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Google Maps updated with Pokemon Challenge

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 31, 2014 10:30am PDT

Google has updated its Maps app with Pokemon. And while it may seem like an April Fools joke, it's true: launch the app, hit the search bar, "Press Start," and you'll be able to start hunting down Pokemon.

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"So many lines of code to make this, none of which remove the default shake-to-send-feedback in ..."

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Threes studio reacts to clones by detailing 14-month development

By Steve Watts, Mar 28, 2014 9:00am PDT

Threes! developer Sirvo has detailed its creation process from start to finish in a lengthy blog post, in an effort to fight clones by showing how much work went into the original.

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Blizzard AR Viewer app brings Reaper of Souls art book to life

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 27, 2014 3:30pm PDT

Blizzard has released a new AR Viewer app on iOS and Android to help bring the pages of your Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Collector's Edition art book to life.

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"Just tried it out and it's pretty cool. Being able to zoom in on models like they were right in ..."

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Game of Thrones: Ascent out now on iPad

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 26, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Game of Thrones: Ascent has made the journey to iOS and will feature weekly updates to coincide with the upcoming season of the HBO series.

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"wait 2 hours or pay 100 diamonds to fuck your sister NOW."

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Nvidia Shield's April update includes remote streaming

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 25, 2014 4:30pm PDT

Nvidia Shield will receive a major update on April 2, updating its OS to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and introducing the ability to stream games from outside a user's home.

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"This is cool shit. Honestly though I'd rather Nvidia just made a really nice controller that ..."

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Star Wars Pinball getting four 'Heroes Within' tables

By Steve Watts, Mar 25, 2014 11:30am PDT

Star Wars Pinball is getting four more tables, themed after Han Solo, Episode 4, Droids, and "Masters of the Force."

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"Read the headline, thought it's already jumped the shark. But, this looks like a lot of fun."

- daggot see all 2 comments

Trials Frontier coming to iOS April 10

By Steve Watts, Mar 24, 2014 12:15pm PDT

Trials Fusion is coming to iOS on April 10, Ubisoft has announced. The Android version is still slated to arrive later.

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MacGyver game being duct-taped together for mobile

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 24, 2014 8:45am PDT

MacGyver is becoming a video game. The iconic 80s TV series followed the adventures of a secret agent who had the magical ability to transform...

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"As a mobile game this will most likely be something really horrible. They better remember ..."

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Papo & Yo creator announces adventure game Cali

By Steve Watts, Mar 24, 2014 6:15am PDT

Papo & Yo creator Vander Caballero has announced his next game, an adventure game called Cali that follows a boy during an adolescent ritual.

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"Papo & Yo was excellent. I'm surprised I haven't heard more about that game, here. I look ..."

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Why Don't Starve moved away from free-to-play

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 22, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Fun fact: Klei first envisioned Don't Starve as a free-to-play adventure. So what made them change their minds? Lead designer Kevin Forbes discusses Klei's mindset during a recent GDC panel.

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"Great artcle, thanks Ozzie! Loved Don't Starve when it came out on Steam. I'm not a huge fan ..."

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World of Tanks Blitz begins closed beta registration

By Steve Watts, Mar 21, 2014 11:30am PDT

Wargaming has announced that you can now register to participate in the closed beta for World of Tanks Blitz, the mobile spin-off of its tank combat game.

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NFL Players Inc to award mobile games license through new competition

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 20, 2014 3:30pm PDT

While Electronics Arts may have locked down the NFL license on console, mobile is more open. NFL Players Inc is looking to give away their license to a new developer through a new competition.

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Ouya no longer requires games to be free-to-play

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 19, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Ouya is abandoning the free-to-try model originally required for all Ouya games.

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"Before Ouya came out, it was going to be open. The sky was the limit. It made sense to be a ..."

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The Witcher dev making mobile game

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 18, 2014 10:45am PDT

CD Projekt RED, developer of The Witcher series, is working on a mobile game. It's scheduled to launch "very soon." "Smartphones and tablets are...

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"It's better to have guys like this in F2P than a lot of others."

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Google Play expanding to allow iOS/Android cross-platform multiplayer

By Steve Watts, Mar 17, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Google has announced plans to expand its Google Play gaming service to allow cross-platform play. This and several other features are said to be on their way to developers in the coming weeks.

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"I believe Ingress doesn't us Google Play game services at all. It's just a normal ..."

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