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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Minecraft Pocket Edition Receives Update, Brings Survival Mode and More

Minecraft fans have a reason to celebrate with this new update to the Pocket Edition. Mojang, the developer, has added many of the features that hadn’t been previously available in the Pocket Edition. It’s now a lot closer to the full PC version. The 3D block building favorite now allows you to choose between Creative and Survival mode. As those of you who are familiar with Minecraft know, there is tons of great stuff in Survival mode. During the day you build, and there are some new tools and blocks, including fences, gates and doors. Gathering resources from nature is a necessity in this mode. When night falls, you need to hide and protect yourself from monsters, like zombies. If the idea of being attacked by monsters is stressing you out, you can always build safely in Creative mode, and now a double tap on the jump button will make you fly.

If you’re itching to try building your new world, hit up the market link below.

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Play Classic Capcom Games on Your Android Device with the New CPSEmu APP

For those of you readers who are die hard gamers, you might be familiar with Capcom’s old-school CPS2 arcade board which is responsible for bringing us classic games such as Marvel Vs. Capcom, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Progear and Mars Matrix. Now, unless you are a collector or live near a retro arcade, you might be hard pressed finding a place in where you can play these games to re-live your childhood. Enter CPSEmu for Android. The new app that brings all your favorite classic game titles to the palm of your hand.

The developers who created CPSEmu, are the ones also responsible for NeoDriod – they are no strangers to successful game emulation. To utilize the CPSU emulator you must have a device with at least a 1GHz processor and it’s required to run Android 2.2 or greater. Games will be played using onscreen touch controls unless you have an Xperia Play, in which case you get the best of both worlds. The emulator is even optimized for tablets. The only other requirement is that you must own the games before downloading a ROM. Other than that you should be good to go! To learn more about the Capcom emulator, read up on the XDA thread source linked below. If your ready to dive in head first, then click on the market link below.

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source: XDA

Modern Combat 3 is free today in the Samsung App Store

The title says it all, for those of you with the Samsung App Store on your devices, today’s freebie will make an excellent addition to your app drawer, if you haven’t shelled out for it already. Modern Combat 3 is one of the prettiest games on Android today. Pair this game up with a USB controller and you’ll have a console quality experience.

The game has a robust singleplayer mode as well as online multiplayer. You really don’t want to miss getting this one for free, especially since the game costs $6.99 on Android Market

via: DroidGamers
 

Angry Birds Turns 2, Offers Loot Bag Of 15 New Birthday Cake Levels

The famous bird launching game, Angry Birds turns 2 today, with its developers Rovio celebrating the milestone by offering 15 new birthday cake themed levels bringing the total level count to 300. As well as the new levels, the folks at Rovio have added an expandable orange bird, new menus and graphics, birthday achievements, and – wait for it – all episodes are now unlocked!

From everyone at TalkAndroid, have a great birthday Angry Birds!

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