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[Deal] Select ‘Final Fantasy’ games are 50% off in the Google Play Store

Final Fantasy saleSquare Enix is having a 50% sale on many of their wildly popular Final Fantasy games. The games are a ton of fun, but they come at a fairly high price tag for mobile phone games. However, from August 6, 2015 to August 13, 2015 Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy V, and Final Fantasy VI will be 50% off making them now $7.99 each. The titles are also compatible with Android TV so you can play them on the big screen.

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Comcast partners with EA to release XFINITY Games platform

Screenshot 2015-07-14 14.35.05Comcast has partnered up with the giant video game publisher EA to bring some gaming titles to Comcast’s X1 platform. This partnership has lead to a new service called XFINITY Games that’s launching in beta today that will allow you to play video games on your TV using your phone or tablet.

The service streams games over the internet to X1 set-top boxes and utilizes smart devices as a controller, so customers won’t need any extra equipment. Read more

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

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