Square 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.
Comcast 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 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
Looking 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
We knew Sega was planning on pulling several of its games from mobile app stores, although the company didn’t give any indication of which games were getting brushed under the rug. Thanks to some keen observers at PocketGamer, though, we have a list of exactly which 19 games are MIA from the Play Store. Read more
Fans of games on Facebook will likely be interested in knowing that fun times could be coming to the Messenger app that Facebook makes available for users. Since the launch of Messenger, third party apps have mostly been limited to those that enhance the communication aspects of the platform, giving users things like emojis, the ability to send sound clips, gif support and similar functions. Reports indicate uptake has been slow for these apps, so Facebook is planning to start pushing for games to expand to the platform in hopes of giving developers something a little “stickier” and with higher revenue potential. Read more
NVIDIA has just announced a new milestone for their GRID streaming service; full HD game streaming at 60 frames per second. The latest SHIELD Hub beta incorporates the higher resolution feature, and it’s expected to roll out to all devices by the end of May. Read more
While many companies are embracing mobile gaming with open arms, Nintendo has been a bit reluctant to enter the scene. However, Nintendo, with their recent partnership with DeNA, is now ready to jump in.
Plans are to release one game by the end of this year. Nintendo won’t just been releasing a single game, though. Immediately after the company’s 2014 earnings, CEO and President Satoru Iwata said that they plan on launching five mobile titles by March 2017.