Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Get Hooked!

Hooked is a game recommendation system that finds the best free and paid games for you. With over 200,000 games, the Market isn't personalized to you. Hooked learns your gaming preferences, game play statistics, and social mapping to provide you personalized game recommendations and advanced search features.

Hooked will simplify your Android Market experience by making it easier to find the best games just for you!

  • Personalized game recommendations
  • Personal Dashboard: Track all your game play statistics
  • Access all your installed games
  • How many games you have played, 
  • How much time you have played each game 
  • Your likes and dislikes
  • Create your own game Queue: Save games in your account to install and play later
  • Community Discovery: Find out what others are playing, what games they like and don’t like
  • Connect with your friends to see what they are playing!

Go ahead and grab it now for FREE and get hooked!

Hooked (FREE) - Android Market

SpaceCat (3D) - Cats On Flying Saucers

Enjoy an innovative gameplay that combines a lander with a platform game with high quality graphics with Space Cat (3D). Dodge walls, avoid lasers, pilot through narrow passages, catch the floating mice and more. And you can share your achievements with ScoreLoop.

In the year 3122, man has conquered space and has taken his favorite pets with him: Cats. Did you know which are the favorite toys of cats on space? Flying saucers! Even better, chasing mice while flying around! They are the only ones that can go into the narrow spaces and capture the SpaceRats, an evolved species that keeps annoying the crew of the spaceships.

Exactly, it may not be easy, but cats are provided with expert training on the SpaceCat facility. Every kitty deserves a chance to pilot a spaceship.

Do you have what it takes to drive your Spaceship along the SpaceCat training deck?

  • Highly Customizable
  • Personalize your cat, there are more than ten cats to choose from, just go and see how cute they are. Look for the cat that fulfills your needs!
  • There are also several spaceship models -with special characteristics- and a lot of themes. Whatever your preferences are, there is an option for that.
  • You can unlock these extra items using Pills, our virtual currency, and yes, you will ear some just for playing.

Space Cat is completely FREE so grab it now and start..flying!

Space Cat 3D (FREE) - Android Market

Monday, January 30, 2012

N3V Games Releases Dojo Madness

Dojo Madness plunges you fist first into a flurry of kung fu action! You must defend your Dojo by using lightening speed reflexes against the mighty Samurai Wolves of the west, the traitorous Turtles from the deep oceans in the south and the crushing Gorilla Gangs from the dark woodlands of the east.

As these vicious foes surround you, you must use all your kung fu skills to defeat them. Your killer combos enhance you by harnessing supreme ninja warrior attacks that upgrade the longer your combos continue on. Your magic spiritual essences allows you to defeat your enemies with long range attacks. When trouble strikes, crouch into your Raccoon defence mode to rethink your strategy.

  • Survive the onslaught of skilful ninja foe by testing your lighting kung fu reflexes
  • Combos advance your kung fu by enabling supreme ninja warrior attacks
  • Use melee, projectile and defensive strategies to save your furry butt!
  • Stylised cartoon graphics in full 3D
  • Online leader boards and achievements
  • Embrace the Raccoon Ninja within you!

Dojo Madness is completely FREE but expect it to be a FREEMIUM title rather than free with no catch, but in any case, you can grab it below:

Dojo Madness (FREE) - Android Market

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hop Around And Race With Hop Race

The most exhilarating racing game ever! Aside from astounding graphics and fun scene, this unorthodox game play will keep you on the edge of your seat from the beginning until the end of the race. Be in control of your hop racer and cast magic spells to get an edge over your opponents: bump, squash, leap, shrink, trap, and more to win.

  • 3 frogs and 16 skins to choose from 
  • 12 exciting race tracks 
  • Earn stars base on difficulty levels 
  • Win tournaments and unlock new tracks 
  • 8 magic items to cast

So hop on to the link below and grab it - the game is FREE:

Hop Race (FREE) - Android Market

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Shadowgun: Leftover Expansion Pack Released!

Madfinger Games has just released the Shadowgun: Leftover expansion pack update for the original Shadowgun which contains 4 new levels, a new weapon, one new monster and includes other stuff as well - check out the full changelog below:

  • EXPANSION DETAILS - Datadisc Content:
  • the story directly follows the events of original SHADOWGUN
  • 4 new levels
  • new enemy creature
  • new gun
  • new type of gamimg interaction
  • new soundtrack
  • New or improved content in general (with impact also on original Shadowgun version)
  • new effects such as camera shakes or bullet trails
  • new element in the control - Roll (player can now do rolls)
  • tuned difficulty, weapons and enemies
  • better, more intensive gaming experience

You can get the update for FREE if you own the original Shadowgun via the Android Market or from the link below:

Shadowgun: Leftover (FREE for original Shadowgun Owners) - Android Market

Friday, January 27, 2012

Awesome Screenshot Tool - Screenshot ER

As featured in Superuser Elite! Screenshot ER is a screen capture app for all rooted devices, proven to work where nothing else does. Easy to use and with lots of settings for capture maniacs too!

  • More cool options than any other app
  • Awesome thumbnail preview with dialog-based actions
  • Toggle widget for maximum efficiency
  • Our legendary daemon works on almost anything running Android, if it doesnt, we will help

  • Shake, delay, shortcut, long press, widget and visible or invisible icon methods
  • Thumbnail or full-screen previews (or none at all)
  • Live video and graphics support
  • Countdown timer
  • Rotate and flip images
  • Choose save folder 
  • Save as HQ JPEG or PNG
  • Share menu integration for Picasa, Dropbox or whatever you have installed
  • Sensitivity adjustment

You can check out the lite version which sets all the screenshot delays to 6 seconds while the paid version costs a cheap $1.98 to buy with no restrictions whatsoever. Give the lite version below a whirl and see if you like it or otherwise:

Screenshot ER Lite (FREE) - Android Market

Play With Cute Dinos In Dino Picker

This game is evolved from a fantasy story of alien world. There is a planet called 'Drakota" which is far from earth and it was habituated by alien creatures which has three life zones called "Desert", "Forest" and "Deep Sky". One day all their three life zones were occupied by dinosaurs causing havoc. 

