There has been a lot of talk lately of lay-offs in the gaming industry ever since the whole OnLive incident, from Popcap Games laying off staff to EA possibly being up for sale. In a bit of an interesting move, while Sony is really pushing their mobile gaming presence with Playstation Mobile, they have decided to lay off 1,000 staff while moving their headquarters to Tokyo.
Yesterday Qualcomm came out with a statement to confirm that their new Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core chip would be arriving in an upcoming LG Android phone. Now we have LG teasing us with a video regarding this same exact phone as well as giving us a bit more information about the hardware.
Bouncing over to a little hardware news right now, rumors of an LG device that would soon be arriving with a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core chip have been confirmed in a statement released by Qualcomm today. The Qualcomm APQ8064 processor will indeed be arriving in an upcoming LG smartphone later this year.
While we will slide this under the Rumor category of things, it does appear to have some solid ground to stand on in terms of how flaky rumors can be. In this case it appears that Google and Samsung could very well already have another Nexus device in the works, codenamed Superior, which brings a specs bump to the Galaxy Nexus.
Another week has begun and with it comes some more OUYA news to roll around in and enjoy. First off pre-orders for OUYA units are now available outside of Kickstarter for those of you who didn't drop some money on their campaign in order to get one early. Instead of the $99 price tag OUYA donators got their units for, pre-ordering now will set you back $109 instead ($119 for outside the US).
One thing that iOS users have had for awhile now is the iCade, a mini arcade cabinet you can hook up your iPad to and play games just like you would if it were a full arcade cabinet, with a joystick and a selection of buttons. One crafty Android user however has built his own iCade style cabinet for his Android tablet.
What sort of week would this be if there wasn't any new OUYA news to report on? Today we actually get three little bits of news regarding OUYA, the upcoming Android-based home gaming console. This time the news is a bit less gaming related and more geared towards other services that will be arriving for the console.
It was only a couple of weeks ago when we reported on Sony and the fact that they were turning down people needing their Android devices repaired if they have, or have had, their bootloaders unlocked. While we discussed this issue back then and the irony about the situation, Sony has come out to speak on the matter a bit more.
Well it certainly seems that the OUYA news isn't slowing down today at all. Now a new edition of the Android-based home gaming console has been revealed which will be given to backers who donated $140 to their Kickstarter campaign. Needless to say, it looks pretty slick.
More news regarding OUYA and future content that will be available when this Android-based home gaming console launches next year. It seems more and more companies are coming out to throw their weight behind the unit by supporting it with content for when it launches. The newest company to come out is OnLive and on top of that we get a look at the actual OUYA game controller.
nVidia just announced that they are throwing their weight behind Miracast, a rather interesting wireless display standard that has some nice potential to make Android gaming a little more convenient while at home. In fact they play to build support for Miracast right into upcoming Tegra processors.