Mobile Platform RSS Feed | Mobile RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Pokemon GO Trainer Battles To Be Rolled Out In Stages Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:24:25 -0500 QuintLyn

Pokemon GO players have been anxiously waiting for the release of a PvP system -- which Niantic recently promised in the form of Trainer Battles.

Based on what we've been told about the new system so far, it will definitely provide an extra bit of depth to the popular mobile game. But some players are going to have to wait longer than others to experience it.

Today, the Pokemon GO team announced plans to roll the feature out "in stages". The announcement went out over the game's official Twitter account and noted that it's to assure Trainer Battles run correctly before offering the mode to everyone.

The feature will first release to Trainers that have hit level 40. Once the devs are certain it's working correctly, they'll roll it out to more players. Essentially, this is a beta for high-level players. 

Although we don't know exactly when this mode will release into beta, hopefully, its release isn't too far off. 

]]> Cheats And Tricks For The Beginner Player Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:18:16 -0500 Ty Arthur

You know you love those .io time wasters, and there's another one to add to your repertoire when the grocery line just won't budge:

This game is exactly what it sounds like, so to master the mechanics of this iteration of the .io phenomena you need to think of the game as bumper cars, but with fidget spinners.

Rather than avoiding other players like in a normal .io, you can smash into them to knock them out of the game. Once you learn the flow of the movement and master the physics of the edge of the arena, it isn't tough to hit first place in every match.

How To Win Matches Easily In

First and foremost, you win matches of by being the last spinner standing, not by becoming the spinner with the most kills. You don't actually have to knock anyone else out of the arena at all.

Like with that one camper who wins a battle royale match with 0 kills, you can just avoid the other players and make it to the last position. In many matches, this is actually a better strategy than racking up kills, because your spinner's speed is reduced as you grow larger with each kill (although you have more momentum as a larger spinner).

The main advantage to getting kills is in unlock skins, with a full list of unlockables available below.

Knocking Out the Competition

In terms of offense, its better to go in a large circular pattern around the outer edge and try to hit spinners at an angle as they are moving away from you towards the edge so they quickly get knocked out of the arena.

Going into the center at the start of the match isn't worth it, as most spinners will immediately hit each other and get knocked out in a quick frenzy like the cue ball kicking off a game of pool.

In terms of defense, don't crash directly into a spinner going the opposite direction, as you are likely to get thrown out. It's better to follow after other spinners and then dodge out of the way before a collision so they hit another AI player and knock each other out

Whether staying defensive or trying to rack up kills, remember that the area is a bowl, which means the edges curve up so your spinner slow down slightly as you are about to go over. This gives you time to swipe back towards the center of the arena and avoid getting knocked out.

While some skins like the space invader and dragon are limited only to premium members who pay, most of the spinner skins can be unlocked over time either by winning matches, spending gold coins, or getting kills.

Getting skins

These skin unlocks are currently available for the f2p players:

  • Razor Swirl - 25 kills
  • Fire - 75 kills
  • Skull and Bones - 150 kills
  • Nuclear - 250 kills
  • Dollar - 5 wins
  • Euro - 15 wins
  • Fidget - 25 wins
  • Bitcoin - 35 wins
  • Diamond - 50 wins
  • Balloon - 75 wins
  • RGB Circle - reach level 5
  • Shield - reach level 7
  • Atom - reach level 10
  • Medal - reach level 15
  • Moon - reach level 23
  • Blue Circle - play 10 matches
  • Water - play 20 matches
  • Moon - play 25 matches
  • Target - play 30 matches
  • British Pound - play 50 matches
  • Yen - play 70 matches
  • Eye - play 150 matches
  • Heart - 500 gold
  • Black swirl - 750 gold
  • Club - 750 gold
  • Yin and Yang - 1000 gold
  • Pumpkin - 1,500 gold
  • Flags - 2,000 gold
  • Pizza - 2,500 gold
  • Animals - 3,000 gold
  • Web - 3,500 gold
  • Batman - 4,000 gold
  • Cat with eye patch - 10,000 gold

Keep in mind that many of the above skins can be unlocked earlier by voluntarily watching ads.

On that note, while it doesn't have any effect on your strategy or winning the game, there's one final tip we have to mention, as there are some concerning elements to what permissions wants and how the game displays ads.

Deceitful Ads

The game absolutely doesn't need permission to access your camera to function, and some of the ads are deviously setup to look like official terms of service that you have to accept to play. You don't have to agree to them! Just hit "Refuse" instead to skip the ad.

Have any other tips for always winning or racking up kills to unlock new skins? Let us know your best strategy!

Looking for more .io games for standing in line or dealing with unpleasant family dinners? Check out our top 5 .io games here, or see our tips for consistently getting the top score in here.

Fortnite's X-4 Stormwing Plane Locations and Stunts Guide Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:49:50 -0500 William R. Parks

Today marks the beginning of Fortnite's seventh season, and it has brought a bevy of changes and content, including a wintery biome, new challenges, and the game's first ariel vehicle, the X-4 Stormwing Plane.

While this new vehicle may have a lot of fans excited, some may be wondering where to find one and what they can do with it once located.

The X-4 Stormwing Plane can seat up to five players, a pilot and four passengers, and it spawns in specific locations throughout the battle royale's map. While an X-4 will not always appear at every one of these locations, and there are likely to be more possible spawn points, this map (compiled from confirmed locations provided by Heavy and Eurogamer) can act as a guide for those that are looking to make their first Fortnite flight.

  • D3: On the mountain northeast of Pleasant Park
  • F3: By the river south of Lazy Links
  • B5: In the mountains north of Viking Village
  • F5: On the mountain west of Dusty Divot
  • I5: On the mountain by Loney Lodge
  • A8: In the hangers at Frosty Flights
  • B8: In a camp east of Frosty Flights
  • E8: On the mountain north of Happy Hamlet
  • H8: On a hill between Fatal Fields and Paradise Palms

As some players might expect, the new iceberg biome (at the bottom-left of the map) appears to have a high density of new planes, though there are opportunities to nab one throughout the map.

Once an X-4 has been acquired, and the basic controls have been understood, players can move on to performing stunts in their new plane. This includes flying the vessel upside down, by pressing the roll right and roll left inputs simultaneously, as well as the ability to perform an evasive maneuver by quickly pressing a roll button twice.

With the ability to locate an X-4, and some tips on trick flying, players should now be ready to hop in a plane and conquer their next Battle Royale match. Just remember, for those that are manning the plane's machine gun, this mounted weapon can overheat, and prolonged firing should be avoided when possible.

Multiplayer Battles Arrive In Teen Titans GO Figure! Thu, 06 Dec 2018 13:45:13 -0500 QuintLyn

Cartoon Network has released the latest update for its popular mobile game Teen Titans GO Figure! today. The update, titled "Legion of Doom" introduces multiplayer battles to the game, allowing players to compete against each other using "Teeny Titans figures", including DC fan favorites like Lex Luthor and The Riddler.

The new mode features competitive ranking, and those who climb the highest will be rewarded -- with exclusive Teeny Titans figures.

As the title indicates, this particular Teen Titans GO Figure! update also includes content tied directly to the villainous organization known as the Legion of Doom. Players can now visit the famous Hall of Doom.

Other features included in this update are new tournaments, figure repaints, and missions for players to enjoy.

If you're unfamiliar with Teen Titans GO Figure!, the mobile game is a take on the original Teeny Titans game that features the Justice League. It's described as a Pokemon-esque RPG offering a completely digital version of the Amiibo or Skylanders experience.

Teen Titans GO Figure! is avaialble on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets via the App Store, Google Play, or the Amazon Appstore.

Fortnite: How to Complete All the Season 7, Week 1 Challenges Thu, 06 Dec 2018 10:44:21 -0500 William R. Parks

Fortnite's seventh season is now live, and with it comes a slew of new content for fans to sink their teeth into, including snowy peaks, an ariel vehicle, and a brand new creative mode. As always, a new season also means new challenges, and the Season 7, Week 1 challenges are now available.

