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Review in Progress: Fire Emblem Heroes

I’m certainly a newbie when it comes to the Fire Emblem series. I missed the franchise on the GBA and GameCube, bought but didn’t play the DS game and only attempted a single mission in Radiant Dawn for the Wii. If it wasn&...   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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Would you pay $32 for a mobile game?

There's an ongoing discussion right now about Nintendo, Super Mario Run, and its decision to price the game at $10. For some, that's too much considering the final product. For others, it's worth it to have a game that works well with no ad...   read

 
 
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Animal Crossing mobile delayed by Nintendo

With Super Mario Run data coming back at roughly half of what they wanted, it's possible Nintendo is currently rethinking their mobile strategy. Fire Emblem Heroes is coming soon and is expected to have the most microtransaction-l...   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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Review: Dandy Dungeon: Legend of Brave Yamada

Developer Yoshiro Kimura has a brain that, I believe, runs perpendicular to everyone else in the games industry. When creating his own games, you get oddities not only in design but in character and world building. Sometimes his genius...   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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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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So long Crossy Road, hello Westy West

As I said I would do in my gaming resolution, I’ve been spending a lot of time recently with mobile games, looking for those fun experiences I think should be shared with people who are actually looking for games to play on their phon...   read

 
 
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App firm estimates that Pokemon Go cleared nearly one billion in revenue in 2016

We know Pokemon Go made a lot of money if it was leaping up on the mobile charts, but just how much? Research firm App Annie estimates that it cleared roughly $950 million in revenue in 2016. That's with the game launching in July, min...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Run's first event is now live

If you boot up Super Mario Run, you'll be greeted by the first bonus coin event "Load of Coins," which grants you 1.5 times the amount of currency for winning a Toad Rally match. The promotion will run until January 27. For those of you who...   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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China still isn't lifting their ban on Pokemon Go because it's 'too dangerous'

From the start, we knew that Pokemon Go probably wouldn't release in China. The government is just too paranoid about it, and as we've seen in other regions, they don't want folks wandering around where they shouldn't be roaming. As of this...   read

 
 
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SNK developing new mystery RPG

SNK isn't known for branching out and trying new properties on any given day, but that seems to be what they're planning this year, at least for one mobile project. The publisher that's back from the dead has announced that they're working ...   read

 
 
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Those Mega Man mobile games are out, are $1.99 each, and are awful

I woke up this morning to the news that the six Mega Man mobile games have hit both the iOS and Android marketplaces. They're $1.99 each, so $12 in total, and I thought to myself -- hey, $12 for all six classic games, on the go, whenev...   read

 
 
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Mobile research firm estimates less than 5% of userbase paid for Super Mario Run

As we've all heard there are many, many estimates for how much money Super Mario Run made, but this latest one after all of the dust has settled is a little more bleak. According to the Wall Street Journal, Newzoo, a market research fi...   read

 
 
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Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera Omnia once again takes aim at your nostalgia

Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera Omnia was delayed into 2017, but according to a recent interview from Famitsu, it's "99.9%" done. So just in case you wanted to jump into yet another Square Enix mobile Final Fantasy game, it looks like yo...   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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Earth Defense Force on mobile has me tapping out

There's a slight burn right now in my flexor pollicis longus. This muscle is unique to humans. It's the one that controls our opposable thumbs, and for the last five days, I've been giving it a workout with Tap Wars: Earth Defense Force 4.1...   read

 
 
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Android users can now pre-register for Super Mario Run

I'm really surprised an APK of Super Mario Run hasn't been crafted out of the iOS version and mass downloaded, but Android users hopefully won't have to wait too much longer to play. That's because you can now pre-register for the...   read

 
 
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That Final Fantasy XV pinball game now has an expiration date

Justice Monsters Five, the pinball game created to promote Final Fantasy XV, kind of came and went. I mean, I played it inside of XV proper at random cafes and had a great time (I love the art), but I never really gave the sp...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go has holiday microtransactions in your microtransactions for a limited time

If you're still playing Pokemon Go and actually buying things (I haven't done the latter for months, as no one is around to actually use my lures), you now have a chance to buy more things, because Niantic is all about shoving in ...   read

 
 
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Rumor: Pokemon Go may use virtual trains and buses to trade creatures

Pokémon GO was one of the biggest successes of the year, and even though it'll never get back to the heights of popularity it began with, it's still getting regular updates. Niantic has said for quite a while that it's been work...   read

 
 



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