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<p>You know that Clash of Clans is popular and if you hate the game, that's fine too and this is just not for you. But fans of the game will be pleased to know that a massive update just went live with plenty of new changes.</p><p>First up, a new unit has been added into the mix called the "Bowler" that you'll find in the Dark Barracks. It can throw stones and looks to be a pretty formidable unit in this video:</p>
The Fisherman and His Nets<p>Facebook-owned Oculus VR has had enough of people using its software on rival VR headsets and made a move to block them. Somehow, this has backfired and actually opened the company up to more issues.</p><p>When software appeared last month allowing users of the HTC Vive to play Oculus exclusive games, we all ummed and awwed but it seemed fine, Palmer Lucky had made comments in December that users would be free to hack around with the software, including making it run on non-Oculus hardware.</p><p>It seems the bosses at Oculus VR weren't on board though, and an update to the software platform last week blocked the system that the REVIVE system was using to make Oculus content work on non-oculus hardware.</p><p>Unfortunately, while the previous implementation of revive still talked to Oculus servers for ownership validation, the latest update disables the entire platform, meaning you can download Oculus VR games and play them without purchase. Naughty, naughty.</p><p>I doubt this is the last we'll see in the scrap. Oculus VR's response to Revive's popularity and the speed at which they did it, shows that the company, or its corporate owner, is serious about keeping Oculus closed off and propertiery, despite Luckey's claims. There's a good chance users will see another patch from Oculus to lock revive users out, and then there's an equally decent chance the Revive lot will push out another patch.</p><p>This game of cat and mouse patching will probably continue until cease and desists go out. All i'm saying is that if you want to play Lucky's tale or any other Oculus exclusives on your HTC Vive, do it quickly.</p>
Each cheek a river running from a fountAN EAGLE and a Fox formed an intimate friendship and decided to live near each other. The Eagle built her nest in the branches of a tall tree, while the Fox crept into the underwood and there produced her young. Not long after they had agreed upon this plan, the Eagle, being in want of provision for her young ones, swooped down while the Fox was out, seized upon one of the little cubs, and feasted herself and her brood. The Fox on her return, discovered what had happened, but was less grieved for the death of her young than for her inability to avenge them. A just retribution, however, quickly fell upon the Eagle. While hovering near an altar, on which some villagers were sacrificing a goat, she suddenly seized a piece of the flesh, and carried it, along with a burning cinder, to her nest. A strong breeze soon fanned the spark into a flame, and the eaglets, as yet unfledged and helpless, were roasted in their nest and dropped down dead at the bottom of the tree. There, in the sight of the Eagle, the Fox gobbled them up.
On the Halloween vacation, the doorway opens, letting duck spirits and ghosts discover an individual that is suitable to usurp the entire body. An event occurred. His own retainers freed the Demon Lord after tens of thousands of years of imprisonment. He also used his ability to totally free all spirits along with ruin the gates of hell. He assembled an army to accomplish world domination. These risks have been noticed by stickman personalities. They employed all their courage and strength to resist the powers to safeguard peace. The shadow is spreading kinetic is operating across the skies like signaling objects. Can personalities live?
