Android Gaming : DC Legends hits the Playstore, Asphalt Xtreme gets off road too, Pokemon Go to bring daily reward

Seems like a good day for mobile gamers as two high-profile games, DC Legends and Asphalt Xtreme, make their debut on the Google Playstore today and for fans of Pokemon Go, those who are still playing the game, Niantic now plans to reward you for the loyalty. Or it’s just them trying to keep players coming back more often. 

DC Legends

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Starting with DC Legends, the game is finally here after being announced last month at the New York Comic Con. The mobile free-to-play RPG lets players create their own super hero (or even super villain) team using the huge number of characters in the DC Comics universe. Yes, you can form your own Justice League with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman or other lesser known characters, or you could populate your team with villains like Lex Luthor, Joker and others.

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As players engage in battle with their super hero characters, they can upgrade them with new powers and abilities, along with new looks. That includes “Legendary” versions of the characters once they reach a certain rank. Learn more about it here

The game is free with in-app purchases, ranging from $0.99 to $99.99. Have you downloaded it yet? I’m a huge Superman fan so even though I don’t really game on my phone, I’ve decided to give it a spin. It’s too early to give a verdict on the game play yet but it seems fun.

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Asphalt Xtreme

Hold on, did I say I don’t usually game on mobile? Well, I used to. And it should come as no surprise that back since the java mobile days, Asphalt has been one of my favorite games and now after a long wait since Asphalt 8, the publisher has just launched Asphalt Xtreme worldwide in the Google Play Store, which takes the free-to-play game series off-road for the first time.

The game brings dozens of Monster Trucks, Muscle Cars, and barely legal cars, from brands such as Jeep, Mercedes, Chevy, and more, and lets you visit the world and get all Xtreme, although technically not on the Asphalt. Would that count as false-advertising? Maybe?

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Players will be able to drive off the beaten path with as many as 35 different versions of real-world cars from companies like Jeep, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Predator, Dodge, Chevrolet and others. Players will also be able to upgrade their vehicles with special bonuses. The game offers 8-player real-time multiplayer along with the typical vehicle customization that are always part of these types of racing games.

If you’re an Asphalt fan, make sure you give this one a try and let me know in the comments below what you think of it.

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Pokemon Go

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Seems like ages since I talked about Pokemon Go, and there’s good reason why. But if you’re still one of those playing, there’s some good news. No, there aren’t gym battles or Pokemon training like the original games, but Niantic has posted news about an upcoming update for the Pokémon Go app, and a big feature of it will be daily bonuses for catching the lil’ buggers.

New daily bonuses can be collected for performing in-game tasks like catching Pokemon. There are even extra bonuses for doing it for seven straight days, which shows just how much Niantic wants to keep its player base catching them all. Here’s a quick breakdown on the new daily bonuses:

Catch a Pokemon every day:

  • 500 XP
  • 600 Stardust

Catch a Pokemon every day for seven days in a row:

  • 2,000 XP
  • 2,400 Stardust

Visit a PokéStop every day:

  • 500 XP
  • Additional items

Visit a PokéStop every day for seven days in a row:

  • 2,00 XP
  • More additional items

If you catch a Pokémon at any time on Tuesday local time, you’ll be eligible for the next daily bonus on Wednesday at 12 AM local time. While the huge numbers of new daily players of Pokémon Go don’t match the initial release numbers, the game is still extremely popular and making money for Niantic.

There’s no word on when these new bonuses will be added to Pokémon Go. If you’ve stopped playing the game, do you think these new daily bonuses will get you started again? If you’re still playing, I’m sure you wouldn’t be complaining. Would you?

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