Category Archives: Companion

With EA's FIFA 18 now out for PC and consoles, many amateur soccer players and managers are getting back into kicking the ball around and buying packs to build their Ultimate Team. If you are one of many who own the game (I'm one of them, too), don't forget to grab the FIFA 18 Companion [Free] app to make your life much easier and to manage your squad on the go. The Companion app allows you to manage all aspects of your club—players, managers, consumables—while you're on the bus or waiting at the bank (to get more money so you can buy more packs). You can also keep a closer eye on the transfer market so you can pick up that great attacker you've been eyeing for a while. And, of course, you can buy more stuff on the go, especially special offers or lightning rounds...

The good people over at Blizzard have decided to give you another way to keep in touch with all your Blizzard-gaming friends, so they are releasing an app called Blizzard Battle.net [Free] today for both iOS and Android. This new app allows to chat with the friends you already have (even if they aren't online at the moment), check your chat history with them (so you can keep track of any previous slights), and, of course, get notifications when someone messages you. As is the case with the desktop version of Battle.net, you are also able to see what your friends are playing so you can decide if you want to join the party or avoid it altogether...




A few months back we wrote about Playstation working on an app called PlayLink, which allows players to use their smartphones in innovative ways when playing certain PS4 games. The latest game that uses this technology is Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier, an upcoming Telltale-like narrative game where players can vote on the choices using their smartphones. And when the vote is a tie, players can use specific tie-breaker tokens to overrule the rest. People who've been playing early builds of the game say that the PlayLink feature really makes the game stand out, so it looks like Sony is smart to lean into using smartphones to enhance gaming experiences beyond just using them for your usual gimmicks...

Destiny 2 is pretty much the talk of the gaming world right now, and even though it's not on mobile (we wish), Destiny Companion [Free], the game's mobile app, is an essential part of the game, and it just became even more useful starting today. Specifically, the game launched without its Clan features, but Bungie has switched them on today, and the best way to create and manage your clans is through the Destiny Companion app. As Bungie details, the Destiny Companion allows you to view other Clan profiles, read their Mission Statements and members, and in general enjoy the game's "culture" (as Bungie calls it). If you want to either join or create a Clan, the Destiny Companion allows you to create and edit Clan Banners, edit the Clan Name, Motto, and Mission Statement, view players' XP contributions, and also track your own weekly contribution...

Destiny 2, Bungie's promising sequel to the quite successful Destiny, is releasing on consoles September 6th, so Bungie is about to update the official Destiny Companion [Free] app with many new bells and whistles. The new app will allow you to keep up with all the news and updates and track upcoming events and activities to ensure you don't miss on any good loot. You'll also be able to create or join a Clan (a pretty necessary part of getting the most out of the game), communicate with your teammates through Clan text chat, and track your Clan's progression and shared rewards. Destiny 2 really emphasizes playing with others, so the ability to communicate with friends and teammates is pretty essential...

Mass Effect: Andromeda, Bioware's latest entry in the Mass Effect series, is getting ready to launch across the world on March 21st. As it's been the case with other big games recently, Bioware is launching a companion mobile app that will help players stay engaged with the game's universe even when away from their console or PC. The app, called APEX HQ, is specifically a companion for the game's multiplayer component and will help you keep track of your characters. APEX HQ will show your characters' progression, items, rewards, but it will do more than just display info; the app will also allow you to adjust your character's loadout, spend points on skills, recruit and equip new teams, and even customize team names...

If you're a PlayStation 4 gamer, then you should probably download the new PlayStation Communities [Free] App, out now for iOS and Android. This app will let players meet players with similar interests so you can socialize or even team up. For instance, you can join parties and launch into games with other Community members, which is a great feature for those who like playing multiplayer games like Destiny or Overwatch but don't want to go through the solo queue. You can also check community profiles, join and leave communities, and pretty much position yourself among players with similar interests...

BlizzCon 2016 Mobile App Is Now Available

October 25th, 2016 8:45 PM EDT by Tasos Lazarides in Companion, Games, News
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If you're planning on going to BlizzCon 2016 or even buying a Virtual Ticket to watch the Hearthstone World Championship (and all the other events), you should probably download the free BlizzCon 2016 [Free] app, available now for iOS and Android. The BlizzCon 2016 Guide app lets you plan your day so you don't miss out on any of the events or panels whether you're there in person or watching using the Virtual Ticket. If you're going to grab some loot while there, you can use the app to keep track of the wait times at the stores and also get those sad notifications informing you that that one item you wanted to get is now sold out...

If you're one of the many getting ready - or already playing - Battlefield 1, then you should pick up the just-updated Battlefield Companion [Free] app to get a leg up on the competition. As we wrote about recently, EA decided to overhaul its Battlelog app and turn it into the Battlefield Companion in time for the release of its flagship game. The app now has numerous new features that should be great for those playing the console or PC game. You're able to check all your stats and achievements and compare them with your friends', you can get an overview of your career so far, and can also pick specific weapons or vehicles to see your performance with each one of them...

