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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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Tomorrow's Nintendo Direct will feature multiple Fire Emblem titles

Without a doubt, the big surprise of last week's Nintendo Switch reveal event for me was Fire Emblem Warriors. I'm so into the game conceptually that even its bare-bones teaser trailer was enough to get my mind racing just thinking about th...   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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Story-heavy roguelike Sunless Sea headed to iPad

The crew-eating descent into madness that is Sunless Sea is coming to iPad. BlitWorks is handling the port for Failbetter Games, and they're targeting a spring 2017 release. The studio has worked on other notable mobile adaptations like Don...   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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The best games of 2016 you didn't play

I said it about 2015 and I feel as if it's even more true of 2016: this was a great year to play video games. The general landscape of the industry seems to be trending in a positive direction, with more and more things to love. However it'...   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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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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Pokemon Go's holiday event is surprisingly worthwhile

Catch your Santa-hat Pikachu yet in Pokémon Go? There's still time! The odds are in your favor. Niantic is sweetening the pot with a few other incentives to play over the holidays. From the morning of December 25 through the afternoo...   read

 
 
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RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic for iOS and Android sounds great

The original RollerCoaster Tycoon games from Chris Sawyer remain my favorite in the genre and, to this day, I still get a kick out of messing with park guests in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Anyone else? Today, Atari has put out a surpris...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go's Apple Watch support is here at last

There were murmurs that Niantic had dropped its long-promised Apple Watch support for Pokémon Go, but just this week, the company confirmed that news on that front was "coming soon." Today, it has: you'll now be able to interact with...   read

 
 
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Okay, now we have hard data on Super Mario Run and it looks damn fine

Last week, we posited that even though everyone has an idea about Super Mario Run's first-day performance, that no one really had any concrete information to substantiate their claims. Although there's no doubt that the game was downloaded ...   read

 
 
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With no new content for Super Mario Run, ever, is the base game enough?

A typical mobile strategy is to release a really great foundation of a game (usually a runner), to get people talking and push it to the top of the charts. Then, start monetizing the hell out of it, gradually adding in new stages and mechan...   read

 
 
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Niantic denies rumors of Pokemon Go Apple Watch port cancellation

The saga of Pokemon Go on the Apple Watch has been messy. Earlier this year, Niantic showed off the Watch port during Apple's iPhone 7 keynote, eventually stating that it would be out before the end of the year. Well, they have two weeks le...   read

 
 
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Super stats for Super Mario Run but no one has any actual specifics

Mario's running to the right and Nintendo's running to the bank. After one day on the market, Super Mario Run is being crowned an unequivocal success. However, nobody's really sure exactly how successful it is. The one fact about Super...   read

 
 



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