Among Us was 2020’s most downloaded mobile game
In 2020, more mobile users downloaded Among Us than any other game worldwide. Data released by Apptopia ranks the year’s breakout hit at 41 million downloads in the US and 264 million downloads worldwide — beating out games such as PUBG Mobile and Roblox, which both remain in the top 10 highest-grossing games of the year.
Despite being released in 2018, Among Us didn’t find popular footing until the last year. The online multiplayer deduction game, in which spaceship crew members work together to complete tasks and root out imposters before they’re murdered, became a hit on Twitch late into quarantine. In November, almost half a billion people played the game, which is available on mobile, the Nintendo Switch, and PC. A release is also planned for Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X.
As for the team that made Among Us, InnerSloth is an independent developer with only four employees. The game has become so popular that the developer actually canned a sequel in order to keep working on the original.
Published at Fri, 08 Jan 2021 20:01:55 +0000
OnePlus is offering a free pair of Bud Z wireless earbuds when you preorder the Nord N10 5G
The OnePlus Nord line of smartphones will debut in the US on January 15th with two cheaper, midrange entries: the Nord N10 5G and the N100. You can preorder both phones from a variety of retailers ahead of release, but if you decide to buy either directly from OnePlus, the company will throw in a pair of wireless earbuds for free.
Starting today until January 14th, OnePlus will include a pair of OnePlus Bud Z wireless earbuds (white only) at no additional cost when you purchase the OnePlus Nord N10 5G on its site. If you buy the Nord N100 from the OnePlus website, you will get a pair of Bullets Wireless Z earbuds in black for free.
According to my colleague Allison Johnson, the Nord N10 5G is an affordable 5G-capable phone that doesn’t cut too many corners. The OnePlus Nord N100 costs $180 and features a larger (albeit lower-resolution) display, but it includes a 5,000mAh battery (which is larger than the OnePlus 8T’s 4,500mAh battery).
PS4 and PS5 owners: if you need to renew your subscription to PlayStation Plus, you can grab a one-year subscription for less than its usual price of $60. The lowest prices you can get for a one-year membership are at CDKeys for $30 or at Eneba for $32. Unfortunately, both codes are also region-locked at each retailer, so you will need a US PlayStation Network account to redeem the membership.
Given the competitive pricing at both retailers, I anticipate inventory to sell out quickly, so don’t hold off if you want to capitalize on this deal.
If you’re in the market for a smart clock that also includes a smart display, Best Buy has a great deal on Lenovo’s Smart Clock Essential. Normally $50, you can get this device for just $25.
Best Buy has a few incredible gaming deals available for Switch owners. One of those deals includes $10 off Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a compilation featuring three HD ports of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. This is a time-limited product that will be available until March 31st.
Ring Fit Adventure will not only deliver Switch owners a great workout experience, but it is also a fun game. If you’re a Switch owner looking to achieve some fitness goals this year, you can snag Ring Fit Adventure for only $70 at Best Buy; that’s $10 off its usual price of $80.
Published at Fri, 08 Jan 2021 16:57:57 +0000