Extent offers up all-you-can-eat gaming on your Android device for cheap

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Tired of paying out upwards of $5, even $10 for a good quality game? Also tired of lite versions of games that, while free, simply don’t quench that gaming thirst? Software company Extent think they have the answer, and they call it GameTanium Mobile.

The service offers up a buffet-style of gaming choices, following a very Netflix-esque profit model. For $4.99 / month, you can gobble up all the games available to you through the service, which (at the moment) is just over 75 options large. While most of the options seem to pertain mostly to extremely casual gamers (Treasures of Montezuma and Farm Frenzy), there are some racing games, even the fairly popular Parachute Panic.

The launch of the service takes place today. While you can get it as a standalone app / service through their website, the final goal of the company seems to be partnerships with carriers. Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments.

[via techcrunch]

RocknBall for Android – 3D Labyrinth game

by Adam Johnson on
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You’ll come across a good number of labyrinth style games in the Android Market. All of which can be addicting fun, and great time wasters. They all hold our attention with nothing more than some balls and various levels of mazes. Well XDA member and RocknBall developer myp3uk has just offered us a 3D version of this game. Just as all labyrinth style games it uses your phones accelerometer to guide the ball to through the maze, and at the same time avoiding the black hoes, and various obstacles.

One feature that cannot be left out, is that the developer has optimized this game for Honeycomb devices. This makes the game a keeper. Playing this on your ASUS Transformer, or other Android 3.0 tablet has got to be a blast and full of eye candy!

Check out the XDA Thread from developer myp3uk and leave your feedback on the game, and give a big thanks for the work that has been put into RocknBall.

[via xda]

“Weave Your Way Through Traffic At Insane Speeds” With Lane Splitter For Android (Video)

by Joe Sirianni on
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When writing reviews about anything on Talk Android I always try my best to sound somewhat intelligent and as knowledgeable as possible in what I’m covering. To do that I try to use technical and detailed terminology. However, when playing Lane Splitter for Android, all I could muster up was “fricking awesome”.  I’m not sure if it was the dual core CPU on my T-Mobile G2X or what, but game play was smooth and steady during testing.  This game is extremely fun and will have you reaching for it every free second you get.

As Jake Melton, a sport bike rider in a tux, you’ll have to do your best to avoid wrecking in an attempt to make it to your wedding on time and in one piece.  Long press the screen or just quickly tap to snag a boost and wheelie forward in rapid speed bypassing crazy drivers just inching to plow you into the wall.  The game is both fast paced and extremely addicting.  I dare you to try it!  Head on over to the Android Market for the download and hit the break for more info from the developer.  You can also check out some more screen shots and a quick demo for your viewing enjoyment.  Let us know what you think in the comments below.     » Read the rest

Baviux For Android, Retroness Courtesy Of XDA (Video)

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Like old and classic arcade games?  Well this one is sure to take you back.  Check out XDA member, pep_dj’s recreation of the game dubbed Baviux, a “water games” look-a-like that is sure to catch your addiction.  Check out the video below of the game in action along with some screen shots for your convenience.  If you have any feedback to offer the developer, by all means.  You can also hit up the game thread here for more info.  And as always, comments are welcome.   » Read the rest

A Monster Ate My Homework, An Unsung Hero In The Android Market (Video)

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I’ve recently come across one of the most addicting games, in my opinion, hiding out on the Android Market.  As I was playing, I was wondering why I haven’t heard of the game before?  I’ve recently learned that the game is also available for the iPhone and was a great hit but I’m still not sure how long it’s been out.  Nevertheless, since I’ve downloaded it I haven’t been able to put it down.  A Monster Ate My Homework for Android is, without a doubt, a game to keep you busy for quite some time.  How do you play?  The idea of the game is to reclaim stolen homework from your perpetual homework stealing monsters by pelting them with balls, subsequently knocking them off the platform.  But be aware, if you accidentally knock your homework off or anything labeled with a star indicating it belongs in the classroom, you’ll be repeating the board.

