Valve has finally gotten around to updating their official Steam application on Android, changing the User Interface to reflect more of a Material design look instead of the old UI it had which honestly was pretty ugly. Of course looks aren't everything and the app usually did its job, but having a nice looking application always helps.
If you play video games on either console or PC, then you probably have heard of Curse. They have a network of video game related news websites, pro eSports teams, game wikis, and a ton of other features, all of which relates to video games on pretty much every platform out there. Their VOIP chatting service, Curse Voice, now has an official Android app that people can now use.
Tearaway is a platformer, set in a word where everything inside (villains, landscape, protagonist, etc) are all made of colored paper. It was originally released for the PS Vita, with another version coming to the PS4 this Fall with a similar name, Tearaway Unfolded. Along with the console release will come a companion app that allows a second player to partake of the experience as well.
Tom Clancy's The Division is a new game announced today (as finally arriving soon) during Ubisoft's press conference and there was also supposed to be a companion app coming along with this game as well. This app won't put your face on a character like the newly announced companion app for NBA Live 2016 EA showed off earlier today. Instead it was something much cooler than that.
EA held their press conference today at E3 3015 and during the part where they showcased the next NBA game coming from them, the company brought out a phone and began showing off a companion app for NBA Live 2016 which allows players to add themselves as a character skin.
YouTube has their main application for mobile devices and it does a pretty good job already. However, because gaming is so big in general, YouTube will be releasing a secondary app which is geared towards gaming videos and content on YouTube, and nothing else. It's a pretty interesting move as it puts them in direct competition with Twitch as well as some of the smaller streaming apps.
Machinima has finally released their application onto Google Play today, after being in the works for quite some time now. Machinima started off as a YouTube channel that would post videos that were made using the assets within a game to make original content, whether that be a movie, a short story, a humorous clip, and even music videos. The main thing was that is used assets from games to create this content. Over the years Machinima has expanded to cover all kinds of content creation including live action movies and so on. It is still based around video games most of the time.
Nvidia has made a second announcement at Google I/O 2015 and while yesterday's was the official launch of the company's new Shield Android TV console, today's announcement is for a new suite of tools called AndroidWorks. These tools have been designed to help developers make better Android games and is an expansion of Nvidia's current suite of tools for PC game developers called GameWorks.
The Twitch application for mobile devices keeps getting better and better and this new update that arrived today is no exception to that either. This latest update brings another feature a lot of people have been wanting for some time: on-demand VODs to watch.
There are already a decent amount of drag n' drop game engines and other styles of engines that aim to make developing video games a whole lot easier. Bloxels is a new system that is looking for funding on Kickstarter and this system aims to allow even the most code-illiterate kids and adults the ability to make video games.
The Twitch mobile app has been updated with a pretty handy feature that the web version of their platform has had for a bit now. Users of the mobile app can now use Chat Mentions inside the chatroom in any channel they happen to be watching while in the application. This means people will actually be able to see you talking to them.