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Sony's mobile plans include Hot Shots Golf, PaRappa, and Wild Arms

Sony had previously said it was planning a big push into mobile gaming, with CEO Kaz Hirai citing Pokémon Go as a "real game-changer." This week, the company's ForwardWorks subsidiary previewed some of the PlayStation properties that...   read

 
 
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(Update) Starbucks to get special Pokemon Go event with 'new Pokemon'

[Update: It's real, but not nearly as cool as it sounded. The below beverage exists, but doesn't grant anything in-game, it's just branded. As of 11AM PT today, most if not all Starbucks locations will roll out nationwide in becoming a gym ...   read

 
 
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If I had Bloxels as a kid, I'd have grown up to be a game developer

Long ago, back when I was just a timid and naive elementary school student, my best friend and I used to pass the time in class designing levels. We both loved video games growing up. He introduced me to Final Fantasy and a few years before...   read

 
 
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Telltale's The Walking Dead: A New Frontier has a two-part premiere

Announced at The Game Awards, Telltale's season premiere for The Walking Dead: A New Frontier ended up becoming "a little too big to fit in one episode." So, naturally, we're starting off with a two-parter! This new episodic adventure seri...   read

 
 
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Transformers: Forged to Fight is 30 years in the making

When I first saw the trailer for the upcoming Transformers: Forged to Fight I thought it looked kind of bad-ass. When I got the end and saw that it was for mobile, I still thought it looked kind of bad-ass, but would rather have a stra...   read

 
 
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Ditto sloshes into Pokemon Go

Pokémon games contain a lot of strange creatures, but few are more bizarre than Ditto. It's an amorphous pink blob of goo that has the ability to disguise itself as anything it touches. In the handheld games, this ability is provided...   read

 
 
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Kathy Rain rides again on iOS and Android, this Nov. 23

Very little surprised me in 2016, at least not in the way Kathy Rain did. It was an exceptional adventure game, a genuine 9/10, accessible for both new players and veterans alike. Even now, it's my personal GOTY. Sadly, that doesn't transl...   read

 
 
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The third season of Telltale's The Walking Dead begins December 20

We'll get a taste of season three of Telltale's The Walking Dead before the year is over. This five-episode run is dubbed "A New Frontier" and will first pick up on December 20, a little later than expected, across the studio's usual long ...   read

 
 
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Apollo Justice is finally heading over to mobile devices

For awhile now, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney hasn't been available on iOS or Android. You could have most of the story with the other four games, but one of the most divisive (and important) chapters was absent. That won't be a problem any ...   read

 
 
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Forget about your family, Pokemon Go is having a double XP event!

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Niantic is holding a double XP event for Pokémon Go. Running from November 23 until the 30th, the event will double all experience and stardust gained from catching Pokémon. Now, instead of fight...   read

 
 
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There's going to be a movie based on cat collectathon Neko Atsume

AMG Entertainment is adapting the popular and oh-so-cute cat-collecting mobile game Neko Atsume into a live-action film set to debut next year in Japan, reports Siliconera. While a movie about cats doesn't need to justify itself in this day...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go is running another limited bonus event

In an attempt to get people up and at 'em, Niantic is rolling out another Pokemon Go event that offers some XP bonuses (again, to the point that they should be normally). The previously announced daily bonus feature will be applied goi...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go data miners are seeing signs of second-gen Pokemon

Whether you're still playing Pokémon Go daily or you're waiting for an enticing-enough reason to return, having more creatures to collect should be a real boon for the mobile sensation. Specifically, the second generation of Pok&eacu...   read

 
 
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Come over, watch one of Zenyatta's orbs being made

Tekhartha Zenyatta (Zenyatta or Zen for short) is one of the more unique characters in Overwatch, an enlightened Buddhist priest in the body of an android. I've written before that he reminds me of the character Lobsang in The Long Earth&nb...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go is about to roll out daily bonuses

There was a brief window of time when I would specifically leave the house for Pokémon Go in the hopes of filling out that accursed Pokédex, but now I won't even bother to open the app when I'm out running errands. Even with m...   read

 
 
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The mind behind Katamari made a fancy new augmented reality game

Most of us won't be able to try Woorld yet given its limited platform availability, but Funomena's new toybox mobile game looks cute in the ways you'd expect from a Keita Takahashi project. It leans on Google's augmented reality technology...   read

 
 
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This is probably the funniest look at game development I've ever read

Those of you who grew up in the late '90s and early 2000s might remember Sean "Seanbaby" Reiley from his comedy website where he reviewed awful Nintendo games and comic fruit pie ads. Or you might recall some of his articles in EGM or on Cr...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go's first ever event feels like an afterthought

In the first trailer for Pokemon Go, we saw a lot of cool shit. Battling on the spot, trading, and a fight with Mewtwo in Times Square. We all knew that the reality wasn't going to be nearly as enticing, but I don't think anyone could have ...   read

 
 
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(Update) Samsung is clearly unimpressed with a GTA mod that mocks the Galaxy Note 7

[Update: According to Kotaku, the video has been reinstated by YouTube after the video's creator filed a counter-claim against Samsung. You can view the original video right here.] It's been a rough couple of months for Samsung. The co...   read

 
 
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Mobius Final Fantasy is coming to Steam, maybe some of you will actually play it

Playing a fully fledged Final Fantasy game on a mobile device probably doesn't sound like fun to a lot of people out there. I know for a fact it didn't around these parts, as many sounded off around the launch of Mobius Final Fantasy t...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go's gym overhaul and catch bonus update rolling out

Pokemon Go had two updates in the hopper -- one that was relatively tame and should have been in by default, and the other, a nice change to a system that naturally required fan feedback and adjustment. Operative phrase here being "had," be...   read

 
 
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Another Pokemon Go update is on the way that overhauls gyms

Slowly but surely, Pokemon Go is getting features. They might not be good ones, but they're a start. This one that deals with gyms however, is definitely good. Niantic has revealed that an upcoming patch will specifically alter th...   read

 
 
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Oh god, Japan made a horse dating game

Remember Hatoful Boyfriend? The pigeon dating game? Thought that was weird? Almost as if it were a competition, now Usaya Co. has released a dating game where you play as a girl (oneigh-san, if you will) and suddenly meet a horse ...   read

 
 
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This boring Pokemon Go update will probably appeal to hardcore players

Niantic has been taking it easy these past few months when it comes to sweeping changes. They seemingly have things down pat when it comes to server stability (no doubt due to the massive exodus of players), and although "big things" are pr...   read

 
 
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica is getting a smartphone game

Madoka is one of the best shows I've watched in the last five years or so. What starts off as a standard slice of life/magical girl narrative becomes so much more, and I won't spoil it beyond that. It's also the kind of series that would tr...   read

 
 


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