For players that do not own a Battle Pass, there are three free challenges:

  1. Pickup an item of each rarity [5]
  2. Dance in different forbidden locations [7]
  3. Play matches with at least one elimination (HARD) [5]

The first and third challenges should be easily completed after playing a few matches, however, dancing in the seven forbidden locations will take a bit more work. This type of challenge was first introduced in Fortnite's third season, and it requires that players bust-a-move in front of signs depicting a crossed out dancer. Forbes has shared this handy map to help players find these locations:

While this is the full extent of this week's free challenges, Battle Pass owners will have access to four additional challenges (two of which consist of multiple parts):

  1. Stage 1: Dance on top of a crown of RV's; Stage 2: Dance on top of a Metal Turtle; Stage 3: Dance on top of a Submarine
  2. Deal Headshot Damage to opponents [500]
  3. Stage 1: Search Ammo Boxes in a single match (HARD) [5]; Stage 2: Search Chests in a single match [3]; Stage 3: Search Supply Drops in a single match [1]
  4. Eliminate opponents in different Named Locations (HARD) [5]

Challenges two, three, and four are easy enough, and should be completed through standard play, but the remaining multi-part challenge will require some additoinal effort.

In this challenge, players will need to find the three specified locations (in the order listed) and dance in them. An easy task, but players may be lost attempting to find these locations. Once again, Forbes has shared maps with them indicated:

There is a lot to explore and experience with today's Fortnite update, and plenty of players are certain to be excited about the newly introduced cosmetics. Completing these first week challenges is a great opportunity to get a jump-start on acquiring them.

Celebrate Christmas Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Style Thu, 06 Dec 2018 09:30:59 -0500 QuintLyn

Today, mobile game developer Jam City and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the launch of the Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery holiday event. Now player can celebrate Christmas the way only those in the Wizarding World can, by making sure Hogwarts is appropriately festive.

Starting today, players logging into the game will find a themed tree in each of their respective houses: red for Gryffindor, green for Slytherin, blue for Ravenclaw, and Yellow for Hufflepuff. Players can then help add to the decorations by voting on their favorite tree ornament via the Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts before December 12.

On December 13, the winning ornament will be announced and appear on each of the House Christmas trees. But that's not all. A video demonstrating how to make a real world version of the ornament will also be posted for wizards and Muggles alike. The video will also highlight Hogwarts' holiday decor, and tease a time-limited sidequest featuring the Weasleys.

Fortnite's New Creative Mode Launches Tomorrow Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:12:57 -0500 William R. Parks

While fans have had their eyes on a snowstorm that is making its way to Fortnite, Epic has been hard at work preparing another big addition to launch with Season 7. Beginning tomorrow, Battle Pass owners will have access to Fortnite's newest game mode: Fortnite Creative.

Announced this morning, Fortnite Creative is a sandbox-style experience, a la Minecraft, where players can design and build their own private islands. How exactly players will utilize their constructions is up to them, as Fortnite Creative can function as a map creator, allowing friends to do battle across their custom-built islands, as well as an opportunity to design custom game modes, races, and obstacle courses.

For players that want full building control, Fortnite Creative provides a material gallery that will allow them to build whatever they desire from scratch. However, players that are more interested in quickly building large-scale battlefields and game mode scenarios can simply access Fortnite Creative's prefabricated options to promptly erect full buildings and more.

Everything built in Fortnite Creative will be saved and accessible from session to session, and while the initial features available seem quite robust, Epic has indicated that this is just the beginning:

Fortnite Creative is new and exciting, but not final. We'll be adding many new features and improvements over the next few updates. Like Battle Royale and Save the World, we're committed to making this bigger and better over time.

As mentioned, this new game mode will be available to Battle Pass owners beginning tomorrow, though Epic's announcement indicates that its launch will "be rough." All players will get access to their own private islands on Thursday, December 13.

Only a day after the announcement of Epic's new digital distribution platform, the Epic Games Store, the reveal of Fortnite Creative continues to establish the company as one of the most prolific developers in the industry. With this constant slew of updates and new content, it is understandable that the battle royale juggernaut now has over 200 million registered players, and Epic is showing no signs of slowing down.

For players that are interested to see more of Fortnite Creative prior to launch, Epic has given a number of content creators early access. Videos from these content creators can be found on the company's website.

Fortnite Gets Its First Snowflakes Tue, 04 Dec 2018 14:54:17 -0500 William R. Parks

Over the last month, Fortnite players have been noticing some strange environmental occurrences, and it has lead to much speculation about what the future may hold for the battle royale's map. Specifically, the rumor mill has been turning with the idea that a snowstorm is on its way its way to Fortnite, and today, that speculation has been given legs.

Players that begin a match and load into spawn island, Fortnite's pre-match holding ground, will notice a light snowfall has begun. While it is just a few flakes now, this has the potential to grow into a storm that will overtake the game's map in full — Season 7 is set to begin this Thursday, and more snow is likely to come with it.

This snow-centric speculation began when players discovered what appeared to be a cloud looming south of Flush Factory. Since, it has become apparent that this phenomenon is not, in fact, a cloud, but rather an iceberg floating toward Fortnite's map. On top of the iceberg sits a castle.

What exactly will occur when this mysterious iceberg and castle arrive at the game's main landmass is unknown, however, it appears that it will coincide with the arrival of this brewing snowstorm. It seems that players indeed have a lot to look forward to in Fortnite's next season.

Those that have been playing Epic's shooter sensation for some time will not be strangers to its evolving map. In Season 4, a meteor crashed into the island, leaving craters throughout, and the recent "Fortnitemares" event brought some Halloween-inspired spookiness.

However, the suggestion that a new play area may be added when the iceberg arrives, coupled with the potential for a map-encompassing snowstorm, indicates that Season 7 may bring some of the biggest changes yet.

While players wait for these changes, there is still time to play the recently added Wild West Limited Time Mode. This may not be as exciting as a snow-covered Pleasant Park or Tilted Towers, however, there is still plenty to keep fans engaged until Fortnite is painted white.

Niantic Offers More Details On Pokemon GO's Trainer Battle System Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:56:54 -0500 QuintLyn

Recently, the Pokemon GO team announced via Twitter that players could look forward to a new PvP system "soon". At the time, it was only revealed that the system was on the way, leaving details on what players could expect from it for later.

As it turns out, today is later.

According to a post on, the PvP system features three different leagues: Great League, Ultra League, and Master League. Each has its own limits on the CP of the Pokemon playing in it. It will include changes to the game's existing battle system. While it will keep the "tap" system, players will now be able to use Stardust and Candy to unlock a second Charged Attack. 

In addition, the system is replacing the ability to dodge with a "Protect Shield" that players can use on their Pokemon. These shields are limited, however, so players will need to be well-versed of when to use them.

The system will provide players with a few options for initiating battle, ranging from challenging nearby players to challenging Ultra and Best Friends long distance. Players participating in battles will earn rewards and even eventually earn an Ace Trainer medal.

Cookie Jam Blast Celebrates National Cookie Day with Season of Cookies Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:00:02 -0500 William R. Parks

'Tis the season of uncomfortably cold weather, presents, and, of course, cookies, and today, sweet-toothed individuals across the United States will celebrate with National Cookie Day. So too, fans of Cookie Jam Blast can now join in on the festivities, as the first annual "Season of Cookies" comes to the mobile puzzler.

Cookie Jam Blast is a free-to-play, match-3 puzzle game available for iOS and Android, and the "Season of Cookies" will be an opportunity for a select few to share their favorite recipes with the player base. That is, for the entirety of December, five Cookie Jam Blast players will have their favorite cookies "reimagined" and added as game pieces.

These special game pieces will be introduced every Thursday, and players will be able to access the recipes and learn more about the bakers through Cookie Jam Blast's Facebook page. The first seasonal game piece is a peanut butter cookie from New York-based player, Cindy Dutton. 

"I'm so excited to share my family's favorite cookie featured in my go-to game, for all my fellow players to enjoy," Dutton said about her participation in Cookie Jam Blast's first "Season of Cookies."

