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.
Developers who own a recently released Nexus brand device now have a much easier way to get the next iteration of Android downloaded and made available for testing their future games with. The Android Beta Program has now finally opened its doors to developers, allowing them for an easy way to grab the Android N Developer Preview.
Last year the folks who maintain the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, or MAME for short, announced that they would be making the entire project open source. Now, 10 months later, that has become a reality as the process has been declared a success finally.
Twitch is a great platform to watch broadcasters playing games, regardless of the platform they are playing it on, and having gamers watching them do that or the latest eSports event. However, one major feature that has always been missing from the mobile application has been the ability to properly support your favorite streamer with a subscription.
There are only a few applications for mobile devices in that 'instant streaming' category of things. One of those is Periscope, where you start up the application on your phone or tablet and using your devices and the Periscope app, stream whatever you are doing in real life to people who feel like tuning in to watch. This can be anything from event coverage and interviews at shows like E3, down to watching someone eat french fries.