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There’s a Big Brother MMO coming out next month

News By Olly Smith, 2 days, 5 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, 3 days, 7 hours 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, 4 days, 5 hours 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, 5 days, 4 hours 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, 6 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, 1 day 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, 3 weeks, 3 days 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, 3 weeks, 3 days 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 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…

Pascal's Wager's Tides of Oblivion expansion has arrived for iOS & Android

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month ago
Pascal's Wager's Tides of Oblivion expansion has arrived for iOS & Android

Barely a week goes by now where we're not treated to a new spin on the soulslike formula. On mobile, however, only a select few developers have had a go at the genre, and one of the best examples so far has been the grim and brutal Pascal's Wager. It first launched earlier this year for iOS before making its way over to Android. Now, its latest and potentially largest expansion has arrived for the very reasonable asking price of $2.99. Tides of Oblivion introduces a number of new enemies and characters for the most intrepid of explorers to encounter. The latest region is known as Ichthyosauria, which is where playable character Jerold resides. He's a fairly dour fellow who is nevertheles…

FarmVille 2: Tropic Escape's Kinetic Sculpture Challenge event has now kicked off

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 1 week ago
FarmVille 2: Tropic Escape's Kinetic Sculpture Challenge event has now kicked off

FarmVille 2: Tropic Escape's latest in-game event, the Kinetic Sculpture Challenge, has now kicked off. For the next ten days, you'll be able to meet and befriend new characters, go karting, and enjoy lots of lovely art. Everyone will receive their own kart made by "kinetic sculpture enthusiasts" Wacko and Chacko. This will allow you to join all-terrain races and earn plenty of neat rewards. "Kinetic sculpture races are fascinating real-world events," said Arpith Kanade, Associate General Manager at Zynga India. "They're as much about art as they are about engineering and endurance, and the cheeky fun associated with them delighted us to no end! We wanted our players to celebrate that sa…

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition arrives on iOS today

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition arrives on iOS today

An enhanced edition of Bioware's Neverwinter Nights has rocked up on the App Store today. It's considered something of a classic RPG, and it's set in the world of Dungeons & Dragons. The port has been handled by developer Beamdog, who also helped to resurrect the likes of Baldur's Gate and Planescape: Torment. For $9.99, you're getting a seemingly mobile-friendly (or more likely tablet-friendly) port, full online multiplayer co-op with cross-platform support for PC and consoles, and a host of DLC expansions. There is, however, some extra paid DLC up for purchase. This includes six premium modules such as Tyrants of the Moonsea, Darkness over Daggerford, Infinite Dungeons, Pirates of…

Catalyst Black launches into early access on iOS

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Catalyst Black launches into early access on iOS

Vainglory developer Super Evil Megacorp has now launched its Secret Service early access programme for its second game, Catalyst Black. The much-hyped battleground shooter mixes together elements of MOBAs, arena shooters, and more to create something that should feel familiar to fans of SEMC's earlier release. The game boasts large-scale gunfights where you'll work to secure objectives and take down rival players. Using an innovative drop-in, drop-out matchmaking system, you'll be able to easily hop into a game with your friends or leave without worrying about ruining the experience for other players. One of its biggest draws is the inclusion of strange masks that allow you to transform…