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Mean Girls: The Game

I feel personally victimized by the fact that there is a Mean Girls mobile game


So Much Drama
Jan 14
// Brittany Vincent
I took a look at the official Princess Bride mobile game the other day and it was garbage. Granted, I don't like that movie, but I know plenty of people who do. It was a terrible, uninspired amalgam of boring minigames that h...
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Sons of Anarchy

This Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect teaser is...ooff


Mobile games, am I right folks?
Jan 12
// Chris Carter
For what feels like years now Sons of Anarchy creator and showrunner Kurt Sutter has been teasing an "amazing" game based on the series. While many speculated that it would be a GTA-like PC or console title, we now know...
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Sons of Anarchy

That Sons of Anarchy game finally has a name and a platform


The Prospect
Dec 09
// Chris Carter
Sons of Anarchy is coming to a close this week, and it's been a wild seven seasons. While I could have done without the entire Belfast saga in Season 3, series creator Kurt Sutter has consistently kept me entertained for over...
Project HON trailer photo
Project HON trailer

Project HON's mech combat trailer is amazing and confusing


Mecha got a booty like DAYAM
Nov 25
// Nic Rowen
I wish everyday started with over 20 minutes of gorgeous mech combat. Project HON's impressively long trailer includes everything you could ask for from a game inspired by mecha anime: senseless destruction, giant guns, metal fisticuffs, weaponized grappling hooks, and transforming robots. Best breakfast viewing ever.
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Enemy Within

XCOM: Enemy Within on mobile could ruin my life


Save Earth by slacking off at work
Nov 12
// Nic Rowen
Every once and awhile I see something that I desperately want but know I shouldn't get because it would ruin my life. Motorcycles, home-installed espresso machines, that sort of thing. Now I can add XCOM: Enemy Within on mobi...
Nintendo Mii mobile app photo
Nintendo Mii mobile app

Nintendo launching first smartphone app next year


Not a game, obviously.
Nov 02
// Kyle MacGregor
Nintendo is releasing a Mii app for mobile devices in 2015, company president Satoru Iwata revealed during a recent investor Q&A session. Earlier this year, Nintendo expressed an interest in leveraging smartphones to...
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WayForward and Amazon Game Studios team up on Til Morning's Light


Touch-based action adventure for Fire phone
Oct 14
// Dale North
Til Morning's Light was developed by WayForward in cooperation with Amazon Game Studios, and it's coming exclusively to the Fire phone.  So far we know that Til Morning's Light is set in a haunted New England mansion th...
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Windows 10

Microsoft is skipping right to Windows 10


'One product family, with a tailored experience for each device'
Sep 30
// Jordan Devore
The guy's face in the thumbnail says it all. Microsoft has announced the name of its follow-up to Windows 8 and it's, uh, Windows 10. Yeah, really. The new operating system is meant to run on all sorts of devices -- whether ...
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Final Fanrtasy

The pen is mightier than the sword in the latest Final Fantasy mobile game


Words do more than sticks and stones
Sep 10
// Brittany Vincent
The latest Final Fantasy mobile spin-off title (not pictured above, as there are currently no assets) will have players fighting enemies Typing of the Dead style. In Final Fantasy World Wide Words, players will fight enemies ...
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Apple announces the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus


Duh
Sep 09
// Dale North
Tim Cook called it the "biggest advancement in iPhone." We called it the worst of their long history of poorly kept secrets.  Two sizes: both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus were announced this morning at Apple's pres...
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Senran Kagura

'Draw' the Senran Kagura girls in this strange crossover


Yes, more Senran Kagura news
Sep 08
// Brittany Vincent
Looks like there's another Senran Kagura game on the horizon, but before you get too excited, it's a crossover with Toast's Drawgirls and Senran Kagura: New Wave. Drawgirls is a picture discovery game where it's your jo...
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Harmonix to create a virtual reality experience for Samsung Gear VR


Visualizer for your face
Sep 05
// Dale North
Remember that new Samsung Gear VR that we told you about a few days ago? Harmonix sends word that they've signed on to create a new virtual reality experience for the device.  Harmonix Music VR is a music-listening dream...
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Terra Battle

