If you were concerned that there are not enough Android-powered game consoles getting released over the next couple of months then you'll be pleased to know that BlueStacks has announced a second Android-powered console called the GamePop Mini. While the original GamePop is still accepting pre-orders, the company has decided to announce this new model.
While we already have a decent amount of Android-powered game consoles heading out way shortly and more in the near future, it appears that Google may very well be getting into the home console game as well with a new model of the Nexus Q. While this will be similar to the original Nexus Q from last year, this particular new model will have more of a 'gaming focus' to it.
Quick piece of news for those of you who are trying to purchase the Android-powered game console Ouya but haven't had any luck as of yet due to the fact it has been selling out pretty much everyone. Only hours after going on sale publicly through retail outlets, many were reporting that they were sold out with Amazon being the first. Well there is some good news for you today.
Nvidia has announced that there will be a short delay in the shipping of their Android-powered handheld gaming system Shield which was supposed to begin shipping out tomorrow. Instead Shield units will begin shipping out sometime in July. This also means the Shield won't be officially going on sale to the public tomorrow either.
Today, with no more delays happening, is the day that Ouya has officially gone on sale to the public through retail channels in the U.S., Canada and the UK. The Android-powered gaming console has received additional funding over the past couple of months and a delay that stopped its June launch, pushing it to July, so the company could meet the demand for the unit.
Nvidia has decided to make one final change in response to the feedback from the community of Android gamers who want one of their handheld Tegra 4 Android-powered gaming devices called SHIELD. A lot of people have pointed out that the original pricing of $349 is just a bit too high when it comes to considering purchasing this device.
PlayJam's GameStick Android-powered portable game console happens to be one of the rather popular devices in this new category of Android gaming. Having had a successful Kickstarter campaign, plenty of positive feedback from the community and a redesign of the unit itself, it has come a long way from being just a concept. While the device was slated to launch this Summer, close to when Ouya would officially be released as well, PlayJam has announced that the unit's launch has been delayed by a short bit.
Mad Catz is starting to really focus on mobile gaming and with good reason too since it is now becoming a major force in the gaming industry. Back during CES 2013 the company unveiled a series of peripherals that would be compatible with most platforms including mobile for mobile gamers. Mad Catz has now announced a partnership with Nvidia revolving around their GameSmart Technology and any product that uses that technology will be compatible with Nvidia Tegra-based devices.
E3 2013 is only a few days away and already the news is coming at a steady pace. Today MOGA has announced that they will be showing off officially a new series of controllers for mobile gaming that features a new technology that the company is calling Boost Technology.
While Nvidia's handheld gaming system called Shield is an Android-powered device, it is geared towards gaming both with Android games as well as PC games. However the device, which runs Android 4.2, can be used as a normal Android device as well for pretty much everything else as well.
Green Throttle has come up with a rather interesting plan to help promote and sell their controller system that essentially turns your Android device into a console where you can play multiplayer games with friends in person using two controllers and your Android phone or tablet. The company is offering up an affiliate program for indie developers to sign-up for where they will get paid commission should someone buy a controller through a developer.