Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or so. Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the widgets, which include ratings and pricing info. Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here. Game Bridge Constructor Portal Android Police coverage: It's hard to overstate my satisfaction—Bridge Constructor Portal is now available in the Play Store Bridge Constructor Portal is certainly the most notable Android game released in the last two weeks. The unique merging of Headup Games' bridge building gameplay with Valve's portal creating universe makes for a fun and exciting puzzle game that combines the best mechanics of each series into one genuinely fantastic release. Monetization: $4.99 / no ads / no IAPs -- Enter the Aperture Science Enrichment Center and experience Bridge Constructor Portal – the unique merging of the classic Portal™ and … [Read more...] about 31 new and notable (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week (12/20/17
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Once upon a time, you could either buy a small, quiet PC, or a large, powerful one. It was one or the other – buying a pint-sized, quiet, high-performance PC wasn’t possible. In fact, the world is full of bitty, boring business PCs that run office applications just fine but can’t meet the performance demands of gamers or digital media-centric home users.The reason these small, high-performance, quiet-enough-for-the-home-office systems were previously unheard of was due to one major complication: heat. Powerful CPUs and GPUs used to generate vast amounts of heat, requiring noisy cooling fans. The power supplies needed to drive these killer systems contributed to the problem, with noisy fans of their own. It was simple physics: you needed enough airflow to keep hot CPUs and GPUs cool enough so the system wouldn’t melt. However, a funny thing happened on the relentless road to improving performance. CPU and GPU designers realized that increasing performance … [Read more...] about Less really is more: Why pint-sized PCs finally punch above their weight
A strange thing happened to me while playing the review copy for PES Production’s PES 2013. As a longtime fan of EA’s FIFA series, and an even longer time fan of soccer, I always get excited this time of year when the new FIFA demo launches on Xbox Live and PSN. That’s because at this point in the year we are already three weeks into the European soccer season, and my excitement is at an all-time high to recreate the wonder and magic of the respective leagues in the virtual world. Except, this year was different. This year I was too captivated by PES 2013 to stop playing it for 10 minutes and give the FIFA 13 demo a go, and this, my friends, has never happened before.Alright, so we have a new football king then… right? All hail PES, may it reign for many years to come! Whoa, slow down there. While PES is good, great even, it’s too early to tell which soccer-sim (if either) will come out on top. Plus, we haven’t even played the full version of FIFA … [Read more...] about PES 2013 review: Is there a new king of the pitch?
Let’s just get this out of the way right now. Having not even bothered with the Street franchise after the first FIFA Street game hit in 2005 – and passing altogether on FIFA Street 3 — I wasn’t exactly thrilled at the prospect of a fourth effort bringing the series out of retirement and back onto the streets. So you can imagine my surprise after popping in the disc and finding a game that was actually — well, you know, pretty damn good.Now, I don’t know exactly what FIFA Street has being doing during its hiatus. I personally like to think that it underwent four years of relentless montage-filled training sessions with makeshift weights, excessive grunting, and daily runs up an imposing mountain’s summit, a la Rocky IV. But random eighties reference aside, FIFA Street is definitely the reboot the series needed, but more importantly, the one fans wanted.Messi magicAs any gamer will tell you, the real nexus of a great video game lies within how … [Read more...] about FIFA Street review