Opinion: Netflix for mobile games is the future, and would kill off the platform’s obsession with freemium

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If VentureBeat‘s latest report is true, Google is reportedly working on a subscription service for Android gamers. That means we could end up consuming mobile games like we do Netflix. And it makes an awful lot of sense. Rather than developers battling it out to get you to cough up a dollar on some worthless IAP, they’ll be battling for downloads or number of plays. You know what that means, don’t you? That developers will first and foremost want to make a good game, rather than a ...

Pre-register for Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition now

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You can now pre-register for Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition, an upcoming Android version of Capcom’s hit fighting franchise. This entry actually launched on iOS last year, but has taken its sweet time making the transition to Android. Still, if you love the franchise it’s better late than never. It’s basically a watered down version of the console version. All of your favourite fighters return as well, so you can Hadouken to your heart’s content. So go ahead and pre-register for Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition right now on Capcom’s official site. You’ve got ...

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition is out now on Android

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Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition has finally launched on Android, following its announcement late last year. Square Enix has shrunk it down for mobile in a chibi style. You only have to tap to play it as well. That includes walking, talking to NPCs, and battling the various monsters you face on your quest. You can grab Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition on Android right now The story’s the same as well. You play as Noctis, the prince of Lucis, who is on his way to wed Lunafreya in a peace ...

Switch side scroller Earth Wars has fired over to Android

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Earth Wars is a side scrolling hack and slasher that originally launched on Switch and is out now on Android. It’s pretty gorgeous, with visuals that look like the pages of a comic book. It takes place in the year 2020, when aliens have taken over the world. Human weapons have no effect on these monsters, so it’s up to humanity to rely on super soldiers to battle them. Earth Wars has leapt over from Nintendo Switch to Android You take control of one of these soldiers and hack, slash, and ...

Pixel pretty Metroidvania Dandara is out now on Android

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Dandara is yet another Metroidvania that harkens back to the good old days when you could count the number of pixels on screen. As a result, it offers a fair challenge. You play as the eponymous hero who’s trying to save the world of Salt. It appears to be under some kind of dictatorship, and only you can save it for some reason. Metroidvania Dandara is out right now on Android So you’ll run, jump, and gun your way through a variety of different environments and villains. You can ...

Microsoft celebrates stellar PUBG launch with 10,000 Battle Points giveaway

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG for short, is the gaming phenomenon of the moment. Based on designs created by legendary modder Brendan ‘PlayerUnknown’ Greene, it sees you parachuting onto an island and killing other players in Battle Royale-style melees. After several months in beta, PUBG finally launched on PC and Xbox One in December 2017, and in the few short weeks since then it has managed to attract an impressive 4 million active players on Xbox alone – a million more than initially forecast. To celebrate this amazing ...

The X-Files: Deep State is out now on Android

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The X-Files is not dead, but is now a mobile game. Dubbed Deep State, this one is a hidden object adventure in which you solve mysteries involving aliens and other paranormal stuff. You’ll investigate a variety of intriguing cases, seeking clues and tapping on them. Along the way, you’ll team up with your favourite characters from the franchise. The X-Files: Deep State is out now on Android There’s a plot too, but we won’t provide any spoilers here. We will say that you have to make a bunch of ...

Humble Mobile Bundle 22 celebrates excellence

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There doesn’t seem to be a common theme between the games in the latest Humble Mobile Bundle. Well, apart from excellence, that is. Seriously, this is some of the best gaming on Android. And you can get all of it for a mere $5. Considering the quality on offer here, that’s some serious value and you would be silly not to snatch it up immediately. To convince you, here’s a list of all of the games, including the pricing tiers. Pay $1 (about 71p) to unlock: Splitter Critters Star Vikings ...