Strategy Analytics normally studies the performance of various manufacturers, but at Sony’s request, the analysts took on a new role – testing the battery life of “leading premium smartphones”. Here’s the competition: Sony Xperia XZ2 Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact LG G6 Apple iPhone X Huawei P10 Samsung Galaxy S9 Oppo R11 And here are the results. The Xperia XZ2 came out on top followed by the XZ2 Compact. The LG G6 narrowly beat the iPhone X for third. Here’s how the tests were performed: phones were used for 16 hours a day, including calls, texts,…
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Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. We're a step closer to a version of iOS that tells you when your battery is dying, and Burger King has inserted itself into the net neutrality debate. Oh, and Miitomo's time is almost up.
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In 2018, open internet rules are a branding exercise — even for a fast-food chain.
The debate over net neutrality has a little bit of everything: Activists, protests, well-heeled corporate lobbyists, name-calling, Russian trolls, Twitter memes, Twitter abuse, multiple late-night television rants and even a scary death threat or two.
And now it’s become a branding exercise.
Enter Burger King. The fast-food chain known for ads featuring a silent, lurking, crown-adorned mascot has decided it absolutely must to come to the defense of rules that require internet providers to treat all web traffic equally.
The unlikely campaign takes the form of a video: In it, the company dupes some of its customers into thinking they must pay higher prices for faster delivery of their burgers. And guess what, it’s a metaphor: It’s supposed to show what the web would be like if it had fast lanes and slow lanes, where operators can prioritize some content over others. It is a real fear in the minds of net neutrality advocates, who are still seething after the Trump administration last month eliminated the government’s open internet rules.
Remarks one guest at the end of the video: “I didn’t think ordering a Whopper would really open my eyes to net neutrality!”
Me neither! Anyway, it is about marketing.
It is the age of brands — or rather, #woke brands, those hyper-aware corporate behemoths with gargantuan marketing departments that see in every social and political cause du jour an opportunity for 15 minutes of web infamy.
Net neutrality may seem like a wonky telecom battle with little relevance to a fast-food giant. But it has attracted millions of Americans’ comments and seemingly touched a nerve, particularly among millennials — a fickle crowd that Burger King seeks now to court with its ads.
Otherwise, Burger King did not weigh in at the FCC in 2015 when it wrote the net neutrality rules that the agency’s Republican leaders later scrapped in December. Burger King has not filed a lawsuit to challenge the repeal. A spokeswoman declined to say Wednesday if it would launch or join one later.
Burger King does not lobby for the open internet on Capitol Hill, according to its federal ethics forms, and it similarly did not answer questions this week about its support for a congressional effort to restore the rules. Does Burger King know what a Title II telecommunications service is?
So why did it produce the ad? In the words of Fernando Machado, their global chief marketing officer: “We believe the internet should be like BURGER KING® restaurants, a place that doesn’t prioritize and welcomes everyone. That is why we created this experiment, to call attention to the potential effects of net neutrality.”
Now that the National Basketball Association has its own eSports initiative with NBA 2K League, it's only a matter of time before various teams jump into the digital arena. Qualifiers start January 1st, with draft rounds planned for March of 2018 for…
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King’s Bubble Witch Saga 3 [Free], the bubble-busting cousin of Candy Crush Saga, is celebrating Halloween with a first: during this live event, players can play collaboratively. Starting today and up until November 1st, you’ll have to help Stella the witch (appropriate for Halloween) and brand new characters get their candy back from that bad kitty, Wilbur (although I’m sure he’s actually more misunderstood than anything). In this new collaborative mode, you have to join forces with others to pop as many bubbles containing Halloween candy as possible, and the more treats you all gather, the more rewards you’ll get. And if one player loses a level, a team member can recover those lost candies. No candy left behind for sure.
In addition to this collaborative event, King is using Snapchat to enhance the celebrations. For the first time ever in the history of Snapchat, you’ll be able to unlock lenses and filters through another app, in this specific instance Bubble Witch Saga 3. Depending on what level you get to in Bubble Witch Saga 3, you’ll get to unlock exclusive Halloween-inspired lenses and filters for Snapchat. It will be interesting to see if other developers being to take advantage of Snapchat in similar ways given how popular the service is. Enjoy busting Halloween bubbles.
Supercell continues to give us new, fun ways to play Clash Royale [Free], and this week’s King’s Cup Challenge is among the most interesting, at least for me. The King’s Cup Challenge is a blind deck style Challenge where you get a deck created by the teams competing in the King’s Cup Tournament. Specifically, YouTubers and pro players worked together to create each team’s “Signature Deck” for this Challenge. There’s the “Viva La Sparky” Deck, the “Tower Tornados” Deck, and many others, which we can check out here to prepare in advance for the Challenge. Some decks felt more powerful than others, but overall all of them are well-built.
