Apps and Games http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apps-and-games/features en-SG GrabTaxi prepares itself for e-hailing dominance in Singapore http://www.stuff.tv/sg/grabtaxi-prepares-itself-e-hailing-dominance-singapore/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With its Series C funding now complete, its combined investment has hit US$90m </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="GrabTaxi prepares itself for e-hailing dominance in Singapore" alt="GrabTaxi prepares itself for e-hailing dominance in Singapore" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gallery-1_3.jpeg?1413872891" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;ve not heard about GrabTaxi, you&rsquo;re living under a rock, or in a clamshell. Because this mobile taxi-booking company is on a massive growth spurt and has declared that Singapore is one of its primary geographic focus points.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More plans in store </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>GrabTaxi Singapore general manager, Lim Kell Jay, went on to further explain the specifics of what the company intends to do, besides aiming to be the largest taxi network in Singapore in the next six months.</p> <p>According to him, it&rsquo;s working on app enhancements that aim to send a taxi to you passengers 90% of the time, within an average wait time of five minutes. If your driver provides you with great service, it&rsquo;s working on a reward incentive programme that rewards such drivers and penalises bad ones.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re also working on building a quality platform for our drivers, making sure there&rsquo;s enough jobs for them as we grow our pool. And in being serious about doing this, we will also be working on processes and a technology that minimises passenger no-shows.&rdquo;</p> <p>With these plans on board, we speculate GrabTaxi&rsquo;s going to be a force to be reckoned with.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/grabtaxi-addresses-taxi-demand-and-supply-problem/news">GrabTaxi works because it addresses taxi demand and supply problem&nbsp;</a></p> <h1 itemprop="name">&nbsp;</h1> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="GrabTaxi prepares itself for e-hailing dominance in Singapore" alt="GrabTaxi prepares itself for e-hailing dominance in Singapore" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gallery_12.jpeg?1413872891" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/grabtaxi-prepares-itself-e-hailing-dominance-singapore/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/grabtaxi-prepares-itself-e-hailing-dominance-singapore/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:24:40 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1450964 at http://www.stuff.tv Line finally comes to the iPad but where is the sticker shop? http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ipad/line-finally-comes-ipad-where-sticker-shop/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The iPad app seems a stripped-down version when compared the others </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Line finally comes to the iPad but where is the sticker shop?" alt="Line finally comes to the iPad but where is the sticker shop?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/line%20ipad.jpg?1413449921" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>After being out on the PC, Android and iPhone, Line finally makes an iPad app. The verdict? It&#39;s slightly disappointing as it seems very much a stripped-down app that can mirror chats on your main device but besides that, allows few other benefits.</p> <p>There is no voice or video calling on the iPad version of Line but the biggest ommission has to be there being no Sticker Shop. Look, let&#39;s all be honest: if it wasn&#39;t for all the cute stickers the rest of us would be happy using WhatsApp, KakaoTalk, Telegram or what-have-you. Where are the stickers, Line?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Holding out for future updates </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Line has always been popular for its cross-platform operability. Whether you&#39;re at your PC or at your phone, you&#39;ll never miss a chat but still the iPad version seems more like an afterthought than anything.</p> <p>Just recently Line said it had around 170 million active monthly users, with about 560 registered. That&rsquo;s certainly no small feat but it is a little disappointing that the company has created such a limited version of its app for iPad users.</p> <p>Right now the app supports iPads on iOS 7 or better, with 16 languages supported.</p> <p>Line has quite a bevy of branded apps, mostly games, and plans to launch more apps soon. Line Pay is coming up, allowing users to make payments or send money to others on Line. There is also going to be a Line Taxi in Japan which will work with taxi companies to hail rides.</p> <p>Another Japan-first app is Line Maps for Indoors that allows you to navigate indoors and soon also, Line Music to sell streaming subscriptions.</p> <p>Let&#39;s just hope that Line isn&#39;t spreading itself too thin with all its plans. What is for sure is that Line will be adding more functionality to its iPad app. Let&#39;s just hope Line sticker addicts can be patient enough to wait. <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/line/id913855602?mt=8" target="_blank">Download the app</a> on the App Store for free.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apps-and-games">If you need more stuff to download on your phone, ask us!</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/15/line-for-ipad/" target="_blank">Techcrunch</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Line finally comes to the iPad but where is the sticker shop?" alt="Line finally comes to the iPad but where is the sticker shop?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/line%20ipad%202.jpg?1413449921" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ipad/line-finally-comes-ipad-where-sticker-shop/news#comments Apps and Games iOS apps iPad Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:58:42 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1450447 at http://www.stuff.tv Facebook lets your loved ones know you’re OK http://www.stuff.tv/sg/facebook/facebook-lets-your-loved-ones-know-you-re-ok/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When you need to stalk a profile for a very good reason, Facebook is there for you </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Facebook lets your loved ones know you’re OK" alt="Facebook lets your loved ones know you’re OK" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/safety%20check%2002.jpg?1413447018" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For once, Facebook has a feature that is both useful and non-annoying. Its Safety Check is a special tool created for times of crisis and emergencies, such as natural disasters. In some cases, Facebook is the easiest tool to let people know how they&rsquo;re doing in the middle of a calamity. That is, assuming they get access to the Internet. But with many major telcos supporting posting to Facebook&nbsp; via text messages, Safety Check could be a very helpful aid to keep loved ones in the loop.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Some peace of mind </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to its latest announcement, Facebook called its Safety Check a &ldquo;simple and easy way to say you&rsquo;re safe and check on others.&rdquo;<br />It promises to:</p> <ul> <li>Let friends and family know you&rsquo;re safe</li> <li>Check on others in the affected area</li> <li>Mark your friends as safe</li> </ul> <p>In case you have privacy concerns or aren&rsquo;t keen on letting nosy reporters use your Facebook status when reporting, it will keep your content viewable to Facebook-friends only.</p> <p>Japan being no stranger to disasters, it was no surprise that Facebook&rsquo;s Japan engineers were the ones who took the first step towards Safety Check&rsquo;s existence by building a Disaster Message Board to enable communication with others. A year later, they then launched a test of the tool which then got overwhelming response.</p> <p>Facebook also learned from how people would use Facebook during disasters and then tweaked the Disaster Message Board in the light of all they learned. Safety Check will soon be made available on Android, IOS, feature phones and of course the PC.</p> <p>How does it work? First you need to activate it after a disaster and should you be in the affected area, Facebook will ask you via a notification if you are all right.</p> <p>Facebook will (almost creepily) determine your location from the following: your last location if you opted into the Nearby Friends feature, the city listed on your profile and the city you are currently using the Internet in.</p> <p>Should Facebook get your location wrong, you can indicate that you&rsquo;re outside the disaster zone. You can also select the &ldquo;I&rsquo;m Safe&rdquo; option and Facebook will then generate a News Feed story as well as a notification. Your friends will also be able to mark you as safe.</p> <p>The tool will also let you know how your friends are, with Facebook sending you a notification about friends who have marked themselves as safe.