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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Google’s Best Games of 2014 list released

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Google is back at it today with a year end “best of” list for 2014. Following up on the release of best apps from a couple days ago, Google narrows things down just a bit with the release of their “Best Games of 2014.”

Like the list of best apps, the list of best games is dominated by free titles. It appears only seven out of the 100 games on the list are not free. Keep in mind though that game developers are much more likely to implement a variety of in-app purchases within their titles, whether it is things like power-ups, new levels, extra adventures or other features.

Hit the source link to check out the entire list. How many of these titles have you played in the past year? Any hidden gems out there that did not make the cut with Google that you would like to share with us?

source: Google Play

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Android app and game sales roundup

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If you have been wanting to buy a particular app, but waiting for the price to drop, this might be the best weekend of the entire year. Many apps are on sale from today through Cyber Monday. You might even find some apps you weren’t aware of. Here’s a number of the more notable apps that are on sale, most of them at least 50% off, but there are tons more. You can always search “Black Friday Sale” or “Cyber Monday Sale” in the Google Play Store to find even more apps. Hit the break for our roundup.

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New Humble Mobile Bundle has only Crescent Moon Games’ titles

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A very special Humble Mobile Bundle package has arrived for a time in which people are feeling very giving. The charitable collection has partnered with Crescent Moon Games to offer a collection of the developer’s titles. Right now, a whopping ten titles are available with a donation of $8 or more (with additional titles to be added). Four games are up for grabs with any donation. Or you can pickup a total of eight games with a donation that exceeds the average.

The money goes to Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child’s Play Charity as well as Crescent Moon Games.

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NVIDIA offering some SHIELD specials for Black Friday

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Besides the new Nexus 9 and some of the older Nexus tablets, did you know that NVIDIA has already released the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop for its SHIELD tablet? If not, you may want to reconsider NVIDIA’s tablet offering and if you are a gamer, you may want to check out the company’s SHIELD portable gaming device. To help entice you to do so, NVIDIA will be offering some special deals on Black Friday for both devices. Read more

Amazon Game Studios’ Tales From Deep Space is here

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Amazon Game Studios has a new title available now for Kindle Fire tablets from 2014 and 2013. The action-adventure game is Tales From Deep Space. Players control traveling salesman E and his robotic piece of luggage CASI. The two are attempting to escape the Big Moon space station as it has been locked down. Although the game is of the action-adventure genre, it is full of puzzles with comedy as well.

Through ComiXology, a prequel comic compliments the Tales From Deep Space game. It provides players with the reason as to how E and CASI arrived at the Big Moon space station. If you are purchasing the game, we highly recommend the comic. After all, it is complimentary to the game and it is free.

Hit the break for the gallery, trailer, and download links.

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