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Lego Minifigures Online Goes Free

Lego Minifigures Online, the MMO based around those damn awesome mini figures has gone free.

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Will the next Apple TV support Games and Controllers? All signs point to yes.

Could the App Store for Apple TV finally be here? Seems like the noise surrounding it has risen to a fever pitch just before the Apple event next week. 9to5Mac seems to think it’s a sure thing. They have outlined the plans for an App Store, games, and support for bluetooth controllers (like those already supported on iOS).

We hope it’s true, finally, that this is happening. I’ve seen how good Android gaming can be on a NVIDIA Shield Android TV (it’s my main console now). With the support of the App Store developers, non-consoles or unconsoles like the Apple TV may really take off. 9to5Mac is expecting the updated Apple TV to be $149-199. We’ll see next week.

Via 9to5Mac

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Real Racing 3 Goes NASCAR with Sprint Cup Series and Richmond International Raceway

Real Racing 3 is adding NASCAR cars and races to it’s ever expanding arcade racing game today. With the update players will be able to take a 700 hp NASCAR racing care around the Richmond International Raceway. The update includes the ability to:

· Drafting: when a car sits behind another car which creates less drag and hence increases their speed
· Slingshot passing: when you use drafting to gain momentum to overtake another car
· Navigating around a pack: with so many cars on the track, players will need to learn the best time to pass, cut in front of, or draft their opponents to win

Previews via Touch Arcade:

First Trailer for “Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes” from EA Released – shows it’s more than just a CCG

Back at E3, EA teased a collectible card game set in the Star Wars galaxy, but showed just a couple title and character stills. Touch Arcade brings us the first trailer and it shows that it’s more than just a CCG, though we know no further details — the action sequences could be just canned fight scenes. Hopefully we’ll know more soon. Take a look.

Via Touch Arcade

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Out Now: Bullet Boy from Kongregate

An incredibly fun adventure across a floating world, where you fire yourself out of powerful cannons!

Meet Bullet Boy, the courageous kid who rushes to escape a deadly tornado, while he tries to collect the missing pieces of some very mysterious, and fascinating statues.

Packed with highly dynamic mechanics. Avoid birds, buildings and weird machines, tap rapidly to dodge fast-moving obstacles, aim precisely to get to the next cannon, or shoot to the sky to elude multiple obstacles altogether, and quickly get to your goal!

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Out Now: Sage Solitaire from Zach Gage

Zach Gage has a way of making old games refreshing and new again and Zach has done it again. This time with solitaire by mashing it up with poker in Sage Solitaire. It’s a simple game to play, but hard to get a great score on (mine is 1580).

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Out Now: Breakneck from PikPok games

Breakneck is a departure for PikPok, one I hope to see more of. This futuristic escape racing sim looks great.

– Thrilling action gameplay as you speed through a hostile world, building distance and collecting supplies
– Daily and weekly missions to test your abilities
– Awesome 3D graphics and environments depicting a ravaged post invasion landscape
– Environment resets daily so there are always new paths and challenges to master
– Weekly tournaments and leaderboards so you can compete against other survivors
– Boosts and unlockable ship upgrades to help you tackle ever-evolving challenges
– Phantom ships of last and best daily runs so you can race to beat your best score
– All new original soundtrack by musical artist Kadington

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Out Now: Lara Croft Go

Continuing on the success of Hitman Go, Square Enix has released Lara Croft Go. This take on the Lara Croft franchise has the player controlling Lara Croft in a turn-based puzzle game.

• Experience lush visuals and a captivating soundtrack
• Navigate using simple swipe-to-move controls
• Fight menacing enemies, overcome dangerous obstacles and escape deadly traps
• Solve more than 75 puzzles split into 5 chapters
• Collect ancient relics and unlock new outfits for Lara

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Out Now: Ski Safari 2

Ski Safari takes all that was great about the original and it’s 140 million downloads and amps every thing up. More of everything in a game can sometimes be too much, but Ski Safari 2 gets it just right and doesn’t lose the charm of the original.

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Amazon App Store Goes Underground – Giving Away $10,000+ in Apps and Games to Android Users

Amazon has struggled getting their App Store and games on non-Kindle devices. Due to rules in Google Play they can’t offer their App Store on the Google Play store. But now they have an incentive to make it more enticing for users to go through the process of installing the Amazon App Store and download apps — $10,000+ in free games and apps.

Amazon is doing this by partnering with developers and paying a per-minute usage fee to the developers. Amazon makes it clear that users don’t pay anything, they foot the bill. If you have an Android device, seems like a no-brainer.

Head to Amazon Underground to get started.

