Things were going well for the Ouya team – they were accelerating the rate of shipments for Kickstarter backers and the console design got a great reparability score from iFixit. It turns out a bit too well as now they’ve pushed back the retail launch by a three weeks to meet higher than expected demand from retailers.
The original launch was planned for June 4, but the new launch target is June 25. This means more Ouya consoles will be manufactured and be put on the shelves on launch day. Read more »
The Ouya team has been posting shipping updates as promised (you need to be a backer to read those) and while there are still units waiting to head out to their owners, iFixit received one and – you guessed it – took it apart.
So, what exactly do you get for your $99? Well, two things – the console itself and a Bluetooth controller. Read more »
Rockstar Games has released a dozen of new Grand Theft Auto V screenshots to build up even more hype about its upcoming game.
Though static, the new batch of screenshot is more action-packed than ever. There are car and bike chases, airplane flights, scuba-diving, skydiving. All screenshots showcase the game’s gorgeous scenery and graphics. Read more »
One of the few exciting things we saw at CES this past January was the announcement of Nvidia’s new Android-running handheld gaming console codenamed SHIELD, powered by its new Tegra 4 chipset.
While not much has been heard of SHIELD or Tegra 4 since, a recently-spotted benchmark in AnTuTu reveals that the SoC is not only still alive and kicking, but has the potential to be a real contender when it comes to next generation mobile performance. Read more »
One of the main gripes people have with Rovio and its games is that progress isn’t synced from one device to another. The company has listened and as a result has introduced Rovio accounts yesterday.
Signing up for an account requires just an email address and that’s it. Once you’ve registered you can set up your games to sync between your phone and tablet for instance. Sadly, not all of the Rovio titles are supported just yet. Read more »
Rovio has released a new app for the Angry Birds classic game for Windows Phone. It contains over 100 new levels and is available for every Windows Phone-powered handset out there.
The new Angry Birds app is compatible with Windows 7.5, 7.8 and 8.0-based phones, even those with 256MB of RAM. It comes with Xbox integration for WP8 version. Read more »
Badland is a 2D action adventure platformer where you control one of the game’s unnamed creatures through a maze of deadly traps.
The game has already won several accolades, along with Apple’s Editor’s Choice award on the App Store. We decided to find out for ourselves how good the game really is. Read more »
Angry Birds Friends, the latest addition to the popular game series is now available on Android and iOS devices.
Angry Birds Friends already has about 60 million players on the Facebook platform and the availability of the mobile version allows you to challenge your social networking friends for the titles of ultimate pig popper and bird flinger. Read more »
I remember when I first installed Doom 3 on my computer in 2004 – it struggled at even the lowest resolution. Now we have a Doom 3 port for Android phones, because that’s how far smartphone performance has gone.
Doom 3, like many other id Software games, got open sourced, which allowed the creation of many ports, including this one. The dev behind this one is the same that brought the Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Quake III ports. Read more »
Just as promised, Rovio released today their new Angry Birds Friends game title. It’s available on Android and iOS for free.
Angry Birds Friends premiered on Facebook last year. It has more than 60 million players that can now battle each other and against the new smartphone users. Read more »
After a bout of rumors, leaked images and a teaser on Instagram, Activision has finally announced the next installment in the Call of Duty series – Call of Duty: Ghosts.
After a cadence of alternatively releasing Modern Warfare and Black Ops games, one would have expected the next game in the series to bear the Modern Warfare name (since the last game was Black Ops II). However, developer Infinity Ward has decided to go in a new direction, and as such Ghosts is a completely new series altogether. Read more »
Rockstar Games has released a brand new trailer for its upcoming GTA V game, which consists of three separate parts – for each of the three main characters.
Here, you can watch the stories of Michael, Franklin and Trevor. Read more »
Rovio, the makers of the popular Angry Birds series of games has announced that the new installment in the game series will be launched on Android and iOS this Thursday.
Angry Birds Friends has more than 60 million players on the Facebook platform and the users can soon start battling against each other on their smartphones. Read more »
Microsoft’s has released an extended demo of its IllumiRoom project, giving as a glimpse as to what we could expect from the upcoming projector-based device.
IllumiRoom aims to provide a “next-generation gaming console” experience, and may very well be one of the features introduced in Microsoft’s next console. Read more »
Fond of minimalist but ridiculously challenging games? Here’s another one for you. Created by Marcus Persson, the guy who made the insanely popular Minecraft, Drop is a browser-based game that will test your familiarity with your keyboard and your patience.
The premise of the game is simple. You have a constant stream of letters appearing before you and you have to type the letters on your keyboard. Enter it correctly and you can move on to the next letter. Read more »