The planet management calls on Mr. Crazy Pickers a special army commander to pick dino's and clean the planet. The Crazy Picker has a unique spaceship which can operate with fuel and can send powerful radiation beams. These beams can lift the dino's and transfer them to another planet. 

However the spaceship can pick all dino's without any difficulty but two species of dino's can release fire balls which can damage and collapse the spaceship. All depends upon the skill of Mr. Crazy Picker to operate spaceship without being hit by fireballs.

You can grab Dino Picker from the link below for FREE:

Dino Picker (FREE) - Android Market

Avantis Game Studio Releases Caps

Knock out opponent’s caps off the table. 54 levels, great graphics and physics. Take on the role of Caps Commander. Your mission is to exterminate enemy caps by throwing them out of table.

You have 3 battle caps available with whom you need to throw your enemy out of battlefield (table).

  • 9 different tables (various objects)
  • 54 addictive levels
  • Increasing levels of difficulty
  • Easy controls
  • Full featured physics of objects based on Box2D engine
  • 2 different cap types
  • Singleplayer and multiplayer
  • Hand drawn high resolution graphics

Caps is completely FREE so grab it below:

Caps (FREE) - Android Market

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Chicken Bandit Released

Rob trains and battle robot lawmen in this action packed western side-scroller. The Chicken Bandit is a western side-scrolling action game that gives you the chance to experience the age-old struggle between cowboy and robot. Play as a lone cowboy accompanied only by his over-sized chicken sidekick as you travel from land to land robbing trains and lassoing up as much loot as possible. 

You will face an army of robots bent on collecting the bounty on your head as you journey from the peaceful grassy plains to the depths of the dark robot city, where your chicken friends are being held prisoner. Along the way you will discover new lands, purchase items/upgrades, encounter dangerous boss battles, and square off in high-stakes quick draw duels. So what are you waiting for partner? Saddle up and start your adventure!

The game costs $2.99 to buy but you can try out the demo version for free below to get a feel of the game before making your purchase:

The Chicken Bandit Demo (FREE) - Android Market

GTA III Updated To Support Transformer Prime

A good developer will listen to the comments & suggestions given by the public to improve a game and Rockstar Games is definitely one of those good developers that have listened and are constantly updating the game to improve the gamers' experience and also to support new devices.

They've just updated their flagship Grand Theft Auto III : 10 Year Anniversary game with support for the latest ASUS EEE Pad Transformer Prime, gamestop wireless game controller and also other minor improvements. Check out the full changelog below:

  • Added support for Medion Lifetab and the Asus Transformer Prime
  • Integrated with Immersion Haptic Vibration Feedback
  • Tailor your visual experience with new video display settings
  • Improved controls for supported gamepads
  • Improved controls for Xperia Play
  • Game can now be installed to an SD card
  • Gamestop Wireless Game Controller fully supported.
  • Additional technical fixes

You can grab the latest update to the game below:

Grand Theft Auto III ($5) - Android Market

Sonic 4 Episode One Sprints To The Android Market

Sega has finally released Sonic The Hedgehog 4 - Episode I - The that fans have been waiting patiently for 16 years!

Featuring enhanced gameplay elements, including the classic Sonic Spin Dash, and the versatile Homing Attack, Sonic 4 picks up right where Sonic and Knuckles™ left off.

    • Two exclusive levels build specifically for smartphones using the accelerometer.
    • All of Sonic's classic moves are available, including the newer Homing Attack which will add a new level of control and excitement.
    • Race through 4 unique zones containing 4 acts each as well as 7 special stages.
    • A staple of the Genesis-era games, the special stages return allowing fans to collect the 7 Chaos Emeralds and unlock Super Sonic.
    • Dr. Eggman returns with new and improved mechas and will go berserk when he accumulates damage.

The game costs a decent $4 to buy and you can grab it below:

Sonic 4 Episode One ($4) - Android Market

Anomaly Warzone Earth HD Finally Makes It To The Android Market!

You've probably heard of this game before - yes it was an Amazon exclusive especially since the lead developer of 11 bit studios took just 2 weeks to directly port the game over to the Kindle Fire and successfully got pretty much everything working.

Not only was the game an Amazon exclusive, it only worked on tablets but this version should work on Android phones too according to the Android Market compatibility check on my Nexus One.

Award winning game Anomaly Warzone Earth HD turns tower defense on its head. This time you take control of the attacking force, pitting your heavily armored squad against the destructive towers of an alien horde. Carefully lead your squad through the invaders' defenses, shattering their towers and turrets with special weapons and power-ups in this groundbreaking new experience in tower offense.

  • Experience a new type of tower defense game where you're the attacking side
  • Think tactically and choose the right squad, route, special weapons, and plan to guarantee success in Tower Offense strategy
  • Gather resources strategically to buy and upgrade new and more powerful units
  • Play for hours on end in engaging modes of play: Story Campaign and Squad Assault modes
  • Immerse yourself in the cutting-edge graphics and atmospheric soundtrack

This is the tower offense game that you've been looking for! The game costs a pretty decent $4 to buy. Check out the launch trailer below then head on over to the link thereafter to grab it!

Anomaly Warzone Earth HD ($4) - Android Market

Great Little War Game: All Out War Released

Invade your neighbours, spread mayhem and destruction, drink a little tea! All Out War is another exciting episode of the critically acclaimed 3D turn-based strategy game "Great Little War Game". Retaining the in-depth gameplay, humour, comical style and graphical excellence of the original game.

Warning:These levels are fiendishly challenging! Players new to the game may be better off playing the early levels in Great Little War Game first!

Core Features:
  • Campaign mode
  • Four difficulty settings
  • Lush visuals
  • Full 3D terrain affects gameplay
  • Simple control method
  • Lots of units
  • Lots of terrain types
  • High replayability
  • Tons of humour

Take control of numerous different military units over air, sea and land to pulverise the enemy into submission. There are 2 new campaigns to test yourself against "All Out War" and "Holiday From Hell", both of which will push you and your men to the limit (and possibly give Generalissimo a nice quiet holiday).

