Gaming

Dig your way to treasures and new discoveries in Caves n’ Chasms

If you suffer from acute claustrophobia, you might want to look away right now. This new game available on Android devices lets you dive down deep into unchartered territories underground and discover treasures, defeat monsters, and explore lost civilizations. Caves n' Chasms combines exploration, puzzle games, a bit of RPG and of course mining games to create this "underground hit" that will help you wile away time and might even get you addicted to it.

Acer working on Android Predator gaming tablet

After all those devices recently introduced in a tech event, Acer still has another one up its sleeves: an Android gaming tablet. Not that an Android tablet can't be used for gaming but this one which is slated to be released in the market in the last quarter is special. Tablet is expected to be focused just on gaming and this one looks really tough and a bit futuristic with those edges.

Beat the AUX B game and you might win tickets to B-Sides Music Fest

If you feel like untangling a mess of audio cables just to help a concert out, and then getting the chance to win a ticket to said major concert, all while holding your smartphone, then you better make space on your device for AUX B. If it's always been on your concert bucket list to be at the B-Sides Music Festival, then all the more reason for you to download this free puzzle game.

Stick Squad back for 3rd installment on your Android device

Not a lot of people would admit that it's their secret dream to be an assassin. If you're one of those, then unless you want to go to jail for murder, it would have to remain a dream. Video games can be an outlet for all this secret dreams, and Stick Squad has been around for some time now for your mobile devices. The third installment of the game brings back the duo for "more killing action", digitally of course (thank goodness).

Plunder the high seas with Plunder Pirates, now on Android

Who didn't dream of becoming a pirate when they were young? No? But even if it wasn't your sole ambition to pillage and plunder, pirates have always been fascinating characters. A new Android game from the makers of Angry Birds let you live, fight, and defend like a buccaneering scalawag as you loot your way through different adventures. Plunder Pirates is the real-time strategy adventure game that is now available for smartphones and tablets.

Get ready for gore: Mortal Kombat X lands on Android

You may or may not already have your hands on the latest and probably the most blood, intestine, or even brain filled version of Mortal Kombat X that launched last week. Whichever the case, you might prefer to have some of that MKX goodness with you wherever you go, which means it's time for a mobile tie-in. Lucky for you, Warner Bros. is only too happy to oblige. But while the mobile game does have some of the high-quality graphics, and even a bit of the gore, of the console main game, don't expect the same immersion.

Signup for HTC Vive Developer Edition now open, free for devs

HTC joining the virtual reality game was a surprise to everyone at the Mobile World Congress last month. Taiwanese tech giant HTC partnered with Valve to bring the Vive VR headset perhaps to compete with Oculus, Samsung, and Google. We learned just before March ended that it's heading out free to developers. The time has come and HTC Vive Developer Edition is now ready for signups from willing developers.

Puzzle meets RPG in Dungeon Link, now on Android

If you like either puzzle games or role-playing ones, or both, then games that combine the two should be catnip to a mobile gamer like you. Dungeon Link is a new Android game that looks simple on paper, a bit more complicated based on the back story, but ultimately, should be a fun time-filler based on the graphics and gameplay. Combining two of the most popular kinds of games and adding a social element to it should pique the interest of those looking for a new game to play.

Social gaming now available on your Blackberry Messenger

While Blackberry has taken a huge fall in recent years and has earned a rep for being a poster boy for failing in the age of digital and gadgets, they have been slowly trying to reinvent themselves, focusing more on software technology rather than creating more hardware. Their latest move is to introduce social gaming to BBM users through the BBM Connect Games for Android. This is following in the footsteps of other messaging apps also integrating games onto your normal, everyday chats.

EA Sports UFC mobile game launches today, pricey IAPs

We were wondering when a developer would actually pick up on the boom of the popularity of UFC and mixed martial arts in general. That question is answered today, as EA Sports launches the “EA SPORTS UFC” game on Android (and iOS). The game has been a relative success during its soft-launch period, so let’s see if that would translate to the global market.