Early backers of the OUYA game console got a nice surprise this week when Julie Uhrman, the project’s founder, announced consoles had shipped already. If you were one of those supporters, your unit should be arriving any day now. When the units arrive, new owners will find:
104 titles will be immediately available with many more on the way
OUYA will require an update on first launch but it will be ultra quick
You’ll need a credit/debit card to download games… even free ones
OUYA supports up to 4 controllers and although you can buy more, it’ll work with Xbox/PS3 controllers among others
The folks at OUYA indicate they will be launching at retail locations starting June 4th. In an interesting little twist,they also announced plans are available for anyone who wants to 3D print an OUYA for themselves.
Yesterday, we saw the teaser for Gameloft’s Iron Man 3 mobile game. Today, we’ve got an official announcement and teaser trailer.
The game is essentially a Temple Run-style endless running game, but with some pretty crazy, comic book twists. There’s way more destruction and bad guy blasting than you’re even going to see in Temple Run, and who doesn’t want to fly around in an Iron Man suit? The release date is set for April 25th, so we’ll be sure to keep you updated as that date gets closer and closer. Hit the source below to watch the trailer and see for yourself.
At the Game Developers Conference 2013 today, SEGA dropped some news for fans of the old school fun known as Sonic the Hedgehog. The original version of the game has been remastered to run natively on Android devices and is expected to be available in April for $2.99. Hopefully the combination of sensors in modern smartphones and tablets, combined with some touchscreen controls, will prove to be a powerful combination with a game that did such a good job of portraying a sense of speed. Some gameplay video is expected to be released so that may give us a better idea of what to expect. SEGA also indicated they are working on Sonic 2 and progress is on schedule.
Verizon is at this year’s Gaming Developers Conference in San Francisco, and announced the Playphone Games Portal which will hit Verizon devices in the second quarter. Powered by social gaming network Playphone, it’ll compete directly with the Google Play Store and allow Verizon to generate more revenue. What makes the Playphone Games Portal different from Google Play is the ability to interact with friends and purchases. A “friends” page within the application will allow you to see all your friends’ game activity and you can easily challenge them to a game, or invite them to games that you play. » Read the rest
If you were a fan of the original Fieldrunners game, we’ve some great news for you. Fieldrunners 2 is definitely happening, and it’s definitely happening soon. The game is already on iOS, but it’s slated for an Android release in April. It’s currently in beta to get the minor kinks worked out to prepare for a full release.
Like any sequel, Fieldrunners 2 will have more features, levels, weapons, the whole nine yards. The campaign will have 20+ hours of gameplay by itself, so that’s definitely a time waster worth looking forward to. The developer is looking for beta testers with many different Android devices, so if you’re interested in possibly getting your hands on the game a bit early, hit the press release below to see how to get a spot on the testing team. » Read the rest
Gameloft has tried their hand at a few movie tie-in games before, including games for The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spiderman. The latest teasing tweet from the big gaming company shows something that may be Iron Man with the message “warming up main core” alongside the date March 27th, 2013. With Iron Man 3 right around the corner in theaters, it’s a pretty safe bet we’re going to see an Iron Man game from Gameloft on the 27th.
Anybody excited to see Tony Stark brought to life on a mobile game? We’ll be sure to keep you updated as soon as we learn more.
The Humble Mobile Bundle is back again and six Android games are up for grabs. As with any Humble Bundle, you get to name your own price and decide exactly how your money is divided among charities, developers, or Humble Bundle itself. The games available this time around are Contre Jour, Anomaly Korea, Plants vs. Zombies, Bladeslinger, The Room, and Metal Slug 3. In order to receive The Room and Metal Slug 3 as well, you’ll have to pay more than $5.56, the average. At the time of writing this, over 27,000 Humble Mobile Bundles have been sold generating over $150,000. You can watch the video after the break to learn more about the games.
The original Pac-Man quite simply revolutionized video gaming as we knew it with its insane graphics and incredibly addictive gameplay. So it’s fitting that as part of a special commemoration of the famed game, Namco has placed a special edition of the game called Pac-Man + Tournaments available for free exclusively in the Play Store— not on Apple’s platform as of this time. Here’s Namco’s reasoning for why Android fans get first dibs on this new take on the classic game:
“Android is the biggest OS in terms of installed base today. While PAC-MAN is already very present on iOS, it can benefit from a lot more visibility with Android users. Additionally, Google’s recent initiatives on games have really won us over, and it was a logical step for us to launch this new title first on Google Play.”
The game will come jam-packed with custom goodies as well. In addition to the standard mazes the game will come with, gamers will have the option of obtaining weekly updates containing additional mazes and levels to play. Of course individual gamers will try and beat out the scores of other folks all across the world, allowing for hours and hours of gaming fun. So what are you waiting for…? If you’re a Froyo+ user, hit the break and grab the game today using the Play Store or QR code link.
For those of you in the US that are itching to get your hands on the newest tablets from Archos; you’re in luck. The GamePad, 97 Titanium and 80 Titanium tablets are breaking US soil through various retailers. The tablets that made their debut at CES this year will be available through Adorama, Amazon, B&H Photo, Brandsmart, Beach Camera, Hastings, and J&R.
Both the 97 Titanium and 80 Titanium tablets will house a 1.6GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, dual cameras, 8GB of storage and both will run Android 4.1. The differences between the two are what display each will have and pricing. The 97 will run a 2048×1536 9.7-inch display where the 80 will come with an 8-inch 1024×768 display. They’ll both come in under $300 with the 97 coming in at $249 and the 80 at $169. » Read the rest
Gameloft is one of the top developers for Android games, and this time it looks like they’re trying their hand (again) at updating the classic card game UNO on Android devices. It’s not as exciting as the explosions we’ve seen from them recently, but UNO hits a much broader audience. The new version will feature online multiplayer and cross-platform play with a side of Facebook integration, which is fairly standard for any successful casual game these days. Gameloft also apparently spent quite a bit of time getting the game polished up for mass consumption, so hopefully this one pans out better than their last attempt.
To build up some excitement, Gameloft released a short teaser demonstrating the game, but we don’t have any solid release date yet. Hit the link below to check out the video. You never know, you may become the world’s biggest UNO fan after this hits the Play Store.