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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Attention Smartphone Gamers, This Xappr is for You!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 05:00 AM

"Xappr is a gun accessory for your iPhone that'll instantly appeal to everyone from fans of the original Duck Hunt on Ninteno to the latest Halo or Call of Duty FPS shooters."

Awesome concept for smartphone games that are first person shooters. You can preorder yours here, and they are expected to run about $30.00 USD when it is launched this summer. Yes, this is made to use with any smartphone, be it iPhone, Android or Windows Phones.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pocket Legends Celebrates One Year Anniversary and YOU Get the Gifts

Posted by Kevin Jackson in "Android Software" @ 08:00 AM

Pocket Legends (iOS/Android) will celebrate its One Year Anniversary by giving away all main premium areas starting today.

Cinco Loco explains:

New and existing players will get full access to:

  • Balefort Castle
  • Fathom Crypts
  • The Lost Expedition
  • The Ancient Swamps
  • Balefort Sewers
  • The Alien Oasis Trilogy

These premium areas will remain free until Monday, May 4, 2011.

One Year Anniversary Fast Facts:

· Upwards of 3 million people have played Pocket Legends

· Pocket Legends is currently played in 200 countries

· Pocket Legends has been updated more than 200 times

· The technology backbone of Pocket Legends -- the Spacetime Engine -- took five years and 10 million dollars to build

If you're one of the legion of Pocket Legends players, or if you've been sitting on the fence, there is good news from the world of Alterra. Starting now and running until May 4th all premium areas are free to both new and existing players. I haven't taken the plunge, yet, but this may be just the thing to get me to try it out.

Oh, and check out the video; it's a riot.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Angry Birds Paid Editions to Launch Exclusively in Amazon's App Store

Posted by Kevin Jackson in "Android Software" @ 09:00 AM

"Angry Birds Rio is coming to Android soon, but not the Android Market. The next installment of one of the best Android games will launch exclusively in the Amazon Appstore . . . . Exactly when that launch takes place is unknown. Amazon says only that the Amazon Appstore will open “very soon.” Considering that the Angry Birds Rio animated movie hits theaters April 15, I’m guessing early April would be great for a movie tie-in promotion."

This is quite a coup for the Amazon Appstore. Angry Birds is one of the most popular apps out there, with over 100 million downloads on all platforms and 30 million on Android, alone. This also hints at a possible release date for the Appstore itself, which has been a source of speculation for some weeks now.
According to an update to the linked article, it looks like we'll also be seeing paid versions of the original Angry Birds and Angry Birds Seasons in addition to the new Rio edition, all exclusive to the Appstore. Does this mean that Android users will finally have access to the Mighty Eagle enhancement, as well? It will be interesting to see what the conversion rate is for users switching to the paid version of the currently free, ad-support versions of the first two games.
So, two bits of exciting news here; a new Angry Birds app and the Amazon Appstore launching soon. Are you excited about this? What will a competitor to the Android Market mean for Android users? Is this proof of the fragmentation of the Android world, or proof of its openness? Will you hardcore Angry Birds users be updating to the paid version of the app? Let us know at the "Discuss" link.

UPDATE: An update on Rovio's Twitter account says that the Rio edition will be launching on March 22nd. It looks like we won't have much longer to wait for the Amazon Appstore.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Are the Birds Losing Their Anger? Peggle and Plants vs Zombies may be for You!

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android Software" @ 09:00 AM

"It looks like the long wait is almost over, PopCap’s Jeff Green has not only confirmed, but shown pictures of both Peggle and Plants vs Zombies running on a Nexus One. For anyone out there who has yet to experience either of these PopCap classics, they are essentially video game crack, and once you start playing, you will find it difficult to stop."

I used to love watching Plink-o on the Price Is Right. Apparently Peggle is similar to it. I hope there is a free trial so I can check it out. Plants vs Zombies is a tower defense game gone crazy. I haven't gotten into the Zombie games so far but I keep hearing about them. Maybe I'll give one a try with Plants vs Zombies!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pocket Legends Beta for Android

Posted by Tony Rylow in "Android News" @ 04:00 PM

Pocket Legends has arrived for your Android device. Setting up the account is free and simple, and the on-screen controls make it easy to navigate the 3D world. Check out the official support forums if you spot any bugs.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Advance Your Angry Birds In A Shady Way

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Software" @ 05:00 PM

"Angry Birds is arguably one of the most popular mobile games around. With it's cross platform release, just hitting Android this month to a download base of over 2 million it's first weekend, it has many users. Many are looking for a way past a select few levels that they are stuck on - now it's possible."

This past two days have seen myself and a certain Contributing Editor of ours (who happens to live with me) become absolutely addicted to Angry Birds. I've been playing on my Nexus One, she's got it on a slightly larger device since her MyTouch 3G is still lacking Froyo. Anyway, since we're playing more or less in sync with each other, I suppose I shouldn't let her know that I now have a way to get past the stubborn piggies. But hey, it's not like she'll see this anytime soon - she'll be playing again before Midnight I'm sure!

Monday, October 18, 2010

What's Your Favorite Game?

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Software" @ 07:00 AM

It's Monday, and if you're like me, rolling out of bed this morning was just plain horrible. The weekend is gone, fun time is over, work time has begun. But perhaps it doesn't have to be all bad. Perhaps all we need is a little distraction to take some of the pain away. Perhaps we just need to share some good GAME recommendations ;)

Right now my favorite game is probably Fruit Ninja, which (if you haven't heard) is the premier way to take out your aggression against fruit while simultaneously wondering "What sort of sadistic person would toss BOMBS up while making fruit salad?!?". The Zen mode is highly addicting, and the overall gameplay is just fun. Who doesn't like squishing fruit splatter sounds? It's pretty well priced at $0.99, and is a great alternative if you're not into games revolving around upset sparrows.

So go ahead and share - what will make your week more enjoyable despite work? What's your current Favorite Android game?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New Games Coming to Android from Namco

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 12:00 PM

"Last week, I left the safe confines of my office to New York City on what had to have been the rainiest day I've ever experienced in order to meet with Namco to see first-hand some of its upcoming iPhone, iPad, Android, and mobile games."

Even more download-able games are coming to Android from Namco! Soon PacMan Kart Rally and Flight Control will be available for you to enjoy! Good to see more and more developers recognizing Android as a viable platform for expansion!

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