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Month: January 2019

Hulu finds a way to show you more ads, starting this Spring

If you pay for the basic subscription tier of streaming service Hulu, you’re going to see some new ad placements soon. Starting this Spring, you will see static advertisements when you pause a stream, via Engadget. The ads won’t have sound or video, just image overlays which will appear over the video stream. The ads will reportedly be context-relevant; for example, a Charmin ad says, “Need a break? Enjoy the go,” and shows the Charmin bear holding a roll of toilet paper. I wasn’t kidding when I said “context-relevant.” See for yourself below: Engadget Hulu confirmed that the ads will only appear for those users on the basic subscription tier, so those of you on Hulu (No Ads) or the other, higher-end tiers don’t have to worry (at least for now). Editor’s Pick Let’s take a look at what’s leaving Hulu (January 2019) If you’re a Hulu subscriber, there’s plenty to get excited about each month with new TV shows and movies. There’s just as much to dread, however — Hulu also removes content at the end of … This reveal comes just after Hulu announced that it will drop the entry-level subscription price for the service by two dollars starting in February. The new price will be $5.99 per month. However, Hulu also raised the price for its highest-end tier — Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV —...

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Rotating World Platformer ‘Linn: Path Of Orchards’ Up for Pre-Order with Discount, Coming February 13th from Crescent Moon Games

Crescent Moon Games are ALWAYS up to something, and it looks like their next mobile release will be the gorgeous world-rotating platformer called Linn: Path Of Orchards. Crescent Moon has been teasing this one on Twitter for the past couple of weeks, and it’s a platforming game where the actual platforms are always in motion rotating this way and that. Your job is to run along those platforms to collect items and reach the goal without falling to your death. Isn’t that what we all strive for in life, not falling to our deaths? There’s currently no trailer for Linn but here’s a few tweets showing clips of the game and its really unique art style in action. #ScreenshotSaturday Linn: Path of Orchards – a beautiful platformer was submitted to the @AppStore @AppStoreGames #indiegame #gamedev pic.twitter.com/fgZ8uaBBGu — Crescent Moon Games (@CM_Games) January 26, 2019 Whoa this level #Linn #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/UhcRbCAc4Z — Crescent Moon Games (@CM_Games) January 20, 2019 Hello Twitter!This is Linn: Path of Orchards, a journey through a rotating world!#Linn #indiegames #IndieGameDev #mobilegame #2Dgame #myfirstTweet pic.twitter.com/mLjqlvzdz6 — Linn: Path Of Orchards (@LinnIndieGame) January 20, 2019 If you like the look of this one, and I myself most certainly do, then as mentioned you can pre-order the game on the App Store right now by clicking this link and if you do so you’ll save yourself 40% off the...

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Learn Microsoft Excel and start climbing the career ladder

For most of us, Microsoft Excel seems like an untamable beast. Just figuring out how to format your data can feel like cracking the Da Vinci code. Perhaps that is why so many lucrative careers are now heavily linked to that number-crunching software. With five courses and over 78 hours of hands-on tutorials, the 2019 Microsoft Excel Bootcamp Bundle can help you make sense of Excel. Right now, you can get the training for only $39 via AAPicks — that’s 97 percent off the original asking price. Given that data now dominates sales, finance and other sectors, Microsoft Excel skills are more valuable than ever. Even if math makes you wince, this bundle can transform you into an Excel wizard. The video lessons start from scratch, giving you a tour of the software. Once you know how to navigate the interface, you learn how to create your first workbook, enter your data and format cells. The Advanced course shows you how to use formulas and macros to analyze your data. You also discover how to build eye-catching graphs, while dedicated courses help you master PivotTables, VBA, and business analysis. These skills should impress any employer, and you get certificates of completion as proof. Order now for just $39 to get lifetime access to all five courses, worth $1,725. Check out the deal! The AAPicks team writes about things we think...

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SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Dragon Marked for Death’ and ‘Necrosphere Deluxe’ Reviews, ‘Downwell’ Releases on Switch, Tons of New Releases, Today’s Sales, and More

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for January 31st, 2019. The first month of the year is already in the can, and we’re sending it on its way with a whole gob of new releases for your consideration. Due to the heavy volume of new releases, we’re going to be skipping the news today, but it wasn’t a particularly busy news day anyway. And hey, I’ve got a couple more reviews for you to check out, so you won’t be hurting for things to read. Let’s attack aggressively! Reviews Dragon Marked for Death: Frontline Fighters/Advanced Attackers ($14.99 each) It doesn’t take very long to realize that Dragon Marked for Death has had an awful lot of effort put into it. The pixel art looks great, the animations are excellent, and the controls are simply a dream. Of course, you would probably expect that from Inti Creates, the developer behind a frankly ridiculous list of excellent 2D action games. Mega Man Zero, Azure Striker Gunvolt, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, and Blaster Master Zero all show off the developer’s chops at making good-looking sprite-based action games that control well, regardless of each game’s other good or bad points. But Dragon Marked for Death feels a lot more ambitious than most of the other games from Inti Creates. Despite their quality, almost all of the games I mentioned...

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Wales Interactive Is Bringing Noir Murder Mystery FMV Game ‘The Shapeshifting Detective’ to iOS Next Month and Pre-Orders Are Now Live on the App Store

Adventure games have split into multiple sub genres over the last decade or so with many catching on quite well on mobile platforms. The lost phone sub genre has been quite popular recently but the one sub genre I’ve grown to enjoy quite a bit in the last few years is the FMV one. FMV or full motion video games play great across all platforms. Wales Interactive has published some interesting FMV games across consoles and PC platforms but the one I’ve enjoyed quite a bit is The Shapeshifting Detective . It just got revealed for iOS and is out next month. Watch the teaser trailer for it below: The Shapeshifting Detective is a noir murder mystery experience with a detective who can shapeshift into other characters. What really had me interested in this was the great voice acting in addition to the premise. As an FMV experience, there are more than 1600 video responses. This obviously implies a large install size and the App Store lists The Shapeshifting Detective at 3.3GB so keep that in mind if you’re looking forward to it. If you’re excited for it, you can preorder The Shapeshifting Detective on the App Store right now. It releases on February 20th and is a premium release. Check out the official website here. Have you played any FMV games on iOS and are you looking forward...

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