We've talked numerous times in the past how Epic and their games division have not released, nor ever had plans to release, anything on Google Play. It's been a topic of conversation here on the site plenty of times and how we have always felt that it is stupid that they don't release anything for Android, only iOS. So imagine our surprise when we got a tip saying that Epic Citadel was now available on Google Play.
When we talk about emulators it is generally because there is a new one out that is emulating a new system such as the PPSSPP emulator. However, there is a new kid in town and he's throwing his weight around like it's nobody's business. Why is that? Well that is because RetroArch is like the Swiss Army Knife of emulators featuring a multitude of systems you can play on your Android device.
Minecraft: Pocket Edition players know that Mojang is working on true online multiplayer that could arrive as soon as the 0.6.0 update if all goes well. However, up until now, and until that update comes out, we've been trying various ways to create a true Minecraft: Pocket Edition server whether it be hosted off your device or on a PC. We've seen a few projects aiming towards this goal but now it seems one has actually accomplished this and it's called PocketMine-MP.
Google Play is an integral part of an Android gamer’s life, as one would most probably purchase games from there. Yes, there are alternatives such as the Amazon Appstore, but Google Play is the default choice in this respect. As such, it is important that Google Play is set-up in such a way that it can further augment a gamer’s experience while browsing for new games. Here’s 5 changes we hope Google would see fit to implement in the near future.
While we sort of take it easy today in preparation for tonight's New Years Eve celebration here in Las Vegas, we did stumble upon something rather neat that Square Enix recently slipped quietly onto the Google Play store and that is the official Chocobos Live Wallpaper.
Google has begun their own version of celebrating the holiday season and although it isn't a crazy sale like when the Google Play store passed 10 billion downloads or anything like that, what Google is doing is still pretty cool. Starting today, Google is giving away holiday surprises through the Google Play store and it isn't just something like free apps or games.
Mindark, the developers of an MMORPG/FPS game called Entropia Universe, has finally released an official app for their game. Officially called Virtual Tycoon, this new application will allow you to do a few things, from checking the auction house to crafting new items, all while on your Android device.
The recently released Xbox Smartglass application from Microsoft received an update yesterday that brings with it support for 7" Android tablets. Up until now the Xbox Smartglass application was only available for Android phones and even then it wasn't every phone but at least it was available for a good portion of them. Tablets, on the other hand, were completely left out in the dark.
Based off of their Daily Deals website, Electronic Arts has developed and released a dedicated widget that will deliver up-to-the-minute listings of deals straight to the home screen on your Android device. When you launch the widget, you will have a scrolling list of deals that, when you click on the one you're interested in, will take you right to the appropriate page so you can snap up a copy of that game quickly before the deal ends.
Earlier this week, Google quietly introduced a pretty big change in the way we leave reviews on the Play Store. No longer are we able to anonymously post reviews – we must now do so using our Google+ profiles, with our full name and photo on display for the whole world to see (this has not been rolled to all Android devices though just yet, but the web version already requires your Google+ profile).
Amazon finally began expanding the reach of their AppStore back in August of this year, opening it up to a few countries over in Europe. Now Amazon is expanding even more but instead of it being to a few different countries in an area, it is only one country this time - Japan. That means if you're a developer you can now submit your apps to be available for residents in Japan.