Mobile developers who use Microsoft's Visual Studio will now have a pretty awesome new feature for when they grab the new 2015 version. Microsoft has introduced a new high-performance emulator for developers to use when debugging their applications and games that they happen to be working on.
DigitalD20 is a company with a mission and that mission is to bring technology into the world of tabletop RPG gaming. They are hoping to accomplish this through the use of tablets and an overall platform of modules, a synchronized interface between players and the Game Master, interactive maps and more. We say "they are hoping" because currently this project is up on Kickstarter looking for additional funding.
A few of the bigger game development companies lately have been making sure to release companion applications for some of their major PC and console game launches. One of these companies is Ubisoft who has launched a companion app for pretty much every release for their more major franchises as of late and Assassin's Creed Unity is no exception from the rule.
Eltechs, the developer behind ExaGear Strategies which is an emulator to play certain PC games such as Civilization 3, has released a new emulator called ExaGear RPG. As you are probably guessing, this new emulator is specifically designed to play classic PC RPGs on your Android device such as Fallout 1 & 2 as well as some of the later titles in the Might & Magic franchise.
Activision loves making companion apps it seems and with the release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare comes yet another companion app for mobile devices as well. This new companion app gives players of the game multiple tools to use while on the go which range from an emblem editor to clan management features.
A new app from Sony is now available to interact with SingStar on the PS3, and tomorrow's PS4 release of the franchise. The app acts as a virtual microphone for game, so you can use your phone's mic to sing into rather than buying one for the game.
While we mostly stick to gaming on this site, we do also cover Android apps as well. This is, of course, as long as they are gaming related in some fashion, whether it be a companion app, guides, or in this case, an application meant for improving performance of your Android device. You can only game as good as your device is and that doesn't just include hardware specs.
Google is currently toying around with a rather interesting system that they may be introducing into Google Play in the near future. This system is called App Trials and it is essentially a Try-Before-Buying type of system where users can try out a game (or app) before purchasing it. Not too far off from what Ouya used to have and what a lot of PC marketplaces already currently do with PC games.
Google has been one busy company with the updates to their official apps over the past few weeks and this week is no different as the company has pushed out a major version update for the Google Play store application. The app is now officially in the version 5 numbering and with that you can expect a lot of changes both under-the-hood and visibly with the Google Play store app.