Apple has come out to reveal what could be the direct competitor to the Android-powered gaming consoles out there like the OUYA and GameStick, Officially called the iPlay, Apple is touting this console as the next step in the evolutionary chain of mobile games that will also be able to be played while sitting on your couch at home.
For those of you who haven't pre-ordered an OUYA unit yet and would rather by it at retail, there is now an official date for when the Android-power console will go on sale and that is June 4th, 2013. That is, of course, as long as nothing happens to change that ate before then.
The UK retailer GAME has the Android-powered console available for pre-orders through the company's website as of this morning. The pre-orders, which currently have no shipping date attached to it, are available for £99 for those of you who want to pre-order one for the first line of shipping for people who didn't back the console's Kickstarter campaign.
For those of you who are more about having a compact, more portable, Android console instead of OUYA are probably more interested in PlayJam's GameStick which did pretty damn good on Kickstarter and has since progressed nicely including a new design for their controller. We've seen plenty of pictures and video of GameStick and now anyone attending GDC 2013 next week will be able to check GameStick out in person as well.
Today Nvidia held their press event at GTC 2013 and the company talked about all kinds of good stuff ranging from information about Nvidia's GRID cloud gaming system and, of course, mobile chipset goodness was brought up. Nvidia's CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang,who is always fairly entertaining to watch during Nvidia events, was on stage once again and along with him came a new roadmap for their mobile chipsets.
For those of you who backed the Kickstarter campaign for the upcoming Android-powered gaming console OUYA, the company is planning to host a party in San Francisco this upcoming March 28th, 2013 in order to say thank you as well as to celebrate the launch of the units for those of you who backed their Kickstarter.
In the world on upcoming Android gaming controllers and consoles there is plenty of options to choose from when you're considering buying into one. We have OUYA, GameStick, MOGA, SteelSeries and more when it comes to controllers and consoles. One company we've talked about in the past, called Green Throttle, is officially launching their product today which basically turns your Android tablet into a console.
For those of you who backed the OUYA Android powered game console's Kickstarter campaign and purchased a unit through Kickstarter, your units are going to be landing on your door step soon as units are slated to begin shipping on March 28th, 2013.
For anyone not able to attend Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona that happens to be going on right now, Nvidia has decided to make a little video tour of their booth during the show, letting everyone take a look at what they have on display for the mobile side of things for this show. As you may be guessing, there is actually a lot to look at.
SteelSeries and EA have teamed up for the creation of an official Real Racing 3 mobile gaming headset for those of you who are fans of the franchise and the newest addition to it. This new headset is based off of the SteelSeries Flux headset but themed around Real Racing 3.
The race in the new console wars has begun with proponents for each side. Will the new Xbox 720 (code named Durango), or the the Playstation 4 (code named Orbis)come out on top? Right now it is anyone guess. What is a sure bet though is that both are likely to make use of your smartphone or tablet. We have already seen a glimpse of that future with the current Xbox console and its SmartGlass app.