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Square Enix beats the summer heat with Final Fantasy sales

Summer is here and what better way to spend the season than by basking in the sun and going out. Or you can also stay indoors or even outdoors and immerse yourself in the myriad wonderful worlds of mobile gaming. In line with many gaming-related seasonal promotions, Square Enix is throwing out its own summer sale, with a bit of a twist: they won't be happening all at once.

Google Play now has ‘Offline Games’ section

If there’s one thing casual gamers hate (with the fire of a thousand suns), it’s those single player casual games that require you to have internet connection. It just defeats the purpose of casual gaming. You want to pass the time and chill out, play a couple of games. Adding the internet requirement just boosts the stress level up a couple of notches. So yes, this is a good move for Google Play – to promote games that don’t need a live internet connection.

First batch of NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet games revealed

NVIDIA is trying to make waves in the mobile gaming industry again by announcing the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet today. Although being an Android device, it has access to the entire treasury of Android games on Google Play Store and elsewhere, nothing says "high profile gaming device" than a portfolio made exclusively or at the very least optimized for this gaming tablet.

OUYA tests All-Access Pass subscription-based game shop

Buying Android games, even in exclusive stores like OUYA's isn't exactly difficult, but OUYA wants to make it even easier, and in effect draw in more users of its hardware. The startup is now testing what it calls All-Access Pass, which will give you access to almost everything in its catalog for a relatively measly annual fee.

NVIDIA giving out Google Play credits with Shield purchases

The NVIDIA Shield is probably the best evidence you will have of a PC gaming-inclined company acknowledging the exponential growth of the casual gaming market, especially in Android devices. The Shield is a handheld -- a purely gaming device at that, designed to play any game available on the Android platform to date, and NVIDIA is sweetening an already lowered price point with additional freebies to convince us to buy.

Temple Run reaches 1 billion downloads

If you've had your fill of endless runner type of games on smartphones and tablets, you have no one but Imangi Studios to thank or blame. The game studio has just announced that the popular Temple Run game and its sequel has been downloaded a total of 1 billion times, reaching that marker that was set by Rovio's Angry Birds.
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