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Nintendo talks NX, mobile game pricing, DeNA partnership


'Nintendo will continue its [console] business with even stronger passion'
Mar 18
Nintendo is finally entering the mobile game space through a collaboration with DeNA. Why now? As CEO Satoru Iwata explained to TIME, "We have come to the stage where we can say that we will be able to develop and operate so... read
Endless snowboarding

Stylish endless snowboarder Alto's Adventure now on iPhone and iPad


It's nice when mobile games respect your time
Feb 19
It's rare that I cover mobile games here but I couldn't let Alto's Adventure slide by me. This is pegged as an "endless snowboarding odyssey" with a one-button trick system and 180 goals to best. Other things worth noting be... read
Carmen Sandiago ND

Rare North Dakota-themed Carmen Sandiego game has surfaced


You're darn tootin'!
Feb 18
In the late '80s the Carmen Sandiego series was immensely popular and over 20 states were looking to get in on that red hot edutainment action. Details are sketchy on exactly what happened, but Where in North Dakota is Carme... read
Gathering Sky

Take flight with a flock of birds in Gathering Sky


Birds of a feather
Feb 11
Gathering Sky (formerly named Apsis) is an upcoming game from indie studio A Stranger Gravity. This will be the studio's first commercial release, and it's looking pretty neat! You start off as a single bird soaring through ... read
Monument Valley sales

Games aren't cheap: It cost $1.4 million to make Monument Valley and its DLC


And other refreshingly transparent stats
Jan 15
With so much crap out there, it's pleasant to see the mobile-games marketplace value quality. Ustwo Games has released a bunch of data for its delectable iOS and Android puzzler Monument Valley, including sales and revenue fi... read
WWE Immortals

WWE Immortals looks like Mortal Kombat/Injustice meets wrestling


Great concept, less-than-great execution (because free-to-play mobile)
Jan 15
I'm not into wrestling but, conceptually, I'm feeling WWE Immortals. It's a fighting game from Mortal Kombat studio NetherRealm and Phosphor Games that imagines real-world wrestlers in a fantastical alternate universe. Thin... read
Papers, Please

Papers, Please was originally refused by Apple for pornographic content


Glory to Applestotzka!
Dec 11
Papers, Please, Lucas Pope's 2013 indie standout about an immigration officer just trying to provide for his family, makes its debut on iPad tomorrow. However, the version available on the App Store will be slightly diff... read
iTunes

'Free to get?' Apple changes iTunes 'free' buttons to 'get'


Less subversive
Nov 21
While pretty much everyone reading this knows that "free" is a misnomer in the mobile arena, a lot of people probably aren't aware that when they download a "free" game, the vast majority of the content can be gated off by IA... read
Pull-a pull-a pull-a
Tengami has been out on iOS devices for quite some time but has now finally made its debut on Wii U. I think it's great that the Wii U has the perfect setup for iOS games to make a pretty seamless transition thanks to th... read feature

Star Wars

Disney removed Tiny Death Star without telling its developer


Taken down to focus on Star Wars Commander
Oct 03
Disney has pulled two mobile Star Wars games -- Tiny Death Star and Star Wars Assault Team -- and in the case of the latter, developer Nimblebit wasn't even given a heads up. "We had no prior knowledge that the game would be ... read
Calvino Noir

Calvino Noir is a European, smoky, noir-ish stealth game


You can almost hear the sousaphone
Oct 01
I think I've probably made it clear that I like a good stealth game and thankfully I had the chance to try out the lovely-looking Calvino Noir at EGX. Set in post-war Austria (I forgot to ask which war... whoops), players con... read
Pokémon TCG iPad

The Pokémon Trading Card Game for iPad is out now


Nope, no word on an Android version
Sep 30
The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online for iPad and iPad mini is out now as a free release. The app is based on the existing game for PC and Mac, so expect a very similar experience. You'll be given some free decks to b... read
iPhone sales

10 million people bought a new iPhone during launch weekend


Bigger is better?
Sep 23
Apple sold 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models during launch weekend, topping the sales record previously set by the iPhone 5S and 5C last year, the company has announced. At this point, you have to imagine a snowbal... read

Apple announces the Apple Watch


One More Thing...
Sep 09
This has nothing to do with gaming, I'm sure. Feel free to remind us of that in the comments. read

Apple announces the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus


Duh
Sep 09
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... read

Full Skylanders Trap Team game hitting tablets too


Will even include a controller
Aug 12
Skylanders Trap Team is heading to mobile devices as well! And like, the full actual game. Activision is claiming console-quality graphics, and it even comes with its own high performance controller. This is huge! This will a... read

