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Google Play Store now has a separate section for Offline Games

Posted by wicked July - 25 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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Today Google launched a new section of the Google Play Store dedicated to offline gaming, a welcome addition to the store for the more data-conscious Android users out there. The new Offline Games section currently includes the excellent Beach Buggy Blitz, Jetpack Joyride and Fail Hard. While a handful of the games support online multiplayer, all 54 of the titles can be played offline.

Regardless of whether or not you are trying to save data, Google’s Offline Games collection is a great collection of games and is worth checking out. Hit the source to start stockpiling games and let us know what you recommend in the comments.

Source: Google Play

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Rovio releases Angry Birds Transformers teaser trailer

Posted by wicked July - 25 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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A little over a month ago, Rovio announced they were working with Hasbro for Angry Birds Transformers. It will not only include the game, but also consumer licensed goods and a new product line from Hasbro called TELEPODS. In celebration for Comic-Con, Rovio is giving us a sneak peak thanks to a teaser trailer.

They do not show any gameplay, but from the looks of it, it is some sort of an endless runner with a lot of missiles. It’s also likely the birds will team up with the piggies to fend off the Transformers. Hit the break for the official video.

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Report: Google’s YouTube reaches deal to acquire Twitch for $1 billion

Posted by wicked July - 25 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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Back in May, it was reported that Google was exploring the purchase of Twitch, the premier game streaming service. Although not officially announced, today it was revealed that a deal has been reached for roughly $1 billion.

Apparently both companies started talking back in September, but nothing leaked until May. It’s also expected that Google’s YouTube division will be the ones swallowing Twitch. YouTube was purchased by Google for $1.65 billion back in 2006.

Twitch has grown considerably over the years. Back in 2011, Twitch had just 3.2 million active users, but today that total tops 50 million.

source: Venture Beat

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LG announces game that can be played inside the QuickCircle Case’s window for the G3

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

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Well, this is new.

The LG G3′s QuickCircle case has a circular window which allows users to see important notification information and date/time data. But now, users will be able to use the window to actually play games while on the run.

Starting today, users will be able to download “Puppy Pop,” which will be able to be played within the QuickCircle window.

 The game is developed specifically by LG for the G3. Players gain points by drawing lines through three or more identical puppies in order to remove as many as possible from the screen before the clock hits zero. Scores can be shared via social media. 

This is a pretty interesting development by LG. Although the market for QuickCircle apps is nowhere near saturated (actually near non-existent), this represents a push for developers to begin making apps for the case.

Source: LG

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The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land to swarm onto mobile devices in 2015

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

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AMC has announced that they will be releasing an official companion game for their hit series The Walking Dead. The new game, The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, is being developed for mobile devices by AMC and Next Games. An early look at the game is expected at Comic Con later this month and the title is expected to be released in early 2015 which should coincide with the mid-season premiere for season 5.

According  to a statement that was released,

The game, titled The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, will allow players to experience the world of the iconic show through gameplay exclusively developed for smartphones and tablet devices. Developed by Next Games in close collaboration with AMC, the game will feature themes familiar to the TV series, where characters fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic, walker-infested world. A recurring theme of choosing the right survival strategy and making the most human choices possible is at the heart the first-of-its-kind game.

If you want to get on the mailing list for updates from the developers, hit the source link for the page that was set up for fans.

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source: AMC
via: 9to5Google

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NVIDIA announces the Shield Tablet and Shield Wireless Controller, pre-orders start now

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

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As expected, NVIDIA took the wraps off of the Shield Tablet and Shield Wireless Controller. Let’s start with the tablet. It sports an 8-inch Full HD (1920 x 1200) IPS display, a Tegra K1 processor (with 192 GPU cores), 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage, microSD slot for up to an additional 128 GB of storage, 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, front-facing stereo speakers, HDMI 1.4a out, Bluetooth 4.0, and LTE / HSPA+ (compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile). What’s also interesting is that the tablet supports 4K out to your TV, but in order to keep the pricing competitive, they opted for a 1080p display on the actual tablet.

So what makes the Shield Tablet so special? For starters, it’s pretty much the most powerful tablet on earth. It not only plays Android games, but you can also stream games from a NVIDIA GeForce GTX powered PC desktop or notebook using NVIDIA GameStream. It can also stream games from the cloud using NVIDIA Grid. You will also find support for real-time streaming to Twitch and a Gaming Console Mode that makes it a full living-room gaming experience. Lastly, it includes a stylus, dubbed DirectStylus 2, which is twice as responsive as its predecessor.

The tablet is going for $299 and you can pre-order now. The controller is wireless and costs $59. No word on if you can utilize the controller with other tablets like the MOGA series. They are also offering a tablet cover that doubles as a stand for $39.

NVIDIA has put together a bunch of videos showcasing the tablet’s features….

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The original Shield wasn’t a hit. The Shield Tablet should appeal to hardcore gamers, but what about the mainstream?

 

 

 

 

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NVIDIA’s SHIELD Tablet is the next step in Android/PC gaming

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

What if the NVIDIA SHIELD were different? The portable gaming device turned heads on launch, and continued to do so well into its lifespan, supporting PC gaming as well as Android. The latest iteration of SHIELD takes it one step further, bringing you a tablet and controller that work together, but aren’t joined at the hip.


