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Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 5 releasing March 29

After playing the previous episode, A Block and a Hard Place, I said it felt like the true end of the season. Not only did it wrap up the main story arc, it also ended Telltale's string of quick releases for the series. The shortest wait be...

 
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Poke dull

First Pokemon Go footage revealed, looks not great

The first ever footage of Pokémon Go was revealed at SXSW by John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, the developer of the game. This early first glimpse leaves much to be desired, as the graphics and gameplay seem rather dull. What happene...

 
Review: Shred It!

Review: Shred It!

Have you ever found yourself thinking, "I'd sure like to be able to play this free-to-play mobile game on my Xbox One at a premium markup with little to no changes aside from microtransactions being removed?" Me neither, but that is exactly what Shred It! is.   read

NINTENDO photo
NINTENDO

Miitomo is the hottest app in Japan

Many traditional games publishers have tried to succeed on mobile platforms, but few have managed to replicate their success and become fixtures of the iOS and Android marketplaces. Nintendo is off to a hot start, though. The company's firs...

 
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NINTENDO

Nintendo's first mobile game debuts next week

Miitomo is coming to Japan next Thursday, March 17, Nintendo announced today. The Tomodachi Life-esque social networking game will be the first of five mobile applications Nintendo releases over the course of the next year as part...

 
Telepaint review

Review: Telepaint

Titan Souls took the world by storm last year. Born out of the minds of the tiny indie team Acid Nerve, everyone was anxious to see their follow-up. While Telepaint, a bite-sized mobile puzzle game, isn't quite as titanic as a hardcore boss rush project, it's still very much representative of Acid Nerve's talent as a studio.   read

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PvZ card game

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes is a mobile collectible card game

PopCap is taking a break from tower defense for a crack at collectible card gaming with its next Plants vs. Zombies title for iOS and Android, PvZ Heroes. The project "began over two years ago as a paper card game prototype" designed in cre...

 
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Shady mobile games

Japanese man spends $6,065 on mobile game in one night

Granblue Fantasy is huge in Japan. Brett wanted to know what the gigantic (air)ship covered in cat girls (models) was in one of Tokyo Game Show's massive halls last year and it was a Granblue Fantasy booth. And, incidentally, given its name...

 
Deathsmiles review
Just hearing the phrase "Cave shooter" evokes so many memories from just about every defining era of my life. From the very first time I ever played Espgaluda, to listening to the gang's adventures in shmups on Destructoid's ...   read

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POKEMON

New Pokemon game announced for mobile devices

Pokémon Go isn't the only Pokémon mobile game in the works. In addition to Ingress developer Niantic's upcoming augmented reality game, The Pokémon Company has announced a new collaboration with Japanese startup He...

 
Slashy Souls
Have you ever been in a GameStop and looked up at the monitor to witness that awful rabbit mascot ad? Slashy Souls is a lot like that, but somehow worse. It's one giant ad that disgraces the Souls name.   read

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Slashy Souls

Namco's Dark Souls mobile spinoff looks like rubbish

Ah, so this is what Bandai Namco trademarked: an endless runner. Some of you were spot on. Slashy Souls is a mobile title made possible in part by GameStop -- a company supposedly "not attempting" to be a publisher -- that will release on A...

 
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Deathsmiles

Cave shooter Deathsmiles is free until the end of the month

Deathsmiles is basically Shmup 101 at this point, and if you haven't played it, you're free to download it on iOS until February 29. As a note, it's typically $11.99, and the touch controls actually work great -- in fact, there's even ...

 
Walking Dead screens photo
Walking Dead screens

The Walking Dead: Michonne Episode 1 screenshots, we got 'em

The latest series from Telltale's The Walking Dead line is here, in the form of Michonne: In too Deep. Surprise -- it's actually pretty good, even if the formula hasn't made any real strides in recent years, and is starting to get a bi...

 
Idle hands photo
Idle hands

There's going to be a RuneScape idle game

As far as incremental games go, AdVenture Capitalist was one of the most effective at reeling me in and holding tight. We had such a lovely capture bond for a while there. The team behind that title, Hyper Hippo, is continuing its work in t...

