Android gaming

Italian government investigating the case of fremium mobile games

If the words "in-app purchase" or IAP sends shivers down your bones every time you encounter it, possibly multiple times in a day, fear not for Italy has got your back. The country's antitrust authority is now looking into app store owners Google, Apple, Amazon, and even game developer Gameloft for their part in spreading what it deems to be misleading, but quite lucrative, free-to-play games.

OUYA “Chupacabra” system update brings in XBMC audio passthrough and revamped pages

Following its tradition of naming major system updates after mythical creatures, the OUYA team has announced the release of "Chupacabra". And just like previous updates, this one drags in quite a huge amount of new features and fixes, including support for audio passthrough in XBMC, redesigned PLAY, DISCOVER, and Details pages, as well as better support for game controllers and media remotes.

ZTE9 unveils FunBox home entertainment console

Expanding beyond the confines of the usual smartphones and tablets, ZTE has announced its first foray into the gaming industry. But more than just simply a gaming console, the ZTE9 FunBox offers an all around connected experience for the family to enjoy in the living room.

BlueStacks GamePop launch pushed till late Q2 2014

Originally expected to arrive in the winter of 2013, it now looks like the BlueStacks GamePop console will not be available until sometime in late Q2 2014. BlueStacks is still accepting pre-orders for the console, though judging from what we saw last week, and coming out of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) -- it appears they are in somewhat of a transitional phase.

Asus Gamebox controller spotted, adds more mystery to Android gaming

Asus is reportedly preparing a gaming console. Specs for a device named Gamebox have already been spotted on AnTuTu’s site, and now it seems we’re getting our first look at a controller. With the proper gaming consoles dominated by Microsoft and Sony, it seems this will be an Android-powered platform.
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