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Google’s GameSnacks are web games optimizes for slow internet connections

While smartphones have become a global phenomenon in recent years, speedy internet access isn’t quite as universal — many folks are still relying on relatively slow 2G or 3G wireless networks. So while many mobile app and web developers are taking advantage of the possibilities of high-speed wireless internet access, one of Google’s latest projects […]

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Super Retro Champ handheld game system plays SNES and Sega Genesis carts

Last year the folks at My Arcade introduced a handheld game console at CES called Retro Champ that let you play classic 8-bit NES games… by plugging in NES carts. This year, the company is following up with the Super Retro Champ. As the name indicates, the new model lets you play 16-bit Super Nintendo carts… […]

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Google Play Pass launches with 350+ games for $5 per month (or $2 for early birds)

The Google Play Store is filled with millions of apps and games. Some are free. Some you have to pay for. And an awful lot are somewhere in the middle — you can install the app for free but need to make in-app purchases to unlock features. Now Google is launching another option: pay a […]

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Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure is like a gamified Wii Fit for the Switch

Nintendo has a habit of doing weird things with game consoles. The Nintendo Wii was already an innovative console thanks to the introduction of handheld, motion-sensing game controllers. But then Nintendo added a Wii Balance Board and turned the console into a fitness system with the introduction of games like Wii Fit. The Nintendo Switch […]

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Google is testing Play Pass subscription for ad-free Android apps & games

The Google Play Store is filled with a combination of free and paid apps and games… but many of the free ones are either laden with annoying ads or require in-app purchases to access some content or features. Google may be planning to offer users another option. According to a report from Android Police, the […]

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BlueStacks Inside could bring more Android games to PCs

The folks at BlueStacks have been offering tools that let you run Android apps and games on Windows and Mac computers for years… but in order to do that you’ve needed to install the company’s Android emulator on your computer. Now BlueStacks is taking aim at Android game developers with a new tool called BlueStacks […]

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Lilbits 368: Huawei can’t seem to catch a break

In the days since the US put Huawei on an “entities list” and prohibited US companies from doing business with the Chinese tech company, the implications have kept piling up. A number of companies based outside the US have ceased working with Huawei, including UK-based chip designer Arm since the company uses some technology developed in […]

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Daily Deals (3-21-2019)

The Microsoft Store is selling Surface Laptop 2 models for $799 and up today, and MassGenie is offering the lowest price I’ve seen on a current-gen Apple iPad. But maybe you don’t need a new device… you’re just looking for something to do with your current hardware. Enter games. Free ones. The Epic Games Store […]