Joining Hands Now Available For Free From GetJar Gold

Today’s a great day if you use GetJar Gold. The company has announced a collaborative effort with developer 10tons Ltd. where gamers can get the full version of Joining Hands for free. In case you’re not familiar this is a puzzle-based game. The creatures in game are called Peablins, little forest creatures who wish to make the world a brighter place by joining hands with everyone. You’ll get to see the sweet graphics highlighting the fantasy world of Whispering Woods across no less than 100 levels. If you have GetJar Gold, definitely give the game a shot if you have some time to spare– you won’t regret it.

GetJar Joining Hands link

[via 10tons]

Star Legends and Pocket Legends get new holiday content

It wasn’t enough that Spacetime Studios brought us the first MMO in history to allow people to play the same game together on desktop computers, smart phones and tablets. Now they are bring their “biggest update yet” to Star Legends and Pocket Legends. The update is much bigger for Star Legends, but that’s expected since it’s the newer game of the two.

Star Legends

  • Biggest update yet
  • Level cap raise to 41
  • Solve the mystery of the missing Governor of Volaria
  • The Galactic Welfare Society is under attack from The Screwj. Can players save the holiday season for aliens and humans alike?
  • All new items, levels and adventures including a Bonus Capture-the-Flag map

Pocket Legends

  • Seasonal Quests and battle areas
  • New holiday-only loot
  • Brand new content and surprises for players  
You can also check out this video trailer of the Pocket Legends Winter Festival and download links after the break

Sonic CD arrives in the Android Market

If you’re looking for a little “old school” action today, then head over to the Android Market and grab Sonic CD. It’s a complete “enhanced” recreation of one of the most popular Sonic games before going 3D. I know many of our younger readers probably never played it, but it’s always nice to see how us old folks use to play them. It only costs $1.99 so what are you waiting for?

Android Market Link

OnLive Brings Cloud Gaming To Smartphones And Tablets And Offers A Universal Controller For $50 Bucks (Video)

The future of gaming is here folks and thanks to OnLive, playable cloud games are hitting a tablet and smartphone near you.  It’s been in the works for quite some time but looks like beginning today OnLive will finally make the experience available for a number of devices on the market via an Android application.  Our friends over at The Verge managed to get a sit down with the OnLive folks in which they provided a demo of the software running on the HTC Flyer and Motorola Xoom as well as an iPad 2.  There aren’t a ton of touch games as of yet, however, there were demos of Defense Grid Gold and Split/Second which happened to work very well.  Defense Grid Gold is a tower defense game which supports pinch-to-zoom and finger scrolling and Split/Second is a fast-paced arcade style racing game which allows you to use virtual joysticks, sliders and buttons to maneuver.  OnLive has been working with some popular names as well to work hard in getting good quality touchscreen games to the market.  One such game, L.A. Noire, will implement touchscreen controls as well and will allow you to manipulate criminal evidence with your fingers.  
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Shine Runner Hits Onto Android Market

Vector Unit is at it again trying to give gamers an alternative experience to racing games. Fresh off their Riptide GP, Vector Unit has created Shine Runner. Shine Runner is a water-based racing game similar to Riptide GP– with a few (humorous) differences. Visually, the game is gorgeous as it has the same fluid gameplay and clean graphics found here as it was seen in Riptide GP. However, users will be able to race through the muddy waters of the backwoods bayou using a fanboat. You’ll be able to smash and crash through a destructible world filled with rickety swamp shacks, fishin’ boats, chicken coops, gators, and more. You essentially will race against other fanboats and literally hit anything that impedes your way– docks, chickens, etc. Oh there’s more for those of you who want to act on your secret inner criminal. You can buy and sell contraband goods like Moonshine and Tobacky, smuggling them from one colorful locale to the next in a race for maximum profit. Moonshine? Hitting chickens? Smuggling? Sounds like a tootin’ good time I reckon. You can find Shine Runner in the Android Market now for $1.99. Hit the break to see some screenshots, a nice clip, the Android Market link and QR code.
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Free Version Of UNO Now Available In the Android Market

