Remember when Modern Combat 5: Blackout was released last year July, Gameloft promised there would be no In-App-Purchases (IAP’s) because it would be a one-off payment upfront? Then they hedged a little by introducing optional IAP’s a few months later. Well, that promise has been well and truly shattered by the news that the First-Person-Shooter (FPS)is turning into a Freemium game thanks to the update that is due to go live any minute. And we all know what that means tight? More details after the break. Read more
Last year during Google I/O, one topic of interest to Chromecast fans was full support for screen casting from Android devices. Many believed that this would make the dongle much more useful and could open the door to things like better gaming options. Anuj Tandon with Rolocule Games was so excited about the prospects, that he had already started work on a game called Motion Tennis that would enable gamers to use their smartphone as a motion controller while casting the game’s video to their TV via Chromecast. That game has now been officially launched around the world through the Google Play Store as Motion Tennis Cast. Read more
The newest Humble Bundle is live with seven Android games. All of the games come with PC versions, too, all of which redeem through Steam. The bundle is worth about $136.
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Renowned Japanese game developer, Nintendo will reportedly step into the mobile gaming market soon. This is a natural transition for the company given that customers are taking mobile gaming seriously with new gen hardware capable of taking massive workloads. Read more
Did you know that Google has been reviewing all app submissions? We’re not sure exactly when they started, but the initiative began in order to detect violations to the developer policies. Most developers might not have noticed this because Google reviews apps pretty quickly. In most cases, an app will be approved with hours, but in other stores, like Apple’s App Store, it could take weeks.
Niantic Labs is following up their popular mobile game Ingress with a new title based on the Endgame universe created by author James Frey. Endgame: Proving Ground will be another interactive, alternate-reality title that has players using their mobile devices to play the game while interacting with the real world. Gamers interested in participating can register to be included in a closed beta later this year by visiting www.AncientSocieties.com. Read more
HTC and Valve showed off some gameplay from their upcoming virtual reality game called The Gallery: Six Elements. The game features full VR controls with the Vive headset, and although it’s hard to get a feel for that in a YouTube video, you can at least see how everything looks inside that headset. Read more
Warner Bros. has released a new installment in the popular LEGO series of video games, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril. Like other LEGO titles, players play as any of a wide variety of characters with 91 available in this title. They include characters from across the Marvel Universe like Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, Wolverine and more that can be unlocked through game play or in-app purchases. The goal of the super heroes is to stop Loki and other villains from the Marvel Universe who are trying to assemble a potentially world-destroying super weapon. Read more
Last month Gameloft released a trailer for the next installment of the Dungeon Hunter series, Dungeon Hunter 5. The title is now available in Google Play so players can step into the fantasy world and start engaging in some hack ‘n’ slash action. Dungeon Hunter 5 follows the serial nature of previous titles in the series and picks up in a world that is still dark despite the failure of a demon invasion in the Kingdom of Valenthia. Read more
The Angry Birds franchise is one that just runs and runs, with no end in sight to the amount of punishment dished out to the dastardly piggies by the fearsome birds. This time, Rovio is dipping into the bubble shooter genre, with the return of Stella and her friends in Angry Birds Stella Pop! We have more details, a gallery, press release, video and download link after the break.