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Month: March 2021

‘Mortal Kombat Mobile’ 6th Anniversary Celebration Brings MK11 Rain and Lots More

I find it nearly impossible to believe that NetherRealm’s mobile iteration of Mortal Kombat (Free) has been around for six years now. In fact, the game originally launched just prior to the previous mainline entry in the seres on consoles and PC, Mortal Kombat X. That game’s sequel, Mortal Kombat 11, has already been around for two years now. It’s just mind-boggling that the mobile Mortal Kombat has seen not just one but two mainline entries on console and PC come and go. I guess that’s just the nature of “games as a service” which are built to be these ongoing experiences with basically endless potential for new content. As such, Mortal Kombat has been a staple in our weekly update round-ups over the years as we try frivolously to stay on top of its constant beat of new content, but a new 6th anniversary update that dropped today felt worth highlighting all on its own. Its main draw is the addition of the Mortal Kombat 11 version of Rain who you can see in action in the following trailer. By all accounts MK11 Rain looks to be a beast of a fighter. He starts each round with one bar of Power and the chance to immediately counterattack an opponent’s Basic Attacks. A successful counter will trigger a new debuff on the opponent called Soaked which will slow them...

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SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Fortnite’ Gets Performance Improvements, Plus ‘RetroMania Wrestling’ and Today’s Other New Releases and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for March 31st, 2021. Here we are at the end of the month, friends. We made it through another one. April will have some interesting treats to enjoy, but let’s give March the good-bye it deserves by checking out the several new releases that hit the eShop today. We’ve got a couple of slices of news to look at on top of that, plus the usual lists of incoming and outgoing sales. Let’s have a look, shall we? News ‘Fortnite’ Gets Performance-Enhancing Update on Switch A new update has hit Fortnite for the Switch, and it’s quite a spiffy upgrade. The file size of the game has been reduced by 140 MB, which is important for those who need to make every megabyte count. The resolution in handheld mode is now 660p, and 880p in docked mode. That compares to 560p before in handheld and 780p while docked. The framerate has also seen improvements, and the game should now run more consistently with fewer hitches during gameplay. Right on. No Really, Last Chance on ‘Super Mario 3D All-Stars’ & ‘Fire Emblem 1’ I mentioned this a couple days ago, but here it is again. Today is the last day you can buy Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light on the eShop. While...

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Poco F3 review: Killer hardware brought down by sub-par software

F3 By Poco Positives Terrific display Powerful chipset for price point Solid build quality Negatives Buggy, messy software with ads Average camera Battery life could be better Bottom Line The Poco F3 offers an unbelievable hardware package for the low price you’ll pay for it. However, all the quality hardware in the world doesn’t mean anything if the software doesn’t match it, and that is what brings the Poco F3 down a notch. Ultimately, this phone is for people who prize processing power and display quality over everything else. Read the full review Go to Source Author: C. Scott...

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Practical Tips for League of Legends: Wild Rift (or any other MOBA, for that matter)

League of Legends: Wild Rift has finally made it to the App Store, and it brings a level of polish and balance to mobile MOBAs that you’d expect from one of the most successful game developers in the world. One of the best things I’ve found about the game so far is just how mobile-friendly it is. Despite all the on-screen buttons and complicated gameplay, Riot Games made an experience that’s easy to hop into and hard to pull away from. In case you’re considering downloading the game and aren’t a MOBA pro, don’t worry. Wild Rift has some great tutorials and practice modes that do a great job of teaching you the ins and outs of how MOBAs work in general as well as mechanics that are unique to this game. That said, there is some general knowledge and practical advice that goes unstated by the game, but is good practice for anyone who decides to play Wild Rift or any other MOBA, for that matter. [Read more] Go to Source...

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The Original ‘Samorost’ from Amanita Design Is Coming to iOS and Android Soon

In November last year, Amanita Design celebrated the 15th anniversary of Samorost 2 ($0.99) with a surprise mobile release in addition to a huge update to the PC version. Samorost 2 was never on mobile before that and it followed the 2016 released Samorost 3 ($1.99) made some including myself wonder if the original would ever be released on mobile. Jakub Dvorsky of Amanita Design today confirmed that Samorost will be coming soon to the App Store and Google Play. The point and click adventure game that originally released in 2003 has you directing a small gnome while solving puzzles and brain teasers that play out as an adventure story. Check out the official website of the game here. Amanita Design recently released a documentary looking going behind the scenes during the development of Samorost 3. Watch it below: Samorost was created by Jakub while he was a student at the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague. I’m glad that it is finally coming to mobile soon so the trilogy will be available on modern devices. While there isn’t any release date yet, Amanita Design will likely either announce one soon or just shadow drop it on mobile. Until then, you can buy Samorost 2 on the App Store for iOS here and on Google Play for Android here. Samorost 2 was Amanita Design’s first new App...

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