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Evernote gets another update.

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Runes of Camelot Review

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Mythical matching in Arthur's backyard.

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Microsoft Outlook Preview Review

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Acompli is alive and well in Microsoft Office Preview, and sky is still the limit.

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Runes of Camelot Review

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Mythical matching in Arthur's backyard.

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Dot Up Review

Dot Up Review

Feb 17, 2015

There are certain games that are nothing more than ‘time-killers’. Games that don’t ask you to play for long periods of times, they simply exist as a way to kill 3 minutes before your bus arrives. There’s nothing wrong with a game that shows you all that it has within the first 30 seconds of playing. Nothing wrong at all.

So the fact you can see everything that Dot Up has to offer in under a minute isn’t a knock. It’s a fact.

Dot Up tasks you with bouncing a dot on the screen, propelling it further upwards. You don’t move left or right, you simply tap to apply an upward force to the ping-pong ball. In your way are barriers of varying types.

Some barriers will have rotating arms, some barriers will pound together and other will have fan blades attached to them. They require some expert timing to get past, but they never ask you to do anything different.DU4

Move the dot upwards without touching anything.

There’s no bosses, there’s no unlockables and there’s no ‘winning’. You just try and get the high score and that’s it.

Not a problem. A simple game trying to do something simple is fine – but there are a couple of issues here.

Firstly, advert placement. At the bottom of the screen is a banner advert. This means you can’t actually see where the ‘bottom’ of the screen is. Your ball hides behind this advert making it very tough to time your taps. This is pretty crucial as some barriers require you to hold your position, which is near impossible to do unless you time your taps just before the ball hits the bottom of the screen. A huge oversight.

The second problem is that for a highscore game not to have working leader-boards is downright unforgivable. Every time I pressed on the leader-board button, nothing happened. Whilst there’s the ability to share your score via Facebook or Twitter, there’s no worldwide leader-boards. This is a fairly trivial component to get working in a game, so I can’t see what went wrong where.

The last issue I have, and this is something of a personal preference, is that there’s a very bland feeling to the game. There’s an argument that the creator was going for a ‘clinical’ or ‘clean’ look, but it comes off a little dull. Also, with the only piece of audio in the entire game beinga ‘thonk’ as you hit the bottom of the screen or a barrier, the audio is hardly worth writing about either.

There’s nothing wrong with simple games, but they’ve got to do the basics right. For there to be poorly placed adverts and a total lack of leader-boards is pretty shocking in a game that doesn’t exactly do more than bounce a ball upwards.

WordPress for Android Gets Update

WordPress for Android Gets Update

Feb 16, 2015

WordPress for Android is getting a refresh:

Have five minutes? Plenty of time! Log in to your WordPress app and get rich stats for your latest post. Then, reply to a few comments (typo-free, thanks to the return of auto-correct). Next, head to your Reader to catch up on your favorite blogs — it now remembers where you left off and shows you which posts are new. Other bug fixes make the whole experience smoother, on phones and tablets.

The app is available for free on the Play Store.

Fort Raiders SMAAASH! Arrives on Google Play

Fort Raiders SMAAASH! Arrives on Google Play

Feb 16, 2015

We spoke earlier about upcoming game Fort Raiders SMAAASH! — and posted a trailer of the game as well — in that same post; now, the game droms the “upcoming” qualifier, as it is live on Google Play.

Build the Tallest Fort Of Them All!
The fort will serve as your base throughout the game.
Here, you can produce and store resources and hire warriors to do your dirty work.
Build up your fort using blocks and fortify it with a range of facilities!
SMAAASH Your Opponents’ Forts in Raids!
Sometimes, it’s easier to take than do the hard work yourself.
If you need some quick resources, hire a range of warriors–and
one of many legendary Heroes as well!–to raid someone else’s fort!
By smashing up a fort, you’ll earn the resources that went into building it.
You can then use these resources to fortify your own fort!
Of course, your opponents will have the same idea.
You’ll have to hire guards and build artillery to protect your own fort.
DESCRIPTION
SMAAASH Up Forts to Earn Resources!
Destroying all the facilities on one level of a fort brings it crashing down,
letting you earn a bunch of resources in the process.
By timing the destruction of a fort’s facilities just right,
you can take down several levels in one go!
Triggering a chain like this lets you earn more and better resources.
Retry Past Raids to Reclaim Resources!
Take your eyes off your fort for just one minute,
and suddenly it’s been raided, with all your resources gone.
But don’t worry–you’ll get a second chance!
When you Retry a raid, you can change the course of history
and reclaim some of your precious resources!
Upgrade Your Fort and Warriors!
Raising the level of the facilities in your fort will let you
produce more resources, hire more warriors, and enjoy other benefits!
You can also research warriors at the Academy
to turn them into elite warriors with even cooler outfits!
With a squad of elite warriors, nothing can stop you!*
(*Victory not guaranteed.)

