Gaming

Xbox One Smartglass app on Android to get screenshot feature

The good thing about owning an Xbox One AND a Windows 10 phone is that gamers are able to share their gaming screenshots to social media platforms via the Microsoft Smartglass app. But because you asked for it, Microsoft is now making that feature available on the Android version of the app (as well as on iOS). There are some initial restrictions, but it should be all good soon.

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.

DraStic DS Emulator for Android gets an update

For people wondering why you don’t see a lot of Nintendo DS emulators on the Android platform, you have to understand that Nintendo’s DS handheld gaming console is a pain in the back for emulator developers. The number of input methods – standard gamepad, touchscreen, voice – and the way the Nintendo DS brilliantly makes use of all of them is a beast to port to Android. That said, the DraStic DS Emulator app does a pretty good job of it.

Deadlock: Online multi-player shooter game finally arrives on Android

Usually, when a game comes out in other platforms, it takes a few weeks or even months for it to arrive on Android. But there are rare times when it takes years for it to be available on smartphones and tablets that are running on Google’s platform. Deadlock: Online, a multi-player shooting game is one of those, and now after four years of existence in iOS, it finally available for Android users.

Drag race your way to the finish line with Top Speed

Chances are, even if you love drag racing, you will never be able to do it in real life (unless you really are a drag racer). So your next best thing would be mobile games, and the newest one you can try out is called Top Speed: Drag & Fast Racing, which is obviously a game where you need to be the fastest drag racer in town. And to make it even more exciting, your rivals are “criminally insane”, according to the game description.

Survive through another night in Five Nights at Freddy’s 4

If you’re a sucker for mobile games that will give you a heart attack, then you’re probably a fan of the Five Nights at Freddy’s game series (if you haven’t given up yet on the fright factor). If you’ve survived the previous 3 nights being a security guard at the store, then you’ll be up for a new challenge, this time just trying to survive the night in a house full of “unworldly beasts”.

Fallout Shelter coming free to Android in August

Bethesda banked on this new mobile game – “Fallout Shelter” – to build the hype to its proper game release come November. By that count, the game developer can already call Fallout Shelter as a relative success – after its launch, the game has become the most downloaded game in iOS in 48 different countries. Bethesda is now bringing the fun over to the Android side of things, with the game launching in August and totally free to play.

Half-Life spotted running on Android Wear

Now we know it is possible, because someone has actually published a video of an Android Wear smartwatch running the 1998 vintage classic shooting game “Half-Life”. It’s not quite Half-Life 3 yet, but it’s definitely something. You would ask “why?”, but there is no answer to that. People just go ahead and do stuff, they don’t need any other reason to be awesome.

‘Chain Reaction 2’ now ready for online multiplayer gameplays

We may have missed 'Chain Reaction Classic' but this time, we're not skipping on 'Chain Reaction 2', a new strategy game that allows one up to a maximum of eight players playing simultaneously. It may seem like a video game from the past, what with the pixel retro graphics and the sounds, but it can be addictive and really fun to play with family and friends.

Try to outrun an endless avalanche in Super QuickHook

'Super QuickHook' is one arcade game that will make you describe it as cute as first because of the graphics but after some time, you'll realize it's really another great adventure through the ice caverns, frost-tinged fields, and volcanic caves among others in the Eagle Mountain. You're called to conquer the area and survive with a simple grappling hook. That's all you have as you run through the meadows to discover more secrets, loot, and see more landscapes.