2016年7月17日星期日

Best Games like Pokemon Go for iPhone and Android devices - Pokemon Go Alternatives

You can travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokémon with Pokémon GO for iPhone and Android devices. With Pokémon GO, you’ll discover Pokémon in a whole new world—your own! Said Pokémon GO official website.
Pokémon Go is so popular now, but it hasn't made it to much of the world yet, available just in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. If you want to play the iPhone and Android games like Pokemon Go, the following are best 5 games for you.

1. Ingress

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Ingress is an augmented-reality massively multiplayer online location-based game created by Niantic, Pokémon GO developer as well. The game has a complex science fiction back story with a continuous open narrative. Understanding the story is not necessary for playing and enjoying the game. Ingress has also been considered to be a location-based exergame. Its working mechanism is similar to Pokemon GO.

2. Life is Crime

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Unlike Ingress and Pokemon GO, Life is Crime is based a slightly more real-like concept of gangs and criminals, and those who love watching villains will love it. In this game, players can join gangs of their choice and can have live chats with fellow players. You can fight with other gangs to win territories and complete tasks for rewards. The player base of this game is decently-sized and the game is entertaining. It just needs more players for more fun.

3. Zombie, Run

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Zombies, Run! is a 2012 video game co-developed and published by Six to Start and Naomi Alderman for iOS and Android platforms. How it works? Walk, jog or run anywhere in the world. Hear your mission and music through your headphones. If you’re chased by zombies, you’ll have to speed up! You’ll automatically collect supplies to build up your base.

4. Parallel Kingdom

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Parallel Kingdom is a mobile location-based massively multiplayer game that places a player in a virtual world on top of the real world, based on the player's GPS location. Parallel Kingdom (abbreviated PK) is the first location-based RPG for the iOS and Android platforms. The game is set in a virtual world or "Parallel Kingdom" where users claim their territories based on their GPS location or by making friends who invite them to travel to new places. Parallel Kingdom is a freemium game, meaning it is free to download and play, but players have the option of purchasing premium content

5. SpecTrek

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SpecTrek is a spooky, energetic and fun ghost-hunting game which is available for Android and iOS platforms. The idea is to move around your physical environment which has now been invaded by ghouls and zap them in your phone sights! Like Pokemon GO, SpecTrek is also an augmented reality (AR) game, which uses your phones GPS and camera sights, and superimposes images into your natural environment.

2016年7月14日星期四

How to Play the most popular mobile game - Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go (stylized as Pokémon GO) is a free-to-play location-based augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic and published by The Pokémon Company as part of the Pokémon franchise. It was released worldwide in July 2016 for iOS and Android devices.
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The game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, who appear throughout the real world. It makes use of GPS and the camera of compatible devices. Although the game is free-to-play, it supports in-app purchases of additional gameplay items. An optional companion Bluetooth wearable device, the Pokémon Go Plus, is planned for future release and will alert users when Pokémon are nearby.

Pokémon Go Guides - How to play Pokémon Go

First things first, you’ll need the Pokémon Go app, available for iOS and Android in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. If you’re not in those areas, hang tight, as Ninantic is rolling out to other regions as time goes on.
After logging into the app for the first time, the player creates their avatar. The player can choose the avatar's style, hair, skin, and eye color, and can choose from a limited number of outfits.
After the avatar is created, it is displayed at the player's current location along with a map of the player's immediate surroundings. Features on the map include a number of PokéStops and Pokémon gyms. These are typically located at public art installations, historical markers, historic buildings, cenotaphs and other memorials, public parks and fountains, places of worship, and other points of cultural significance;these locations are repurposed Ingress portals, Niantic's previous augmented reality game.
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Catching pokémon works mostly like you'd expect: you simply walk around with the app open on your phone, which will buzz when pokémon are nearby. Tap on the pokémon on the map, and you’ll switch to the catching interface. The color of the ring surrounding the pokémon helps determine how easy it is to catch — green is easiest, yellow intermediate, and red the most difficult.
All Pokémon are displayed with a combat power. A Pokémon's combat power is a rough measure of how powerful that Pokémon is in battle. Not all Pokémon of the same species will have the same CP. Generally, as a player levels up they will catch Pokémon with higher CP.
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Players earn experience points for various in-game activities. Players rise in level as they earn experience points. At level five, the player is able to battle at a Pokémon gym and join one of three teams (red for Team Valor, which uses Moltres as their mascot; blue for Team Mystic, which uses Articuno as their mascot; or yellow for Team Instinct, which uses Zapdos as their mascot) which act as larger factions within the Pokémon Go world. If a player enters a Pokémon gym that is controlled by a player that is not part of their team, they can challenge the leader to lower the gym's "prestige". Once the prestige of a gym is lowered to zero then the player will take control of the gym and is able to deposit one Pokémon to defend it. Similarly, a team can upgrade the prestige of a gym under their control by battling the gym leader.

