Well this is probably the biggest surprise we’ve had in quite some time. Facebook has purchased the virtual reality hardware maker Oculus Rift for $2 billion. You’re probably wondering why in the hell we are covering this. We are because the Oculus Rift was going to have Android compatibility in gaming and now we have no idea what future this has, if any at all.
For those of you who can’t get enough Angry Birds games in your life, you will be happy to know that there is yet another one heading our way soon. However this particular Angry Birds game already exists but on Facebook instead of mobile, that is until now of course. Rovio has announced that Angry Birds Friends will be making its way to Android and iOS devices in the near future.
In a few weeks time, Facebook will launch its own app store in an effort transform the social network into a premier app destination. App Center will be spread out across the desktop, Android and iOS. It will contain both free and paid apps along with links to Google Play and iTunes should an app need to be installed on devices before they can be used.
Big companies just love to flog the little guys with their money these days. Some recent examples of this would be Facebook flogging Instagram with a billion dollars and Zynga’s purchase of OMGPOP for $180 million. Now Zynga is saying that we should all expect more deals like the OMGPOP buy-out in the near future.
Facebook has a lot of games with a large portion of them probably being decent while a select few are actually really high quality games. One such game, which is also available to play outside of Facebook as a browser-based title is a futuristic FPS game built using Unity3D called Uberstrike.
Yesterday we received a tip about some pretty interesting news regarding the Order & Chaos MMORPG from Gameloft. While we will talk specifically about this news regarding Android, be aware that this affects accounts across all platforms the game is being played on. It seems as though there are some security issues that are leading to players having their accounts hacked.
Good news today for anyone who is already play the Facebook version of King’s Bounty: Legions which we reported on yesterday. You may remember that in our original post that we reported that it would not be compatible with the Facebook version. Well that isn’t the case it seems.
EA has a rather popular RPG game on Facebook called Dragon Age: Legends and it will be making the jump to mobile, including Android, in the near future. This is an entirely 2D-based RPG game for all you RPG fans out there to play. As with any RPG game, you’ll be able to do quests, level up, get gear and all that good stuff.
Digital Chocolate had been active in the Facebook gaming arena for awhile now with some of the most popular games available, ranking probably just below Zynga. Today they have announced that two games with be debuted using GetJar as the venue. Both Millionaire City and MMA Pro Fighter are now available on GetJar for Android.
Vegas City is a simulation game where you can create your own Las Vegas strip complete with casinos, resorts, high rollers and more. Developed by Digital Chocolate and originally released onto Facebook, Vegas City is slated to come to Android in the near future. Soon you’ll be able to become filthy rich, in-game anyways.