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Painkiller comes to Android via Duke Nukem developer

There's been a lot of classic games getting remade for Android lately, and the latest in the long line is sleeper first-person shooter hit Painkiller. The original game came out in  2004 for the PC, but noted Android developer Machineworks is bringing it back for a go-round on your phone or tablet under the name Painkiller: Purgatory HD. You can pick it up in the Google Play Store for the odd price of $1.11, and any device running Eclair or later can join in the fun. That said, you'll probably want something with at least a 1ghz processor to get the best experience.

Duke Nukem 3D is free for two days, still isn’t really free

When Duke Nukem 3D burst onto the Android Market back in November, fans of classic shoot-em-up gameplay couldn't be happier. At least until they actually installed the game, and learned that you had to buy parts two and three separately, instantly turning a 99¢ game into a $2.99 one. Three bucks isn't unreasonable for an Android game, but for a title that's over fifteen years old, many users found the roundabout payment model a little sketchy. The fact that it also displayed ads (later removed) offended the sensibilities of the Android crowd, who are happy to either pay or deal with ads, but not both.