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Android 12 preps a floating gaming toolbar

Android 12 preps a floating gaming toolbar

While the first Android 12 developer preview may not carry too many new features compared to its predecessor on the surface, there is a ton of stuff hidden behind system flags, including a notification shade makeover, wallpaper-based themes, and an iPhone-style one-handed mode. But gamers are also in for a treat: The developer preview appears to lay the foundation for an in-game toolbar, as reported by XDA.

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Kitty Letter is a cat-themed 'words with enemies' game by the creator of The Oatmeal

Kitty Letter is a cat-themed 'words with enemies' game by the creator of The Oatmeal

The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman isn't only famous for his humorous webcomics; he also made a name for himself as the creator of card games like Exploding Kittens and Bears vs. Babies. The former even made it to Android in the form of a mobile game, and now Inman is ready to launch another free-to-play video game: Kitty Letter, which he describes as "Scrabble combined with Clash Royale."

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SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated lands on Android for $10

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated lands on Android for $10

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom was released in 2003, and even though critic reviews were mixed, the game gained enough of a cult following to receive a remake last year. The 'Rehydrated' version is already available on all major consoles and PC, but now a mobile port is on the way, thanks to developer HandyGames.

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Wallace & Gromit enter the realm of augmented reality in The Big Fix Up, now available on Android

Wallace & Gromit enter the realm of augmented reality in The Big Fix Up, now available on Android

Wallace & Gromit: The Big Fix Up is an upcoming augmented reality game for mobile, and it's slated for release in the UK in the fall of 2020 and will be released worldwide at a later date. Since this is a fresh announcement, only a few details have been shared, and so far, we know the game will be animated through CG, and that fans will get to join the duo in their latest business venture as an employee of the Spick & Spanners. Ideally, the game will provide a home-based experience (as in this AR game can easily be played at home), and will support the majority of modern smartphones.

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Create your own fantastical creatures with Google's ML-based Chimera Painter

Create your own fantastical creatures with Google's ML-based Chimera Painter

Creating creatures and characters for games takes up hours upon hours for designers, which is particularly a problem when you need thousands of individual models. That's where Google's Research and Stadia teams come in. Together, they've created an ML-based tool that could one day help designers make monsters for their games — and you can use that tool right now on the web.

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How to play classic DOS games on Android and Chromebooks

How to play classic DOS games on Android and Chromebooks

You already probably know about video game console emulators for Android, but what if you want to play classic PC titles originally meant for DOS, like Sim City, or DOOM? Well, it's not quite as simple: taking your favorite old PC games on the go can involve anything from setting up virtual drives to running command-line programs.

While it's not the most complex process in the world, you definitely could be forgiven for not knowing where to start, which is why we decided to create this guide. Emulating DOS on Android and Chomebooks (with Play Store support) is totally doable, and you can be up and running in just a few minutes.

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Professor Layton and the Unwound Future is finally available on Android

Professor Layton and the Unwound Future is finally available on Android

The Professor Layton series of puzzle games has been incredibly popular since its debut on the Nintendo DS, and the first two games have already been ported to Android. Now the third title in the original triology, Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, is coming to mobile later this month.

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Stadia will get Far Cry 6 in February

Stadia will get Far Cry 6 in February

Ubisoft has just revealed the sixth installment of Far Cry, set on "a Caribbean island simmering with revolutionary tension." Google quickly jumped in to announce that the new part of the series will also come to Stadia when it launches on February 18, 2021, which will make it the first Far Cry game you can play on the streaming platform.

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Stadia’s State Share will allow you to seamlessly jump into a friend’s multiplayer game

Stadia’s State Share will allow you to seamlessly jump into a friend’s multiplayer game

One of Stadia's more interesting features, State Share, is slated to launch along with the game creation platform Crayta, the timed exclusive coming to Google's platform on July 1. State Share leverages the fact that Stadia is based in the cloud and lets players join others seamlessly through links, making it easy to jump into a session with friends or streamers. It'll also allow you to bookmark specific parts of a game for yourself.

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Watch the OnePlus Crackables puzzle game finale stream right here

Watch the OnePlus Crackables puzzle game finale stream right here

OnePlus' Crackables puzzle game from 2018 is back. A collaboration between OnePlus and Google, the new Crackables 2.0 is offering a 10,000 cash grand prize for the winner, with another $10,000 going to charity. The game started just a few minutes ago at noon (ET), and you can play now.

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