So he came, he really came! Santa arrived and he brought you a shiny new Android device at the bottom of your stocking. It’s charged, loaded, and ready to go, so whilst you’re waiting for the chestnuts roasting on the open fire – or waiting for the turkey to reheat in the microwave for leftover turkey sandwiches – you need to hit the Google Play store. But what do download?
Bandai Namco has developed and released an official Pac-Man Android Wear watch face for all you Pac-Man fans out there to enjoy. What is really great about this watch face is that it looks pretty good and have some neat little animations to check out.
When I first bought a NVIDIA Shield, one of my concerns was how would I play games without controller support. While the Shield does offer up Bluetooth keyboard and mouse compatibility, my background as a console gamer has made me prefer that control scheme.
Nvidia has pushed out a major update for their Shield Hub which will also require you to update your GeForce Experience software on your PC as well. This update brings a range of improvement for the UI of the Hub itself, improved GameStream in console mode, improved connectivity to Nvidia's GRID and more.
Crowdfunding site IndieGoGo now has an official Android application for people who partake in corwdfunding to use. IndieGoGo has plenty of projects on it to fund, a lot of which happens to be indie games. However it certainly isn't limited to indie games.
Mobile developers who use Microsoft's Visual Studio will now have a pretty awesome new feature for when they grab the new 2015 version. Microsoft has introduced a new high-performance emulator for developers to use when debugging their applications and games that they happen to be working on.
DigitalD20 is a company with a mission and that mission is to bring technology into the world of tabletop RPG gaming. They are hoping to accomplish this through the use of tablets and an overall platform of modules, a synchronized interface between players and the Game Master, interactive maps and more. We say "they are hoping" because currently this project is up on Kickstarter looking for additional funding.
A few of the bigger game development companies lately have been making sure to release companion applications for some of their major PC and console game launches. One of these companies is Ubisoft who has launched a companion app for pretty much every release for their more major franchises as of late and Assassin's Creed Unity is no exception from the rule.
Eltechs, the developer behind ExaGear Strategies which is an emulator to play certain PC games such as Civilization 3, has released a new emulator called ExaGear RPG. As you are probably guessing, this new emulator is specifically designed to play classic PC RPGs on your Android device such as Fallout 1 & 2 as well as some of the later titles in the Might & Magic franchise.