It’s hard to believe it’s been a full year since the birth of the NVIDIA TegraZone. After one year, it now has 38 high-caliber games, a four star rating in the Google Play Store, and over 3.5 million installs. Remember, these games are optimized for Tegra 2 and Tegra 3 devices, including the newest tablet from ASUS, the Transformer Pad TF300. Asus is redefining the future of mobile computing devices with the launch of the new Transformer Pad featuring the NVIDIA Tegra 3, the world’s only quad-core mobile processor with a 5th battery-saver core. Running the latest Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the ASUS Transformer Pad is a value packed tablet with multi-color style and productivity with expandability when connected to the mobile dock. With a 1.2MP front and 8MP rear auto-focus camera with large F/2.2 aperture and exclusive office software, staying connected and productive has never been easier.
To celebrate the one year anniversary of the TegraZone, NVIDIA is hosting the 1st annual Players Choice Awards sponsored by ASUS. They’re asking all game players to vote on their favorite TegrzZone game in three categories: Best Gameplay, Best Graphics, and Overall Fun. The winners will be announced on June 6 at a special event at E3 in Los Angeles.
To make it worth your while, NVIDIA and ASUS have teamed up to award seven Transformer Pad prize packs over the next few weeks. The prize packs includes a Transformer Pad TF300, a keyboard dock, a Logitech game controller, and a Jambox speaker.
Motorola totally reinvented themselves when they brought back the RAZR late last year. By incorporating it in the DROID line with Verizon Wireless it became an instant hit. At only 7.1mm thick, it’s one of the sexiest phones available. Now’s your chance to grab one for FREE. Motorola was gracious enough to give us a brand new purple DROID RAZR for one of our awesome readers.
NVIDIA and Phosphor games were gracious enough to provide us a 32GB ASUS Transformer Prime with matching keyboard dock and a $25 Amex gift card for one of our lucky readers. You guys created a lot of really cool captions and trust me, it wasn’t easy, but we unanimously picked the best one.
American video game publisher Activision played host to its first ever Independent Games Competition last year offering big money to small developers with big ideas. Among the winners was the physics based battle strategy game Rigonauts. Similar to Apparatus, Rigonauts allows you to construct your very own mobile structure that is used to fight off enemy war vehicles while making your way through each level. There are various weapons that can be attached to your “Rigo” such as machine guns, cannons and flame throwers. That, coupled with various creatures and over 30 levels of gameplay will surely provide hours of fun for many gamers looking for something unique and challenging. No official word yet on pricing but we can expect to see it released in the Play Store sometime in May. Check out the video below to see the game in action.
The folks over at Meltus contacted us and wanted to giveaway 25 free copies of Volume+ to our loyal readers. If you’re not familiar with Volume+, it gives you the ability to boost up your overall volume including your bass/treble and save/load your own custom EQ settings on your Android device. You can also utilize their presets for the best sound possible. Since Volume+ works system wide it will work with Google Music, Pandora, Slacker, and every other music software on your device (that doesn’t have a built in EQ). If you’re into sound quality at all, you’re going to want Volume+.
They have two versions. The paid version ($1.99), which includes 9 presets, the ability to go +8 on the levels, and advanced controls. The free version only has one preset, the ability to go +4 on the levels, and no advanced controls.
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Madfinger games is looking for fans to come up with the next badass for Shadowgun. All you have to do is like them on Facebook and give them your idea about the next arch enemy of John Slade. You will have to state their name, provide three powers or abilities they possess, and a short history of your badass all in 100 words or less. They will pick the top three entries and give them a fantastic original Shadowgun t-shirt. If you aren’t familiar with Shadowgun, check out our review. Hit the break for download links for the game and the source link to get started.
I just reviewed the Androidified case from Cruzerlite for the Samsung Galaxy Note and now it’s time to give a few away! We have a total of six Androidified cases in various colors for the Galaxy Note to give away to six lucky readers. All you need to do is visit our forums, AndroidForum.com, and tell me why you think you need a free Androidified case. Be creative and I will pick the six entries at random for the win. Contest ends on Wednesday, April 4th at 12:59 PM EST. Good luck!
Congrats to the winners!
- Samuel Phyall
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We all know Android devices are powerful, really powerful. However, Android owners will always encounter resistance and claims from competing platforms such as iOS or RIM to stake a claim of arguing its devices are more effective and powerful than their Android counterparts. Returning to the competition party is the Windows Phone platform. Although wildly unpopular and continuously dwarfed by its competition, the platform has its eyes on taking back the lost marketshare while giving Android specifically a run for its money. Microsoft created an interesting phone competition called the Windows Phone Challenge (also called Smoked By Windows Phone) which essentially tests to see if an Android or iPhone owner’s device is faster than Windows Phone-based devices. A casual challenger decided to go out and test the challenge for fun.
Celebrating the launch of LG’s new Optimus L Series L-Style smartphones (including the L7, L5, and L3), LG has announced a contest they’re calling the LG Optimus L Series Event. Up for grabs is the opportunity to “make your wish come true” for five lucky winners. That is if your wish has a lower than $5000 price tag. To enter, you have to visit LG’s Facebook page, “like” them, and submit your wish. Entries can be submitted until April 11 and winners will be chosen based on votes from other users, amongst other criteria. In addition, five random entries will be chosen to receive a free Optimus L7 smartphone.
Now I just need to figure out what my sub-$5000 wish is.