Pokémon Go Plus

The Pokémon Go Plus is a Bluetooth low energy wearable device that allows the player to traverse the game map without looking at their smart device. When the player is near a Pokémon or Pokéstop, the Plus vibrates. The player can then press the button to capture the Pokémon. The player cannot check what they have caught until it is connected to a mobile device or a tablet.It is set for release sometime in July 2016. The design is a combination of a Pokéball and the shape of the Google Maps pin. The Plus, which had a pre-order cost of $34.99,was being listed on eBay for over $100 after Amazon, GameStop and the official Pokémon store sold out.
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2016年7月8日星期五

Minions and Despicable Me Bundle at target on iTunes Store

A bundle of  Despicable me 1 & 2 and Minions is available on iTunes Store now. Generally speaking,  three films cost you about $50, now you can get the bundle with half price. Minions is the good movie to watch with family members. 

What you didn't know about Minions

The minions’ design was inspired by the Jawas from Star Wars and the Oompa Loompas from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. At first there were talks of the minions being tall and orc-like.
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The minions’ cute jumbled language “Minionese” is actually a mix of Spanish, English, French and Italian with additional elements of Russian and Korean. And they seem to understand English pretty well, too. They’re worldly little guys.
All of the minions are male and have been given standard English-style names. Dave, Carl, Kevin, Steve, Phil, Jerry, Tim, Bob, Lance, Stuart and Norbert are just a handful of the ones that have been mentioned by name. OK, now let's talk something about the movies.
The Despicable Me directors originally created minions to help make Gru more likeable for audiences. They wanted to surround him with childishness and incompetence.

Despicable Me Plot Summary

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A man who delights in all things wicked, supervillain Gru (Steve Carell) hatches a plan to steal the moon. Surrounded by an army of little yellow minions and his impenetrable arsenal of weapons and war machines, Gru makes ready to vanquish all who stand in his way. But nothing in his calculations and groundwork has prepared him for his greatest challenge: three adorable orphan girls (Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher) who want to make him their dad.

Despicable Me 2 Plot Summary

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Now that Gru (Steve Carell) has forsaken a life of crime to raise Margo, Agnes and Edith, he's trying to figure out how to provide for his new family. As he struggles with his responsibilities as a father, the Anti-Villain League -- an organization dedicated to fighting evil -- comes calling. The AVL sends Gru on a mission to capture the perpetrator of a spectacular heist, for who would be better than the world's greatest ex-villain to capture the individual who seeks to usurp his power.

Minions Plot Summary

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Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world's first-ever super-villainess.

Minions Collection Available on iTunes Store

The minions are so popular among the children and very loved by children. This movie is most suitable for children with wholesome family. Go to iTunes Store and get the bundle. You can watch the purchased Minions Collection on iPad, iPhone and Apple TV. If you want to play them on other non-apple devices, like LG TVSamsung TVKindle fire or other players, you can refer to the following guides. 

How to play iTunes purchased movies Minions freely

First, free download iTunes movies converter - M4V Converter Plus (Here we use Windows version, Mac user click here).
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Second, import Minions movie to the program by clicking Add Movies button. M4V Converter Plus supports batch conversion, you can convert Minions and Despicable Me 1 / 2 at the same time.
(Optional) You can click Movie Edit icon to Trim Video, Change Artwork and  Edit Meta tags.
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And then, you can choose output format from profile list. MP4 is the most popular video format for the devices, so we can select Lossless MP4.
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All settings done, we can click profile panel to start the conversion.