Today Android gamers get a little bit of a treat, especially if you enjoy playing Dreamcast games. That is because Reicast, a multi-platform Dreamcast emulator that works quite well, has arrived onto Android today. Reicast is actually a fork of Nulldce for those of you familiar with that emulator. This release is being labeled as an Alpha version but once you dive into it, Reicast seems to have more of a beta feel to it.
Razer and their in-game voice chat software Razer Comms has expanded to include support for VoIP calls and messaging to Android phones from PCs and vise versa. This is all doable from within games with no need to alt-tab when playing a PC game.
Google's Play Store app is getting an update today that has already begun to roll out which will be bringing a bit more social activity to the application. This new version (4.5.10 for those of you keeping track) will introduce a new social activity feed for you to check out.
There is a very interesting application heading to Android in the early part of 2014 called Createrria. Developed by Incuvo, this application will allow those of you who are creative or want to try your hand at creating games for Android to do just that, create and share games for Android. The really interesting part about this is that you'll be doing this on your Android device.
While Microsoft's next-gen console is gearing up for release here in the US in roughly 12 hours, Microsoft has already released their companion application for the Xbox One onto Google Play for free. Once you download the app, and actually get your hands on your new Xbox One, you'll be able to connect to it and do a fair amount of stuff with your Android device and your console.
Since we are having a rather decent amount of companion applications launching as of late, why not report on one more that has hit Google Play? 2K Games has launched their new companion application for their new NBA2K14 game which is appropriately called MyNBA2K14. If you used their previous companion app for NBA2K13 then you'll already know what to expect with this one. You may also notice that it doesn't exist anymore either.
A couple of weeks ago we talked about a new application coming from Sony which would be the official companion app for their next-gen console, the Playstation 4. This companion app features plenty of the standard social features along with being able to use the second-screen feature when it is available in a game.
Activision has released another companion app for their Call Of Duty franchise but this time it is for the new Call of Duty: Ghosts game that was recently launched. This particular companion app actually has a lot to offer and plenty of future potential for more features to be added which Activision has stated they are already working on.
For those of you heading to Blizzard's BlizzCon 2013 convention, or just happen to want to check the event out and watch the live streams from your Android device, the official companion application is available on Google Play for free. This app includes a ton of features including live streams of the opening ceremony and other events that will be taking place during the convention.
While everyone is waiting for the upcoming Assassin's Creed game to arrive onto Android, those of you who own Assassin's Creed IV on their console of choice now have a companion application from Ubisoft you can fiddle around with. Before we dive into what this application contains you'll need to know that in order to grab a copy of this companion app you'll need to own a tablet as it isn't available for phones.
Grand Theft Auto V has been out for a little bit now and iOS managed to get the companion application for the game ahead of Android. However Android is now on par with iOS as Rockstar Games has finally released Grand Theft Auto: iFruit onto Google Play and yes they kept the name as iFruit instead of changing it up for something a little more Android-centric.