 
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SQUARE ENIX

You can now play Lightning Returns on a phone

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is now available for iOS and Android devices in Japan.  The mobile version makes use of streaming technology, offering players a Netflix-style experience where the visual quality and responsiveness...

 
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Saliva swapping

Make out with people of all genders in Smooth Operator

Beardo Games' Smooth Operator is out now on iOS just in time to practice kissing for Valentine's Day. In it, you and a friend, lover, or fuck buddy choose a character from a diverse list, then pick a location to meet and make out. Eac...

 
Transformers photo
Transformers

Transformers: Earth Wars is a new strategy game set in the G1 universe

Space Ape Games is creating a new Transformers game for mobile devices called Earth Wars, and it's using the old G1 art style that otherwise would be overused if it weren't for the timeless nature of it, and the fact that the Bay-...

 
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Tetsuya Mizuguchi

Rez, Lumines dev's puzzle RPG 18 coming west

If you're a fan of Testuya Mizuguchi's work (Rez, Lumines, Space Channel 5, Child of Eden) and enjoy smartphone games, well buddy, let me tell you, 2016 is looking like one hell of a year. In addition to a pair of new Lumines games coming o...

 
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SQUARE ENIX

Final Fantasy IX out now on mobile, PC soon

Final Fantasy IX is now available on iOS App Store and Google Play for a whopping $17. Square Enix announced the PlayStation 1 classic was on its way to PC and mobile devices back in December. There's no word on when, ex...

 
Lumines photo
Lumines

Two new Lumines games are launching this year

Two Lumines games are coming to mobile platforms later this year, Mobcast just announced. One, a paid app tentatively titled Lumines 2016, is expected to launch sometime this summer, while the other, Lumines VS, is planned for a winter rele...

 
Final Fantasy photo
Final Fantasy

Square Enix might bring that Adventures of Mana Vita port to the West after all

Every time I've written about Adventures of Mana, the new Final Fantasy Adventure remake, just about every one of you have clamored for Square Enix to localize the PlayStation Vita version. In case you haven't been following this story, Squ...

 
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Content has changed

OK K.O!: Cartoon Network made its own, original game

How many Adventure Time games has WayForward done now? Thirteen? Twenty-seven? It makes sense. Its original anime like Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Steven Universe are hits. But why have someone else make the games when you can get the...

 
Tsuro iOS photo
Tsuro iOS

Casual dragon board game Tsuro out on iOS now

Tsuro is the type of game that hits the table during parties at the ol' Casa de Nakamura. It caters to people who aren't especially experienced with modern board games, it doesn't take up a lot of table space, and it seats up to eight at a ...

 
Square Enix photo
Square Enix

Square Enix's Adventures of Mana is out now

Adventures of Mana, a remake of the Game Boy classic Final Fantasy Adventure -- the first entry in Square Enix's Mana series, is now available worldwide on iOS and Android for $14 / £10.50 / €14. Of course, there's...

 
Hidden Folks photo
Hidden Folks

Modern Where's Waldo-like Hidden Folks is mesmerizing

Certainly, the drawings shown here are works of art on their own, but Hidden Folks really comes alive in motion. It's a far cry from the last Where's Waldo game I remember playing, which featured a series of low-res pixel art static images ...

 
Indie Games photo
Indie Games

Telepaint is the Titan Souls team's next game

And the follow-up to Titan Souls is... a puzzle game for iOS. Bet you didn't see that one coming! Described as "Portal meets Lemmings," Telepaint is about moving buckets of walking paint through increasingly complex obstacle ...

 
Pokemon Go photo
Pokemon Go

We'll see more of Pokemon Go in March

[Delightfully horrific illustration by Junji Ito] The world is ready for Pokémon Go, but is Pokémon Go ready for us? We haven't heard much out of the augmented-reality, location-based mobile game since its unveiling last Septe...