Fort Raiders SMAAASH! is available for free (with in-app purchasing) on the Play Store.

New Game Happy Pet Story Set for a February Release

New Game Happy Pet Story Set for a February Release

Feb 16, 2015

Happy Labs is letting us know that its upcoming game Happy Pet Story, now has a firm release date: February 19th, 2015.

Features
✔ Customize and play dress-up with your virtual pet, with 200+ cute outfits and accessories available at town shops.
✔ Decorate your dream house with 300+ deco’s and check out other homes in the Happy Home Leaderboard.
✔ Interact with animal neighbors and fulfill their quirky requests for cool rewards!
✔ Visit your friends and play games together, or check out the limited edition stock in the shop.
✔ Play exciting mini games! Go fishing, play Rock Paper Scissors, join in the balloon popping frenzy, and many more.

We also have a trailer, which is below; as more details come out about the game, we’ll look to provide them.

Total Destruction: Blast Hero Explodes Onto Google Play

Total Destruction: Blast Hero Explodes Onto Google Play

Feb 16, 2015

Ganimedes Ltd is bringing its formerly iOS-exclusive puzzle game Total Destruction: Blast Hero to Android.

Description
In Total Destruction, you’ll need your wits to blast down each structure below the required height – and with only the bombs you’re given. Plan your demolition, position the explosives and hit the button for maximum damage!
FEATURES:
1. More destruction! With fully destructible levels, you can smash up everything from fences to furniture and more;
2. More to discover! As your hero demolishes more buildings and gains more experience, you’ll unlock amazing new levels, challenges and abilities. Frenzied action awaits;
3. Great graphics;
4. Fun humor that’ll keep you smiling.
Enjoy blasting your way through:
– Three exciting locations: USA, England and China;
– More than 180 varied game levels;
– Five different explosives to build your strategy around.
So are you ready to follow the path of the world’s best demoman – from knocking down sandcastles to taking out entire districts? Just take the plunger… and have a blast!

Total Destruction: Blast Hero is available for free (with in-app purchasing) on the Play Store.

Abyss: the Wraiths of Eden Goes Free on Google Play and Amazon for Limited Time

Abyss: the Wraiths of Eden Goes Free on Google Play and Amazon for Limited Time

Feb 16, 2015

G5 is offering Abyss: the Wraiths of Eden for free for a limited time.

Abyss: the Wraiths of Eden follows the story of a famed underwater explorer Robert Marceau who has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. His fiance descends to the gloomy depths of the ocean to find him. Following the clues Robert left for her, our heroine discovers the lost underwater city of Eden. You’ll have to venture into the unknown and unsettling waters to investigate the sunken city, now controlled by demons. The evil powers wish to use your beloved for dark purposes, so you will have to confront the eerie sea monsters and explore every alley of 40 dazzling underwater locations, find items across 16 lush hidden object scenes, and solve 22 addictive puzzles to save the diver in this heart-pounding adventure. As an alternative to the hint button, you can play a Domino mini-game every time you get stuck while searching for hidden objects. There are also three difficulty levels so you can adjust the challenge and enjoy Abyss at your own pace.

Each chapter in the Wraiths of Eden’s storyline is segmented nicely to small sets of locations, limiting the amount of backtracking as you continue to play. Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden is filled with beautiful environments, fully voiced cutscenes and multiple difficulty options – you’ll love it from the moment you start playing.

The game is developed by Artifex Mundi and published on iOS, Android and Mac OS by G5 Entertainment.

Key Features:

40 dazzling and exotic underwater locations
16 unique hidden object scenes to search
22 mini-games, including an unusual Domino game
Three difficulty modes: casual, advanced and expert
In-depth Strategy Guide

The game is available for free from February 16th through February 22nd, 2015.

