15
Jun
playstore

Happy Collectibles Week, everybody! What's that? You've never heard of Collectibles Week? That's okay. Neither have we. Apparently Google is highlighting a bunch of games that offer in-app collectible items because Google knows what anyone who's played a game ever doesn't: that in-app items are the key to a game's success. Special items for Collectibles Week include (and these are all real) an Android habitat in Zoo Tycoon-style game, a "Bunny headphone" in a virtual aquarium and, just for you dads out there: an exclusive Deer Hunter Ugly Tie, coinciding nicely with Father's Day this weekend.

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In all seriousness, it looks like a decent collection of games, if you're bored. Or if you love hunting and looking tacky but don't like leaving the house or buying things. Nearly all the games in the Collectibles Week, err, collection are free, with the only exception, Zombie Smash, costing $1. Head over the Play Store via the link below to take a look. And, seriously. Take that tie off. You look ridiculous.

Source: Play Store

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • mduran1023

    Hanging with Friends is free, but the special rainbow themed balloons are not. Makes me wonder if that's not the case for other games as well.

    • Tyler Chappell

      Ugh, Google simply needs to step up and remove these shady low-quality games that are only designed to trick people into accidentally making in-app purchases they dont want.  And this is why I only play Angry Birds and Temple Run etc on my device.

  • Joe

    Don't install any glu mobile games, they are scam..  I downloaded a couple ones from the list.. and there are many in-app purchase stuff on the screen that you easily touch them accidently... when I played the commando today and I didn't knoDw what I did.... and got 3 emails from google play for 3 orders for $4.99 VIP subscription, $49.99 for 100,000 car wash and $9.9 for a game with no name.. 

    I immediately uninstalled the game and disputed the charges with google.  Google suggested me to create a pin for Play for any purchases.  Man, why google didn't ask for pin or password for in-app purchases as Apple does.  Anyways, also reported the incident to CA atterney general.  It sounds like a fraud..  $49.99 for 100,000 car wash and $9.99 for a no name game..

    Don't install any GLU games..
     

  • Tater

    Glu mobile is well known and there is a user created a youtube video complained the same thing.   And there were many other users complained about the "bug village" game which some users reported Glu games charged them over $100 in-app purchases which they didn't even know..

    I would stay away from them..

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