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Google hosting Spring Google Play sale on several premium games

Posted by wicked April - 23 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

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Google is hosting a big sale on some popular games on the Play Store right now, offering top titles at a pretty big discount. Games like Gameloft’s The Dark Knight Rises, Need for Speed, and 10000000 are on sale for a buck, and others like NBA 2k14 have dipped to around 3 dollars.

If you’ve been itching for a new game to play on your commute in the mornings, hit the link below to take advantage of the deals.

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Humble Mobile Bundle 5 adds three more titles to the package

Posted by wicked April - 22 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

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Last week Humble Bundle announced the Humble Mobile Bundle 5 which included up to six titles. As they typically do, additional titles are being added to the bundle. Today three more games showed up on the order page for the bundle, Paper Monsters, R-Type and Enviro-Bear 2010. Those titles currently list for $0.99, $1.99 and $1.99 respectively in the Google Play store. These three titles and three of the original titles, The Cave, The Room Two and Carcassonne are only available if you pay more than the average price, which is $5.18 as this is being written. That price has a good chance of going up, so head on over to the Humble Bundle site using the source link to place your order.

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Games seen to be the next warzone for mobile platform exclusivity

Posted by wicked April - 21 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

Now that a good number of popular apps are mostly available on multiple mobile operating systems, or their users expect them to be, platform makers such as Google, Apple, and Amazon are looking for the next big opportunity to pull in new users or keep old ones from jumping ship. Now they’ve seen the next battlefield for buyers’ hearts and money: games.

When Plants vs Zombies 2 came out exclusively on iOS months before Android, there was talk of how Apple offered EA some sweet deals to make the hit game exclusive to Apple’s platform before any other. While both parties naturally denied such rumors, it, apparently, wasn’t the first and only case. And it’s not even that unusual. Other game developers and publishers, such ZeptoLabs of Cut the Rope fame or distributor Gameloft have implied as much. And there are no signs that things are going to change any time soon.

We’ve seen such kind of business before, particularly in consoles and handhelds, though fortunately there are those whose profit goals are greater than any platform exclusivity can offer. And games are a good fit for such offers. Games are harder to develop than most mobile apps. They are also harder to port from one platform to another, practically forcing most developers, especially small-sized ones, to capitalize on a single platform as much as they can. And what better way to do that than accepting an offer of free promotion, marketing, and whatnot, in exchange for shunning a good portion of the market. Some analysts believe that people who love a game enough will switch over to the platform that best supports it.

In the past, Apple has had the lion’s share of such exclusive titles, primarily because it was first on the scene and its ecosystem is, admittedly, quite tight. Android fragmentation, both in OS and especially in hardware, has been one of the biggest banes of mobile game development. That, however, is changing, with Android consolidating on its versions as well as its tools. But Google and Apple might have another contender to worry about, and its not Microsoft. Amazon has also been seeking exclusive deals with game developers in the past, but now it’s stepping up its game. Its purchase of game developer Double Helix and its launch of the Fire TV proves that it has an eye on that pie and is ready to fight for it.

SOURCE: Wall Street Journal

Gameloft’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings onto the Play Store

Posted by wicked April - 18 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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Gameloft is famous for releasing movie tie-in games for mobile devices, so of course they were tasked with bringing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to the big small screen. The game features a sprawling open-world New York environment, filled with tons of events and missions to complete as Spider-Man. The game even features characters and villains from the Marvel comic book, going beyond what’s seen in the movies. The combat system is also fully fleshed out with tons of fluid animations and combos.

This looks to be one of the most technically impressive games that Gameloft has released, offering an experience that rivals a traditional console game. Mobile gaming may not ever overtake home console gaming, but it’s certainly getting close to giving gamers a similar experience across devices.

Hit the link for the download, priced at $4.99. You can check out the trailer and some screenshots below.

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OUYA “Chupacabra” system update brings in XBMC audio passthrough and revamped pages

Posted by wicked April - 17 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

Following its tradition of naming major system updates after mythical creatures, the OUYA team has announced the release of “Chupacabra”. And just like previous updates, this one drags in quite a huge amount of new features and fixes, including support for audio passthrough in XBMC, redesigned PLAY, DISCOVER, and Details pages, as well as better support for game controllers and media remotes.

Although OUYA is a gaming console, like other boxes of its kind, it can also serve its life as a media center. However, it did not yet support the much coveted audio passthrough feature via XBMC. That all changes in this release and this new feature is one of the major highlights of Chupacabra. OUYA now gains audio passthrough support for AC3, DTS, and AAS formats. Those who wish to use this new feature should ensure that they are running not only the latest OUYA firmware but also the update XBMC app as well.

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Moving on to the user interface, OUYA has introduced yet another set of changes to how it presents content on your big screen. Just because you have a lot screen space doesn’t mean you need to litter it with every single piece of information. To that end, the DETAILS page for each game has considerably reduced its information density and is now easier to read. But it also adds some new types of information via a Developers section, so that users can get to better know the makers of their favorite game as well as other games made by them, in case they become interested.

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The PLAY page has also seen a slight redesign to make it easier to find the games that matter to you. A new Favorites row has been added just below the old Recent Games section and two new ways to view games, Purchased and Recent Downloads, as been added at the very bottom. OUYA now also has a download manager that lets you prioritize your download queue on the fly. The video below summarizes the update changelog and gives a look at the new features in moving pictures format.