</p> <p>&ldquo;We hope it&rsquo;s a tool that helps you stay connected to those you care about, and gives you the comfort of knowing your loved ones are safe,&rdquo; said Facebook&rsquo;s statement. For many people, their hope is that they never have to use it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/platforms/twitter">So, what is going on with Twitter?</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2014/10/introducing-safety-check/" target="_blank">Facebook</a>]</p> <p><iframe id="buffer_tpc_check" src="https://d3ijcis4e2ziok.cloudfront.net/tpc-check.html"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Facebook lets your loved ones know you’re OK" alt="Facebook lets your loved ones know you’re OK" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/safety%20check%2001.jpg?1413447018" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/facebook/facebook-lets-your-loved-ones-know-you-re-ok/news#comments Apps and Games Facebook Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:05:21 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1450441 at http://www.stuff.tv Video is the new text, says Skype Qik http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/video-new-text-says-skype-qik/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New standalone Skype app lets you send short video messages to one or many </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Qik-iphone-1.jpg?1413345856" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you press the record button in Microsoft&#39;s shiny new Skype Qik app, you have 42 seconds to record a video message. Choose a contact, hit &lsquo;send&rsquo;. Boom.</p> <p>Choose many contacts, make them into a group, send them all the same message. Boom.&nbsp;</p> <p>On the Tube or got no signal? Record and send messages anyway; they&rsquo;ll go when they can. Boom.&nbsp;</p> <p>No time to record a reply to someone&rsquo;s message? Send one of your pre-recorded Quik Fliks. Boom.&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That&rsquo;s outlined the &lsquo;what&rsquo; of this app, but what about the &lsquo;why&rsquo;?&nbsp;</p> <p>Of its main app and service &ndash; and it went to great pains to establish that the two are separate; that &lsquo;Skype&rsquo; stays untouched by this newness &ndash; people mostly approach video calling with a very premeditated attitude.</p> <p>Skype calls are normally planned or regularly scheduled and last, on average, for 45 minutes.&nbsp;</p> <p>Qik, on the other hand, is designed to be an instant cure for your video messaging fix.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&rsquo;s also easier, if you&rsquo;re on the hoof, to record a quick video message than it is to try and trot and type, especially with increasingly larger slabs of smartphone goodness filling up our struggling hands.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Qik-android-1.jpg?1413345856" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Privacy fans will be pleased to hear that each Qik video clip is deleted automatically after two weeks, both on your device and everyone else&#39;s.&nbsp;</p> <p>You can also, at any point, delete a single clip. They&rsquo;re stored locally, and not in the cloud, so no need to worry about l337 hackers wrapping their mitts around your latest video of Mr Tibbles yawning.</p> <p>If you fancy taking it for a spin then you can try out Skype Quik for free on Android, Windows and iOS from today. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/30-best-free-apps-android/feature" target="_blank">30 of the best free Android apps</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/s3i_Fss5PuM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/video-new-text-says-skype-qik/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/video-new-text-says-skype-qik/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Microsoft Windows Phone apps Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:30:20 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1450287 at http://www.stuff.tv The 15 best Windows Phone games right now http://www.stuff.tv/sg/15-best-windows-phone-games-right-now/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Skip the terrible storefront – just search for these WinPho winners </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The 15 best Windows Phone games right now" alt="The 15 best Windows Phone games right now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-windows-phone-8-games-lead.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The main problem with gaming on Windows Phone devices isn&#39;t the hardware (which is generally very good) or the choice (improving all the time) but actually finding the good stuff.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1. Plants vs. Zombies </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Traditional tower defense games often star fantasy knights, sci-fi warriors, or military men. How about some cartoon foliage and their undead opponents instead? <em>Plants vs. Zombies</em> is a casual classic and one of the best genre entries around, putting an accessible spin on the action by leaving you in charge of powered-up plants trying to protect a suburban home. It&#39;s silly, but serious fun for sure.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says&nbsp;</strong>✭✭✭✭✭<strong>&nbsp;Price S$4.49</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/plants-vs-zombies/706f822a-a47e-e011-986b-78e7d1fa76f8">Download Plants vs. Zombies here</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="900" title="Plants vs. Zombies" alt="The 15 best Windows Phone games right now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-windows-phone-8-games-plants-vs-zombies.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2. Asphalt 8: Airborne </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For insane speed, impressive graphics, and no entry fee whatsoever, there&#39;s no better mobile option than Gameloft&#39;s <em>Asphalt 8: Airborne</em>, easily the most accomplished entry in what had previously been a serviceable series. By amping up the action and excitement, not to mention adding a whole lot of graphical polish, <em>Asphalt 8</em> makes it possible to enjoy arcade-style racing thrills wherever you are.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says&nbsp;</strong>✭✭✭✭✭<strong>&nbsp;Price: S$free</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/asphalt-8-airborne/3a9e6a13-433b-495d-879e-d4704fb40703">Download Asphalt 8: Airborne here</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="900" title="Asphalt 8: Airborne" alt="The 15 best Windows Phone games right now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-windows-phone-8-games-asphalt8.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3. Rayman Fiesta Run </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The recent <em>Rayman</em> console side-scrollers are superb, but they wouldn&#39;t be a good fit for mobile. So rather than tarnish a great thing, Ubisoft built a touch-centric affair using the same stunning graphics but with influence from the auto-runner genre. <em>Rayman Jungle Run</em> was a good start, but follow-up <em>Fiesta Run</em> is truly excellent, delivering tense action, real challenge, and an extensive array of stages to clear.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says&nbsp;</strong>✭✭✭✭✭<strong>&nbsp;Price S$3.99</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/rayman-fiesta-run/b83fb9de-2821-4082-bea5-077581b53862">Download Rayman Fiesta Run here</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="900" title="Rayman Fiesta Run" alt="The 15 best Windows Phone games right now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-windows-phone-8-games-rayman.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4. Halo Spartan Assault </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>No, this isn&#39;t the same first-person experience that&#39;s been selling Xbox consoles for more than a decade, but the series&#39; trademark aesthetic transfers surprisingly well to this top-down shooter. Across a couple of dozen bite-sized stages, you&#39;ll blast familiar Covenant creatures, command an array of vehicles, and soak in the great sci-fi universe, albeit in a different kind of format. It&#39;s surprisingly strong.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says&nbsp;</strong>✭✭✭✭✩<strong>&nbsp;Price S$6.99</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/halo-spartan-asslt/8e162189-0baf-431e-966a-0d050eac9aab">Download Halo Spartan Assault here</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="900" title="Halo Spartan Assault" alt="The 15 best Windows Phone games right now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-windows-phone-8-games-halo-spartan-assault.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the greatest and most expansive open-world action games of all time is available on Windows Phone, and even a decade later, <em>Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas</em> is still a blast. Set in the early &#39;90s in Los Angeles, <em>San Andreas</em> finds you navigating a world of gang wars and strife as you cruise the city, explore CJ&#39;s story, and cause mayhem. It&#39;s not perfect with touch controls, but still plenty fun.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says&nbsp;</strong>✭✭✭✭✩<strong>&nbsp;Price S$9.99</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/gta-san-andreas/c011568d-1578-4d0a-b1cc-9ab7daf58681">Download Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas here</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-g/best-cheap-smartphone-you-can-buy/feature">Group test - the best cheap smartphone you can buy</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" alt="The 15 best Windows Phone games right now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-windows-phone-8-games-grand-theft-auto-san-andreas.