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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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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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Review: Zen Pinball 2: Bethesda Pinball

I was in a game store when I came across a box of Bethesda blind-bag toys the other day. I don't know why, but they kind of captivated me for a little while. Seeing plastic miniatures of Dog Meat and the Lone Survivor mixing with the DoomGu...   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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Super Mario Run will have no microtransactions, only a buyout option

Nintendo got into the smartphone game hella late, but not too late, it seems, as there's already a lot of buzz for their upcoming first real mobile title (Miitomo doesn't really count), Super Mario Run. Based on Eurogamer's findings, i...   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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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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Mario Happy Meal toys coming to UK in January

Nintendo and McDonald's have a long history of cross promotion, and it appears that the fast food giant will soon be offering Mario toys with their Happy Meals, presumably to coincide with the release of Super Mario Run. Nintendo Everything...   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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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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Run from snow with Mario in December

I know all of you have been waiting to hear this, so let me cut to the chase! Super Mario Run will be launching on December 15, 2016 for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. To get all six worlds, the game will cost $9.99. Along with pricing, N...   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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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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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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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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