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.
Watch Dogs is getting a companion App that will allow players to interact with the upcoming title. This news keeps up with the current trend where a lot of major game releases that are coming up for other platforms are getting companion apps that players can use and interact with while playing the matching game.
Today, EA Mobile has released a mobile companion app for Respawn Entertainment’s wildly successful freshman release, Titanfall. The simply named app, “Titanfall Companion App”, is robust both in size (612MB) and features, promising to enhance the player experience with a bevy of tools.
Nintendo will be bringing a 3DS tethering app to Google Play but only in Japan. Coming on the heels of the upcoming Mario Kart app, titled Mario Kart TV , this app will allow users to connect their 3DS to their phone for internet use.
Back in March of this year we mentioned that Nintendo was toying around with the idea of companion apps to extend the experience of their games. In that case we were talking about Animal Crossing at the time. Nintendo has long had a stanch refusal to move into the mobile market which as been reported on a few times already. However, due to a combination of terrible Wii U sales, sinking company-wide profits, and other factors, it looks like Nintendo is now finally moving into the mobile space with these companion apps and their first release confirmed as a Mario Kart 8 app.
We all know there are those out there that are looking for a way to play your Android games or run your apps on a bigger screen. There are a few options currently for running Android on your desktop using BlueStacks and YouWave (or Splashtop depending on how you want to do it) but now there is another choice, Andy.