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Create Tsunamis and Rainbows in ‘The Sandbox Evolution’ Disasters 2 Update, Launching June 28th

Create Tsunamis and Rainbows in ‘The Sandbox Evolution’ Disasters 2 Update, Launching June 28th

So many modern games carry the ‘sandbox’ moniker without truly being endless havens of experimentation like the genre label suggests. Yes, Horizon Zero Dawn, I don’t remember any invisible walls in any hypothetical sandboxes I played in as a child! That being said, The Sandbox Evolution [Free] has come the closest to the anything-goes chaos that I desire from games that put an emphasis on experimentation, and an upcoming update to Pixowl’s mobile phenomenon looks to add even more mayhem to the app. Suitably titled the ‘Disasters 2’ update, the developers have added in eight natural disasters to complement the Lightning, Earthquake, Tornado and Nuke options that are already present in the game, and should be a fun and cathartic way of bringing about destruction to your world’s inhabitants when it releases on June 28th.

Pixowl have included a rather eclectic mix of events in the Disasters 2 update, including some frankly nightmarish scenarios, and other elements that I wouldn’t necessarily class as ‘disasters’, but I’m all up for some variation in The Sandbox Evolution. Firstly, three variations of Tsunamis are present, with the typical water-themed natural disaster, as well as the terrifying and thankfully scarce Lava and Acid Tsunamis to boot. In addition, an asphyxiating Smog, corrosive Acid Steam, explosive Geyser and blazing Fire Whirl complete the set of fatal obstacles that should bring destruction to anything that dares to cross their respective paths. On a slightly less macabre note, Rainbows have also been added in the Disasters 2 update, so once the earth has been purged of survivors, you can create a lovely rainbow to indicate the revival of land-based life in style. It’s great to see The Sandbox Evolution continue to receive support a year after it first released – to stay up to date with all the game’s updates, or for more information on the upcoming new additions, be sure to head by our forum thread.

New Video Released of COCCYX Update for ‘Death Road to Canada’, Coming June 29th

New Video Released of COCCYX Update for ‘Death Road to Canada’, Coming June 29th

Last week we detailed a massive new update that’s heading to Rocketcat and Madgarden’s sublime Death Road to Canada [$ 8.99], an update they’ve dubbed the COCCYX update. It’s set to add a fancy new currency called Zombo Points which you’ll need to earn through actually playing the game (no IAP!) and can spend on buying new perks and abilities. It pretty much replaces the current perk progression system with something that’s a bit more clear and similar to progression systems in other games. There are also lots of new characters being added in this update, and that’s the focus of today’s news piece as the developers have just released a new video showing some of those new characters in action.

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Last week the COCCYX update was submitted with a hopeful release towards the end of the month, and along with this new trailer we also have confirmation that the update will indeed hit on June 29th. In addition, as is Rocketcat’s typical monetization strategy, the price of Death Road to Canada will be increasing by a dollar shortly after the update is released, going from $ 8.99 to $ 9.99. There’s also another big update planned for the August timeframe, and will focus “almost entirely on new content. Locations, characters, weapons, events, and maybe more.” Straight from the horse mask’s mouth, people! Obviously we like Death Road to Canada quite a bit, so if you haven’t given it a shot just yet now is as good a time as any before the price jumps up with the COCCYX update on June 29th.

PSA: Don’t Download the ‘Sentinels of the Multiverse’ 2.5 Update

PSA: Don’t Download the ‘Sentinels of the Multiverse’ 2.5 Update

Sentinels of the Multiverse [$ 1.99] players were looking forward to getting the 2.5 update, which is coming today, but the developers just posted a note telling everyone not to update to 2.5 until further notice. Apparently, there’s an issue with restoring purchases on the app, so if you do download the 2.5 update, you won’t be able to restore all your previous DLC and will only be able to play the core game. It looks like the problem is on Apple’s side, so there’s nothing the developers can do about it.

So, again, avoid updating the game to 2.5 (you might have to turn off the auto-update setting) until you hear more from Handelabra Games. Until then, sit tight and play with all the other DLC.

‘This War of Mine’ Anniversary Update Adds New Characters, Locations, and a New Ending

‘This War of Mine’ Anniversary Update Adds New Characters, Locations, and a New Ending

This War of Mine [$ 14.99], or as I like to call it the depression simulator, is a fantastic game that has continued expanding ever since it released two years ago. After the update that added playable children to the mix?because, you know, the game needed even higher stakes?today the game received the 1.5 Anniversary Edition update in celebration of two years since the game’s global release. This new free DLC brings new characters to the game, new locations to explore, and?most importantly?a new ending that leads to a different outcome to the game. Who knows, maybe this time around you’ll manage to bring peace on earth.

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If you haven’t had the chance to play this game, This War of Mine has you playing as civilians trapped in a warzone, and as you can imagine, you have to make one difficult decision after the other. While definitely not the happiest game in the world, This War of Mine forces you to look at war not from behind your gun sights but through the eyes of those having to live through the devastation.

