Earlier this week Nvidia announced that their Android-powered handheld gaming device called Shield would be going up for pre-orders on May 20th, 2013 except for those of you who signed up for the newsletters for Shield update. If you did that you were able to pre-order one at the beginning of the week.
Sega has released, as a bit of a surprise, the original Sonic The Hedgehog game onto Google Play this morning. While this is the original game, the visuals have been remastered as well as support for widescreen resolution, sporting a smooth 60 frames-per-second or at least that is what Sega is claiming.
One game a lot of people used to play back in the Apple II days was a game called Karateka. For those of you not familiar with this game, Karateka has been around for almost 30 years and is a side-scrolling martial arts action game. The developers have actually brought the game over in pretty much its original condition which should please the purists out there.
A new development studio has debuted on Android today and has come out rather strong with their first game release Heavy Sword. This particular game is a retro style Action-Platformer that borrows some cues from games we used to play on consoles and PC.
Back in March of this year we talked about a neat little game that Crescent Moon Games was getting ready to publish onto Android called Dig!. This particular game was inspired by another arcade game called Qix and features a lot of the same mechanics but with a bit of a theme change to it.
Brad Pitt has a movie hitting theaters soon called World War Z and Phosphor Games has been hired to develop and publish an official movie tie-in game for Android and iOS which will also be called World War Z. We already know the kind of games this company develops so we can expect to see plenty of eye candy in this new one, especially because it is also being developed using the Unreal Engine.
A game development company called King, who develop social games on a variety of platforms, has announced that they will be bringing Pet Rescue Saga to Android this Summer. You may already be familiar with King thanks to their rather popular game Candy Crush Saga. Their new game will follow in the footsteps of Candy Crush Saga and will be a cross-platform social game as well.
Nvidia officially announced the pre-orders were now live for some folks along with the $350 price and June shipping date only a couple of days ago. The company's Android-powered handheld gaming device has somehow already made it onto TV but not in a commercial. Instead the device has made a cameo appearance in a sitcom called Modern Family.
We've talked about this update a couple of times in the recent past and now we get to finally stop talking about it now that the new Abra-Ca-Bacon update for Angry Birds Seasons has finally arrived. In case you've missed our previous coverage regarding this update, the big feature to arrive is the inclusion of portal to the game.
As with most Google I/O events that have happened so far, we get a lot of goodies announced for us to enjoy but there is always at least one service that gets an announcement that it will be shutting down and this year it will be Google+ Games. The service wasn't exactly the most popular one Google has launched in the past but with the birth of Google Play Games, there really isn't much of a need for Google+ Games at all.
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