EA Need for Speed Most Wanted now available in Google Play Store

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Earlier this month we reported on EA’s teaser video for the latest installment in their Need for Speed franchise – Need for Speed Most Wanted. Today, the game was released and is available in the Google Play Store for $6.99. The game enables you to drive over 35 different cars using either touch or tilt controls. By logging in to the Origin service, players can check out who is most wanted either across different platforms or just among your friends, then challenge them to a street-racing showdown. Adding to the pressure of the competition is a police force trying to put an end to your fun and games.

EA indicates Android 2.3.3 or higher is required. If you are interested in grabbing a copy, use one of the download links below.

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Shoot The Zombirds gets a Halloween Update

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Infinite Dreams recently released a Halloween-esque update to their app, Shoot the Zombirds. It’s an addictive little game that feels a bit like the NES classic, Duck Hunt. You play a crossbow-wielding hero, defending Pumpkids from swarms of undead birds. It’s simple, but it’s extremely polished and plays well.

The newest Halloween based update brings three new spooky characters, two new Halloween backgrounds, and a Halloween-themed game icon. If you’re in a creepy holiday mood and need a new time waster while waiting for the bus, it’s hard to go wrong with this (free) app.

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And so the zombie massacre trend continues; Gameloft releases “Zombiewood”

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Sick of zombie shoot-em-up games yet? Well, lets hope not as one more has just came out thanks to Gameloft by the name of Zombiewood. The game is free, though I wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up being a “freemium.” Game looks simple enough, it’s an over-view type and you shoot up as many zombies as you can as they swarm around you on each level.

Kind of reminds me of SNES’s classic “Zombies Ate My Neighbor.” That’ll probably always be my lifelong favorite zombie game. If any of you all remember that, then kudo points for you! Hit up the break for a short video about Gameloft’s Zombiewood and a QR code for download!

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PowerA Moga Controller hands on review: console-like gaming on the go

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I think we are at the beginning of a boom for smartphone/tablet controllers. With the console showing signs of decline, all eyes are on on the mobile community. There are two elements that need to be met in order for mobile to take over. First, you need quality games, and second, you need good controls. Each and everyday we are getting closer and closer to console-like games, but what about the controls? We already have a number of controllers available, and nothing has excited me too much until now. The problem with controllers is that there’s no place to put your phone. If you try to put it on a table, it’s awkward, and it just doesn’t work. The PowerA MOGA Bluetooth controller takes care of this problem and gives you a complete portable mini-gaming system for $49.99 (available October 21). Does it live up to the hype and is it worth your hard earned dollars? Hit the break to find out.

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PlayMG announces new MG pocketable WiFi Android gaming system for “young people”

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Any parent with kids can attest to the problems created when one of them notices you playing Angry Birds or something similar on your Android powered smartphone. Inevitably, said kid will relentlessly pester their parent until they can borrow the smartphone to enjoy some Android gaming action. PlayMG Corp. hopes to address that problem and help parents “reclaim” their smartphones with the introduction of the MG, a pocketable WiFi-capable Android gaming system targeted at youth ages 5-18. If you are familiar with the relationship between iPod Touch to iPhone, you should understand the concept. The MG is basically an Android smartphone without the phone. According to PlayMG’s press release, the intent is to fill the void for kids who are too young to have their own Android smartphone or whose parents find phone and data plans to be cost prohibitive. PlayMG has taken some steps on the software side to orient the device’s use for youth gaming, incorporating features like strong parental control apps and a “Digital Wallet” allowance type system for the purchase of games and apps.

This new device is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com and at PlayMG.com. A special pre-sale price of $149 is available until November 4th when the price goes up to the regular retail price of $169. PlayMG will include an 8GB SD card to go with the 4GB of internal memory and up to $40 worth of preloaded games and a prepaid SpendSmart Mastercard for future purchases. Hit the break for the full press release. » Read the rest

EA teases new Need for Speed: Most Wanted game with new video

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Need for Speed, quite possibly the most popular game in its genre is making its way yet again to the Android platform in the form of Most Wanted. If you’re not familiar with this franchise, Need for Speed offers realistic dynamic physics-based collisions, cop takedowns, and realistic visual damage. Need for Speed: Most Wanted will also feature plenty of real world cars to drive, but let’s face it, we all know we end up crashing these cars just for fun either way.

This franchise has always been one of my favorites ever since I was young, so I’ll definitely give this a shot on my Android device. Electronic Arts has released a short teaser video of the game in action that you can check out after the break!

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Featured Play Store Review: 100 Rooms [Brain & Puzzle]

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I just stumbled upon 100 Rooms by Gipnetix, and it has me enthralled. I can’t be the only one since it has been downloaded over 1 million times and has a rating of 4.3 stars. If you’re into puzzle games, you’re going to love this one. In this game you are presented with a room for each level of which you must find your way out. From the title, you’re probably guessing there are 100 rooms (or levels), and in a sense you are correct, but for now there are 50 rooms. Gipnetix is releasing new rooms regularly until they reach 100, but trust me, 50 rooms will keep you busy

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X-Plane 9 now free on Google Play, flight simulator enthusiasts rejoice

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Nearly everyone has tried their hand at one version of a flight simulator or another, but now one of the best flight simulators for mobile devices, X-Plane 9, is no free in the Play Store. The app features 21 scenery regions as well as 53 planes to command in addition to WiFi-multiplayer, simulated system failures, and even bird strikes.

Previously $2.99, this powerful mobile sim is now a steal thanks to its free-to-play status. This free version will give you 6 scenery regions and 10 planes. To unlock the remaining regions and planes, you will need to make an in-app purchase. Even if you’re not a flight enthusiast, I suggest heading over to Google Play and downloading this one.  Now, if only FTL would make its way to Android, my gaming library would be complete. Hit the break for full features and download links.

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