When Apple finally opened up iOS enough for peripheral manufacturers to make controllers and other devices for the iPhone and iPad, SteelSeries was one of the first companies to announces and release a new controller for iOS gamers to finally get to use. Called the Stratus XL, this controller went on to get a lot of great reviews, being one of the best controllers for iOS. Not like they have a lot of them mind you. Android, on the other hand, has plenty of controllers designed specifically for Android devices including ones from SteelSeries, which we actually have used on a fairly regular basis and reported on back during CES 2013.
Nvidia is pushing out a new update for their Shield Android TV console which brings with it a lot of requested enhancements, fixes, and upgrades to various aspects of their OS and software. Depending on what you use your Shield console for, this update is a much welcomed improvement overall.
Oculus Rift held their Pre-E3 press event moments ago, officially announcing the Oculus Rift as an official commercial product. Along with this announcement were some other surprising announcements made on stage, including the fact that the Oculus Rift headset will come bundled with an Xbox One controller and adapter, as well as working natively with Windows 10 and allowing for Xbox One game streaming to the headset.
Oculus Rift is hosting their E3 2015 press event a bit early, since E3 doesn't start until next week. The event will introduce the Oculus Rifts' new branding/logo as well as a website with a countdown clock, most likely counting down till the commercial release of the Oculus Rift, something a lot of people have been waiting for.
Recently we reported on the Android micro-console maker Ouya, who has had a fair amount of difficulty as of late, who were looking for a potential buyer to acquire the company. It appears that there is one company who is interested in this proposal and it happens to be Razer.
While Channel 1 and 2 for Google I/O 2015 are more focused on mobile technologies, programming and development, along with other things in those areas, like Android Wear, Channel 3 is more about other Google related subjects such as Polymer and Modern Web APIs, which happens to be the starting session on this channel.
Google has three channels of live streams for Google I/O 2015. Each one has its own schedule for keynotes and sessions, all of which focus on different areas. All three channels went live at 9am PST and channel 2 is starting off with "Smarter user acquisition with App Indexing, AdWords and Google Analytics" and will then be followed-up with Project Tango, Designing for Virtual Reality and some other great sessions.
It's Friday and it is Day 2 of Google I/O 2015 and Google is streaming their keynotes and sessions live via YouTube like always. Of course if you happen to be here already, we have added the stream here for you to watch and the first keynote for Day 2 is the Google ATAP (Advanced Technology and Projects team) keynote.
As most of our readers are already aware, yesterday was the first day for Google's annual developer conference. While many cool and exciting features were previewed for the upcoming "M" release, there were very few announcements that would impact gaming, save for the new version of Cardboard and for the new Shield set top box. According to NVidia, the new Shield unit will work for cord-cutters, viewing the web on a TV set, or gaming.
For those of you who have been a loyal fan of Nvidia for awhile, especially since the announcement back during GDC 2015 about the Nvidia Shield Android TV console, there is some extremely awesome news today which you might have already seen in your email's inbox. Nvidia has sent out an email to everyone who signed up for their Shield console newsletter to keep up-to-date with Shield console news. In this email Nvidia is saying thank you for being a loyal fan by starting a big giveaway.
About two days ago, the Nvidia Shield Android TV appeared on Amazon with two models available, the announced 16 GB version version, and a 500GB model. Of course it was subsequently taken down shortly after, but the internet doesn't lie! Well okay maybe sometimes, but this was caught before it was taken down.