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.
Ubisoft announced Just Dance Now, an app that will work in tandem with the upcoming game Just Dance 2015, the newest entry in the popular dance game series. The app lets players join in the game by using their phone as a controller. It only works for select songs though. Built in accelerometers in most devices allow this to be possible. There is no set limit to how many dancers can join in when using the app, as shown in the trailer for the game.
OnLive hasn't been in the news lately after the cloud-based game streaming company had all the financial troubles one could ever possibly not want. It seems that things might be picking up a bit for OnLive though as Mad Catz has announced the availability and optimization for OnLive for the Android-powered console of theirs called the MOJO.
Developers going by the name of Eltechs who have released a port of DOOM and Heretic onto Android along with the PC game emulator called ExaGear Strategies have updated their emulator to include support for three additional games today. If you're a fan of playing retro PC games on your Android device, then this is some good news for you.