EA Mobile has announced the latest update for its life simulation game The Sims FreePlay. This update brings a fine-dining experience to Sims via the Candlelit Fork Restaurant. With this update, the game now offers new themed quests to complete, a new hobby for Sims to master and more.
In celebration of both Shark Week on the Discovery Channel and the premiere of the film Sharknado 2: The Second One on SyFy, Zynga has updated its Hit It Rich! Casino Slots with a new Sharknado slot machine. The game is based around the SyFy film, and sees players helping hero Fin stop the “shark madness” after a storm hits Los Angeles, dropping sharks into the city.
SuperVillain Studios and TransWorld SKATEboarding have today announced the launch of TransWorld Endless Skater on mobile devices. The game is a side-scrolling skateboarding experience that offers limitless gameplay, with a twist. Instead of skating until players run into obstacles, the game only allows them to continue playing if they’ve performed enough tricks to earn more time.
GungHo Online Entertainment’s mobile hit Puzzle & Dragons is now available for an all-new group of players, as the game has been released on Kindle Fire tablets in the US and Canada.
Puzzle & Dragons mixes match-three gameplay with monster battles, as users create a team of monsters, each with an elemental affinity. By making matches with colored orbs, the appropriate team members attack the enemies across the top of the screen, with each element being stronger and weaker than others.
For lots of us, summer means traveling to local fairs and attractions, eating too much fried food and riding a few cool rides. Your Sims can now experience that same thrill in The Sims FreePlay, as EA Mobile has updated the game with a carnival and everything you’d expect along with it.
After much speculation, Amazon’s smartphone has finally been revealed. The Amazon Fire is available for pre-order from the online merchant, and comes in two options: a 32GB or 64GB model, both available on AT&T.
The Amazon Fire features a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, combined with 2GB of ram. It offers a 4.7 inch HD display, a 13MP rear-facing camera and a 2.1 MP front-facing camera. The device’s battery supports up to 285 hours of standby time, up to 22 hours of talk time, and up to 65 hours of audio playback (up to 11 hours for video).
In celebration of the launch of The LEGO Movie on DVD and BluRay, mobile developer Storytime Studios has announced a partnership with Warner Brothers to bring themed content to its video and photo animation app Skit!. The Skit! app allows users to combine their own photos with stock content, such as stickers, backgrounds and “props,” to create animated short films, or skits.
Animoca Brands’ Garfield franchise has passed 30 million installs on mobile devices. This news comes just in time for the famous fat cat’s 36th birthday on June 19, and will see Animoca offering discounts on the purchase price of paid Garfield apps, and a bonus 50 percent to all virtual currency purchases within free-to-play Garfield games.
Amazon is pretty proud of its Mayday Button. The technology, available for free on Kindle Fire HDX devices, allows users to have near-instant access to a real support team member, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.
Since launch eight months ago, the Mayday Button has become the most popular form of support-related communication for Kindle Fire HDX users, who have questions concerning everything from updating or installing apps to how to finish an Angry Birds level.
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