A week ago today Sega took the first steps in removing games from both Android and iOS marketplaces that don't meet their new standards for mobile games. While Android only saw two games disappear, those being After Burner Climax and Jet Set Radio, iOS users saw a lot more games go poof. Well a week later more games have been removed from both platforms for the same reason.
Nvidia is getting ready to launch their new Shield Android TV console, which will allow us Android gamers to not only play Android games but PC and console games as well, depending on the system/service you use with it. Between that and Zen Studios getting ready to launch a new Portal pinball table that they worked on in conjunction with Valve, there is a lot of non-Android specific gaming heading our way soon. Since a lot of people are fans of Portal, we figured giving away some Portal-themed T-Shirts would be a fun thing to do.
For players that enjoy racing games, there's a new entry into the Android catalog called Rush Star - Bike Adventure. Players will have access to several kinds of bikes that range from the classic motorbike to hoverbike of the future, with each bike being accompanied by a commensurate outfit.
Bandai Namco has decided to connect with Hipster Whale, the folks behind the rather successful game Crossy Road, to have them put their own style into the development a new Pac-Man game. This new game will be called Pac-Man 256 and it won't be your typical dot eating game. Hipster Whale has put a pretty unique twist into the game's tried and true formula it has been using for35 years now. Oh, for those that are not aware, Pac-Man has turned 35 today.
Released by KLM , the Royal Dutch Airline, Jets is a game that is about navigating a brightly colored paper airplane, in an endless runner style. The various levels of this endless flyer are set in Amsterdam, with players guiding their paper airplane over the various canals and through the older sections of the city, while avoiding various large forms of transportation, such as cars, boats, and trams.
It's Friday which means it is time for another end of the week round-up of Android games that are currently on sale right now. While this week's list of discounted games is decent in size, with it being a long weekend we are a bit surprised the list isn't bigger like previous years. Of course it is only Friday and there is a good chance this list could double in size before Monday.
For those of you who have been a loyal fan of Nvidia for awhile, especially since the announcement back during GDC 2015 about the Nvidia Shield Android TV console, there is some extremely awesome news today which you might have already seen in your email's inbox. Nvidia has sent out an email to everyone who signed up for their Shield console newsletter to keep up-to-date with Shield console news. In this email Nvidia is saying thank you for being a loyal fan by starting a big giveaway.
In Nihilumbra, players assume the role of Born, a creature of darkness that is native to the realm that contains the Void and wishing to escape it. The game is a puzzle-platformer, with multiple levels on each of five different worlds, with Born using running and jumping to navigate the various stages.
The tactical RPG style game Terra Battle has received a new update, bringing the version number to 2.6.0. This update adds a whole new chapter to the storyline within Terra Battle for players to work their way through. Also added are more milestone rewards from the first download Starter campaign.
Every year there are plenty of big video game conventions and industry shows, such as GDC (USA), Gamescom (Germany), and E3 (USA), just to name a few. The Tokyo Game Show is also a pretty big one as well which is obviously held Japan each year. One thing that the Tokyo Game Show doesn't usually do each year is acknowledge any sort of focus or care for mobile gaming, even though each year has plenty of mobile game developers showing up, ranging from indie to big multi-million dollar companies.