National Cookie Day was created by the Blue Chip Cookie Company's Matt Nader in 1987, and, considering that seven billion chocolate chip cookies are eaten every year in the United States, there are certain to be many bakers and cookie eaters celebrating today. Cookie Jam Blast's "Season of Cookies" will make sure that the sugar-fueled jubilation need not end before December is through.

Cookie Jam Blast can be downloaded via the iOS App Store and Google Play.

Solbot: Energy Rush - A Colorful Journey Toward Energy Sustainability Mon, 03 Dec 2018 11:50:36 -0500 Allison M Reilly

In Solbot: Energy Rush, the player is a robot named Solbot who is on a space mission to collect renewable energy for humankind. The player accomplishes this mission by collecting brightly colored orbs in each of the game's 50 levels. Touch the wrong orb, and the player dies and has to restart the level. However, players will find plenty of help along the way in power ups and neat facts about energy sustainability.

Released in July 2018, this mobile game from indie game studio Freakout Games combines easy-to-learn gameplay with bright colors and an honorable mission. Solbot: Energy Rush is an entertaining casual game to play to help pass the time.

Good Difficulty Curve, Great Use of Color

The game's mechanics are simple enough, but can take a little time to get used to. Players move Solbot left or right by tapping on either the left or right side of Solbot. The game doesn't utilize a drag or pull to move the character, which is different but it doesn't affect the quality or difficulty of the game.

By tapping and moving right or left, players make their way through each level collecting the orbs corresponding to Solbot's color. Solbot changes color after each level. In each level, the orbs corresponding to Solbot are also indicated with a gold ring, making them easier to spot.

The difficulty in Solbot: Energy Rush curves nicely, starting simple at first. As levels pass, the arrangement of the orbs become more complex and the player needs to collect more orbs to complete the level. However, every 10 levels, the game introduces a new power up that makes collecting orbs easier, such as the magnet, which pulls all the right colored orbs to Solbot. The power ups appear on the screen among the orbs, and part of the gameplay is collecting the power up without running into any wrong colored orbs.

Facts Need a Little More "Energy"

Freakout Games seeks to increase social awareness of various issues through its games. With Solbot: Energy Rush, various facts about energy sustainability are presented daily along with a free key to resume after a death. I like the facts idea, but the presentation makes it easy to ignore the fact and just claim the free key.

Instead, it would've been cooler to present the facts either as a quiz. For example, instead of just sharing a fact with the free key, the fact could be presented as a multiple choice question. If the player picks the right answer, they receive two free keys. If they get it wrong, then they only receive the one. As a quiz, the player then has to read and interact with the information, which ultimately builds the awareness Freakout Games wants to achieve.

Overall, once players get the hang of the controls, Solbot: Energy Rush is fun game to open up when there's a few minutes to spare. There's enough challenge to keep folks interested, but not so much challenge to feel frustrating.

Chef Wars Journeys Quiz Answers, For a New Gourmet You Sat, 01 Dec 2018 10:09:03 -0500 Ashley Shankle

If I had to describe Chef Wars Journeys, I'd say it's cute and it has a lot of pictures of food. That's it. The end. You can all go home now.

Wait, no: not really. Don't leave yet. 

If you're a bit of a foodie, you'll probably enjoy this game a lot more than someone who isn't discerning or knowledgeable about international cuisine. Actually taking a crack at figuring out the answers is fun if you've had some of the dishes within a category and want to flex those food knowledge muscles.

This guide is pretty simple. All we've got here are the quiz answers. Completing quizzes gives you Fame, which in turn, levels you up. You also get exclusive ingredients for finishing certain quizzes, which you can have your chefs cook up and take on their journeys.

As a slight reminder, a chef has a higher chance of visiting a particular country if all three dishes they take are from that locale. So stock them up right!

The quizzes below are mostly in the same order as you find them in the completed section of the quiz menu. With that in mind, you may have to do some searching below.

Intro Ingredients (Guess the ingredient)

1. Cheese 6. Fish
2. Strawberry 7. Pasta
3. Carrot 8. Onion
4.  Bread 9. Egg
5. Mushroom 10. Garlic


Intro Dishes (Guess the dish)

1. Burger 6. Pancake
2. Fries  7. Taco
3. Spaghetti  8. Ice Cream
4. Steak  9. Doughnut
5. Pizza  10. Popcorn


Veggies (Guess the ingredient)

 1. Potato 6. Lettuce
 2. Tomato 7. Pickle
 3. Corn 8. Avocado
 4. Olive 9. Cucumber
 5. Cabbage 10. Eggplant


Fruits (Guess the ingredient)

 1. Apple 6. Cherry
 2. Banana 7. Coconuts
 3. Blueberry 8. Pears
 4. Orange 9. Raspberry
 5. Lemon 10. Mango


France (Guess the dish)

 1. Onion Soup 6. Crossant
 2. Souffle 7. Escargot
 3. Quiche 8. Steak Tartare
 4. Crepe 9. Profiterole
 5. Ratatouille 10. Mille Feuille


Italy (Guess the dish)

 1. Lasagna  6. Polenta
 2. Minestrone  7. Bruschetta
 3. Tiramisu  8. Cannoli
 4. Risotto  9. Carbonara
 5. Parmigiani  10. Margherita


China (Guess the dish)

 1. Peking Duck  6. Shumai
 2. Spring Rolls  7. Mooncake
 3. Sweet and Sour Pork  8. Beef Chow Fun
 4. Wonton Noodles  9. Fried Rice
 5. Dumpling  10. Mango Pudding


Japan (Guess the dish)

 1. Tempura  6. Ramen
 2. Sushi  7. Teriyaki
 3. Gyoza  8. Omurice
 4. Sukiyaki  9. Donburi
 5. Soba  10. Tonkatsu


Seafood (Guess the ingredient)

 1. Tuna 6. Crab
 2. Salmon  7. Clams
 3. Shrimp  8. Oyster
 4. Lobster  9. Octopus
 5. Squid  10. Anchovy


Spices (Guess the ingredient)

 1. Vanilla  6. Saffron
 2. Cinnamon  7. Nutmeg
 3. Ginger  8. Cloves
 4. Chili  9. Paprika
 5. Anise  10. Cumin


Intro Trivia (Food trivia)

 1. Garlic 6. Oktoberfest
 2. Onion  7. Honey
 3. Beer  8. Olive
 4. Tea  9. Saffron
 5. Olive Oil  10. Cucumber


Herbs (Guess the ingredient)

 1. Mint  6. Thyme
 2. Basil  7. Bay Leaf
 3. Oregano  8. Dill
 4. Rosemary  9. Chives
 5. Parsley  10. Pandan


Mexico (Guess the dish)

 1. Taco  6. Quesadilla
 2. Nacho  7. Guacamole
 3. Enchilada  8. Tamale
 4. Burrito  9. Chili Con Carne
 5. Fajita  10. Ceviche


Nuts and Seeds (Guess the ingredient)

 1. Peanut  6. Pine Nut
 2. Sesame  7. Hazelnut
 3. Cashew  8. Chestnut
 4. Walnut  9. Pistachio
 5. Almond  10. Poppy Seed


Meats (Guess the ingredient)

 1. Chicken  6. Duck
 2. Beef  7. Turkey
 3. Pork  8. Lamb
 4. Bacon  9. Sausage
 5. Ham  10. Blood Sausage


UK (Guess the dish)

 1. Fish and Chips  6. Bangers and Mash
 2. Trifle  7. Banoffee Pie
 3. Roast Beef  8. Pork Pie
 4. Beef Wellington  9. Manchester Tart
 5. English Breakfast  10. Bakewell Tart


Asian Food Culture (Food trivia)

 1. Chopsticks  6. Sake
 2. Rice  7. Fish Sauce
 3. Noodles  8. Vinegar
 4. Nian Gao  9. Koreans
 5. Kimchi  10. Fugu


Spain (Guess the dish)

 1. Churros  6. Polvorones
 2. Paella  7. Arroz A La Cubana
 3. Chicharron  8. Tombet
 4. Gazpacho  9. Puchero
 5. Pisto Manchego  10. Crema Catalana


