Fate: Grand Order is a mobile game about amassing an army of ridiculous heroes based on historical figures such as King Arthur and Thomas Alva Edison. Powering up these heroes takes countless hours of grinding for experience and rare materials. This might seem like busy work, but it has a meditative appeal if approached with the right mindset.
Harry Potter has always had a weird relationship with video games, from the traditional movie tie-ins to the LEGO series. But now that the franchise has mostly stepped aside for the prequel era in Fantastic Beasts, you'd think we'd start seeing more games connected to Newt instead of Harry and friends - but the latest Potter game is Hogwarts bound!
Google and Samsung are locked in a battle at the premium end of the Android smartphone market, and one of the reasons why you might pick a Google Pixel 2 over a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - or vice versa - is the on-board software. We put the two flagship devices side by side to see how Pixel Android compares to Samsung Android.
While Western PlayStation 4 owners await the January 30 release of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, Square Enix prepares a smaller helping of fantasy fighting with Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia, featuring much smaller, more adorable versions of fan-favourite characters teaming up for turn-based battles.
While its original mission was to make high-end gaming mice, Razer's line of products has grown over the years to include everything from keyboards and fitness bands to entire desktops, laptops, and pretty much anything else the company could put RGB lighting in. However, up until now, there was one glaring hole in Razer's otherwise comprehensive lineup: phones.
After all, more people spend time playing Candy Crush and Clash of Clans than even the most popular AAA PC titles. The problem is that when a $289 Moto G5 Plus can play Super Mario Run just as well as a $1579 iPhone X, WTF is a gaming phone even supposed to be?
Every major VR player has made the same promise. A VR headset that would be completely wireless. One that would let you go anywhere without tripping over cords or being tethered to a computer/phone/PS4. Google, which has spent more than a year quietly improving its VR platform, Daydream, is now the first company to cross the standalone finish line. The Daydream-powered Lenovo Mirage Solo is a beauty.
Every once in a while, a formerly crappy Hearthstone card finds its place in a deck and works so well that it starts to look like it might actually be good. A while back, that card was a Hungry Crab. Today, it's a fedora-wearing rodent called Weasel Tunneler.
After much lobbying, 7 Wonders made the transition to mobile late last year. It's been a long time coming: a mobile port was supposedly being developed back in 2013, and the boxed version has contained an ad for the mobile game for the last couple of years.
So finally, users on Android and iOS can finally enjoy quick, snappy games of 7 Wonders on the train or the toilet. But beyond the core rules and cards that you'd expect to find, the mobile translation of 7 Wonders is awfully lacking.
There was always something off about the Pixel Buds. Google released the smart, wireless headphones a full year after Apple released the AirPods. But the Pixel Buds aren't exactly wireless, and they're not exactly smart, either. In fact, after spending a few days with the product, I'm prepared to say it: the Pixel Buds suck.
Apple announced a sweeping revision to the guidelines for its App Store yesterday, which now includes a provision that loot boxes must be transparent about their odds.
You did it. You waited out all the announcements during Mobile World Congress and the deluge of new handsets that debuted in the last few months. But now, after upstarts such as Essential have had a chance to shine and giants like Apple and Samsung are done plying their latest wares, there's a big question worth asking: What's the best phone out right now?
Previous attempts at creating a gaming-centric smartphone include phones with slide-out game controllers, a cross between a Sony PlayStation Portable and a phone and the Nokia N-Gage. For its first gaming phone, Razer went with a powerful black rectangle with a stunning display and outstanding speakers. Smart move.