American video game publisher Activision played host to its first ever Independent Games Competition last year offering big money to small developers with big ideas. Among the winners was the physics based battle strategy game Rigonauts. Similar to Apparatus, Rigonauts allows you to construct your very own mobile structure that is used to fight off enemy war vehicles while making your way through each level. There are various weapons that can be attached to your “Rigo” such as machine guns, cannons and flame throwers. That, coupled with various creatures and over 30 levels of gameplay will surely provide hours of fun for many gamers looking for something unique and challenging. No official word yet on pricing but we can expect to see it released in the Play Store sometime in May. Check out the video below to see the game in action.
The folks over at Meltus contacted us and wanted to giveaway 25 free copies of Volume+ to our loyal readers. If you’re not familiar with Volume+, it gives you the ability to boost up your overall volume including your bass/treble and save/load your own custom EQ settings on your Android device. You can also utilize their presets for the best sound possible. Since Volume+ works system wide it will work with Google Music, Pandora, Slacker, and every other music software on your device (that doesn’t have a built in EQ). If you’re into sound quality at all, you’re going to want Volume+.
They have two versions. The paid version ($1.99), which includes 9 presets, the ability to go +8 on the levels, and advanced controls. The free version only has one preset, the ability to go +4 on the levels, and no advanced controls.
Hit the break for contest rules and download links
Madfinger games is looking for fans to come up with the next badass for Shadowgun. All you have to do is like them on Facebook and give them your idea about the next arch enemy of John Slade. You will have to state their name, provide three powers or abilities they possess, and a short history of your badass all in 100 words or less. They will pick the top three entries and give them a fantastic original Shadowgun t-shirt. If you aren’t familiar with Shadowgun, check out our review. Hit the break for download links for the game and the source link to get started.
I just reviewed the Androidified case from Cruzerlite for the Samsung Galaxy Note and now it’s time to give a few away! We have a total of six Androidified cases in various colors for the Galaxy Note to give away to six lucky readers. All you need to do is visit our forums, AndroidForum.com, and tell me why you think you need a free Androidified case. Be creative and I will pick the six entries at random for the win. Contest ends on Wednesday, April 4th at 12:59 PM EST. Good luck!
Congrats to the winners!
You guys were sent a message to the email address you registered with in our forums. Respond to claim your prize!
Celebrating the launch of LG’s new Optimus L Series L-Style smartphones (including the L7, L5, and L3), LG has announced a contest they’re calling the LG Optimus L Series Event. Up for grabs is the opportunity to “make your wish come true” for five lucky winners. That is if your wish has a lower than $5000 price tag. To enter, you have to visit LG’s Facebook page, “like” them, and submit your wish. Entries can be submitted until April 11 and winners will be chosen based on votes from other users, amongst other criteria. In addition, five random entries will be chosen to receive a free Optimus L7 smartphone.
Now I just need to figure out what my sub-$5000 wish is.
I just reviewed Perfect Keyboard, which is one of the best keyboard replacements for Android. The folks over at Perfect Keyboard were gracious enough to provide 20 copies to give to our awesome readers. We’re going to keep things simple again. Just head over to our forum post and tell us what phone and/or tablet you are sporting right now. You have until Monday, March 19 at 11:59EST. We will randomly pick 20 winners and announce them on Tuesday, March 20. Winners will receive an email with instructions to the email account that is attached to their username. Good Luck!!!
I just did a review on the iFrogz Boost Near Field Audio Speaker, which amps up your speaker on your smartphone or digital media player. The folks over at iFrogz were gracious enough to provide three units for our loyal readers. We like to keep our contests simple so all you have to do is head over to our forum thread and tell us what your favorite song to listen to is lately. You will have until Sunday, March 11 at 11:59pm EST. We will pick three random winners and post them on March 12. Winners will receive an email in the account associated with your username. Only one entry per person please.
I just reviewed MyBackup Pro, which I think is an app that every Android user should have on their phone or tablet. The folks over at RerWare were gracious enough to provide us 25 copies to give to our awesome readers. It’s quite simple. Just head over to our forum post and tell us what phone and/or tablet you are sporting right now. You have until Monday, March 5th at 11:59EST. We will randomly pick 25 winners and announce them on Tuesday, March 6. Winners will receive an email with instructions in the email account that is attached to their username. Good Luck!!!
