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Fils-Aime says that Nintendo smartphone games will be ‘different’ to the norm

The boss of Nintendo America has said warned that gamers shouldn’t be expecting traditional experiences from the company’s firs smartphone titles. Unfortunately there’s a simplistic mentality out there, that ‘Make a Mario game for smart devices’ is a recipe for printing money,” Reggie Fils-Aim told TIME. And it’s not. It …

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Konami is making a new Bomberman

Cherished console series Bomberman is getting a new entry! And you can probably guess what’s coming next, right? Pocket Gamer reports that Famitsu has revealed Taisen Bomberman, which is in development for iOS and Android and is designed to mark the series’ 30th birthday. It’s due out some time this …

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Monkey Island among a number of smartphone games killed off by Disney

Disney Interactive has officially ‘retired’ a huge number of iOS and Android games. By ‘retiring’ them’ it means affected titles will no longer receive content updates or support, and there will be no refunds for any in-game expenditure players may have invested over the years. Games of note include The …

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Samsung Gear VR headset costs $100, out this November

One of the first consumer-grade virtual reality headsets to make it to market has set a potentially market-changing price. The Samsung Gear VR was co-developed with Oculus, the firm behind the Rift headset. Unlike that device, which harnesses PC power, the Gear VR focuses on offering virtual reality provided by …

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Hearthstone’s mobile migration is costing Blizzard money

The increasing number of players opting for the smartphone and tablet versions of Hearthstone is resulting in lost revenue for Blizzard. It was revealed last month that the game’s mobile revenues have spiked since the launch of the iPhone and Android earlier this year. However, as pointed out in a …

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Free version of Threes doubles dev’s income

Free-to-play may still be a turn off to some sections of the fandom, but for developers it can often remain a very sensible choice. A perfect illustration of this is Asher Vollmer. He’s the creator of hit mobile (and now console) puzzle game Threes. It was originally released as a …

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There’s now a Commodore smartphone

Legendary video game brand Commodore is making a come back, sort of, as an Android smartphone. As reported by Wired, the phone is being produced by two Italian entrepreneurs, Massimo Canigiani and Carlo Scattolini and is called the PET, after one of Commodore’s iconic computers. It runs Android and includes …

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SimCity BuildIt becomes the most played SimCity ever

EA Mobile has said that mobile title SimCity BuildIt has become the most played title in the series’ 26-year long history. BuildIt, which is a reinterpretation of the first game re-worked for mobiles, was released in December last year – since when nearly 40m people have played the game. Those …

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Mario Kart producer in charge of Nintendo’s mobile games

High-profile Nintendo developer Hideki Konno has been put in charge of Nintendo’s smartphone game development, reports suggest. Nintendo Everything has translated a Sankei report which states that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told investors in a Q&A that the producer of Mario Kart” had been put in charge of mobile development. …

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Professor Layton 7 and Fantasy Life 2 ditch 3DS, head to smartphone

Level-5 has announced that two of its big upcoming titles will be heading to smartphones instead of portable consoles. Siliconera reports that Layton 7, the latest title in the Professor Layton series, and Fantasy Life 2 are both confirmed for a mobile release in Japan this summer on iPhone and …

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