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…)

Square Enix Launches Dragon Quest to Google Play, Priced at Only $2.99

A game from Square Enix hit Google Play this week, an absolute classic called Dragon Quest. In this title, which should have you traveling back in time to the 1980s, you play as a hero that is about to set upon an epic RPG journey of magic and terrifying creatures. Although, keep in mind, graphics were a bit limited back in the day, so the gameplay may not be as exhilarating as it once seemed.  (more…)

The Droid Life Show Episode 68 Will Help You Decide Which iPhone to Get

This past Wednesday evening, the DL crew came together for Episode 68 of The Droid Life Show. In this episode, we cover all of the past two week’s announcements, which include Samsung’s unveiling of the Galaxy Note 4, Motorola’s announcement of the new Moto X and Moto 360, finished off by Apple’s showcasing of the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch.

There was so much to talk about, we hardly made our way down our list of topics, but don’t worry, next week we will catch up on everything else, including Sony’s announcements, our top apps and games of the month, plus a whole lot more.

If you miss us live, feel free to subscribe to us by following one of the links below. (more…)

Droid Life Q&A Sessions: Volume 23 Answers

This past Monday, we opened up Volume 23 of the Droid Life Q&A Sessions. With Motorola, Samsung, and even Apple unveiling new products, all of you had great questions for us. The questions ranged from which OEM is doing the best this year, all the way down to which OEM is doing the worst. Of course, readers are also curious about upcoming Nexus devices as well, and so are we.

Down below, we also cover our thoughts on Motorola’s handling of the Moto 360 launch. A few may say they botched it, but it seems that we differ slightly in opinion on that subject.

For all of the answers to your questions, look right below.  (more…)