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Review: Deus Ex GO for Android

Deus Ex GO’s futuristic puzzles are challenging — but sometimes, so is just trying to get the game to work.


The Google Play Store is overflowing with puzzle games, so it really takes a special game to rise above the noise and demand attention. Deus Ex GO has potential to be one of those games, but it wasn’t an entirely smooth experience out of the gate.

Deus Ex GO is the latest mobile release from Montreal-based developer Square Enix. It’s the third title in their “GO” franchise, which jumps into an established action-adventure franchise (see: Hitman GO and Lara Croft GO) and spins off a challenging turn-based action-puzzle adventure.

For those unfamiliar with the Deus Ex franchise, the story takes place in the not-too-distant future — set against a cyberpunk dystopian backdrop — where humans and computers have become one thanks to augmentation technology. You play as Adam Jensen, a mechanically augmented security agent on a mission to hunt down terrorists.


And that’s exactly where the game begins, with Jensen breaching the walls of a compound under terrorist attack. Stylistically, the game does a great job from start to finish of keeping with the Deus Ex futuristic, hacker motif. The graphics are sharp; Square Enix blends their simplified “GO” art style with the Deus Ex digital themes to create a fully immersive experience. The kill animations are both varied and smooth, leading to some very satisfying moments when you finally figure out how to take out that guard and progress through to the next level. The story is simple yet intriguing, and unfolds as you play via popup dialog boxes.

Square Enix blends its simplified ‘GO’ art style with the Deus Ex digital themes to create a fully immersive experience.

Gameplay starts off simple — move here, take out unsuspecting guard, progress to finish — but as you progress, the game slowly layers on new mechanics. Hacking stations, marked in yellow, allow you to activate certain floor tiles and control enemy turrets. Augmentation powerups are strategically scattered throughout, giving you the ability to slip past enemies or, in later stages, control hacking stations at a distance. With no punishment for failure and typically only one correct path through each level, the game rewards trial-and-error gameplay. When you feel you’re truly stumped, you have the option of using a solution, which walk you through the level move-by-move. You are given three solutions at the start of the Story Mode with a menu available for buying via in-app purchases — but where’s the fun in that?


If you’ve played the previous “GO” titles and are fearful that Deus Ex Go is more of the same, fear not. Square Enix has shifted from the square grid pattern found in Hitman GO and Lara Croft GO, opting for a hexagonal grid here that adds another dimension to the puzzles and also just seems like a natural fit with the game’s theme. The puzzles are challenging but not impossible — the few times I did use a solution to get past a level, I felt stupid learning I was only off by one move.

Beyond the Story Mode (which features 54 challenging levels), Deus Ex GO also includes Weekly Challenges. Considering the relatively short length of the campaign, this is a great feature to justify the $4.99 price. The promised addition of a Puzzle Maker mode in a future update should also greatly up the value and replayability.

The game ended up crashing and forcing my phone (Nexus 6P) to reboot four times. FOUR TIMES.

But for all the great things I have to say about this game, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the issues I battled with trying to complete it. Having bought and downloaded the game from the Google Play Store, the game ended up crashing and forcing my phone (Nexus 6P) to reboot four times. FOUR TIMES. Progress was always saved, and it may well have been a issue related to my hardware. Regardless, I’m here to report my experiences, and it caused my frustration to grow every time it happened.

Often times a new level would load but not allow me to move, forcing me to back out to the level-select screen and restart the level. These glitches were annoying, but never dissuaded me from continuing the campaign. I’ll chalk them up to first-release technical issues that should hopefully be addressed in future updates.

Overall, I had a lot of fun playing Deus Ex GO, despite it’s relatively short Story Mode and the times where the game started bugging out. I would recommend it to both fans of Deus Ex, and puzzle gamers alike.


