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Mobius Final Fantasy begins a month of rewards to celebrate its anniversary

Posted by 148Apps Staff on August 3rd, 2017
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Those hankering for a AAA Final Fantasy experience on mobile should have hopefully already dipped their toe into the waters of Square Enix’s Mobius Final Fantasy. An episodic mobile take on the longstanding Japanese series, the game has already enjoyed a player base of over 10 million and is now celebrating its one-year anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, plenty of limited-time treats have come to the game for all Warriors of Light to enjoy.

Knight Fever Beginner’s Guide - how to hack and slash your way to victory

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 28th, 2017

Knight Fever is a thrilling new mobile RPG from Webzen, featuring colorful pixelated sprites and some of the most innovative combat we’ve seen in modern RPGs to date. It’s full of swords and sorcery and other fantastical feats.

Given the game’s unique, multi-level gameplay, though, you might need some help mastering the game. That’s where we come in. We’ve got some pro-tips to help you build a master fighter, maximize your skills, collect rare items, and more. Off we go!

Characters and Skills

Each of your heroes has unique abilities that can be used to your advantage in the heat of battle.

Use Meow’s Bloodcurdling Shout to damage and destroy traps before they become a problem. Ecst’s Revenge ability can blast through barriers and shields, damaging even the toughest foes. Or use Enya’s Quackquack skill to learn an additional skill after levelling up. Don’t forget that Khrat can hit three lanes at once, which is perfect if you’re being swarmed by monsters. The possibilities are nearly endless.

It’s important to experiment with different combinations of heroes. This will help you clear stages you may be having trouble with.

The Tower of Fame

The Tower of Fame, should you choose to take on this special challenge, has some special features you won’t find in normal stages.

Remember that you can taunt monsters into the Recovery Lane in the Tower of Fame, and that you can enter the Tower as soon as you clear the “Butcher” quest.

Spend some time in this special dungeon and you’ll be rewarded handsomely with gems and other useful items.

Items

Items are essential for adventurers out in the field, and there are some handy tricks to help you kit yourself out. Take every opportunity you can to watch ads -- it’s a fantastic way to get some free cubes.

You also have the chance to win a legendary item every four hours by visiting the Peddler. The Weekly Login Book provides another chance for exclusive items simply by logging into the game each day.

Taking all of this free stuff is well and good, but the generous are well-rewarded, too. Send a Gift Box along to one of your friends in the game, and you’ll receive one too. Now that’s a pretty swell deal.

Leveling Up and Progress

Because all of your heroes have such useful abilities, it’s a good idea to level all of them up equally. Then, if you want to change up your party for a new strategy, you won’t be weakened by lower-levelled characters you may have neglected.

To ease the leveling-up process, you can use the GO button in the Quests menu to teleport to your desired stage. It makes grinding much more hassle-free. Don’t forget that your Cookies will be completely refilled if your Party Level increases, too.

Once you reach level 10, you’ll need an additive to continue enhancing your equipment, though, so plan accordingly.

As you become tougher, you’ll have access to fresh challenges that offer even more impressive rewards. Once you finish a chapter in Normal Mode, and you can go back and try it on Hard Mode for added bonuses.

Last, but certainly not least, if you get your VIP level high enough, you’ll have access to Bonus hero challenge counts in the Gold Dungeon, which, yes, will net you much more gold.

Knight Fever definitely doesn’t skimp on the content, and there’s a grand journey ahead of you if you want to become the ultimate hero. Use our tips to level up and collect rare weapons, and you’ll be leading the pack in good time. Happy questing!

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

MU Origin celebrates its first birthday with presents for players

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 28th, 2017
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A year ago, Seoul-based publisher Webzen added to its MU franchise with an MMO for the mobile platform. MU Origin features elements from its 2003 predecessor, updated to fit in amongst other modern freemium fantasy-action apps. You loot dungeons, maim monsters and level up, and up, and up. Having reached the grand old age of 1, close to 2 million players have hacked and slashed their way across the lands of MU Origin. In fact, gamers have notched up a combined playtime of over 7000 years! That’s enough time to build 38 Towers of Pisa (and probably straighten up the wonky one, too).

