Android and iPhone games like Player Unknown Battlegrounds, H1Z1, Rust

Lately, the indie market has spurred a new genre of games that are taking the world by storm – the “survive and craft” titles, which later evolved into the “battle royale” adrenaline-infused shooters. We are talking about games like Rust, H1Z1 King of the Kill, and Player Unknown Battlegrounds. These games are all in early access, yet all three are insanely popular.

Well, good news is, when a certain genre for PC or console goes popular, mobile developers start thinking about developing the same type of titles for phones and tablets. Now, this type of games needs …


'We are six months behind': Niantic CEO on Pokemon trading and GO player battles

On the first Pokemon GO anniversary, Niantic’s CEO sat down for an interview, and disclosed some long-awaited news that fans have been clamoring to hear since the game’s inception. No, we aren’t talking about the Shiny Pikachu that is yet to reveal itself. Granted, it just did a huge update, introducing gym raids and other niceties, but there is more in the pipeline, said Niantic’s CEO John Hanke.

It turns out that the immense popularity of the game caught Niantic by surprise, and they had to divert resource to simply keep the servers up and running, let …

NBA Bulls player interrupts game to tie Celtics player's shoe, as one does

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Ah, it’s never a dull moment in the NBA.

During Sunday night’s intense Game 4 face off between the Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics, Robin Lopez casually decided to push Jae Crowder out of bounds to tie his shoe.

As one does…

As this stunning GIF below shows, Lopez lost his own right shoe on the court and Crowder swiftly picked it up and tossed it behind him, out of bounds. 

EEEeeek. Lopez reacted by immediately crashing into Crowder with an intentional foul, using what appears to be a massive bear hug. He then retrieved his lonely shoe on the sidelines and bent over to… tie Crowder’s laces? Read more…

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Pokemon trading and Player vs. Player battles coming to Pokemon Go shortly

Pokemon Go will soon be updated to include two eagerly awaited new features. Limited trading will soon be made available to Pokemon trainers, and Player vs. Player battles will also become part of the game. The founder and CEO of game developer Niantic, John Hanke, says that both features would have been part of the original launch of the game if not for issues with the server that popped up right around that time.

Hanke says that the two new features will be sent out in OTA updates on a staggered basis. The good news is that the updates will be starting soon, according to the executive. …

Googles Nexus Player launched in UK

Google’s Nexus Player set-top box is now available to buy in the UK, allowing users to stream music and other media alongside playing games.
The £79 box plugs into TVs through their HDMI ports, and is controlled via a remote which doubles as a microphone for voice commands. A separately sold gamepad (£35) is required for playing games.
Owners can also use their smartphone or tablet to navigate through menus and cast programmes and films to the TV screen. Google Cast is also compatible with Macs, Windows computers and Chromebooks.
BBC iPlayer, BT Sport, Sky News and NOW TV are among the compatible apps available to download, as well as Netflix, TED and Vevo.

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The Nexus Player was first launched in the US last November, and is powered by a 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor, with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage.
Google launched its Chromecast dongle in the UK last year, which also plugs into a TV’s HDMI port and allows the user to stream BBC iPlayer, YouTube and Netflix among others through their phone, tablet or laptop.
Rival Amazon launched its Amazon Fire TV Stick in the UK last week, priced at £35.
The Nexus Player is available from the Google Store, Amazon, Currys, PC World, Argos, John Lewis and eBuyer.