A console companion app can make a world of difference while gaming. Downloading the right app and using it to your advantage can save you from countless virtual deaths while playing Call of Duty on the Xbox One, NHL 13 on the Playstation 3 or even World of Warcraft on a PC. Don’t let the competition get ahead. Become the ultimate gamer with one of the following five console companion apps.
Call of Duty: Xbox One
The app for Call of Duty Ghosts functions as a second screen that lets you view additional information while playing, says Tom’s Guide. Available for Android, iOS and Windows 8, the app allows you to manage multiplayer clans and coordinate play. Additionally, a loadout editor lets you customize multiplayer perks, weapons and gear for instant tactic customization. If the enemy team is winning, the app can help give you the extra boost your team needs to steal the lead.
NHL 13: Playstation 3
This free app is a great addition to NHL 13. Available exclusively for iPhones, fans of the game can not only organize teams but message other NHL 13 players during game play. Furthermore, the app broadcasts schedules, trades and other related game news, states EA’s help page. This HUT (Hockey Ultimate Team) companion app also lets gamers search the auction house and purchase items, providing a live trade and buy system. This way you no longer have to wait your turn to check if an item on your Watch List has lowered in price or if you’ve successfully completed a trade.
The Sims: PC
With over 175 million copies sold, according to CNN, it’s no surprise that the most played game in the world has a console companion app. The Sims Official Magazine app makes it easy to receive the latest happenings in this popular franchise on your phone. This interactive digital magazine also offers the latest videos, game guides and tutorials, which are sure to help your sims succeed.
Mario Kart 8: Wii U
Mario Kart TV is the companion app to Mario Kart 8 and is available for PC, smartphones and tablets. This app has generated plenty of excitement in the gaming community due to its innovative features including gameplay videos and live rankings, says Droid Gamers. Players have the ability to save game progress between devices, which means that the app updates automatically to reflect your current status in the game. The Mario Kart TV app also might be a sign that Nintendo is ready to adopt mobile gaming.
World of Warcraft: PC
The World of Warcraft Armory app works extraordinarily well as a console companion. With this app, you’ll have access to your character’s stats and the in-game Auction House, no matter where you’re located. You can view your current bids and auctions while waiting for a movie to start or while standing in line at the grocery store. Keep in mind that you can also use this app as a planning tool while you’re playing by checking your calendar for upcoming raids and special events. With your Samsung Galaxy S5 or other Android smartphone, you’ll be able to get your daily WoW fix while you’re on the go.