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RuneScape mobile client: Gamers finally know when to expect it

RuneScape mobile client: Gamers finally know when to expect it

After being available in some form for more than 16 years, it's kind of amazing that RuneScape hasn't had a mobile release yet. After all, the browser-based MMO seems like a decent fit for mobile devices from a graphics perspective, and with 200 million registered accounts, the audience certainly seems to be there. Developer Jagex has finally realized this, announcing that it will soon be releasing a mobile client for RuneScape.

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15 classic retro games you can play on Android right now

15 classic retro games you can play on Android right now

There's no shortage of great modern games, but sometimes you need something to stoke the fires of nostalgia. Unfortunately, many old games have not been recreated for smartphones, the reasons for which are vast and, at times, baffling. You can download an emulator and ROMs, of course, but quality is spotty. While some games aren't (legally) available on your phone, others are, and we've compiled them into this handy list.

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10 high-quality mobile games that are actually worth your time

10 high-quality mobile games that are actually worth your time

When you think of mobile games -- that is, games you play on your smartphone or tablet -- there's a reasonable chance you're thinking of Candy Crush, FarmVille, or the hundreds of not-so-subtle clones that plague the various app stores. No judgement if you enjoy those games, but they're not everyone's cup of tea. If you're looking for something that feels more like a high-quality game and less like thinly-veiled gambling, this is the list for you.

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Study finds Pokemon GO promotes a healthy lifestyle

Study finds Pokemon GO promotes a healthy lifestyle

Pokemon GO's release resulted, for a while that is, in hordes of people milling around certain places, phones in front of their face, on the hunt for digital creatures. Some decried the game as a public nuisance, but many rose in defense of it, highlighting the fact that these individuals were out walking around rather than sitting at home on the sofa. A recent study from Kent State University researchers takes that observation to a new level, crunching the numbers to confirm that Pokemon GO does indeed promote a healthier lifestyle.

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Overwatch update improves loot box drops, Hearthstone follows suit

Overwatch update improves loot box drops, Hearthstone follows suit

While Overwatch has seen immense success, one of its more divisive features has been its loot box system. Though Overwatch runs $40 for the standard version on PC and $60 on consoles, players can only unlock new cosmetic items through a F2P-like loot box system. These loot boxes are fairly rare in-game - you get one every time your account levels up, but otherwise you need to purchase them with real-world money - and with that in mind, it really stings when you get cosmetics items you already have.

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Sega Forever revives classic games on iOS and Android for free

Sega Forever revives classic games on iOS and Android for free

Though some gamers may be feeling a little cool toward Sega these days, there's no denying that the company put out some excellent games back when it was still in the business of making consoles. Sega will be reviving some of those classic games on iOS and Android tomorrow, something it's already done with popular games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Crazy Taxi. There's an interesting twist this time, though, as this collection of games - known as Sega Forever - will be free-to-play and constantly expanding.

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Sega’s new Crazy Taxi was just released: here’s how to download

Sega’s new Crazy Taxi was just released: here’s how to download

We've been seeing Sega tap its Crazy Taxi series a lot lately, launching a mobile version of the original Crazy Taxi game on iOS and Android last week. This week, however, Sega is back with an all new Crazy Taxi title, this one called Crazy Taxi Gazillionaire. Though this has the Crazy Taxi name and features recognizable characters from the series, Gazillionaire isn't like any Crazy Taxi game of the past.

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PokeLand could be Nintendo’s next Pokemon GO

PokeLand could be Nintendo’s next Pokemon GO

With last summer's immense success in Pokemon GO, it isn't really shocking to see Nintendo and The Pokemon Company trying to knock it out of the park again. Though Pokemon GO is still going fairly strong, the pair of companies have decided to launch a new Pokemon mobile game. This one is called PokeLand, and it seems to have a lot more in common with Pokemon games of the past.

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The Sims Mobile will offer core Sims gameplay on iOS and Android

The Sims Mobile will offer core Sims gameplay on iOS and Android

Here in 2017, The Sims certainly seems to be one of those perennial game franchises. The series has been going strong since 2000, but its success has been mostly limited to the PC platform. Electronic Arts is looking to change that later this year by launching The Sims Mobile on Android and iOS.

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How to play Facebook Messenger Instant Games on your phone (2017)

How to play Facebook Messenger Instant Games on your phone (2017)

As we reported earlier today, Facebook Messenger's games are now available to users around the world, giving everyone a chance to play. The existence of these games -- which Facebook calls Instant Games -- is still relatively unknown, though, and even those who know about them may not be sure how to actually access them. That's where this guide comes in. Fortunately, playing Messenger Instant Games is pretty simple, and it takes less than a minute to get started.

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Super Mario Run is nearing this major milestone

Super Mario Run is nearing this major milestone

Though the Switch garnered a lot of attention in Nintendo's receny year-end financial report, there was still some big news about Super Mario Run hiding within. Though we haven't heard much from the mobile game in a while, it appears to be chugging along quite nicely. In a briefing to investors, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima announced that Super Mario Run is about to hit an important download milestone.

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Minecraft Marketplace will offer curated maps and skins

Minecraft Marketplace will offer curated maps and skins

Microsoft and Mojang have announced a new premium marketplace incoming for Minecraft. With the simple name of Minecraft Marketplace, this new digital storefront will allow players to buy curated content like new maps, textures, and skins from Microsoft's partnered creators. While it sounds like a paid mod store at first blush, it's actually a little more exclusive than that.

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