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Pokemon Go's holiday event is surprisingly worthwhile

Catch your Santa-hat Pikachu yet in Pokémon Go? There's still time! The odds are in your favor. Niantic is sweetening the pot with a few other incentives to play over the holidays. From the morning of December 25 through the afternoo...   read

 
 
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RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic for iOS and Android sounds great

The original RollerCoaster Tycoon games from Chris Sawyer remain my favorite in the genre and, to this day, I still get a kick out of messing with park guests in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Anyone else? Today, Atari has put out a surpris...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go's Apple Watch support is here at last

There were murmurs that Niantic had dropped its long-promised Apple Watch support for Pokémon Go, but just this week, the company confirmed that news on that front was "coming soon." Today, it has: you'll now be able to interact with...   read

 
 
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Okay, now we have hard data on Super Mario Run and it looks damn fine

Last week, we posited that even though everyone has an idea about Super Mario Run's first-day performance, that no one really had any concrete information to substantiate their claims. Although there's no doubt that the game was downloaded ...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Mobile Game of 2016 goes to...

This year saw the release of the first monster-catching Pokémon title for phones (we're not counting Pokémon Shuffle, which is more monster-matching than monster-catching). What does it take to top one of the most popular fran...   read

 
 
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It looks like those Mega Man mobile ports will be coming to the West after all

Just last week, Capcom announced that the six classic Mega Man titles would be coming to both iOS and Android on the 6th of January in Japan. When they were first revealed, these ports -- which will be sold in piecemeal rather than as ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo: Quit cranking it to Super Mario Run and buy some other Marios too

The very first hint for Nintendo's new cell phone game, Super Mario Run, is that you can play one-handed. It's been a major part of the marketing, too. Here's Shigeru Miyamoto playing Super Mario Run while eating a large cake, from last wee...   read

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Mobile Game of 2016

Look, we all know video games are great, but you can't bring your cutting edge gaming PC or your Xbox Steel Battalion controller with you everywhere you go. Or maybe you can, but you probably shouldn't. It's bad for your back. Thankfully, t...   read

 
 
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The Walking Dead: A New Frontier has some familiar faces

Telltale's The Walking Dead picks back up with another season, A New Frontier, next week. As much as I prefer the old wait-and-see approach for episodic games, the fact that this season will debut with two episodes -- parts I and II of "Ti...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go has several Gold/Silver Pokemon as of today

I've said for some time now that if Niantic started pulling from the Gold and Silver generation for Pokémon Go, I'd have to earnestly get back into it, and here we are. In December. Better bundle up! Pichu, Togepi, and "select other...   read

 
 
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Norway's political leaders seem to be really fond of Pokemon GO

It looks like Erna Solberg, the current Prime Minister of Norway, is a huge fan of Pokemon GO. On Tuesday, she was caught playing the game during a debate in Norway's parliament. In an ironic twist, the person who was speaking when Sol...   read

 
 
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Klei's stealthy Invisible, Inc. comes to iPad

Klei has found a new home for its demanding tactical espionage game Invisible, Inc. on iPad, and I hope that means it'll find a way into your home. Because the game is just excellent. You should play it! Take it not only from me, but also ...   read

 
 
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Swery gets naked for Peter Panic

Peter Panic -- don't worry, this article is safe for work -- is a Broadway musical minigame compilation from Adult Swim Games wherein you, "pack peanuts, accidentally worship demons and save the theater." Today's second act also features gu...   read

 
 
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Grand Theft Auto V mod spoofs exploding Galaxy Note 7

What's the deal with the Galaxy Note 7? I've heard of a product "exploding" at market in a groundswell of popularity, but this is ridiculous!  Samsung's monstrous, popular phone has a problem with exploding, threatening the pocket lin...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go traffic surged to 50 times Niantic's initial estimates

I'm always fascinated by developer interviews and retrospectives on popular games, and Pokémon Go was easily the biggest release of the year so far. Google's Cloud platform was the tech running in the background for Pok&eac...   read

 
 
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Today in Tencent acquisitions: Clash of Clans

Let's take stock of Tencent's current lineup, shall we? The Chinese megacorporation currently owns Riot Games and games outlet/guide database Zam.com, has sizable investments in Paradox Interactive and Epic Games, and has previously wo...   read

 
 
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Miyamoto shows how to eat a burger while playing Super Mario Run

In talking up Super Mario Run's one-handed game design, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto recently went on the record to say that it's possible to play the upcoming mobile title while "riding the subway or, my favorite, eating a hamburger." That...   read

 
 



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