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Doom & Destiny / Doom & Destiny: Advanced 99p each on Google Play

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oUkTuRkEyIII
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Android, Android Games, Doom & Destiny, Doom & Destiny: Advanced, Google Play

Doom & Destiny / Doom & Destiny: Advanced 99p each on Google Play Two more games added to the Google Play summer sale are Doom & Destiny and Doom & Destiny: Advanced for just 99p each for android devices.

"Four nerds, drawn into a fantasy world and mistaken for heroes, have to battle their way through a massive, crazy adventure and defeat a preposterous villain!

This great RPG has magic, dungeons, pizza, and jokes galore. If you ever enjoyed 8bit and 16bit role playing game, pen and paper rpg and nerd humor, you are going to love this game!"

Humble Bundle present the Games Workshop mobile bundle

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BuzzDuraband
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Deals
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Android, The Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle present the Games Workshop mobile bundle

Its time for a new Humble Bundle mobile bundle. This week's offering brings to us a brilliant Games Workshop bundle for a minimum of 67p for 6 great games.

Pay $1 (67p) or more to unlock!

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DuckTales: Remastered is only 69p on Google Play...Woo hoo

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BuzzDuraband
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Deals
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Android, DuckTales Remastered, Google Play

DuckTales: Remastered is only 69p on Google Play...Woo hoo

WayForward have triumphed in their mission of making an ancient platformer look and sound utterly fantastic. This will be more than enough for some, but we've come a long way in a quarter of a century. With so many immeasurably superior games available for less, only nostalgia seekers should apply. Or perhaps save your money, hum the theme tune and just remember it instead. DuckTales Remastered Review | Quack To The Future

Gaming of excellence, back when games didn't require stupidly fancy graphics, we all depended on fun family gameplay. Alongside Mickey Mouse Castle of Illusion, DuckTales will give you just that. It's brilliant retro gaming, and we love it.

Credit to wavefront on HUKD for the heads up.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars drops to 77p at the Google Play store

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oUkTuRkEyIII
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Deals
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Android, Android Games, Google Play, Google Play Credit, Grand theft auto: Chinatown Wars

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars drops to 77p at the Google Play storeThe great thing about Google Play is, they always seem overly eager to pay for our purchases with the Google Rewards Program. We honestly can’t remember the last time we paid for a game from there, but should you not be participating, it’s pretty hard to argue with Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars at only 77p, even if it is coming out of your own pocket.

Telltale Games adds direction to Minecraft: Story Mode

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BuzzDuraband
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News
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Android, iOS, Mac games, Minecraft: Story Mode, Mojang, PC, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Telltale Games, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Telltale Games adds direction to Minecraft: Story Mode

Let's do some name dropping. Telltale Games and Mojang alone should be enough to guarantee success with a video game shouldn't they? I mean after all Mojang have created possibly the most successful sandbox game of all time, and well Telltale Games just seem to turn anything they touch into a sure fire winner.

We now need to add the names Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Ashley Johnson, Scott Porter, Martha Plimpton, Dave Fennoy, Corey Feldman, Billy West, and Paul Reubens into this gaming equation (heads beginning to blow yet?) and we have the full creative team and the cast for the Minecon 2015 announced Minecraft: Story Mode.

Check out the Minecraft: Story Mode Minecon 2015 trailer below...

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Pokemon Shuffle makes the inevitable jump onto iOS & Android

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS Games, Android, Game Freak, iOS, Nintendo, Pokemon Shuffle

Pokemon Shuffle makes the inevitable jump onto iOS & Android

Nintendo accidentally released a free-to-play puzzler on 3DS earlier this year, but are now getting around to launching it on the platforms it was probably designed for in the first place.

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Monument Valley is completely free on the Amazon App Store

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BuzzDuraband
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Deals
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Amazon App Store, Android, Monument Valley

Monument Valley is completely free on the Amazon App Store

Monument Valley is possibly the most simplistic and perfect puzzle game available on a mobile device. Amazon are adding to that perfection with its current price tag on the Amazon App Store.

You're going to feel pretty bad for not paying for this once you have played it, but as the opportunity is there you may as well take advantage of it.

Typing in PSN codes is so last-gen with the new PlayStation App update

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Android, iOS, Playstation App, PS4

Typing in PSN codes is so last-gen with the new PlayStation App update

The PlayStation App has now been updated with one of the most phenomenally useful features we've ever seen.

