Square Enix has released games, even recently, onto the Android Market and has been for awhile on iOS. Well now it seems they are ready to just jump right into mobile gaming full force as they have just set up a department/company under them called HippoLabs which will be dedicated to mobile gaming on Smartphones.
The crew over at Jet Set Games have launched a wicked looking turn-based strategy game called Highborn onto the Android platform. Now this is were you’ll have to get used to hearing this next line. It is available exclusively on the Amazon App Store. This is obviously going to be a trend if it wants to compete with the Android Market.
The dancing Android robot has become a staple at events these days… or random malls. We’ve seen it everywhere from the MiKandi video to pretty much anywhere you pay some person to dress up in an Android costume and dance. However this little guy has decided to spring up in some mall with techno music.
Our friends over at Battery Powered Games have been hard at work with a new project we thought would end up being another game. However, as it turns out, it isn’t a game at all but an entire development framework for cross-platform game development. Called BatteryTech, it is available for indies developers and bigger studios as well.
This is going to end up being a headline for awhile when it comes to the Xperia Play regarding new games being released from developers which will be exclusively for the Xperia Play. This time from Gameloft who announced on Twitter a new game called Backstab which is slated for release sometime in Q2 2011 and will be exclusive for 1 month.
There is a rumor floating around today that Valve is looking into Android (and iOS) as possible expansions to the Steam service. If you play PC games on any sort of regular basis then chances are you have run into Steam and have probably used it at some point. With Steam’s success on PC, is mobile expansion really surprising?
Alright well maybe it isn’t a ‘satanic’ message when one of the videos is played backwards but it is pretty freaky nonetheless. Sony Ericsson, however, is continuing with the tradition they have created with releasing more slightly disturbing promo videos for the Xperia Play. Of course this makes us happy and we hope they see TV time.
Samsung just got finished with their Unpacked event over at CTIA and have announced two new tablets coming our way very soon, summer in fact. The Galaxy Tablet 8.9 and the Galaxy Tablet 10.1 will be heading into our hands this summer with some seriously good pricing to top it all off. Oh, did we mention they are dual-core?
The T-Mobile version of the Optimus 2X by LG was rumored to be coming and was even spotted in a picture as booths were being set up at CTIA. Well it has now been officially announced with the name G2X which was recently leaked as well. This will be T-Mobile’s first dual-core Android phone and also the first to come pre-loaded with nVidia’s Tegra Zone app.
Well it is a trio of Amazon news in this post starting off with the fact that the Amazon App Store is now open for business! We knew it was going to happen and while the offerings on the App Store (3,800 apps/games at launch) are what you can get on the Android Market, Angry Birds Rio is exclusive only to the Amazon App Store.