Tegra Zone Getting Borderlands 2 and Demolition Inc.

Tegra Zone, nVidia’s showcase for Tegra optimized games, will be offering Borderlands 2 and Demolition, Inc. At PDXLAN 19 in Dallas last week, Borderlands developer GearBox Software showed off Borderlands 2 running on a Tegra 3 tablet. Although juicy details for Borderlands 2 are scarce, it is currently scheduled for a release sometime around summer of this year, which could lay the groundwork for the first console-quality game released simultaneously for Android. The original Borderlands was a great game (I’ve only played it on PC) and with the Tegra 3′s PC-class GPU on board, I can only imagine how great BL2 will be once it’s released.

Demolition, Inc. will also be featured on Tegra Zone, an action strategy game where you play the role of a demolition worker. The game is designed to showcase the physics processing capabilities of Tegra devices. The game is scheduled for release sometime in March. Here are some of the features to expect:

  • Car and building physics are fully simulated. Everything is destructible and nothing is pre-animated
  • Use the endless possibilities of combining your tools and weapons to make devastating chain reactions
  • Use your tractor beam to take control of cars, place anti-gravity ramps to maximize damage, use the huge wrecking ball to make way
  • Three cities and 15 districts are awaiting to be demolished by you and lead to their true destination!
  • Compare your skills with those of your friends and the world-wide steam community
Sound interesting? Sure does. Hit the break for a couple of short preview videos.

Rovio Releases Teaser Video for the Next Angry Birds Game

If you’re anything like my girlfriend, you have beaten most, if not all levels within the series of Angry Birds games. Having spent a ton of time playing all 3 games, the only hope she has for a new and refreshing gaming experience is when a new level gets added to Angry birds Seasons, and boy let me tell you she gets stoked when that happens! Wait till she see this though. According to a teaser video released by Rovio (AB creator), a totally new game is in her future – Angry Birds Space.

While the video doesn’t really divulge much info or details other than it’s being released on March 22, but I think it’s safe to say the game will take place in space. The only thing I can assume from this is that maybe there will be some kind of wonky flight path due to the lack of gravity in space. I dunno. Based on the teaser video’s naming scheme: Angry Birds Space – Teaser #1, you can expect there will be more teaser videos to follow. I am sure we will start to see more details emerge as soon as the next video is released. We will keep our eyes out for anything new and will let you know as soon as we learn more. In the meantime, jump past the break for the short teaser clip. Keep in mid I did say short.
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Baseball Superstars 2012 Brings HD Graphics, Updated Batting/Pitching Moves and Improved Gameplay

If any of you are avid Android gamers I am sure you are familiar with the game developer Gamevil. In case you aren’t familiar, Gamevil is responsible for bringing us uber popular game titles such as Cartoon Wars, Air Penguin and both the Soccer and Baseball Superstars series’. Just yesterday, Gamevil released their latest title in the Baseball Superstars series and this time it’s in HD. With a series that has already received over 30 million downloads you can expect the newest release to be better than the rest.

I think stepping up to the plate and releasing the game in HD was a wise move on Gamevil’s part. With the quality of displays we are seeing on devices these days, its a bummer when you download a new app or game and it can’t even utilize your device to its fullest potential. Good call Gamevil!

Other than improved gameplay and HD graphics, Baseball Superstars 2012 brings other additional features such as:
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Max Payne Coming Soon To Mobile Devices

One of the most incredible games I can remember playing is Max Payne. Occasionally I even go to lengths in order to replay it, years later. You play as Max Payne, an ex-DEA and NYPD officer whose wife and child were brutally murdered at the hands of addicts high on “Valkyr”. On top of that, while on the Valkyr case, you’re framed for the murder of your partner, Alex. You’ve got to run from the feds while trying to piece together your family’s murder.