The SHILED Tablet and SHIELD Controller are meant to work together, but also don’t have to. The tablet itself is a robust performer, running things with the NVIDIA K1 chipset, which has 192 GPU cores. The 8-inch display is full HD with a 1920 x 1200 resolution. Front-facing speakers house NVIDA’s Pure Sound technology and a dual bass reflex port. The 16 or 32GB internal storage is upgradable to 128GB via micro SD card, And two 5MP cameras will keep you shooting pics as well as on-screen enemies.

The tablet also has a stylus — and a good one at that. NVIDIA says theirs is the first GPU accelerated stylus, which will be great for artists. Blending colors and altering light sources are the name of the game here, and don’t worry about losing track of the stylus; like any good digital pen, it has a place in the tablet.

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The controller is much like you find with the current SHIELD — responsive, stylish, and a pleasure to game with. NVIDIA is using WiFi to couple the controller with your tablet, which they say has two-times lower latency than Bluetooth. If you have a favorite controller, Bluetooth or wired, you can use that as well — it just won’t be as good as the controller NVIDIA has. Android enthusiasts will like that the controller has voice capabilities; just hold down the home button, and ask it to launch a game or perform a search!

Gaming remains the focus for NVIDIA and their SHIELD lineup, and the SHIELD Tablet is the best and brightest for this. The SHIELD Tablet is the first to offer Gamestream, which is the backbone of what NVIDIA accomplishes here. You can play PC or Android games, and stream (get it?) them to your TV. Perhaps better, you can join up to four controllers at once to play multi-player games with your SHIELD Tablet.

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Of course, you’ll get access to SHIELD Hub, which is your jumping-off point for NVIDIA gaming. For those interested in sharing their gaming experience, NVIDIA is also allowing Twitch streaming. When you’re gaming on the tablet, the NVIDIA SHIELD cover lets you acheive the optimal screen angle — no matter what that is for you.

An 8-inch tablet with a blazing fast processor, WiFi or LTE, a stellar controller, groundbreaking stylus, Android and PC gaming, and the ability to both stream games to your TV and play with friends — what more could you want? How about a price-point that starts at $299, and a controller that sets you back $59? The SHIELD Tablet will be available later this year, but pre-orders are currently being accepted via the SHIELD page, Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, GameStop, Micro Center, NewEgg, Tiger Direct, Memory Express, NCIX, ThinkGeek, or Canada Computers.

Gameloft releases Modern Combat 5 trailer, pirates release the full game a little early

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

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Modern Combat 5 will be available on July 24th, and Gameloft released an exciting trailer to wet your appetite. Interestingly enough, the game is already available thanks to underground pirating.

I am not condoning the pirating, but it appears Gameloft released the game a little early to a few people as part of a contest they ran on Facebook. How could you not think something like this would happen? One of the winners started the leak and now 1,000′s of players are enjoying the game a few days before it officially hits Android, iOS, and Windows 8 devices for $6.99

Gameloft Community Manager Florian Weber took to Facebook and said……“As you can imagine, I am really pissed off…Seriously, this is why we can’t have nice things.” What can he do at this point? He says if he finds specific people torrenting the game, he will instantly ban them from the game.

Assuming you are a good citizen and can wait a few days for the official release, check out the trailer below.

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source: Polygon

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NVIDIA will announce the Shield Tablet on July 22nd alongside a wireless controller

Posted by wicked July - 19 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

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We know an NVIDIA Shield tablet is on the way, and it looks like it’ll be announced sooner rather than later. A set of leaked images and information points towards the gaming tablet being announced on July 22nd in time for a late summer/early fall rollout to consumers.

According to the images, the Shield Tablet will indeed be a powerful tablet paired with a wireless controller instead of the all-in-one package we got with the original Shield device. The tablet sports an NVIDIA K1 processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 1920 x 1200 8-inch screen, and a 5 megapixel front-facing cam. The 16 GB model with WiFi only will run $299, and the 32 GB, LTE-enabled version will cost $399. Either option should be more than capable of handling even the most demanding games available on Android.

Aside from the tablet, NVIDIA is going to push the wireless controller accessory to complement playing games on the device. The controller will cost $59 and is supposedly significantly more responsive than typical Bluetooth controllers, so it may not be a universal Bluetooth accessory. That’s a bummer if you were planning on getting just the controller for another device.

With an announcement on the 22nd and a rollout slated to begin on July 29th in the US and Canada, you can expect more official news on the Shield tablet soon.

source: Videocardz

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Game of Thrones Ascent now available on Google Play

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

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If you’re a fan of HBO’s Game of Thrones, you’ll want to check out Game of Thrones Ascent, a new mobile game that ties into the world of the show. The game, which has been previously available on the web and iOS, already has 4.5 million players, so it’s fairly popular already.

The app puts you in an immersive world full of thousands of quests and dozens of adventures, where you can create your own identity to interact with other players and characters from the Game of Thrones universe. The storylines and quests also update as the show goes on, so it creates a nice second-screen experience if you keep up with the shower weekly.

The app is free, so if you’re looking for a new game to test out while getting your Game of Thrones fix, this is a great option. Hit the link below for the download.

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