Daily Deal: TowerMadness Game, a 3D Tower Defense Title for Free

A new free download is available through our Deals store, an app called TowerMadness. For fans of tower defense titles, who also enjoy a bit of 3D graphics, it’s a must have.

In the game, you build up your defenses to stop evil aliens from kidnapping your adorable 3D sheep. You have blasters, flamethrowers, and plenty of other weapons to help you stop the never ending horde of aliens.  (more…)

It’s Official, Microsoft Acquires Makers of Minecraft for $2.5 Billion

Made official early this morning, Microsoft is set to purchase Mojang, the makers of Minecraft, for a smooth $2.5 billion dollars. In Minecraft, a survival sandbox game, players must forge and build whatever they see in their imaginations, using blocks that they collect with pickaxes, axes, shovels, and swords.

Over the course of just a few years, Minecraft has grown from a small community of players to an entire marketing machine, complete with versions available on many platforms, as well as merchandise in Target and countless other retailers. Since 2009, Minecraft has seen 100 million+ downloads on PC alone, with nearly 2 billion hours played on the Xbox 360. In terms of popularity, not many recent games stack up to Minecraft.  (more…)

Google Launches Android One Initiative, for the Next 5 Billion People Without a Smartphone

Back at Google I/O, Google announced an upcoming initiative titled Android One. Its purpose, albeit an aggressive one, is to get a smartphone into the hands of every human on Earth, allowing everyone on this planet the same access to the Internet’s full resources of information.

This week, Google has officially launched the platform, complete with affordable hardware and carrier partnerships based in India, with even more to come in the Philippines, Indonesia, and South Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) by the end of the year.  (more…)

This Week in the Life of DROID: 9/12/2014

It was Apple’s week this week, in which the company unveiled its upcoming iPhone devices and the new Apple Watch. Besides all of the Cupertino news, the DL crew got together for Episode 68 of The Droid Life Show, and we also got confirmation from NVIDIA legal documents that HTC does have a Nexus 9 device on the way.

On top of that action, HTC has an event scheduled for October 8 in NYC, Google began its epic merger of Hangouts and Google Voice, we launched our new Deals store, the DROID “Quark” stopped by the FCC, and Dell unveiled a tablet we are actually interested in.

Here are the highlights if you missed them.  (more…)