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You’ll Want to Keep an Eye Out for The Guides if You Like Cracking Codes

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If you’re the kind of person who had fun hunting down and completing all the codex puzzles in Assassin’s Creed 2, then are you ever in for a treat. The Guides looks like it’s going to be a very robust collection of similarily odd, seemingly disconnected, and quite challenging puzzles.

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Vivid Games has Announced Real Boxing 2 and it Looks Suitably Boxing-y

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The original Real Boxing was a pretty impressive bit of fisticuffs, but if the trailer Vivid Games is showing off for GamesCom is any indication Real Boxing 2 is going to be even better.

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PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX – Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for the Newbie Score Chaser

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Card King: Dragon Wars – Tips, Tricks and Strategies to be the Greatest King of Cards

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Pac-Man Championship Edition DX has brought the classic arcade gameplay iOS and Android

Bandai Namco has released Pac-Man Championship Edition DX on iOS and Android, which features the classic arcade gameplay that we’ve all grown to love.

Pac-Man Championship Edition DX can be enjoyed in much shorter bursts than the arcade versions but the gameplay remains intact.

Pac-Man will still be gobbling up all pellets, power-ups, and ghosts in his path and you’ll still need to bring your reflex A-game if you plan on climbing the leaderboards.

Five different game modes spice up the gameplay and they’re played on 10 unique zone layouts across over 130 stages.

Impressively, the visuals and audio are the very same featured in the console version which is one of the most acclaimed titles in the series to date.

Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is out now on the App Store [download], where it’s already being featured, as well as Google Play [download]. It costs a tiny £2.29 / $499 for the entire game.

If you’d like more information about Pac-Man Championship Edition DX or any other Bandai Namco games, visit the official website or follow it on Facebook and Twitter.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

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Topic: apple articles on Engadget

If you thought that the lack of a new Apple TV during the company’s last developer conference would put a halt to the rumors then… you must not have been paying attention for the last few years. Buzzfeed sources say a revamped set-top box will arrive in September with the previously rumored slim…

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With cannabis legal in nearly half the US in some form or another, there are a lot more opportunities for people to drive while high. While a number of studies have suggested that driving stoned may not be as dangerous as driving drunk, you try explaining that to the officer who pulls you over. So…

July 30th 2015 at 2:22pm

Following the FAA’s recent relaxation of commercial drone flight regulations, Amazon is forging ahead with plans to employ the machines for deliveries. But first, the company has proposed some ground rules to keep the fledgling industry flying safely and out of the way of manned aircraft. Currentl…

July 28th 2015 at 5:32pm

If you’ve ever had to upgrade an iPhone months after launch, you’ve likely felt some anxiety: you need a new device right now, but you know you’ll feel buyer’s remorse when the next model shows up in September. T-Mobile thinks it can set your mind at ease, however. It’s launching a promo that le…

July 28th 2015 at 11:47am

Apple Pay’s UK launch was spoiled earlier this month by lacklustre support from some of the nation’s most popular banks. HSBC and First Direct were among the notable omissions, but today they’re stepping up and giving customers the option to link their debit and credit cards. That means you can st…

July 28th 2015 at 1:18am

Xbox One users who also own a Win 10 phone have long been able to share their gaming screenshots using Microsoft’s Smartglass app. Now that ability is coming to both Android and iOS devices. Users will be able to view, share, and save their screenshots. There are some restrictions however. For And…

July 28th 2015 at 12:22am

Some of the US’ bigger tech firms have already made conspicuous efforts to embrace clean energy and otherwise tackle climate change, but they’re reinforcing that commitment today. Apple, Google and Microsoft are among the 13 corporate giants helping the White House launch the American Business Ac…

July 27th 2015 at 2:27pm

Until now, if you wanted an Apple Watch, you had to buy it in one of three places: online, at the Apple Store or at your nearest high-end luxury goods boutique. If none of those places are convenient, then you’ll be happy to learn that the wearable will also be available from Best Buy on August 7t…

July 27th 2015 at 5:01am

Our graphical calculators are back from repair, so it’s time to crunch the numbers once again. It’s a good week for it too: Apple Watch predictions, uneasily fast explanations of the entire universe and cable company that’s doing better in internet than, well, cable.

