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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

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Miitomo, Nintendo's first mobile phone game is officially available in Japan, and I've gotten my grubby hands on it by being a big fat liar, all because I love you, dear readers. After messing around with it for an entire day and avoiding all other aspects of my life, I think I have a decent grasp of it, and it is by no means perfect. But it is damned sure addicting.   read

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Nintendo

Nintendo finally understands online networks

This morning, I've been playing the Japanese release of Miitomo, Nintendo's first smartphone app. While the app itself is interesting, I was mainly blown away by the fact that Nintendo's new online service is not only functional, but more u...

 
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Crossy Road

Mobile phenomenon Crossy Road is crossing into Disney

You just can't predict success these days. Frozen was doing fairly mediocre at the box office, then the "Let it Go" performance videos went viral a few weeks in, and every kid in America saw it enough times to push it over a billion do...

 
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Pet Mii Cat Pet Mii Horse

BREAKING NEWS: You can pet your mii in Miitomo

I'm totally from Japan. At least, that is what Apple and Nintendo believe as I've been playing the currently Japan-exclusive Miitomo today. And I have some hot news for all you virtual petting fans: you can pet your miis to your heart'...

 
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Hearthstone

Hearthstone finally adds more deck slots

After two years of complaints, Blizzard has finally added more deck slots to the game. There's now 18 slots, double the original limit, to mess around with. Now you can have two decks per class! Deck Recipes are also in, which help suggest ...

 
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Hearthstone

The next Hearthstone expansion is 'Whispers of the Old Gods'

Today during a livestream event, Blizzard announced the next chapter in the Hearthstone saga -- as was spoiled this morning -- Whispers of the Old Gods. It will be an expansion that quite literally deals with the Old Gods of the lore (...

 
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Hearthstone

Next Hearthstone expansion allegedly titled 'Whispers of the Old Gods'

In the infinite wisdom of the internet and all of its users, someone has seemingly uncovered the title of Blizzard's newest Hearthstone expansion before its announcement. While the publisher was going to reveal it tonight by way of a l...

 
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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Retro City Rampage

Retro City Rampage is out on iOS today, supports controllers

Surprise! Developer Vblank Entertainment sent me over a note this morning that Retro City Rampage DX was stealth launched on iOS devices this morning. It features controller support as well as touch controls, and runs on everythin...

 
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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...

 
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Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go is getting a field test beta in Japan

After a no-show at GDC, Niantic Labs has announced that testing for the app is going forward for select participants...in Japan. Of course. All you have to do is have an Android or iOS device, go to the official site, register, and...live i...

 
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Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go's GDC presentation has been canceled

[Update: Niantic Games provided the following statement to Game Informer: "We have decided to forego our GDC talk on Pokémon GO in order to focus on getting the product ready for beta test and launch," says Niantic CEO John Hanke. "A...

 
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SEGA

What should SEGA do next?

SEGA wants you to help it make better games. In an online survey, the publisher and developer has invited fans to shape how SEGA works in the future.  We’d like to learn more about our players,” states the survey. “Yo...

 
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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Pokemon

The Pokemon Photo Booth iOS app is...something

Nintendo and The Pokemon Company is continuing the festivities for the 20th anniversary of those crazy old Pocket Monsters, and the occasion this week is an iOS photo app. It's called, quite simply, the Pokémon Photo Booth, and ...

 
Assassin's Creed review
I'm sure none of you are chomping at the bit to return to the Italian Renaissance after millions of other Assassin's Creed games in the same setting, but Identity, recently released on iOS, expects yo...   read

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Galaxy S7

Samsung's new phone has video games in mind

Today, Samsung revealed the Galaxy S7 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Although the phone brings back multiple features missing from the S6, including water resistance, it contains multiple game-centric features that move t...

 
Shooting Stars! review
The highlight of this game for me was when a disco ball played a cheap sound-alike of Sandstorm. That should be all you need to know. But, if those words don't paint a bleak enough picture for you, read on to find out all about the sad interbreeding of laser-cats, bacon, and mediocre shooter mechanics that make up Shooting Stars!   read

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Nintendo

Nintendo unveils more Miitomo details, has microtransactions

Nintendo is starting to share some more details for Miitomo, and dumped a whole bunch of info on us this morning. In addition to opening up pre-registration and the Nintendo Account signup page, the publisher has also noted that if you crea...

 
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Puzzle

Someone made a robot that automatically beats Puzzle & Dragons

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 actually see t...

