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Nintendo Cautions Shareholders That 'Pokemon GO' May Make Less Money for Them Than Perceived

So far, Pokemon GO [Free] has made a lot of money. It's jumped high up the top grossing ranks almost instantaneously in the countries where it has been released. And Nintendo has seen a massive bump in their stock price because of it. But even Nintendo is saying that investors should take caution – because

'Time Locker' Review - This Free Shmup is Super Hot

"Good artists copy, great artists steal." It's a line that essentially means that explicitly mimicking something is easy enough to do – making a clone of a game is simple enough. But it's another thing to take the ideas of one game and use them in another to create something that is original all in

Blog: How Pokemon Go fails to capture learnability

Why does Pokemon Go need propping-up from the hundreds of how-to guides that have popped up this week? Here's how Niantic have broken or ignored principles for designing a learnable game....

Come to GDC Europe and learn how to make the industry more diverse

In a GDC Europe session titled simply "Who Needs Diversity? Everybody!" developers, journalists and academics will discuss how to make the industry a more diverse, welcoming place....

CSR Racing 2: Guide to all game modes

5 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

It might not seem like there are all that many ways to go fast in a straight line, but CSR Racing 2 begs to differ. [Read more]

'Clash of Kings' Forum Hacked, Users Should Change Their Passwords

Heads up for anyone playing Clash of Kings [Free] – if you participate on publisher ELEX's forums, then you're gonna want to change your password, as ZDNet is reporting that an anonymous hacker leaked over 1.6 million users' data. Passwords are hashed and salted, but even Facebook access tokens were leaked, along with emails, so

'Guild of Dungeoneering' Review - Leading Warriors to Treasure and Their Demise

I first played Guild of Dungeoneering [$3.99] on PC at PAX South 2015, and I thought from the first time I played it that it would be perfect for mobile. Well, it took a year and a half between the game's continued development and PC release to finally make it happen, but this curious little

'Pokemon GO' Now Available in Japan

As has been predicted a couple of days ago, the world-consuming phenomenon known as Pokemon GO [Free] has finally launched in Japan. Seems like kind of a bum deal that they had to wait this long, seeing as The Pokemon Co is based in Japan, but better late than never I always say. Also this

RPG Reload File 087 - 'Chaos Rings 2'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where heroes might be gone, but are never forgotten. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to see how it holds up in the here and now. It's a chance to revisit old favorites, reflect on

Fantastic Picross Game 'Paint it Back' Gets Huge Version 2.0 Update

There's nothing finer than when a great game from years past gets an update out of the blue. That's the case today with the fantastic Picross game Paint it Back [Free], which originally launched way back in October of 2013 and hasn't seen an actual content update in nearly two years to the day. Developer

5 top free emoji keyboard apps

5 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

If we're not at peak emoji yet as a society, it feels like we definitely should be. The emoji concept has gone far beyond what anyone in Japan could have envisioned when the people there unleashed it on an unsuspecting world, but the West has taken it and just kept running over the past few years. [Read more]

'The Walking Dead: No Man's Land' Updated with Playable "Heroes" from the Show Like Rick, Daryl, Michonne, and More

In October of last year, Next Games launched a very interesting game based around AMC's The Walking Dead series called The Walking Dead: No Man's Land [Free]. In the game you were tasked with building a compound in order to keep your survivor friends safe from the zombies, so pretty typical base-building type of stuff,

Pokemon Go is popular but polarizing, according to Nielsen data

Surprise: Market research firm Nielsen claims Pokemon Go has quickly become the most interesting and well-liked mobile game in the U.S., even as it registers higher-than-average rejection rates....

Top-Down Co-Op Shooter 'Dash Galactic' Enters Open Beta on Google Play

Kiz Studios, makers of popular mobile titles like Wonky Ship [Free] and Might and Mayhem [Free], are currently working on their next mobile project, a top-down shooter called Dash Galactic. Featuring a purposely campy '50s-style sci-fi theme, Dash Galactic has you blasting away evil enemies from the TOXON Corporation using any of 12 different playable

How to unlock more characters in Disney Emoji Blitz

6 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

One of the big charms of Disney Emoji Blitz is seeing a wide variety of beloved Disney and Pixar characters transformed into smiling emojis. Even someone like the sneaky Randall from Monsters Inc., who probably never cracked a smile on film, is happy as can be until your time is running out. [Read more]

If You Loved 'Dots' and 'Two Dots', Be Sure to Grab 'Dots & Co'

If you loved Dots [Free], and couldn't get enough of Two Dots [Free], you'll be happy to know that Playdots, Inc has made the series into a trilogy with the recent release of Dots & Co [Free]. Alternatively, if all this Dots business is news to you, and you're at all into really well done

'Fish!' Comes to the Apple Watch

As mentioned when we first heard about the game, Strange Flavour's Fish! [$2.99] is the spiritual successor to Flick Fishing, one of the many amazing old Freeverse games that kicked the bucket when they got rolled into the ngmoco (then DeNA) katamari. Fish! is a no-freemium nonsense premium fishing game that plays an awful lot

GDC 2017 announces call for submissions

Heads up game devs: GDC 2017 officials have opened the annual Call for Papers for the GDC 2017 Main Conference, from now through August 18th....

'Diep.io' Hits the App Store From the Creator of 'Agar.io'

Back before Pokemon Go [Free] took over the App Store, all anyone seemed to care about was Agar.io [Free] (and then Slither.io [Free]). If you've never played one of these.io games, imagine an MMO stripped down to its very core. In Agar.io you play as a roaming blob, sucking up other smaller blobs. In

Japanese McDonalds Stock Hits 15 Year High... Because of 'Pokemon Go'

Niantic's Pokemon Go [Free] is already the biggest mobile game in the US, and it seems excitement surrounding the Japanese launch could not possibly be more than it is right now. Since the cultural impact of Pokemon Go (at least in the countries its available in) has been unmistakable, my favorite Pokemon Go news now

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