King’s Cup Week is on! Complete and unlock new Challenges! 1 free entry for each – make it count pic.twitter.com/1Io2ZF9mGY
— Clash Royale (@ClashRoyale) October 25, 2017
In order to In order to play the Challenge, you have to do a practice run, and once you do that, you get a free Challenge run. If you get 6 wins before losing 3 times, you can play the Elite Challenge, with better rewards. The Challenge will run until October 29th, and you should check it out, especially since the first run is free.
Ever since Hulu announced Castle Rock, there's been a lingering question: just what would JJ Abrams' take on Stephen King's universe look like? You now have a better idea. Hulu has posted the first trailer for the series, and it makes more than a few…
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It’s that time of week again when we are bombarded with a big batch of new iOS games. I think the highest profile release this week is Iron Marines from Kingdom Rush developer Ironhide, as they don’t release games often but when they do they’re always fantastic. So far Iron Marines is continuing that tradition. There’s a couple of quote unquote “new” games this week too, Space Harrier II and Crazy Taxi, which officially become part of the Sega Forever series today but have both been on mobile already for years now. They’re still fun though, so have been included in this week’s list just for funsies. Lots of other interesting titles this week too, so be sure to check the full list below and let us know which games you’re planning on picking up!
#01 – Zombie Apocalypse Racer
Apocalypse is here!
All humans are dead or turned into zombies, you are the last survivor, you are #01!
Race from city to city and fight your way through hordes of zombies! Upgrade your car for more firepower! Discover many different levels, upgrade your base and move to new locations.
Build and upgrade your base, you can generate electricity and earn money for further upgrades.
Forum Thread: #01 – Zombie Apocalypse Racer (by Kloppe Media)
Alien Marine Close Encounter
In this Sci-Fi top down shooter, you play as an Alien Marine to battle the aliens. Alien Marines specialize in killing aliens.
Aliens have overrun a space colony. You have been sent to clear the space colony and rescue the scientists.
Forum Thread: Alien Marine Close Encounter (by Infinite Dynamics)
Beetlejuice: Bad as Can
Play as Beetlejuice, the greatest Wack Packer of all time, in this hilariously wacky Super Mario type adventure.
Explore 7 crazy worlds in over 50 levels, find secrets, battle bosses, and more!
Can you stop the evil Cow BoBo?
You have 8 insane Super Power Ups at your disposal. Use them wisely if you plan to stop the evil Cow BoBo.
Forum Thread: Beetlejuice: Bad as Can (by Flight Systems)
Brick Shot 2
Get your fingers ready for the ultimate mobile gaming experience. Brick Shot 2 is an easy to learn, yet hard to master action game where you fire bricks, complete levels, challenge your friends and much more.
It does not matter if you are a professional or a beginner, Brick Shot 2 is for anyone to enjoy. With 7 different game modes and 3 different type of bricks, every level will be a fun challenge. Connect with Facebook and put your friends up for a challenge, follow their progress and notify them when you beat their high scores.
How To Play: Tap one of the 4 lanes to fire and clear the falling bricks before they touch the white line.
Forum Thread: Brick Shot 2 (By Umbrella Games)
Champions and Challengers – Adventure Time
Challenge the Dice Lord to the ULTIMATE Adventure Time game! Prepare thyself for legendary freakin’ battles in Champions & Challengers!
COLLECT 70+ CHAMPIONS
Play as the greatest heroes and villains from across the Adventure Time Multiverse! Team up with Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, BMO, Fionna, Cake, Marceline, Young Billy, LSP, Farmworld Finn, and so many more!
FIGHT IN REAL TIME
Command your team in real time! Develop a winning strategy to crush your opponents in tactical turn-based RPG combat. Use simple gestures to summon mathematical attacks! Bust out special Tricks and Artifacts to do even more damage!
Forum Thread: Champions and Challengers – Adventure Time (By YesGnome)
Solve puzzles by dragging multiple paths on a grid.
Colored blocks do only allow a specific path length which makes it much more challenging. Special blocks extends the game with different gameplay variations which makes it more tough and fun as you progress.
The game contains 60 handmade challenges with increasing difficulty.
You can also compare your rating with other people from around the world with integrated gamecenter support.
Who will be the master of colors?
