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Pac-Man 256

Crossy Road developer working on Pac-Man 256


I must have missed about 250 Pac-Mans
May 22
[Update: Now we have a trailer and screenshots! Disregard snark at the bottom here.] In its ongoing celebration of Pac-Man's 35th anniversary, Bandai Namco has said that Pac-Man will show up in unexpected places. The first c... read
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Mobile gaming!

The cell phone in this year's Tokyo Game Show promo art seems very intentional


Mobile gaming!
May 21
The Tokyo Game Show has revealed this year's promo art meant to go with the theme of "playing games with more freedom," hence the high flying hover board and, presumably, Puzzle & Dragons stuffed mobile phone. And whateve... read
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Mobile Gear Solid

Konami proves mobile is the future of gaming with Metal Gear Solid V iOS port


Apple Watch version under consideration
May 18
Last week, Konami announced its intention to focus on mobile gaming going forward, saying the platform is the future of the industry. This morning the company proved that even the most complicated console game can feel righ... read
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Candy Crush

Attention hardcore gamers: Candy Crush Saga will be pre-installed for Windows 10


Moms around the world rejoice
May 14
For a long time, simple games like Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Hearts have been beloved freebies that always come along with your Windows OS experience. In order to keep up with the times, it appears Microsoft is looking to u... read
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Kingdom Hearts

Looks like Kingdom Hearts Unchained X[chi] will be coming to North America after all


Remember when KH was just a trilogy?
May 14
Kingdom Hearts Unchained X[chi], the iOS and Android game announced earlier this week, might actually be coming to North American devices. In an interview with Famitsu, Tetsuya Nomura mentioned that the app is currently ... read
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Nintendo

Iwata says Nintendo's mobile strategy won't involve whale hunting


PETA's pleased
May 14
There's a predominant school of thought toward making money in the mobile gaming sector: Focus your attention on the people who are willing to spend exorbitant amounts. That is, make the majority of your cash from a small poo... read
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Konami

Konami plans to focus on mobile games from now on


Mobile is the future, says CEO
May 14
To the surprise of absolutely no one, making console games is no longer Konami's priority. Moving forward, Konami plans to turn its attention to the mobile space, new company CEO Hideki Hayakawa recently told Nikkei Tren... read
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Kingdom Hearts

Newly announced Kingdom Hearts Unchained X[chi] is adorable as heck


Japan always gets the best things
May 13
Usually I wouldn't make this big of a deal over something that is (so far) only releasing in Japan, but Kingdom Hearts Unchained X[chi] is just too cute to pass up. The iOS and Android game is based off a Japan-only... read
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Fun, but it ain't funny
I played the majority of the original Knights of Pen & Paper on various toilets within the boundaries of Southern California. It was an enjoyable if shallow take on pen-and-paper RPGs with some cringe-worthy, referen... read feature

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Nintendo

Nintendo plans to release 5 smartphone games in 2 years


No worries about rushed development
May 08
A few months back Nintendo announced it was going to be moving into the world of smartphone development. Understandably, this caused many to fear that the company may be on track to start farming its franchises out into ill-f... read
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Snake

Does Snake need a modern-day sequel?


I'm gonna go with 'no'
May 06
The guy who brought Snake to Nokia phones in the late '90s, Taneli Armanto, has been working on a free-to-play reboot of the classic game called Snake Rewind. It's releasing next Thursday for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.... read
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Does Not Commute

Does Not Commute turns a Sunday drive into a traffic jam


You only have yourself to blame
Apr 23
Okay, this is neat. It's strange, because I sort of hated the levels in The Adventures of Shuggy where I had to play through, then rewind time and go through again without touching my past selves. Does Not Commute looks like... read
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Guitar Hero Live

Guitar Hero Live wants to give players stage fright


If you suck, don't go for the stage dive
Apr 17
Just a few days after the trailer reveal, this video showed up going further into what makes Guitar Hero Live new. It's a long one, so if you're not able to sit through 34 minutes of video, Destructoid has you covered. The p... read
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Samorost 3

Samorost 3 looks like the surreal point-and-click adventure of my dreams


That world design is something else
Apr 15
The last time I wrote about Samorost 3, I expressed surprise and delight that Amanita Design was making another one of these charming point-and-click adventure games. Today, a year and a half later, I could do the same -- I ... read
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Apple Watch Gaming

Adventure time with WayForward's Watch Quest: Heroes of Time for Apple Watch


Mathematical?
Apr 14
The first adventure game made exclusively for Apple Watch, Watch Quest: Heroes of Time, has just been announced by WayForward. Your iPhone will serve as your kingdom, while your journey takes place on your shiny new Appl... read
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Hearthstone

