Dead Trigger 2 receives massive update

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dead_trigger_2The popular mobile game, Dead Trigger 2, has an update that adds tons of new content and changes some of the rules of engagement. Among the changes are nine new environments, new weapons, and the ability to create a list of friends to compete with.

The full list of features:

  • New Weapons: Get your hands on 3 new weapons – FN2000, Spagin and the mighty Minigun!
  • Friends: Make a list of friends in Dead Trigger 2! Compare your stats, hype your friends up, or have a chat in between zombie destruction!
  • New Warfare: Infection is an equal opportunity employer… So let’s get to work! Death knows no boundaries. It’s high time to fight for humanity in Europe!
  • Environments: Resistance intel has revealed 9 new environments! Fight your way through the city streets, countryside, warehouses, factories and many more!
  • Auto-heal: Bored of classic Bandages? The new Auto-heal gadget will keep you in shape all the time.
  • Permanent Money Booster: Get this booster and double your mission income. For how long? FOREVER!
  • New Production: Resistance now allows you to upgrade your Hideout up to level 9.
  • Warfare Tweaks: From now on, rewards are awarded in relation to score, not kills. So go set your sights for some new and difficult tasks!

You can download the updated version via the link past the break.

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TegraZone Android app updated with more device support, Google Play integration

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nvidia_tegrazoneNvidia’s TegraZone app previously only made sense for Tegra-powered devices, but today’s update opens the app up for all Android users. Not all of the games within the app may be compatible, but you can now at least download the app to check. In addition, the app’s UI has been slightly tweaked to add filter controls, and the ability to restrict your list to only show games with controller support, which is useful for Shield owners.  The full list of changes:

  • Supports Google Play Game Services – achievements for downloading games, submitting reviews/ratings, and spreading the word about TegraZone games
  • Uses Google+ login to personalize your TegraZone experience
  • TegraZone Collections will allow highlighting of special interest groups of games by feature, genre, or publisher
  • Support for NVIDIA SHIELD and MadCatz MOJO
  • Enabled for users of non-Tegra devices so they can learn about Tegra and great Android games
  • Minor bug fixes

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Google Glass gets five new Mini-Games to help inspire developers

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Google has released five mini-games for Google Glass devices to help inspire developer’s to think about gaming with the devices. The titles are all rather simplistic and harken back to the early days of video gaming with basic graphics and game play. They do showcase how Glass can be used to involve a user in the gameplay experience. With time, developers should be able to greatly improve gaming with Google Glass, especially if the major gaming studios tie them in to titles on the major gaming platforms to provide an additional screen of information. » Read the rest

T-Mobile Xperia Z1s owners can now claim their free one-year subscription of PlayStation Plus

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If you purchased a Sony Xperia Z1 after January 13, you’re now eligible to receive a free one-year subscription of PlayStation Plus. The service offers free games each month to owners of the PlayStation 3 and 4, and PS Vita. The games stay free for as long as your subscription lasts.

The promotion ends on February 12, so if you haven’t bought an Xperia Z1 yet, you still have time. The last day you can claim the subscription is March 5.

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Square Enix drops Final Fantasy VI on the Play Store for $15.99

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Square Enix has released their classic RPG, Final Fantasy VI, onto the Play Store. It’ll cost you $15.99 which is definitely more than the latest version of Angry Birds, but it’s packed with a lot more content, too.

Square has reworked the graphics to give them a more modern feel, and the controls have been altered to work on touchscreen devices. Overall, if you’re a fan of Final Fantasy games, this one’s definitely worth the price of admission. Hit the link below for the download. » Read the rest

RoboCop official app released and you don’t have to spend a dollar

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If you are a fan of RoboCop and you are looking forward to the release of the remake later this year, you will be glad to know an Glu Mobile’s official app has been released in conjunction with the updated movie. The good news is the app is free so you won’t have to spend the oft-quoted dollar to play. However, if you really feel the urge to grab some extra items through in-app purchases you can do so while muttering, “I’d buy that for a dollar.” » Read the rest

New augmented reality game based on ENDGAME coming late 2014 from Google’s Niantic Labs and James Frey

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Google’s Niantic Labs already created the augmented reality hit, Ingress, and today it was revealed that they are working on a new one based on the new book trilogy called ENDGAME by bestselling author James Frey.

The first book in the series, called ENDGAME: THE CALLING, will come out on October 7th, 2014. Each book in the series will feature an interactive puzzle, which will include clues and riddles throughout the text. There will also be a major prize for each book. For ENDGAME: THE CALLING, there will be a public display of gold that is in a bullet-proof glass case. Players will join the battle from around the world, and whomever is able to solve the puzzle, they will get the key and will be able to open the case and claim the gold. Whenever that happens, it will be broadcasted on YouTube.

Also part of this deal is fifteen original e-book novellas, and Google will be distributing six of them exclusively in the Play Store. You can expect the game to launch on Android and iOS devices in late 2014.

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R.B.I. Baseball 14 set to hit consoles and mobile devices this spring

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Major League Baseball (MLB) announced yesterday that it was only 42 days until the start of Spring Training games. As if that was not enough to whet the appetites of baseball fans, they followed that announcement with another indicating R.B.I. Baseball 14 was coming back in Spring 2014. The R.B.I. Baseball franchise was popular on the NES. This new iteration is coming for “current and next generation consoles and mobile devices.” The game is being developed in house by Major League Baseball Advanced Media which also produced titles for WWE as well as MLB.tv and the At Bat app.

You can hit the source link to head over to MLB’s sign-up page for updates if you are going to be ready to grab R.B.I. Baseball 14 as soon as it is available.

source: MLB
via: Engadget

Google Play Services sees update to version 4.1 with several new features

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Google has updated their core Play Services to version 4.1 which includes a handful of nifty new features. They’ve added in turn-based multiplayer for Google Play games with support for up to 8 players and a new transition splash screen for when games ask to connect to Google Play. Developers will also now have access to a Google Drive API which they can use to allow apps to read and write files saved to Google Drive so apps and programs can remain synchronized across devices. That’s something that will definitely take the headache out of switching devices in the future.

There are also some minor tweaks, including updates to Google’s Mobile Ads SDK and improved Google+ integration. Nothing major in this update, but there are enough cool new tricks to stay interesting. Like all of Google’s new updates, this Play Services update will likely roll out over the next few weeks to your devices.

source: Android Developers Blog

Huawei takes a stab at the Android video game console market with Tron mini-console

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Android video game consoles are a popular trend lately as we’ve seen with the OUYA console and the Mad Catz MOJO console. And of course, anything that’s worth doing is worth overdoing, so Huawei is going to throw their hat in the ring with their latest mini console titled Tron. It’ll run a slightly tweaked version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Huawei’s own digital store for content. That probably means no Play Store, unfortunately.

The actual hardware isn’t bad, with a Tegra 4 CPU, 2 GB of RAM and standard WiFi radios. The Tron will be available in 16 and 32 GB storage variants, as well as black and white color schemes. The console itself is cylindrical and looks pretty basic with no LEDs or anything. The controller sticks out the most looking like an Xbox 360 controller with a touchpad crammed between the buttons. That touchpad will likely come in handy when trying to play touch-screen only games, though, so you can’t fault Huawei for trying. » Read the rest