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Fresh Android Apps for Mar. 16: The CW Network, FIFA 12 by EA Sports, King Pirate

by Ian Black

Friday again? The week zooms by when you’ve got fresh Android apps to download. Here are a few more for the weekend. Enjoy the latest teen drama and quirky reality show with the CW Network, practice your bicycle kick using FIFA 12 by EA Sports, and become a glamorous pirate in King Pirate.

The CW Network (Free)

The CW will not be left behind by other cable channels with mobile apps! They too have launched in the Google Play Store and plan to expand your mobile viewing choices. Need a list? Try The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie, 90210, America’s Next Top Model, Supernatural, One Tree Hill, The Secret Circle, and more.

Of course you can watch full episodes, but you can also friend and follow CW shows on Facebook and Twitter. Watch previews of upcoming episodes and clips of behind-the-scenes with cast members. To make sure you don’t miss a moment, you can browse the network’s schedule and set reminders for your favorite shows.

FIFA 12 by EA Sports ($4.99)

Whether you call it soccer or football, there’s no denying it’s time to take to the pitch and kick out the jams. This is the mother-of-all football games featuring 22 licensed leagues with over 500 teams and 15,000 players. Bring the Wi-Fi or the download might hurt you.

EA Sports claims the state-of-the-art controls will bring incredible realism to every free kick, penalty shot, and pass. Battle your way to league leadership by playing in 32 digitally-rendered real stadiums.

King Pirate (Free)

“For treasure and love,” says the description! Create and customize your own King Pirate with clothes, accessories, skills and a backpack full of gear, then start your seafaring adventure following the quests of characters you meet in the beach towns.

The story goes deep and the islands you explore are full of secrets, puzzles and tough enemies to fight. There are also romantic encounters and some cute pets for those who like their pirates sweet and cuddly.

The game has won an award and supports multiple languages.