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Trading card-based Skylanders Battlecast is out today

While Disney Infinity is shutting down entirely, Activision is doubling down on the market with a new Skylanders property, Battlecast. It's a mobile game that uses real trading cards on Android and iOS, as well as in-game unlocks. Multiplay...   read

 
 
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The Angry Birds movie has a bonus level that involves using your phone in the theater

I uh...don't hate this idea? So the Angry Birds movie (that hits theaters tomorrow) is actually doing pretty okay critically, and this extra tidbit involved that makes this video game adaption a bit more gamey. According to Rovio, atte...   read

 
 
Daydream > Cardboard
  Watch Video Today at Google I/O the company announced Android N alongside their new virtual reality platform, Daydream, that will work across multiple new phones. Similar to Gear VR, it works by popping Android N phones in Daydream-read...   read
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Nintendo claims that it's not selling your Miitomo info

All this time we all kind of assumed Nintendo was blatantly selling all our personal info from Miitomo, but apparently that's not the case -- at least, according to the publisher itself. Responding to a Kotaku article, Nintendo issued the f...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go beta

Sign up for Pokemon Go field tests

Provided the recent, rough footage from Pokémon Go didn't turn you off -- maybe the promise of gyms, egg hatching, and other familiar mechanics was enough to sway you back -- you can sign up and request an invitation to the game...   read

 
 
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Aw crap, both new Lumines are for phones

I know it's not new that both upcoming Lumines games would be smartphone games, but I'd forgotten, so I'm sad all over. As Kyle noted a couple months back, "Mobast acquired the rights to Lumines and Meteos from Q Entertainment last year and...   read

 
 
Bejeweled Stars review
  Watch Video It's hard to believe that PopCap Games is turning 16 years old. Once recognized as the seminal "casual games" company with hits like Feeding Frenzy and Dynomite, it was acquired by EA in 2011 and hasn't been the same since. B...   read
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PopCap aims for the moon, ends up with Bejeweled Stars

It's actually been 6 years since Bejeweled 3 and a cool 15 since the series' first iteration, even if I still can't reliably spell Bejeweled correctly. One of the reasons King is worth $6 billion is its match-3 Candy Crush, which hadn...   read

 
 
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Square is bringing Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius west

[Update: Square Enix has confirmed on May 16 that it will bring Exvius west "this summer."] While Square might have skipped over western territories for the "too sexy" Mevius Final Fantasy, we are getting the smart phone Final Fantasy...   read

 
 
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Miitomo

Still play Miitomo? An update is coming

Well, Miitomo took the world by storm for a bit there with millions of downloads, but the honeymoon seems to be over. A lot of people seemed to have skipped out on it, and I've noticed less interaction in general outside of people atte...   read

 
 
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Battleborn Tap is a thing none of you probably asked for

So yeah -- Battleborn! It's pretty alright, and it's out today. But since every game is a multimedia brand now, Battleborn Tap is also out on mobile devices (Android, iOS). Think of it like a companion app of sorts, featuring a mini RP...   read

 
 
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Yep, Samurai Rising sure looks like Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles

A few weeks ago Square Enix revealed Samurai Rising, a new action RPG that features a job-based system and many familiar Final Fantasy themes. That's even more apparent now that the official site is open, with a whole host of job descriptio...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XI Reboot

Check out Final Fantasy XI's mobile reboot

Paired with the news that Square Enix would eventually shut down the PS2 and Xbox 360 versions of Final Fantasy XI, the company also announced it would be partnering with Korean giant Nexon to create a mobile (iOS, Android) version of the l...   read

 
 
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Valkyrie Profile's prequel is sorta out now

Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin, the prequel to the Tri-Ace's classic RPG Vaklyrie Profile, is now available for mobile phones and tablets. Well, it sort of is. You know, in a way. Let me explain. Square Enix released the game via Japan'...   read

 
 
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Sorry not sorry

Whispers of the Old Gods expansion now out for Hearthstone sans 'sorry' emote

Well met! Whispers of the Old Gods, the new 134-card expansion for Hearthstone, is now available for you to purchase or spend in-game gold on. Upon your next login, you'll be rewarded with three free packs with the first pack you open conta...   read

 
 
A Tofu Tail
  Watch Video This weekend on the PAX East show floor sat the unassuming A Tofu Tail, a mobile puzzle game that draws from Japanese folklore. The premise is simple -- you play as Mr. Tofu, once a human in a past life, but no...   read
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Alien vs. Pinball review
  Watch Video Today is Alien Day, the latest in a series of dubious holidays pushed by marketing departments. Unlike Back to the Future Day which has a very obvious temporal tie-in, the date for Alien Day come...   read

 
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Review: Zenge

  Watch Video Most modern puzzle games go heavy on the logic/deduction/critical thinking. Some of them are so difficult the average person can't complete them without looking up a guide. On the other end of the spectrum, zen games take a m...   read
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First peek at the Valkyrie Profile prequel

For the past week, Square Enix has been teasing Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin, a prequel to Tri-Ace's classic PlayStation 1 role-playing game Vaklyrie Profile for the mobile phones and tablets. Of course, it's been a drip feed. Th...   read

 
 
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Hearthstone

Hearthstone's newest expansion will launch later this month

The next 134 card expansion for Hearthstone is coming on April 26 in the form of Whispers of the Old Gods, which will inject more classic Blizzard lore into the game in addition to some nasty deck possibilities. You now have less than ...   read

 
 
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Samurai Rising is a new Final Fantasy-esque action RPG from Square Enix

Square Enix has announced Samurai Rising, which is due out on Android and iOS at some point in the future (likely this year). Before you groan, it actually looks pretty good! It's an action RPG akin to something like Secret of Mana, and fea...   read

 
 
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Sentinels of the Multiverse dev wants to add in all current tabletop expansions

Sentinels of the Multiverse is an interesting game for a couple of reasons. For one, cooperative card games can be a good time no matter the subject matter; just chill with some friends while you see if you can collectively best an inanimat...   read

 
 
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Yep, the next Valkyrie Profile game is for iOS and Android

We've already shared the news that the new Valykrie Profile title would probably be a browser, Facebook, or mobile game, and all collectively mourned our loss. Now we can relive that moment with the new announcement by Square Enix that Valk...   read

 
 
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Aliens vs. Pinball
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Zen Studios' latest is Aliens vs. Pinball

It has been some time since I've checked out any of Zen Studios' pinball games, but the Aliens franchise is enough of a draw to grab my attention. Aliens vs. Pinball, a three-table compilation, is coming to consoles, mobile, PC, and Mac th...   read

 
 
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BANDAI NAMCO
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Tales of Link now available in the West

Two years after its Japanese release, Bandai Namco's mobile role-playing game Tales of Link is finally available in western markets (subtitled in English) via the iOS App Store and Google Play. Despite being a fan of several of the games fr...   read

 
 
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