Thailand (Guess the dish)

 1. Pad Thai  6. Pandan Chicken
 2. Tom Yum  7. Oyster Omelette
 3. Mango Sticky Rice  8. Papaya Sald
 4. Green Curry  9. Thai Fried Rice
 5. Fish Cake  10. Green Mango Salad


Korea (Guess the dish)

 1. Bulgogi  6. Gimbap
 2. Dak Galbi  7. TTeokbokki
 3. Japchae  8. Samgyetang
 4. Naengyeon  9. Pajeon
 5. Bibimbap  10. Patbingsu


For Chocoholics! (Food trivia)

 1. Aztecs  6. Dogs
 2. Blond  7. Easter
 3. Diabetes  8. White
 4. Switzerland  9. Food of the Gods
 5. Belgium  10. Poop


Spices 2 (Guess the ingredients)

 1. Coriander  6. Juniper Berry
 2. Curry  7. Ginseng
 3. Turmeric  8. Five Spice
 4. Capers  9. Sichuan Pepper
 5. Peppercorn  10. Truffle


Starches (Guess the ingredient)

 1. Flour  6. Lentils
 2. Rice  7. Chickpeas
 3. Buckwheat  8. Oats
 4. Tapioca  9. Noodles
 5. Beans  10. Flatbread


Germany (Guess the dish)

 1. Sauerbraten  6. Jagerschnitzel
 2. Black Forest Cherry Cake  7. Kartofelsuppe
 3. Berliner  8. Labkaus
 4. Wurst  9. Kartofellsalat
 5. Sauerkraut  10. Stollen


Greece (Guess the dish)

 1. Gyro  6. Spanakopita
 2. Moussaka  7. Souvlaki
 3. Saganaki  8. Yemesta
 4. Tonosalata  9. Pasteli
 5. Horiatiki Salata  10. Bourdeto


Russia (Guess the dish)

 1. Stroganov  6. Solyanka
 2. Pelmeni  7. Kissel
 3. Olivier Salad  8. Shashlik
 4. Vinegret  9. Coulibiac
 5. Okroshka  10. Syeniki


Austria (Guess the dish)

 1. Apfelstrudel  6. Sachertorte
 2. Wiener Schnitzel  7. Kartoffelpuffer
 3. Kaiserschmarrn  8. Millirahmstrudel
 4. Germknodel  9. Tafelspitz
 5. Linzer Torte  10. Stelze


Switzerland (Guess the dish)

 1. Muesli  6. Fondue Bourguigonne
 2. Chocolate Fondue  7. Raclette
 3. Basler Lackerli  8. Brunsli
 4. Rosti  9. Fondue Neuchateloise
 5. Aplermagronen  10. Apfelkuchlen


Indonesia (Guess the dish)

 1. Ayam Penyet  6. Bakso
 2. Beef Rendang  7. Kue Lapis Legit
 3. Rujak  8. Cendol
 4. Satay  9. Gado Gado
 5. Mi Goreng  10. Tahu Goreng


Malaysia (Guess the dish)

 1. Nasi Lemak  6. Ayam Taugeh
 2. Roti John  7. Sambal Stingray
 3. Tau Sar Piah  8. Maggi Goreng
 4. Curry Mee  9. Ais Kacang
 5. Mee Siam  10. Devil's Curry


Vietnam (Guess the dish)

 1. Pho  6. Bot Chien
 2. Goi cuon  7. Bun Bo Hue
 3. Banh Mi  8. Chao Ga
 4. Bun Cha  9. Banh Cam
 5. Banh Xeo  10. Nem Nuong


Scandanavia (Guess the dish)

 1. Gravlaks  6. Smorgastarta
 2. Pulla  7. Ostkaka
 3. Mammi  8. Ronttonen
 4. Frikadeller  9. Farikal
 5. Inlagd Sill  10. Koldskal


Portugal (Guess the dish)

 1. Pastel de Nata  6. Piripiri Chicken
 2. Caldo Verde  7. Arroz Doce
 3. Arroz de Pato  8. Bolo De Mel
 4. Caldierada  9. Acorda
 5. Bacalhau Com Todos  10. Bola De Berlim


Veggies 2 (Guess the ingredient)

 1. Spinach  6. Long Beans
 2. Fennel  7. Bell Pepper
 3. Squash  8. Turnip
 4. Artichoke  9. Scallion
 5. Beet  10. Celery


Fruits 2 (Guess the ingredient)

 1. Fig  6. Lingonberry
 2. Date  7. Lime
 3. Plum  8. Papaya
 4. Apricot  9. Pineapple
 5. Currant  10. Durian


Singapore (Guess the dish)

 1. Chili Crab 6. Black Pepper Crab
 2. Bak Kut Teh  7. Char Kway Teow
 3. Ban Mian  8. Laksa
 4. Bak Chor Mee  9. Cereal Prawn
 5. Ngo Hiang  10. Kaya Toast


Guess the Origin (Food trivia)

 1. France  6. Britain
 2. Spain  7. Japan
 3. Hungary  8. Greece
 4. Cambodia  9. India
 5. Germany  Ma


Sauces (Guess the ingredient)

 1. Olive Oil  6. Mayonnaise
 2. Soy Sauce  7. Mustard
 3. Fish Sauce  8. Ketchup
 4. Mirin  9. Vinegar
 5. Dashi  10. Worcestershire Sauce


Veggies 3 (Guess the ingredient)

 1. Sweet Potato  6. Tofu
 2. Yam  7. Bean Sprouts
 3. Sauerkraut  8. Bamboo Shoots
 4. Bok Choy  9. Seaweed
 5. Kimchi  10. Banana Blossoms


Guess the Origin 2 (Food trivia)

 1. France  6. Mexico
 2. Czech Republic  7. Greece
 3. Korea  8. Finland
 4. Myanmar  9. Italy
 5. Iran  10. Portugal


Balkans (Guess the dish)

 1. Cevapi  6. Shopska Salata
 2. Sarma  7. Tarator
 3. Mamaliga  8. Krempita
 4. Ciorba  9. Kavarma
 5. Palacinka  10. Tocana


Philippines (Guess the dish)

 1. Adobo  6. Buko Pie
 2. Crispy Pata  7. Bulalo
 3. Halo-halo  8. Tinola
 4. Sinigang  9. Arroz Caldo
 5. Bibingka  10. Sisig


Liquids (Guess the ingredients)

 1. Bechamel  6. Beer
 2. Gravy  7. Cider
 3. Wine  8. Tea
 4. Spirit  9. Sake
 5. Coffee  10. Blood


Most Expensive Foods! (Food trivia)

 1. Iberico De Bellota  6. Saffron
 2. Puffer Fish  7. Yubari Melon
 3. Almas  8. Italy
 4. Moose  9. Civet
 5. Pigs  10. Beer


Eastern Europe (Guess the dish)

 1. Goulash  6. Zapiekanka
 2. Dobos Torta  7. Rigo Jancsi
 3. Bigos  8. Langos
 4. Knish  9. Povitica
 5. Gundel Palacsinta  10. Bryndzove Halusky


Odds and Ends 1 (Guess the ingredients)

 1. Raisin  6. Jackfruit
 2. Feta  7. Chocolate
 3. Lemongrass  8. Blue Cheese
 4. Caviar  9. Tamarind
 5. Eel  10. Caraway


Exotic Cuisines! (Food trivia)

 1. Balut  6. Fish Sperm
 2. Durian  7. Haggis
 3. Casu Marzu  8. Century Egg
 4. Bird's Nest  9. Tarantula
 5. Octopus  10. Wasps


Taiwan (Guess the dish)

 1. Gua Bao  6. Lu Rou Fan
 2. Beef Noodles  7. Baobing
 3. Oa Misua  8. Sun Cake
 4. Pineapple Cake  9. Sheng Jian Bao
 5. Ba Wan  10. Oyster Omelette


Odds and Ends 2 (Guess the ingredient)

 1. Char Siu  6. Scallops
 2. Marrow Bone  7. Lard
 3. Oxtail  8. Red Bean
 4. Snail  9. Fish Cake
 5. Mussels  10. Bread Crumbs


