Before all the anarchy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday arrived, we reported on Nvidia and their plans to drop the price of their Shield Android TV unit for both days. Depending on whether you wanted to buy one in an actual store or online, you were going to be able to pick one up for $150 including the free Shield Remote.
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Black Friday is well under way now and depending on what you’re looking for, there’s probably a deal for it to be found. Amazon has been holding their Black Friday sales all week, making for a sort of Black Fri-week sale instead. Of course the bulk of their best deals are today. This will be a constantly updating list of some of the best Black Friday deals going on at different retailers.
Black Friday is officially a week away and like the past few years Amazon has begun their sales early, changing Black Friday into Black Fri-week-long-sale-day that is a week early. So for the next week before the actual Black Friday, Amazon will have a bunch of Black Friday style deals going on, with new ones starting every 5 minutes.
Twin stick shooters – shoot-’em-ups that use one stick for directional movement and another for directional weapon firing – have been around for a lot longer than you might imagine. The current popularity of the genre was ignited by the release of Geometry Wars over a decade ago, first as a mini game hidden in Project Gotham Racing on Xbox and later as a standalone game in its own right. However, you need to go back 40 years to find the first ever example. It was an arcade game called Gunfight, featuring two cowboys intent on each other’s destruction. It was pretty basic stuff so you have to jump forward to 1984 and another coin-op cabinet called Robotron which, with a lone fighter up against hordes of encroaching robots, set the template for the games that were to come.
For those of you who have been a loyal fan of Nvidia for awhile, especially since the announcement back during GDC 2015 about the Nvidia Shield Android TV console, there is some extremely awesome news today which you might have already seen in your email’s inbox. Nvidia has sent out an email to everyone who signed up for their Shield console newsletter to keep up-to-date with Shield console news. In this email Nvidia is saying thank you for being a loyal fan by starting a big giveaway.
When the flurry of Android-based micro-consoles were being developed and hitting the market, Mad Catz’s MOJO was the leader of the pack and still is considering there hasn’t been any real micro-consoles coming out since then. The Obox from Snail Games isn’t really a micro-console and it isn’t even out yet so that doesn’t really count.
Today Razer announced their solution to bringing PC and Android games to the big screen with their Forge TV set top box. The company is describing this as a game and entertainment console since it isn’t just made for straight gameplay but also to use services like Netflix, YouTube, and other more entertainment based applications. Along with the unveiling of Forge TV, Razer also unveiled their new Bluetooth controller called Serval and the Turret Lapboard and mouse combo.
Razer announced the Forge TV today at CES 2015. The Forge TV is an Android-based gaming and entertainment console which is set to release soon, Q1 of 2015. On top of that, Razer announced a selection of peripherals to compliment their new set top box.
The classic arcade game Gauntlet has arrived onto OnLive but in its new revamped form which is the same game recently released for PC (available on Steam). If you happen to own a MOJO game console from Mad Catz, or any other Android console that features OnLive on it, you can also play this game on it as well.
Last week we launched what we are calling the #GimmieMojo giveaway where we teamed up with Mad Catz to giveaway a MOJO Android game console to one lucky winner while a second winner would be taking home a F.R.E.Q.m gaming headset that features Mad Catz’s mobile GameSmart technology.