One thing that has been a pretty major pain in the ass is trying to live stream mobile games on services like TwitchTV. Generally you have to come up with your own solutions to get this to work and half the time it is generally too slow to run through an emulator or anything like that. Lag is another issue half the time. The advent of Android-powered micro-consoles has helped this a bit though.
Another week and another blog post from the folks over at nVidia regarding their upcoming Android-powered handheld gaming system Project Shield. Previously we’ve seen Real Boxing running on Project Shield, which was last week, and the week before was Borderlands 2. This week the new game being shown off is Need for Speed: Most Wanted.
nVidia just announced that they are throwing their weight behind Miracast, a rather interesting wireless display standard that has some nice potential to make Android gaming a little more convenient while at home. In fact they play to build support for Miracast right into upcoming Tegra processors.
Well OnLive seems to be making a lot of news over the past couple of days whether it’s regarding their possible pricing structure change in the near future for all upcoming games or adding full Xperia Play support which landed this morning. OnLive has switched the free game you get when you download the OnLive app, put a bunch of games on sale and are holding a gaming contest.
OnLive has been updated to fully support the Xperia Play and the phones built-in game controller which should make a lot of Xperia Play owners happy. Until now there was only a patched version floating around from XDA which would allow owners to fully use the controls the phone comes with.
OnLive is faced with a bit of an issue now that they are available on Android phones and tablets and soon to be on iOS devices as well. This little issue is about the overlapping of games and how they plan to combat that. One idea they are throwing around is that future OnLive games could end up being broken down into episodes.
In our previous article last week about being able to use DroidMote to play OnLive games on your Android tablet while using your Android phone as a game controller, we mentioned that we were not sure if it would work for games that are not optimized yet with touch screen controls. Well thanks to one of our readers, we now know it does and you can see it in action after the break.
Last year we reported on Gamestring and their Adrenaline service which would allow you to stream your games from your PC to your Android device to play them. It came along with a demonstration of World of Warcraft of an HTC Desire which looked to run fairly well.
It’s been floating around for awhile that GameStop would be getting involved in the mobile gaming scene. In fact we’ve known this to be true for some time now and with the recent announcement of their iOS device trade-in program, the news today that GameStop is testing an Android-based gaming tablet shouldn’t be a surprise.
You can blame Beau Hindman from Massively for this article and most likely my possible disappearance for the next few hours. After watching his live streaming of Gameloft’s Order and Chaos, he had to go and post an article detailing a new application for mobile devices that, aside from being productive, will let you play games on your mobile device from your PC.