SteelSeries and EA have teamed up for the creation of an official Real Racing 3 mobile gaming headset for those of you who are fans of the franchise and the newest addition to it. This new headset is based off of the SteelSeries Flux headset but themed around Real Racing 3.
The race in the new console wars has begun with proponents for each side. Will the new Xbox 720 (code named Durango), or the the Playstation 4 (code named Orbis)come out on top? Right now it is anyone guess. What is a sure bet though is that both are likely to make use of your smartphone or tablet. We have already seen a glimpse of that future with the current Xbox console and its SmartGlass app.
nVidia today decided to come out an officially announce the other chipset we've known up to now as Project Grey. We have reported on the Tegra 4 series having two chipsets for awhile now, one being codenamed Wayne (normal Tegra 4) and the other being Grey. Well Grey is now officially known as Tegra 4i and it is nVidia's first integrated LTE Tegra processor.
For those of you who have decided to go a different route when it comes to Android gaming devices outside of the norm but didn't want to buy an OUYA, PlayJam has opened up global pre-orders for their portable GameStick game console... or unconsole as some of these new Android gaming devices are now being called.
For those of you waiting to grab a Tegra 4 device the moment they begin arriving for consumer consumption it looks like you will be waiting a little bit longer. nVidia's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has come out to say that their next-gen chipset won't begin shipping until mid-July.
PlayJam's GameStick is currently being developed, having undergone a redesign recently and plans to launch a month after OUYA ships out to backers of their Kickstarter campaign and a retail release in June 2013, and in an interview PlayJam's chief marketing officer Anthony Johnson talks about OUYA as a competitor, retail backing and how GameStick may be updated with new hardware.
Interesting news coming from Qualcomm today where Qualcomm's Snapdragon boss Raj Talluri came out to basically say there is no real point to nVidia's Project Shield and that it is basically useless. Following that statement Raj Talluri went on to say that Qualcomm won't be building anything to compete with Project Shield either and that there is no real need for a dedicated Android device for games.
If you play a lot of games on your Android smartphone then the new XOPAD may be what you are looking for. The XOPAD is a USB-based controller designed to turn your Android phones into a full fledged, portable gaming console. So what makes this controller interesting?
More OUYA news coming out of the DICE Summit that is going on right now and this time it is in regards to developers who want to get their games onto the Android powered console. OUYA is promising that there will be a quick approval process for developers and their submitted games.
For those of you who think the OUYA will be outdated the moment it arrive since Tegra 4 has been announced and devices that will have the Tegra 4 chipset are on the horizon, it looks like OUYA has a plan of their own to stay with the times. The CEO of OUYA, Julie Uhrman, was talking at the DICE summit yesterday where she revealed the company's new deals with Double Fine and Verse Studios. She also revealed their plans for the OUYA hardware which will be following the same model as mobile phones and tablets do.
It seems like OUYA news always comes in clumps lately and today is no different as we have a few bits of information regarding the Android powered console to go over. First, for those of you who haven't pre-ordered a unit yet, you can now do so off of Amazon.com and GameStop.com instead of just through the OUYA website.