Here's the first trailer and set of screens for Mistwalker's Terra Battle


Steamy card game goodness
Aug 28
// Brittany Vincent
The official Terra Battle website is open for business, and with it a brand new trailer and screenshots outlining the "Download Starter" model the game is set to operate on. The more the game is downloaded, the more content ...
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Ouya heads to China

Ouya sets sights on China in hopes of success


Microconsole maker to partner with Xiaomi to bring its games eastward
Aug 22
// Kyle MacGregor
The Ouya hasn't been embraced in the West, so now the company behind the Android microconsole finds itself turning to China in search of an audience, Reuters reports. Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi is brokering a partn...
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Banner Saga iOS

Apple, Banner Saga studio frustrated by iOS game market


The race to the bottom is a hot-button issue
Jul 27
// Kyle MacGregor
The Banner Saga is coming to iOS, but porting isn't the developer's major concern. That's pretty much already done. Stoic's main dilemma is how much the game should cost on the platform. "Apple is frustrated, along with every...
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Deadman's Cross

Explore Raccoon City in Deadman's Cross until July 27


See if you can come across Nemesis
Jul 14
// Brittany Vincent
Deadman's Cross fans can now explore Resident Evil's Raccoon City as a limited-time area from now until July 27. It's set to open up when you complete an in-game collaboration quest, and from there you can collect special car...
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White Cat Project

Real cats couldn't play White Cat Project because they have no thumbs


Get it? Cats have no thumbs? Here all month, folks
Jul 13
// Brittany Vincent
Mobile games are usually quick and easy, but you still have to end up fiddling with touch controls to figure out. That's if they work correctly. White Cat Project, recently revealed by Famitsu, seeks to change all of that by...
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Sonic goes mobile

Sonic Jump Fever is fun for about two minutes


Actually 'fun' might be overselling it
Jul 10
// Kyle MacGregor
Sonic Jump Fever is now available worldwide via iTunes and Google Play, Sega announced today. The vertical platformer is a free-to-play sequel to Sonic Jump, which first appeared on Japanese mobile phones in 2005. The experi...
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Taiko Drum Master

Bang the drums and roll the dice in this Taiko Drum Master RPG


More Taiko than you can handle!
Jul 04
// Brittany Vincent
A new Taiko Drum Master game is now available on a mobile device nowhere near you (if you live in Japan, anyway) with Taiko Drum Master: RPG Daton, an adorable quest featuring the cute little Taiko characters, pachinko balls...
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Dungeon Keeper

EA's Dungeon Keeper ads are indeed misleading, ASA rules


We could have told you that
Jul 03
// Brittany Vincent
A complaint against Electronic Arts has been upheld by the UK's Advertising Standard Authority concerning marketing for its latest mobile free-to-play version of Dungeon Keeper. The complaint was made in regards to an email c...
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Candy Crush Saga

Woman stole 1,000 from her mother to buy junk in Candy Crush Saga


Addiction is a scary thing
Jul 02
// Brittany Vincent
I've played Candy Crush Saga and my share of match-three games as a mobile game fanatic, but to date I've not spent a dime on any of the free-to-play giants. I can understand wanting to spend a dollar or two here and there fo...
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Try saying "mobile MOBA" five times fast
In a somewhat surprising move, CD Projekt Red announced yesterday that they would be releasing a free-to-play MOBA for mobile devices featuring characters from The Witcher series. This is slated for release sometime this winter and hey, who knows, it might be really awesome.

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TWEWY

The World Ends With You: Solo Remix is out now for Android devices


Turn me into sensation
Jun 27
// Brittany Vincent
Did you ever get a chance to play The World Ends With You? If not, you should have. There's still time before you start reading this post. Did you start it yet? No? Yeah, I guess it is a bit hard to find a retail copy unless ...
Street Fighter IV Arena photo
Street Fighter IV Arena

Street Fighter IV Arena is a mobile title from Capcom and Nexon


Unfortunately, that's about all we know
Jun 24
// Brittany Vincent
Alright, so it's no Ultra Street Fighter IV, but Capcom is working on an upcoming mobile Street Fighter title in tandem with Nexon. Sounds a bit strange, I suppose, but since it's a mobile game it makes sense. Street Fighter ...
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Halfbrick