Forum Thread: Coloristic (by Daniel Krautwurst)
Crazy Taxi Classic
Hey hey, come on over and have some fun with Crazy Taxi, SEGA’s ground-breaking, open-world driving game. Here. We. Go! Play for free and earn craaaazy money!
Barrel through traffic packed streets, hurdle off parking garages, and crazy combo your way to crazy money in a wild frantic race to scare up the most fares. In Crazy Taxi, time is money, and only the craziest cabbies come out victorious.
Crazy Taxi joins the SEGA Forever Classic Games Collection, a treasure trove of free SEGA console classics brought to life on mobile for the first time!
Forum Thread: Crazy Taxi Classic (By SEGA)
1. “Cross Match!” is a simple and fun casual game, but addictive.
2. Two game modes: Endless mode and Challenges mode.
3. Endless mode: If you want to get a higher score, you must be quick with hands and sharp-sighted.
4. Challenges mode: More than 100 levels. In each level, you need to complete the corresponding task within a limited time.
5. Once you click on a blank space that the intersection of the same tiles, they will jump and then fall.
6. There are more than ten different types of colorful titles. As long as you persist long enough, you will can see all the types of tiles.
7. Try it right now! How many points can you get? Good luck!
Forum Thread: Cross Match! (By Mudotek Mobile Games)
“DD Brick” is an unique 3d space cube shooting game.
It is easy to learn: touch screen to fire, avoid white bricks.
There are 3 power up blocks, collect them to shoot more.
Easy to get coins and unlock more different cubes.
DD,DD,DD…It likes a music.You will love it.
Forum Thread: DD Brick (by YINJIAN LI)
Déjà is the best quiz app on iOS, with a twist. It’s got questions on tonnes of subjects, but knowing the answers isn’t enough – can you remember the answer to the previous question?
You have to use your memory; instead of answering the question you see on screen, try to remember the previous question and answer it instead! (Don’t worry, if you get stuck you can have a sneaky peek at the previous question by holding the Deja Vu button). See how many questions you can get right in the time available, then try upping the difficulty with custom game modes and extra question packs!
Forum Thread: Déjà (by Stephen Coyle)
Play as a rebellious teenage DRAGON and burn everything in your path! Roast the neighboring lords and steal their gold in order to amass the greatest TREASURE ever held by a dragon.
Drag’n’Boom offers you a unique mobile gaming experience. The left side of the screen controls your movement: JUMP, FLY, and CHARGE YOUR PREY. The right side lets you spit fireballs: PILLAGE, BURN, RANSACK… and all in STYLE!
Hoard gold and unlock new powers. Launch your enemies into the air and perform series of combos, moves, and EXPLOSIVE ROUTINES!
Forum Thread: Drag’n’Boom (by Ankama)
ForgeCraft – Idle Tycoon
Craft weapons and armors, save your country, make money and be rich. Download ForgeCraft – Idle Tycoon, a blocky pixel graphics idle clicker game for free and make a fortune.
Do you like tap tap or clicker builder games? Are you looking for a top notch forging clicker game to be rich?
Forum Thread: ForgeCraft – Idle Tycoon (by Robert Grzybek)
Hello Kitty Dream Cafe
Build an enchanting dream cafe with your favorite Sanrio characters! Join the Cafe Challenge in this wonderful FREE cafe simulation game!
.*:+ Original Cafe Story starring Hello Kitty & Friends +:*.
Join a glorious cafe adventure with Hello Kitty to create the best cafe in town. Compete with Cinnamoroll, Pompompurin, My Melody and more iconic Sanrio characters in a captivating story!
Forum Thread: Hello Kitty Dream Cafe (by Sanrio Digital)
From the creators of the award winner Kingdom Rush trilogy comes the most extraordinary space odyssey. A real-time, dynamic and deep strategy game that will transport you to amazing and unknown planets. Immersive, engaging gameplay, ridiculously appealing art, and a touch of silly humor. Brave soldiers, mighty mechas and powerful aliens await your command to face the greatest challenges.
Whether in the midst of a meteor storm or exploring a base invaded by alien creatures, the Iron Marines have what it takes to achieve victory. Protect your bases with the most advanced defense towers while spraying your enemies with bullets, missiles and laser rays.
Recruit and train the greatest heroes in the galaxy, lead them into dangerous missions against near impossible odds and unleash their mighty powers and abilities. Adapt your strategy by changing the role of your troops even in the thick of the combat, from ranger to sniper, from flamethrowers to missile launchers. Turn the tide of battle with bomb strikes, intelligent mines, support troops, turrets and a wide range of special weapons.
