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KartRider Rush+ update brings new kart, limited time events

News By Olly Smith, 13 hours, 50 minutes ago
KartRider Rush+ update brings new kart, limited time events

Free-to-play racer KartRider Rush+ has had a new update that brings new content and time-limited events. Mobile developer Nexon announced it had entered a partnership with South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai, and the collaboration would add a new kart to KartRider Rush’s roster modelled after its new sport sedan, the 2021 SONATA N Line. Unlike other mobile racers of our time such as Mario Kart Tour and Angry Birds Go, the karts in KartRider Rush+ take on a less stylistic approach, opting for designs that closer mimic real-life cars. Therefore, this partnership makes a lot of sense for the philosophy behind the game. It also marks the first in-game collaboration for the game, allowi…

Triviatopia Run, a trivia infinite-runner, sprints onto mobiles

News By Olly Smith, 1 day, 14 hours ago
Triviatopia Run, a trivia infinite-runner, sprints onto mobiles

The animated series Triviatopia now has an infinite runner mobile game for iOS and Android. Triviatopia Run is a runner platformer from etermax in which you play as characters from the popular series as they partake in various runs across their vibrant world. In it you must run in a straight line down three lanes, jumping or sliding to avoid obstacles as you collect coins to improve your score and become a champion. Triviatopia, the show, is based on an earlier mobile game called Trivia Crack which features a whole cast of colourful characters that reappear in this game; the warm geographer Tito, the persevering athlete Bonzo, the inspiring artist Tina, the heroic historian Hector, the ent…

Door-dodging platformer Please Mind the Closing Doors out now

News By Olly Smith, 2 days, 13 hours ago
Door-dodging platformer Please Mind the Closing Doors out now

If you’re working from home at the moment and miss the daily commute, there’s now a game on Google Play that lets you simulate that experience. Please Mind the Closing Doors is a pixel-art arcade game where you’re a busy commuter trying to contend with the unreliable doors on the tube system. Your character is constantly dealing with doors that are opening and closing, and it’s up to you to save them from being crushed. Featuring an ‘infinite drop’ type of gameplay, tapping on the screen prevents the commuter from proceeding through a door that may not be safe to do so. You’ve got to time your jump perfectly so you can make it through unharmed. The…

FarmVille officially closing down at the end of the year

News By Olly Smith, 3 days, 15 hours ago
FarmVille officially closing down at the end of the year

Zynga has announced that after 11 years, its social media farm sim game FarmVille will close in December. The company put out a statement at the weekend on its website detailing the circumstances of the closure: “Following an incredible 11 years since its initial launch back in 2009, we are officially announcing the closure of the original FarmVille game on Facebook. As previously stated, Adobe will stop distributing and updating Flash Player for all web browsers, and Facebook will stop supporting Flash games on the platform completely after December 31st, 2020. FarmVille will therefore be directly affected as a result of this.” “We’re aware that many of you have b…

There’s a Big Brother MMO coming out next month

News By Olly Smith, 6 days, 13 hours ago
There’s a Big Brother MMO coming out next month

Irish studio 9th Impact has revealed its officially-licenced Big Brother game will release next month for iOS and Android. In a weird way, it sounds like a battle royale version of The Sims. You play as a contestant on the popular worldwide reality TV series as you experience life as a Big Brother housemate. You have to make strategic choices in order to remain in the house and not be voted out, ultimately utilising social, psychological and interpersonal skills to remain in the game. There are two modes to play in, Housemate and Spectator. Spectator presumably means you take on the role of a viewer watching the housemates scrap and scorn with each other, and eventually get to vote out who…

Metroidvania RPG Runic Curse out now on Android

News By Olly Smith, 1 week ago
Metroidvania RPG Runic Curse out now on Android

Runic Curse, a Metroidvania action RPG is now available to download on Android. When a group of travellers become shipwrecked after a dangerous storm on the high seas, one survivor, Adrian, wakes up on an uncharted island blighted by the titular “Runic Curse”. You play as Adrian as you explore the island, battle undead creatures and search for answers for what happened to the crew. Runic Curse features ten different locations to explore, each with their own varying degrees of difficulty. The combat system takes a lot from Dark Souls, with dodge rolls and stamina management being a big factor in beating your opponents. It also has a levelling system with which you can upgrade yo…

DJ KSHMR coming to Garena Free Fire in a future update

News By Olly Smith, 1 week, 1 day ago
DJ KSHMR coming to Garena Free Fire in a future update

The popular mobile battle royale game, Garena Free Fire, is receiving a big collaboration next month. Garena has revealed that music producer and DJ Niles Hollowell-Dhar, better known by his stage name as KSHMR, will appear in the game as an all-new playable character called K, with the nickname Captain Booyah. Alongside this appearance, he will also release a new song and music video specifically tailored to the game, playing heavily on KSHMR’s signature vocal-driven production style and replicating the same energy as you get from playing Free Fire. “The song I wrote for this collaboration is meant to inspire people aDJ ll over the world; to keep fighting regardless of the c…

Tennis Clash launches new online tournament in partnership with the Laver Cup

News By Olly Smith, 1 week, 2 days ago
Tennis Clash launches new online tournament in partnership with the Laver Cup