 
Miitomo photo
Miitomo

Nintendo's first mobile app and new rewards program launch in March

Nintendo's first mobile app, Miitomo, and its new rewards program, My Nintendo, are launching next month, the company's Japanese leadership revealed in an investors meeting today. Miitomo, a Tomodachi Life-esque social networ...

 
Crashlands impressions photo
Crashlands impressions

Crashlands is much longer than it needs to be

It's easy to settle into playing Crashlands. To start, it takes on the fairly well-trodden survival genre, where players start with nothing, punch some trees, harvest resources, and eventually build fantastic items. It most closely resemble...

 

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Perro

Well would you look at the time!

 
TheLimoMaker

Im glad that Sony are releasing their heavy-hitting exclusives this year so that I have enough time to save up for an Xbox One/Scalebound bundle next Though while I think I have it all planned out, Im sure something will f*ck it

 
OverlordZetta

Maybe Power Rangers doesnt need good When Japan decided to make big budget Kamen Rider movies, sure, they had great suits, but they turned Kamen Rider into a teacher hot for student and threw in random idols, nanomachines, and horror subplots!

 
Sr Churros

OOOOOOH YEAH GOT PSO2 RUNNING AGAIN! Expect guide soon!

 
Jinx 01

So this is

 
OrochiLeona

So, a lot of people enjoying Overwatch

 
Larxinostic

Good day to you! The sixth blog in my OST series is live for your Thanks for any feedback! =) It concerns a recent entry in a flagship niche Whatre your favorite less-known game series?

 
TheStantonator

Since I missed the boat on the discussion and with Far Harbor coming out soon, what did everyone think of Fallout 4? I personally found it very repetitive and gave up on it after 30 or so hours having become bored with the go here, kill this

 
jak2364

The Legacy Of Kain series needs a remastered collection cause Im too lazy to use Xpadder for proper controller Ah well, guess Ill crawl on back to my Doom series

 
JuIc3

Got the job I interviewed for, and things are looking good!

 
Parismio

Ugh, overwatch is so hype!

 
gajknight

Hey dudes, is Murdered: Soul Suspect any good? Worth £8? Been eyeing it for ages but always put it

 
guitarvillain

Go to your Youtube library on the left side of the homepage, click on Liked videos, scroll down to the very first video you ever liked, and post it

 
Vadicta

So, I was on the bus today, and there was this high school kid talking about how he needs to have bad grades, so it fits with the brand identity of his virgining rap Thats a new

 
TheStantonator

Overwatch is the Havent been this addicted to a game since World of

 
Sir Shenanigans

Persona people: is 5, having never played one of the previous games, something I could jump into? In terms of narrative? I just love the look of it, super stylish!

 
Fuzunga

Have a good

 
WryGuy

Youve been pre-approved for a Marvel Credit Card with 3% cash back rewards when you shop at Oh, what times we live

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Theres a rumor on IGN saying NX might use cartridges (though I think they mean carts, like 3DS and My knee-jerk reaction was negative, but thinking about it, Nintendo is a stickler for short load if it works well and is cheap, Im

 
OrochiLeona

Civil War? Thats sooooooo last week #UK

 
Torchman

So Torch how was Gunbuster? It was Too short, a little too much nudity for my tastes, title mech wasnt in action until end of episode 4 of Action was great But that ending Good lord that

 
Nathan D

Hot off the rumor mill: Naughty Dogs next project after Uncharted 4 is The Last of Us 2: A Fungus Among

 
MeanderBot

Video game developers are tripping over themselves to make VR games and here I am trying to think of story ideas for an interactive fiction

 
Occams

Its interesting to see that Spider-Man puts a lit cigarette out onto a Latino babys forehead in the opening scene of Civil

 
Fuzunga

I cant believe Nintendo would throw away their three-day Treehouse Livestream to only show That was the best thing ever to come out of E3 coverage!

 
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Protip: Humble Spring Sale just Go spend money and

 
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FromSoftwares new IP looks very different to

 
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Ryujis really feeling it!

 

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