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Thomas Was Alone game now available on Android devices

Posted by wicked July - 28 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

Who knew you could get that much drama and fun from a few geometrically-shaped objects with artificial intelligence? The BAFTA award-winning game Thomas Was Alone has now arrived on Android devices and mobile game enthusiasts can now be treated to the game that IGN called “the most endearingly characterful game about jumping rectangles that you will ever play.”

The indie puzzle video game has been in existence since 2010 when it was first introduced as a Flash-based browser game. It eventually expanded into Microsoft Windows and Mac and even made its way to gaming consoles like the PlayStation (3 and Vita versions). This year it has finally found its way to the mobile platform and can now be played on your Android smartphone or tablet of choice.

The game is as minimalist and as simple as the title itself. Thomas is actually a “curious rectangle”, who along with other shapes in its computer mainframe universe, have become out of control and even gained personalities because of an Event that happened. The players can choose to be one of the shapes, even the eponymous Thomas, and go through levels and puzzles until you reach the endpoint for each character. There are 100 levels in this minimalist game that is all “about friendship and jumping.”

The game is available at a discounted price of $3.99 until July 28, but afterwards, it will go back to its regular price of $5.99. It also comes with the Benjamin’s Flight level pack, an additional 20 levels of games as you follow another shape named, you guess it, Benjamin as he searches for the Fountain of Wisdom. Download Thomas Was Alone now from the Google Play Store.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie tie-in game now on Android

Posted by wicked July - 26 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

Whatever you may feel about Hollywood “director” (quotes intended) Michael Bay, and he sure does have a lot of haters, you have to give him props for bringing 80s and 90s entertainment franchises to the consciousness of this generation. Whether that’s a good or bad thing is still up in the air. After messing around with the Transformers movies, he is now set to bring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to life once again on the big screen, and there is now an Android game to ratchet up the excitement.

Unlike most of the movie tie-in games of recent months (and years), fortunately, this is not just an endless runner game. This is more of a combat type of game, as you really don’t want to see such hyperactive ninja turtles just running around endlessly. This time, you get to choose if you want to be Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello or Raphael as you try and “take back the streets” of New York from the mutants and the Foot Clan.

You can play it in Story Mode, where you follow a storyline written by author Tom Waltz from IDW Publishing, the publisher of the TMNT comic book series. Or you can choose to do the survival mode where you continue to slash and hack your way through wave after wave of enemies. The turtles can also be upgraded with ninja moves, weapons, and other boosts, as you gather points along the way. You can also compete with your friends as it also has a social sharing aspect as well.

But just like Hollywood and Michael Bay’s incessant need to part you with your cash, this game is not free. Compared to other games like it, it’s a bit steep at $3.99, plus it has some in-app purchases as well. But if you feel like reliving your childhood through this game at least, then go on ahead and download it from the Google Play Store.

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Disney goes nuts with its Amazon App Store 99-cent game sale!

Posted by wicked July - 26 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

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The weekend is upon us and with it comes all the fun and games we love. For the kiddos, playing video games is paramount and the latest deals from Disney will definitely keep them entertained. Disney is having a 99-cent sale on most of its paid apps, but this offer is only available through the Amazon App Store.

We know many of you have stopped using (or never used) the Amazon App Store, but these sweet deals may be enough of an incentive to go back. These games usually range from $1.99 to $2.99, meaning you are saving at least 50%. The list includes 10 discounted games, so you can be sure there will be enough gaming happening this weekend!

Disney’s discounted games

We know a major (and expensive) title is missing, but you seriously don’t expect Disney to give you a 90% discount on Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, right? It sure would be nice, but we will have to do with today’s discounts for now!


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Friday App Sales: Dead Space, NBA Jam, Sprinkle Islands, Beautiful Widgets Pro, and More

Posted by Tim-o-tato July - 25 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

With the weekend finally upon us, you may be looking for something to eat up your time. If playing games on your phone sounds fun, Google Play currently has a massive list of apps and games on sale, with a few really good titles up for grabs.

