Tag Archive: Play


Google Play Games gets new features following Game Developers Conference

With Google highlighting that 3 out of 4 Android users now use their device for gaming, increased focus has been put on improving the experience for those users. Google has also said that the momentum of their Google Play Games service is continuing to grow, with approximately 4 times the amount of revenue paid to developers in 2013 when compared to 2012.

As part of this move to improve the Google Play Games experience is the launch of new features  [Read More…]

Mount & Blade: Warband goes medieval on Google Play

Whether you are a fan of action packed RPGs or just think that medieval weapons look downright awesome, Mount & Blade: Warband has something for you.

TaleWorlds Entertainment has just launched the new combat-filled RPG, developed specifically for SHIELD and other Tegra 4 devices. The game touts realistic combat letting players charge into battle with online multiplayer and lets players rule their own kingdom. For those of us that prefer to joust alone, do not fear, as there is a  [Read More…]

Veronica Mars movie already in Google Play

Fans of Veronica Mars are nerding out this week (and rightfully so) after a successful Kickstarter campaign resurrected the cult hit and got a movie made. And after opening in theaters on Friday, it’s already available for streaming from Google Play. Hollywood, take note — this is how it should be done. Now shut up and take our money.

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Google Play Store 4.6.16 now rolling out with new password options, batch app installing

A few interface and wording changes make the app a little more friendly

A new version of the Google Play Store is rolling out to a wide number of people this week, bringing with it a few new options in the settings and some visual tweaks that make the whole app run a bit smoother. Nothing will blow you away in this update, but there are a few solid improvements, starting with new control over your  [Read More…]

Google Play Store update available: Adds ability to set purchase requirements

With all the focus surrounding the class-action lawsuit due to unauthorised charges accumulated through in-app purchases, Google has issued an update to the Google Play Store of which one particular added feature is the ability to set exactly when to be prompted for authentication.

The standard 30-minute window is still there as it always was, and you can follow this tip to set it, but now users can opt to be asked for the password in order to authenticate every  [Read More…]

Minuum 2.0 keyboard now available on Google Play

Minuum, the Android keyboard app that shrinks its keys down into almost a single line of characters, has concluded beta testing of its version 2.0 release, and the new build is now available Google Play. The app, a product of Y-Combinator startup Whirlscape, has been available since last year, but the latest version brings reduced keyboard lag, new languages and bug fixes. It’s also available as a free 30-day trial if you don’t want to fork  [Read More…]

TIP: Password protect your purchases through Google Play

In the wake of news that Google is facing a class-action lawsuit due to unauthorised charges accumulated through in-app purchases without parents permission. The lawsuit has been filed against Google in the US District Court for the Northern District of California by a New York resident, Llana Imber-Gluck, whose child spent $ 68.95 on the Marvel Run Jump Smash! game without her permission.

You can help avoid such a situation by password protecting your Google Play in order to prevent unauthorised  [Read More…]

Threes! addictive number game available on Google Play

The popular addictive number puzzle game Threes! has been released for Android on the Google Play Store. Threes! involves matching numbers in a puzzle which will be sure to test your mathematic skills.

The App has been ported from iOS by Hidden Variable Studios and remains the same price at $ 1.99. The developers of Three! published the following infographic showing the various statistics of the game that give an interesting insight into the popular puzzle game.

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Play Alien Ride for Android, hear new Skrillex album, Recess

First full-length album available as an easter egg inside the game

This one’s slightly strange, but if you’re a fan of dubstep artist, Skrillex, you’ll want to listen up. He’s got a new – well, first – album called Recess coming out on March 18, but if you download and play Alien Ride for Android and iOS you can listen to it in full as you progress through the game.

The Play Store listing makes no  [Read More…]

Get a Google Play Music All Access 60-day trial if you have a Chromebook

If you haven’t used a previous trial, Google is giving 60 days of all-you-can-listen to Chromebook users

Google Play Music All Access is pretty sweet. You can add any album to your library, listen to ad-free Internet Radio based on genre or based on a particular song, artist or album, or even try the “I’m Feeling Lucky” feature and see what you get. We all use it here around the office, and if it’s available in  [Read More…]