Autumn Dishes (Guess the dish)

 1. Roast Turkey  6. Cabbage Roll
 2. Pumpkin Pie  7. Cassoulet
 3. Pecan Pie  8. Cobbler
 4. Caramel Apple  9. Pumpkin Soup
 5. Mashed Potatoes  10. Apple Pie


Summer Dishes (Guess the dish)

 1. Baobing  6. Insalata Caprese
 2. Blueberry Pie  7. Buttermilk Soup
 3. Parfait  8. Halo-halo
 4. Patbingsu  9. Key Lime Pie
 5. Poke  10. Pina Colada


It Came From... (Food trivia)

 1. Strugeon  6. Avocado
 2. Cochineal Insect  7. Coconut Tree
 3. Pigs and Cattle  8. Sheep
 4. Bees  9. Cabbage
 5. Corn  10. Goat


Tropical Fruits (Food trivia)

 1. Pineapple  6. Acai
 2. Lychee  7. Pomegranate
 3. Rambutan  8. Guava
 4. Passion Fruit  9. Kiwi
 5. Star Fruit  10. Dragon Fruit


Players Get One Final Chance To Capture Certain Legendaries In Pokemon GO Fri, 30 Nov 2018 15:36:48 -0500 QuintLyn

Players who have yet to capture all of the previously available Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon GO will have another opportunity to do so in December.

Today, Niantic announced that players wishing to capture Articuno, Entei, Moltres, Raikou, Suicune, and Zapdos will be able to earn them as rewards when they earn Research Breakthroughs in December. In order to earn Research Breakthroughs, players will be required to complete Field Research tasks.

This is great news for players who missed picking up any of these Pokemon via Research Breakthroughs and raids earlier in the year. For players living in areas with smaller populations, the raids aren't as easily completed, and of course, timing is everything.

For those that have already caught these Pokemon, this likely isn't as big of a deal.  But at least it gives everyone a chance to start out even in the new year. 

Speaking of getting everyone caught up, the devs also announced a "Community Day" event for this weekend. During the entire weekend, players will be able to grab any Community Day Pokemon they might have missed throughout the year.

On another note, the Pokemon GO Twitter account has also been teasing Trainer Battles today, with the final tweet stating that they are "coming soon".

11 Best Hearthstone Cards from Rastakhan's Rumble for Standard Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:53:41 -0500 Sergey_3847

In the 10th Hearthstone expansion, Rastakhan's Rumble, Blizzard went deep into the Warcraft lore and made trolls the focus of their new adventure. This set includes 135 cards, including a new alternative hero card for Hunter.

Rastakhan's Rumble also introduces a new keyword -- Overkill. It triggers every time you deal more damage to an enemy minion than their health pool resulting in an overkill. It's hard to say how successful this mechanic will be at this stage, but you will soon find out after the release of the expansion on December 4th.

Now, after Blizzard revealed the full list of new cards, you can actually see which of them will play the most important roles in the upcoming meta. So here it is, the list of 11 best Hearthstone cards from Rastakhan's Rumble for Standard format.


Odd Paladin has been the most dominant archetype in Hearthstone for the last few months, and it looks like Bloodclaw will only solidify its position.

It is a perfect weapon against other aggressive decks that tend to play cheap minions. This will let you win the early game easily, which is extremely relevant in all Aggro vs. Aggro match-ups.

In case the battlecry seems a bit too much for you, then just include one or two cheap healing spells in your deck to mitigate the effect. But aggressive decks rarely need any healing, as they usually win by turn five anyway.

Spirit of the Rhino

Rush Warrior has now become a tad more powerful. This is one of the two best Spirit cards from Rastakhan's Rumble and it's really looking to be highly played in this meta.

First of all, it works with both Dr. Boom and Boomship cards that give Rush to your minions. This means that protecting Spirit of the Rhino will be an integral part of your gameplan.

Secondly, it's really cheap for only one mana. This can be played alongside other Rush cards in the early stages of a match-up. Lastly, it's a rare card, which means that you can put two copies of it in your deck in case you lose one.

Revenge of the Wild

This Hunter spell is arguably the most OP card in the entire Rastakhan's Rumble expansion. Just look at the cost and the effect! It will be an auto-include in any Beast Hunter deck or any other Hunter archetype that utilizes a decent number of beasts.

Revenge of the Wild offers a number of opportunities. For example, try out a particularly cool combo with Houndmaster Shaw that will give all those returning beasts Rush. Alternatively, you could play Tundra Rhino and give your beasts Charge for a potential OTK.

If you like playing with big beasts than summoning back two Savanna Highmane wouldn't look bad either. But it really doesn't matter what you do with it, as Revenge of the Wild will always be an exceptional Hunter spell.

Spirit of the Shark

Veteran Hearthstone players know how valuable this type of effect can be, as has already been proven by one of the oldies, such as Brann Bronzebeard. But Brann only triggered battlecries twice, while Spirit of the Shark also triggers Rogue combos, which is a very welcome addition.

Just imagine triggering Edwin van Cleef twice or Fungalmancer that will give adjacent minions +4/+4. The possibilities are endless! But of course, it's a bit expensive for four mana and will likely require a number of protective measures.

Mass Hysteria

Here Priest gets another exciting AoE that may well be the best one yet. Think of it as a massive Supercollider that forces not one but all minions attack each other. If any minion dies during the process it obviously cannot attack anymore.

Also, this card doesn't require you to have any minions on board, since enemy minions will just kill each other. It's a great way to remove an entire board of small aggressive minions that just wouldn't let you survive long enough to cast Psychic Scream.

Evidently, Control Priest players will want to have two copies of this spell alongside Psychic Scream, which can now be reduced to one copy instead.

Master's Call

Beast Hunter archetype is being pushed aggressively by Blizzard. First, it was Revenge of the Wild, and now this spell, which potentially draws you three cards for three mana. Mage is so jealous right now!

It synergizes with Dire Frenzy that puts additional three beasts in your deck and may even put six, if you run two copies of it. These days there are so many cool beasts that making this card work wouldn't be a problem.

The only drawback is that you can somehow expect to discover Houndmaster Shaw, which will mitigate the entire plan as he's not a beast, or you could simply exclude him from the deck.


The first card that comes to mind when you look at Zentimo is Hex, and then you truly realize just how much power is hidden behind this tiny legendary minion. But removal is not the only good option for Zentimo.

Consider such cards like Rockbiter Weapon and Windfury, or even Unstable Evolution. If you have several minions on board, you can really push things forward with Zentimo. And to be honest, you don't even need minions, a few basic totems would be enough.

In any case, Zentimo is a powerhouse of a card that will deliver many amazing moments during this meta.

Mojomaster Zihi

Today you can see a whole variety of decks in Hearthstone that strongly rely on 10-mana combos, such as Malygos Druid or Mecha'thun Warlock. These decks were undeniably very powerful... up to this point.

Mojomaster Zihi has already been labeled by the HS community as the "Combo Breaker." Usually, you can see when OTK players set up their combos, and that's when you play Mojomaster Zihi and utterly ruin their plan.

They may have another chance five turns later, but if you play Zihi in Rogue, you can repeat the process again and again until your opponents give up any hope at winning.

Jan'alai, the Dragonhawk

Blizzard just can't forget Ragnaros the Firelord, a seminal legendary minion from the classic set. He returned once during the Warrior quest as a hero power that dealt 8 damage to a random enemy, and now you can cast him back in Mage.

Odd Mage archetype will be especially happy to play Jan'alai, as your hero power will deal two points of damage instead of one, which can potentially lead to Ragnaros being summoned as soon as turn six, if you still hold a coin.

If you thought that Spiteful Summoner is not enough for your deck, then be sure to craft Jan'alai and get rewarded instantly.

Da Undatakah

Da Undatakah is one of those cards that is a bit too susceptible to Silence effects, but if you manage to dodge it, then it can really intimidate your opponents.

