SHADOWGUN: DeadZone leaves beta, brings epic multiplayer action to all

Madfinger Games’ epic new multiplayer shooter SHADOWGUN: DeadZone has officially left beta today following a brief stint in public beta. The recently released sequel offers some of the most impressive graphics we’ve seen on a mobile title, and its complex and robust gameplay make it a compelling option for any avid gamer.

Of course players can earn perks as they battle their enemies, ultimately allowing for a great deal of customization and equipment variability. What’s better is that the game’s multiplayer mode isn’t just any boring 1V1 duel. Instead, gamers will be placed in 12-player tactical matches, complete with rankings and voice support, effectively matching console-like offerings.

Unfortunately, the game falls into the “freemium” category, so you’ll most likely be forced to make an in-app purchase at some point. Regardless, SHADOWGUN: DeadZone is an incredible mobile game definitely worth trying out.  Be sure to catch the official launch video, as well as the Play Storedownload link after the break. Read more

Android MMO Arcane Legends now available globally

Not too long ago we reported Spacetime Studios had shown off a new MMO for Android in the form of an awesome cinematic trailer. After a soft launch in Canada and Australia, the free MMO is now available for American users as well. Unfortunately, that also means servers are going to be a little backed up, but that always sorts itself out.

If you’re looking for a free, hack-and-slash MMORPG to waste some time on your Android device, this should be at the top of your list for games to try. Hit the Play Store link after the break to give it a shot. Read more

Spacetime Studios reveals Arcane Legends MMORPG for Android

Spacetime Studios’ highly anticipated mobile MMORPG, Arcane Legendshas finally been revealed in the form of a short cinematic trailer. The title features the same gameplay that players have grown accustomed to in the studio’s previous games. Although, rather than attempt to harness the latest graphics, Arcane Legends offers a retro vibe, opting for cartoon-esque graphics, similar to those seen in Pocket Legends.

Players will be able to choose from three classes including Warrior, Rogue or Sorcerer. Additionally, the combat system has been retrofitted, offering a more robust experience in terms of battling enemies. For example, ranged enemies will attempt to space themselves from your character if you are attacking with melee. Jump past the break to see the game in action.

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2K Games releases NBA 2K13 for Android

For all the fans of the 2K line of basketball games, you will be happy to know that you can play 2K13 anywhere you have a device running Android 4.0 or higher. Yesterday 2K Games released NBA 2K13 on the traditional consoles, but they also released it in the Google Play Store. The game costs $8 and won’t give you the full experience you get on a traditional console, but will let you play full exhibition games as any of the 30 teams. You can also recreate legendary performances in NBA’s Greatest Games mode or play as your favorite team in  the Multiseason Mode. It uses the 2K basketball engine with controls optimized for mobile gaming. Normally I would not expect much from a game like this, Madden 12 anyone, but we will let you be the judge. Use the link or QR code after the break to check the game out in the Play Store.

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Developer constructs Granny Smith arcade machine in preparation for official launch party

In celebration of the launch of Granny Smith for Android, Mediocre Games has constructed the ultimate apple collecting machine. With some left over wood lying around, a carpentry wizard managed to build a fully-functioning Granny Smith emulator, complete with actual physical buttons.

“For the Granny Smith release party, I wanted to make an old school arcade machine, and since the game is controlled with virtual buttons it should make a nice experience to play it with physical buttons.”

The game is run via an ASUS Transformer TF300T, with Zeemote wireless joysticks acting as the main form of interaction. The entire process is fairly in-depth, but the result is a one of a kind piece of Android gaming heaven. For a full walkthrough, be sure to hit the source link below.

Source: MediocreGames

Eggbones releases Blind Ninja:Sing to Google Play

Fans of side-scrolling action games may want to check out a new title from Eggbones software – Blind Ninja: Sing. In the game, users guide their Ninja, Sing, across roofs, avoid falling houses, and slash their way through scarecrow enemies. The game features accelerated gameplay  for both the player and the enemies the longer and farther you guide Sing. Along with the faster speeds, as enemies are killed, Sing gains new combo moves. Do note that the permissions are rather extensive, though it is not clear why. Eggbones may possibly be planning some social media integration for the future.

If you are interested in trying out Blind Ninja: Sing for 99 cents, hit one of the download links below.

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PopCap announces sequel to Plants vs. Zombies, Available in 2013

The incredibly popular Plants vs. Zombies franchise is set to receive a sequel in 2013, according to PopCap. Earlier today, the game studio announced that the follow up to the original PvZ is slated to launch in “late spring of 2013″.   The new game will add an array of fresh features, settings, and situations that are “designed to delight the franchise’s tens of millions of fans around the world.

Plants vs. Zombies has proven to be one of the most successful games to ever launch on mobile devices. If you haven’t had the luxury of playing, Plants vs. Zombies offers a unique take on the classic tower defense genre. Instead of setting up a wall of cannons or machine guns, you must defend your backyard by using a plethora of plants. Unsurprisingly, the game can become excessively addicting at times, disappearing hours of your day at a time. If you haven’t had the chance to play the original, it’s currently available in the Google Play Store. Either way, you can catch the full press release after the break.

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Madfinger to Reward Folks who Paid for Dead Trigger, New Content Coming Soon

Where you one of the many who paid for Madfinger’s Dead Trigger before they decided to make the game free a few days ago? I bet your pissed, huh? Well, you’re not alone my friends and Madfinger wants to make it up to you by giving you some new and exclusive content. The new add-on will come within the next update and will be given out to early adopters only, the ones who paid $.99 for the game. No word on what the update will include or when it will be pushed out, but it’s sure nice to know that Madfinger wants to make things right. Who knows? Maybe you’ll get a new “high roller” level or something. :-) We’ll keep you posted.

source: Twitter
via: Phandroid 

Jet Set Radio coming to Android later this summer

Gamers who remember the Sega Dreamcast may be familiar with Jet Set Radio. The game offered players the opportunity to skate around a virtual world with the goal of graffiti “tagging” different locations. Jet Set Radio was regarded as one of the top titles for the Dreamcast platform with a vibrant universe of cel-shaded graphics and a great soundtrack.

Anyone who was a fan of the game will be glad to know that Sega has announced plans to release a new version of the game later this summer that will run on Android devices. It sounds like it will be a faithful port of the old classic with only some minor tweaks or additions to allow for new technologies such as the use of cell phone pictures in game. With the improved capabilities of today’s HD devices, the graphics should be stunning.

No release date or pricing information is available. TalkAndroid will keep our eyes open for any updates.

source: PocketGamer

Verizon announces new GameTanium subscription service for games

Exent’s GameTanium, a mobile game subscription service, announced a new spin on their app for Android smartphones and tablets. According to the press release, the new service is available exclusively to Verizon Wireless customers. Subscribers will get unlimited access to over 100 Android smartphone games and over 50 tablet games, including titles like Doodle God, Fruit Ninja and World of Goo. The cost is a monthly fee of $5.99 per device.

Two differences appear to set this apart from the GameTanium app available on the company’s web site. First is the addition of tablet games. The second is the ability to avoid the hassle of installing a non-market app. The partnership with Verizon Wireless appears to be a step on their path to partnering with carriers that we previously covered.

In addition to making the games available, the service will offer parental ratings, game imagery, and reviews to go with the lack of advertisements. The GameTanium apps are available for download through Verizon Apps to eligible devices. Verizon encourages users to try the service free for a three day trial period. Just note, usage may count towards a customer’s data allowance.

Full press release after the break. Read more