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29 temporarily free and 46 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Welcome to Friday, everyone. It would appear that the mass of sales brought on by the coronavirus is finally starting to taper off, though I still have more than a few quality titles to share today. Most notably, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga is a worthy pickup. On top of that, the games Titan Quest and This Is the Police are also on sale, two awesome ports that shouldn't be missed. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 29 temporarily free and 46 on-sale apps and games for the middle of the week

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Spyjinx is an upcoming espionage game from Epic and Bad Robot

Epic Games has teamed up with the gaming division of Bad Robot (a studio created in partnership with Tencent) to create a mobile game set in a secret world of espionage called Spyjinx. The title was originally announced back in 2015 (yes, you read that right), and was supposed to enter into a beta in 2016. Clearly, that never happened (even the social media for this game went silent for four years), though it would appear the two studios haven't abandoned the game since Epic recently published an overview of the title while announcing a beta test for iOS.

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YouTube Music rolls out shareable user profiles

Compared to Spotify, YouTube Music's social options feel rather lackluster, but Google is working on changing that. While you can't follow other people just yet or get a special Duo Mix for you and your special someone, you can now at least share your profile complete with your public playlists with others via links.

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Google Play Games' new friend list lets you play with others and compare achievements

Play Games' turn-based multiplayer capabilities were only shut down a few days ago, but Google is adding a set of new social features to the app instead. As we already suspected due to some strings found in Play Games' source code, a server-side update has brought a new social section with a friends list to the app, making it easier to compare your achievements and which games you play.

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G Suite users get free Hangouts Meet upgrades through September in response to COVID-19 crisis (Updated)

As the world stacks precaution after precaution on people's everyday lives to protect them from a potential novel coronavirus infection, Google has announced that it will be ready to accommodate the influx of from-home meetings that may need to be organized in the near future. To do that, it has extended enterprise features for Hangouts Meet to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers until July 1.

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Disney+ launched in India today (Updated)

Netflix’s nearly global footprint dwarfs Disney+, but the five-month-old streaming service is filling the gaps rather quickly. While the service went live in North America, the Netherlands, and parts of Australasia in November, it’s set to reach more countries in Europe and Asia later this month. Ahead of its March 29 release in India, the entire Disney+ catalog has already gone live on Hotstar—the largest streaming service in the South Asian market by user count.

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Coronavirus be damned: Movies from SXSW will be shown online by Amazon for free

The South by Southwest (SXSW) conference this year may have been canceled this year due to coronavirus concerns, but the movies that were going to be presented there will still be shown. And thanks to Amazon, it won't just be attendees enjoying these flicks, either. Amazon and SXSW are working together to stream them, and we'll all be able to watch them — for free.

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Stadia adding 2 co-op games this year for volleyball and bullet-hell fans alike

Two new co-op games have jumped into the queue for Stadia's 2020 lineup and they look to be bangers. We're looking at gun-induced volleyball game Gunsport — which will debut first on Stadia — and rhythm-based bullet hell Just Shapes & Beats.

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Sling is offering a bunch of TV and movies for free right now, no signup required (Update: 7 new channels)

To help fight stay-at-home boredom, Sling TV has just launched a new "Stay in & Sling" promotion. It's a derpy name, but it means you can binge watch a bunch of streaming shows from your computer or Android device, which would usually cost you money, but right now, it's free. Shows include Hell's Kitchen, Forensic Files, and the classic 3rd Rock from the Sun, and you can also watch live news coverage from ABC news.

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Google Arts & Culture app turns selfies into AI-powered works of art inspired by famous paintings

Google's Arts & Culture app is a good way to productively while away some time, loaded with interesting articles about art and all sorts of things. It's also where those fun "art doppelganger" comparisons came from a few years back, and now it's picking up another fun camera feature. A new AI-powered Art Transfer mode lets you apply filters generated from specific famous works of art to your own photos —with extra tools like masking for even more creative uses.

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