Halfbrick is getting into the publishing business, starting with Birzzle Fever


Beyond Fruit Ninja
Jun 17
// Chris Carter
Halfbrick has been around basically since the beginning of the revolution of the mobile market. With Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, it cemented its status as a respected developer, and even dabbled in the console aren...
More Just Dance stuff photo
More Just Dance stuff

Ubisoft unveils Just Dance 2015, Just Dance Now


And I'm really starting to get sick of this Pharrell song
Jun 09
// Kyle MacGregor
Just Dance 2015 and Just Dance Now are things that are happening, Ubisoft announced today. The former looks to be the next iteration of the series you've become accustomed to seeing on consoles over the past few years. Just Dance Now, however, will make use of your phone. Now you can bump and grind on the go. You can dance everywhere, guys. Because you totally couldn't do that before.

Candy Crush studio's next game, Bubble Witch Saga 2

May 22 // Dale North
Bubble Witch Saga 2 is a bubble shooter, like Taito's Bubble Bobble, or popular mobile game Snood. King says that they wanted take advantage of the ripe market as well as create a bubble shooter with new gameplay elements. There's every type of match-three game out there now, but not much in the way of bubble shooters. I got a good look at the upcoming title during a recent King studio visit. Playable in both portrait and landscape mode, shooting bubbles at the play board requires only a tap. Aiming is done by holding and sliding a finger, with a release sending the bubble flying. The primary goal is to match three or more bubbles to clear them from the game board, with the hopes of clearing the entire board with the allotted number of bubbles.  Beyond this mode, a couple more additions mix up the standard action. Rescue maps have you shooting bubbles that surround captured animals to free them. In Wheel Mode, rather than clearing the top row of bubbles, you'll shoot at a formation that spins from the force of your shots. With the latter, you'll try to aim your shots to control the spin and take out the bubbles surrounding a captured ghost, with the goal of freeing it. This is a new new...spin on the old formula, and requires some patience at first. King has taken the bubble shooter and applied their own tried and true mobile games formula, so expect the same leveling structure as Candy Crush or Farm Heroes Saga as well as the same dedication to regular content updates. Also expect the same time-based play limitations and prompts selling you additional turns (in this case, five more bubble shots) as their other titles. For the latter point, it should be noted that I was able to complete more than 20 levels without needing to have to buy turns. Bubble Witch Saga 2 is easy to get into, but after the first dozen levels I found that you really have to be strategy minded to clear the maps using only the allotted shots. Simply matching colors isn't going to cut it -- I had to maximize every shot to make each one count. Strategies like aiming from the top and using bouncing trick shots helped a bit. I felt I would have had a bit easier of a time with a longer bounce trajectory line, but even that wouldn't have made some of the later levels (beyond level 50) any easier. The later maps are huge and their challenge level is pretty high. King says that a worldwide launch for Bubble Witch Saga 2 is planned, and that we should see it very soon on mobile platforms as well as Facebook.
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Burst your bubble
What's next for the studio that bagged mountains of cash on games like Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga? It's Bubble Witch Saga 2. I never knew there was a first game, but seeing as how the Facebook page for Bubble ...

Xbox One photo
Xbox One

External storage and real names for friends confirmed for next Xbox One update


SmartGlass experience and automatic sign-in planned as well
May 21
// Brittany Vincent
Xbox One owners rejoice! There are a number of changes coming with the next system update in June, including external storage support (which nearly everyone has been clamoring for) as well as real names with which you can ide...
Super Monkey Ball Bounce photo
Super Monkey Ball Bounce

Super Monkey Ball Bounce is equal parts Peggle and pachinko


Bounce, baby, bounce, b-bounce, bounce
May 19
// Brittany Vincent
Do you like playing with balls? How about bouncing balls? I'm talking about pachinko, jeez. Where's your mind been? Super Monkey Ball returns this summer with Super Monkey Ball Bounce, a different spin on a classic formula. ...
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Nintendo 3DS gets mobile phone tethering in Japan


Docomo partners with Nintendo
May 14
// Dale North
Nintendo and mobile service Docomo will begin offering 3DS tethering for select Android phones beginning today in Japan. The Kantan Tethering app will be available in the Google Play store to allow 3DS users to get online wit...

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