Samsung Ultimate Accessory Pack Review

Samsung Ultimate Accessory Pack Review

Feb 16, 2015

Ah the fun of buying new a smartphone! It’s always great having a brand new device to fiddle with, play games on or just enjoy using, especially if it’s a behemoth like the amazing new Note 4. However, a new phone means having to buy a new raft of accessories. Luckily, our friends at Mobilefun have a useful bundle of vital accessories available to get new owners of Samsung’s phablet up and running.

Billed as the Ultimate Note 4 Accessory Pack, this kit contains everything that a new smartphone owner might need.

First is the ever useful Micro Suction Desk Stand. This is a universal stand that will work with any phone model. It is a small, easily portable stand with a micro suction pad that sticks instantly to any phone. Using it is as simple as pushing the phone firmly onto the pad. Mobilefun have managed to do this in such a way that the sticky pad does not feel sticky at all to the touch and does not leave any nasty sticky residue on your device. The connection between the phone and the stand is very strong too; shaking the stand around will not dislodge the phone and you can rest assured that it will not fall or slide off. The stand even includes a plastic plate that can be stuck to the stand. This allows phones without flat backs, such as those in cases to be used with the stand without having to remove the phone from the case. This is a really nice feature.

Next is the Universal In Car Mount. This is a very important item for most any mobile phone owner. It sticks securely to the dash of your car and allows a clear view of your phone for actions like GPS and voice replies to SMS. The holder’s arms support any phone from the gigantic Note 4 to smaller iPhones. The suction cup uses a unique twist-lock mechanism that causes the device to stick fast to glass. It also includes an adhesive pad that allows it to stick to other surfaces like plastic.

I found this a bit problematic however. I tested this by sticking the phone to my fridge. After about half a minute the phone holder itself came away from the suction part and my phone ended up on the floor. The second item I tried, the suction cup failed and the entire holder ended up on the floor. While a great idea and very simple to use, I would not trust this device with very heavy phones.

Next is the Universal Car Charger. This is a familiar charger than plugs into your cigarette lighter and charges your phone. The device also includes an additional USB port to allow charging of two devices at once. This is very good.

There is also a smaller mini desk stand/desk stylus included. This is small enough to fit in a wallet and is very useful.

Also included is a basic Perspex case. It only covers the back of the phone, but it feels solid and does the job. 5 screen protectors are also included.

All up the Samsung Note 4 Ultimate Accessory Pack is a solid pack of useful items. The stand and the car charger work great and the case and screen protectors are a good starter set, although the car holder is a bit unreliable. For $30.99 its a bargain. Recommended!

Thanks to our friends at Mobilezap for providing the items for this review.

Feed the Cat Review

Feed the Cat Review

Feb 16, 2015

When cats aren’t busy playing the keyboard, flying on rainbows across the sky and generally being cute for the Internet, they have to eat. At least that’s what the game Feed the Cat suggests.

Feed the Cat turns the concept of feeding the cuddly creatures into a puzzling affair in its most literal sense — players must solve puzzles by swiping food across levels and into hungry cats’ mouths. The concept is simple and adorable, but the execution fails as the game’s levels are about as challenging as actually feeding a cat in real life.

In each level, players have two or three hungry kittens spread across the game board waiting to be fed. Available food items, which equal the amount of cats on the level, are put in precarious spots on the board. The objective couldn’t be more clear even if it wasn’t the game’s title — players must swipe the food through the level to the cats and feed them. Of course, feeding these cats isn’t as easy as its name implies.

Feed the Cat

Various complexities stand in the way between cats and their feed. The game board is also filled with endless pitfalls, and levels are designed in a maze-like pattern to cut off small portions of the board. Swiping up, down, left or right will not just move a single food item, but instead will move them all in the selected direction. This means players will have to carefully map out two or three moves before making one, otherwise they will end up falling victim to some of the game’s traps.

Unfortunately, puzzles offer little challenge, at least not until getting deep into the game. After failing levels once or twice using a trial and error method, it is rather simple to feed all the kittens. Players won’t feel a crucial need to think critically or develop a strategy until reaching level 70, or even beyond. A little outside the (litter) box thinking and a few more obvious moves will help players complete challenges with ease, which is actually disappointing for a puzzle game.