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Tomb Raider hits Google Play store for only 99p

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BuzzDuraband
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Android, Google Play, Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider hits Google Play store for only 99p

I'm in the strong belief that something of this calibre should be plastered everywhere so that everybody knows about it! Unfortunately we didn't, but thanks to HUKD member Chaz_UK for bringing to our attention the fact that the original Tomb Raider is now available on the Google Play Store, and it's only 99p!?

Unfortunately with no reviews (due to it's 1st April release date) and the fact I have not had chance to try it yet, I am going to have to leave you with the marketing blurb for the finer details.

"Lara's back for more classic action! We’re going back to where it all began for one of the most famous video games of all time. That’s right, Tomb Raider I is now available for your Android device in all its ORIGINAL glory.

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NVIDIA Shield: finally an Android console worth caring about?

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Jonathan Lester
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Features
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Android, NVIDIA, Nvidia Shield

NVIDIA Shield: finally an Android console worth caring about?

Sorry, OUYA. My apologies, MOJO. But the fact is that Android Microconsoles have proved themselves to be a useless novelty: paperweights at worst and emulation platforms at best.

Gamers have no need for them since most of us already own an Android device and the ecosystem is poorly suited for big-budget living room gaming. And yet manufacturers keep on pumping them out, desperate to corner a market that doesn't really seem to exist outside of their imaginations.

However, NVIDIA may have finally cracked it with their latest Shield hardware.

NVIDIA Shield: finally an Android console worth caring about?

What makes the newly-announced NVIDIA Shield console different is its ability to tap into NVIDIA's subscription-based cloud streaming, 4K-ready hardware, in-home games streaming and an initiative to bring more big-label games to the Android platform.

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Get Terraria on your tablet or phone for just £1.17 at Google Play

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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Android, Mobile games, Terraria

Get Terraria on your tablet or phone for just £1.17 at Google Play

Terraria | Google Play | £1.39 | PC Review

We don't often do mobile deals here on Dealspwn, but sometimes something comes along that demands our attention.

Terraria is a brilliant craft/dig/explore/build game, and it's been discount over on the Google Play store for the first time ever. Android users, take note! Far from becoming a lesser experience on mobile platforms (*cough* Minecraft *cough*) the Terraria port works fantastically. In fact we'd even go so far as to say that it handles better on tablets than it does on consoles.

A tip of the cap to Rubisco for the spot!

Will Amazon Fire TV burn or fizzle? | Dealspwn Roundtable

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Jonathan Lester
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Features
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Amazon, Android, Fire TV, Roundtable

Will Amazon Fire TV burn or fizzle? | Dealspwn Roundtable

After months of rumours, Amazon have finally revealed their first major foray into the lounge. Amazon Fire TV is tiny and powerful, a quad-core set top box with 2GB of RAM crammed into a chassis that can snuggle into a one hand, designed to unobtrusively slot beside your existing AV setup. Packing HDMI, optical audio, robust voice commands, second-screen functionality and a range of entertainment services, it's gunning for 'all in one' appeal at a fraction of the cost. Specifically, $99.

Naturally Fire TV will take full advantage of Amazon's streaming entertainment services, alongside the likes of Netflix, Youtube, Vimeo and regional content providers, but the diminutive device also has some serious gaming chops.

A pleasingly chunky controller (sold separately) turns the set top box into a console, with the likes of Double Helix, Portal co-creator Kim Swift and Far Cry 2 producer Clint Hocking all headhunted to develop exclusive games and oversee the ecosystem. Even Notch has pledged to deliver an exclusive version of Minecraft. As an Android-based console with locked-down specs, developers will be able to quickly optimise their existing games for the platform too.

Will Amazon Fire TV burn or fizzle? | Dealspwn Roundtable

Exciting stuff... but can Fire TV successfully go toe-to-toe with the big boys on their own living room turf - and compete with any number of Android tablets that offer HDMI streaming? Is the market big enough for another Android micro-console? Big questions demand big answers, so we've got together for a bit of a virtual chinwag from three different perspectives.

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Humble PC & Android Bundle 9 is cheap and cheerful

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Android, Android Games, PC, PC games

Humble PC & Android Bundle 9 is cheap and cheerful

The ninth humble PC & Android bundle is one of the best yet, containing some very enjoyable games that can be played on Steam or Android devices.

Pay what you want for Broken Sword 2, Bridge Constructor, Type: Rider and Ravensword: Shadowlands. A nice mix of genres, from adventure to RPG and... well... bridge construction.

Beat the average (currently c. £2.30) to also receive Kingdom Rush and Knights Of Pen & Paper +1 Edition, which is well worth doing in our opinion. Thanks to lyonsbane @ HUKD!