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6. Jetpack Joyride </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Among endless time-wasters, <em>Jetpack Joyride</em> remains one of our absolute favourites. You control a man who&#39;s just stolen a jetpack, which rains down machine gun fire as it soars through the air, and your task is to escape the research facility as missiles and laser traps aim to take you down. There&#39;s no actual way out, of course, but the endless pursuit of a lengthier distance and leaderboard supremacy is irresistible.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says&nbsp;</strong>✭✭✭✭✭<strong>&nbsp;Price S$free</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/jetpack-joyride/d5969251-fef6-451d-a224-0613686188a6">Download Jetpack Joyride here</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="900" title="Jetpack Joyride " alt="The 15 best Windows Phone games right now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-windows-phone-8-games-jetpack-joyride.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7. FIFA 14 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While not as deep as its console counterpart, <em>FIFA 14</em> delivers a strong football experience on the go, with touch controls that let you tap and swipe to dominate the pitch. It&#39;s mainly focused on the Ultimate Team mode, wherein you collect player cards to build a squad, and there&#39;s a lot of fun here for free. <em>FIFA 15</em> has some performance issues on Windows Phone, so stick with last year&#39;s game for now.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says&nbsp;</strong>✭✭✭✭✩<strong>&nbsp;Price S$free</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/fifa-14/0ed6989b-5cb9-4b70-a58b-536c0dce36b2">Download FIFA 14 here</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="900" title="FIFA 14" alt="The 15 best Windows Phone games right now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-windows-phone-8-games-fifa-14.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8. Skulls of the Shogun </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While no longer exclusive to Windows Phone on the mobile side of things, <em>Skulls Of The Shogun</em> remains an enthralling turn-based tactical strategy affair which sees you pit bands of undead samurai against each other in the afterlife. It&#39;s a rich, complex affair that you can sink a lot of time into, but be prepared for a serious challenge along the way. Also, sadly, it hasn&#39;t been updated in a while, so it looks a bit fuzzy.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says&nbsp;</strong>✭✭✭✭✩<strong>&nbsp;Price S$6.99</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/skulls-of-the-shogun/2152e203-f639-4041-bf4e-f44c34d463fa">Download Skulls Of The Shogun here</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="900" title="Skulls Of The Shogun" alt="The 15 best Windows Phone games right now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-windows-phone-8-games-skulls-of-the-shogun.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9. Angry Birds Space </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While the original <em>Angry Birds</em> is still the series&#39; best starting point, not to mention packed with fowl-flinging content, we&#39;re rather fond of the sci-fi spinoff, <em>Angry Birds Space</em>. Instead of flat, earthbound terrain, you&#39;re whipping birds around planets and asteroids, and the puzzles that result are largely smart and entertaining. Although if you want a good mix of the series&#39; styles, <em>Angry Birds Star Wars</em> has a bit of each.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says&nbsp;</strong>✭✭✭✭✩<strong>&nbsp;Price S$1.59</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/angry-birds/2e36df2b-44be-405d-873a-79fa190c9b35">Download Angry Birds Space here</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="900" title="Angry Birds Space" alt="The 15 best Windows Phone games right now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-windows-phone-8-games-angry-birds.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10. Machinarium </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Point-and-click adventures transfer well to touch devices, so it&#39;s no surprise that the wonderful indie quest <em>Machinarium</em> is a treat on Windows Phone. It&#39;s largely traditional in style, finding you investigating items in the world to solve brainy puzzles, but the stunning visual design is unlike any other genre entry out there. Grim, funny, and utterly gorgeous, this robot&#39;s journey is a memorable one indeed.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says&nbsp;</strong>✭✭✭✭✭<strong>&nbsp;Price S$4.99</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/machinarium/8c574a5d-d0d4-4383-8fa5-bb13452af643">Download Machinarium here</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/windows-phone-81/review">Windows Phone 8.1 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="900" title="Machinarium" alt="The 15 best Windows Phone games right now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-windows-phone-8-games-machinarium.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 11. Fruit Ninja </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the earliest examples of the simple, satisfying thrills of touch screens remains one of the best on Windows Phone, as <em>Fruit Ninja</em> still entertains in small bursts. As ever, you&#39;ll watch as colorful apples, oranges, and other fruit are tossed into view, giving you a moment to slash them and boost your score. Dodging bombs is the key to a successful run, and multiple game modes shake up the action and add longevity.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says&nbsp;</strong>✭✭✭✭✭<strong>&nbsp;Price S$1.59</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/fruit-ninja/49c69a08-60fe-df11-9264-00237de2db9e">Download Fruit Ninja here</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="900" title="Fruit Ninja" alt="The 15 best Windows Phone games right now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-windows-phone-8-games-fruit-ninja.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12. Into the Dead </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Boarding a helicopter probably seems as good an idea as any when the zombie uprising begins, but what happens when it crash-lands in a field in the middle of nowhere? You run, obviously, and that&#39;s the premise of <em>Into The Dead</em>. It puts a tense first-person spin on the endless runner genre, challenging you to dodge undead attackers for as long as you can, with weapons and other perks helping your cause.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says&nbsp;</strong>✭✭✭✭✩<strong>&nbsp;Price S$1.59</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/into-the-dead/68c48bee-64f4-420c-b34a-504a5faab67b">Download Into the Dead here</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="900" title="Into the Dead" alt="The 15 best Windows Phone games right now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-windows-phone-8-games-into-the-dead.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 13. Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While an unabashed &quot;tribute&quot; to <em>Call Of Duty</em>, Gameloft&#39;s <em>Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour</em> nonetheless offers terrific online multiplayer fun with sterling production values - well, for a mobile game, at least. The campaign offers solid enjoyment too, but it&#39;s in the online showdowns that the game really shines. <em>Zero Hour</em> is the better overall package, but the newer <em>Modern Combat 5</em> is a solid substitute.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says&nbsp;</strong>✭✭✭✭✩<strong>&nbsp;Price S$9.99</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/modern-combat-4/0cb4e588-5759-4150-bef0-6866345fa26b">Download Modern Combat 4 here</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="900" title="Modern Combat 4" alt="The 15 best Windows Phone games right now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-windows-phone-8-games-modern-combat-4.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 14. Temple Run 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With more than a billion downloads under its belt, chances are that you&#39;ve played the <em>Temple Run </em>series at some point. If not, well, there&#39;s a rather good reason why it&#39;s so popular: it&#39;s a lot of fun, and it&#39;s totally free. This behind-the-back endless runner channels Indiana Jones as it sends you scurrying away from monsters along winding paths. Swipes help you survive, but the pace picks up very quickly.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says&nbsp;</strong>✭✭✭✭✩<strong>&nbsp;Price S$free</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/temple-run-2/6fa921ac-1f29-42e8-9f65-e8da33fcada3">Download Temple Run 2 here</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Temple Run 2" alt="The 15 best Windows Phone games right now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-windows-phone-8-games-temple-run-2.