In the world of mobile game streaming and viewing there are a few major players. One of those is YouTube Gaming, which allows users to not just watch live game streams but also stream their own gameplay right from their Android device. Twitch also has their application, but is mainly for just watching streams, unless you have a Shield device. Mobcrush is another company in the streaming scene who has been out for a bit now but mainly in an open beta sort of status.
Recently Twitch released a new Friends feature for the browser version of its video game streaming platform, tacking on an Invite-Only Beta status to it as well. Like all the features the browser version has, they start there but end up on the mobile application as well, and this is true with the new Friends feature.
Released by Neverstill Mobile, GameFans is a new app that curates gaming news. The idea is that the people behind the app will select what they feel is the best stories worth reading that are gear to gaming, and then readers can up- or down-vote the stories from there.
As eSports continue to rise in popularity, it should come to the surprise of no one that a site focusing on the topic, namely PvPlive.net, would now be releasing an Android app. In their new app, they cover things such as scores (including live scores that are up to the second), highlights, analysis, and so on.
Epic has announced today that the newest version of their game development engine, Unreal Engine 4, now officially supports Google's new Android-powered Virtual Reality platform Daydream. The support comes in the form of an official plugin which is actually now available for developers to grab and use to make Daydream games already.
RiftCat has an application called VRidge for Android which allows users of Android-based VR headsets, such as Google Cardboard, to play PC Virtual Reality games on those non-PC VR headsets. Today's announcement is a big one, which is an update to VRidge that adds SteamVR and OpenVR support. This essentially means that if you own a Google Cardboard VR headset you can play most, if not all, SteamVR games without needing to pay $799 to own an HTC Vive.
Back in 2014 The Pokemon Company released the official Pokemon TV application for Android. Then in 2015 it received Google Chromecast support. Today the Pokemon TV app has received another update which brings with it a few new features, as well as new episodes for one of the bigger series users can watch.
eSports as an industry has come a long way in the last 10 years, growing a lot in size in pretty much every way possible including with the creation of mobile eSports tournaments and games. Needless to say there are plenty of avenues in which to keep up with all the goings-on when it comes to eSports. Yahoo has launched their own mobile application dedicated to eSports coverage.
Well, it is about that time again for another giveaway and this one is pretty straightforward. If you own an Nvidia Shield device, or plan on buying one in the immediate future, than you'll want to jump into this giveaway and get your entries in. This giveaway is for one free 1-year (12 months) subscription to Nvidia's GeForce Now gaming platform for their Shield devices.
Windows users already have a few options available to them when it comes to running Android on your PC, and today a new one has officially launched called Koplayer. This application allows you to run one or more instances of Android on your Windows machine.
While at GDC, there was plenty of mobile game related goodies as well as Virtual Reality items to check out. One product we sat down with is called MyDream Swift which, in a general sense, is a lightweight program that essentially turns your PC games into Virtual Reality games.