<p>Every now and again we encourage you to "Kickstart this".</p><p>Which is to say we point your eyeballs at a game or hardware project on Kickstarter (or other crowdfunding sites) that may be of interest to you.</p><p>And then we never mention it again until the game comes out. And seeing as many of these projects are unsuccessful, that may never even happen.</p><p>So every now and again we're going to check in on the crowdfunding projects we've told you about to see what happened. Were they successful, or a funding flop?</p>Kickstart this: Blossom Tales is a retro Zelda-inspired action-RPG from the Rex Rocket devs<p>A few weeks back we told you about a cute pixel-art RPG, Blossom Tales, which is coming to iOS after its PC debut. It's a fantasy adventure, where the story is being told by a grandpa to his granddaughter.</p><p>"As he narrates it, the granddaughter may interrupt with questions that change events as they happen," Chris explained. "That makes the story a little more interesting, I guess."</p><p>At only 36 percent of the way towards its $45,000 goal, it's not looking likely that the game will hit its target in the last 11 days. "Basically it’ll take a miracle at this point," says Castle Pixel's Robert Maher.</p>Kickstart this: Peopletime is a Dwarf Fortress-inspired game for mobile and smartwatches<p>Peopletime is an ambitious civilisation management game, where your tiny vector-style settlers will go about their business whether you're playing the game or not. Which is why it would be cool to be able to check in from your smartwatch.</p><p>But with a miserable $700 in the kitty, Cass Carpendale isn't going to meet his $15,000 goal in the next nine days: let alone the $22,000 stretch goal that would guarantee an Apple Watch edition.</p><p>Who knows what that means for the game: "The figure I arrived at is the minimum I'd need to make up for the work hours I'd be putting in to build the project the way I think it should be built," explains Carpendale.</p>Kickstart this: AirVR straps an iPad mini or iPhone 6+ to your face for virtual reality<p>Finally, some good news. This goofy iOS-powered virtual reality headset has passed its $20,000 (Canadian) goal and the project still has another 10 days to gather extra funds.</p><p>If you forgot about it, this was the project about strapping an iPad to your face. And then, like the Samsung Gear VR, special lenses would turn the images on screen into crazy virtual reality worlds.</p><p>In the project description, the team says "we will be sending out kickstarter orders in December 2014, and taking online orders from our online store starting in January 2015."</p>Kickstart this: Striker Arena is a turn-based tactical football game with no concept of fouling<p>Good timing on this one. It's got 40-odd hours to go and, at the time of writing, it's only about $400 (Canadian) away from its modest $5000 goal.</p><p>So if you want a Japanese indie two player tactical-action soccer game, that's inspired by Mario Strikers and Inazuma Eleven, and set in a fantasy world, then get your wallet out.</p><p>That will guarantee an iPad version (as much as you can guarantee anything you back to completion on Kickstarter), but you'll need a little more for the $5,500 Android version and a lot more for the $25,000 Vita version.</p>Kickstart this: Band Saga is an impressive looking musical roguelike for iOS<p>What is a musical roguelike? Well according to expert Harry, "I don't really know either".</p><p>But, "by the looks of things it means that the dungeon-crawling bits are generated by music. And as you play you'll learn to manipulate that music to your advantage." The game's also got an FM sequencer that lets you tweak the music.</p><p>This gorgeous pixel art romp squeezed past its $29,000 goal so you'll get an iOS version. Sadly, the project fell short of its $45,000 Vita edition. Developer Rekcahdam says "Thank you everyone who backed, Facebooked and Tweeted about Band Saga."</p>Kickstart this: Boss Monster is a digital card game that lets you play as a video game boss<p>Another successful project. This dungeon-building card game, which puts you in the shoes of a tyrannical video game boss, blasted past its $85,000 goal and ended up with $149,741.</p><p>This is actually Brotherwise Games's second successful campaign. It initially raised enough money to make the physical Boss Monster card game. But with this second windfall it can turn it into an iPad and Android tablet game.</p><p>And because the project raised more than $120k you'll be able to play cross-platform multiplayer between the two operating systems. As if Android gamers would be seen DEAD playing with Apple fanboys.</p>Kickstart this: Elysian Shadows is a 2D retro RPG with some modern sparkle for iOS, Android, and Ouya<p>Back in August, Harry told us about a game that "is looking to push the retro RPG genre into the future, adding particles, dynamic lighting, and other shiny things to take the pixel art up to the next level."</p><p>You'll get to see it for yourself in late 2015 as the project met its $150,000 goal with ease. The game's coming to iOS and Android, the Ouya (if that's still alive next year) and other platforms. Including the Dreamcast. Because of course it is.</p><p>"Thank you for the support everyone! We couldn't have done it without any of you," said the creatively name developer, Elysian Shadows Team.</p>
Nature hath charged me that I hoard them not,