[New Google Cardboard Game] Attack of the Teapotcopters VR is a 3D base-defense game

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If you have Google Cardboard, you might want to check out a new game called Attack of the Teapotcopters VR. Hell, even if you don’t have cardboard, it might be worth a shot since it will still be playable.

Teapotcopters features stunning 3D graphics and is a helicopter flight simulator that was developed by XDA member agnu17. In fact, it’s his first game ever.┬áThe goal is to defend the base from enemy teapotcopters. There are 4 levels of play: Earth, Moon, Mars, and Ocean, and 3 helicopters to choose from. You can also collect CopterCoins for upgrades.

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What the Nexus Player could have been, Razer finally introduces an Android TV set-top box worth buying

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Android TV in itself has a lot of promise, but the first major device, the Nexus Player, isn’t all that spectacular. It lacks an Ethernet port and doesn’t have enough storage to satisfy even the most casual gamer. When Android TV was announced at Google I/O, Razer was mentioned as a manufacturer that would offer an Android TV set-top box, and that time as finally come. They introduced Forge TV today at CES, and it looks very promising.

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Massive Holiday Android app and game sales roundup [Updated to 130+ titles with over $425 in savings]

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We always see a bunch of apps and games on sale for Christmas and New Years, but this has to be the most I have ever seen. Not only are there so many apps and games on sale, but they are discounted as much as 80%. We are talking 100+ titles for a savings of over $350.

I know a lot of other sites offer similar lists, but we also give you the regular pricing so you can decide whether it’s a good enough deal for you. Hit the break for our massive roundup, and be sure to check this post regularly as we will be updating it as more apps and games go on sale.

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Put the pedal to the metal with Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

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Rockstar Games has dropped an early Christmas present on the Android gaming scene for fans of the Grand Theft Auto franchise. Their Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars title is now available for select Android devices. As part of the development for the Android platform, the game includes support for widescreen resolutions like you might find on many Android devices and it even includes support for Android TV. Read more

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Android app and game sales roundup

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If you have been wanting to buy a particular app, but waiting for the price to drop, this might be the best weekend of the entire year. Many apps are on sale from today through Cyber Monday. You might even find some apps you weren’t aware of. Here’s a number of the more notable apps that are on sale, most of them at least 50% off, but there are tons more. You can always search “Black Friday Sale” or “Cyber Monday Sale” in the Google Play Store to find even more apps. Hit the break for our roundup.

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Google encourages developers to use the newer Saved Games feature (Snapshots) instead of AppState

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Back in 2013, Google Play Games launched giving developers the ability to implement game saves using the AppState API. The API made it easier for developers in that they didn’t need their own server for the saves. However, it was limited to only 4 slots of 256k of data, which wasn’t enough for some games.

Google followed up with a new Saved Games feature that used Google Drive and gave developers 3 MB per game and unlimited slots. This was introduced a few months ago at Google I/O, but the older AppState continued to exist.

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NVIDIA SHIELD announces Android 5.0 Lollipop update and a whole lot more

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NVIDIA promised us a quick Lollipop update for the SHIELD tablet, and they have delivered. They just announced that it will start tolling on November 18, and it comes with more goodies.

First off, the update will include the Dabbler app, which is NVIDIA’s painting software that offers full support for layers. Now users can share live Dabbler sessions over Twitch.

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Humble Bundle app removed from Google Play as new features are planned

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To donate to charity and receive an impressive set of games, you will to go exclusively to the Humble Bundle site for the time being. The official app has been removed from Google Play following the group’s plan to implement new features. For people that have the app installed on their devices, everything will remain to operate in the way it does currently; however, there are no future updates to come. When the app does return, Humble Bundle will do so through its own installer and not Google Play.

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Niantic Labs’ Ingress gets major update today allowing user-generated missions

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Those of you (7 million of you) that play Ingress will love today’s update. A new featured called “Missions” is being introduced that challenges agents to visit a series of places to either hack or capture a portal and solve a puzzle via supplied clues. On top of that, you will also be able to create your own Missions and share them with other Ingress players.

For starters, only a a few select agents will be able to utilize this feature. It will get expanded over the next few weeks and months to all agents level five and higher.

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