Last year during Google I/O, one topic of interest to Chromecast fans was full support for screen casting from Android devices. Many believed that this would make the dongle much more useful and could open the door to things like better gaming options. Anuj Tandon with Rolocule Games was so excited about the prospects, that he had already started work on a game called Motion Tennis that would enable gamers to use their smartphone as a motion controller while casting the game’s video to their TV via Chromecast. That game has now been officially launched around the world through the Google Play Store as Motion Tennis Cast. Read more
HTC and Valve showed off some gameplay from their upcoming virtual reality game called The Gallery: Six Elements. The game features full VR controls with the Vive headset, and although it’s hard to get a feel for that in a YouTube video, you can at least see how everything looks inside that headset. Read more
Warner Bros. has released a new installment in the popular LEGO series of video games, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril. Like other LEGO titles, players play as any of a wide variety of characters with 91 available in this title. They include characters from across the Marvel Universe like Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, Wolverine and more that can be unlocked through game play or in-app purchases. The goal of the super heroes is to stop Loki and other villains from the Marvel Universe who are trying to assemble a potentially world-destroying super weapon. Read more
Last month Gameloft released a trailer for the next installment of the Dungeon Hunter series, Dungeon Hunter 5. The title is now available in Google Play so players can step into the fantasy world and start engaging in some hack ‘n’ slash action. Dungeon Hunter 5 follows the serial nature of previous titles in the series and picks up in a world that is still dark despite the failure of a demon invasion in the Kingdom of Valenthia. Read more
The set-top streaming box market is already pretty crowded, with nearly every manufacturer offering some kind of streaming dongle or device. NVIDIA has been a holdout, but now they’ve announced a new Shield device designed specifically for streaming content to your television. The company already utilizes streaming technology with their portable Shield devices, so this move makes perfect sense. Read more
There are two new controllers announced available for pre-order today from Mad Catz. The company unveiled the L.Y.N.X.3 and S.U.R.F.r controllers for consumers that want optimal gaming and media consumption controllers for their mobile devices. Mad Catz provides plenty of buttons controls while keeping the hardware compact.
Ingress, an augmented reality game produced by Niantic Labs, a company within Google, has announced support for Android Wear will be released next month. Users with smartwatches running the Android Wear system will have access to quickly see the locations of friendly and enemy portals on their device’s screen. Players will also be able to take actions to either defend or capture those portals as appropriate using the smartwatch interface. Read more
Gameloft is well known for its popular games: it seems every title released by the company is an instant hit. However, Gameloft is also well known for releasing exciting trailers for its games prior to their release. Read more
The market for Android-powered game consoles can seem pretty crazy sometimes, and with the mixed success of devices like the Ouya and Mad Catz’ MOJO, it doesn’t look like any company has the formula nailed down just yet. Google and Amazon are even taking a stab at it with their latest set top boxes, although gaming is not the first priority with either device.
The newest contender in this new market is the ZRRO, which is currently up for funding on Kickstarter. The ZRRO differs from other boxes because it tries to offer a touch screen experience and full compatibility with any and every game available on Google’s Play Store. The device uses a fancy controller that utilizes patented “zTouch” technology; the input device actually tracks where your fingers are hovering over the screen (think Samsung’s S-Pen or Air View) and when you’re actually pressing the screen, which is supposed to allow you to be any Android game on your big screen television. Read more
Are you ready to hop on your virtual motorcycle and send it hurtling across a shark-infested pool while trying to make it through a flaming ring of death? If so, start revving your engines as Joe Danger for Android is getting ready to launch on Google Play, Amazon Appstore and the OUYA store. Read more