App News this week
A new television service called Aereo was released this week that lets people stream TV to their devices. The app is free but the service will cost you. Meanwhile, BBM for Android was finally released as was Dead Trigger 2. A new contextual lock screen service called Cover for Android that is currently email invite only. If you like YouTube, you’ll be happy to know that the latest YouTube update is showing signs of some great new features coming out soon. Check out the video above for the full scoop.
[Price: $10.99 on sale, $15.99 normally]
First up this week is Final Fantasy 5. A slew of updates over the last few weeks have increased stability and squashed some bugs. Square Enix is currently selling the game for 33% off which usually isn’t a big deal but this game costs $15 so if you want it for $5 off, now is a good time to do it.
Plants vs Zombies 2 was officially released awhile back but only in 2 countries. Now the rollout has begun to release it everywhere. If you’ve been waiting for this one,
it’s finally available to almost everyone. Also it’s free and we love free things.
Kinda hard for this game not to be in our trending apps list this week. Dead Trigger was a game that helped revolutionize the shooter genre on Android
and Dead Trigger 2 will only continue that strong tradition. We already talked about it a lot earlier so just go download it.
Yes, Blackberry Messenger is, in fact, an app you can’t miss this week. The once-popular messaging platform is on Android now and it’s worth checking out if you haven’t yet. People say the platform
will never last but the line to join is so long that people are still waiting for their email invites, so it’ll be interesting to see how it does.
A last moment edition to our Google Play Weekly show is the latest Call of Duty game, called Strike Force. The game features a whole new first and third person experience where you can switch
between the two modes on the fly. Couple that with a bunch of other new stuff and that makes the game worth checking out, even with that $7 price tag.
Do you have any new apps to recommend this week? Let us know in the comments below.
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COD is overpriced and it still has IAPs
I hate IAP apps. I prefer to pay $5-$7 USD on an app that’s worthy of my hard earn cash then to be milked by IAPs.
The thing I’ve noticed about in IAPs is that in my experiences, you can play these games all the way through with buying anything. I’ve done it. It’s just if you want to fly through it easily you’ve gotta pay. I remember 100′s of games where hours were spent building up experience points to get the better guns and to upgrade my storage, whatever. Theses games give the slightly more lazy player with extra cash to blow an out. A way to get through it all with a lil real cash. Me I play a lil extra to get through it. I played all the way throught the original Dead Trigger w/o spending a penny. Just took a lil longer to build up my monies in the game to get what I needed.
I did that on Asphalt 6. Itbwas fun building up cash to get new cars and to upgrade them. Not to mention getting experience to finish other tracks in 1st place. But some games I see no option but doing IAP, it might be because I’m not a big gamer.
i view iaps the same as i view monthly subscription services for mmorpgs…either charge me a little more and knock it off with the monthly crap, or charge the monthly crap and get the game for free…the only difference between monthly subscriptions and iaps is, if i have to do iaps to get through the game, i’m not playing the game…
$7, I think I’ll pass
This week has to be the most craziest week of android app releases
Definitely a crazy week. I had to go back and add CoD to the video because it was released today. I was originally going to put Google Offers on there since it got a huge UI update.
I already had PvZ 2 for weeks :p
I’m aware it was released in like 2-3 countries a couple of weeks ago ;) that’s why it made trending apps and not one of the main news bits this week lol.
5 out of the 6 people I know that downloaded BBM have already removed it and gone back to WhatsApp, so there should be plenty of space on BlackBerry’s servers.
One thing that all these 5 apps is sharing is that theyre so hyped and overrated.
no app is really appealing to me…overhyped free2play and overpriced old-ish games.
Man, I can’t wait for FFVI.
I still don’t understand this. People will go pay $60 on new releases for Xbox and PS games. Yes I know these are not full console quality games, but definately at the level of PsP, Vita, and DS which games still release at $40 plus at times. $7 dollars is nothing to play a game that 100′s of people spent months if not years on developing. I mean the same people that complain about this are the same people to go out and buy a foofoo coffee from starbucks, that some wannabe barista made for $5 and it’s gone in 20 min. I just don’t get it!!!
Wow,sir that’sthe real truth,a real fact..another example is spend 50$ on chili’s and you can do the same at home with 20$..in that case I’mon your side
You can spend $40K on a 4 year college and learn why.
Or you can spend 4 hours at the local library and learn why.
Here’s your short cut:
Law of supply vs demand
Then you have these two powers: marketing to raise demand, and mobile platform that raises supply..
In the end most ppl end up getting both and if not they don’t care, money wherever if comes from is good. All that matters is make more than last year.
Console games have budgets in the tens of millions of dollars. A good mobile game can be written on a budget of close to $0 by one college dropout in his basement between commericals while watching firefly reruns. The is a market for both.
Yeah, a college dropout could totally buy the rights for a Call of Duty game, develop it, and release it for $0.
I didn’t realize watching Firefly paid enough dividends to buy naming rights to one of the biggest shooter franchises of all time.
Totally agree about quality compared to other portable systems game titles. However, the length of Android titles is much shorter (FF and other ports excluded of course). Personally I think Square Enix have the pricing of their full length FF titles right. Android isn’t a dedicates gaming platform and developers can’t afford to charge the same prices as they would for the PSP or DS.
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well I think i should just pop in here and say…. YOUR AUNTY SUCKS
I’m not a huge gamer but I really liked the original Dead Trigger (until I got the auto heal). I just played Dead Trigger 2 for the first 5 mins – it’s terrible. It requires WiFi to be on and auto fire just ruined the game. I’m uninstalling it and clearing the data on DT1 and starting again from the beginning.
You can turn Auto fire off in the options btw
Thanks for that. It’s not that bad now but I do miss the radar.
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