Best Android apps to help you plan the perfect party or get together [August 2013]

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Preparing for parties used to be such a hassle. The stressful process of building a guest list, sending out invitations, finding the perfect foods, struggling while looking through your liquor cabinet, and of course planning what games you were going to play became tiring and took the joy out of setting it all up. With a little technology, you can enjoy the whole process again. Leave it to Android apps to help you plan the best party possible! Hit the break for what we feel are the best apps for planning your next big party.

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Asphalt 8: Airborne trailer surfaces, show some extremely impressive new gameplay

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Asphalt is an extremely popular racing franchise for mobile devices that’s really come close to blurring the lines between console gaming and mobile gaming in its last few iterations. Now that we’ve gotten a look at the trailer for Asphalt 8: Airborne, it’s safe to say that trend is going to continue.

The trailer shows off the stunning graphics that the series is known for, as well as a few new gameplay tricks, including launching your car off of objects on a track and pulling off stunts in the air. Realistic? Probably not. Awesome? Definitely. It’s also coming with a brand new physics engine, 180 events, and 47 cars to test drive. Pretty impressive for a mobile game, right? Also, if you’ve managed to pick up a new Nexus 7, Asphalt 8 is optimized to run on its uber-high-resolution screen. Excited yet? Check out the video below to really get a feel for what they’re adding. » Read the rest

Google Play Games app now available on Android devices

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When Google announced their Play Games service at Google I/O, it was a really cool concept that was only missing one piece; a central app to look at your games and really cement the social aspect of it. Well, they’ve finally released that final piece of the puzzle as Google Play Games on the Play Store, available to any device running Android 2.2 and up.

The app allows you to see all of your games and achievements as well as view what your friends have been playing. It also tracks every game that you’ve bought or installed tied to your account, so you can browse it and see what you’re in the mood to play. It’s a small app, and if you play many games on your device, it’s definitely worth picking up. Hit the links below to check it out. » Read the rest

Gameloft shows off trailer for Thor: The Dark World

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Like all Marvel superhero movies, we can expect to get some kind of tie-in game, and as usual, it’s from Gameloft. Thor: The Dark World is no exception, as Gameloft has released a teaser trailer for their upcoming Thor game that’s slated for release to the Play Store sometime in the fall.

The game itself looks like a traditional top-down dungeon crawler, Diablo style, but that’s not a bad thing. Everything in the trailer looks like it’ll make a fun time-waster, and Gameloft hinted at having a few other playable characters alongside Thor. There will also supposedly be over 100 missions and will include enemies from the movie, so this might even be a game some of us are still playing even after Thor’s made his exit from the theater spotlight. I guess we’ll find out later this year. Hit the break below for the trailer (it’s really short, only about 40 seconds) and the press release from Gamestop. » Read the rest

Teaser video for Rovio Stars’ Tiny Thief released

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Rovio Stars, a new third-party shop under the wings of Rovio, announced yesterday that they would be releasing their first game, Tiny Thief, on July 11th. Following up on that announcement, a teaser video was released today that gives us a look at some of the gameplay we can expect. The game’s developer, 5Ants, has brought a Rovio look and feel to the title, though it does not appear to involve any flicking or flinging of objects on screen. Instead, users will have to use their brains to solve puzzles and find hidden objects as they work their way through thirty different stages. Hit the break to view the video. » Read the rest

Rovio Stars to release new Android game Tiny Thief on July 11th

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Rovio Stars, the new third party company owned by the famous Rovio, will be releasing their first Android game on July 11th. It’s titled Tiny Thief and blends puzzle, stealth, and RPG elements together to create what looks to be a great medieval-themed mobile time-waster. The game boasts 50 different characters to talk to across 30 separate stages with over 100 items to collect.

No word on pricing, but we’ll find out in a few days.

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Humble Bundle with Android 6 released, includes 7 game titles

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The team over at Humble Bundle has been working hard to put together packages of games for users to enjoy, for whatever price the user wishes to pay. Every game works on Android, as well as Windows, Linux and Mac OS. The cool part about it is that you can allocate the money you spend to different organizations, charities, or even support the Humble Bundle team themselves so that they can continue putting out cool packages like this one. Hit the break for the list of games included in ‘Humble Bundle with Android 6′.  » Read the rest

After Earth movie game hits the Play Store

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After Earth, the latest Will Smith summer sci-fi action movie, has gotten its game tie-in in the form of an endless running-esque game. It’s a visually appealing game filled with 20 missions with unlockable secrets, and even an “infinite mode,” so there’s enough meat on the bone to keep you busy on more than a few lunch breaks. The game also features a bit of customizability and multiplayer, by giving you different suits to collect and leaderboards to challenge your friends. And best of all, there’s achievements!

The game only costs a buck, so if you’re looking for something to hold yourself over until you can get to see After Earth in theaters, hit the links below to grab the game.

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Fast and Furious 6 game hits the Play Store

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Movies with game tie-ins are pretty common now, and it’s not surprising to see Fast and Furious 6 keep up that tradition. The game features incredible graphics, tons of challenges, and quite a bit of in-depth car customization. Aside from that, it features many of the popular characters from the movies. If you’re into multiplayer, there are also competitive tournaments and leaderboards to challenge your friends. No word on if those use Google’s new multiplayer servers and leaderboards. In the app description, it isn’t listed as using Play Services, but some apps still don’t display those correctly. Either way, the game is free to try out. Hit the link below to give it a spin.

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Game over June 30th for Google+ Games

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With yesterday’s announcement about the new Google Play games service, Google also started the process of shutting down Google+ Games. Visiting the Google+ Games page yields visitors a new banner announcing Google+ Games will not be available after June 30th. Some developers are already working on replacements or alternatives for players who want to continue to play a particular title.  » Read the rest