Tag Archive: Battle


Pokémon Go adds limited time Battle Raids for Entei, Suicune and Raikou

Niantic today announced that the three roaming dogs of the Johto region — Entei, Suicune and Raikou — are now found in Raid Battles around the globe. Starting from August 31 and running for three months, each of the legendary beasts will be battling in various regions. Each of the legendary Pokémon will be in their respective […]

Destroy your boredom and battle cars with CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars (Review)

Overview: CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars is an action packed fun game where you have to use the skills of the engineer and the designer in you to build the perfect battle machine to defeat the world’s most evil creatures, cats. Both the player and the opponent are cats which might sound cute but is actually […]

Essential Phone vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: The no-bezel battle

Whenever a newcomer hits the scene to challenge an incumbent, we take notice.

The Galaxy S8 has been a clear success in the market, outselling not only the entire slate of high-end phones in 2017 but also beating Samsung’s own Galaxy S7 sales records. But there’s a new challenger, the Essential Phone, coming in at a similar price with similar specs — and though it doesn’t have immediate aspirations of coming anywhere near Samsung’s sales, Essential surely  [Read More…]

Moto Z2 Force vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: Top dollar battle

You don’t want to make an expensive phone purchase lightly.

When you launch a phone that costs over $ 700, you’re pretty clearly targeting the top of the mainstream phone market. So for the new Moto Z2 Force, it’s going to be expected to go head-to-head with the proven Galaxy S8. Both phones have some clear advantages, a couple of less-desirable features and some points of personal preference to boot. Which one deserves your money, though? We  [Read More…]

Moto E4 vs. Moto G5: Battle of the budget phones

Motorola has stuffed the budget market full of great phones, but does the low-end Moto E4 hold its own against the G5?

This year has been one of overhaul for Motorola’s budget lineup, as evinced by the debut of six handsets in the C, E and G lines. They all share aesthetic similarities, but are are staged linearly, each appealing to a different segment of that entry-level market.

The Moto G refresh came first, at Mobile World Congress,  [Read More…]

Battle Islands: Commanders (Review)

DISCLAIMER: We were provided with a code that provides us in-game currency. Boohoo, I know, but it has not influenced the review in any way. Battle Islands: Commanders is a Clash Royale-style game (why does that concern me) made by 505 Games (I can feel my childhood coming back) that sets it’s premise to World […]

Essential’s uphill battle, and its mixed message on how to fight it

You can do everything ‘right’ in launching a new phone company … and still not make it work.

Andy Rubin’s new consumer electronics brand, Essential, had a pretty well-executed launch last week. There was a little bit of hype ahead of time, but also no real leaks or expectations. So when everyone saw the Essential Phone and Essential Home, and listened to CEO Rubin talk about his plans, people felt generally positively.

But of course, we’ve seen  [Read More…]

Moto G5 Plus vs. Honor 6X: The ultimate budget battle

Just because the big-name phones get all the attention, that shouldn’t preclude excellent devices like the Moto G5 Plus and Honor 6X from getting their fair shake. At under $ 300 each, both phones certainly have trade-offs compared to their more expensive counterparts, but each manages to bring a certain something, from fantastic performance and software to superb battery life and great camera optics, to make them worth your time.

At least that’s what Jacklyn says in her latest  [Read More…]

Cricket Wireless vs. Boost Mobile: Battle of the subbrands

These two MVNOs are a little different from the rest and can offer something most other MVNOs can’t: Unlimited LTE data.

Boost Mobile and Cricket Wireless aren’t like most MVNOs. Instead of buying service in bulk from another carrier and reselling it at a low price, they are actually owned by a bigger, more familiar name when it comes to cellular service: Boost Mobile is a part of Sprint and Cricket Wireless is owned by AT&T. This unique arrangement  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8 vs. iPhone 7: Battle of the platforms

How do the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ stack up to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?

Now that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are official, they will immediately be compared to the best of Samsung’s chief competitor in the mobile space, Apple. While Apple is halfway through its product cycle, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are still formidable opponents, so let’s take a look to see how the two sets of phones stack  [Read More…]