October 2018

Trick Or Treat: What’s Behind The Door?

It’s Halloween! If you’re a kid, that means you can dress up like a monster/animal/Fortnite character and harass your neighbors for candy. Adults don’t have it so lucky. Sure, we can dress up at work, but we’ll probably only get weird looks for our trouble. Fear not – we’ve got you covered!

Our dentist-approved holiday celebration is pretty simple: Click on the image below to get a video trick or a video treat. There are some cool things, some weird stuff, and some completely terrible garbage. Best of all, it’s subjective! One person’s banana-flavored Runt is another’s candy corn. Or something like that?


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Scared to trade stocks? Titan algorithmically invests for you

Titan could put an end to stock market FOMO. The app choose the best 20 stocks by scraping top hedge fund data, adds some shorts based on your personal risk profile, and puts your money to work. No worrying about market fluctuations or constantly rebalancing your portfolio. You don’t have do anything, but can get smarter about stocks thanks to its in-app explanations and research reports. Titan wants to be the easiest way to invest in stocks for a mobile generation who want an affordable coach to guide them through the market themselves.

“Our goal is to take things that aren’t accessible [in wealth management] and make them accessible, starting with hedge fund” says Titan co-founder Joe Percoco. That potential to democratize one of the keys to financial mobility has won Titan a $2.5 million seed round from Y Combinator’s co-founder Paul Graham, president Sam Altman, and partners including Gmail creator Paul Bucheit. The rest of the capital comes from Maverick Ventures, BoxGroup, and Liquid2 Ventures.

Titan is where investing meets virality” says Graham. “Those are two very powerful forces.” Since TechCrunch broke the news of Titan’s launch in August, it’s doubled its assets under management …read more

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Best New iPhone Games on Our Forums: Trigger Heroes, Legend: Rising Empire, Knights & Dungeons, Old School RuneScape and Tons More

It’s another Wednesday of iOS game releases and today’s made up holiday is … WAIT A MINUTE IT’S HALLOWEEN! We’re in for a SPOOKY day of game releases filled with tricks, treats, and the skeleton dance. What’s the skeleton dance? Well, a million years ago when Carter was still writing for us he asked if he could include this dumb video in a news story he was writing, I said sure, and so he included it as the footer of everything he published on the site for the entire month of October.

So, let’s pour one out for both Carter and the spooky skeleton dance. Anyway, while you’re being bombarded with trick or treaters tonight, why not check out some of these new games? Here’s everything that has been posted to our forums so far:

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Phenomenal Card-Based Dungeon Crawler ‘Card Crawl’ Free for Today Only

It’s hard to believe that it’s been three and a half years since the release of Card Crawl, the game that put developer TinyTouchTales aka Arnold Rauers on the map. The breaking down of the mechanics of a dungeon crawling game and then building them into a solitaire-style card game was nothing short of genius, and perhaps it doesn’t feel like Card Crawl released all that long ago because it’s been a mainstay on my device ever since, receiving frequent visits whenever I have a moment of free time to kill. Well in celebration of Halloween today, and for today only, Card Crawl is currently free for the first time ever. Sure it’s been as cheap as a dollar before, but this is FREE. That’s even LESS than a dollar!

If you for some reason need even more convincing to go download a free game, then definitely check out our original review of Card Crawl from when it released, though know it has received quite a bit of new content by way of updates since then. For an even more comprehensive assessment of the game, our own Shaun Musgrave gave Card Crawl <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" …read more

Gwent Review – Heart Of The Cards

Editor’s note: After two years in beta, Gwent is now a standalone game. It released alongside Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, a single-player game with Gwent mechanics. While the Gwent and Thronebreaker are connected, they are separate applications, and we have reviewed them separately. You can

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Gwent’s fundamentals haven’t changed much since The Witcher 3. You’re still restricted to playing one card per turn, with the goal of attaining a higher power value than your opponent in each of three total rounds. Each card has an individual power value attached, and your total score will …read more

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for November 2018 Announced

Sony has revealed the free games PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive in November 2018, with Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition and Yakuza Kiwami leading the charge as the free PlayStation 4 games for the month..

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is a remastered version of the over-the-top first-person shooter from People Can Fly and Epic Games, with 4K support on PS4 Pro. All previous pieces of DLC are included in the Full Clip Edition, as well. In our Bulletstorm: Full Clip review, we appreciated the visual boost but found the additional content to be underwhelming.

Yakuza Kiwami, meanwhile, is a remake of the original Yakuza, built from the ground-up using a more recent engine. IGN’s Yakuza Kiwami review saw it as a great way to experience the first story in the series, though it couldn’t match the most recent mainline Yakuza games. Sega has given fans no shortage of choice as of late, with Yakuza 6, Yakuza 0, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 all coming to the West within the last few years.

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‘Pocket City’ Updated With Larger Map Options, iPhone XS Improvements, a New Structure, and More

Pocket City ($4.99) is a game we’ve covered multiple times and one that I’ve been super excited to play. When it finally released, I got addicted to it. It has satisfied my Cities: Skylines itch on iOS for a while now. It has been getting fixes and updates on a regular basis since launch optimising the game for newer and older devices in addition to new content. Today’s update is a big one with new content, UI improvements, more sandbox options, and a whole lot more.

The biggest addition is the option for larger cities. The relaxing sandbox mode now has an option to play with everything unlocked but not unlimited cash. I’ve been wanting this since launch. The Zoo is a new structure that has its own quest. Higher level buildings now cost more. As with all updates, bug fixes and performance improvements are also implemented and while most games usually just mention these for filling up patch notes, Pocket City has been getting consistently better.

The update is available for free on iOS and Android devices. Pocket City is available on iOS and Android right now and you can read our …read more

The Garbage Pail Kids are Getting a Mobile Game

On its surface, this story isn’t that interesting as if I had a dollar for every time we heard that some obscure IP you probably don’t remember is getting a mobile tie-in we wouldn’t need Patreon. However, the Garbage Pail Kids is one hell of an IP, and defined a large part of the childhood of boys who grew up in the 80’s. If you don’t fit that slim demographic, here’s the gist: For whatever reason, Cabbage Patch Kids were unbelievably popular, and at least in my life, were one of the original chase toys that people go wild trying to find during the holidays- Like an earlier version of Tickle Me Elmo. Garbage Pail Kids, on the other hand, directly ribbed Cabbage Patch dolls with terrible puns and humor that perfectly fit in line with what you’d find to be absolutely hilarious as a young boy. Basically, if you’ve ever read a copy of Mad Magazine, it’s that humor, plus trading cards, plus making fun of Cabbage Patch dolls.

Amusingly enough, at my school, just around the time interest in the Garbage Pail Kids and their associated trading cards was really starting to wane, for some insane reason …read more

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Undertale Creator Announces and Releases Mysterious New Project

Following a tease yesterday, Undertale creator Toby Fox has unveiled Delta Rune, a free follow-up to 2015’s Undertale.

As various Undertale fans have pointed out online, Delta Rune is an anagram for Undertale and refers to the symbol on Undertale NPC Toriel’s tunic.

Delta Rune’s website contains several warnings in English and Japanese about things like overriding security protocols and refraining from discussing “the program” for 24 hours in the interest of public safety.

The site says these warnings are the final ones players will receive before encouraging them to take things into their hands and allowing them to download Delta Rune for PC or Mac.

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