One thing that is interesting about the video game industry is that there are communities just about every aspect of it. There are communities for games specifically, communities for platforms, emulators, modding and just about everything else you can think of that would be apart of video games. A new app has arrived on the US Google Play store called GLHF - Gamers Hangout which is geared towards not only giving gamers another place to hangout, but to also find people to play games with across all platforms.
Acer Extend is an upcoming app which lets users stream Android phones and tablet screens to Windows 8 PCs and tablets. With Extend, you can play an Android game on your PC screen via a W-Fi connection or through a USB cable.
Kemco, a company known for releasing retro-style RPGs onto Android, have released their first app for Android Wear. The app is called Carbonic Watchface and it is pretty much like the name suggests, a carbon fiber looking watch face for your Android Wear.
Back in May of 2014 Youtube/Google and TwitchTV struck a deal for a $1 billion purchase of TwichTV which led to the subsequent integration that now exists between Youtube and TwitchTV. Here we are three months later reporting on Amazon inquiring TwitchTV. Definitely one of those things that makes you go hmmm isn't it?
For those that aren't familiar with them, Humble Bundle provides games, books, and other digital offerings to customers. What makes them different is two fold. First, they allow customers to pay whatever amount seen fit for a bundle of games (or books, or comics, or music, or whatever), without any DRM attached. Seriously. Second, the money is divided between Humble Bundle, the developers, and charity, again with the specific amounts being divided up by the customer at the time of purchase.
According to Android Police, there's now a watch face themed to fit the game Ingress; if it's been a while for you since it's been on your radar, there is a Google Play link to the game at the bottom of this article.
Nvidia's set of utilities for the PC, called the GeForce Experience, has had an updated pushed out to it which brings some improvements all around to features like ShadowPlay as well as bringing additional support overall for the Nvidia Shield Tablet.
TwitchTV recently pushed out an update for their Android application which brings with it a completed new design for the app's user interface. This marks the first major overhaul since the release of the app. This new user interface is much more easier to navigate but aside from that it is also a hell of a lot more improved visually.
Google Play Games, is the direct-from-Google app that manages the games that a given player is currently enjoying, or has in the past. It's a place where players can see where they rank on Leader Boards, see what their friends (on Google+) are playing, and cloud save their in-game progress, among other useful features for players and developers alike. As promised during Google I/O, it's received a bit of an overhaul.
While not specifically a game per se, Transformers: Age of Extinction is an app with game elements that ties in with the upcoming movie of the same name. The app features a bevy of features, all of which involve promoting the movie, obviously. Character Bios, trailers, a photo gallery, and a look at all the new Transformers toys themselves are all a part of the app.
OnLive is working with Wikipad to make streaming cloud PC games playable with the Wikipad's included controller encasing. OnLive is a cloud gaming service that lets users play games via streaming to devices that can be connected to the OnLive controller or other compatible controllers. However, in the case with Wikipad, the controller the tablet sits in will now work with OnLive games.