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Tencent is bringing a new Metal Slug game to mobile, and it actually looks decent

SNK and Tencent recently announced a new Metal Slug game for mobile, and it will be developer by TiMi Studios, an incredibly hot Tencent subsidiary that worked on Call of Duty Mobile, and is also currently working on Pokémon Unite. So far we know that the upcoming arcade shooter is tentatively named Metal Slug Code: J (as a placeholder), and so all we have to share right now is a teaser trailer that contains a minute of pure gameplay, and despite what you're thinking, Metal Slug Code: J actually looks like a competent successor in the Metal Slug series.

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30 new Android games from the week of June 22, 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 a boatload of games, and I mean a boatload. For example, I have titles from Square Enix, The Pokémon Company, Humble Bundle, not to mention a wide selection of quality indie releases. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of June 22nd, 2020.

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Google Stadia 101: How to get the best performance and reduce lag

If you're trying out Google Stadia while you wait for the latest and greatest consoles from Sony and Microsoft to drop, you're not alone. But gaming in the cloud via a video stream is a lot different technically than playing something on a box plugged into your TV. Your ISP is a huge factor, but so is your home network setup, and the technology you're using to connect to it. In this guide, we'll show you how to make sure you're optimally set up to stream with minimal disruptions and lag.

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Here are 460 apps and games available on Google Play Pass right now

Google Play Pass, a program that gives subscribers no-charge, ad-free access to premium apps and apps with premium features, launched last year with over 350 titles on its roster. Thing is, though, Google doesn't make it easy to suss out all of the apps participating in the program, whether through the Play Store or external documentation on associated Google sites. Great. Well, guess what? We're gonna give it a try and list as many apps participating in Play Pass as we can.

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28 temporarily free and 94 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Welcome to Friday, everyone. I had thought this past Monday's roundup was a big one. Boy, was I wrong. Today I have a giant list of sales, and the majority are games, with some very big hitters in the bunch. So if you're a fan of board games, then you'll be happy to hear Asmodee Digital is offering a slew of titles on sale today. If you're more interested in puzzle games, then you'll want to check out Fireproof Games' sale, which includes three out of four of The Room titles. But that's not all, many of Nomad Games' titles are also on sale, as well as a couple of Dotemu titles.

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Widely hated Commander Keen Mobile reboot is very likely dead

It looks like Bethesda has canceled the widely hated Commander Keen mobile reboot. The resurrection of the 1990 classic was announced at E3 2019 a year ago and was instantly slammed as a weak free-to-play cash-grab reinterpretation that has nothing to do with the original platformer. While neither Bethesda nor the studio developing the title, ZeniMax, have officially stated that the project is canceled, there's an overwhelming body of evidence that the title won't see further development.

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Humble Bundle brings sci-fi roguelite Crying Suns to the Play Store

Crying Suns is an indie sci-fi roguelite often compared to FTL: Faster Than Light, but that's only half the picture since the game also offers a deep story-rich experience. Well, it would appear that Humble Bundle has just brought the game to Android, and you can pick it up today for $8.99. Clearly, Humble Bundle is expanding its publishing arm, and so Crying Suns is the first game from the publisher to appear on the Google Play Store.

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Romancing SaGa Re;UniverSe is a collection-based RPG from Square Enix, now available worldwide

Much like Dragon Quest of the Stars (coincidentally released today), Romancing SaGa Re;UniverSe is an older gacha RPG that's coming to the West. You see, Square Enix actually released Romancing SaGa Re;UniverSe in Japan back in 2018, and apparently the title is coming to the West with an English translation in tow sometime this summer, and guess what, this English version just landed on the Play Store as a pre-registration listing.

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Death Come True is a full-motion video game from the developer of Danganronpa, out now

The developer behind the niche visual novel series Danganronpa has announced that its next game is coming to Android on June 25th, and this will be a worldwide release that supports English. So far, we know this game is called Death Come True and that it will play out as a full-motion video game, much like Sega's infamous Night Trap.

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Tencent reveals Don't Starve: Newhome, a new mobile game based on the original survival series

You can already find the first two titles in the Don't Starve survival series on the Google Play Store, and both of these ports were published by the original developer Klei Entertainment. Well, it would appear that Klei has granted Tencent access to the property to create a new mobile game built from the ground up for mobile. Currently, Tencent is offering a closed beta sign-up for the game, which will enter into testing this July. So if you'd like to take an early look at Don't Starve: Newhome, make sure to register for beta access on the official webpage.

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