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Gameloft and Verizon to Bring Voice Over LTE for Multiplayer Gaming

Gameloft and Verizon have recently announced plans to revolutionize Android gaming that could potentially change the game (pun intended). Plans are in action to enable in-game voice chat over Verizon’s 4G network that will work much similar to online gaming on Xbox and PS3 consoles.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Verizon to illustrate the potential of in-game voice chat and multiplayer over the 4G LTE network,” said Baudouin Corman, vice president of Publishing for the Americas at Gameloft. “Gameloft seeks to provide gamers with a complete mobile gaming experience and feels that these features are at the forefront of the platform’s future.”

According to the demo at this years CES, only three gamers are able to play and talk at the same time but I imagine that will change once the technology gets perfected a bit more. If you are anything like me and like to play online multiplayer games, then you know how important this feature can be and that it will take more than three people to be completely effective. To see how this is going to work, jump past the break to check out the short demo video and don’t forget to let us know what you think!

Now if Verizon would just activate voice over LTE we’d be set!

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Croquet for Android now available

Croquet for Android

No need to go digging for that Croquet set buried deep inside your shed or garage. There’s a new game that’s hitting the Android Market called simply Croquet.

Some of the key features in Croquet include multi-player support, accurate court dimensions, 3D graphics to play in, and Realistic gameplay physics. These features combined with a challenging play action, make this a decent game for Android devices, and we imagine even better on an Android Tablet.

Search for “Croquet” in the Android Market to download.

[via intomobile]

SGN’s Skies of Glory allows for Android and iPhone multiplayer gaming

You may be surprised to learn that Android and iPhone users often butt heads over which platform is superior.  Well, now they can take out all that built up aggression with a little multiplayer action thanks to Social Gaming Network’s Skies of Glory.

The aerial dogfighting game has now been ported for Android 2.0 devices, and can communicate with iOS device phones over WiFi, 3G or Bluetooth.  The app costs $4.99, requires at least Android 2.0, and is currently not available for the Hero or Eris.  Scan the QR code below to purchase the app from the Android Market.

Market link

[via Engadget]