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38 temporarily free and 61 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Welcome to Friday, everyone. Today I have almost one-hundred Android apps and games that are currently on sale, and I've highlighted the more exciting titles in bold, which should make discovery a little easier. So go ahead and dig in, and don't forget to have a good weekend folks!

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It's game over for Pokémon Duel on October 31

This morning The Pokemon Company updated the Play Store description for its digital board game Pokémon Duel to notify players that the game's service will end on October 31st, 2019. This may come to a few of you as a surprise, but with so many new mobile-oriented Pokémon games on the horizon, I suppose it's time to separate the wheat from the chaff.

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Nintendo Switch expected to get unofficial Android ROM within the next few days

Late yesterday, the developers responsible for the long-awaited Android ROM for the Nintendo Switch (a group known as switchroot) pushed up a thread to the XDA forums describing most of its upcoming features, limitations, and even the installation process. All that's missing at this point is download links, but the page says the developers expect to have them posted soon — on the order of days.

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15 temporarily free and 20 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Another week is half over and summer keeps boiling on. We have a small list of app sales for you today, so have fun and be sure to pop by for Matt's roundup on Friday.

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Download the new Game Space app from OnePlus' Android Q beta

Many smartphone manufacturers, including OnePlus, have been integrating their own game mode tweaks that allow you to enjoy a title with enhanced performance or diminished interruptions. A new app by OnePlus called "Game Space" builds upon the company's existing Gaming and "Fnatic" modes, giving you a gallery-style launcher for of all your installed games, plus quick access to game mode's configuration options outside the Settings app.

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Pokémon Masters is now available for pre-registration on the Play Store

Back in May, we heard the first rumblings about a new Pokémon game coming to Android from the likes of DeNA, and in June it was revealed to the world that Pokémon Masters would be coming to Android this summer. Since June The Pokémon Company has been slowly trickling out new trailers to keep fans interested in the upcoming release, and as of last night, Pokémon Masters popped up on the Play Store as a pre-registration listing.

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[Update: Now available] Atmospheric puzzle game Pavilion coming to more Android devices July 23

Visiontrick Media's atmospheric puzzler Pavilion already exists on Android as an Nvidia Shield release, but it would appear the game is finally coming to the rest of the Android player base as a separate listing that explicitly supports touchscreen devices. This upcoming release is called Pavilion: Touch Edition, and it will land on the Play Store on July 23rd.

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[Update: Out now] Orangepixel's latest platformer Gunslugs: Rogue Tactics is available for pre-registration

It would appear that Orangepixel has been working on Gunslugs: Rogue Tactics for quite some time. It was first announced in 2017, and now the game is finally available for pre-registration on the Google Play Store. Unlike the previous two run 'n gun titles in the series, this upcoming release contains stealthy and tactical action as well as a few roguelike features, which should allow players to tackle the platforming-based gameplay in many different ways.

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American Dad! Apocalypse Soon is a corny Fallout Shelter clone cashing in soon

American Dad! Apocalypse Soon is a freshly announced strategy game from B.V. that's coming to Android this fall. The game suspiciously looks a lot like Fallout Shelter, but instead of searching out new survivors, you'll have to clone Rodger in an effort to form an army large enough to manage your household and save the world. Apocalypse Soon is already available on the Play Store for pre-registration, and if enough people pre-register, they may unlock a few rewards.

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30 temporarily free and 42 on-sale apps and games to start the week

Welcome to the final full week of July. There is quite a list of app sales today, including my personal favorite icon pack. Enjoy what's on offer today and be sure to pop by again on Wednesday for another round.

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