All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now – January 26th

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Oh look, it’s Friday. And at Friday here at 148Apps we like to round up the best games that are currently on sale on the App Store. After all, what better time to save yourself a bit of money than the weekend? I can’t think of one. Can you?

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Around the Empire: What have you missed on Steel Media’s other sites this week? – Jan 26th

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Another week has flown by here at Steel Media towers. It’s been busy for everyone. Some of the editorial team have been at our regular show in London, Pocket Gamer Connects. Some of us haven’t. We’ve all had our noses pushed right into the grindstone though.

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Superman Coming to ‘Arena of Valor’ on November 26th

Arena of Valor, Tencent’s huge MOBA, might not be coming to North America until 2018, but that doesn’t mean the popular game isn’t expanding in fun ways. The latest hero to be added is Superman, and how often do you get to play the Man of Steel in a MOBA? Superman is the latest DC hero to join the game, and there are more to come, including Wonder Woman herself. Superman can fly over obstacles and increase his movement speed, and as you would expect, his body is immune to most physical damage and disease. He’s got some fun abilities as well, which you can check out in the video below.

I like Arena of Valor‘s direction away from typical fantasy fare. While elves and dwarfs can be fun, you can only have so many of them before they all start looking the same. By joining up with DC, Tencent is bringing some great content to the game that will go a long way towards making the game more attractive to western audiences. Superman will fly in Arena of Valor on November 26th.


Charming ‘Blocky Farm’ Releasing October 26th, Probably the Closest to ‘Stardew Valley’ We’ll Get on Mobile

Farm management games are the bees knees currently, especially after the success of Stardew Valley on PC and Switch. Mobile devices won’t be left behind the trend, though, as Blocky Farm, the super-charming farm management game, is finally releasing October 26th after quite a long time in development. Specifically, the voxel-based farm management game has you building and customizing your farm, making friends with the locals, taking care of cute pets and animals—including giving them all kinds of fun gadgets or just playing with them to pass the time—completing all kinds of different missions, and even rampaging around in a tractor if that’s what you feel like doing.

This free-to-play game has both online and offline modes, which I know many of you will be happy about, and also lets you compete with other farmers in all kinds of global events. The game’s visuals are really charming, and there’s a ton of content waiting for you to explore. The developers have been very active in our forums throughout the game’s development, so if you want to find out more about the game and read about the developers’ future plans (hint: they include fishing boats), head over here. Until Stardew Valley comes to mobile (if it does), Blocky Farm is probably going to be the next best thing.


‘Heroes Fally’ Drops Oct. 26th, Looking for Final Testers

There are many games on the App Store that do well just because of how they blend fun but simple mechanics with silliness, and Heroes Fally seems to be doing just that, and doing it well. The game has you picking a character, jumping off a rooftop, and landing on the rooftop below. As you fall down, you try to collect all the medals and avoid all the hazards. Simple, right? But the fun part of Heroes Fally is its large collection of silly characters, each of which has a unique (and silly) Super that makes them invincible for a short time when activated.

The characters are comedic versions of popular culture icons or references, and each of them has silly stats and an even sillier back story to go along. There’s Hot Dog Man, ManbatCat Man, Con-Spiracy, Cat Lady, Robo Mall Cop, and many more. I don’t know about you, but I like silly takes on pop culture, and Heroes Fally seems to have just the right amount of silliness. The game is scheduled to launch on October 26th, and the developers are looking for a handful of testers to help the devs ensure the launch version is polished. If you’re interested in helping out, head over to our Upcoming Games Forum Thread.


Tesla plans to unveil its all-electric semi truck on October 26th

Tesla’s awaited next phase in self-driving trucks has been much-discussed since the unveil of the Model 3 electric car in July. Now, CEO Elon Musk has given a target date for an unveiling and the first slate of test drives of his company’s next expansion in automotive transportation.

In a tweet Wednesday, Musk said the Tesla Semi is penciled in for an October 26th unveil at its Hawthorne, California facility.

Reports last month indicated that a September reveal of Tesla’s semi truck project could be in the works. And Musk said in the company’s second-quarter…

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Tesla’s electric truck will be revealed October 26th

We can finally put all the rumors to rest next month because that is when Tesla will show off its electric big rig. Elon Musk tweeted that the reveal event and test rides will occur October 26th in Hawthorne, CA, promising that it's "unreal." Last ye…
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The Meizu Pro 7 has a second screen on the back, launches on July 26th

Meizu is gearing up to announce its next flagship, the Pro 7, on July 26th, and it looks like the standout feature for the upcoming smartphone will be a second screen on the back for displaying extra information.

The Pro 7’s design leaked out earlier this month, when videos showing off a Pac-Man-style game on the rear display made their way around the internet. As Android Authority noted, the video seems to indicate that the rear screen isn’t an E Ink panel, like the infamous YotaPhone, but rather a full-color LCD that only covers part of the back of the phone. This is presumably so that you can still hold the phone without blocking half the screen.

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