Asphalt 9: Legends Now Available Worldwide on Android and iOS

Asphalt 9: Legends is now available for download on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. While it was soft-launched in February, it has been fully released much to the delight of mobile gamers worldwide. The download size of the game is 1.5GB on both Android and iOS.  In terms of system specs, you’ll need Android 4.3 or higher to play this on your Android device or an iPhone 5s and above for iOS users. For Apple tablets, you’ll require an iPad mini 2 or newer device to be able to run this game. You have to keep in mind though that this game requires a persistent connection to the Internet so be wary when playing the game.

The game features brilliant visuals, better controls, more customization options for the players and the cars that they drive and a whole lot more. Multiplayer functions have also been revamped to provide players with a better experience and players will be given better rewards for competing in multiplayer races.

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PUBG Mobile Update 0.7.0 Out! Includes War Mode

PUBG Mobile just released Update 0.7.0 for Android and iOS which includes the new War Mode. This new update has a download size of 1.6GB on Android and 2.2GB on iOS. The War Mode is PUBG Mobile’s version of a Deathmatch where teams skydive into a small area and try to reach 100 points. Points can be gained by killing opponents which gives you 3 points, killing downed opponents gives you 1 point and saving a teammate gives you 1 point. The game mode also features unlimited respawns so it is all out war.

Another new introduction is the Clan System. Players can now create and customise unique clan icons and earn exclusive rewards by climbing up ranks and completing challenges. They’ve also added the SLR Sniper Rifle along with new weapon grips. Here’s a full list of everything new in the new update.

PUBG Mobile 0.7.0 update patch notes

  • Arcade Mode – War: a new, faster-paced variation of Arcade mode.
  • Added the SLR Sniper Rifle.
  • Added Light Foregrip, Half Foregrip, Thumb Foregrip.
  • Parameters for Vertical Foregrip and Angled Foregrip have been adjusted.
  • Achievements: added many entertaining and challenging long-term objectives. Complete difficult objectives to get titles and outfits.
  • Added titles to the game. Players can select one to display by their name.
  • Clans: players can now create or join Clans, which unlocks Clan insignia, missions, and the Clan Shop.
  • Regions: check out the regional rankings to see who’s the best.
  • First Person Perspective now supported in custom rooms.
  • Chat system: added a team channel for finding teams and added a community system where players can find topics that interest them by tags.
  • Like feature: players can now give one another LIKEs after a match. Number of LIKEs received will be displayed on a player’s profile page.
  • New animations: characters now have different poses on the results screen based on performance. Added new idling animation for female characters.
  • Main menu UI redesign: main UI redesigned for players to enter different modes quicker.
  • Shop UI redesign: simplified shop UI.
  • Multiple crate purchases and batch dismantle: all crates can now be purchased 10 at a time. Extra items in inventory can now be dismantled in batch.
  • Crate Coupons: crates can now be opened by coupons, which are created by combining coupon scraps.
  • Miscellaneous: added new vehicles, helmets, backpack finishes and new character faces.
  • Messages can now be marked as read instantly.
  • Players can see friends recommended by the system.
  • Added more ways to share.
  • Room owners now have access to more room parameters.
  • Friends list has been improved to fix an issue where data errors occurred when having too many friends. Added weapon information to spectator mode.
  • Added an instant refuel button so that vehicles low on fuel can be refueled instantly.
  • Custom controls: sprint button, pick-up list.

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Mobile Games To Check Out: Exploding Kittens

Exploding Kittens is an extremely fun card game that has been turned into an app. While the name does sound quite cruel and evil, it really isn’t. As you’ll soon find out, the true evil was within you all along. Exploding Kittens is Russian Roullete but with cards that are full of adorable cats and sometimes other cute creatures. Your task is to be the last person alive and to do that you might have to screw over your friends more than just a couple of times.

Exploding Kittens’ gameplay is quite simple and takes less than 5 minutes to understand. All the cards have their uses described perfectly so there’s never really any confusion. There’s a draw pile of cards kept face down that every player must draw from at the end of their turn. This draw pile contains multiple Exploding Kitten cards. If you draw that you must defuse it with the help of a Defuse card. If you don’t have a defuse card, say your final rights and prepare to lose. You can still screw with your friends though as you get to choose where to put the Exploding Kitten card that just caused your demise without your friends knowing. If you were lucky enough to have a defuse card, you can defuse it and then place the Exploding Kitten card in your preferred spot so that you can have the tactical advantage. Oh, and the mobile version has a percentage meter that shows the chances of drawing an Exploding Kitten card based on the number of cards left in the draw pile. Don’t depend on it too much though because it can lull you into a false sense of security. In case you’re still confused about how the game works, here’s a video by the creators themselves that explains it.

And that’s how simple the game really is. While it does seem luck based there are strategies that you can employ that maximizes the chance of other players picking up the Exploding Kitten card. I know this because my lovely friends are all strategic Gods and will ruin your life with the right set of cards. Things never really get boring because you can always use new packs to further enhance your “enjoyment” that will later turn wherever you are into a salt mine. Oh, and if your friends are “busy” and they can’t play with you, you can always join a random online lobby and play with strangers while spamming your characters voice options. They’ve also added a new single-player feature so you can play with the CPU to get a hang of the game or to just practice. This game is also cross-platform so you can play with your iPhone friends from your Android device or vice-versa and everybody can have a jolly good time. If you’re winning that is.

