Google Play celebrates its second birthday with discounted apps, videos, books

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You like a good deal, right? What about free things? Google is celebrating its second birthday by offering up a deluge of discounted and free apps, videos, music, and more! 

Android gamers will love Badland, the "atmospheric side-scrolling action adventure game" that has you flapping around levels with tons of environmental hazards. The game is already free, but you'll save 50% off all in-app purchases for a limited time. FIFA 14, which is especially optimized for larger screens on tablet devices, is also free-to-download for sports buffs, and it comes with a limited-time Ultimate Team tournament. If you win, you can nab a Gold Players Premium Pack and 5000 coins.

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Budding bakers should check out Tartine's recipe book. Acclaimed pastry chef Elisabeth Prueitt shows you how to make confections like Brioche Bread Pudding, Banana Cream Pie, and Creamy Bavarians—all favorites from the famed bakery in San Francisco that always has a line out the door. The e-book is on sale for $3.03, but you can can also try out a sample before you buy.

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If you're feeling nostalgic for the tunes of yore, you can purchase the Bee Gees' Saturday Night Fever, Jay-Z's The Blueprint, and Notorious B.I.G's Greatest Hits for $3.99. If that selection wasn't eclectic enough for you, download Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" for free.

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Game of Thrones fans, the official companion book is also on sale for $3.99, in addition to Grumpy Cat's debut title, A Grumpy Book, for $1.99. For the lil' tykes, there are several Dr. Seuss titles on sale for 99 cents, in addition to a free episode of Adventure Time and The Regular Show.

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Also be sure to check out the digital magazine subscriptions now on sale, including Entertainment Weekly, and if you're a Real Housewives addict like me (no judgments, please!), both the Real Housewives of New Jersey and New York City are on sale.

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