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Corsola and Heracross are the new region exclusive Pokémon

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 22nd, 2017
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Generation 2 finally launched in Pokémon GO, unleashing a brand new batch of Pokémon into the wild. Even before the update went live people were speculating on how to catch elusive Pokémon like the legendary "dogs", Unknown, and whether or not there would be new regional exclusive Pokémon. The answer to that last question is a resounding yes, it turns out, thanks to the astute researchers over on The Silph Road subreddit.

Pokémon GO Generation 2 evolution guide

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 18th, 2017

At long last, Niantic Labs finally unleashed the Generation 2 Pokémon into the wild. Pokémon GO trainers are scrambling to grab up this new set of 80 Pokémon. There are some special new tricks required to catch all of these new beasties, though. Some of the original 151 Pokémon have new evolved forms that require special items. Meanwhile, there are two brand new Eeveelutions for you to acquire. Let's go over the finer details. Onward, young trainer!

Why the new Fire Emblem Heroes update shows that Nintendo is listening

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 16th, 2017
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It’s exciting to see Nintendo delving into the mobile sphere, regardless of whether it’s to give fans another platform to enjoy their fans or simply a sound business venture. Two of the company's announced mobile games have finally come to fruition, but they were slightly soiled by iffy free-to-play mechanics and other foibles. Nintendo’s mobile future was called into question, but now things are looking a little sunnier with the latest Fire Emblem Heroes update.

New Fire Emblem Heroes update adds new heroes and perks

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 16th, 2017
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Fire Emblem Heroes received a sizeable update first thing this morning. The update features a batch of fresh content along with a few updates to the game's systems.

Pokémon GO is getting a bounty of new Pokémon and features

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 15th, 2017
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Well, after some, frankly, disappointing updates to Pokémon GO, fans are finally getting what they've always wanted - 80 brand new Pokémon, likely from Generation II. We'll be able to catch the Johto region starters--Totodile, Chicorita, and Cyndaquil--along with Pokémon like Bellossom and the new Eeveelutions, Espeon and Umbreon.

Fire Emblem Heroes review

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By Campbell Bird on February 9th, 2017
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Nintendo's latest is a mix between a gacha-style strategy game and Fire Emblem, with more emphasis on the former than the latter.
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Pokémon GO is splashed with pink for Valentine's Day

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 8th, 2017
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Pokémon GO is kicking off its Valentine's Day festivities today, washing the app in waves of pink, hearts, and cutesy Pokémon. Niantic has a bunch of sweet treats for Pokémon GO addicts this time around. And yes, we're talking lots and lots of candy.

From today until February 15, you'll earn double candy every time you catch, hatch, or transfer a Pokémon. Keep your buddy close at hand, too -- they'll be scooping up candy twice as fast for the duration of the event.

Perhaps most importantly, though, this Valentine's Day event is the perfect chance to finally hatch some of the elusive baby Pokémon that were added to the game a few weeks ago. These new, second generation Pokémon are tough to catch, as they can only be hatched from eggs and those eggs are mixed with all of the older Pokémon you probably already have. Now, though, Cleffa, Igglybuff, and Smoochum will all hatch more frequently from eggs.

If that's not enough for you, lures will now last for six hours, too. Chansey, Clefairy, and other pink Pokémon can also be caught at a higher rate.

How do you think the Valentine's Day event holds up to past Pokémon GO celebrations? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Fire Emblem Heroes celebrates its launch with special maps and extra orbs

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 7th, 2017
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Fire Emblem Heroes only launched last week, but that hasn't stopped Nintendo from rolling out a few fan events to keep folks excited about their latest mobile SRPG. Players will be getting special launch celebration maps each week which net players three Orbs rather than the customary one when they clear them.

Fire Emblem Heroes Beginner's Guide: How to fight your way to victory

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 3rd, 2017

Fire Emblem Heroes, Nintendo's latest mobile offering, arrived today on both iOS and Android. It's a lighter version of the classic Fire Emblem games, though the core tactical RPG mechanics are still there. It's a great gateway game for people who are interested in the series, but don't know much about it. Heroes combines tactical combat with Japanese gacha monetization mechanics. If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed, we have a few tips to get you started.

Animal Crossing mobile delayed yet again

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 1st, 2017


Animal Crossing: New Leaf launched in the west back in 2013, and since then folks have been itching for a new meandering town sim. Naturally everyone was thrilled when an Animal Crossing mobile game was announced alongside Super Mario and Fire Emblem mobile titles. While the Animal Crossing mobile game is still in the works, it's sadly been delayed a second time.

Fire Emblem: Heroes coming to Google Play in February

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 18th, 2017

Nintendo gave us our first look at Fire Emblem: Heroes, the upcoming mobile Fire Emblem game the company hinted at last year. Revealed at the Fire Emblem Direct event held today, the game will condense the series' tactical RPG combat into bite-sized battles that you can play on the go.

Super Mario Run review

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By Campbell Bird on December 16th, 2016
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Mario is finally playable on your phone. It may be a little different than you're used to, but it's still pretty great.
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Everything we know about Super Mario Run

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 16th, 2016
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It's been something of a dry spell, but at long last we have some new details on Super Mario Run, the next mobile entry from Nintendo. Nintendo has been a bit resistant in jumping into mobile games, but that's slowly been changing over the course of the year. Earlier in the spring we were treated to Miitomo, a pleasant enough social app that let you get dressed up and collect friends.

Super Mario Run was then announced in September at an Apple press conference, pushing back the anticipated release of the Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem mobile games folks were pretty excited about. We learned that the game was to be an endless runner of sorts, but apart from that, we didn't have a whole lot to go on. Until now, that is, thanks to this latest announcement from Nintendo. Let's take a look at what we can expect from Super Mario Run.

7 reasons Luigi deserves a mobile game rather than Mario

Posted by Harry Slater on September 12th, 2016

Look, I don't want to start an argument because of my excellent content writing skills, but anyone who's anyone knows that Luigi is the best of the Mario brothers. I mean, for starters his first name and his second name aren't exactly the same. That instantly makes him more trustworthy.

Plus he's the underdog, the other brother, the charming moustache-wearing loser who secretly we all root for. He's more than the player two character, he's an institution. I mean he had a whole year dedicated to him. Remember that? That was a thing that actually happened.

To that end, here are just some of the reasons that it should be Luigi spearheading Nintendo's next mobile game and not his stupid brother whose name I've already pretty much forgotten. Martin or something, I think.

He wears green

Why the next Pokemon GO update needs to get here now

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on September 4th, 2016
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There's no need to panic about Pokemon GO. Though you're almost certain to have read articles in various places about how it has fallen off in terms of popularity since its stellar debut, that was inevitable. When your star burns as bright as Pokemon GO's did, literally the only place to go is down.

The numbers tell a slightly different story. Pokemon GO is still a top 20 app as we head into the holiday weekend in the U.S., even bouncing up a spot from the previous chart. That's not too shabby for a game that's been out for two months.

More importantly, it's still the top grossing iPhone game (though unlike some of its competitors for that throne, it's way further down on iPad). That should give Niantic all the resources it needs to keep plugging away on updates.

And make no mistake, those updates are definitely needed.