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 15. Terraria </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&#39;ll surely get <em>Minecraft</em> on Windows Phone soon, now that Microsoft owns Mojang, but until then, <em>Terraria</em> proves a very good substitute. It&#39;s basically the 2D version of <em>Minecraft</em>, letting you dig into the earth to find resources and treasure &ndash; but also quite a bit more. Wild bosses and weird locales are found underground, plus you can build elaborate structures on the surface. Either way, it&#39;s engrossing.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says&nbsp;</strong>✭✭✭✭✩<strong>&nbsp;Price S$6.99</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/terraria/75cbb8bb-5f30-4efc-9040-de2ee228c838">Download Terraria here</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lumia-930/nokia-lumia-930/review">Nokia Lumia 930 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="900" title="Terraria" alt="The 15 best Windows Phone games right now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-windows-phone-8-games-terraria.jpg?1413472357" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/15-best-windows-phone-games-right-now/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/15-best-windows-phone-games-right-now/feature#comments Apps and Games Windows Phone Windows Phone games Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:19:00 +0000 Elissa Loi 1450040 at http://www.stuff.tv 5 hilariously hideous game face glitches http://www.stuff.tv/sg/5-hilariously-hideous-game-face-glitches/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These probably weren’t what people meant when they said to get your game face on </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="5 hilariously hideous game face glitches " alt="5 hilariously hideous game face glitches " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gameface_1.png?1412846495" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>New game releases are typically met with plenty of fanfare - and then horror when the glitches start surfacing.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Prepare to be hilariously horrified when you see these 5 classic examples of in-game characters being beaten with the ugly glitchy stick.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NBA 2K15 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The new face scan feature is getting a lot of hype - for all the wrong reasons. We&rsquo;re aware that this technology isn&rsquo;t perfect, we&rsquo;re not asking to be perfectly replicated, but we think no one was really expecting to be completely warped versions of themselves.</p> <p class="p1">Image: <a href="http://mashable.com/2014/10/07/nba-2k15-face-glitch/" target="_blank">Mashable</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="5 hilariously hideous game face glitches " alt="5 hilariously hideous game face glitches " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2kglitch%20%281%29.jpg?1412846495" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WWE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img height="425" src="http://www.gameranx.com/img/13-Feb/wwe-gif.gif" width="567" /></p> <p class="p1">Triple H gets The Mask treatment in this comical glitch. We presume it&rsquo;s supposed to be his entrance, which is usually meant to inspire fear and loathing, but this just makes us feel really sorry for him. Also happens to the Rock.</p> <p class="p1">Image: <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/15w1oh/0_0_wat/" target="_blank">Reddit&nbsp;</a></p> <p class="p1"><img height="425" src="http://i.imgur.com/FlhE3.gif" width="567" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Sims 4 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Sims has had a history of glitches, all memorable in their own right. They introduced babies not too long ago, but who knew they&rsquo;d be the demonic sort? Guess they didn&rsquo;t get the memo on ideal baby creation. More cute, less creepy please.</p> <p class="p1">Image: <a href="http://kotaku.com/the-sims-4-demon-babies-are-a-glitchy-nightmare-1629680047" target="_blank">Kotaku</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The Sims 4 " alt="5 hilariously hideous game face glitches " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/demonkid.jpg?1412846495" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NHL 15 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We forgive face scan for not delivering optimal results to us (kind of), but this? Allowing us to customise our own pro and then giving us something that&rsquo;s nothing like the original? Talk about leading us on.</p> <p class="p1">Image: <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/2g0udg/results_may_vary_nhl_15/" target="_blank">Reddit</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="NHL 15 " alt="5 hilariously hideous game face glitches " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nhl15.jpg?1412846495" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Madden NFL 15 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While this isn&rsquo;t quite face-focussed, we had to include it for its sheer hilarity. A bug in the game caused linebacker Christian Kirksey&rsquo;s character to shrink down to the size of the football in-game. But props to EA&rsquo;s ingenious response; instead of trying to sweep their blunder under the rug, they made the tiny character the centre of a new trailer for the game and added an inspirational message.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8SP4rC81kBM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/5-hilariously-hideous-game-face-glitches/feature#comments Apps and Games Lists Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:46:36 +0000 Elissa Loi 1449680 at http://www.stuff.tv No excuse not to kill dragons now that Dragon Age:Origins is free http://www.stuff.tv/sg/no-excuse-not-kill-dragons-now-dragon-ageorigins-free/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dragon Age: Inquisition is already one of the hottest games for this year-end but giving away the original isn&#039;t a bad promo policy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="No excuse not to kill dragons now that Dragon Age:Origins is free" alt="No excuse not to kill dragons now that Dragon Age:Origins is free" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/dragonage_origins_0.jpg?1412813987" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>EA&#39;s Origin game platform might still get a lot of flak but its frequent game giveaways has endeared it somewhat to gamers who would have initially avoided it. Now its latest freebie is a modern fantasy RPG classic - <em>Dragon Age:Origins</em>. The latest iteration of the Dragon Age franchise, <em>Dragon Age:Inqusition</em> is dropping next month after being delayed so it makes sense that EA wants to build the hype and encourage preorders by giving the original away.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dragons more fun to kill than Skyrim </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not to knock <em>Skyrim</em> but <em>Dragon Age:Origins</em> made killing dragons a big deal, something that required careful thought, strategising and care about party composition. Skyrim made it all about just the protagonist and, seriously, running away from random dragons falling from the sky got old real fast.</p> <p>The game is plagued by annoyances like long loading times and the turn-based combat system that allows for a hundred, thousand pauses might not appeal to those who prefer a faster, fluid game experience. Still, it had one of the better game worlds with the kind of writing you would expect from a Bioware game - strong NPCs, engaging storylines and the ability mod the game to create the in-game experience you desired.</p> <p>While Dragon Age 2 was, by all accounts, a disappointment, the upcoming Dragon Age:Inquisition looks like it will pick up where Dragon Age 2 left off while bringing back the stronger stories and polish the first one had. If you like fantasy RPGs at all, then Dragon Age:Origins is a must pick up especially now it&#39;s free.</p> <p>There&#39;s no telling how long the game will be free so our advice is to pick it up while you still can.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/alien-isolation/review" target="_blank">Aliens more your speed? Try the hot Alien:Isolation</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="No excuse not to kill dragons now that Dragon Age:Origins is free" alt="No excuse not to kill dragons now that Dragon Age:Origins is free" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dragonage_origins2_0.jpg?1412813987" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/no-excuse-not-kill-dragons-now-dragon-ageorigins-free/news#comments Apps and Games Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:19:47 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1449727 at http://www.stuff.tv Spira charges your phone and displays the time http://www.stuff.tv/sg/spira-charges-your-phone-and-displays-time/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A design project that looks good enough to market, making wireless charging look oh-so-sexy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Spira charges your phone and displays the time" alt="Spira charges your phone and displays the time" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spira.jpg?1412744518" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wireless chargers, while cool, have yet to really make it mainstream. Now that Apple is embracing wireless charging (finally), we&#39;re seeing interesting prototypes like the Spira. What is neat about the Spira (besides its cool name)?