Famed developer Rovio is out to show it can whip up games outside of Angry Birds fame. That’s why its gone out and released a brief teaser for its upcoming game called Amazing Alex, an intriguing game we told you a few months back. CEO Mikael Hed describes the background of the game as one that will feature educational elements and center around the Alex, “a curious young boy who loves to build things”. This physics-based puzzle game which will feature 100 levels and also 35 additional objects for all of you budding developers to go out and create your own levels and designs.
We’re certain all of you Angry Birds fanatics are ready for an encore— Rovio pledges the game will be out sometime in July. Hopefully there won’t be too much of an uprising before the game’s release, but in the meantime— why not check out the exciting trailer once you hit past the break?
We just showed you a hands on demo of Frontline Commando on the Nexus 7 but figured we wouldn’t stop there. Many of you have questions about gaming on Google’s new 7-inch tablet and we have another demo video to show you how great the experience really is. Gameloft’s The Amazing Spiderman game just launched in the Play Store for $6.99 and looks awesome on the 7-inch form factor. Jump past the break to check it out and be sure to let us know what you think! Are you surprised to see such high quality games for the Nexus 7 already?
As if there wasn’t enough racing games in the Play Store to keep your need for speed at bay for at least a year, Gameloft is gearing up to add yet another one to the mix. Asphalt 7: Heat will be available for download on June 25th and should provide you race fans another outlet to get your fix. This 7th installment in the Asphalt series will have 15 licensed tracks, 60 cars, and looks to have some improved graphics as well. Unfortunately, you will have to wait until next week to get in on the action but in the meantime you can check out the official trailer below to see what’s to come. Anyone interested?
As promised, Max Payne has been released in the Google Play Store. Those of you familiar with the Max Payne don’t need an introduction, but in case you aren’t, it was originally published by Rockstar Games in 2001. It’s a third person action-shooter and is famous for introducing the concept of Bullet Time in video games with its stylish slow-motion gunplay. Of course the dark and twisted stories didn’t hurt either. It completely redefined action-shooter games.
As to the story, it’s about Max, who is a fugitive undercover cop framed for murder. He’s hunted by other cops and the mob. Along the way he fights to clear his name as he struggles to uncover the truth about his slain family amongst many plot-twists.
Polarbit is known for their popular Reckless Racing series, and now they are exploring beyond car racing with Red Bull for Red Bull X-Fighters 2012, a freestyle motocross game. The premise of the game is to be the best freestyle motocross rider by doing mid-air tricks and stunts on your bike. Different gestures perform different tricks while you accelerate and steer with on-screen controls.
Typically, sponsored games are never quite top echelon when it comes to gameplay and features, but Red Bull X-Fighters 2012 seems to be a notch above.
Hit the break for screenshots, a list of features, and gameplay video.
The results are in for NVIDIA‘s first annual Players Choice Awards. NVIDIA tallied fan votes for games in the following categories: Best Graphics, Best Gameplay and Best Overall. Many great games were available to choose from, including Dark Meadow, Shadowgun THD, Grand Theft Auto III, Riptide GP, Soulcraft THD and more.
Some tough choices, but the fans have spoken. It was almost a clean sweep by Rockstar.
Best Graphics – Shadowgun THD
With its water, damage, aging, and particle effects, Shadowgun THD had little competition in the Best Graphics category.
Best Gameplay – Grand Theft Auto III
GTA III and Shadowgun THD were battling it out in this category, but thanks to full-on game controller support, Rockstar’s game came out ahead.
Best Overall – Grand Theft Auto III
Again, GTA III and Shadowgun THD came to blows for Best Overall. With full 3D stereo on Tegra devices that support 3D, plus the previously mentioned game controller support, GTA III took the crown as Best Overall Game.
Congrats to all two winners!
Square Enix just posted their presser announcing their upcoming Tegra 3 -optimized title, Demons’ Score. It’s a breakbeat action game that seemlessly fuses music and battles and it was developed using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 to produce high-quality 3D graphics.
“What’s more, the soundtrack has been composed by a number of musicians renowned in the Japanese music industry including Kohei Tanaka, known for his work on the Sakura Wars series, and Yoko Shimomura, whose accomplishments include work on the Kingdom Hearts series.”
The premise is Serenity is just your average college girl, but when her father goes missing, she sets out to find him at the lab facility where he works. All Hell breaks loose when she lays hands on the Demons’ Score, a mysterious program that allows her body to be possessed by various demons. Where did her father disappear to? What’s the mystery behind the Demons’ Score? Serenity’s battle begins with the thunderous tunes of Hell!
Renaissance Blood THD is the latest game to hit the TegraZone. Built on Unreal Mobile Engine and Tegra 3 optimized, it’s a “House of the Dead” style FPS developed by Bridea and published by NCsoft. It takes place in the Renaissance era and the object is to find the final blueprint that the great Leonardo da Vinci left behind. After Leonard DaVinci’s death, heroes of Renaissance started to fight a battle for capturing “DaVinci machine” which DaVinci designed. Immerse yourself in a world where science and alchemy set the rules, and battle your way through a slew of mobs with spectacular weapons inspired by Da Vinci’s inventions.
Owners of the HTC One X have been complaining about occasional lag during game play on a device that shouldn’t be lagging at all (despite previous issues with Sense lag). What’s causing it? XDA contributor hamdir has put together a tutorial to not only explain why this is happening, but also how to fix it.
First, the reason it lags. It has to do with the number of cores in use and how some apps don’t get access to all the cores. Additionally, the cores that are being accessed are not always running at the highest clock speed. hamdir puts it like this:
The stock CPU governor on the One X keeps ramping up and down the clocks during games which is the main cause of bad frame rate
The fix for this is simple, but requires a rooted phone. If you’re rooted and running stock, simply download an app called System Tuner from the Play Store and do the following: