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Friday App Sales: Today Calendar, Assassin’s Creed Pirates, Riptide GP2, and More

Posted by wicked April - 18 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off
Friday App Sales: Today Calendar, Assassin’s Creed Pirates, Riptide GP2, and More

Before we leave you for the weekend, we thought we would fix you all up with a ton of good deals on apps and games to play until Monday. This week’s list, after last week’s display of heavy modesty, is quite the extensive one, boasting great apps such as Today Calendar, Business Calendar Pro, Assassin’s Creed Pirates, Riptide GP2, ReNotify+, a few Disney apps, and a couple EA Games titles.

It was quite a week out in Google Play land, so make sure you don’t miss out on a good deal right below.

Friday app sales

Have a great, app-filled weekend, all!

Friday App Sales: Today Calendar, Assassin’s Creed Pirates, Riptide GP2, and More is a post from: Droid Life

Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition Hits Google Play for $9.99

Posted by Tim-o-tato April - 18 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off
Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition Hits Google Play for $9.99

The 1998 standard for Dungeons & Dragons RPG titles has now made its way to Google Play, Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition. In Baldur’s Gate, you play as a hero who is forced from his home under mysterious circumstances, who inevitably must fight sinister forces that look to destroy the world. 

In true D&D fashion, you play to rank up your player, allowing his traits and abilities to grow. You must also gather a group of warriors to explore the world, searching for “adventure, profit…and the truth.” In total, the gameplay adds up to about 60 hours, plus there are a few expansions included in the Enhanced Edition, as well. If you don’t have anywhere to go, and you enjoy a classic RPG, then this is the game for you.

The game is available on Google Play for $9.99, and interestingly enough (or maybe not), there are additional IAPs available.

Play Link ($9.99)

Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition Hits Google Play for $9.99 is a post from: Droid Life

After massive delays, Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition finally arrives to Android

Posted by wicked April - 18 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off


Back in January of 2013, Beamdog revealed they had run into a snag with the Android version of Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition, leading to a delay. And that was pretty much the last we heard about the whole effort, until today.

Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition has finally arrived to Android, priced at $9.99. While this is a pretty hefty cost for a game that was released in 1998, it’s worth it if you’re at all a fan of the series or enjoy roleplaying games. Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition is more than just a straight port of the original, bringing a large number of improvements to the interface, high-resolution fonts, dynamic zooming, and several other tweaks.

Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition has finally arrived to Android, priced at $9.99

As for the content? There’s at least some new elements here as well. In addition to three new hero characters that can join your party, there’s also two major expansions that enhance the original 60-hour game. The expansions are “tales of the Sword Coast” and “the Black Pits”. For those looking for even more content, there are also some in-app purchases present. I know, IAP on a $10 game might sound like a bit of a turn off, but remember none of these purchases are required to fully enjoy the game.

According to the game’s app description, the following content can be purchased from within the game:

  • Brothers Lost: Lend your aid to Rasaad yn Bashir, the Sun Soul monk, as he scours the Cloud Peaks in search of his lost brother.
  • Neera and the Red Wizards: Save the wild mage Neera from the cruel machinations of Thay’s dreaded Red Wizards.
  • Path of the Bloodied: Join the blackguard Dorn Il-Khan in taking revenge against those who betrayed him in Luskan.
  • Gallery of Heroes: Reimagine your character with eleven never-before-seen character portraits from acclaimed Icewind Dale artist Jason Manley!
  • New professionally recorded voice sets to choose from to further customize your character.

Is Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition really worth your time and money? Yes and no. If you thoroughly invested in the original PC game, keep in mind that largely it’s still the same experience as you played all those years ago — just enhanced and somewhat expanded.

In other words, if you don’t like ‘re-beating’ games, you might want to pass. For those that love the nostalgia that comes with giving a game another run through or who never had the full opportunity to check out the game, you’ll absolutely want to consider picking this one up.

Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition should play nicely with just about any Android device running ICS 4.0 or higher, Get it on Google Play though a larger screen is recommended. Those with 5+ inch handsets should be able to get by okay, though a tablet is preferable.

CONTRA: Evolution now free on Android, still with IAP

Posted by wicked April - 18 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

If the shiny new Amazing Spider-Man 2 game didn’t float your boat, then maybe some old school arcade shooting action will. CONTRA: Evolution, a throwback to the 80′s namesake, is now free to play on Android, but still carries with it a bit of in-game purchases.

CONTRA: Evolution launched August last year to the tune of $0.99. The price was quite normal for a such a game that was, back then, riddled with in-app purchases. For whatever reason, Konami has now decided to go the free to play route. Surprisingly, that did not lead into an increase of IAP but has actually even reduced them down to a select few. Most of the game, however, runs the same and follows the same rules for unlocking characters and content.


The game is basically an old game with new graphics and controls retrofitted for touchscreen devices. Unlike the situation when it launched, it seems that the game is now available not just for smartphones but for tablets as well, though the latter might be somewhat harder to handle given the screen size. The game features an Arcade mode as well as a Mission Mode, which gives players the same content as the original Contra, except with updated and fancier graphics. But gameplay has changed a bit as well, and might confuse some players. The D-pad on the left is used to both move the character forward or backward as well as direct your gun’s aim. Fortunately you don’t need to mash some trigger button, as you weapon fires rapidly by itself. On the right you have button for jumping up, as well as down, and smaller buttons for special moves or skills that need to be recharged after use. CONTRA: Evolution also adds a bit of modern-day mobile gaming conventions, like special rewards for playing the game within some set period of time or intervals.


Now that CONTRA: Evolution is free for the taking, it is unlikely that it will go on a paid price again, since Google Play Store doesn’t yet have a mechanism for that. Konami and game developer Coco might release a different paid version, but it’s hard to imagine what that version would have over the one already in the market. CONTRA: Evolution, despite its issues, is a game that gives a nod to a gaming age long past but doesn’t remain chained to the conventions and limitation of that period. And now that it’s free, everyone can take a jab at one of gaming’s classic titles.

Download: CONTRA: Evolution on Google Play Store
VIA: Android Police

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 game has you slinging over a gorgeous New York

Posted by wicked April - 18 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

Our spider-senses are tingling, which means we’re all in for another movie tie-in game today. Following closely on the international premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, your friendly neighborhood superhero swings into Android, carrying the promise of luscious graphics but also bearing some disappointing marks.

If you haven’t watched the film yet, don’t worry. Games like these rarely or almost never contain any significant spoiler you haven’t already seen in trailers. In fact, they usually don’t have anything in common with their namesake films aside from setting and some characters. While The Amazing Spider-Man 2 does share the general situation of a city teeming with superpowered miscreants, it skips the movie’s plot points and adds its own. It even adds its own roster of characters, like the manly Kraven the Hunter and the wily Black Cat, who, as always, is ambiguous in her relationship with our arachnid-empowered protagonist.


The biggest draw of the game, however, will probably be the graphics and animation, which are admittedly quite stunning. The game promises more freedom in exploring the city of New York, of course via the more scenic route atop skyscrapers. Swing above iconic locations like Times Square of Central Park. And speaking of swinging, while the game does have its fair share of beat ‘em ups on the ground, of particular appeal is the chance to dish it out high above the streets.

If the trailer above has whet your appetite, what follows next might just serve to undo that. Based on comments but nowhere mentioned by Gameloft, the game requires an active Internet connection at all times. It’s not an online game, mind you, so users are wondering why it needs to have a constant Internet connection. There are also complaints about a bit of lag and sluggishness. Though that is somewhat to be expected given how rich the graphics are, when owners of a Galaxy Note 3 or even a Galaxy S5 start complaining, then something is definitely amiss. Though they don’t exactly break the game overall, these minor annoyances do make $4.99 feel like a pretty high price to pay.

Download: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Google Play Store

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – official game release and Xperia theme pack

Posted by wicked April - 18 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

Every great superhero movie deserves a matching video game to bring extra life to the story and an extended experience for fans. Gameloft is making this happen today for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, available to download now for $4.99 from the Google Play Store for Android 4.0 and up.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 offers console-like 3D graphics with high-quality voice acting cinematic cutscenes that will bring the movie experience to life. Explore a large open-world map of Manhattan in 6 different districts from Times Square to Central park. As you might imagine, all this makes for a rather large 1.2GB game file.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 World

Gameloft promises the The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will offer an original story that expands on the upcoming Marvel film of the same name. Combining elements of the comics, Gameloft adds new characters like Black Cat and Screwball to the game alongside some of our favorite villains like the Green Goblin and Venom.

Help Spider-Man bring the beat-down to street thugs and super villains alike throughout the expansive world, and in Mysterio’s arena.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Villains

Bonus: Extended playthrough video Part 1 | Extended playthrough video Part 2

In-app payments

Before you get too excited about installing The Amazing Spider-Man 2, please be aware that Gameloft has included in-app purchases to the game. That’s right, $4.99 to get you started in the Google Play Store, then in-app payments to help your favorite blue and red spandex wearing hero save the city.