In celebration of MU Origin’s anniversary, Webzen is rewarding players with a load of freebies, bonuses and discounts from the 28th of July to the 3rd of August. Just logging in daily during the event period will net you a reward. You’ll gain additional awards based on your Talisman tier and VIP level too. Playing Colosseum, Epic Chest Point, Party Dungeon and Exchange promises double the points, rewards and duration.

As an incentive to spread the news, Webzen is rewarding players who share the MU Origin anniversary infographic on Facebook. Just post your character details in the comments so the developers know where to chuck your gift. You can also share a screenshot of your character beside the new anniversary title to receive additional rewards.

If you’re looking for an MMORPG to distract you from the things in life that don’t involve exploring dungeons and swinging swords, MU Origin is free to download from Google Play and the App Store.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Command your own fantasy army in Minions & Mayhem

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 10th, 2017
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If you’ve ever dreamt of leading your own fantasy army to glorious victory, now’s your chance. Avid.ly’s new RTS, Minions & Mayhem, has just soft-launched in the UK. If you’re situated on the British Isles, you can try the game out for yourself right now on both iOS and Android.

Minions & Mayhem is a brightly colored real-time tactical battler set in a fantastical land. Your goal is to amass an impressive army. Gain the loyalty of dozens of heroes, building up a strong fighting force, whether you choose to depend on magic, physical strength, or both. You’re the leader, and the game leaves every choice up to you.

You can build up a massive army from the game’s any heroes. There are a number of fantastical classes and races to choose from -- wizards, ninjas, orcs, and the undead are just a few of the possibilities. Just remember that when it comes to Minions & Mayhem, it’s the quality of your warriors that truly matters.

Every critical strategic choice is left up to the player. You choose who joins your army, which combinations work the best, and where your army is placed on the battlefield. It’s vital to be keyed into every aspect of battle, especially when you’ll be engaging real-life opponents in the game’s 2 vs. 2 challenges. If it’s peace you seek, though, you can join a guild and team up with like-minded armies.

Minions & Mayhem’s beta test will be expanding to other regions soon, so stay tuned.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Armored Kitten wants you to pounce on some zombies; launches today

Posted by Andreea Ghiurca on July 6th, 2017
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It’s time to suit up and get ready to guide a cute and cuddly kitty through raging gunfights against hordes of zombies and other nasty monsters in Armored Kitten, the latest title from GameSpire.

This thrilling twin stick shooter will test your mettle as you work your way through the “Massacre” single player campaign. All you have to rely on is the gun in your paws and your instincts as you make your way through a series of unique environments that are fully destructible. Locales like Mars’ Surface, the Bio Lab, and Hydroponic Garden are sure to all present their own unique challenges, whether that means tricky monsters or environmental tests.

Once you’ve mastered that, you may want to give Survival Mode a go, which presents a dastardly arcade challenge. The goal is to kill as many monsters across a host of procedurally generated levels before you die. Can you beat your personal high score?

You won’t have to go into battle unaided, though. There are over 20 weapons to unlock, each with their own unique strengths. On top of that, you’ll find a dizzying number of armour sets and combat skills on your adventures that will give you the option to customize the Armored Kitten of your dreams, and jump into battle with your own tailored strategies.

Armored Kitten could very well be the charming summer hit you need for those lazy dog days. It’s out on the App Store and Google Play right now.

Test your pop culture knowledge with Font Mystery

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 3rd, 2017
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Like fellow French duo Daft Punk, the Creative Brothers pool their collective brainpower to create stuff for people to play. Rather than an album of disco plunderphonics, though, the developer double-act has released a fun new app called Font Mystery. The game has just received its worldwide release on the App Store and Google Play, and is free to play.

