Google has revealed its Android-powered TV console with the ability to play games; the Nexus Player. The Nexus is powered by an Intel Atom quad-core processor, clocking in at 1.8GHz, contains 1 GB of RAM, and an Imagination PowerVR Series 6 graphics engine all stored with 8GB of internal storage. The console comes with a custom operating system, Android TV, which allows space for games and movie apps such as Hulu and Netflix. The games market features mobile games available for Android, however there is nothing currently available that is custom built for TVs. A controller has been built for the system, but will be sold separately for $40. The Nexus Player will be available in the US on November 3rd, and will run $99.
In wake of it's upcoming expansion, Warlords of Draenor, Blizzard is offering World of Warcraft and all of its previous expansions to new players for $19.99. This is certainly not a bad deal for new players looking to get into WoW.
Don't have a lot going on this weekend? Steam will keep you pretty busy with its offering of 10 games that will be free during their Free Weekend Weekend! This event starts today, Thursday, October 16th and runs through Sunday, October 19th at 1pm PT. In addition, the selected games available will also be discounted as well. Here is the list of games:
- Blade Symphony
- Company of Heroes 2
- Don't Starve
- Grid 2
- Injustice: Gods Among Us
- Killing Floor
- Payday 2
- Trine 2
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Joining the EA Access program will be Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare.
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected and the standalone Gat Out of Hell expansion release date has been moved to January 20th.