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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV console now available at the Play Store

Starting today, graphics and device manufacturer NVIDIA have announced that North American customers can now purchase their NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV directly from the Google Play Store. It took a while for what is currently the world’s most powerful Android device in the market to get to Google’s online portal, but it’s there now.

Razer promises to pay OUYA’s debt to game developers

Gaming outfit Razer has recently acquired OUYA – more specifically, its technical and developer relations arms. OUYA, after a blockbuster Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for its microconsole, slowly spiraled down as it struggled to find its place in a console market dominated still by Sony and Microsoft. Razer has swooped in to acquire – not including the hardware business, mind you – but was not aware that OUYA had debts to game developers in excess of USD$600,000.

Razer officially announces OUYA acquisition, but what about the hardware?

We’ve heard rumors, and then confirmations, but now we get it straight from the horse’s mouth – gaming outfit Razer has acquired parts and elements of the business of OUYA, that little micro-console that broke Kickstarter when it launched. As you can see from the announcement, it is not a full acquisition – Razer will not be acquiring OUYA’s hardware, specifically the console and the controller that made OUYA famous in the first place.

Razer’s Forge TV console shows up at the Google Play Store

You would think that it being called the Google Play Store, they would specifically offer only Google products, like say – the Nexus Player. But stranger things have happened, and right now we’re seeing Razer’s very own android TV gaming console being sold at the Play Store, even if it (kinda) competes with Google’s own (ASUS-made) Nexus Player.

SteelSeries rolls out Stratus XL Wireless Gaming Controller

SteelSeries has been in the business of gaming controllers and peripherals since the early 2000s. This year, a new controller in the form of the Stratus XL Wireless Gaming Controller for Windows and Android will be ready to bring the best in Bluetooth-enabled and console-style controller for Android and Windows.

Rumors: OUYA plans sale of company to Razer

When OUYA came out of its developers’ heads and into its very successful Kickstarter campaign, people were sure it was going to be a surefire hit that will compete with standard gaming consoles by bringing casual gaming to big screen TVs. In a sense, OUYA came out too early for its own good. After the initial rush, OUYA has struggled to create a market for itself, especially with Android TV offerings now abounding. It has put itself up for sale, and rumor says gaming outfit Razer is interested.

Amazon shows NVIDIA SHIELD, SHIELD Pro, items down for now

We actually now have a glimpse of what NVIDIA is planning with the new NVIDIA SHIELD console, last seen and drooled at by many at the GDC 2015. Online store Amazon put up standard items for the NVIDIA SHIELD and the NVIDIA SHIELD Pro seemingly by mistake, as the items have been taken off their listings again as of writing. But not before some people noticed and took pictures and details. Good job, internet.

The new NVIDIA SHIELD: hands-on with Android TV, gaming style

NVIDIA is once again shuffling names, this time maybe for the last time. The NVIDIA SHIELD moniker once belonged to what is now known as the SHIELD Portable, a standalone gaming handheld that looked like a gamepad with a built-in tablet on top. Now the name is being used, without specification unlike the SHIELD Tablet, to refer to NVIDIA's MWC 2015 surprise: an Android TV device. OK, maybe it's not all too shocking considering the direction it has been going, but it makes the surprise no less pleasant nonetheless.

ZRRO is an Android gaming console with unique touch controls

ZRRO – you apparently pronounce the name as “zero” – is a gaming console powered by Android, and is currently looking to crowd-fund its way into existence via Kickstarter. The catch is this – that the controller gives you a more natural way of controlling your game apps, that is through swiping and finger touches – something most people are very much used to nowadays.
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