Fabulous Turn-Based Dungeon Crawler ‘Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times’ Arrives on Android April 11th

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Last fall developer Perchang unleashed a sequel to one of the finest turn-based dungeon crawlers in the App Store with Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times [$ 4.99], and all was right with the world. Well, if you were on iOS that is. Android folks weren’t in on the fun just yet, but Perchang promised some Android love soon and even recruited some beta testers for just that purpose last month. Now here we are about six weeks later and Warhammer Quest 2 for Android is all finished up and ready to release just shy of two weeks from now on April 11th. Perchang has even put together a fancy schmancy new trailer just for this Android release, check it out.

Like the iOS version, Warhammer Quest 2 will cost $ 4.99 on Android and will include a number of DLC options. There are two expansions, The Lord of Khorne and Shadows Under Reikland, which add a ton of content to the game and are priced at $ 4.99 apiece. Then there are six additional Warrior Classes available for purchase at $ 2.99 apiece if you want. None of the DLC is required and the base game will keep you plenty busy, but there’s lots more Warhammer Quest 2 available for those that can’t get enough. Be sure to give our review of Warhammer Quest 2 a read for some more insight and look for the Android release in just a couple of weeks.

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Syfy’s The Expanse will return on April 11th

The Syfy channel has given us our first look at the next season of The Expanse, and let us know when we’ll be able to check out what the crew of the spaceship Rocinante is up to next: April 11th.

Based on the novels by James S.A. Corey, The Expanse is a science fiction show set in a populated solar system roughly a century in the future, in which the destruction of an ice mining ship nearly triggered a war, all to cover up the existence of an alien substance known as the protomolecule.

The second season finished adapting the first novel, and began tackling the story of the second novel in the series, Caliban’s War, in which the solar system is pushed further towards all-out war.

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Apple’s Green Hills store in Nashville, Tennessee set to close on February 11th for renovations

According to a message posted on the company’s retail website, Apple will temporarily close their Green Hills store in Nashville, Tennessee on February 11th.

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Apple sits atop of Fortune’s ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ list for the 11th year in a row

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2017 was something of a tough year for Apple on the public relations front. Not only did the company find itself dealing with delayed products and a number of high profile software bugs, it has since been hit with upwards of 40 class action lawsuits for throttling CPU performance on older iPhone models. That notwithstanding, Apple still managed to find itself in the top spot on Fortune’s annual list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Impressively, this marks the 11th year in a row that Apple has managed to snag the top spot.

Not surprisingly, the rest of the top 10 reads like a ‘who’s who’ list of successful tech companies, with Amazon taking up the number two spot, Alphabet in the number three spot, and Microsoft in the seventh spot.

The full top 10 list reads as follows:

  1. Apple
  2. Amazon
  3. Alphabet
  4. Berkshire Hathaway
  5. Starbucks
  6. Disney
  7. Microsoft
  8. Southwest
  9. FedEx
  10. JPMorgan

As for how the rankings were tabulated, Fortune explains:

We began with a universe of about 1,500 candidates: the 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenue, along with non-U.S. companies in Fortune’s Global 500 database that have revenues of $ 10 billion or more. We then winnowed the assortment to the highest-revenue companies in each industry, a total of 680 in 29 countries. The top-rated companies were picked from that pool of 680; the executives who voted work at the companies in that group.

To determine the best-regarded companies in 52 industries, Korn Ferry asked executives, directors, and analysts to rate enterprises in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and ability to attract talent. A company’s score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be listed.

To select our 50 All-Stars, Korn Ferry asked 3,900 executives, directors, and securities analysts who had responded to the industry surveys to select the 10 companies they admired most. They chose from a list made up of the companies that ranked in the top 25% in last year’s surveys, plus those that finished in the top 20% of their industry. Anyone could vote for any company in any industry.

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Apple Voted ‘World’s Most Admired Company’ for 11th Consecutive Year

Apple has landed the top spot in Fortune’s annual list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” for the 11th year in a row.

The Cupertino tech giant ranked first in basically category that was available, which included innovation, social responsibility, financial soundness, use of corporate assets, quality of products and services, and global competitiveness, Forbes noted on its dedicated page for the firm.

Other major firms rounded out the top spots, including two from the technology world. The top 5 included retail giant Amazon, Google partner firm Alphabet, Warren Buffett-owned holding company Berkshire Hathaway, and coffee franchise Starbucks — in that order.

