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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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What you need to know about Pokemon GO's AR+ mode

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 20th, 2017
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
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Pokémon GO
just got a huge AR update exclusively for iPhone and iPad sometime soon, according to Niantic Labs, the game's developer. The new AR+ feature makes good use of Apple's new ARKit, which was announced earlier this year. This is going to give your Pokémon a whole new look. Here's what you can expect from AR+.

Stairs guide - how to climb to a high score

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 20th, 2017

Stairs is the latest addictive game from Ketchapp in which you guide a bouncing ball up a set of stairs ridden with dangerous spikes. Bounce as high as you can without landing on a spike, which results in instant death. The game is tricky, but we have a few helpful hints that will ensure you can survive for as long as possible.

Like a Boss! guide - tips and tricks for beginners

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 19th, 2017



Like a Boss! turns the RPG genre on its head a bit, casting you as the notorious boss monster set on destroying any wandering adventurers that might cross its path. You might think it's all fun and games, but quite a lot goes into being the baddest monster in the dungeon. Here are a few tips to keep your dungeon hero-free.

The best deals on the App Store this week - December 18

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 18th, 2017



A new week means new deals on the App Store, and it looks as though Christmas has arrived a bit early this Monday with a whole slew of new discount games, many of which have yet to be covered in this roundup series. Puzzle games, point and click adventures, genre-bending indies, and much more are all at a steep bargain, and they're a great way to round out your collection. Let's take a look.

Run Sausage Run! guide - tips and tricks for beginners

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 18th, 2017

Run Sausage Run! is a mildly sadistic endless runner in which you guide a sausage or any other variety of cured meat through a deadly meat factory full of sawblades and other hazards. Getting a high score in this game is no small feat, and will take a good deal of practice on your part. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you down the path to success.

WWE Mayhem guide - beginner tips and tricks

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 16th, 2017

WWE Mayhem brings all of the familiar faces from your favorite wrestling league to mobile in this exciting new fighting game. Build up a team of your favorite WWE superstars and fight your way to the championship title, or battle against your friends for bragging rights.

It's easy to jump right into WWE Mayhem and start throwing punches, but the game's robust fighting mechanics mean there are a lot of small nuances to master if you want to be truly successful. Here are a few tips to get you started.

The best new games we played this week - December 15

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 16th, 2017

We've made it through another week, so let's treat ourselves to some of the best new games to launch in the past few days. It was another exciting week with some long-awaited indie games making their debut, and some big console titles making the jump to mobile platforms. Let's take a look, shall we?

The 5 best Star Wars games on iOS

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 14th, 2017



The time has almost come.Star Wars: The Last Jedifinally hits theaters in the cinematic event that might be bigger than Christmas. To celebrate, we're taking a look at the best--and only the best--Star Warsmobile games to date.

Why Guns of Boom will be big for mobile esports

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 14th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: OFF THE MARK :: Read Review »

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.

The best mobile games to play on lazy holiday days

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 13th, 2017



With the holidays in full swing, there's hopefully going to be a lot of time off work lazing around the house. With all of that free time, it's a perfect opportunity to catch up on some mobile games that you might have missed out on earlier this year. Let's take a look at some of the best mobile games to play while you're lazing around on the couch this holiday season.

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
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: HAPPY CAMPER :: Read Review »



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.