Mobile World Congress 2016 has started and Samsung held their usual Unpacked event that they do each year, but this time the company's focuses was a lot on mobile gaming. during their event, Samsung ran a tech demo which was to show off Unreal Engine 4 running with the new Vulkan platform.
While owners of the original Shield tablet are waiting on their Marshmallow update to become available again after it was pulled because of a nasty Wi-Fi related bug, owners of Nvidia's Shield Android TV units are now having their Marshmallow goodies rolling out to them in a new update starting today.
HTC has shipped out two developer kits for their upcoming Vive VR headset that they have been developing since last year with Valve. Well it looks like consumers will finally be able to get their hands on their own headset soon as both companies have revealed the Consumer Edition of the HTC Vive. On top of that, pre-orders will be going live in just over 6 days.
Google initially released their Cardboard VR headset as an example of Virtual Reality and Android working together. Now reports are coming out that the company is working on a new VR headset that will actually take the form of a true VR headset, instead of a piece of folded cardboard.
Mobile gaming is by its very definition playing games while on the go. However, the entire platform has progressed to the point where you can sit at home playng your favorite mobile games for hours, playing them on your Android TV set-top box/console of choice, streaming on Twitch, and even eSports competitions. So with that evolution it should be no surprise that other aspects of the traditional gaming platforms are also making their way into the world of mobile gaming.
While the newer Nvidia Shield K1 Tablets already come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the original Shield tablet has been waiting patiently to match its brother in OS version. Today marks the first day that Nvidia has begun pushing out an OTA update for the original Shield Tablets to get their Marshmallow goodness as well.
Nintendo this year is planning to finally start revealing details about their next system called the NX. Recently this system was in the news the other day because of the apparent rumor that it will come with the ability to work with mobile devices, PCs, and possibly other consoles. Today news is coming out that takes things a step further, making it all the more interesting, with the fact that the NX may actually be two devices.
Back in May of last year we reported on a Kickstarter campaign for a platform, called Bloxels, where code-illiterate individuals can make games using a drag n' drop system with a board game looking set of tools. This system basically allows you to set up each stage using a square area (game board) where you place different colored cubes into the spaces provided.
Nyko are no strangers to the mobile gaming peripherals space, already having a few controllers available for Android gamers to use. Their newest product is another game controller for Android gamers called The Cygnus and it is now available as of today for anyone looking to snag a new controller.
Well things with HTC have gotten a bit more interesting as of today regarding their consideration about opening a spin-off company for their Virtual Reality products. The statement released by HTC is pretty short and to the point, pointing out a few things while stating that the reports coming out of Taiwan were incorrect.
Interesting news today coming out of Taiwan in regards to HTC and their Virtual Reality efforts. It appears that the company will be starting up a spin-off company of sorts to focus on Virtual Reality related products that HTC chair Cher Wang and HTC would own, even though it would run as a separate entity.