Disney releases Club Penguin for Android with some holiday flair

club penguinDisney’s successful kid-friendly MMO, Club Penguin, has finally made its debut on Android, just in time for the holidays. It features the full experience that you would find on the desktop version of the game, so if you’re looking for a child-oriented game to sink your teeth into, this is a solid option.

The game lets kids create their own penguins and explore Club Penguin while playing games, chatting with other players, and scooping up collectables. And since we’re right in the middle of the holidays, Disney has themed the entire game in a Christmas skin for the first ever Merry Walrus celebration.
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Telltale Games releases Tales from the Borderlands for Android

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Plenty of people travel during this time of the year. Passing the time with a mobile device has never been easier due to the massive amount of apps and games available. Whether you are riding a train or flying in a plane, there is something for everyone to make travel enjoyable. The beloved Borderlands franchise is making the jump to Android with episodic content that will surely occupy players. Telltale Games released Tales from the Borderlands with the first episode costing $4.99. In the coming months, Telltale Games will release episodes two through five. The Season Pass covering the aforementioned episodes will save buyers 20% compared to those that purchase the episodes individually.

The game has system requirements, so be make sure your device meets them prior to installing Tales from the Borderlands. Android TV devices, such as the Nexus Player, do make the cut and can play the game.

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Telltale Games working with Mojang on Minecraft: Story Mode video game

minecraft story modeTelltale Games is known for their work on the episodic Walking Dead games and The Wolf Among Us, along with recent releases such as Game of Thrones and Tales from The Borderlands. Many of their full titles are available on mobile devices, plus PCs and video game consoles.

The next project in their lineup is a collaboration with Mojang, developers of the insanely popular Minecraft. This project will be called Minecraft: Story Mode, and like Telltale’s other offerings, it will feature a complete player-driven narrative experience. It’s not a typical Minecraft game, but it should be interesting nonetheless. 
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Put the pedal to the metal with Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

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Rockstar Games has dropped an early Christmas present on the Android gaming scene for fans of the Grand Theft Auto franchise. Their Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars title is now available for select Android devices. As part of the development for the Android platform, the game includes support for widescreen resolutions like you might find on many Android devices and it even includes support for Android TV.
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Sony’s PS4 Remote Play makes its way to unrooted Android devices

remoteplay_Z3-sonySony introduced Remote Play for their newer Xperia devices, letting users stream PlayStation 4 games to their smartphone. The games work with a Dualshock 4 controller, so you’ll get a near-console quality experience on a portable, smaller screen. This feature was obviously only intended for Sony devices, but thanks to some clever work by developers over at XDA, you can get it working on just about any modern Android device.
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NVIDIA brings Half Life 2: Episode One to the Play Store as a SHIELD Tablet exclusive

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NVIDIA has just brought Half Life 2 Episode One to the Google Play Store as an exclusive for the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. The title will set you back by a hefty $7.99, but that shouldn’t be much for die hard fans of Valve’s cult favorite game. The game will also require a SHIELD  controller to function as well which costs $60, so make sure you’re covered before buying the game.


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Amazon accepting HTML5 apps and games for Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

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Apps and games based on HTML5 will be heading to the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Why? Because Amazon extending its HTML5 web app publishing toolset to include support for its set-top box and streaming dongle. The company is making it possible for developers to take web apps running on Fire OS and bring them to the new television-connected devices. Now, apps can remain consistent across Amazon’s various form factors.


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Shadownrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut available in the Play Store (tablets only)

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Last year, Shadowrun Returns made its way to Android tablets. This year, another installment of the franchise is doing the same. Shadownrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut is now available in the Play Store and, again, it is only for tablets. Developer Harebrained Schemes has packed the game with new missions, alternate endings, fresh music, and a touch-based interface. The game is a role playing game (RPG) that has players going through the year 2054 in a cyberpunk era. Germany has been diffused and and the shadowrunners are tasked with battling multiple factions while awaiting the possible return of Dragon Feurschwinge.

The game costs $6.99, but the quality makes it worth the investment. Hit the break for the trailer, gallery, and download links.


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