The presentation of Feed the Cat is befitting of its genre. The cartoon caricatures of kittens are adorable, and the food looks so cute players will feel bad feeding fishes to cats. Aside from that, however, the design is boring and uncreative. Pitfalls placed throughout levels lead to an endless space, which makes no sense given the subject matter. For a game of this type, players expect to see colorful, interesting levels, but instead, level design uses bland, repetitive earthy tones. In fact, levels are barely distinguishable from each other, and there are no zones or worlds that switch up the style.

Feed the Cat has a simple concept, but is full of untapped potential. The game’s puzzles inspire creativity, but that is about the only part of the game that shows any signs of imagination. Challenges are easy to overcome, and combined with the lack of zones to progress through, players feel no sense of satisfaction when solving puzzles. Overall, Feed the Cat is much more Grumpy Cat than Nyan Cat.

The Princess Bride Game Review

The Princess Bride Game Review

Feb 16, 2015

It’s been 28 years since the release of The Princess Bride, but it’s never too late for a video game adaptation for mobile devices. Ask any twenty- or thirty-something adult if they’ve seen the movie, and the response will almost assuredly be one of the film’s many famous lines. In fact, the cult classic might be more popular today than ever, but your name doesn’t have to be Inigo Montoya for you to enjoy The Princess Bride game.

The Princess Bride isn’t a game as much as it is a collection of mini-games. There are four different games to play, each based on one of the movie’s more tense scenes. However, only one level will be unlocked at the outset of the game. Players can unlock new mini-games by performing well and completing relatively simple tasks on each level.

Games take place at some of the movie’s most memorable scenes, so players will be visiting waters infested by shrieking eels and climbing the Cliffs of Insanity. Of course, there are also man-to-man battles with Inigo Montoya and a giant.

Each mini-game uses different tried-and-true mobile gameplay. It all starts by fighting off shrieking eels as they attempt to gobble up the princess. Waves of eel species must be stopped before they reach the princess by tapping on their heads. Then, players will visit the Cliffs of Insanity, avoiding superpowered seagulls and falling rock as they climb toward the top by using the phone’s motion sensors. In a Fruit Ninja-style affair, gamers will need to swipe away swords in an epic battle with Montoya. A final battle with the giant awaits players who make it this far, and they will need to swipe left, right and up to outsmart the brute.

The Princess Bride

The game’s most impressive features are its graphics and sound. All of the movie’s main characters are recreated with a beautiful cartoon art style, and authentic sound clips are used appropriately. Completing objectives rewards gamers with more images and soundbites from the film, a shining example of old meets new. The lack of innovativeness is a hindrance when it comes to gameplay, but the obvious nods to the movie are exactly what the game needs.

Currently, The Princess Bride game is an Amazon App Store exclusive, meaning you will have to bypass the Play Store and download the Amazon App Store in order to access the game. This will obviously make it less excessible to the average Android user, but those who really want to play The Princess Bride game won’t have a problem finding it. However, there is no getting around the $3.99 price tag.

The sum is a hefty price to pay for a game with little replay value, even with the promise of free content updates to come. The price leaves little doubt that players are paying for the movie license, which makes sense considering the only people who should be willing to pay that price for the game are diehard fans of the film. While fans of The Princess Bride will certainly enjoy revisiting the movie in a new way, those who have not seen the film can find similar titles available without spending a dime.

Need Some Advice? Give Granny Mobile a Try…

Need Some Advice? Give Granny Mobile a Try…

Feb 14, 2015

No one gives better advice than Grandma, and Makeitapp realizes this; that’s why it released the ultimate granny helper called Granny Mobile.

Description
GrannyMobile: the best suggestions provided by the grumpiest and sharpest grandma!
Hundreds of suggestions! Quick recipes, tricks and tips to cook well, save money, manage the house, be more beautiful and live better.
GrannyMobile can handle anything, nothing can scare her.
The kids become quieter, the stock more flavorful, the hair shinier and the dust migrates to the neighbors.
A great collection of suggestions directly from the Italian tradition, presented with a bit of British humor by a grumpy grandma, amazingly drawn by the hand of Galeppe.
— Categories —
1) KITCHEN
2) HEALTH
3) BEAUTY
4) HOUSE
5) KIDS
…More than 200 priceless suggestions!

Granny Mobile is available for $1.01 on the Play Store.

TinyBytes New Game Battle of Toys Arrives on Android

TinyBytes New Game Battle of Toys Arrives on Android

Feb 14, 2015

TinyBytes has released a new game on Android called Battle of Toys.

