This is a constantly updated list of quick bite-sized news, our current running giveaways and tournaments, links to game beta on the go, and anything else that fits into this category of news.
Live Game Betas: Right now there are two games currently running beta testing phases that you can sign up for. First there is the Darkstone beta sign-ups that are live right now as well as the newly announced CastleStorm closed beta that Zen Studios is holding. Sign-ups for the CastleStorm are also live right now.
GTA: San Andreas and MOJO: Little known fact, Rockstar Games recently tweaked Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to work on Mad Catz MOJO game console, regardless as to whether or not you have it rooted or it is un-rooted.
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One application we have been waiting for since CES 2012 is the Tegra 3 optimized version of Splashtop Remote Desktop. Appropriately named Splashtop THD, this is for Tegra 3 only devices and, if you remember our coverage of CES 2012, allowed us to play Skyrim on a Transformer Prime tablet.
Splashtop THD will allow you to stream audio and video from your PC or Mac to your Android devices. It will also let you use pretty much any program you have on your PC through your Android quad-core device. The best part is though, you are able to play PC games streamed from your computer to your Tegra 3 device. This is something we predicted would happen on Android over a year ago so it is good to see it coming to life.
Splashtop THD Features:
* Play graphic-intensive games on your tablet with optimized gesture * Fully access your applications on your tablet such as PowerPoint, Keynote, Outlook, Excel, Word, etc. * Watch videos / Flash content streamed from your computer in any format * Listen to music on your computer in any format * Access your full computer browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari) including your bookmarks, favorite plug-ins, and extensions (Flash, Java, etc.)
Before grabbing this, loading up Skyrim or whatever PC game you want to play on your tablet, you will have to own a strong PC in order to accomplish this. Granted if you are running any of these games are any decent setting then you already probably have one. Splashtop THD has a gamepad onscreen which is used and optimized to play PC games like Skyrim on the Transformer Prime as well as future Tegra 3 quad-core devices.
Aside from having a quad-core Android device, you will also need to be running Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). As of right now that is the only supported operating system. If you don't want to use touchscreen controls for your gaming you can always use an actual gamepad which is what we saw in a beta version of Splashtop THD at CES 2012. If you have been waiting for this to arrive, you can now jump over to the Android Market and nab it for $6.99.
In an interesting move, Ouya has announced that we will soon be seeing the software portion of their platform on other hardware, leaving behind the exclusivity their software had with their Android-powered console system of the same name. This move is to make the Ouya platform more ubiquitous and platform
Google has revealed what their next project is that they are working on and it is called Project Tango. Usually we don't report on these kinds of things unless there is some sort of benefit to gaming on Android and with Project Tango there could be a pretty interesting benefit
Mad Catz has been a pretty big advocate when it comes to rooting their Android-powered game console called the MOJO. What rooting this console does is open the possibilities up a lot more all around with using the console. It also happens to make just about everything appearing in Google
In Hope the player’s actions are limited by the character’s confinement. There is not much to do in the damp tower you’re trapped in besides walking, sighing and crying. And sleeping at night, of course. Nothing you can do will affect the development of the story, although you may find a way to know about the Prince’s journey. You may also be able to find out about the Princess’ background, that part of the tale nobody ever cares about. And of course, there will be an ending, although it may not look as heroic from this point of view… or does it?