The game is reportedly making it’s way over to mobile devices in the near future, and Rockstar says it will have a release date settled soon. I for one am extraordinarily excited for this one, since the game utilizes a matrix-like bullet time mechanic that should give you no shortage of slow-motion justice. Complimented by an incredibly narrated plot that really pulls you in, Max Payne should be the culprit of many dead batteries once it’s released.

source: rockstar

Double Fine Adventure Still Headed To Android, The Masses Patiently Await

For those of you following everything Android and Android gaming for that matter, should be familiar with Double Fine’s latest adventure endeavor, “Double Fine Adventure”.  The new point-and-click project has been funded by not the publisher, but by the soon to be user fan base who are patiently awaiting its arrival on Android and iOS.  Thanks to the help of KickStarter, the devs were able to secure close to a whopping $2 million, overshooting their budget of $400,000.  So, in an effort to justify the massive budget, the team is expanding the project to multiple platforms.  You may be wondering why Double Fine sounds so familiar, it’s because they are the guys responsible for popular hits like Psychonauts, Monkey Island and Grim Fandango. Some of the members of the dev team include Tim Schaefer (video), David Dixon and Jonathan Menzies.  So stay tuned to Talk Android for the announcement of the game’s arrival as they spout which select Android devices will be supported, initially.  In addition, voice acting will be implemented and those who helped fund the project will receive free access to a closed beta.  Furthermore, the developers want to make the process of completing the project as fun as possible by including you, the fan, via a constantly updated vblog.  So, here’s to an awesome final project.  Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.

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source: Double Fine
via: Android Community

Play 8-Bit Graphic Games On Your Android Smartphone Thanks To The iCade 8-Bitty Controller By ThinkGeek

Looking for a way to have some 8-Bit fun on your Android device?  Yeah, most people have and it seems to be a bit of a difficult thing in these neck of the woods.  However, the boys over at ThinkGeek want to introduce their latest and greatest, the iCade 8-Bitty controller.  Oh it’s on ya’ll.  It’s about time we’re seeing things like this make it to the Android platform, because after all, who the heck wants to play an 8-bit game on a 3.5-inch screen? Yeah, I went there.  The retro styled iCade 8-Bitty allows you to sync up via Bluetooth to any Android device and is open source. So, let the dev’s eat I say.  The controller will be launching at the very decent price of $24.99 and we’re sure they’ll be going like hot cakes.  Stay tuned for a release date on the hot item and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.

source: ThinkGeek
via: AndroidCentral 

Popular Game Temple Run Making Its Way To the Android Market Next Month

Temple Run is a popular game. How popular? Like… 36 million downloads popular. I’ll give you a second to wrap your head around that number for a sec. Currently only available on the Apple App Store, Temple Run is an endless run game, meaning you keep going until you die, but the longer you go for, the higher your reward becomes. You’re escaping a temple pursued by crazy bloodthirsty monkeys, collecting coins and dodging obstacles along the way. If the monkeys get to you though, they have a multitude of methods to kill you.

Why is this iOS game being reported on TalkAndroid.com? Well, the release date for last week was postponed, and another one has been set for next month. After all, that many people can’t be wrong about a game, so I recommend keeping an eye on the Android Market and hopefully next month you’ll get to try your hand at Temple Run.

source: into mobile

UK Gameloft slashes prices for Valentine’s Day – No Love for the US

Gameloft  mega hits,  Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation, The Adventures of TinTin, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD , Eternal Legacy HD, Order & Chaos, and Dungeon Hunter 2 HD are now available for just 99p a piece on Gameloft’s UK Android store. Similar to the Android Market’s “Don’t Be Mine” campaign, it looks like Gameloft is embracing the forever alones this Valentine’s Day. Maybe cupid’s arrow will strike and cause Gameloft to show some love for the US tomorrow.

source: Gameloft

Sony Thinking About Replacing Android with Vita OS

Kazuo Hirai, Sony’s upcoming president and CEO, has recently hinted that Vita OS might make an appearance on future Sony phones and tablets. Vita OS is the operating system that powers the Playstation Vita. At a Q&A session with reporters Hirai stated that he doesn’t want people to forget that Vita OS is not just a gaming platform, but has the potential to be a powerful mobile OS as well.

Sony’s Senior Vice President, Yoshio Matsumoto, is reported as saying:

If you’re asking if we’ve made it in a way that’s expandable, so that it’s possible to apply to smartphones and tablets on top of achieving the high responsiveness we need for gaming devices — it is possible. That doesn’t mean that we’re applying it to smartphones and tablets at this point in time, but it’s been designed with expandability in mind.

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