You have to battle through desert, jungle, temperate and Arctic conditions to keep your general safe, which is no mean feat given where he likes to take a holiday...

So take control of your men, lead them to a glorious victory and then maybe sit down and have a cup of tea.

Great Little War Game: All Out War ($1.99) - Android Market

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD Now Free On GetJar!

Gameloft has just teamed up with Getjar to bring you some of Gameloft's titles and the first one on the list that is available for FREE now is Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD! If you've never played this game before, be sure to grab it - you have no excuses since it is absolutely FREE! 

With over 12 tracks and 42 models ranging from Ferrari to Lamborghini, this is the racing game that you want to play on your Android device. Grab it below:

Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD (FREE) - GetJar

NFL Flick Kicker By Full Fat Games Released

Full Fat Games have just released NFL Flick Kicker - the #1 mobile kicker game featuring all 32 NFL teams!Become an NFL Kicker! Choose your team, customize your player and get ready for the ultimate placekicker game. Depth of play includes PUNTING coffin corner kicks, placekicking FIELD GOALS and MORE across five game modes!

Legendary football flick and ‘after-touch’ controls from Full Fat as seen in NFL Flick Quarterback, Flick Golf and Flick Soccer. Awesome graphics set in the Super Bowl XLVI themed Lucas Oil Stadium featuring you as the kicker, the placekick holder, officials, cheerleaders and the most detailed field artwork in a kicker game yet!

  • Kick field goals like a pro NFL footballer
  • Punt coffin corner kicks with casual and pro game modes
  • Hit the uprights in a true test of Kicker skill
  • Pick your favorite team and customize your jersey, name and number
  • Interactive tutorial
  • Play in the Super Bowl XLVI Lucas Oil Stadium
  • XP Level up system based on your kicking skill
  • Live NFL news feed ticker
  • Dancing cheerleaders before the game
  • Superb high resolution graphics

If you're a big fan of football or the NFL, you should grab this game now for a cheap $0.99 only!

NFL Flick Kicker ($0.99) - Android Market

SupaSupaCross Streaks Through The Android Market

SupaSupaCross is an arcade style racing game where riders tap, tilt, and turbo-boost their way to the finish line. Be a SupaSupa star as you race across ten exciting stadium levels and increasingly difficult series challenges. A nostalgic top-down racing experience full of fun tracks, boost pads, slow-downs, and SupaSupa offroad action.

  • An exciting casual game experience that anyone can play
  • Touch or tilt controls for all types of device gamers
  • Leave other riders in the dust with fast-tap starts
  • Hit boost pads for added speed
  • Race against increasingly difficult AI as you progress through each series
  • Integration of stats and achievements lets you compare your progress against other braaaping SupaSupa stars
  • A universal build means you can enjoy the game across all mobile devices
  • Developed by the same talent to produce the top-selling MX vs. ATV series
  • Cool music and sound environment by Four the Day

You can grab this fun game for a cheap $0.99 from the Android Market:

SupaSupaCross ($0.99) - Android Market

Browse Your Photos By Date With Photo Calendar

Photo Calendar is an application for browsing your photos by date. Maybe, you have hundreds or thousands of photos on your smart phone...

While you browsing them, have you ever been curious about the date of the photos? Here is a good solution for those users, 'Photo Calendar'.

  • Album
    • All of your photos in your phone will be sorted by date. You can see your photostream by the date that the photos taken.
    • This is very useful to find any photo, when you remembering approximate dates!
  • Month
    • In this tab, you can browse all your photos grouped by month. It is easy and simple way to look back on your past by photos.
  • Calendar
    • You can browse all your photos in calendar view. This view helps you to find out photos taken a long time ago.

Best part of all - its FREE!

Photo Calendar (FREE) - Android Market

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

ScreenCast Video Recorder On Sale - $0.99 For A Limited Time!


One of the best if not the best screencast / demo recording app for Android - Screencast Video Recorder is now on a 100k celebration sale at only $0.99 - at that price, it is a steal! Do take note that the app naturally requires root and they have a 24 hour refund policy as opposed to google's standard 15-minute refund policy window. 

If the app doesn't perform as what you expected it to be, you may request the developer for a refund. There's also a demo version to try out just in case you're not sure if your phone is compatible or if you want to spend that money on this app yet or otherwise. Check out the demo version below:

Screencast Video Recorder Demo (FREE) - Android Market

Thanks Jim For The Tip!

Collage Creation Made Easy With TurboCollage

Create stunning picture pile collages on your Android device. Simply start by adding a few pictures to your collage. Select from a range of aspect ratios. Select Landscape or Portrait orientation.

Add text to your collage. Shuffle the collage to get another exciting layout. With an intuitive interface, TurboCollage gives you complete control over your collage design.

  • Add text to collage
  • Shuffle collage to get a completely new layout
  • Drag, scale, or rotate pile pictures
  • Change pile order to bring more prominent pictures on top
  • Create Landscape or Portrait collages
  • Customize text color
  • Resize, rotate, or move text
  • Use Instant Camera or Postage Stamp border styles in Pile collage
  • Upload collage directly to Facebook
  • Save collage design to edit later
  • Works in both Landscape and Portrait orientations

TurboCollage (FREE) - Android Market

SplashTop Remote HD Priced At $6.99 For A Limited Time

SplashTop Remote HD is now priced at $6.99 only - $3.00 off the original retail price for a limited time with the recent successful launch of the app on the BlackBerry Playbook, you should grab this app while it is cheap as it is no doubt the best remote control app for your Android Device especialy if you have a tablet.

It is also optimised for Tegra 2 chipsets so what more could you ask for? Grab it from the link below:

SplashTop Remote HD ($6.99) - Android Market

Monday, January 23, 2012

T.E.A.M Battery Bar Released

Do you want to ALWAYS have an estimation of how much battery you got left? Even on fullscreen apps like games or gallery? And have you by any chance tried MiUI in the past and you miss a certain eye-candy of it?

Yell Welcome to Battery Bar!

You can now easily set a bar with customisable height, place (bottom or top of tour screen) and color (it can even change according to battery level).

