Here’s everything you need to know about Pokemon GO’s eggstravaganza update for iPhone and Android

Easter is here, and that can only mean one thing. Pokemon GO has been updated! Actually it probably means a lot more than that, but that’s the thing I’m focusing on because I don’t know how much content I’d be able to get out of eggs and zombie Jesus.

So instead I’m going to write about the Pokemon GO eggstravaganza. So I guess I am writing about eggs. Look, it’s been a long day and I don’t know where my wallet is so let’s just try and get this over and done with then we can all go have a nice long weekend.

What is it?

The eggstravaganza is the latest update to Pokemon GO. It’s come out just in time for the Easter break, and it’s brought with it some new tweaks that are likely to make you smile while you stuff chocolate facsimiles of chicken periods into your face.

What tweaks?

Well, there’s now a wider range of Pokemon in the 2km eggs. So that’s a pretty good reason to put some shoes on and go for a wander. Plus every egg that you hatch is going to give you more candy. ‘Tis the season, after all.

The Pokemon that pop out are going to level up faster as well, thanks to the fact they get double XP. Basically Pokemon GO really wants you to start wandering around, collecting more Pokemon, and having a lovely old time in the sunshine.

Lucky Eggs are also on sale in the store. They’re 50% off, which is a pretty good deal, and using one of those will get you quadruple XP. Which sounds ridic…

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Gangstar New Orleans is out right now for iPhone, iPad, and Android – Here’s everything you need to know

Gangstar: New Orleans is the latest in Gameloft’s murdery crime franchise. Think GTA on mobile and you’re about half way there. Well, actually you’re about all of the way there.

But what do you need to know before you jump into the game’s world of car-jackings, drug deals, and all manner of other underworld activities? Well, you need to know everything in the list just below.

You can click on the emboldened name of the game to head over to the App Store where you can download it for free. And join us next week where we’ll be going over the game with a fine-tooth comb in one of our massive guides.

Gangstar: New Orleans – Free

What is it?

Like the intro says, it’s the newest in Gameloft’s series of GTA aping crime sims. This time it’s set in New Orleans and it’s free to play.

You play a grizzled gangster type who’s setting out with some unscrupulous friends to take over a power vacuum left by a series of arrest by the New Orleans police.

To that end you complete tasks, murder a lot of people, and try and claim turf from other gang leaders on your way to the top.

Free to play you say?

I did say that, didn’t I? Yup, while the game is still ostensibly open world, every time you perform a mission you’ll have to spend some energy.

There’s plenty of ot…

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Lords of the Fallen is out right now on iPad and iPhone, here’s everything you need to know

Lords of the Fallen is a new mobile game that has ties with the console game of the same name. So we thought it’d make sense to give you a breakdown of just what that means.

So here, in handy list form, is everything you need to know about the game that just hit the App Store. Well, almost everything. We don’t know any hacks or anything crazy like that.

It’s premium

And when I say premium, I mean super premium. You’re looking at a ten pound spend to get the game installed on your device. Which is, well, pretty expensive in this day and age, let’s be honest.

But it also has consumable IAPs. They’re not necessary to complete the game or anything like that, but one of them costs £48.99. And another, which gives you all the equipment in the game will set you back £9.99. Like I say though, they’re not essential.

It’s Infinity Blade

I mean, it’s not, there are a few additions to the template here, but this is a swipey swipey action game that sees you taking on hulking monsters in one on one combat.

You swipe to attack, tap a shield to block, and hit buttons on the left and right of the screen to dodge in that direction. You can parry as well.

Oh, and you’ve got magic spells you can throw out to change the ebb and flow of the battle. There’s equipment to upgrade, and you can buff up your arcane powers as well, if you’re into that sort of thing.

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Fire Emblem Heroes is out tomorrow – Here’s everything we know

Well, here’s a turn-up for the books. It looks like Nintendo’s next mobile game is a lot closer than we thought. And I do mean a lot closer. It’s so close you can almost smell it. Smell that? That’s what it smells like.

Fire Emblem Heroes is, according to Polygon, going to come out tomorrow. That’s right, mark your calendars. Or don’t bother, because it’s coming out tomorrow and it’s pretty much nearly tomorrow already.

We’ve also got some more details about what the game is going to be like. And apparently it’s a departure from the model that Nintendo used with Super Mario Run. Because Fire Emblem Heroes is free to play. With that in mind, here’s everything we know about the game.

It’s free to play

And by the sounds of things it’s free to play in a traditionally mobile sort of way. You’re not going to get a chunk of the game and then have to pay for the rest. Instead it’s wait-timers, currencies, and all of that stuff.