Font Mystery challenges players with recognisable fonts from the spectrum of pop culture, so fans of Logo Quiz will find themselves in familiar territory. There are different categories to choose from, including films, video games, books and TV programmes. You’re presented with a sentence in black-and-white text, and have to use the letters available onscreen to write the answer. The phrases themselves offer a hint – for example, ‘hilarious green disguise’ in familiar wonky typeface for The Mask, or ‘a movie with dinosaurs’ in that iconic tribal font for Jurassic Park. There are additional hints available if you get stuck, and additional difficulty settings if you’re a pop culture buff looking for more of a challenge.

Font Mystery boasts 150 fonts and 200 levels to complete, with various achievements and themes to unlock. Although it’s single player, it’s also the perfect game for casual get togethers, letting you test your friends and family on their knowledge, or getting them to help you out when you’re stuck.

Font Mystery is the perfect way to find out if you know your famous film fonts from your top telly typefaces. It’s available for free for Android and iOS in English, French, Spanish and Italian.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Dive into epic summer adventure with Oceans & Empires’ new update

Posted by Andreea Ghiurca on June 28th, 2017
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Summer may be the best time to enjoy ocean adventures, and now you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home, thanks to the folks at Joycity, creators of Oceans & Empires. The old-timey naval MMO is getting a sizable new June Grand Update that brings a host of new gameplay elements, just in time for vacation.

Players will team up this summer to take on Aestaros, a new Boss Monster challenging adventures to a Rally Attack. Players have to work together in perfect unison to take down the beast, but fortunately that’s made easier with the addition of the new global chat system that lets all players talk, regardless of their server. A new preset function works to streamline combat, too, allowing players to swap between Skill palettes with a single tap of their finger. If you're itching to get new loot in Alliance battles, you now only need to be VIP level four, rather than eight, to “Receive All” on Alliance rewards.

Ships get a boost too, now that you can add figureheads to give your ship a unique look and new buffs. You can rename each ship you add to your fleet, too, to keep things nice and organized. There are other new buffs and items to discover outside of these figureheads, though, including Ship DurabilityBuffs, along with items such as Voyage Speed Up 75% and Random Equipment Ticket.

Smaller adjustments like enhanced purchase methods and the option to retrieve inactive Alliance Buildings give even more incentive to dust off your battleship and set sail.

Oceans & Empires is available to download on iOS and Android.

Solve the disappearance of history’s greatest creator in The House of Da Vinci, available now on iOS

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 22nd, 2017
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Blue Brain Games invites you to indulge in an immersive hands-on 3D puzzle adventure in similar vein to The Room series, with its debut release The House of Da Vinci. Set during the historic period of the Italian Renaissance (when Leonardo himself lived and worked) you take up the role as the great inventor’s assistant, seeking to uncover the truth behind his mysterious disappearance.

The highly anticipated finished product of a successful Kickstarter campaign, The House of Da Vinci sees you brush up against a series of elaborate and authentically detailed puzzles, daringly realised in full 3D graphics. Your journey to discover what really happened will see you hunt down lockboxes, overcome inventions, and untangle complex machines amidst what may be the most accurate and truly convincing representation of 16th century Florence ever seen in a game.

The House of Da Vinci’s music, architecture, and environmental design all take influence from early 16th century manuscripts and inventions along with some of Da Vinci’s actual concepts. This is in the effort to immerse and whisk players away further when undertaking an adventurous and mysterious first person journey that will see you asking all kinds of questions. Was Da Vinci transported elsewhere? Assassinated by the Church? Or is there something much larger at play?

Intuitive touch controls aim to let players make light work of traversing the plentiful nooks and crannies present in Leonardo’s library and workshop, with simple taps and swipes placing you at the forefront of discovery. Examine every model, escape devious traps, and solve intricate riddles. Will you do Da Vinci proud as his one and only protégé?

