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
Humble Mobile Bundle 10 launched last week with three games (Buddy & Me, Lyne, and Doodle Kingdom) and three bonus games (Sorcery! 2, King of Dragon Pass, and OTTTD). As per past practice, they have added more games into the mix. Today’s additions include iPollute, Sorcery and the Tiny Bang Story.
If you already bought in above the average asking price ($3.94 at the time of this post), then you will receive these three new bonus games automatically. If you haven’t gotten in on this bundle yet, just pay over the average and grab all 9 games.
A few days ago, HTC announced on Twitter that it was heading off to the e-sports arena, particularly in League of Legends. It will be sponsoring three teams: TSM, Team Liquid, and Cloud 9. Each of the three teams have historically competed in Counter Strike and Dota 2 as well, but LoL is the only game mentioned by HTC.
Differing from other tech companies like Razer, HTC doesn’t really have any of its products that are associated with e-sports gaming. The Verge explains that after Q1 of this year, that may no longer be the case. Read more
If you have Google Cardboard, you might want to check out a new game called Attack of the Teapotcopters VR. Hell, even if you don’t have cardboard, it might be worth a shot since it will still be playable.
Teapotcopters features stunning 3D graphics and is a helicopter flight simulator that was developed by XDA member agnu17. In fact, it’s his first game ever. The goal is to defend the base from enemy teapotcopters. There are 4 levels of play: Earth, Moon, Mars, and Ocean, and 3 helicopters to choose from. You can also collect CopterCoins for upgrades.
Android TV in itself has a lot of promise, but the first major device, the Nexus Player, isn’t all that spectacular. It lacks an Ethernet port and doesn’t have enough storage to satisfy even the most casual gamer. When Android TV was announced at Google I/O, Razer was mentioned as a manufacturer that would offer an Android TV set-top box, and that time as finally come. They introduced Forge TV today at CES, and it looks very promising.
We always see a bunch of apps and games on sale for Christmas and New Years, but this has to be the most I have ever seen. Not only are there so many apps and games on sale, but they are discounted as much as 80%. We are talking 100+ titles for a savings of over $350.
I know a lot of other sites offer similar lists, but we also give you the regular pricing so you can decide whether it’s a good enough deal for you. Hit the break for our massive roundup, and be sure to check this post regularly as we will be updating it as more apps and games go on sale.
Rockstar Games has dropped an early Christmas present on the Android gaming scene for fans of the Grand Theft Auto franchise. Their Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars title is now available for select Android devices. As part of the development for the Android platform, the game includes support for widescreen resolutions like you might find on many Android devices and it even includes support for Android TV. Read more
With a big hit on their hands in Minecraft, it seems amazing that game developer Mojang is only now releasing their second title for Android. Their newest game is Scrolls, a game that combines elements of card and board games, to be played on tablet devices. Read more
If you have been wanting to buy a particular app, but waiting for the price to drop, this might be the best weekend of the entire year. Many apps are on sale from today through Cyber Monday. You might even find some apps you weren’t aware of. Here’s a number of the more notable apps that are on sale, most of them at least 50% off, but there are tons more. You can always search “Black Friday Sale” or “Cyber Monday Sale” in the Google Play Store to find even more apps. Hit the break for our roundup.