Killer Instinct studio bought by Amazon, fans flames beneath Android console rumours

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Amazon, Android, Double Helix

Killer Instinct studio bought by Amazon, fans flames beneath Android console rumours

Would You Buy An Amazon Entertainment System?

Double Helix, the developers behind Killer Instinct and upcoming Capcom reboot Strider (amongst other vastly less impressive offerings) has been purchased by the most unlikely of companies. Amazon.

Is the colossal corporation readying a push into the home console arena with a device of their own? The evidence is mounting.

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Mad Catz MOJO Microconsole Is Ruinously Expensive

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Android, M.O.J.O., Mad Catz, Microconsole, Project M.O.J.O., Seriously?

Mad Catz MOJO Microconsole Is Ruinously Expensive

Professional detachment be damned, because sometimes we have to call it as we see it. Mad Catz have managed to practically doom their M.O.J.O. Android micro-console to obscurity before it has even released thanks to a ridiculous price point. Are you ready? Promise you won't laugh?

Okay: this Tegra 4 set-top box will set us back £219 in the UK.

You promised you wouldn't laugh.

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PlayStation App Lets You Queue Up PS4 Downloads, Acts As Second Screen

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Android, iOS, Playstation App, PS4, Sony

PlayStation App Lets You Queue Up PS4 Downloads, Acts As Second Screen

Will Be Free On iOS & Android

Sony has detailed the upcoming PlayStation App, which is designed to provide PS4 owners with loads of extra functionality.

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Beyond: Two Souls Can Be Played Using A Smartphone Rather Than DualShock

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Android, Beyond: Two Souls, Companion App, David Cage, iOS, PS3 games, Quantic Dream

Beyond: Two Souls Can Be Played Using A Smartphone Rather Than DualShock

'Not Everybody Was Born With A Controller In Their Hands'

David Cage has revealed that upcoming PS3 exclusive Beyond: Two Souls can be controlled via a linked iOS and Android smartphone or tablet.

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Xbox Music Rolls Out On iOS, Android and Browser

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Android, iOS, Microsoft, Xbox music

Xbox Music Rolls Out On iOS, Android and Browser

Microsoft have announced that their Spotify-esque streaming music service -- the aptly titled Xbox Music -- has rolled out across mobile platforms and that music can now be streamed for free via web browsers.

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RUMOUR: Amazon To Release Android Games Console This Year?

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Amazon, Android

RUMOUR: Amazon To Release Android Games Console This Year?

The Android living room race, started by the OUYA, may be about to hot up if Game Informer's sources are on the money. Apparently Amazon may be readying an Android-powered console to release before year's end.

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OUYA Review | Running On Faith

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Android, Boxer8, console, EVAC, Final Fantasy III, Hardware review, Kickstarter, Knightmare Tower, Ouya, Shadowgun, TowerFall

OUYA Review | Running On Faith

The OUYA released worldwide last week, and that fact alone is worth raising a glass to. Flying in the face of conventional wisdom, Julie Uhrman and company proved that you can create, manufacture and launch a console on the kindness of strangers; promising to disrupt the staid conventions with affordable hardware, free-to-try games and an open approach to ownership. Having backed the campaign myself, I'm genuinely proud to have been a part of this grand endeavour.

Now, however, we have to evaluate the OUYA as a viable console rather than a lovely idea.

Turning up is only half the battle. The Kickstarted cube now faces several tough challenges to cement its place in the living room, and to prove its worth as a £99 investment in gaming pleasure rather than a niche curio. Over what we hope will be an exhaustive review, we're going to look at the OUYA hardware, software and even dismantle the whole thing to come to a final verdict.

Please note that the 'Build Quality & Specifications' section has been transplanted from our OUYA pre-launch review because its still relevant (and I don't bill by wordcount).

Build Quality & Specifications

OUYA Review | Running On Faith

In terms of initial impressions, OUYA plays an absolute blinder. It's a devastatingly elegant machine; a simple yet complex minimalist shape that leads the eye with subtle rounded curves thanks to input from veteran designer Yves Behar. Sure, the OUYA is essentially a cube, but somehow manages to look utterly gorgeous when you're able to appreciate it first-hand.

Once emancipated from the box, the stunning good looks are accompanied by solid, rattle-free build quality and a pleasing sense of weight and heft (admittedly due to some metal plates screwed to the interior of the case as ballast, which I discovered when I disassembled the unit - more on that later).

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