There is a new application that has just been released onto Android and iOS that will be focusing solely on mobile gaming videos, live streams, and news called Core. Staffed by some fairly heavy hitters from the video games industry, including former Machinima VP of content strategy Matthew Cohen as CEO, the app’s goal is to “help solve the discovery and community problem in today’s fragmented mobile games market”.
Since its release Pokemon Go wasn’t just about going out trying to catch all the little creatures of our childhood. It asked us to make, as always, our first important choice: our team! After that the war began, rivalries took over the net, and in the streets with the aim of making all the gyms in our city belonging to our team. However, this has never been an easy task. First of all, because of the great number of players trying to do the same under a different color, but also because the little field of view available in the app didn’t allow us to see much further from our position.
One of the problems with mobile gaming isn’t so much the games themselves, but the download sizes. This holds true with not just your initial update of a big game, but also the subsequent updates that games and apps get that also are big. If you have unlimited data on your plan, then this doesn’t matter much either way. However, if you don’t have unlimited data, the last thing you want to do is chew up a large chunk of your data downloading a 1GB game update.
A couple of months ago Twitch bought Curse, which started off as a communication suite for gamers to use while in game but has since expanded greatly in what that platform provides. Since then the team at Twitch has been working on integrating Curse’s suite of communication tools into its platform, and now it looks like video calling has finally arrived for Twitch. To start, it is now available for desktop users, but mobile support is in the works.
Skylanders fans have a couple of new goodies to look forward to with more expansion to the franchise heading our way soon. While the next Skylanders game that was announced (called Skylanders Imaginators) is for consoles, mobile gamers and fans are not being left behind either. Activision has revealed that Skylanders Imaginators will be getting a companion app called Skylanders Creator.
Up until now Twitch has been strictly a streaming service and platform, not allowing pre-recorded content of any kind to be uploaded to a user’s channel. You could, however, have records of previous live streams and VODs available for your fans to check out if they missed a stream or anything like that. Now Twitch has set its sights on YouTube but allowing pre-recorded content to be uploaded to a streamer’s channel.
As many of you are probably aware, Amazon bought Twitch not too long ago for a cool $970 million and has since kept their hands on the game streaming company. One feature many people have been wanting has apparently been the ability for their Amazon Prime membership to count towards their Twitch Turbo membership. Well, as of today, that has become a reality in a few regions.
It’s the end of another week which also means it is time for another Android game sale round-up! This week’s like only has a few new entries to it, so the majority of this week’s list happens to be repeats. That’s not totally a bad thing, since last week’s list was rather big, so it’ll give people another chance to grab some more games that were on sale last week that have been carried over to this one.
People will live stream some pretty crazy challenges on platforms like Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Mobcrush, and so on. I’ve personally seen all types of records broken for speed runs in a number of games, as well as people passing out mid-stream trying to break a world records for this or that. It’s pretty entertaining to say the least. Well a streamer by the name of BoarGeneral completed a pretty insane challenge, all of which happened to be streamed live.
A little update has come around for Google Play that should make developers and some of us media folk happy. Google has now begun showing the actual download size for games and apps available on Google Play. Up until now, there has just been a general size listed, if one was listed at all. Many of them just say ‘Varies per Device’.