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Mighty Quest For Epic Loot app pre-orders now available

Jak Connor | May 23, 2019 at 05:00 am CDT

Ubisoft have announced the pre-registrations and pre-orders for their coming app 'Mighty Quest For Epic Loot' are now available for users.

Mighty Quest For Epic Loot app pre-orders now available |

Mighty Quest For Epic Loot pits players in a new action-RPG that is fast-paced, thrilling and rewarding. Players will battle their way through masses of undead skeletons and many other different enemies, while attempting to dodge and maneuver their way around obstacles and other nasties that are attempting to ruin players' fun.

The title also allows players to customize their character in the regards of skills, items, weapons, armor and artefacts. Ubisoft will be rewarding players who sign-up to the game with a bonus item, and if pre-registers reach 1 million players will receive the unique pet 'Bradley, the Doomsday Messenger'. Mighty Quest For Epic Loot is available on both the App Store and the Google Play Store.

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League of Legends to go mobile, creation already under way

Jak Connor | May 23, 2019 at 04:00 am CDT

League of Legends is one of the biggest games on the planet with 100 million monthly players, and that's only on PC. That could soon be changing as rumors have surfaced saying the game is being developed for mobile.

League of Legends to go mobile, creation already under way |

League of Legends (LoL) recently had Tencent buy a considerable amount of the companies shares in Riot Games, and as a result the LoL has seen a considerable amount of Chinese players join the scene. Since LoL is only on PC at the moment, Tencent wants to capitalize on the hot mobile market for MOBA games, essentially expanding their reach across the Chinese and Western markets.

Reuters has reportedly spoken to sources close to Riot Games who have said that Tencent and Riot are currently in the works for developing a League of Legends app. The sources say that this project has been under way for over a year now, but completion might arrive in 2019. If this news is accurate, Tencent will certainly penetrate the mobile market and other MOBA-like apps will certainly take a hit player-base wise. Hopefully more official news is announced sometime soon.

Fully mobile Steam Chat messaging app available for download

Jak Connor | May 23, 2019 at 02:00 am CDT

It has been a bit over a year since Valve released their dedicated desktop chatting service under their Steam umbrella. Now the company has brought out an official messaging app.

Fully mobile Steam Chat messaging app available for download |

The new app has already been made available on both Android and iOS, and comes under the title of 'Steam Chat.' As expected, the app encompasses everything that was included within the desktop version of Steam Chat but instead aims to be much more accessible for the user.

Since Valve are moving more into communication and a better user experience across their Steam platform, it will be interesting to see if they can develop a service that would be good enough to pull gamers from communication programs such as TeamSpeak or Discord. It could be possible that Valve are aiming to spit out the ultimate communication platform that will render these programs obsolete, and keep Steam users on their platform.

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Nintendo Switch Online app updated to version 1.5.0

Jak Connor | Apr 9, 2019 at 04:00 am CDT

A new update has been issued out to the official Nintendo Switich Online app, the update brings the app up to version 1.5.0 and adds some new features.

Nintendo Switch Online app updated to version 1.5.0 |

The new update doesn't add a whole tonne of new features to the app but it has enough substance to consider it an update to the app. Version 1.5.0 brings "Various performance and usability improvements implemented, including changing the button display position." The update also adds numerous fixes to bugs and increases what is required operating system wise for both Android and iOS.

According to the patch notes, users that have the Nintendo Switch Online app will be required to have iOS 10.0 or later or if they on Android have 5.0 later. If you want to get onto the Nintendo Switch Online app, a link to the Google Play Store can be found here, and a link to the Apple Store version can be found here.

Pokemon GO reaches new revenue milestone of $2.5 billion

Jak Connor | Apr 4, 2019 at 04:00 am CDT

We have reported on the progress of Niantic's Pokemon Go app for quite some time now, and now another analytics report has come out claiming the company has reached another milestone.

Pokemon GO reaches new revenue milestone of $2.5 billion |

A new report has come out from the analytical website Sensor Tower, the report says that just before the third anniversary date for Pokemon GO the app has reached a new revenue milestone of $2.5 billion. According to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence, Pokemon GO has raked in a staggering $2.5 billion in player spending since its creation back on the 7th of July, 2017. Sensor Tower also reports that there has been a $700 million dollar increase in revenue since the apps last anniversary.

This means that Pokemon GO has earned around $78 million per month since its last anniversary. Moving on to 2019 statistics now, since the first quarter of 2019 Pokemon GO has grossed $205 million, which averages out to an insane $2.3 million per day. When comparing to 2018's first quarter, Sensor Tower claims that there is a 40% increase in revenue year-over-year due to 2018's Q1 sales being $147 million. If you are interested in more information about Pokemon GO, check out the Sensor Tower Store website here.

How to turn on Facebook Messenger 'Dark Mode' feature

Jak Connor | Mar 6, 2019 at 02:00 am CST

Facebook has followed in the steps of Twitter as the company has issued out a brand new 'Dark Mode' to its global communications app 'Messenger'. The new mode can be activated by any user and here is how.