‘Clash of Clans’ Builder Hall 6 Update Adding Night Witch and the Roaster

‘Clash of Clans’ Builder Hall 6 Update Adding Night Witch and the Roaster

We are getting closer to the release of Clash of Clans‘ [Free] Builder Hall 6 update, and Supercell has started unveiling some of the features we’ll be getting. Most importantly, we are getting two new units: the Night Witch, which you can get when you upgrade Builder Barracks to Level 8, and the Roaster. The Night Witch does ranged attacks that hit both air and ground units, spawns bats that attack both ground and air units, and will spawn into a swarm of bats once it receives fatal damage. The Roaster is a great defense weapon against the Night Witch and shoots flames up to 7 tiles away in burst fire of 15 shots. At Level 6, it does 16 damage per shot, hits air and ground units, and does splash damage.

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In addition to these two units, the update is adding a second Crusher and raising all defenses, traps, and walls up to Level 6 (minus the Spring Trap). There are other additions as well balancing changes?like the Clock Tower cooldown being reduced from 8 hours to 7 hours?and you can check all of it here.

‘Minecraft’ ‘Better Together’ Update Bringing Stained Glass, Books, and Banners

‘Minecraft’ ‘Better Together’ Update Bringing Stained Glass, Books, and Banners

Most of you probably know that the Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$ 6.99] Better Together update will add cross-platform servers and graphical upgrades to the game, but it will also add plenty of other fun features as it strives for parity between versions. Three of those features that will be added to the game are stained glass, books, and banners, with the first two being the most fun of the three. Banners are crafted from wool, can be placed either on the ground or on walls, and they make for fun decorations when you’re making medieval-themed builds. Books and quills let you create books that you can add text to and are great for adventure maps.

The most exciting feature though is by far stained glass, decorative variants of regular glass blocks that let you create fantastic buildings. They come with a ton of different colors and also let you change Beacon colors. I’m pretty sure builders will be very excited for this one. What other features are you hoping to see in the Better Together update?

‘Pokemon GO’ Big Gym and Raid Update Going Live Now

‘Pokemon GO’ Big Gym and Raid Update Going Live Now

Pokemon GO [Free] players, get ready because the huge update that’s going to overhaul big parts of the game is rolling out now for both Android and iOS. If you haven’t read our story yesterday, this new Pokemon GO update will add the new motivation system to Gyms as well as add a new Gym Badge feature and in-app and push notifications for Gyms. The game is also getting Raid Battles, a cooperative experience that should be a great way to play the game this summer. The update is also adding four new items that you can only get by completing Raid Battles and adding a Raids tab to the Nearby screen.

The update is also adding some smaller but useful features like search functionality to Pokemon collection screen and visual indicators to unvisited PokeStops. There are a lot more features and improvements coming to the game, so make sure you check our story. And remember, Pokemon GO updates do take a while to propagate, so be patient. In the meantime, visit our Discord Server and forum thread to chat with like-minded Pokemon GO players.

‘Clash of Clans’ Adding Cannon, Archer, and Inferno Levels in Balance Update

‘Clash of Clans’ Adding Cannon, Archer, and Inferno Levels in Balance Update

Clash of Clans [Free] is getting ready to introduce June’s balancing update to the game, and today the developers announced the new defensive and offensive content that will be added to the game. Supercell wanted to reassure players that although it’s adding features to the Builder Base, it’s not forgetting the Town Hall, and the June balancing update will actually be focused more on Town Hall than the Builder Base. We are getting new Cannon Level 15 (TH11), with Cannon Levels 10-14 upgrade time or cost being discounted. We are also getting Archer Tower Level 15 (TH11), with Archer Tower levels 9-14 upgrade time or cost also discounted. And we are getting Inferno Tower Level 5 (TH11), with Inferno Tower levels 2-4 upgrade time or cost discounted, Inferno Tower level 4 multi-mode damage increased, and Inferno Tower single-mode 1st stage damage changed to match multi-mode damage.

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On the offensive side of the board, we are getting P.E.K.K.A. Level 6 (TH11), Wizard Level 8 (TH11), Healer Level 5 (TH11), Miner Level 5 (TH11), and Wall Breaker Level 7 (TH11), with Dragon levels 4-6 seeing a hitpoints increase and Hog Rider levels 6-7 also seeing hitpoints increased. Expect the Balance Update to hit soon.

‘Super Senso’ 1.8 Update Adds More Challenges, Med-Bot and Saboteur Units, and More

‘Super Senso’ 1.8 Update Adds More Challenges, Med-Bot and Saboteur Units, and More

If you’ve been enjoying the Advance Wars-like Super Senso [Free], you’ll be glad to know that Update 1.8, which has just gone live, adds more content to the game. The new update adds more Challenges to the game, since they appear to be fan-favorites. Challenges are one-turn puzzles and can be quite the brain teasers. There are also 3 new advanced tutorials that should help new players get the hang of the game faster. More interestingly, we are getting two new units: Med-Bot and Saboteur. Med-Bots have weak attacks but heal adjacent allied units at the start of both yours and the opponent’s turn. Saboteurs are fast infantry units with the ability to evade the first instance of damage each turn.

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The update is also adding a new map called Twin Temples I, reworking Warp, improving the UI, and also throwing in plenty of bug fixes and optimizations that you can check out here. Let me know what you think about the new update and new units in the comments below.