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[Deal Alert] A handful of games on sale on the Play Store, available for free

You may remember that, last month, Google tested and released details on a new way for developers to put their apps or games on sale for a limited amount of time. It seems like a few developers have been taking advantage of this, as there's a handful of items available for free.

Three of these are down from $0.99, and one down from $4.49. The former includes Survival Online GO, where the aim is to survive in an open world against other players. Your character levels up and gains new abilities, weapons, and armour, leading him to become the best warrior.

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Classic murder-mystery board game Clue released, in the Play Store, with a $4 price tag

Clue, or Cluedo if you played the board game outside of North America, has been around for almost 70 years. Like a lot of other classic board games, it's now been reimagined with a digital mobile release. But unlike some of those games, the developer Marmalade Game Studio seems intent on keeping the classic whodunit setup, instead of trying to cram the well-worn format into something more lucrative. It's available in the Play Store now for $3.99, blessedly skipping any in-app purchases.

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[Deal Alert] Bloons TD 5 ($2.99), Game Studio Tycoon ($1.99), and Aralon: Sword and Shadow ($4.99) are all free on the Play Store

Do you like free apps and games? Of course you do. This time around, there are three Android games that are temporarily free - Bloons Tower Defense 5, Game Studio Tycoon, and Aralon: Sword and Shadow.

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Minecraft: Pocket Edition adds new Strangers skins, villager trading, and a bunch of tweaks and bug fixes in 1.0.4

Mojang's Sisyphean quest to port all the features of the desktop version of Minecraft to the Pocket Edition continues. The latest update, 1.0.4, brings in NPC villager trading stalls and a new set of skins for the Biome Settlers. A bunch of other fixes and tweaks have been added in to smooth out gameplay and generally tidy up. The 1.0.4 update is now live on the Play Store, though it might take a day or two to roll out to your specific phone or tablet.

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Post apocalyptic physics platformer 'Mushroom 11' sprouts on Android today

Have you ever wanted to shape an amorphous blob of goo with your finger as a way of traversing an eerily beautiful post-apocalyptic world? Well, today is your lucky day, weirdo. Developer Untame has released their popular physics platformer Mushroom 11 on Android. This game is new to the Play Store, so reviews are few and far between. If Steam reviews are anything to go on, we're in for a treat.

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[Deal Alert] Check out these six free apps before they expire, plus the 10-cent apps of the week

Here we are with another round of free and 0.10 apps which we have collected over the last few days. Some of these freebies expire soon, so I'll get to those first. And since this seems to be a common question, remember that these free apps will remain in your Play Store account even after the promo period ends. All right, let's get going.

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Capcom releases 1942 Mobile, but is it any good?

What is this? Another classic Capcom title with the word "Mobile" affixed at the end? If you think that looks eerily familiar to the Mega Man Mobile games recently released on the Play Store, you would be correct. Sadly, this means that 1942 Mobile is not a port of the arcade classic but a rehash of one of their mobile JAVA releases from years back. Yep that is correct, this is a port of a flip-phone game. While not necessarily a bad thing in and of itself the question remains... has Capcom learned from past mistakes?

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Tomb Raider, the reboot originally released in 2013, is now available natively on the SHIELD TV

Lara Croft has been raiding tombs, pillaging pyramids, gutting graveyards, burgling burial chambers, robbing resting places, and knocking over necropoli for over twenty years now. If you're feeling nostalgic, you can play the original action-adventure PC game, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, on just about any Android phone. But if you'd like a more recent and fresh take on the series, there's the 2013 reboot-slash-prequel. Originally released on the PC, PS3, and Xbox One, it's the latest full console game that NVIDIA has coaxed into working on its SHIELD TV powerhouse. It's available now on the Play Store for $15. Note that this is a local, native Android game, not a streaming release on GeForce NOW (though the game is also available in that format).

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28 new and notable Android games from the last 2 weeks (2/22/17 - 3/6/17)

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 2 weeks or so.

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Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here.

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Shadowmatic

Android Police coverage: Shadowmatic is a gorgeous puzzle game of space and silhouettes

Shadowmatic took its sweet, sweet time coming to Android, but the game is so pretty I'm minded to forgive it. It's extremely simple: spin and tilt one or more 3D shapes floating in the air to get the shadow to form the shape desired.

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Daydream VR games on sale for 50% off: Gunjack 2, Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes, and Need for Speed No Limits

Gaming is one of the primary use cases for virtual reality, but man, those VR games are expensive. Spending $10-20 for a mobile VR game is a tough sell, but there's a sale on three of the top Daydream games today to make VR gaming a little more palatable. Gunjack 2, Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes, and Need for Speed No Limits are all 50% off.

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