Make Activision’s Call Of Duty Elite Your Next Social Gaming Network (Video)

Any Call of Duty fans out there?  Yeah, yeah, no need to shout all at once.  We’ve got some good news for you.  Activision is gearing up to release their Call of Duty Elite platform for those accessing any Call of Duty games on consoles and PC’s, and boy have they got a lot of goodies stuffed inside.  This is like Twitter and Facebook for hard core Call of Duty fans.  One of the major features being touted at its start is the ability to connect with friends and family members all over the country to compare scores and stats.  In addition, players will be able to challenge each other for real live prizes such as iPads and Jeeps!  The method in which one will be able to access Call of Duty Elite are plenty.  You can get to the service via the web, your television, a game console and now directly on your Android smartphone via a proprietary app.  You can team up with others and engage in awesome adventures together as well as see how well you stand up to other major players.  You can even enter into leagues with your friends.  Another cool feature is mission playback where you can replay a cool stunt or move you performed in slow motion and then upload it to YouTube or Facebook where others can rate it.  Pretty neat huh?  Check out the hilariously narrated demo video below and definitely don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: Plants vs. Zombies

A while ago, we had reported that Popcap Games was going to be releasing some of their best games onto the Android platform. Following close on the heels of their release of Chuzzle comes today’s free Amazon app of the day: Plants vs. Zombies, a defense strategy game where the goal is to plant specialized plants to ward off a zombie invasion. Sound a little weird or crazy? Most definitely, but only in the best of ways. Those who haven’t played the game on the iOS or console versions can be ready for some extremely addicting gameplay and zombie defeating fun. As mentioned, Plants vs. Zombies is free for the day in the Amazon Appstore, but be warned that it is a wifi only download. Check in after the break for some screenies! Read more

Quit Your Day Job And Become A Contract Killer, Use This App To Practice (Video)

Are you into sniping games and third person shooters?  Then you’ve got to check out Contract Killer by Glu Mobile.  The game puts you in the shoes of highly trained assassin, a contract killer for hire if you will.

Pulled into a world of bounty hunters, mobsters and criminals, you must check in with your contacts and accept SECRET MISSIONS that only you can handle. Select your WEAPON OF CHOICE from an inventory of sniper rifles, assault rifles and machine guns. Locate your target, zoom in, take aim and GO FOR THE HEADSHOT to earn cold hard cash. You might eliminate a crime boss and escape without being spotted, or you might walk straight into an AMBUSH…

The game can get pretty fast paced and increases in difficulty as you excel on your missions.  As you can imagine, the game renders beautifully on a 7-inch tablet like the original Samsung Galaxy Tab.  Ready for the download?  Head on over to the Android Market for the download.  Feel free to let us know what you think of the game in the comments below.  Hit the break for more screen shots and to check out the video demo of the game in action.   Read more

Minecraft ported to the Xperia Play – Watch out for the Creepers!

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First off, let me speak of this game Minecraft a bit. My son absolutely loves this game. I peer over his shoulder as he plays for hours after school on his Acer netbook, wondering what so great about it. You control a cubed avatar, and concentrate on building with blocks, anything you can think up, and all the while watching out for creepers, zombies, spiders, skeletons, ghasts (yes ghast not ghost, he says), wolves, and pigmen. So I can see how this game can be hours of fun, and addictive. I had to tap into the wealth of knowledge my 12yr old son has of this game, as i’ve not been able to play it personally.

Minecraft is in beta currently and playable online, via your browser, downloadable installation for your pc, and now mobile by way of Sony’s new Android device the Xperia Play aka Playstation Phone. The game will take advantage of the Xperia Play game pad layout, giving it that PSP feel. As far as we know right now the Minecraft Pocket Edition is only available on the Sony Xperia Play. Read more

Gamevil Giving Several Android Games Away For 99¢!

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The Korean mobile developer, Gamevil, has recently announced that they will be offering several of their mobile games for a mere 99¢  The list of titles are below with Market links and all. If you’re looking for a good quality game at a ridiculously low price then take advantage now. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.