The folks over at Gameloft want you to enjoy a nice version of the popular hit game UNO, on the house of course.  Gameloft is now offering a free version of UNO so long as you’re ok with the embedded ads.  If not, and you’d rather bypass the ads, there’s always the $2.99 ad-free version which can be found on the Android Market.  UNO is a popular card game in which all players need to match colors and numbers until a player is left with one card.  You can play in multiplayer match up mode via online pairing or with local players over Wifi and Bluetooth.  The app will run both on standard Android smartphones as well as Honeycomb tablets.  Hit the break for a few more screen shots and to snag the download links.  And don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.   
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Game Of The Year World Of Goo Officially Available For Android

Android gamers have another reason to celebrate. The highly popular Wii game World of Goo is now available for Android devices. How popular is the game? It’s popular enough to garner numerous “Game of the Year” awards. What took so long for the game to be ported to Android is anyone’s guess. But hey, better late than never right?

In case you’re not familiar– the game is built on the premise of using “Goo” to create things. You have to use the “Goo” to create bridges, cannonballs and other tomfoolery in order to complete objectives. Believe me– there are lots of objectives, so the gameplay doesn’t get stale. Hit the break for some screenshots of the game as well as the Market links and QR codes for both the full and demo versions.
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Gameloft Black Friday Promotion Includes Free Android Games, Stuffing & Pie Not Included

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the States and Canada! We all have our various reasons of being grateful, thankful and in a generous spirit for this time of year. Gameloft is feeling thankful and generous by offering Android gamers several of their best games for gratis from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Yes you read that right— several games will be available for free this holiday weekend. All you do is simply follow @GameloftAndroid on Twitter and be on the lookout for an announcement of the free game. You’ll have to check frequently and stay on top of @GameloftAndroid’s Twitter feed as each announced game will only be available for 2 hours only. Oh and what’s more is Gameloft has their entire Android library of games will be on sale for 99 cents through the special promotion link found on @GameloftAndroid.

[via Gameloft Blog]

Xbounds Allows Android Users To Display Content Real-Time From Devices To Big Screens

Score one for Android users. We’ve been clamoring for an option to wirelessly view our content from our Android devices to a bigger screen in real-time and Dream Chip Technologies has created Xbounds which allows us to do just that. Using a small dongle, you will to connect your Android device to the dongle via WiFi and voila, have your content viewed on a bigger screen. The great thing about Xbounds is it appears to use a fast enough connection for Android users to stream graphics-intensive items in real-time such as video games or videos. Looks like we’ll have yet another set of means to play Angry Birds on a bigger screen, right?

[via Slash Gear and DroidCon]

Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Cross Court Tennis

3D graphics, fast-paced gaming and intuitive controls? Those are the traits of today’s free Amazon app: Cross Court Tennis. It’s a tennis game that allows players to work their way up from being a scrub to eventually the world’s best. Cross Court Tennis features an Instant Play mode for immediate gaming and of course a Career mode which allows you to play various tournaments with the goal of winning a Grand Slam in the end.

What stands out on this game are the controls– you swipe in order to perform a basic function such as directing your player or performing a specific attack. There’s an Auto-Run mode in the game that allows beginners to just have control of their shots– but the game will automatically control your footwork. Once ready, you can then move to the Free-Run mode and you will then have total control of the direction of your player in addition to your shots. It’s challenging at first, but definitely intuitive in the end. Establishing your drop shots, slice shots and topspin takes some getting used to, but once you practice and get the hang of it, you’ll be owning opponents in no time. If you play in the Career mode, there’s something you should note. While you can save your game’s progress, you can’t save your progress onto your device’s SD card. Just something I thought you all should be aware of in case this might be a potential deal-breaker.

The game normally costs $1.99, but is available for free in the Amazon App Store today. Keep in mind it’s a hefty 21MB in girth and requires a Wi-Fi connection to download, but it does run on any Android 2.1 and above device.  If you don’t have the Amazon App Store yet, be sure to check out our handy guide on how to install it onto your device. Hit the break for the App Store link and some screenshots for your viewing.
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