Tag: Games

Nvidia Shield Black Friday 50% off sale includes Tomb Raider, Super Meat Boy, and more

If the prospect of descending upon retail establishment this Black Friday with the shambling hordes of humanity scares the living daylights out of you, stay home and play video games instead. There’s a lot to choose from, and you won’t even be out that much cash, thanks to Nvidia. The company is running a pretty […]

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Assassin’s Creed Rebellion is available on Android a day early

Last month Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed Rebellion would be releasing for Android on November 21st. Well, it would appear that the strategy RPG is here a day early. It’s a free to play title with that heavily leans on a hero collection aspect, so if you’ve ever wanted to assemble your favorite assassins into the […]

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Gameloft’s Royale Rising just landed on the Play Store as a limited early access title

Gameloft is throwing its hat into the battle royale ring with a top-down shooter called Royale Rising. A team based in Brisbane Australia is developing the title, and if you’d like to take a look at how their work is progressing, you can jump into the limited early access beta today to give it a spin. […]

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Both Monument Valley titles are down to $1 on the Play Store

Ustwo’s beautiful Monument Valley titles are very clever, satisfying puzzlers, but at $4 and $5 for the original and its sequel, respectively, they’re a little pricier than some mobile gamers are comfortable with. If you’ve been hesitant to try them out, maybe this will entice you: both are currently just 99 cents on the Play […]

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40 temporarily free and 84 on-sale apps and games to start the holiday week

Article Contents Thanksgiving week is already here, at least for us in the US. That means that you should expect a lot of apps to be on sale this week and going into next. Today is no exception, so prepare yourself. In the coming days, I’ll be doubly sure to highlight in bold anything that […]

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Former Remedy CEO Matias Myllyrinne starts Redhill Games

Matias Myllyrinne, former CEO of Alan Wake creator Remedy Entertainment and a developer exec at Wargaming, has assembled a grew of video game veterans to start Redhill Games. The Helsinki, Finland-based studio will focus on creating high-quality titles targeting underserved markets in the game industry. The company is already working […]

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26 best new Android games released this week including Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition, Soul Chase, and Truck Simulation 19

Article Contents Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. This week I have Beamdog’s fantastic enhanced edition of Neverwinter Nights, a solid pixel-based platformer that’s reminiscent of the NES era, and the latest yearly […]

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Strong National Museum of Play recognizes herstory

The Strong Museum opened its Women in Games exhibit today as part of its National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. And to celebrate the untold stories of women in video games, the Strong held a unique gathering of the women who made “herstory” in video games. Some of […]

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16 new and notable Android apps from the last week including 1.1.1.1: Faster & Safer Internet, Feedly Classic, and WakingNews Alarm Clock (11/10/18 – 11/17/18)

Article Contents Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. This week’s more interesting releases include a DNS app from Cloudflare, a Feedly beta release, and an alarm clock app from Yahoo. So without further […]

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GPU-accelerated dismemberment demo: 10,000 zombies in a giant blender

[embedded content] Brilliant Game Studios follows up on their 2016 video that showed off a crowd-renderer by pitting 11,000 penguins against 4,000 Santas with a new video demoing “our new GPU accelerated dismemberment and procedural wounding system. Limbs can be cut off on a massive scale. Wound from getting hit appear as deep gouges […]

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How Oblong helped IBM build its ‘immersion rooms’ with giant displays

John Underkoffler is best known as the science adviser for the landmark sci-fi film Minority Report, where actor Tom Cruise uses “data gloves” and gesture controls to manipulate a transparent computer. As the CEO of Oblong Industries, he has been trying to bring that to life. He founded the company in 2006 and launched […]

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Gameband officially throws in the towel on crowdfunded wearable

Gaming wearable startup Gameband said it will not be able to deliver its promised wearables to its fans as originally promised. The company has funding challenges. It had raised $325,996 from 1,708 backers on Kickstarter in September 2017, but Feargal Mac Conuladh, CEO of Gameband, confirmed that the company cannot […]

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OpenAI and DeepMind AI system achieves ‘superhuman’ performance in Pong and Enduro

Machines learning to play games by watching humans might sound like the plot of a science fiction novel, but that’s exactly what researchers at OpenAI — a nonprofit, San Francisco-based AI research company backed by Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman, and Peter Thiel, among other tech luminaries — and Google subsidiary […]

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28 temporarily free and 62 on-sale apps and games for the weekend

Article Contents Welcome to Friday! The week is coming to a close, so that means it’s time for one final round of app sales. Today’s list is long-ish, so be sure to check out what’s on offer, just in case there’s something here that interests you. Free Apps So Many Butts! – interactive book for […]

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Sony’s PlayJ app lets you screen share games and watch videos with friends [APK Download]

Sony has just released a new app called PlayJ for users who want to share experiences with their friends. Mobile gamers can stream their playing action to another person’s device so they can watch, and videos can also be viewed together remotely. The app is currently in beta but it’s not exclusive to Sony Xperia […]

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[Bonus Round] Brain Marmelade, Kolumno, Qbik, Shuyan Saga, Cosmic Top Secret, Lovecraft Quest, and Harmony: Music Notes

Article Contents Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn’t get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can’t wait for our weekly roundups, and don’t want to […]

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Minecraft for Android gets a free trial version on the Play Store

It has been seven years since Mojang released Minecraft on Android. In all this time a free trial version was glaringly absent. Well, that’s all in the past now. Mojang recently added a new listing to the Play Store, and it’s called Minecraft Trial. It’s a soft-launch title, so it isn’t available in the US […]

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Magic Leap details grant program for indie app developers

Magic Leap outed its Magic Leap One Creator Edition augmented reality glasses in a big way last month at its Magic Leap L.E.A.P. conference in Los Angeles, and today the company is announcing details of its independent reator funding program. Rio Caraeff, chief content officer at Plantation, Florida-based Magic Leap, said in […]

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THQ Nordic acquires Expeditions series and starts on third game

THQ Nordic isn’t done buying things this week. The Darksiders III publisher announced today that it has acquired the Expeditions series, and it is working with the franchise’s Danish developer Logic Artists on a third installment in the PC tactical-role-playing games. Just yesterday, THQ Nordic announced it acquired Goat Simulator studio […]

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Supercell’s Brawl Stars is globally launching in December, and you can pre-register right now

Back in June Supercell soft launched Brawl Stars on the Play Store for a few select regions, and today the studio has announced that the game will finally open its doors to the rest of the world this December. You can pre-register for the upcoming release right now, and there are even a few rewards you […]

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Niantic teases Pokémon Go-inspired Harry Potter: Wizards Unite in trailer

Last year, almost to the day, we learned about Niantic’s plans for an augmented reality Harry Potter game. Details have been few and far between over the last year, though the title was expected to release sometime in 2018. Today Niantic has finally broken its silence to release a teaser trailer for Harry Potter: Wizards […]

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