Pokemon Quest was announced for Nintendo Switch last month, but next week the free-to-play action game finally makes it onto mobile devices too. It'll appear on the iOS App Store and the Android Google Play store on June 27. "This new Pokemon title, developed by Game Freak, lets players explore the island of Tumblecube with their team of cute, cube-shaped characters known as Pokexel," said Shigeru Ohmori, director at Game Freak, when the game was announced. "Players will be able to personalize their Pokemon and develop a strong bond with their Pokemon friends while battling their way through the adventure. With the simple touch-screen controls, Pokemon Quest is a game that Pokemon fans of all ages can pick up and play."The game has you battling different stages around the world using three Pokemon and earning ingredients, XP, and Power Stones. The in-game currency takes the form of PM tickets that can be spent to help increase your storage of stones and Pokemon, or on … [Read more...] about Don’t have a Nintendo Switch? You can play Pokemon Quest for free on your phone starting next week
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You read the headline correctly. It has been discovered that there is indeed PUBG malware that locks your files unless you play the game for a whole hour. While most malware just wants to steal your hard-earned cash, this one just really wants you to play PUBG. Maybe the creator just really hates Fortnite, that's the only thing it could be, couldn't it? Joking aside, it doesn't sound real when you say it aloud, does it? Malware is always a tricky business. Often it will lock your files down completely, rendering you helpless as you flail around trying to figure out how to get rid of it for good. You'll search and search, but the message from the malware creator is never too far behind to remind you that one way to get rid of the malware for good is to fork over some cash. It's frustrating and terrible, yet this PUBG malware is almost friendly in how it works. Instead of demanding cash it simply says this: "your files is encrypted [sic] by PUBG Ransomeware! But … [Read more...] about PUBG Malware Is Now a Thing That Locks Your Files Unless You Play the Game
Shadow is a streaming service that grants you access to a full-on, high-end Windows 10 PC in the cloud. This means that you can stream PC games from a gaming rig located on a remote server to any cruddy old computer you have lying around. While this might sound a little like the now defunct OnLive service, OnLive was marred by issues like heavy compression, latency, and poor game selection. Shadow, developed by the Blade Group, has largely mitigated most of these problems. And since it streams a full-on desktop PC and not just a curated library of games, you could also use it to launch all your Steam games and for productivity tasks like video editing. In addition, you can stream it to numerous devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones, MacBooks, and more. Shadow suggest that the PCs in its server farms are the equivalent to a $2,000 gaming PC. The monthly subscription service starts at $35 per month, and might be a compelling option given the current cost-prohibitive price of GPUs … [Read more...] about Can You Replace Gaming PCs With Shadow Cloud Gaming?
Another cool feature for the Nintendo Switch has apparently been revealed. Citing three separate sources, Eurogamer reports today that the console can play GameCube games through its Virtual Console program. Eurogamer has accurately reported on unannounced Switch features in the past.Three Nintendo-published GameCube games are reportedly in the pipeline. Unsurprisingly, they are some of the console's best games: Super Mario Sunshine, Luigi's Mansion, and Super Smash Bros. Melee. Eurogamer reports that the GameCube's Animal Crossing is being tested, too.That the Switch will play GameCube games through the VC is something of a big move, as the Wii U does not play games from that console. Additionally, it's claimed that there will be an upgrade program where people who bought games via the VC on an older console can "upgrade" them to the new hardware for a small price.Eurogamer also reports that Nintendo is looking to add support for the Wii U's GameCube controller adapter, though the … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch Will Play GameCube Games
After a successful Kickstarter in September 2015, For The King entered Steam Early Access for a projected two years. It seems developer IronOak Games was right on the money: For The King is launching from Early Access in early April. It's currently $15 and its price will increase post-Early Access. For The King is a roguelike inspired by tabletop and strategy games. You can play it solo or in local or online co-op with up to three friends. The rub is: the king has been assassinated and the kingdom is in chaos, so it falls to you to fight to restore order to the land by conquering low-poly, procedurally generated board game-esque maps. Maps are made up of hexagonal spaces, and are filled with quests and events that are also procedurally generated. You can get around by walking, sailing, or flying via hot-air balloon. The land, sea and sky present different challenges like weather and natural disasters, not to mention unique enemies to take on in turn-based battles. Here's a look at For … [Read more...] about For The King is a tabletop-inspired roguelike you can play with friends