News | Warframe releases tomorrow on iOS

Starting tomorrow, the free-to-play third-person multiplayer shooter Warframe will be playable on iOS.

Digital Extremes has announced this. A few weeks ago, cross-play and cross-saves were already added to the game, and this is logically also available in the iOS version of the game. According to the developer, players can expect “the same comprehensive, high-quality experience” on Apple devices as on PC and consoles.

Warframe has been available to play for free on PC, PlayStation and Xbox consoles and Nintendo Switch for some time now, but iOS will be added tomorrow. The game has been playable since 2013 and has gathered a large group of fans over the years.

News | Hitman: Blood Money Reprisal releases on mobile on November 30

Hitman: Blood Money Reprisal will be available on November 30 for iOS and Android.

Feral Interactive has announced this. The game was already unveiled earlier this year. A version for the Nintendo Switch was also announced at the time, but it won’t be released until sometime this winter.

Hitman: Blood Money was released in 2006 on PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox and is seen as one of the better parts in the series. As in the other Hitman games, players are sent out as Agent 47 to kill various targets. This can be done in various ways. This means that people have various weapons at their disposal and can disguise themselves.

According to the makers, the new version of the game should significantly overhaul the game. There are various improvements, including a so-called Instinct mode, a new minimap and gameplay elements from later parts.

News | Avatar Generations now available on iOS and Android

Avatar Generations has come out on smartphones. Crystal Dynamics Eidos Entertainment released a new trailer for the game.

The game can be downloaded for free from the App Store and Google Play Store. Avatar Generations was announced last summer and already had a ‘soft launch’ in a few countries, but now the game is available everywhere.

The free-to-play game follows the gang consisting of Aang, Sokka, Katara, Suki, Toph, Zuko, Momo and Appa and their adventures from the animated series. Players can expect familiar locations and events from the series in an open game world. Future updates should also include characters and storylines from Avatar: The Legend of Korra.

Avatar Generations has in-app purchases. With those purchases, players can customize their experience with (cosmetic) items.

News | The Steam mobile app has been revamped

The Steam app for smartphones has been revamped. For example, it is now possible to download games from a distance.

The Steam Mobile App came out over a decade ago and felt quite old-fashioned to many users. Valve therefore thought it was time to overhaul the app.

If you now want to log in to Steam on a PC, for example, you no longer need to send in a verification code. It is now possible to scan a QR code on the login page with mobile, so that you are automatically logged in.

Furthermore, just like on the PC version of Steam, all kinds of account details can be adjusted and you can determine what kind of notifications they get on their mobile. Multiple accounts are also supported.

The entire app has been given a new look, which makes it easier to scroll through the game collection of players, among other things. Furthermore, Steam games can be downloaded to PC from a distance – as long as the PC in question is turned on, of course.

News | Friend requests can now be sent via Switch Online app

Users can now send friend requests via the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app.

Previously this was only possible via the Nintendo Switch itself, but now it is also possible via the smartphone app. Players can also share their unique friend code via a qr code or url. It is not possible to accept the friend request via the app; that still has to be done via the Switch itself.

Furthermore, people using the app on iPhone need at least iOS 14.0 to use it. People with iOS 13 or earlier will no longer be able to use the app.

News | iOS 16 adds support for Switch Joy-Cons and Pro Controllers

With the upcoming iOS 16, people can connect their Joy-Cons or Switch Pro Controllers to their iOS devices.

Apple recently announced iOS 16 and made the beta of the operating system available to developers. The Verge reports that developer Riley Testut learned that the Switch Pro Controllers and Joy-Cons are now recognized by iOS and can be used on the iPhone.

Following on from this discovery, Apple engineering manager Nat Brown has confirmed that this is indeed a new feature. Joy-Cons can be used as individual controllers as well as grouped together for one controller.

iOS 16 is expected to go into public beta in July and will be fully rolled out in September this year. Several other controllers have been supported by iOS for several years, including the Xbox Series X and S and Xbox One controllers, as well as the DualShock 4 and DualSense.

News | Diablo Immortal launches June 2 on mobile and PC

Diablo Immortal will be released on June 2 on iOS, Android and PC. All versions include cross play

Blizzard has announced that. It was already known that the game was coming to mobile, but now it is also clear that a PC version will be released. This is an open beta.

The PC version can be controlled with keyboard and mouse as well as controllers. The mobile game already had controller support in a previous beta. In addition, there is cross-play available in all versions of the game.

Diablo Immortal was created in collaboration with the Chinese internet company NetEase and aims to bring the well-known Diablo gameplay with new storylines and characters to phones and tablets. Players can play with or without a group and experience dynamic events. There are six different classes to choose from.

News | Fortnite removed from Apple Store and Google Play Store

Apple and Google have removed the popular battle royale game Fortnite from the App Store and Google Play Store. Epic Games has since sued Apple and Google.

Fortnite received an update on iOS and Android yesterday that allows players to bypass the regular way of making in-app purchases. By using ‘Epic Direct Payment’ all earnings go directly to Epic, and no amount is donated to Apple and Google. People who choose Epic Direct Payment therefore receive a twenty percent discount on their V-Bucks.

Yesterday, Apple and later Google decided to remove Fortnite from their digital stores. After all, it is mandatory for companies to transfer thirty percent of their sales to them when they offer their game through the App Store or Google Play Store, and Epic did not do this with this new payment method.

Epic has since sued Apple for “unfair and anti-competitive actions that allow Apple to maintain its monopoly in two billion-dollar industries,” namely, “the App Store and the iOS In-App Payment Processing Market.” Epic states that it is not suing Apple to make money, but to help thousands of other publishers and developers and to break the grip that Apple has on the mobile market. In the meantime, the company would also have sued Google.

News | Call of Duty: Mobile now available

Call of Duty: Mobile is now available for download on iOS and Android.

Call of Duty: Mobile was announced in March and can now be downloaded.
The game is free and there will be free content updates in the coming months.
There are different modes that the user can choose from, such as the blackout mode.

Well-known maps from previous games also come back in the mobile version; think of Nuketown and Crash. The user can obtain various characters, weapons, outfits and other content by playing the game.
To play the game, a number of requirements must be met; system requirements for Android phones are that the phone has at least 2 GB of RAM and Android 5.1. On iOS, an iPhone must be on iOS 9 or a later version to play the game.

News | Minecraft Earth will be rolled out starting October

The early access version of the mobile game Minecraft Earth will be rolled out worldwide from October.

The intention is that the iOS and Android game will be available in various countries during the coming month. Exactly when the game will become playable in the Netherlands is not yet known, but the game must be globally playable before the end of this year. People can sign up for updates on the official website.

Minecraft Earth is similar to Pokémon Go, but lets players build things in an augmented reality world. The game also contains different monsters that players can collect for their structures and you can tap blocks and crates to collect resources. Players can also do various activities with others, such as building on a smaller scale before building works are shared with the outside world. There are also so-called ‘mini-adventures’ that players can go and do together.

Minecraft Earth is released free-to-play for iOS and Android.