Forum Thread: Iron Marines (By Ironhide)
-New battle system
Enemies and traps abound on a vertically scrolling stage. Take down giant enemy bosses part by part! Unleash a powerful King’s Might attack to obliterate your foes!
-Multiplayer mode with up to 4 players
Test the limits of player unity and strategy in co-op mode! When the four heroes line up in formation, inconceivable power shall descend from the sky.
-An army of allies and comrades!
Over 50 new characters appear in this all new epic adventure set in the mythical kingdom of Olthea.
OPUS: Rocket of Whispers
Travel across a world of ice and snow, through burned down ruins and treacherous peaks, to launch a rocket that will reach the stars.
“Once we fire the rocket, will these ghosts finally leave me?” Asked the man.
“Of course. Our goal, after all, is to return them to the cosmos” The witch replied.
Throughout the game, you will play as two survivors of an apocalyptic plague. Help them achieve the unimaginable of building a rocket, so they can return the deceased to their cosmic homeland through the ancient tradition of space burials.
Forum Thread: OPUS: Rocket of Whispers (by SIGONO INC.)
Pocket Mine 3
Get on a mining adventure in this sequel to the sequel of the addictive hit game! Tap blocks to dig deep and explore all the locations of this exciting world!
Trigger stunning chain reactions, craft and equip powerful gear, get formidable cards, unlock treasure chests, collect and trade rare artifacts… There’s so much to do!
Forum Thread: Pocket Mine 3 (by Roofdog Games)
Push & Pop
Push & Pop is an challenging arcade puzzle game.
Slide to move, Push the cube, and Pop to score!
Playing with cubes moving under cold lights, along with powerful synthwave music.
Let’s get bath in this mysterious puzzle maze!
Forum Thread: Push & Pop (by Rocky Hong)
Ro: Idle Poring
Official Release! Classic RO World!
Gravity: Ragnarok Online Licensed Game
RO: Idle Poring brings back the all the classics of Ragnarok Online! Experience the nostalgia of Ragnarok’s original soundtrack, world design, cards, class and rebirth system! Discover the new and exclusive RO: Idle Poring, Pet Exploration gameplay! Everything you love about Ragnarok with a modern touch! This is RO: Idle Poring!
RO: Idle Poring is an Official Gravity Licensed Ragnarok Original Idle Mobile Game. Reinventing the classic Ragnarok Classes, with over 100 different skills. Intuitive gameplay and amazing challenges! 24/7 non-stop level up system. Play it your way! All day, all night!
Forum Thread: Ro: Idle Poring (by GRAVITY Co., Ltd.)
Saboteur! is back in the extended and enhanced Ninja game for your iOS device. Featuring all-new graphics, gameplay and plot over hundreds of screens, this game is part remake and part sequel.
You are sent on a mission to infiltrate a guarded secret facility to retrieve a floppy disk that contains the name and locations of world’s top rebel leaders. Optional objectives include blowing up the facility and/or killing all guards in it. The escape is done by helicopter on the top of the building. As far as the story and other dramatic game elements go it is a straightforward game.
Forum Thread: Saboteur! (by Realtech VR)
Space Harrier II
The classic on-rails ground-breaking shooter, Space Harrier II is now available on mobile! Play free and rediscover SEGA’s third-person masterpiece.
The year is 6236 and Fantasyland is under attack once again! Leap back into the role of ‘Harrier’, our jumpsuited hero, then soar across twelve unique lands, crammed with fast-paced action and swarms of enemies. Often cited as the forerunner to the modern third-person shooter, you can now experience the birth of a genre from the comfort of your own mobile device!
Space Harrier II joins the ever-increasing line-up of ‘SEGA Forever’, a treasure trove of free SEGA console classics brought to life on mobile for the first time!
Forum Thread: Space Harrier II Classic (By SEGA)
When I was a kid, I was obsessed with the game “15 Puzzle”, a sliding puzzle that consists of a frame of numbered square tiles in random order with one tile missing. The object of the puzzle is to place the tiles in numerical order by making sliding moves that use the empty space. With each move, the displaced tile moves to the previously empty space.
A casual and clever puzzle game about the paths you choose and the choices you make, Sprnkls is a match 3 (or more) style puzzle game created within the limitations of said system. This creates an infinite amount of possible solutions dependent on ones clever and forth dimensional brain function.
So go forth young student, and choose your paths wisely.