Seriously though, this is an extremely fun game that’s great at parties and during any sort of small downtime that can help liven things up and I highly recommend that you check it out and give the game a try.

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Fortnite Android Release Date Teased to be July 24

With PUBG so dominant in the mobile gaming market right now, many people have been wondering when the Fortnite would make its way to Android. We finally have some news but it comes from the most unlikely of sources.


Tencent Mobile is the distributor and developer of PUBG Mobile and their tweet has a Tencent WeGame logo on it which is going to be a store like community platform akin to Steam. The tweet teases us with a calendar that shows the date as 24th July and the text reads “It’s coming”. If Tencent is truly the distributor of this and even the developers for it, they are likely to become one of the biggest names in Mobile Gaming with two of the most popular games under their belt.

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PUBG Mobile Beta Out Now, Includes Unreleased Features

The ever-popular PUBG Mobile now has a beta version specifically available for Android users. While it is a bit unstable and might have bugs in it, it also includes a few new features which may or may not be part of the upcoming version 0.7.0. The beta version which is available here has sadly reached its maximum number of users for now but it does say that space could open up for more users. Fret not though, even if you don’t get to play it we can still help you get hyped up for the official release with information pertaining to what is in this beta.

This beta features a faster version of Arcade mode known as Arcade Mode-War. There’s also a new feature called the “Portable Closet” that lets players change clothes during the match, however, doing so does NOT pause your game. Another in-game feature is the inclusion of a new weapon- the SLR Sniper Rifle. Besides this, there’s a new overhauled main menu design that makes it more accessible and user-friendly. This beta version, however, does not track your progress since you cannot sign-in so keep that in mind if you get into the Beta. Thanks to Android Wear for their report.

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Top 10 Mobile Games You Need To Play: July 2018

July has had some exciting new releases in terms of mobile gaming and while those new games are quite good and interesting, there are a few older games that are still topping the popularity charts. To help you figure out what games you should try playing this month, here’s a handy list of ten mobile games that we feel mobile gamers should try or, come back to play some more.

Pokemon Quest

The Pokémon you know and love have turned into…cubes?! Head out in search of treasure with your cube-shaped Pokémon buddies on Tumblecube Island—a land where everything is a cube! Your goal is to find the awesome goodies said to be hidden on the island ! The Pokémon you know and love from Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue appear in this game.

Westworld

Welcome to Delos. As a Trainee at Westworld, you’ve been granted access to the official Delos Park Training Simulation (DPTS), developed to help you learn all aspects of park operations and Host maintenance. Build and control the park, create and evolve Artificially Intelligent Hosts, and indulge the many human appetites of your Guests. Prove yourself as an employee, and you’ll gain access to the park in ways only Westworld’s creators could have designed.

Total Soccer: Road to Glory

Real Players, Real Ratings based on Real Form! Play with over 2400 players from the world’s best leagues!
Build your ultimate soccer team in Total Soccer! Play tactical cards during games to lead your team to victory while earning promotion and fighting relegation. Open packs of players or purchase them through direct transfers and auctions. Collect, upgrade, and play tactical cards during matches to help your team win!

Dead Island: Survivors

Get ready for the ultimate zombie action RPG experience for smartphones and tablets – based on Deep Silver’s best-selling Dead Island series with over 15 million units sold on PC and console. Collect legendary heroes and ingenious weapons. Build cunning traps and solid barricades. Use spectacular combos and unique special moves. Team up with other survivors and watch each other’s backs. Do whatever you can to keep the ghastly zombie hordes at bay!

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile

100 players parachute onto a remote 8×8 km island for a winner-takes-all showdown. Players have to locate and scavenge their own weapons, vehicles and supplies, and defeat every player in a graphically and tactically rich battleground that forces players into a shrinking play zone. Get ready to land, loot, and do whatever it takes to survive and be the last man standing!

Clash Royale

Collect and upgrade dozens of cards featuring the Clash of Clans troops, spells and defenses you know and love, as well as the Royales: Princes, Knights, Baby Dragons and more. Knock the enemy King and Princesses from their towers to defeat your opponents and win Trophies, Crowns and glory in the Arena. Form a Clan to share cards and build your very own battle community.

Arena of Valor

Master unique and powerful heroes, like Batman, while teaming up with friends. Create the most dominating team the MOBA world has ever seen! DC LOGO, BATMAN and all related characters and elements ©& TM DC Comics.

Ludo King

Ludo King is a cross platform multiplayer game that supports Desktop, Android, iOS and Windows mobile platform at same time. This game also support offline mode, where player can play with Computer or, Local multiplayer (play and pass mode).

Space Pioneer

Lock and load! Explore the galaxy as an intergalactic alien shooter in the newest of rpg adventure games. Discover new planets, chart interstellar worlds and exterminate any aliens that stand in your way with the latest weapons and gear in this new top-down shooter and action RPG by Vivid Games.

