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12 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (2/15/21 - 2/21/21)

12 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (2/15/21 - 2/21/21)

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 an enjoyable roguelike where you'll swing your sword wildly, a story-based deck-builder that offers an enjoyable sense of humor, and an auto-runner that delights hand-drawn doodle art. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the last week.

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36 of the best classic arcade, console, and PC ports on Android

36 of the best classic arcade, console, and PC ports on Android

There are plenty of quality Android games out there, and a large segment of these titles are ports and remasters from existing platforms, such as PC and consoles. While we've seen plenty of remasters, today's roundup is focused on direct ports of titles that can be considered classics. This is a list that's continually updated, and today I have 36 classic ports to share with everyone. These games are the ones many of us grew up playing, and I've hand-selected the cream of the crop. So if you would like to check out some of the best classics on Android, this roundup is for you.

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20 temporarily free and 54 on-sale apps and games for Friday

20 temporarily free and 54 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Welcome to Friday, everyone. Today's list is on the longer side, thanks to a plethora of Dr. Seuss book apps that are currently on sale. Of course, I also have a few standouts to share with everyone, such as the current sale on Titan Quest. If ARPGs aren't your bag, then perhaps the racer Rush Rally 3 is more your speed? Then again, if you prefer relaxing puzzlers, then the sale on Quell+ should be right up your alley. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold green text in order to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 20 temporarily free and 54 on-sale apps and games for the end of the week.

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Gaming with a controller could be way more immersive in Android 12

Gaming with a controller could be way more immersive in Android 12

Android's gamepad vibration functionality is so rudimentary, you could be forgiven for not knowing it's there at all. Last month, though, our friends at XDA spotted signs that the situation could be improving soon — and today, with the release of Android 12's first developer preview, we've got even more concrete evidence.

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Zynga's upcoming Star Wars game sounds a lot like a Fortnite clone

Zynga's upcoming Star Wars game sounds a lot like a Fortnite clone

During a recent Nintendo Direct, Zynga has revealed that it's working on a free-to-play Star Wars game for the Nintendo Switch as well as mobile platforms like Android and iOS. The game is called Star Wars: Hunters, and it's coming to mobile this year. It's described as a competitive arena combat game that should offer real-time cross-play squad battles, though Zynga hasn't actually shown off any gameplay despite releasing a teaser trailer. Still, it seems clear Zynga is creating a Fortnite clone with a Star Wars skin, which is difficult to get excited about.

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21 temporarily free and 33 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

21 temporarily free and 33 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. Things have slowed down since the weekend, but I still have some quality sales to share with everyone. My first standout is Dead Cells, a super-popular platforming roguelike well-worth the asking price. Next up is Teslagrad, an enjoyable platformer best played with a physical controller. Last I have FAR: Lone Sails, a gorgeous puzzler that offers a very unique theme. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold green text in order to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 21 temporarily free and 33 on-sale apps and games for the middle of the week.

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36 temporarily free and 53 on-sale apps and games for Monday

36 temporarily free and 53 on-sale apps and games for Monday

Welcome to Monday, everyone. this past Sunday was Valentine's Day, and so there were plenty of sales abound. Many were covered in our roundup on Friday, but we also have a solid selection today, including a few standouts. First up is Stardew Valley, which is currently on sale in celebration of a recent update pushed to consoles. Next, I have Florence, a story-rich adventure game where you'll explore the protagonist's new relationship. Last up is Planescape: Torment, a quality CRPG that's easily worth the current sale price. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold green text in order to make discovery easier.

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15 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (2/8/21 - 2/14/21)

15 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (2/8/21 - 2/14/21)

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 unique word game from The Oatmeal's creator, an enjoyable Zelda-like from Crescent Moon, and a boxing-themed sim from Kairosoft. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of February 8th, 2021.

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Google says over 100 games will join Stadia in 2021, despite first-party studio closure

Google says over 100 games will join Stadia in 2021, despite first-party studio closure

Google revealed earlier this month that it would close its own first-party game studio for Stadia, less than a year after forming it (seemingly forgetting that most games take multiple years to complete). The company said it would focus instead on turning Stadia into a turn-key cloud solution for publishers, as well as releasing more third-party games, and now Google has shared more details about the latter plan.

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24 temporarily free and 77 on-sale apps and games for Friday

24 temporarily free and 77 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Welcome to Friday, everyone. Valentine's Day is almost here, and so there are a bunch of sales abound, which is why so many developers have jumped in to offer some awesome deals today. So I'd like to highlight a few standouts, such as the sale for Crashlands, an awesome survival game that sports a wicked sense of humor. Next up is Evoland, an enjoyable RPG that harkens back to the old-school titles of yesteryear. Last up is Football Manager 2021 Mobile, the favored soccer manager from Sega. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold green text in order to make discovery easier.

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