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Civilization VI turn-based strategy game arrives on Android, two years after iOS release

Civilization VI turn-based strategy game arrives on Android, two years after iOS release

Sid Meier's Civilization series has been a mainstay on PCs since the first game's release in 1991, though developer Firaxis has occasionally dabbled in console and mobile titles. The last game to make an appearance on Android was Civilization Revolution 2 in 2014, a simplified version of the usual Civ formula, but now a full-blown port of the latest main game has arrived on Android.

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How to use a PS4 controller on an Android phone or tablet

How to use a PS4 controller on an Android phone or tablet

The controller for Sony's PlayStation 4, the DualShock 4, is one of the most popular gamepads right now. It's even a great controller for people without PlayStation consoles, since it can also be used with gaming PCs and Android devices. That's right, you could be playing Fortnite, Minecraft, and plenty of other titles on your phone with physical controls with a PlayStation 4 controller.

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SanDisk MicroSD cards up to 1TB heavily discounted in one-day Amazon storage sale

SanDisk MicroSD cards up to 1TB heavily discounted in one-day Amazon storage sale

It hasn't been long since the last big Amazon sale on storage, but the online gigaretailer is back at it with another huge crop of deals on SD cards, flash drives, and more. Today only, you can catch up to 25 percent off all kinds of digital storage accessories — including a meaty discount on a one-terabyte MicroSD card.

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How to use touch controls when playing Google Stadia on your phone or tablet

How to use touch controls when playing Google Stadia on your phone or tablet

Gamers would be hard-pressed to find a single instance where touchscreen controls outperform a handheld controller or mouse/keyboard setup. However, the folks at Stadia understand that players don't always have access to the right peripherals when it's time to play. Here's everything you need to know about how to use the native on-screen touch controls in the Google Stadia app.

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Microsoft launches its Stadia competitor xCloud on September 15, details custom touch controls

Microsoft launches its Stadia competitor xCloud on September 15, details custom touch controls

Last month, Microsoft announced a big round of updates regarding the future of its gaming strategy, giving us more details on its upcoming Xbox Series X and backward compatibility. The company also gave some attention to its cross-platform Stadia competitor, xCloud (our comparison here). Microsoft is finally getting ready to launch the service and has shared that it'll come September 15 as part of the existing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which costs $14.99 a month. The Xbox developers have also shown off some game-specific touch controls, developed in cooperation with the respective studio.

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The best game controllers for Android smartphones

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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Video game emulation on Android: apps, ROMs, and everything else you'll need

Video game emulation on Android: apps, ROMs, and everything else you'll need

Emulating games isn't exactly a new thing, but emulating on your smartphone has caused the hobby to enter something of a renaissance in recent years. With many of us sitting around at home (and not wanting to break the bank on Hot New Games), there's never been a better time to crack into the mountain of classic (or not-so-classic) games available online. Getting started with emulating video game consoles on Android can be a bit dizzying, so we're going to break down the tools and resources you'll need to get up and running, be it with some old school Mario or a relaxing afternoon of Pokémon in the backyard.

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Kingdom Hearts Dark Road is finally available on Android as an update to Union χ

Kingdom Hearts Dark Road is finally available on Android as an update to Union χ

Square Enix has revealed a new Kingdom Hearts game for mobile, and it's tentatively titled Project Xehanort. The reason for this placeholder name is so Square Enix can drum up press by asking everyone to join a Twitter campaign to guess the game's name.

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SanDisk MicroSD cards and more are up to 20 percent off in one-day storage sale

SanDisk MicroSD cards and more are up to 20 percent off in one-day storage sale

If you're anything like the majority of the AP editorial staff, you've never deleted a file in your entire life. You gotta put all that junk somewhere. If you're low on space, now's a fine time to stock up on storage: a bunch of memory cards, SSDs, and flash drives are on sale today at Amazon.

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2015 Sony Android TVs are getting updated — to Android 8 Oreo

2015 Sony Android TVs are getting updated — to Android 8 Oreo

Sony Android TV owners are used to delayed updates, but several 2015 Bravia TVs are finally getting updated — to Android 8 Oreo. This update is allegedly for KD- KE- and XBR- models, though so far documentation has only been published for KD models. The update doesn't seem to be rolling out widely yet, but a changelog and firmware download page for Asia Pacific models has been posted by Sony.

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