Google IO 2016 Coverage

Best emulators for Android [2016]


Many think emulators are a gray area, but it’s actually not. Emulators in themselves aren’t bad. They’re essentially the platform that you can play old games on. However, you’ll need a ROM of the game you want to load into the emulator in order to do any gaming. That’s where the gray area comes in, but there are perfectly legal ways to do that. For instance, the ROM of an old game is perfectly legal if it’s something flashed from the original cartridge (your copy). Now that’s a bit of a complicated process, but there are easier and 100% legal ways to simply download a ROM, which we’ll go into a bit.

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[Deal] NVIDIA is throwing in a second controller for free with the SHIELD for a limited time


NVIDIA’s SHIELD set-top box has been out a while now, but it’s still the king of the castle where Android TV is concerned. It’s most recent firmware update saw the SHIELD gain mouse support via the controller’s right stick. Usually, the SHIELD bundle comes with one gaming controller, but for a limited time only, NVIDIA is throwing in a second controller free of charge. Read more

New look comes to theScore esports app


theScore esports app received a major redesign of both the Android and iOS versions of the esports-centered app to recognize the one-year anniversary of the initial launch. Developers theScore, Inc. say the redesign not only brings a better, fresher look to the app, it will help users navigate to the news they are looking for in a much easier manner. Read more

Best Android games [2016]


Are you in search of better games for your Android device? Maybe you want to switch up your rotation or simply discover what’s out there. Whatever the case, we’ve got you covered with a list of our favorite 20 Best Games for Android. We’ve taken a look at these twenty different games, gauging and comparing to find the best ones possible to show and recommend to you. We believe these truly are the best games for Android right now, so we hope you’ll find this list helpful!

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Pre-registration for Nintendo’s first mobile game, ‘Miitomo’, to open later this month


Nintendo’s first ever mobile game, ‘Miitomo’, has been hotly anticipated for months now. Just a few weeks ago it was confirmed that the game would be launching this upcoming March, and now we have it that Nintendo will open up a pre-registration on February 17th so you can get your hands on the game as soon as it launches.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 review: It’s ‘game on’ with this tablet


For the past several weeks I have spent some time with the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1, NVIDIA’s latest entry into the tablet market. Part of the class of devices with 8-inch screens, NVIDIA positions the device as a gaming tablet thanks to the processor and graphics chip that help drive the high resolution screen and a variety of effects you likely will not see on other tablet devices.

In the past I have used 10-inch tablets and I have a 7-inch second generation Nexus 7. Like much of the market, I may be a microcosm of what is happening with tablets as I rarely use my tablets, opting for either my smartphone or just jumping on my laptop. One of the questions any tablet manufacturer, including NVIDIA, is faced with is “why bother?” with a tablet. NVIDIA hopes they have answered that question with NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1. Read more