Cartoon Network’s Formula Cartoon All-Stars racing game launches on Play Store

Screenshot 2015-06-25 20.22.19Cartoon Network has launched a brand new racing game onto Google’s Play Store called Formula Cartoon All-Stars. The game features several characters and tons of tracks from Cartoon Network’s most popular franchises, including shows like Adventure Time and Regular Show, plus several others.

The gameplay offers a hectic cart-racing experience, not unlike Mario Kart. There are tons of boosts, items, and weapons to keep races exciting, and the control scheme is completely optimized for just one finger. Read more

Shiver Entertainment, Nexon M reveal ‘Beasts vs Bots’

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John Schappert’s name may not sound familiar but anyone who has ever played a video game will know the companies he has worked for. The twenty-year video game industry veteran held positions with Electronic Arts, Microsoft, and Zynga before launching an entirely new studio. Shiver Entertainment was formed in 2013 and this year the studio, with the help of Nexon M, will launch Beasts vs Bots.

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ustwo’s ‘Monument Valley’ to see free DLC this week

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Monument Valley launched in 2014 and barely anyone expected the game to be so popular. Shortly after its launch, the game quickly achieved success both critically and commercially. It was enough for developer ustwo to invest in downloadable content following its initial release. Last year, Monument Valley players saw Ida’s Dream arrive as a level pack to benefit Product Red, a division of the ONE Campaign, and its fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. The only problem with Ida’s Dream, covered in red for the charity, was that ustwo never made it available for anyone outside of iOS.

That changes this week.

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Switch Up hits the Play Store, offers a retro Pong experience on your smartphone

switch up 1Looking for a retro Pong-like game to play on your smartphone to kill a few times? A new game has launched on the Play Store called Switch Up that takes traditional pong-esque gameplay and twists it up into something that fits very well on a touch screen device.

The game offers an intuitive paddle tapping mechanic that involves the player bouncing a ball back and forth as long as possible to build up a high score. There are several difficulty levels and a way to share scores with your friends, so while it doesn’t offer a ton of depth, it’s a fantastic time waster. Read more

Hearthstone gets new Tavern Brawl mode

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Combining the play of a card battle game with the universe of World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment brought Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft to mobile devices as yet another outlet for gamers. To help spice things up a bit, Blizzard recently updated the title to include a new “Tavern Brawl” mode. The new mode will present users with a repeating event each week pitting them against another player in a special game. Although the event will repeat each week, that is about all that players will be able to rely on. Blizzard indicates rules for the weekly events will change every week, so players will have no idea what kind of challenge they may face. Read more

Electronic Arts gives mobile a segment during its E3 2015 press conference

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This afternoon in Los Angeles, Electronic Arts took the stage for its E3 2015 press conference. The company covered everything from gaming in the living to gaming with mobile devices. Statistics in mobile gaming were offered and EA Mobile announced new titles and updates for existing ones. EA Mobile games have been downloaded over 715 million times in the last year throughout the world with nearly 500,000 years of gameplay recorded. Mobile gaming, according to EA, is a platform that requires as much attention as console gaming.

Hit the break to see what EA Mobile has coming.

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Popular Robbery and Hostage-Taking Franchise “Payday” Is Coming to Mobile

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Payday is a popular 2011 first-person shooter in which players adopt the persona of various bank robbers who appear lifted from either The Dark Knight or Point Break. The goal, as one would surmise, is to take money and terrorize people via the hostage process. It’s good family fun.

Despite the game’s popularity on Playstation 3 and PC, it has evaded mobile development for some years. However, rest easy, aspirant ne’er-do-wells – Payday is coming to mobile.

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