Fans of the Shadowrun roleplaying game may find themselves spending some considerable time over the next few days watching and watching again a new video of gameplay for the upcoming Shadowrun Returns game. The game combines free form roleplaying with a turn-based combat system to bring the pen and paper game to the digital world. The developers, Harebrained Schemes, raised over $1.8 million via a Kickstarter project to fund development of the title. The video is labeled as Alpha Gameplay Footage and will give potential players an idea of what to expect. An Android tablet version is expected to be released later this year. » Read the rest
If you backed OUYA on Kickstarter, you still have a few weeks to wait before you receive your OUYA console. The good news, though, is that there should be plenty of games on the market for you when you do get your new gadget, as OUYA has opened their game download shop for developers to begin uploading their projects. This is going to guarantee there’s a big enough selection to keep the excitement going for the console on launch day.
OUYA is also running a contest in their shop to spur development. The top three developers based on the first six weeks of availability will be featured in a series of short documentaries. Hopefully we’ll see some positive results out of this. Who’s excited to get their hands on a OUYA console?
Android gamers interested in grabbing some new titles for the Android platform may want to grab up the fifth iteration of The Humble Bundle. The Humble Bundle 5 comes with four games as part of the base package including:
- Beat Hazard Ultra
- Dynamite Jack
- Solar 2
- NightSky HD
NVIDIA has hit a home-run with their new Tegra 4 gaming console. Dubbed Project Shield, this new console plays host to a myriad of games ranging from live streaming PC games to our favorite, Google Play Store mobile games. NVIDIA has outdone themselves with this impressive handheld game console, and IMO will make a believer out of gamers everywhere with their new innovative gaming system.
Are you a fan of doom and gloom? Have a hankering for the smell of dead flesh? Do you wish you could be the sole survivor of a zombie apocalypse battling your way through wave upon wave of flesh eating living dead? Then guess what, this game is for you! On Project Shield’s 5-inch Retina Display touchscreen display this game looks amazing.
Players have a weapons arsenal at their disposal (flame thrower included, of course) as they fight through level upon level of awesome zombie goodness. The ultimate goal? Who cares, we get to kill zombie scum from the comfort of our comfy sofa! Head past the break for the video demo.
The latest installment in the Die Hard series reached theaters today, but the game also landed in the Google Play Store. Based on the movie, the player takes the role of Jack McClane, the son of the famous protagonist of the Die Hard series, John McClane. In the game, it is your mission to save the world from nuclear warfare as you travel throughout Russia to take down the bad guys.
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. » Read the rest
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
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.
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. » Read the rest
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. » Read the rest