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3 reasons why Nicki Minaj: The Empire is actually good

Nicki Minaj is as business-savvy as she is musically talented and she’s proved that by launching her own game. Designed by Glu, purveyors of other fine celebrity games like cult favorite Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, Nicki Minaj: The Empire launched on iOS and Android this week and word on the street is that it’s going to be a pretty big success. Show More Summary

Hands-On With the 'Super Mario Run' Demo

When Nintendo announced that Apple Stores would have demos of Super Mario Run a week in advance, my initial reaction was "cool!" followed "Wait, I'm going to have to go to the mall during Christmas shopping season." Once again, the mall has become my Waterloo. Yet, it wound up being not that bad: not much

Shigeru Miyamoto, Live at the SoHo Apple Store Event in NYC, on Nintendo History and 'Super Mario Run'

At 6pm, to a packed house of fans (including many dressed as, or bearing the logo of, their favorite plumber) Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto sat down with Katie Linendoll from The Today Show to talk about his illustrious career including, of course, Super Mario Run. Speaking with the help of Bill Trinen, a senior

RPG Reload File 099 - 'Joe Dever's Lone Wolf'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we do it all for Sommerlund and the Kai! Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to see how it's doing in the here and now. It's a chance to revisit old favorites, reflect on

Galaxy on Fire 3 and four other fantastic space shooters

12 hours agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore brings the series back for another round of daring space battles. It's familiar territory for folks who are familiar with the franchise. If you've beaten the game and are looking to broaden your horizons, might we suggest setting course for one of these other exciting space shooters? [Read more]

The best apps for your holiday gift exchange

13 hours agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

What's that, you say? You still haven't started your holiday shopping? Don't beat yourself up over it -- a lot of people have been putting it off, too. It's become easier and easier to procrastinate gift shopping thanks to a number of apps that make the process as fast and easy as possible. Show More Summary

'Disney Magic Kingdoms' Goes 'Frozen' In Holiday Update

Gameloft’s Disney Magic Kingdoms [Free] has seen a steady stream of content updates, with the most recent one being the (pretty awesome) Halloween Nightmare Before Christmas event. Now, the freemium kingdom-builder is back at it again with a new seasonal event based on one of their most popular IPs. Players that log in now will

'Wayward Souls' Bug Fix Update Teases Final Content Update with Paladin

Rocketcat Games has updated Wayward Souls [$6.99] with a couple of bug fixes that will prevent the game from crashing. But that's not the news here: Rocketcat says they're aiming for the long-awaited Paladin update to hit mobile in the first quarter of 2017. The PC version of Wayward Souls is expected in January or

Dark Horse Offering Free 'Galaxy on Fire 3' Digital Comic Book

If you like your mobile games with a digital comic book on the side, then Dark Horse has just the thing for you. Dark Horse has partnered up with Deep Silver FISHLABS and have perfectly timed the release of the digital comic Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore: Glowing Embers to coincide with the release

'Doom', 'Skyrim', and 'Fallout' Bethesda Pinball Tables Added to 'Zen Pinball'

Three tables based on popular Bethesda games have just been added to Zen Pinball [Free]. As has been teased for a few weeks, Fallout, Doom, and Skyrim tables are now available for the pinballing. The Fallout table has some cool elements to it, such as a "character creator" when you start out, different missions based

'Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo Edition' is the Street Fighter II/Blackjack Mashup We Deserve

Nothing gets my motor humming quite like a pitch perfect parody of Street Fighter II, and being a fan of blackjack as well, the announcement of Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo Edition couldn't be any more up my alley. Coming from Headup Games and Stage Clear Studios, Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo Edition (SBJB2TE) is

'BATMAN - The Telltale Series' Episode 4 Review: Unfortunately, His Biggest Enemy Is Tech Issues

I often find myself into a bit of a bind when I review a game that's well done in terms of design but also has major technical issues. How do you separate the plot and design ideas in the first episode of BATMAN - The Telltale Series [$4.99] from the engine's obvious shortcomings that make

'Nicki Minaj: The Empire' Lets You Record Your Rap, For Better or Worse

We've seen quite a few celebrity-based games in recent years, from Kim Kardashian: Hollywood to Katy Perry Pop and Britney Spears: American Dream, and all of them were nothing but the same mechanics dressed in each celebrity's brand. Nicki Minaj: The Empire [Free] has joined the party of celebrity games, but this time around there's

'Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links' Launching Globally in January

I know you all complain about too many card games, but I also know many of you are glad Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links is getting closer to releasing globally. We knew it was coming in 2017, but now we know the worldwide release will be in January, so not too far into the future. Based on the

Anker Batteries, Chargers, and Cables are Amazon's Deal of the Day

As we've been talking about quite a bit on our podcast lately, the deals this holiday season seem a... little on the lame side. Amazon has been running this daily deals thing leading up to Christmas, and today's slew of deals has the first set of things I've actually been linking to friends. Over

'Super Mario Run' Set to Make $71 Million in First Month, Only Half of 'Pokemon GO'

Jimmy Fallon's hands-on with Super Mario Run [Free] last night has officially ushered in the iOS season of the Nintendo mascot. A new report published today looks at how much money Super Mario Run is set to make in its first month and how it will compare with the other recent juggernaut, Pokemon GO. The

'Phoenix II' Gets a Huge Version 2.0 Update with a League System, 10 New Ships, and More

As promised last month, developer Firi Games have released a huge version 2.0 update to their fantastic vertical shooter Phoenix II [Free]. The biggest change in this update is a new League system which will move players up and down in various levels of leagues based on how they perform in each day's mission. So,

Winter comes to Darkwood as Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery receives Christmas update

19 hours agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

MyTona, based in the chilly Siberian city of Yakutsk, has brought a little festive fun to its hidden object game Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery. The Christmas update introduces some new inhabitants to players, and with them a chance to win plenty of bonus items. [Read more]

Upcoming Beat 'em Up 'Golem Rage' Gets New Gameplay Trailer

This past June we wrote about an upcoming game called Golem Rage, which started life way back in 2012 as an asynchronous board game RPG and since morphed into a side-scrolling beat 'em up with a unique focus on rushing through levels as fast as possible. I don't know what you'd call that, a racer

Miyamoto says stripped back mobile titles can revitalize console counterparts

"The longer you continue to make a series, the more complex the gameplay becomes, and the harder it becomes for new players to be able to get into the series."...

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