You won't believe how convenient it is until you try it yourself!

Features include
  • Selectable Colors
  • Static Color
  • Auto-Magicaly Color (Low Med Reg Charge)
  • Auto Detection of screen Width ( Bar works in Portrait and Landscape Mode on any phone!)
  • Selectable Height
  • Selectable Alignment ( Top or Bottom of the screen! )

Also, the good news is that - it is completely FREE so grab it now and give it a whirl!

T.E.A.M Battery Bar (FREE) - Android Market

Action Packed Game - Half-Breed

HALF BREED is an action-packed game with awesome visuals, loads of unique weapons, a bunch of aliens, and epic boss fights!

Your character is a man who seeks revenge on the people that created him as a military experiment. Half-man and half-alien, a Half Breed, use special powers to defeat enemy aliens and their bosses.

Start with 3 powers and collect more as you defeat each boss guarding a new level. Collect up to 22 powers for your battles!

  • Electricity
  • Laser
  • Fire
  • Invisibility
  • Telekinesis
  • Speed
  • Lightning
  • BFR (Big F’in Ray)
  • and more!

Battle a relentless alien army that will chase, shoot, and claw at you. Destroy their spawners before the aliens overwhelm you. This gun game has non-stop action.

Show the boss enemies no mercy as you defeat them and take their powers.

Obliterate your enemies using easy-to-use twin-joysticks. Amplify the game intensity by using touch-based powers. Tap your enemies and obstacles on screen to destroy them!

Kill a never-ending supply of aliens with your best friend over Wi-Fi. Watch each other’s back and fight together as one in a closed arena environment. Play among different devices.

Fight in beautifully designed maps of terrain in deserts, cities, caverns, spaceships, and more. Watch out for the various obstacles that are as deadly as the aliens.

Best part of all - Half-Breed is completely FREE so grab it now!

Half-Breed (FREE) - Android Market

Sunday, January 22, 2012

AppZilla - The Godzilla Of Apps : 40 Apps In 1

Introducing the app that defined an entire genre on the iPhone! The smash hit, AppZilla™, is NOW AVAILABLE for your Android! We're launching the first Android version of AppZilla™ with 40 apps in 1 for a single low price.

That's right, 40 apps ...ranging from lifestyle apps like Horoscope, Holiday Reference, Famous Quote Reference and Journal to tools like Bubble Level, Surface Level, Battery Life and System Info to productivity apps like Group Email, Group SMS, Journal and Checklist... and even entertainment apps like Crystal Ball, Big Button, Police Scanner and more!

The best part is, AppZilla is GROWING, new apps are added with each free update. AppZilla™ (v1.0) contains the following apps -

  • 50,000 Famous Quotes Reference
  • Police Scanner
  • Area Code Lookup
  • Auto Camera
  • Game Buzzer
  • Battery Life Monitor
  • Big Button
  • Checklist
  • Crystal Ball
  • Surface Level 
  • And a lot more!

Check out the Android Market link below for the full list and grab the app for a cheap $0.99 only!

AppZilla ($0.99) - Android Market

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Shadowgun: Deadzone to be a freemium title

MadFinger Games - developers behind the hit iOS & Android game - Shadowgun has just announced that Shadowgun: Deadzone will be made a freemium title similar to the likes of Blood & Glory and some other Glu mobile titles as well as the upcoming Dungeon Hunter 3 for Android by Gameloft. It is becoming a (disturbing) trend to see a lot of game titles ending up as freemium titles instead of paid ones especially a game like Shadowgun in which the sales seems pretty good.

Perhaps MadFinger Games believes that since Shadowgun: Deadzone is not a full blown game title like the original Shadowgun, they've decided to try the freemium road instead. In any case, we'll know more once the time comes on how they plan to organise this game as a freemium title.

On another note, MadFinger Games will be releasing an expansion pack for Shadowgun as an update to the original (for FREE I suppose) called Left Over. We don't  have any other details on this add on except that it'll be a free update if you purchased the original Shadowgun.

Comodo Releases Mobile Security FREE AV

Antivirus, privacy protector, call-blocker and process manager in a single app. COMODO Mobile Security provides real-time protection against known and emerging threats on your mobile device while helping to protect your privacy and keep your system optimized.

CMS combines a mobile-optimized antivirus scanning engine with a mobile security manager to safeguard against viruses, unsafe apps and potentially risky settings. You can filter out annoying calls and text messages by configuring white and black contact lists or simply block messages by certain keywords. CMS also gives you "Private Space" - private calls, text messages and contacts that are for your eyes only.

"Always on" virus protection and an on-demand scanner help keep your device clear of viruses and unsafe apps. One touch scans and scheduled scans are provided as well as a system “Health Check” feature that quickly identifies viruses, unsafe apps and potentially risky settings.

Software and Process Manager
CMS gives you full visibility and control over running processes. You can see how many are running, how much memory each uses and can quickly close down the ones you don’t want. Software Manager helps you uninstall or kill apps which may be slowing down your phone down.

SMS and Call Blocking
Instantly filter out annoying SMS messages and phone calls by configuring black/white contact lists. Alternatively, simply block all text messages containing certain keywords.

Privacy Protection
Your Private Space is where you store contacts, phone numbers and text messages that are for your eyes only. Once added, only you will be able to view those communications. In addition, App Protector enables you to lock your apps from being accessed by unauthorized users.

Comodo Mobile Security & Antivirus (FREE) - Android Market

Another day, another month, another season with Angry Birds Seasons - Year Of The Dragon Update

Brace yourselves for yet-another-angry-birds-update-yet-again. This time its Angry Birds Seasons with the new Year Of The Dragon update to celebrate the beginning of the year of the dragon next week once Chinese New Year begins.

Fireworks popping, lanterns glowing, red envelopes bursting with money – it's Chinese New Year! This holiday is China's biggest and longest festival, a time for feasting with family and friends, setting off fireworks, and having fun. The Angry Birds are celebrating the start of the Year of the Dragon, but the piggies are trying to scare them away from their eggs! Luckily the Angry Birds have some help – the Mighty Eagle has transformed into the fearsome Mighty Dragon!

