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How to get Pokemon to come to you in Pokemon GO

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on July 12th, 2016

If one of the goals that went into the making of Pokemon GO was for Niantic and Nintendo to get more people to go outside and be more active -- and it certainly seems like it was -- them mission accomplished. Go just about anywhere that the smash mobile sensation has been officially rolled out (apologies again to our Canadian friends) and you'll find people out and about trying to add to their collections.

That's great to see, but there are times when it's simply not feasible to track Pokemon down where they live. All of us have work, school, or some other kind of obligation that keeps us tethered to a single spot for hours at a time. Wouldn't it be great if you could get Pokemon to come to you?

First look at Genera Games' upcoming title Gladiator Heroes

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 12th, 2016

If you’re a big fan of RPG games and you enjoy the design, and customization that goes into city-building Gladiator Heroes may be an excellent choice for you.

Gladiator Heroes is a new RPG game that offers so much more than combat. Genera Games have brought you something completely unique and original by perfectly balancing RPG and construction simulation.

If that wasn’t enough to intrigue you, the game is set in possibly, the most iconic city in the world, Rome and it’s up to you to build, manage and defend this glorious city.

You have total freedom of movement around a city that holds over 25 striking buildings. Explore, defend and conquer ancient landmarks such as, Jupiter’s Temple, Catania and Coliseum.

How to get more Pokeballs in Pokemon GO

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on July 11th, 2016

Pokemon GO has taken the mobile gaming world by storm, but its success has come despite, and definitely not because of, its almost complete lack of tutorials.

Sites like this one should be grateful though, as the game's bare bones approach to explaining the basics has allowed us to help pick up the slack. In this case, we're going to discuss how to ensure you never run out of that most essential of supplies, the Pokeball.

5 free apps to track your exercise playing Pokemon GO

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on July 11th, 2016

When it comes to Pokemon GO, there's one unavoidable fact: Sooner or later, you're going to have to do some walking.

Yes, you can get it in the car and drive around to different Gyms to avoid using the old shoe leather express, but some exercise simply can't be avoided. For example, the game is smart enough to know when you're in a car versus traveling by foot, so driving the 10 km to hatch the Pokemon egg isn't going to work.

Then again, some additional exercise is never a bad thing, and Niantic and Nintendo should be commended for getting people off their couches and roaming around outside. Now the next step is to see how that additional physical activity is paying off for you.

6 ways Battle Champs improves the Clash of Clans formula

Posted by Glen Fox on July 11th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Battle Champs is a build and battler out right now on iOS and Android that takes a lot of inspiration from the undisputed champion of the genre, Clash of Clans.

But to call it a clone is way off the mark. The developer of Battle Champs has made a serious effort to innovate on and, dare we say it, improve certain features of Clash of Clans.

As we're a kind bunch, we thought we'd write up a list of six ways that Battle Champs improves on the Clash of Clans formula so you can better decide whether or not it's worth your time.

Battleplans now available from Google Play

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 11th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

After its release to the App Store earlier this year, En Masse Entertainment’s title, Battleplans, has now been released for Android systems. Even those using iOS systems have a reason to get excited: there’s a major update to explore to boot.

The game itself centres around the strategy genre, but uses crisp graphics and a simple interface to allow gamers of all abilities and generations to delve into the world of RTS.

The game focuses on two main forms of gameplay, with its ‘Skulls’ phase proving most popular, where players must rely on tactical manoeuvres and the finetuned special abilities of each of their heroes.

How to level up in Pokémon GO

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on July 9th, 2016

Now that it seems to be working a little more often for more players,Pokémon GO is turning out to be a lot of fun. Who wouldn't want to be able to catch Pokémon out in real world environments, after all?

The one big obstacle that stands in your way is how little you're told before you set off into the world to try catching those irresistible pocket monsters. A mysterious professor simply tells you he wants help with his research, gives you somePokéballsand an incubator and is like, "Okay, good luck!"

How to build a championship team in NBA LIVE Mobile

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on July 8th, 2016

When the calendar flips to July, it can only mean one thing: It's time for some basketball!

Okay, not normally, we'll admit. But thanks to EA waiting until the real NBA season was over to drop NBA LIVE Mobile on us, that's what we'll be doing on our phones and tablets for the rest of the summer. The game zoomed right toward the top of the App Store upon its release, so it obviously isn't bothering too many mobile gamers to be playing hoops out of season.

5 free apps to make your beach trip better

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on July 7th, 2016

Now that Independence Day is in the rearview mirror in the U.S., the beach beckons for many of us. Even if you're not a huge fan of sun and sand, there's something relaxing about the waves and the pace of a week or two at the shore.

You know what could make that beach trip even better though? Considering we call this site 148apps, you shouldn't need more than one guess to answer that question.

Taking a look under the shell of new iOS and Android app Crab War!

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 7th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Crab War is the latest mobile clicking game with a difference, it allows you to build and control a swarm of revenge hungry, mutated crabs, and lead them to victory as they embark in the battle of the century, against the reptiles that seized their homeland.

The crabs are pretty adorable, we have to admit it, but with your help they can be brutal too. Release 6 awesome abilities and customise your swarm with the ranges wide range of unique talents, up to 18, to be exact.

Crab War is unleashed on iOS & Android

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 7th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Crab War App is a super, addictive clicking game with a great back story, loads of colour, challenges and mutations. What more could you ask for? Well, asides from dangerous reptiles that have seized your home and driven you and your now, very crabby family into hiding.

You’ve spent a few centuries pouting and soaking up a lot of crystal radiation, but now you are pumped and ready to fight for your homeland.

Getting started with Pokémon GO: A Guide to the basics

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on July 7th, 2016

After all kinds of anticipation, Pokémon GO has finally been released on the U.S. and most markets around the world. The first true mobile game from Nintendo, it allows players to live out a fantasy we've all had at one time or another and makes it as close to being a Pokémon Trainer in real life as possible thanks to its augmented reality focus.

And admit, you've definitely wanted to be a Pokémon Trainer at some point in your life.

Take advantage of JoyCity’s pre-register event for Eldrian Legacy now

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 7th, 2016

For fantasy-based RPG lovers everywhere comes publisher JoyCity’s latest release, Eldrian Legacy. The title embraces the traditional RPG format and offers a generous collection of characters to play with (presently, 37).

Each of said characters represents one of 6 elements, which are central to the game and have their own special moves and strengths. These must be combined together strategically within a player’s party to ensure maximum power for battles ahead.

Is today Pokémon GO release day? How you can play now

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on July 6th, 2016

If you've been looking forward to the release of Pokémon GO, you probably woke up excited today to find the internet abuzz with word that the game is live. That euphoria also likely turned to crushing disappointment before too long, because if you live anywhere but Australia and New Zealand, Nintendo's first real mobile game is not out. Yet.

And because Nintendo and its partners at The Pokémon Company and Niantic are still being tight-lipped about how the roll-out of Pokémon GO is being handled, we don't even know for sure if the official North American launch will be sometime today, later this week or later this month. Still, where there's a will, there's a way, and you can indeed play Pokémon GO if you so desire.

How to find friends on live.ly

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on July 5th, 2016

When live.ly first released, it was about as bare bones as you could get. You could use the app to easily live stream video of yourself, which was the whole point, but you couldn't do much else with it.

The folks at musical.ly have updated the app several times since its launch, and while those updates haven't added a ton of functionality to live.ly, it's correct to say it does more than it did even a week ago and makes you feel like more of a part of a community of fellow streamers.