Tag Archive: Gaming


Google pulls 85 adware-laden photography and gaming apps from Play Store

The adware-infected apps were being used by fraudsters to monetize affected devices.

What you need to know Google has removed 85 Android apps from the Play Store after security firm Trend Micro found them to be delivering adware. The adware-laden apps were masquerading as photography or gaming apps on the Play Store. Mobile ad fraud campaigns reportedly cost businesses financial losses of around $ 10 million in 2018.

The security researchers at Trend Micro recently found 85  [Read More…]

Black Shark 2 review: Turning up the heat for gaming phones

With an aggressive design and ultra-low touch latency, the Black Shark 2 is one of the best gaming phones you can buy.

Gaming phones are increasingly becoming more and more common, with ASUS, Razer, and Xiaomi offering devices tailored to this category. The first Black Shark device was unveiled last April, followed by the Black Shark Helo in November, and Black Shark 2 earlier this year.

There’s a lot to like in the Black Shark 2: the  [Read More…]

Qualcomm is partnering with Tencent over gaming devices and 5G

You can expect future Tencent games to be highly optimized for Snapdragon-powered flagship Android smartphones.

What you need to know Qualcomm and Tencent have announced that they will be working together on both games and a 5G-enabled smartphone. Tencent will optimize its future games for Android phones powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Elite gaming chipsets. Tencent is reportedly working on a cloud-based game streaming service as well.

Qualcomm and Tencent announced on Monday that they will be working  [Read More…]

Talk to the team with a Logitech stereo gaming headset on sale from $22

Logitech’s G230 Stereo Gaming Headset is an affordable pick for PC gamers that just reached its lowest price in history at Amazon. Now at $ 22.99, picking up a pair today will save you $ 12 off its regular cost.

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The G230 headset features high-quality stereo sound, soft and durable ear pads, and a folding boom mic with noise-cancelling technology. The cable has sound controls including a volume dial and mute, so you can make quick adjustments while  [Read More…]

What’s on James Bricknell’s gaming desk: VR, 3D printing and Spider-Man

With all the craziness around me every day — I have an active 13-month-old and a dog that likes to shout at each other — my desk is my little oasis of calm. I am a big fan of VR, especially the PlayStation VR, and I have my desk set up to accommodate it, even having my PS4 underslung on my desk. I’ve always got some 3D printing stuff hanging out on my desk as well, the printer  [Read More…]

Take your PS4 gaming to new heights with these awesome arcade pads

Take your fighting game to the next level with an arcade pad for PlayStation 4. When it comes to precision, a standard controller just can’t compare. Luckily, whether you want the best of the best or a budget option for beginners, you have a few choices to choose from. Be mindful of what suits your needs the most and where your money is best spent.

The best package Razer Panthera

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Razer offers the best  [Read More…]

Beboncool Wireless Gaming Controller review: Cheaters never prosper

A great concept for a wireless controller that sadly falls short in far too many ways.

Beboncool’s wireless controller is the first Bluetooth controller for smartphones that I’ve tested to offer the killer feature that I’ve always wanted — the ability to map the physical buttons on the controller to on-screen buttons of games that don’t offer controller support. Needless to say, I was excited to see it in action, but the sad truth is my experience  [Read More…]

Asus ROG Phone II gaming handset dials up the hardware in big ways

Asus today announced its second generation gaming phone, the ROG Phone II. The “Republic of Gamers” device builds on its predecessor by offering up a bigger screen, bigger battery, and other improvements.

Don’t mistake this for a top of the line flagship phone; it’s even better than that. Designed with gaming in mind it’s everything you can get in a phone in terms of hardware, plus so much more.This one is an all-out monster that bests anything that crosses its  [Read More…]

Tips for buying games and gaming hardware on Amazon Prime Day

Prime Day boot camp for the uninitiated.

Amazon Prime Day promises 48 uninterrupted hours of the best deals around the internet. It’s so big that Amazon even threw a ridiculous Prime Day concert with Taylor Swift. Seriously. With nearly unbeatable deals on games and gaming hardware, and we have a few tips you’ll want to keep in mind while shopping.

Keep in mind which console the game is for

If you’re a parent wanting to  [Read More…]

The Oculus Quest isn’t just for gaming — here are our favorite media apps

The Oculus Quest is an excellent device for VR gaming, but it’s also a great headset for enjoying videos and other media. Whether it’s streaming YouTube videos or watching your own videos that are stored directly on the headset, these are the best media apps for the Oculus Quest.

Watching the web YouTube VR

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YouTube has billions of views for a reason; there’s an almost unlimited amount of content. That only expands on the  [Read More…]