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NVIDIA introduces DLSS 2.0 for some GeForce NOW games and adds 21 new titles

Game streaming services have really picked up steam in the last year, but NVIDIA's GeForce NOW service was one of the first on the market. The service started beta testing for Android last year and opened up for everyone in February. Last month, NVIDIA pledged to announce new games for GeForce NOW every week, and...

Rogue Games shuts down Vainglory servers, game moves over to Community Edition with free skins

We haven't written about Vainglory here at XDA-Developers before, but some of us here have been long time players of the game. The game has found mentions in our reviews, as recent as the POCO X2 review and as early as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 review. Vainglory gained popularity as a free-to-play Multiplayer Online...

Call of Duty: Mobile update brings 2v2 Showdown mode, Meltdown map, new weapons, and more

Following the year-long beta run, Activision finally released Call of Duty: Mobile on Android late last year in October. At the time of launch, the game featured a couple of game modes, including Free-for-All, Team Deathmatch, Hardpoint, Domination, and Battle Royale. With update v1.0.10, which was released earlier this year in January, the developers added...

[Update: Transparent Edition] GameBench offers your first look at the Nubia Red Magic 5G and 144Hz gaming

Several companies have gone ahead with their announcements that were supposed to take place at Mobile World Congress this week. Nubia isn't one of them, as they originally planned to announce the Red Magic 5G this week but have postponed the launch until a future, unspecified date. Just yesterday we caught our first glimpse at...

Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro gaming phones announced with retractable shoulder buttons, magnetic charging connector, and Snapdragon 865

Gaming phones are part of a growing segment in the Android ecosystem. The first Black Shark was one of the first to take part in this trend when it launched in 2018. The brand followed up with the Black Shark 2 and 2 Pro in 2019. Now, the Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro have...

Pokémon GO’s aggressive root checking now looks for the existence of a TWRP and Titanium Backup folder

Pokémon GO was launched in 2016, and thanks to its blockbuster launch, it immensely contributed to the popularity of AR as a genre. We're sure you're already familiar with it, but for starters, it is pretty much a game where you can become a Pokémon Trainer yourself, go out into the real world and find...

NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW cloud gaming service is now open to all

Game streaming services have become increasingly popular in the last year. Google Stadia and Microsoft's xCloud are a few examples, but NVIDIA has one of the oldest services in GeForce NOW. Last August, NVIDIA announced the service would be coming to Android, and in October they started a closed beta. Starting today, anyone can sign...

Apex Legends is still on track for mobile release

The rise of the Battle Royale genre has taken all platforms by storm. After stirring up a storm on PC, games like PUBG, Fortnite, and Call of Duty swiftly made their way over to consoles and mobile devices. On mobile, the genre blew up even further, with games like PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty...

Black Desert Mobile First Impressions: Great visuals and engaging gameplay

After a soft-launch in South Korea and a few other regions, Black Desert Mobile is now finally available to download globally. Black Desert Mobile is an MMORPG (massively-multiplayer online role-playing game) built by the Korean developer, Pearl Abyss. The PC counterpart continues to attract over 100,000 concurrent users since its launch in 2015. Black Desert Mobile...

1Controller Magisk Module adds PlayStation Dualshock and Xbox game controller support to rooted Android devices

Over the last couple of years, mobile gaming has evolved from casual games to a burgeoning industry chock full of a variety of eSports titles. We also saw the release of some amazing gaming smartphones and along with that came a slew of gaming accessories, including controllers, secondary displays, cooling fans, and more. However, Android...

Call of Duty: Mobile v1.0.10 update introduces Scrapyard map, Rapid Fire and 20v20 game modes, and more

After almost a year-long beta run, Activision finally released Call of Duty: Mobile on Android last year in October. At the time of launch, the game featured a couple of game modes, including Free-for-All, Frontline, Team Deathmatch, Hardpoint, Domination, and Battle Royale. Now, Activision is rolling out a major update that kicks off season three...

Pokémon GO’s “Buddy Adventure” AR multiplayer mode is available now

Pokémon GO isn't the darling child of mobile gaming like it was back in the summer of 2016, but it's still one of the most-played titles out there. That continued popularity is thanks in large part Niantic's continued support and the slow rollout of new features and events. The newest feature to grace trainers' handsets...