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2 Different Days Spent in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

IGN recently visited CD Projekt Red in Warsaw, Poland, and during our time there we got to play 6 hours of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

We’ll have much more in-depth pieces on the combat, magic, and monsters in the game throughout April. Below are two different takes on those opening sections: one by an editor who is well-versed in all things Witcher, one by an editor who barely knows the difference between his Igni and his Axii.

I’m relatively new to the business of being a Witcher.

I never played the original when it came out on PC, and only became familiar with the world of Geralt of Rivia when the sequel eventually made its way to Xbox 360. I played for a while but quickly retreated, overwhelmed by its dense lore and the gnawing feeling I wouldn’t ever get up to speed. But with Wild Hunt on the horizon, I’m intrigued once again, and I’m probably not alone in that; it’s going to reach a much wider audience than ever before, but what’s it like if you’ve never played a Witcher game before?

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‘Minecraft Pocket Edition’ 0.11.0 Update Coming Soon

The developers of Minecraft Pocket Edition (MCPE) [$6.99] are continuing their quest to bring the Pocket Edition closer to the full PC edition of the game with the upcoming 0.11.0 update. The update brings some very welcome additions including boats (which, unlike the PC edition, will be rideable by 2 mobs instead of 1), new World Edit screen, fishing, various stone brick variants, a few new mobs (squids will finally populate those empty seas), and the ability to change skins. For those of you who hold your pre-infinite worlds dear, 0.11 can turn them infinite if you so desire. Don’t get too excited by the addition of redstone blocks – there are still no redstone circuits in MCPE.

I’m still enjoying the game even after all these years, but I really can’t wait for the UI interface redesign because I want that Sneak button as soon as possible (I’m tired of falling off tall cliffs while building in Survival Mode).

The update is out for beta testing for Android users and should be coming soon to iOS.

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Co-op Survival in Space

IGN’s Jose Otero and Brian Altano begin their co-op escapades in space as the two-man crew of a tiny space ship. Hopefully, Brian the engineer doesn’t get the two killed. …read more



TabTale Buys Rival Sunstorm As Mobile Gaming For Kids Consolidates

TabTale, the Israeli-based kids’ gaming and educational app publisher backed by Qualcomm and others, has made another acquisition to keep growing its position in the market. It has acquired Sunstorm Games, makers of casual gaming apps for kids. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed but we understand that it is for up to $6 million. This is TabTale’s first U.S. acquisition… Read More …read more


TabTale Buys Rival Sunstorm As Mobile Gaming For Kids Consolidates

TabTale, the Israeli-based kids’ gaming and educational app publisher backed by Qualcomm and others, has made another acquisition to keep growing its position in the market. It has acquired Sunstorm Games, makers of casual gaming apps for kids. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed but we understand that it is for up to $6 million. This is TabTale’s first U.S. acquisition… Read More …read more


Square Enix Just Released a Streaming Version of ‘Final Fantasy XIII’ on the App Store

The next time you’re settled into a Shinkansen bullet train and get the urge to play Final Fantasy XIII, you can: Square Enix launched a cloud-streaming version of the game on the Japanese App Store last night. Final Fantasy XIII is free to download but includes a lump sum ¥2000 (roughly $16.65) in-app purchase to unlock the full game after a 30-minute demo.

The half-hour trial will presumably allow players to see if their connection is stable enough to support the game—Square Enix recommends 3Mbps Wi-Fi for optimal results.

This isn’t Square Enix’ first foray into streaming, even on the App Store. Last September, the company announced Shinra Technologies, a subsidiary cloud gaming service. Around the same time, Sqaure Enix also announced a mobile streaming service for iOS called DiveIn, which launched in October 2014 with three games: The Cherry Blossom Murders, Final Fantasy VII, and Final Fantasy XIII. DiveIn operated on a rental model, with different prices for three days, ten days, a month, or a year.

Unfortunately, DiveIn was removed completely from the Japanese App Store earlier this month. Here’s the kicker: DiveIn was operated by Square Enix, but the streaming tech it …read more


Guide to Beat ‘Hearthstone’ Molten Core Heroic, Normal, and Class Challenges – Tips and Decks for Blackrock Mountain Adventure’s Second Wing

So, Blizzard has spiced up our day by releasing Molten Core, the second Wing for Hearthstone‘s[Free (HD)] Blackrock Mountain (BRM) Adventure, and it’s quite a fun one. I’m really enjoying what Blizzard’s been doing with BRM so far, and I’m hoping that the new influx of cards will break Face Hunter’s dominance in the Meta and make the game more fun for everyone.

Before we get started, here are some other Hearthstone-related guides on TouchArcade

Guide to Blackrock Mountain Adventure First Wing – Blackrock Depths

Guide to Blackrock Mountain Adventure First Wing – F2P Decks for Blackrock Depths

Blackrock Mountain Adventure Card Reveal

Tips and Decks to Beat the Arachnid Wing and Class Challenges

Tips and Decks to Beat Heroic Arachnid Quarter

Free to Play Decks to Beat the Heroic Arachnid Quarter

Tips and Decks to Beat the Plague Quarter and Class Challenges

Tips and Decks to Beat the Heroic Plague Quarter

Free to Play Decks to Beat the Heroic Plague Quarter

Tips and Decks to Beat the Military Quarter and Class Challenges

So, without further ado, let’s venture into the Molten Core.

Garr Boss Normal & Heroic Guide

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GoDaddy Acquires Marketplace Startup Elto To Expand Its Services For Web Pros

Web hosting and web services provider GoDaddy is continuing to expand its resources for small business owners, following its recent IPO. The company has now closed on the acquisition Elto, a San Francisco-based startup which had been offering a marketplace that helped connect business owners and other non-technical people to web developers who could help them establish and improve their… Read More …read more