</p> <p>For starters, it&#39;s a wall-mounted charger. First you slot your phone into a designated case and turn on the Spira app, which will show you how much charge is left on your phone. Then the phone, in its case, is then stuck onto the Spira wall charger via magnets and the phone then starts charging via induction.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Trusting design, ignoring gravity </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It seems rather terrifying to just stick your phone on the wall with no placeholders in sight. Unlike glue, however, magnets will take a much longer time to wear down so it&#39;ll be a long time before the Spira&#39;s magnets get too weak to hold a phone up.</p> <p>The display is unique in how it shows battery levels - displaying them in the form of white spheres that fill up your screen if fully charged. The less spheres you see, the more charge your phone needs.</p> <p>What else does the Spira do? Depending on how you turn said phone, you can turn your Spira into a wall clock - the display of the phone will change the flat display of the Spira. Without a phone, the surface of the Spira looks just like a matte black circular surface. Add the phone and it morphs into an elegant display of stylised lines that meld well with the phone.</p> <p>Sadly the Spira is not commercially available as it&#39;s a diploma project for student Alice Robbiani of the Switzerland institution École cantonale d&#39;art de Lausanne (ECAL) but we can still dream of the smart people at Apple coming up with solutions just as elegant.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff">Hotter than hot stuff to ogle and dream about</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://mashable.com/2014/10/07/iphone-inductive-charger-wall-clock/">Mashable</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Spira charges your phone and displays the time" alt="Spira charges your phone and displays the time" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spira_2.jpg?1412744518" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/spira-charges-your-phone-and-displays-time/news#comments Apps and Games Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:01:59 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1449658 at http://www.stuff.tv Alien: Isolation http://www.stuff.tv/sg/alien-isolation/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Finally, the iconic movie monster gets the terrifying game it deserves </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="940" height="705" title="At home, everyone can hear you scream" alt="Alien: Isolation review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/alien-isolation-alien_1.jpg?1412737489" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Survival horror games, it seems, are back in fashion. Whether it&rsquo;s poking around abandoned asylums in indie hit&nbsp;<em>Outlast</em>, treading carefully through the same stretch of corridor again and again only to be suddenly stopped in your tracks by something horrendous in&nbsp;<em>Silent Hills</em>&rsquo; playable teaser, or confronting the restless dead head-on in the upcoming&nbsp;<em>The Evil Within</em>, it&rsquo;s clear gamers get a big kick out of feeling powerless, weak and very, very scared.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$49.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price from </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scary as hell </div> <div class="field-item even"> Beautifully realised environments </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Excellent atmosphere and music </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mean save point distribution </div> <div class="field-item even"> Unforgiving alien A.I. </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Setting: Keeping it in the family </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In&nbsp;<em>Alien: Isolation</em>&nbsp;you play as Amanda Ripley, daughter of the&nbsp;<em>Alien</em>&nbsp;movies&rsquo; protagonist Ellen &quot;Sigourney Weaver&quot; Ripley. It&rsquo;s 15 years after the Nostromo and its entire crew went missing, and Amanda is looking for answers &ndash; or at least some sort of closure surrounding her mother&rsquo;s disappearance. When the Nostromo&rsquo;s flight recorder is apparently found and taken to Sevastopol, a deep space station, Amanda is among the team sent to retrieve it. And that&rsquo;s where the frights begin.</p> <p>Sevastopol is arguably the game&rsquo;s best-drawn and compelling character. A decaying city orbiting a gas giant, it&rsquo;s in a state of total chaos when you arrive &ndash; and that&rsquo;s not entirely the fault of the titular xenomorph stalking the hallways and air ducts. The second-rate corporation running the station has mismanaged things terribly, leaving a capricious A.I. in charge of the whole shebang, half the areas locked down and murderous rubber-skinned androids called Working Joes wandering the corridors. There are also a few dozen human survivors on board, some of whom are friendly towards Ripley, most of whom are not.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sevastopol Station is brilliant realised " alt="Alien: Isolation review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/alien-isolation-sevastopol_1.jpg?1412737489" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 

Gameplay: Hide and seek </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After an accident separates you from your companions, you&rsquo;re able to explore this gloomy, crumbling space citadel relatively unchallenged for an hour or so &ndash; and it&rsquo;s at this point that the majority of the game&rsquo;s systems and controls are introduced to you. And a lot of them revolve around stealth.</p> <p>While weapons are available in the game, your best chance of survival is to move slowly and methodically and to stay quiet. And when a potential threat is in the area, you&rsquo;re rarely far from a place to hide: a locker, a cupboard, under a desk, in an air vent. You wait until whatever&rsquo;s walking around moves on and then you do likewise.</p> <p>Sounds simple enough, and when you&rsquo;re hiding from humans and Working Joes it pretty much is. But when the alien comes into play, things get really tricky and really bloody scary. 99 percent of the creature&rsquo;s behaviour isn&rsquo;t scripted, you see &ndash; it&rsquo;s driven instead by an advanced A.I. system that responds to sound, movement and changes in light. It actually hunts you, and when it&rsquo;s nearby you never, ever feel safe.</p> <p>Turns out aliens have really good hearing. Make a noise above a whisper and, if it&rsquo;s lurking nearby, it&rsquo;ll come and investigate. And if it spots you, you&rsquo;re almost certainly done for. Weapons are largely ineffective (later on you can make it run away by blasting it with a flamethrower, but it&rsquo;ll be back soon and it&rsquo;ll be angrier than before) and your chances of outrunning it over open ground are zero.</p> <p>And, thanks to the game&rsquo;s maddening manual save system (you can save only at certain terminals) death could mean replaying the last fifteen minutes of buttock-clenching terror. So you really, really don&rsquo;t want to die.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="If you see the alien this close, you&#039;ve probably had it" alt="Alien: Isolation review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/alien-isolation-alien-rushing_2.jpg?1412737489" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Ripley&#039;s a tough cookie, but Sevastopol will kill her/you many, many times" alt="Alien: Isolation review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/alien-isolation-amanda-ripley_1.jpg?1412737489" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Survivor Mode </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Alien: Isolation</em>&nbsp;doesn&rsquo;t have a multiplayer mode, but there&rsquo;s still stuff to tackle once you&rsquo;ve polished off the main campaign (which could well take you a good 15-20 hours &ndash; it&rsquo;s tough and lengthy). Developer The Creative Assembly has included Survivor Mode, a series of small timed challenges in which you&rsquo;re placed in close proximity to the creature and given a goal. Essentially, it distils the main game&rsquo;s tenser sections into tiny replayable chunks.</p> <p>There are also two pieces of DLC available at launch (neither of which we&rsquo;ve had time to take on yet). Both are set during the 1979&nbsp;<em>Alien</em>&nbsp;movie and both feature the vocal talents of much of that film&rsquo;s original cast, including Sigourney Weaver.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tools of the trade </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Thankfully, you have access to some useful stuff that can tip the odds in your favour. First and foremost there&rsquo;s the trusty motion tracker, which can be brought up at any time to check if there&rsquo;s anyone or anything moving about nearby. It&rsquo;ll show the distance and direction of the contact, giving you precious time to decide if it&rsquo;s worth continuing on your journey or cowering in someone&rsquo;s clothes locker for the next five minutes.