MARVEL Future Fight Gets Halloween Themed Update

MARVEL Future Fight Gets Halloween Themed Update

Oct 31, 2015

Tis the season to be spooky, and MARVEL Future Fight is getting in on the action with an update designed to gently tap on one’s terror bone.

Excerpts from the press release:

As Halloween is approaching this weekend, players will be able to immerse themselves into an appropriately themed in-game event stage. MARVEL Future Fight story missions will be decorated for Halloween, while villainous bosses such as Venom and Green Goblin seek to wreak havoc on the universe. Six star skill sets have also been added for Super Heroes such as Punisher, Black Bolt and Thor to help defeat these brand new threats.

Additional exciting new gameplay features in The Perfect Halloween update include:
· New Characters: Three new characters guaranteed to bring an onslaught of horrors include Lash, Warwolf, Elsa Bloodstone

· New Uniforms: Six characters will be receiving a mix of modern and classic new uniforms including Lash, Blade (70’s Classic), Ghost Rider, Punisher (Noir), Black Cat (Claws), and wait until you see the SPIDOC variant of M.O.D.O.K!

· New Six Star Skill Set / Upgraded Character Balancing: Three Super Heroes will be receiving new six star skill sets including Punisher, Black Bolt and Thor. Two tutorial characters will also receive regular hit and six star skill improvements – Thor and Black Bolt

· New Event Stage: Halloween themed event stage with bosses such as Venom and Green Goblin

· New Alliance Battle: Weekly alliance battles will be held daily

· Various Improvements and Bug Fixes

Sounds fun, which is in line with the game we reviewed a while back. It remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

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Real Boxing 2 CREED Due Out in November; Check Out the Official Trailer!

Real Boxing 2 CREED Due Out in November; Check Out the Official Trailer!

Oct 30, 2015

We’ve been a bit eager with regards to Rocky universe-inspired Real Boxing 2 CREED, which is the official game of upcoming major motion picture CREED; I mean, when it comes to movie tie-ins, the idea of Rocky training the son of Apollo Creed sounds interesting enough, no?

A mobile game based on that premise should be equally compelling.

Hopefully.

In any case, we have a firm release date for the mobile game: November 19th on Google Play, to be exact. According to the most recent press release, future updates will give players an opportunity to traverse past iconic matches from the Rocky franchise.

Interesting.

While we impatiently wait for November 19th to roll around, we have the official trailer below for public consumption.

Enjoy!

Jabra Eclipse Bluetooth Earpiece Hardware Review

Jabra Eclipse Bluetooth Earpiece Hardware Review

Oct 30, 2015

Jabra has mostly reached the point where one can be guaranteed a quality product. Its audio and wireless products are usually topnotch, and we have had the opportunity to review more of Jabra’s recent offerings.

Jabra does seem to have an issue with resting any perceived laurels, which is great for consumers, as it gets us new pieces like the Jabra Eclipse, one of the company’s newer bluetooth earpiece offerings.

The earpiece itself is a sleek number, with a defined angle asking the main shaft. It had a smaller profile than the Jabra Stealth, but is somewhat lighter, coming in at 0.19 oz. This one is aimed at right ear use, and the angling ensures this. It’s grey and black with audio perforations; an all-white option with matching case is also available.

The obvious difference is the addition of the charging case; as such, the earpiece doesn’t need a charging port. Instead, it has subtle magnetic contacts that come into play when the unit is nestled inside the oval-ish case. The case houses the expected micro-USB charging port, and the matching set of contacts on the inside effect charging. It also houses a battery, so that it retains a charge that can be used to charge the unit even when it isn’t connected to an electrical outlet. The charging puck mostly matches the earpiece in color, being black and weighing 1.23 oz. It packs in NFC and extends standby time by 4 hours.

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The rest of the retail box contains ear gels and a micro-USB cable.

Using it is quite simple. After charging, turning it on is a simple matter of removing the earpiece from the case and turning off is the reverse operation. Pairing it will be simple for anyone who has previously paired bluetooth devices, and the aforementioned NFC is another option for pairing. Once inserted in one’s ear, double tapping invokes voice operations, call answering, etc. Noticeably, Google Now is easier to manipulate, and it boasts 10 hours of talk time with the charger case, and 6 without.

The companion Jabra Assist apps adds a bit more functionality, like geo-tagging, battery management, software upgrades and more. It still needs yet another Jabra app installed on one’s device to work though.

The case is a great idea, and works well. For some, it might take some getting used to, because it is a needed piece to control battery usage and charging.

Nyrius Announces Availability of New, Kickstarted Smart Outlet

Nyrius Announces Availability of New, Kickstarted Smart Outlet

Oct 30, 2015

Smart Outlet, a kickstarted project from Nyrius, is ready to for consumers to get their hands on it. It’s a simple piece that does the excellent job of adding wireless functionality to outlets; in essence, allowing plugged in devices and appliances to be controlled remotely.

