A lot of people have had their eyes on Mad Catz who have promised to build the most powerful Android-based console that would be available when it launches. While the company has been tight lipped over the specs of the console, we did get some hands-on time with a prototype version with prototype hardware during the GameStop Expo this year.
Phonejoy has been making controllers for mobile gamers for a bit now and while their first product saw a little success their second controller is looking like it may pull in a lot more sales. This is partly because the controller will actually slide together when not in use, making it more compact and easier to carry along with you. The other reason could be because it fits right to your phone with the buttons and controls located on the sides of your device instead of how a standard controller is set up.
Ouya has pumped out a new firmware update that addresses a few issues that had come up regarding a few different problems that would cause the system to crash. While this was one main focus for the update another was just improving the overall discoverability of games on the Android-powered game console.
Gameloft has released an announcement but this is one of those rare ones where it doesn't pertain to a specific game getting released or one of their titles getting a big content update. Instead this announcement has to do with optimizing their games, or more specifically, optimizing all of their games for devices that use Intel's Architecture.
It seems as though a new statue has appeared on the green lively grass over at Google's main campus and it is that of a giant Andriod made out of Kit Kat bars. This means that the new version of Android will be named after the breakable chocolate bar.
Created by the maker of Prince of Persia, Jordan Mechner, The Last Express (originally released onto PC in 1997) is another one of this game developer's premier titles which is now available on Google Play thanks to DotEmu. The Last Express takes place in 1914 on the Orient Express train where players will be interacting with 30+ characters on-board the train itself.
Ouya had released a new commercial video on their YouTube account which got pulled from their YouTube account rather quickly. We aren't sure if Ouya pulled it themselves or what happened, although we think that is indeed the case, the video has already been hosted on another user's account for the rest of the world to watch still and wonder what in the hell Ouya was thinking with this commercial.
Back in July of this year we reported on the news that the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and the company behind it were strongly considering supporting mobile devices in one way or another. Well it looks as though the update to the SDK for the Oculus Rift developers use to create games will soon be getting an update that brings that mobile support to the platform.
For those of you who enjoy modding and customizing your gadgets and consoles, Diablo Skinz now has custom skins for your future GameStick Android-powered portable console. This is one of the few companies to begin making custom skins for Android consoles, with Mod Junkiez announcing their custom Ouya controller skins back in June of this year.
A couple of days ago news broke that Amazon was possibly getting into the Android-powered console with a unit of their own that is apparently in development right now and could see its release by the end of this year. While this news is filed under the 'Rumors' category of news, it does make sense that Amazon would do this considering they tend to mimic whatever the current hot trend is with Android.
LG just held their press event moments ago where the much leaked LG G2 was officially announced. This is quite the beastly Android phone where LG has gone and switched out from using a Tegra chipset, which they used in their LG G2X, and have gone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset which makes this a quad-core phone running at 2.26GHz.