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34 temporarily free and 32 on-sale apps and games to start the weekend, including Baldur's Gate

Another week is coming to a close, so here's one final round of app sales to send you off into the weekend. Today's list is shorter than Wednesday's and arguably better, even including Hook and Baldur's Gate, so have fun looking through what's on offer today.

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34 temporarily free and 49 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Another week is half done and that means it's time for another round of app sales. Today's list is quite underwhelming, but that's how it goes sometimes. Hopefully Friday's roundup will be better.

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Google is launching its own game studio to create Stadia-exclusive games

Google just unveiled Stadia, the game streaming service we all helped test as Project Stream a few months ago. The full service, which launches later this year, will support plenty of titles you can get on other platforms with cross-play. However, Google is taking things a step further with Stadia Games and Entertainment, a game studio that will produce titles exclusively for Stadia. 

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Google formally reveals its new game streaming platform Stadia, works on basically any screen

Google just took the wraps off "Stadia," its new multi-platform, game-streaming service. Some details, like precise pricing and specific dates for availability, are still unknown, but we've pulled together all the details mentioned at the GDC keynote reveal for you, so let's take a look.

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Google Play opens pre-registration to all developers, increases App Bundle size limit, and more

Google's big announcement for the Game Developer Conference (GDC) isn't coming until tomorrow, but it isn't all the company has planned. Google today announced a series of changes coming to the Play Store, primarily focused on game development, but also plenty of general-purpose features for developers.

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112 temporarily free and 37 on-sale apps and games to start the week

Welcome to another week. I hope that you're not too hungover from St. Patrick's Day, but if you are, I wish you a speedy recovery on this Monday morning. Today's list of app sales is inflated thanks to Motion Wallpapers putting its entire library up for free, but there are couple of goodies here (which you will find in bold).

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22 best new Android games released this week including Stardew Valley, Returner Zhero - Final Cut, and Where's Om Nom?

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 I have the long-awaited farming sim release Stardew Valley, the sequel to the gorgeous puzzle adventure game Returner 77, and a virtual reality release that stars everyone's favorite frog from the Cut the Rope franchise. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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33 temporarily free and 53 on-sale apps and games, including Evoland 2 and Planescape: Torment

Welcome, all, to the end of another week. While we continue to dig through all of the good stuff in the Android Q Beta, I thought that you all might appreciate some app sales to pass the time. Today's list has a couple notable items, including Evoland 2 for $0.99 and the fantastic Planescape: Torment. But I won't keep you any longer — have at it and enjoy your weekend.

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New Google ad tech uses machine learning to only harass game players who aren't likely to spend on IAPs

In this day and age, it's easy to be cynical about the games industry, advertising, and the general state of a lot of consumer technology. Google has magnanimously decided to help Android game developers increase monetization opportunities by offering means to re-capture wayward players and keep paying ones happy in ad-free bliss. How, you might ask? Two ways: using ads to draw people back into a game and by using machine learning to only serve advertisements to those deemed less likely to buy in-app purchases.

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Stardew Valley for Android is out a day early

The wildly popular farming simulator Stardew Valley, much beloved by its fans, has finally hit Android. We found out about this several months ago – shortly after which iOS got its port – but it looks like the game dropped a whole day early. That's right, you can go buy Stardew Valley right now in the Play Store. I can sense your excitement from here.

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