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  • 11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

    New week, new apps, no dollars. Each and every weekday we share the hottest paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, and we've got a great batch for you to check out on Monday. As always, these sales could end at any time so be sure to look through the list as soon as you can and grab anything that looks intriguing. These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged. Spy for Instagram Normally $0.99. Find out who subscribed and unsubscribed from you in Instagram, get likes and real followers. Download Spy for Instagram SINmoji Normally $0.99. Do Emojis speak? YES, they do! And they speak Singlish! SINmoji is the ONLY and best, most shiok, Emoji-Singlish transformer keyboard in SG, JB, and some say World! Confirm plus chop can download! Use SINmoji keyboard in iMessage, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Line, anything also can! SINmoji is an iMessage sticker app too! Follow us on Twitter @SINmoji and let us know what new SINmojis to add! NOTE: We will NEVER collect any personal information nor transmit what you type over any network. Turning on “Allow Full Access” is simply an iOS requirement for third party keyboards. # Emoji provided free by EmojiOne. Download SINmoji iOverwrite Normally $0.99. iOverwrite simply writes a large number of random-data files into the flash memory of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, which overwrites any recently deleted data. This way, if your iOS device comes into the possession of someone who can perform an un-deletion of files (like a hacker or a government), your privacy is that much safer than if you had only erased your data. NOTE: If iOverwrite is unable to overwrite 100% of the free space on your iPhone's flash drive, this may indicate defective TLC flash. Download iOverwrite Legendary Wars Normally $0.99. Checkout Stellar Wars! The futuristic successor to the legendary Wars series! Welcome to Legendary Wars. Take command of your heroes. Build up massive armies to destroy the undead forces of the Netherworld! It's time to fight back! *Runner-up Winner: Best App Ever Award for top Strategy Game of 2011. *Winner of top Game app for MacWorld's Top 25 Apps of all time! PRESS QUOTES: *************** "There's an amazing amount of gameplay packed into this iPhone game. Liv Games may have finally toppled Plants Vs. Zombies as my go-to form of mobile entertainment". -Kotaku "There's so much variety and so many things to work towards that I've been having an absolutely fantastic time playing through it". -Touch Arcade "Legendary Wars is a must have title. 4/4" -Slide to Play "It delivers a unique and enjoyable gaming experience that few other games match." 9/10 -MacWorld "Legendary Wars is an absolutely gigantic castle/lane defense title, with deep RPG elements. The quest is huge and varied, so fans of light strategy should grab Liv Games' modern classic." -IGN **************** Legendary Wars 2.0 Features: -Huge world to Explore Campaign mode features 6 lands and over 70 levels each with unique gameplay and secret unlockable modes. -Unique Gameplay: Action-RTS-RPG Take direct control of any hero on the battlefield and unleash their special attacks! Command huge armies and destroy the monster horde. Features a variety of gameplay styles including; castle defense, castle siege, ambush, side-scrolling, free build, and Hero control. -Gorgeous Retina graphics and animation 8 beautifully detailed environment with eye-popping parallax scrolling, and a whole cast of charming characters in a visually stunning experience. -ZOMG Monsters! Battle Skullys, Zombies, Wolfys, Vamps, Trolls, Gargoyles and Dragons designed with AI to hunt you down. Each monster is also equipped with their own unique special attacks that will keep you challenged until the last epic battle. -New gear and attacks Upgrade your heroes through the game to unlock powerful new attacks and 5 Tiers of Legendary Armor per character. -Epic Soundtrack Beautiful orchestrated soundtrack written exclusively for Legendary Wars. This is what games need to sound like. & the