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 the rest
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.
Ouya is not missing any beats as they’ve announced a partnership with Square Enix who will have Final Fantasy III available on the Android-powered gaming console in March. You may be thinking about the current $15.99 price tag on the Play Store version, however, Ouya promises there will be a free demo available so you can try it out! They also had this to say about the launch: “This will be the first time gamers outside of Japan can play FFIII on their televisions through a console.” Final Fantasy III was actually Japan’s Final Fantasy VI, this explains why the jump to Final Fantasy VII was so major and why it was referred to as one of the “missing pieces” in FF.
As an avid gamer, I’m stoked to see Ouya making such a huge splash and seeking developers of console games. They have made a commitment to “deliver Final Fantasy III like you’ve never seen it before…” Well, we only have about 8 months to wait! What should we do till then?
Old school gamers with Android devices may want to get ready to part with $6.99. That is the price for the original Final Fantasy game just released for Android devices. If you remember what it was like to engage in the turn-based battles guiding the Warriors of Light on their quest, then you will probably appreciate being able to play Final Fantasy again with improved graphics. If you are too young to remember Final Fantasy or only played some of the sequels, now is your chance to try something from the early days of video gaming. Hit the break for the download link if you are interested. » Read the rest
OnLive has officially announced that their service will be available on the OUYA console at launch next year. If you’re not familiar with either products, you can check out our coverage on both the OUYA and OnLive. OnLive on the OUYA console should be a wonderful pairing as it allows future users a broad library of games to enjoy. Are you a current backer of the OUYA project? According to OnLive, here’s what this will do for you:
- OnLive will deliver a full console-class experience, bringing hundreds of top-tier games from more than 80 publishers to the OUYA console for play on demand.
- OUYA owners will be able to jump in and play any of these games both at home on their OUYA console, and on the go on PCs, Macs, tablets and phones, never leaving a game behind.
- Instant demos will be available for nearly every game in our ever-growing library—from eagerly anticipated indie titles like Ravaged, to hot blockbusters like the upcoming Darksiders® II. Players can experience up to 30 minutes of each game for free before deciding what to buy. If they like it, they can continue playing where the demo left off.
You’ve been waiting for it, and it’s finally here! Asphalt 7: Heat officially hit the Google Play store today and for only one dollar! That’s right folks, $1 is all it takes to get your hands on the 7th edition of Gameloft’s popular racing series.
With claims of 60 licensed cars and over 150 races in 15 leagues, this all points to a very serious experience. And since I already told you the price, you know it’s worth it! Gameloft also mentions a revamped multiplayer, you are able to play with up to 6 racers competing at once, and who said gaming can’t be social!? Asphalt 7 boasts some very nice graphical touches like reflections and lens flare, although if you are an owner of a shiny Tegra powered device, you won’t notice any graphical enhancements. Now, with that said, Asphalt 7 is said to work on most devices running Android 2.2 and up. I looked in the list of devices I’ve owned and the Asus Transformer TF101 is listed as unsupported, although, I haven’t confirmed this. Be aware, Asphalt 7: Heat is 1.4GB in size, so make sure you have a decent connection before attempting to download it.
PopCap recently conducted a survey of US and UK gamers showing around 50% of respondents preferred their phone to PC, console, or dedicated handheld gaming systems. For tablet owners, the result was a little more, at 57%. PopCap determined the most popular place for mobile gaming is in fact at home. 69% reported to play games on their phone at home on the couch (78% of tablet owners), 41% while watching TV (52% of tablet owners) and 57% while laying in bed (51% of tablet owners). In addition to that, PopCap is reporting 3% of those in the US questioned play mobile games while in houses of worship.
If you think about it, most of us live our daily lives either at work or at home. Since most of you can’t (or shouldn’t ) play on your phones at work, the statistic makes sense! I know for me personally, I game while I’m sitting on the couch and relaxing. So there you have it, hit the source link to see all the polling information and let us know where YOU game in the comments!
source: Information Solutions Group
We know there’s plenty of you that fancy gaming on your Android devices, but loathe playing on devices with small screens and lackluster controls. Enter the DROIDX360: an Android workhorse crammed into a Playstation Vita body. The ICS-powered toy features a 5-inch screen (800 x 480), a 1.5GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a 2-megapixel camera. On the controls side, the DROIDX360 features two analog sticks, a D-pad, 4 front buttons and two shoulder buttons. Oh and there’s also an HDMI-out slot to play games on your TV, a mini USB port for charging and a front-facing 0.3 megapixel camera.
While you can download games from the Play Store to run on the DROIDX360, it will arrive preloaded with nine video game emulators for you to run Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, NES, SNES, Sega Genesis and Sega Game Gear games. You can check out the device in action by looking at the video once you hit past the break. » Read the rest
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.
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: » Read the rest