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Dissidia Final Fantasy is coming to mobile, but not as you may think

2016 is starting to feel like the year of Final Fantasy. We have Final Fantasy XV on the way, World of Final Fantasy this October, Dissidia Final Fantasy still going strong in Japan, Mobius Final Fantasy finally got an i...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go gets an actual feature added, not taken away, in new update

Niantic has been supporting Pokemon Go at a sluggish pace, taking away more features than adding them this past month in a half. But yesterday it notified us of an update that's coming in the form of version 0.35.0 on both iO...   read

 
 
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The mobile version of Lumines launches next month

Lumines has had a storied 12-year history, and after a four-year hiatus since the (good) Vita game, we're getting a new version. Before you get too excited, know that it's another mobile edition (there are at least three ports already, as t...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go draws massive, scary Taiwan crowds

Pokemon Go is still big in Taiwan, and man is it insane. Most of the more popular Go areas around me are ghost towns at this point with just a dedicated few left, but these images verified by the Eastern Broadcasting Company show massive cr...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go player earns lots of XP in a weekend, triggers anti-cheat measures from Niantic

Even if you don't follow Pokemon Go, this is a neat little inspiring story, and an interesting case of game design. Although quite a bit of folks have quit Go, a large fanbase still remains, and among them is an avid player named ...   read

 
 
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Platinum Games to work on new action-RPG Granblue Fantasy game

At The Cygames Next event, Cygames (developer of Granblue Fantasy, an immensely popular mobile RPG in Japan) announced that it is working with Platinum Games to develop the next Granblue Fantasy game, Granblue Fantasy Project Re: ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go bans are going out in full force, here's what the email looks like

Niantic is still really pissed that everyone is using third-party apps, and in addition to blowing a ton of them up, it has also been sending out mass ban emails, so check your inboxes if you're one of those impacted. The email essentially ...   read

 
 
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Party Hard launching on mobile devices this year

Publisher TinyBuild will be releasing Party Hard Go on iOS and Android sometime later this year. The murderous stealth game will feature all manner of touch controls and, apparently, works super well. In the press release, CEO Alex N...   read

 
 
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Rome: Total War is coming to iPad, and I think it can work

Creative Assembly's classic strategy game Rome: Total War is coming to the iPad, compliments of Feral Interactive. It'll evidently be a port of the full game, with the entire campaign and 11 factions, coupled with a touch-screen interf...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go outrage continues as Niantic blocks another tracking site and Twitch 'bans cheating'

Niantic has blocked another site allowing players to track info for Pokémon Go. The owner of PokeAdvisor, a site that lets you view the IV (hidden stats that can't be seen in-game) of your critters, has been block...   read

 
 


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People thought Capcom was teasing Dragon's Dogma 2, but it's just another smartphone game

For the past week or so, folks have been anticipating "Project Palm," a new game from Capcom. Noting similarities between Dragon's Dogma magic abilities and the mysteriousness of the trailer, it would have made sense for the publisher to un...   read

 
 
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Sex offenders in New York are now forbidden from playing Pokemon Go

If you're a sex offender in New York state, then you're no longer allowed to enjoy Pokémon Go -- not only because the step counter has been removed and you can no longer cheat, but because your governor says you can't. Governor Andre...   read

 
 
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Square Enix is making another neat mobile game called Dramatic RPG Kamitsuri

Square Enix has been branching out in the mobile arena for quite a while now. While I can't say that I like their strategy of re-releasing ports of old games for $15 to $20, I do enjoy their completely original works at a lower pricepoint. ...   read

 
 
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What level are you in Pokemon Go?

Currently, I'm level 20 in Pokémon Go having spent no cash. I expect to be blown away by a lot of you out there, but I blame some of my lack of progress on the woeful Pokémon Trainer Club connections I've been getting for...   read

 
 
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Deckstorm may convert this non-card dude

The last time I wrote about a mobile card game (okay, it was more of a match-3, but I love bringing up this piece) it didn't go exceedingly well. I can only assume that someone at DeNA read that piece and thought "Man, Zack sure knows card ...   read

 
 
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At this point we have ample knowledge of region exclusive Pokemon Go creatures

Pokemon Go has been extensively datamined, and at this point I think we have a grasp on all of its mysteries, outside of the missing legendaries. Heck, someone event got to the max level of 40, albeit with cheating, just to see if it grante...   read

 
 
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Along with the portable console hybrid rumors, the Nintendo NX might play smartphone games too

Let's get you up to speed. The latest batch of rumors about the NX, from sources at Eurogamer, claim that the system will be a portable/console hybrid machine, where you can detach the unit's controllers. Now, the Wall Street Journal is rep...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go's 'Plus' accessory has been delayed until September

Like all things Pokemon Go related, we've heard next to nothing about the "Plus" accessory, which was supposed to launch this month. Down to the wire of course, we've learned that it has been delayed -- not into August -- but September...   read

 
 
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Niantic wants you to stop asking for new Pokemon Go stops and Gyms

Several days ago, Niantic asked you to report new locations for PokéStops and gyms, in case your area didn't have them already. Well, stop that!In a new help section that has popped up on its website (coinciding with the Japanese lau...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go is out in Japan, God save us all

So uh....a short while ago Niantic noted that it "wouldn't launch Pokémon Go" in a ton of regions (including Japan) until it got a handle on the servers. So of course the game was released in Japan last night. As was previously sugge...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go datamined, and where are the legendaries?

If you've been playing Pokémon Go all day and night, you may have noticed a few creatures that are impossible to find -- Mew, Mewtwo, Moltres, Zapdos, Articuno, and....Ditto? Any information about them is pure speculation, with ...   read

 
 
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This custom Pokemon Go Pokedex battery pack is awesome

I thankfully already had three backup batteries for my mobile device that I use for traveling, but I know a lot of people who bought them specifically for Pokemon Go in the past few weeks. Or, you could be like this ingenious artist, and cr...   read

 
 
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Niantic is handling Pokemon Go poorly in spite of its success

Pokemon Go is a phenomenon. Even people who can't name any of the original 151 creatures outside of Pikachu are playing it, walking around their office complexes in suits trying to find that "brown fox" over in the corner of the building. I...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go reportedly claims its first death

[Update: Now that the dust has settled, it appears as if the most widely reported story (and confirmed by Guatemalan police) is very similar to a situation that happened in the US recently. Assailants possibly used the app to...   read

 
 
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Find out how Pokemon Go's tech actually works

I've seen a lot of confusion as to how Pokemon Go works, and some people think it relies on a pedometer tracker of sorts. Well, no, it's pretty much all GPS-based, and that even includes the egg hatching mechanic, which for sure seems ...   read

 
 
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