I had two shiny new things I wanted to show you all this weekend — Gameloft's new first-person shooter, Modern Combat 5: Blackout and Nvidia's powerful Shield Android tablet. Since the latter comes with built-in Twitch streaming, I figured we'd do both.
Gameloft's answer to Call of Duty is finally back, available now on Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Windows 8.1. I've actually been having quite a lot of fun with it. They've split missions up into bite-sized bits, making it perfect for killing on the go. We're sniping, breaching, manning turrets and getting killed quite a bit. It's lovely.
Meanwhile, Nvidia's Shield Tablet is performing admirably. I've actually got it hooked up to a monitor on my desk in console mode right now.
It's actually a bit of a shame, lovely a console as it makes. The 8-inch tablet is quite light and has a lovely rubberized back that's a dream to fondle. But hey, I guess it has a controller for a reason, and I should use it.
It's got the powerful Tegra K1 chip — a step up from what's in the Shield portable — the ability to stream games from my Nvidia-powered gaming machine, and it comes with native Twitch support built right in.
Combine the two together and what do you get? Hopefully you get my wireless being stable enough to not make this stream a total nightmare. Fingers crossed.
Update: The stream is over, and thanks to multiple disconnects (router issues on my end), the archive is in a bajillion chunks. Here's the meatiest, which shows me actually capturing the flag in a game of Capture the Flag, making Modern Combat 5 the best game ever, at least for that one brief moment.
Check out my Twitch profile for the rest of the archive, including a little Trine 2 and a bunch of cursing.