WikiPad faces delay as team tries to refine the experience

Originally set to make its debut this morning, the WikiPad gaming tablet has officially been put on hiatus in order to ensure the “first product is the best tablet and entertainment experience at launch.” The tablet, originally available for pre-order since September, is a 10-inch tablet running Android that intends to change the scope of mobile gaming.

The company has said that customers who pre-ordered the device up until today, October 21st, will receive “refined and upgraded bundles” when the device is eventually released. The delay is attributed to the company choosing to take advantage of a “last minute opportunity” which will allow them to “perfect the WikiPad bundle.” Of course there’s no word on when the device will hit stores, so stay tuned for the latest updates. Moreover, you can read the official statement after the break. Read more

Contest: Win one of two Nexus 7 tablets courtesy of NVIDIA and TalkAndroid [Updated with winners]

Earlier today we posted our review of the latest Tegra game to hit the Google Play Store and TegraZone, called Zombie Driver. In celebration of this release, NVIDIA gave us two 16GB Nexus 7 tablets to give out to our awesome readers. We are going to keep this simple folks. We know it’s Halloween, but we aren’t going to ask you to send us photos of your costumes or any of that. Just follow these simple rules.

  1. One Nexus 7 will be given out here in the main site and one will be given out in our forums
  2. To enter the main site contest, comment below telling us what your favorite candy bar is
  3. To enter the forums contest, go to this post, and reply with what your favorite game is currently
  4. For chances to win both tablets, you need to enter in both places (although very unlikely, you can’t win twice)
  5. You have until tomorrow night, November 1 at 11:59PM EST to enter either contest
  6. We will pick the winners at random and announce them on Friday, November 2
  7. If you are a winner, you will receive an email with instructions to the one associated with your account

That’s it. Remember you need to enter both here and in our forums for a chance to win both tablets.

Good Luck!!

UPDATE

Congratulations to our winners:

Main site –  Paul Mekelburg who likes Cookies and Cream Hershey Bars

Forums – AZNguyen who likes to play World of Tanks

Thank you all for playing and special thanks to NVIDIA for sponsoring this. Look for another contest soon!!

My Car Salon gets a Spooky Halloween Makeover

A lot of games are adding Halloween themed updates and My Car Salon is no exception. My Car Salon, created by Animoca, is a time-management game for car lovers. Characters such as Ratchet, Socket, Hammer, and Torque can now dress up like a ghoul, bat, pumpkin, monster, or other silly costumes. This update also includes an eerie new level involving ghosts and goblins that have taken over the repair shop.

Chances are you have already played My Car Salon since it has been downloaded over 2 million times. If not, and you’re looking for something new that includes the spirit of Halloween, then check it out because it’s available now and it’s free. Hit the break for a quick demo video, download links, and the press release.

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EA Need for Speed Most Wanted now available in Google Play Store

Earlier this month we reported on EA’s teaser video for the latest installment in their Need for Speed franchise – Need for Speed Most Wanted. Today, the game was released and is available in the Google Play Store for $6.99. The game enables you to drive over 35 different cars using either touch or tilt controls. By logging in to the Origin service, players can check out who is most wanted either across different platforms or just among your friends, then challenge them to a street-racing showdown. Adding to the pressure of the competition is a police force trying to put an end to your fun and games.

EA indicates Android 2.3.3 or higher is required. If you are interested in grabbing a copy, use one of the download links below.

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Shoot The Zombirds gets a Halloween Update

Infinite Dreams recently released a Halloween-esque update to their app, Shoot the Zombirds. It’s an addictive little game that feels a bit like the NES classic, Duck Hunt. You play a crossbow-wielding hero, defending Pumpkids from swarms of undead birds. It’s simple, but it’s extremely polished and plays well.

The newest Halloween based update brings three new spooky characters, two new Halloween backgrounds, and a Halloween-themed game icon. If you’re in a creepy holiday mood and need a new time waster while waiting for the bus, it’s hard to go wrong with this (free) app.

Full press release and download links after the break:

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Latest Angry Birds Star Wars teaser video from Rovio gives some gameplay hints

Fans of the Angry Birds franchise are no doubt aware that we are only a little over a week away from the release of the Angry Birds: Star Wars version on November 8th. Combining the two popular brands, Rovio is hoping it will have another hit on its hands.

In their latest video trailer, we get our first look at some of the gameplay unique to this version. The red bird, aka Luke Skywalker, is shown using a lightsaber to take out the piggies’ obstacles. Meanwhile, the Leia character, a pink bird, is shown shooting lasers on her arc of destruction. As far as locations, we see Tatooine and Hoth, which includes AT-AT walkers in action. Hit the break to view the video.

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Xbox SmartGlass available for Android

A few days ago we reported on a new app coming from Microsoft, Xbox SmartGlass, that creates a connection between a user’s mobile device and their Xbox. The app is similar to immersive entertainment solutions like Netflix or IntoNow that enable you to watch content on your big screen TV while controlling the content from your device. These apps typically provide you with access to other information about the content and social media interaction with other fans. Xbox SmartGlass does the same thing for users who have an Xbox Live Gold subscription and the popular gaming platform. Read more

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for Android coming this fall

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since GTA: Vice City was released on consoles. For those wanting more nostalgia on their Android device, and have put GTA III through its paces, you now have reason to celebrate as is the case for Rockstar Games celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Vice City. This fall you’ll be able to run over all the random people that you want complete random, shady missions for some virtual, shady folks in an open-world style Miami-like setting. Device compatibility will be limited initially, but hopefully they’ll slowly roll more compatible devices after release.

 

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And so the zombie massacre trend continues; Gameloft releases “Zombiewood”

Sick of zombie shoot-em-up games yet? Well, lets hope not as one more has just came out thanks to Gameloft by the name of Zombiewood. The game is free, though I wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up being a “freemium.” Game looks simple enough, it’s an over-view type and you shoot up as many zombies as you can as they swarm around you on each level.

Kind of reminds me of SNES’s classic “Zombies Ate My Neighbor.” That’ll probably always be my lifelong favorite zombie game. If any of you all remember that, then kudo points for you! Hit up the break for a short video about Gameloft’s Zombiewood and a QR code for download!

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