Games:

[via pocketgamer.co.uk]

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY for Verizon available for pre-order now

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We told you about Verizon finally getting the Xperia PLAY on their network on May 26th, and now you can beat the line (and possibly stock) by ordering it online now until May 26th for $199.99 on a two year term. It comes with 7 pre-installed PlayStation titles to get you gaming as soon as you turn it on. The titles include;

  • Madden NFL 11
  • Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior
  • Asphalt 6: Adrenaline
  • The Sims 3
  • Star Battalion
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Tetris

Game on!

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Amazon will accept electronics for Trade-In – get cash for that old G1

Still have that T-Mobile G1 or HTC Magic kicking around? Is it collecting dust and you’ve never really had a reason to dump it? You may now as Amazon will take your old electronics and give you credit towards anything on Amazon for your old digital junk. BGR had a chance to test out, and although it’s not going to make you a rich person or anything, its still not bad to get even more savings from Amazon than have that old Android sit and feel useless.

Paul Ryder, VP of electronics at Amazon states;

We want to give customers the opportunity to get great value from their used electronics, Hundreds of thousands of customers have already received millions of dollars in gift cards from the other products in our program. The Electronics category is a natural extension and we are delighted to offer our customers more trade-in options.

Whether you’ll get more money out of Amazon then you would from say T-Mobile’s trade-up program is hard to say, but it’s another option at the very least right?

Click here to see the full Press Release below.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play with Verizon- pre-order May 19th – in store May 26th

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Verizon, one of the last carriers to get the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, is finally bringing it home by launching pre-orders on Thursday May 19th for all, and available in stores Thursday May 26th 2011. You’ll be able to grab this for $199.99 with a 2 year contract, then you’ll be ready to hit some good ‘ol PSOne titles along with all the other titles available from the Xperia Section of the Android Market on top of the hundreds of thousands of already available Android apps.

Here’s a refresher on specs just in case:

  • Gingerbread OS (2.3)
  • HSDPA Technology
  • Slide out PSP style gaming pad
  • 4-Inch Multitouch 854 x 480 LCD
  • 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon II processor
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 802.11n WiFi
  • FM Receiver and Transmitter
  • 5 Meg Camera With LED Flash
  • VGA Front Facing Camera

Full Press release below.

Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: Monkey Preschool Lunchbox

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Here’s an educational game for kids ages 2-5 years of age as the Amazon App Store will tell you. I downloaded the game this morning and played it for a good while, getting a feel for it and its difficulty. Good news, I aced it! I jumped right in and picked the lemon because it started with the letter ‘L’. I then came to the color puzzle, I pick green correctly. I was proud of myself. Then I continued on to the next puzzle, which if I wasn’t the genius that my mother tells me I am, this may have been difficult, ‘put the fruit back together’. Yea, it was a breeze. Next was ”match the fruit’. This takes a few seconds longer than the others, as you have 8 tiles and more than likely you won’t pick the matching two tiles every time.

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DJ Rivals For Android, Next Best Thing To DJ Hero On The Wii?

Big fan of DJ Hero for the Wii?  Well, I think this might be the closest you’re going to get to it on your Android smartphone, for now anyway.  DJ Rivals, by developer Booyah Inc, is  a fast paced rhythm tapping, cross-fading, bass dropping and live scratching game for the DJ enthusiast in you or any plain old average Joe wannabe.  Whatever the case, get ready to battle to reclaim stolen ground by Bland Corp, a money hungry corporation taking over Nightclub City.  Some of the features you’ll find in this action packed DJ endeavor are real place battles, funny entertaining cinematics and challenging bosses to master.  The game, overall, is not bad on a smartphone, especially one with a large 4.3-inch screen like the Evo 4G and the 4-inch T-Mobile G2X.  However, I highly recommend if you have a tablet like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7-inch, give it a try, I doubt you’ll be disappointed.  Ready for the download?  Head on over to our apps database where you’ll find a QR code for your convenience or hit up the download over in the Android Market.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.  Hit the break for some more screenshots and to view features from the developer.   Read more