Ouya And XBMC Announce Joint Collaboration, Brings One Closer Step To Ensuring The Gaming Console Can Also Be A Topnotch Media Center

It’s no secret that Ouya is set to revolutionize gaming and XBMC is primed to revolutionize how we consume and manage our media— but what happens when you get both hyper cool concepts and mesh them together? You get a joint collaboration of course. Both XBMC and Ouya announced their agreement to ensure the media app runs smoothly on the gaming console. To ensure the app runs smoothly and at an optimal level, the XBMC team will receive early prototypes of the console and will undergo vigorous testing to ensure the app has an open, DRM-free media functionality.

The Ouya console just seems to look better and better by the day, doesn’t it?


source: The Verge

ESPN Fantasy Football App Gets 2012 Season Update

If you’re a fan of fantasy football, particularly of the ESPN variety, the official ESPN Fantasy Football app has just been updated for the 2012 season. The app contains everything you need to manage your league, as the list of features from the Play Store page shows:

  • Team Management: Start/bench players, add, drop, and claim players off waivers, propose, accept or reject trades with other managers
  • FantasyCast Live Scoring and Stats: Real-time scoring and detailed information for all your matchups.
  • Personalized Push Notifications for injuries, substitutions, and scoring updates.
  • Fantasy News, Videos and Tweets from ESPN’s fantasy analysts.
  • View and post messages to your league’s message board

Grab the app for free (ad supported) from the Play Store link or QR code below.

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Gameloft releases “cute” Monster Life game for Android

The description for a new game from Gameloft, Monster Life, starts out, “Join the cutest (and fiercest) monsters ever, in a thrilling adventure! Discover a magical world of cute monsters and exciting battles!” Monster Life is a “papercraft” game where users collect and raise monsters for eventual battle against bad guys. While not your typical hardcore gamer title, it still shows promise and puts an interesting spin on a familiar storyline. The app only requires Android 2.2 and the price is free. So it may be worth a spin, especially if you have a gaming fan looking for something “cute.” Hit the download link to access the Google Play store to grab Monster Life.

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RENOVATE Gaming Boost app improves gaming performance on HTC One X

Owners of the HTC One X, one of the top smartphones on the market, have discovered that game apps may not perform up to their expectations. The hackers at XDA pinpointed several issues that affect the performance and figured out how to get around the problems. However, doing so involved several manual steps to several different settings. To change that, some XDA members combined forces to put together the RENOVATE Gaming Boost app. Read more

Real Racing 3 Trailer is Out, and It Looks Good

Racing fans should take a look at this video, EA and FireMonkeys Studio have put up a pre-alpha trailer for the upcoming Real racing 3, and the visuals look fantastic.

They haven’t actually announced it for Android yet, but since both Real Racing and Real Racing 2 have made their way to Android, it’s a safe bet that Real Racing 3 will be as well. Video after the break. Read more

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Zombies now available exclusively on Sony Xperia smartphones for 30 days

Glu Mobile just announced that Call Of Duty: Black Ops Zombies is now available for Android. Unfortunately unless you have a Sony Xperia smartphone, you won’t be able to play it for 30 days.

Priced at $6.99, gamers can play solo or join a team of up to 4 players via Wi-Fi to destroy zombies using a variety of weapons. There’s also a CoD point system available in single-player mode. It includes six tiers of in-app purchasing options to choose from.

“We’re delighted to bring the blockbuster Call of Duty® franchise to Android smartphones and Xperia for the first time.  And what better way to make this introduction than with the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies,” said Tim Harrison, Head of Content Marketing and Strategy at Sony Mobile. “There’s nothing else in this world or the underworld like Call of Duty.  We can’t wait to unleash Zombies to our fans.”

Full press release, download links, and a few more screen shots after the break

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Gameloft Teases Their First Android Game Built With Unreal Engine

Gameloft, the popular mobile game developing company, has teased their first Android game that is built upon the all popular Unreal Engine. If you’re not familiar with the Unreal Engine, it is a game engine developed by Epic Games which was first used in the 1998 first-person shooter game Unreal. Although primarily developed for first-person shooters, it has been successfully used in a variety of other genres such as stealth (Splinter Cell Games), MMORPG’s, and RPG’s. The Unreal Engine features a high degree of portability and is a tool used by many game developers.

The picture above was posted on Gameloft’s Facebook page including the teaser: “The story of Gameloft’s 1st Unreal Game will soon be revealed, the hint is hidden in the artwork above, can you find it?” If you’re really curious as to what it may be, you can vote to unlock the teaser trailer on YouTube or unlock the rest of the artwork.

Gameloft makes great games for mobile platforms, thus I have nothing but high expectations for this upcoming game. Any of you guys figure out what this game could be? Sound off in the comments!

source: Facebook

GameKlip Makes Gaming On-The-Go Fun And Easy

Now this is a great idea. With the latest crop of superphones like the HTC One X series and Samsung Galaxy S III, Android gaming has gotten a shot in the arm with console quality games. Games such as Shadowgun, Grand Theft Auto III, and Dead Trigger are fun, but the on-screen controls are sometimes clunky.

With a simple OTG USB cable, however, some phones can be connected to game controllers for more precise, and traditional, control schemes. The GameKlip is a plastic tray that easily snaps onto a DualShock3 controller and holds your phone in the perfect position for gaming on-the-go.

There are two versions of the GameKlip. One is for phones that can connect to a DualShock3 controller wirelessly (requires a rooted phone) for $15, and the other is for a wired USB connection, OTG cable included for $23.

Hit the break for pictures and a video of the GameKlip in action.

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Square Enix teases Android games line-up for Gamecom

With Gamescom, Europe’s foremost gaming event set to open, Square Enix has released information about the games from their portfolio that will be available for demo action. The most buzzworthy is Final Fantasy Dimensions which was the first Final Fantasy game developed for mobile platforms. Final Fantasy Dimensions features 2D pixel art, job-driven character growth, and the ability to inherit the jobs of your companions. Read more