As usual, you can grab this update from the market below:

Angry Birds Seasons (FREE) - Android Market

Friday, January 20, 2012

wikiHow - The World's How To Manual

wikiHow contains over 120,000+ how to articles to help you answer any question that comes your way. Have you ever wondered How to Tie a Tie, How to get Six Pack Abs, How to Know if a Guy Likes You, or How to Delete a Facebook Account? 

The wikiHow application contains a collection of how to articles that will help you answer your questions on doing almost anything that comes your way. Packed with more than 120,000 articles, the wikiHow app will surely have the answer you need.

Its also completely FREE so grab it now and start looking up.

wikiHow (FREE) - Android Market

Thanks Jim for the tip!

SuperNova 2012 by U-Play Online

Ok, we just had to post this - we received a mail from Alex of U-Play Online that they've released a new game called Supernova 2012 - nope they're in no way affiliates with us but rather, its a game to save the earth from the 2012 Mayan Prophecy. Gameplay mechanics are very simple - you avoid planets that are attracted to your gravitational pull and if you hit one of those planets, your size will grow until it explodes.

The objective is to make your planet last longer than your friends (or your own previous score). Comets will reduce the size of your planet so don't worry if you got hit by some of the other planets or meteors.

The game is completely FREE so check it out below:

Supernova 2012 (FREE) - Android Market

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wikimedia Releases Official Wikipedia App

At present moment as of writing this post, Wikipedia is still on the dark side, protesting against SOPA. Despite the fact that we have not really gone dark in any way, we're against SOPA as well and most if not all of us know that the bill on SOPA is just a bunch of bullcrap. In any case, lets get on to the news - Wikimedia has just recently (and somewhat quietly) released the official Wikipedia app for Android.

This is good news indeed as you no longer need to open your browser to search for Wikipedia articles - you can just launch this app and everything is at your fingertips. 

Official Wikipedia App (FREE) - Android Market

Hemisphere Games Releases Osmos

Another hit iOS game has just hit Android - Osmos might not look much but it has an elegant physics gameplay, dreamlike visuals and an ambient electronic soundtrack.

The long-awaited hit game comes to Android! (To celebrate, the full version is launching at the sweet sale price of $2.99!)

Absorb or be absorbed! Enter the Darwinian world of a galactic mote. To survive, absorb smaller organisms and grow—but beware of larger predators! Winner of multiple "Game of the Year" awards, Osmos features unique physics-based play, stellar graphics, and a hypnotic soundtrack of ambient electronica. Ready to evolve?

  • Two game modes: Odyssey and Arcade. (Note that the demo only contains the first eight levels of the Odyssey.) Odyssey mode is a 27-level guided tour through the Osmos Blobiverse, while Arcade mode allows you to play any level type at your choice of difficulty. (72 levels total in full game.)
  • Multitouch awesomeness: pinch to zoom, tap to eject mass, flick to warp time...
  • Unique physics-based gameplay: to propel yourself you must eject matter behind you, causing you to shrink. From this fundamental balance, Osmos leads the player through ambient playgrounds, deep solar systems, competitive petri dishes, dense mote-fields, and more.
  • Dynamic time-warping: slow down the flow of time to outmaneuver agile opponents; speed it up to raise the challenge
  • Eight Distinct level types (only a small sampling of five of them appear in the demo): Ambient, Antimatter, Solar, Sentient, Impasse, Warped Chaos, Epicycles, and Repulsor.
  • Sublime electronic soundtrack by Loscil, Gas/High Skies, Julien Neto, Biosphere, and more. (Not all music appears in demo.)
  • Wind your way through simple and complex solar systems, feeling and using the force of Attractors and Repulsors. (Repulsors don't appear in demo.)
  • Confront four distinct personalities of intelligent opponents, with goals and abilities similar to your own. (Only the easiest of the AI opponents - the Ovaium - appears in the demo.)
  • Procedural content: play random versions of any level in Arcade mode. (Full version only.)
  • Thirteen lucky achievements to earn. (Full version only.)

There's also a demo version of the game to try so you can give it a whirl first before putting your hard earn cash on this game:

Osmos Demo (FREE) - Android Market

Motorola Xoom Wifi Users Are Getting The Official ICS Update

Those of you who bought the original Motorola Xoom Wifi can now rejoice as Motorola has begun to send out OTA updates to your devices - yes this is the ICS update that you've been waiting for and its not the test version that got released couple of days back, but the official one! Unfortunately if you're outside of the US, you're out of luck at the moment and there's no news on when users outside of US will get this much awaited update. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Clip Ninja Records Everything You Type!

Ok I admit - the title may sound a little creepy but Clip Ninja is basically a unique application that will save everything you write, anywhere ! It keeps a detailed history of everything you write, in ANY application, not just what you copy in the clipboard. Think of it as a Clipboard Manager on steroids. You'll be amazed !

Wish you copy pasted that text before hitting the Send button ?
Do you want to look at your clipboard history ?
You mistakenly deleted that web address it took so long to write ?
Are you looking for something you wrote yesterday and forgot to save anywhere ?
No problem !

  • Saves everything you type, in any native application, not just what you copy in the clipboard.
  • It's also a great Clipboard Manager. Does what others do, just better.
  • Plays back your typing history with the swipe of a finger. Think of it as a basic undo/redo feature. Messed up anything ? Just go back, copy an old version, and paste it back.
  • Save your favourites with a touch Just tap the star icon.
  • You can filter your history to show everything, just favourites, just clipboard history or just the text you type in a given application.
  • You don't need to leave the app you're using. Tap the notification icon and have it pop up above your current window.
  • Edit your snippets or create new ones from scratch !
  • Send your snippets by mail, twitter and share them with any application.
  • Long click any text in the detail view to select, share or copy just a part of it [only Android 2.3+]
  • Stays in your status bar for quick access. Unless choose to hide it.

  • Setup a lock pattern (the Android's way !) to protect your data from prying eyes.
  • Black list any app you don't want to appear in your clips.
  • We don't send any data over the Internet. This application is not Internet enabled at all.

