A couple of days ago you may have noticed that the Kickstarter campaign for the upcoming portable Android gaming console GameStick had disappeared temporarily from Kickstarter. If you were a backer of the campaign, you were also treated with some neat little messages hitting your inbox regarding what was happening.
Over the past week or so all of the development kits for OUYA have gone out and since then developers have been going to video showing off the unit through a rather long walkthrough and now showing the console in action. Aptual, a Finnish developer, has taken to video to show us their upcoming game Roasty Rooster for the OUYA Android game console.
Yesterday we talked about a new Android-based game console that had hit up Kickstarter to secure funding. Coming in as direct competition to OUYA, PlayJam's GameStick has surpassed its goal within 24 hours, leaving an additional 28 days to go for more people to throw money at them.
While OUYA happens to be the first Android-based gaming console to really see success so far even if it is just a successful Kickstarter campaign and developer support right now, there is a new kid on the block aiming to compete with OUYA called GameStick.
Last week the OUYA developer units were sent out and the company decided to unbox one on video in order to give us all a bit of a quick rundown as to what these developer units look like and come with. Now one developer has gone to video with his full walkthrough of the developer units showing off pretty much everything.
Yesterday news came out that the OUYA developer kits were being shipped out that day and that developers could be getting their units as soon as today depending on where they live. Now OUYA wants to show everyone, or at least all the game developers out there, what exactly the development kit will come with by unboxing one on video for us all to see.
For those of you out there who may not really want to carry a controller around with you but still happen to want something a little more tactile to use for your controls when playing games on your Android device, SteelSeries has a new suction-style setup called the Free Touchscreen Gaming Controls which happen to be available on their web store for purchase.
Something that has become fairly common this year is to see a new controller launching or starting its Kickstarter drive every now and again. I’ve used a PS2 controller (yeah I know, freaking dated) to test out a few games in the past. Like recently, Zombie Driver THD was totally unplayable without the controller (they have rectified this though with a new update). So in that case, the controller made a whole lot of difference. In other games, especially competitive multiplayer ones like Shadowgun: DeadZone, having a physical controller puts you at an (unfair) advantage against the rest of the players.
Usually around this time we've already started hearing about the next version of the Tegra series of chipsets slated to arrive from nVidia. While the roadmap was leaked some time ago with Tegra 4, codenamed Wayne, arriving by the end of this year. Considering that there must have been a delay in the plans, we are just now getting information about Tegra 4 which means we could very well likely see it announced at CES 2013.
The developers of the MOGA handheld gaming controller for Android have launched a one day promo where they will be giving away a ton of MOGA units for the eager Android gamer out there. This promo is partially to celebrate the release of Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour which many of you know has come with MOGA support since its launch the other day. So how can you get in on the action?
For US Residents who missed out on when the Nexus 4 originally went on sale on Google Play, mostly due to the checkout process crashing and generally not working properly due to all the traffic, there is some more good news for you this morning as well. Google has announced that the Nexus 4 will be going back on sale today at Noon PST. Unfortunately this is for US residents only so anyone else waiting to get one outside of the USA have to wait a bit longer.
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