Wildlife Studios’ Tennis Clash has teamed up with the Laver Cup to bring a new tournament to the game later this week. From Thursday, players will be able to compete in one of four leagues to win a variety of prizes. Each league is designed to be played at certain skill levels, with each player assigned to a league based on their previous performance. The winner of each league will win a pair of tickets to attend the 2021 Laver Cup in Boston. That is, unless our current global circumstances get worse and it has to be cancelled. Runners-up will receive a limited-edition racket signed by tennis superstar Roger Federer, and third place will win commemorative Laver Cup merchandise. &ldq…

South Korean pop band BTS’ new music video will debut in Fortnite

News By Olly Smith, 1 week, 3 days ago
South Korean pop band BTS’ new music video will debut in Fortnite

Epic Games has partnered with South Korean pop boy band BTS to debut a never-before-seen music video inside Fortnite. The seven-member boy band from South Korea will premiere a choreography version video of its single “Dynamite” at the Party Royale’s Main Stage. The video will be available to watch on Friday at 8:00pm EDT at Fortnite’s Party Royale mode, a non-violent space for users to relax, catch concerts and watch movies without the threat of being killed by other players. Following the premiere, an afterparty featuring karaoke graphics will also be available to players. A bundle featuring two emotes choreographed after BTS will also be available to purchase for…

Horror-themed runner Rest in Pieces gets a major update that adds 40 themed skins

News By Cameron Bald, 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Horror-themed runner Rest in Pieces gets a major update that adds 40 themed skins

Horror-themed runner Rest in Pieces' latest update has introduced over 40 new skins to try out. Since its launch in early 2019, the game has seen countless tweaks and content drops that have turned it into one of the finest mobile runners around. It casts you as a porcelain doll trapped within a nightmarish world. You'll swing wildly as you attempt to take down deadly bosses and ultimately make your escape. Some of the creatures include a killer clown, kraken, Medusa, yeti, Count Dracula, Insectum, and a giant spider named Aralob. Thanks to today's update, every figurine now starts with one regular and two special skins inspired by everything from popular superheroes to movie characters.…

Monopoly Sudoku opens for pre-order ahead of its September 23rd launch

News By Cameron Bald, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Monopoly Sudoku opens for pre-order ahead of its September 23rd launch

Marmalade Game Studio's Monopoly Sudoku has opened for pre-order ahead of its September 23rd release. As the name suggests, this one mixes elements of sudoku puzzles with Monopoly, inviting players of all skill levels to test their mettle in both offline and online modes. You can get to grips with its puzzles in the practice mode, then progress to the tricky seasonal championships when you're feeling ready. By playing multiplayer matches, you'll level-up, earn dice rolls, and unlock plenty of neat rewards such as new tokens and avatars. Marmalade Game Studio is well-known for its digital board games, including Cluedo, The Game of Life, Monopoly, and Battleship. They're always polished, m…

Pokemon Go will end support for iOS 11, iPhone 6, and more

News By Cameron Bald, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Pokemon Go will end support for iOS 11, iPhone 6, and more

As part of an update scheduled to land next month, Pokemon Go will drop support for a couple of popular iPhones, as well as iOS 10, 11, and Android 5. The iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 will no longer be supported following the update, which is unfortunate but ultimately inevitable. In an upcoming update to Pokémon GO in October, we will end support for Android 5, iOS 10, and iOS 11, as well as iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 devices. Trainers with devices not specifically listed here will not be affected and don’t need to take any action. — Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 31, 2020 Anyone buying into Apple's ecosystem knowns that their device's long-term usability is limit…

Marvel Contest of Champions adds the super smart, super deadly Dragon Man

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month ago
Marvel Contest of Champions adds the super smart, super deadly Dragon Man

Dragon Man might not be among Marvel's best-known characters, but that doesn't mean he's any less dangerous in a fight. Now, he's made his grand debut in Kabam's Marvel Contest of Champions. In the not-too-distant past, Dragon Man was actually a lifeless android built by Professor Gregson Gilbert. He was then brought to life by Diablo via a potent mix of science and alchemy. Unfortunately for Dragon Man, he's spent a good deal of his time under the control of both heroes and villains who look to use in one way or another. That said, his programming has been upgraded by Valeria Richards, allowing him to think and act for himself. As a hero, he now boasts super-intellect and unstoppable st…

Marvel Super War launches in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month ago
Marvel Super War launches in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea

Marvel Super War, the 5v5 MOBA, has now expanded its release to Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and Japan. This one comes to us from mobile games giant NetEase and sees you collecting a giant roster of Marvel's biggest heroes and villains, including Iron Man, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and many more. Each comes with their own unique powers with which to decimate your foes out on the battlefield. It looks to be a polished, well-presented MOBA, though whether it does enough to stand out from the pack is still unclear. It's actually been available for a little while now in Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and numerous other Southeast Asian countries. I imagine we'll continue to…

Invictus: Lost Soul slices and dices its way onto iOS and Android in select regions

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 1 week ago
Invictus: Lost Soul slices and dices its way onto iOS and Android in select regions

Invictus: Lost Soul first drew me in because it looks a little bit like Infinity Blade. That's all it takes, apparently. On closer inspection, however, it became clear that this is a fundamentally different experience, delivering a mix of card-based strategy and real-time battling. The news today is that it's finally launched for iOS and Android in select regions, including Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, and Singapore. The basic idea is that you'll duke it out with a rival player in mobile-friendly multiplayer matches. Your moves and abilities are dictated by your current deck, so it's not all about fast-paced reaction times and spamming attacks. Each card…