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Qualcomm To Launch GameCommand App In Android Market January 10

On opening day of the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), we will do our best to head over to Qualcomm’s booth who are launching their GameCommand application into the Android Market.  The GameCommand app will be a portal for all Snapdragon users to find the best games available which are enhanced for Qualcomm’s pride and joy.  The app will contain access to over 100 games for your Snapdragon powered phone or tablet.

Along with the app launch, the man who sent Brock Lesnar into retirement this last weekend will be there battling it out with Qualcomm executives in a game of Fight Game Heroes.  That man is none other than 6′-5″ 265-pound Alistair Overeem.  So if you are at CES next week, be sure to stop by their booth for a chance to see the man himself.  Full press release down below. 

Snapdragon GameCommand to Launch on Android Market at CES 2012

—    UFC Fighter Alistair “The Reem” Overreem to be Onsite at Qualcomm’s Booth Showcasing One of the Latest Games Optimized for Snapdragon Devices

SAN DIEGO — January 5, 2012 — Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. (QuIC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated,  is expected to launch the Snapdragon GameCommand application to the Android Market on January 10, 2012, the opening day of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). At its heart, Snapdragon GameCommand will give mobile users a way to quickly discover, organize and access the latest Snapdragon optimized, featured and exclusive games. It will also provide feeds from top gaming news sites to help consumers stay up to date with the latest gaming news.

Snapdragon GameCommand will enable users to easily access and play many of the over 100  Snapdragon™ GamePack featured games on a wide range of mobile phones and tablets. The Snapdragon GamePack includes several titles exclusively available on Snapdragon devices running on Android for a limited time, including “Fight Game Heroes” from Khaeon Gamestudio. “Fight Game Heroes” features head-to-head battles with real MMA fighters, including multiple combat champion and UFC fighter Alistair “The Reem” Overeem. Visitors to CES will have the chance to meet the 6′-5″, 265-pound Overeem in-person and watch as he takes on Qualcomm executives in live rounds of “Fight Game Heroes” at the Qualcomm Booth in the LVCC South Hall, Upper Level, Booth #30313.

Other exclusive games that are accessible to consumers with Snapdragon GameCommand include titles such as “Bunny Maze 3D” from Eyelead Software and “Desert Winds” from Southend Interactive. In “Bunny Maze 3D”, players help the adventurous Bunny get back his stolen carrots, in a cheerful journey through a magical world.In the “Desert Winds” mini-game players take on the persona of princess Amira as she battles gruesome creatures of the desert to save her people.

“With mobile gaming proliferating at a blistering pace, apps like Snapdragon GameCommand make it easy for consumers to discover and access the most advanced Snapdragon optimized games,” says Dave Durnil, director of advanced gaming at Qualcomm. “With exclusive and highly-anticipated games like ‘Fight Game Heroes’ and ‘The Reem’ Snapdragon mobile gaming is really starting to heat up.”

Snapdragon GameCommand is expected to be available in North America at launch and will be available in other markets at a later date.

About Qualcomm 

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s websiteOnQ blogTwitter and Facebook pages.

About QuIC

Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, focused on enabling and optimizing open source software for use with Qualcomm technology. The company is focused on technical innovations to mobile open source software that leverage the unique capabilities of today’s mobile devices, with a particular eye to optimizing platforms and the applications that run on them via tight hardware integration.

  • http://twitter.com/Chasemanhattan3 Chase Chick

    When are they going to do this for Texas Instruments devices???

  • Monty Waggoner

    So far I’ve found quite a few games that I’ve previously purchased that cannot be installed on my Rezound. Hopefully this will help make compatible games easier to find. 

  • http://twitter.com/55938 MrSix

    god damn it…I’ve been trying to forget that fight all week.

  • Blood

    This would be perfect for the Xpeeia Play since it has a snapdragon processor.

  • Abbie Rosario

    I live in Vegas so if you get tired of CES, I would be glad to take those passes off your hands.

  • Anonymous

    Not a fan of these CPU-based game stores. They’re only fueling the fragmentation fire (IMO).

    • http://twitter.com/Scores87 Ed

      they still work in other cpu’s the difference is this are “optimized” to run on snapdragon, unlike tegra which are exclusive

      • Anonymous

        I understand and know that. But if I’m a game developer it should be up to ME to optimize for ALL platforms. I believe this optimization doesn’t last for the exclusive platform for long, but still, if I want people to buy my game then I’m developing it (and optimizing it) for all platforms.

    • Lmrojas

      its kinda how a lot of pc games are optimized for gtx cards even tho ati cards benchmark higher

      • Anonymous

        good point. Difference is, though, for mobile users – we can’t swap out GPUs in our phone like we can swap cards in PCs

        • Josh Groff

          We could have a tegra 2 and a snapgdragon device however, i personally bought a sensation (upgrade t-mo) and an LG G2X (ebay) for just that reason, and the 50GB dropbox promo.

  • KevinC

    overeem didn’t send lesnar into retirement, mononucleosis did.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      If you want to be technical you can say that, but even Brock said that if he had won that fight he would have given a shot at the title. Soooo, it was actually Overeem that sent him into retirement :P