No escape: Hearthstone is now playable on phones


iPhone 4S and newer
Apr 14
Blizzard's digital collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (that's harthstone, not herthstone) will be available as a free download on iPhone and Android phones beginning today. If you mispronounce the name, Kyle will break into your home, drop your phone in the toilet, and steal all of your rice. He told me that and whispered while saying it so he means business here. read
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Lara Croft: Relic Run

Lara Croft's in a new mobile runner \_(ツ)_/


The Lara you used to know and love
Apr 13
Crystal Dynamics has announced a new mobile runner titled Lara Croft: Relic Run. The name's fittingly nebulous. Is Lara running after relics? Or, is the old-school Lara the running relic, a classic character hearkening back t... read
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Deals

First episode of Telltale's Game of Thrones free on Android


Timely
Apr 13
$4.99 is the usual asking price for episodes of Telltale's Game of Thrones series, but not today, valued Android user. The debut episode, Iron From Ice, is free if you download through Amazon. In his review, Darren said the g... read
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DeNA

Nintendo's new mobile partner goes through large number of layoffs


DeNA
Apr 13
Japanese mobile studio DeNA recently made headlines after five years of spurned advances finally led to a partnership with Nintendo so the former could make mobile games using Nintendo's characters. DeNA also just released th... read
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Mortal Kombat X

Milk the kow: Mortal Kombat X mobile version out now


Fatalities for your pocket
Apr 08
If you're planning on getting Mortal Kombat X, then you should know there is a mobile version of the game that will offer rewards for the main game and it's available now on iTunes. If you're not a fan of tying mobile versio... read
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Zynga

Don Mattrick stays winning, to be replaced at Zynga


Out with the old and in with the old
Apr 08
After not even two years into his tenure at Zynga, it appears Don Mattrick is being replaced as CEO. According to the Wall Street Journal, Mattrick did such a great job, that the people of Zynga decided he needed a break and ... read
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Final Fantasy costume

Fan complaints could bring back 'too sexy' Final Fantasy costume


They toned it down, but are willing to sex things back up
Apr 03
Square Enix recently held a lengthy presentation (starts around 7:30) for its upcoming Mevius Final Fantasy. One of the things revealed during the presentation is a new design for lead character Wal that covers up quite a bi... read
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DeNA

DeNA wants its Nintendo partnership to yield games that make $25M per month


Think big
Apr 01
Fresh off its revealed partnership with Nintendo to bring the revered Japanese publisher's properties to smart devices, DeNA isn't holding back with its expectations. It won't settle for anything less than a giant player base... read
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Something, something, Egoraptor reference
Four Christmases ago, I joined the smartphone brigade when I found an iPhone 4S nestled under the tree. Oh boy! I thought. Now I can grab all those iOS games that people can't shut up about! And for a couple of years, I was a... read feature

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Cat game

Japan gets the best games again: Neko Atsume is the cutest shit


Cat game
Mar 25
I've been seeing a few people posting screenshots of this adorably drawn cat game all over Twitter lately and I've had no idea what it was. Thanks to this helpful blog, however, I am now learned. The game is Neko Atsume, an i... read
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Deals

34 free apps on Amazon including Five Nights at Freddy's 2 and Kingdom Rush Origins


Offer ends tomorrow
Mar 20
Amazon is giving away 34 Android apps today, and some of them aren't crap. Take a look! Consider nabbing Kingdom Rush Origins if you're into tower defense, and Five Nights at Freddy's 2 if you're curious about the animatronic jump-scare craze. Familiar titles like Cut the Rope and World of Goo are in here too, as is the largely unknown but lovable-as-heck Deep Under the Sky. read
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Final Fantasy XI

Final Fantasy XI shutting down on PS2 and Xbox 360, mobile version and spinoff coming


Final Fantasy Grandmasters and Final Fantasy XI Mobile
Mar 19
Final Fantasy XI is 13 years old. As is the case with 13-year-olds, Square Enix is getting a bit sick of dealing with it.  The PS2 and Xbox 360 versions of the MMO will shut down in March of 2016. Final Fantasy XI's main... read
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Nintendo mobile

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
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Nintendena

DeNA spent 5 years trying to partner with Nintendo


NintenDeNA
Mar 17
The Courtship of Regal Nintendo by the Pilgrim DeNA is a Kindle book I am definitely currently writing after learning that this morning's Nintendeal with DeNA was apparently five years in the making according to DeNA West CEO... read
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Nintendo DeNA Alliance

Nintendo and DeNA enter into licensing agreement for mobile development


Welcome to the machine
Mar 17
Today, Nintendo  and DeNA formed a capital and licensing alliance to bring Nintendo intellectual properties to smart devices. They will also be creating a multi-device membership service set to deploy worldwide. The part... read






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