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Fresh Android Apps for July 16: BBC Olympics, Major Mayhem, 9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2013

by Marty Gabel

Yep, we’re still featuring apps covering the upcoming Olympics because they’re launching thick and fast and they are sure to be popular. Today, it’s the turn of the BBC with their London 2012 offering. Next up is Major Mayhem, a chaotic action shooter from Adult Swim with a wry sense of humor and plenty of addictive gameplay. Finally, we’ve got 9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2013 which remains one of the better baseball game franchises for mobile devices out there.

BBC Olympics (Free)

We featured the NBC Olympics Live Extra app on Friday, which includes live streaming video of all events, but that will only work in the U.S. For those in the UK, there is a dedicated BBC Olympics app instead – this won’t be available or stream video if you’re outside the United Kingdom.

However, non-UK audiences can, at least, still enjoy news and coverage from the respected British broadcaster with the BBC Olympics app from BBC Worldwide. It features daily live text commentary, breaking news, and the top stories from all the key events and moments during London 2012. There’s even a page for every single sport, country and event, plus a continuously-updated medal tally.

Major Mayhem (Free)

Here’s another fun release from Adult Swim (who also created favorites like Robot Unicorn Attack and Monsters Ate My Condo). It’s an action-packed “rail shooter” featuring an aggressive hero who must run and gun his way through some cool 3-D environments in order to rescue his kidnapped girlfriend.

With 45 levels, four game modes, 100 achievements, 150 mini challenges and five power-ups, there’s plenty here to keep you busy. What’s more, it’s free. There are 20 different weapons to employ, a bunch of fun costumes to sport, and of course, a lot of destructive action to enjoy through three picturesque environments.

9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2013 (Free)

Yikes. We’re only halfway through the 2012 MLB season, but Com2uS have already unleashed the new 9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2013 game onto Google Play and it’s officially licensed by the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA).

If you’re a fan of baseball sims, this series is one of the best out there as it uses the photos and stats of over 1,400 real players. It features a unique player card system and offers dynamic and realistic graphics. In addition, the controls are optimized specifically for smartphones. Though it’s free initially, if you find yourself deeply involved with the game, watch out for those in-app purchases.

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