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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will arrive on smartphones this week

Nintendo has dated its next smartphone title. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will be released on both iOS and Android this week on November 22nd. Visually the game will be very similar to anyone who has ever played previous entries in the series. The main difference is the camping theme, although …

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Nintendo’s Animal Crossing mobile game arrives next month

The long-awaited smartphone debut of the Animal Crossing series will finally arrive some time in late November. Nintendo confirmed the release window in last night’s Nintendo Direct. Also confirmed was its name – Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Visually the game will be very similar to anyone who has ever played …

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HTC and Google reveal $1.1bn smartphone deal

After months of falling profits, HTC has announced a $1.1bn cooperation agreement with Google that will see a number of HTC employees join the search giant. What’s more, Google will receive a non-exclusive licensing agreement for HTC IP. Many of the HTC employees joining Google have already worked on the …

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New Pokemon game lands on iOS and Android

The Pokemon Company has released another Pokemon title on smartphones. This one is called Magikarp Jump and sees players first fishing for a Magikarp and then training and levelling it so as to become an accomplished jumper. Obviously. Once said Magikarp is either knocked out or retired, players start over …

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Nintendo is planning a smartphone Zelda game, report claims

The Legend of Zelda might be the next big Nintendo IP in line for the smartphone treatment. The Wall Street Journal reports that Nintendo is planning to release a Zelda title for smartphones some time after its Animal Crossing game, which it says is due out in the second half …

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Samsung Galaxy S8 breaks S7 records

It appears that Samsung has not been badly damaged by the Galaxy Note 7 scandal. Analysts had speculated that the Korean tech giant may find it hard to recover from the infamous recall of last year’s Note 7, which was recalled after some handsets burst into flames. It was later …

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Super Mario Run did not hit Nintendo expectations

Nintendo has admitted that its first Mario smartphone game has fallen short of the mark. Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima has told Nikkei that revenues from the game "did not meet our expectations". It was revealed in January that the game had been downloaded some 78m times on iOS, but only …

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Super Mario Run lands on Android this week

Three months after its iOS debut, Nintendo’s Super Mario Run will make its debut on Android this Thursday (March 23rd). On the same day the iOS release will be updated to version 2.0.0, introducing a new playable character. Plus, free players will have the chance to unlock an additional level …

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Samsung reveals second generation Gear VR headset

Smartphone virtual reality system Gear VR has undergone a redesign. Samsung revealed the new kit at this weekend’s World Mobile Congress in Barcelona. The new system now includes a dedicated controller, not entirely dissimilar to that included with rival Google Daydream. It’s designed to be held like a remote control, …

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