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MARVEL Future Fight anniversary update.

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Heroes Arena launches on Android

Heroes Arena launches on Android

Apr 18, 2017

Heroes Arena is out and available for your playing pleasure, courtesy of developer uCool.

Heroes Arena is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) mobile game with visually stunning graphics and animations. Players select a favorite legendary hero and traverse beautifully rendered maps battling hordes of enemies and monsters to ascend the rankings, achieve glory, and earn awesome prizes. Specifically designed for mobile devices with a focus on fair eSports competition, Heroes Arena delivers intense PvP action with 1v1, 3v3, 5v5, and other multiplayer battle modes.

And we have a launch event:

uCool is celebrating the Heroes Arena launch with a host of in-game events and rewards, including daily login bonuses and shop discounts on all hero characters for a limited time. Players also will get massive extra gold and in-game items by completing the daily events during the launch celebration time.

Go get it…

Heroes Arena is free with optional in-app purchases.

Check out the trailer:

Power Rangers: Legacy Wars receives major update

Power Rangers: Legacy Wars receives major update

Apr 17, 2017

The recently released major movie companion game Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is getting a pretty massive update. We also hear that the game is doing very well — measurably so, to the tune of 12 million downloads across platforms.

Here are the full update details:

New League
League 6 – Harwood County War Zone League 6 at 3400 Medals

New Warriors
– Now available in League 6 – Mighty Morphin Green – Tommy Oliver
– Rare Leader: Mighty Morphin – Lord Zedd
– Epic Assist: Mighty Morphin – Lord Zedd
– Epic Leader: Super Mega Force Robo Knight
– Epic Assist: Super Mega Force Robo Knight
– Rare Leader: Super Samurai Master Xandred
– Rare Assist: Mighty Morphin Green – Tommy Oliver

New Theatre Mode 1.0
– Watch replays of exciting matches from the best players in the Power Ranger Legacy Wars community.

Combat Rebalancing
– Rarity Balance: Adjustments to the starting health and attack stats of higher level rarity
– Block Frequency: Reduced the frequency of blocking and tuned to match warrior class
– Dash Push Reduction: Reduced the amount of push character can do into each other
– Various Character Balance: Many tuning adjustments based on player feedback and match history.

Improvements
– Morph Box UI: Polished Morph Box Open and Closed states
– Morph Box Payouts: New Warrior drop rates have been raised, improved rewards from Ultra Morph Boxes and League 5 Morph Boxes.
– Alliance: Easier to find open Alliances at the top of the list
– Various bug fixes and network stability improvements

The game remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

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[via App Release Notes]

Supermarket Mania Journey gets time-limited event update

Supermarket Mania Journey gets time-limited event update

Apr 17, 2017

G5’s popular time management simulation adventure Supermarket Mania Journey is getting an update that brings a time-limited event — and the update is available on both Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.

The new event, dubbed the Spring Flower Festival Event, brings 16 new levels and newer content.

Here’s the changelog:

Spring always brings something new and wonderful. This time it’s a lot of gifts and surprises in the fresh update of your favorite game Supermarket Mania® Journey!

SPRING FLOWER FESTIVAL EVENT – Collect butterflies to travel through 16 new levels on the colorful map and get the spring avatar, unique spring statuette, useful booster pack and other valuable items!

BONUS PATHS – Complete additional levels in a row to get a cart full of prizes!

GAME CENTER SUPPORT – Earn achievements and let your friends join in on the fun.

The game is developed and published by G5 Games.

Check out the trailer:

Binary Dash set for release this month

Binary Dash set for release this month

Apr 17, 2017

Star Garden Games’ award-winning title Binary Dash is coming to Android — this month, as a matter of fact.

Binary Dash is simple to learn but difficult to master. Short, challenging levels make it fun and easy to pick up and play!

– Jump and flip to avoid & destroy obstacles
– Dash through 94 levels
– Collect coins
– Unlock skins
– Unlock bonus levels
– Play hard versions of the normal levels for an extra challenge

According to the presser, the game is free to download, and comes with 48 levels; an extra 46 levels (plus more content) can be unlocked for $0.99.

Oh yeah… the game is due out on April 27th.

Check out the trailer:

Digitized board game Onirim launches on Google Play

Digitized board game Onirim launches on Google Play

Apr 13, 2017

Asmodee Digital has struck again.

This time, it has a new title called Onirim – Solitaire Card Game.

Wander through the chambers of dreams, hoping that chance will reveal the doors, or linger in each type of room. In either case, you will have to deal with the slithering Nightmares which haunt the hallways of the labyrinth.

