Huge Update On Clash Of Clans

After having to watch the Hog Rider babble on about being at sea, we finally got the new Clash of Clans [Free] update that brings the brand new Builder Base to the game. This is a brand new land that should make the game feel fresh again in quite a few ways. In order to start your Builder Base, you first have to make it to Town Hall 4 at your home village, and then you rebuild the boat and set sail for the other side. This other side of the Clash of Clans world works in a different way than what you’re used to. The elixir and gold you collect over at your Builder Base can’t be used in your home village, although your Gems do cross to ocean just fine.

What new features are we getting in the Builder Base update? First of all, we are getting new buildings like the Push Trap, which scatters attacking armies in a direction you choose, the Clock Tower, which boosts the speed of everything in the builder base, the Crusher, which, well, crushes your enemies, and more. We are also getting twists on familiar buildings, with the Archer Tower’s switch toggling between long range or fast attacks and the Multi Mortar having a multi-barreled attack.

We are also getting new troops and new twists on familiar troops. There’s the Bomber, who tosses big bombs that can blow up several buildings at once, and the Cannon Cart, which is a fortification on four wheels. Older troops will be getting new abilities, like the Sneaky Archer that can cloak for a short period of time, and the Boxer Giant, whose Power Punch makes his first attack do huge damage. There’s also a new hero, the Master Builder, who’s unlocked at Builder Hall 5.

What new features are we getting in the Builder Base update? First of all, we are getting new buildings like the Push Trap, which scatters attacking armies in a direction you choose, the Clock Tower, which boosts the speed of everything in the builder base, the Crusher, which, well, crushes your enemies, and more. We are also getting twists on familiar buildings, with the Archer Tower’s switch toggling between long range or fast attacks and the Multi Mortar having a multi-barreled attack.

We are also getting new troops and new twists on familiar troops. There’s the Bomber, who tosses big bombs that can blow up several buildings at once, and the Cannon Cart, which is a fortification on four wheels. Older troops will be getting new abilities, like the Sneaky Archer that can cloak for a short period of time, and the Boxer Giant, whose Power Punch makes his first attack do huge damage. There’s also a new hero, the Master Builder, who’s unlocked at Builder Hall 5.

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The Builder Base update brings a new battle mode, the Versus Battle, where you take on an opponent head-to-head in a manner similar to Clan Wars. Both competitors attack one another, and the best attack wins. And there are some new mechanics that should improve the quality of life, like the ability to train troops automatically, walls coming in segments, and how you won’t be able to be attacked while you’re away.

These are just some of the additions coming in the Builder Base update. The update has gone live already, although you’ll have to wait until the servers are back online until you can check it out for yourselves. What do you think? Are you happy with the new additions and changes, or were you expecting something more?

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The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Episode 5 Release Date Announced

A New Frontier’s finale debuts this month.

The fifth and final episode of Telltale’s current Walking Dead season, A New Frontier, is just over a week away.

Telltale has officially announced a release date for Episode 5 of A New Frontier. It launches on May 30 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, iOS, and Android. If you own the game’s season pass, you’ll be able to automatically download it then. A physical release of A New Frontier is already available.

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Russian Gamer Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison for Playing Pokemon Go in Church

Pokemon Go has been sending a lot of foot traffic to churches all around the world. Some churches are embracing it, they’re just happy the game is getting people near the building. Over in Russia, however, they’re pretty upset about a blogger who filmed himself inside of a church playing Pokemon Go. Not only was he arrested, but he was ultimately convicted to serve three and a half years in prison.

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“In accordance with the expert evaluation, the court found blogger Sokolovsky guilty of inciting hatred, violating religious feelings and illegal possession of special technical means – a pen with a video camera,” said the judge who was in charge of the case.

Three and a half years in a Russian prison for “violating religious feelings” and allegedly having a pen with a built-in a camera seems more than a little harsh of a punishment.

Sokolovsky’s statement on the punishment is as follows:

“I may be an idiot, but I am by no means an extremist,” he said, in a statement to Meduza, a Russian news site. “A long time ago, people were imprisoned in camps and for longer terms – not for 3.5 years, but for decades – because they [foully] joked, for example, about communism and about Stalin… Now it turns out that they want to imprison me for 3.5 years [in real terms] because [I] obscenely joked about Orthodoxy and about Patriarch Kirill. For me, this is savagery and barbarism. I do not understand how this is at all possible. Nevertheless, as we have seen, it is quite possible indeed.”

As for the charge of carrying a pen with a camera, not only did he say it wasn’t his – but he also says it wasn’t even a camera – it was just a light.

In his initial video, he talks about threats to lock people up for playing Pokemon Go in church, and how ridiculous he thinks that sounds, and so he decided to go play Pokemon Go inside the church to prove a point, and it backfired in the worst way.

Here’s the video that got him in so much trouble, note the thumbs up to thumbs down ratio, it seems like he can’t count on the overwhelming support of fellow Russians on this one: