So back in February 2015 we reported on Sony's Playstation Remote Play being ported over to non-Xperia Android devices which includes devices like the Nvidia Shield portable or pretty much any Android device for that matter. However, if you follow the link in that article to go get the app, you will notice one big change. The thread has been locked and closed. So where can you get this app? Well there is some good news. It is still available over on the XDA Forums.
We have finally updated our app this afternoon which, for some of you, is something you have been hoping to have happen for awhile now. You may have seen us mentioning on G+ that we are redesigning the app with a whole new look. That isn't this update. What this update is for is to get ready for that one which will be coming soon. However, there are some new features added with this update and a few tweaks.
We use YouTube a lot here at DroidGamers, whether it be posting trailers from other developer's channels, or posting trailers and gameplay videos from our own channel, and now even uploading previous TwitchTV streams to YouTube. So with YouTube's announcement of a paid subscription where people can pay to view videos without the ads, you could now watch everything without the ads. This is especially good for the long TwitchTV streams we have, and will continue to, upload onto YouTube. Content creators also need to know the details regarding this new feature.
Interesting news today regarding OnLive, the once popular gaming-on-demand service that has had its fair share of troubles since the beginning of last year. Apparently the company, along with all of its assets, have been acquired by Sony and because of that operations will be ceasing in the coming months.
Depending on how you look at this app, you could say it is sort of a puzzle game or you could say it is an educational application. We happen to look at it as more of a puzzle game where you build engines in 3D. Regardless of which way you look at Weekend Mechanic 3D, it is a pretty neat application.
TwitchTV has updated their Android app today and this update brings a couple of great features to the app, one of which has been sorely needed. This new update brings the Persistent Player to the app which basically means that video will now continue to play while you re browsing for content.
Earlier this morning Nintendo and DeNA announced a partnership where the two companies would be working together to bring Nintendo IPs to mobile gamers. These will be coming in the form of completely new games that will be based off of currently existing IPs like Super Mario Bros. on their other platforms. Part of that announcement also was about a new multi-membership service that will be built.
One thing that has always been great about Google Play is that developers can immediate publish their applications and games right to the market without any wait time at all. The same goes for updates that need to be pushed to their existing apps and games. However that appears to be changing now with Google announcing that they will begin reviewing apps and games to uncover any violations (TOS violations, inappropriate content, rating violations etc etc) and malware.
We had a chance to talk with the folks over at Roblox during GDC 2015 about their Android app and if you use Roblox on your Android device then there is some good news for you. The entire application will be getting overhauled in terms of functionality and especially with regards to the user interface for the app.
We've been following the development of PocketMine since it was created, even using it in our own Minecraft: Pocket Edition server. It has come a long way since its inception, now having a plug-in library, mod tools and all sorts of other goodies. There was regular communication between Mojang developers and Shoghi Cervantes, the developer behind PocketMine, on Twitter quite often. So it should be as no surprise that Mojang has finally brought Shogi on board.
Companion Applications are an interesting concept in a lot of ways because you're basically trying to take advantage of the mobile gaming industry, and the gaming industry in general, by extending the functionality of your game to include mobile devices. This could be for a lot of reasons and done in many ways, whether it is actually useful features, a second screen feature, news and update, and whatever else a developer can think up in order to make their games look like there is a lot more features to it then there actually is.