Google has confirmed that they have purchased Green Throttle, a small Bluetooth gaming company that would use their controllers, along with your Android device and their app, and essentially turn your Android device into an Android gaming console. As long as your device was able to use Bluetooth and HID-Controllers, you could use your Android device as a game console.
It's been an interesting few months since Flappy Bird's release onto Android and iOS before being taken down from the developer of the game, Dong Nguyen. Citing everything from the game ruining his life to being too addictive, Nguyen pulled the game down. Subsequently a massive storm of clones ended up being released onto both platforms afterwards. I'm sure the game making $50,000/day had nothing to do with that at all.
We were one of the first sites to receive a Mad Catz Android-powered MOJO game console and since we received it we have been working on a review for this console, tossing everything at it that we could. We wanted to do an extensive review of this console, mainly because this one held the most promise of bringing the micro-console industry in Android to a new level. So how did the MOJO console fare against our rigorous review methods? Read on to find out traveler.
The Mount & Blade franchise of games is currently available for PC gamers to enjoy but that is all changing today as Nvidi and Taleworld Entertainment have unleashed Mount & Blade: Warband onto Android. The joyful chaos that is this franchise is indeed ow playable on Android, complete with all the multiplayer madness that you would be hoping for.
Holy Warp is currently developing a hybrid game called Swords & Some Magic which combine some of the mechanics found in more traditional platformers with the gameplay and mechanics of an endless runner, all of which is being made using Unreal Engine. Your goal? To reach the top of the 'Dark Tower'.
Mobile games who happen to also be a fan of the telephone booth time-travelling Doctor Who has something to look forward to on Wednesday as that is when BBC Worldwide will be releasing Doctor Who: Legacy, a Puzzle-RPG style of game that will be available for free.
Rovio has already begun teasing a new Angry Birds game as of last month called Angry Birds Stella which will apparently feature a whole new art style within a game that will address some real world issues. Essentially a morally conscience Angry Birds game. Now that company is teasing another new Angry Birds title which they are boasting will be quite the 'epic' game when it arrives.
One thing that has been a pretty major pain in the ass is trying to live stream mobile games on services like TwitchTV. Generally you have to come up with your own solutions to get this to work and half the time it is generally too slow to run through an emulator or anything like that. Lag is another issue half the time. The advent of Android-powered micro-consoles has helped this a bit though.
Here's at DroidGamers we focuses as much as we can to give back to the community, whether it be giveaways or other freebies to our readers. This is a year-round thing that we do but we wanted to take it a step further and pick a charity that we would like to make a yearly event over. When it comes to the video game industry, Child's Play is the leading charity most companies, industry personalities and everyone in between tend to contribute to.
There are over one million apps in the Google Play store. From shopping apps, to news feeds, to some of the most addictive games on the market, smartphone and tablet users are downloading them by the bucket-load. And it seems everyone is getting in on the act.