Players have been asking and asking for a Fortnite Android beta release date to be officially confirmed, and now big boss Tim Sweeney has delivered. Revealed during the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 announcement live stream, Sweeney not only revealed when the Fortnite Android beta release date is, but also an added bonus for owners of Samsung devices. Fortnite Android Beta Release Date The Fortnite Android beta release date has been confirmed to be today for Samsung devices. You can click here to sign on up for access. These are the Samsung devices that support the beta: Samsung Galaxy: S7 / S7 Edge , S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, Tab S4 If you plan on picking up a Samsung Note 9 or Galaxy Tab S4, you’ll receive a bonus in-game new Galaxy skin. If you don’t use a Samsung device, but still want to try out the Fortnite Android beta, you can also sign up using the link above, and should get access within the “coming … [Read more...] about Fortnite Android Beta Release Date Revealed, Samsung Phones Get Early Access
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GOOGLE has officially unwrapped its latest mobile operating system: Android 9 Pie. If you've dodged the iPhone and opted for an Android phone instead, you'll definitely want to read our round-up of the hot new features the update brings to your phone. What is Android Pie? Google's latest update revealed Android is the software that most phones in the world run on – unless you've got an iPhone, that is. So if you've got a Google, Samsung, LG, HTC, Nokia, Huawei or Sony smartphone, it's almost certainly running on Android. It's built by Google, and gets a major update every year, adding new features and improvements. In 2015, there was Android 6.0 Marshmallow; in 2016, there was Android 7.0 Nougat; in 2017, there was Android 8.0 Oreo; and in 2018, we've got Android Pie. Google held off from unveiling its latest candy-themed update's name at its I/O developers conference in May, waiting until Monday to reveal its title instead. Why Pie? Well, Google has traditionally named its … [Read more...] about Android 9 Pie update – Pixel release date, features, digital wellbeing beta and everything else you need to know about Google’s new mobile OS
“Discoverability” is a tech buzzword that basically indicates how likely someone is to find your product. It’s important on Steam, where indie developers are constantly under pressure to get their product’s name in front of players’ eyes. The stakes involved, and the fact that Valve has largely automated the process, has led to some pretty weird outcomes, as one indie developer learned this past week. Prismata, an early access deck-building RTS by rookie developers Lunarch Studios, hurtled to the top five of Steam’s concurrent player charts recently, and the developers were taken completely by surprise. Here’s what happened. In the last month, Lunarch Studios has done what a lot of indie developers do to attract interest to their game: offering free keys. They also ran a free weekend, letting anyone who played their game keep it forever. Prismata is an interesting little game, but a bit hard to classify - it's a card game with hints of Magic: … [Read more...] about Russian bots propel indie early access game to the top of Steam charts
Dark Souls was once a tightly locked box of secrets. It’s since been unpacked, rather too thoroughly, and now it’s been remastered. But upon its release it was an enigma, a grand kind of meditation, an object of obsessive fascination. The world of Lordran is much vaster than what is contained within the game you buy on Steam. In my mind and in others’, the world sprawls in directions that will never load in.I didn’t want to play Dark Souls in 2011. The marketing campaign was stupid. It was all about how you were going to die, and it wasn’t any more sophisticated than Daikatana’s promise that John Romero would make you his bitch. I didn’t want a game that promised to punish me. But I played the thing anyway, and I beat the Taurus Demon. It made me feel alive, and willing to go on. But I didn’t want to lose all my souls and needed to know where to go next. So I visited some forums dedicated to discussing Dark Souls.At that point, a … [Read more...] about Is Dark Souls Remastered worth playing without its former mystery?
Google is opening up their Maps APIs to game developers ahead of GDC 2018. The real world as your playground: Build real-world games with Google Maps APIs The mobile gaming landscape is changing as more and more studios develop augmented reality games. In order to mix realities, developers first need to understand the real world — the physical environment around their players. That’s why we’re excited to announce a new offering for building real-world games using Google Maps’ tried-and-tested model of the world. Game studios can easily reimagine our world as a medieval fantasy, a bubble gum candy land, or a zombie-infested post-apocalyptic city. With Google Maps’ real-time updates and rich location data, developers can find the best places for playing games, no matter where their players are. Completely customize your games To make it easy to get started, we’ve brought the richness of Google Maps to the Unity game engine. We turn buildings, roads, … [Read more...] about Google opens Maps APIs to allow game developers to build real-world environments