As with Stadia, mobile is an excellent place to experience GeForce Now. The application is just as light and simple as on the PC, and I didn’t find the login process confusing. Games look better, too, because a smartphone’s display is smaller. A 720p stream looks great on a 5-inch or 6-inch smartphone display. That same 720p stream won’t look awesome on a 24-inch 1080p monitor. … [Read more...] about Nvidia GeForce Now in-depth review: The green team puts Google on notice
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The Party is Over Despite how good the game is, there are two noticeable problems with StarCraft II, and while both are understandable, it is hard to be enthusiastic about either. The first is a totally understandable, but somewhat regrettable exclusion of LAN play. For many this will not be an issue at all, but for some that have fond memories of LAN parties, this might come as a blow. There is no reason you could not recreate the LAN party online, but it just isn’t the same, and it leaves you at the mercy of the battle.net servers that you need to sign into each time to play. While reviewing this game, lag and problems with battle.net were frequent, but hopefully that is just growing pains for the game as the servers gradually begin to accept the strain of the huge influx of launch day purchasers. … [Read more...] about StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty review
inbento ($3) If you’re looking for a puzzle game with a charming, minimal art style, tranquil soundtrack, and some genuine challenges, then inbento could be worth your $3. You play as mother cat and you need to make up a bento box to feed your kitten. You can drag pieces of food onto the box, or tap to rotate them, but you need to nail the recipe exactly and that means getting every piece in its rightful place to produce the correct pattern. Like all good puzzle games, it starts out gently and seems simplistic, but grows more and more difficult as you progress through the levels. There are lots of puzzles here to keep you busy and the price of admission ensures there are no ads to disturb your play. … [Read more...] about The best Android games currently available (February 2020)
Forgiven Dissonance Turns out these Valkyrie-type monstrosities are just regular old Sin Eaters – with swords! Things start off with Path of Light, which inflicts raid-wide AOE damage for healer’s to sort out. Expect this a lot. Then comes Brazen Bull. This cast puts balls of light on the battlefield that eventually explode outward in each cardinal direction. Pay attention and find a safe spot. This is timed with Gibbet Cage (an AOE under the boss) and Thumbscrew, a dash through the tank. The safe spots are tiny! … [Read more...] about A guide to the Holminster Switch dungeon in Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
But it’s closer than you think, and the Pixel 3a holds up extremely well against its more powerful and expensive cousins. The Snapdragon 670 chip is likely to surprise you with its capabilities, and its camera is close to being on par with the Pixel 3. Where the Pixel 3a falls down is on build materials, waterproofing, and a lack of Qi wireless charging. But it is $400 cheaper, and if you don’t mind making those sacrifices in the name of an exceptional camera, strong performance, and good battery life, then the Pixel 3a may win out for you here. … [Read more...] about Pixel 3a vs. Pixel 3 vs. Pixel 2: Which Google phone is perfect for you?