Author Archives: John Hoff


SoulCraft franchise outs cross platform MOBA game

Mobilebits has probably made a ton of cash and game dev rep out of its SoulCraft franchise on Android. The latest release, SoulCraft 2: League of Angels, was a graphically beautiful RPG hack-and-slash game. And yet here we are once more with another addition to the SoulCraft family – this time a MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game called Heroes of SoulCraft – that is interesting enough to look at because of its cross-platform premise.

Square Enix’s Final Fantasy: Record Keeper in the house

You think Square Enix and you immediately think Final Fantasy. That’s what you’re getting with “Final Fantasy: Record Keeper”, a nostalgic review of great Final Fantasy series moments. This time though, Square Enix is partnering with DeNA for their “free-to-play” expertise – which is good news for us. This new game is available F2P, that is, free-to-play.

Two new Marvel games up for soft launch, will soon be available

As the Age of Ultron slowly nears… ok, that sounded a tad too cinematic. Let’s try again. As the month of May slowly approaches and Marvel fans all over the world are gearing up for what should be a fun ride with Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, Marvel is keen to stoke the fires with two new games – Marvel Mighty Heroes and Marvel Future Fight. Both are on soft launch at the moment and are not available in the US yet, but should soon be.

UltraTuner for Android is the app for all your music tuning needs

You may have heard of IK Multimedia before, they’re the makers of what will go down in history as the most popular guitar-to-iPhone-to-amp effects processing unit, the famous iRig. Just recently, IK made the popular guitar accessory available for Android users where it was once an iOS-only proposition. Cue rejoicing everywhere. They’re back with another Android app to complement your guitar needs – the UltraTuner.

More HTC One M9 Plus leaks as Beijing event invite flies out

Well surprise, surprise. A day after we featured some “less than believable” mockups of what was purportedly the new HTC One M9 Plus – a bigger version of the newly launched HTC One M9 flagship, a la Apple's iPhone 6 Plus – we have an event invite coming out of HTC for an unveiling event in Beijing, plus a couple of images of more “solid” leaks pointing to the fact that the new phone might be closer to reality than we thought.

CMOAR Virtual Reality headset launches on Kickstarter

And on we go with the virtual reality (VR) bandwagon, with moar and moar (sorry, couldn’t help it) outfits jumping on and giving the world what it thinks should be the best VR headset. CMOAR (“see more”, geddit?) just got their VR headset accepted at Kickstarter and at time of writing, it’s fully crowd-funded. Let’s see what they got.

Your phone may be exposed to ‘Android Installer Hijacking’

In an open ecosystem like Android OS, bugs and malware will continue to exist, as long as there is precious personal data to mine and people with malicious intent to take advantage of the security holes in the OS. Palo Alto Network’s Unit 42 has just released an announcement of what a vulnerability it calls “Android Installer Hijacking”, which may be present in almost half of Android devices out there.

Video, images of rumored HTC One M9 Plus leaks

Well, it looks like HTC is not done yet – or at least, that’s what these leaked images and this video is supposed to make us think. After the launch of their new flagship, the gaudy HTC One M9, rumors have not died down about a bigger version of the flagship phone – not quite to phablet sizes, but a 5.2-inch “HTC One M9 Plus”. Will we actually see this phone hit the market?

Root script for LG G3, other LG models, Lollipop and KitKat

Holla! This is great news for those of you… err, those of us (this writer is a rabid LG fan) who are having problems getting root access to Lollipop versions of the LG G3 and other older LG models like the G2. As you know, root access is the gateway to tweaking your device, so for those who want to squeeze every last feature out of their phones “no root access” just won’t cut it. Well, rejoice with me all of you – the Android gods of XDA have just delivered an “all LG” rooting script.

Action Launcher updated to version 3.3, with new goodies

Action Launcher is one of the Android world’s favorite launchers, as evidenced by it being chosen by a number of Android websites as one of the best Material Design apps out there, and one of the best Android launchers your phone can have. Developer Chris Lacy is a very diligent app owner and regularly puts out updates fixing bugs and such. Here we are again with a new update, a new version – Action Launcher 3.3 is out, and it’s bringing some new features your way.