</p> <p>Ripley is an engineer by trade and can also craft objects and improvised weapons. Things like flashbangs and noise-making devices can be used to distract, while Molotov cocktails will kill humans and repel the alien. You can even create a noise to attract the alien and have it deal with a roomful of hostile humans for you.</p> <p>Finally, you have your ears, which are often the best way to avoid the alien. The motion tracker, you see, makes noise that can be heard by enemies that are very close, so when you&rsquo;re in a locker with the alien inches away, bringing it up can alert it to your presence. Cue the door ripped off the locker and your face treated to a French kiss, xenomorph-style. This is a game where a good set of headphones can save your skin.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The motion tracker will be your most-used item" alt="Alien: Isolation review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/alien-isolation-working-joe_1.jpg?1412737489" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Finding objects allows you to craft items and equipment" alt="Alien: Isolation review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/alien-isolation-crafting_1.jpg?1412737489" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How scary is it? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s been a long time since I played a game as intense as&nbsp;<em>Alien: Isolation</em>. The lighting, sound effects and music build up a gripping atmosphere of dread long before the creature makes its first appearance, and once it does things move up another gear. The game&rsquo;s musical score reacts to events, so when the alien is hunting you down and you&rsquo;re crouched under a desk three feet away you&rsquo;re living the full horror movie experience. It&rsquo;s actually a pretty draining game to play, and I often found myself having to take a break after another lengthy, tense game of cat-and-mouse in the corridors ended with my gruesome and sudden death.</p> <p>Which brings us to difficulty. The aforementioned save system is, to be frank, a total bastard. I understand why the developers have used it &ndash; if you could save every 30 seconds tension goes right out the window (or airlock) &ndash; but the scarcity of save points means you&rsquo;ll often find yourself having to replay long sections over and over, each time enduring several tricky encounters. While this succeeds in cranking up the tension and making you want to survive, it can also be demoralising to know you&rsquo;ve got to go through the same fifteen minutes over and over until you somehow catch a break and avoid having the alien rip your innards out or a dead-eyed android beat you to a pulp.</p> <p>The alien&rsquo;s A.I. makes it truly unpredictable. Which is highly impressive from a technical point-of-view, but it also ramps up the difficulty, because sometimes it&rsquo;ll drop from a vent right in front of you when you&rsquo;ve seemingly done nothing to attract it &ndash; and that feels unfair after you&rsquo;ve spent half an hour inching through ducts to get around it.</p> <p>I should mention here that I played the game on its hard setting, as recommended by the developers for the &ldquo;real&rdquo;&nbsp;<em>Alien: Isolation</em>&nbsp;experience. And it certainly is an experience I won&rsquo;t forget in a hurry &ndash; mainly for the right reasons (white-knuckle terror, relief as you finally make it to a save point) but also partly for the sheer frustration and difficulty of the damn thing. Gamers light on time or patience may want to settle for one of the lower difficulties.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/w_eJd42AxM4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alien: Isolation verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There have been many games based on the&nbsp;<em>Alien</em>&nbsp;series over the years, but&nbsp;<em>Alien: Isolation</em>&nbsp;is the first that truly does justice to the original movie. Eschewing balls-out action for dread, terror and a feeling of utter powerlessness in the face of a perfect killing machine, this game will scare the pants off of you again and again and make you feel intense relief simply at having made it through a tricky section.</p> <p>It&rsquo;ll also frustrate you and push your patience to the limits, which means that it won&rsquo;t appeal to everyone. If you&rsquo;re used to being handheld through first-person shooters, you&rsquo;ll find&nbsp;<em>Alien: Isolation</em>&nbsp;to be a markedly different experience.</p> <p>In some ways, we welcome that: it&rsquo;s not often you play a game that demands this much concentration to play. It&rsquo;s healthy to be challenged, and it&#39;s rewarding when you finally triumph. But because it&rsquo;s such an intense experience, you may feel that it&rsquo;s not always enjoyable. Me? I mostly loved it. Mostly.</p> <p><em>Version reviewed: PlayStation 4</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="The alien is one of the smartest foes we&#039;ve faced in a game" alt="Alien: Isolation review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/alien-isolation-end_1.jpg?1412737489" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Graphics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> depth </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fraught, involving and intense, it&rsquo;s the game the Alien series deserves</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/alien-isolation/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/alien-isolation/review#comments Apps and Games Console games Gaming PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 Xbox 360 Xbox One Wed, 08 Oct 2014 02:51:00 +0000 Elissa Loi 1435750 at http://www.stuff.tv A Myst TV series deal has just been signed http://www.stuff.tv/sg/myst-tv-series-deal-has-just-been-signed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One of the most popular games franchises in history is coming to the television though the jury&#039;s still out about its success </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="A Myst TV series deal has just been signed" alt="A Myst TV series deal has just been signed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/myst_01.jpg?1412675949" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Myst is a game franchise that you&#39;ll either love or hate. It&#39;s basically just exploring strange locales, unlocking books, travelling to more special locales and your reward is...being able to keep exploring. Before The Sims came along, Myst was the best-selling game of the 20th century but tastes have changed and nothing quite like the game has been replicated.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TV, movies, perhaps infamy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Videogame franchises haven&#39;t exactly transferred well outside the medium though there are people who think the original Mortal Kombat film is an underrated classic. Well, they still haven&#39;t made a decent Mario film and we&#39;re still waiting for a Final Fantasy film that doesn&#39;t come across as a really long music video.</p> <p>Still, Myst and its sequel Riven are among the most popular videogames ever made so there&#39;s a guaranteed audience of at least a few million. What&#39;s interesting is that just last week, the Myst film rights were optioned off so the question here is which will happen first? The TV series or the film?</p> <p>TV might have a better chance of succeeding due to the flexibility given to shows as compared to the tendency of Hollywood to meddle with fantasy-themed films to point they no longer resemble the source material.</p> <p>Will it be another Game of Thrones or will it instead just fizzle off as an unsuccessful pilot? We&#39;ll just have to see.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gaming">Meanwhile, in the world of gaming...</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://venturebeat.com/2014/10/07/cyan-cuts-deal-with-legendary-to-create-a-tv-series-based-on-myst/" target="_blank">Venturebeat</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="A Myst TV series deal has just been signed" alt="A Myst TV series deal has just been signed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/myst_02.jpg?1412675949" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/myst-tv-series-deal-has-just-been-signed/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/myst-tv-series-deal-has-just-been-signed/news#comments Apps and Games Film and TV Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:59:18 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1449560 at http://www.stuff.tv I Want To Live Forever http://www.stuff.tv/sg/i-wanna-live-forever/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Five weird, wonderful, and downright creepy web apps to keep your online presence ticking after death </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grim. Reaping." alt="apps to keep you alive after death" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/grim-reaper-main_0.jpg?1412848064" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As people commit increasing chunks of their lives to the cloud, and share the most mundane actvities to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, our online footprint is larger than ever.</p> <p>But as humans and social media run on very different lifespans, the question persists: what happens to your online presence when your die? Do you turn your facebook page into a memorial site? Arrange for your Twitter account to be deleted? Hope that family members will wipe your browsing history?