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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
:(

Namco's Pac-Man 35th anniversary celebration is just sad


Publisher patches the mobile port
May 20
On this day in 1980, Pac-Man debuted in Japanese arcades. Now, publisher Bandai Namco has decided to celebrate the arcade classic's 35th anniversary in the most depressing way possible. The company has passed along a note ann... read
Level-5

Level-5 is terminating Wonder Flick in September


More IPs still on the way
May 11
Wonder Flick R will shut down on September 14, Level-5 just announced. Following the mobile RPG's reveal in 2013, Level-5 had some trouble getting the project off the ground. Unfortunately, the studio never managed to make go... read
SEGA

Sega axing various mobile games due to quality concerns


No word on the exact titles
May 10
Sega will soon remove a number of its games from mobile marketplaces, the company announced. The company wouldn't say which games will be disappearing or how many, just that a number of them will be pulled from the Google Pla... read
Horror-ible controls
Survival horror has always been one of my favorite genres, with Silent Hill being the absolute king. When I heard about a game inspired by and with voice actors from Silent Hill 2, arguably the best in the series, I was ... read feature

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
Disney Infinity 3.0

Disney Infinity 3.0 has Star Wars, Marvel, and Mulan


The Starter Pack releases this fall
May 06
Following last week's leak, Disney has come out with full details for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, which introduces Star Wars to the game/toy platform this fall. For Play Sets, we're looking at: Star Wars: Twilight of the R... read
The best expansion yet
As I've described in the past, my history with Hearthstone is pretty much inline with how Blizzard wants most of its customer base to enjoy it. I'm loving it in spurts, as it's perfect for quick pick up sessions with fri... read feature

Forgotten Memories Stream

Can a game on mobile fill the gap left in our hearts by Silent Hills?


Let's find out together!
Apr 27
Forgotten Memories recently released for iOS devices, and looks genuinely creepy. The game clearly takes a lot of influence from the Silent Hill series, going as far as including voice actors from Silent Hill 2, but can a gam... read
Galaga x Tekken

When Tekken met Galaga


Did it for the dumb Photoshop
Apr 27
Can two friends sleep together and still love each other in the morning? I don't know about all that, but the idea of Galaga x Tekken sounds damn fine to me. It originally entered our consciousness on April Fools' Day, but i... read
Kitty Powers

Kitty Powers' Matchmaker is making Steam wonderfully camp


God I love her so much
Apr 23
Take a hike Conchita Wurst, step off Dame Edna and move the fuck over Ru Paul, because Kitty Powers is on the scene and she’s going to get me the boyfriend I’ve always wanted with Kitty Powers’ Match Maker.... read
Hearthstone on phones

Hearthstone's availability on smartphones is bad for my health


Custom deck building at red traffic lights
Apr 22
When Hearthstone made its way to the iPad, I may or may not have played it for two weeks straight. My wife and I would sit down by the fire (or hearth, if you will) with our iPad and laptop in-hand and play for hours whi... read
Spiderweb Software

The new iOS update killed Spiderweb Software's iPad Games for good


Apple probably won't care
Apr 17
Spiderweb Software’s not having a good time as of late. No one really pays much attention to them most of the time, but the fact they still pump out very niche retro-style CRPGs after 20 years is a really nice thin... read
Halo: Spartan Strike

That new Halo game is out today on PC and mobile


Top-down shooter Halo: Spartan Strike now available for $6
Apr 16
There's a shiny new Halo game out today on Windows 8 devices, iOS, and Steam. Well, sort of. Halo: Spartan Strike is another top-down shooter in the vein of Halo: Spartan Assault, which probably isn't what you think abou... read
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
SEXY LAYTON

Sexy Layton and Sexy Luke react to going mobile


But what about the 3DS?
Apr 15
The Japanese mobile game market is booming and studios are climbing aboard the money train. Take Level-5, for example. The next installments in the Professor Layton and Fantasy Life series are abandoning their homes on Ninte... read
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
Tropes vs Women

New Tropes vs Women series Positive Female Characters debuts


Checkmate, Link!
Mar 31
Everyone's favorite feminist Anita Sarkeesian is back and this time with a new sub-series of Tropes vs Women in Gaming called Positive Female Characters. In the debut episode Anita takes a look at the main character fro... read
Forgotten Memories

Forgotten Memories iOS debut on April 23, watch the launch trailer now!


Wii U, Vita, Android, and PC will have to wait an ickle bit longer
Mar 30
As you may recall, Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities came out of near-nowhere with its Silent Hill 2 cast additions, after several years off the development grid. If you're still wondering what Guy Cihi's delightf... 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

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
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
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
Rockman Xover

Rockman Xover will be shut down at the end of this month


Mega Man was dead, risen on mobile, will he rise again?
Mar 03
Have you experienced the trainwreck that is Rockman Xover yet? The free mobile game may not be available in the west, but it's still the only surviving and active Mega Man game -- that is, until the end of this mont... read
BlazBlue

BlazBlue: Battle Cards looking to take that card crown


First gameplay footage released
Feb 27
The BlazBlue franchise continues to diversify its portfolio. Whether it be a mobile rhythm game or a visual novel, the series has grown from its fight-game roots. With BlazBlue: Battle Cards, that trend continues -- but only... read
Forgotten Memories

Forgotten Memories drags Silent Hill 2 alumni back to the world of survival horror


Troy was never my Guy
Feb 27
Psychoz Interactive's survival horror Forgotten Memories has been flying under the radar for some time now, but all that seems likely to change with the recent cast announcements of Guy Cihi and Dave Schaufele (Sile... read
BlazBlue

There's a new BlazBlue rhythm game and it's out now


Brace yourselves, anti-mobile and free-to-play comments are coming
Feb 25
"This isn't the BlazBlue game you're looking for," he persuades you with a small wave of the hand. Okay, maybe it is. Maybe you're in the market for a "gluttonous" rhythm game where you "eat to the beat of BlazBlue." In that ... read
Sid Meier's Starships

Sid Meier's Starships blasts off March 12 for $14.99


On iPad, Mac, and Windows
Feb 24
Sid Meier's Starships warped in out of nowhere. We had never heard anything about it until just last month, and it turns out that it will be launching on iPad, Mac, and Windows early next month. March 12, to be exact! It is r... read
A taste of what's to come
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth released to mixed reactions. I loved how it took the took the classic gameplay to alien worlds, and I especially appreciated its underlying narrative about the future of the human race. ... read feature

Cave

Cave has a new shoot-'em-up hitting mobile in April


Probably only in Japan, sadly
Feb 23
DoDonPachi studio Cave is back with a new mobile shooter, "Gothic Magic Maiden," which is set to arrive in Japan on April 16. Whether it will ever come west seems pretty doubtful, though. Cave shuttered its official Eng... read






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