Nexus 7 review for gamers

Posted by Dan Mousavi On August - 31 - 2012

Google finally released the Nexus 7 here in Germany and now a lot of people ask me if I can recommend it as an android gaming device. So let’s take a look under the hood of the newest device from Google. I ordered the 8GB version, because I thought that would suffice since it’s enough on my phone. Boy was I wrong, since I always used big SD cards I never realized how much space the additional data that is outsourced there takes up. In reality the 8GB version gives you 5.5 GB to install stuff and if you hit 500MB you get a warning that some services won’t sync anymore. So you have 5GB and the limit for games on the Android market is 2GB, go figure. You can’t install more than 2 or 3 big games on the device and since you will probably want to play high end Tegra games on it, you will uninstall and reinstall the games a lot. I doubt that even the 16GB Version would be big enough for daily usage for me, but at least you could install a handful of different games on it. I’ll also do this review before I root the device, because that is how most users will use their device. Root would bring additional features like the ability to use Joypads per Bluetooth or screen recording, but it can’t fix some hardware problems on the device.

The Hardware


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Shadowgun – advanced shading & lighting demo (video)

Posted by Dan Mousavi On June - 8 - 2011

Last week Madfinger announced their new game for Android and demonstrated in on a Tegra 2 tablet.
Now Unity tell us more about the technology behind it, the new features for mobile will come to Unity in version 3.5 and will then be available to all Unity developers.
Here’s the video:

For more information, visit the Unity Blog
and if you missed it, here’s the game running on actual hardware:
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Samurai II: Vengeance

Posted by Dennis Zimpel On June - 8 - 2011

A few months ago we have already reported about Samurai II: Vengeance, it is now available in the market and should finally be presented here. Many of you unfortunaly will realize that Samurai II: Vengeance is a Tegra-2-only game and it runs only on a few devices, but with a little tool you can play it also on non-tegra-devices, Google will help you for sure to get it on your smartphone. However, here is my review on a LG Optimus Speed​​.


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