Sony Xperia Devices

You know what doesn’t have in-app payments? The Xperia™The Amazing Spiderman2 theme for your Sony Xperia device running Android 4.3 and above. This one has been out for a while now, but users of Xperia devices are able to install this full system theme pack that brings Spider-Man to every aspect of your device. Wallpaper, system icons, UI navigation tweaks and more. Install the theme from the Google Play Store for free.

Xperia Spider-Man 2 Theme

What do you think, has Gameloft taken Spider-Man to the next level, or is the combination of a paid game with in-app payments going too far?

Gameloft’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 Hits Google Play, Priced at $4.99 With Additional IAPs

Posted by Tim-o-tato April - 17 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off
Gameloft’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 Hits Google Play, Priced at $4.99 With Additional IAPs

With every new blockbuster title that hits theaters, Gameloft comes out and releases its next blockbuster game. This time, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is getting the gaming treatment. This title looks to play directly off of the movie, as Peter Parker takes on the same group of villains he sees in the movie, with a few extra surprises in there for good measure. 

The game is based around slinging your way around NYC, while also getting into a few heavy hand-to-web combat scenes with baddies. Plenty of your favorite Spiderman characters are present in the game, such as Venom, Green Goblin, Electro, and Kraven the Hunter.

The game costs $4.99, and even with that somewhat high price, Gameloft has no issue throwing a few more IAPs in there. You know, for extra spidey costumes and whatnot.

Go check it out.

Play Link ($4.99)

Gameloft’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 Hits Google Play, Priced at $4.99 With Additional IAPs is a post from: Droid Life

Humble Mobile Bundle 5 Released, Packed With Good Gaming Titles

Posted by Tim-o-tato April - 15 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off
Humble Mobile Bundle 5 Released, Packed With Good Gaming Titles

Humble Bundle, the easiest way to score good games on Android while also helping a charity in need, has a new pack of titles available for purchase. The way it works is easy – simply pay whatever price you want, determine how you want the money divided (a lot to charity or a bit more to developers), then download your DRM-free titles.

However, to access extra titles, you will need to pay over the average price of just $3.95. Considering that if you purchase these games separately you would be paying up to $30, this is a pretty good deal. 

In Humble Bundle 5, players have access to Bag It!, R-Type II, and Aralon: Sword and Shadow. If you pay over the average price ($3.95), you also get The Room II, The Cave, Carcassonne, and even more when the bundle is updated after about a week.

Check out the video below for a description of each game, then be sure to grab the bundle if mobile gaming is your thing.

Via: Humble Bundle

Humble Mobile Bundle 5 Released, Packed With Good Gaming Titles is a post from: Droid Life

Temple Run 2 Update Incoming, Brings Cloud Save Support and Bunny Ears

Posted by Tim-o-tato April - 14 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off
Temple Run 2 Update Incoming, Brings Cloud Save Support and Bunny Ears

A big update is coming for Temple Run 2 players, one which brings a major addition – cloud save support. After the update, players can keep the same player profile across any number of devices, meaning you don’t have to worry about “starting over” if you get a new device. 

On top of cloud saves, players will now have access to a Save Me wheel, which you can spin after you are done with a run. The wheel provides coins and other prizes for players.

The update also brings an Easter theme, turning coins into painted eggs, and you can also apply limited-time bunny ears to your runner. Fancy, fancy.

The update will be live tomorrow on Google Play, so prepare yourselves.

Play Link

Temple Run 2 Update Incoming, Brings Cloud Save Support and Bunny Ears is a post from: Droid Life

Friday App Sales: Combat Mission: Touch, Per-App Modes, Star Walk – Astronomy Guide, and More

Earned some dough through Google’s Opinion Rewards app and need some apps and games to blow it on? First, go buy Domo, the latest icon pack from our friend kovdev. Next, take a look at this week’s list of deals on Google Play.

Our list this week is fairly lengthy, and includes some great apps like Combat Mission: Touch, Francisco Franco’s Per-App Modes, and Star Walk – Astronomy Guide.

Get in on all of them right down below.

Friday app sales

Go help support those devs!

Friday App Sales: Combat Mission: Touch, Per-App Modes, Star Walk – Astronomy Guide, and More is a post from: Droid Life

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