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50 temporarily free and 52 on-sale apps and games for Monday

Welcome to Monday, everyone. I love it when I can start the week off with a bang, and thankfully today is one of those days. This means I have more than a handful of app and game sales to share today. So if you're looking to pick up a quality calendar app, aCalendar+ is currently available for half off. I'm also happy to report that the horror adventure game Alien: Blackout is totally free today, and if you're the sort that loves strategic adventure games, then Kingdom: New Lands is a quality pickup currently available at a steep discount. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier.

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The best Android games, 2020 edition: RPGs, shooters, platformers, racing, PC ports, and more

We've updated our best-of-the-year game roundup to add in some of our favorite titles from 2020, with 15 new games rounding out our list. If you're running out of movies and TV to stream, books to read, and hobbies to distract yourself, there's probably a mobile game or two you'll be interested in here. This is a hand-selected list, and whether you prefer premium releases or free-to-play titles, you should be able to find more than a few games to suit your needs. I've also included an honorable mentions list at the bottom of the page for the titles that didn't quite make the cut, and I even have a best-of WTF listing to really round things out.

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The best game controllers for Android smartphones

As we do more and more gaming on our more and more powerful smartphones, mobile games themselves are getting more complex. To play something like Fortnite or Dead Cells on your phone, it's almost suicide to go in against your foes with touch controls, and a proper, hardware gamepad can be practically mandatory for a play experience that won't leave you endlessly frustrated. Thankfully, Android is compatible with a wide range of Bluetooth gamepads, including those from game consoles like the PlayStation 4. Here's a list of some of the best controllers you use for any kind of gaming on Android, from shooters to old PC ports.

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18 new Android games from the week of April 20, 2020

Welcome to the roundup of the new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have the surprise release of Fortnite, a fantastic turn-based adventure game in the This Is the Police series, and the regional soft-launch for a Crash Bandicoot auto-runner. So without further ado, here are the more notable Android games released during the week of April 20th, 2020.

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Returning to Pokémon Go in 2020: What's new, different, and improved

The summer of 2016 was a strange time to be outdoors. Every public space was jam-packed with people playing Pokémon Go. After the initial hype died down, Niantic continued adding new features, and the experience is very different today. With many of us at home and looking for ways to pass the time, there's an understandable desire to return to the familiar. However, it can be daunting to get back into Pokémon Go after four years of changes. There are tons more Pokémon, a completely revamped gym system, and even remote raids. Here's what returning Pokémon Go players can expect in 2020.

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Google really wants you to know the Play Store finally got Fortnite

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25 temporarily free and 48 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Welcome to Friday, everyone. The end of the week is here, and so it's time again to pore through the latest app and game sales currently available on the Google Play Store. Most notably, the indie point and click adventure game Agent A: A puzzle in disguise is a worthwhile pickup, along with the classic adventure game Another World, and Amanita Design's quirky adventure game CHUCHEL. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 25 temporarily free and 48 on-sale apps and games for the end of the week.

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This Is the Police tactical spinoff Rebel Cops shoots its way onto the Play Store

HandyGames has announced today that its tactical spinoff title Rebel Cops is coming to Android sometime in the future. This is the same developer behind the games This Is the Police and its sequel, and while Rebel Cops has been available on Steam since September, it's nice to know a mobile version is in the works. Potential players should expect 15-hours of playtime in this turn-based strategy game, and of course, the gameplay and UI have been optimized for mobile play.

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19 temporarily free and 38 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. Today I have a short list, though I still have a few standout titles worth mentioning. So if you're looking for some new games to waste some time with, you should definitely check out the sales for Meteorfall: JourneysShe Sees Red, and Unitied. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 19 temporarily free and 38 on-sale apps and games for the middle of the week.

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Fortnite lands on the Play Store as Epic abandons fight against Google fees

Epic Games has been fighting app store revenue splits across both desktop and mobile. It has been buying exclusives left and right for its Epic Games Store on PC, which shares more revenue with developers than Steam, and on mobile, the company has called Google's 30% cut on Play Store in-app purchases "illegal." However, it seems the company has finally relented, as Fortnite has finally arrived on the Play Store.

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