Gaming

FarmVille 2: Country Escape arrives in the Play Store

Zynga has released the latest version of FarmVille. This one is called FarmVille 2: Country Escape and it is set in "an all new coastal location." Players will be growing crops, nurturing animals, collecting treasures, crafting goods and more. But perhaps key here -- this release is being pushed as a "new chapter of FarmVille on the go."

OUYA “Chupacabra” system update brings in XBMC audio passthrough and revamped pages

Following its tradition of naming major system updates after mythical creatures, the OUYA team has announced the release of "Chupacabra". And just like previous updates, this one drags in quite a huge amount of new features and fixes, including support for audio passthrough in XBMC, redesigned PLAY, DISCOVER, and Details pages, as well as better support for game controllers and media remotes.

The Walking Dead: Season One game now available in the Play Store

The Walking Dead: Season One game is now available in the Google Play Store. We suspect many will react to this news with one word -- finally. But putting the long wait aside, the game has arrived for Android users to begin playing. Those grabbing the game will have access to Episode 1-5 as well as a special one called "400 Days."

NVIDIA SHIELD April update now available for download

The latest update has arrived for the NVIDIA SHIELD. This one is listed as being SHIELD Software Update 72 and it will measure in at a bit more than 460MB in size. Specifically, at 464.4MB. More important though is what the update is bringing. This time around users can expect quite a bit dealing with GameStream to include remote streaming and notebook support.

Amazon Game Studios drops Fire TV Sev Zero sneak peek

Amazon announced the Fire TV this morning. Some of the focus of the announcement event was on the media side, and some was on the gaming side. On the gaming side there was talk of exclusive games coming courtesy of Amazon Game Studios. There was even mention of the first game, Sev Zero, which is available beginning today.

Amazon Fire TV: a few thoughts on the competition

Amazon announced the Fire TV earlier this morning. Initially this seems to be just another set-top box to attach to your television and stream the likes of Netflix and Hulu Plus. Of course, Fire TV also has support for Amazon Instant Video (amongst other services). Some may prefer the Chromecast or Roku Streaming Stick given the dongle form factor, but with the feature set and price tag of the Amazon Fire TV -- it seems this one may be worth considering.