Android gaming

BlueStacks adds five new developers ahead of GamePop console launch

The Android game console market seems to have several players at the moment. Perhaps the best know is OUYA, but there is also the GameStick, GamePop, GamePop Mini and others. Th GamePop is from BlueStacks, the same company that has been allowing users to run Android apps on a Mac or Windows computer. That aside, it looks like the folks at BlueStacks have recently announced five new developer partners.

Archos GamePad 2 spotted in FCC filing

The Archos GamePad launched for those in the US back in March and it looks like the follow-up device is already in the works. The device is called the Archos GamePad 2 and currently sporting a model number of A70GP2. We have yet to hear anything direct from Archos, but judging from the FCC filing where the GamePad 2 was discovered -- it looks like it may be several months before anything official is announced.

Amazon Android gaming console expected in late 2013

We have seen quite a few Android game consoles introduced in recent months, however it looks like we may have at least one more arriving before the end of the year. This latest is said to be coming from Amazon and according to the details that have arrived thus far -- it should arrive in time for the 2013 holiday shopping season. If nothing else, given Amazon already has the Appstore in place, that could put them at a slight advantage over some of the competition.

OUYA offers Kickstarter backers a leet apology

The folks at OUYA have come forward with an apology and credit for some of the Kickstarter backers. The details of this offer include a mention about how "it wasn't OK that some of you" received the OUYA after it landed on store shelves. Basically, the OUYA team is apologizing that retail availability began before all the Kickstarter backers received their units. And just to drive the point home, the OUYA team has referred to this group as their "most loyal supporters."

NVIDIA SHIELD iFixit teardown gives a look at the inside

We recently reviewed the NVIDIA SHIELD and while we took a rather thorough look at the system itself as well as what it is capable of doing in terms of gaming there was something we couldn't do -- open it up and take a look at the interior guts. Thankfully though, there was another group willing to do just that. That group is the familiar iFixit and they have recently opened up the SHIELD.

OUYA “Free the Games” fund arrives to entice game developers

The folks at OUYA are once again talking games. Except this time around they are looking putting some money up in an effort to further attract developers. This is being launched as the "Free the Games" fund and it means OUYA is putting up $1 million to help turn "ideas into a reality." Basically, assuming game developers can meet some criteria, the folks at OUYA will give them some money to further their work.
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