The Mental Gamers FREE alarm started buzzing when news of this was spotted. Grip Games have decided to offer One Epic Game to you for absolutely free on the Android Market, chances are, it’s most likely ad-supported though.
Available now, for absolutely no money, on the Android Market is what you might call a 2D version of Minecraft which is aptly named, Minicraft. If you’re an avid Twitter user and follow the right people, you would have seen it mentioned and yes, it was developed by the original Minecraft guy, Markus Persson.
If you haven’t already discovered, OnLive now has a mobile app which allows you to use the service on your mobile device and even some games are playable, best of all, you get a free game just for installing the app and logging in.
R-Type is one of those classics that don’t age, it’s still as fresh now as back in 1987 when it first appeared, even on the SEGA Master System it was a worthy and extemely playable version due to the game not particularly graphically intensive, but full of gameplay. Now, due to advances in technology, DotEmu SAS has ported it to Android, the latest in the long line of systems that it’s appeared on throughout the years so it can truly be played portably.
Angry Mob Games have brought their iPhone hit over to Android and the good thing is, you can connect to iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Mac gamers for some multiplayer action. There is some social gaming interaction enabled via OpenFeint for the sake of comparing to players around the world via a comprehensive scoring system, online leaderboards and achievements.
If you haven’t played Angry Birds yet, where have you been? Call yourself a gamer? It’s on everything except the Xbox 360 and has been the number one paid app pretty much all over the world, but now it’s time for the next step in Rovio‘s global domination, Angry Birds Rio. “The Android platform has seen phenomenal growth, and it’s great that new avenues for app distribution are opening up,” said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. “The openness of the Android platform works for the benefit of consumers and developers alike. It has been delightful to team up with Amazon to bring the Angry Birds franchise to this great new application marketplace.”
Some Android devices are capable of taking advantage of the nVidia Tegra 2 platform which brings a whole new dimension to mobile gaming, Unigine is an engine that will allow games and applications to use 3D.
After mistakenly deleting the email with this info, a good ol’ reliable source has provided it… even though I just found that it’s still in my trash on the server.. never mind, anyway, here is the info about PlayStation Suite.
No, not quite the big silver screen of the cinema, but the bigger screen of a netbook, laptop or desktop computer thanks to Intel AppUp. Netbooks aren’t really made for any kind of major gaming and so with the help of Intel AppUp, it opens up a whole new world of gaming that you would have previously only been able to enjoy with a mobile device such as an iPhone/Touch/iPad, Android phone or even Symbian.
If you haven’t played Angry Birds yet, well, get a device that does because it’s a darn fine game. You’re probably better off going Android since the normal version is free, as well as the Seasons version, they’re ad-supported of course, but it’s so worth it. There is what Mobile Streams would like to be known as the first fully independent app store, Appitalism.com which isn’t tied to any specific platform and covers 51 countries worldwide and so would be able to carry Rovio Mobile’s best selling game to anyone and everyone with a device and/or phone capable of running Angry Birds.