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Month: July 2019

Development of the Long-Awaited ‘Exiles of Embermark’ is on Hold, New Game ‘Dungeoning’ Now in the Works

Way back in early 2016 we first learned about Exiles of Embermark, an ambitious mobile-centric combat RPG. Originally announced as a project from Industrial Toys, the makers of the Midnight Star series of mobile first-person shooters, the developers actually spun out into a brand new studio called Gunslinger which better represented what they were trying to accomplish with Exiles of Embermark: A game where you can have meaningful and strategic duels with real-life opponents, all in the span of a minute or two that fits into the style of bite-sized mobile gaming. Literally like digital gunslingers. Since that initial announcement more than three years ago, we’ve covered Exiles of Embermark a ton, posting new info when it came out and seeing the game in various stages of development at conferences. It always felt like the game was right there at the finish line, but with Gunslinger always adding in new features and systems and then trying to balance everything to be fun, that finish line always seemed to be moving further and further into the future. And, well, unfortunately that has finally caught up with them as today they’ve announced that “the game’s production is currently on ice.” So, what does that mean? Well, the short answer is that they just flat out ran out of money to keep development going. They had previously scaled up their staff and...

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PUBG Mobile Club Open 2019 showcased a bright future for mobile esports

The early days of esports were by no means glamorous. Small, dimly lit internet cafes and teams competing only for glory, and if they were lucky, some small prizes — this was the reality of competitive gaming in the early 2000s. But in the last two decades, esports have undergone a major transformation. Game tournaments now fill stadiums, attract viewers in the thousands if not millions, and players are rewarded from increasingly larger prize pools. Editor’s Pick PUBG Mobile tips and tricks: How to survive and win a battle royale PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds — or PUBG as it’s known by fans — is finally available on mobile. The PC, Xbox One, and now Android and iOS smash hit may have lost some ground to Epic Games’ … The mainstays of esports have proven to be complex and mechanically challenging games like Dota 2, League of Legends and CS:GO. Until recently, every title that has managed to attract esports viewership has been either a PC or console game. But times are changing. Mobile games have grown massively in the past decade both in terms of player numbers, depth, and complexity, further boosted by improvements in smartphone tech. Yet, for many, mobile games still feel like outsiders in the world of esports. But the truth is that certain titles are on the right track and working to establish themselves. After attending the...

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Double price drop! Pick up this Qi wireless car charger for just $24

If you’re one of those people who often forget their phone charger at home, perhaps a wireless car charger is what you need. A great option from Choetech is currently on offer today for just $24. This wireless car charger is fast charging, perfectly compatible with Qi-enabled phones, and features a 360-degree rotatable head. It also comes with a Micro-USB cable for your friends who still carry around an older model phone. It features trickle charging to prolong your battery’s lifespan. This wireless car charger automatically turns to trickle charging when your device reaches 95 percent, thus prolonging your battery’s lifespan. The charger also features protection against over-voltage, over-temperature, and over-current, so your phone is always in safe hands.  The fast Qi wireless car charger at a glance: Recharge your Qi-compatible device with up to 10 watts of wireless power. Safely secure your phone while driving. Get a better viewing angle with the 360-degree rotatable head. It turns to trickle charging when you reach 95 percent automatically. Charge safely with over-voltage, over-temperature, and over-current protection. This handy device was once over $40, but right now it’s experiencing a double price drop over at Tech Deals. It’s the lowest price we’ve seen it at just $24. Take advantage of this promotion while you can. Hit the button below for the wireless car charger deal. Check out the deal! This deal not...

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‘Kazarma’ is a Super Colorful, Super Stylish Shooter from Legal Radiation that’s Launching Next Month

Developer Legal Radiation, who released the super clever “Breakout meets Missile Command” game Line Defense (Free) a few years back, have another game on the horizon that’s looking quite cool. It’s called Kazarma and it’s sort of a scrolling shoot ’em up mixed with a third-person auto-runner. And, like Line Defense, it has really colorful and stylish visuals. In fact I’m kind of in love with the super saturated environments in Kazarma. The concept is pretty simple: Touch and drag your finger or thumb to maneuver your ship left or right as it propels forward and auto-fires at approaching enemies. You’ll make your way through 50 randomly generated levels that get increasingly more difficult as you progress, with increased speed, more obstacles, and harder enemies. You’ll collect power-ups, unlock new ships, and even unlock a special Challenge Mode along the way. Here’s a trailer. Interestingly, Kazarma takes place on the Kazarma Bridge, which is a real bridge in Greece that dates back to around the 13th century BC. While not quite as long as the Kazarma Bridge in the game, the actual Kazarma Bridge is still standing and in use today, all these centuries later. It’s pretty remarkable, and a pretty cool inspiration for a video game. I’m a fan of what Legal Radiation has done in the past, and Kazarma looks like the sort of mobile game I...

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Hands-on: The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is really great and really expensive

Ahead of the Galaxy Note 10 event taking place next week, Samsung today announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. The Galaxy Tab S6 is Samsung’s latest flagship Android tablet and the successor to 2018’s Galaxy Tab S4. Dominating your view is a 10.5-inch AMOLED display with a 2,560 x 1,600 resolution. Even though the display size and resolution remains the same as the Galaxy Tab S4’s, the Galaxy Tab S6’s overall footprint is appreciably smaller. The new tablet is also lighter than its predecessor — it weighs 420g, while the Galaxy Tab S4 weighs 482g. Read more: The full list of Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 specs The 8MP front camera supports facial recognition, while the dual rear-camera system is the first we’ve seen on a Samsung tablet. In this case, the Galaxy Tab S6 features a 13MP primary sensor and a 5MP depth sensor. Also read: Best Android tablets | 15 best Android tablet games It also has four AKG-tuned speakers, a USB-C port, and a rear-mounted groove that magnetically keeps the S Pen attached. Thankfully, the S Pen is included in the box free of charge. The magnetic groove also charges the S Pen, which color-matches with the Galaxy Tab S6. Unfortunately, you won’t find a headphone jack. The Galaxy Tab S6 features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 6 or 8GB of RAM, 128 or 256GB of expandable...

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