Hunter once again can take advantage of this minion in combination with Play Dead. Too bad it doesn't have a beast type, otherwise it would've been an auto-include in contemporary Beast Hunter archetype. But it will still see a lot of play regardless.

Another great value is by playing it in Taunt Druid and bring back all those taunts over again after Hadronox dies. But this is only a mere droplet of the actual combos available to Da Undatakah.


The tradition of bringing alternative hero cards is still alive in Hearthstone. Zul'jin is the latest addition to the game's roster, and it's the second alternative hero card for Hunter after Deathstalker Rexxar, which still sees a lot of play.

His hero power is Berserker Throw that deals 2 damage to any target, which is an improved basic Hunter hero power. His battlecry effect is especially strong and resembles that of Yogg-Saron.

Zul'jin would be an excellent addition to any Spell Hunter deck alongside Deathstalker Rexxar, but only time will tell which of the two heroes is here to stay.


These were the best cards for Standard format in the Rastakhan's Rumble expansion, and be sure to check other Hearthstone card lists here at GameSkinny:

Fortnite's Patch 6.31 Brings High Rarity Pump Shotguns and More Tue, 27 Nov 2018 12:05:51 -0500 William R. Parks

As Fortnite's popularity continues to sky-rocket, and with recent reports putting the player-base at over 200 million, Epic Games is keeping fans invested through frequent updates packed with new weapons and ways to play. Today's patch is no exception, and v6.31 brings Epic and Legendary Pump Shotguns and a new Limited Time Mode to the battle-royale sensation.

As one might expect, Epic and Legendary Pump Shotguns are upgraded variants of their Uncommon and Rare counterparts. Both have the potential to perform one-shot kills, and the Legendary Pump Shotgun is capable of such a feat against a fully shielded opponent. They are available from floor loot, chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines.

However, these higher rarity variants are not the only things for lovers of Fortnite's close-range gunplay to be excited about in this update. As per the patch notes, Uncommon and Rare Pump Shotguns have also received an increase to their maximum damage, and all shotguns will now apply three pellets worth of damage even if only one or two connect.

Additionally, this new update introduces a new Limited Time Mode, pitting teams against one another to see who is the first to rack up 100 kills. It also features new content for Save the World, Fortnite's PvE mode, and a slew of other small gameplay changes and bug fixes.

Shotguns have long been a divisive topic in the Fortnite community. At release, many players felt they were simply too powerful until a patch in June decreased shotgun damage output significantly. With this new update, it is clear that Epic is still not satisfied with where the high-power close-range weapon sits relative to the other artillery available.

While it seems unlikely that many hope that today's patch will return shotguns to their launch power levels, weapon changes always provide exciting opportunities for players to rediscover and reconsider their battle-royale tactics. The success that has befallen Fortnite is due, in no small part, to Epic's willingness to continually make these types of adjustments. Update 6.31 is just another such example.

Full patch notes for today's update are available at Epic Game's website.

Eternity Legends Beginner’s Guide: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies to Unleash the Powers of the Gods Mon, 26 Nov 2018 17:27:52 -0500 jdaugherty

Following a logical, and technological, evolution from previous DIVMOB titles Heroes Reborn and Heroes Infinity, Eternity Legends offers players fast-paced fighting, creative crafting, and strategic bonuses through eclectic modes and quests.

Players build teams of legendary giants to fight arena-style in an alien world infested with colossal monsters and their hoards of minions. You’ll need all the gear, loot, and allies you can get to take out super bosses while hunting for the materials to unleash each heroes' ultimate powers.

Here are some tips and tricks to help you build a formidable team while keeping your bag full of goods to always ensure your upgrades stay up to date.

A Quick Tour of Eternity

The universe of Eternity Legends is vast, offering several additional sub-modes to the normal adventure: Elite, Idle, Heroes Hunt, Super Boss, Stargate, and Skyscraper. 

Super Boss, Stargate, and Skyscraper will open up after completing Act 15 of Adventure mode.

Elite mode is accessible after beating your first Super Boss, while Hard mode is unlocked only after clearing 100 acts of the campaign. You’ll have the option to join a guild and reap the rewards after Act 30.

Menus and Lists Will Guide You Through Eternity

There are a lot of materials needed to succeed and Eternity Legends has plenty of lists handy to keep you on track.

You can easily check where materials can be obtained from the home screen on the left side by tapping the arrow icon and then the notebook icon. From there you can check the full list of the game’s items, heroes, and gear.

When you select a hero or piece of gear, you can also select a source to see the exact locations of the materials needed to obtain it.

You can also learn more about items and their applications from this menu. Some items, such as Gold Stones, can be exchanged for coins. When in doubt, check this menu out.

Gearing & Tiering Up

Increasingly powerful armies of monsters and high-ranking Super Bosses will try to stop your progress through each world. Without the right gear, these powerful enemies can take out your team before you can pray to Zeus.

Eternity Legends offers 50 unique pieces of gear, but they are not all created equal. Once you start to get your hands on some 3-star or higher equipment, you should start feeding lower-tiered equipment to your best items. No exceptions -- just do it.

Get Crafty With Crafting

You can start crafting your own equipment once you delve into Stargate mode, which grants crafting materials.

Under the right arrow menu, tap craft -> select a gear. From there you can check the exact source of the material needed to craft each item by selecting the gear and then tapping each item individually.

Take these menus as a hint that stumbling upon the necessary items isn't likely. It's important to focus on one gear at a time and farm the needed resources methodically. 

Like items are scattered across modes, some items are found in shops that only accept certain currencies.

Rare items, like Galactic Rubies, can only be found in the Arena or Guild War Shop, which have their own respective coins collected in each mode. This makes participation in one or both of these modes important if you want to fast track to Rank 4 and up gear. 

Upgrades Fit for Gods

Upgrade heroes regularly. Once you max out their levels, you can rank up to increase their overall stats. Tiering up can be done within each rank to exponentially increase battle stats.

While you have to level up to rank up, it won’t matter if you don’t have the right materials. Check the additional requirements by tapping on a team member in the heroes menu.

In addition to max levels, ranking up requires materials and hero fragments. Refer to these lists often to guide where you should be focusing your energy.

Pro Tips and Strategies

Farming Materials

A few of the materials tied to each mode were mentioned above, but here is a break down of what drops you get in each mode:

  • Elite -- Rich rewards like Hero Fragments and high-rank gears
  • Arena -- Earn rewards while you aren’t active and increase your rank. You can add up to 5 heroes in the arena team who fight against other players, even when you’re offline; gives varying items
  • Idle -- Automated play
  • Heroes Hunt -- Miscellaneous rewards such as coins, passes, and potions
  • Stargate -- Crafting material required in creating high-rank gears and heroes
  • Skyscraper -- Gems, gacha tickets, gold, and more
  • Super Boss -- Gems, gacha tickets, gold, and more

Another easy way to gather materials in bulk is to repeat levels. Using auto pass tickets here can save you time while filling up your inventory fast.

If you have time, always try to visit the "Random Store" at least every 24 hours. Tap the left tab on the home screen and open the shopping cart icon to see what goods are available. The inventory is full of rare goods and heroes that change daily.

The items are exchanged for a reasonable amount of gems or gold (anywhere from 10-100 gems or 15-50k gold coins). Options open up as you level up. Get them while they’re there!

Grinding for Gems and Gold

Eternity Legends isn’t that generous with gold, so upgrading skills in a strategic and balanced way is key. Make sure your teammates remain at a comparable skill level to your main hero so they can match up in battle.

Tiering and ranking up start at 10k and 20k respectively, not including the raw materials needed. As your hero list grows, you’ll want a lot of gold reserved for hero upgrades. This may mean you want to keep your team small for a while as you begin to hoard resources.

There are a few ways to keep your bank full. After Act 30, make sure to join a guild and see where you can contribute to team missions. Before then, you can participate in hunts at the club (three at a time, 10 a day) to earn passive coins and items.

Be on the lookout for daily rewards that increase each consecutive day you collect and the Star Code draws. These are the four places you need to go when you log on and be continuously returning to the home screen to collect rewards as they’re available in order to turn the timer on new rewards. 

