Plus new hard mode, cloud saves
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...
Microaggressions by Kanye
No one game should have all those IAPs
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...
'Later this month'
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...
Far from true VR
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...
I ride until I die
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 ...
Moving into mobile game publishing
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...
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...
Or, an adventure in ignorance
I'm telling you right now, if you clicked on this article for an expert opinion on all things Magic: The Gathering, you're in the wrong place. I know fuck-all about Magic! My only experience with Puzzle Quest is the five...
Much better suited for mobile
[Update: it's also available on Android too.]
If you haven't tried Pokemon Shuffle yet, now's your chance -- it's hitting iOS today in North America and Europe. It was always better suited as a mobile game anyway, one th...
Bring a controller
Final Fantasy VII hit iOS last week with a $15.99 price tag, which left a number of people skeptical as to how much work was put into it. After playing it however, I have to say that most of my fears were put to rest.
With its focus on energy and microtransaction-heavy core balance, Pokemon Shuffle felt like a mobile game that happened to be released on 3DS. Naturally, it has made the shift over to the actual mobile arena, by way of A...
Grand Tournament launches next week
Blizzard's ever-popular free-to-play digital card game Hearthstone just got a major update ahead of the release of its next expansion, The Grand Tournament. Blizzard just recently revealed all 132 new cards included...
When the clock strikes midnight in your country, Final Fantasy VII will be available on iOS. This version evidently offers up multiple controller options, including analog or digital movement. It also comes with some of...
On Android and iOS
Developer Hipster Whale hit it big with Crossy Road, and for good reason -- it's a fantastic little mobile game. Now they're back with Pac-Man 256, which sees the iconic character in an endless runner format, wacka-ing his wa...
Free-to-play mobile 'adventure'
Activision has announced a new Skylanders game called Battlecast, and it's a free-to-play mobile card game. I'm guessing they want to get in on that sweet Hearthstone money (which funnily enough, is part of the sam...
Series portal site, webcomic up
Has it really been two years since Capcom took the wind out fans' sails with Breath of Fire 6, the mobile game? Time flies.
Capcom has put up a nice Breath of Fire series site filthy with bios, pictures, videos from all game...
You know what, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite was actually pretty good for a mobile Hunter game. I'd definitely try out another one, and it looks like I'll get my wish with Monster Hunter Explore.
It's an upcomi...
No microtransactions! Hallelujah!
The initial reaction for lot of people have to “iOS port of ___” is to run away screaming. Microtransactions, ads, and Facebook integration. Mobile gaming for the most part is a total mess, but this time, someone&...
Namco not using Pac-Man inappropriately?
Namco has finally managed to do something with Pac-Man that is not hopelessly sad.
Here's an extended look at Hipster Whale's (Crossy Road) Pac-Man 256 out of gamescom. It's coming this summer to iPhone, iPad, Google Play a...
Worms WMD and Worms 4
Wow, Team17 has a lot on its plate! In addition to helping with the production of Yooka-Laylee, it looks like it has two more Worms games in the works. The first is called Worms WMD, and will feature a new 2D cartoo...
I'd buy it
Nintendo is jumping into the wide world of mobile, which is something I never would have predicted some time ago. While we speculate on the look and pricepoint of the NX, artist Pierre Cerveau has cooked up a cool lookin...
Switch between four dinosaurs
Dinofour was brought to my attention this week, and based on the adorable art, I decided to give it a try -- I wasn't disappointed.
As a massive fan of Lost Vikings, I immediately took to the gameplay, which sees four dinosau...
Here's the part where I tell you that a Fallout game made millions of dollars -- except this time, it's a mobile title.
According to SuperData, a media tracking organization, Fallout Shelter has taken in more than $...
A new announcement is promised, too
Blizzard has announced that it will hold a Hearthstone event live at the Folsom Street foundry in San Francisco California next week. It starts at 2:30 PM PST on July 22, and will feature matches, developer access, and a...
Ok, so I kind of want to try Rise of Mana now, despite the fact that it looks like a cheap mobile knockoff. Evidently as part of a special event with the Vita version of the game in Japan, the original Secret of Mana&nbs...
Quiplash is what you get when Fibbage and Drawful get a few drinks in them and stop screwing around. When you strip down the flimsy excuse of a lying/trivia game, remove your friends embarrassing chicken-scratch doodles, and leave nothing but raw, undiluted, punch-lines. It's a party game that is so minimalist, it's almost not there.
Thankfully, with the right group of people, it's also hilarious.
Gotta repopulate the Earth I guess
I still go back to Fallout Shelter every so often in a casual capacity (it's mobile, am I right, yuck yuck), and one of the things I've noticed is that it takes a long time to make a baby, which can severely impact the p...
That art style is the new go-to though
Yep, you heard that right -- the title of this project is actually Red Game Without a Great Name. It's being developed by IFun4All, and is coming to iOS this summer. The concept involves a mechanical bird that deli...
So long, Kinoko Collection
Less than a year after its release, Kinoko Collection, a smartphone game centered around a conflict between anthropomorphized mushrooms and bamboo shoots has been taken offline.
Following the title's launch in December, ...
Yep, Final Fantasy VII G-Bike, the mobile "runner" based off the popular franchise, is still around. This week, Square Enix is adding a Phoenix event, alongside of a new in-game bike reward. I have to say the boss fight actua...