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Pokemon Go was the most searched term on Google this year

Odds are, you know someone who has played Pokemon Go. I mean, you might not have partaken in the craze, but you probably caught a co-worker who doesn't know their Pichu from Pikachu playing it, trying to make sense of it all. Google backs u...   read

 
 
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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's 'nearby' feature should be available in 'most of the world'

It might be an exciting week for Pokemon Go. Operative word here is "might," because you never know when Niantic might push back any number of cool features into the nether. In addition to the new Pokemon that debut today, the developer has...   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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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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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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Pokemon Go shinies, sponsored avatar items datamined

The latest update for Pokemon Go has been datamined, and although it isn't concrete proof of all 100 Silver and Gold era creatures heading into the game on December 12, it's something. Sounds files for the upcoming 100 Pokemo...   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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(Update) Starbucks to get special Pokemon Go event with 'new Pokemon'

[Update: It's real, but not nearly as cool as it sounded. The below beverage exists, but doesn't grant anything in-game, it's just branded. As of 11AM PT today, most if not all Starbucks locations will roll out nationwide in becoming a gym ...   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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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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Kathy Rain rides again on iOS and Android, this Nov. 23

Very little surprised me in 2016, at least not in the way Kathy Rain did. It was an exceptional adventure game, a genuine 9/10, accessible for both new players and veterans alike. Even now, it's my personal GOTY. Sadly, that doesn't transl...   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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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 is running another limited bonus event

In an attempt to get people up and at 'em, Niantic is rolling out another Pokemon Go event that offers some XP bonuses (again, to the point that they should be normally). The previously announced daily bonus feature will be applied goi...   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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Come over, watch one of Zenyatta's orbs being made

Tekhartha Zenyatta (Zenyatta or Zen for short) is one of the more unique characters in Overwatch, an enlightened Buddhist priest in the body of an android. I've written before that he reminds me of the character Lobsang in The Long Earth&nb...   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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The mind behind Katamari made a fancy new augmented reality game

Most of us won't be able to try Woorld yet given its limited platform availability, but Funomena's new toybox mobile game looks cute in the ways you'd expect from a Keita Takahashi project. It leans on Google's augmented reality technology...   read

 
 


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