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41 temporarily free and 60 on-sale apps and games for Monday

Welcome to Monday, everyone. Today I have a boatload of sales, which is a great way to start out the week, and so if you're looking for one of the best stand-alone eReaders available on the platform, you can grab Moon+ Reader Pro at a solid discount. Of course, if you're looking for games, Beamdog is currently offering Baldur's Gate II at a low price, and if CRPGs aren't your thing, then perhaps the survival strategy game Rebuild is more your speed. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 41 temporarily free and 60 on-sale apps and games for the beginning of the week.

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Steam purchase sync arrives in Nvidia GeForce Now

Nvidia's GeForce Now started with the promise of running all your existing PC games in the cloud, but game studios started pulling games shortly after the service's launch. GeForce Now is slowly addressing complaints from both customers and developers, and one major criticism — finding out which of your Steam games work on GeForce Now — is now much less of a pain.

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19 new Android games from the week of July 27, 2020

Welcome to the roundup of the new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have a new match-3 game from Zynga that sports the Harry Potter license, the sequel to the popular endless runner Faily Brakes, and a stylistic turn-based shooter that offers an endearing monochromatic theme. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of July 27th, 2020.

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How to play classic DOS games on Android and Chromebooks

You already probably know about video game console emulators for Android, but what if you want to play classic PC titles originally meant for DOS, like Sim City, or DOOM? Well, it's not quite as simple: taking your favorite old PC games on the go can involve anything from setting up virtual drives to running command-line programs.

While it's not the most complex process in the world, you definitely could be forgiven for not knowing where to start, which is why we decided to create this guide. Emulating DOS on Android and Chomebooks (with Play Store support) is totally doable, and you can be up and running in just a few minutes.

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23 temporarily free and 47 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Welcome to Friday, everyone. Today I have a solid selection of sales, including a bunch of titles from Toca Boca, a fantastic developer of children's games. Of course, if you're looking for something a little more adult, then the drastic discount on This War of Mine is an easy pickup today. If you're more in the mood for a solid simulation game, then the sale on 911 Operator is worth a look. And if puzzlers are more your speed, then Death Squared is definitely recommended. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier.

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Google Assistant is bringing visual and touch-enabled games to smart displays

You can look all the way back to the launch of the first Pixel phone to find Google has been tinkering with games in Assistant. Four years later and Google's directory of voice-controlled games is brimming with activities you can use to pass the time. And since smart displays have become a substantial part of the Assistant ecosystem, Google's sights are set on some more visually stimulating experiences that involve interaction through both voice and touch.

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Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells is a new match-3 game from Zynga, now available in early access

Zynga has officially announced that it's working on a Harry Potter match-3 game for mobile. This game is called Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, and of course, Zynga has yet to share a single screenshot or video of the title. Paradoxically Zynga has noted that the game is already available as a soft-launch release in the Philippines, which means the studio is already publicly testing the title, which begs the question as to why there are zero screenshots or videos shared with today's announcement. Could it be that Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells is such a shallow cash grab that it's in the developer's best interest to hide what the game looks like before an official worldwide release?

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Epic CEO says so few people play Stadia that a Fortnite port isn't worth doing

What came first, the chicken or the egg? I often see this question used to illustrate Stadia's current predicament, where the platform lacks games, and so it also lacks players. Clearly, Stadia needs more games to boost its player base, but without a mass of users, devs don't want to port their games. It's quite the conundrum, which was recently pointed out by the CEO of Epic Games Tim Sweeney, when asked if Fortnite would be coming to Stadia. Sweeney states that since Stadia doesn't "yet have mass-market user bases," the effort required to maintain yet another port for Fortnite is too extreme.

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24 temporarily free and 28 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. The middle of the week tends to be slow when it comes to sales, and while today's list is on the shorter side, I still have a few noteworthy titles to share with everyone. First and foremost, the puzzle game Threes is available at a substantial discount, along with the fantastic 2D platformer Teslagrad as well as the roguelike board game One Deck Dungeon. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 24 temporarily free and 28 on-sale apps and games for the middle of the week.

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Google Stadia: Subscription cost, games list, free games, compatibility requirements, and more

In fall 2018, Google made its interest in gaming known with Project Stream, a beta that let users play the high-end Assassin's Creed Odyssey from a humble Chrome tab. The following spring, it announced Stadia, a full-fat gaming platform that would leverage the company's computing and networking prowess to provide users access to games with no dedicated gaming hardware required. That service is available now, and it's getting a lot of attention — both positive and negative. So what's the deal? Here's everything you need to know.

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