EPIC GAMES GOES TO WAR AGAINST APPLE AND GOOGLE

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In a move that could change the future of mobile gaming, Epic Games beats the drum of war and takes on BOTH Apple and Google.

‘Fortnite’ is one of the biggest things in pop-culture and beyond in these last years BUT going on both giants at once it’s more than a bold move.

The background leading to this is Apple removing Epic’s product from Apple Store, after they [Epic Games] implemented direct payments, thus directly cut off Apple’s of their 30% cut. Those percents are standard for purchases in the app store and it’s in the publishing agreement every developer needs to comply in order to be able to offer its product(s) for the platform.

Things however do not stop there. Just hours later, Epic moved against another tech-giant – Google – whose share is also 30% on all revenue made on Google Store, also legally binding in order to get published for the whole worldwide Android market.

Epic are NOT seeking any monetary compensation, they ARE challenging the monopoly of Apple [and Google], just as seen above. There is more to this story but to keep things simple: they want to change rules and opting for open mobile markets where everyone would have the possibility to:

1) pay less to Google and Apple, maybe offering lower costs to the end-users
2) launch their own store[s] – [Epic] has one already

Mobile gaming has a market share of aprox. 50% in a industry worth $160 billions.

This is fast, simple and read worthy, you may need translation:

[APPS] ‘KAHOOT!’ IS SUPERFUN

Let me start by saying this:
If you’re in charge of company events, teambuilding, have a party or hangout with friends, a fun way to engage everyone is playing a game of Kahoot!

Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform and available as an app on Android and iOS.

How it works (as used by me):
You use it to create quizz- matches and are given a PIN- number. Everyone who wants to join the game just need to enter that code and they’re participating. Contesters are then divided into groups and the groups can title themselves whatever they want.

Questions pop up and the group answering right and fastest get the most points. As I played it at work, the leading top 3 or top 5 (I don’t remember which) were shown on the screen after each question along with their points.

It’s fast and should be tried.

According to the official homepage, it’s even used in schools and has over 1 BILLION(!)players a year.

Chances are that you’ve already heard or used it, if not, you definately should!

NEW ‘HARRY POTTER: WIZARDS UNITE’ TRAILER

The video description tells us that “Instances of unexplained magical activity continue to be reported by people throughout the world”.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a free-to-play, AR game inspired by the Wizarding World. It is being developed by WB Games San Francisco and Niantic, and published by Niantic, the same company that has developed Pokemon Go.

It should launch on Android and iOS mobile devices in 2019.

TOP 10 ANDROID GAMES IN MARCH 2019

Video made by YouTube channel Yes Gaming YT.

APP TIP: SUDOKU

Either you want to train your brain or just kill time, the game of Sudoku fits its purpose.

I’ve been doing a lot of Sudoku a couple of years ago and at the moment I need to train my brain, sharpen my senses. Therefore I recomand the SUDOKU apps. On GOOGLE PLAY (ANDROID) when you seek for apps, you can see some that are recommended: it reads ‘EDITORS’ CHOICE’. My belief is that it’s wise to AT LEAST give those kind of apps a shot.

I’ve installed the top app. It should be available on APP STORE(iOS) as well. If not THAT particular one, then others. After all, the mechanics of SUDOKU is the same, no mather the developer or title.

Enjoy!

APP TIPS: ‘JODEL’ (iOS & ANDROID)

I’ve heard of this app from a friend. What it does is basically that you can start and maintain discusions within a certain area.

If you want to chat/share text or photos with your neighbours and be anonymous at the same time or just ask for advice such as a good dinner place in the area, it’s just perfect.

It was launched 2004 and reached over 1 million downloads on Android ever since. Chances that you’ll get a response are therefore high if you live in a large city. Jodel is available for iOS aswell.

For more info: <b>https://www.jodel-app.com</b&gt;

‘ALIEN: BLACKOUT’ TRAILER

The terror of Alien is brought to life in Alien: Blackout. Try to stay alive while trapped aboard a crippled Weyland-Yutani space station carrying a deadly Xenomorph as it tirelessly hunts you and the crew. Outsmart the perfect hunter by making perilous choices. Players must rely on the damaged controls of the space station or risk sacrificing crew members to avoid deadly contact, permanently altering the outcome of the game.

Survive seven fear-inducing levels by remotely guiding Amanda Ripley’s crew through increasingly challenging tasks using only the station’s emergency systems. The uncertainty and unpredictability of both the alien and her crew can impose total defeat for Amanda and the entire station.

Alien: Blackout is a unique fear-inducing horror mobile game experience that will test the inner nerves of both Alien and horror fans alike, where life can end in an instant.

KEY FEATURES:

SURVIVE OR DIE – Using only the space station’s limited power supply to operate a holographic map, surveillance cameras, and motion tracker, attempt to remain hidden and protect your crew from the perfect hunter in seven fear-inducing levels.

A NEW CHAPTER IN THE ALIEN FRANCHISE – A new chapter in the Alien franchise following the saga of Amanda Ripley, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, between the films Alien and Aliens.

FIRST CLASS ALIEN MOBILE EXPERIENCE – An immersive and captivating Alien experience, perfectly designed for mobile gaming, bringing the Alien story to life.

ENCOUNTER FEAR AGAIN AND AGAIN – Every decision can lead to a different conclusion. Players can test different strategies and theories to outlast the Xenomorph in pursuit of victory!

Alien: Blackout coming to the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore on January 24.

Text source: YouTube video description

MOBILE: HOW TO SWITCH FROM SAFE MODE

I faced a problem a couple of days back when, by misstake, a mobile was switched to safe mode. When this happens, the keyboard and almost all of the apps are not available this making the phone unnecessary.

I Googled and managed to find 2 simple steps for switching from safe mode.

1. Press and hold the power button.
2. Do choose to restart the device, NOT turn it off.

This should work, at least on Android devices. If you accidentally switch to safe mode and feel lost, you know possess the knowledge on how to undo it.

‘CALL OF DUTY LEGENDS OF WAR’ – ANDROID GAMEPLAY

The Call of Duty mobile game’s alpha is live in Australia, and it has both multiplayer and zombies.

Call of Duty: Legends of War is the series’ latest mobile title, developed by Chinese developer Tencent, and the game’s soft launch is now live in Australia on Android.

Source: https://www.vg247.com/2018/12/16/call-of-duty-legends-of-wars-soft-launch-brings-multiplayer-and-zombies-to-android/

‘THE ELDER SCROLLS: BLADES’ Gameplay From QuakeCon 2018

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a free to play mobile game from Bethesda set in the Elder Scrolls universe. Early sign-up is here and it will be release later this year for iOS and Android.

Below you can check out 11 minutes of gameplay, as recorded by GameSpot:

‘THE SIMS MOBILE’ Official Launch Trailer

Play with life in The Sims Mobile, the latest from Maxis Studios and Electronic Arts! Create your Sims, give them unique personalities, and customize their world. Experience your Sims’ lives as they party with friends, accomplish career goals, and fall in love. What stories will you tell? Available March 6, 2018 on iOS and Android

New Trailer For ‘POKEMON GO’

“Across the planet, amazing creatures have been discovered…” Have you caught any of the Pokémon which are featured in this new Pokémon GO trailer, as narrated by Stephen Fry?