Forum Thread: Sprnkls (by The Frosty Pop Corps)
Get ready for a crazy adventure, survive the zombie apocalypse. Help Wacky Walter and his friends get from the small town of Beasley all the way to civilisation on the other side of the country.
Defend, Attack and Upgrade……Your objective is to hold onto the safe house until help arrives. Protect it with your arsenal of weapons keep upgrading them and fight away the zombies. The only thing between you and freedom are the zombies out there. Fortify your base by upgrading it so that it becomes harder for the zombies to breach. Fight against some badass zombie bosses and live another day to tell the story of your survival.
The game also features an awesome Motion Comic. Apart from that you can compete with your friends in our online leaderboards, brag about your high scores on Facebook and Twitter. Earn achievements challenge your friends for a high score battle.
Strawberry Hero: 100 Days of Adventure
The fantasy clicker style role playing game featuring a hundred of food monsters and bosses. Tap or swipe the screen to attack monsters and use positive buffs wisely to grow faster.
■ Play by tapping or swiping the screen.
■ Level up your damage, critical chance, dash damage and many more.
■ Buy gold box which will give you coins automatically.
■ Grow up with 5 friends and each of them have their own special ability.
■ You can rebirth after reaching day 100.
Forum Thread: Strawberry Hero : 100 days of adventure (by bingsoo)
Tales of the Tiny Planet
«Tales of the Tiny Planet» tells the story of a Planet searching through the galaxies for his lost friends. You have the ability to manipulate the world elements to guide him safely through the galaxies in this Physics-Puzzle-Adventure. Will the missing planet be behind the next portal? Find out, beat the high-score or compete with your friends in this new Physics-Puzzle!
One button controls everything – Think that it’s simple?
Use one button to control a group of complex mechanisms. The timing of the button press must be precise to carry the planet through the portal to the next level.Try to beat the levels as fast as possible to collect stars that will unlock more levels. Each world brings new elements, mechanics and surprises. Find out how you can bring all the planet-friends back together!
Forum Thread: Tales of the Tiny Planet (by Pixelsplit)
Ready. Set. ROLL! Tilt your way through 18 levels, then roll for the high score in the endless arcade mode. Not feeling like tilting? We got you covered! Just switch to the touch controls and keep spinning!
Tiltagon Turbo is the remastered version of Kiemura’s debut game Tiltagon.
Forum Thread: Tiltagon Turbo (By Kiemura)
Deep in the desert, Zone 618 of your once hidden, super-secret base is under attack from an unseen enemy. You must use your shield to defend the crypto tower. From time to time you will be sent a power up which you must let reach the tower so it can help boost your defences.
Forum Thread: Tower Blast! (By Steve Cardwell)
Can you open this lock?
It might look easy, but I bet you can’t go far!
This game lets you unlock combination locks by scrolling the numbers. Feel the wheel scrolling and match the goal in time to unlock.
Forum Thread: Unlock 101 (by haha interactive)
Uri: The Sprout of Lotus Creek
Have you ever dreamed that you are the only one who can save the world? You may feel lost and lonely in your dream; however, the special mission makes you powerful and confident to move on.
“Uri: The Sprout of Lotus Creek” depicts a story which is about Uri’s mysterious journey. After Uri receives signs from the savior, he starts the adventure alone; by solving a variety of puzzles, avoiding dangers, Uri finally saves the world.
The game is going to lead you to a fairy-tale wonderland. The only thing you need to do is completing the mission: save the world. The game combines adventure, parkour, and puzzle solving which make you feel intense but delightful. If you are ready, let’s see how far you can go in this challengeable journey!
Forum Thread: Uri: The Sprout of Lotus Creek (by CMGE Group)
The blizzards and hailstorms have turned into rain, the mist has receded back to the polar isles, it’s hunting season once more. Prepare the ship, rally the crew. The battle will be epic, for we have the gods in our side.
Giant monsters emerge from the depths to feed, although they belong deep below the waves, their strength and cunning is formidable. We will take their precious treasures or fall gloriously.
Like many before us we will attempt to find the elusive legendary monsters and return as heroes… It might take a bit of practice first, though.
Forum Thread: Viking Hunters (by Appsolute Games LLC)
King’s Knight: Wrath of the Dark Dragon is the latest release from Square Enix on the Play Store. It’s a re-imagining of a Square’s 1986 game King’s Knight and a mobile spin-off from the Final Fantasy universe. It plays like a top-down auto scrolling shooter that’s mixed with plenty of action role playing mechanics.
While many of you may have never heard of King’s Knight before, it’s a classic vertically scrolling shooter that was originally released by Square for the NES all the way back in 1989.
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