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Alolan Forms Are Coming to Pokémon Go – Paste Magazine

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More Pokémon are coming to Pokémon Go, meaning it’s time to catch em’ all. – Read on https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/05/alolan-forms-are-coming-to-pokemon-go.html

Mobile Woes Pt. 2: Let Me Play

The header image for Fire Emblem Heroes.
I desperately want to play more of Fire Emblem Heroes.

After careful consideration, I’ve come to a conclusion – mobile games do not want me to play them. As much as I try, they fight me every which way.

In my last “Mobile Woes” post, I talked about Super Mario Run‘s chances on the iPhone and Android platform. I’ll admit that I was completely wrong. Currently, it sits at #7 on the App Store’s top free games charts and #57 on the platform’s top grossing games chart. People are not only downloading it but paying for the full version. I was so impressed by what they game had to offer that I even paid for the full version.

So, color me excited when they announced and released Fire Emblem Heroes, a free-to-play version of the classic series. I download it the day of release at work, and on my way home I was ready to play … or so I thought.  Continue reading Mobile Woes Pt. 2: Let Me Play

Mobile Woes: Players Unwilling to Pay

A poster for the release of the mobile game: Super Mario Run.
Nintendo forgets that they are selling on mobile.

I woke up this morning to the news of Super Mario Run’s imminent arrival. As Nintendo posted the image you see above on Facebook, touting a December 15th release date and a price of $9.99, I noticed the angry face icon on the post. Quickly, I click on the comments section to find a flurry of gamers somewhat enraged about the price. It just goes to show that even Nintendo can’t escape the mobile woes. Continue reading Mobile Woes: Players Unwilling to Pay

Nintendo Announces Development of Mobile Games And New Console

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In a press event today, Nintendo announced that they now have a partnership with DeNA, a Japanese mobile game company, to start development of new smartphone games featuring Nintendo characters. All games made by DeNA will be original games and not simply ports of existing Nintendo games. Nintendo made sure to note that this move is not a sign that they are moving away from dedicated video game systems.

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Nintendo hasn’t said much about it’s new console, expect that its codenamed “NX” and will be next generation hardware with a “new concept”. More will be revealed next year in 2016.

My theory is that this might be a successor to the 3DS, which might also take advantage of Nintendo’s new deal with DeNa. It would be far to soon to announce a successor to the Wii U, especially when it seems to have just found its stride.

I don’t really know how to feel about Nintendo making smartphone games. I somewhat feel like they are only doing so to satisfy investor interest. However, I also feel like they are taking advantage of the situation to change the quality of games that come out of the mobile market. It would be interesting to see if Nintendo could change the whole landscape of mobile game, especially if they are going to be paid games. They were so adamant about not going into the mobile market so gamers should be in for an interesting year.