[New Game] Dead Ahead

There are many ways to escape the hoards of undead during a zombie apocalypse. Some of the most popular film depictions include cars, planes, and boats. Rarely, if ever, is a motor scooter the chosen means of escape, but that’s all you’ve got to work with in Dead Ahead. It’s a quirky endless runner with zombies. What more do you want? Can’t you ever just be happy?

The goal is to survive as long as possible while dodging obstacles and mowing down zombies. There are two different kinds of undead to contend with – the ones standing in your way like brain-eating pylons, and the ones chasing after you. You can swerve around the ones in the road or run them down, but you’ll lose a little speed doing the latter. The ones chasing you can be shot or steered into obstacles (they aren’t very smart).

The game has a retro look, but it pulls it off without feeling cheap. You’ll accumulate currency in the game that can be used to buy more gear, faster bikes, and bigger guns. Being a free-to-play game, there are also IAPs to remove the ads and add more cash to your stockpile. Note however, that there is only the one type of currency. It’s a lot less sketchy than some games.



Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chillingo.deadahead.ajagplay

[New Game] RAVENMARK: Mercenaries

The land of Estellion is a bit of a mess, but perhaps you can bring it under control in Ravenmark: Mercenaries. It’s going to take careful planning and tactical knowhow, but you didn’t expect it to be easy, did you? Ravenmark: Mercenaries is a turn-based strategy game with some interesting surprises along the way. Think you have the keen tactical mind for it?

The turn-based element of Ravenmark: Mercenaries is based around two phases – command and battle. Both sides submit and execute moves at the same time, which is a bit unusual for a turn-based game. Your armies are made up of mercenaries you hire and improve through experience, but there’s also a monetary angle. This is a free-to-play game, though the developers insist on calling it “free-to-win.” Apparently it’s not balanced to force you into in-app purchases and relies mainly on ads (which you can disable with an IAP).

This game has a ton of options and really emphasizes strategic mechanics – you can’t just move units around and start swinging swords at anything that moves. Some units are better for certain tasks than others, and there are even different ways to issue orders to your troops. There is some server side component to the combat, though it’s not entirely clear what that is. The end result is the same – you have to be connected to play Ravenmark: Mercenaries.



Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.witchinghour.ravenmarkmercs

[New App] FIFA

There’s a new way to keep up on the goings on in the world of soccer (or football, to most people in the world). The official FIFA app has hit Google Play with all the news and stats you could ever want.

The app includes coverage of 197 leagues from all over the world with match results, player info, and schedules. You can also personalize the app with your favorite teams to make the relevant data easier to access. The app itself seems to have a good handle on the Android design guidelines – there’s an action bar, some cards, and a hamburger menu. It also scales to tablets and phones correctly.

Perhaps the app will give you better insight into the mysteries of the game. I mean, you see that ludicrous display last night? Thing about Arsenal is, they always try and walk it in. The app is free, so check it out.


Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fifa.fifaapp.android

LG G2 on AT&T Receiving Update to Build D80010o

The LG G2 for AT&T is set to receive an update starting today that brings it up to build D80010o. The update appears to be minor at just 57MB and only including a couple of bug fixes, along with the necessary changes to make it Isis ready. Other than that, the changelog claims that it introduces an “Enhanced Google Map” and Ready2Go enhancements.

It is certainly not Android 4.4, or even Android 4.3 for that matter.

Here is what you’ll find inside:

  • ISIS Ready
  • EAS Fix (Enable Data Encryption Policy in the device via over the air)
  • Enhanced Google Map
  • Fix-to correct AT&T Messages name display issue within AT&T folder on the Home screen (wrapping of “s” to the second line)
  • Ready2Go enhancements

Your phone after the update:

  • Android version: 4.2.2
  • Baseband version: M8974A-AAAANAZM-1.0.190034
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0
  • Build number: JDQ39B
  • The Software Version: D80010o
  • Files Size: 57 MB

To check for the update, head into Settings>About device>Software update >Update Now.



Source: Droid Life