Mobile gaming

Playdate handheld gaming system sells 20k+ units in under 30 minutes

Playdate handheld gaming system sells 20k+ units in under 30 minutes

The first day of public sales of the Panic Playdate is today, and it either went great or was a big giant mess, depending on how you see it. If you were an international customer and couldn't get past the order and shipping screens on the sale website, it probably wasn't a great day for you. If you were one of the first people to order a Playdate device, or you're one of the people that'll profit from the company racking up 20,000+ unit orders in under 20 minutes, you're probably having a fantastic day indeed.

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Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster I, II, III released: Prices and trailer

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster I, II, III released: Prices and trailer

This week the first three Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster games were released for multiple platforms. The original Final Fantasy game (just Final Fantasy), as well as Final Fantasy II, and Final Fantasy III, are now all available from the folks at Square Enix Co., Ltd. for one-time prices. Much like most Square Enix games, mobile or otherwise, Final Fantasy I, II, and III have a one-time price, meaning you'll buy the game and have all the content, with no worries about future DLC or in-game purchase nonsense.

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Dr. Mario World shut down date announced as in-app purchases end

Dr. Mario World shut down date announced as in-app purchases end

A little over two years ago, Nintendo launched Dr. Mario World, a mobile game based on the classic NES and Game Boy titles. Dr. Mario World is one of the more recent Nintendo mobile releases, but unfortunately for fans of the game, it isn't long for this world. Nintendo has revealed that it will be shutting Dr. Mario World down later this year, presumably because it hasn't been performing as well as Nintendo expected it to.

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Pokemon Masters sync updates tease zero stamina

Pokemon Masters sync updates tease zero stamina

This week Pokemon Masters EX had a deluge of updates spilled with details on new moves, new events, and new sync pairs for August. This all begins with an event starting on August 4, 2021, at 11PM (local time) called Daily Type Rotation: Type Team-Up. This system will use sync pairs of all 18 available types, and types will rotate daily.

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Pokemon Masters EX gets a massive update with wild new Sync Pairs

Pokemon Masters EX gets a massive update with wild new Sync Pairs

Today we're looking at the newest update to Pokemon Masters EX with details delivered to users by the Producers of the game. Yu Sasaki and Tetsuya Iguchi delivered a message in "Vol. 23" of their game's update series, ready for Late July 2021 - for starters. This series of updates has tidbits from late July (now) until late August, 2021.

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Shiny Pokemon GO event today: Cranidos, Shieldon, Dialga, Porygon

Shiny Pokemon GO event today: Cranidos, Shieldon, Dialga, Porygon

Starting today, the 23rd of July, 2021, Pokemon GO has an event running courtesy of the Ultra Unlock series during Pokemon GO Fest 2021. The first event is Ultra Unlock Part 1: Time, and it runs from today until August 3, 2021, at 8PM local time. The idea here is that Pokemon from what appear to be "various eras" will pop up in the wild, in raid battles, and in 7km eggs. That means we've got everything from Omanyte (ancient, very old), to Porygon (super futuristic).

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Mobile gaming to escape boredom can spectacularly backfire, study warns

Mobile gaming to escape boredom can spectacularly backfire, study warns

If you're often bored and find yourself turning to mobile gaming as a solution, a new study warns this habit may end up causing more problems in the long run. The issue revolves around people who tend to experience "intense boredom" on a frequent basis and who seek relief in the form of a flow state, which refers to losing awareness of time and one's surroundings by becoming absorbed in an activity.

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Playdate preorders: When, how much, and why you should be excited

Playdate preorders: When, how much, and why you should be excited

Playdate was given a pre-order time and date and some more information on how and why you'd want to get a device. If you've made it this far, you probably already know what Playdate is, but just in case: It's a very strange piece of gaming equipment. You play games on it with hardware buttons and a crank - a hardware crank. It's just about the most unique attempt to make a bit of gaming hardware in the past decade, and it's about to become available to the masses.

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Pokemon Unite released for Nintendo Switch today, iOS and Android soon

Pokemon Unite released for Nintendo Switch today, iOS and Android soon

The game Pokemon Unite was released for Nintendo Switch today, available for download for free from the start. This game will eventually be cross-platform, with iterations appearing on Android and iOS devices in September of 2021. The game is a 5v5 multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game, developed by TiMi Studio Group, and users can download the first release for Nintendo Switch devices right this minute.

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Android 12 update brings long-awaited easy gaming feature

Android 12 update brings long-awaited easy gaming feature

New gaming-focused features were revealed this week by Google for Android 12 and the future of Android in general. Android 12 will deliver a large collection of features to devices when released in its full form later this year - for now, it's out in Beta form for those brave enough to take advantage of early-release software. If you're a fan of having access to games as fast as possible, the new "play as you download" feature in Android 12 for Google Play might be right up your alley.

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Tencent taps facial recognition to stop kids in China from gaming past curfew

Tencent taps facial recognition to stop kids in China from gaming past curfew

Tencent has announced that it is now using facial recognition to enforce China's gaming curfew for minors, one that forces them to play games only during allotted hours during the day and to turn off their games by 10 PM. The law, which has proven controversial within China and beyond, doesn't apply to adults.

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PUBG Mobile 1.5 update adds Tesla Gigafactory and Model Y

PUBG Mobile 1.5 update adds Tesla Gigafactory and Model Y

Tencent Games has pushed out update version 1.5 for its hit mobile game PUBG Mobile, giving players a variety of new content, not the least of which is a bigger Tesla collaboration. Under this partnership, PUBG Mobile is now home to a Tesla Gigafactory where players can not only explore the virtual version of the facility but also produce their own Model Y vehicle.

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