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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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
Kingdom Hearts

Cancelled Kingdom Hearts concept art with Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Star Wars


Two new key wielders we may never know
Mar 15
[Update: As pointed out by Drake in the comments, there is some debate as to whether these are real or not, although no concrete evidence has been shown either way. So take the following with a grain of salt and I'll update i... read
WHAT THE FUCK

Paula Deen's butter-matching mobile game has a nightmare trailer


I'm crazy now, ya'll
Mar 13
I'm not sure what to say. I don't feel right after watching this. read
Mevius Final Fantasy

Mevius Final Fantasy looks kind of hot, aside from the mobile thing


A job-system-based save-the-girl-in-the-crystal mobile romp
Mar 10
I've got to hand it to Square Enix -- Mevius Final Fantasy does look impressive. Certainly no All the Bravest. I also don't want to play games on my cellphone so this is not for me. So it's fine that it is only coming to iOS and Android in Japan this spring. Though I am feeling the weird backless, capris overalls at 1:13. Wish I had back muscles like that. read
Lost Within

Human Head is back with mobile survival horror title Lost Within


Coming to iOS and Fire devices
Mar 09
Last I heard of Human Head Studios, it had taken over development on Minimum (and, prior to that, was working on Prey 2 until publisher Bethesda finally said stop). The company is now putting out a mobile horror title called... read
Mizuguchi's 18

Rez, Lumines creator working on puzzle RPG '18'


Well, the art is great
Feb 20
On a few separate occasions this year, I've been reminded that Rez exists and felt a flood of guilt after recalling how long it's been since I last played this ridiculously cool sequence (too long). A new Rez, or Rez HD on c... 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
Future of 3DS

Up next for Nintendo: More smartphone games, remakes, and trials on 3DS


That's our Iwata
Feb 06
Nintendo plans to release more affordable games for the 3DS "based on past titles and smartphone offerings," reports The Nikkei. The idea is that with lower development costs, the company can justify charging prices as low as... read
SAMCRO takes a backseat
I was skeptical of Sons of Anarchy at first, but once I realized it was Hamlet on wheels I was in. Its seven season run wasn't perfect (particularly the Belfast plotline), but it kept me thoroughly entertained throu... read feature

Evolve

2K does pay-to-win lite with Evolve app


Because who doesn't love pay to win?
Jan 30
Obviously, 2K loves money. I mean, they're a company, so that's what their primary function should be, right? Well, with video games it can be a little tricky. You can love money, but at the same, you still have to respect wh... read
I'd tap that

Combo Queen brings jiggle physics to an SNES aesthetic


I'd tap that
Jan 29
It's not that animated breasts are all Combo Queen has going for it. They're just the first thing I noticed clicking around the trailer and ending up on a bouncy idle animation.  The pixel art here is rather lovely... read
Q Entertainment

New Lumines heads to phones as Rez-creator Mizuguchi helms new US studio


Q Entertainment business
Jan 27
I've just started playing Lumines Electronic Symphony again because Grim Fandango has had me back on my Vita so it's serendipitous that developer Q Entertainment is in the news. And let me just remind you all that Electronic ... read
Omega: the First Movement

Give some robots a rhythm beatdown in Omega: the First Movement


Wield a mighty axe
Jan 20
It has been a while since I have played a mobile game that I have really gotten into. Could Omega: the First Movement be the one to end my dry spell? Maybe! Its protagonist looks like a neon cyberpunk version of the kid from... 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
Anna Giving Birth

A game about Frozen's Anna giving birth


Let it go
Jan 14
Another treasure from the mobile games space courtesy of former Destructoid editor Nick Chester. This one's called Anna Giving Birth and while I ponder what kind of audience this iPhone/iPad game exists to serve, I'll let the... read
LyteShot Kickstarter

LyteShot Kickstarter aims to take gaming outside


New toy for the casual LARPer
Jan 12
Some recent Nintendo games have had little messages gently suggesting that the player take a break and go outside, but LyteShot wants to take that a step further. Built to take outside and play games in actual space with act... read
The Princess Bride

Ever wanted a game based on The Princess Bride? As you wish


What? It's on iOS but not Android? Inconceivable!
Jan 09
The Princess Bride is one of my all-time favorite movies. I have probably seen it a couple dozen times over the years. I have never thought that it would be great if I could play touch-based minigames based on the film. Rega... read






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