Onirim is a solitaire card game. You must work against the game to gather the eight oneiric doors before the deck runs out. You can obtain door cards either by playing cards of the same color three turns in a row or by discarding one of your powerful key cards when a door appears from the deck. In both cases, you will have to decide the best use of each card in your hand and carefully play around the Nightmares. Those cards are hidden in the deck and will trigger painful dilemmas when drawn.

In addition to the exciting solo mode, players will enjoy the intuitive user interface, automated deck management, and stats to track their progress and successes against the game!

Onirim includes :
• Shadi Torbey’s base Onirim game in solitaire mode
• Original artwork from the base game by Philippe Guerin and Elise Plessis, enhanced by animations
• Solo play
• Detailed, interactive, turn-by-turn, in-game tutorial.
• Offline stats record so you can track your progress
• No in-app purchases or ads
• Languages available: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

As noted, the game has a one-time fee ($0.99) with no IAP.

New game ‘wHoles’ arrives on Android

New game ‘wHoles’ arrives on Android

Apr 13, 2017

Swift Knight Studios just brought its puzzler wHoles to Android.

Per Google Play, we get a bunch of gameplay and plenty of environments.

wHOLES features over 100 levels, where you navigate and glide “Ra”, your friendly feline companion, across many environments. Just visit every tile in order to finish the level, but that is easier said than done as players cannot go back on tiles that they have already been on. Controlled by the directional buttons on each side of the screen, you can explore increasingly challenging zones as you work your way through the levels.

The game contains hours of gameplay featuring different special tiles, hidden pathfinder puzzles, and many surprises to discover along the way.

The game is free (with in-app purchases).

Check out the trailer below:

Sudoku Sweeper to arrive on Google Play this month

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We hear that an interesting game will be dropping on the Play Store soon — Sudoku Sweeper, from Ed Biden.

The game looks to be an interesting amalgam of legendary puzzlers Minesweeper and Sudoku

As with all great things, the game is deceptively simple: Every row, column and zone has a bomb. Tap the numbers, avoid the bombs.

But of course, this simplicity hides surprising depth, endless board layouts, and infinite puzzles.

We think it’s about as close as you can get to logic puzzle perfection.

The due date is April 27th; the game will have a one time cost of $2.99 (no IAPs).

Check out the trailer:

Upcoming game ‘Tempest: Pirate Action RPG’ set for April release

Upcoming game ‘Tempest: Pirate Action RPG’ set for April release

Apr 11, 2017

HeroCraft has a new game just about ready for mass consumption: Tempest: Pirate Action RPG.

Key features:
– Roam freely a vast world set across three open regions
– Create and customize your own pirate ship
– Hire a crew and train them to become the most fearsome cutthroats!
– Attack, board and capture other vessels – both heavily armed enemy galleons and treasure-laden merchant ships
– Storm land fortresses to plunder their treasures
– Discover ancient artifacts and unleash its powerful magic
– Face mythical sea creatures like the fearsome Kraken
– Enjoy more than 100 single-player quests…
– …or terrorize the high seas in the co-op and PvP multiplayer modes!

the game is in open beta now; we understand we should be able to pick up the game on April 18th for $7.99.

Check out the trailer:

Star Wars: Force Arena adds new characters and features

Star Wars: Force Arena adds new characters and features

Apr 11, 2017

Star Wars: Force Arena, the battler with, well, the Force, is picking up new stuff via an update rolling out now.

The latest build brings a bunch of goodies; we get four new characters. These characters — from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — include Keredian Partisans, Rebel Demolitionists, the TX-225 Assault Tank and the Imperial Death Trooper.

The game is also adding a replay feature, tweaks to the Guild system and more.

WHAT’S NEW

– Skill determines your fate: Card levels won’t affect matches in 2vs2!
– Replay and Highlights added: Learn from your matches and the highlights of popular players!
– Earn more rewards: Level up both factions individually and get season rewards for each!
– More Guild benefits: Donate cards to other members and play in Co-op Missions!
– New Characters: Keredian Partisan, Rebel Demolitionist, TX-225 Assault Tank, and the Imperial Death Troopers!
– Fixed bugs and improved features.

Hey, we admit it: we really, really liked Star Wars: Force Arena when we took it for a formal spin; then as now, it remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.


[Our SFWA Review]

ISBIT Games and Deep Silver FISHLABS bring ‘Warp Shift’ to Android

ISBIT Games and Deep Silver FISHLABS bring ‘Warp Shift’ to Android

Apr 7, 2017

Warp Shift is a new game on Google Play.

Developed by Sweden-based ISBIT Games (and published by Deep Silver FISHLABS), the new game is a puzzle caper that allows the player to have the opportunity to guide our heroine and companion on a perplexing journey back home.

