Mobile gaming may have a zillion titles to enjoy, but I swear I’ve never seen one like Dandy Dungeon before. This game really shows off the power of the medium on smartphones – and does it with inimitable flair. Now sit back, relax, and let me tell you the legend of the brave Yamada.
It’s been a while ago now that traditional Asian MMORPGs made the jump to Android, as seen with the releases of famous titles like MU Origin and Durango. Often it’s been PC sagas that have made the jump to smartphones, but if there’s one game we never thought we’d see on Android it’s World of Warcraft, given Blizzard’s focus in other directions. For people who’ve trudged their way from one end of Azeroth to the other and are nostalgic for that kind of aesthetic, Burning Blood offers a good way to sate their longing for procrastination and indiscriminate farming.
It’s an issue as ubiquitous as WiFi itself: randoms break into network connections and eat up the bandwidth without the owners realizing it. Though most routers include web control panels where you can manage which machines are permitted, smartphone apps can also get this job done. NetCut is one of them: this app scans your network for randoms and then blocks their access.
Let’s do some juggling here. Martial arts cinema has left its mark on several generations of kids obsessed with Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and Donnie Yen and their meticulously choreographed melée hostilities. Meanwhile, video games have served as a medium for expressing the inspiration this genre has offered them. The iconic Kung Fu Master from Irem was one of them, and then taken as a basis for Curlking Game Studio in developing The Counter of Death – a super-simple game of skill for Android where you have to knock the crap out of anyone who gets in your way while climbing floors in a tower.
Those of us who consume lots of online media are in a bit of a pickle these days. Between à la carte TV services, online streaming subscriptions, cable TV, and the ever-less-cool broadcast television, it can get hard to remember when new episodes come out for the shows you watch. OK, OK, this might be a first world problem – but at least it’s got a solution. Track My Shows is a free Android app with no ads that notifies you beforehand when new episodes are about to come out for your fave series.
The world of emulation never stops moving. While a few days ago we gave you a review of the impressive Cemu emulator for Wii U, today it’s the turn of Citra, a fully functional emulator of Nintendo 3DS for Windows and Mac that can run games at 100% and scale the 3D graphics to display much higher resolutions that the console originals.
There’s not much ground left to Amazon to explore in the realm of generalist software. To its à la carte TV, music stream, cloud storage, online photo gallery, and app site services, it’s now added a spanking-new multiplatform chat and videocalling client. The basic version of Chime can be used completely free, though there are paid modes with extra features.
John Romero is one of the most recognizable figures in the world of gaming thanks to his work at id Software. His name is inscribed in the credits of legendary titles like Doom, Quake, and Wolfenstein – an honor anybody would fall over himself to have. What we didn’t know is that Romero’s latest production is inspired on the crazy idea of his 11-year-old kid: a post-apocalyptic cooking simulator where you have to beat hordes of mutants to stay alive. Welcome to Gunman Taco Truck.
Just before the official introduction of Nintendo Switch the company confirmed that it’s stopped producing new Wii U consoles. This, together with the lack of retrocompatibility on the new console, make the latest improvements to Cemu good news for everybody. Since its first public build came out in October 2015, this Wii U emulator for Windows has been improving with each new version. Now it can even run games in resolutions higher than 1080p and 60 FPS.
Cheating is always bad, we know, but in the case of gaming this practice has been a wily constant from the get-go, with some of the hacks more licit than others. A few years ago the big trend was Cheat Engine for Windows, a tool that injected code into running games to let you do cheats in them. The same kind of thing has made it onto Android with apps that let you modify games as you play them: GameGuardian, Game Killer, and Game Hacker are some of the most popular ones out there for these purposes.