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July 26th 2015 at 11:58pm

Nike is ready to pay up to get a two-year-old FuelBand-related class action lawsuit off its back. The case filed back in 2013 against Nike and Apple claimed that there were some “false and/or misleading statements” in the wearable’s ads about its ability to track calories and steps accurately, as…

July 25th 2015 at 12:29pm

Quite a few filmmakers have already unleashed their take on the life of Steve Jobs, with Aaron Sorkin’s Michael Fassbender-starrer slated to be released in October. But if you’d rather watch that Jobs documentary that premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in particular — the same one Apple SVP Eddy…

July 25th 2015 at 7:57am

A new button in Pinterest’s iOS app makes it much easier to add those pumpkin-seed muffin recipes to your boards. Considering around 80 percent of Pinterest’s traffic comes from mobile devices, it’s surprising it took the company so long. To find the button, simply launch a mobile browser, click t…

July 24th 2015 at 3:03am

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Rescue humanity from a Demon horde in Angel Stone out now on iOS and Android

Angel Stone is Fincon’s follow up to the massively successful Hello Hero and is out now on iOS and Android.

You play as a member of The Resistance, a group of mighty human warriors who have risen up in defiance of the Demon horde threatening to wipe out humanity.

The horde has already laid waste to humanity’s former protectors, the Angels, so it’s up to The Resistance to fight back.

They won’t be completely without support though. Each fallen Angel’s powers have been contained in a bunch of holy crystals called Angel Stones that are harmful to the Demon horde.

There are three different classes to play as, including the Gunslinger, Berserker, and Shadow Mage, and each offer a different playstyle. Try them all until you’ve found the one for you.

Once you’re satisfied with your choice, you can head out into the Training Airship to learn more about the game or participate in the variety of different game modes.

You can battle the horde in Demon Raids or fight with and against your friends in co-op party missions, Battle Zones, and real-time PvP. You’ll unlock new skills as you play that will help you in battle.

Cross platform connectivity allows friends on iOS, Android, and Facebook to play together without a hitch.

Angel Stone is out now in the App Store [download] and Google Play [download].

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

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This Week at 148Apps: July 20-24, 2015

July is Heating Up With 148Apps

How do you know what apps are worth your time and money? Just look to the review team at 148Apps. We sort through the chaos and find the apps you’re looking for. The ones we love become Editor’s Choice, standing out above the many good apps and games with something just a little bit more to offer. Take a look at what we’ve been up to this week, and find even more in our Reviews Archive.



Cally’s Caves 3

Cally’s Caves 3 is a free-to-play platformer inspired by games like Metriod and Castlevaniawhere players take control of Cally as she tries to rescue her parents from the Nefarious Herbert. From a content perspective there’s a lot to like about this entry in the Cally’s Caves series, even without making any in-app purchases. Although it feels like a bit of a hamstrung version of Castlevania, it’s still pretty enjoyable and challenging.Cally’s Caves 3 starts with a very straightfoward intro in which Herbert takes Cally’s family (again), and from there it’s up to players to jump, shoot, and melee their way through stages to get ever closer to rescuing them. Like the previous titles, Cally’s Caves 3 is controlled using on-screen buttons that work just fine, though they can occasionally obscure the action or be hard to hit.–Campbell Bird



Dexter: Hidden Darkness

If you’ve played games such as Criminal Case or CSI: Hidden Crimes, you’ve played Dexter: Hidden Darkness. It’s effectively a reskin of these titles. As any Hidden Object gaming enthusiast will be able to tell you though, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.What works so well for these games are their trickle feeding of content. No one really wants to spend hours seeking out objects. These games are made for short sessions and accomplishing something in that brief period of time. Dexter: Hidden Darkness scratches that casual gaming itch as well as the others within the field. —Jennifer Allen



Crayola DJ

Music creation is a lot of fun and an ideal way for your children to express themselves, but all too often it can be a little tricky to do well. Crayola DJ circumvents any such difficulties, being the kind of DJing app that you can learn within a couple of minutes. It’s great fun, too. You’re presented with two turntables and a variety of different options. You can add tracks covering various different genres, such as dance, pop, hip hop, and fusion, before manipulating their tempo and prominence within the track. —Jennifer Allen



