Android gaming

Activision Anthology arrives on Android with 45 classics in tow

Ready for some nostalgia? Hopefully you are, because Activision has just unleashed the Activision Anthology on the Google Play Store. The anthology features 45 classic Activision games, and though the app is free, you're going to have to shell out cash for most of the titles Activision is touting in this release. That isn't true for all of the games, however, as just downloading the app nets you Kaboom! for free.

OUYA will offer rooting instructions to consumers

The OUYA team has a lot of promises to fulfill once they actually deliver the console, one of the big ones being the promise that OUYA will be the first completely open console. Previously, OUYA developers were given the option of receiving a rooted console (when it eventually releases, that is), but the OUYA team has just sent out an update saying they'll be providing instructions for rooting to everyone. This means that consumers will be able to root their machines at their leisure, with OUYA also offering "builds and instructions" to get consoles back to their "unrooted" factory settings.

Android Community Weekly: July 22nd, 2012

This past week was a pretty good one if you're a Nexus S owner, but not so good if you've been trying to get your hands on the Google Nexus 7. Google began sending out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates to Nexus S phones on select carriers Friday night, but unfortunately earlier in the week the company announced that it was having some trouble keeping 16GB Nexus 7 tablets in stock. As a result, the 16GB Nexus 7s now have an estimated delivery time of 3-4 weeks when shipping from the Google Play Store, so unless you're okay with picking up an 8GB model instead, you might be left waiting for a Nexus 7.

Sega plans Android release for MMORPG Phantasy Star Online 2

Android gaming has finally come into its own, and major publishers are starting to take notice. This includes gaming legend Sega, which has graced Android with its Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Monkey Ball franchises, along with a few others. But they're not anywhere near finished yet: Pocket Gamer reports that Sega's online RPG franchise Phantasy Star Online will be heading to Android in late April as a closed beta. Phantasy Star Online 2 will be released for Windows, PlayStation Vita and iOS as well. The good news is that the game will be free (with in-app purchases). The bad news? It's only confirmed for Japan so far.
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