Friday App Sales: LIMBO, This War of Mine, Leo’s Fortune, and More

In need of some new apps or games to keep you busy this weekend? Don’t fret, I have your back. Currently on Google Play, folks can grab a ton of awesome games at discounted prices. This week, you can find Lara Croft GO for just $1, GTA: Vice City for $2, or even GTA: Liberty City Stories for $2.

Other games listed as on sale include Metal Slug 3, This Ware of Mine, LIMBO, Leo’s Fortune, and a couple Goat Simulator titles. All of the aforementioned titles are very popular, so if you have never given them a go, now would be a good time to do so.

Have at it.  (more…)

Friday App Sales: Star Wars: KOTOR, The Room Three, Goat Simulator, GTA Series, and More

There are so many deals going on this week, we almost ran out of room in our headline bar. Over on Google Play, anyone can go grab Goat Simulator for $1.99, The Room Three for $1.99, or even Grand Theft Auto III for $1.99. Incredible, right?

Other deals include DuckTales: Remastered, Rayman Classic, GTA: San Andreas, Star Wars: KOTOR, Never Alone: Ki Edition (amazing game), and Minecraft: Story Mode. Seriously, this is when you put that Google Play credit you got from the Google Opinions app to use.

Check out the entire list and take complete advantage.  (more…)

Google Opens Up Google Play Early Access to More Developers

During Google I/O, Google announced a new initiative for developers to help them get testers for their apps or games via Google Play instead of through what could be an expensive external beta test. The initiative was headlined by the Early Access section in Google Play, which initially was a hand-selected set of apps or games from developers that you and I could try out and provide feedback on. The Early Access section went live some time around late June.

Today, Google has announced that they are inviting more developers to participate in Early Access. Google says that they are adding new titles each week and that thousands of users are ready to test your app.  (more…)

Google Hosting Indie Games Festival in San Francisco on September 24, Open and Free to Public

Google has announced the Google Play Indie Games Festival, a place for developers and mobile gamers to come together and play the latest and greatest indie titles. During the festival, those in attendance will have a unique opportunity to play unreleased indie games from many developers, then vote to see which games will win awards. Should a developer take home a prize, it could be a SHIELD Android TV, SHIELD Tablet K1, Razer Forge TV prize pack, or other exciting stuff.  (more…)

Chrome OS Beta Gets Google Play Access Today

At Google I/O, Google first announced that Google Play and Android apps would make their way to Chromebooks via an update to Chrome OS v53. The initial rollout came in the unstable developer channel and is expected to be stable later this year as availability widens. Today, Google Play access has graduated to the beta channel and is rolling out to the Chromebook Pixel (2015), Acer Chromebook R11, and Asus Chromebook Flip.  (more…)

Some Additional Notes About Google Play Family Library Purchases

We are still getting used to this whole Google Play Family Library idea, where we get to share purchases on Google Play with up to five family members. It’s an awesome idea and my wife and I are already using it, but as some readers have pointed out, figuring out what exactly can be shared and when isn’t so straight forward in all situations.

Below, we wanted to toss out some additional notes on specific items, when they can be shared, which payment methods are required, etc. At some point, I’d imagine this will all just make sense and become second nature, it’s just that it is so new to us that we aren’t there yet.  (more…)

Google Play Gets “Family Library,” so You Can Share Purchases With Up to 6 People

Today, Google is introducing the Google Play Family Library, giving families the opportunity to share purchases from Google Play across accounts, so that everyone always has access to movies, TV shows, apps, games, and books. The service or feature is free and will be available over the next few days in a variety of countries, including the US.

So how does this work? As noted above, if opted-in, you will be able to share “eligible” apps, games, movies, TV shows, and books with up to six (6) family members. You’ll notice that music isn’t listed – more on that in a second.  (more…)