Surviving Mars is a space sim from devs behind Tropico 5

Haemimont Games, the developer best known for the Tropico series, has a new game on the way that offers the same overhead perspective on a very different world. Surviving Mars, Haemimont Games says, is a “sci-fi settlement builder all about colonizing Mars and surviving the process.” In the game, you’ll have to make decisions like which space agency […]

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How to pick the season in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s Animal Crossing track

One of the DLC tracks for Mario Kart 8 was Animal Crossing. It’s a ripping race through the fictional town, and it occurs over the four seasons. You know, Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Well, normally, the seasons are totally random. GameXplain posted a video showing that, in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch, you can actually […]

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Watch as Overwatch player plays Genji with a steering wheel

The clip below starts off with Reinhardt. Then it transitions to something much more sinister. It transitions to Genji. Random2129 on the Overwatch subreddit posted a video he titled “Initial D.” NSFW warning for language… being quite loud. That’s, of course, a reference to both Initial D, the classic driving anime, and Genji. G for Genji, get it? My […]

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The Moto C and C Plus pack impressive specs for a budget price

Lenovo has taken the wraps off the Moto C and C Plus, the company’s latest budget phones. They pack impressive specs for a minuscule price that starts at under $100, making them Lenovo’s cheapest phones to date. Both phones feature the same “micro-textured” backs and four color options with the typical wordy names, including Metallic Cherry, Pearl White, Find […]

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Fresh bit of Super Mario Odyssey footage analyzed

If you’re hungry for more information about Super Mario Odyssey (and I mean super hungry, totally starving, absolutely need it), then you need to strap in for a lengthy analysis of some footage for of the game. It comes from the, seriously, b-roll of the title shown behind a Super Mario Odyssey display at a Japanese gaming […]

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The Galaxy S8’s camera couldn’t beat the Google Pixel

Google is free to continue saying the Pixel features the market’s “highest rated smartphone camera.” DxOMark this week released its review of the Galaxy S8’s camera, giving it a respectable score of 88. That’s good enough to match last year’s Galaxy S7 Edge. But it rates a point under the Google Pixel, which reigns supreme […]

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Minecraft resolution on the Nintendo Switch isn’t perfect… yet

Minecraft is out for the Nintendo Switch. If you want that perfect blend of portable and home console feel for this modern classic, word has it that the Nintendo Switch version is a real treat. In terms of its frame rate, that remains true. The game rips at 60fps, according to TIME‘s recent review. But what about its […]

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Galaxy Note 7R inches closer to release with this latest news

The Galaxy Note 7R is one step closer to its release. Over the weekend, the device was granted Bluetooth certification, further indicating that Samsung is in the final stages of gathering the documentation required to launch the handset on the open market. At the beginning of the month, the Galaxy Note 7R received approval from […]

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Amazon Echo 2/$280, iOttie Android Car Mount $13, Ring Home Security Kit $400, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Amazon Echo sale: 2-pack for $280 shipped (Reg. $180/ea.) iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Android/iPhone Car Mount: $13 (Reg. $20) Ring Home 3-Camera Security Kit […]

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Google Assistant is making its way to iOS very soon

Google Assistant is finally making its way to iOS. According to a report from Android Police, a trusted source revealed Google is working on an iOS version of Google Assistant, which will apparently be available as a standalone app. It will feature chat conversations, similar to what you can do in Allo, along with voice support. Expect some […]

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