Are you with Sprint and jonesing for a Galaxy Nexus? Well here is your chance to win one of 30 Nexus’ being given away by Sprint. The Now Network is holding a Data Storm sweepstakes that ties in gameplay for additional contest entries. Sounds easy enough right? Play a game, win a Nexus! Head over to the source link below to get entered, you have until April 5th to get as many entries in as you can. Curious about the cutoff date? Maybe that’s the day Sprint plans on releasing the Galaxy Nexus to the masses…
“What could be better than winning a DROID XYBOARD by Motorola 8.2 Tablet? Winning TWO!” That’s right folks, that’s how Verizon has started its announcement regarding your chance to win not just one, but two XYBOARD 8.2-Inch Tablets. All you have to do is complete the entry form and then share the sweepstakes on either Facebook or Twitter. A new winner is chosen daily and entries do not roll over. So if you want to increase your chances you’ll need to enter as often as you like “EVERY DAY” through March 11th.
So hit the source link below for your chance to enter. As it says you’ll be blown away by this tablet’s “off-the-hook power, and lightweight portability, lightning-speed 4G LTE connectivity, and so much more.” Of course you are more than welcome to check out our review on the tablet to see if it’s worth the effort of entering this contest. Our only issue was the price for these beasts so winning one would just be icing on the cake. Enjoy!
The other day we brought you a review of the Andru Charger. Created by Power by Gen, this charger is an Android Lover’s dream. Well at the end of that review we hinted at an up and coming contest where you the reader could get your hands on one of these awesome chargers. Well thanks to the awesome folks over at Power by Gen four of you will win one of these Andru chargers.
All you have to do is head on over to the contest thread in the forums and follow the three simple rules. They include following Andru on Twitter, liking the Power by Gen Facebook page and finally telling us in the contest thread what device you plan on charging first with Andru. You have until Monday, February 20th at 11:59pm EST to enter.
We will pick 4 random winners and announce them on Tuesday, February 21st. Winners will receive an email in the account associated with their forum username. Only one entry per username will be accepted so no need for multiple entries.
If you aren’t one of the lucky winners of this contest you can head on over to the Power By Gen web site to purchase one of these.
Want to win one of five LG Spectrums being given away by Verizon and LG in promotion of Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace 3D? Rules are easy, simply download the free Darth Maul Me app from the Android Market, take a picture of yourself and use the app to Darth Maul yourself. Next, you must be following @verizonwireless on Twitter and you need to tweet that picture you just created with the app. You must include @verizonwireless and #DarthMaulMe in your tweet in order for your entry to be valid. The contest ends in 4 days (Feb. 19) and they will be randomly picking a winner every day (since it started yesterday there are only four left). The window of time for entry each day is from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (EST), but you can enter as many times as you want within that period. Pretty easy. To get started, grab the free app from the Android Market, and if you want to read up on the full contest rules, go here. Good luck!
Verizon is kicking off the Valentine’s “season” with a lovely (pun intended) Twitter contest! Tweet off a poem, a romantic(ally hilarious) moment, or tweet a picture with a Valentine’s Day confession. Close it off with a #tweetheart (nice one, Verizon) and you’re on your way to quite possibly owning a nice piece of Android hardware, a Droid Razr compliments of Verizon. Remember to be creative! This is a contest after all. The contest starts beating Feb. 13 and runs until the 14th.
It’s time for another Talk Android contest and this one is sponsored by androidslide, makers of Camera ZOOM FX, which we just reviewed. Since Camera Zoom FX is all about photos, we’re asking you guys to send us your photos showing your NFL team pride. It can be a photo of yourself (and friends) wearing your favorite team wear or maybe it’s a picture showing off all your memorabilia. The Super Bowl might be all about the Giants and Patriots, but this contest isn’t. We’re looking for fans of all 32 NFL teams.
You will have a chance to win a free copy of Camera ZOOM FX, and the top photos will get Amazon gift cards. Here are the rules:
Tweet us your photo to @TalkAndroid using the hashtag #superbowlphotos
Entries are accepted starting at the time of this post through the final second of Super Bowl XLVI
The Talk Android staff will vote on the best photos. 1st prize will be a $30 Amazon gift card, 2nd prize will be a $15 Amazon gift card, and the top 20 photos overall will each receive a free copy of Camera ZOOM FX.
We will announce the winners on Monday, February 6, 2012. Winners will receive a direct message from us with instructions.