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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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With no new content for Super Mario Run, ever, is the base game enough?

A typical mobile strategy is to release a really great foundation of a game (usually a runner), to get people talking and push it to the top of the charts. Then, start monetizing the hell out of it, gradually adding in new stages and mechan...   read

 
 
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Niantic denies rumors of Pokemon Go Apple Watch port cancellation

The saga of Pokemon Go on the Apple Watch has been messy. Earlier this year, Niantic showed off the Watch port during Apple's iPhone 7 keynote, eventually stating that it would be out before the end of the year. Well, they have two weeks le...   read

 
 
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Super stats for Super Mario Run but no one has any actual specifics

Mario's running to the right and Nintendo's running to the bank. After one day on the market, Super Mario Run is being crowned an unequivocal success. However, nobody's really sure exactly how successful it is. The one fact about Super...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go was the most searched term on Google this year

Odds are, you know someone who has played Pokemon Go. I mean, you might not have partaken in the craze, but you probably caught a co-worker who doesn't know their Pichu from Pikachu playing it, trying to make sense of it all. Google backs u...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Run challenges are now live on My Nintendo

Super Mario Run is set to arrive today, but My Nintendo already went ahead and pulled the trigger on their special Platinum coin challenges. Many of them require you to own the "full game" (read: spend $10), and merely beat all of the game'...   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's 'nearby' feature should be available in 'most of the world'

It might be an exciting week for Pokemon Go. Operative word here is "might," because you never know when Niantic might push back any number of cool features into the nether. In addition to the new Pokemon that debut today, the developer has...   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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Pokemon Go shinies, sponsored avatar items datamined

The latest update for Pokemon Go has been datamined, and although it isn't concrete proof of all 100 Silver and Gold era creatures heading into the game on December 12, it's something. Sounds files for the upcoming 100 Pokemo...   read

 
 
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Reggie Fils-Aime is a guest on The Tonight Show tonight

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime is going to yuk it up with Jimmy Fallon on tonight's episode of The Tonight Show. Amid all the fake laughter and forced excitement, Fils-Aime will give Fallon (and millions of viewers) a look a...   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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(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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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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Square Enix reveals Bravely Default: Fairy's Effect

For a little while now Square Enix has been teasing news, and possibly a new entry, for Bravely Default. This morning we got the answer -- it's called Bravely Default: Fairy's Effect, and will be released for mobile devices next y...   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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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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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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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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