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Jessica Famularo writes about video games, both mobile and not-so-mobile. She used to be addicted to an MMORPG, but is proud to say she now goes outside sometimes.

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Why Guns of Boom will be big for mobile esports

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 14th, 2017
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Earlier this week, Game Insight, the minds that brought you Guns of Boom, revealed plans for an esports mode in the popular FPS title, with big implications for the game's future. Guns of Boom has been quite popular for some time now, so it's certainly exciting to see how the game's stunning FPS mechanics will be put to good use in competition.

This new mode, titled eSports Pro Mode, shows that the Guns of Boom team is serious about the game's future as an esport. The company is teaming up with NaVi, SK Gaming, and Virtus.pro, all major teams in the world of esports. The new mode is expected to launch in 2018. Here's why we think Guns of Boom is well suited for esports.

Rules of Survival guide - how to boost your chances of winning

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 13th, 2017



It's not easy surviving in the "every-man-for-himself" world of Rules of Survival. You'll be facing off against many other players who might be more skilled than you, or are luckier than you. There are a lot of factors weighing against you.

With that said though, there are some very simple things you can do to turn the odds in your favor. With a little luck and some careful strategy, you too can take the number one spot in Rules of Survival. Here's how.

Amazing Katamari Damacy guide - beginner tips and tricks

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 12th, 2017

Amazing Katamari Damacy brings the bizarro world of the original games to mobile and shifts them into an endless format that's just as addictive as the PlayStation entries. Your goal is still to roll as much random stuff as you possibly can, though now you'll face off against spikes and other traps.

While there's a lot of familiar mechanics at play (the rolling and all of that), the game's new endless nature adds some new obstacles into the mix that call for fresh strategy. Here are a few tips to get you rolling.

Portal Knights guide - crafting tips and tricks

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 12th, 2017



In Portal Knights, you're only as strong as the items you have at your disposal. This sandbox adventure is all about crafting and building up the next big thing. Whether you're an avid explorer or collector, crafting will likely play a large part in your Portal Knights experience.

While a lot of the fun in the game comes from experimenting and trying new things, there are a few strategies to help you get your crafting efforts off to the right start. Use these tips and you'll have an enviable collection of weapons, armor, and whatnot before you know it.

The best deals on the App Store this week - December 11

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 11th, 2017



A new week means new discounts on the App Store. This week's deals run the gamut of action-adventure titles, puzzle games, and one of the best narrative adventure series out there. If you're looking to fill out your mobile gaming library on a budget, here are our top recommendations for the week.

What you need to know about Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp's big update

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 11th, 2017
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We hope you've been hard at work on collecting all of those holiday items in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, because you're about to get a whole new list of fun things to do as the game receives its first big update sometime soon. There are a lot of exciting gameplay features that will be introduced, along with some fun new characters. Here's what you can expect from the update.

Reigns: Her Majesty guide - how to use every item

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 10th, 2017



Ruling a kingdom isn't easy--doubly so for a queen whose every decision is questioned by the other factions seeking a slice of power. Reigns: Her Majesty builds on the original game's swipey tactics, adding items that you can use to move the story forward and potentially save your life. This spoiler free guide will show you how to use these items effectively so that you will reign long and triumphantly.

The best new games we played this week - December 8

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 8th, 2017



Friday has crept up on us once again, so it's time to honor the best new games we've played over the past few days. This past week was a pretty exciting one, with the debut of lots of beautiful new indies and some familiar faces returning to the fray. There are a lot of excellent new games to dig into this weekend, so we hope you've freed up some space on your calendar!

Portal Knights guide- beginner tips and tricks

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 8th, 2017

Portal Knights is finally making the jump to iOS and Android, and it's already climbing the ranks to become the next big MMO experience on mobile. This sprawling sandbox game will let you pursue any adventure you wish, whether you want to sling spells at fearsome monsters or build a towering base that's the envy of players from all around.

Portal Knights is a game of endless possibilities, but sometimes the lack of limits can feel a bit overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help you get started and dive into the world.

Reigns: Her Majesty guide - how to swipe your way to a victorious reign

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 8th, 2017

Reigns: Her Majesty is storming the App Store this week, bringing more tinder-esque kingdom building to eager players everywhere. If you've played the original Reigns, you'll know that leading a kingdom is never easy. It's a careful balancing act keeping the church, army, and commoners happy.

More often than not, you'll succumb to some terrible end. We're here to prevent that. Use these tips to grow in power without giving in to all of the powers itching for their spot on the throne.

Pocket Legends Adventures guide - how to build a strong character

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 6th, 2017

Pocket Legends Adventures is a fun action adventure RPG that takes control when you want it to, but also opens itself for player input, too, if you're looking to tkae a more active role in combat. Regardless of play style, the game can be quite difficult at times, so we've devised a few tips to help you get started. Here's how to become a top player in Pocket Legends Adventures.

The best deals on the App Store this week - December 6

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 6th, 2017



Another week means another roundup of quality bargain games. This week's list features a few games we haven't featured before in our weekly roundups. If you're on the prowl for new games, now's an optimal time to try something completely new for quite a low price. Let's take a look.

Kick the Buddy guide - how to unlock all weapons

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 5th, 2017



Kick the Buddy
is an addictive beat-em up (blow-em up?) that's more commonly tagged as a stress reliever rather than a formal game. You're given a slew weapons which you can then use to take out your frustrations on the titular buddy, a stuffed doll.

The only real goal is to get as much money as possible to unlock new weapons to give you even more ways to kill the buddy. Here are a few tips to help you unlock every weapon in the game.

Game Dev Tycoon guide - how to get your video game studio up and running

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 5th, 2017

Game Dev Tycoon is a masterfully constructed sim in which you lead a video game studio to fame and fortune (hopefully). Not only is it a fun game in its own right, it's also a fascinating look into the game design process. Game Dev Tycoon has finally landed on iOS and it's a perfect fit for mobile devices.

Making games is never easy, though, so you might need some help to get started. Luckily we have a few handy beginners tips to guide you. Let's get to it.

Rush guide - beginner tips and tricks for survival

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 5th, 2017



Rush
is a new tough-as-nails endless arcade game from Ketchapp that sees you guiding a ball down an endless neon track while avoiding obstacles along the way. The concept is simple, but it's fast-paced and fun, and most definitely a challenge.

Rush can seem impossibly difficult on our first few tries, but give it some time and follow these tips and you'll be zipping around with the competition in no time.