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Ubisoft acquires 2048 publisher Ketchapp

The release of 2048 was a flashpoint; the low-budget free-to-play Threes! ripoff became more popular than the game it stole from, starting a conversation about the viability of paid games in the mobile space. Fun fact: the version...   read

 
 
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The most 'important' Final Fantasy character comes to Brave Exvius

If Square Enix had their way, every Final Fantasy homage would involve Lightning and Cloud. Out of every iconic character in the series' storied history, Lightning is the recent one that no one can seem to escape. She's got her own fashion ...   read

 
 
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There's very little lost in translation with the mobile version of Lumines

Lumines: Puzzle & Music isn't exactly a follow-up everyone wanted. Originally created by the Tetsuya Mizuguchi for the PSP, the series has garnered a hardcore fanbase for the past 12 years -- an audience that really isn't all that ...   read

 
 
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Limited mods are coming to Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Windows 10

Announced today at MineCon, "Add-Ons" have been dated for Minecraft's Pocket, Windows 10, and Gear VR versions. Don't get too excited though! Microsoft falls one step short of calling them full-on mods, as the phrase "tweak" is used to desc...   read

 
 
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Man robbed while livestreaming Pokemon Go

Streamer Rickeybot found himself in a nightmare situation last night while playing Pokemon Go for a live audience in New York City -- he was mugged on camera. Rickeybot was just chilling playing Go when someone sucker punches him and s...   read

 
 
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You need to walk 248 miles in Pokemon Go to evolve a Magikarp with the buddy system

Like most things Pokemon Go related, the community has come through and delivered more information than the developer has given. This new tidbit comes by way of GameSpot, who provided the exact mileage (kilometers, actually) needed to ...   read

 
 
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Another mini-game from Final Fantasy XV is coming to mobile

Upset you still can't play Final Fantasy XV until the end of November? Would another mobile version of a mini-game found in Eos be enough to tide you over? Coming soon to iOS and Android is King's Knight: Wrath of the Dark Dragon....   read

 
 
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Apple essentially just put its own version of LINE gaming stickers on iOS

Line, a popular Japanese social app, has been doing video game themed stickers for forever, but now Apple is getting in on the lucrative licensed emoji market. This week the company launched a new "iMessage Store" for those of you who have ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go developer looking at one-on-one battles

Niantic just unleashed the Buddy System in Pokemon Go, but it has a lot of features left to live up to when it announced the game many moons ago in its inaugural trailer. Trading, for one, would be great, as would a true battle mode outside...   read

 
 
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Sony announces anywhereVR for PlayStation VR

During the Sony press conference at the Tokyo Game Show, Sony announced anywhereVR for PlayStation VR. With it you can connect your mobile phone to PSVR and use it in a virtual world with a selection of backdrops and your own background mus...   read

 
 


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Pokemon Go is still chugging as the 'fastest game ever' to hit $500 million in revenue

Although a lot of folks I know have quit playing, it still clearly has an audience -- Pokemon Go is apparently the fastest app to reach the $500 million revenue mark, beating out titans like Candy Crush. Analyst site App Annie predicts...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go's Buddy Update is rolling out today

Niantic is unleashing one of the first real content updates for Pokemon Go out into the world today on Android and iOS. Rather than take away or curb features that existed at launch, the patch is adding in a brand new "Buddy System" th...   read

 
 
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Nintendo talks amiibo smartphone functionality, is 'looking into it'

I can recall a lot of "we aren't interested in smartphones" talk from Nintendo in the last five years or so, but now they're going full steam ahead with projects like Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem mobile, and Super Mario Run. The inf...   read

 
 
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PSA: Pokemon GO Plus is on sale next week

While Pokemon GO is nowhere near as popular as it once was, there's no denying that it really set the world on fire for a fair amount of time. For those of you who are still playing it, Nintendo of America have announced via Twitter that th...   read

 
 
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Miyamoto announces a new Super Mario game for iOS devices

Legendary developer Shigeru Miyamoto made a surprise appearance today at Apple's special event to announce a new game, Super Mario Run, a runner that appears to be based on New Super Mario Bros. U. This will launch on iOS first, implyi...   read

 
 
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Sony plans to push it, push it real good into the mobile market

All eyes may be on PAX this weekend, but at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai gave some insight into the company's plans for the mobile market. According to the Financial Times, the electronics giant is ready t...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go's 'Buddy System' sounds like the first good addition since launch

In a weird twist, Niantic is adding a cool feature to Pokemon Go that will probably get a fair few folks interested again. It's called the "Buddy Pokemon" mechanic, and allows you to pick your favorite creature to appear alongside your char...   read

 
 
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The Walking Dead Season 3 is called 'A New Frontier,' out in November

Revealed this week at PAX West, Telltale's The Walking Dead Season 3 is set to debut in November as "A New Frontier." As usual it'll have a "Season Pass Disc," and an opportunity to individually download each episode. They've re-confirmed t...   read

 
 
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Niantic is retracting some Pokemon Go bans with a warning

Niantic has been handing out bans like hotcakes lately for Pokemon Go, resulting in a permanent disabling of accounts. While some people were straight cheating with trainers or bots that allowed them to reach max level without playing, othe...   read

 
 
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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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