Troves of bonus items and gold can also be earned through quests that are broken up by daily, weekly, monthly, challenges, and achievements. Orient your gameplay around completing these tasks.

Quests can often be completed simultaneously and have overlap (spending 500 gems is an achievement quest, which counts towards the monthly quest to spend 1000 gems, making these tasks easy targets.)

Battle Strategy

While much of Eternity Legends glory lies in its classic hack 'n slash style, planning the timing of your moves and summons pays off.

As a general rule, wait to summon team members until a larger group of enemies or a boss shows up. Once they appear, they’ll only be active for 15 seconds and will take another 15 to regenerate so only summon after all enemies have loaded and started advancing on you. Waiting for hoards, large, and aerial enemies will be the most effective and efficient strategy.

In addition to your automated sidekicks, you'll use mana for your hero skills. Your three available skills are high damage specials that cannot be used back to back, taking 30 seconds to come off cooldown.

Back enemies against the walls that divide the arena it shouldn’t be hard to take care of the first few rounds of enemies solo in every act with persistent hits or using a single skill. 

Luring groups of enemies into clusters is a good strategy for double-digit combos. Each combo adds XP to your stats. It pays to stack and AoE grind.

This approach to fighting will save you HP while keeping your reinforcements on reserve. It's when the mini and world bosses show up that you’ll want back up.

Team Building

With 15 heroes to assist you, there are several strategic combinations to building a powerful and complementary team.

Pursue heroes that will keep your team balanced. Since your hero is a typical DPS, try to pair someone nimble on the offensive like Cupid or someone with a lot of defense, such as Thor.

Currently, Hermes and Freya are the only support characters on the roster. It's recommended to focus on one of these based on what you want to do with your team. Don't split those tiering and ranking resources between them! It's just too expensive to focus on both when you need the damage or utility of other heroes.

While XP is the key to leveling-up, using Potions is a great way to fast track so you can max out and increase your rank as they instantly apply a chunk of XP to the applied hero. You can use them within the hero menu.


Eternity Legends is all about grinding, collecting, upgrading and repeating. Hopefully, these tips help keep the game satisfying as you complete each task (while avoiding that paywall).

If you can master the skills of persistence and vigilance, and pick up a few formidable celestial allies, you’ll quickly be on a legendary path to immortality.

Elsu Hero Guide: How to Use Arena of Valor's New Character Mon, 26 Nov 2018 10:58:36 -0500 Oscar Gonzalez

Arena of Valor's newest character, Elsu, is a sneaky sniper. Compared to the game's other characters, he's something different. And depending on your playstyle, that can be either an advantage or a disadvantage. 

He has a few tricks up his sleeves that potentially make him a potentially big-hitter, but players need to use Elsu the right way if they want to get the most out of him.

This guide will help break down the Elsu and provide some guidance on how to make the most of him in Arena of Valor.

A Marksman of a Different Color

Unlike the rest of the marksman characters in Arena of Valor, Elsu actually provides an interesting support ability with Sentinel. When used, this ability will deploy a device that will buff Elsu's attack, but more importantly, it will provide vision on the map. This means a team can finally see if enemies are hiding in the brush.

The best layout for Elsu's Sentinels is as follows: 

  1. A strategic jungle position to help the team find enemies
  2. Near Elsu to gain buffs
  3. Near Elsu to do extra damage to nearby enemies


Another ability to make use of is Elsu's Snipe ability. Using the ability will zoom out on the map allowing players to get a view of what's happening in a sizeable area.

Snipe will deal heavy damage and should be used to chase down injured enemies. It will take some practice to get the targeting right, but with proper timing, opponents will find it hard to escape a battle.

Stay in the brush or use Elsu's passive cloak ability, Stalk, to hide the targeting laser for the ability.

Elsu's ultimate, Disengage, is different than most marksman ultimates in that it's not key to his damage dealing. The ability is actually an escape move. When used, it will throw Elsu back a nice distance allowing him to escape.

It can still do heavy damage, but Disengage should be saved for when you need to get the hell out of a fight.

What Items Should You Buy for Elsu?

Fenrir's Tooth – Arguably the most important item for Elsu is Fenrir's Tooth. Some players have even gone so far as to purchase multiples in order to stack damage. Since Elsu's normal attacks get progressively stronger and Snipe is a slow, but powerful attack, it's important to increase damage output rather than speed.

Muramasa – While this item will not provide the big damage numbers of Fenrir's Tooth, it has a passive of 45% armor piercing, which stacks with the armor piercing buff from the Sentinel. Its 10% cooldown speed will also help with having a Snipe ready to go and a Disengage when needing to escape.

The Beast – Having a life-stealing item is always helpful for a marksman. Combine the 25% life steal and the 100 extra damage, and Elsu will hit hard and heal fast.

War Boots – Elsu's normal attacks pack a punch, but thanks to Stalk, they will slow down between attacks. To counter this, having War Boots with 25% attack speed will keep those attacks coming.

For the last two slots, players should decide on whether they want to focus on damage or survivability, but make sure to ignore items with an additional critical chance as Elsu's normal attack will not crit due to Stalk.

Which Lane Should Elsu Be in? 

The real battle Elsu's players will have to face when choosing the character is how to explain to the rest of the team what the character can do. The new marksman works best in either the mid lane or as a jungler, and some may not understand why.

In the mid lane, Elsu can clear the lane fast, as well as do big damage to weak magic users from a distance. His Sentinels can also counter the junglers on the opposing teams. He can also help top or bottom lane without having to travel the entire distance.

As a jungler, Elsu's big advantage is his movement speed and long-distance attack. Stalk will camo him and increase movement speed, making him move quickly to any lane in order to gank. Once in the brush, he'll be able to use Snipe without the enemies noticing it until its too late.

Whatever lane you decide to use, remember that Elsu is horrible up close and by himself. Players should not stand their ground when the other team is charging. Get way back behind the rest of the team and do some big damage from there.

That's all you need to know about Arena of Valor's newest character, Elsu. Hopefully, these tips will better help you use the marksman to gank the competition. 

The Wild West Comes to Fortnite in New Update, Dynamite Already Disabled Tue, 20 Nov 2018 11:36:04 -0500 William R. Parks

A new Limited Time Mode has just been added to Epic Games' colossal battle royale, Fortnite, and it is transporting players back to the Wild West.

"Use weapons from frontier times in this Limited Time Mode to earn a Victory Royale!" Epic's patch notes state.

This restricted set of "frontier" weaponry includes hunting rifles, pump shotguns, double barrel, shotguns, six shooters, and miniguns. Additionally, supply drops can contain epic six shooters as well as legendary double barrel shotguns and miniguns.

Also with this Limited Time Mode comes an exciting new weapon, dynamite. Details are as follows:

  • Uncommon rarity, found in stacks of 3.
  • Available from floor loot, chests, Vending Machines, Supply Llamas, and Supply Drops.
  • 70 damage to players and 800 damage to structures.
  • Explosion is in the shape of a flat cylinder (1600 units in diameter and 384 units in height.)
  • Initiating a throw will start a 5-second fuse that can't be canceled.
  • Throw range is shorter than standard Grenades.

However, within an hour of the new weapon's release, reported client crashes have forced Epic to disable dynamite for the time being.

"We'll update you once we have more information," a Tweet from the official Fortnite account reads.

Additionally, Content Update 6.30 brings a new weapon to "Save the World," Fortnite's PvE mode.

Available via the Weekly Store (from Wednesday, November 21 at 7 p.m. EDT to Wednesday, November 28 at 7 p.m. EDT) the Ghost Pistol is a "slow firing pistol that shoots ghostly projectiles that pass through walls and enemies."

Limited Time Modes are a great way to give fans a new way to play their favorite shooter, and this event's thematic approach is a wonderful implementation. Here's hoping that Epic can resolve the dynamite issue and get these desperadoes and outlaws back to blowing each other to smithereens in short order.

For full details on today's update, patch notes are available on Epic Games' website.

