Amazon has announced a new expansion plan that doesn't involve expanding their service to new countries but instead expanding their catalog of apps and games available through their app store. However these won't be coming in the typical fashion everyone is used to and that is because these will be web applications made using languages like HTML5.
While Google's Chromecast has only been available since the company announced it last week, someone has already hacked the streaming device and stuffed a GameBoy emulator into it. Most people won't be surprised at the fact that the Chromecast got hacked an something like this was stuck onto it but how games are loaded up and played is actually pretty interesting.
Google loves to add Easter Eggs to pretty much everything they release and so far it looks like every single one of them has been found... at least to everyone's knowledge that is. Well Google's newest application is no exception to the rule which means the Google Play Games app that arrived yesterday has an Easter Egg that has been discovered.
While Google's press event had the new Nexus 7 tablets as the headliner for the event, that wasn't the only news to come out of the press breakfast. Aside from the official announcement of Android 4.3, Google also officially announced that a Google Play Games application would be launching today. This is something that a lot of people were hoping would actually see the light of day.
While there are ways to skin your little guy in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, it is a bit on the technical side when it comes to actually implementing them. Once you get the hang of it though you can add skins pretty quickly as well as other UI tweaks. Eventually an application landed on iOS called Minecraft Skin Studio which allows users to create skins for their little guy in Minecraft while on the go.
We haven't had emulator news in a little while now but today that is going to change as a port of the Open Pandora DS Emulator called DraStic is making its way over to Android real soon. For those of you unfamiliar with this emulator, DraStic is a full speed DS Emulator which will let you play Nintendo DS games on your Android device.
One of the more popular emulators for Android has been updated with some rather cool features. eSPXe's update now will support that MOGA controller you happen to own and is able to sync up with the MOGA Pivot app. It will also support wireless Xbox controllers as well now with Ms USB Receiver.
It was not too long ago that Amazon went after the whole centralized game hub idea for things like leaderboards and achievements. Similar to the newly released Google Play Games service in some ways, Amazon's GameCircle doesn't have all the features that Google's service provides and until now the GameCircle service was completely limited to Amazon devices only and games purchased through Amazon's AppStore.
TwitchTV's application on Google Play will soon be getting an update that will allow you to follow your favorite streamers that you like to watch. It has been well stated that the application has been missing a few key features that users would have liked to have seen when it originally launched and hopefully this is the beginning of bringing some of those features to the app.
The next game to come out of the Mojang camp is a hybrid deck building strategy game called Scrolls. While Scrolls is a TCG style of game it also mixes other mechanics into it such as tower defense gameplay, board game mechanics and, of course, all the features that come along with a collectible card combat game.
For those of you who root your Android phone, tablet or any other Android-powered device for that matter, there is some good news today. According to a thread over at XDA, some developers have been working on CWM recovery for Ouya and today have officially announced that Ouya now has an unofficial port.