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Month: October 2020

DJI Pocket 2 review: Better than the original in so many ways

Pocket 2 By DJI $349.00 purchasing options Positives Meaningful upgrades over the original Tripod mount now comes standard More mics for better audio Introduction of digital zoom Price stays the same Negatives Livestream feature doesn’t work as-is HDR video recording disabled at launch Deluxe package needed for true value Auto-focus could be better Bottom Line DJI took everything we loved about the Osmo Pocket and made it better for the DJI Pocket 2. The new quad-mic array allows for better audio and digital zoom is a welcome new perk. However, for you to get the most out of this device, the deluxe package is the only way to go. Read the full review Go to Source Author: C. Scott...

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Making Slinky Noises with Our Mouths – The TouchArcade Show #468

In this week’s show Eli recounts his finding of the slinky and then losing it again, and then contemplates the merits of just buying a new one (or a three pack). I then dive into why I’m feeling like garbage which is directly related to my toddler son feeling like garbage last week, which resulted in a Covid scare over the weekend. Not fun. But everything is ok! We then manage to wrangle ourselves back on track to discuss mobile gaming news including Eli’s impressions of the League of Legends Wild Rift beta test and how to get in on it even if you’re not in one of the soft launch territories. Don’t forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read ’em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below… And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated! As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we’re talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you’re logged in to see the latest...

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TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Pixboy’

We see A LOT of retro-inspired games on mobile, or really, in video games in general. Lots of stuff inspired by the 16-bit or 8-bit eras, but occasionally some that go back even further than that. Like the monochrome era of the original Game Boy or the surprisingly vibrant world of graphing calculator homebrew. These are what immediately came to mind when I first fired up Pixboy, a new platformer from developer Oaky Games. When you’re dealing with essentially just black and white, you have to go that extra mile to give your visuals some extra detail and life, and Pixboy does a great job with this. It’s the kind of game that looks totally lo-fi on the surface, but actually runs so smoothly and is filled with fancier things like particle effects that wouldn’t have been possible on actual hardware of the day. There’s also a couple dozen unlockable color palettes so you can change up the look while retaining that retro visual style. In fact unlockables are a big part of what I’m digging so much about Pixboy. This game is absolutely stuffed with secret areas to discover which hide hidden coins and popsicles to seek out and collect. A crown badge awaits those who collect all coins, and one for all popsicles, and a third for beating a level’s completion time. There’s even a special Pacifist...

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SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Pikmin 3 Deluxe’, ‘Clea’, ‘Mad Rat Dead’, and Today’s Other New Releases and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for October 30th, 2020. The list of new sales today is absolutely massive. One of the bigger ones we’ve seen in a while, outside of formally-organized major events. There are also a bunch of new releases to look at, with the charge led by Nintendo’s own Pikmin 3 Deluxe. And that’s really all I had time to stuff into today’s article! That’s just how things go sometimes, friends. Let’s check it out! New Releases Pikmin 3 Deluxe ($59.99) SwitchArcade Highlight! Nintendo’s quest to make sure there’s no reason to keep your Wii U plugged in marches one step further with the release of Pikmin 3 Deluxe, an enhanced version of the quirky real-time strategy sequel. Command various Pikmin to collect items, defeat enemies, and make your way past whatever obstacles stand in your way. The Deluxe in the title amounts to some new side-missions featuring Olimar and Louie, a co-op option for the Story mode, and all of the DLC packed in. It’s a really good game, and there isn’t a whole lot out there exactly like the Pikmin series. Perhaps not the Halloween game you were hoping for, but when a giant monster is eating your Pikmin and riding your butt, it can actually be a bit terrifying. Clea ($14.99) SwitchArcade Highlight! Okay, I get it. You want something...

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Overdox's latest update sees the arrival of its Halloween event alongside a legendary longsword

Haegin’s melee-focused action game Overdox is the latest live service title to announced its Halloween celebrations. This will take place between 31st October and 1st November and will see a variety of Halloween-themed bits of content added to the game. The latest update also introduces the first legendary longsword and a couple of smaller changes. [Read more] Go to Source...

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