Some interesting news today once again regarding Glu Mobile but this time it has nothing to do with zombies or shooting them in the face. This actually has to do with Glu decided to drop what must have been a decent chunk of change as they have just announced their acquisition of GameSpy from IGN.
The OnLive game streaming service is already available for Android devices thanks to their application on Google Play. It is also starting to become available pre-installed on some Google TVs as well such as the LG Smart TV (G2 series) via a future software update and the VISO Co-Star. However, that leaves other Google TV owners without OnLive but that will soon be changing.
A lot of people like to use Chainfire3D to get games that normally wouldn't run on their Android device for whatever reason, usually due to particular devices or chipsets not being supported by the game. Well the developer of Chainfire3D and the SuperSU apps has issued a warning about repacked copies of both applications that are now floating around.
One of the more bits of interesting news flying around the internet right now is the fact that Sony is investing in cloud game streaming and is doing so with the now confirmed purchase of cloud game streaming service Gaikai for a reported $380 million, a bit less than the rumored $500 million Gaikai was apparently looking for a week and a half ago.
Coming hot off the Google I/O 2012 Day 1 Keynote event, there was a lot of information that came out of this press event. One large chunk of information which everyone should know about happens to be regarding the Google Play store which just had it's web version updated.
Game Informer has been a publication in the gaming section for a long time, somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 years. While their mainstay has been physical publishing of their magazine as well as their website, Game informer is now expanding their digital magazine offering onto Android for tablet owners.
Not sure if you’ve noticed but there is an app called AppSales that has been floating around for a few months now that tracks drops in prices of games and apps on Google Play. For avid Android gamers, AppSales obviously comes in handy to get games at a lower than usual price.
A feature that should have been in place from the jump, or at least some part since Android's inception, is the ability for developers to respond to customer comments on Google Play. Well that feature, something anyone who has developed for Android knows we've always wanted, has finally arrived... sort of.
Earlier this month, Asus announced a partnership with Bluestacks. Bluestacks is the creator of software that allows Android apps to run on PCs. Although Asus will begin shipping PCs with Bluestacks built into its Asus@vibe application in September, existing Asus computer owners can download the new functionality right now.
Amazon has just announced that it has officially opened up its developer portal so Android developers can begin submitting their applications and games to their AppStore for international distribution. Using the official Amazon Mobile App Distribution Portal, developers can get their apps and games in early for when the AppStore expands to countries outside of the US.
Another practice that is starting to become common place is the development of companion apps for games. There are already plenty of them available for a variety of games from World of Warcraft to the Ghost Recon Network app. Now the Playstation 3 game Starhawk has its own companion application called Starhawk Uplink.