Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes: new mode, ship, and mystery character revealed

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Please tilt your screen back or reposition yourself so that these words are receding into the background. Thank you. A long, long time ago, or rather, about two years ago, which isn’t that long really, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes arrived on app stores around the world. As we approach the game’s momentous second anniversary, EA has been in touch to let us know about a few updates that are in the works. Among the biggest is the new Territory Wars mode, which will allow guilds to ...

There’s a Stranger Things Android game and it looks amazing

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Out of nowhere, like a monster from another dimension, Stranger Things: The Game has appeared on the Google Play store, and it looks great. Presumably intended to raise awareness of the series ahead of Stranger Things season two, which is due to hit Netflix later this month, Stranger Things: The Game is a retro top-down action adventure game that wouldn’t have looked entirely out of place in its historical setting of 1984. You get to play as Hopper and co. in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. The game ...

Game of Thrones: Conquest is coming out on October 17th, pre-register now for goodies

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The long, long winter of Game of Throneslessness may last as long as last two years. Statistically, some of us won’t be alive when the thaw comes. Fortunately, we have mobile games to keep us going. Game of Thrones: Conquest, from developer Turbine and publisher Warner Bros, is a strategy MMO game that sees you taking control of a house and battling for supremacy in Westeros. Not only do you need to do the sort of resource management that’s rarely depicted in the TV series or books, ...

Age of Giants on Android is the most epic fantasy tower defence game imaginable

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The final season of Game of Thrones promises to be the epic fantasy showdown to end all epic fantasy showdowns. It’ll make the Battle of Five Armies from Lord of the Rings look like a playground scrap. But that could be two years away. That’s where Age of Giants comes in. This polished tower defence game from developer Astrobot has every conceivable fantasy base covered, and it’s as epic as they come. The story of the Age of Giants Let’s start with the backstory. A long, long time ago ...

Namco Bandai’s Tales of Link getting new events, rewards, and prizes throughout October

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Has it been two years already? Have you really spent 730 whole days playing Tales of Link, Namco Bandai’s free to play RPG featuring characters from its popular ‘Tales of…’ games? No, probably not. But still, if you do enjoy a spot of Tales of Link then you’re in for a good weekend. To celebrate the game’s two-year anniversary, Namco Bandai has released a new PvP system and is holding a series of in-game events between the 5th and the 8th of October. The system, called Duel Fes, will ...

Acclaimed LucasArts-esque adventure Thimbleweek Park delayed by a week on Android

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If you were pinning your hopes on playing the much-vaunted point and click adventure game Thimbleweed Park on your Android device this week, prepare to be mildly disappointed and/or slightly frustrated. Developer Ron Gilbert, whose credits include Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, and more recently DeathSpank, has revealed on the Thimbleweed Park dev blog that the Android version will take a week longer to hit Google Play than expected. Which, let’s be honest, is no big deal. Fortunately, the game is already out on iOS and ...

Roguelike fans rejoice! The Scrungeon Depths gets a trailer and release date

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Gamers in the know have been looking forward to The Scrungeon Depths for a long time. This pixelart dungeon crawler takes its cues from retro roguelikes like Death Road to Canada, and also from DeathSpank, in that it sends up dungeon crawling tropes while also using them expertly. And now there’s a new trailer, giving us a glimpse at the game’s frenetic pace, as well as its sense of humour. As you can see, the action is insane and the random-title-generator item names include such gems as “Claustrophobic ...

The latest Humble Mobile Bundle is made in Korea

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We’ll level with you: we’ve only played two of the games in the latest Humble Mobile Bundle. However, that won’t stop us from unreservedly recommending that you buy the $1 tier at the very least. For that miniscule sum you’ll get the SilverBullet, a massive and graphically rich twin-stick shooter that got rave reviews, and I.F.O., which looks like a bit like Luftrausers dressed up like an LCD game. At the next tier (currently $4.89) you’ve got Dim Light, a horror game that was originally developed for VR, ...