Age of Empires: Castle Siege

I’ve got a friend who regularly asks me if there are any games quite like the majesty of the Age of Empires series. Every time, I can refer him to something that’s a little like it but not quite up to par. Every time, we both feel a little disappointed, remembering just how wonderful those games were once upon a time. Age of Empires: Castle Siege might have the name and the license, but it’s no replacement for those great titles. Instead, Age of Empires: Castle Siege is a Clash of Clans style take on the popular RTS. Feel free to sigh at any time. It’s not a bad freemium strategy game but it will disappoint those wanting the full Age of Empires experience. —Jennifer Allen



nvNotes

Given its price tag, no one could blame you for expecting nvNotes to be a bit more garish or a bit more ‘in your face’ when it comes to showing off why it’s worth $9.99. In reality though, its strength lay in its understated wonder. It’s a note taking app that offers you exactly what you could want in a clear and concise manner. For those who regularly take notes on their iOS device, it’ll soon be an essential tool.A quick tutorial guides you through the paces, but it’s all pretty intuitive. Hit the pencil icon to create a new note then get typing. You can choose to just type in plain text or you can start applying things such as bold or underline, all through the markdown options available. nvNotes also offers an URL scheme, saving you effort and adding a form of hyperlinking to the mix. It’s not needed for some users, but it’s handy that it’s there.–Jennifer Allen



Other 148Apps Network Sites

If you are looking for the best reviews of Android apps, just head right over to AndroidRundown. Here are just some of the reviews served up this week:



Nebulous

So, what is up with Nebulous?It’s all about cell-eating; the player gets to control a circular blob in an amorphous area that has blobs of different sizes that float around. Now it seems each blob, including the player’s, have an insatiable need to consume stuff, in this case smaller blobs. So, using the virtual controller at the bottom right, one can guide one’s blob through the black landscape.As noted, the basic concept is to absorb smaller blobs; this is done by contact. At first, it might take a bit to cotton to the virtual control, because one’s small blob is pretty jumpy, and not so easy to control. In any case, as one picks up smaller organisms, one’s own blob starts to get bigger and bigger, and, for me, easier to move around adeptly.–Tre Lawrence



Mission Impossible RogueNation

Now, now… before you get mad and start ranting at the proliferation of endless sequels to action movies — Terminator, Rocky, Die Hard, and yes, Mission Impossible — remember one thing: in today’s age, we tend to get at least one possibly great byproduct in companion games.They tend to be simple, and may or may not follow the franchise canon very closely. In any case, such games can be fun to get into, even for casual fans of said movies.Hopefully, such is the case with Mission Impossible RogueNation… a Glu joint.–Tre Lawrence



Arkon Universal Tablet Headrest Mount

Summertime is travel time for my family. We love going places, and almost always enjoy ourselves.Still, it’s the going that can be troublesome. Boredom is young person’s kryptonite, and backseat bickering is mine. Thus, for all concerned, having mobile technology is such a blessing, and the Arkon Universal Tablet Headrest Mount helps harness that blessing.The review package arrived in clear cellophane, just as it does in retail form; it contained 6 pieces, and involved a lit bit of onsite prep t get together. I wasn’t a fan of the diagrams, but to be fair, I was able to cobble it together in an intuitive manner. When set to go, it uses the 2-post system available on the headrest of most cars to attach itself, and then physically extends towards the middle, such that the tablet is held in a central position mostly between the two front seats. It works great for two heads, but can be effective with three in our hands-on testing.–Tre Lawrence

All this, plus news, game guides and even more reviews than we can share here!

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Battle Golf is the Newest Game from the Makers of Wrassling and it’s Appropriately Bonkers

Wrassling was a pretty weird – and equally great – little wressling game. Now the developers, Folmer Kelly and Colin Lane, have turned their attention to a different sport: golfing. This is gonna be weird.

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Look after Baby Buddy on your Apple Watch in the new premium version of Parigami

Parigami Gold is the new premium version of the match three puzzler that includes Apple Watch support and all new content.

You won’t simply be sliding tiles around on your wrist, the Apple Watch companion app is an all new mini-game in itself. You’ll have to take care of Baby Buddy, your cute little pet bird that needs feeding and playing with to unlock exclusive content in Parigami.

Parigami itself has recently been expanded with 10 new levels and if you pay for Parigami Gold you’ll get 125 gold bars right away.

If you haven’t played it, Parigami is a papercraft match three puzzler featuring a colorful cast of African animals.

Each animal has its very own mini-game which mixes up the gameplay nicely and lets you do some fun things like feed a hippo’s babies or scare off Fang, the lion antagonist.

This isn’t your ordinary tile slider though, here you move the entire rows and columns themselves in your efforts to match up three animal heads.

It’s played on a fully interactive map set out over five zones and you can see your friend’s progress if you connect your Facebook account.

Head on over to the App Store to purchase Parigami Gold [download] or get the original Parigami for free [download].

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

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