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.
Well to keep things rolling with updates and new features for everyone to use, we've updated our app on the Google Play store with a rather big update. A whole new and much better looking UI overall, much more expandable, built-in HTML 5 support and more are all apart of this update.
You may remember the Minecraft style FPS game we were talking about early last year called Brick Force. Since the game's release, it has undergone a lot of updates and has received added content to make it quite an enjoyable game to play on your PC. However, when we were talking about Brick Force, we were mentioning that it would be receiving a companion application for Android devices to use.
For whatever particular reason Epic Games has decided to release a new video showing off Epic Citadel on Android but this time on Intel's Z2580 dual-core Atom processor. Recently release onto Google Play, Epic Citadel is basically an interactive tech demo where users can move around and explore some of the areas in the universe where the Infinity Blade series takes place, this mostly being a castle and the town inside the walls of said castle.
So far we have seen comics and magazines brought over to the digital format for all of us to enjoy reading while on the go. However NARR8 is taking it a step further with their new application that brings with it interactive fiction across a variety of genres including fantasy, horror, anime and more. Each series is a lot more interactive than what you're probably previously used to.
If you are like me, you like to search the Play market for new games. I get no bigger thrill than when I find a neat little game to review or to kill a few hours with, but coming across those games can be harder than it seems. What do you do when you have no idea where to start?
Even wonder what it would be like to play Android apps and games on your Windows laptop or desktop? Well Socketeq has got a solution. Socketeq, a Beijing based start-up company, has put together a system called WindowsAndroid that takes the Android OS and lets it run naively (unlike Bluestacks which only emulates Android) on the Windows kernel (Vista, Window 7 or Windows 8) instead of Linux.