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Nintendo tipped in search for new mobile game partners

Nintendo tipped in search for new mobile game partners

Nintendo is striking new partnerships to speed up its mobile game production pace, according to sources. The video game company is reportedly looking for new software developer partners that will produce smartphone games for the company, enabling it to release them at a faster rate in the future. This follows Nintendo's existing work with DeNA and its stated plan to launch five mobile games by March 2017.

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Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will let you make your own wizard

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will let you make your own wizard

With the focus on superheroes and sci-fi films in general, you’d think that good old-fashioned fantasy franchises are passe. Warner Bros. definitely doesn’t think so. In fact, it just created a new label named Portkey Games solely dedicated to one of the most beloved magical franchises of all: Harry Potter. On the heels of the AR-based Harry Potter Wizards Unite, Warner Bros. teamed up with mobile game developers Jam City to bring Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery that will finally let you live out your fantasies as a wizard of your own making.

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Portal returns this month, but it’s probably not what you were hoping for

Portal returns this month, but it’s probably not what you were hoping for

Portal is one of the most famous video game series around, as most Valve franchises tend to become. If you're building a new PC and you're asking your friends for game recommendations, chances are high-to-certain that Portal and its sequel will be near or at the top of the everyone's list. There's only one problem: Portal 2 came out way back in 2011, leaving players without a new Portal game for the past six years.

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Niantic’s Ingress AR game is being reborn as Ingress Prime

Niantic’s Ingress AR game is being reborn as Ingress Prime

Niantic Labs has really come a long way since it started as Google fledgling in 2012. It has become one of the biggest and sometimes most controversial names in the mobile gaming business thanks to the two-sided fame and infamy of Pokemon GO. But years before that, Niantic had its own baby, is own vision. That child was Ingress, which may have been born far too ahead of its time. But now, the time may be just right and Niantic is taking advantage of that to launch Ingress 2.0: Ingress Prime.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’s first big in-game event starts today

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’s first big in-game event starts today

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has only been available for about a week, but Nintendo is wasting little time in kicking off the game's first big event. As you probably already guessed, this first in-game event will be a seasonal one centered around the holidays. This keeps with the tradition of mainline Animal Crossing games, which generally also offer seasonal events like this.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting an official mobile port (yes, really)

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting an official mobile port (yes, really)

If there's one game that took the world by storm this year, it has to be PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Though 2017 was a great year for gaming in general, few would have been able to predict PUBG's meteoric rise to quickly become one of the most played games on Steam. In short, PUBG has become a sensation, so it should come as no surprise that its developer, Bluehole, is looking to roll it out in as many markets as possible.

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My Tamagotchi Forever mobile game might be 20 years too late

My Tamagotchi Forever mobile game might be 20 years too late

When Tamagotchi first launched in 1997, the phones back then may not have been powerful enough to handle something like a phone version of the once beloved and addictive toy, though some might argue they already were. But owners Bandai, no Bandai Namco, had a lot of opportunities to jump onto the mobile train between then and now but never really did so. Well, it finally has, sort of. In 2018, Tamagotchi fans, or at least their children, will be able to enjoy again, or for the first time, the toy that took the world almost by storm. Unfortunately, it might have a lot more competition now than it did back then.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has a surprise for iOS and Android

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has a surprise for iOS and Android

Well, this is a pleasant little surprise: just a day after announcing the release date for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Nintendo has launched the game early. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is now live on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store, launching a day earlier than its originally announced release date of November 22. This is true at least for the US, though this roll out is likely happening across multiple regions.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp launches globally this week

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp launches globally this week

Just in time for the Thanksgiving, which usually means a lot of time to kill, Nintendo will be fully opening the Animal Crossing floodgates this week. It’s third major mobile game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Edition will probably be even more of niche title compared to Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes, which could make it a huge gamble for the gaming giant. At the same time, Animal Crossing: Pocket Edition could be the perfect title to introduce a younger generation of would be gamers to Nintendo’s name.

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South Park: Phone Destroyer card-based mobile game is available now

South Park: Phone Destroyer card-based mobile game is available now

The big South Park game on everyone's mind right now is The Fractured But Whole, but it's not the only option this season. Another South Park game has been released, this one for mobile devices, and it is called "Phone Destroyer." No, it won't destroy your phone, though it may use up hours of your precious time. Phone Destroyer is a real-time strategy game with PvP battles and collectible cards.

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What Android gaming really needs

What Android gaming really needs

Razer has just unveiled its much anticipated first smartphone, a device it bills to be made by gamers for gamers. While the street creds of the Razer Phone, as far as specs go, is undoubtedly the smartphone equivalent of a top-tier gaming PC, at the end of the day, it is pretty much just that: a top-tier smartphone. Its mere existence necessarily raises the question of what a gaming smartphone really is. But perhaps the deeper question that needs to be asked is whether it is what Android gamers and Android gaming needs today. Sadly, it really isn’t and Android gaming needs more than just a self-proclaimed “for gamers” smartphone in order to thrive.

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Super Mario Run was huge, but Nintendo isn’t happy

Super Mario Run was huge, but Nintendo isn’t happy

With all of the buzz surrounding the Switch and Super Mario Odyssey lately, it's been easy to forget about Nintendo's mobile efforts. We've got Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp to look forward to in the months to come, but how are Nintendo's existing mobile games doing? It would seem that Super Mario Run is doing really well, at least from a downloads perspective.

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