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Month: March 2018

Telltale's 'The Walking Dead' Final Season First Look Coming Next Week

Telltale is famous for picking up every IP in sight and using its famous (or infamous) recipe to turn it into a serialized game, a tactic that has led to the company running out of steam and letting go a large part of its employees in what was the loudest sign that somewhere along the way, Telltale lost its way. Still, Telltale does have some important games coming out in the near future, and The Walking Dead: The Final Season is definitely the one fans most want to get their hands on. If you are one of the many who want to see how Clementine’s story ends, you can get the first peek of the game next Friday, April 6th, at 12:30 PM ET during the developer’s PAX East panel. The reveal will also be streamed on Twitch, so everyone can get to enjoy the show. Finish Clementine’s story. The Walking Dead: #TheFinalSeason premieres later this year. pic.twitter.com/4cEQDhg5dJ — Telltale Games (@telltalegames) March 30, 2018 If you’ve been following Telltale’s games, you probably know that The Walking Dead [Free] is the series that put the developer on the map and, for many, season one of the game was the best the company has produced (though others see Tales from the Borderlands as the best series). Clementine, the female protagonist who was a child in the original season and has...

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Lucky Kat's Multiplayer Dogfighting Game 'ThunderDogs' is Looking for Beta Testers

It seems like only last week that we were at GDC 2018 checking out the new game called ThunderDogs from Beat Street [Free] developer Lucky Kat, and in fact it WAS just last week! This new game follows in the footsteps of the .io multiplayer game craze, but has a level of polish that you don’t typically see in the genre. It’s a dogfighting game that takes influence from games like Starfox and Luftrausers, and it’ll have you manning an aircraft and zipping around trying to shoot down other players while collecting different power-ups and hopefully avoiding being shot down yourself. Here’s a pretty kick ass animated gif showing the frantic action of ThunderDogs. At the time we saw it last week, ThunderDogs was pegged to be about a couple of months away, and now Lucky Kat is at the point where they’d like to recruit some beta testers to get some feedback and get the game in shape for release. If you’re interested in testing this one, visit the thread in our forums where you’ll find a link to sign up for beta testing. In case you missed our hands-on demo from last week, be sure to check that out for a more in-depth look at a work-in-progress version of the game, and hopefully ThunderDogs will be arriving in just the next couple of months. Go to Source...

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LG wants to know how much you hate the notch (Update: Changed its mind)

Techno Buffalo   Update 3/30/18 10:20 A.M. EST: LG must have had a change of heart yesterday after it posted a thread on Reddit asking redditors for their opinions on smartphone notches. It appears that not long after posting the thread, LG deleted the post. No explanation was given for the deletion, but it might have had to do with the fact that all the top-voted posts in the thread were from people who definitely, really, truly do not like the design of the notch. One of the moderators for /r/Android, where LG posted the thread, chimed in to say that they were disappointed LG pulled the post. Apparently, in order to prove that the post was genuinely from a rep of LG, there was a lengthy approval process before LG could create the thread. Then, after things started to go the way almost every other poll about notches goes (i.e., almost everyone doesn’t like them), LG pulled the post without notifying the mods. The thread is still available for you to read, but LG’s original text in the thread is gone (it’s preserved below) and there are no new comments allowed. I wonder if another company is going to be brave enough to ask about notches? Original Article: LG recently posted on Reddit in /r/Android asking redditors what they think of the notch — the cutout at the top of smartphone displays...

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Could your future smartphone be made of wood?

Smartphones are dreamily thin, composed mostly of metal and glass materials which aren’t always well-suited to the rough and tumble of everyday life. The industry is always on the lookout for new materials. We’ve seen a progression from plastic to aluminum and aerospace-aluminum alloys, to stainless steel, ceramics, and even titanium reinforcements. While metal designs tend to be highly durable and enhance heat dissipation from warm processors and batteries, they struggle with shielding. The metallic backs on phones — such as the classic HTC M8 and M9 phones — prevent wireless charging from working and reduce the sensitivity of antennas. Ceramics are another good material option with helpful advantages like superior hardness to resist scratching. They also tend to be more brittle, which can be a problem on a device dropped as frequently as a smartphone. We have seen companies dabble with wood on smartphones in the past. Motorola’s 2014 Moto X offered a wood backing as an alternative to plastic or leather. This was just a superficial exterior case, rather than being a key structural component. If you were a fan of Motorola’s Moto Maker wood panels, but wished they were stronger and more durable then you’re in luck — enter Superwood. Superwood: what’s it good for? Superwood is not wood with underpants on the outside. It is an advanced material of densified wood, constructed via a relatively simple and inexpensive new...

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Xander Bogaerts Does 'Fortnite' “Take The L” Dance in a Game, Then Team Takes the L

Athletes doing Fortnite [Free] dances in celebration has just one pro, as Xander Bogaerts of the Boston Red Sox did the “Take the L” emote dance after hitting a double on Opening Day. He’s perhaps the most prominent athlete to drop a Fortnite dance after the UMBC bench was dropping dance moves during their upset of #1-seeded Virginia. #1 Victory Royale. https://t.co/O4Sk7HswGq pic.twitter.com/t6XjOe4Vbo — Cut4 (@Cut4) March 30, 2018 Bogaerts didn’t go all out in his dance, which is sad for us not getting to see a grown man do a ridiculous dance, but good because the Rays would probably hit him with a pitch next time he was up. You know, because baseball is a sport for mature adults, and when somebody does something you don’t like, you hit them. However, whether it was the baseball gods punishing a player having fun, or the Fortnite gods punishing Bogaerts for his half-measure dance, the Rays got their revenge as they beat up on the Sox bullpen to make the Red Sox take the L on Opening Day. This should serve as a lesson to Fortnite players: don’t do your dances while the result is still unsettled, because egg might be on your face afterward. Also, go whole hog. Have a boombox play that ridiculous circus music while you do the dance. Just make sure one foot is on the...

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