Asphalt 9

Asphalt 9: Legends features a top roster of real hypercars for you to drive that is unlike that found in any other game, from renowned car manufacturers like Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and W Motors. You’re free to pick the dream car you need and race across spectacular locations against rival speed machines around the world. Hit the fast track and leave your limits in the dust to become a Legend of the Track!

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Razer Phone coming to India, Confirms CEO

The Razer Phone that released in the United States in November 2017 has finally been confirmed to be coming to India. The CEO of Razer, Mr Min-Liang Tan confirmed on Twitter that they were working on getting the Razer Phone to India during a conversation between Anuj Sharma a current employee of Razer and, Ershad Kaleebullah.

This is big news since there were a lot of people who wanted to get their hands on the Razer Phone but importing it was too much of a hassle for most people, not to mention the lack of any service centres which would also mean the lack of warranty on such an expensive phone. Mobile gaming in India has been rapidly on the rise and even though the Razer Phone might be a bit late, just the introduction into the market and giving people the choice of owning a phone that was specifically designed with mobile gaming in mind is a good step forward and hopefully, is the start of many other Razer products officially coming to India in the near future as well.

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Clash Royale Tournament in India, Mobile Gaming-Enthusiasts Gear Up!

 

Supercell’s renowned – strategy based game (Clash Royale) a top pick for mobile-gaming enthusiasts in the country has always bolstered it’s likingness amongst fans & has remained the fan favourite for a long time now. With an ever expanding roster of cards along with new additions to the game such as Clan wars, Touchdown challenges and many other skill based challenges, enticing the audience without fail.

About the game  

Taking inspirations from its counterpart Clash of Clans the game features almost many of the same troops in Clash Royale in a 1v1 & 2v2 format duels.

 

Players unlock & upgrade dozens of cards, troops, spells and defences as they keep progressing over the competitive ladders over time and more with one goal in mind, to knock the enemy King and Princesses from their towers to defeat their opponents  and win trophies, crowns and glory in the Arena.

Until now we’ve seen players compete from the comfort of their homes, This meta shall now be broken as we have upped the ante and gathered all the top players under one roof where they will compete for bragging rights & big cash prizes.

This action packed series is set to raise the standard of Clash Royale competitions in India & support homegrown talent.

Here are some top achievers in the Clash Royale circuit.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The GamingMonk Clash Royale Tournament happening in Khar Social, Mumbai on the 16th-17th June, will serve as the catalyst to challenge the Clash Royale gamers in India and provide them a platform to showcase their skills, compete for cash prizes and much more.

It’s a unique experience for players, a competitive platform in a social setup.
Join Now – https://www.facebook.com/events/216584185598528/

#Compete #Win #GetRewarded

Upcoming Tournaments – https://beta.gamingmonk.com/ClashRoyale 

OnePlus Launches Asphalt Cup With Gameloft in India

OnePlus has tied up with leading game developers & publishers Gameloft to launch the Asphalt Cup in India where mobile gaming enthusiasts will join each other to come over one single platform & compete for a brimming prize prize pool of Rs. 12 Lacs.

Gamers will play the new Asphalt Airborne 8 & compete in end number of races to climb up the leaderboard for cash prizes & a chance to win the newly launched OnePlus 6.

During each of the four (4) TLEs of the competition, the participants accumulate ranking points which will ultimately determine the leaderboard rankings.

After the end of the cup the top positions will receive the following prizes.

  • Winner – INR 5 Lacs, OnePlus 6 & Bullet Wireless Earphones
  • Runner Up – INR 3 Lacs, OnePlus 6 & Bullet Wireless Earphones
  • 2nd Runner Up – INR 1 Lac, OnePlus 6 & Bullet Wireless Earphone

Along with cash prizes, players will receive in-game credits to redeem. (Approx value – 2 Crores)

“We are extremely delighted to work with OnePlus to deliver an unparalleled gaming experience to their users. This endeavour with OnePlus demonstrates our ability to generate special initiatives in our games with hyper-real graphics providing high engagement for end-users,” said Nitin Goel, Country Manager, Indian-subcontinent, Gameloft

The month long cup starting from 13th June till 8 July is for all the mobile-gaming enthusiasts, divided between 4 TLE’s (Time Limited Events)

  1. 13th – 17th June
  2. 20th – 24th June
  3. 24th June – 1st July
  4. 4th – 8th July

How to Participate?

*Minimum 13 years of Age.

Register Here – http://asphaltcup.in/

1. Download Asphalt 8: Airborne game from your platform store. The game is available on Google Play. App Store and Microsoft Windows.

2. Tap on the events tab in the main menu. Click on ‘OnePlus Asphalt Cup’ Event.

3. Select the ‘OnePlus Asphalt Cup’ and choose your car and booster.

4. Play the race and beat other users. You can play unlimited times to improve your rankings on the leaderboard!

Competition Rules & more can be found here – http://asphaltcup.in/assets/asphalt_cup_tnc.pdf