fun is not over yet! Unlock more than 15 modes including Arena and Action Challenges in multiple difficulties that will allow you to put your upgraded heroes and skil to the test. Legendary Wars contains optional In App Purchases. It was designed to play without IAPs. To disable IAPs, turn them off in settings - restrictions on your device. Min Requirements: iphone 3GS, ipod touch 3 Download Legendary Wars Favourite Contacts Launcher Lite Normally $0.99. With Favorite Contacts Launcher, call like a Boss. !! Swipe right from the lock screen, and tap to call. So, easy it is!!! Call and text your favorite contacts directly from the Widgets screen! also called as Today extension. This Widget support calling, message, WhatsApp, Telegram, email, FaceTime, FaceTime audio, Skype and Facebook messenger also. This is an app with a powerful widget that will dramatically improve everyday use of your iPhone. While currently contacting your friends can be an annoyingly long process because you must open apps and search through contact after contact. But with Favorites Contacts Launcher just swipe right from the lock screen, home screen, or pull down the widgets screen from within any app and get immediate access to your favorites. Features: ● Call & Text from the Notification Centre ● Group contacts as family, friends, work and etc.(Pro Feature) ● Add unlimited contacts to different groups available(Pro Feature) ● Call & Message, WhatsApp, Telegram, Email, FaceTime, FaceTime Audio, Skype & FB messenger ● Works on iPhone 5 / 5s, 6 / 6s/ 6s+, 7 / 7+ with IOS 8 and above. Download Favourite Contacts Launcher Lite BassMusic Normally $4.99. BassMusic is the ULTIMATE, free music streaming app with high fidelity sound quality and crystal clear video streaming. App Features: - Search millions of free tracks from Youtube - Stream audio & video - Create unlimited playlists - Easily add tracks and/or albums with just a click - Background play at all times - Share your favorite content to Facebook - Track streamed data (in megabytes) to avoid data overages - Includes shuffle, repeat, and lock screen controls Try it out and see for yourself! It's so easy. Discover exclusive music, audiobooks, lectures, comedy, podcasts, albums, and more that make for a simply superior experience for Youtube & Soundcloud. We'll even show you the size of the audio in case you're low on data. Unlimited access to over 40 million audio tracks from Youtube. Build & organize your personal music and/or audio collection simply by adding albums, artists, and tracks to separate playlists. Download BassMusic Active Voice Normally $3.99. * * Join over a Million people around the globe using Active Voice on a daily basis!! Download it now! * * Active Voice is the power of your voice in the palm of your hands! - Use your voice to send messages and emails. No more tedious typing. Just speak and it's done. - Translate your text into 32 foreign languages. - Copy your text with one tap. - Correct your text using voice dictation or typing. - Voice recognition support for 34 languages and accents. - Full support for American and British English. :: :: SUPPORTED LANGUAGES :: :: :: Speech recognition support العربية الفصحى, English (UK, US, Australia), Español(España, EE.UU., México), Bahasa indonesia, Bahasa melayu, čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, français (France, Canada), italiano, Magyar, Nederlands, Norsk, Polski, Português, Português brasileiro, Pyccĸий, Română, Slovenčina, suomi, Svenska, Tϋrkçe, Ελληνικά, 한국어, 中文(中国,臺灣), 廣東話, 日本語. :: Translation support - Afrikaans - Albanian - Arabic - Belarusian - Bulgarian - Catalan} - Chinese - Chinese (traditional) - Croatian - Czech - Danish - Dutch - English - Estonian - Filipino - Finnish - French - German - Greek - Hindi - Hungarian - Icelandic - Indonesian - Irish - Italian - Japanese - Korean - Latvian - Lithuanian - Macedonian - Malay - Maltese - Norwegian - Polish - Portuguese - Romanian - Russian - Slovak - Slovenian - Spanish - Swahili - Swedish - Thai - Turkish - Ukrainian - Vietnamese - Welsh - Armenian - Azerbaijani - Basque - Georgian - Gujarati - Haitian Creole - Kannada - Latin - Tamil - Telugu - Urdu