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Green Throttle shuts down Arena app, a multi-player Android gaming experience

Android desperately wants to encroach on your living room TV, but how that’s going to be accomplished is not yet known. With Chromecast, supporting apps like Netflix can stream content from your Android device. Rumors of Android TV have yet to pan out. Miracast is lost in the shuffle, seemingly defeated by the advent of Google’s $35 dongle. Then there is Android gaming, a sector that has just started taking shape, and is seeing rapid expansion.

Oculus Rift headset coming to mobile for Android only

Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe had a surprise in store for the gaming world as well as the Android community at his GamesBeat 2013 keynote last Tuesday. The company is planning to launch a mobile version of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset at the same time as the original PC version. And it will be exclusive to Android devices only.

GameStick reaches the FCC, launch hopefully imminent

Eager backers who supported the long overdue GameStick Android gaming console are probably at their wits' end from all the hoping and waiting. The torture might soon be over as the device just passed through the FCC, one of the last steps needed before it finally gets shipped to its remaining fans.

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.

XOLO Play T1000 Tegra 3 gaming smartphone now available

Lava has announced the availability of its XOLO Play T1000, an Android Jelly Bean handset being hailed as a gaming device bearing an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and a 4.7-inch display. The device is now available for purchase in India for Rs. 15,999, which works out to a tad under $270 USD. We got a run down of its specs after the jump.

OUYA game console arrives for retail sales

As had been expected, the OUYA game console has arrived with retail stores. Simply put, the console has shifted into general availability and those who are interested but have yet to make a purchase now have a handful of retail outlets to pick from. The pricing is the same as we had seen during the pre-order period, however there is some news about a few games that have recently arrived.

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.
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