galaxy flagship. Those include, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint in the US and Vodafone and Three in the UK. As far as pre-paid is concerned there are a few carriers that will carry the new Galaxy.
There are two new controllers announced available for pre-order today from Mad Catz. The company unveiled the L.Y.N.X.3 and S.U.R.F.r controllers for consumers that want optimal gaming and media consumption controllers for their mobile devices. Mad Catz provides plenty of buttons controls while keeping the hardware compact.
Madfinger Games unveiled a new game titled Unkilled that drops players in New York City during a zombie apocalypse. This first-person shooter offers a complex storyline, weapon shop, and upgrades to keep players engaged. Madfinger Games explains that the zombie apocalypse outbreak is consuming New York City and players must fight zombies in an effort to stay alive.
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Ingress, an augmented reality game produced by Niantic Labs, a company within Google, has announced support for Android Wear will be released next month. Users with smartwatches running the Android Wear system will have access to quickly see the locations of friendly and enemy portals on their device’s screen. Players will also be able to take actions to either defend or capture those portals as appropriate using the smartwatch interface.