The similarity between the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and its predecessor are not limited to just the external design, as a teardown of the firm’s flagship smartphone reveals its internal construction bears more than a passing resemblance to the Galaxy S8, and is just as difficult to repair. AppleInsider – Frontpage News
One of the first teardowns of Apple’s iMac Pro shows that it is in fact possible to upgrade the RAM on the computer, though all but the most experienced people will probably want to pay a specialist. AppleInsider – Frontpage News
Indie developer Jeff Weber brought a great take on skiing to the App Store earlier this year with Just Ski [$ 0.99]. The game was built off of similar mechanics to his previous release Krashlander, which used some pretty realistic physics and skiing techniques to have you solving puzzle-like levels. Just Ski’s aim was to take those techniques and apply them to a much longer side-scrolling level where you can focus more on, well, just skiing. The game took a cue from Desert Golfing in having the landscape colors slightly change as you made it further through the game and progressed towards making it to the cabin at the end of the level. Just Ski achieved what it set out to do, but its mechanics were pretty tough for players to grasp. With that in mind Weber has released a new version of Just Ski today that features a much more helpful tutorial which you can see below.
Funnily enough, this is not the first time the developer has tried to help out players by making a tutorial for Just Ski, as he released a similar tutorial just a couple of weeks after the game’s release in May. This new built-in tutorial is much more helpful in my opinion, but dang it all if this game still isn’t tricky to figure out even with an improved tutorial. It’s worth sticking with though, as once things click it’s immensely satisfying to pull off huge jumps and flips. In addition to the new tutorial, this update makes adjustments so that landings are slightly more forgiving, and even adds in support for the full screen of the iPhone X. To top it all off Just Ski is currently on sale for just a buck, so if any of this seems interesting to you and you’re willing to put in some time to learn a game’s mechanics in exchange for a very rewarding experience, I’d suggest checking this one out.
Developer Team Ninja's comeback story Nioh will make its way from PlayStation 4 to PC next month. It'll take the form of Nioh: The Complete Edition and feature the punishing game's trio of add-on packs, a "stable" 60FPS frame rate, or, what Tecmo cal… Engadget RSS Feed
Back in January, Google Maps on Android added a handy new parking availability feature, letting you know the likelihood of finding a spot at your destination. It was initially only available in a handful of US cities. Since the v9.51 Maps beta update in April, a parking difficulty icon is visible before you even start navigation, so you can change your destination accordingly if parking is going to be too difficult.
When it comes to puzzle and logic games, there is a delicate balance to be struck. If the game is too simple, it’s just no fun. But if it’s too difficult or too complicated, then the game becomes frustrating or the learning curve becomes too steep. Many games fail to strike this balance, and even those that do sometimes leave you wanting more once you’ve beaten all its levels.
Cubiscape is a new game that balances simplicity, complexity, and difficulty very well all while giving players unlimited levels to solve.