Author Archives: John Hoff

Knights of Pen & Paper 2 now out on Android

If you’re familiar with the series, the premise of Knights of Pen & Paper games is this – you role-play in a game on your smartphone where you play a character who is a role-player. Yes, Knights of Pen & Paper 2 has that Inception “game within a game” vibe – only that this makes fun (in very good ways) of nerd culture and fantasy games in general. Think of the humor of the parody RPG “Doom and Destiny”, in a tabletop game.

Google not doing extensions for mobile Chrome, if you were wondering

Just in case you were thinking it, Google wants to stop you right there. The answer is “no, they will not be enabling Chrome extensions for the browser’s mobile app”. This was the gist of the answer from a veritable Chrome insider as he went on one of reddit’s famous “AMA” (ask me anything) sessions. The mobile browser will remain extension-less for the foreseeable future.

No surprise: Konami shifts to mobile as main platform

Back in the day, Konami was one of the prime sources of great games for console, starting from the older Nintendo Entertainments System and getting better as we progressed to the PlayStation era. But the entry of smartphones into the gaming world and the rising popularity of casual gaming came as a rude awakening to game developers out there. The volume of mobile devices out there made sure that the gaming industry had to take notice. This is where Konami is right now, admitting that mobile is the way to go.

Qualcomm AllPlay now allows re-streaming over Bluetooth and WiFi

Ever wanted to stream your music to multiple speakers all at once? I’m sure the thought has crossed your mind once or twice. The problem with Bluetooth streaming – that is, streaming whatever media is playing on your device to a dedicated Bluetooth headset or speaker – is that it is a one-to-one deal all of the time, which limits your streaming power to one receiver. Qualcomm’s new features for their AllPlay platform now involves WiFi re-streaming, which already sounds wonderful.

Twin Runners 2 is arcade game, impossible to beat but you can try

There’s something about wonderfully simple but addictive games that really catches your attention and holds it there. Add another element – maybe being difficult to beat – and you will draw in a whole new crowd of competitive gamers. That’s what it’s like to get sucked in to Just4Fun’s new game called “Twin Runners 2”.

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime receives Lollipop update

If you know Samsung from their history, you would be forgiven for thinking that the budget offerings of the Korean smartphone giant will probably never get a taste of Android Lollipop. But Samsung has been surprising us this year, trying to bring back excitement to the brand and doing stuff very un-Samsung-like. First, they updated the budget Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 to Lollipop. Now Lollipop has also arrived for another budget device, the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime.
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