Only a little while after most of us have beaten story mode, the iFruit app from Rockstar is finally available for Android devices. Roughly a month after it was released for iOS, we’re finally seeing it on our devices. Of course, it only works on a few Android devices. Reports are making their way around the internet that the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 are running iFruit just fine. Other phones have varied milage as far as the app goes. The app itself features vehicle customization and the ability to take care of Chop the dog. If you’re able to run the app let us know. We have the QR code and download link for you after the break if you want to give it a go.
It appears that Mad Catz, the manufacturer of quite a number of not-so-cheap gaming companions like mice, controllers, games and even apparel, have just announced they’ve heard the vast cries for a more Android centric gaming keyboard. That’s right, the company is introducing their latest product, the S.T.R.I.K.E. The keyboard is an NFC-enabled device with bluetooth capabilities solely focused on Android gaming. Remember the M.O.J.O. console from E3? Yeah, that’s them. The team is dubbing this as “GameSmart” and will be showing off their implementation of micro P.U.L.S.E. scissor keys which provide precision actuation and tactile responses.
In addition, there’s an optical finger navigational mouse sensor with dedicated hardware buttons for a better gaming experience on Android. Furthermore, the company is clearly pushing the aesthetics department a bit with their futuristic Bill & Ted excellent design. Overall, we think they look pretty innovative. The company is offering the option of three different colors for now. You’ve got the choice of gloss red, black or white. Check out the rest of the images below as well as the presser and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.
Are you an avid mobile gamer? Now may be a great time to purchase some games you have yet to own as Amazon slashed over a dozen popular titles in their app store just in time for Halloween. Check out the list below after the break.
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. » Read the rest
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.
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. » Read the rest
Amazon 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:
- Angry Birds Star Wars Premium HD
- Splashtop Whiteboard
- Diner Dash Deluxe
- Fishdom Premium
- Toca Builders
- The Room
Source: Android Guys
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.
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. » Read the rest
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.