Modern romance online

The modern incarnation of romance is very different than what society has used in the past. With the new technology that exists, people are able to meet individuals from all around the world and have a whole variety of different dating experiences that are unique. Moreover, technology has allowed people to find the romances they desire with ease. We’re going to focus on how technology is helping to move our relationships forward faster and better than ever before!How Technology is Simplifying LifeTechnology is changing the way that people live all across the world. It has simplified many of the issues that people face in terms of communication and connectivity. Instead of not seeing our friends and family when they travel abroad, we can simply log into our device of choice and communicate. Moreover, communication is instant, works across borders, and allows us to leave messages that can be read at a later date. In short, technology has made every element of communication simpler for people in terms of business, personal lives, and more. When applied to the topic of online romance, you can see why people are so excited. You can chat anytime and from any place around the world, a topic we will expand on in the future!Find Someone Online from Around the WorldThe possibilities on the internet are nearly endless. A person can travel just by sitting down at the computer, see the wonders of the world, study the traditions of every country they can think of, and see animals from the Red Book. We can write to a friend in Italy or a relative in Finland. We can even see the sunrise in a different time zone than our own. The bottom line is that modern technology is nothing short of incredible! Using Iwantu.com to make new friends allows you to capitalize on all the best parts of an online dating service. There, you can watch the sunrise with friends from all over the world! All those things we described are features that you can experience on the site! This website will give you the chance to connect with people like never before. Even if you have not dated someone in a long time, the ease of communication will translate to more frequent dates for you. Anyone can find a partner using these websites!Technology is Our Best FriendIn reality, technology is our best friend when it comes to romance. It makes the world a lot smaller and more accessible to people that would never have the ability to enjoy it otherwise. With romance, it helps people that would never be able to meet come together. You could find someone that is from the same city but lives and works in a separate area. You would probably not meet during the course of your normal lives, but when you use a dating site, you will find them! That would lead to a much more interesting romantic lifestyle for you. Not only do you get to meet a unique set of people, but you can actively look for individuals with a certain kind of personality, culture, religion, or body type. Anything is on the table in terms of finding people that have what you need in a match. Technology really is our best friend in every way possible, making life and love more accessible than ever before.The modern incarnation of romance is going to look unfamiliar to most people. It’s a form of connectivity that is filled with technology, and it intertwines with tech in unusual ways. Now, you can sit at home and have the time of your life getting to know someone from halfway around the globe. That means that nothing and nobody is off-limits now, giving you a greater chance of getting the kinds of dates that you’ve always wanted. That’s not all there is to online dating, though. You will be able to schedule and have dates at times that were once unreachable to you. Weeknights, middle of the day, and even at work- these are all times that you can seek out partners and have a great time thanks to the developments in the realm of technology!EDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.

Rollova: Digital ruler measure works by rolling across objects

Pretty much anything and everything we work with is digital. Our homes are becoming increasingly smarter and the tools we use are changing right before our eyes. Look around and you’ll see digital and smart things in the kitchen, the home office, and even the shed.The Rollova 2.0 is a digital tape measure that’s designed to measure surfaces both straight and uneven. All one has to do is roll it over surfaces to get a measurement. Indeed, it can be used to size things all the way up to 83 feet.The Rollova 2.0, on sale for just $76.99 right now, is the perfect companion for carpenters, do-it-yourselfers, crafty types, and general homeowners.Whether checking to see if that couch will fit through a doorway or sizing up the layout for your new posters, the Rollova 2.0’s digital OLED screen will measure things with a .4 percent tolerance. In other words, it’s damned accurate.Rollova 2.0Replacing your traditional ruler with a pocket-friendly gadget10000:1 high-contrast ratio OLED screen provides brighter display & outstanding energy efficiencyMeasures everything from flat surfaces to curved objectsFull stainless steel body combining the best of ruggedness, precision & styleCompact size for measurement on the moveIt’s a small unit that’s built to last, thanks to its stainless steel body. When not in use, it tucks away nicely in its genuine leather case. And should you wear down the rubber tire or damage it, there’s a spare that comes in the box.After a successful campaign on Kickstarter where it nabbed $105K, the Rollova 2.0 Digital Ruler is available to consumers for $89. AndroidGuys readers, however, can save 13% on one and get it for just $76.99.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

How to add a boarding pass to Google Pay

Mobile wallets can be a great software solution and alternative to having to constantly wield a pocket full of documents. The likes of Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay initially offered a unique way to utilize your smartphone to replace physical copies of your debit/credit cards and make payments via NFC.However, as it usually goes with technology, new needs add to innovation. Google Pay and Apple Pay have slowly been expanding their respective mobile wallet apps to also support public transit and gift cards.Now you can even store away your flight information into Google Pay. Yep, your boarding pass for that next flight out of town can be saved on your phone for quick access or need to open another app. Get in line to board and Google Pay can have your boarding information and QR code readily available.How to add a boarding pass to Google Pay?There are a couple of different ways to add a boarding pass to Google Pay. First, we’ll cover how to allow Pay access to emails to try to add it automatically. We’ll show you how to add it manually to make sure you always get it right there where you need it.AutomaticLet’s start with the option to give Google Pay a chance to search through our emails:Open the app tray and open Google PayTap the hamburger menu in the top-left cornerThen the Settings optionFind and select GeneralToggle Gmail Imports to OnConnect to Gmail and choose your account 1 of 5 That’s all you need on this setting to get Google Pay to automatically import boarding passes into your wallet from Gmail. Unfortunately, airlines are slow to adopt, and only a few options have implemented this feature thus far. That brings us to the more safe and assured option of using a screenshot.ManuallyWith this, you will take the boarding pass image provided by either email or SMS to magically import it into Google Pay manually:Open image of the boarding passUse the volume up and power key combination to take a screenshotExpand the notification from the screenshotSelect Add to Google Pay in the notificationClick Save to Google Pay on the next screen 1 of 5 Role call readyNow you should be able to access your boarding pass from the Passes toolbar option in Google Pay or the new Power Button Menu on Pixel phones.It should be noted that this tutorial is a step-by-step for Google’s build of Android on Pixels. Other phones may not have the same success with these steps, but “stock” manufacturers like OnePlus, Moto, and Nokia should be relatively similar.

Razer Opus review: This ain’t no game

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