More (per Google Play):

Experience beautiful visuals, challenging puzzles and intriguing sound design. Guide the little girl Pi and her magical companion through the maze-like confines of the enigmatic ancient chamber that keeps them trapped. Think ahead and alter your surroundings wisely to usher Pi back home – one swipe after another. Embark on an audio-visual voyage through time and space, never knowing where your next step will lead you.

# # # MIND-BOGGLING FEATURES # # #

• A work of art: Enjoy a mesmerizing game that stimulates your eyes, ears and brains
• How to get out?: Traverse maze-like environments that change at your fingertip
• A unique kind of puzzler: Alter your surroundings to open new ways
• From one realm to another: Explore 5 unique worlds with 15 levels each
• Easy of access: Reach your destination via taps and swipes
• No stress or hurry: Play to relax, escape and clear your mind

Warp Shift is free (with in-app purchases); check out the trailer below:

YouTube TV goes live in select cities

YouTube TV goes live in select cities

Apr 7, 2017

We heard recently that the new cable-cutting option YouTube TV, and now we hear the service has gone live in a few metropolitan areas.

If you’re in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, or San Francisco Bay areas, the service might just be available.

Now.

Wait, what? You hadn’t heard about YouTube TV till now? We’re happy to explain.

The service gives consumers a slate of 40 premium channels — including ESPN, USA, FX, Bravo and more — for $35 per month.

It offers infinite DVR storage space, six accounts, and the expected access from internet connected devices (computers, mobile devices and Chromecast-ready devices). Of course, when it comes to mobile devices, Android users are covered.

Tempted? There is a one month free trial.

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[via YouTube Official Blog]

Introducing the Jabra Speak 710, a new multipurpose speaker

Introducing the Jabra Speak 710, a new multipurpose speaker

Apr 4, 2017

There’s a new business-level speakerphone sheriff in town: the Speak 710 from Jabra. It’s the latest member of the Speak series.

The newly released audio accessory looks to be the perfect companion for business-minded people and casual users alike. It’s light, sleek and ready for Google Now, Siri and Cortana. It also boasts 15 hours of talk time to go along with more than a year of standby time.

It can be used as a conference call speaker, but is gentle enough to handle more sedate media as well.

Jabra Business Solutions VP Holger Reisinger talks about the look and functionality of the new piece. “The Jabra Speak 710 offers extended mobility combined with an immersive audio and true music experience. This makes it the exclusive business partner and music companion for any business leader and C-level executive,”he says. “This truly personal Bluetooth speakerphone wrapped in a super sleek design is the perfect tool for everyone who cannot afford to have unreliable and uncomfortable collaboration tools.”

The Speak 710 is available for $299 on Jabra.com.

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Gaming Around the World

Gaming Around the World

Apr 3, 2017

Casino play has evolved significantly over the past two decades and as technology continues to improve, the technology used for online casinos improves as well. The first online casinos were launched in 1994, followed by the launch of the first mobile casinos a decade later. These events have changed not only the accessibility of casino gambling, but also how people play casino games around the world.

Accessibility

One of the major advantages of online and mobile casinos is how accessible they have become to people. Now, a popular online casino for UK players can also be enjoyed by players who are located in Canada. Not only that, but many online casinos are available in multiple languages and offer play in multiple currencies, with multiple international and local banking methods to choose from, making them accessible and convenient to players around the world. With 24/7 support that is available at most online casinos, there really are no impediments to playing no matter where you are in the world.

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How People Play

The way casino gambling has evolved with time and with advancements in technology has changed how people play casino games. In the past, in order to play at a casino you would need to travel to a land-based location where you would be limited to the games available there. Now, there is no need to travel and you can play from your desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet, wherever you are. This means that you can search for the casino that best suits your needs and switch between different casinos with a few clicks of the mouse. Not only that, but you can switch between games just by tapping on your mobile screen or navigating around the website. This is quick and simple and can be done without you even leaving your seat. It has never been easier to find the best game to suit you. With plenty of bonuses and promotions available online, players can often try games without risking any of their bankroll, giving them even more freedom to find the casino and game that offers them the best gaming experience possible.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partner’s.

Real Baseball 3D Review

Real Baseball 3D Review

Mar 31, 2017

I know nothing about baseball. This still doesn’t stop me from realising that Real Baseball 3D is a bad baseball game. Someone who’s never seen a base nor a ball could tell you this.

The premise is simple. It’s baseball. When it comes to gameplay you’re only in charge of batting and pitching, with all of the fielding being taken care of for you. Occasionally you’ll be asked the question ‘do you want to steal a base’ or ‘do you want to throw to home or 1st base?’. Other than that, how successful your fielding is comes down to your player’s stats.

