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Legendary Pokemon are coming to Pokemon Go this year

Pokemon Go will let you catch Legendary Pokemon this year, according to a Wired Germany interview with Niantic CEO John Hanke. While someone accidentally ended up with an Articuno last year (Niantic quickly removed it from their roster), th...   read

 
 
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Pokemon's 21st Anniversary is near, Niantic plans small 'festivities' for Pokemon Go

Next week marks the 21st anniversary of the Pokemon franchise. To celebrate, Niantic is holding a small event to commemorate "Pokemon Day." From February 26 until March 6, every Pikachu in the game will be wearing a festive party hat. There...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Heroes will be getting two additional stories as DLC per month

The free-to-play nonsense embedded in Fire Emblem Heroes doesn't seem so bad. Sure, you can't just power through the story mode as you'll run out of "orbs," but the game does a pretty decent job of making sure you'll have a satisfying stint...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is gearing up for more mobile games, plans 2-3 per year

Super Mario Run may not the most successful game around, but it has still drawn in a decent chunk of paying customers. The best thing about the title is that it isn't loaded with microtransactions, but the company seems to be changing its f...   read

 
 
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2K Games has officially dropped support for the iOS port of BioShock

Does anyone remember the short-lived iOS port of BioShock? This port of the critically-acclaimed first-person shooter was first released back in 2014, and only lasted on the iOS App Store for about 13 months before incompatibility...   read

 
 
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Hidden Folks looks and sounds delightful

Much like Darren, I am wholly on board with a game that takes the Where's Waldo? concept and just runs with it. That's the appeal of Hidden Folks and its painstakingly hand-drawn illustrations that'll have you poking and prodding and hunti...   read

 
 
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That new Power Rangers movie is getting a mobile game

The Power Rangers had a couple of good games back in the 16 bit era. The SNES beat-em-up and Genesis fighting game are still held in high regard, but you'd be hard pressed to find another game from the series that even comes close to the qu...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Duel gets a surprise release on mobile devices

I'm not sure how many of you remember (I certainly didn't), but a more strategy focused mobile game based on Pokemon was released for Japanese mobile devices last year. The game was known as Pokemon Co-Master and was made in collaboration w...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Heroes brings the series to mobile phones next month

[Update: Nintendo is now saying Fire Emblem Heroes will hit iOS and Android on February 2.] A big focus of Nintendo's Fire Emblem direct was the series' first mobile entry, Fire Emblem Heroes, which is coming out first for Android devices ...   read

 
 
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Tomorrow's Nintendo Direct will feature multiple Fire Emblem titles

Without a doubt, the big surprise of last week's Nintendo Switch reveal event for me was Fire Emblem Warriors. I'm so into the game conceptually that even its bare-bones teaser trailer was enough to get my mind racing just thinking about th...   read

 
 
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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth finally lands on iOS

The latest expansion for The Binding of Isaac, Afterbirth+, may have just released on PC, but that doesn't mean mobile users are going to be left in the cold. The original remake, Rebirth, is now available for purchase on the App Store. Whi...   read

 
 
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Story-heavy roguelike Sunless Sea headed to iPad

The crew-eating descent into madness that is Sunless Sea is coming to iPad. BlitWorks is handling the port for Failbetter Games, and they're targeting a spring 2017 release. The studio has worked on other notable mobile adaptations like Don...   read

 
 
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Review: HoPiKo

Have you ever wondered why a lot of modern platforming games have nothing to do with platform jumping? While I appreciate the amount of diversity that exists within the genre, why are most of the obstacles usually enemies instead of the lev...   read

 
 
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Ariana Grande is so into Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius

I always find it strange when there are celebrity cameos in video games. I'm not talking about something like the zaniness of Keith David being in Saints Row as Keith David (...after having voiced Julius in the first two games), but more li...   read

 
 
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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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Review: Super Mario Run

Two years ago, if you had told me Nintendo was making a Mario runner for mobile, I would have laughed directly into your face. Not just any laugh, but a big, boisterous laugh usually reserved for moments of schadenfreude and Tyler Perry mov...   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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Man steals money from his company to spend on Game of War

I know mobile games can be addicting, but this story is a bit ridiculous. Kevin Lee Co, 45, from Sacramento, California allegedly went on a spending spree for the mobile game Game of War, accruing around $1 million of charges after evidentl...   read

 
 
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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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Bully gets a 10th anniversary re-release on mobile

Rockstar is continuing its trend of mobile re-releases by announcing that Bully: Anniversary Edition is now available on Android and iOS. This release contains all of the extra features from the Wii, Xbox 360, and PC release of the game, so...   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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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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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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