As tablets and smartphones increase in power and display quality -- not to mention the ever-growing library of games -- mobile gaming has become a staple way to pass the time for many. Still, mobile gaming has its downsides, namely in the form of usability: trying to control two digital joysticks with your thumbs on your phone's display isn't nearly as much fun as physical joysticks, and having your battery run dry mid-game is beyond frustrating. That's where these essential accessories come in.
The stars might be aligning and a new NVIDIA SHIELD device might soon be revealed, but this could be a rather strange beast. Based on a recent certification entry from the Global Certification Forume (GCF) and a recent sighting on NVIDIA's own website, the chipmaker's next SHIELD gaming machine won't be a handheld like before but will be a mid-sized Android tablet instead.
At the moment you’ll find the folks behind the open-source project known as Limelight working on Android devices, attempting to make the PC streaming option for games through Valve’s Steam work with all devices, not just NVIDIA SHIELD. While we can’t imagine NVIDIA will be especially thrilled at the possibility that this high-powered ability will be reverse engineered so directly, here you’ll find the feature working with NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics cards only
Apple is adding physical game controller support in iOS7, and the first gamepad hardware for the iPhone has apparently been caught in the wild. The Logitech-made snap-on gadget is "large enough to fit an iPhone 5" Kotaku says, and indeed has a Lightning connector meaning those with older versions of Apple's handset will either have to upgrade or hope Logitech and others tipped to join in the hardware push will release versions with the older 30-pin connector.
If you're the sort of person who enjoys playing video games on-the-go, which of the following two announcements hit you harder this year: iOS 7 bringing standardized controllers to Apple's mobile devices, or NVIDIA SHIELD? The NVIDIA device is a whole unit in and of itself, while Apple's announcement was all but missed by everyone outside the gaming crowd. Could it be that these two pieces of the puzzle were - and are - the most important announcements in the handheld gaming industry this year thus far?
The folks at NVIDIA are teasing their latest Project SHIELD game title, Zombie Driver. That name may sound familiar for those rocking an Android device as Zombie Driver THD has been available for NVIDIA powered tablets and smartphones. Coincidentally, the THD release is currently selling at a deep discount -- 75 percent off, or $1.75. Not to stray far off the track, but the Zombie Drive THD game had an update back in December that added improved controller support for devices such as the PowerA Moga.
Egyptian web users will find their XXX entertainment cut off, after the Prosecutor General ordered the government to ban all pornographic content on the internet on religious, moral, and patriotic grounds. Adbel Maguid Mahmoud ruled in favor of an initial ruling in the country three years ago, Almogaz reports, which had argued that the potential for restricting "freedom of expression and public rights" was justified by banning the "venemous and vile" content which disturbed "the fundamentals of religion, morality, and patriotism" of Egyptian citizens.
Oh dear me, looks like someone screwed up somehow or another. A five year plan for the future of Blizzard Entertainment has been leaked in China, Blizzard China's manager Ye Weilun is looking to be held responsible, he resigning quietly as Dai Jinhe (aka Alex Tai) takes over. This "Blizzard Product Slate" includes release dates for 18 products or events, including but not limited to: a World of Warcraft movie, a new possible MMO called Titan, Starcraft 2 Phoenix, and Diablo 3 (plus two expansions!) We are sad for Weilun, but extremely pumped up about Diablo 3 being released fourth quarter of 2011. Hopefully the dates stick!
I think that most music fans will agree that the more apps there are that support music on Android devices, the better it is. The latest music app for Android smartphones is called MOG and the company has announced that it has now left beta for Android users.