If you are too busy to type on your iPhone, then Active Voice IS DEFINITELY FOR YOU. So, in a nutshell, you can do the following: - Convert your voice into text. - Send your text as an SMS message or email. :: :: Technology:: :: Active Voice is powered by cutting-edge technology in speech recognition that requires a Wifi or 3G Internet connection. - Tired of typing your messages and emails? THEN WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? GET YOUR COPY OF ACTIVE VOICE NOW. Download Active Voice Jupiter Journals Normally $4.99. If you are looking for a powerful yet simple solution to keeping a personal diary, Jupiter Journals is for you! The app provides a clean and elegant way to let you jot down personal thoughts or take notes without complication or bloat. We've kept Jupiter Journals fast and minimal while focusing on the following features: OFFLINE REAL-TIME DATA SYNC Everything you type into Jupiter Journals is saved to the cloud and syncs seamlessly to all your iOS devices in the background. The app works independently of a network connection, and all your data is available for offline editing and viewing. BEAUTIFUL INTERFACE Jupiter Journals is clean and beautiful. We designed it to be minimal. Careful thought has gone into each feature added to the app. Emphasis is placed on your content instead of the interface, bringing your words to front and center stage. RICH TEXT STYLING The App uses Markdown to provide rich text and styling options. Robust exporting makes it easy to share your work as a text, markdown, or html file. MULTIPLE JOURNALS Organize your entries and provide multiple contexts for your life. In Jupiter Journals, you can create multiple notebooks, making the app ideal for note-taking too! EASY TO USE It won't take you long to know how to use Jupiter Journals. Everything in the app is designed for fast learning. You'll be a pro in no time. Give Jupiter Journals a try. We think you'll love it! Download Jupiter Journals CheckOS Normally $0.99. CheckOS - Check Your iOS Compatibility What is the first question that arises when a new update from Apple is released? Is my device compatible? But with the CheckOS App you have the possibility to easy find it out! Open the app, press the "Check" button and then you can see the answer. But, thats not the only thing you can do with CheckOS Also If you want to buy a new iphone. And do not know about their specifications. All you have to do is open the check os app and press the "Devices list" button. There are all hardware components and their properties of iPhone´s, iPad´s and iPods´s listed. Look for the device which is the best for you and then decide to buy it. And more!: + Check Your Device For Beta iOS Versions + See Hardware Information (Processor, RAM, Graphics and more...) + Check For iOS Updates + Get Update Notification Download CheckOS Personal Keyboard Normally $0.99. With Personal Keyboard you can create your own keyboard layout and personalise it. Imagine the best keyboard for you and do it yourself. Features: - mix any language letters, symbols, smiles in one keyboard - arrange the keys as you want - custom size for any key - keyboard can have any count of keys - keyboard can have any count of pages with keys - setup for every key (font size, background and font color etc.) - custom shift function, for every button you can setup with shift analog - create keys with custom label - templates have a text format and you can easily share it Many other improvements in next versions. Download Personal Keyboard Nanotech Notes Normally $2.99. Nanotech Notes is a simple but effective way to take notes and sketch out quick ideas and concepts. The app is super easy to use, but really powerful too! We’ve kept the app lightweight and fast, but don’t let that fool you. Your notes are seamlessly synced to all your devices, and are available for offline viewing and editing. The drawing engine works in real time, which means that every stroke you make appears on all your connected devices instantly. Trust us, it's awesome :). So next time you have a stroke of genius or a concept that you need to sketch out, give Nanotech Notes a try! Download Nanotech Notes

    Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:34:05 -0500
  • Notable Video Game Releases: New and Upcoming news

    Find release dates, trailers, and scores for major upcoming and recent videogame releases for all platforms, updated weekly. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic

    Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:20:00 -0500
  • Here’s every game we know you can play on the Nintendo Switch news

    Nintendo's Switch event included a look at more 30 games coming to the upcoming platform. Highlights include 'Super Mario Odyssey,' and 'Splatoon 2,' not to mention the next entry in the Zelda franchise.

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:21:47 -0500
  • Nintendo Switch won’t be able to stream Netflix or anything else at launch

    You might be one of the Nintendo fans who preordered the Switch console fast enough to secure an early March ship date, and you might be excited about all the exciting things you’ll be able to do with it. I hate to rain on your parade, but there’s one thing that you won’t be able to do on the Nintendo Switch, at least not at launch: stream movies and TV shows. That’s right, Nintendo confirmed there’s not going to be no Netflix for you, Switch buyers. In an interview with Kotaku , Nintendo confirmed that there won’t be any Netflix support out of the box for the Switch. In fact, there won’t be support for any other streaming platform either. “All of our efforts have gone toward making the Nintendo Switch system an amazing, dedicated video game platform so it will not support any video-streaming services at launch.,” Nintendo said when asked about support for Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO Go, or anything else on the market. “However, support for video-streaming services is being considered for a future update.” What you’ll find on the Switch is a Mii Maker tool that lets you create Mii characters from the Profile screen, if you need any of that on the new console. However, it’s not as exciting or useful as, say, Netflix support. The interview also reveals that each Nintendo Switch can support up to eight user accounts, and each account's eShop will be tied to the user’s home country. Additionally,  Kotaku  learned that Wii and Wii U controllers won’t work with the Switch, at least not initially. But support may be coming down the road if Nintendo decides there's enough demand. After all, it's not like there are even that many Wii U owners out there to begin with, so there probably won't be too many people beating Nintendo's door down over the decision.

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:19:58 -0500
  • With support for 360-degree YouTube videos, PlayStation VR lets you see more news

    If you ever felt that there wasn't enough content to justify buying a PSVR headset, that may have just changed, as Sony has now added support for YouTube's expansive library of 360-degree videos.

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:25:47 -0500
  • Worlds collide as ‘Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3’ hits Xbox One, PC in March news

    Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, and updated version of Capcom's acclaimed fighter, hits Xbox One and PC in March. It was previously ported to the PlayStation 4 last year and will also see a physical release on both consoles.

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:32:22 -0500
  • ‘Hitman’ will support HDR on Xbox One S, PS4, PS4 Pro, PC by end of January news

    HDR is here to stay -- and we couldn't be happier. While gamerrs may have kitted themselves out with a compatible display, there are still a bunch of games that don't support it. Fortunately, Hitman is soon set to jump aboard the brightly lit bandwagon.

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:25:12 -0500
  • Nintendo’s Switch is one console you can take everywhere — here’s what you need to know news

    Here is everything we know about the Nintendo Switch, the big N's upcoming hybrid portable/home console. Slated for March 3, 2017, we still have some time to wait, but in the mean time here's everything we know.

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:15:29 -0500
  • Here’s why Nintendo thinks the Switch will succeed where the Wii U failed

    Following the Nintendo Switch hands-on event in New York City last week, Nintendo of America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime told Polygon that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the final first-party game released for the Wii U. In other words, after the game launches on March 3rd, the Wii U will be dead, thus ending one of the more disappointing chapters in the company's long and storied history. Everything about the Wii U, from its underpowered hardware to its oversized controller to its embarrassingly dated online platform, was confusing and off-putting. Nintendo is painfully aware of all of those mistakes, but how does the company plan on avoiding them with the upcoming Switch ? Speaking with GameSpot this week, Fils-Aime explained that the concept of the Switch is much easier to understand than that of the Wii U, which was much more difficult to market than the Wii: "Nintendo Switch is a home console you can play anywhere, with anyone. Clear. Compelling. We see the reaction by consumers whether it's measured in Twitter trending topics or views of videos on YouTube or just the frequency with which I get called by old high school buddies that I haven't heard from in 30 years who are asking me how to get their hands on Nintendo Switch. We have communicated the proposition clearly and it is compelling." Along a clearer, more compelling concept, Nintendo also plans to release games at a faster pace: "Wii U will go down as having fantastic content--the issue was as you look at the reality of exactly when the games were launched, there were large gaps in between." The Switch will have a "steady cadence of content." That sounds encouraging, but at the moment, there are only six games scheduled to launch alongside the Switch on March 3rd, and only two of those will be exclusives ( Super Bomberman R , 1-2 Switch ). As I stated in my hands-on preview of the Switch , the hardware itself is fantastic and as interesting as anything on the market, but Nintendo is going to struggle to move millions of consoles if the third-party output is going to be as dire for the next several years as it has been since the Wii U launched in 2012.