There’s a lot of RPG goodness here

While it might be free to play, there’s going to be a lot here that Fire Emblem fans are going to be familiar with. There’s characters to level up, a massive world to explore, and lots and lots of battles to engage in.

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Super Mario Run isn’t too expensive, and here’s why

It’s the question that’s been keeping some of us up all week – is Super Mario Run too expensive? Well since it’s Friday I thought I’d put my brain in gear for a little bit longer and have a good old think about it.

And since I’ve had that think already, I thought I’d write a brief article going over the main arguments for and against the pricing structure that Nintendo has decided to use for its first outing into the mobile world.

You might agree. You might disagree. You might sit on the fence somewhere in the middle, kicking your shoes up and down and uhming and ahing about what to do. Wherever on the spectrum you sit though, feel free to shout at me in the comments below.

It’s just an endless runner


Er, okay. Is it? I’m pretty sure that it’s actually an auto-runner designed and built by one of the most illustrious development houses in gaming history. Saying it’s just another endless runner is like saying the Mona Lisa is just another painting.

Okay, maybe it’s not that bad, but you get what I mean. This isn’t some half-arsed rip off or farmed-out port. It’s Mario. It’s Nintendo. And it’s on the App Store. Dismissing it in this way before you’ve even played it seems at best churlish and at worst reactionary.

And bear in mind you will get to play it before you pay anything.…

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Here’s 20 Free Apps to Help You Survive The Heatwave

Ah, the British summer. Overcast, rain, cold… No! Wait! For once, it actually is sunny!

You may be stuck at work during this recent heatwave, like us, or perhaps you’re heading for the beaches of Brazil, like our boss. But no matter where you are, there’s an app to help you get through the burning days.

We’ve compiled some of the most useful tools to guide your journey into the world of sweat and sunburn. The best thing about all these apps is that they will get you out of the house…. At the very least, you’ll catch more Pokémon.

Check the weather

To check whether there is a strong enough wind for you to surf the waves, or if it’s cool enough to enjoy a day in the park, you should look into AccuWeather. This app gives you very precise and localised minute-by-minute information on the weather in your area, as well as radar and satellite imagery.

 

Weather Underground takes it a step further with more specific information – like air quality or UV risk. There’s also a few neat tools, like comparisons to historical data and local forums, and any meteor…

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Crossy Road: here’s how to unlock the Crab, Drop Bear, Andy Sum, Matt Hall, and Ben Weatherall

Good old Mark’s gone ahead and created a super handy video guide on how to unlock all the new characters from the latest update to Crossy Road.

Two new animals are up for grabs – the Crab and Drop Bear – and the developers – Andy Sum, Matt Hall, and Ben Weatherall from Hipster Whale – have gone and chucked themselves in as playable characters too.

Here’s Mr. Brown to explain how to grab them for yourself.

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Want an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus this Christmas? Think you might have one but don’t want to peek at your presents? Here’s how to stop yourself

I can’t say for sure what you’re hoping to get in your stocking this Christmas, but I’d bet a fair few of you are hoping for an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus from Kris Kringle and co. I know I certainly wouldn’t say no to a lovely new iDevice.

In the lead up to the gift-ageddon that is the 25th of December, it’s only natural to want to sneak a little peek at what’s at the foot of the bed, or laying in wait beneath the Christmas tree, but we all know that’s very naughty indeed, and only those that have been extremely good this year will likely end up getting one.

So instead of risking it, getting caught, and missing out, distract yourself by watching these expectedly slick ads by Apple for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Introducing

Seamless

Huge

Cameras

Health

Duo

Gamers

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Here’s a sneak peek at upcoming EA Mobile racer Need for Speed No Limits

EA Mobile has announced that it’s releasing a brand new mobile Need For Speed ‘soon’. That means you can quite safely expect it to look great, play okay, and require much tilting of your respective devices as you drive at dangerous speeds in an urban environment.

The game is, rather unsurprisingly, in development by Firemonkeys – famed for releasing one of the most expensive free games to hit a mobile device ever – Real Racing 3.

If you’re feeling the need for speed yourself, why not watch the ridiculous trailer in which Ken Block does what he does best – driving a car really, really fast.

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Mario Kart 8 is not as good as Angry Birds Go!, and here’s why…

No, it isn’t.

It isn’t.

Isn’t. Isn’t. Isn’t.

Seriously, it’s not.

Okay, want more convincing? Fine.

I’ve created a factually accurate three and a half minute long video for you, so that we clear this matter up once and for all.

If you still think Mario Kart 8 is anywhere near as good as Angry Birds Go! after that then, well, I’ll eat my hat.

Oh and a huge thank you to Steve K Peacock, Mark Paterson, and Kyle Brown, whose awesome Mario Kart 8 replays I’ve pilfered footage from.

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