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There's a week-long Water Festival event in Pokemon Go

Swooping back into Pokémon Go for special limited-time events seems like the best approach for me, and this new one, a worldwide Water Festival, is of particular note. It's a way to more easily spot -- and, Pokégod willing, ac...   read

 
 
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Catching up on 2017's Pokemon Go related deaths

I've been off the Pokemon Go beat this year, even with Legendary Pokemon incoming, but the global smash hit that brought us Pokemon Go teens flashed by laser-wielding, pig-masked sex couple and Russia fears Pokemon Go is a CIA psyop to dest...   read

 
 
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Jaffar and Lucius are lined up for Fire Emblem Heroes

Familiar characters are the lifeblood of Fire Emblem Heroes, and soon enough, the mobile strategy title will have a new batch of folks to recruit and power-level and love with all your heart and soul. As relayed by the game's Japanese Twitt...   read

 
 
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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 Go hits 650 million downloads, but its growth has slowed

At the Google Developer Day conference within GDC, Niantic Labs, developer of Pokemon Go, announced that they had hit 650 million downloads as of this week. More updates are planned, and according to CTO Phil Keslin, players have walked fro...   read

 
 
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Parks are still trying to figure out how to deal with Pokemon Go

If you played Pokemon Go during its peak, you probably saw how a lot of institutions, both public and private sector, reacted to the game. Some embraced it, encouraging folks to petition to add them as a Pokestop, and had deals for pla...   read

 
 
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Guide: Pokemon Go has a new Eevee evolution trick for Umbreon and Espeon

Remember the Pokemon Go Eevee trick where you could get a specific evolution based on names from the TV show (Rainer for Vaporeon, Sparky for Jolteon, Pyro for Flareon)? Well it's back alongside of the Generation 2 update that hit this...   read

 
 
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What does the community think of Fire Emblem Heroes?

Nintendo's second foray into the mobile gaming market seems to have a bit more panache and aggression packed into it. Loads of freebies to get started, a rotation of characters to earn, and just a few weeks after launch we got a new selecti...   read

 
 
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Go grab your Lucina Mask in Miitomo starting today

Folks succeeded in tweeting out the Fire Emblem Heroes event 10,000 times, and thus, Nintendo has unlocked a reward for Miitomo -- Lucina's mask. The content is available today, until March 2 at 10:00 PM ET, and all you need to do is log in...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Heroes poll results coming tomorrow, 200 Platinum reward rolling out now

Super Mario Run kind of came and went after a lot of hype, partially on Apple's end. But with Fire Emblem Heroes, they're keeping the good times rolling -- and I suspect they're going to reap the benefits financially from that effort. ...   read

 
 


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Pokemon Go's next event is a Chansey-heavy Valentine's Day celebration

Pokemon Go might have fallen off, but there's still a dedicated fanbase that's driving its revenue to eclipse most games released these days, mobile or otherwise. I do notice a rise in players during events though, and the next one is for V...   read

 
 
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Sephiroth and Cloud cross over into Mobius Final Fantasy

Square Enix has been tapping into nostalgia lately, even more so than they have in the past. It's perfect timing too with the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII, and the latest cameos involve Cloud and Sephiroth making their way into&nbs...   read

 
 
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Fallout Shelter wanders from mobile devices and PC to Xbox One next week

Nearly two years later, Fallout Shelter is cracking open the mobile-and-PC-only vault it has been hiding in. There's a whole world of possibility out there; it's gonna go test the waters and hope they're not too radiation-polluted. Bet...   read

 
 
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Nintendo's two other mobile games are celebrating the launch of Fire Emblem Heroes

If you log into Miitomo and Super Mario Run this morning, you'll find a new celebration underway to facilitate the launch of Fire Emblem Heroes. As for the former game you'll find new Fire Emblem outfits to gather, including Alfonse an...   read

 
 
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What do you think of Nintendo's mobile strategy so far?

Remember when Nintendo laughed at the idea of coming into the mobile space? Well, now they have three games under their belt. Here's a brief look at the three experiments released so far, all of which take three wildly different approaches.   read

 
 
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Here are all the My Nintendo rewards you can get with Fire Emblem Heroes

Fire Emblem Heroes is out today on Android and iOS, and we'll be putting it through its paces to see if its microtransactions feel fair. In the meantime you can log into My Nintendo and grab some free rewards, at least one of which is ...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Heroes is out today on Android and iOS

While Super Mario Run still hasn't hit Android devices, Nintendo's third foray into the mobile market, Fire Emblem Heroes, is out today on iOS and Android. It'll utilize microtransactions in the form of Orbs, which can be used to ...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Heroes has a limited play energy system, requires constant internet connection

Nintendo isn't going to shy away from the "always on" connection style of Super Mario Run anytime soon, it seems. As a lot of folks expected, Fire Emblem Heroes will require a constant internet connection, and the game will check ...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Run gets easy mode, actual (poor) sales data from Nintendo

According to Bloomberg tech reporter Yuji Nakamura, we now have a definitive answer on Super Mario Run's sales, and as expected, they're pretty poor (at least, compared to what the Big N was expecting). According to Nakamura, Nintendo ...   read

 
 
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Britain's decision to exit European Union raises mobile app prices over 20%

Whether you wanted it or not, Britain's decision to exit the European Union (in 2019) has already had some consequences, and one of them is increased prices for apps. Colloquially known as "Brexit," the move sprung price hikes that are swee...   read

 
 
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Watch enough ads and you might eventually beat the Flappy Bird guy's newest game

Dong Nguyen isn't a name most people will recognize, but he's responsible for a gaming phenomenon that most everyone knows of. Nguyen is the man behind Flappy Bird, a simple mobile game about navigating a weird-looking creature through sets...   read

 
 
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Vote for your favorite Fire Emblem character, get 200 My Nintendo points

I talked about it a bit in yesterday's Nintendo Download post, but the Big N is currently running a Fire Emblem-centric poll to decide what characters appear in the upcoming Fire Emblem Heroes mobile game. After one day they've shared ...   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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The Fire Emblem mobile game will have a lot of familiar faces

So far, Nintendo has been pretty fair with their mobile releases. But a strategy game that houses microtransactions? It has the potential to get a little hairy. Well, maybe not any more hairy than a typical NIS SRPG that has characters link...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Run is coming to Android devices in March

It's a bit late to the finish line, but it'll get there eventually. Nintendo's Super Mario Run took the mobile world by storm in December when it racked up 40 million downloads in its first four days on iOS devices. Soon enough, the ot...   read

 
 



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