Fortune’s rankings were determined based on the opinion of over 3,900 securities analysts, executives, directions, and other market experts. Those experts selected the top 10 companies that they admired most.

The business publication picks its top list from a group of about 1,500 candidates, which includes the 1,000 biggest U.S. corporations based on revenue and 500 non-U.S. companies in Fortune’s Global 500 database with revenues of $ 10 billion or more.

That list is then whittled down to the highest-revenue companies in each industry, Fortune added. That’s about 680 total candidate firms in all. The publication notes that the executives who voted work at the companies included about in that total.

The complete list of most admired companies contains about 50 firms form a variety of industries, including Coca-Cola at 18th place and McDonald’s at 37th. Other major tech firms on the list include Microsoft in 7th place, and Facebook in 12th.

Other notable additions and changes to the list include GE, which dropped from 7th place to 30th overall. Clothing brand Adidas and aerospace and defense contractor Lockheed Martin also made it onto the list of top 50 companies for the first time ever.

Apple’s prowess as a company has it ranked third in Fortune 500, and ninth in Fortune’s Global 500.

The company has also achieved sixth in Thomson Reuters’ first published list of the Top 100 Global Technology Leaders — Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, IBM and Alphabet ranked one through five on that list.

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Apple Tops Fortune’s List of World’s Most Admired Companies for 11th Consecutive Year

Apple has topped Fortune‘s annual list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the 11th consecutive year.

Apple finished ahead of Amazon, the runner-up for a second consecutive year, while Google’s parent Alphabet, Warren Buffett’s holding company Berkshire Hathaway, and coffee chain Starbucks rounded off the top five.

Apple topped the list in every category, such as innovation, quality of management, social responsibility, use of corporate assets, financial soundness, quality of products and services, and global competitiveness.

The rankings were determined by some 3,900 executives, directors, and securities analysts who selected the 10 companies they admired most. More on Fortune‘s methodology:

As we have in the past, Fortune collaborated with our partner Korn Ferry on this survey of corporate reputations. We began with a universe of about 1,500 candidates: the 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenue, along with non-U.S. companies in Fortune’s Global 500 database that have revenues of $10 billion or more. We then winnowed the assortment to the highest-revenue companies in each industry, a total of 680 in 29 countries. The top-rated companies were picked from that pool of 680; the executives who voted work at the companies in that group.

The complete list includes 50 companies, ranging from other tech giants like Microsoft at 7th and Facebook at 12th to iconic brands like Coca-Cola at 18th and McDonald’s at 37th. On the upside, both Adidas and Lockheed Martin made it onto the list for the first time. Meanwhile, GE plummeted from 7th to 30th.

In terms of technology companies, Apple ranked sixth in Thomson Reuters‘ first-ever list of the Top 100 Global Technology Leaders.

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The very best games that came out for iPhone and iPad this week – January 11th

We’re getting to the end of the first real, full, proper week of 2018. And in that time we’ve seen some pretty awesome games landing on the App Store. Of course, we’ve seen some absolute duffers as well. The sort of games that you look at and start crying uncontrollably for hours on end.

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Craneballs Release First Trailer for ‘Fling Fighters’ and Announce a January 11th Release Date

Back in June developer Craneballs, who you likely know from their mega-popular Overkill series or the colorful top-down driving game Splash Cars, revealed an upcoming game called Fling Fighters with an extremely vague teaser trailer. A follow-up teaser screenshot indicated that this would be a physics-based fighting game of some sort, or at least that’s what I figured. They actually soft-launched the game on Android not long after that, so if you were on that platform and in the know, you’d already know what Fling Fighters was all about. That wasn’t me, though, so when Craneballs released the first official trailer for the game today, it was a surprise to me, and a very pleasant one at that.

As you can see, Fling Fighters is most definitely a fighting game, but not in the traditional sense. As the “fling” in the title alludes to, you’ll actually launch projectiles at your enemy as you move and jump about in some exceedingly dangerous environments filled with traps and hazards. It looks like you have a rapid fire projectile attack as well as one that’s flung similar to how you pull back and fling birds in Angry Birds. With all the chaos going on and your opponent constantly gunning for you, Fling Fighters looks like some seriously frantic fun. Alongside the trailer Craneballs have also announced an official release date of January 11th, 2018 so be sure to have this one on your radar for next month and drop by the forum thread for some discussion.

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