The Chupacabra update isn’t just for end users either. Also included in this round is the new developer policy foreshadowed last month. Starting this update, game developers will be free to choose whether they want to sell their wares upfront or stick to the old system that let them give out free demos for gamers to try before buying. All in all, this latest OTA update has something in store for both developers and gamers alike that will hopefully take small console gaming, and ultimately Android gaming, up a notch.

Humble Bumble 9 adds three new games

Posted by wicked April - 10 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

humble_bundle_9We like to talk about Humble Bumble a lot at TA, and for good reason. If you aren’t familiar, Humble Bumble lets you buy a group of games for a lower than average price, while helping developers and charity. Humble Bumble 9 already had six games, but if you pay more than the average, you’ll now get three additional titles: Savant: Ascent, Snyder Arcade, and The Shivah.

In Savant: Ascent, you go up a tower in search of a curious orb while battling enemies. Snyder Arcade is “serious old-school gaming,” as you blast objects in outer space in this shoot-em-up. The last game, The Shivah, you are a Jewish Rabbi trying to find the truth behind money left to him.

The current average price is $3.90, so if you pay more than that you’ll get all of the titles available. Download via the link below.

Source: Humble Bundle

 

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Gameloft optimizing games for Amazon’s Fire TV

Posted by wicked April - 5 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

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As Amazon finally moves into the market of devices meant to help consumers get digital content displayed on their TVs with the release of their Fire TV device, one of the big factors that may influence their success will be apps, including games. We’ve already seen Google’s strategy with Chromecast play out as they slowly dribbled out the ability for services and apps to make use of the device. Amazon appears to have done more work to ensure content is ready with the shipment of the devices, but there is still room for more apps to join the party. One example is Gameloft, which has already started optimizing their titles for use on Fire TV.

Initially, Gameloft has made three titles ready for Fire TV – Asphalt 8: Airborne, Modern Combat 4, and Despicable Me: Minion Rush. Gameloft says they will be optimizing more titles in the future. The company thinks “Amazon’s broad consumer base” will help drive the reach of their titles on the platform and ultimately the success of Fire TV.

Does the ability to access leading game titles, like those from Gameloft, have an impact on your interest in a device like the Amazon Fire TV?

source: Droid Gamers

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Humble Bundle 9 released with six titles

Posted by wicked April - 1 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

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Humble Bundle has announced the release of a new bundle of games, Humble Bundle: PC and Android 9. Like all Humble Bundles, buyers can select the price they want to pay and what the cut will be between charity and developers. For this bundle, four of the titles are included in the bundle no matter what. These include Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror, Bridge Constructor, Type:Rider, and Ravensword: Shadowlands. If you pay more than the current average price, you also get Kingdom Rush and Knights of Pen & Paper +1 Edition as well as access to additional titles that Humble Bundle inevitably adds to these packages.

The current bundle is scheduled to end around April 14th, so if you need a little break or diversion from working on taxes, be sure to hit the source link after checking out the promo video below.

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source: Humble Bundle

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Cut The Rope 2 swings into the Play Store

Posted by wicked March - 28 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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After being on iOS for several months, Cut The Rope 2 has finally come to Android. Fans of the franchise are sure to like this new and improved version, which includes new challenges, characters, and obstacles. Our favorite and very lovable character, Om Nom, even breaks out of his box and to hit the busy cities, forests, underground tunnels, and junkyards. Om Nom will also make a lot of new friends such as Roto, Lick, Blue, Toss, and Boo. Cut The Rope 2 supports high resolution on your phone or tablet.

The game is free, but you will find in-app purchases along the way.

Hit the break for full list of features, screenshots, a video, and of course, download links.

Features

  • ALL NEW LOCATIONS TO EXPLORE! Travel through an interactive map to discover new locations filled with candy collecting, rope cutting action.
  • ALL NEW CHARACTERS TO MEET! Find 5 new characters, the Nommies, to help you on your unexpected journey.
  • ALL NEW HATS TO BRAG ABOUT! Customize Om Nom, choose your favorite candy and select your finger traces.
  • ALL NEW ADVENTURES FOR OM NOM! Experience completely new graphics, sound and gameplay elements, including the ability to move Om Nom.
  • ALL NEW MISSIONS! Collect the perfect number of stars and strategically gather fruit to complete the mission in each level.

MEET OM NOM’S NEW FRIENDS, THE NOMMIES!

  • Roto can carry Om Nom to the best candy catching locations
  • Lick can make small bridges with his tongue to help Om Nom reach his goal
  • Blue can lift Om Nom to new levels of candy hunting fun
  • Toss can throw objects, including candy
  • Boo can scare Om Nom to jump to new heights

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Gameloft releases Captain America: The Winter Soldier in the Google Play Store

Posted by wicked March - 27 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

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With the movie about a week away from release, Gameloft released Captain America: The Winter Soldier game in the Google Play Store. The game is free initially to download and play, but after the first two levels you will be prompted via an in app purchase to continue playing the rest of the game for $2.99. The game is a 3rd person style format and you fight as Cap himself and battle villains while leading your S.H.I.E.L.D. team to save the world. You can find some images and a QR code below after the break!

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