As you might already know, Samsung recently resumed the Galaxy S8 Oreo update roll out after fixing a critical issue. Last we heard, units in Germany were getting this new update. And now, the update has arrived in several other markets as well, including India, Poland, and some Nordic countries. Moving on, the Samsung Galaxy Note8 has also started getting a new update. No, it’s not Oreo. It’s the latest security patch – for February. Arriving as firmware version N950FXXS3BRB3, the update is currently hitting units in Italy. Via 1 2
AT&T has started pushing out a new update to Motorola Moto Z2 Force units on its network. Weighing in at 334MB and arriving as build number OCX27.109-47, it’s a major update that brings along Android Oreo. As clear from the above screenshot, the Android security patch level now stands at December 1, although the carrier’s official website says it should be January 1. It’s been just a couple of days since the roll out began, so you’ll have to be patient in case you haven’t received the update notification yet. Source | Via
In June of last year, we posted the trailer for a sweet looking grappling hook game called Hang Line from industry veteran turned solo developer Ed Kay. June was an awfully long time ago, so if you’re like me you may have been wondering just what the status is of Hang Line. Well! Good news for us then as the developer has posted an update to our forums with some new info and a new video of Hang Line. Here’s a quick description from Mr. Kay about this latest vid: “This video shows a level about half way through the game, which is on a mountain that is characterised by having giant boulders which must be carefully yanked free so the player can pass onwards to the top. But the local wildlife don’t take kindly to climbers intruding… I hope you enjoy it!”
One of the more interesting things about Hang Line is how all the various elements can interact with each other, and as Kay further explains: “My aim was to make a game that was extremely easy to pick up but had a lot of mastery and tons of emergent gameplay. Every element in the game interacts with every other element. Goats can kick cats, cats can pounce on explosives, explosives can explode stalactites, stalactites can crush goats… When this number of systems are all interacting as the player swings and bounces around on an elastic grapple line – you never know what to expect. And to me that’s what makes it special.” Gah! Everything about Hang Line sounds so cool! It’s been in the works for over two years but it’s “very close now” so drop by the forum thread to register your excitement and look for this one hopefully sooner rather than later.
Among the major year-end surprises of 2017 was Sid Meiers Civilization VI [Free (HD)]. As we lay out in our review, it’s a real-deal, full-blown port of the PC version which runs super well on modern iPads. Better yet, the game gives you a surprisingly large taste for free so you can get an idea if Civ VI is for you. (The free section basically includes the entire tutorial plus some play after that.) One of the main criticisms that people weighed against the iOS port was that the game itself was a little out of date when compared to the PC version and featured none of the DLC. Well, as of this morning, the first DLC packs were added into the iPad game.
The first two DLC packs that have been added to the game are the Poland Civilization & Scenario Pack and the Vikings Scenario Pack. Both will run you $ 4.99 and add quite a bit of content to the game. On the Polish side of things, you’ll get a new unit and building as well as the Jadwiga’s Legacy scenario. Similarly, the Vikings pack comes with new natural wonders and city states, along with the Vikings, Traders, and Raiders! scenario.
Civilization VI is half off until March 1st, so if for some reason you don’t have it yet, you’ll want to grab it inside the next couple days. Also, if you have an iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, or 2017 iPad I really recommend giving the game a try even if you’ve never played a Civ game before. It’s an absurd amount of fun.