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Google's cloud gaming service, Stadia, began trialing on November 19 (2019), and even though you needed a $130 Founder's Edition kit to gain access, Google eventually opened the floodgates to everyone in August (2020). So far, many games have been announced for the service, and we expect more of them to pop up as we go along. Of course, it can be a difficult to keep track of things in this fast-moving industry, so we've got you covered with a handy list of all the titles that have been announced for Stadia.
For half a year there's been a huge storm brewing over app store platforms, the money that they make, and who gets to keep how much of it. It all came to a head when Epic dared Apple and Google to kick Fortnite off of the App Store and Play Store for working around the usual in-app purchase revenue split. Long story short: Apple and Google did just that, and the legal battle is ongoing. But the fallout is affecting other parts of the industry.
Dungeon of the Endless is a positively reviewed indie roguelike tower defense game that's popular on Steam, and it just landed on Android as Dungeon of the Endless: Apogee. You can pick up this new mobile version today for $5, which is currently 30% off the future retail price. This purchase includes all of the title's DLC, so it's a complete package that offers a revamped interface for mobile. Sadly this port still feels pretty rough. Not only is the game too dark to see anything, but the text is too small, the tutorial is painful, and there's no controller support.
Square Enix revealed Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai: A Hero's Bonds last year, but at the time, the game was only slated for a Japanese release. As of this morning, we now know the game is coming to the West with an English translation in tow. It's already listed on the Play Store for pre-registration, and a closed beta will kick off on April 7th, which you can sign up for on the official website.
8BitDo has become, in a very low-key way, one of the best gaming accessory companies out there. Its last high-end controller design was praised for its ability to rebind controls on both the PC and Nintendo Switch. With the upgraded model, christened the 8BitDo Pro 2, you can now do that reprogramming without needing a full-sized computer.
Welcome to Monday, everyone. It was a busy weekend once again, and so we have a plump list of sales for everyone. Of course, I have a few standouts I'd like to share. First up is Dungeon Warfare, an enjoyable tower defense game that also has a sequel on sale today. Nest up is The Eyes of Ara, a puzzle-based escape room game. Last but not least is Baldur's Gate II, which goes on sale often, but is still one of the best CRPGs ever made. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold green text in order to make discovery easier.
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 driving game where you'll drive blind, an enjoyable card game from one of the more dedicated indies on the platform, and a fun little pinball game that you play in landscape.
Today's roundup is centered around classic games that have been updated with modern graphics, often known as remasters or enhanced editions. These are all older titles in the grand scheme of things, but they've all been updated with modern aesthetics to support modern Android devices. In total, I have 24 games to share with everyone, having cleaned up the list while adding in some new additions. I'd also like to point out that this roundup also serves as a sister list to my retro port roundup, so if you're looking for even more classic games, make sure to check out the companion article.
Welcome to Friday, everyone. After a slow Wednesday, sales have picked up once again, and so I have a few standouts I'd like to highlight. First up is Agent A: A puzzle in disguise, an engaging escape-room game. Next, I have Unbroken Soul, an enjoyable platformer. Last up is G30 - A Memory Maze, a minimalistic puzzler that offers a unique story. 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 22 temporarily free and 33 on-sale apps and games for the end of the week.