First look at some gameplay from Gameloft’s upcoming Blitz Brigade

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Remember that borderline-insane shooter Gameloft teased a few weeks ago, Blitz Brigade? We’ve finally got some gameplay footage to look at it, and it definitely looks like it’s going to make a splash. It’s cartoony and doesn’t take itself too seriously, but there’s still enough blood and explosions to keep even the most hardcore FPS fans entertained. It definitely still has the Team Fortress feel, but that’s definitely not a bad thing to be compared to.

The folks at Gameloft still weren’t kind enough to give us a release date, so we’ll have to wait just a little longer for the actual release. Judging from the polish on this gameplay footage, though, I can’t imagine it’ll be too much longer. Hit the break below to get a glimpse at possibly the craziest shooter that’s going to hit the Play Store this year.
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Wikipad gaming tablet shrinks to 7-inches and gets a lower price

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It appears that Wikipad went back to the drawing board after they missed their October launch of the Wikipad gaming tablet. There was a delay because they discovered some issues with the controller. Sometimes a negative is actually a positive and Wikipad listened to potential customers about their proposed price point of $499 was going to be too high. They decided to change plans and make it a 7-inch display (instead of 10-inches) and lower the price to $249. What’s most interesting is that back at CES 2012, they actually showed an 8-inch version. Now the 10-inch is still in the plans, but no word on if or when it will ever be released. For now all the concentration will be on this newer design.

It will feature a 7-inch (1280 x 800) IPS display, a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3, a 12-core NVIDIA GPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 2MP front facing camera, 4,100mAh battery, micro HDMI, micro USB, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It will be 10.67mm thick and weigh 322 grams. It will also be one of the few tablets that is PlayStation Mobile certified. I think this is a good move by Wikipad. It appears to be a solid device with a good price point. I am looking forward to getting my hands on one and when I do, I will certainly let you know my thoughts. WikiPad tells us that we can all expect to get our hands on one in the spring.

Full press release after the break


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JXD-S7300 Gamepad2 offers Android gaming plus nine built-in emulators

Android gaming controllers and gaming devices are going to be the rage this year. We already have controllers from PowerA and devices from ARCHOS and NVIDIA. Of course we can’t forget about the OUYA gaming console. The JXD-S7300 Gamepad2 is another device to throw into the mix. This one features Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, but it also features nine pre-installed emulators for the original PlayStation, Neo Geo, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64, Famicon, Super Famicon, Sega Mega Drive, and the Capcom Play System 1 and 2.

The Gamepad2 features a 7-inch (1024 x 600) display, a 1.5GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU, a Mali-400 MP2 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, microSD, front facing camera, USB port, HDMI output, 3G connectivity, and both wireless and Ethernet connectivity. It features dual joysticks and the usual buttons, and it actually looks a lot like the Wii U. Just like the ARCHOS GamePad, you will be able to map the keys for any game you wish. Last but not least, it comes with the Superuser app for easy rooting.


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Gameloft to release a wacky FPS called Blitz Brigade

Blitz Brigade is going to be Gameloft’s newest addition to its already massive library of games. Blitz Brigade features team based gameplay, big guns, explosions, and blood. The teaser trailer Gameloft released doesn’t have any actual gameplay footage, but there’s obviously quite a bit of Team Fortress 2 inspiration in this title. Unfortunately, no release date yet, but this is probably that other FPS we saw listed on Gameloft’s 2013 roadmap. Fingers crossed it doesn’t take too much longer to hit the Play Store. Hit the break to watch the trailer.
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OUYA presents improvements to game controller based on dev feedback

Last month OUYA start shipping their forthcoming gaming console to developers so they could start to get a feel for what needed to be improved. OUYA says they received a ton of comments and feedback on what would make the game controller even better. OUYA has taken the comments to heart and announced today several changes and improvements to the gaming console for the newest iteration.
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Temple Run 2 Hits The Play Store, Brings Even More Action And Bigger Monkeys

 

We know that you all can’t get enough of the original Temple Run, so we are happy to report to you that the anticipated follow-up to the hyper-addictive original has officially made its way to the Play Store. While gamers are treated to the same usual allotment of treacherous mazes filled with all sorts of obstacles that was found in the original game, Temple Run 2 brings some snazzy new graphics that highlights some awesome colors and details, new powerups, new special powers for each characters and wait for it– bigger monkeys. All of this equates to possibly hours of productivity lost because yes friends— the game is that good.

The game is available now in the Play Store and ready to land on your Android device. But before you grab the new game, be sure to hit past the break to check out some images from the game as well as a nifty little trailer vid that’s sure to tickle you just a little bit.


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Sony is giving away PlayStation Mobile games for Free for six weeks

If you’re lucky enough to have a PlayStation Certified device, you will want to check out the PlayStation Store because Sony is giving away one free game each week for the next six weeks. This week’s game is Samurai Beatdown, which is a rhythmic-action scroller. The service is only available in Japan, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Australia. Now you won’t find a lot of devices that have the PlayStation Certification. It’s mostly Sony branded with a few Sharp and HTC devices, but we have the complete list after the break as well as the trailer video for Samurai Beatdown.


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Hands on with Bloodsword on NVIDIA Tegra 4

NVIDIA unveiled its highly anticipated Tegra 4 processor a few days, and it’s pretty impressive when you actually see it in action, especially for gaming. It packs all the punch the Tegra 3 did, like the ultra fast DDR3 memory and 4 + 1 architecture, and builds on that with the newer 28nm process, 72 GPU cores and the ability to handle a 2,560 x 1600 resolution at 120Hz. Excited to see this in a tablet later this year? Don’t worry, the rest of the Android world is, too. If you’re still not convinced, check out the video below to see the Tegra 4 push console quality graphics out of a tablet with some gameplay footage of Bloodsword. It’s impressive.


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PowerA Announces MOGA Pro Gaming Controller, Gives Us Another Way To Play Console-Style Games On Android Devices

 

Today marks a joyous day for all you gaming fanatics as PowerA has officially taken the wraps off its MOGA Pro gaming controller here at CES. Similar to the original MOGA gaming controller, the MOGA Pro is a full-sized controller which transforms your Android device into a full-fledged mobile gaming system. The MOGA Pro comes fully decked out too as it will have dual analog sticks, 4 action buttons, a traditional directional pad, two shoulder buttons, two shoulder triggers, rechargeable batteries, USB charging cord and a tablet stand. Additionally– the controller can work with many different types of smartphones thanks to the MOGA arm and complimentary Pivot App, which can secure phones up to 3.2 inches wide. Or if you are the type that prefers your devices to function wirelessly, there’s full Bluetooth support too– meaning the MOGA Pro can work with most smartphones and tablets.

There’s no set price available for the MOGA Pro at this time, though PowerA has confirmed we should see the accessory in stores and online by Spring of 2013– which isn’t too long of a wait from now.

Additional details can be found once you hit past the break to see the full presser.


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Mad Catz to launch line of mobile gaming accessories in 2013

Mad Catz is a popular brand for aftermarket gaming accessories. And as we’ve all seen, the Android platform is a pretty popular choice for gamers, so releasing gaming accessories for Android devices seems like a no-brainer, right? Mad Catz thinks so. They announced they’ll be launching “GameSmart” peripherals, which are basically just accessories that you can use across multiple devices. Your PC, your Xbox… or that shiny new Nexus 10 tablet. They’re releasing a wired and wireless mouse, a gaming headset, and a wireless gaming pad, and they all come in quite an assortment of colors and styles. Personally, I think something this universal is long overdue, and I’m excited to pick some of them up in early 2013 when they’ll supposedly become available to consumers. Hit the break for the press release.


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