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First Nintendo smartphone game due out this year

Nintendo’s first titles developed specifically for mobile phones should be out by the end of the year. "Regarding the individual video game titles, when it will be launched, we will be making the announcement when each of those games are ready," boss Satoru Iwata told investors in a Q&A, as …

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There’s an iOS version of Mortal Kombat X on the way

Warner Bros has announced that there will also be a smartphone version of upcoming fighter Mortal Kombat X. Mortal Kombat X: Mobile is due out in April, although it’s not clear if it will arrive on April 14th alongside the console and PC release. It’s a very different beast to …

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Square Enix pulls The World Ends With You from iOS App Store

RPG title The World Ends With You: Solo Remix has been withdrawn from the Apple App Store. The smartphone title was released on iOS in August 2012 but users discovered in September last year that it was not compatible with the operating system’s latest update, iOS 8. The game, however, …

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New Adventure Time game sees players draw their levels with pen and paper

Cartoon Network has launched a new Adventure Time game that allows players to design and import their own levels using pen and paper. Adventure Time Game Wizard costs $4.99 and is compatible with this kit, which users can print out. Using a simple set of visual cues users can then …

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Crossy Road has generated $1m in-game ad revenue

Smartphone hit Crossy Road has proved that in-game ads can still pay the bills, even in games that have IAPs. The Guardian reports that, according to Unity, Hipster Whale’s title has made in excess of $1m from in-game ads alone since its launch on iOS in November 2014. And that …

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They’ve only gone and made a Princess Bride game

You’ve read the book (well, you probably haven’t) and seen the film, and now Princess Bride fans are being invited to play the game. The Princess Bride: The Official Game, from Gameblend, pulls very firmly on all those heartstrings by milking the nostalgia for all it’s worth. Four scenes from …

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The average age of a mobile gamer has plummeted

The average mobile gamer of 2014 is some seven years younger than just one year ago. That’s according to the 2014 Deconstructing Mobile & Tablet Gaming Report from EEDAR, as reported by Polygon. In 2013 the average age of a North American person who played games on their mobile device …

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PS4 Remote Play smartphone launches this month

A new Xperia smartphone with the ability to play PlayStation 4 games remotely is set to launch later this month, Sony has revealed. Polygon reports on the upcoming line of Z3 devices, which support PS4’s Remote Play feature. The Z3v – Verizon’s version of the phone – will go on …

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Chinese smartphone game caught out posting semi-naked user videos online

A Chinese smartphone game called Fengkuang Laiwang has found itself in the centre of a data privacy scandal. South China Morning Post reports that the title uploaded 36,000 private user videos to the internet without notification or permission. The app itself allowed users to play charades by sharing video clips. …

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