Key details on the Smart Outlet:
· Transforms any outlet in a home or business into a Bluetooth-enabled one which allows users to control plugged-in appliances (coffee makers, hair irons, space heaters, etc.) via the Android and iOS application

· Plug-and-play – does not require hubs or extraneous setup processes

· User-friendly app contains several helpful features, such as:

o Proximity controls

o Scheduling electronics

o Turning connected devices on and off

It’s available on Nyrius.com for $39.99. We have a video below:

Devious Dungeon 2 Review

Devious Dungeon 2 Review

Oct 30, 2015

It’s out now, and as such, nothing was gonna stop us from checking out Noodlecake’s Devious Dungeon 2.

To start out, when gets to pick a character/class from mage, barbarian or rogue. Each has a specific set of attributes, so the one selected does have an influence on performance.

In this one, castled treasure is the ultimate goal. Unfortunately, our main bad guy, the Summoner, isn’t particularly keen on guests, so there is a heavy cost for trying to get to the treasure.

The playing area translates to a 2D platformer adventure, with several levels laden with objects and such. It has an expected medieval feel, with fire-lit caverns and interesting looking decor. The graphics are especially retro in nature, which goes well with the pseudo-dungeon motif. It’s playful representation, not entirely unseen, but one that works well with this game in particular.

The game is kind enough to provide an interactive tutorial. Through this, one gets to learn the basics of control, including the direction system and two-button virtual touch controls: these control left and right movement, jumping, and attacking. This tutorial gets one ready, and allows one to get used to getting around and accomplishing different tasks.

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The aforementioned objects are what really make the game interesting; some can be easily taken care of by a swipe of our protagonist’s weapon, and some can be jumped over; jumping is also useful with regards to traversing the layered platforms. But then, one needs to be on the lookout for dangers from above, and others that roam a particular ground level. There are bosses, RPG elements, gear to accumulate and more.

When it’s all said and done, success depends on weighing flight vs fight in some scenarios, and being quick enough to bounce around when needed, collecting all collectibles and moving on by unlocking new areas to explore. It’s pretty straightforward and fun at the same time. For $1.99 (with in-app purchases), it’s not a scary investment, either.

Templar Battleforce RPG Review

Templar Battleforce RPG Review

Oct 29, 2015

Templar Battleforce RPG is atypical and a bit familiar at the same time. It brings to sci-fi elements, RPG stylings and a strategic turn-based system that one almost has to try.

Backstory isn’t a necessity for me, but this game does a decent job of weaving together a fairly compelling yarn involving space travelers and the heroic fighting force from which the game derives its name.

Visually, is it quite interesting. The imagery touches on the futuristic, with dark themes and fluid movements interspersed with dialogues and cutscenes. It incorporates a top-down view to convey action, and there is a wide variety of visual elements added that help to move things along.

The player becomes a Templar, and rocks a Leviathan battle suit. The Templars are a futuristic race with the memory transferring gift of “templar lineage” which gives them somewhat of an omniscient edge in battle. Said battle suits equate to being 10-ft tall, and the main idea is for these Templars to defend Star Traders.

And so it starts…

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The first few series give one a feel for the game. The attack mechanism is fairly easy to pick up, with the range circles and such, and this is key when it comes to taking on the enemy that one goes against. The battling is turn-based; this is a twist that makes strategy all that more important. One also learns that Templars have different specialties, which is also a useful nugget with regards to strategy.

As one gets more comfortable, and understand how to take on invaders like the dastardly Xeno creatures, the leveled gameplay ratchets up the difficulty. One gets to explore different sections and take on different enemies in different types of scenarios. Building a reasonable force is part of the objective, but one of the most compelling aspects is the variety of tactical concepts: capture the flag, puzzle-solving, scouting and more. The game really encomapsses several disciplines, and does so well.

For folks looking for an engaging romp, this one should fit the bill. It tolls the bell between “engaging” and “familiar” quite capably, and is great in small bites or longer sessions.

If being a Templar is where it’s at, $6.99 (30% off intro sale) isn’t too bad of a proposition.

Brutal Studio Launches Finger VS Farmers on Android

Brutal Studio Launches Finger VS Farmers on Android

Oct 29, 2015

Finger VS Farmers has just launched on Google Play.

At first there was Finger VS Axes where we traveled to medieval time, then Finger VS Guns brought us to the future with all sorts of arsenal and now; Finger VS Farmers, set on the quiet and peaceful family farm. Well the finger is still creating chaos where it goes … annoying all who cross its path!

Finger VS Farmers is a free, unique and funny action game where you are the big boss finger. Use your finger to taunt the enemy. Swipe to avoid his attacks then bash and smash to knock him out. A fun action game featuring innovative game play, awesome weapon upgrades, multiple levels with a progression of difficulty and a humorous storyline. A small, fun and casual game made to be interactive and entertaining.

