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Super Mario Run will be free-to-start, list of launch countries expands

Super Mario Run will be free-to-start, list of launch countries expands

With all of the fuss surrounding the Nintendo Switch, you'd be forgiven if you forgot that Super Mario Run is a thing that exists. Its release is coming up quickly, with the game scheduled to launch on iOS sometime in December. Nintendo has released some early pricing details for the game, giving players an idea of what to expect when it finally launches.

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Pokemon GO passes $600 million in revenue in record time

Pokemon GO passes $600 million in revenue in record time

It would appear that Pokemon GO isn't quite done breaking mobile gaming records. Even though it's no longer the powerhouse it was when it launched back in July, there's still a significant number of people playing it. That player base has helped Pokemon GO break yet another record, with App Annie saying that the mobile game has managed to pull in $600 million in revenue.

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Pokemon GO update adds catch bonuses, tweaks gym battles

Pokemon GO update adds catch bonuses, tweaks gym battles

Late last week, Niantic detailed a new update for Pokemon GO that would tweak gym training sessions and add certain catch bonuses to the game. That update is rolling out now for both the Android and iOS versions of Pokemon GO, and it brings with it a number of other changes, including user experience improvements and minor fixes.

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Pokemon GO still pulls in $2 million in gross revenue per day

Pokemon GO still pulls in $2 million in gross revenue per day

It isn't uncommon to see some folks on the internet claiming that Pokemon GO is dead. While it's true that you're not likely to see as many people playing as you did when Pokemon GO fever was at its peak, a recent report from Newzoo shows that the game is far from dead, still managing to pull in $2 million per day without counting the cut Apple and Google take. That certainly isn't chump change, and it shows that a significant number of people are still playing and downloading the game.

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Super Mario Run release level demoed by Shigeru Miyamoto

Super Mario Run release level demoed by Shigeru Miyamoto

By now, you've probably heard the news: after all of these years, Mario is coming to mobile devices. Nintendo creative mastermind Shigeru Miyamoto took the stage during Apple's iPhone 7 keynote last week to reveal Super Mario Run, a new game reminiscent of endless runners that will feature the mustachioed plumber. During the announcement, one of the main talking points centered around the fact that you can play Super Mario Run with one hand.

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Titanfall: Frontline brings cards to a mech fight on iOS and Android

Titanfall: Frontline brings cards to a mech fight on iOS and Android

It would appear that Titanfall 2 won't be the only Titanfall game we'll be receiving this autumn. Respawn Entertainment, in a partnership with Nexon and Particle City, has announced Titanfall: Frontline, a new mobile game that will be arriving on iOS and Android later this year, presumably around the time Titanfall 2 launches on consoles and PC.

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Pokemon GO gross revenue hits $440 million worldwide

Pokemon GO gross revenue hits $440 million worldwide

Earlier reports of the demise of Pokemon GO may have been a little premature. According to app analytics firm Sensor Tower, the game has just passed $440 million in worldwide gross revenue. Instead of comparing it to other popular mobile games, Sensor Tower has taken a different approach this time around, putting Pokemon GO's revenue up against some the summer's biggest film releases.

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Pokemon GO’s popularity on the decline according to new data

Pokemon GO’s popularity on the decline according to new data

For all of the records it's broken, it looks like the popularity of Pokemon GO may now be on the decline. That's according to new data from various app analytics firms, which say that the metrics such as Pokemon GO's daily active users, engagement, and downloads have been decreasing ever since the app peaked in popularity in July. It had to happen eventually, we suppose.

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Pokemon GO player gets banned after attempting to earn 1m XP in a single day

Pokemon GO player gets banned after attempting to earn 1m XP in a single day

When it comes to Pokemon GO, there's no shortage of players who are attempting to do ridiculous feats that would be too much for the game's more casual fans. The person who managed to hit the level cap through the use of a bot comes to mind, but what happens when you try to rake in the experience points through more legitimate means? It would appear that you get labeled a cheater nonetheless.

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BioWare classic Jade Empire could be coming to iOS soon

BioWare classic Jade Empire could be coming to iOS soon

BioWare has a ton of classic RPGs under its belt, with series like Baldur's Gate, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and Mass Effect managing to gain critical and commercial success over the years. Those who had an original Xbox back in the day may remember another BioWare RPG called Jade Empire that never seemed to garner the same kind of attention as its peers, despite the fact that it was an excellent game in its own right. If you missed out on Jade Empire the first time around, you may soon get another chance to play it, as a new report from Touch Arcade says the classic RPG will be coming to iOS soon.

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Pokemon GO IV calculator: three PokeAdvisor alternatives

Pokemon GO IV calculator: three PokeAdvisor alternatives

Niantic has done it again, shutting down another widely used Pokemon GO tool and leaving players scrambling for alternatives. This time, the tool that managed to find its way into Niantic's crosshairs was PokeAdvisor, which players used to track a multitude of things, from the number of Pokeballs they've thrown and their overall catch rate to the total number of Pokemon encounters and even an IV calculator to help trainers gauge the overall power of their Pokemon.

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PokeLoke for Pokemon GO brings nearby notifications and scanning to iOS

PokeLoke for Pokemon GO brings nearby notifications and scanning to iOS

If you've been following Pokemon GO news, you've almost certainly heard about Pokevision and similar apps, along with the controversy Niantic caused when it took some of those tracking apps offline. While the game's tracking feature was broken beyond usefulness, players turned to Pokevision to help them hunt down Pokemon, and called foul when Niantic moved to take the service down. Now a new iOS app called PokeLoke could fill the void Pokevision left behind, only this time around, it's also bringing notifications to the table.

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