If you have already had a look over the last week’s with new Android apps and games, then it means you’re ready for another installment of our usual series. This time, we’ve got a set of awesome new games that have been made available on the PlayStore, but also some important apps that some of you definitely need on your Android smartphone or tablet. Let’s have a look at what these are.

Skype Qik (Free)skype-qik

Skype believes is default app isn’t enough, and that’s why it is releasing the new Skype Qik: Group Video Chat app for Android users. The app is touted as a video messenger ‘made for capturing moments and sharing laughs throughout your day’. Inside the app, you can create groups straight from your phone’s address book; pre-record and send video clips; erase your messages and start a conversation any time as no login, usernames, or passwords are needed. Give it a try, it’s worth it.

Lord of the Rings: Legends (Free)

lotrLord of the Rings is still a cultural phenomena, with millions of fans all over the world. If you too are one of them, go ahead and download the Lord of the Rings: Legends Android game that has been recently made available on the Play Store. You will be able to recruit over 100 characters from The Lord of Rings Universe with special abilities and gather the most powerful fellowship in Middle-earth by enhancing and evolving your favorite heroes. The game is 1080p ready and has been optimized for tablets, as well.

Champ Man 15 (Free)champ-man-15

Champ Man 15 is a new football management game from Square Enix where you get to choose from over 440 clubs from 23 playable leagues. The game has been improved with a new match engine and tactical control, along with many other new features and optimizations. Now it also comes with Facebook leaderboards to challenge your friends and invite them for more in-game rewards. If you’re a fan of sport manager simulation games, then you need to check it out.

Up by Jawbone (Free)

jawbone-upJawbone has released its standalone Up application on the Play Store. With it, you can start tracking your activity without a band using select phones or Android Wear devices. You can also get personalized insights, the ability to log your food & drink and to track your physical activity. It also lets you log workouts, your sleep and even allows to team up with your friends and family in the app for encouragement and friendly competition. The app also comes with ‘Today I Will’ personalized goals, Streaks and Milestones and Activity alerts.

South Park: Pinball ($3.99)southpark-pinball

South Park: Pinball is a new funny Android game where you join Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny, and Butters in two pinball tables inspired by South Park! In the game you will meet characters like Chef, Timmy, Terrance and Phillip, Mr. Hankey, and even ManBearPig. You will team up with Cartman, Kyle, Stan and Kenny in this ultimate South Park pinball experience! If you’re a South Park fan and you are enjoying the TV series even now, then it’s a must-have on your Android device.

Bing Rewards (Free)

bing-rewardsMicrosoft has released the official Bing Rewards app on the Play Store for Android users that lets you manage your account, earn credits and enter sweepstakes. You can then redeem credits on Amazon.com, Starbucks, Xbox and many more. You can also check your current status and find out how to get to the next level and it’s also possible to track your order history. With this strategy, Microsoft hopes it can make you use Bing more often.

Drone: Shadow Strike (Free)drone-shadow-strike

If you like military warfare games, then you need to check out Reliance’s new Drone: Shadow Strike game. You will be able to fly 7 different types of UCAVs, from prototypes to official in-service aircrafts as you will defend, Survive, Strike or Escort along 24 missions in 4 real world inspired campaigns. There are Cannons, Guided Missiles, Rockets & Bombs, along with superior upgrades and additional enhancements that you can use to dominate the battlefield. With over 280 Challenges & 70 Achievements, this game is bound to keep you glued to the screen.

Ultimate Rotation Control (Free)

ultimate-rotation-controlWith the Ultimate Rotation Control app for Android, you can lock your screen in any orientation you want and also force the automatic orientation to override app specific settings. Some apps force the portrait mode while you are holding the screen “upside down”, so that’s when this app becomes really useful. Also, you can use most apps in landscape even if they normally do not work in landscape. So, if you are annoyed by these issues, this is the app that can help you.

Cricket Captain 2014 (Free)cricket-captain-2015

Are you a cricket fan looking for a great Android app? Then you need to try out Cricket Captain 2014, which comes with anew interface, updated 3D graphics engine, which make it one the best cricket management simulation games. The game comes with Improved Highlights, 28 Game Service achievements, new stadiums and many other new ones that you’ll discover inside the game.

Ironclad Tactics (Free)

ironclad-tacticsThe new Ironclad Tactics game for Android is touted a fast-paced, ‘card-based tactics game set in an alternate history Civil War’. Even thought it might sound a little weird, the game is actually pretty fun. What’s nice is that there are no in-app purchases as you unlock cards by playing the game and not by purchasing them separately. You will follow the campaign story through a fully-illustrated interactive graphic novel and collect cards along the way.

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