Monthly Archives: March 2017

Nasal Sprays Could Be Making Your Allergies Worse

Nasal Sprays Could Be Making Your Allergies Worse

With warm weather comes pollen, and that means seasonal allergies for a lot of people. Nasal sprays are an effective way to treat the symptoms, but over reliance can actually make you feel worse in the long run.

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‘Deemo’ Gets “Forgotten Hourglass” DLC Concluding Story

‘Deemo’ Gets “Forgotten Hourglass” DLC Concluding Story

We have some fans of Deemo [$ 1.99], a rhythm game by Rayark, around here. And they’re excited to find out that Deemo has new DLC today, concluding the story that started in 2013, continued in 2015, and is now finally at its conclusion. This DLC, “Forgotten Hourglass,” features a multiple playthrough system, with new scenes to let players experience Deemo in ways that they hadn’t done so before. 25 new songs are available, including classical pieces and works from modern musicians such as Michiru ?shima. 10 new charts for Extra difficulty are available, and over 20 new collectible have been added. And if you want to see the ending of the game faster, the new light orb system is there to help you out.

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There’s more content outside of the “Forgotten Hourglass” DLC. If you bought the “Shattered Memories” DLC, 4 new free songs have been added to that. And the “Collaboration Collection” has the “Knots Way” song from Crusaders Quest [Free]. Plus, some UI, UX, and save game issues have been tweaked and fixed. This is set to be the final chapter for Deemo, but hey: games that get updates several years after release with DLC are few and far between. “Forgotten Hourglass” is available for a launch sale of $ 4.99.

‘Pixel Drifters’ Lets You Do Donuts in a Weinermobile Next Week

‘Pixel Drifters’ Lets You Do Donuts in a Weinermobile Next Week

Appsolute Games and Tarboosh Games are bringing Pixel Drifters to the App Store on April 6th. It’s a pretty cool little game of car drifting, where your car is constantly accelerating, and you drift it around parking lots, collecting coins and trying not to crash. Collecting coins nets you points, and getting long strings of coins multiplies what you get. The whole thing kind of feels like if Thumb Drift [Free] met Pako [$ 1.99 / Free] but also pixel art was involved somehow.

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This is a high score chaser, and Crossy Road [Free] style monetization is in. Each car that you unlock plays differently, and the cars vary from the practical to the absurd. Ever done donuts in a tank? You certainly can in this game! Get your Tokyo Drift on in a weinermobile? Awww yeah. Pixel Drifters hits on April 6th.

‘The Sandbox Evolution’ Gets both Shrek and Puss in Boots Next Week

‘The Sandbox Evolution’ Gets both Shrek and Puss in Boots Next Week

I feel like the story of The Sandbox Evolution [Free] and Pocket God [$ 0.99] are pretty similar. Both games launched as super barebones sandbox games, which in their initial format were hard to really call “games.” Then, through rapid-fire updates, before you know it both Pocket God and The Sandbox Evolution have so much content in them it’s borderline bewildering. Even crazier is that the stuff getting added to The Sandbox Evolution isn’t just more of the same, they’ve build in both significant tools and gameplay elements as well as integrated well known IP’s like Pac Man. Next week, Shrek and Puss in Boots are joining the mix.

While I’m not sure if Shrek is necessarily a killer IP in 2017, it’s still super cool how much stuff they’ve managed to pack into The Sandbox Evolution. Aside from Shrek and Puss in Boots, the update will also add Shrek’s Babies, Donkey, Gingerbread Men, and Dronkey (who I guess if you haven’t been keeping up with the Shrek universe, Dronkey are a donkey/dragon hybrid?) along with witches, Duloc knights, and slugs as enemies. Additionally, there’s ten new decorative elements that you’ll be able to use as you build your sandbox creations.

Even if you’re not wild about Shrek, it seems like there’s going to be tons more to do in a game which already has a silly amount of things in it. The update is scheduled to hit on April 5th for both iOS and Android, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

‘Faily Tumbler’ is the Vehicle-less Crash Simulator Spinoff of ‘Faily Brakes’ and ‘Faily Rider’

‘Faily Tumbler’ is the Vehicle-less Crash Simulator Spinoff of ‘Faily Brakes’ and ‘Faily Rider’

We’ve had cars with no brakes, motorcycles with no brakes, probably skateboards with no brakes, and now we’ve simply got nothing to blame our crashing on but our bodies themselves. Faily Tumbler is the new project from Spunge Games which takes one of the best parts of both Faily Brakes [Free] and Faily Rider [Free] and makes an entire game out of it. You see, in those previous games you were stuck in a vehicle with no brakes and the object was to avoid crashing for as long as possible as you careened down increasingly hazardous environments. Inevitably you’d crash, at which point your character would fly from the vehicle and crash in spectacular ragdoll fashion allowing you to try and skillfully prolong the crash to eek out just that little bit of extra distance to add to your score.