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:12:07 -0500
  • It’s official: ‘Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ will be Nintendo’s final Wii U game news

    Nintendo COO Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be Nintendo's final first-party release for the Wii U before the company turns its attention to the Switch.

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:03:33 -0500
  • These Xbox One games will look better on your HDR TV news

    The recently-released Xbox One S and the upcoming "Project Scorpio" both support high-dynamic range, or HDR. Here is every game confirmed to support the new technology, including both current and upcoming titles.

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:15:09 -0500
  • Here's Nintendo's Next Big Mobile Game news

    Now that Super Mario Run is out in the wild, Nintendo is ready to turn even more of its hit franchises into addictive, bite-sized mobile experiences. The company's next smartphone outing is Fire Emblem Heroes, a smartphone-friendly take on the popular strategy role-playing series that lets you mix and match characters from throughout the franchise's history. Launching on Android on Feb. 2 with an iOS release to follow, the free-to-play Fire Emblem Heroes will look familiar to anyone who's played the series' core installments on consoles and handhelds.

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:20:00 -0500
  • Nintendo Switch Is Much Pricier Than You Think news

    If you thought you were going to pick up a Nintendo Switch, a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and another, cheaper game to play on the side, you'll be disappointed. Credit: Sam Rutherford / Tom's GuideKonami announced that both the retail and download version of Super Bomberman R, its literally explosive party-arcade game will cost $50. 1-2 Switch, Nintendo's collection of mini-games showing off what the Joy-Con controllers can do will also run you $50.

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:36:03 -0500
  • Most Anticipated Video Games of 2017, Part 2: New IP and Indie Releases

    We wrap up our annual games preview with a look at 2017's most promising original titles. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:01:00 -0500
  • Nintendo says to launch Super Mario Run Android version in March news

    Japan's Nintendo said it will release an Android version of its Super Mario mobile game in March following the launch of Super Mario Run for Apple Inc's iPhone in December. Super Mario Run represents a belated bid by Nintendo to tap mobile gaming after restricting its most popular gaming character to its own game consoles.

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:36:22 -0500
  • Phil Spencer: ‘Resident Evil 7’ will be an Xbox Play Anywhere title news

    You will be able to buy one copy of Resident Evil 7 to play on both Xbox One and PC. This marks the first non-Microsoft published title to be included in the Xbox Play Anywhere program.

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:19:08 -0500
  • Fire Emblem series will get four new Nintendo games by 2018 news

    Nintendo has announced four separate Fire Emblem games, and all of them are coming by 2018. Fire Emblem Heroes on mobile arrives in February, and will first appear on Google Play before coming to iOS.

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:03:24 -0500
  • ‘Fire Emblem Heroes’ is Nintendo’s next mobile game, launches in February

    As expected, Nintendo unveiled its next mobile game on Wednesday afternoon during the company's Fire Emblem live stream. The new game is called Fire Emblem Heroes  it will release for both Android and iOS platforms on February 2nd, despite the video stating that it will come to iPhone and iPad "soon." Similar to Super Mario Run , Fire Emblem Heroes is a simplified version of the games in the franchise on which it is based, with gameplay and visuals better suited to a smartphone than a handheld console or an HDTV. Like other Fire Emblem titles, Fire Emblem Heroes is a strategy game in which you take control of a team of characters and navigate a grid-based battlefield while slaying enemies in your path. While the maps in Fire Emblem Heroes  all exist on the same 8x6 grid, Nintendo expects fans of the series to find the tactical aspect of the game just as challenging as they would in one of the series' previous entries. Fire Emblem Heroes will be free to play, but Nintendo says it will include optional in-app purchases as well. Those in-app purchases include orbs, which can be used to acquire new heroes to join your team. Although you can acquire orbs within the game, you can supplement your supply with real money too. Along with a main quest, the mobile game also features a Training Tower in which to train your heroes, Special Maps where seasonal events will take place and Arena Duels where you'll compete for high scores. You can also participate in Hero Battles, and if you win, that hero will join your team. You can pre-register for Fire Emblem Heroes on Google Play  right now. Updated on January 18th, 2016. Article updated to reflect the fact that the game will launch on iOS and Android simultaneously.