If you are a veteran Battlefield player or one who's waiting for the upcoming Battlefield 1 to jump on the bandwagon, you'll have a new companion app to mess around with at some point this fall. Currently, you can get the Battlelog [Free] app to help you keep track of your Battlefield exploits. The upcoming update will change the name to Battlefield Companion and will be a complete overhaul of the app with many different features. For instance, there will be a better interface that will make navigating the app easier and will also fully support Battlefield 1, a Career section that will be your new profile and the place where you check all your achievements and amazing (or terrible stats) and also compare them to your friends' and in-game frenemies'. And finally, you'll be able to customize your Battlefield 1 soldier's loadout on the go...

FIFA 17  is coming out tomorrow for PC and Consoles, and you can download EA's FIFA 17 Companion [Free] today to help you stay connected to your teams once the game comes out. The Companion is all about the Ultimate Team mode and allows you to use the transfer market at all times - great for being able to pick up a player right at the last minute - manage your squad and your club by changing formations and using your consumables as needed, and visit the store to buy packs, a good thing since FIFA shops tend to run many limited time specials. So as you can tell, these are all useful features for anyone planning on spending time on the Ultimate Team side of FIFA 17...

If you are one of the many enjoying World of Warcraft's Legion, the game's latest expansion, then you should probably be using Blizzard's World of Warcraft: Legion Companion [Free] app, which was announced at PAX. Blizzard designed this app to help players make the most of their time in-game. Imagine the companion as a kind of mission control where you can track all kinds of information and take actions when needed. You can view your active world quests and emissary bounties and even check the rewards to help you decide which quests are worth your time. You can also see which missions are available in your Class Order Hall and get them started straight for the app...

If you've been enjoying assassinating people in the latest HITMAN game by Square Enix, you can now get your mobile phone to be an accessory to murder - if you get caught. HITMAN has recently come out on PC and consoles, and unlike previous iterations of the franchise, this one is an episodic one. Today, Enix released HITMAN Companion [Free], a new app that helps players keep up-to-date with the latest news and helps keep track of what's been added to the game, an especially useful feature considering the game's episodic nature. The app will send you notifications when Elusive Targets are released, an essential feature because you wouldn't want to delay your murdering for even one minute more than you have to...

In an effort to make up for lost ground in the battle against Sony's PlayStation, Microsoft is rethinking various aspects of the Xbox experience, from the actual console to the Xbox apps. Speaking of the latter, Microsoft has released updated Xbox [Free] apps for iOS and Android today that do away with the "SmartGlass" moniker of the earlier Xbox Apps and are called simply Xbox. These new apps allow you to keep track of your Microsoft gaming - on Windows 10 PC, Phone, and Xbox - from your phone or tablet. The new app looks a lot like Windows 10 and has a number of changes and improvements...

We unfortunately still live in a world where backing up saves of your favorite iOS games is not easily supported through iOS, and iCloud is not supported by many developers. The good news is that there is always iMazing, an incredibly useful tool that uses iOS' standard backup mechanisms in a selective way to let you backup and restore individual apps' save data. There is a capable free trial, but the problem was that after a few weeks, you'd have to buy the app, and while I think it's worth it (you can basically use iMazing to avoid using iTunes ever again), I totally understand if you just needed it for the app backups and didn't think it was worth it. But no more – the free version of iMazing now includes unlimited app backup and restoration...

Independent developer TouchMint has come out with a really clever companion app to Clash Royale [Free] that will help you figure out when your long-awaited magical and giant chests are bound to hit. Chest Tracker for Clash Royale [Free] is pretty much what it says on the tin: it tells you, based on which chest you received most recently, which chest you're bound to get next. See, the chests work on a rotation right now, where you get 1 gold chest for every 3 silver chests, with the rare magical and giant chest. This simple app allows you to see when in the rotation you'll get your next magical and giant chest...

EA has just released the Star Wars Battlefront Companion [Free], an app that should help you get even more out of the Star Wars game launching very soon. The Companion app lets you connect with friends, track your Star Wars Battlefront career, and play Base Command, a card-based game included in the app. ..

Never Miss a 'World of Warcraft' Queue Again With the 'WoW Notifier' App

If you're among the bazillion people desperately queuing up to log into their World of Warcraft server to play the new Warlords of Draenor expansion, listen up- While the Looking For Group and Looking For Raid systems have made it way easier to find groups, there is nothing that sucks more than waiting in queue for an hour (especially if you're playing a DPS class) only to have the one time you actually get up from your computer to go to the bathroom or get something to drink be when the queue pops. It's happened to me more times than I could remember, almost like the game knows I went AFK for a minute...

This week the latest entry in the open-world action game series Far Cry will be releasing on Windows PC and both current- and last-gen game consoles, and to supplement this big release developer Ubisoft has released Far Cry 4 Arcade Poker [Free] for free on mobile devices. Like other mobile tie-in apps that launch alongside big-name console releases, Far Cry 4 Arcade Poker actually offers a benefit to players of the full game: you can earn currency which you can use in the full game on console or PC. Presumably this will be handled by linking up your Uplay account, though obviously I don't have the console game to test this out...

'Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor' Companion App Will Offer Hints Based on What it Hears [Update: It's Out]

There have been a number of companion apps released alongside console and PC games which offer a variety of different benefits, but the Palantir companion app for the upcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes things to a whole new level. As Joystiq reports, Palantir is a collaborative effort between Warner Bros. and Wikia, and will function like many other companion apps in its "Reader" mode, offering a portal into the information about the game curated by Wikia's community. That will include player-written guides and background information about the characters and lore in the game...

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