Google IO 2016 Coverage

Tegra Zone Getting Borderlands 2 and Demolition Inc.

Tegra Zone, nVidia’s showcase for Tegra optimized games, will be offering Borderlands 2 and Demolition, Inc. At PDXLAN 19 in Dallas last week, Borderlands developer GearBox Software showed off Borderlands 2 running on a Tegra 3 tablet. Although juicy details for Borderlands 2 are scarce, it is currently scheduled for a release sometime around summer of this year, which could lay the groundwork for the first console-quality game released simultaneously for Android. The original Borderlands was a great game (I’ve only played it on PC) and with the Tegra 3’s PC-class GPU on board, I can only imagine how great BL2 will be once it’s released.

Demolition, Inc. will also be featured on Tegra Zone, an action strategy game where you play the role of a demolition worker. The game is designed to showcase the physics processing capabilities of Tegra devices. The game is scheduled for release sometime in March. Here are some of the features to expect:

  • Car and building physics are fully simulated. Everything is destructible and nothing is pre-animated
  • Use the endless possibilities of combining your tools and weapons to make devastating chain reactions
  • Use your tractor beam to take control of cars, place anti-gravity ramps to maximize damage, use the huge wrecking ball to make way
  • Three cities and 15 districts are awaiting to be demolished by you and lead to their true destination!
  • Compare your skills with those of your friends and the world-wide steam community
Sound interesting? Sure does. Hit the break for a couple of short preview videos.

Siegecraft THD by Blowfish Studios Now Available, Optimized for Tegra 2 and Tegra 3 Devices

If you are looking for a new siege warefare game to play that is as addictive to play as it is gorgeous then look no further. Blowfish Studios has released their game Siegecraft THD optimized for Tegra devices. Don’t worry folks, those of you that don’t have a Tegra device can get a non-optimized version of it as well. This game features console like graphics and the ability to launch cows at enemies. You don’t actually have your own castle or land to defend, but rather, you’re a mercenary for hire that has the best siege army at your disposal. Various kingdoms will hire you to take out their enemies using various siege weapons.

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New Tegra-Optimized Game ‘Sprinkle’ Released, Kal-El Support Soon

Fresh on the heels of NVIDIA’s announcement for their new Tegra Zone website, a new Tegra-optimized game called Sprinkle has been released. This game challenges users to solve brain-teasing puzzles by using a water cannon mounted on a crane to fight fires, spin wheels, activate traps and even use its power to move boulders and blocks of ice before the time and water run out.

The unique look of the game and its realistic water physics is surely a bargain at $1.99 in the Android Market and I will give you this little tip for free: Tap five fingers on the screen to unlock 46 levels of this puzzler. Concerning the forthcoming “Tegra 3” quad-core processor NVIDIA Kal-El, there will be an optimized version of Sparkle also.

Hit the break for the Android Market link and a QR code.

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Tegra Zone Launches New Website

If you have a NVIDIA Tegra-powered mobile device and want to find the best games to reach the full potential of the that Tegra mobile processor, the NVIDIA Tegra Zone app is a must-have. To the delight of many, NVIDIA has now announced the launch of their new Tegra Zone website to give you access to the latest game news, reviews and release information right from your laptop or desktop too. You’ll also find high-resolution game screenshots, HD gameplay videos, game developer interviews, a community forum and the ability to share your favorite apps through your social networks.

In a comment aimed at game developers, they added that “with over 250,000 Android games in the Android Market, it can be a challenge to get your game noticed” and go on the direct these developers to their ‘Zone In’ section for an opportunity to have their games listed on the Tegra Zone site.

Tell us what you think of their new site. To the developers out there, how do you feel about the exposure the site may offer?

[via nvidiablog]

T-Mobile launches LG G2X and G-Slate – NVIDIA tegra Zone pre-installed

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It’s official folks, the LG G-Slate and the LG G2X are now part of T-Mobile and will both come pre-loaded with the new NVIDIA Tegra Zone app for quick and easy access to awesome games. The LG G2X (Optimus 2X) will also come with stock Android 2.2 Froyo as well as Qik, Need for Speed Shift HD, T-Mobile TV, and DTS Ultra Mobile sound enhancer. This will be the first smartphone to have the NVIDIA Tegra Zone pre-loaded as well.

Now onto the T-Mobile G-Slate…in all 8.9 inches of Android tablet awesomeness. This device shoots 3D video, running Android 3.0 Honeycomb, all while bringing you 1080p video output, and 4G network connectivity. This tablet is priced at $529.99 at T-Mobile after a $100 mail-in rebate. It’s pricey…but spicy!

Tegra Zone Screen Shot

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