 
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Downwell

Downwell is definitely coming to Vita and PS4

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 confirmed by wa...

 
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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...

 
Hearthstone
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, ...   read

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Assassin's Creed

Ubisoft announces Assassin's Creed Identity

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 Renaissance. It'll fea...

 
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Super Mario Maker

Whip up a sweet wallpaper with Mario Maker

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 nearly as extensive ...

 
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Minecraft

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

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 with the standar...

 
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Graybles

Graybles reminds me of Fez in all the best ways

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 switching mechanic...

 
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Iron Maiden

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

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. There will of c...

 
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Hearthstone

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

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 and there's no ad...

 

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ShadeOfLight

Nuzlocke update: lucked out and caught a male Nidoran, but by now Ive already gotten so attached to Edward the Sandslash that I dont plan on using I guess that means its working!

 
Luca Blight

That feeling when your halfway through a blog and you forgot what to

 
ObliqueZombie

Its Golden Week in Japan, and I just spent the last five hours browsing YouTube for nostalgic music videos, Dunkey, and the latest Its like Christmas

 
Glabatron

Read the Reinhardt couldnt get over the fact that it should be Wilhelm Reinhardt, not the other way

 
JcDent

My experience as a gamer and a game reviewer has lead me to hold hope is the first step on the road to disappointment as the most truthful statement in 40K, at least as far as announcements and new releases are

 
lokhe

Watching blind LPs of Souls games is a bittersweet Sometimes, they find shit you completely missed and impress you, while at other times they cant see the answer when its staring them in the Oh the sweet furstration! xD

 
DanteKinkade

Person of Interest had a really great season opening episode, for one they managed to make a super computer using several PS3s, it also showed that Root is probably one of the few people who had hers running on

 
Nekrosys

Ive gone back to playing As it were, I want to build myself a Tonitrus/Holy Moonlight Sword-using Wasnt too keen on the Bowblade for some Oh

 
whatsacow

God help me, Im addicted to Hearthstone Its been a year since I last played and a lot has One thing hasnt though - I still fucking despise

 
Fenriff

If you havent heard, Overwatch is Zarya and Mercy for

 
Dangus Taargus

Anyone want Affordable Space Adventures or Shantae TPC? North American Humble bundle

 
Fuzunga

Battleborn day-one update is only 470mb!

 
Indestructoidable

Killed the Abyss Watchers in an epic

 
klaw616

Hooooow can I explain, when there are feeeeewwww words I can choooooose Come on, you all know the words!

 
Sr Churros

Madonna oficially became a female MMO character now

 
taterchimp

Going to make a site that allows people to raise money to get virgin dudes

 
Terry 309

So I posted a 4v4 RT game on youtube just to show what its like to

 
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Fair to say the Dota 2 addiction is Have no idea why, the game just never seems to get

 
TheAngriestCarp

I was so stoked to finally see Dreamweaver sharing his artwork with the community that I had the urge to try drawing his catgirl OC, Mayuki, So if youre reading this Dream, consider it a gift from one fledgling artist to another!

 
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I wish the Storm ruler did a little more than just kill 1 it would have been epic if it casted a strong wind projectile that could disarm enemies or At least chew stamina or Its underutilization is a

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Friendly reminder that Pocket Card Jockey is coming out in 2 days and will consume my life at that

 
Torchman

Chapter 8 gave me 360 snipes for days on end Still not enough to make up for Roger

 
Kaleido Ruby

Hub music, huh?

 
Sr Churros

Welp, Phantasy Star Online 2 failed to run and accuses a missing Either I somehow fucked up when installing or I just need to update Checking for missing game files right now , it is so Current status:

 
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General question: Do other Dtoiders have a shame game? a shame game is game you got by mistake, in a bundle or some other way that youd be embarrassed other people knew you have in your

 
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I finished Senran Kagura Estival Versus Also, I wrapped up the remaining challenges on Also, I made progress on Dark Souls It has been a good Who needs the outdoors?

 
OverlordZetta

Holy shit! Konami has announced a new game? And its coming to every Sony console AND every Nintendo one?! And its from an old Huson Soft IP?!? And its NOT Bomberman?!?! EDIT: And it may just be a PS2 port somehow severely mislabeled on top of that?!

 
gajknight

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Steam made a little addition that I *really* Part of the problem with reviews is that games change a lot with patches & updates, especially in Early This makes it easier to see where a game is at the

 

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