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34 temporarily free and 49 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Another week is half done and that means it's time for another round of app sales. Today's list is quite underwhelming, but that's how it goes sometimes. Hopefully Friday's roundup will be better.

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NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits is a beautiful puzzle-platformer, and it's finally available on Android

NyxQuest started out as an indie WiiWare release in 2009. At the time it was heralded as "pure platforming bliss," so of course the title was ported over to PC and then eventually iOS. Android for one reason or another never received a port, until today. Over the Top Games has finally released its beautiful puzzle-platformer NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits on the Google Play Store.

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Google is launching its own game studio to create Stadia-exclusive games

Google just unveiled Stadia, the game streaming service we all helped test as Project Stream a few months ago. The full service, which launches later this year, will support plenty of titles you can get on other platforms with cross-play. However, Google is taking things a step further with Stadia Games and Entertainment, a game studio that will produce titles exclusively for Stadia. 

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Minecraft 1.10.0 adds new textures, shields, crossbows, and lanterns

A new Minecraft Bedrock update has landed on Android, and it brings along some cool new features, such as new textures, shields, crossbows, and lanterns. A new beta has also dropped recently, and it includes a few more textures as well as a text to speech function that can now read all dialog boxes and in-game notifications.

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Google formally reveals its new game streaming platform Stadia, works on basically any screen

Google just took the wraps off "Stadia," its new multi-platform, game-streaming service. Some details, like precise pricing and specific dates for availability, are still unknown, but we've pulled together all the details mentioned at the GDC keynote reveal for you, so let's take a look.

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Watch Google's GDC 2019 keynote livestream here

If you fancy yourself a betting man, you're probably taking the odds on Google's chances of announcing a new game-streaming service today. After hearing whispers about it for weeks, it's sure looking likely that we're about to get all the details as part of Google's GDC 2019 keynote address. That presentation is just about to get started, and you can watch it right here.

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Netmarble will globally launch The King of Fighters Allstar later this year

The King of Fighters All Star has been available in Japan since July of 2018, and today Netmarble has officially announced that the action-RPG is finally coming to the West. It will be released in North America, Europe, and Latin America sometime later this year on the Google Play Store.

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Call of Duty: Mobile is available for pre-registration on the Play Store

Activision and Tencent have teamed up to bring Call of Duty: Mobile to the West as a free-to-play release. The shooter was recently announced during a Unity keynote at the 2019 Game Developers Conference. This upcoming release is expected to bring together fan-favorite maps, modes, weapons, and characters from across the Call of Duty franchise, and it's currently available for pre-registration on the Google Play Store.

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Valve releases app for keeping up with (and placing bets on) professional Dota games

Valve's Dota 2 is still one of the most popular games in the e-sports world, and the 2018-2019 season of the Dota Pro Circuit is currently ongoing. If you enjoy watching professional Dota matches, Valve has a new app just for you — Dota Pro Circuit.

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You can be arrested for playing PUBG in some cities in India

The Times of India is reporting that last Friday, police in Urbannagar in the Rakhial area of Ahmedabad (a city in India) arrested a twenty-year-old for the perverse and twisted crime of playing PUBG. Apparently, the city banned the game as of last Wednesday. In fact, three more people were arrested in there for the same crime just later that day, and two other people were arrested two days earlier on Wednesday for playing PUBG in the city of Rajkot.

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