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AnTuTu 5 update goes live on Google Play

Benchmarking applications have been a hot topic as of late, as many manufacturers have cheated and gamed results, making headlines. The most popular benchmarking app out there though, is helping to thwart that by doing what it can – today, the AnTuTu 5 update has gone live in Google Play.

The AnTuTu 5 update was first covered by us, in video form and lengthy written form, back when we were able to obtain a beta version for review. Since then, the app has stabilized in a final version, and loose ends have been tied up.

We encourage you to give our previous in-depth coverage a look if you’re wondering what exactly is new in AnTuTu 5, but the gist of it is a few things: there’s now CPU single-threaded performance testing, testing with real game engines (Cocos2D and Havok Vision), an HTML 5 test, and full support for the Android Runtime (ART). This all adds up to provide for a metric that can better judge real-world performance, providing comparisons more relevant to the end user.

The AnTuTu update is now officially live on Google Play, so go check it out, download it, and let us know just how well your device performs by sharing your device’s benchmark score down below.

Source: Google Play


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Galaxy Note 4 display, Google Play Edition, Surface comments & more – Pocketnow Daily Recap

Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video.

This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of time, we can’t guarantee that your comment will be featured, but if you want some tips on what we look for the most:

1. Keep it short
2. Stick to the point
3. Try to get some likes on your comments, which usually happen if you nail the first two tips above

We hope to make this a weekly show, and we also hope you enjoy it as much as we love reading your thoughts and comments every day.

Pocketnow Daily Shows:
Galaxy Note 4 event, iPad Air design, Galaxy Alpha leaks & more – Pocketnow Daily
iPhone 6 event date, Galaxy Alpha leaks, Google Play Edition updates & more – Pocketnow Daily
iPhone 6 bigger battery, Moto 360 leaks, Galaxy Note 4 teasers & more – Pocketnow Daily
iPhone 6 with Beats, Galaxy Note 4 display, Android L multi-user & more – Pocketnow Daily
Google Nexus 8 certification, T-Mobile unlock, Microsoft display & more – Pocketnow Daily 


Pocketnow

Galaxy Note 4 display, Google Play Edition, Surface comments & more – Pocketnow Daily Recap

Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video.

This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of time, we can’t guarantee that your comment will be featured, but if you want some tips on what we look for the most:

1. Keep it short
2. Stick to the point
3. Try to get some likes on your comments, which usually happen if you nail the first two tips above

We hope to make this a weekly show, and we also hope you enjoy it as much as we love reading your thoughts and comments every day.

Pocketnow Daily Shows:
Galaxy Note 4 event, iPad Air design, Galaxy Alpha leaks & more – Pocketnow Daily
iPhone 6 event date, Galaxy Alpha leaks, Google Play Edition updates & more – Pocketnow Daily
iPhone 6 bigger battery, Moto 360 leaks, Galaxy Note 4 teasers & more – Pocketnow Daily
iPhone 6 with Beats, Galaxy Note 4 display, Android L multi-user & more – Pocketnow Daily
Google Nexus 8 certification, T-Mobile unlock, Microsoft display & more – Pocketnow Daily 


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Trigger Happy Games Launches Entertainment Platform Tap to Play on iOS

Trigger Happy Games has announced the release of its entertainment platform Tap to Play on iOS devices. The app is a hub for social gamers, containing 10 individual games, a chat system, user profiles, stat tracking, leaderboards, activity feeds and more.

With Tap to Play, users can login with Facebook and challenge their friends to games, as well as random users. Gamers can also play solo for practice. The app provides profiles and stats for each user, along with an experience points system that sees gamers earning higher levels from their participation within the app.

Tap To Play (iOS) - 05Players start with free access to five of the ten games on the Tap to Play platform. These are all reflex-intensive games, focusing on basic tap or tilt controls. In Bird Down, for instance, gamers tap on the screen to keep a bird in the air, and tilt their device back and forth to avoid missiles. The longer they fly, the more points they earn.

Elsewhere, a game called Jungle Glide asks users to control a monkey on a vine by tapping and holding to send him down the screen, and letting go to let him swing back up to the top. Gamers can collect bananas for bonus points, and must avoid missiles, trees and other obstacles to stay alive.

Five additional games are available to purchase with coins, the game’s free and premium currency. Users earn coins by playing games, earning achievements, and completing other tasks within the app, or can purchase them outright with real money. Tap to Play will be updated with additional mini-games going forward, giving users more opportunities to earn (and likely spend) those coins.

Tap to Play is available to download for free on iOS.


