We missed last week's installment of Fun Fridays due to the holidays but we won't be missing it this week. If you are not familiar with this new series we recently started, this is basically a bit of a showcase of some of the more humorous, entertaining, or just plain cool things we've seen during the week that has happened in the video game industry. This isn't just isolated to mobile gaming though.
The end of any year always comes up with plenty of compilation videos showing the "Best Of.." some topic for that particular year. The video game industry gets a lot of these videos published and a lot of them are actually pretty good to watch. One of our readers sent us a rather cool compilation video showing the Best Of Mobile Gaming.
Amazon has already pushed out one bundle of apps and games back when Christmas was here, offering up a total of over $220 worth of freebies. Now Amazon has a new bundle and this time it is $110 worth of free applications and games for you to take advantage of.
While we can expect a few Sonic the Hedgehog themed games heading to mobile throughout the 2015 year, we do know of one already that is in the works called Sonic Runners which will be coming from Sonic Team. The game was formally announced by Sega producer Takashi Iizuka at a recent Sonic fan event in Tokyo.
Today the Samsung Gead VR headset has gotten three additional games and applications added for it on the Oculus Rift store. To be more specific, there is one new game and two new applications, both of which are something you'll want to download for your headset.
Star Wars The Force Awakens is less than a year away. However when it comes to Android games, Star Wars has been in full force, pardon the pun. 2014 saw multiple game releases along with some game removals. On the cusp of a new generation of Star Wars, we should take a look at what we have been given this year, so we can reflect, and better ourselves as Star Wars enthusiasts.
A new aerial combat game Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders from Atypical Games has flown its way onto Google Play. Is this part of the Sky Gamblers franchise that has been published by Bandai Namco up until now? It appears to be and this is actually Atypical Games' second title in this franchise to be released, the first being Sky Gamblers: Cold War (iOS only right now).
Rablo Games is currently working on an new RPG called Healer Quest which is due out in the early part of 2015. This game has been in a closed beta testing phase for the last little while and now the final touches will be put into the game as it gets close to release.
Chickenrun Xmas Present Edition is a new free holiday version of a currently existing Chickenrun game that is simple and addictive. While this game starts off fairly easy, it quickly gets a lot more challenging when it comes to actually staying alive.
So it has been a little over a year since we announced that we would start streaming Android games on TwitchTV. Back then it wasn't the easiest thing to set up since at that time there was no real support for mobile game streaming on any mobile platform. There was a lot of testing and tweaking of settings, lots of test streams as well. Now it is much easier to stream and we've already been streaming games on our TwtichTV channel. However we haven't had an official 'launch' yet.
As we get closer to the big day, that day being Christmas, more and more games are going on sale on Google Play. In fact right now there is a lot of games discounted for the holiday season and when December 24th arrives, and a couple of days following it, there will be even more titles on sale.