The game offers 85 different levels and for a small price in the Android Market you can use in app purchasing to get tokens that will allow you to skip difficult levels.  Clear the platform of everything but your homework and you’re free to move on.  The levels can get quite challenging as monsters and other objects along with your homework are arranged in challenging positions.  Call it a monster Jenga, if you will.  Ready to be addicted to this one?  Head on over to the Android Market for the download and hit the break to check out some screenshots and a video of the game in action.  In addition, feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.   » Read the rest

XDA Brings Android Community Quiz and Quizmaster For Android Users By Android Users

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Like quizzes?  Yeah, we do too.  Check out Android Community Quiz and Quizmaster. The applications by XDA member Just Me combined offer a challenging Android based quiz for your pleasure and enjoyment.  The neat thing about the application is that you can add your own questions, increasing the database and challenge of the game.  All you have to do is upload your question with the correct answer along side two incorrect answers and upload it.  These applications are free from the developer, but as of now, they’re only available to XDA members.  Hit the break to check out some more information from the developer and to snag the source link along with some more screen shots.  You can also jump directly to the application thread here if you want.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think of it in the comments below.  And feel free to provide feedback for the developer so he/she can improve the application.   » Read the rest

Official Pokemon Game Coming to Android and iOS

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That’s right, the Pokemon Team has announced a free game for Android and iOS called (or roughly translated) Pokemon Say Tap. Yes, it’s not a shoddy third party attempt at dodging copyright law, but the actual Pokemon Team working on an app for Android and iOS. This move comes as a surprise for two reasons. First, mobile gaming platforms (iOS, Android, WP7, etc) are starting to be called direct competitors with mobile gaming platforms (Nintendo DS, Sony PSP, etc). The second reason for this surprise is Nintendo’s own Satoru Iwata’s formal stance against free games. He has openly stated he does not like the idea of free games that you pay for in game. Whether or not he had a change of heart (we’re thinking not), this game is slated for summer in Japan. Here’s to hoping it makes its way overseas and to other places around the world.

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Stick Fighter II Now Adds “Superman Fly Ability”, Available In The Android Market

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The folks over at Game Touch have added a new cool little feature to their popular Stick Fighter game for Android.  Stick Fighter II comes in just as fun as the original but adds some new features that might be worth checking out.  Plus, it’s just freaking fun.  Help “Stick” move along on his adventure as he takes out other bag guys along the way.  The new version offers similar game play as the old but with new levels and challenges for you master.  And now, best of all, you have the ability to fly like the Man of Steele himself.  Head on over to the Android Market and download the game for yourself.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.  In addition, hit the break for some more screen shots and to check out some more info from the developer as well.   » Read the rest

Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: aTilt 3D Labyrinth [Hands on Video]

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aTilt 3D Labyrinth is featured today on Amazon as the free app of the day.

Here’s a labyrinth maze game with an emphasis on realistic physics, 3D graphics, and a top-notch gaming experience. Tilt your way through more than 250 levels, navigating walls and dodging holes.

It is very simple to play and the physics are outstanding. Check out our quick hands on video:

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App features:

  • Navigate past walls, rotating walls, and holes by tilting the game screen
  • Adjust tilt sensitivity, calibration, and board movement to fit your playing style
  • Watch the game’s 3D perspective shift realistically as you tilt the device
  • Create and share your own new maps with aTilt’s online level editor
  • Share scores with other players through the OpenFeint social gaming platform

It is regularly priced at $2.99, but free today so head over to Amazon and download it.

[via amazon]

Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: PBA Bowling 2 [Hands on Video]

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PBA Bowling 2 is today’s Amazon free app of the day. If you like bowling games you will like this app, and if you never tried bowling games before, I still think you will still like it.

The graphics are really nice and the pin action is realistic. There are many options and items to unlock, but lets face it, it’s just bowling. It is supposed to be simple, and what makes bowling great is the games are quick. Sometimes you don’t have a lot of time, and it is nice to be able to play something that finishes in less than five minutes.

It is normally $2.99, but today it is free.  Check out the video and then head over to Amazon and download.

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App Features:

  • Play three game modes on three difficulty settings
  • Track stats and scoring for tournaments
  • Customize bowling balls with weight, graphics, textures, and special effects
  • Use accelerometer or touch screen
  • Toggle reflections, lighting, vibration, music, scoreboard, and crowd noises
  • Tracks stats and scoring for tournaments.
  • Lumber Liquidator PBA Tour locations: Las Vegas, Tokyo, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Reno.
  • Three different throwing methods.
  • Pin count and frame number displayed in 3-D bowling alley for up-to-date information.

**Please note: PBA Bowling 2 is not compatible with some tablets and older devices.**

[via amazon]