We have a fantastic holiday treat for your guys. Here's a huge gaming guide for your holiday pleasure. Now, after you've eaten your fill of holiday food and opened all of those presents, you can entertain yourself while everyone else is playing cards or watching holiday TV. This gigantic list includes a ton of great games on sale on the Google Play Store!
The first few are some of the top twelve games (or series) available to enjoy this holiday season.
Modern Combat 5: Blackout - On sale for: $3.99, down from $6.99 - Android
XCOM: Enemy Within - On sale for: $6.99, down from $12.99 - Android
Final Fantasy | Final Fantasy 2 | Final Fantasy 3 | Final Fantasy 4 | Final Fantasy 4: The After Years | Final Fantasy 5 | Final Fantasy 6 | Final Fantasy Tactics - On sale for: $3.99 / $6.99 - Android
Godfire: Rise of Prometheus - On sale for: $0.99 - Android
The latest intel from Google's Project Ara modular smartphone project is rather juicy. Apparently, the phone might have a great deal more power than earlier reports suggested. Supposedly, Google is working with NVIDIA to offer the new Tegra K1 as the primary processor of choice for the main component of the phone.
Here's a quote with a few more details,
What do you think of Project Ara? Is it just another weird idea from those crazy Googlers or are they on to something...
The Nvidia Shield tablet is the only tablet outside the Nexus line to get Android 5.0 and it turns out Nvidia isn’t slowing down anytime soon, as it has now started updating the SHIELD Tablet to Android 5.0.1.
Nvidia added a couple of it's own features to this update like new effects for the Camera Awesome app, OpenGL 4.5 graphics, and some memory and performance improvements. This update to should be rolling out to your devices as we speak so check your software updates from the settings menu and see if the OTA is waiting for you.
Here's something that is both enlightening and scary at the same time. It's an interactive map and timeline infographic of all of the biggest data breach hacks across the globe from 2004 to the present.
The scope and volume of the hacks is increasing intensity which should be very worrisome to the corporations and governments of the world. Cyber-crimes is quickly becoming the biggest wave of illegal activity in the world.
If you are a fan of turn-based tactical RPG games and are looking for a fantastic game to play this Christmas, then you owe it to yourself to check out Shadowrun: Dragonfall the Director's Cut from Harebrained Schemes. It's available for Android now on the Google Play Store for $6.99, and it's one of the most unique and enjoyable RPG experiences ever to grace a display interface.
This game was designed by the original creator of the pen-and paper tablet-top version of the Shadowrun game, Jordan Weisman, and got its start on Kickstarter. The unique genre of the Shadowrun universe mixes swords & sorcery with the cyberpunk possibilities of the near future. You have magic, dragons, elves, and more, but it's all set in a near-future setting in which you also have computer hacking, cybernetic enhancements, mini-guns, drones and more. It's a brilliantly executed mix of themes from Deus Ex and Baldur's Gate, yet set in the year 2054 here in our world.
We've included the full description taken directly from the developer's website in the thread below, and here are links to the developer's website and the Google Play Store. Happy Holidays!
It turns out those Samsung Flagship Showcase retail stores that Sammy created to copy Apple may not have been such a wise investment after all, at least in some ways/areas. Due to Samsung's big sales decline last year, they have been forced to close their London based Samsung flagship store.
It makes you wonder how long the rest of them will last... not because Samsung is doing so badly they can no longer afford them, but simply because at some point they aren't cost effective. What do you think?
Samsung's PR team must have been both bored and in the wintery holiday mood at the same time. They decided to build a snowman and incase several Samsung Galaxy S5's inside the bodies of these icy simulacrum. While we aren't sure what good it does the snowman to have a smartphone stuffed in its guts, it definitely showcases the water-resistant nature of Sammy's Galaxy S5 smartphones. It also shows off the snowman building skills of the Samsung PR team!
We must admit, using Galaxy S5's as the eyes and beating heart of the snowman was an extra touch of brilliance that makes the video worth watching. Enjoy!
One of the big news stories of the past few weeks is the Sony hack heard round the world. The effects of this hack, and the subsequent threats from the hackers afterward, actually stopped Sony from offering a full release of the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy film, "The Interview." You've probably heard/read all about it and the ensuing drama surrounding it, so we won't rehash any of that.
However, it turns out that Sony was actually talked into a limited release of the movie by a slew of independent theaters across the United States. We thought it would be useful to share the full list (courtesy of BGR) of those movie theaters in case you feel like seeing it. The full list is shown in the thread below. Enjoy!
If you want to always run the latest and greatest version of Android chances are you will be able to run it if you know how to flash a Rom. Even when devices are end of lifed by the OEMs rom developers keep cranking out updates sometimes even years after. Some rom developers are able to release their own builds even faster than Google. We saw this with the Nexus lineup when Lollipop was first released. Several developers had their own builds of Lollipop released for the Nexus devices days before the official builds were rolled out to older Nexus devices.
The 5.0.2 Pure AOSP rom by "gchild320" brings you a pure unenhanced build of android open source project to your Nexus 9. This is not rooted and includes no performance enhancements. Its just pure Android! You will need to have an unlocked bootloader and TWRP installed. You will also need to grab the Gapps to flash separately. Head to the link below to download the rom.