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Our favorite games of 2013
Article by: The GN Staff
Find out which games the Gaming Nexus staff loved playing in 2014. READ FULL ARTICLE...
Amphitheater BT2
Review by: Dan Keener
Dan checks out Kicker’s Amphitheater BT2 wireless audio system to see how well it works in today’s ever-increasing mobile world… READ FULL REVIEW...
Razer Hammerhead Pro
Review by: Jennifer Yan
Razer announces a new mobile headset today and John goes ears on with the Hammerhead Pro. READ FULL REVIEW...

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is out NOW for Android

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Well that was quick. Following a Twitter announcement yesterdayXCOM: Enemy Unknown is now available in the Google Play Store. The game will set you back $9.99.

The mobile optimized version of the game needs about 3GB of storage so before you go and purchase it, make sure you have enough space. Curiously, it lists all my devices is incompatible. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and a ASUS Transformer TF700T, yet none of those will let me play the game. 

Anyways, if you have a device that's capable, go on and pick up one of the best games on the PC the past few years.


News Roundup - 04/23/2014

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UK-based Bayan Audio makes NA launch with new portable audio accessories

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Bayan Audio has officially made their jump into the North American markets with the release of three new portable audio products in the form of the Soundbook, Soundbook X3, and Streamport Universal.  All three products have collected various awards in their lifespan from publications such as AV Forums, Android Magazine, and Recombu.

The Soundbook and Soundbook X3 both give great options for bluetooth sound that is impressive, but also give extra options such as a speakerphone feature and integrated FM radio.  The X3 is the larger of the two devices and designed to take great sound to the next level.  These are Bluetooth 4.0 capable devices, meaning that compatibility shouldn't be an issue with any device that a consumer owns. The X3 also has a power share port to charge up an MP3 player or a smartphone, giving further versatility to a great product.

We look forward to seeing more from Bayan Audio and wish them the best of luck on their first major launch here in the North American market.  For further information, check out the press release and be sure to visit Bayan at www.bayanaudio.com.


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The great XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to Android

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One of the great turn based games in the past few years is going mobile. The XCOM twitter account has announced the XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be coming to Android on both the Google Play Store and Amazon App Store. Sorry Windows Phone folks, you're still being left out. 

No word on when exactly it will hit the two respective digital stores, but if you didn't play it on the PC when it first came out, be sure to pick up the mobile version if you are on Android. Those who have an iOS device have been enjoying the mobile version of the game for about a year now.

News Roundup - 04/22/2014

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TownCraft is exactly what it sounds like, and as cute as it sounds

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We've seen TownCraft's formula before, but that doesn't diminish any of its charm. You start off as one person in the wilderness, then you chip away at resources, so you can mess around with inventory screens, so you can crafting bigger and more complex items, so you can chip away at more resources, so you can mess around with a bigger inventory screen...you know the drill.

Below is a 14-minute video demonstrating early gameplay. The narrating dev is able to move quickly by rote memorization, but the interface looks straightforward. Still, my concern is that—just like in Minecraft—I'm not seeing a screen with a convenient listing of crafting recipes. Alt-Tabbing between a gamescreen and a FAQ is so 2011.

TownCraft is coming to Mac and iOS this spring.

The Walking Dead is reaching out it's cold, dead hands to more devices.

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Big announcement today in the world of mobile gaming. First and foremost, The Walking Dead Season Two is coming to PlayStation Vita next week. Episodes 1 and 2 will be available for download in the PlayStation Store in North America on April 22, and in Europe on April 23 for $4.99 each, or you can get 20% off by buying the Season Pass. No surprises there- just thought you Vita-users should know.

The BIG news is that the entire first season of The Walking Dead, including the DLC episode 400 Days is now available for Android-based devices through Google Play; as well as the NVIDIA Shield through TegraZone; and Amazon Fire TV and Kindle HDX through Amazon. Not sure if you'll like how it'll work on these new devices? Good news, because on all of them, you can get the first episode fo' free!

The second season isn't currently available for these new platforms, but it will be soon.

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News Roundup - 04/17/2014

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Soda Drinker Pro for the Xbox One announced at PAX East

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Well, it looks like goat sims aren’t the only weird mainstream simulation games out there, as indie developer Will Bierly has announced that his Soda drinking sim, Soda Drinker Pro, will be making the leap from Mobile and PC to consoles. According to an interview that creator Bierly gave to Joystiq, the game will run at 60 FPS in 1080p on the Xbox One, as well utilize the Kinect camera controller and feature exclusively level. No word on pricing or availability (just "September"), but for those that enjoy the mobile version of the game, this may be the next logical step to chilling on your couch and utilizing your time.  If you aren't familiar with the game, check out the video below....

News Roundup - 04/10/2014

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News Roundup - 04/09/2014

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Disruptor Beam teases Star Trek Timelines

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Disruptor Beam, developer behind the mobile title Game of Thrones Ascent, has announced they're working on Star Trek Timelines. They've announced the game with probably my least favorite kind of teaser trailer--"here's the game's logo everybody!"

The game itself is a strategy RPG for mobile and web platforms. Supposedly it will allow you to explore the galaxy alongside characters from all four original series: TOS, Next Generation, DS9 and Voyager. The developers are stressing this is a story focused game that will explore important decisions and moral dilemmas, which in my opinion is what Star Trek did at its best. In a lot of ways this sounds like Star Trek Infinite Space, a similar web game that had the legendary Okudas involved but was sadly cancelled in 2012.

I'm a little bummed that it's only for mobile devices, but after the disastrously bad big budget tie-in game for Star Trek Into Darkness, I'm not surprised they're going smaller with this one. I'm cautiously optimistic, as Disruptor Beam seems to get what Star Trek is about--exploring difficult questions by way of science fiction--which is more than I can say for the J.J. Abrams movies, which were a lot of flash, camp and spectacle but ultimately left me cold.

The game is in early development but hopefully we'll hear more about it soon...and get a more substantial trailer! 

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News Roundup - 04/08/2014

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Anomaly Defenders: the world's first reverse tower offense game

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Even though I'm pretty sure that "reverse tower offense game" really just means "tower defense game,"  I'll give 11 bit Studios the benefit of the doubt with Anomaly Defenders.

If you've played Anomaly: Warzone Earth or any of its expansions and/or sequels then you have some idea what to expect.  The big difference is that you are in control of the aliens you were fighting against in the earlier games as they defend their homeworld from humanity's counter-attack.

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News Roundup - 04/07/2014

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