Gaming

PPSSPP 1.0: You guessed it, a PSP emulator on Android

We’ve been wondering why there was no legit project out there for an emulator to enable playing PSP (classic) games on Android devices, given that hardware specs for Android devices are on the up. But it seems our wondering days are over. Welcome PPSSPP 1.0, from the same emulator team that brought you Dolphin for PC, a Nintendo Wii emulator.

Level Up! Heroes of Might & Magic III HD, OUYA, and cats

Build your own fantasy kingdom and, instead of just growing it with cutesy in-app items and fighting off even cuter monsters, defend it against seriously badass angles, demons, and mages. Or maybe you're more into cats. Lots and lots of cats. Which ever way you swing, we've got you covered in this week's edition of Level Up! But first, a few words from everyone's favorite, or previous favorite, champion of Android console gaming.

Get the ball in the hole in Ultraflow

"Minimalist yet complex" is something that we often find in the description of a lot of games now (thanks a lot Flappy Bird and its ilk). One of the latest games to sport this tagline is Ultraflow, and if you're up to the challenge of trying to put a small ball in a hole (we're looking at you, golfers, or virtual golfers at the least), then you might want to check out Ultraflow, a new game now available on Android devices.

Hand-drawn Steampunker game now available on Android tablet

The steampunk "movement" is a reimagining of 19th century Western civilization, specifically the Industrial Revolution or the Victorian Era in Britain, in science fiction and fantasy literature, which has crossed over to movies, TV shows, and even cosplay. The theme and look has also sometimes been adapted by game developers, but none more so than Steampunker (the name is a dead giveaway), an award-winning game that has now launched its Android tablet edition.

Naughty Kitties are no nonsense cuties, will save Cat’s Planet

Cats are cute but kittens are (errr...) the cutest. Sometimes I believe the cats own the Internet what with the thousands of cat memes and videos going viral these past few years. They are adorable so anything they do will sell. I’m not sure if these Naughty Kittens will make you feel all warm and fuzzy though but they have one good aim and that is to save Cat’s Planet from the attack of the aliens.

Fly through a 3D tubular world in Tail Drift for Android

If you're a fan of arcade racing games like Mario Kart, then this new game available on Android devices will appeal to your love of virtually racing through not just the ground but even in the skies. Tail Drift is a 360 degree arcade racer that will see you through loops, tubes, and various fantastic environments as you try to win the race and get as many points as you can.

Classic arcade game Q*bert now rebooted for Android

Arcade game nostalgia has been on an all-time high when a few months ago, some websites published beloved classic games that you could play on your desktop browser. Then some developers updated several retro games for mobile use as well. Another one of those best-selling and popular game from the 80s is making its way to your Android devices, and while it's the game that you're familiar with, it also comes with a reboot.

Remotr app streams PC games to your Android device

A new app has landed for Android users who are also PC gamers called Remotr. The app enables PC gamers to stream their favorite games directly to their Android smartphone or tablet anywhere they are. Remotr developers say that the app gives you the same performance and visual quality you would get if you were sitting in front of your PC playing the game.

Need for Speed to charge users for gas, restricted playtime

Electronic Arts is set to roll out this week a new mobile version of the popular car racing franchise Need for Speed for Android users, but not surprisingly and quite like car racing in the real world, EA will start charging for gas. It's not a new thing for game apps to have in-app purchase systems -- developers have to eat, don't they? But it is quite new for a high profile racing game to restrict the driving itself with an in-game resource paid for by real-world money.