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Good News For All Gamers – Samsung unveils the Galaxy Tab 3 Game Edition

Good News For All Gamers – Samsung unveils the Galaxy Tab 3 Game Edition

Games on Android and have become quite sophisticated with the likes of Riptide GP2, Prince of Persia, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Need for Speed, Modern Combat 4 and every bodies favorite FIFA 14.  Though playing with the touch controls on any device, does not just cut it for seasoned gamers. They prefer the solid grip of a controller, mashing away at the buttons to strike the final blow to your enemy or shoot a goal in those dying minutes. A game pad is a gamers companion, hell people owning desktops play with a controller. Samsung have heard the cry of gamers from all around the world and recently came up with the Samsung Game Pad, so now even serious gamers can play to their hearts content. The new “Game Edition” of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 will be shipped with the Samsung Game Pad, and a HDMI adapter so that you can connect the Tab 3 with your TV. The Game Pad works wirelessly via Bluetooth, so you can sit back and enjoy playing a game of football on your Big TV screen. The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 “Game Edition” will be the Wifi Variant, sporting an Exynos 4212 1.5 GHz Dual-Core processor with 1.5GB of RAM and a Mali-400MP GPU. So playing heavy games smoothly, and without any lag will not be a problem. The Tab 3 come built in with 16/32GB internal storage as well (not confirmed as to which will come in the deal). Nevertheless the device has plenty of memory to store all your favorite games. So any of you gamers out there will be getting an Early New Years Present for...

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Nvidia Shield up for grabs with Black Friday Deals

Nvidia Shield up for grabs with Black Friday Deals

Nvidia had been sending out teasers since the last couple of days about their big Black Friday Bundle offer deal for the Nvidia Shield, Android gaming handheld console. The deal offers a $50 slash off its retail price along with a few other perks that would vary from retailer to retailer. Here’s a list of options to choose from: Nvidia.com: $50-off, free carrying case, and free shipping Gamestop: $50-off and $25 Google Play gift card Amazon: $50-off (Prime 2-day shipping available) The console is also available from selected retailers including Tiger Direct, Fry’s, Newegg. The deal is available till Monday (December 2nd) so if you were ever planning to get the Shield, now is the perfect time to get it! Happy...

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Android Gaming Tablet Wikipad to make its long awaited debut on June 11th at E3 2013

Android Gaming Tablet Wikipad to make its long awaited debut on June 11th at E3 2013

With E3 being right around the corner, it feels fitting for most companies to come up with their new devices during this time of the year. One such device is the Wikipad which has supposedly been in the news since almost a year but we never actually got to see the device in existence…till now ! According to the guys behind this new and upcoming controller-enabled Android gaming tablet would be made available to public starting June 11th, the same day E3 kicks off. Smart move on the part of the company isn’t it ? The Wikipad is a 7-inch tablet that comes with NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 chipset, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot for up to 32GB of additional storage, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, HDMI-out, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi N and of-course Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (its an Android tablet after all). The gaming slate also comes with a special dock, which connects to the Wikipad from the bottom with a proprietary connector. Its somewhat designed similar to the Xbox 360 controller, though according to the company there is little relation to Microsoft’s nearly seven-year-old design. The controller features two sets of triggers, bumpers, and analog sticks, as well as four face buttons, start, and select and is designed to cover the speakers and flow sound through acoustic tubes out the front grill for better audio performance. The dock also has a port to connect it to a power source on the back. As per the company’s official announcement, the Wikipad would be sold for $250 and would easily be available from Walmart, Bestbuy and TigerDirect who are the initial retailers in the United States. Availability of the device in other parts of the world was not mentioned but we are anticipating it to be as soon as it starts rolling out in the US. With other gaming devices such as the Ouya and the not so long ago announced Nvidia’s own little gaming wonder boy SHIELD, expected to launch some time this year, looking at the price and specs of the Wikipad could surely make it a good competitor for the aforementioned devices. So which one would you guys be going for ? Do share in some of those gaming instincts of yours with us. Cheers...

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Nvidia announce new handheld Android Gaming Console – The Shield

Nvidia announce new handheld Android Gaming Console – The Shield

  Even though there is still a day left for the Annual CES 2013 event to take place, we’ve already got a big pre-event surprise from Nvidia which for now let us say is going to excite a lot of gamers from all age groups. Nvidia in one of their Live online pre-CES Press Conferences announced their new handheld Android Gaming Console called “The Shield” running on Android’s latest OS, Jelly Bean.         The Tegra 4 powered device which was not supposed to be unveiled before tomorrow made its early debut in the Press Conference when the company (accidentally) announced it as the project’s code-name  first calling it “Project Thor”, then revising it to “Project Shield”, and finally unveiling it as simply “Shield”. The name comes due to the pop up screens shape and the shield it self is customizable- because they’re hoping you have several devices under one roof.     Nvidia have referred the device as a “set top box” which can be easily carried around by the user. Till now,  Nividia was only focusing on the manufacturing of its Tegra Range of powerful handheld processors and GPU’s but now it seems that with this newly announced device, the company are trying to further diversify its product range specially in the field of handheld gaming. Salient Features of The Nvidia Shield Plays both Android and PC titles Pure Android experience with Google Play Stream games from PC powered by select NVIDIA processors with STEAM Tegra 4 processor HD Video and Audio Console grade controller 5-inch, 1280×720 HD retinal multitouch display, with 294 dpi Android Jellybean...

