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Civilization VI is my new favorite Android game, despite its flaws

Civilization VI is my new favorite Android game, despite its flaws

Not long ago, 2K Games and Aspyr Media released a full port of Civilization VI for Android. While it took over two years longer to arrive than the iOS port, it was definitely worth the wait. Not only is Civ VI for Android fully functional, it's a rare PC to smartphone port that really, really works. And it's now one of my favorite smartphone games.

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Spiritfarer joins Stadia, and PGA Tour 2K21 is available again after a buggy launch

Spiritfarer joins Stadia, and PGA Tour 2K21 is available again after a buggy launch

Back in March, DOOM 2016 was one of AP's most-wanted games for Stadia, and surprise surprise, Google has released the shooter on Stadia as of this morning (8/18/20) along with Superhot: Mind Control Delete, the sequel to Superhot. You can snag DOOM 2016 for $19.99, which is the same price as the Steam version, and Superhot: Mind Control Delete is currently available at a discount at $17.49 (or $14.99 if you're a Pro subscriber).

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25 temporarily free and 44 on-sale apps and games for Friday

25 temporarily free and 44 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Welcome to Friday, everyone. Since it's almost the weekend, I have a full list of sales to share with everyone today, including the first title in the Danganronpa visual novel series, which is on sale in celebration of the second title's launch on the Play Store. There are also a bunch of Team 17 titles on sale today, including The Escapists 2, which is a fantastic strategy game. And if you're a fan of Souls-like titles, Animus - Harbinger Unpacked is a solid mobile offering in the genre. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier.

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Otherworld Legends is the followup roguelike from the dev behind Soul Knight

Otherworld Legends is the followup roguelike from the dev behind Soul Knight

There's no denying that ChillyRoom's roguelike twin-stick shooter Soul Knight has found tons of success, what with its 10-million installs currently listed on the Play Store. But now there's a new contender in the mix, and it's called Otherworld Legends. This is a game that plays much like Soul Knight but offers flashier graphics, improved controls, not to mention a bunch of new enemies to fight and plenty of new items to collect.

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How to play GeForce Now in your Chrome browser without installing anything on your PC or Linux machine

How to play GeForce Now in your Chrome browser without installing anything on your PC or Linux machine

While Google Stadia needs nothing but your browser to work, the story is different for GeForce Now. Nvidia would like you to install its dedicated application for its game streaming service on Windows and Mac. But ever since GeForce Now is available on Chromebooks, we know that it's capable of running inside Chrome, and where there's a will, there's a way. By spoofing your browser user agent with an official Google tool, you can use GeForce Now right in Chrome on your PC, Mac, or Linux machine — nothing but an extension required.

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Feral Interactive bringing Company of Heroes to Android on September 10

Feral Interactive bringing Company of Heroes to Android on September 10

Feral Interactive has announced that it will bring the World War II real-time strategy game Company of Heroes to Android this year. The game was recently ported by Feral to the iPad, and so it makes sense that this mobile port will be tweaked to support phones, and luckily Android phones are part of this equation. So while we don't yet know when to expect the arrival of Company of Heroes on Android, at the very least, we now know the strategy game is coming sometime this year.

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Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition comes to Android

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition comes to Android

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition has officially landed on Android for $15.99, and it joins the first title in the quirky visual novel series, which came to Android back in May (2020). Of course, we've known since April (2020) that all three games in the original trilogy would be coming to the Play Store in celebration of its 10th anniversary. However, the release dates have been mostly unknown, which is why the arrival of Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition comes as a surprise.

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

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

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. After a hefty list of sales on Monday, things are slowing down for the middle of the week. Luckily I still have a few standouts to share with everyone today, so if you're looking for an idle RPG to play through, Buff Knight is a great choice. If you prefer puzzle games, then Traffix is a fantastic pickup, and if you're looking for a game that includes a worthwhile story, then 7Days is the top choice in today's list. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 14 temporarily free and 20 on-sale apps and games for the middle of the week.

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Crashlands 2 just popped up on the Play Store in early access, but it looks like it's only for internal testing

Crashlands 2 just popped up on the Play Store in early access, but it looks like it's only for internal testing

Butterscotch Shenanigans is one of the more recognizable indie devs in the Android gaming scene, thanks to titles like Crashlands and Levelhead. As of this morning, it would appear the studio is ramping up development for Crashlands 2 since the title just popped up on the Play Store as an early access release. The thing is, you can't actually play the game right now since this listing looks to be for internal testing purposes, which is why it's priced at $99.99, to keep overeager fans away.

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Genshin Impact is a gorgeous open-world Zelda-like now available for pre-registration

Genshin Impact is a gorgeous open-world Zelda-like now available for pre-registration

It's no coincidence that Genshin Impact looks a heck of a lot like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, thanks to its colorful graphics and open-world design. Of course, this parallel is easy to draw when the developer miHo Yo utilizes screenshots that were clearly inspired by Breath of the Wild, and so the hype for this title has been building. Luckily miHo Yo has just announced that Genshin Impact will arrive on Android, iOS, and PC on September 28th, and even better, you can pre-register on the Play Store starting today.

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