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:49:58 -0500
  • Watch live as Nintendo unveils its mobile Fire Emblem game

    Less than a week after introducing the world to the Switch, Nintendo will host a Nintendo Direct presentation on Wednesday at 5 PM ET to discuss upcoming titles in the Fire Emblem series. Beyond that, we don't know specifically what the company plans to discuss, although we can make some educated guesses. During the Switch live event last week, Nintendo gave us our first glimpse at Fire Emblem Warriors for the Switch. Similar to Hyrule Warriors and Dragon Quest Warriors before it, Fire Emblem Warriors will combine the world and characters of the Fire Emblem series with the gameplay from Koei Tecmo's popular Dynasty Warriors  series. Considering Nintendo is focusing an entire Direct on Fire Emblem , we hope to see some actual gameplay from the crossover title, rather than another CG teaser . In addition to Fire Emblem Warrior news, we also expect to learn more about the previously announced Fire Emblem mobile title. Last year, Nintendo revealed that it would develop mobile games based on multiple established series, including Mario , Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing . While all three games were expected to arrive on mobile platforms before the end of 2016, Nintendo ended up delaying Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing to early 2017 in order to focus on getting Super Mario Run out the door. Providing there are no further delays, both the Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing mobile titles should be ready to roll out by March, which makes this the perfect opportunity to show off Fire Emblem on iOS (and possible Android) for the first time on Wednesday night. You can watch the Fire Emblem -focused Nintendo Direct below at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET:

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:14:48 -0500
  • Watch Nintendo’s Fire Emblem-themed Nintendo Direct right here! news

    The first Nintendo Direct of the year will focus on the Fire Emblem franchise. The upcoming Fire Emblem mobile game and Fire Emblem Warriors are likely to be shown, but Nintendo may also have a surprise or two in its bag.

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:55:28 -0500
  • Close to the Metal Ep. 26: Nintendo Switch fills a gap in PC gaming news

    Nintendo's upcoming Switch console is already making waves, particularly among the PC gaming community. On this episode of Close to the Metal, we'll discuss why that might be the case.

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:19:30 -0500
  • Ubisoft offers free trial of ‘Watch Dogs 2’ for PlayStation 4, Xbox One owners news

    Ubisoft has announced that a free three-hour trial of Watch Dogs 2 will be made available to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners starting in late January, just a couple of months after the game launched.

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:52:08 -0500
  • 5 franchises we still want to see on the Nintendo Switch news

    The Nintendo Switch will feature Zelda, Mario, and Splatoon, but there are quite a few franchises we're still hoping to see. A platforming gorilla and some pocket-sized monsters are on the list.

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:13 -0500
  • Steam boss tips rival, names 'Plants vs. Zombies' his top game of 2016 news

    An Ask Me Anything session conducted on January 17 saw Valve CEO Gabe Newell shed some light on a number of topics including the nature of the company's work-in-progress projects, two films being developed with J.J. Abrams, and three of Newell's favorite games. Since then, Newell's Valve Corp, which uses Steam to distribute its own and other company's games, went through a major falling out with "Plants vs. Zombies" owner Electronic Arts. Announced in 2013 with J.J Abrams, two movie adaptations of the "Half-Life" and "Portal" games are still in development, Newell confirmed, while the company is working on an entirely new game set within the "Half-Life" and "Portal" fictional universe.

