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1:00 AM on 08.20.2014

Pokémon studio Game Freak making a mobile game

Pokémon developer Game Freak is taking its first steps into the mobile market with Solitiba. Initially released on Nintendo 3DS, the hybrid of solitaire and horseback racing is now in the works for Android and iOS devi...

Kyle MacGregor


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




7:00 AM on 08.19.2014

Flappy Bird dev reveals next game, Swing Copters

Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has unveiled his next project, Swing Copters. The upcoming iOS and Android title bears a striking resemblance the the developer's magnum opus, featuring familiar mechanics and visuals. You...

Kyle MacGregor

1:30 PM on 08.18.2014

Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director’s Cut will release on September 18

Harebrained Schemes recently updated its Kickstarter page for Shadowrun Returns with new details about the standalone version of Dragonfall, the Director's Cut. The updated version of the base game's DLC will include new...

Rob Morrow



Pokémon Trading Card Game Online headed to iPad photo
Pokémon Trading Card Game Online headed to iPad
by Jonathan Holmes

Nintendo has said time and time again that they have no plans to start making games for other developer's hardware, and time and time again, analysts, editorialists, and enthusiasts have called them out for this decision.

Nintendo seems to think that the potential short term profit they could make from supporting other devices wouldn't be worth the long term devaluation of their own hardware that would come with it. Critics say that Nintendo's hardware has been so devalued by +15 years of little to no AAA third party support that it's time to face the sad facts and give up. 

It's not that black and white of a situation. There are ways for Nintendo to have their 3DS/Wii U cake and eat the other guys' install bases too. Case in point -- The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online for iPad, which according to Pokémon Master and YouTube personality @TheJWittz, is planned for release later this year.

Apparently he was strolling around the Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championship event being held this weekend and just stumbled upon a kiosk with 8 iPads running an all new virtual adaptation of Nintendo's classic card game. That's a weird way for Nintendo and/or The Pokémon Company International to make their biggest announcement of the year, but there you go.

Further details are scant at the moment, but JWittz was able to tell us that "It is an official app in works by The Pokémon Company International (TPCi). I'm not 100% sure on TPCi's relationship with Nintendo, but it is definitely official and not fan made in any way. It's an official display run on a TPCi-run event, with a TPCi employee and developer answering questions." He's planning on getting a video of the game up on his Youtube channel this weekend, so keep your eyes peeled. 

Nintendo confirms: Pokémon Trading Card Game Online comes to iPad this year [VentureBeat]

 

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10:00 AM on 08.15.2014

Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies is available on iOS now

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies is out this week on iOS, and it's basically a port of the 3DS game with an enhanced graphical filter. You can nab the first case for free, buy each case piecemeal for $4.99, or bu...

Chris Carter

10:30 PM on 08.12.2014

Full Skylanders Trap Team game hitting tablets too

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:00 PM on 08.12.2014

Valiant Hearts coming to iOS devices on September 4

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. 

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:30 PM on 08.12.2014

Uh, why is that Looney Tunes hole stealing buildings in Donut County

I don't entirely understand Donut County, but I want it. You are the hole that goes from stealing donuts to stealing mountains. It reminds me a bit of Tales from Space: Mutant Blob Attacks, which was good. You, the hole, get bigger every time you swallow something. I am down with this game. It's coming to "home computers & touch devices."

Steven Hansen

10:30 PM on 08.07.2014

Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies announced for iOS

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies is now available via the Japanese iOS App Store, and a western release is soon to follow, Capcom revealed today. The adventure game launched late last year on Nintendo 3DS, and received a favorable appraisal around these parts.  Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Dual Destinies destined for iOS [Capcom Unity]

Kyle MacGregor

3:45 PM on 08.06.2014

Dargon Quest IV on iOS: A typo, not a trick

No, this is not someone trying to make a quick buck with some off brand Nontendo 3DS. This is Square Enix putting Dragon Quest IV up on the (fertile testing ground that is New Zealand) Apple Store and misspelling it...

Steven Hansen

7:30 PM on 08.05.2014

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

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





2:00 PM on 08.04.2014

State of Decay studio announces creature-collection RPG Moonrise

Free-to-play mobile publisher Kabam is teaming up with State of Decay developer Undead Labs for its next game, a "multiplayer creature-collection RPG" called Moonrise. In the game, a "Moonrise" is a shadowy event that corrupt...

Jordan Devore



That BioShock teaser was an iOS port and it plays well (sort of) photo
That BioShock teaser was an iOS port and it plays well (sort of)
by Steven Hansen

That BioShock teaser from 2K? It's not a new BioShock game. It's the first one, but on Apple devices. Hence the apple in the tease. Clever. Who called it?

This is basically a full port of the PC version of BioShock, sans dynamic shadows and some fog. BioShock is a good game. Arguably a lot better than Infinite. It has cost less than whatever a "premium" mobile game will cost when the iOS port launches later this summer. That's a cue for, "it won't be $0.99, please don't be upset." 

Still, there's some novelty to playing the thing on your phone or iPad (I played on an iPad Air). And thanks to the same team that delivered a heck of an iOS port of XCOM, BioShock looks and runs well on the smaller screen. 

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12:00 PM on 08.02.2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Pinball may be the best table yet

Hot off the heels of the stellar Deadpool table back in June, Zen Studios is going strong with its line of Marvel pinball tables. Guardians of the Galaxy finally got the film treatment, and now it has the pinball tr...

Brett Zeidler

11:00 PM on 08.01.2014

Another EA closure: This is Ultima Forever's final month

Given that publisher Electronic Arts closed Mythic Entertainment earlier this year, it's not unexpected to hear that the free-to-play mobile RPG Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar will also be shut down soon. Once it closes...

Jordan Devore

6:00 AM on 08.01.2014

Square Enix announces Dragon Quest IV for iOS

Square Enix revealed its gamescom lineup this week, including a localized version of Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen on iOS. The classic RPG first launched for NES in 1990, and has since come to PS1, Nintendo DS, iOS,...

Kyle MacGregor