Today Nvidia has made a trio of announcement regarding their Shield Tablet and all of it is good news for owners of these tablets. First, and we all knew this was coming anyways from previous teasing from Nvidia, Lollipop will be arriving for the Shield Tablet this month, more specifically November 18th, 2014. So basically in five days we should get the new Android OS.
Alex Andreadis of Over Easy Games, which is based in Melbourne, Australia, has a new game that was recently released for Android. Any fan of Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock in the early 90's will recognize the theme behind this one. The name of the game is Bomb on Bus. It is a new endless runner that will have you causing mayhem in the midst of the streets, as you navigate your bus at top speeds, so that the bomb on the bus won't detonate. Oh, and the name of that film starring Reeves and Bullock... was Speed. Though Over Easy Games in tongue-and-cheek deny the similarities, it is still a fun game in its own right.
If I were to mention animated movies such as The Incredibles, Toy Story, Brave, Ratatouille and Monsters University, what is the first thing that would come to mind? It would probably be Disney-Pixar and the wonderful stories and animation that they have created. If you are a fan of any of those movies you are in luck. Steel Wool Games is a new studio created by five artists that have been working in the animation industry for many years. With the aid of Ripstone Publishing, Steel Wool Games will release their first project, Flyhunter Origins this summer. It will be available for Android and Tegra powered devices in addition to other platforms. The game is prominently displayed as one to play on the new Nvidia Shield tablet.
The third installment into the Random Heroes franchise will be arriving tomorrow onto Google Play. Random Heroes 3 doesn't stray too far from the already popular franchise in terms of how the game is player and its visual styling.
EA's Plants vs Zombies 2 has received a new content update called Big Wave Beach Part 2. While we start making our way towards Winter, this particular content update brings a more Summer themed set of levels to play through. In fact there are 16 new levels to play through thanks to the arrival of this update.
SEGA is teaming up with a company called gumi Asia in order to bring their popular strategy game Chain Chronicle to a worldwide audience next month. Currently this game is enjoying a fair bit of success over in the Eastern part of the world but has remained location-locked to that area. This is going to change though in the very near future though.
With the recent release of Civilization Revolution 2 having just came about, another new Civilization-style game has just been released called Civilization: Race of Nations. This particular Civilization-style game comes in the form of a turn-based board game instead of the usual RTS style that the actually franchise uses.
2K Games and Firaxis Games have announced that a new XCOM game is launching tomorrow called XCOM: Enemy Within for Android devices both on Google Play and Amazon's Appstore. However this won't be arriving as an IAP but as a new release.
The Chromecast, Google's streaming stick, is now supporting multiple new games so that they can be played on the TV screen, specifically with your family, friends, or really anything if you use your imagination (no shame in playing Wheel of Fortune with plush toys).