If you’re a fan of mobile gaming, then we have great news for you. Plants vs. Zombies 2 is now available in the Google Play Store! While they teased a launch for tomorrow, PopCap has gone live with the game. The iOS version, just like the original, was released a few months ago before reaching Android and the Play Store. This time around, the wait has only been about two months.
In case you’re unaware of PvZ is, we’ll fill you in. It’s essentially a tower defense game in which you control, you guessed it, plants that are trying to stop hordes of zombies. The depth of PvZ 2 is quite incredible. Just like the original, there’s a ton of plants to unlock and control and there are just as many zombies to keep the game fresh. Also, this sequel is free-to-play, so you only pay for upgrades if necessary. If you’re interested in Plants vs Zombies 2, hit the break for download links.
Everyone’s favorite furious flying fowls have gotten yet another update by Rovia in Angry Birds Friends. Fast on the heels of an update to Bad Piggies, Rovio is pushing the Halloween theme out just in time for the holidays. In their latest, you’ll now find plenty of zombie pigs, skeletons and other spooky game play.
In addition, the game comes in time for a new Halloween tournament breaking ground which the company is starting tomorrow, Oct 23rd. Aside from the normal game play, the update has more Halloween, in app purchases for new sling shots for added power and a few other scary surprises for you as well. As mentioned above, the tournament begins tomorrow and here are some of the details involved:
NVIDIA used their game streaming technology as a major selling point for the NVIDIA Shield, and now they’re taking that one step further by consolidating all of their streaming technology under a single brand: GameStream. It doesn’t fundamentally change how anything works, so you’ll still be able to stream PC games to the Shield (if you have a proper NVIDIA graphics card). Now, any streaming done from PC to Shield or from NVIDIA GRID (their own cloud based game streaming solution) to PC/Shield will be titled GameStream.
The Shield will be getting a few extra tricks thanks to this rebranding, though. NVIDIA is introducing a new microconsole mode that will allow the Shield to be connected to an HDTV while having PC games streamed to it, complete with BlueTooth controller support and 1080p support. 108op streaming requires extra bandwidth, though, so if you’re planning on doing this over the Shield’s native 720p streaming, it’s going to require some type of hard-wired USB connection.
The folks over at Humble Bundle have launched the seventh installment of their popular game-pack series, and this time, it has six games included at release. The team tends to add more games in updates as time goes on.
Probably the best part of it all is that you can name your price. That’s right, you can decide whether you want to pay one cent or a hundred dollars, and also decide how the money is allocated— it can go to charity, or to the Humble Bundle team.
Playing games for a good cause? I’m all in for that.
The pack comes with four games, and if you pay over the average price, you will get two extra games thrown in. Catch the titles and a video after the break.
The next installment of Angry Birds is making its may to a mobile device near you… in December. Angry Birds GO! will be available on December 11. With more than two billion downloads recorded across multiple platforms, Rovio Entertainment is heading into new territory with this addition to the family. GO! will be a kart racing game. And from the looks of it, the graphics are quite impressive If you’re anxious to get back to Angry Birds, hit the break for the trailer.
Last week we told you that Humble Mobile Bundle returned with its second edition. Now the team over at Humble Bumble has updated their “premium” priced games with three additional titles. Just as it was before, you can pay any amount you’d like to gain access to four of them while at the time of this writing, but a donation of $4.56 will garner you three additional games: Karateka Classic, QWOP, and God of Blades. The charities being helped this time around are Child’s Play Charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Hit the break for the full list of games.
EA really enjoys the free-to-play model for games (the download is free, but a ton of the content is made available through in-app purchases) and they’re keeping up that trend with the release of the Android version of FIFA 2014. The massive 1.35 GB game is incredibly detailed and realistic, and contains 33 leagues, over 600 licensed teams, and more than 16,000 players. That’s an impressive statistic for a mobile game.
The game itself has been completely optimized for touch-screen controls and tablets, so it won’t be a clunky shadow of the bigger versions of FIFA 2014. It also comes with many of the modes from the bigger games that make FIFA so popular, including EA’s Ultimate Team in which you buy and trade player cards to build your ultimate team. Three of the modes in the game (Tournament, Manager, and Kick Off!) require an in-app purchase to be unlocked.
If you’ve been keeping up with Gameloft’s upcoming Thor: The Dark World game tie-in, you’ll definitely want to check out their latest trailer. This time around, the trailer shows off a little more gameplay as opposed to the previous trailer, including a multiplayer mode. Overall, the game looks like it’s coming together nicely, and it’ll be a great addition to your action game library whenever it inevitably releases. Hit the link below to check out the source, and watch the trailer for yourself.
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.
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.