Gaming

NVIDIA SHIELD update will bring Kit Kat, improve GameStream

The latest update for the NVIDIA SHIELD has been detailed. This update isn't scheduled to arrive until early April, but it is one that should have SHIELD users looking forward to seeing arrive. NVIDIA has said this update will bring the system to Android 4.4.2. While Kit Kat sounds nice, there is so much more involved here including key updates for Gamepad Mapper, TegraZone, and GameStream.

The Android Community Team: what we’re playing

We are introducing a new series of posts this weekend. As you'll see from the title, these will be of the "what we're" style. First up is gaming, which only seemed fitting as the Games Developers Conference just came to a close. Having said that, this series of posts will highlight a new category each week, and you'll be seeing them hit the site on the weekend when news is slow and we have a bit more time for fun and discussion.

OUYA to end free-to-try requirement

In trying to woo game developers, OUYA is making a move that might not sit well with a number of gamers. In the coming weeks, OUYA will be removing the hard requirement for developers to follow a free-to-try model and let them decide whether to ask for payment upfront or not.

ZTE9 unveils FunBox home entertainment console

Expanding beyond the confines of the usual smartphones and tablets, ZTE has announced its first foray into the gaming industry. But more than just simply a gaming console, the ZTE9 FunBox offers an all around connected experience for the family to enjoy in the living room.