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Snapchat infects self with short video ads users CAN'T skip

By: Jak Connor | Apps | Posted: May 16, 2018 @ 3:00 CDT

Snapchat users have been hit with a new advertising service that has already been rolled out, now users are forced into watching a short video advertisement that cannot be skipped.

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Since the apps creation in 2014, video advertisement has always been a skip-able option for users. Even though this forced advertisement is only going to be apart of the professionally produced media partners, for users that enjoy watching this specific section of Snapchat will now be subjected to forced advertisment that was originally an option. Users will now have to get used to 6 seconds of ads that will contain anything from Samsung Galaxy S9 to new movies coming out such as Deadpool 2.

This decision from Snapchat is so that brands have a guaranteed amount of seconds viewed on their ads that they have paid for. According to AdAge, Snapchat had quite a lot of pressure from outside brands that were complaining about their ads not getting enough viewer time. AdAge also says that according to some top Snapchat advertisers, most ads only had 2 second viewer time before users would skip and move onto a new video.

New Steam Link app plays Steam Library games on mobiles

By: Jak Connor | Apps | Posted: May 11, 2018 @ 2:00 CDT

Valve has changed the game up with their new Steam Link app that is on the way, the app will have the capabilities of streaming Steam Library games to both iOS and Andriod devices.

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Valve has announced in their news section that two new apps will be released, the Steam Link app and the Steam Video app, the goal of these apps are to "extend Steam's suite of services and accessibility."

Users that download the Steam Link app will be able to access their entire Steam Library of games on their "Android (phone, tablet, TV) and iOS-based (iPhone, iPad, Apple TV) devices while connected via 5GHz network or wired Ethernet to a host system (Mac or PC), with Android access initially offered in beta."

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Messenger boss moves to work on blockchain tech for Facebook

By: Anthony Garreffa | Apps | Posted: May 8, 2018 @ 22:27 CDT

Messenger is losing its boss after four years on the job, with David Marcus moving onto bigger and better things in the world of blockchain technology, staying with Facebook.

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Marcus said in a note that he would be "starting from scratch" with Facebook's work into blockchain technology, while he doubles his presence in the cryptocurrency world as he is on the board of directors of Coinbase. Instagram's Kevin Weil will be joining Marcus, too.

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Spotify to unveil future of its mobile app, hardware soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | Apps | Posted: Apr 17, 2018 @ 19:31 CDT

Spotify as a new event on April 24 that it has sent to the media, inviting them to enjoy presentations from their R&D boss Gustav Soderstrom, the VP of Product Development Babar Zafar, and the Global Head of Creator Services Troy Carter.

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We should expect that there will be multiple new announcements, with a look at the future of the Spotify mobile app, as well as their ventures into the hardware world. We should expect a spiffy new mobile app that will hopefully debut not long after April 24 for Android and iOS, but the hardware side of things has me just as interested.

We should expect changes to their free subscription service, something that Bloomberg reports will be easier to use, especially for people accessing Spotify on mobile devices.

Kingdome Come: Deliverance mod brings 'Ultimate Realism'

By: Jak Connor | Apps | Posted: Mar 20, 2018 @ 3:00 CDT

Kingdome Come: Deliverance already being a somewhat difficult game has just had the option of making it even harder made available to those who are game enough to walk down that road.

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The mod titled 'Ultimate Realism Overhaul' will make for the players character to be hindered in almost all forms of progression throughout the game. Examples of this would be boosting the stat requirements for all items, venderos pay you less money, blocking difficulty is increased and an overall slower leveling pace is added.

The results of this difficulty increase is that players will be forced to sleep in the street, this could cause a much more rewarding feeling or drive to completing the extremely challenging early game. Its suggested that this mod is for players that have already completed the game more than once, but if you are after the true 'rags to riches' feeling jump straight into it here.

Hollow Knight could be coming to the Nintendo Switch

By: Jak Connor | Apps | Posted: Mar 5, 2018 @ 1:00 CST

A rumor has surfaced for a new title coming to the Nintendo Switch and it is no other than Team Cherrys Hollow Knight.

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According to an Amazon listing that was found by KianPlaysGames on the Nintendo Switch reddit, Hollow Knight should be released on the Nintendo eShop on March 16th.

It should be noted that Kirby Star Allies is also scheduled for release on that very same day which could mean that Amazon has simply used March 16th as a placeholder date. Adding to the speculation that is this a placeholder date, the Nintendo UK website shows Hollow Knights "release date: 2018."

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Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Trilogy coming to Nintendo Switch

By: Jak Connor | Apps | Posted: Feb 23, 2018 @ 0:30 CST

A rumor has surfaced about Bandai Namco bringing Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Trilogy to the Nintendo Switch.

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According to Shonengamesz, Bandai Namco will be releasing Naruto: Ultimate Storm Trilogy on the Nintendo Switch soon. The information originates from a "trusted but anonymous source" which could suggest a number of things.

It should be noted that this is just a rumor at this point, we do not know the source and have a very vague explanation of how this information came to light. ShonenGamez does say below that they can confirm that the insider is not a public figure at all, it is just up to you whether you believe them or not.

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Far Cry 5: Gun for hire trailer, who will join your fight?

By: Jak Connor | Apps | Posted: Feb 9, 2018 @ 0:40 CST

Ubisoft has release a new trailer on Far Cry 5 showcasing some characters that will be guns for hire in Far Cry 5.

The released video shows players the options of who can join the resistance and each of their individual perks and abilities. The video details a selection between Nick Rye, Grace Armstrong, Boomer, Jess Black, Hurk, Adelaide Drubman, and Sharkey Boshaw and Boomer.

Originally, Ubisoft has released six videos each individually detailing the 'gun for hire' characters and even naming a video 'Fang for Hire' to equate for Boomer. The character spotlights will give players a better understanding of who they will choose to join their resistance, as each gun for hire is quite different from each-other when it comes to combat.

Rainway the streaming app to all devices opens January 20th

By: Jak Connor | Apps | Posted: Jan 13, 2018 @ 3:09 CST

Rainway is an upcoming app that can provide a service that will allow gamers to stream games on-the-fly from their PC to their Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and of course smartphones and tablets.

Rainway confirmed that they are bringing the streaming service on January 20th, they announced it by releasing a brand new trailer which we've embedded above. The video confirmed that Rainway would be granting gamers a completely free of charge streaming service that will allow them to play their PC games on a virtually anything, regardless of brand.

Rainway has claimed that the streaming service will not slow down the connection speed with Rainway being "tuned to avoid impacting the performance of your game. Enjoy 60FPS streams with super low-latency gameplay." To achieve this 'no latency connection,' the developer has recommended a 12Mbps of upload, as it can be assumed that if gamers do not have a substantial internet connection the game will lag, rendering the whole streaming experience pointless.

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Cleaning the planet just became a fun app to play

By: Jak Connor | Apps | Posted: Jan 5, 2018 @ 18:39 CST

Litterati is a recently launched unique app, the goal of the app is to clean the planet, to create more motivation for people to participate the app is also a fun game.

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Literrati is the brain child of Oakland entrepreneur Jeff Kirschner, a father that had a light bulb moment when hiking with his daughter and came across litter that had been dumped in a creek. Kirschner's four-year-old daughter said "Daddy, that doesn't go there", and with that innocent remark, Kirschner was inspired to create what would eventually become Literrati.

Kirschner explained his story with CNN last year, where he said: "It was an innocent but insightful comment and it got me thinking. It reminded me of when I was a kid at summer camp, and before visiting day everybody would go pick up five pieces of litter -- it didn't take long to clean up the whole camp".

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