According to some research recently done by Canalys, the distribution of wealth from app sales is pretty heavily skewed towards the top. According to their findings, a group of the top 25 developers rake in about 50% of all money made through Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store. They reportedly made $60 million over a 20-day period at the start of November 2012. Even more interesting is that 24 of the top 25 are game developers. (Pandora was the 25th with its radio application) Read more
It appears as though the highly anticipated and long-awaited OUYA consoles have officially been given a firm ship date of December 28th today, in addition to the news that the console’s SDK, dubbed “ODK”, would be available later that very same day. This announcement means Kickstarter backers can expect to receive the device “within a couple days” of the 28th, effectively kicking off their new year with a bang.
Production units are still expected to ship some time in March of next year, though the company has yet to announce an official release date. On the software side of things, users can expect to set up their units, including account activations by Christmas day. For the full run-down, be sure to hit the source link below.
Gameloft is kicking off the holiday shopping season with some big sales on a few of their popular titles. All of the games on sale are priced at only a dollar, which is a great deal on some of these games. Read more
Back in August, Fox Entertainment and game developer Angry Mob Games announced that they’d be teaming up to bring an Aliens vs. Predator (AVP) game to Android. Since that announcement, they’ve managed to release a Predator-only game, however we’ve yet to see the AVP game that they promised, until now. Today the dev team is showing off the eye-catching title. The game will utilize the Unity3D game engine, which if you’re familiar with the team’s recent Predator game, you know it’ll look pretty sweet. The game will be story based in which you’ll get the chance to play as both the Predator and an Alien. We were looking forward to seeing this game by the end of this year, however it’s now slated for the first quarter of 2013. Hit the break for the full list of game details.
Today Rockstar Games announced Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition will be coming to iOS and Android on December 6th, priced at $4.99. This is almost exactly a year after they released Grand Theft Auto III on the Play Store. The Anniversary Edition will keep all of the gameplay elements of the original, including native high-res graphics, but also adds a few things unique to the mobile version, such as updated character models and lighting and an improved aiming and targeting system.
Like last time around, Rockstar released a list of phones that will be capable of running GTA, as it’s definitely a bit more demanding that Angry Birds. The Nexus 4s and Note 2s will be fine, but be sure to hit the break below to find out if you’ll be able to get your hands on this game in December. Read more
Madfinger Games’ epic new multiplayer shooter SHADOWGUN: DeadZone has officially left beta today following a brief stint in public beta. The recently released sequel offers some of the most impressive graphics we’ve seen on a mobile title, and its complex and robust gameplay make it a compelling option for any avid gamer.
Of course players can earn perks as they battle their enemies, ultimately allowing for a great deal of customization and equipment variability. What’s better is that the game’s multiplayer mode isn’t just any boring 1V1 duel. Instead, gamers will be placed in 12-player tactical matches, complete with rankings and voice support, effectively matching console-like offerings.
Unfortunately, the game falls into the “freemium” category, so you’ll most likely be forced to make an in-app purchase at some point. Regardless, SHADOWGUN: DeadZone is an incredible mobile game definitely worth trying out. Be sure to catch the official launch video, as well as the Play Storedownload link after the break. Read more
Not too long ago we reported Spacetime Studios had shown off a new MMO for Android in the form of an awesome cinematic trailer. After a soft launch in Canada and Australia, the free MMO is now available for American users as well. Unfortunately, that also means servers are going to be a little backed up, but that always sorts itself out.
If you’re looking for a free, hack-and-slash MMORPG to waste some time on your Android device, this should be at the top of your list for games to try. Hit the Play Store link after the break to give it a shot. Read more
Spacetime Studios’ highly anticipated mobile MMORPG, Arcane Legends, has finally been revealed in the form of a short cinematic trailer. The title features the same gameplay that players have grown accustomed to in the studio’s previous games. Although, rather than attempt to harness the latest graphics, Arcane Legends offers a retro vibe, opting for cartoon-esque graphics, similar to those seen in Pocket Legends.
Players will be able to choose from three classes including Warrior, Rogue or Sorcerer. Additionally, the combat system has been retrofitted, offering a more robust experience in terms of battling enemies. For example, ranged enemies will attempt to space themselves from your character if you are attacking with melee. Jump past the break to see the game in action.
For all the fans of the 2K line of basketball games, you will be happy to know that you can play 2K13 anywhere you have a device running Android 4.0 or higher. Yesterday 2K Games released NBA 2K13 on the traditional consoles, but they also released it in the Google Play Store. The game costs $8 and won’t give you the full experience you get on a traditional console, but will let you play full exhibition games as any of the 30 teams. You can also recreate legendary performances in NBA’s Greatest Games mode or play as your favorite team in the Multiseason Mode. It uses the 2K basketball engine with controls optimized for mobile gaming. Normally I would not expect much from a game like this, Madden 12 anyone, but we will let you be the judge. Use the link or QR code after the break to check the game out in the Play Store.
In celebration of the launch of Granny Smith for Android, Mediocre Games has constructed the ultimate apple collecting machine. With some left over wood lying around, a carpentry wizard managed to build a fully-functioning Granny Smith emulator, complete with actual physical buttons.
“For the Granny Smith release party, I wanted to make an old school arcade machine, and since the game is controlled with virtual buttons it should make a nice experience to play it with physical buttons.”
The game is run via an ASUS Transformer TF300T, with Zeemote wireless joysticks acting as the main form of interaction. The entire process is fairly in-depth, but the result is a one of a kind piece of Android gaming heaven. For a full walkthrough, be sure to hit the source link below.