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New Android apps worth downloading: MLB.com At Bat update, Wubbzy Loves You, Flashout 3D

by Phil Hornshaw

Baseball’s Spring Training just started and that means baseball fanatics are going to want to get connected to the game. MLB.com At Bat, today’s lead app, brings you all the baseball information you could want. We’ve also got Wubbzy Loves You, an educational app for kids, and Flashout 3D, a racing title featuring futuristic hovercraft with rocket launchers.

MLB.com At Bat update (Free)

What’s it about? Catch up on the beginnings of Major League Baseball as Spring Training kicks off with MLB.com At Bat.

What’s cool? MLB.com At Bat is your connection to baseball season from start to finish, even though Opening Day is still about a month away. You’ll need a subscription to get the most out of the app, but once you have one, you can keep up on every game played in the league and every player’s stats. The app also provides you with streaming video and the ability to listen to every Spring Training game in audio, plus tools for tracking your favorite team. The app’s update for the 2013 season brings redesigned team pages and news feeds, the ability to access MLB.com At Bat from multiple platforms, and universal support across your Android devices.

Who’s it for? Baseball fans who want access to games and MLB news at all time, this app is for you.

What’s it like? For more baseball coverage, try The Score and Fox Sports Mobile.

Wubbzy Loves You ($1.99)

What’s it about? Children’s storybook character Wubbzy has to deliver letters for Friendship Day, giving kids a chance to read along and interact with Wubbzy and his friends in educational app Wubbzy Loves You.

What’s cool? In telling the story of Wubbzy on Friendship Day, Wubbzy Loves You delivers games to kids that actually teach them something. The app helps convey number skills and reading comprehension skills to kids, and also includes three reading modes – one that reads the story aloud, another that lets kids interact with different elements as the story is unfolding, and a third that lets kids read without interactive elements. There are other features, like singalong music videos and the ability to color on your device’s touchscreen

Who’s it for? This one’s definitely for kids, especially those who are fans of Wubbzy.

What’s it like? For more Wubbzy, try Wubbzy’s Space Adventure and Disco Dancin’ Wubbzy.

Flashout 3D ($1.99)

What’s it about? Climb in a super-fast hover-ship and take down other racers, either with tight skills or your hull-mounted weapons, in Flashout 3D.

What’s cool? Like racing games such as WipeOut, Flashout focuses on fast-paced ship-based action. The game has six different control schemes to help players get the most out of their boats, including accelerometer controls, and packs a number of challenging races that let you blast around courses in your hover ships or blow the other racers off the course. There’s also a career mode that takes players through a number of racing challenges and has you upgrading your ships to increase their effectiveness.

Who’s it for? Racing fans should check out Flashout for its speed and combat additions.

What’s it like? You can get some more intense racing action out of Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

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