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Puzzle

Someone made a robot that automatically beats Puzzle & Dragons


Fear the future
Feb 09
// Chris Carter
A reader this morning pointed me towards a pretty cool video by Japan's "Junya Sakamoto" over on YouTube, where a robot automatically deduces, and then solves puzzles in Puzzle & Dragons. If you watch the clip you'll...
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Downwell

Downwell is definitely coming to Vita and PS4


Also a bunch of other indies
Feb 09
// Chris Carter
Indie champion Downwell is preparing to make a move beyond the PC and mobile realms. In addition to its Android release earlier this year, Devolver Digital is preparing to publish the game on PS4 and Vita. This has been ...
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Miitomo

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


Miitomo and My Nintendo are almost here
Feb 03
// Kyle MacGregor
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-esqu...
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'Too daunting'
In case you haven't heard, Blizzard is changing up Hearthstone big time later this year with a major update. There are a few good things coming -- 18 custom deck slots for one, promised balance changes for select cards, ...


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Assassin's Creed

Ubisoft announces Assassin's Creed Identity


A new mobile game
Feb 02
// Chris Carter
Ubisoft is bringing out another Assassin's Creed game specifically for iOS. It'll arrive on February 25, and will bring us back to the "fan-favorite" (or as some might say, "overused") time period of the Italian Renaiss...
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Super Mario Maker

Whip up a sweet wallpaper with Mario Maker


Free official web app
Feb 01
// Jordan Devore
Nintendo has a cool little web app that lets you create wallpapers for your phone or computer, Mario Maker style. It's only in Japanese, for now, but I'm confident you'll be able to find your way around. This tool isn't nearl...
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Minecraft

Minecraft: Pocket Edition is still catching up to the core game


It's getting there
Jan 27
// Chris Carter
In case you weren't aware, a team over at Mojang started work on the Pocket Edition of the game, which sought to move the series out of the Java world and into C++. The project started in 2011, and it still hasn't caught up w...
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Graybles

Graybles reminds me of Fez in all the best ways


Upcoming mobile puzzle game
Jan 27
// Chris Carter
Fez is a lot more than a platformer, as it presented a ton of awesome puzzles that took the community weeks to decrypt. But honestly my favorite part were the action bits, and I couldn't get enough of the perspective swi...
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Iron Maiden

A time-traveling Iron Maiden RPG? Um, yeah bro


'Play as Eddie in his various guises'
Jan 18
// Zack Furniss
Well, here's something I never thought I'd write about: Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast will be a mobile RPG in which you play as Eddie (the band's mascot) traveling through time to recover the shattered shards of his soul. ...
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Hearthstone

This week's Hearthstone tavern brawl brings back co-op


Mechazod
Jan 15
// Chris Carter
Fun times! Blizzard has brought back a Hearthstone Tavern Brawl event from November that features two players battling one AI opponent -- Mechazod. It's a hastily crafted form of co-op, in that the UI is basically the same an...
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Threes

Mobile puzzler Threes playable online for free


They're actually giving it away!
Dec 18
// Mike Cosimano
Boy, do I love Threes. It's a charming puzzle game; a sublime blend of simplicity and polish. It's won many awards, including a 'Best of 2014' from Apple itself. Unfortunately, developers Asher Vollmer and Greg Wohlwend ...
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Star Wars

Star Wars Lightsaber Escape is a cool piece of tech that links your phone and a browser


Use the phone, Luke
Dec 16
// Chris Carter
Google has launched a cool little browser game that links up your smart phone as a controller, and pits you against a series of Stormtroopers as a Jedi. Basically, all you have to do is download or load up Chrome on your smar...
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Cave

Cave is working on a free-to-play shooter


For mobile devices
Dec 11
// Chris Carter
Try to say DoDonPachi IchimeBanchou three times fast. One of my favorite things about visiting Japan this year was the arcades, as I've said in the past. I was pretty much in heaven in the shmup sections, with tons of cl...
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Review: Gamevice

Review: Gamevice for the iPhone


Like the Vita's controls for your iPhone
Dec 09
// Jed Whitaker
Mobile gaming is becoming closer and closer to console gaming, and with the line thinning the only thing missing is phones coming with dedicated controllers. That is where the Gamevice comes in, to try to fill that hole by turning your iPhone 6 into a fully-fledged gaming console. While it does the job well, it certainly isn't without some minor flaws.
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Bethesda

Bethesda just opened up a new Montreal studio with a mobile and console focus


Expanding core team
Dec 09
// Chris Carter
Bethesda Game Studios has announced it is adding another base of operations in the decidedly non-Bethesda area of Montreal, Quebec, to "expand its development capabilities in console, PC, and mobile gaming." Note that la...
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You Must Build a Boat

You Must Build a Boat is getting a daily challenge mode


Live now on iOS, coming to Android
Dec 08
// Chris Carter
You Must Build a Boat, like 10000000 before it, has taken up a lot of my mobile gaming time, and it seems like it's going to take up a lot more. The developer has informed Destructoid that the game will be getting a free upda...
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FFVII remake

The Final Fantasy VII Remake will be crossing over with Mobius Final Fantasy


New style, same mobile game
Dec 07
// Chris Carter
Mobius Final Fantasy was released in Japan earlier this year. It's a mobile game developed by Square Enix featuring a new story and a protagonist named Wol, with classic Final Fantasy gameplay elements. From what I...
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Can you Dig it!?

