“Press” is a beautiful new RSS reader that syncs with your Google Reader account

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If you’re looking for a beautiful RSS reader that syncs to your Google Reader account, look no further. “Press” is a gorgeous new app released by TwentyFive Squares that features a heavy emphasis on good design and simplicity. The app was built using Android’s new design philosophy so it already looks natural on your Android phone or tablet, but TwentyFive Squares took the design language a step further and added some nice textures, shadows, icons and typography to really push the app over-the-top when it comes to great design. Press is simple and easy to use and utilizes the two panel navigation that has become so popular with Android apps as of late. Articles look great and you can change the article layout and font if you so choose. The only flaw in the app is that once you are reading an article, there is no easy way to navigate to the next (via swipe gesture or otherwise), so you have to back out to the main menu. The developer has acknowledged this issue and is working on a solution. There is also no widget in the current release, but we’re sure that will be addressed soon as well. The app is $1.99 in the Google Play store for a limited time. Hit the break to see a video, screenshot gallery, and QR code to get the app.

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Featured Play Store Newbie: Eggventure Jump [Arcade & Action]

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Eggventure was pretty popular on BlackBerry AppWorld and now it has made its way to the Google Play Store. Created by WallWizz, it’s similar to Doodle Jump and Mega Jump. You will start by playing with Eggskimo Eddie. You must guide him upwards and collect as many coins as you can by using your phone or tablet’s tilt controls. You can eventually use the coins you collect to buy different characters like Sheriff Scramble and Boiled Berg The Brave. Each character brings their own special abilities, and there are six characters in all. Coins can also be used to purchase power ups such as wings and jetpacks.

Eggventure offers endless gameplay and you will get a different experience each time you play it. There’s even a global scoreboard so you can see how you rank against everyone else. Eggventure is fun for all ages, but it appears more geared towards the younger audience. It’s simple enough that anyone can play and it’s a great time killer. It’s absolutely free so give it a try. Check out the video trailer below and hit one of the download links to get started.

Features:

  • Collect coins and upgrade your superpowers! Unlock new characters, grab crazy powerups, and evade traps to boost yourself to the edge of the Universe and beyond!
  • Six cute egglings, each with unique power-ups and backgrounds.
  • Many upgradeable power-ups like jetpack, tiny wings, coin magnet.
  • Global scoreboard.
  • Boost your powers even more and unlock characters with in-app purchases.

 

 

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Featured Play Store Game: My Kingdom for the Princess 3 [Gaming-Casual]

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Interested in building a fairytale kingdom and win the love of a princess? Then look no further than My Kingdom for the Princess 3, which is the third installment of the series. The first two didn’t make it’s way to Android, but iOS users know how popular they were. It was created by one of the top developers, Nevosoft. We’ve covered a lot of game from these guys so it’s no surprise that you will find fantastic landscapes and interesting gameplay. This one is all about time management, simulation, and strategy.

The premise is that three heroes are fighting for the beautiful princess Elizabeth’s hand. All three of them happen to be brothers and it will be up to you to decide who gets the prize. It’s quite simple, just perform multiple tasks, survive treachery, and save the country from ruin. Can you handle that?

Nevosoft does promise some surprises:

Your workers are more diligent;

  • Buildings bring in more resources;
  • five magical artifacts;
  • Unexpected bonuses;
  • More charming mini games;
  • New colorful interface;
  • Unique trophies;
  • Beautiful comics;
  • Well balanced levels, that gradually become more challenging;
  • A wonderful new castle to build – this time with a bear!

You will find both free and paid ($3.99) versions of My Kingdom for the Princess 3. The free version includes a decent amount of the 60 levels that are on the paid version.  Check out the trailer video below and hit one of the download links to get started.

 

 

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Featured Play Store Newbie: Crazy Machines GoldenGears THD [Brain & Puzzle]

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The award winning Crazy Machines has finally made its way to the Google Play Store, and some Tegra 3 enhancements came along for the ride. Crazy Machines was developed by Fakt Software and published by Viva Media. It’s a “Rube Goldberg” style puzzle game where you experiment and build wacky contraptions with some really cool physics action and a healthy dose of explosives and fire.

To give you idea of some of the issues you will need to solve, you might need to figure out how to get a wind-up mouse to the other side of the room. You could use nitro, a boxing glove, dynamite, or who knows what else. Other examples include figuring out a way to free a pinball trapped in the magnetic waves of a magnet, ignite dynamite without exploding the combustible nitros near it, and moving a balloon in zero gravity without popping it. There are 60 different parts in your inventory and each puzzle can be solved in a completely unique way. The possibilities are endless.

