Author Archives: John Hoff


Hellraid: The Escape arrives on Android

Room escape-themed games have quietly gained a niche of fans, creating a kind of sub-genre for itself. Their fans are the intellectual, puzzle-loving, slow gaming type of people, as evidenced in game titles like “The Room” and “Escape the Room”. But what if an escape game would have a more action-paced bent to it? Well, that would be what “Hellraid: The Escape” is – a solid escape game with its puzzles leaning towards action.

MultiROM now on the HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S4

We have already shown you what MultiROM can do – it is a great piece of Android software developed by XDA developer “Tassadar” that allows devices to boot into different ROMs each time it boots up. To date, a number of Motorola devices have gotten MultiROM ports, as well as the LG G2, the Sony Xperia Z and the OnePlus One. Looks like a few more popular devices will get multi-boot capability now – the HTC One M8 and the Samsung Galaxy S4.

New HTC One (M8) Eye passes through China’s TENAA

Well, the HTC One (M8) Eye has finally surfaced – though unofficially. This new device that has appeared in the files of China’s TENAA is codenamed the HTC M8Ew, with the “w” a nod to China’s WCDMA networks. This was leaked a few weeks before and we picked on that, although the initial leak lacked anything in the manner of images. Now we have it.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha gets the iFixit teardown treatment

So we’ve been a bit disappointed with the specs of Samsung’s new “premium feel” device, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha – a device which marks the first time the Korean gadget giant has been willing to ditch plastic for a more “fruity” metal design. Maybe Samsung was doing an “anything you can do, I can do too” with Apple, hence a spec line that doesn’t really stack up to flagship level. Popular teardown specialists iFixit give the new metal-bound phone the full treatment.

Brain Wars lets you challenge anyone to a brainy game

If you fancy yourself the brainy type, then this new game that popped up at the Google Play Store should be a favorite for you. The game is built on letting you challenge other people to play short brain games with each other, anywhere in the world – as long as they’re online, of course.
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