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Looks like Super Mario Run will require a persistent connection

I knew there had to be a catch to Super Mario Run. While we originally thought that was going to be microtransactions, it looks like the game will require an online connection at all times. That shouldn't be the biggest issue for a mobile p...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Run demos are in Apple stores today

When Shigeru Miyamoto and Reggie Fils-Aimé visited The Tonight Show last night, their first objective was to let Jimmy Fallon show off the imminent Super Mario Run. One piece of new information came out of the interview; starting tod...   read

 
 
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Someone put Doom on the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Continuing the time-honored tradition of people putting id Software's demon shooter on anything that'll have it, no matter how impractical, Facebook engineer Adam Bell has gotten the game to run on the MacBook Pro's oft-derided Touch Bar. ...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Run won't be entirely 'free-to-play'

During a recent financial presentation this past week, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima discussed the pricing structure for the upcoming mobile game Super Mario Run. While no concrete figure was given, Kimishima did mention that gamers ...   read

 
 
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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is coming 'very soon' to iOS

I have an utter infatuation with The Binding of Isaac. While I typically don't enjoy procedural-generation games, the core mechanics in Isaac lend itself to an infinite amount of playthroughs by employing luck and pure skill on the part of ...   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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The Nintendo Switch could be what the Apple TV should be

I don't know about you, but I'm still coming down from the high of the Nintendo Switch unveiling. Sure, we'd all be guessing and suggesting since halfway through the Wii U lifespan its next device would be a handheld/console hybrid, a ...   read

 
 
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It seems like a lot of people want to play Mario's iOS debut

The "we don't want to go into the mobile market" publisher Nintendo has made a giant push in the mobile market post Wii U drought, with its partnering with DeNA for Miitomo and now, a fully fledged iOS game in Super Mario Run. Whi...   read

 
 
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The world's greatest superhero is coming to Marvel Pinball

The next big update for Marvel Pinball is all about the ladies. Zen Studios has announced two new tables are dropping next week that feature some of the best heroines of the Marvel Universe coming together to save the day. The first ta...   read

 
 
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Review: Rive

It's weird for me to say I'm reviewing the final game from a developer. Two Tribes wasn't sold, nor is it shutting down. After 16 years and a changing industry it just can't keep up with, the team is just going to stop. Rive is supposedly t...   read

 
 


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Apple essentially just put its own version of LINE gaming stickers on iOS

Line, a popular Japanese social app, has been doing video game themed stickers for forever, but now Apple is getting in on the lucrative licensed emoji market. This week the company launched a new "iMessage Store" for those of you who have ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo talks amiibo smartphone functionality, is 'looking into it'

I can recall a lot of "we aren't interested in smartphones" talk from Nintendo in the last five years or so, but now they're going full steam ahead with projects like Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem mobile, and Super Mario Run. The inf...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go is coming to Apple Watch this year

It may feel like the crazed end-of-times excitement over Pokémon Go is dying down, but the game is still absurdly popular, and with each new development, I can see it getting a boost. Today during Apple's iPhone 7 event, Niantic anno...   read

 
 
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Miyamoto announces a new Super Mario game for iOS devices

Legendary developer Shigeru Miyamoto made a surprise appearance today at Apple's special event to announce a new game, Super Mario Run, a runner that appears to be based on New Super Mario Bros. U. This will launch on iOS first, implyi...   read

 
 
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GameMaker Studio featured in latest Humble Bundle

Are you interested in getting into game development? Would you like to try out GameMaker Studio, but don't have the requisite amount of money to tinker with the software? Humble Bundle has the deal for you, then. In addition to getting the ...   read

 
 
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Party Hard launching on mobile devices this year

Publisher TinyBuild will be releasing Party Hard Go on iOS and Android sometime later this year. The murderous stealth game will feature all manner of touch controls and, apparently, works super well. In the press release, CEO Alex N...   read

 
 
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Pokemon GO update removes distance tracking, battery saver mode, and nerfs moves

A new update for Pokémon Go is out and with it come changes that arguably make the game both better and worse.  Here is the full changelog: Avatars can now be re-customized from the Trainer profile screen Adjusted bat...   read

 
 
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Square Enix's Apple Watch RPG is out now

Cosmos Rings, a new role-playing game from Square Enix, is now available for Apple Watch. Fittingly enough for a timepiece-exclusive experience, both Cosmos Rings' story and some of the gameplay elements revolve around time, in addition to ...   read

 
 
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Disney's shutting down the Infinity servers

In the wake of Disney ceasing video game development, it's winding down existing services. The biggest of those is Disney Infinity support. Come March of next year, Disney will have completely washed its hands of Infinity. In an email ...   read

 
 
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Square Enix is making a JRPG for Apple Watch

Chaos Rings, a series of role-playing games for mobile devices, has apparently done so well for Square Enix that the company has challenged creator Takehiro Ando to develop a spin-off called Cosmos Rings for a platform with even more c...   read

 
 
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Video: Hundreds of pale limbs playing Pokemon Go in the park

Pokémon Go is definitely getting people laid, despite that the game is broken (and rubbish). Still, we can't stop playing it. What's a guy to do with a phone full of dull Rattata? (sigh) If you're a hopeless trainer like m...   read

 
 
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If you can't wait for Uncharted 4, maybe play the mobile Fortune Hunter

I haven't played Uncharted 4: A Thief's End yet, but Steven's review convinced me to pick it up day one. Somehow I had prevented my stone heart from becoming excited at the prospect of crouching behind cover and making quips while...   read

 
 
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Kingdom Hearts Unchained X launches in North America this week

Square Enix has announced that Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, the mobile port of its browser-based Kingdom Hearts χ, will be coming to iOS and Android in North America this week. The announcement was part of an interview wit...   read

 
 
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Apple rejects The Binding of Isaac for depicting child abuse

Remember the other day when we reported The Binding of Isaac is coming to iPad? Well, looks like that may not be the case now, as Apple has rejected the game. Apple apparently doesn't allow software depicting violence towards, or abus...   read

 
 
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The past week in gaming news: Jonathan Blow drowns the world in his piss

Another week, another wave of gaming news that’s almost impossible to keep up with! Last week we had dog poo, this week we have Jonathan Blow’s wee. I kind of hope that bodily waste doesn’t become a running trend in these ...   read

 
 
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