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:29:42 -0500
  • One Big Reason Not to Buy Nintendo Switch news

    The Nintendo Switch is a pretty versatile gaming machine, but don't count on it replacing your home streaming box anytime soon. According to several reports, Nintendo's $299 portable/home console hybrid won't have any significant entertainment features when it releases on March 3, meaning you'll have to get your Netflix and Hulu fix elsewhere. Business Insider spoke to Nintendo's Kit Ellis, who said that the Switch "won't have many multimedia features at launch." While this doesn't rule out the possibility of popular streaming apps coming to the platform later this year, it seems like you'll be strictly playing games on the Switch on release date (and besides the stunning new Zelda title, there aren't many notable launch games).

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:04:00 -0500
  • Most Anticipated Video Games of 2017: Sequels, Remakes and Adaptations

    In part 1 of our 2017 preview, we look at the 20 most-anticipated videogame sequels and remakes of the year ahead. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:01:00 -0500
  • Nintendo kicks off limited-time Loads of Coins event in ‘Super Mario Run’

    Following in the footsteps of Pokemon Go (and virtually every other online mobile game on the App Store), Nintendo introduced a limited-time event called "Loads of Coins" in Super Mario Run this week. Throughout the event, which lasts from January 16th to January 26th, players will be able to collect 1.5 times as many coins as usual by competing in the game's Toad Rally mode. "The Loads of Coins event in now on!" reads the event notification that popped up this week. "Win at Toad Rally during this period, and you'll get 1.5 times as many coins as usual. Now's your time to rake it in!" The notification goes on to explain that players will need to have completed the Kingdom Builder tutorial before they can join in on the fun. Players will also need to use Rally Tickets to enter into a Toad Rally, as usual, and will still be awarded the standard amount of coins if they lose a match. It's a shame that Super Mario Run is likely never going to receive the kind of substantial updates that revived Pokemon Go at the end of 2016, but it's nice to see that Nintendo hasn't completely abandoned the app following its release in December. Hopefully this will be the first of many events to come.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:05:20 -0500
  • Upcoming video game releases: 'Resident Evil 7,' 'Kingdom Hearts 2.8,' 'Yakuza 0,' 'A Normal Lost Phone' news

    It's a week for Japanese exports -- and a French game about a mystery mobile phone -- as "Resident Evil 7," "Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8," "Tales of Berseria," and "Yakuza 0" release this week, alongside "A Normal Lost Phone."

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:14:35 -0500
  • This might be your last chance to preorder a Nintendo Switch

    Somewhat unsurprisingly, Nintendo Switch preorders dried up within days of the live presentation in Japan on January 12th. The upcoming console is unavailable at Amazon, Best Buy, Target and even GameStop , but if you're desperate to get one on launch day, there's still one retailer you might want to visit. In an email sent to BGR on Tuesday, a spokesperson for Nintendo alerted us that it is still possible to preorder the Switch in-store at Walmart. In order to reserve a console for launch day, you'll need to visit the Pickup desk at you local Walmart and put down 10% up front (which should amount to ~$30). Providing the Walmart you visit will let you preorder a Switch, you should be guaranteed to receive one on March 3rd — the day the console hits store shelves. Before you start running around town to place preorders though, it might not be a bad idea to call ahead and make sure that the store is still taking reservations. Hopefully, as the launch date approaches, Nintendo will continue to update stock at various retailers around the country and around the world. GameStop said in a press release that its "initial allotment" of Switch consoles has been reserved, but that it is "working closely with Nintendo to get additional Nintendo Switch units." Presumably, it's not the only retailer pushing Nintendo to provide more units. In addition to the console, the Joy-Con Charging Grip is also beginning to sell out, as Nintendo revealed over the weekend that the Grip included in the box won't actually charge the controllers .

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:25:42 -0500
  • New trailer for 'Injustice 2' video game released news

    The upcoming fighting video game "Injustice 2" developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has a new trailer out. The roster includes new and returning heroes and villains in what Warner Bros. Interactive calls "the biggest DC roster ever offered in a fighting game". "Injustice 2" is scheduled for release on May 16, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:54:04 -0500
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