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Shadow Gun to be the first game optimized for a quad-core chip

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Shadow Gun to be the first game optimized for a quad-core chip
Gaming might be the stronghold of iOS, but this time Apple’s platform is not alone in getting the latest of wow-inspiring graphical shooters. Game studio Madfingers, aka the folks behind Samurai II: The Vengeance, has announced Shadow Gun for iOS and NVIDIA Tegra-powered Androids. The game will be the first one optimized for both dual-core and quad-core chips when they hit the market.

The drool-worthy graphics from the screenshots should speak for themselves, but it’s the tactical elements of the gameplay that ShadowGun takes pride in as the game tries to redefine mobile graphics.  The developer warns us that the screengrabs aren’t an exact copy of the game on a real-life device, but promises on par visuals. The story puts you in the distant future of the year 2350 when the world is largely defined by the evil mutant creations of a geneticist. Your role? To stop him, of course.

The game will be available on the Tegra Zone application and the Android Market sometime this year, which could be taken as one additional hint that quad-core chips might see the light of day this year. We are, however, yet to hear an exact release date or price, so for the time being we can only watch those screenshots and wait.

source: Madfinger Games via TouchArcade

Shadow Gun to be the first game optimized for a quad-core chip
Shadow Gun to be the first game optimized for a quad-core chip
Shadow Gun to be the first game optimized for a quad-core chip

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posted on 26 May 2011, 08:33

1. NEZO (unregistered)


looks like a killzone port

posted on 27 May 2011, 20:51

19. icron (unregistered)


You sure about that?

posted on 26 May 2011, 08:33

2. TDroid21 (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)


Damn!! Taht is one juicy badass game for a tablet!!!

posted on 26 May 2011, 10:30 1

4. phbelov (Posts: 122; Member since: 25 Mar 2011)


Why is it only for Tegra?

posted on 27 May 2011, 09:31

15. Rex-tc (unregistered)


Uhmm Look at it. It won't run at a good framerate on any other mobile device. Of course Nvidia knows how to get the good games to it's GPU. Buy a Tegra phone and quit crying.

posted on 26 May 2011, 10:40

5. phbelov (Posts: 122; Member since: 25 Mar 2011)


I have Intel Core 2 Duo processor in my CPU and all games run very smooth and fast. There's no lag as well. So, I don't need any quad-core one. Looks like the same situation will be with smart phones. It seems that when quad-core processors will be announced, you could still play amazing stuff on your phone powered by dual-core processor.

posted on 27 May 2011, 04:57

13. xenover (Posts: 174; Member since: 27 May 2011)


I might be wrong but smartphones don't have separate video processors for 3D gaming (like ATI HD series and nV GTX series on PCs) , do they ?

posted on 27 May 2011, 11:16

16. ATTCallCenter (unregistered)


They don't have a seperate one, but it is included into the GPU, whereas the CPU is where you got the cores going on

posted on 30 May 2011, 00:53

22. BigAl (unregistered)


The Tegra 3 chipset is a quad core cpu with a 12 core gpu

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