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All the free games included with Stadia Pro

All the free games included with Stadia Pro

Stadia's $10-a-month premium subscription, Stadia Pro, includes access to an ever-expanding catalog of games at no additional cost. The selection of redeemable games varies — Google adds a few each month, and sometimes removes some. Here, for your convenience, we've compiled a handy list of all the games you can claim right now.

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Stadia's Black Fridays sales are here, including 60% off the recently-added Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Stadia's Black Fridays sales are here, including 60% off the recently-added Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Google Stadia is now a year old, and this has probably been the best month ever for the service. Family sharing finally arrived, iOS support is (once again) in development, some YouTube Premium subscribers received Stadia Premiere Edition for free, and Assassin's Creed Valhalla was a day-one release. The good news just keeps on coming, as Stadia receives another high-profile game (albeit a year late) and some decent Black Friday sales.

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Google Pay kills website functionality, forcing people to use the new app

Google Pay kills website functionality, forcing people to use the new app

Google Pay got a big revamp last week. The brand-new app introduces a number of features like automatic receipt scanning, as well as a fresh new interface. But with the turn towards a new direction, Google is ending support for a key feature of Google Pay on the web. Starting next year, users won't be able to send or receive money unless they use the new app.

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Football Manager 2021 Mobile is now available on Android

Football Manager 2021 Mobile is now available on Android

The Football Manager series sees yearly releases, and so it's that time of year again, which means Football Manager 2021 Mobile is now available on Android. Typically this annual release comes with a separate Touch version in tow for those that prefer to play on tablets, but it looks like the Touch version has been pushed back to December 1st. Still, if you don't require a tablet interface for your Football Manager needs, you can grab the standard version of Football Manager 2021 Mobile from the Play Store starting today.

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Stadia exec says 400 games are in development for the platform

Stadia exec says 400 games are in development for the platform

Stadia wasn't off to a great start and still has trouble positioning itself as a viable alternative to the just-launched PlayStation 5 and the new Xbox Series, but Google is finally starting to gain some traction with promotions and hype. And it really looks like the company and third-party developers are committed to the platform. Stadia's director of games Jack Buser told MobileSyrup that his team "built a roadmap of about 400 games in development right now from 200 developers."

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Google created a Mandalorian AR experience, only available on select 5G phones (APK Download)

Google created a Mandalorian AR experience, only available on select 5G phones (APK Download)

It looks like 5G is the standard of choice in a galaxy far, far away, as Google and Lucasfilm have teamed up to create a Mandalorian AR experience that is only available on 5G Pixel phones and "other select 5G Android" handsets. Interestingly enough, you don't actually need to be on a 5G connection to get in on the fun, and when we sideloaded the app to older, 4G-only phones, we noticed that the experience is running just fine.

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Zoom now has just as many installs on Android as Spotify and SwiftKey

Zoom now has just as many installs on Android as Spotify and SwiftKey

Zoom was already a popular video-conferencing tool before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Still, as it became one of the top choices for video calls at the start of 2020 (much to Google's chagrin), it quickly turned into a household name. If you needed another indicator of how popular Zoom has become, the Android app just passed 500 million downloads on the Google Play Store.

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Google's newest app pays you to talk to your phone

Google's newest app pays you to talk to your phone

Google is no stranger to experimenting with strange new apps, but its latest one introduces a few more incentives than usual. Currently in Early Access on the Play Store, Task Mate promises to reward users for completing simple tasks — and those rewards come in the form of cash.

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There's a new Tomb Raider game coming to mobile in 2021 — watch the first teaser trailer here

There's a new Tomb Raider game coming to mobile in 2021 — watch the first teaser trailer here

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30 temporarily free and 63 on-sale apps and games for Monday

30 temporarily free and 63 on-sale apps and games for Monday

Welcome to Monday, everyone. Things have been busy over the weekend, and so I have a boatload of sales to share with everyone. Today's most significant sale is for Cubasis 3, an expensive digital audio workstation that's currently half off. Next up is CloudPlayer, a competent music player that can utilize the tracks you store on your online file locker of choice. And last up is Quell Reflect+, an older puzzle game that offers pleasant music. 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 30 temporarily free and 63 on-sale apps and games for the beginning of the week.

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