There are only a few applications for mobile devices in that ‘instant streaming’ category of things. One of those is Periscope, where you start up the application on your phone or tablet and using your devices and the Periscope app, stream whatever you are doing in real life to people who feel like tuning in to watch. This can be anything from event coverage and interviews at shows like E3, down to watching someone eat french fries.
Samsung has announced some new, gaming specific features for their upcoming flagship devices. They’ve added or tweaked a handful of things, compared to previous releases. If these pan out, it could mean that gamers take these phones more seriously. The models in question are the Samsung Galaxy S7, and the SGS7 Edge.
One of the very popular Playstation emulators (PSX and PSOne) for Android happens to be ePSXe and for those of you who use this great emulator, you’ll be happy to know that it has received a massive update, bumping the version up officially to 2.0. This update brings new Shaders support, new 2D filters, and much more.
It’s time for another week of DroidGamers Deals over at our store. This week’s deals include the Martian Notifier Smartwatch, the Stencyle Game Development Bundle, and the Pay What You Want for the 2016 Complete Coder’s Bundle, all of which are discounted nicely.
Another platform geared towards pre-launch registrations for Android games is now available on Google Play called EXP Game. Similar to Prelaunch.me, EXP Game allows users to browse through a variety of games that are currently in pre-registration status before it officially launches on Google Play.
Asus and AdBlock have teamed up to come up with a way to block advertisements on all future Android smartphones and tablets from Asus. This will be built into Android natively, but will only work with the default Android browser and not with third-party applications like Firefox and Chrome.
Google appears to be quite committed to making YouTube Gaming good and today the company has rolled out version 1.2. This update brings with it all kinds of improvements to the service itself, as well as to some of the Android-specific features as well, especially regarding mobile device live game streaming.
Android developers will have a new option for their applications and games starting next year that will add an official ‘Ads’ tag to their products on Google Play. This was originally announced back during Google I/O where games and apps in the Designed for Families program have had an “Ad-Supported” tag in their listings. Now Google is ready to expand this to all Google Play games and applications.
Today’s DroidGamers Double Daily Deal features a pretty awesome Android development bundle that is in the style of “Pay What You Want”. This is pretty much as it sounds like as you will be choosing the price you want to pay, and part of the proceeds go to charity as well.
In other EA and Star Wars news, EA has decided to release a new Star Wars Battlefront companion app which has plenty of features that one would expect from an app of this nature, as well as a new mini-game you game play called Base Command. Users will be able to earn in-game credits that can be used to unlock Star Cards, blasters, and more in the actual Star Wars Battlefront game.