For starters, you can grab a couple of Final Fantasy games for just $8 each, Dead Space for $2, NBA Jam for $1, Beautiful Widgets Pro just $1, and a ton more. 

Below you will find one of the longest lists we have had to compile, so take your time and scroll slowly, ensuring that you don’t miss out on anything good.

Friday app sales

You will probably break the bank buying all of these, but consider picking up a few to support those awesome developers.

Friday App Sales: Dead Space, NBA Jam, Sprinkle Islands, Beautiful Widgets Pro, and More is a post from: Droid Life

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Rovio Out of Original Ideas, Continues to Tease Angry Birds Transformers Game

Posted by Tim-o-tato July - 25 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

Rovio was at Comic-Con this week, teasing its newest upcoming title, Angry Bird Transformers. The game has yet to be given a release date, having been first teased back in June, but we guess it will arrive sometime in the Fall of this year. After coming down from its Star Wars partnership, it will be interesting to see if Rovio can continue momentum for its Angry Birds titles with the Transformers franchise. 

Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Angry Birds now and then, but how many franchises will Rovio continue to leech from? Maybe if they came out with something less childish they could get me back on board, such as an AB Aliens, AB Godzilla, or AB Zombie Apocalypse. Those could be sweet.

What’s your opinion? Is there a particular subject or franchise that you would like to see Rovio partner with? Is it possible that even kids are becoming bored with Angry Birds?

When more information about the release for this game is made available, we will be sure to keep you posted.

Rovio Out of Original Ideas, Continues to Tease Angry Birds Transformers Game is a post from: Droid Life

Square Enix beats the summer heat with Final Fantasy sales

Posted by wicked July - 25 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

Summer is here and what better way to spend the season than by basking in the sun and going out. Or you can also stay indoors or even outdoors and immerse yourself in the myriad wonderful worlds of mobile gaming. In line with many gaming-related seasonal promotions, Square Enix is throwing out its own summer sale, with a bit of a twist: they won’t be happening all at once.

While many Final Fantasy fans gushed over the fact that the game publisher has made available the first 6, plus one latter, titles of the franchise, the rather high cost of the games may have discouraged them from picking them up. It may have even scared off would be new players from even trying out these wonderful classics. If so, now would be a great time to get these games, which are being offered at half the price, at least for the first batch.

Square Enix is doing its sales in batches. You might have already been aware that Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV are already on sale, but they won’t be for long. Other FF titles will also be up for grabs at latter dates, hopefully with the same discount. Here is the schedule:

Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV – $7.99 from $15.99, ongoing until July 30
Final Fantasy V – Price TBA, July 31 to August 6
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years and Final Fantasy VI – Price TBA, August 7 to August 18

Be sure to mark your calendars and check back for additional information when those days come. Google is also holding is own Summer Sale, which includes FF III and IV, covering a wide variety of games as well as apps. And if you prefer free, and some non-free, games that don’t need to connect to the Internet in order to enjoy, checkout Google’s Offline Games catalog too.

SOURCE: Square Enix

Batman Arkham Origins Updated on Google Play, Still 1.6GB of IAPs

Posted by Tim-o-tato July - 25 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

A newly-updated Batman game is available on Google Play, Arkham Origins. While this same title is rather popular on consoles, it appears that Warner Bros. decided to switch up the gameplay on the Android version, making the game play more like Injustice: Gods Among Us. While it isn’t bad gameplay, although can become monotonous, we expected a bit more of a challenge. 

The game is roughly 1.6GB in size, free to download from Google Play. However, after downloading, you will find that upgrading your character in the game is controlled a lot by in-app purchases. These purchases are as one game reviewer put it, “consumable,” meaning they are only good for one or a couple times. Not permanent. Think of it like Candy Crush, where the game is a Las Vegas slot machine, as you continuously need to feed it money. It’s unfortunate, but Warner Bros. clearly wanted to make their money back on this project.

Besides the IAPs, the overall gameplay seems fine enough. The gameplay is good for a fighter, as Batman must take on a countless amount of baddies. The graphics are smooth, the lighting in the game feels rather dynamic, and the sound is also quite enchanting. As for what’s in the update, Warner Bros. provides no changelog on Google Play.