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/emily-p-burt" title="View user profile.">Emily P Burt</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> To Loved Ones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Official Line: &lsquo;Delivering your words when they need them most&rsquo; </strong></p> <p>Are you that person who always has to have the last word? Well, you&rsquo;re in luck - because nowadays, apps that release &lsquo;farewell&rsquo; messages in the event of your demise are ten a penny. <a href="https://tolovedones.com/" target="_blank">To Loved Ones</a> is a letter website which has an edge - it allows users to plan far into the future for their letter delivery date.</p> <p>You could write letters for your best friend&rsquo;s birthday, or the arrival of your first grandchild. In the event of your death, the website will handle the delivery of your letters. Upon enrolling, the site asks for your date of birth and social security number. With this info, To Loved Ones claims it can track your date of death with &lsquo;95% accuracy&rsquo; (although I did spot an &lsquo;I&rsquo;m Not Dead&rsquo; button on the FAQ page).&nbsp;Thus, you can rest easy, safe in the knowledge that you can freak out your nearest and dearest by dropping them a line whenever they least expect it. </p> <p>Basic membership guarantees an annual record-scan for your death, with the first letter costing US$15 (S$20), and US$10 (S$13) for every subsequent missive.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="To Loved Ones" alt="apps to keep you alive after death" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/to-loved-ones.jpg?1412848064" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IfIDie </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Official Line: &lsquo;What will you leave behind?&rsquo; </strong></p> <p>Since Facebook was founded in 2004, more than 300,000 of its users have kicked the bucket. Curently the website has an option for your profile to be turned into a memorial page, but if you fancy making more of a &lsquo;scene&rsquo;, there&rsquo;s an app for that.</p> <p><a href="http://ifidie.net/" target="_blank">IfIDie</a> is the Facebook app for your last words. Users record their last missives on a webcam, selecting trustees to report their death. If you die, your last message video (which can be up to three minutes long) will be published on your Facebook wall.</p> <p>The app&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdzCELofGgE">&#39;adorable&#39; animated ad</a> suggests you leave &lsquo;a big farewell, a favourite joke, a long-kept secret&rsquo;... It&rsquo;s cute, but definitely lacks the spontaneity of &ldquo;either this wallpaper goes or I do.&rdquo;</p> <p>If you don&rsquo;t fancy your last words being made available to your 500+ strong list of &lsquo;friends&rsquo;, you can upgrade to a personal account which will let you send private messages. But if a public finale is exactly up your street, the app also boasts a special add-on called IfIDie1st, which promises a &lsquo;once in a deathtime chance to world fame&rsquo;.</p> <p>The first IfIDie1st user to kick the bucket will achieve &lsquo;immortality&rsquo; by having their final message published on <a href="http://mashable.com/" target="_blank">Mashable</a>, as well as several international news channels. So far the app has 240,928 registered users. Just make sure you&rsquo;re uploading an appropriate heartfelt sentiment, as opposed to that failed <em>X-Factor</em> audition tape.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="IfIDie" alt="apps to keep you alive after death" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Untitled-2_4.jpg?1412848064" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LivesOn </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Official Line: &#39;When your heart stops beating, you&#39;ll keep tweeting&#39;. </strong></p> <p>Inspired by <em>Black Mirror</em> episode &lsquo;Be Right Back&rsquo;, <a href="http://liveson.org/connect.php" target="_blank">LivesOn</a> was launched in 2013.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a harmless-looking AI app that, once you&rsquo;ve granted it access to your Twitter feed, begins observing and mimicking your tweeting habits. Initially these are just a hodgepodge of your own tweets, mashed together in a nonsensical format: &quot;I wasn&#39;t going to be carried inside. I&#39;m an owner, not a butler. #EmilyPBurt @_LivesOn.&quot;</p> <p>But beyond parroting your tweets back at you, the LivesOn feed keeps tabs on the sort of websites you enjoy visiting, your turn of phrase, and the hashtags you use. With this info, over time, the app begins generating coherent imitation tweets. The idea is that (having interacted with the app for many years) when a user eventually shuffles loose the mortal coil, a trustee will then be given the option of sending their LivesOn feed &lsquo;live&rsquo;. Your AI self will then be able to tweet on your behalf, to your friends, family, and generally into the void, forever.</p> <p>The app currently has 500 beta participents, and is undergoing further development. Are you feeling creeped out yet? You should be. #TweetbeyondtheGrave.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LivesOn" alt="apps to keep you alive after death" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/twitter-liveson.jpg?1412848064" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AfterNote </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Official Line: &lsquo;Share moments. Be part of Afternote.&rsquo; </strong></p> <p>As eternity websites go, <a href="https://www.afternote.com/" target="_blank">AfterNote</a> is pretty tame. It&rsquo;s a Facebook for the afterlife: an online database where you can preserve stories, pictures and videos. You can also write up bucket lists, make arrangements for your funeral (isn&#39;t funeral music one of those odd things that everyone seems to have an opinion on?), and organise your &lsquo;digital legacy&rsquo; by detailing which social media profiles you&rsquo;d like preserved or deleted.</p> <p>This is actually a very useful tool; and it&#39;s an aspect many of these Modern Immortal websites are missing. The help page has an index that details what action each of the main social media websites will take in the event of your death, unless otherwise specified. All in all, AfterNote is probably one of the best websites out there in terms of usefulness over gimmick.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s worth noting that for the app to work, users will need a trustee, who is also required to hold an account. It&#39;ll be the trustee&#39;s job to carry out the deceased&rsquo;s wishes at their discretion - although AfterNote reminds users that any requests or wishes they post on the website will not be considered legally binding: so don&rsquo;t go burning your last Will and Testament in favour of it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Afternote" alt="apps to keep you alive after death" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/after-note.jpg?1412848064" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LifeNaut </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Official Line: &lsquo;Eternalize.&rsquo; </strong></p> <p>Top marks for creepiness in the eternity game go to <a href="http://www.lifenaut.com" target="_blank">LifeNaut</a>.</p> <p>An American website launched in 2010, LifeNaut claims it is &lsquo;in it for the long game&rsquo;. Quite right too, as it holds some pretty lofty ambitions. Upon signing up to the site, users create an online avatar, and are encouraged to upload photos, stories, plans, and memories. This information is saved in what LifeNaut calls a &lsquo;MindFile&rsquo;. So far so average. But wait - they also give users the option to create a <a href="http://www.lifenaut.com/learn-more-bio/" target="_blank">BioFile</a>.</p> <p>To sign up for a BioFile, LifeNaut sends users a little package of mouthwash, to gargle and return at their lesiure. Then, they extract a sample of your DNA and cryogenically freeze it to keep it preserved until such a time as human cloning might become a reality. At which point they raise a copy of you from the grave using your BioFile, and download your MindFile on to the replicant, &lsquo;enabling you to live on indefinitely&rsquo;. Obviously.</p> <p>The website suggests a donation of around the US$400 (S$515) mark for this pleasure, to cover the costs of their cryogenic equipment or something. Yes it&rsquo;s is a real thing. LifeNaut are deeply committed to taking our posthumous presence to the next level, and are always looking for new MindFile volunteers. Either that, or they&rsquo;re just collecting used mouthwash samples for the hell of it. Which in itself raises a few questions. Either way, the afterlife is here: and it&#39;s tasting minty fresh.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/five-analogue-things-digital-tried-and-failed-kill/feature">Five analogue things that digital tried and failed to kill</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LifeNaut" alt="apps to keep you alive after death" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lifenaut.jpg?1412848064" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/i-wanna-live-forever/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/i-wanna-live-forever/feature#comments Apps and Games Sat, 04 Oct 2014 08:14:26 +0000 Elissa Loi 1449394 at http://www.stuff.tv Learn to mix your own pricey cocktails at home http://www.stuff.tv/sg/learn-mix-your-own-pricey-cocktails-home/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All you need is the poison, Ozz helps you figure out how to make it delicious </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Learn to mix your own pricey cocktails at home" alt="Learn to mix your own pricey cocktails at home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/cocktails_ozz.jpg?1412210402" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is an alcoholic&#39;s dream, we think - a Kickstarter that teaches you how to make your own cocktails instead of paying too much for them in clubs or the like.