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Well Google seems to be on a spending spree as it is being reported that they have just dropped $55million on in-game currency company Jambool. The company Jambool is responsible for their flagship product Social Gold which is an in-game currency for developers of social games to use. This comes after last weeks purchase of Slide and things are starting to look interesting.
Well it was a fast and crazy Round 1 of ladder play in the first Android Gaming Challenge. It was not without it’s bumps though but we got through it and it’ll be smooth sailing from here on out! There were some really close matches, some within only a few hundred points which is not a whole lot especially with the caliber of gamers in this ladder.
After a long qualifier round of gaming with gamers fighting to get into the Top 40 the list has been set and the ladder has been made. All players were randomly paired by phone type as close as possible to even up the playing field. So here is what you have all been waiting for…the ladder build and also the announcement of the 1st round game!
If you used to enjoy the original Sim City and perhaps still do then there is a bit of good news for you. Saint Feint City, which used to go by the name of RetroVillage until a recent update, lets you go back to those old school days of building a city and hoping it flourishes. Layout and graphics are very reminiscent of the original Sim City game.
While on the subject of emulators and things of that nature we are sad to report that the Capcom Play System 2 emulator, CPS2 for short, recently launched onto the Android market has been pulled off and suspended. Why has it been pulled from the Android market? Copyright infringement apparently has been claimed by Capcom over the emulator.
Well it’s been a long road to this point with the first ever Android Gaming Challenge and the competition has been fierce! Some of the scores were off the charts with the top score being a ridiculous 64 million+ points! Now the fun really begins as the ladder gets set up and the process of elimination begins! It won’t be much longer now for a Champion to rise up!
So a recent article posted on a major gaming site states that due to the Wild West nature of the Android marketplace, the market has gone too far which is all due to the emulators available for your Android phone. While piracy is a major issue in all areas of gaming, not just mobile, the article goes a bit far with slandering the Android marketplace because emulators are allowed.
Google continues making moves to improve their stance with gaming especially social gaming. Their latest move is with yet another purchase of a company, this time called Slide. Slide is another social gaming company who have released games such as SuperPoke!, SuperPoke! Pets, Top Fish, SuperPocus Academy of Magic, and the Facebook application FunSpace.