Make like Dig Dug and play music while you walk


Medometer for iPhone is a thing
Dec 01
// Jed Whitaker
[Update: the app's creator has renamed it to "Medometer64," because "it was spelled too much like 'pedometer,'" which made it tougher to find.] Have you ever wished that music played whenever you walked like in classic arcad...
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Release the Drones

Futurama lives on in new mobile game


Bite my shiny, metal microtransaction
Nov 24
// CJ Andriessen
Good news, everyone! Futurama, the twice-canceled sci-fi masterpiece, is coming back (yay!) as a mobile game (awe). Fox Digital Entertainment announced it is teaming up with German developer Wooga Games to make Futurama: Game...
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Hearthstone

'League of Explorers' expansion unveiled for Hearthstone, launches next week!


Quick turnaround
Nov 06
// Chris Carter
Blizzard time is a lot like Valve time. When they announce a date, you can usually add six months to a year to it. But that isn't the case with the League of Explorers expansion for Hearthstone -- it'll launch next ...
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Emoji and GIFs

Text like you're in a nuclear wasteland with the official Fallout keyboard


Fallout C.H.A.T.
Nov 03
// Jed Whitaker
Bethesda has released an official Fallout-themed keyboard for iOS and Android called Fallout C.H.A.T. (or, Communications Hub and Transmitter). The app includes a custom keyboard that outputs text in old-timey black and white...
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Contra

There's a new Contra coming, for Android and iOS...in China


Ahhhh, so lame
Nov 02
// Chris Carter
These days, retro-era publishers can get desperate. While they've made their fortunes on the traditional arcade and console market, other revenue streams can seem enticing after others have struck gold in ways they've never s...
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EA

EA 'will evaluate any and all opportunities' with Nintendo going forward


Hope for the NX?
Oct 31
// Chris Carter
Remember when EA came out on stage with a massive amount of support for Nintendo's Wii U at its first E3, and then basically ran off into the night in 2013 without so much as port support? A lot of third-parties have flocked ...
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Fallout Shelter update

Meet one of Fallout 4's characters early in Fallout Shelter


Plus new hard mode, cloud saves
Oct 16
// Steven Hansen
The many-millions-maker Vault dwelling mobile game from Bethesda, Fallout Shelter, got its 1.2 update, which includes a new survival mode and, for some, one of Fallout 4's characters. Piper, who runs a newspaper in Fallout 4...
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Microaggressions by Kanye

Kanye West hates microtransactions too


No one game should have all those IAPs
Oct 10
// Jed Whitaker
Turns out that undisputed rap god Kanye West got in his zone and let everyone know how he feels about in-app purchases, specifically in kids games. "Fuck any game company that puts in-app purchases on kids games!!! That makes...
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Hearthstone

Hearthstone will finally be available in Japan soon


'Later this month'
Oct 05
// Chris Carter
The time has finally come for Hearthstone to hit Japan. Although the game wasn't previously that popular in the region (partially due to the fact that they had to play an international version), Blizzard will bring the g...
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Noon VR

Noon VR is a neat home experience, but the tech is very limited


Far from true VR
Oct 02
// Chris Carter
As most of you know, I'm not completely sold on VR yet. I mean, I actually really like the tech, it's very cool, but I'm literally not sold on it. I've had a full-time job basically since I was 15, so I could genera...
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Mobile gaming

Would you still be gaming if most of the industry was absorbed by mobile?


I ride until I die
Sep 25
// Chris Carter
This past week at TGS, I noticed a huge uptick in terms of an overall mobile presence. Much to the chagrin of most gamers, this shift is heralded as the end of gaming as we know it. But as someone who plays mobile games on a ...
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Konami

It looks like Konami's giving up on big-release titles


Moving into mobile game publishing
Sep 18
// Joe Parlock
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has been out for just over a week now. As the dust settles, we can finally remember that Konami hasn’t been the most likable publisher in the world recently. Now that its biggest gam...
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It makes sense to me
Candy Crush is like, bad, right? I mean, I'll still suggest to my mother that she should read a book instead of wasting time on that crap (talk about some role reversal), but it's difficult to dislike the game with any inten...


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