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NVIDIA teases Black Friday deals for SHIELD portable and SHIELD tablet

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If you have been thinking of picking either of the two SHIELD devices from NVIDIA, you better wait till Black Friday. NVIDIA has announced bundles for both devices exclusively for Black Friday.

If you go with the new SHIELD tablet, you will get the wireless controller, Green Box bundle (includes Portal, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode 1) and free subscription to NVIDIA GRID service to stream 20 PC games for free until July 15 2015. All of this for $399. If you choose the SHIELD portable, you get the device, carrying case, and glossy black armor for $199. Read more »

Monument Valley ‘Forgotten Shores’ update now available on Android

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One of the best games to have come out this year recently got a major update in the form of eight additional levels that could be purchased for just $2 more dollars within the app. However, the Forgotten Shores update for Monument Valley was only available on iOS, until now.

If you have purchased the game, you will get the update that downloads the additional levels. If you are not interested in the additional levels there is no point downloading the update because it downloads the additional levels that only unlock after you make the payment. However if you played the original game and enjoyed it the additional levels are highly recommended. Read more »

‘Crossy Road’ for iOS game review

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Crossy Road is a new ‘endless arcade hopper’ from developer Hipster Whale. The game is based on the 8-bit arcade game Frogger but instead of ending on the other side of the screen Crossy Road is infinitely long.

The game basically involves crossing busy streets and avoiding being run over by the vehicles, or jumping into the water. The further you go without dying, the higher the score. The game has proven to be exceptionally addictive and it was hard to put it down to write this, so let’s get on with it. Read more »

Telltale releases trailer for upcoming ‘Game of Thrones’ game

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Telltale, makers of the popular Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us series of games, have been working on a new game. Based on the series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ by George R. R. Martin, otherwise known as just ‘Game of Thrones’ due to the popularity of the TV show by HBO. The game itself is also called just ‘Game of Thrones’ and features many of the actors from the TV show providing their voice and likeness to the characters in the game.

As with the previous games they made, Game of Thrones will be a point and click adventure and in an episodic format, six, to be precise, and the first one is called ‘Iron from Ice’. The game is largely based on the fourth season of the TV show but features the House Forrestor, which is present in the later books but hasn’t yet been introduced in the TV show. You play as five of the characters in House Forrestor. Martin’s personal assistant Ty Corey Franck has partnered with the game developers for this game. Read more »

‘Candy Crush Soda Saga’ for iOS and Android game review

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Love it or hate it, there is no denying that Candy Crush Saga is massively popular and an obscene number of people still play it every day. It is the second most profitable game on the mobile platform right now and earns millions through in-app purchases.

Over a period of time developer King.com has come up with several clones of the game in an effort to also clone the success of the original but none of them have taken off the way the original did (this may have something to do with none of them being particularly different to make anyone want to play them). The latest one is Candy Crush Soda Saga, which is a slight improvement on the original. Having played the original for a while (back when everyone else did) I thought I’d give this new one a try. Read more »

Monument Valley ‘Forgotten Shores’ for iOS and Android game review

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Monument Valley was one of the best games to have come out this year, not just on the mobile but in general. The game received rave reviews for its stunning art design, wonderfully complex levels and intriguing puzzles. It was also one of the few games we have reviewed so far that received a perfect 10 score. The game has also been featured in promotional material by Apple and Google.

How does one follow something so successful and ensure that it’s not just as good but even better? Well, that’s what we are about to find out with Forgotten Shores, the first major update that adds eight brand new levels to the game. Let’s take a look. Read more »

Infographic tells about top 200 iOS games and their revenues

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Mobile gaming isn’t going to slow down soon and is ever rising with a lot of creative mobile game studios and developers making a decent chunk of cash. App aggregator and ranking website TopApps has made a useful infographic to show the top iOS games that make the most cash.

The total revenue which the top 200 iOS games make their developers just over $9 million. Taking the top spot is Clash of Clans with a revenue of $1,415,090, followed by Candy Crush Saga with earning of $989,307. Read more »

NVIDIA Grid will stream AAA games to Shield portables soon

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NVIDIA’s Shield portables can stream a game from your computer, but they will soon gain the ability to stream from NVIDIA’s computers – support for the Grid gaming service will arrive as part of the Lollipop upgrade. The service runs the game in the cloud and streams 720p@60fps footage to the Shield, with very low latency (so the company promises).

“State-of-the-art NVIDIA GPU servers” will handle the rendering on the cloud part. Read more »

Microsoft boasts 10 million Xbox One shipments

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Microsoft shared that Xbox One sales have reached 10 million following the console’s recent price cut. Sony reached this milestone three months ago with its PlayStation 4.

Nevertheless, the Xbox One is enjoying a surge in sales and in the previous week its sales in the US have tripled. In fact, Microsoft’s devices and studios chief Yusuf Mehdi says the Xbox One is leading the PlayStation 4 in sales for the last two weeks. Read more »

US pricing and availability of Samsung Gear VR is officially confirmed

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Samsung Gear VR will be available in the United States in the beginning of next month. A special Innovator Edition of the virtual reality gadget will be priced at $199 – in line with past reports. Another $50 will get you a bundled Bluetooth gamepad.

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition is geared towards developers and enthusiasts. Read more »

Civilization Revolution 2 hits Android for $14.99

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Sid Meyer’s Civilization Revoluion 2 is finally available for Android following several months of iOS exclusivity.

Civilization Revolution 2 is a turn-based multiplayer game in which you build an empire in an effort to beat your enemies by advancing in both technology and society. Read more »

Promised major Xbox One firmware update rolling out now

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The first major Xbox One firmware update is now available to all One consoles worldwide and it brings lots of new features and services. The highlights of the new software version includes desktop wallpaper, Twitter integration and What’s On TV suggestions.

If you own an Xbox One you will surely appreciate the richer customization options – you can now use any picture to replace the boring black background. The bio and location fields in your profile are back as well. Read more »

‘The Sailor’s Dream’ for iOS game review

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The Sailor’s Dream is the latest game from Simogo, the developer who made highly rated titles such as Year Walk and DEVICE 6.

The Sailor’s Dream is in typical Simogo style of interactive story telling. The game is already receiving rave reviews from people so let’s see how it is. Read more »

See how the PS4 version of GTA V will look compared to the PS3 version

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GTA V is releasing on the PS4 and Xbox One on November 18. As you can expect, there is a significant overhaul to the way the game looks on the new current gen consoles compared to the last gen ones where the game debuted last year.

Now, Sony and Rockstar have released a new video that compares the visual quality of the new GTA V on PS4 compared to the PS3. The new version runs at full 1080p with higher resolution textures, improved draw distance, improved reflections and higher characters on screen at once. Read more »

GTA V on PC, PS4, and Xbox One to have first person mode, 4K support on PC

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If you were waiting to play GTA V because it wasn’t available on PC or planning to purchase it again now that it is also arriving on the PS4 and Xbox One, there is some more good news (or news, if you are not into this stuff).

Rockstar has confirmed that the PC, PS4, and Xbox One version of the game will have a new first person mode. The game goes beyond just having a different camera angle but has been optimized for playing through first person mode, including new first person weapons mode alone with interior view of all the cars and other vehicles you will be driving. Read more »