Google Play has turned two. Yes, two years of providing immaculate collection of apps that have eaten away yours and my time, faster than a hungry tiger would eat a tame rabbit. Google Play recently crossed hosting more than 1.1 Million apps in February of 2014. Although there is still a debate on the quality of apps in Google Play as compared to Apple’s iTunes Store, the quality has gone up drastically. With more apps now adapting the minimalistic, holo theme approach things are looking up.
For a limited period of time, Google has hand selected popular games and either made them free or made the in-app purchases cheaper or free. The entire visual for the discounted games is shown below (click for a larger view):
Our pick of the pack obviously goes to FIFA 2014 where you can now participate for a limited time in an exclusive Ultimate Team Tournament. If you are good at the game and happen to win it, you can also score a Gold Players Premium Pack and 5000 coins. Another really interesting pick is Dead Ahead. The game is a fun run from the zombies on your scooter game. Although not the fastest paced game, it is a reasonable way of passing time with good graphics though not the most compelling gameplay. You stand a chance to get about 50% discount on all the in app purchases of Dead Ahead. And although, not officially listed, Google Play did get Quizup today, which in itself is a pretty sweet present.
According to AndroidandMe, some of the interesting offers in the US are as follows:
- The Hunger Games Adventures (game): $5 in-game credit
- Badland (game): Play as Bugdroid, 50% discount
- 50 Cent (music): Free download of “In Da Club”
- Black Sabbath (music): “Paranoid” album download for $3.99
- “The Cat in the Hat” (book): Digital download for $0.99
- “The Amazing Spider-Man” (movie): Discounted to $7.99
- “Adventure Time” (TV show): Free download of season 1, episode 1 “Slumber Party Panic”
- Every Day with Rachael Ray (magazine): Monthly subscription for $1.99
So, go ahead visit Google Play, wish Google Play a happy birthday and let us know, what games or in app cool stuff did you pick on this happy occasion.