Skylanders fans have a couple of new goodies to look forward to with more expansion to the franchise heading our way soon. While the next Skylanders game that was announced (called Skylanders Imaginators) is for consoles, mobile gamers and fans are not being left behind either. Activision has revealed that Skylanders Imaginators will be getting a companion app called Skylanders Creator.
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Usually we see board games getting a digital version released onto mobile devices (and other platforms). However, on the flip side of things, 11-bit studio’s This War Of Mine game will be getting a physical board game version made. What’s even more interesting is the fact that 11-bit Studio promises that it’ll be just as intense as the video game. While news of the board game being made has been known for a little bit now, just to make everything official, the Kickstarter campaign for it has launched this morning.
Asus and AdBlock have teamed up to come up with a way to block advertisements on all future Android smartphones and tablets from Asus. This will be built into Android natively, but will only work with the default Android browser and not with third-party applications like Firefox and Chrome.
Nvidia’s Android Shield TV, and their tablet for that matter, already had built-in streaming capabilities to Twitch. However, as of today, owners of the Shield Android TV unit can also watch live boardcasts and anything else available on the Twitch streaming platform.
Android developers within certain countries now have the option to set the price of their apps and in-game purchases to a lower amount than before. This new change is now available within the following countries: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Hungary, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Phillippines, Poland, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
Today’s DroidGamers Double Daily Deal features a pretty awesome Android development bundle that is in the style of “Pay What You Want”. This is pretty much as it sounds like as you will be choosing the price you want to pay, and part of the proceeds go to charity as well.
In other EA and Star Wars news, EA has decided to release a new Star Wars Battlefront companion app which has plenty of features that one would expect from an app of this nature, as well as a new mini-game you game play called Base Command. Users will be able to earn in-game credits that can be used to unlock Star Cards, blasters, and more in the actual Star Wars Battlefront game.
Twitch has increased the security for accounts on the live streaming service by adding Two-Factor Authentication now. If you use Battle.net, and even Steam, you should be familiar with how this works. In case you don’t know though, essentially this means your Twitch account now requires two different methods of verification to log in.
Up until today anyone who publishes an Android game or application onto Google Play had a limit as to how high of a price they could charge. If you’ve been using Android since it was released, you may remember a long time ago a few applications popping up that were ridiculously priced, ranging from $99-$200. We’re not sure what happened to those but we do know the average pricing of apps and games on Google Play is between $0-$5, with a decent amount being $5+ but rarely over $10. Square Enix, of course, is one of those exceptions to the rule, with games regularly priced at $10-$15.
PreLaunch.me has been in beta for a little while now, making sure their app and service have as few bugs as possible. Today the company has decided to officially drop the beta tags they have been wearing and fully launch their service as well as their Android app.