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Posts Tagged: Android Gaming Consoles & Handhelds

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Not too long ago, Nvidia announced that the world of PC gaming has arrived on the Nvidia Shield in a whole new way. You may recall that XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan has done a SHIELD unboxingreview, and a played a couple games, including streaming games from his PC to his SHEILD. But now, you can play two hot PC games on the SHIELD natively: Half Life 2 and Portal.

Check out this video to watch Jordan play and talk about these games on the Nvidia SHIELD. And to make things interesting, we are going to give away two Nvidia SHIELDs with $15 Google Play gift cards for you to use towards the purchase of these games (or whatever you choose). To enter to win, check out the contest entry form at the bottom of this article and complete the required actions Entries will be accepted until June 18, 2014.

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While Android-powered gaming devices haven’t exactly replaced modern consoles in the quest for your living room-based entertainment needs, they’re certainly gaining steam. While this essentially started with the Ouya, there are now many other Android-based gaming systems available such as the Nvidia Shield and the Madcatz MOJO. Google, however, has been curiously absent in this arena, but that may change faily soon.

Yesterday, Google acquired parts of Santa Clara-based Green Throttle Games. The company, which met its untimely demise four months ago, sold a custom wireless gaming controller that allowed for couch-friendly Android gaming. Many details surrounding the acquisition and its terms have yet to come to light, but we do know that the acquisition includes some of the talent from Green Throttle Games.

It’s nice to see Google take some initiative to bolster its gaming, regardless of how far off the fruits of this acquisition may be. Is an Android-based gaming console something that interests you, or are you more content with a PS4 and/or Xbox One? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

[Source: Pando | Via Engadget]

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XDA Forums for the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live, and Asus Padfone X

With increasingly powerful GPUs and a growing number of high quality game releases, gaming on Android is becoming a very real thing. As such, more and more users are delving beyond casual gaming titles like Angry Birds, instead investing decent amounts of energy playing large-scale releases.

Alongside our powerful mobile devices, we’ve also seen the emergence of a new class of device. Rather than simply playing games on standard mobile phones or traditional game consoles, people are increasingly turning to Android-powered gaming devices.

We’ve decided to create a place where gamers can discuss all things related to this new class of devices: our newly created Android Gaming Consoles and Handhelds forum. Inside, you’ll find forums for the Ouya Game Console and the Nvidia Shield, as well as the upcoming Mad Catz M.O.J.O.

Make your way over to the newly created Android Gaming Consoles and Handhelds forum to get started!

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