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Play This! Tap Quest: Gate Keeper

I’ve been a sucker for the idle RPG/clicker type game for a while. This game reminds me greatly of that genre’s leveling and upgrades system, but includes actual game play. The idea is to keep the bad guys from sitting by the gate long enough to open it and release the dragon. It’s quick, it’s fun, and very challenging.

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Gear Review: Sandisk iXpand external storage for iOS devices

Sandisk was nice enough to send us their latest mobile flash drive, the iXpand. This iOS only device allows both backups of photos, videos, and contacts as well as playing media directly from the device with the iXpand Sync app. Read on for the full review.
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First Look: Pac-Man 256 from Crossy Road Dev Hipster Whale

We finally get to see some gameplay footage from the upcoming Pac-Man 256 game from Crossy Road developer Hipster Whale. It looks just about as good as we had hoped – an infinite Pac-Man type board, blocky graphics, and well, it looks like fun.

We’ll hold judgement until the game is released — but fingers are crossed. This should be out soon. Bandai Namco have a way… Well let’s just say we are hoping that Hipster Whale get to do things their way with this one.

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Out Now: Baller Legends

Can you feel the sweat pouring down your face as you fly through the air and slamdunk? Swipe to shoot, tap to dunk, and enter the record books as a legendary basketball player. Travel to diverse locations, upgrade and stylize your rookie, and face the challenges that will push you to the limit.

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Out Now: Zoombinis

Play Zoombinis and guide the little blue creatures through fun and increasingly challenging puzzles on their way to a new home.

Zoombinis is a re-creation of the classic, award-winning 1990’s puzzle game Logical Journey of the Zoombinis. The small blue creatures, each with distinct personalities and appearances, are escaping imprisonment by the evil Bloats who have taken over the Zoombinis’ home. Players take on the role of guide and help the Zoombinis reach the safety of Zoombiniville.

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Out Now: Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon

The must download game of the week!

From the creators of the iPhone GAME OF THE YEAR award-winners, Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor and Waking Mars.

Spin webs of your own design to trap insects as you explore a mysterious abandoned mansion. Learn the truth about what happened there and leave the place covered in cobwebs.

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Out Now: Paradise Bay – A Simulation Game from King

King is trying something new. A tropical island based FarmVille type game, Paradise Bay.

Let the warm island sun and refreshing tropical breeze fuel your sense of adventure! Welcome to Paradise Bay, the ultimate escape for travelers, explorers, and dreamers.

Live the island life as you create a thriving seaport, discover new worlds, and trade with friends. Develop meaningful relationships with islanders, merchants, and adorable island animals!

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Out Now: Farming Simulator 16

Some would say that down to earth simulation games like this are out of place in a gaming universe with no bounds. I see a certain Zen to them, especially in our current never stop lifestyle. Much like a simple check-in/collection game, Farming Simulator 16 is a way to zone out and relax. And it doesn’t hurt that you can drive a tractor in the game too.

Farming Simulator 16 allows you to manage your own realistic farm in extraordinary detail. Plant, grow, harvest, and sell five different crops, raise cows and sheep, and sell timber at your own pace. Buy new fields to expand your farm land. Take direct control of harvesters and tractors, or hire AI helps and manage your growing farm from the full screen management map.

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Out Now: Five Nights at Freddys 4

In this last chapter of the Five Nights at Freddy’s original story, you must once again defend yourself against Freddy Fazbear, Chica, Bonnie, Foxy, and even worse things that lurk in the shadows. Playing as a child whose role is yet unknown, you must safeguard yourself until 6am by watching the doors, as well as warding off unwanted creatures that may venture into your closet or onto the bed behind you.

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Out Now: Cosmonautica, Quirky Space Sim from Chasing Carrots

It’s been described as The Sims meets Elite — this odd little gem is out now on iOS and Android.

Start by boarding a washed-up space cruiser and fulfill your destiny as an aspiring captain on the hunt for fame and fortune. Cosmonautica combines elements of space trading and crew simulation to create a unique experience. Only if you take good care of your crew you will be able to succeed.

Do you have what it takes to become the best trader, smuggler, pirate or even space taxi? It’s your choice!

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Out Now: Race the Sun

You are a solar craft. The sun is your death timer. Hurtle towards the sunset at breakneck speed in a futile race against time. Delay the inevitable by catching energy boosts which reverse the setting sun – if only for a moment.

Race The Sun is inspired by arcade games of the past with a focus on highscores, short game sessions, and pure fun mingled with a nerve-wracking tension. The rules are simple: don’t crash, stay in the light, and don’t slow down!

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