Nvidia has launched a trio of spine-tingling new games this week on GeForce NOW, its cloud-based game streaming service that allows Android gamers to play full PC game releases on Nvidia’s Shield family of devices including Shield Android TV, Shield tablet and Shield portable.
Borderlands 2 has been available on the PS Vita for a week now (if you bought the Vita Slim bundle). While it may be the only handheld to run the game natively, it is not the only handheld Borderlands 2 can be played on. The NVIDIA Shield offers PC streaming of many games, and Borderlands 2 is one of them. I happen to be in a very small camp of people who own both systems and I’ve given both of them a try.
Maybe the title is a bit extreme but we are definitely taking a step towards a hit in productivity soon as GameString has officially closed the registration for Closed Beta sign-ups and will begin testing soon. If you don’t remember who GameString is, let me refresh your memory by saying this: World of Warcraft on your Android device.
Envision has been making some news lately with the recent announcement of the EVO 2, a console gaming system that will be running the Android OS. Well Envisions has just launched their GameBox service today and are offering free units to initial subscribers of the service.
One things we really wanted to do was get some hands-on loving of OnLive’s service with the universal remote running on Android. While they had an HTC Flyer on display where you could look at it and get a preview, the great folks over at OnLive brought us in for a great hands-on with OnLive on the Motorola XOOM.
OnLive has slowly been making moves to invade the Android gaming arena with it’s game streaming service. Yesterday during Uplinq 2011, they announced the Universal Wireless Controller. With this, you can play any of their games on any device that supports OnLive which includes Android tablets and phones.
HTC announced their upcoming Android tablet, the HTC Flyer, at MWC today and it was sporting some pretty decent specs while others left you wondering “why?”. The HTC Flyer is also their first Android device sporting the OnLive cloud gaming service which is no surprise after their $40 million invest into the company.
Cloud gaming service OnLive just received a fairly nice deposit into their bank account in the size of a cool $40million dollars thanks to an investment by HTC into the company. Back in December we reported that OnLive would be coming to Android in a limited capacity at first with gameplay coming in the future.
OnLive Inc, for those of you who haven’t heard about them, is a company that offers instant gaming of major game titles to your TV, PC or Mac. While normally you would have to have these games installed on your PC/Mac or own the game for your console system, OnLive lets you play them via ‘the cloud’. The Android app turns this into a spectator sport.
GameString, the company that is bringing gaming in the ‘Cloud’ technology to any device that can access it. In our article yesterday regarding playing World of Warcraft on Android devices, GameString were responsible for this accomplishment. As a follow-up to that, we decided to write more about GameString so everyone is a bit more familiar with them.