The app costs a cheap $1.25 to buy so grab it now if you're looking for an excellent clipboard manager for your Android device:

Clip Ninja ($1.25) - Android Market

Whale Trail Released

Willow the Whale has leapt high into the sky to escape the clutches of the evil Baron Von Barry. Help him fly through the magical world of Rainbow Land, collect Blubbles, loop the loop, smash grumpy Thunder Bros and meet friends along the way.

Choose how you want to play: sit back and explore endless Classic Mode or unlock stars in bite-size Challenge Levels.

  • Simple and intuitive one finger flight gameplay
  • Choose between Classic or Challenge game modes
  • 32 challenge levels and counting, can you THREE STAR them all?
  • Collect pickups to enter Frenzy and smash the grumpy Thunder Bros
  • Launch into space with Speed-Boosts and Hyper-Boosts
  • Compete against friends on Scoreloop leaderboards
  • 52 achievements to test your flying skills to the MAX

Check out the gameplay trailer below then grab the game for a cheap $0.99 for a limited time only during this launch period!

Whale Trail ($0.99) - Android Market

Developer Site - US Two

Thanks Jim for the tip!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Paper Glider VS Gnomes Released

Prepare for battle! War has been declared in Gnome man’s land! Paper Glider must rid the world of all vulgar (and extremely rude) Gnomes.

Can you flick, fly ‘n’ bomb to victory? You’ll need to be fearless, ruthless and not totally brainless to blast your way through all 63 levels of Gnome smashing mayhem.

Outwit those grumpy gnomes with bombs, TNT rockets, hammer-mills, boulders, skateboards, footballs, vortexes and loads more...

It’s not always obvious, but it IS always fun!

Paper Glider VS Gnomes (FREE) - Android Market

Developer Site - Neon Play

Super Bit Dash For Android Released

The 8-bit graphics are back in Super Bit Dash! Swipe to Dash, Dash to survive! Super Bit Dash is a retro inspired dashing and jumping action game with intuitive touch controls.

  • Openfeint achievements and leaderboards
  • 8-bit inspired art
  • Intuitive Touch controls
  • Easy to pick up and play, challenging to master
  • Old School platforming action using swipes and taps - no clunky virtual d-pads.
  • Two difficulty settings
  • Randomly assembled levels - every time you play the game it stitches small levels together, combining the pleasure of carefully conceived level design with the surprise of randomly generated content.
  • 8-bit inspired soundtrack
  • Unlock quirky characters
  • Unlock new powerups

The game is completely FREE so grab it now and start dashing!

Super Bit Dash (FREE) - Android Market

Developer Site - Fakepup

NBC Makes It To Android

The all-new NBC app allows you to take all your favorite NBC shows on the go. Watch the latest videos including highlights and previews, view photos, get episode recaps, play games, and interact with other fans.

Features include: 
  • The best video highlights and clips from your favorite NBC shows 
  • Exclusive photo galleries from NBC.com
  • Interactive games, trivia and more 
  • Schedule and previews of upcoming shows
  • Search content across the NBC network 
  • Customizable myNBC dashboard with My Feed, a personalized view of your favorite shows and related content 
  • Full Episodes coming soon!

The NBC app is completely FREE but it is country specific and appears to only allow US citizens to download the app. If you're from the US, then feel free to grab the app below:

NBC for Android (FREE) - Android Market

Road Warrior Released For Android!

One of the top games for iPhone & iPad has just been released for Android - its called Road Warrior - an addictive racing & shooting game! Race against opponents and destroy them with your guns. Everything is allowed, but losing!

Gain respect to be able to race against the bosses. Beat them and you will get their extremely tuned racing & killing machines!

  • Execute perfect flips to gain coins and nitro boosts. 
  • Multiple car options from sedans to massive trucks! 
  • Explore and discover multiple tracks. There are many paths within a single track. There's always a best strategy for each car! 
  • Upgrade your car with guns and other add-ons using our car builder.
  • Precise controls and amazing physics. 
  • Realistic and impressive HD graphics!
  • Super addictive!

The best part of all - the game is completely FREE for a limited time only - so grab it now while its still free!

Road Warrior (FREE) - Android Market

Developer Site - Mob Joy Games

Monday, January 16, 2012

Google Shortcuts Gives You Access To 45 Google Apps & Services In One App!

Google sure has a lot of apps and/or services and I'm sure you probably can't remember (or even know) all of them. Enter Google Shortcuts - This app contains over 45 Google Apps & Services shortcuts - all in one single Android app! 

You can easily access the corresponding Android app which leads you to either the app itself or Android Market if you don't have the app already or a link to the corresponding Google Service such as Google Cloud Print.

The app itself is FREE so grab it below:

Google Shortcuts (FREE) - Android Market

Thanks Jim for the heads up!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Dragon Go - Another Siri Competitor

Since the iPhone 4S was launched with SIRI, there's been a lot of Android versions of the app - competing to be as good if not better than Apple's offering. Dragon Go! is another such app and it is available for the US only (officially) but we've managed to get hold of the APK and you can just install it (sideload it) yourself. You can grab it from the links below (both from the Google Market or the sideloaded version):

Dragon Go! (FREE) - Android Market
Dragon Go! (FREE) - Box.net

Saturday, January 14, 2012

OpenTyrian - That Awesome Vertical Shoot 'Em Up

For those of you who came from the good old DOS era like myself, you'll probably have heard of Tyrian - probably noted as the BEST vertical shoot 'em up game of the genre and it still is even now. Fast forward a couple of years, Pelyo - the genius behind the OpenTyrian port for Android - you can see from the screenshot above - it still looks just as awesome as you first played it many years ago.

In fact, I believe OpenTyrian is the BEST vertical shoot 'em up game for Android right now period. Even the likes of Sky Force or Sky Force reloaded from Infinite Dreams can't best this golden oldie. For those who have not played Tyrian you might be wondering - what's so great about this game? Firstly you get to play two major distinct modes - a Full Game mode and an Arcade mode.

