One thing about being in the video game industry is that you get to try a lot of alphas, betas (both closed and open), early preview builds, and so on. The same it true for any software industry really. It is always fun to try out something early and now Google is letting folks try out future features for their official Google App with the new Google Beta Program through Google Play.
Google has continuously tinkered with Google Play's layout on both the web via your browser and through the Google Play application. All of it, for the most part, have been changes for the better in how everything looks. If you are finally used to Google Play as it is, you'll be happy to know it will be changing again.
YouTube Gaming has been updated with the feature we have been waiting for, which is direct mobile game streaming from your Android device to YouTube Gaming. Not only does this make our lives way easier when it comes to streaming gameplay to you, our readers, but it also means anyone can stream as long as they have Android 5.0 or higher.
Crescent Moon Games has quietly released a game onto Google Play called Ad Cube... or is it a game? What we know it isn't, and that is it isn't an Ad blocker or Ad removal software. Hell it isn't even a game really. So what is it? Well it appears to be a test regarding ads with something very good being promised at the end.
We have been saying a lot recently that the streaming war is going to heat up and today during Twitch's keynote speech during the first TwitchCon event, the company announced that direct uploads and a true VOD feature will be arriving soon. This takes aim directly at YouTube who recently went after Twitch by launching YouTube Gaming, a streaming platform for game broadcasters that also allows direct uploads and VODs already.
Having been out on iOS for a few weeks now under a beta tag, Mobcrush has finally announced the arrival of the Android beta as well. This puts the company in position to possible snag a good chunk of the mobile game streaming market. That, of course, depends on a few key factors.
The live game streaming and eSports industries are still pretty new, even with how popular and big they already are. Mobile is just starting to get into the action and is expected to surpass console and PC streaming when it finally comes into full being. With TwitchCon only a few more days away, companies are already starting to announce their new products and one of those new goodies is a company called Stage TEN.
The rush to see who can capture the mobile game streaming market is heating up even more. Currently Mobcrush is still only available on iOS, the company is still working on a beta for Android. This leaves Twitch and YouTube Gaming as the front runners to capture the Android market share for mobile game streaming. DeNA does have their app as well, called Mirrativ, but as it stands that application still needs a bunch of features.
Back in August we reported on Nvidia releasing an update to their GeForce Experience which was mostly for preparation for a beta that was to begin soon to test some really interesting new features. Well that GeForce Experience Beta has begun, and the download for it is now available.
Twitch's first ever convention is drawing closer and closer each day and with that there is a lot of news coming out with what will be taking place during the event. Needless to say, there will be a lot going on. Luckily, if you are attending TwitchCon 2015, Twitch has an app to help you out. On top of that, the company has released an update for their Twitch app which bring a much requested feature to it: Push Notifications for Broadcasters.
The next installment into the Metal Gear Solid franchise will be released at the beginning of next month, and along with the game's release Konami will also be launching an official companion app as well. The app will be similar to the previously release Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes application in regards to features and what it will be able to do.