</p> <p>Using an app and a specialised shaker, you have access to a multitude of recipes to concoct pretty much anything a bartender could make. Except for malt whiskey, there&#39;s no teaching you to make something that awesome with an app.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The joys of alcohol and mixers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At the heart of it, the Ozz is a fancy tumbler. Insert liquids of varying tastes and ratios, shake it all about and pour it into a glass. Paper umbrella entirely optional.</p> <p>While the Kickstarter doesn&#39;t provide fancy umbrellas, it does however include an interactive shaker and Boston shaker in a set. What makes it more than just fancy metal containers is that the interactive shaker is hooked up to an app that comes complete with recipes.</p> <p>The kicker here is that the app and shaker-combo will let you know if you got the mix right. It will even give you tips on getting a better drink, which pretty much will be the greatest party trick ever.</p> <p>Pledge at least &euro;99 (S$159) and you will get your very own Ozz shaker and app combo to entertain guests (or dates). The project&#39;s fund-by date is 27 Oct and supports international shipping.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/crowdfunding" target="_blank">Crowdfunding? Don&#39;t you love throwing money at dreams?</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/30/ozz-cocktail-mixer/?ncid=rss_truncated" target="_blank">Engadget</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Learn to mix your own pricey cocktails at home" alt="Learn to mix your own pricey cocktails at home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/cocktails_ozz_2.jpg?1412210402" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/learn-mix-your-own-pricey-cocktails-home/news#comments Apps and Games Crowdfunding Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:58:41 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1449020 at http://www.stuff.tv With this StarHub app, you can host two mobile numbers on a single SIM http://www.stuff.tv/sg/starhub/starhub-app-you-can-host-two-mobile-numbers-single-sim/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Now you won’t have to carry around two SIM cards or two smartphones wherever you go </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="With this StarHub app, you can host two mobile numbers on a single SIM " alt="With this StarHub app, you can host two mobile numbers on a single SIM " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/StarHub.jpg?1412153959" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You have two SIMs on two mobile phones, maybe because you use one for work and one for play. And you essentially would like both the numbers to run simultaneously on just one device.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/starhub/starhub-app-you-can-host-two-mobile-numbers-single-sim/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/starhub/starhub-app-you-can-host-two-mobile-numbers-single-sim/news#comments Apps and Games StarHub Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:09:55 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1449009 at http://www.stuff.tv It's Pokémon! On the iPad! Wait, what do you mean it's a trading card game? http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ipad/its-pokemon-ipad-only-tcg/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You can&#039;t catch &#039;em all on your iPad, but it&#039;s probably the next best thing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="It&#039;s Pokémon on the iPad but only the TCG" alt="It&#039;s Pokémon on the iPad but only the TCG" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pokemon_tcg.jpg?1412210231" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&#39;s the one game that would be guaranteed to keep gamers hooked on their iPhones and iPads - Pokémon. Nintendo unfortunately, perhaps to keep people buying its devices, is unwilling to let go of what happens to be one of the most enduring game franchises of all time.</p> <p>There&#39;s some hope yet now that the official Pokémon TCG online is now availble on iOS. Sure, it&#39;s not quite the same as actually being able to do real Pokémon battles and amassing your horde of murderous but cute monsters but we&#39;ll take it for now.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Selling cards </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Few games are as cash cows as much as TCGs are. Blizzard currently has a huge success on its hands with the Hearthstone online card game, with characters taken from another popular gaming franchise: Warcraft.</p> <p>What is appealing about online card games is that you can easily create decks and amass cards without needing to clear space on your shelves. It&#39;s also easier to battle with people online rather than having to go to the nearest gameshop to find likeminded gaming opponents.</p> <p>Not that the Pokémon TCG franchise wants you to stop buying real cards. No, they encourage you to do so and buying booster packs will give you codes to get digital cards or unlock promos. If you&#39;ve played the card game in real-life, the mechanics are pretty much the same -you procure a starter deck, build it up with boosters and then challenge other players to duels.</p> <p>Reduce the opponent&#39;s Pokémon hit points and you win the game! Of course it&#39;s not half as fun as the real thing (though why gamers love the notion of carrying around pocket zoos will forever be a mystery), but if you want your Pokémon and don&#39;t want a Nintendo DS, then this is the next best thing.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ipad" target="_blank">If you want to know what else you can do with your iPad</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.geek.com/games/pokemon-finally-comes-to-ipad-with-the-pokemon-tcg-1605705/" target="_blank">Geek.com</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9pIZkVjakcQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ipad/its-pokemon-ipad-only-tcg/news#comments Apps and Games iOS iOS games iPad Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:27:52 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1449004 at http://www.stuff.tv Singapore dollar pricing for Steam games is cheaper, but not for long http://www.stuff.tv/sg/singapore-dollar-pricing-steam-games-cheaper-not-long/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update 30/09/14: start clicking, because some games are revised to a direct currency conversion to its US offers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="699" height="425" title="Steam games are now priced and cheaper in Singaprore dollarst, but not for long" alt="Steam games are now priced and cheaper in Singaprore dollarst, but not for long" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Steam%20Singapore.png?1412055622" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Recently, Steam users in Singapore received an email that their purchases would now be billed in Singapore dollars. All prices listed in the store as well as in the community markets would be refreshed to reflect the change.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s like the Steam sale is every day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Where previously you would have to think twice about buying even US$9.99 games since they would roughly cost more than S$10, the new prices mean the games are now priced at below that.</p> <p>Only one thing, though. PayPal is no longer an accepted form of payment, being instead replaced by its <a href="https://www.eclubstore.com">e-Club</a> payment mode. What is good about e-Club is that gamers can now buy credit for their Steam Wallet, presumably as a way to prevent fraud.</p> <p>A cursory look at the e-Club website will reveal that the following countries will be using the e-Club facility, namely Australia, &nbsp;Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Middle East: United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.</p> <p>The best news is that since the games are already cheaper thanks to the currency change, the next Steam sale will likely be a little less painful on our wallets.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gaming">Hungry for more gaming news? Try us</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Malaysian gamers rejoice as Steam prices now in ringgit" alt="Malaysian gamers rejoice as Steam prices now in ringgit" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Steam_ringgit_02.jpg?1412055906" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/singapore-dollar-pricing-steam-games-cheaper-not-long/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/singapore-dollar-pricing-steam-games-cheaper-not-long/news#comments Apps and Games Gaming Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:40:53 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1448900 at http://www.stuff.tv