Google has officially announced and begun rolling out the new design for the Google Play store application staring right now. Android phones and tablets running Android 2.2 or higher will at some point over the next week or so be receiving the new layout which, we must admit, looks pretty damn nice. Then again each new design iteration of the Google Play application has been a step in the right direction for the most part.
Hitman: Absolution didn't do as good as it was thought it would when it arrived on store shelves. That's not to say sales weren't good, they just were not as good as originally planned. Well in order to keep interest in the game flowing Square Eniz has released a companion application for Android and iOS so you can plan some contract killing while you're out and about in the real world.
The rather popular Playstation emulator for Android called ePSXe has been updated to version 1.8.9 and along with this update comes some pretty nice improvements, especially if you own an Xperia Play device. If you own an Xperia Play, ePSXe now supports your device's touchpad should you be in the need to use it.
There is one day a year where the world tends to devolve back to when we were 10 years old and pulling pranks and jokes on other people is the standard policy of the day. That day is today April 1st, or otherwise known as April Fools Day for the comically inclined people out there. If you don't have a sense of humor, this is the worst day of the year for you. For the rest of us, it is a day of launching or getting laughed at.
There are plenty of emulators already available for Android gamers to use when looking to play some of your more old school favorites. Pretty much a majority of the consoles and computer systems already have at least one emulator available for people to use. Well you can add another one to the list and that is the VICE Commodore VIC-20 emulator which has just been launched as an Alpha stage build.
PlayJam's GameStick has a little more news today and it is in regards to XBMC support which this portable Android-powered gaming console will come with when it launches. XBMC was originally created for the Xbox as a media hub but instead it wound up getting released as open source software media player people can use on their PCs or Macs.
The second day of GDC 2013 is starting and to kick things off Verizon has announced that they will be pre-loading a games portal style application onto future Android phones that are on the carrier. This games portal will be powered by their social mobile gaming hub and will apparently arrive on phones starting in Q3 2013.
OUYA is nearing its official launch date, at least for backers of the rather successful Kickstarter campaign it had, with units slated to ship out on March 28th, 2013 to those who backed the appropriate level to receive an early unit. It appears that plenty of emulators are being worked on for the Android-powered console, most of which are Nintendo-based emulators.
GameFront, which is a part of Break Media, is a site that has walkthrough videos, a lot of walkthrough videos, for a lot of console and PC games. They also happen to have a ton of other files there such as mods for games, news, reviews, tools, patches and all that good stuff that, if you're a console or PC gamer, you'll need at one point or another.
A new application was released a few days ago that will offer up paid games for all you Android gamers out there but for free. Think of it as a "Free Game of the Day" type of service although the offers last a few days instead of just one. It seems the company behind the app, OnaDevice, has made some deals with some pretty big publishers as well because these are not just no-name titles they are offering up for free.
Electronic Arts released not too long ago a dedicated widget for gamers to use in order to keep track of all the sales EA tends to have with their 'Daily Deals' promotion. This widget landed on Google Play in November 2012 and after basically three months of being live on Google Play, EA has retired the Daily Deals widget.