Many a mind-bending riddle awaits you in The House of Da Vinci, available to download and experience now on iOS, with a release on Android, PC, and Mac also to come very soon.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners

MU Origin’s new update offers exciting changes for new and old players alike

Posted by Andreea Ghiurca on June 20th, 2017
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MU Origin is kicking off the summer with style. Its latest update is a real doozy, offering up plenty of fresh content. New challenges, some extra help for newcomers, and new costumes are just a few of the things you will find in the new patch.

Players will now be able to join upwards of 100 other players in the Land of Ordeal, a new Server Boss Field that features five new boss monsters. This event is open on Saturdays and Sundays by registration only (you can do so in-app). Players get 30 minutes to work together to defeat the five bosses and their accompanying monster minions. Loot and treasure await those who dole out the most damage.

For those with more experience under their belts, the new all-server area, Kalutan, might appeal. Accessible by players of 10 Rebirth or higher who pay the 15,000 Zen entrance fee, Kalutan allows you to group up with folks across all servers.

If you’re starting fresh, fear not. You haven’t been forgotten. The update also introduces the New Warrior Event, designed with beginners in mind. This seven day event kicks in after you create a new character and provides support for newbies by way of Login Rewards, Recharge Rewards, 7-Day Goals, and 7-Day Limited Sales.

No MMORPG is complete without a place to call home in between all of that adventuring. You can do just that with the new Domain System, a new base-building feature. Players hire workers to develop up to four buildings -- an Observatory, Tower of Magic, Gate of Ordeal, and Tower of Battle. As you develop these new constructs you’ll gain Star Essence, Gems, Achievements, or Fame.

Creature Quest honours the fathers of the world with its new event

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 15th, 2017
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Creature Quest is having another throwdown, this time to celebrate fathers. The game’s adopted a fatherly theme -- Grumpy Pop’s Workshop -- and is hosting a number of exciting new events in celebration. From June 13 to June 26 you can head out into the wild to fight legendary monsters, all in the name of dear old dad.

In Creature Quest’s new Event Quest, Appeasing Poppa, an Astral Watcher has descended upon the city with a looming threat -- the Watcher demands an exceptional gift, and if he doesn’t get his way, he plans to raze the whole town.

It’s up to you, intrepid adventurer to save the day. Go out and find a gift that will appease the Astral Watcher -- the town provides some mercenaries to help you along the way. If you choose to take up this quest, you’ll have the chance of capturing a Draconic Gallant or a Clockwork. Appeasing Papa runs from June 13 to June 27.

If it’s rare creatures you seek, you won’t want to miss the PIllaging Poppas Summon Event, taking place this weekend from June 16 - 18. This weekend, take the time to build up a creature collection that’s worth showing off to your father.

Pillaging Poppas will pit you against a range of Legendary Creatures, including the Astral Watcher himself. Each Diamond Summon this weekend has the chance of being a Tool Box containing one of ten fatherly Legendary Creatures. That includes the Astral Watcher, Titan, Cyclops, Wizard or Marid. You may also get Epic Creatures like the Gorgon, Walrus Rikishi, Ogre, Shard Golem, or War Elephant. It’s sure to be an unmissable event.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Freshly launched MMORPG Art of Conquest gets featured on the app stores

Posted by Andreea Ghiurca on June 12th, 2017
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Art of Conquest is a dazzling real time strategy MMORPG developed by Lilith Games. While Art of Conquest has been out globally for a couple of days, it has already caught the attention of many worldwide, including the eyes of Google and Apple. Art on Conquest is now featured on both app store’s in over 140 countries, making the the game visible to the millions of gamers across the world.

Art of Conquest doesn’t break the mould when it comes to the games objective - a strategic conquest of enemy provinces to increase the strength of your kingdom – but it’s how it does it which really sets it apart. AoC brings a lot of fresh ideas to the RTS table, including a momentous worldmap, thrilling real-time PvP battles and actual control of all your units while in combat. Besides battling it out with your opponents you can also make a few friends along the way by merging forces with other players through guilds - or ‘Houses’ as they’re referred to in the game.