In BATTLE OF TOYS, the bedroom becomes the battleground as players find themselves in the midst of dynamic fights with their favorite collectible toy figurines. With its intuitive tap and slash control system, endless customizable toy figurines to choose from and vast social integration, players must fight to the top in order to become the champion in BATTLE OF TOYS.

Battle of Toys features: 

* AMAZING GRAPHICS: Enjoy all characters in highly detailed 3D graphics
* SIMPLE CONTROLS: Tap the screen at the right time to unleash combos
* UNIQUE TOY CHARACTERS: Each with their own special weapon and ability
* POWER UP: Chose your weapons and powers before each battle
* SWAP YOUR CHARACTERS: Bring on more action figures to help you win
* CHOSE YOUR LOOK: Suit-up your action figure and get an extra edge
* WIN & COLLECT: Get toys, parts, suits and more at the capsule machine

The game is available for free (with in-app purchases) on the Play Store.

Shadowrun: Dragonfall Review

Shadowrun: Dragonfall Review

Feb 13, 2015

Shadowrun: Dragonfall starts off great. Players are offered a bewildering array of skills and races to choose from. All of them are clearly described and it is really possible to make just about any character you like. Rifle toting elven dignitaries, dwarf computer hackers and troll mages are more than possible.

Screenshot_2015-02-03-05-26-23Shadowrun: Dragonfall is a tactical RPG. Combat is all about good positioning and flanking attacks, using cover and picking off enemies smartly. Using your party to support each other is essential and running in guns blazing will result in death in record time. The game is difficult and fans of X-com or other rock hard tactical games should settle in for a long tough campaign full of exciting tactical gameplay.

A robust help system also teaches gameplay concepts in a fast and simple way. The game’s branching dialogue system is loads of fun and the game is very well written with lots of funny moments and character nuances. The game has a real magic vs tech feel to it as guns exist alongside mages and totem sprits. Shadowrun’s world is vibrant.

Unfortunately, nearly every other aspect of Shadowrun: Dragonfall on Android besides the character creation and story is a dismal failure.

Screenshot_2015-02-03-05-01-37Even on the biggest phones on the market, like the Note 4, Shadowrun is the definition of unplayable. Fonts are completely unreadable. Interface icons are so tiny it’s difficult to press the one you meant to and characters and enemies alike are indistinct, vague shapes on the large 5.7in screen. There is no excuse for this whatsoever. There isn’t even a zoom control. X-com Enemy Unknown, a simular (much older) game managed to be playable even on the smaller S4 and it is even better on the Note 4. The sheer smallness of everything in Shadowrun makes it impossible to see what skills do, let alone coordinate combat in a meaningful manner.

Things don’t improve very much when output to a big screen either. There is still no zoom control and you still need to use your phone to control the game’s tiny, tiny interface.

Shadowrun: Dragonfall looks poor. The game looks a year or two old and the muddy textures, flat colour palette and microscopic size of everything make it a dull looking game to say the least. The game is also extremely laggy. It takes multiple attempts to get taps to register and movement feels very stilted. The sound is very flat. Unexciting gunfire and quiet, subdued spell effects add no atmosphere to the game at all.

Shadowrun: Dragonfall takes a great PC game with a great story, impressive writing, fascinating skill trees and interesting tactical gameplay and ruins it with zero mobile optimization, appalling performance problems and one of the worst interfaces seen in an Android game in recent memory. By all means buy it for PC, but stay far, far away from this unplayable port.

Temple Run 2 Adds Bruce Lee as Playable Character

Temple Run 2 Adds Bruce Lee as Playable Character

Feb 12, 2015

Bruce Lee is making another appearance in a mobile game — this time on Temple Run 2, where he is a new playable character.

Announcing a new special guest star – Bruce Lee! That’s right, you can now run as the legendary martial artist as you escape from your favorite Evil Demon Monkey!
You can buy Bruce Lee for a limited time, but hurry, he goes fast!
Also, get ready for Valentine’s Day with a special hat for your characters!
Just find all the Valentine’s Day artifacts to unlock!

Imangi co-founder Keith Shepherd talks about the fit of the new character. “As one of the most talented martial artists of all time, we think that Bruce Lee is a perfect fit for the Temple Run franchise,” he says. “In addition to his speed and agility, we also celebrate his philosophies with words of wisdom when players need it most.”