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Wikipad – The First Android Gaming Tablet

Wikipad – The First Android Gaming Tablet

Handheld gaming consoles have seemed to take over the world by storm and have been in contention since the last two decades or so. Recently we had posted about the OUYA which is the first Android Gaming Console.  This time around the console experience has been shrunk into a 10 inch gaming Tablet called the “Wikipad”. The Wikipad will have a 10.1-inch IPS display with 16:10 1,280 x 800 resolution. The actual tablet will weigh 560 grams and be just 8.6mm thick, making it one of the thinnest and lightest 10″ tablets ever, only slightly thicker than the iPad 2 and nearly 40 grams lighter. When the Wikipad was first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, it was a 7″ tablet that was more similar in design to the Amazon Kindle Fire. The final design model, which the company recently revealed will feature the NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30 1.4GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of DDR2 RAM. For comparison, the recently released Nexus 7 uses the T30L, which is a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with a 416MHz GPU (compared to 520MHz on the T30) and slower DDR2 RAM (667MHz vs. 1066MHz), and the ASUS Transformer Prime Infinity 700 and upcoming Ouya will use the more powerful T33, which clocks at 1.6GHz and has bandwidth for faster 1600MHz DDR3 RAM. The tablet which will feature 16GB of internal storage would be running on Android 4.1 JellyBean and has a 23.46Wh battery which is capable of handling six hours of continuous gaming and eight hours of video playback which is relatively quite impressive for an Android device. Wikipad will also feature a built-in 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera. The controller, which connects to the Wikipad from the bottom with a proprietary connector, is designed similar to the Xbox 360 controller, though according to the company there is little relation to Microsoft’s nearly seven-year-old design. The controller features two sets of triggers, bumpers, and analog sticks, as well as four face buttons, start, and select. The controller is also designed to cover the speakers and flow sound through acoustic tubes out the front grill for better audio performance. The controller also has a port to connect it to a power source on the back. Now coming to the design, the Wikipad will have flat sides similar to the iPhone 4/4S instead of tapered edges. The rear panel will also have an elevated plastic lip designed for a better grip in any holding arrangement. This also enables the speakers on the back of the tablet to bounce off of any flat surface and deliver strong acoustics. The release date for the Wikipad has not been disclosed as yet but...

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Android’s first gaming console – OUYA

Android’s first gaming console – OUYA

Gaming consoles have been around since almost two decades now and most of us have spent hours playing them in the middle of our living rooms growing up . From the early Atari and Sega days to the more recent PlayStation and Xbox era, everybody enjoys playing them to the fullest. With the passage of time, more and more game developers have slowly started to shift their focus on to mobile gaming. These days even ( higher end) smartphones have become powerful gaming devices which support various 3D console titles like Shadow gun, Max Payne, Mass Effect etc. With that in mind, there is a new Android powered gaming console developed called OUYA. This powerful little device consists of an Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad Core Processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage, 1080p video support via HDMI, Bluetooth LE 4.0, USB 2.0, and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n. The device has a starting retail price of USD 99 only which is relatively quite cheap as compared to all the other gaming consoles out there. Obviously it cannot be compared with higher end machines like the PS3 or an Xbox 360 but it still manages to attract alot of enthusiasm from people around the world. The OUYA gaming console comes with a traditional wireless controller with standard controls (two analog sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons, a system button), and a touchpad. As mentioned earlier, the device would be running on Android 4.0 ICS which means that like any other (open source) Android device, this device would be a treat of hackers as well who would like to modify their console however they want. The possibilities are limitless, and conversations with potential partners are already underway. OUYA performs as a multimedia device performing wonders with games such as Chaos Online, StarCraft, or League of Legends. Other features include watching Twitch.TV on your OUYA. So now the question which arises in everyone’s mind is that why do we need an Android console when our phones are mostly capable of doing all the same things? There is a certain quality to be expected when a device is designated for one purpose rather than designed to handle an abundance of tasks. Why do you think Google made the Nexus Q? It’s all Android but it was built specifically to act as a cloud jukebox. With OUYA we could expect the same dedication to design and detail to be applied to gaming on an Android device, and aside from convenience, it could provide the sort of experience we have yet to see from a smartphone or tablet, bridging the gap between console and mobile gaming once and for all. Specifications: Tegra3 Quad-core processor 1GB RAM 8GB of internal flash...

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