Interesting news today from Google who have updated their Content Policy (the Dangerous Products section) for the Google Play store with a new little snippet of information that states developers must now go through the Google Play store when pushing updates to their games or applications. Up until now it wasn't mandatory to push an update through Google Play which means developers were allowed to push their updates for their games or applications directly to a user's device.
While there are a fair number of Amiga emulators on Android already, using them can be a bit of a pain. This is especially true if you're not technically fluent in running an emulator aside from loading up a game. The Amiga emulators generally provide a bit more of a challenge since most of the ones available do not come with their own file system. This means you have to provide one yourself, so if you aren't that experienced with an emulator of this nature, you were kind of left out in the dark.
We've covered this topic in the past on more than one occasion, with coding found in the source of Google+ and Google Games, and other things that point to Google working on a Game Center type of feature for Android games. This is something that we have been saying for awhile now that is absolutely needed and it looks like it could finally be arriving.
Amazon has announced that they are planning to expand the AppStore's reach to over 200 countries in the coming months, giving developers who happen to have games and applications for sale on Amazon's AppStore a much bigger user base to sell to then what is currently available right now.
Microsoft's Xbox SmartGlass application has had an update pushed out that owners of tablets that are bigger than 7" will be happy about. The new update that has arrived today brings with it support for large tablets, not just those that are 7" in size. That isn't all that the update contains but it is the biggest feature.
Awhile ago we wrote about ways to play Wii and Gamecube games on your Android device using Splashtop Remote Desktop and the Dolphin Emulator for your PC. Well now you can cut out pretty much all the steps to pull that off as the team behind the Dolphin Emulator have released a pre-alpha version onto Google Play.
Google has officially announced and begun rolling out the new design for the Google Play store application staring right now. Android phones and tablets running Android 2.2 or higher will at some point over the next week or so be receiving the new layout which, we must admit, looks pretty damn nice. Then again each new design iteration of the Google Play application has been a step in the right direction for the most part.
Hitman: Absolution didn't do as good as it was thought it would when it arrived on store shelves. That's not to say sales weren't good, they just were not as good as originally planned. Well in order to keep interest in the game flowing Square Eniz has released a companion application for Android and iOS so you can plan some contract killing while you're out and about in the real world.
The rather popular Playstation emulator for Android called ePSXe has been updated to version 1.8.9 and along with this update comes some pretty nice improvements, especially if you own an Xperia Play device. If you own an Xperia Play, ePSXe now supports your device's touchpad should you be in the need to use it.
There is one day a year where the world tends to devolve back to when we were 10 years old and pulling pranks and jokes on other people is the standard policy of the day. That day is today April 1st, or otherwise known as April Fools Day for the comically inclined people out there. If you don't have a sense of humor, this is the worst day of the year for you. For the rest of us, it is a day of launching or getting laughed at.
There are plenty of emulators already available for Android gamers to use when looking to play some of your more old school favorites. Pretty much a majority of the consoles and computer systems already have at least one emulator available for people to use. Well you can add another one to the list and that is the VICE Commodore VIC-20 emulator which has just been launched as an Alpha stage build.