Deal: The Name Your Own Price Game Design Bundle, Unlock All Parts for Just $6.45

A name-your-own-price bundle recently hit the DL Deals store, one which will have you programming your very own games for very little upfront cash. In the bundle, buyers have access to four separate sections – Becoming a Unity 3D Power User, Pro Video Game Art School, Customer Engagement with Gamification, and tutorials on Crafting Hans-Painted Textures.  (more…)

The Droid Life Show: Episode 71

On today’s episode of the Droid Life Show, we plan to recap the craziness of the last week. Shortly after Tim and I got together for a special DL Show last Wednesday, Google opened up pre-orders for the Nexus 9 and Player, but also pushed out a brand new Android 5.0 preview build. As you now know, we spent the last several days talking about all that is new and awesome about Android 5.0. We also went wild over pre-orders for the new Nexus devices, their accessories, and impending launch dates.

Outside of Nexus and Lollipop news, we also have news on the DROID Turbo front, reviews in for the Galaxy Alpha and Xperia Z3 Compact, a new email app from Google, and more. This should be a packed show, as always. Join us!

We are live this afternoon at 3:00PM Pacific (6:00PM Eastern).

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Rovio Launches RETRY, a Game That has Nothing to do With Birds

Brace yourself, you might be in for a shocker. Rovio, the company who beats you over the head with countless renditions of its one hit wonder Angry Birds, released a new game this week that has absolutely nothing to do with birds or pigs. Say what?!

The new game, called RETRY, is a funny little airplane game that tests how good of an aviator you are. You tap on the screen of the your phone to make the plane fly, while also trying to collect coins and not crash into the ground or hillside. The overall goal is to not crash, collect coins for upgrades, and then land perfectly.  (more…)

LG G Watch R Unboxing and Tour

The other round Android Wear smartwatch is now in house at DL HQ. Or as LG would put it – the only fully round smartwatch. That’s right, the LG G Watch R is here and already on wrist after we filmed a quick unboxing and first impressions video. With its use of premium materials and upgraded specs over the original G Watch, LG is aiming at Motorola’s round effort, the Moto 360. Can it stand up to what we consider to be the best Android Wear watch on the planet? Let’s start to find out.  (more…)