Dead Trigger Update Incoming; Brings Adreno-205 support, new guns, new zombies, and much more

 

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 more

ZTE Currently Whipping Up “Advanced Gaming Smartphones”, Due To Launch Next Week

Gaming. Smartphone. Gaming smartphone? That’s what manufacturing giant ZTE currently has up its sleeve as we speak. The company used its Twitter page to announce it will be launching some of the “most advanced gaming smartphones” in just six days from now. While it definitely did the trick to generate some curiousity, anticipation and excitement— ZTE stops there and won’t give up any additional details such as what processors we can expect, which OS will run the show or if it’ll have a form factor like say, Sony’s Xperia Play line of smartphones.

But naturally, we’ll see everything soon enough come to light in less than a week, so try to contain yourselves until then.

source: ZTE Twitter

Marvell and OnLive partner to bring cloud gaming to Google TV platform

Marvell announced today that their ARMADA 1500 HD Media SoC is being used by OnLive  in their app to provide high-end video games to Google TVs and Google TV devices. By using the app, users can avoid the use of a game console. The ARMADA 1500 chip is a dual-core CPU able to run at more than 6000 Dhrystone MIPS with integrated Qdeo video processing technology, support for 3DTV, and full HD video running on a fan-less, small form factor.

According to Steve Perlman, OnLive Founder and CEO, “OnLive’s focus is to make the highest quality gaming accessible to everyone,anywhere, and anytime they want it.” OnLive is able to deliver video games on-demand to PCs, Macs, TVs and tablets.  With this latest move, their games will now be available on Google TVs.

OnLive and Marvell do not indicate specific Google TV devices that will include the ARMADA 1500 chip. Full press release after the break. Read more

OUYA hits Kickstarter, A new Android-based open source gaming console

In the next year, I’m expecting to see more and more Android-related media devices and set-top boxes such as the Nexus Q. Last week we told you about a new Android-based gaming console called OUYA, but we really didn’t know much about it. Well it just became a Kickstarter project so we have more details.

The concept and idea behind the project is to make it easier for developers to bring a console game to market. Every OUYA console is a developer kit and there won’t be a need to purchase a license or an expensive SDK. So basically no licensing fees, retail fees, or publishing fees so anyone can create the next big title. All games will have the freemium model so everyone will at least be able to try any of the ones they’re interested in.

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Crafty Gamer Cleverly Mounts Samsung Galaxy Note To A Playstation 3 Controller, Oh And The Controls Are Fully Functional

One of the great things about Android devices is that well, you get to modify them and put them through unusual jobs, such as putting it to use as a topnotch gaming device. Okay, so many of you are looking perplexed, so let me explain: a crafty Galaxy Note owner realized the 5.3-inch screen of the device is too good to not be taken advantage of when it comes to gaming. So in having some time on his hands, the crafty developer went ahead and did the unthinkable— he literally gathered ports of popular games like Mario on his Galaxy Note, created an attachment terminal mount on his Playstation 3 controller, mounted his Galaxy Note to the controller and successfully configured the setup to allow his PS3 controller control the games. Impressive isn’t it?

Don’t take my word for it— check out the cool achievement in all its glory once you hit past the break.

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Madfinger’s Dead Trigger now Officially Available on Google Play [Video]

A couple of days ago we mentioned that Dead Trigger would be available on the Google Play store beginning July 2nd. Due to last minute bug fixes, the game was delayed by one day and is now officially available for purchase on the Google Play store for a very, very low price of $0.99. This is a steal for such a great game so grab it while the sale is still going on!

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Sonic 4 Episode II Now Available for all Android Devices Running 2.3 or Higher

Sonic 4 Episode II is now available in the Google Play Store for the price of $6.99. This has been out since May, but was only available for Tegra 3 devices. Now it’s available for all devices running Android 2.3 or higher, so most of you can get your hands on this classic Sonic game. While the price may be a little steep compared to other high end 3D Android games, Sonic has always been one of those nostalgic games that everyone loves. Still skeptical on picking this game up? Head over to our review of the game which also includes a video to further see what game-play is like.

 

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Ouya Game Console Brings Open-Source Hacking To Developers For $99

Well here’s a novel twist to the openness of the Android platform. There’s a new game system called Ouya that’s gotten the attention of many Android fanatics and gamers. The special characteristic about the game system is the fact that the console is completely hackable— as in ready to be tinkered with. Created by Yves Behar, Ouya gives prospective buyers the chance to own a console that can connect to a TV, while including a high-concept developer ecosystem that’s completely free and open. Every customer will also be treated to a full-fledged developer kit which can be used to developer and publish games. We don’t know what’s inside the device, but the cost is certainly enticing as the game system is set to come in at $99.

Now that the Ouya concept is out, it’s now time for the games to start pouring in. It will be interesting to see what is created and developed from this uber cool piece of technology.

source: The Verge

Rovio Proudly Unleashes Amazing Alex Trailer

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? Read more

Hands on with The Amazing Spiderman on the Nexus 7 [Video]

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? Read more