The most significant aspect of the game is the battle mechanics, which features continual real time control throughout. Your actions will constantly influence the outcome of the conflict, whether it’s in Art of Conquest’s PVP mode which can be entered during battle, the deployment of your forces, or even through plundering your enemies resources during the battle.

With 5 playable races (Humans, Dwarves, Lich, Rakan and Sylph) and a whopping 20 unique heroes to command in monumental large-scale battles, you can find all the mythical conquest you can handle with Art of Conquest out right now on iOS and Android.

UTPlus Interactive explains why you should be playing Shadowblood

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 12th, 2017
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Shadowblood is a hack-and-slash ARPG straight out of South Korea, blending Western and Eastern influences into an addictive, customisable MMO. Destroy waves of monsters, upgrade your skills and equipment, take on or fight alongside players online – all that good stuff. But what makes Shadowblood stand out from the crowd? Producer Park Chang-Gyu of UTPlus Interactive explains all.

What separates Shadowblood from other ARPGs on the market?

A (Park Chang-Gyu) – What we emphasize first about Shadowblood is its action aspects. Action is, of course, the core of all ARPGs, but in Shadowblood you can compose your own skills and use them like generic ones.

Controls were designed to avoid the boredom of auto-battles and actually have a strategic impact on battle outcomes. For example, when Stella (Magician) creates a black hole, it will ‘return’ to her. By moving around while it does, she can cause greater damage to nearby enemies compared to an auto-battle spell use. Kai (Berserker) can target his powerful smash attacks on different foes to spread out his stuns and attacks manually, which is much more efficient than the auto-battle skill attacks.

These manual controls are boosted further with Soulstones, which can customise each character’s skills to suit your tastes. Players can set their Soulstone skills so that, for example, his or her character can cast 10 fireballs at once instead of the standard 4 fireballs, or execute 10 whirlwind attacks rather than 5. We plan to delve deeper into the customization of Soulstones along with additional skills and actions to create even more in-depth tactical customisations.

What challenges did you face during development, and how did you overcome them?

All our development team members are native Koreans, familiar with the Korean culture and style of gameplay. So the biggest obstacle for us was to understand the play style and goals of players worldwide when preparing for our global launch. We finally realised that, just as Koreans do not limit themselves to playing only Korean games, if we can provide fundamental fun factors, then we will be able to communicate with players from around the world. If an action game is true to its core and firmly based on hero growth, action and challenges, then we can always improve other factors when necessary.

What were your inspirations for making the game?

Many classic action games were inspirational for us, such as the Diablo series. Personally, my greatest source of inspiration comes from the comics of my childhood. I often used to imagine heroes gathering companions to defeat evil overlords through trials and battles, so these aspects show in Shadowblood.

Can you give us any details about what updates will be coming to Shadowblood in the near future?

With the recent updates for Guild Raid, we are hoping that co-operation within guilds and competitions between guilds will become active, and we also have an item encyclopedia and level cap expansion in preparation.

After that, we will reveal a new Guardian class (who will be the full tank and protector), and strategic party play will become more essential as Epic Raids will become available.

We are also developing defence-oriented content The Temple of Stars, a tag match dungeon where players can utilise their beloved characters, and a scrimmage-type PvP with multiple characters. Finally, we are preparing a pet system for hunting and guild wars for more guild contents.

If you'd like to find out more then be sure to check out the official Facebook page, or if you'd prefer to skip the details and jump straight into the action you can download the game now on iOS and Android.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Zombie mayhem in Dead Plague, newly released on Android and iOS

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 8th, 2017
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You know that feeling when you’re sunbathing on a beach with a Mojito in one hand and a Rum Punch in the other, when a horde of the undead come bounding out of the palm trees towards you? Well Chinese developer GameSpire has basically given us that with its new mobile action game Dead Plague.

