In celebration of the 23rd anniversary of everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog, Sega has announced that a few Sonic games for Android are on sale in the Play Store for a limited time. There are a total of four games on sale with savings up to 70% off. Check out the download links to the games after the break. » Read the rest
Continuing to capitalize on the success of their Where’s My Water? game, Disney has released a new title as part of the franchise. Where’s My Mickey? uses the same base for gameplay, but is adorned with classic Disney characters and art-style inspired by the Disney Channel’s new series of Mickey toons. The game is based on life-like physics models that simulate weather and water as the user works to collect water in the process of completing each level. Users can control certain weather elements like wind, clouds and rain as they maneuver through more than 100 levels. » Read the rest
As the @DroidLanding Twitter account said it would, the ‘Droid Combat: Mission Alpha’ augmented reality application was released to the Play Store today. It looks pretty interesting and it’s a neat concept, and while the video mentions that there are “90 days until world domination occurs,” it’s unlikely that this means anything regarding a new phone. This “hint” (if you want to call it that) would place any kind of new phone launch in late-September, which seems like a pretty far way from now— especially because the buzz from this game is not expected to last more than a month. But Verizon could always prove us wrong of course— after all, the last time they did something like this, the release of the Droid Bionic followed. Check out the link to the game in the Play Store after the break if you want to download this 50MB chunk of data to your device. » Read the rest
Today, a press release by LG and Qualcomm confirmed that the successor to the LG Optimus G series devices will utilize Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors, the industry’s most advanced chipset at this time. This new addition will provide the device with stunning performance, rich graphics, and outstanding battery efficiency. The Snapdragon 800 processor is also designed to allow LTE to be even faster by maximizing spectrum bandwidth to increase data speeds and reduce latency. This is some pretty exciting news for the upcoming device— anyone thinking of going and grabbing one at launch? Check out the full presser after the break. » Read the rest
The NVIDIA Shield seems pretty cool, but is it $349 cool? NVIDIA has been showing the device to many gamers recently at shows such as E3, and although they love the device, the feedback is that it would be a homerun if it were priced at $299. NVIDIA is the kind of company that listens and has officially dropped the price down to $299.
Don’t fret if you pre-ordered because you will get the new lower price as well. They also just officially announced that June 27 will be the official release day. Did you pre-order yet? If not, does this new price entice you a little more?
The team over at Humble Bundle has been working hard to put together packages of games for users to enjoy, for whatever price the user wishes to pay. Every game works on Android, as well as Windows, Linux and Mac OS. The cool part about it is that you can allocate the money you spend to different organizations, charities, or even support the Humble Bundle team themselves so that they can continue putting out cool packages like this one. Hit the break for the list of games included in ‘Humble Bundle with Android 6′. » Read the rest
Much like the highly anticipated Ouya, another crowd-sourced Android-powered gaming console has been delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. The GameStick, originally announced around the beginning of the year, has delayed the first non-developer run of systems to its Kickstarter backers by about a month, citing an unfinished UI as the cause of the delay.
On the bright side, the manufacturing tooling is finished and the first run of GameStick’s have rolled off the line, including a last-minute change which entailed redesigning the analog sticks for easy removal, allowing users to apply custom decals. Early backers should expect theirs to ship sometime this August with a retail release sometime this fall. Hit the source for the full update from the GameStick team.
Pay-what-you-want services are taking over every form of media and why not? It allows consumers to decide what various goods and services are worth to them personally. Of course as with any payment model it has its shortcomings, and developers have come up with some crafty services, one such service being the excellent Humble Bundle. For the uninitiated, the Humble Bundle is a pay-what-you-want service that bundles top-notch eBooks, music apps and games and the more you pay the more awesome stuff you get.
This week the service is hosting a bundle of excellent indie-Android games and with an average donation of $5.86, its a great opportunity to save a bunch of money and support developers and charity at the same exact time. The games in this bundle include:
Anomaly Warzone Earth Mobile Campaign ( normally $3.99)
Sleepwalker’s Journey (normally $0.99)
Funky Smugglers (normally $0.99)
And if you donate a more generous amount you get:
Anomaly Warzone Korea ( normally $3.99)
On top of all that the bundle includes wallpapers for every game in the bundle and a 3D Print figure of the Mech from Anomaly 2. Bust out the wallet, do yourself and the Android community a favor and grab some really cool games. When your done with that feel free to thank us in the comments.
Source: Humble Bundle
Up until now, Crayon Physics Deluxe was only available on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, iOS, and the PC, but it just landed in the Play Store for any Android device 2.2 or higher. This one is a 2D physics puzzle game. Imagine if your drawings could be magically transformed into real objects. That’s exactly what Crayon Physics is all about. You will use your S Pen, stylus, or finger to replicate a crayon to guide a red ball to touch a yellow star. You do this by drawing the solution. You might draw a bridge, a ramp, or even a pulley system. It is your artistic vision that will solve the puzzles.
It’s priced at $2.99, which is much cheaper than what’s offered on iOS. Hit the break for screenshots and download links.
Racing fanatics rejoice as Gameloft has officially taken the wraps off of its latest installment of the Asphalt series— Asphalt 8: Airborne. This latest games comes jam-packed with all sorts of goodies, starting with the insane graphics engine powering the game. The new graphics brings not only a higher number of frames per second, but the game also brings some new maps in locales like London and Tokyo with new terrain and cool effects like new slow-mo crashes or sweet flares from the exhaust pipes of the various vehicles out there. Complimenting the cool features some slick multiplayer modes that utilize both online and offline play, ensuring tons of awesome replay value.
So now that the game has been announced, it’s only a matter of time before we see it land in the Play Store. Gameloft confirmed Asphalt 8 is due for a summer release and will cost a hair under a buck. Considering summer is right around the corner, it’s not a bad wait fortunately— but while you do wait, check out full trailer vid below to get a better idea of how the game will look upon its arrival.