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. 
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Sony tries to lure developers by waiving the $99 PlayStation Mobile licensing fee

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If you have a game and would like to port over to PlayStation Mobile devices, but can’t afford the $99 license fee Sony usually charges developers, then I have some good news for you. For a limited time this summer, Sony has decided to open its Mobile Development program up to all new developers, and waive the license fee.

This could turn out to be a fantastic opportunity for both Sony and developers. If this plan works Sony could see an upswing in development while developers add another platform to launch their games on. This isn’t only limited to Android certified devices either, it also includes development for the PS Vita as well. Let’s hope this plan works out better than expected and Sony makes it a permanent deal.

Check out the video for the PlayStation Mobile Development Program after the break. I feel like the guy in it myself, how many of you can relate?


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Carmageddon shows up in the Play Store with a free promo version for 24 hours

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Carmageddon was a game made in the late 90′s that saw it’s share of banning and censorship around the globe, and in case you were interested, it’s now available on your Android device thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. This is the game’s first major release since an early 2000′s console port to the Nintendo 64, and for the first day, it’s going to be free. Unfortunately, Google doesn’t allow free apps to turn into paid apps in the Play Store, so after the 24 hours are up, the promo version will be pulled from the store and therefore won’t receive any updates. You can still opt for the paid version or use the demo version afterwards if you want to get updates to the app.

So if you want to test drive the game before you make a full purchase, hit the links after the break to check it out. Don’t wait too long, though.


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3 Bonus Games Added to Humble Mobile Bundle

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Humble Mobile Bundle has done it again!  Above and beyond the games we previously reported for the Humble Mobile Bundle with Android 5, they have gone and added another 3 games. As was the case last time, the additional games will not cost a penny if you have already purchased the bundle, and will cost a mere $5.57 (at the time of this post) for new purchases.  This price will get you the original six bundle games, Contre Jour, Anomaly Korea, Plants vs. Zombies, Bladeslinger, The Rooma and Metal Slug 3, coupled with the additional 3 new games:

  • Funky Smugglers
  • Raiden Legacy
  • Another World
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Ravensword: Shadowlands hits the Play Store, offers a rich 3D world to explore with Tegra enhancements

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If you’ve been itching for a new game to play and happen to have a Tegra device, we’ve got a new game that’s going to consume hours of your free time for the next week or two. Ravensword: Shadowlands is a deep, engrossing RPG with a ton of features and polish. From an open 3D world to weapon and armor crafting to a lockpicking system, it’s a meticulously crafted game that is almost as if an Elder Scrolls game hit the mobile platform. And, if your phone or tablet sports a Tegra processor, you’re going to get even more graphical enhancements to make the game that much better.

The price tag is a little steep at $7, but with as many features as this game has, I’m sure your wallet can forgive you, just this once. And after spending over 300 hours in Skyrim, I think I’m definitely going to have to give this one a try. Who’s with me? Hit the break below to get your hands on the download.

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9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2013 Update is a Hit in the Google Play Store

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The latest update to the popular 9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2013 Android game scores a homerun in the Google Play Store! It’s still the only baseball game on Android that’s Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) Licensed Those of you familiar with this “real-life” baseball experience will be happy to know that the 2013 update just made this awesome game even more incredible than ever.

Some of the great additions you will find in the latest download are:

  • 140 batters and 110 pitchers have been added or moved to new teams
  • Real photos and stats are well over 1,400 players
  • Game schedule now shows the real 2013 MLB game schedule
  • Acknowledgement of Houston Team League change to the American League West Division
  • Addition of Daily Rewards! Log in each day to earn bonus rewards.
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Humble Bundle With Android 5 Adds Three New Games

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Whether you are an avid or casual Android Gamer, Humble Bundle with Android 5 has just the thing for you. As previously reported on March 05, Humble Bundle is a highly popular, fairly new power player on the Android gaming scene.  Though the Humble Bundle 5 package has only been on the market for a few days now, they have already managed to raise over $1 Million in donations. In celebration of their success, the video game gurus over at Humble Bundle have just announced the release of an additional 3 awesome game titles to their already impressive lineup.
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Angry Birds Reaches 1.7 Billion Downloads and Celebrates With Animated Series

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That’s right ladies and gents, the ever popular Angry Birds mobile game is hitting the big screen! For those of you that just can’t get enough of your favorite angry birds kicking pig butt, now you won’t have to. Plans are in works to release a 52-episode animated series of the angry fowls and their porky nemesis’ this month.

Back when Angry Birds first hit the scene their goal was to hit 100 Million downloads (lifetime). Well, they have far surpassed that number and are still going! Angry Birds has just broken the 1.7 Billion download mark, and there is no end in sight. They are like the Energizer bunny, they just keep going, and going, and going…. You get the point.
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Mega Jump review: jumping for coins has never been so fun

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A simple game that features a cartoonish design, a cuddly monster as a main character and the simple premise of jumping over coins in order to get major air can’t be the blueprint for an addictive game… can it? Well friends— Mega Jump brings those three components and effectively combines each to be what has to be not only one of the most painfully underrated games available, but an addictive game as well to hit gamers’ hands. What’s an even bigger crime is the fact that while the game is incredibly challenging to say the least, the gameplay is simplistic enough to have casual to hardcore gamers picking up the game and playing immediately— and with a minimal learning curve too. Read on to see what the game is about and why it may be worth your time.


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NVIDIA back with videos showing off gaming graphics at MWC 2013

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NVIDIA is back on their blog today about their new Tegra 4 chips, this time with information about games primed for Tegra powered devices. Games are a great way to show off the computing power of a new chip as NVIDIA demonstrates in a couple videos from Zombie Driver and RU Golf. With more computing power, graphics can display better textures and more polygons, making for smoother results. The new Tegra 4 chip will also let game developers take advantage of features like dynamic lighting to create accurate shadows.
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