Faily Tumbler is basically that crash mode turned into its own game. You play as Phil Faily’s caveman ancestor who, upon trying to collect eggs along the surface of a volcano, accidentally causes the volcano to erupt. This sends him tumbling down the mountain, and while your goal is still to avoid hitting the major hazards and keep your run going as long as possible, you’re doing it using the ragdoll crashing from the previous games, as well as some special helpers along the way like a hang glider.

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We have commented several times in the past when talking about either Faily Brakes or Faily Rider that the crashing portion should just be its own game. I’m happy to see Spunge answering that call. I’m also quite impressed by the variety on display in Faily Tumbler, as Faily Brakes initially launched as a somewhat basic game with just a single environment and handful of vehicles. It’s since been fleshed out via updates, but it’s nice to see so many options for customization and such a varied environment right off the bat in Faily Tumbler. Look for this one to arrive April 6th and until then you can join in on the discussion in our forums and maybe even land yourself an early promo code.

Fellow Dirt Bags: Turns Out It’s Okay If You Don’t Wash Your Legs

Fellow Dirt Bags: Turns Out It’s Okay If You Don’t Wash Your Legs

Last September, I wrote a very stupid blog post based around a plot line on FXX?s You?re the Worst, in which Jimmy is horrified to learn that his live-in girlfriend Gretchen doesn?t wash her legs while in the shower. As I confessed then, neither do I. The reaction to this news was…stronger than anticipated.

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Hearthstone’s Journey to Un’Goro Expansion Releases April 6th

Hearthstone’s Journey to Un’Goro Expansion Releases April 6th

As revealed by Ben Brode moments ago on the final Hearthstone [$ 0.99] Journey to Un’Goro card tease stream, the latest expansion (and with it, the next card rotation) will start rolling out on April 6th. Now, as you might remember from previous Hearthstone releases, this comes with the caveat that the way their global rollouts work the release will be staggered across regions… So, some patience might be in order when the day arrives.

This also serves as a great reminder of buying the pre-order offer before it’s too late. $ 49.99 gets you 50 packs and a card back, which really is the best value you’re going to find when it comes to buying actual packs of Hearthstone cards. Also, if you’re a card back collector, you sort of need this one too, right?

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If you aren’t already, I recommend following along with Tasos’s fantastic weekly Hearthstone roundup, it’s a great way to stay up to date with all the happenings inside and surrounding the game without reading a million different things. Anyway, I’m super stoked for my journey to Un’Goro, so, stay tuned for tons of Hearthstone streams next week.

Stylish Puzzler ‘GNOG’ Hitting PS4 and PSVR May 2nd, iOS and Steam Versions Coming this Summer

Stylish Puzzler ‘GNOG’ Hitting PS4 and PSVR May 2nd, iOS and Steam Versions Coming this Summer

KO_OP Mode’s crazy stylish, crazy musical, and just plain crazy puzzler GNOG has been in the works for a few years now, and at long last publisher Double Fine Productions announced a release date for the game on PlayStation 4 and PSVR: May 2nd. Why should you care about that as a mobile gamer? Because the game’s latest trailer also says that it will be heading to Steam and iOS later this summer. Hooray! If you haven’t heard of GNOG before, it’s sort of like The Room if The Room was made up of bright colors, incredibly catchy electronic music, and the “rooms” were actually various types of robot and monster heads. Yeah, it’s weird. But also very, very awesome. Check out the latest trailer for GNOG.

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Inside of each head is a tiny person who you need to help escape. You’ll do this by poking, prodding, and manipulating various parts inside of the head. In addition to being somewhat similar to The Room and other types of escape games, GNOG also reminds me a lot of Vectorpark’s fantastic Windosill [$ 2.99 (HD)] in terms of its visual style and overall weirdness. I absolutely love it, and seeing as I don’t own a PlayStation 4, I’ll be very impatiently waiting for the iOS release this summer. If a more specific release date gets revealed or any other new info is released about GNOG, we’ll let you know.