Out There Chronicles is an Interactive Graphic Novel Based on the Out There Universe

For fans of the game Out There, a new title from the same creators has been released to Google Play. The title isn’t a game, but is an interactive graphic novel of sorts that is based in the same universe as the original Out There. Called Out There Chronicles, the story follows Darius, a human from Earth that escaped the planet during a time of great war. Recovered from an Ark which carried remnants of the human race, Darius’ new mission is to find the location of his lost companions, while also trying not to die in an alien galaxy.  (more…)

Pokémon GO Live on Google Play in US, But Not Quite Ready for Use (Update: Finally Live)

Pokémon GO is finally live on Google Play for everyone. The only issue is, it’s not yet downloadable onto any device. While you can easily find it, the game’s device compatibility list shows that no device is supported, so until Niantic Labs decides to change that, all we can do is look at it and twiddle our thumbs.

However, as soon as it is available for download, get ready for fun. Think of Pokémon GO as Ingress, but with Pokémon. As you walk around your neighborhood, you will come across wild Pokémon that you can capture. As you rank up, you can train and evolve your Pokémon, then battle them at arenas which are also located around your area.  (more…)

Friday App Sales: Hitman: Sniper, Lifeline Series, DuckTales: Remastered, and More

There is no better time to check Google Play for sales than when there’s a national holiday coming up. Right in time for the 4th of July, many big-name applications and games are on sale, including the entire Lifeline series, Hitman: Sniper (an awesome game), and many more.

Also listed at a discount are Disney’s DuckTales: Remastered for just $4.99, as well as Castle of Illusion. Both of those are very popular titles from Disney, perfect for any kiddies in your life.

Check out the complete list of apps and games on sale below.  (more…)

Pokémon GO Public Launch for Android Happening Next Month

Even though I still don’t have a beta invite (thanks a lot, Niantic), the public launch of Pokémon GO for Android will take place next month in July. During Nintendo’s E3 livestream, it was announced that the Pokémon GO Plus hardware, which allows gamers to play the game without needing to take your smartphone from your pocket, will launch for $34.99.  (more…)

Never Alone for Android TV on Sale for $5, Down From $15

One of my all-time favorite games for the NVIDIA SHIELD, called Never Alone, is currently on sale through Google Play for only $5. Regularly priced at $14.99, Never Alone is the story of a young Iñupiaq (Alaskan natives) girl and her Arctic fox friend attempting to stop a blizzard from destroying their village.

The game itself is a puzzle platformer, forcing you to complete mildly difficult puzzles to advances chapters in the story. Throughout the game, as you complete tasks, you unlock additional stories based on Alaskan indigenous folklore. It adds a very authentic and visually appealing aspect to the gameplay.  (more…)

More 4K Content, HDR Gaming Coming to NVIDIA SHIELD

To go along with all of the excitement out of Mountain View at Google I/O, NVIDIA is getting in on the action, announcing a gang of new content for the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV set-top box. Set to be included in Upgrade 3.2, available in the near future for all owners, new content is coming to SHIELD, including 4K streaming at 60fps from YouTube, HDR video from Netflix, HDR GameStream, and a ton of new application support for Android TV.

Listed as “new” for Android TV, there will be apps for the Disney Channel, Spotify, WatchESPN, Watch ABC, MTV, Comedy Central, and Deezer. Vudu with 4K video is also launching and will be a SHIELD exclusive.  (more…)

Sign Up to Field Test Pokémon GO in the US

The Pokémon GO launch for the US is right around the corner, but before that can happen, the game must be field tested. Sure to be a hit game across the globe, Niantic Labs needs willing testers out in the field to put features through the paces, and if you play your cards right, that could be you.

Much like Ingress, the other uber-popular title from Niantic Labs, players will trot around their neighborhoods, but instead of capturing portals, you capture Pokémon. The overall objective, at least from what we can tell, is to become the biggest and baddest Pokémon trainer in your area. There are Gyms to train and battle your Pokémon, as well as different Poké Balls to capture new creatures.  (more…)