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'Great Big War Game' Not Big Enough, Rubicon Announces 'Ultimate War Game'

Rubicon Development made their name on iOS in 2011 with Great Little War Game, a turn-based strategy game with an Advanced Wars feel that was built for mobile. Indeed it was a great little war game. Then in 2012, they followed it up with Great Big War Game, and as the name implied it was a bigger, badder version of the first game with online multiplayer, which had been a highly-requested feature. It was critically well-received, but failed to really break through to the mainstream mobile audience. Perhaps it was a little too much for your average mobile gamer? So earlier this year, Rubicon released Great Little War Game 2. Its aim was to strip away some of the heavier features the series had gained and focus on what made the first game work so well...

Wind-Up Knight 2 [Free] creators Robot Invader have been doing some experiments after that game's release, making some smaller games, mostly on Android, with Cybergon and Tapthello over on Android. But a new small game is making its way to iOS soon: Dungeon Slots...

Duet [$2.99], Kumobious' take on the minimalist arcade challenge genre, has been steadily updated since its release last year, and it's getting an Epilogue update this Thursday that brings a ton of new levels and features...

'Crazy Taxi: City Rush' Starts Picking up Passengers Worldwide on July 31st

Sega's Crazy Taxi: City Rush is leaving its soft launch period and releasing worldwide on July 31st, this Thursday. For those unfamiliar with the game, it's a free-to-play take on the Dreamcast classic Crazy Taxi [$4.99], which the price tag should indicate is also on mobile. It's still a classic, and it appears to be sticking around on the App Store even with the free-to-play version now. Take notes, EA. City Rush is a lane-based take on that "pick up passengers in a taxi, and weave through traffic to get to the final destination as quickly as possible" gameplay that made it so famous. ..

Namco's Card Battler 'Outcast Odyssey' Soft Launches in New Zealand

Bandai Namco – yes, it's Bandai Namco now and not Namco Bandai – has soft-launched a free-to-play card-battler called Outcast Odyssey. Available now in New Zealand, this combines card collection & battling with a tile-based exploration system...

First Trailer Released for Foursaken Media's Next Game 'Phantom Rift'

Foursaken Media originally announced their next project (well, one of their next projects) via a Tweet way back in May. At this time the name of the game wasn't even known, but Foursaken described it as "a mix of Bastion and Mega Man Battle Network with tons of equipment, abilities and customization." Foursaken fans in our forums quickly made a discussion thread based off this limited information, and shortly after Foursaken joined in to reveal some more tidbits on the game. First off was its name, Phantom Rift. It's described as an action RPG where you play as a wizard who's caught in a strange nether-realm called The Rift. You roam around the randomly generated world of the Rift uncovering treasures, battling enemies, and eventually finding out why you're there in the first place...

Dragon Raiders [$0.99] is not your typical endless runner. It may seem like Temple Run [Free] with dragons on the surface, but what lies beneath is a clever game with a bit more to it...

If you're wild about Hearthstone [Free (HD)], you're going to be in for a late night tonight. Blizzard just announced the time that the new Plague Quarter is going to be unlocking, and for those of us in the US market it'll happen at 11:59 PM Pacific tonight. Other regions get theirs a bit earlier, so if you're curious about all the fights, it might not be a bad idea to find someone with an Asian account streaming on Twitch this afternoon...

Oh hey, here's a pleasant surprise on a Tuesday morning: the latest Kairosoft game has just hit the App Store worldwide: Kairobotica [$4.99]. Yes, this is another simulation game from the company that are masters of the simulation genre, that they became known for with Game Dev Story [$4.99]. And this one? Well, they're going meta by making it about their company mascot, the Kairobot...

As a medium moves forward, it's often the case that things that were important and indeed integral in its early days become obsolete or out of vogue. I've talked about this a bit before with regards to shoot-em-ups, adventure games, and belt-scrolling beat-em-ups, but one genre I haven't mentioned yet perhaps represents some of the earliest and most important roots of the hobby of electronic gaming. Chances are, if you're old enough, you've got memories connected with light gun shooters in some form or another. Both in the arcades and at home, light gun games enjoyed quite a long period of popularity, possibly because of how straightforward they are to understand. At their core, you just have to point and shoot, and although new elements were added over time like reloading, choosing different routes through stages, and using cover, they've always been something you can easily pick up and play...

'Traps N' Gemstones' Review - An Excellent Metroid-Style Indy Game

I hope no one takes this the wrong way, but Traps n' Gemstones [$2.99] isn't exactly the kind of game I've come to expect from prolific mobile developers Donut Games. Don't get me wrong, their games have a very consistent quality to them, and like their namesake, there isn't really a bad one in the bunch. Still, in the past, they've tended to put together highly-focused gameplay experiences, often building a game around mastery of a single concept, whether it be cutting grass, flinging monkeys, or batting a ball between cats. Short little score-attack affairs, for the most part, have been the bread and butter of Donut Games, and they've found a lot of success with that type of game...

Tons of Marvel Mobile Gaming News Came Out of Comic-Con Over the Weekend

This past weekend was Comic-Con in San Diego, and being one of the heavyweights in the world of comics, Marvel had plenty to announce at the convention that pertains to their mobile gaming offerings. Without further ado, here's a quick rundown of some new content you can expect for Marvel Puzzle Quest, Marvel Pinball, and Marvel War of Heroes, as well as a brand new game announcement in the form of Marvel Contest of Champions and an updated look at the previously announced Spider-Man Unlimited from Gameloft...

Zombie Commando [$3.99] is the rare premium game without in-app purchases that I think would actually be better if it had them, because with the current structure, it's grinding or nothing. Zombie Commando's premise is like many more before it: kill wave upon wave of zombies. This time, players control an entire team of zombie killers, all at once, across fifty missions...

The Oceanhorn [$8.99] Game of the Year update has been hyped for a while now – and we now know when the free update to Cornfox's action-RPG is coming: August 7th. As confirmed on Twitter by FDG Entertainment, we'll soon be fishing, and checking out what FDG is claiming to be up to four more hours of content on the new Island of Whispers. Check out the trailer for the new Game of the Year update for Oceanhorn, featuring commentary from videos featuring the game, and featuring glimpses of what the update will contain:..

Over the weekend at Comic-Con, Telltale Games announced that their ultra popular, critically acclaimed adventure series The Walking Dead will be coming back for a third season at some point in the future. The news was initially announced at a Comic-Con panel hosted by Skybound Entertainment, who publishes Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead comics from which Telltale's game series is based on, and later confirmed by Telltale's official Twitter account...

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