OUYA Console to receive a Robotoki exclusive game

 

Remember the OUYA project? If you don’t, you can get yourself caught up about the project with our coverage on it. Whether OUYA will be a success or not, one game company has already pledged an exclusive title for the device. Robotoki, the company that’s responsible for the upcoming game Human Element, has announced that a prequel to the title will exclusively debut on the OUYA system.

If you’re not familiar with Human Element, it’s yet another game that’s set in a zombie apocalyptic word. Sick of these kinds of games yet? I’m not, especially when there’s a new twist to it rather than just another shoot-em-up style of game play, and that’s exactly what Human Element offers. Human Element’s character creation system allows players to choose between three different character classes from action, intelligence and stealth. There are also three different identities, or game modes, such as Survive Alone, Survive with a Partner and Survive with a Young Child.


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LG Spectrum’s Ice Cream Sandwich Update Ready To Go, Awaiting Verizon’s Approval

A little less than two months ago we reported of an Ice Cream Sandwich build that leaked for the Verizon LG Spectrum. Now it seems as if the official ICS update is just around the corner. According to an LG rep over at LG’s support forum, ICS for the Spectrum is very close:

Keep an eye on our “Company Updates” which shows up on the home page 

It’s getting very close…can’t wait to get the official word to post it! I think we’re just waiting on Verizon to set a FOTA schedule. :)

Needless to say, the wait shouldn’t be that much longer my friends. Any LG Spectrum owners still out there?

source: LG Support

Sony’s Music Unlimited App Gets Update, Adds Offline Listening for Tablets

The Sony Unlimited Music app for both mobile and tablets has been updated today. A major update for the tablet version finally adds offline listening, a feature that phone users have been able to enjoy for quite some time now. The phone version of the app also adds the following new features:

  • Create your own artist-based internet radio stations with My Channel feature.
  • New users can sign up for accounts from their mobile device.
  • 30 second “preview mode” available with no account required.
  • Move APK to SD card on supported devices.

Download links and QR codes will be available after the break! 
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Android, Call of Duty, Zombies…Need I Say More?

What do you get when you cross Android with zombies and Call of Duty? Pure amazingness Ie. Call of Duty Black Ops: Zombies. The popularity of zombies, rather, the popularity of killing them has grown exponentially. So much so that there is a version being developed for Android and by the looks of it, is almost ready for prime time! Are you freaking out yet?

At the present time little information is known about the game but we have been able to get some stuff for you thanks to a manual obtained by Xperia Gamer. You will be able to play with your friends in multiplayer mode via bluetooth, or you can play online with people all over the world. There will be 50 levels and as you can see from the image below even some hidden ones!

Currently we have no specific time as to when the app will be unleashed in the Play store. It very well could be in the next couple hours or could be a couple days. We will be sure to update you as soon as we know something! Until then, get your game face on cause it could land any moment.


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Dead Trigger Update Incoming; Brings Adreno-205 support, new guns, new zombies, and much more

 

Madfinger Games’ newest mobile gaming masterpiece Dead Trigger is receiving a hefty update very soon. If you haven’t already purchased this gem of a game, then maybe this update will finally persuade you. Dead Trigger is a game with wonderful graphics and set in a zombie apocalyptic world where you shoot up as many zombies as you can while staying alive. Any Walking Dead fans out there?

This update also brings support for devices that don the Adreno 205 GPU (Snapdragon S2 processor) such as the Sony Xperia Play and numerous popular HTC phones such the T-Mobile myTouch 4G, HTC Thunderbolt, HTC Desire HD, etc. The update brings the game to versions 1.1.0 and Madfinger was kind enough to provide a changelog ahead of it’s impending release: 
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Google announces Q2 2012 earnings and sees 21 percent growth

Today Google announced their Q2 earnings, reporting 21% growth year over year for revenue, to the tune of $10.96 billion. GAAP income was also listed coming in at $2.79 billion, up from 2.51 billion in Q2 of 2011.

As of Q2, Google reports having $43.1 billion in cash reserves and equivalents. The Mountain View company also increased their workforce by about 5,600 people, very impressive if I might add.

In light of Google’s acquisition of Motorola, their revenue was also listed on the earnings sheet. Revenue for “hardware and other” was listed at $1.25 billion with $843 million coming from mobile and the $407 million coming from home.

In an unrelated note, I still hope Google will take advantage of owning Motorola. I would love to see a stock Moto Nexus. Shall we call it the Nexus M, or maybe the Nexus RAZR? What do you think?

source: Google

The Nexus 7 is One Tough Cookie

Need more reasons to love your Google Nexus 7 tablet? Perhaps yet another reason to convince you to go out and purchase one? It turns out the Nexus 7 is one tough cookie compared to that other fruit bearing tablet. The guys over at Squaretrade performed several tests on the Google Nexus 7 and the new Apple iPad to test its durability. Needless to say, the Nexus 7 won in a landslide.

First off they dropped both tablets numerous times at several different angles, and while the Nexus 7 stayed fully intact (minus minor scuff marks on the back-plate) with no cracks on the screen, the iPad suffered from a cracked screen and the corners were essentially smashed and bent. Their next test was dropping both tablets in a tub filled with water. Both tablets still worked after taking them out, the the iPad’s audio speakers were nonfunctional while the Nexus 7′s were perfectly working.

There you have it folks, looks like even for a tablet starting at $199, ASUS and Google made a quality tablet that can endure drops and water damage. Hit the break to watch the video of the demonstration and let us know what you think!


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Light Flow app updated to 3.0.4, fixes Jelly Bean bug

Once I got my Samsung Galaxy Nexus the first app I installed was Light Flow. If you’re not familiar with the app, it enables you to completely customize your LED notification light from the color all the way to the duration of the pulsation. There are also other notification options such as vibrate and sound customization.

Sadly, once I updated my Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Light Flow just wouldn’t work correctly and the LED light would not turn off even after I cleared the notification, thus I was forced to stop using it. Today I’m happy to announce that Light Flow has been updated to version 3.0.4 and fixes the incompatibility issue it was having with Jelly Bean. I have been using it for a full day with no issues. You can check the download link below for the free and paid version after the break.
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Amazon now shipping Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV device

Last month we were able to spend some time with a couple Google TV set-top boxes made by Sony.  The devices are the NSZ-GS7 and the NSZ-GP9, which were slated to be priced at $199 and $299 respectively. The price difference is due to the inclusion of a Blu-Ray player in the latter device which is scheduled for release later this year.

Sony had indicated the NSZ-GS7 would be available in July and they have delivered on that promise. If you are ready to invest in one of the units yourself, you can now place your order with Amazon. Just hit the source link to start shopping.

source: Amazon

CyanogenMod 9 reaches RC2, now supports several Samsung Galaxy devices

A little less than a month ago CyanogenMod 9 RC1 (Release Candidate 1) was released with a lot of excitement, but now with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean being all the rave I can see an Ice Cream Sandwich ROM release being easily overlooked. Nonetheless, this is CM and their legions of fans will be happy to know that CM9 RC2 is now available for download including support for several new Samsung Galaxy devices:


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