While known more for being a communication service, Discord also offers free games as part of its Nitro subscription service. Or at least, it will until next month. The company recently announced that Discord Nitro would no longer have free games starting on October 15, 2019. The company made the announcement as part of a recent blog post on its official website. Here, the team stated that the reason it was doing this was because the majority of Discord Nitro subscribers weren’t actually taking advantage of the Nitro Games catalog. ALSO: Why Nintendo Switch ports and remasters won’t maintain its momentum in 2020 “Through your valuable feedback, it became clear that while we and some of you love these games, the truth is the vast majority of Nitro subscribers didn’t play them,” stated the announcement. “So, after careful consideration, we won’t be hitting Continue when these contracts come up for renewal. The Nitro Games catalogue … [Read more...] about Discord to remove free games from its Nitro subscription service
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Even with Netflix’s recommendation algorithm steadily serving you new movies, new TV shows and original programming tailored to your binging habits, the streaming service’s firehose of content makes what’s coming and going difficult to parse. That’s why we break down each month’s additions with a spotlight on what to keep on your radar. Netflix’s own “new releases” category is an info dump. Consider us a picture-in-picture talking head, screaming recommendations at the screen. Available April Chambers (Netflix Original) A young heart attack survivor becomes consumed by the mystery surrounding the heart that saved her life. However, the closer she gets to uncovering the truth about her donor’s sudden death, the more she starts taking on the characteristics of the deceased -- some of which are troublingly sinister. Available April 1 ULTRAMAN (Netflix Anime) From Netflix: With aliens once again threatening Earth, young Shinjiro must … [Read more...] about Every movie and show coming to Netflix in April
A flood of new iOS and Android games arrives each month, and there are always some hidden gems in the mix. January was a bit of a comedown after another enormous December haul from the App and Play Store, but there was still some fun stuff worth sticking on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. There’s something for you whether you’re into blasting creepy creatures, demolishing neon signs, or getting absorbed in interactive fiction. Here’s a look at five of January 2019’s most enjoyable mobile games. Backfire You’d be forgiven for catching a glimpse of Backfire and assuming that it’s another twin-stick Geometry Wars clone. It’s not, thankfully. This mobile original still looks and plays like a classic arcade game, but it has an original feel and flow to it. Your little ship only fires shots from the rear, and you’ll move around the screen by tapping in new directions in order to bait your pursuers into the line of fire. That’s a … [Read more...] about 5 must-play iOS and Android games from January 2019
The App Store’s recent 10th anniversary offered a stark reminder of how much mobile gaming has changed over the last decade. Mobile games today are widely diverse and often more ambitious than in the past, not to mention dramatically more polished on average. And gosh, there are just so many of them across iOS and Android. It’s a little overwhelming, to be honest — what with the constant torrent of new touchscreen games — but there are some extraordinary and absorbing experiences amid the deluge. With that in mind, we’re spotlighting our absolute favorite mobile games, each of which is primed to entertain whether you’re on the go, curled up in bed, or just eager to kill a few minutes. Some of these are newer releases that made an immediate impact, while others are enduring modern classics that still warrant attention today. In either case, they’re all highly recommended. Be sure to keep tabs on this list in the future, as we’ll be … [Read more...] about The best iOS and Android games
The game industry of 2022 is big, messy and hard to find. Those who define it might be children. They could be solo developers on just enough funding to scrimp by for the next project. They could be retirees, artists or marginalized children in a war-torn country. They may create works of genius that go undiscovered until long after their death. Following up on Polygon’s recent fifth anniversary, we decided to ask a range of experts in the game industry the same question: What will things look like five years from now? While some cited practical predictions, like the rise of virtual reality, most centered around the structures that enable games to be made in the first place. And while many people see things improving, several also sounded warning bells about what the industry may be like and who may be in charge of it. The future isn’t necessarily what you think While many developers imagine a future where the game industry is overrun with new and exciting technology, many … [Read more...] about What will the game industry look like in five years?