Facebook has snuck in the 'Dark Mode' feature in the latest update of the Messenger app, the new feature can be activated by users that are both on Android and iOS devices. Here is how to do it; all you have to do is send the crescent 'moon' emoji in a chat with either yourself or someone else and the app will respond with "You found Dark Mode!" Below will be a short-cut for turning dark mode on in the settings, selecting that option you take you to the Messenger settings where you will have to select that you want dark mode to be on.

After these steps are done the app should appear black. Some users have reported the app not converting straight away, but this can be fixed with a quick restart of either the phone or the app. Facebook brought this new feature to Messenger as apart of the Messenger 4 updates, which detailed the dark mode in the 'personal' section. Other aspects of the update can be viewed here. Facebook commented on the roll out of the 'dark mode' in a blogpost, saying "We're over the moon to share that dark mode for Messenger is finally making its debut. One of the most highly anticipated features from the launch of Messenger 4, dark mode is a sleek new look that goes easy on the eyes by switching the background from white to black."

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Messenger on Android/iOS update can now delete sent texts

Jak Connor | Feb 6, 2019 at 03:00 am CST

There is no doubt that within this day and age that everyone who is using mobile messaging apps regrets some things that they have said to other people. Users never had the ability to delete this messages, but now they can.

Messenger on Android/iOS update can now delete sent texts |

Until today, users on Facebook Messenger never had the ability to delete or edit sent messages via their app. Facebook actually previously rejected the idea of allowing users to remove or edit their personal sent messages, but now it seems their tune has changed on the topic. Perhaps the reconsideration for the option being available to the public came after Facebook's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg was caught removing messages from his personal messenger account.

Users on both iOS and Android will now have the ability to delete messages within 10 minutes after its being sent. If you desire to delete messages that have been sent longer than 10 minutes ago, there could be a way around it. Users could attempt changing the date and time within their phone after clearing the app data, this could make the Messenger app think that those messages were sent only 10 minutes ago which in turn could allow for the 'delete' option to be available.

Breaking Bad mobile strategy game releases later into 2019

Jak Connor | Jan 11, 2019 at 01:30 am CST

Later in 2019 Breaking Bad fans will be gifted with their very own mobile strategy game from Plamee. The game will feature elements from the TV and of course the spread of main characters.

Breaking Bad mobile strategy game releases later into 2019 |

Breaking Bad being one the most critically-acclaimed television shows ever created will soon be getting its very own mobile strategy game. As expected, the mobile strategy game will put players in the shoes of Walter White and creation of his meth empire. Players will have to grow the empire while also making difficult decisions that will impact the game.

The mobile app will be created by game developer Plamee Games and published by FTX Games and has been titled Breaking Bad: Criminal Elements. A recent statement from Breaking Bad's Creative Lead, Vince Gilligan says "[FTX Games] care as much about the details as our creative team, and I have been very impressed with their commitment to building an authentic extension of the series' story universe. I think this will be a fun experience for fans, to interact with characters from Breaking Bad in a completely new way." Unfortunately, gameplay and a release date for Criminal Elements has not been disclosed as of yet. At the moment all we have to go off of is the broad 2019 release window.

Candy Crush series collectively made $1.5+ billion in 2018

Jak Connor | Jan 10, 2019 at 03:30 am CST

No doubt one of the most popular apps on both iOS and Android is any of the Candy Crush Saga games, this extreme popularity has generated King a collective yearly revenue of around $1.5+ billion for 2018.

Candy Crush series collectively made $1.5+ billion in 2018 |

According to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence, Candy Crush saw average player spending increase by about 6.5% in 2018 when compared to the previous year. When combining both the sales from the App Store and the Google Play Store, King managed to rake in a staggering $1.5+ billion in revenue, which equates to about $4.2 million per day.

Surprisingly though, the original Candy Crush that was released back in 2012 was the main contributing factor towards that $1.5 billion, pulling in $945 million - 63%. Candy Crush Soda Saga followed marginally behind with $443 million, or about 29%. The three year old Candy Crush Jelly Saga came next, equating to about $90 million of the $1.5 billion - or a minuscule 6%. The Candy Crush games aren't slowing down either, in 2018 King released Candy Crush Friends Saga which manged to generate $3 million by 2018's end and was also the second most downloaded game in the franchise with over 30 million installs.

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Old School RuneScape Mobile hits 5m downloads, records beat

Jak Connor | Jan 7, 2019 at 06:00 am CST

Jagex's re-release of RuneScape has proven to be more than popular with the release of the mobile version of the game. Old School RuneScape mobile has officially reached 5 million downloads.

Old School RuneScape Mobile hits 5m downloads, records beat |

Throughout the year of 2018, Old School RuneScape has had their player-base flourish. The re-rolled servers have attracted more and more new and old players, so many that the 2008 record of most paid memberships at was broken in 2018. "The franchise has been growing consistently for five years, and we've seen a surge of further community growth with the move to mobile." says Jagex boss, Phil Mansell.

With the now available Old School RuneScape Mobile, players that want to take their experience gains portable, now have the luxury of doing so. The app is available on both the iOS and Google Play Store and when combining the download amounts from both of those available platforms, the app has seen a massive 5 million downloads in total.

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