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Month: February 2021

Xiaomi Mi 11 review: One cool customer, but is it a Galaxy S21 killer?

Mi 11 By Xiaomi Positives Gorgeous design Excellent display Impressive speed Good sound Affordable Negatives Camera not quite flagship-grade MIUI 12 not for everyone No IP rating No expandable storage No software update promise Bottom Line The Xiaomi Mi 11 has the right price and the right specs to compete with the current crop of flagships in the market, but a few small things keep it from greatness. Nevertheless, if the best from Samsung and Apple is too pricey for you, then the Xiaomi Mi 11 is an enticing alternative. Read the full review Go to Source Author: Eric...

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Eli’s Pre-Birthday Celebration – The TouchArcade Show #481

After missing last week’s show due to a personal matter (sorry about that everyone) Eli and I dive into this week’s show with a full recap of everything that’s going on in the world of Eli’s latest obsession: Call of Duty. We then recap last week’s Nintendo Direct and all of its major announcements before hitting on all the big topics of the week (or past two weeks, technically) in the world of mobile gaming, including TWO new Final Fantasy 7 mobile games being announced. Links to everything we discuss can be found in the Show Notes below. 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 content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon...

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TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Inked’

Inked from developer Somnium Games and publisher Pixmain popped up on the App Store for pre-order way back in early November, which is kind of a long time for a game to be in the pre-order state. All I could think about since that time is just how jaw-droppingly gorgeous the art style was in Inked, and how much I wanted to play it. Well it’s been a long wait but this week Inked finally found its way to iOS and Android devices, and much to my delight its incredible art style is matched by its clever puzzles and touching storytelling, making this more than just a case of style over substance. The world of Inked looks like someone’s sketchbook come to life. Different base colors are used to differentiate the various environments you’ll travel through, and certain elements in each environment are colored differently to highlight them. As you can see in its trailer or any screenshots, Inked has a very unique look. However, a very short time into the game you’ll be greeted by two gigantic polygonal arms that appear in the foreground and literally draw an object for you to use in the environment. I immediately thought of those old Looney Tunes cartoons where they’d break the fourth wall and have the “animator” redraw parts of the episode on the fly. The giant arms are kind...

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Awesome Platform Shooter ‘Huntdown’ Gets Announced for Mobile 5 Years After Being Announced for Mobile

Navigating the world of mobile games is always tricky business. As we’ve talked about numerous times over the years, mobile gaming has a negative stigma in the traditional gaming space, and the timing of multiplatform releases can be integral into how well your game is received. Release on mobile first and other platforms later and you risk people on console and PC thinking “That’s just a crappy port of a crappy mobile game!” Release on mobile and other platforms simultaneously and you risk people thinking “This game isn’t as good as it should be on PC and console because the developers made compromises to make sure it also runs on mobile!” (Yes, I’ve seen this argument A LOT.) The path to victory has regularly been proven to be releasing on console and/or PC first and establishing a strong fan base there, then bringing your game to mobile sometime down the line. In those cases people tend to think “Hey, I love that game on console/PC, now I can play it on the go on my phone? Cool!” I can’t say for sure that’s the scenario developer Easy Trigger and publisher Coffee Stain had in mind with the release sequence of their game Huntdown, but that’s how it has shaken out as today the game was officially announced for release on iOS and Android (again). More on that in a...

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LG V60 review: LG’s best effort in years is worth a look

V60 ThinQ 5G By LG $430 purchasing options Positives Best battery life Good screen Affordable price Speedy performance Headphone jack High-quality audio Negatives Camera just so-so Software feels outdated Dual Screen functionality limited Oversized hardware No 90Hz/120Hz options Bottom Line The LG V60 is perhaps the best V series phone to reach the market in years. This too-huge phone has unbeatable battery life, a refreshed design, a flexible camera arrangement, and a headphone jack. Despite these strengths, competing phones best it in camera quality, display quality, and software experience. The V60’s ace up the sleeve is its price, which is hundreds less than the competition. Read the full review Go to Source Author: Eric...

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