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Featured Play Store Newbie: SUMIONI Demon Arts THD [TegraZone - Arcade & Action]

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Let just call today National Tegra day because two games were just released in the TegraZone. We already told you about the first one, Razor Salvation, and now a little about SUMIONI Demon Arts THD from ACQUIRE Corporation. In this game you play the role of the Ink Demon named Agura who is summoned to save Japan from doom. Your finger becomes the brush and you will perform various ink attacks by drawing directly on the touch screen. So ink is your primary weapon and in order to beat your enemies you will need to draw platforms to get Agura in the right position to get the bad buy.

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Featured Play Store Newbie: Razor Salvation THD [TegraZone - Arcade & Action]

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The folks who brought you Siegecraft has a new game in town. Blowfish Studios just released Razor Salvation in the Google Play Store and TegraZone. In this game you take over as commander of the drop-ship “Salvation”, and your task is to rescue the Earth’s inhabitants and assist the EDSF defense effort. Razor Salvation is actually the first installment in a series and it’s based on the story of the Xenos and why they have invaded Earth. As always, you can expect special enhancements for the Tegra 3, which include destructible buildings.

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Featured Play Store Newbie: Montessori ABC Game For Kids [Education]

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One of the best things to come out of the smartphone/tablet boom is there are a lot of educational apps for kids. It’s amazing how much further ahead my son is than I was at his age. We all want our children to read ASAP, but they need to learn the letters first. Montessori ABC Game For Kids is a new app for toddlers and pre-schoolers that will help them learn the letters, the sounds of each letter, and words that start with each letter.

What makes any education app successful is the combination of education and fun. If the app can give your child entertainment, then he or she will be eager to learn. Montessori ABC makes things interactive with an alphabet game through beautiful flash cards. Your child will tap images and blinking areas to see the spelling of the words as well as hear the sound each letter makes in a word. Every time a letter or object is touched, a cute animated video will appear which will continue to encourage them to keep playing.

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Featured Play Store Newbie: Lines & Puzzles [Brain & Puzzle]

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We recently featured Four in a Row HD +Riddles by Alberto Hernandez, and he just came out with another one called Lines and Puzzles. It’s a similar game but it’s based on Gomoku. In case you’re wondering what Gomoku is, it’s similar to Connect Four, but you need to get five in a row and pieces can be placed anywhere you want (non gravitational) as long as it’s on an intersecting line (like the picture above). Lines and Puzzles offers some variations like  3-in-line (tic-tac-toe), 4-in-line, or 5-in-line Freestyle Gomoku. You have your choice of themes which include wood, chalk, printed paper, Go-like (traditional Gomoku), or neon for boards up to 15 x 15.

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Featured Play Store Newbie: Plague Inc. [Brain & Puzzle]

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Plague Inc. has made it’s way the the Google Play Store, and it’s likely to be a hit. It’s a mix of “high strategy” and “terrifyingly realistic simulation” from developer Ndemic Creations, and thanks to Miniclip, it’s now available for the Android faithful. It’s actually a chance for you to play “Dr. Evil” in a sense because it’s up to you to bring about the end of human history by spreading pathogens. It starts with a a simple cough, but through mutations, it will eventually take on many forms which can be deadly. You job won’t be easy because the human’s will defend themselves with everything they’ve got.

Features:

  • Stunning graphics with a highly polished interface (Contagion guaranteed)
  • Highly detailed, hyper-realistic world with advanced AI (Outbreak management)
  • Comprehensive in-game help and tutorial system (I am Legendarily helpful)
  • 10 different disease types with radically different strategies to master (10 Monkeys?)
  • Full Save/Load functionality (28 Saves Later!)
  • 50+ countries to infect, hundreds of traits to evolve, thousands of world events to adapt to (Pandemic evolved)
  • Scoreboards and achievements to track the epidemic
  • Localised in English (more languages coming soon!)

Plague Inc. is Free so give it a shot. Take a look at the video trailer below and hit one of the download links to get started.

 

 

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2K Games releases NBA 2K13 for Android

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For all the fans of the 2K line of basketball games, you will be happy to know that you can play 2K13 anywhere you have a device running Android 4.0 or higher. Yesterday 2K Games released NBA 2K13 on the traditional consoles, but they also released it in the Google Play Store. The game costs $8 and won’t give you the full experience you get on a traditional console, but will let you play full exhibition games as any of the 30 teams. You can also recreate legendary performances in NBA’s Greatest Games mode or play as your favorite team in  the Multiseason Mode. It uses the 2K basketball engine with controls optimized for mobile gaming. Normally I would not expect much from a game like this, Madden 12 anyone, but we will let you be the judge. Use the link or QR code after the break to check the game out in the Play Store.

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