Good news for future Kindle Fire HD tablets owners and annoying news for those of you who own a device that EA hasn't brought game compatibility to yet, they have announced that they have already begun making their games optimized for the new line of tablets from Amazon.
Today Amazon held their press event in which they announced a new eReader along with a whole new line of Android Kindle Fire tablets. The new line of tablets, dubbed the Kindle Fire HD, comes in four different flavors depending on what your needs/desires are. There is the 7" Kindle Fire HD WiFi, 8.9" Kindle Fire HD WiFi, 8.9" Kindle Fire HD 4G/LTE. Along with those three tablets, the Kindle Fire 2 tablet was also announced.
The large online games portal Big Fish Games have released their streaming service which we talked about back in July of this year. Officially called Big Fish Unlimited, and like the name suggests, this is their new game streaming service which allows users to play games on their Android tablets without having to download and install them.
RuneScape has been around for a long time, a veteran of the MMO scene who has managed to survive this long in the ever changing landscape that is the MMO universe. Developed of the game are preparing to evolve it, making it accessible on both tablets and SmartTVs to ensure it survives for a long time to come.
The recently leaked Xperia Tablet that will be coming from Sony has been officially announced during Sony's press event as IFA 2012 starts up today. The 9.4" Tegra 3 quad-core tablet was leaked out back in July of this year and looked pretty promising back then. Now we have a full rundown of the specs it will be coming with.
Archos is looking to take a piece of the Android gaming pie, at least in terms of hardware, and in the process will end up being the direct competitor of the Wikipad gaming tablet with Archos' newly announced GamePad tablet. This Ice Cream Sandwich powered tablet will feature a full set of gaming controls, attached to either side of the tablet.
One of the two Shadowrun games that are coming our way soon, both having had successful Kickstarter campaigns, is Shadowrun Returns. This particular game will be more of a single-player title, although co-op play will more than likely arrive when it is launched, while Shadowrun Online is a straight up MMORPG.
The last game to finally make its way to the Google Play store that was included in the Humble Bundle that launched yesterday is Uplink from Introversion Software. Good news for those of you who wanted to get this game but wasn't feeling the rest of the Humble Bundle.
Android tablet gamers who also own an OnLive account have a bit of a treat as Darksiders II from THQ has arrived onto the cloud gaming service and yes, it is playable on your Android tablet. In fact you won't get any scaling down on the visuals either and can enjoy the eye candy just as you would on a high-end PC since it is streamed through the Cloud.
The Sony press conference is currently going on right now at GamesCom 2012 and during this press event Sony had a small portion set aside for Playstation Mobile which includes Android devices. During the small segment, they announced something pretty much no one had any idea would be happening.
The new Google Nexus 7 tablet surprised me much more than I thought it would. I’ve played with Android tablets before and even own an iPad, but I have never spent much time with one of the seven inch models. As soon as you take the 7 out of the box, plug it in and turn it on you’re in familiar territory. At the same time, the feel and responsiveness of the device is a bit shocking.
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