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Trigger Happy Games Launches Entertainment Platform Tap to Play on iOS

Trigger Happy Games has announced the release of its entertainment platform Tap to Play on iOS devices. The app is a hub for social gamers, containing 10 individual games, a chat system, user profiles, stat tracking, leaderboards, activity feeds and more.

With Tap to Play, users can login with Facebook and challenge their friends to games, as well as random users. Gamers can also play solo for practice. The app provides profiles and stats for each user, along with an experience points system that sees gamers earning higher levels from their participation within the app.

Tap To Play (iOS) - 05Players start with free access to five of the ten games on the Tap to Play platform. These are all reflex-intensive games, focusing on basic tap or tilt controls. In Bird Down, for instance, gamers tap on the screen to keep a bird in the air, and tilt their device back and forth to avoid missiles. The longer they fly, the more points they earn.

Elsewhere, a game called Jungle Glide asks users to control a monkey on a vine by tapping and holding to send him down the screen, and letting go to let him swing back up to the top. Gamers can collect bananas for bonus points, and must avoid missiles, trees and other obstacles to stay alive.

Five additional games are available to purchase with coins, the game’s free and premium currency. Users earn coins by playing games, earning achievements, and completing other tasks within the app, or can purchase them outright with real money. Tap to Play will be updated with additional mini-games going forward, giving users more opportunities to earn (and likely spend) those coins.

Tap to Play is available to download for free on iOS.


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Final Fantasy III and IV now 50% off on Google Play

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Two great classic JRPGs, Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV, are usually fairly expensive on the Google Play Store, but for a limited time you can get them for half off the normal price.

The games usually sell for $ 15.99 and are currently $ 7.99. This may still be slightly expensive for a game, but think about the quality you’re getting, especially since they’re remakes of the classic Nintendo games from Square Enix.

According to Google Play, Final Fantasy III was first released in 1990 and was the first title in the Final Fantasy series to become a million-seller. A full 3D remake was released in 2006. The story is about darkness falling over the land, robbing it of light, and four children being chosen by the crystals to set forth on a journey to save the world.

Final Fantasy IV, which was originally released in 1991, it was the fourth installment in the Final Fantasy series. It was the first game to introduce the Active Time Battle (ATB) system, “which has become synonymous with the series,” plus it introduced the Augment system, “which enabled the transfer of abilities from other characters and gave players an edge in battles.” The game follows dark knight Cecil who tries to prevent the sorcerer Golbez from seizing powerful crystals and destroying the world.

Either game is worth the price and a worthy addition to your Android game collection.


AndroidGuys

Final Fantasy III and IV now 50% off on Google Play

finalfantasy

Two great classic JRPGs, Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV, are usually fairly expensive on the Google Play Store, but for a limited time you can get them for half off the normal price.

The games usually sell for $ 15.99 and are currently $ 7.99. This may still be slightly expensive for a game, but think about the quality you’re getting, especially since they’re remakes of the classic Nintendo games from Square Enix.

According to Google Play, Final Fantasy III was first released in 1990 and was the first title in the Final Fantasy series to become a million-seller. A full 3D remake was released in 2006. The story is about darkness falling over the land, robbing it of light, and four children being chosen by the crystals to set forth on a journey to save the world.

Final Fantasy IV, which was originally released in 1991, it was the fourth installment in the Final Fantasy series. It was the first game to introduce the Active Time Battle (ATB) system, “which has become synonymous with the series,” plus it introduced the Augment system, “which enabled the transfer of abilities from other characters and gave players an edge in battles.” The game follows dark knight Cecil who tries to prevent the sorcerer Golbez from seizing powerful crystals and destroying the world.

Either game is worth the price and a worthy addition to your Android game collection.


AndroidGuys

Game of Thrones Ascent Launches on iPhone and Google Play

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After a successful launch on iPad earlier this year, Disruptor Beam has announced the launch of Game of Thrones Ascent on iPhone and Android devices. The game has also been updated, offering “more content than ever before,” as users jump into the world of Westeros, and work either with or against each other in a persistent world.

In Game of Thrones Ascent, users step into the shoes of a noble, and can complete thousands of quests that dive into the lore of the original literary world of George R.R. Martin. The game offers content that follows along with the HBO television series, with everything impacting a player’s reputation among their chosen Great House.

Players can focus on not only building an army of fighters and spies, but can also experience social and diplomatic gameplay with marriages, pacts and more. The game is updated on a weekly basis, with new content already announced for release later this year.

