Android gaming

GamePop console gains iOS game support, will continue running Android

BlueStacks has announced a new feature for the GamePop game system. The GamePop console was announced a short while back and was immediately thought of as a competitor to other Android game consoles such as the OUYA and GameStick. Of course, in addition to this new feature, the GamePop already had a unique selling point in that it is a subscription based service. Anyway, this latest GamePop announcement is game related and about how it will be able to play iOS games.

NVIDIA SHIELD also has a non-gaming Nexus experience

We had known the NVIDIA SHIELD was more than just a gaming system. This detail was revealed early on and in fact, the SHIELD will arrive running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Given this and given things will not be buried and hidden, this means SHIELD users will be able to do just about everything they can on a regular Android smartphone or tablet. In fact, some of the experience actually looks quite nice.

Wikipad game system set for a June 11 launch

It looks like the Wikipad is finally going to launch. Wikipad Inc. has come forward with a confirmed release date of June 11th. This is for the Wikipad 7 that we saw announced back in February and means availability for those in the US. A further global rollout is expected, however that is planned for sometime later this summer. Anyway, the Wikipad 7 will arrive priced at $249 and with specs to include a 7-inch display and quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor.

BlueStacks reveals GamePop console pricing

BlueStacks announced the GamePop console earlier in the month and opened up pre-orders immediately. More to the point, BlueStacks were giving a console and controller for free if you signed up for a year long subscription. The subscription is priced at $6.99 per month and includes access to (at present) more than 500 games. The one catch with that offer is how you have to pay -- for the full year up front.

OUYA console receives an unofficial CWM Recovery release

The OUYA game console release was previously delayed until June 25th, however that doesn't seem to have stopped those who have one of the already available developer units. We know the OUYA team is friendly towards hacking and modding. In fact, they previously announced a MakerBot partnership that will allow users to create their own cases. More to the point for today though, those developers have already released a working version of CWM Recovery.

Rovio pushes Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage under new Stars program

Rovio Entertainment has announced their latest venture today, Rovio Stars, which is a mobile game publishing initiative. Basically, this is Rovio shifting from simply offering their own games to putting themselves in a position to push games from others. The name, Rovio Stars seems to be a play on what they intend to do -- publish and in turn highlight games from other developers that they believe have potential.

Carmageddon for Android released by Stainless Games

As was expected, Stainless Games Ltd has released Carmageddon. The app can be found by way of the Google Play Store and at the moment is available in two versions. There is the promo release and the paid release. The key here, both of these are the full and complete game. That being said, lets cover what Carmageddon is and break down these two versions to see which you may want to grab.

Carmageddon for Android coming this Friday

Carmageddon will be released for Android this coming Friday and it looks like there has recently been some talk in terms of pricing. Basically, Carmageddon will be available in three versions. The trick with that is all three versions will not be available at the same time. More on that, but suffice to say, Carmageddon will be available for free and also as a paid download.

Madfinger Games talks upcoming OUYA, GameStick and MOGA

Yesterday brought news of an upcoming (and exclusive) game release for the OUYA console. That game will be Soul Fjord and it will be coming by way of Airtight Games. The key here, that is only one title for one console. Enter the latest from Madfinger Games who has been talking about the OUYA as well as the GameStick and MOGA. As for games, the talk begins (and seems to circle around) Shadowgun.
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