In Full Game mode you get to customise and upgrade your ship to your fancy with different front guns, rear guns, shields, generators and side arms too. In Arcade mode on the other hand you pick up powerups that appear on screen to determine the type of weapons that gets equipped on your ship and picking up bubbles (if I recall correctly) to upgrade your weapons.

Besides these main features you obviously get to blast all sorts of different kinds of enemies and there's also bonus and secret levels to get to - you will definitely have plenty of fun! As you can see from the screenshot above, I managed to get OpenTyrian installed and working perfectly on my ASUS EEE Pad Transformer. What's not shown in the screenshot is that if you don't have a keyboard like my Transformer's keyboard dock, you'll get on-screen controls instead - so you can actually play this game on your phone if you fancy.

There are other configurable options too - you can use your accelerometer to play the game too if you like, again its all configurable once you launch OpenTyrian.

But the best way to play this game is still by using the keyboard and playing it on my EEE Pad Transformer with the keyboard dock is just awesome. You can customise the keys to your fancy or even enable auto-fire in the options menu so you don't have to keep pounding on the spacebar or your fire button to fire your primary weapon(s).

The best part of all - OpenTyrian is completely FREE so this is a game you MUST have in your Android device - so give it a try:

OpenTyrian (FREE) - Android Market

Dream Sleuth: Adventure Puzzle Released

Dream Sleuth is a mysterious detective story from Nevosoft and is difficult to categorize: it’s a search game, a brain puzzle with hidden objects and much more. It has a beautiful soundtrack with an extreme movie plot.You’ll feel something supernatural and paranormal throughout the game!

Brain teasers, jigsaw - puzzles, hidden objects, exciting mini-games, a thrilling adventure, unexpected inception and the end: discover a secret behind this heinous crime in this casual hidden object game from Nevosoft!

This family friendly search game was rated high by iPhone and iPad users and now is available in Android market and AppBrain.

  • Exciting mini games in a family friendly puzzle
  • Various locations
  • Beautiful Music
  • OpenFeint support
  • Story like thrilled movie
  • A high rating of iOS (iPhone and iPad) users
  • Mysterious casual search game for children and adults!

You can grab Dream Sleuth for FREE below:

Dream Sleuth (FREE) - Android Market

Madden NFL 12 Goes On Sale For $0.99!

EA has just put Madden NFL 12 for sale today at a cheap $0.99 - for those of you who are big fans of American Football or NFL, this is the right time to grab Madden NFL 12 for a really really cheap price. You can grab it below:

Madden NFL 12 - North America ($0.99) - Android Market
Madden NFL 12 - International ($0.99) - Android Market

Friday, January 13, 2012

BT Controller - Transform Your Android Device To A Wireless Bluetooth Controller!

Ever wanted to play games with a controller but found out that they're too pricey? Well if you have two separate Android device - be it a phone + phone or phone + tablet combo, you can actually use BT Controller to act as a host on one of the devices and the other as the client controller - allowing you to emulate a simple controller! 

All this is done via bluetooth and it works flawlessly when I tested it by making my ASUS EEE Pad Transformer tablet the host and my Nexus One as the client BT Controller. You need the app to be installed on both devices, then you just connect them using the app itself.

The problem is that not all games supports this setup and typically emulators such as:

  • DroidEmuLite
  • Snesoid
  • Nesoid
  • Gensoid
  • N64oid
  • FPse [PSX]
  • Tiger Arcade [CPS2]
  • Mupen64Plus, AE [N64]
  • Mame4Droid [Mame]

Or games such as RipTideGP which allows you to change the button configuration are supported. I did a test on RipTideGP and the game plays really well although there are times when the controller would not respond properly or accurately to what I'm pressing - but it does indeed work. Besides that, I've also tested it out on Mame4Droid on a quick game of Metal Slug - again it works fine but the controls are a bit twitchy and doesn't respond accurately at times.

Some Android games works with the controller too but dont expect the buttons to work..for instance you can try it on Reckless Racing or even Reckless Getwaway but on Reckless getaway, the button presses don't do anything - it can't trigger the "special" in the game.

BT Controller comes in two flavours - an AD Free version which costs a cheap $1.02 and a FREE - Ad Supported version. Give the Ad Supported version below a try and if you like it, please support the developer by purchasing the ad-free version.

BT Controller Ad Support (FREE) - Android Market

Hands On With the ASUS Padfone

The folks at Phandroid have managed to get their hands on the ASUS Padfone - the upcoming phone + tablet device from ASUS:

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tower Defense Game SiegeBreaker Released

Here's another tower defense game for those of you who love them - its called Siegebreaker. The Brookelands are under siege! A mysterious evil has arrived, turning all the happy knights and peasants into vile monsters! Only the kings remain, but the undead armies are marching - who can save the kings?

Luckily, fate has chosen Keith, a famous rockstar, to be its champion, and sent him to the castles to save the kings before it's too late.

A confused Keith must use his guitar, his wit and reckless attitude to form a team of siegebreakers. Only the siegebreakers can liberate the Brookelands' many castles from certain destruction.

Key Features:
  • Control your team of wacky characters - tactical placement is they key to victory.
  • Unlock characters and abilities in Siegebreaker's exciting Campaign Mode.
  • Crisp HD graphics and symphonic score.
  • Collect Power Orbs in Siege Mode to upgrade your team's stats and skills.
  • Unlock a secret fourth character!

The game is completely FREE so grab it now:

Siegebreaker (FREE) - Android Market

Official Vimeo App Finally Released

The official Vimeo App is finally here for Android! Vimeo is the best way to get your videos online in the highest quality with great tools to share publicly or privately. There are many reasons millions use Vimeo and Time Magazine voted us a Top 50 Website for the last two years running. 