For example, a new Crafting System update will see players given better chances to craft powerful items, including dragon eggs. Meanwhile, alliance-vs-alliance world events will see gamers working together to bring victory to their entire group. Alliances can complete boss challenges, with events lasting for weeks at a time, and eventually involving all players in the game. Finally, additional storylines will be added to the game, even after the end of Season 4 of the television show.

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“While we have more than 4 million players across the existing web and iPad versions of Game of Thrones Ascent, we know there are still many people who prefer to play games on their iPhone or Android phones and tablets,” said Jon Radoff, CEO and founder of Disruptor Beam. “We’re thrilled to now extend the game to an even wider audience!  We’ve re-designed the user interface so that players can now enjoy the same great gameplay that they’ve seen online, but on these new devices.”

Game of Thrones Ascent was originally released online in 2013 (our review), and was named a “Staff Favorite” by Facebook in the site’s 2013’s Games of the Year awards. The game is now available to download for free on iOS and Google Play.


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Game of Thrones Ascent Launches on iPhone and Google Play

game-of-thrones-ascent-650

After a successful launch on iPad earlier this year, Disruptor Beam has announced the launch of Game of Thrones Ascent on iPhone and Android devices. The game has also been updated, offering “more content than ever before,” as users jump into the world of Westeros, and work either with or against each other in a persistent world.

In Game of Thrones Ascent, users step into the shoes of a noble, and can complete thousands of quests that dive into the lore of the original literary world of George R.R. Martin. The game offers content that follows along with the HBO television series, with everything impacting a player’s reputation among their chosen Great House.

Players can focus on not only building an army of fighters and spies, but can also experience social and diplomatic gameplay with marriages, pacts and more. The game is updated on a weekly basis, with new content already announced for release later this year.

For example, a new Crafting System update will see players given better chances to craft powerful items, including dragon eggs. Meanwhile, alliance-vs-alliance world events will see gamers working together to bring victory to their entire group. Alliances can complete boss challenges, with events lasting for weeks at a time, and eventually involving all players in the game. Finally, additional storylines will be added to the game, even after the end of Season 4 of the television show.

_Android Tablet 1

“While we have more than 4 million players across the existing web and iPad versions of Game of Thrones Ascent, we know there are still many people who prefer to play games on their iPhone or Android phones and tablets,” said Jon Radoff, CEO and founder of Disruptor Beam. “We’re thrilled to now extend the game to an even wider audience!  We’ve re-designed the user interface so that players can now enjoy the same great gameplay that they’ve seen online, but on these new devices.”

Game of Thrones Ascent was originally released online in 2013 (our review), and was named a “Staff Favorite” by Facebook in the site’s 2013’s Games of the Year awards. The game is now available to download for free on iOS and Google Play.


Inside Mobile Apps

Game of Thrones Ascent Launches on iPhone and Google Play

game-of-thrones-ascent-650

After a successful launch on iPad earlier this year, Disruptor Beam has announced the launch of Game of Thrones Ascent on iPhone and Android devices. The game has also been updated, offering “more content than ever before,” as users jump into the world of Westeros, and work either with or against each other in a persistent world.

In Game of Thrones Ascent, users step into the shoes of a noble, and can complete thousands of quests that dive into the lore of the original literary world of George R.R. Martin. The game offers content that follows along with the HBO television series, with everything impacting a player’s reputation among their chosen Great House.

Players can focus on not only building an army of fighters and spies, but can also experience social and diplomatic gameplay with marriages, pacts and more. The game is updated on a weekly basis, with new content already announced for release later this year.

For example, a new Crafting System update will see players given better chances to craft powerful items, including dragon eggs. Meanwhile, alliance-vs-alliance world events will see gamers working together to bring victory to their entire group. Alliances can complete boss challenges, with events lasting for weeks at a time, and eventually involving all players in the game. Finally, additional storylines will be added to the game, even after the end of Season 4 of the television show.

_Android Tablet 1

“While we have more than 4 million players across the existing web and iPad versions of Game of Thrones Ascent, we know there are still many people who prefer to play games on their iPhone or Android phones and tablets,” said Jon Radoff, CEO and founder of Disruptor Beam. “We’re thrilled to now extend the game to an even wider audience!  We’ve re-designed the user interface so that players can now enjoy the same great gameplay that they’ve seen online, but on these new devices.”

Game of Thrones Ascent was originally released online in 2013 (our review), and was named a “Staff Favorite” by Facebook in the site’s 2013’s Games of the Year awards. The game is now available to download for free on iOS and Google Play.


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