Valiant Hearts coming to iOS devices on September 4


Have all the feels while on the go
Aug 12
Valiant Hearts: The Great War was a wonderful experience that came out not too long ago on consoles and PC. And now it's set to arrive on iOS devices on September 4. Same game, just controls redesigned with touch screen in mind. No price point was given, but now you will have no excuse to miss this one.  read

Looks like Apple is going to reveal a new iPhone next month


July saw record-setting App Store revenue
Aug 05
Apple is set to host its next iPhone unveiling on September 9. It's expected that the iPhone 6 will feature larger displays (4.7" and 5.5") and run the new A8 processors. And if this video is true, than the screens will be v... read
Banner Saga iOS

Apple, Banner Saga studio frustrated by iOS game market


The race to the bottom is a hot-button issue
Jul 27
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... read
Tormentum

Tormentum sure looks like a messed up adventure game


Well, that's me not sleeping easy tonight...
Jun 18
It seems that both horror and adventure games are in rude health in 2014, so it's no surprise to see a game combine the two. The trailer above is for Tormentum, a new indie point-and-click game from developer OhNoo that has ... read
A fun, simple little game in the Hitman universe
Square hasn’t been afraid to use the Hitman IP in fun and creative ways. Hitman GO was a critical success for doing something unique, and while Hitman Sniper isn’t on that same scale, it is still at least a ton of fun. read feature

News that's good to the last drop
There's a hot drizzle of news leading up to E3, and Max is here to suck it down and spit it back at you! A sequel to Homefront is actually happening, for some reason. Ed Boon officiates the new MK as Mortal Kombat X (as in E... read feature

Razer's new iPhone gamepad actually looks good


The app will find controller compatible games for you
Jun 03
Razer's latest is the Junglecat, an iPhone 5/5s specific gaming controller. It features a full d-pad, four face buttons, and two bumpers. Unlike some of the competition, you'll be able to hide the controller by simply sliding... read

Apple announces Metal to bring console-quality graphics to iOS


Dramatically reduced overhead
Jun 02
Apple announced their new technology, called Metal, today during their press conference in San Francisco. Metal reduces the overhead between game and hardware with up to ten times faster draw recall rates for A7-powered Apple... read
Dragon Quest VIII

Dragon Quest VIII is headed to iOS shortly, so play it if you haven't yet


Don't worry, there are Slimes aplenty
May 28
Still haven't played and enjoyed Dragon Quest VIII? Is your PlayStation 2 gathering dust? One more question: Do you have an iPhone or iPad? You do? Awesome. You'll want to pick up the localized mobile version of the fantastic... read

Watch the Hulk struggle with parallel parking


Oh and he fights some Ice Giants and stuff too
May 22
The latest look at Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes shows off the main Avengers fighting against Loki and his evil minions. I was enjoying the footage until we started seeing Hawkeye in action. I just couldn't help but w... read
Weed Life

Apple simply won't allow you to grow marijuana on its watch


But the game doesn't look so great anyway, for real
May 22
I'm not one for censorship, but after the debacle we just saw with a game that teaches women how to masturbate, I'm genuinely not surprised to see a game about cultivating marijuana removed from the App Store. Weed Firm: The... read

Just what you wanted to hear, Flappy Bird news!


You're so excited to read this!
May 17
Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen spoke with CNBC where he revealed Flappy Bird will be coming back this August. The new version will add multiplayer, and will be less addictive than the original. Nguyen also said the original ... read

Become the Cosmic DJ of legend and launch corgi heads into space


Now on Steam Early Access
May 17
Cosmic DJ is now available on Steam Early Access for $5.99. The musical sequencer game lets people of all musical skill level create sweet jams, against some crazy stages. One stage involves launching a corgi head off into s... read
HappyPlayTime

Surprise, this game about masturbation wasn't allowed on the App Store


I'm touched, really
May 16
Color absolutely no one surprised. HappyPlayTime, an educational tool of sorts for women, has been rejected by the App Store, on the grounds that "the concept is not something that Apple wants to go forward with." Not too big... read

Thomas Was Alone now available on iPad


Grab it for $8.99
May 15
Indie darling Thomas Was Alone is now available on the iPad. Originally released for PC/Mac, and later the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, the puzzle-platformer can now be yours on the go for $8.99. We found Thomas Was Alone a great experience, and it's done well enough to eclipse one million copies sold thus far. read

Fight back America as Kim Jong Un on a unicorn in Glorious Leader!


Also Dennis Rodman will help you!
May 10
Finally, a videogame where you can play as Kim Jong Un and and fight back against America as it invades North Korea. Wait, what? Yeah that's the premise of developer Moneyhorse's Glorious Leader! The game will offer seven le... read






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