Google IO 2016 Coverage

NVIDIA adds SEGA and Warner Bros. to streaming game service


At the Game Developers Conference today, NVIDIA announced they are adding two top game publishers to their library of streaming game titles for the the NVIDIA SHIELD with GeForce NOW Android TV device. NVIDIA says this will bring the total number of titles available to 100. The latest additions will be coming from SEGA and Warner Bros. who will combine to bring nine new titles to the platform. Read more

Sonic Runners is out worldwide in the Play Store

SONIC-RUNNERS-iconSega has a new side-scrolling Sonic game out in the Play Store today. It has been available in select areas, but is officially released worldwide June 25th (today).

Like most other Sonic games it’s a classic 2D runner that still has everyone’s favorite characters. Prepare yourself for fast speeds, big loops, and lots of Bosses such as the infamous Dr. Eggman. The objective is still the same as previous games. Collect as many rings as you can while going as fast as you can. Your goal is to level up quickly, but you will need to decide who is the best character to use for each level.

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Sega will be removing several games from mobile app stores over the coming weeks

humble_sega_mobile_bundle_games_addedIn a blog post today, Sega has announced that they will be pulling several of their older titles from mobile app stores over the next few weeks. According to the company, some older games don’t quite meet their standards of quality anymore, and so they’ll be removed from Google’s Play Store, Amazon’s App Store, and Samsung’s Galaxy Apps, plus the iOS App Store.

This is a pretty odd move, especially for a company that was probably still pulling in some cash from its older games, but I guess it’s better for consumers so they don’t buying up games from Sega’s back catalog only to find out that they aren’t working properly on their 2015 device. Read more

SEGA release Sonic Jump Fever to Google Play


Sonic fans have a new title to check out in the Google Play store. In a follow-up to their 2012 title Sonic Jump, SEGA has released Sonic Jump Fever. In addition to the standard improvements in areas like graphics, the main change for this sequel is the move from being a premium app to being a free app with in-app purchases available. SEGA also incorporates play against your friends and leaderboard rankings much more in this title putting more emphasis on social aspects. Read more

Sonic Dash lets you play as Bugdroid and an Android-like Sonic


For a limited time, you can play as some very special characters in Sonic Dash. The first is Bugdroid! The little guy that represents Android is a playable character in the game and after fifty times playing with him, you unlock the next special character. As you can see in the picture above, an Android-like Sonic is unlocked.

Hit the break for download links and let us know how you feel about both Bugdroid and the Android-like Sonic. Read more

Sega’s ‘Sonic Jump Fever’ set for summer launch on Android

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E3 is here, and all of the major gaming companies are beginning to announce the new titles they’ll be releasing in the next year.

SEGA today announced ‘Sonic Jump Fever,’ a new installment of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.

This game is a bit more social than others before it, as it centers around beating your friends’ scores. You can chose your character and compete in vertical jumping challenges, much like Doodle Jump in the Sonic universe. There are a bunch of power-ups and boosters to collect as well as unique character abilities.

The actual release date is not known, but stay tuned for more as the beginning of summer comes closer. Hit the break for the game’s promotional video.

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Crazy Taxi: City Rush coming later this year, SEGA makes the original free in the Play Store through March 19


Need more Crazy Taxi? SEGA is working on a new installment for the series, titled Crazy Taxi: City Rush. Being that the focus is solely on mobile platforms, SEGA can optimize the experience properly. Kenji Kanno, creator of Crazy Taxi, says that “We are delivering a truly fun game that captures everything our fans love about the original and infusing it with several new features to create an even more fantastic and memorable experience.” The graphics will be much more smooth and vibrant and the mechanics finely tuned.

But as you wait for City Rush to make its way to the Play Store, SEGA is making the original Crazy Taxi more appealing. From now through March 19 (Wednesday), Crazy Taxi can be downloaded for absolutely nothing.

Hit the break for Crazy Taxi: City Rush’s teaser trailer and download links for the original. Read more