Bruce Lee, LLC CEO (and the late Bruce Lee’s daughter) Shannon Lee also weighed in. “I’m very excited to have my father become part of the Temple Run family. It’s apropos the character will launch in 2015, which just happens to be his 75th birthday year!” she says. “Not only is this a great and fun way to celebrate my father’s birthday, but I’m grateful that my father’s legacy will continue to live on for fans of all ages via our partnership with Imangi.”

We had an opportunity to review Temple Run 2 a while ago; we look forward to seeing Bruce Lee in the iconic game.

It is available for free (with optional in-app purchases) on Google Play and Amazon Appstore

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[Source: Imangi Press Release]

The Princess Bride Game Arrives as Amazon Appstore Exclusive

The Princess Bride Game Arrives as Amazon Appstore Exclusive

Feb 12, 2015

My name is Inigo Montoya…

Yep, The Princess Bride – The Official Game is finally here; the game is based on the cult movie that it derives its name from, and is available — for the time being — as an Amazon Appstore exclusive.

An epic game based on the beloved classic movie? Inconceivable!

Play the world of The Princess Bride and experience all of your favorite scenes!

4 GAMES IN 1:
– Survive the Shrieking Eels!
– Climb the Cliffs of Insanity!
– Sword duel with Inigo!
– Wrestle your favorite Giant!

Each game has unique leaderboards, challenges and awards. Unlock images and sound clips from the movie!

FREE UPDATES will have you testing your wits and surviving the Fire Swamp!

Have fun storming the castle!

The game is available for $3.99 on the Amazon Appstore.

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[Source: Amazon Appstore]

Amazon Appstore Offers $140 Worth of Premium Apps for Free for Limited Time

Amazon Appstore Offers $140 Worth of Premium Apps for Free for Limited Time

Feb 12, 2015

The Amazon Appstore is showing some Valentine Day love with another one of its massive free app bundle giveaways.

Amazon Appstore is offering an app bundle, with up to $140 in top paid apps and games – completely free! Customers will find Trivia Crack (Ad Free), currently the top downloaded game on mobile in the world according to industry-tracking firm App Annie. Other popular titles include OfficeSuite Professional 8, Cut the Rope: Experiments and more.

There are a bunch of other cool parts of the promo:

Also starting today and for a limited time, customers can find other great titles and promotions in the Amazon Appstore, including:

· Customers who buy gold bars or boosters in Candy Crush Saga, Farm Heroes Saga and Pet Rescue Saga will get Unlimited Lives, along with 20% Amazon Coins back on select in-app purchases.

· When playing select Casino games, customers can get up to 2x the value, along with 20% Amazon Coins Back on select in-app purchases. Key titles include, BINGO Blitz, Slotomania, GSN Casino, Bingo Bash, Jackpot Party Casino – Slots HD, among others.

· The Princess Bride – The Official Game is available exclusively for Android in the Amazon Appstore. Get it today before it’s available on Google Play.

These promotions and discounts end on February 14th, 2015.

[Source: Amazon Press Release]

Fire TV Gets Sling TV and More

Fire TV Gets Sling TV and More

Feb 12, 2015

Amazon Fire TV and TV Stick fans have yet another thing to gush about: now they have access to Sling TV.

Sling TV is a new service from Dish Network that allows users to access a slate of premium TV channels for $20 sans contract. It is especially coveted by cord cutters as an alternative to expensive cable plans.

In addition to Sling TV, there are several more additions to the Fire TV lineup:

· FOX Sports Go

· TED

· CBS News

· Crossy Road

· Game of Thrones—a Telltale Game Series

Most recently, publisher Devolver Digital has exclusively launched popular games on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick that have previously only been available for console and PC gaming including

· Luftrausers, Always Sometimes Monsters, and OlliOlli.

· Devolver Digital will bring six more games exclusively to Fire TV devices in the coming months including Gods Will Be Watching, Not a Hero, and Titan Souls.

To celebrate the launch of Sling TV—a $20 per month, Internet-based television service delivering live sports and entertainment from channels like ESPN, TNT and TBS—customers who purchase 3 months of Sling TV can now get a Fire TV Stick for free or opt for $50 off a Fire TV (normally $99)—order today at www.amazon.com/slingtvoffer.

It’s clear that Amazon is looking to give Fire TV and TV Stick access to every advantage possible. We had an opportunity to formally review it a few weeks ago, and greatly enjoyed it.

The new apps are available for download on the Amazon Appstore.