You play a guy in khaki trousers and a cowboy hat, dropped off in the tropics by BIOCORP to investigate an epidemic. But this isn’t an island-wide case of the sniffles. This is an outbreak of zombie flu! Luckily you’re accompanied by a trusty submachine gun to deal with the hungry locals.

Gameplay involves completing various objectives throughout the single-player campaign, surviving the onslaught of zombies as you go. Aside from your garden-variety runner zombies, you’ll also encounter the occasional special zombie, and bosses to boot. Luckily, this archipelago is peppered with munitions boxes equipping you with rifles, machine guns, grenades, mines – and of course ammo, so you should have the firepower to cope. Dead Plague uses a twin-stick style of controls, with the right side of the screen controlling aiming and firing, and the left controlling movement and direction.

The game provides a 3D bird’s-eye view of the action, with realistic lighting, vibrant colours and impressive dynamic weather effects, all lending believability to the sun-soaked setting.

If you fancy killing off zombies on the world’s worst tropical holiday, you can download Dead Plague from Google Play and the App Store.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Become a fantasy hero in Art of Conquest

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 6th, 2017
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Lilith Games is trying something new with its latest game, Art of Conquest. This massive new fantasy real-time strategy game places you at the head of a kingdom in the beautiful, but conflicted, world of Nore. Choose from one of five races, gather your loyal troops and set out to battle five other enemy kingdoms in deliciously deep strategy combat.

Recruit from a selection of 20 unique heroes and set out to explore the world. Art of Conquest favors exploration over sterile matchmaking, so players will have to explore the sprawling world map to find enemy strongholds to besiege.

Art of Conquest sets itself apart from the pack, giving players true independence in battle including in PVP mode. Rather than automated fights, players take full control of how the battle plays out. Place your units in formation before setting them loose on the enemy. Over time, your heroes will gain unique active abilities that, when used strategically, can completely shift the tides of battle.

Of course, there’s more to it than sheer shows of strength. You’ll need to build up your castle, construct siege machines, and cooperate with other players in your kingdom to become a true hero. Art of Conquest is a breath of fresh air in the world of base-building strategy games and is available now on iOS and Android.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Mordheim: Warband Skirmish brings tabletop action to the small screen

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 25th, 2017
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Legendary Games has just launched Mordheim: Warband Skirmish, a new turn-based action game for iOS and Android.

Using the central premise of Warhammer’s tabletop spin-off Mordheim, the game is set amongst the ruins of the eponymous city after its destruction by a comet. You control a group of scavengers scouring the rubble for valuable shards of space rock, but in the midst of a civil war, the city is fraught with danger. This danger is primarily posed by rival factions fighting over who should sit on the Emperor’s throne (I guess it must be really comfy or something).

Combat involves strategically taking out your opponents using the turn-based system, but it’s up to you what play-style you choose. You can go all Splinter Cell and hide in the shadows waiting for the right moment to loose an arrow, or go full Rambo and confront enemies head-on instead. The mercenary faction you align yourself with will partly determine your approach. There are three to choose from (with more promised as DLC), each boasting a slightly different skill base – the Reiklanders, the Marienburgers and the Middenheimers.

Rival warbands are controlled by players online, so you won’t necessarily get an easy ride. It’s down to you to customise and train your fighters so they’re ready to take on whoever’s lurking in Mordheim’s dodgy alleyways.

Legendary Games isn’t the first developer to adapt Warhammer lore into a mobile game. In fact, there’s a Warhammer spin on virtually every genre. But rather than awkwardly emulating Angry Birds or Clash of Clans, Mordheim: Warband Skirmish stays faithful to the turn-based strategy of Games Workshop’s tabletop triumph.

Whether you’re a Warhammer fan or just looking for a strategic action game to test your prowess online, you can download Mordheim: Warband Skirmish from the App Store and Google Play.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.