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24 temporarily free and 51 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

24 temporarily free and 51 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. Typically the middle of the week is slow, and yet we have a plethora of sales for icon packs today, along with a few games that stand out above the crowd. First up is Cessabit, a fantastic spot-the-difference game. Next I have Blackthorn Castle, a popular hidden object game that's currently free. Last but not least is Star Traders: Frontiers, a sci-fi RPG that offers a sea of exploration and customization. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold in order to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 24 temporarily free and 51 on-sale apps and games for the middle of the week.

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The Mega Man X series is coming to Android, and you can pre-register right now

The Mega Man X series is coming to Android, and you can pre-register right now

It would appear that the first beta test for Mega Man X DiVE took place in August 2019. This beta lasted for four days, but the game was eventually released in the Asia (specifically Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and Cambodia) back in 2020. Well, the game must have found a good bit of success in Asia, as it's now available on the US Play Store for pre-registration, which means this action platformer is indeed coming West.

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The XCOM 2 Collection is now available on Android, complete with all DLC

The XCOM 2 Collection is now available on Android, complete with all DLC

Feral Interactive has just announced that it's bringing the XCOM 2 Collection to Android, now that the game has been available on iOS for the past seven months. Despite the late arrival, we now know that the XCOM 2 Collection will be officially released on Android on July 13th for $24.99. All four DLC packs will be included with this price, and as of today, the game is available for pre-registration on the Google Play Store, and it's packing an all-new trailer.

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Android Auto is finally getting the one thing nobody was asking for — games

Android Auto is finally getting the one thing nobody was asking for — games

Android Auto is gearing up to become your latest gaming rig — at least, if you're into casual HTML5 minigames. The latest Android Auto beta, version 6.7, comes with a new GameSnacks shortcut in the launcher, and when you tap it, you're greeted by Google's collection of small and simple HTML5 games.

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Android will soon let you start playing games before they fin—

Android will soon let you start playing games before they fin—

From the evidence we could gather, Google has been working on adding a lot more gaming features to its Pixel phones. While we've already seen first UI experiments for a game mode, we almost forgot about another intriguing feature that was first rumored a long time ago — an option that lets you start playing games as they're still being downloaded from the Play Store. Google announced during its Google for Games Developer Summit that it would bring just that feature to Android 12.

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Android 12 is getting a game dashboard — here’s what we know about it

Android 12 is getting a game dashboard — here’s what we know about it

There are loads of evidence that Google is working on a game mode for Android 12, and although the company hasn't fully enabled it in the beta just yet, it's now all but official. During its Google for Games Developer Summit, the company revealed that its new game mode is called "game dashboard." It's coming to "select devices" and will have a handful of neat features in tow.

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19 temporarily free and 67 on-sale apps and games for Monday

19 temporarily free and 67 on-sale apps and games for Monday

Welcome to Monday, everyone. After a slow start to the weekend this past Friday, it would appear that sales really picked up in the last two days, and so I have a plump list to share with everyone today, including a few standouts. First up is Monopoly, which comes from Marmalade Studio, a developer that also has a few other board game adaptations on sale today. Next, I have Dungeon Warfare, an older but still enthralling tower defense game. Last but not least is 911 Operator, which doesn't quite stack up to the PC release, but it still manages to be fun for portable play.

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11 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (7/5/21 - 7/11/21)

11 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (7/5/21 - 7/11/21)

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 week or so. Today's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have a story-based adventure that takes place on a beautiful low-poly island, the arrival of the latest Crash Drive sandbox racer, and a quirky action-adventure game where you'll swim around the ocean as a low-poly fish.

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13 temporarily free and 30 on-sale apps and games for Friday

13 temporarily free and 30 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Welcome to Friday, everyone. The weekend is almost here, and so it's time once again to check out the latest app and game sales on the Google Play Store. I have a few standouts to share with everyone, including a fantastic sale on SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom. You can also snag the popular board game Talisman today for $1 off, plus The Escapists is currently on sale, an enjoyable prison escape game from Team 17. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold in order to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 13 temporarily free and 30 on-sale apps and games for the end of the week.

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PUBG Mobile 1.5 makes you wish you had money for a Tesla (APK Download)

PUBG Mobile 1.5 makes you wish you had money for a Tesla (APK Download)

It's been two months, but it would appear that it's time once again to check out the latest patch for PUBG Mobile. Tomorrow marks the release for patch 1.5, and it brings with it a host of changes, including a new design for Erangel that revolves around futuristic tech, and so Tesla (the car company) has managed to sneak its way into this new high-tech theme, which is why a Tesla Gigafactory is part of the fresh redesign for Erangel. On top of this, players can expect new firearms, a new vehicle, as well as a change to the Royale Pass that will award players faster.

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