Article Contents1 The Gameplay2 The Upsell3 The Balancing Act4 The Difference5 Conclusion Here at Android Police, we've made our position on the prevalence of free-to-play mobile games perfectly known, to wit: most of them suck. It often seems like instead of embracing the audience-widening possibilities that the phrase "free game" implies, developers and publishers use it as an excuse to design games around compelling in-app purchases for more and more fleeting rewards. The phenomenon is well-documented, so I won't bore you with the inherently manipulative methods of most F2P games - you can read here and here if you really need a refresher. Pictured: not something you want to see in your "free" game. Considering the current state of mobile gaming, it's important to do more than just stand on our soapbox and wag fingers at all the developers doing it wrong. (Like Electronic Arts, Gamevil, Glu, um, Gameloft on occasion, whoever made that Kim Kardashian thing... am I missing anyone?) … [Read more...] about An In-Depth Look At Hearthstone’s IAP Model, Or: How To Make A Free-To-Play Game That Doesn’t Suck
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Aside from a couple of games to get you started, a PlayStation 4 console comes with everything you need. But, add a few accessories into the mix and you can really enhance your experience. Some are there for convenience, others ramp-up immersion for gaming memories you just can't get with a PS4 and gamepad. When we say a few accessories, though, we don't just mean any old things. A quality console demands quality add-ons so we've highlighted the best of the best, the ones that will genuinely augment your gaming experience.Whether you're looking for a VR headset, some great wireless headphones, a handy subscription or a spacious external hard drive we've got something here for you.See also: Best Xbox One accessoriesThrustmaster T300 RS steering wheelPerfect for racing game fans who want an authentic experiencePrice: USD: $360 / GBP: £250 / AUD: $495Buy: Amazon UK | eBuyer| MwaveLike an arcade stick, a racing wheel with pedals isn't necessary for everyone. But if you love … [Read more...] about PS4 accessories: All the extras you need to own for your PlayStation 4
Ark: Survival Evolved has been released for Android in the Google Play Store, along with an iOS version. The free-to-play game is a port of the popular console-PC title of the same name. Players must learn to survive in a land populated by dinosaurs and other creatures. One of the most popular survival-based games on PCs and consoles has officially made its way to your smartphone. As promised earlier this year, the Android and iOS versions of Ark: Survival Evolved are now available to download. Ark: Survival Evolved was first released in June 2015 for the PC, via Steam Early Access from Studio Wildcard, and was later released for the Xbox One in December 2015 and the PlayStation 4 in December 2016. The game finally came out of early access for all those platforms in August 2017 and has sold sold millions of copies, with a number of paid DLC releases launched for the game as well. It’s also coming to the Nintendo Switch later in 2018.Read more: Best Android survival games The … [Read more...] about Ark: Survival Evolved for Android is released for all your dinosaur fighting needs
April 19, 2018 - Written By Dominik Bosnjak Value is the one and only name of the game for the Moto G6 Play.Motorola’s Thursday event in São Paulo, Brazil, saw the announcement of two entry-level Moto E-series devices and three Android mid-rangers launching as part of the new Moto G6 lineup – the Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, and the Moto G6 Play. The latter model is the least powerful of the trio but also ships with by far the lowest price tag and largest battery, and is generally geared toward providing the maximum value for money, pursuing that goal even more aggressively than the already affordable Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus.Moto G6 Play SpecsThe vast majority of previous reports about the Moto G6 Play turned out to be correct, with Motorola now announcing a handset powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 427 chip, a quad-core silicon running at up to 1.4GHz with the Adreno 308 GPU clocked at 600MHz. The phone manufacturer will be retailing two versions of the device … [Read more...] about Motorola Intros Moto G6 Play With Massive Battery: Everything You Need To Know
Tech & Science Smartphones Apple Embracing Huawei’s new flagship smartphone, the P20 Pro, is this reporter’s first time stepping out of Apple’s walled garden in years. Ever since puchasing the iPhone 3G, when the time came to upgrade, the process was always the same—nod and accept the next iteration without question. It was time for a change. Last month, China’s Huawei put on a show with the launch of its latest P-range device, teasing DSLR-like quality from its 40-megapixel camera to a conference in the heart of Paris, France. It was obvious the firm—which has struggled to gain traction in the U.S.—was now aiming to compete with the top-of-the-line phones from Apple and Samsung, but can it even make a mark? Newsweek put the trusty iPhone back in the drawer and, for just over a week, endeavored to find out. First impressions Out of the box, the P20 Pro feels premium. It comes bundled with what you would expect—wall … [Read more...] about iPhone Killer? Ditching Apple for the New Huawei P20 Pro: Which Is Better?