Here’s some of what’s inside:
  • Watch and manage all your existing Vimeo videos and download them to your camera roll 
  • Quickly search for videos on vimeo.com 
  • Easily upload your raw footage in HD
  • Pause and resume uploads 
  • Replace existing videos 
  • Edit title, description, tags, privacy and credits 
  • Share with Facebook, Twitter, Email or SMS 
  • Add your clips to your Groups, Channels and Albums 

Stats on daily plays, likes and comments

The Vimeo app is completely FREE so grab it now from the link below:

Vimeo (FREE) - Android Market

Shadowgun: DeadZone Hands On Video

Shadowgun: DeadZone was announced during the CES 2012 recently and what this version of Shadowgun does is bring multiplayer gaming to the masses and it will feature 4 maps, 8 characters and various game modes to choose from including Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch upon launch. It'll also be a Tegra 3 exclusive for a while before it will be opened up to all Android devices. Check out the hands-on video below by Droidgamers:

ASUS EEE Pad Transformer TF101 ICS Update Expected Around End Of Jan 2012 or Early Feb 2012

There were some initial rumours coming from ASUS Singapore that the original TF101 aka EEE Pad Transformer, would receive the ICS upgrade sometime today / tomorrow which got a lot of people happy including myself. But I was somewhat skeptical of this so I held back the announcement on the site until it is confirmed.

As expected, ASUS Singapore made a mistake and they issued the following statement instead:

[Correction] Dear all members, please kindly note that we have just received information from HQ that for TF101 update to ICS, as all has to be approved by Google, thus estimated availability to update to ICS will be around end of this month. Apologies for the error earlier. Thanks for your kind understanding.

This made a lot of people really upset of the original announcement but it is not surprising one bit as ASUS needs some time to properly prepare for the release. So to put it simply - you can probably expect the ICS update for the TF101 to come in anytime between end of this month or early February 2012. But don't get excited just yet - it might not come true again. We'll know within the next one or two weeks whether this date is accurate or otherwise. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Google Maps Updated

Google has updated Google Maps for Android with some new improvements and changes:

  • Improved battery performance for Latitude and Location History users, and fresher locations for friends in Latitude
  • Transit Navigation (Beta) can use vehicle speed to estimate location if GPS signal is lost
  • Increase route options for public transit directions from 3 to 4.
  • Report feedback to Google from the settings menu

You can grab the latest version of Google Maps here.

ASUS MeMO 171 7 Inch Tablet Gets Handled

The folks at SlashGear have managed to get hold of the ASUS MeMO 171 - the 7 Inch tablet that is powered by the QualComm 1.2 Ghz Dual-Core Processor (not the recently unveiled Quad-Core Tegra 3 one) and shot a short hands-on video. Watch it here:

ASUS Transformer Prime 700 Series Hands-On Video

Check out this video of the ASUS Transformer Prime 700 series - the 1080p tablet, handled by the folks @ Android Community:

Acer Iconia A510 Quad-Core Tegra 3 Hands-On Video

Check out this hands-on video of the Quad-Core Tegra 3 Acer Iconia A510 at CES shot by the folks @ Phandroid:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

ASUS EEE Pad Transformer Prime Getting ICS Now!

The ASUS EEE Pad Transformer Prime is reportedly getting the ICS upgrade right now! Well at least for some lucky owners in the world - but even if its not now or today, it should be in the next day or so. Be sure to check your update manually via the Settings > About Tablet section!

NVIDIA Announces 7 Inch Transformer Prime For $249!

Hot off the NVIDIA Live Blog event - comes the announcement of the new 7 Inch Transformer Prime costing a pretty cheap $249! There aren't much details at the moment but we do know that it will be running the Tegra 3 Quad-Core SOC (System-On-Chip) and it will definitely give many budget tablets a run for their money. It'll of course be running on ICS once it is released and I'm sure you're pretty excited about this - I sure am! Stay tuned!

Hands-On Video With The New Sony Xperia Ion

Check out this hands-on video on the Sony Xperia Ion, captured by the folks @ Android Central:

WaterProof Tablet? Check Out The Pantech Element

The folks @ Android Central have managed to get their hands on the Pantech Element at the CES 2012 - a waterproof tablet. Don't believe me? Check out this video:

Hands-On Video With Huawei Ascend - The World's (NEW) Thinnest Smartphone

Check out this hands-on video from the folks at Android Police on the latest Huawei Ascend, the world's new thinnest smartphone!

Quick Spec Sheet:
  • 4.3" SAMOLED qHD Display
  • TI OMAP 4460 Dual-Core Processor @ 1.5 Ghz
  • Runs on Android 4.0 AKA ICS
  • Thickness - 6.68mm!
  • Estimated Pricing - $400

ASUS Officially Announces EEE Pad MeMO and Transformer Prime TF700T

ASUS has just officially announced two new tablets hot off CES 2012 - first off is the EEE Pad Transformer Prime TF700T which is a higher resolution version of the original Transformer Prime - with a 1920x1200 display while maintaining the same SuperIPS+ found on the original Prime. Also a higher spec front facing camera comes with the TF700T - a 2 MP also with a slightly redesigned back cover for better Wifi, Bluetooth and GPS reception. The rest are pretty much the same and it is of course compatible with the existing Transformer Prime dock.

The expected price of the TF700T is roughly around $599 - $699 USD and is expected to hit the US around the 2nd Quarter of 2012.

Next up we have the ASUS EEE Pad MeMo that we've shown or discussed about previously. The EEE Pad MeMo is a smaller 7-inch tablet is its main focus is on media & entertainment unlike its bigger sibling(s). Here are the full specs:

  • 7.0” WXGA,  1280 x 800 resolution,  IPS panel with capacitive touch
  • Qualcomm 8260 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB storage; ASUS Webstorage options
  • Wifi 802.11b/g/n , Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, aGPS
  • Camera- 1.2MP Video Camera  (front )/5MP  Auto-Focus Camera (rear) (1080P recording)
  • G-sensor; e-compass; Light sensor; Gyroscope, Proximity sensor
  • Micro USB port (client) ; Audio Jack (Head Phone / Stereo Mic-in); Card Reader(Micro-SD); micro HDMI (1.3a); SIM Card slot; Stereo Speakers
  • Li-polymer 4400mAh  battery (Battery Life:  8.5hrs video playback routine)
  • Android 4.01
  • Dimensions / Weight-  7.8 x 4.6 x 0.50”; 14.2oz