Halfbrick Studios turns Fruit Ninja into a competitive multiplayer game with the beta release of ‘Fruit Ninja Fight’

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Halfbrick Studios haven’t been having a good year. They recently laid off half of their workforce and with that sudden change have also decided to start concentrating all of their efforts on their two most successful licenses, Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride. Their latest release on the Play Store is an open beta product still under development. It is called Fruit Ninja Fight, and as the name would suggest, it’s a multiplayer-focused Fruit Ninja game.

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Halfbrick Studios turn Fruit Ninja into a competitive multiplayer game with the beta release of ‘Fruit Ninja Fight’

How Complete Beginners are using an ‘Untapped’ Google Network to create Passive Income ON DEMAND

Halfbrick Studios haven’t been having a good year. They recently laid off half of their workforce and with that sudden change have also decided to start concentrating all of their efforts on their two most successful licenses, Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride. Their latest release on the Play Store is an open-beta product still under development. It is called Fruit Ninja Fight, and as the name would suggest, it’s a multiplayer-focused Fruit Ninja game.

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Halfbrick Studios turn Fruit Ninja into a competitive multiplayer game with the beta release of ‘Fruit Ninja Fight’ was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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SMG Studio’s co-op puzzle game ‘Death Squared’ is out

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SMG Studio’s Death Squared made the rounds for consoles and PC back in the beginning of 2017, and it was well received. Today it has released on the Play Store, which means Android users can finally see what all the fuss was about. There is no doubt that this is a well thought-out puzzle game that includes both a single-player and co-op experience for its main campaign, but the question remains, is it a good port?

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How the 38 Studios scandal shaped ‘Life is Strange: Before the Storm’

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Hollywood producer Jason Blum thinks movie studios and theaters have already lost the battle to Netflix

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The filmmaker says it’s “preposterous” that some studios insist on their movies being seen in theaters.

Filmmaker Jason Blum thinks that the battle between studios, theaters, and streaming services like Netflix over how movies are released is basically over — and his industry lost.

The movie industry has long been debating when films should be offered outside of theaters. Simultaneously? After weeks? After months? Well, Blum said Saturday that during that negotiation, companies like Netflix and Amazon won by creating their own content that effectively allowed them to usurp the studios.

“We in the movie business kind of missed the boat,” Blum told Recode’s Peter Kafka at SXSW in Austin, Texas. “While we couldn’t figure out an agreement to let people do what they wanted to do, Netflix said ‘You guys keep fighting. We’re going to give the consumer what they want, and we’re going to give them movies at home’’.”

Blum, who is obviously a fan of the communal experience that comes from watching a film with others in a theater, said it’s a “shame” that happened. But there’s no turning back: “The horse is gone.”

Known for his low-budget horror films like “Get Out” and “Paranormal Activity,” Blum had a lot to say about what he saw as his industry’s strategic mistakes. While there had been some recent momentum toward a grand deal that would allow providers like Netflix to show films sooner than when they were shown in theaters, Disney’s purchase of 21st Century Fox is seen as a major setback given Disney’s affinity for the in-theater, blockbuster experience.

The cultural impact of studios losing the fight? Blum said he worried that the entire movie industry would not stay relevant if it kept demanding that a younger generation of content-viewers only view content the way that Hollywood demanded.

“I really disagree with filmmakers telling the audience they have to see a movie in a movie theater. What that did, in my opinion, is make television series much more culturally relevant than movies,” he said. “The notion in 2018 or ‘19 of telling the consumer — of telling an 18-year-old — where he should see what you made is preposterous.”

You can watch Blum’s full interview from SXSW below.


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Hi-Rez Studios Announces ‘Bot Smashers’ and Teases more ‘Paladins Strike’ at Hi-Rez Expo 2018

Jared and I are down in Atlanta this week to attend the Hi-Rez Expo or “HRX”. It’s super cold here, by Atlanta standards, which is pretty amusing for me coming from Chicago where it was -15ºF on the day I left. But, hey, whatever! HRX is a celebration of all of Hi-Rez Studios’ games which includes Smite, Paladins, and Hand of the Gods.

Their latest upcoming mobile game is called Bot Smashers, it’s a 1v1 base builder game where players collect loads of different bots to fight for you. Details are super scarce right now, as they just teased the game during their opening keynote, but you can sign up to get involved in beta testing the game by heading over to the Bot Smashers site. The brief gameplay that has been shown so far looks quite a bit like a very lightweight RTS with a collection and upgrading mechanic. It seems pretty likely that this is a free to play affair.

Paladins Strike is a game we’ve been covering for a while now, and most recently soft launched late last year. Not a ton of details were given during the HRX keynote other than encouraging people to sign up for their global public test, which seems worth doing if you’re into the whole MOBA shooter scene. Everyone who has fiddled with the soft launch seems to dig it, so, why not?

We’re at HRX for the rest of the week, and plan on spending a bunch of time with Bot Smashers, so stay tuned for more detailed impressions. To follow along with everything happening at the event, check out the Hi-Rez Twitch channel.

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Hands on With Hi-Rez Studios’ Upcoming ‘Bot Smashers’

Jared and I have been spending the week down in the arctic tundra of Atlanta to attend the Hi-Rez Expo. It’s an annual celebration of all the games made by Hi-Rez Studios, and it kicked off with a keynote where they announced a new mobile title: Bot Smashers. Details were vague at the time, but we just sat down with the game’s executive producer Rory “Drybear” Newbrough who overloaded our brains with everything they’re doing with Bot Smashers. Check out the video:

In a nutshell, Bot Smashers is a mash-up of the fast-paced strategy game genre that’s been popularized by games like Clash Royale [Free]. It’s got similar short sessions, and gameplay that feels like a really lightweight RTS. Players build their bases beforehand, then effectively have base battles where you dispatch offenses from your various buildings. Elements of your base include power-node like things that have different abilities like spawning units, casting magic spells, or passively defending your base automatically. It’s really cool how it all goes together.

Release plans are super vague so far, and right now they’re just encouraging everyone to head over to the Bot Smashers site to sign up for their upcoming beta test. When that test will happen or when the game will launch is still deep in TBA territory, but we’ve really enjoyed what we’ve seen so far.

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