Gaming

Weekend Game Getaway: Kingdom Rush Origins, Soulcalibur Sale

If you're planning to lock yourself up indoors this weekend, probably to gather up energy for the upcoming holiday (and sale) madness, now might be your chance to catch up on some Android gaming. And you might just be in luck! Aside from the plethora of games we've brought to your attention the past days, there are two notable ones that might deserve your glance (and maybe your money) as well.

Garfield Kart: Fast and Furry now available on Android

If you love to see the irascible feline Garfield battling it out on the race track while using different antics to distract his opponent, then you just had your Christmas wish granted a little bit earlier. Garfeld Kart: Fast and Furry is now available for Android devices, so you can enjoy racing around the track while at the same time, see characters from the comics strip that you've grown to love (or even hate).

Award-winning Banner Saga comes to Android

If you like role playing games and Norse mythology, you've probably heard of The Banner Saga, a hugely popular video game that rated 82 out of 100 on Metacritic when it first came out. It is now making its way to your smartphone or tablet with the launch of its Android version and from the looks of it, it will just be as excellent as the original PC version.

Amazon Game Studios outs Tales from Deep Space misadventure

In case you haven't heard, Amazon formed its own game studio, creatively named Amazon Game Studios, to develop exclusive content for its Android devices. The subsidiary has already produced a number of titles, most notable of which is perhaps To-Fu Fury. And here they are with yet another one, yet again a tried and true puzzle platformer in the form of Tales from Deep Space. And like the To-Fu, the plot isn't something you have to take seriously, but it can still lead to some serious fun, especially when experienced with a friend.

Football Manager Handheld 2015 now available on Android

You've been there, sometimes every week. You're watching your football club's weekend game when the manager makes a seemingly stupid decision that cost them the game. You scream at the TV (or in the stadium), you curse, you wail (yes, sports fans do that right?) and you say the words "If I were the manager..." Well, there's a game that has allowed frustrated football fans to take back the power, at least on their mobile devices.

Sleep Attack TD puts a literal twist to Tower Defense

You've probably had your fill of tower defense games, probably as much as you've grown sick of flying (or flapping) birds and crushing sweets, But sometimes, someone comes along and turns the genre on its head to offer something quite new. The Anomaly series did this by turning the tables in its "reverse tower defense" titles. Now Sleep Attack is trying to make a difference as well, this time by letting you actually control the routes that your enemies will take.

Tapventures lets you defeat funny sky creatures in simple RPG

If you would like to experience role playing games that wouldn't really take that much brain cells, there are games out there that are intentionally simpler to appeal to that market. One of these games is Tapventure, which lets you defeat your (sometimes cute) enemies just by continually tapping on your screen and collecting coins along the way.

GAMEVIL brings Darkness Reborn to light

Mobile game developer GAMEVIL has come out with another action RPG title, this time branching off from its previous game Dark Avenger. But fret not if you haven't played the prequel, as you can verily enjoy (or not) this game on its own. Set in an equally dark and brutal world, Darkness Reborn puts the fate of the world in your hands yet again, but you don't have to do it alone. Branded as an MORPG, you can enlist the help of allies in your adventures, or pit your strength against them in the arena.

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Lollipop update finally rolls out

That was quite a mouthful, but the goodies that SHIELD Tablet owners will be receiving in today's update will definitely be a handful as well. NVIDIA has started the release of its major update to the gaming device and, as promised, the update not only brings in Android 5.0 to the tablet but a whole host of new features, not least among them the new GRID on-demand game rental system that brings triple-A PC games to mobile.