Microsoft's Xbox SmartGlass has had it's cameo at a few events over the Summer and now we get to have a bit more of a solid release time frame for when it would be arriving to mobile platforms. That's right, platforms, as in plural. Not only will Windows 8 mobile be getting it but so will iOS and Android as well. Of course Microsoft products will get it first while iOS and Android are slated to get SmartGlass sometime in early 2013.
2K Games surpised us a couple of week ago when they decided to quietly release NBA 2K13 onto Android. Now they have gone a step further and have quietly released a companion application for NBA 2K13 called MyNBA2K. This companion app isn't really for the Android version of the game but instead extends your NBA 2K13 experience on Xbox 360, PS3 and the Wii U. In fact it can connect back to the game regardless of what console you're playing it on.
Back in April of this year, Dialect released a tablet-only news applications that was focused on the entertainment industry with a bit more of a dedicated focus to gaming including that of Android gaming. The app was impressively made and featured a lot of dynamic content inside of it but unfortunately, if you only owned an Android phone, you were unable to get this app. That, however, is not the case anymore.
There are plenty of applications out there that deal with game discovering such as Hooked but there is a new one out now that basically turns game discovery into a game itself called Giftiz. Developed by Purple Brain, Giftiz is an interesting little game discovery platform where as you find and play games, completing missions, and you will earn experience points. Using these points, you will be able to level your account up.
Everyone loves old school gaming, and thanks in part to the magic of emulation, you can literally carry hundreds of retro games from consoles past right in your pocket. Unfortunately these emulators don't have much flair in the design department and loading a ROM boils down to a folder browsing experience. Functional but not pretty to look at.Thankfully, developers Jack Patrick and Shouvik Dutta created Gameshelf, an app that catalogs your ROM collections into an aesthetically pleasing interface.
Not too long ago Google rolled out the abilities to offer up subscriptions that users can sign up for and get charged a monthly fee. The subscription service is available as an in-app purchase where, for example, if you like a magazine, you could subscribe to it for a monthly fee, usually around $3.99. As of today, Google has rolled out the ability to try a subscription service before buying into it.
The much anticipated re-branded and expanded Playstation Suite, now known as Playstation Mobile, will be going live today for those of you in the Eastern time zone as of the time of writing this. The rest of us on the west will be waiting a few hours but regardless, Playstation Mobile will be going live along with all of its features.
While some people may think that cloud gaming isn't ready just yet to be fully adopted into the gaming industry, especially in regards to using services like OnLive and Gaikai on mobile devices, a company called CiiNOW has launched it's own cloud gaming service, bringing more Triple-A titles to PC, SmartTVs, Tablets and phones.
Back in the days of emulating consoles on your PC, a giant slowly rose from the very bottom to give us a nice and compatible experience in the field of PSX emulation. Almost everyone who used a Playstation had innumerable hours with emulators after that small (or big and squared) piece of hardware got burnt out after so much playing. Now, a well known emulator comes back to life in the form of an Android app, meet ePSXe...again.
Good news for all our European readers out there today who, until now, have not had access to the Amazon AppStore. This means you've been missing out on the free games/apps of the day, the promotional deals and so on. However, that changes beginning today as the Amazon AppStore rolls out access to Europe.
A rather neat application was release about a week ago called GamePlan. Developed by DesignerApps, this particular utility application is pretty much the Swiss Army knife for gaming when it comes to planning out strategies whether it is against opponents in an MMORTS game or PvPing in an MMORPG or just straight up PvE raiding.
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