How to Make Money in Old-School Runescape Sun, 18 Nov 2018 15:13:59 -0500 Oscar Gonzalez

For mobile gamers who want a nostalgic MMO experience, the recently released Old School RuneScape developed by Jagex. Like with any MMORPG, money is vital to make it through the early levels of the game.

Before diving into this guide, there are a few things new players should be aware of. This guide is made for free-to-players, which means having less access to skills, quests and other content available to those who pay for a subscription.

Along with less content due to using a free account, Jagex limited access to the Grand Exchange, a marketplace that is the source of making money for most of these methods. Free players will need to have their account active for 24 hours or receive seven quest points (that players receive after completing tasks given by NPCs) in order to access the Grand Exchange.

One last thing to note is that some resources will be crowded with gold farmers, causing competition resulting in less or slower gains overall.

Let's go chopping!


It just doesn't get as easy as chopping wood.

After completing the tutorial head to the Grand Exchange, which is north of Lumbridge, in the northwest of the city of Varrock. At the Grand Exchange, purchase an iron axe for approximately 25 gold or keep your bronze axe from the tutorial. Then head anywhere and get to chopping.

Each log can sell for 50 gold, but what's important is to level up the Woodcutting level. Cutting down trees will net some experience points for the skill and as you level up, more axes and different types of trees become available.

Getting to level 15 allows players to use the Mithril axe that lets you chop faster and cut down oak trees. Chopping down an oak tree will result in more than one log that can help make even more money. At level 41, the rune axe becomes available, which is the fastest axe available. Keep chopping and keep selling in order to get the gold rolling in. 

A mine is a terrible thing to waste

Like Woodcutting, Mining is another skill available at low levels that can produce a lot of gold without any danger.

South of Varrock is a mine where players can develop their Mining skill. Like Woodcutting, keep improving your pickaxe and continue to level up. The goal is to reach level 15 when iron ore become available to mine. Each iron ore sells for approximately 138 gold and can translate into big money.


Mooooo-ve in for the kill

If you want to satisfy your bloodlust in Old School RuneScape then this is the tactic for you. Cows are only level two and do a minimal amount of damage. They are also just north of where you start in Lumbridge. Each cow you kill will drop a cowhide.

Take a nice stack of a couple hundred cowhides to Al Kharid, which is east of Lumbridge and can be reached by paying a gate toll or complete the Prince Ali rescue quest. Find Ellis the tanner, and turn those cowhides into hard leather for just three gold each.

Hard leather can then sell for approximately 138 gold.

Start flipping out

A tradition of any MMORPG with a marketplace is flipping items, which is buying an item for one price and then selling it at the Grand Exchange for a higher price.

There are online databases showing the current prices in Old School RuneScape such as GE Tracker. To make money on flipping requires a little bit of homework, some money to start off with, and a bit of trial and error. Once you find the right items, gold will flow in.

There are other ways to make gold, but these methods have little risk and are not a huge timesink. These are the perfect gold making methods for newcomers to OSRS.

A Quick And Easy Guide To Team Building In Power Rangers All-Stars Sun, 18 Nov 2018 10:39:52 -0500 QuintLyn

Recently, Power Rangers fans got an all new entry into the franchise in the form of Power Rangers All-Stars, a mobile RPG designed by Nexon for Android devicesAll-Stars sends players on an adventure across several dimensions where they recruit Rangers from multiple universes and use them to build their own unique Power Ranger team.

Of course -- as is the case with all mobile team-building RPGs -- not all of the Rangers are available right off the bat. You're going to have to work for them.  And to get them all, you're in for a lot of work. Currently there are 51 Rangers from 10 different series to collect.

Considering the vast amount of Power Rangers TV series, this means Nexon will be able to keep adding Rangers for a long time. The current list includes:

  • Mighty Morphin'
  • Wild Force
  • S.P.D
  • Mystic Force
  • Operation Overdrive
  • RPM
  • Samurai
  • Megaforce
  • Super Megaforce
  • Dino Charge


Rangers are collected mostly by acquiring pieces needed to unlock them. This is done through general game-play as well as via daily rewards and other activities. In some cases you'll actually unlock a Ranger via the daily reward without having to collect pieces for them. (And, of course, there's always the option to just buy them.)

Once you obtain enough Rangers, the next thing to do is start building out your teams. I say teams, because the game allows you to build and save three of them. Don't worry, if you find a need to, you can edit any of these teams later.

Now, it might seem like common sense to build your Ranger teams based on their individual series, but it's not as simple as that. Although, you will need to collect five members of each series to be able to summon their Megazord.

You'll complete your first team and subsequently earn your first Megazord by completing your the guided missions. Acquiring the rest of the Megazords will be more of a challenge.

That said, aside from collecting the Megazords, DO NOT get hung up on the series the Rangers come from.

So, what do you need to pay attention to when building your teams?

There are four important factors to look at: their colors, their class(es), their quality, and their power level.


Similar to other team building games, Power Rangers All-Stars has a rock-paper-scissors element system that determines who will deal (or take) more damage.

Before entering a mission, the info screen will display not only what monsters will be encountered there, but also what color they are. The color is indicated with a small dot by their name. Paying attention to this makes it easy to swap team members before entering the mission if you find it necessary.

Of course, this won't be something you'll be able to do right off the bat. But don't worry. When the game starts out, you have access to one Red and one Blue and most of the monsters you encounter will be Yellow -- which is weak to Red.

Because of this mechanic, I'd suggest using two of your team slots to create your "dream teams" and leaving the third a bit more fluid, swapping members out as needed.

And yes. You can have multiple rangers of the same color on a team. Although it would be a bit foolish to build an all Red team that can't heal.


When it comes to classes, Power Rangers All-Stars does, in fact, have melee and ranged DPS as well as healers and tanks. These classes are:

  • Guardian: a tank class, typically melee
  • Striker: pure DPS, can be ranged or melee
  • Energizer: the healer/DPS class, generally ranged (and yes, mostly made up of Pink or White Rangers)

The important thing to pay attention to here is which are melee, which are ranged, and which ones can heal.

Ideally, when  you've acquired enough Rangers you'll want to make sure your team has at least one healer. Try to build the team with three ranged and two melee members, since at least one of the ranged will likely be doing more healing than anything else.

Also, note you can increase your team size to six by borrowing a Ranger from a friend. This means that if you feel you're a bit lacking in one of the class areas, you can give them a little boost. Or, you can just pick the most powerful Ranger available on your friend's list at the time.

Which brings us to...

Power Level

You'll notice, when creating your team, that there's a number behind them. That number increases when each team member is added, indicating the total strength of the team. This number can be raised in a couple of ways: by using the Ranger pieces to upgrade rangers you own or by acquiring higher quality Rangers.

As noted above, Ranger pieces are used for obtaining Rangers. But, once you have the Ranger in question, they can be used to upgrade them, increasing both their power level and general stats: attack, health, movement speed, etc.

You'll also pick up items via daily rewards and other activities that  you can dump into your Rangers in order to give them a boost.

So, what about Quality?

Yes, I did mention quality earlier. All the Rangers have a certain number of stars next to them -- ranging one to three. (There's actually room for six stars, but none of the current Rangers go that high.) Most fans of mobile building games will know that collecting characters with more stars is either generally difficult or requires some money be spent.

Remember to pay attention

So, while it would be easier to just have higher-quality Rangers right off the bat, your best bet is going to be upgrading them as you go. Of course, this means you'll have to keep an eye on what upgrading your Rangers does to your team as you go along. Pay attention to the stats you start with and how they change, and be careful not to give all your attention to just certain classes.

Also, pay very close attention to what kind of mobs the game is throwing at you as you climb higher in the levels. Don't be rigid, but instead be willing to adapt.

If you're anything like me, this is probably the best advice anyone can give. I tend to get attached to specific characters and it's often difficult for me to be willing to switch to something else. But, as we all know, adapting is the only real way to succeed when playing team-building games.

And there we have it.

This is everything you need to know to build successful teams in Power Rangers All-Stars. Luckily for all of us, it's not that difficult and just requires observation and a willingness to be flexible in order to create the best team for any given job.

So, good luck and have fun!