The game is available for free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

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Devious Dungeon 2 Launches on Google Play

Devious Dungeon 2 Launches on Google Play

Oct 29, 2015

Yep! Another one from Noodlecake

This one is called Devious Dungeon 2, and it’s a retro-feeling platformer with attitude.

It is said that great adventures await behind the walls of this dark castle. The castles ever shifting halls are filled with deadly monsters! Treacherous traps have claimed the lives of many adventurers! It is rumoured the castle contains treasures beyond imagination. However, it is also the domain of the summoner and he does not look kindly upon uninvited guests!

Can you defeat the summoner and claim the lost treasures of the castle?

Features
– Randomized maps with 5 worlds
– Hero classes – Barbarian, Mage and Rogue
– Lots of weapons and gear
– RPG styled upgrades
– Boss Battles
– Mini-bosses and Collectible Treasures
– Mission system
– Achievements

The game is live now, and can be had for $1.99 on Google Play. The trailer is below:

[via Noodlecake Presser]

This Means WAR! Gets Huge Update

This Means WAR! Gets Huge Update

Oct 28, 2015

Popular strategy and real-time battle game This Means WAR! is getting a pretty big update.

The much-requested base transfer feature is now live, plus a whole lot more (per Google Play):

WHAT’S NEW

â–º With This Means WAR’s new BASE TRANSFER feature, you can move your base seamlessly from one mobile device to another!
â–º Unleash the new EMP STUN MINE on enemies to stop them dead in their tracks. Immobilized enemies are easy pickings!
â–º Troop AI fixes include: Seeker Drones from an ambush can now find something new to blow up, and your Troops no longer freeze when enemy targets are directly on a wall.
â–º Fixed a client error when visiting bases that had Missile Strikes, visit away!

We had a chance to review the game recently, and liked it a lot. It remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

Google Keep Gets Doodling Feature

Google Keep Gets Doodling Feature

Oct 28, 2015

Google Keep, the note-taking application from you-know-who is getting a nifty feature: the ability to doodle on images.

The feature is rolling out now via an update on Google Play.

We had a chance to check out Keep when it first launched, and liked the clean, robust feel; it remains free on Google Play.

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Help a fish cleanse its home in Koi – Journey of Purity out tomorrow

Koi – Journey of Purity is an exploration adventure which tasks you with helping a fish cleanse its home.

The breaktaking visuals are inspired by both Chinese art and cartoons with a level of attention to detail that’s second-to-none. Frogs bounce between lotus leaves, flowers bloom in front of you, and petals drift on the tranquil waters.

You can direct the koi by tapping or swiping on it as you assist it in solving puzzles, collecting items, and avoiding obstacles.

Your journey will take you from serene, lotus covered waters and through a raging storm as you try to help a koi purify its home.

But you’ll want to spend a lot of time exploring and admiring each different location you come across throughout the game’s different stages.

Koi – Journey of Purity has been loved by all since launch and has already been featured in the App Store in over 100 countries. That comes after an impressive 2015 GDC IMGA Best Upcoming Game nomination.

Head on over to the App Store [download] to check it out right now or wait until tomorrow to get it on Google Play.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Templar Battleforce Launches on Google Play

Templar Battleforce Launches on Google Play

Oct 27, 2015

Templar Battleforce RPG is now available on Google Play.

Templar Battleforce is an addictive mix of strategic combat and army building with the precision gameplay of RPGs. Step into a Leviathan mech and lead the Templar Knights in battle against fierce Xenos. Create your own unique Battleforce by recruiting an array of Templar specialists — and invent distinct strategies for your fireteams. Deploy your forces in tactical scenarios that challenge both novice and veteran alike. Put your best strategies to the test and see if you can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in this futuristic turn-based wargame.

Armored in the Leviathan battle mechs, your mighty Templars will face hordes of terrifying Xenos, rogue human factions, and the ancient Narvidian threat. Slash and blast your way across a deep and deadly sci-fi universe — waging war with cunning Scouts, righteous Soldiers, flamethrowing Hydras, specialized Engineers, deadly Sentry Turrets, and the indomitable Berserks.

= FEATURES =
– Command your Templars in turn-based tactical warfare across 45+ unique scenarios
– Face diverse challenges in every deployment: corridor-to-corridor, open desert warfare, territory control (capturing tactical points), defensive last stands, scorched-earth retreats, infiltration deep behind enemy lines, and complex puzzles
– Lead your squad in battle against immense and mighty bosses
– Immerse yourself in a branching sci-fi storyline
– Deploy specialist Templars and discover unique fireteam combinations with stealth, grenades, defensive overwatch, scorching flamethrowers, hindering attacks, and sentry turrets
– Face 25+ diverse enemy units: the Xeno, the Narvidians, and rogue human factions
– Build your unique battleforce with exacting precision, recruit and design every squad member
– Customize the appearance, armor design, talents, and equipment of your veteran Templars
– Endless combinations of squads, soldiery, and tactics will keep you coming back for more!

The game is currently on sale for $6.99 (down from the regular price of $9.99).