I would recommend this game if you are a fan of Batman, but if you don’t feel like wasting time to download a 1.6GB game, followed by purchasing power-ups, then you might want to skip it.

The choice is yours.

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Batman Arkham Origins Updated on Google Play, Still 1.6GB of IAPs is a post from: Droid Life

Google Gives “Offline Games” Their Own Section in Google Play

Posted by Tim-o-tato July - 24 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

There are games aplenty that require a steady data connection for playing, but that is sometimes because game makers are either concerned over piracy or the game features an online multiplayer, which would naturally require a data connection.

Regardless of why an app needs to be connected constantly, Google now has a new section in Google Play for Offline Games. That’s right, a full group of games that do not require a data connection. 

A few of these listed games include, Asphalt 8, Whale Trail, Beach Buggy Blitz, Dots, Plague Inc., and Minecraft: Pocket Edition. There is a very healthy list on Google Play, with plenty of titles to keep you busy on your next flight that features zero WiFi connectivity.

Check out the Play Link below for the full section of Offline Games.

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Google Gives “Offline Games” Their Own Section in Google Play is a post from: Droid Life

Samsung has contributed to BlueStacks, to keep Gamepop alive

Posted by wicked July - 24 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

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Do you remember the Android gaming box called Gamepop that was set to take over your living room gaming experience? It was big news early last year, but it sort of fell off the radar. But you’d be wrong to consider Gamepop a dead concept, as their current round of funding just got a big bump by Samsung.

With Samsung’s contribution, Gamepop’s manufacturer, BlueStacks, adds $13 million to their total raised in their current campaign to deliver Gamepop as a white-label solution for TV makers and cable providers.

BlueStacks is an Android virtualization program for Windows and Mac that allows you to run Android apps on your PC. They even have some efforts going with partner AMD to bring a dual-OS Android/Windows PC to market later this year. We wonder how that will differ from previous bundled efforts. As you’d imagine, this virtualization is used to power the Gamepop platform.

BlueStacks GamePop

Gamepop was originally slated to be a set-top box, not entirely unlike Android TV, the Amazon Fire TV, and of course, one of the original Android gaming boxes, Ouya. Poor reviews of the initial hardware knocked the wind out of their sails. In deciding to support BlueStacks, Samsung praised Gamepop’s techniques for translating touch input to TVs and remote controls. A player like Samsung would be more than capable of building Gamepop as a white-label service directly into their huge line of televisions.

Gamepop has a few new backers this year, with Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment stepping up in March. Qualcomm, Intel, Redpoint, ARM and others are already on the books as contributors to BlueStacks current funding campaign.

BlueStacks claims that they’ve got a few other big names in their partners list, but they are keeping quiet on who they may be. They also dropped the hint that they will announce soon a major partnership that could make a huge difference moving forward. We were excited for Gamepop last year, let’s hope things happen a little faster for them this year.

What do you think, can a BlueStacks powered Android gaming service change your Android-in-the-living-room experience?

Slay Zombies and Evil Archers in Dark Slash Ninja, Available on Google Play

Posted by Tim-o-tato July - 23 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

Looking for a fast-paced slasher game to fill up your evening? Dark Slash Ninja, which is by no means a new game on Android, was released onto Google Play back in April. Unfortunately, we are only just now finding it, mesmerized by its simplistic pixelated styling and relentless ninja slaying action. 

In the game, you play as a quick-moving ninja, armed with a destructive blade. As hordes of baddies come at you, you quickly swipe through them with your finger, leaving nothing but bodies on the floor.

As you progress, you are met with more difficult opponents, such as archers, other swordsman, and creatures that I can’t exactly describe. They’re evil, though.

The game is free to download from Google Play, but does feature a few IAPs to rid the game of ads.

If you like ninjas and pixels, check it out.

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Slay Zombies and Evil Archers in Dark Slash Ninja, Available on Google Play is a post from: Droid Life