These stats are what the game’s all about. You collect cards which represent players. Each player will be rated on power, accuracy and the like. The game is set up in such a way that it obviously wants you to pay real money to get those better cards.unnamed-8

The problem is that pitching is boring and there’s little skill to it. You pick a type of throw, you aim and then you tap the screen when prompted to. Whether your AI opposition smacks the ball out the park or not is seemingly random.

Batting isn’t much better. All you need to do is tap the screen to swing your bat. Time it right and the ball sails away to get you a home run. Again, how the logic of this works out is unknown. Sometimes you’ll swear you timed your swing perfectly but, maybe, your AI pitcher has better stats than you so it means it goes straight into someone’s glove?

A massive problem with batting is that your swing occurs when you ‘release’ the screen. This means that your ‘tap’ feels delayed as it only starts animating once you lift your finger. Why on Earth it’s programmed this way, I have no idea.

Then there’s the adverts. There’s loads of them and they pop up right in the middle of a game. Seemingly random, some downs will end in an advert filling the screen whilst others won’t. Then there’s the messy menus to fight through all in the name of getting better stats so you can do ‘better’ in what is a really dull pitching and batting game.

There aren’t that many modes to enjoy either. You’ll spend most of your time improving your franchise but when it all boils down to playing a bad game of baseball, you’ll feel no desire to improve your team.

One last thing that sticks out like a sore thumb is the un-licensed nature of the game. It’s fine that you don’t have the MLB license, but have your game load with a poorly Photoshopped picture of the New York ‘Gibnts’. ‘Gibnts’ isn’t even a word and it makes no sense.

Shadow Mafia Gangster Fight Review

Shadow Mafia Gangster Fight Review

Mar 31, 2017

Gamgsters and stickmen? A match made in gaming heaven, perhaps?

We’ll see. Shadow Mafia Gangster Fight gives us a chance to check this amalgam.

It uses, well, stick figures for characterization, outside that, the 3D presentation is decently done.

The gameplay is broken down into missions; the intro mission kinda gives an idea of what you’re supposed to do: get briefed, and complete the mission. The controls are virtual in nature: spots for joystick generated motion, and others for attack, running, crouching, and the like. Missions include stuff like taking out spies, accosting LEOs, robbing banks and all sorts of illegal crime family fare.

The ability to attack from behind is interesting. It does allow for a bit of strategy to completing missions.

One key is learning when to go full out, and when to be slick. The enemy are somewhat smart, in that if one gets careless and is “noticed” by a sentry or target, said target/sentry might attack or flee, causing the mission to be failed.

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Failed missions can be re-done though.

It’s an interesting stealth mission adventure no doubt; I admit that some elements, like some choice of the targets, made me queasy. I mean, it’s a mafia game, and there can be no shortage of underworldly characters to fill out the list off baddies to leave the game early. Hey, I admit, I am a bit of a wuss in such matters.

Also, some of the visual tools could be a bit more refined to further help along the gameplay. For instance, the panning action would be a bit more effective with, say, an automatic portion I think.

All in all, it is a bit of an atypical gangster caper, and that helps it with regards to potential mindshare. In a crowded app market, that’s a great foundation.

N.O.V.A. Legacy Review

N.O.V.A. Legacy Review

Mar 31, 2017

Gameloft’s N.O.V.A. series has come quite far — so much so, that simply referring to it as a Halo clone feels unfair, given its longevity. In N.O.V.A. Legacy, we get to see the latest Android iteration of the first person shooter series.

Backstory: it’s the future, and humans have had to find places beyond earth (near orbital satellites) to live. New alien threats have also appeared, and forces like the Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance — yep, NOVA — are formed to protect humankind.

The player takes on the persona of Kal Wardin, a retired NOVA soldier called upon to figure out what has happened on the Colonial Pride Frigate.

The game comes forth in first person perspective, allowing the player to glean the action through the “eyes” of the screen. The main character is equipped with weapons, and the main idea is to advance to way points — in other words, finish missions and move on.

The first step is getting through the hands-on tutorial. We’re introduced to the invaded ship, and learn how to use the controls to effect sweeping vision and movement. Then, using the weapons provided plus reloading, and interacting with objects that allow for such.

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And taking on the ghastly Xenos bent on human destruction. Especially that.

Using simple touch controls, the player goes through the ship, looking for goodies and looking out for enemies combatants. The game utilizes sights, with which one can shoot the enemy; they fight back though, and some even use evasive moves to make them harder to hit.

This cover and shoot element goes both ways; it is a great tool for our hero. There are grenades, codes to collect and utilize, and even strategic decisions to make when dealing with waves of enemies.

After a level is complete, collected goodies can be utilized; the game incorporates a crafting element. The arena multiplayer part is the cherry on top.