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EA Releases New 'SimCity BuildIt' Trailer, Worldwide Launch "Coming Soon"

Last month EA soft-launched a new mobile entry in the beloved SimCity franchise called SimCity BuildIt, and today they've released a brand new trailer for the game along with the promise that it's "coming soon." As I'm sure you can imagine from hearing the words "EA" and "mobile game", SimCity BuildIt is indeed a free to play game, and features all the trappings that go along with it. However, based off of the impressions in our forums from players who are having a go with the soft-launch version, the free to play stuff isn't egregious, and is more or less the typical variety of in-game currency and timer stuff. Basically, if you aren't totally turned off at the mere sight of a free to play game, then you might actually dig what SimCity BuildIt has to offer. Also it does not require an always-online connection, which is definitely a bonus. Plus it's just damn gorgeous for a mobile game, check out the trailer...

It was just about a week ago that we told you that the latest update for Minecraft - Pocket Edition [$6.99], version 0.10 to be precise, had been submitted to Apple for approval. Well it didn't take too long because as of this morning that update is now live and available for download in the App Store. Version 0.10 is more of a big facelift and a few nips and tucks, as there isn't any major new feature additions. The visuals have been improved, and it's immediately noticeable. The textures are better, the clouds more crisp, and the water is way more watery-looking now. It's like the game's color pallet moved from fourth grade primary colors to something a bit more adult. Here's some side-by-side comparison shots so you can see the difference. "Before" pictures on the left, "after" on the right, click to enlarge if that's your thing...

If you've got any holes in your mobile Final Fantasy collection, now's the time to fill it out. Square Enix has put almost every game in the series on sale, and some highlights include the lowest price we've seen yet for Final Fantasy 4: The After Years [$15.99] and the first ever sale for Final Fantasy 6 [$15.99]. Even Final Fantasy Dimensions [Free] is getting in on the action, with the price for the IAP for the full game reduced to $7.99. The only titles sitting out so far are Final Fantasy Tactics [$13.99 / $15.99 (HD)] and the various free-to-play spin-offs like All The Bravest [Free]. The rest of the games are available for half-off their usual prices, making them a Locke-level steal for any RPG fan who doesn't have them already...

Never Miss a 'World of Warcraft' Queue Again With the 'WoW Notifier' App

If you're among the bazillion people desperately queuing up to log into their World of Warcraft server to play the new Warlords of Draenor expansion, listen up- While the Looking For Group and Looking For Raid systems have made it way easier to find groups, there is nothing that sucks more than waiting in queue for an hour (especially if you're playing a DPS class) only to have the one time you actually get up from your computer to go to the bathroom or get something to drink be when the queue pops. It's happened to me more times than I could remember, almost like the game knows I went AFK for a minute...

Following on the heels of yesterday's news that a free-to-play follow-up to Final Fantasy Dimensions [Free] is on the way in the form of Final Fantasy Legends: Crystal Of Time And Space, yet another Final Fantasy mobile game is on the way this winter, at least in Japan. This one is also free-to-play, and it's going to look familiar to some of you out there. The name of the game is Final Fantasy Exvius, and it's a social RPG developed by Alim, the team behind the popular Brave Frontier [Free]. For all intents and purposes, it looks like a Final Fantasy-skinned version of that game...

The whole simulator genre has gotten increasingly ridiculous as of late. Sure, Bossa Studios' I Am Bread sounded like it was ready to one-up the already absurd Goat Simulator [$4.99], but it looks like Coffee Stain Studios isn't done pushing the bar of simulations to ridiculous degrees, as they've announced Goat MMO Simulator. Coming as DLC to Goat Simulator on PC, this will put players into an MMO simulation, with five different classes, dozens of quests, and the ability to level up all the way to level 101 – all while being a goat. Sounds absolutely wonderful, and the trailer only confirms that:..

CD Projekt Red Releases Lengthy 'The Witcher Adventure Game' Tutorial Video

Back in January of this year, CD Projekt Red announced The Witcher Adventure Game, a digital and physical board game based off of The Witcher video game series which is based off of 'The Witcher' fantasy novel series. Following so far? Ok good. Well, it's been a long time since January, but CD Projekt Red is finally getting close to releasing The Witcher Adventure Game, and as Joystiq has noted, they've released an extensive overview/tutorial video where they spend almost a quarter hour explaining the ins and outs of the game. Check it out...

This week the latest entry in the open-world action game series Far Cry will be releasing on Windows PC and both current- and last-gen game consoles, and to supplement this big release developer Ubisoft has released Far Cry 4 Arcade Poker [Free] for free on mobile devices. Like other mobile tie-in apps that launch alongside big-name console releases, Far Cry 4 Arcade Poker actually offers a benefit to players of the full game: you can earn currency which you can use in the full game on console or PC. Presumably this will be handled by linking up your Uplay account, though obviously I don't have the console game to test this out...

'Earn to Die 2' Releases This Thursday, Leaving More Dead Zombies in its Wake

Earn to Die [$0.99 / Free / $2.99 (HD) / Free (HD)] has been one of those games that has been remarkably popular, having hung around the top charts for a long, long time now. Seriously, it's been a consistent presence in the top games pretty much since its release two years ago. And now, a sequel, appropriately titled Earn to Die 2, is coming to the App Store this Thursday, November 20th, as revealed on our forums. Not Doppler and Toffee Games aren't looking to revolutionize the 2D vehicle-based zombie smash 'em up, but they are promising more vehicular zombie slaughter than ever. Check out the trailer for the game below:..

Super Evil Megacorp's mobile MOBA Vainglory was one of the stars of Apple's iPhone 6 keynote back in September, and has actually been in a soft-launch period since this past June. It was originally conceived as an iPad-only game, but with larger iPhones entering into the mix, the Super Evil folks made the decision to create an iPhone version of the game as well. Just a couple of weeks back, the final release date was revealed for the game and it would be staggered across regions, with Europe getting the game last Thursday while us here in North America (as well as South America, the Middle East and Africa) had to wait until tomorrow, November 18th for our Vainglory fix. Well, whether it was intentional or not, it looks like Vainglory [Free / Free (HD)] has actually launched just a bit ahead of schedule, and is now available in the US App Store...

'Disney Infinity 2.0' Coming Soon to iPad and now iPhone

Good news for fans of Disney Infinity [Free (HD)] – at a recent mobile-focused event, Disney confirmed that Disney Infinity 2.0 is coming to iOS this year. The app has been rebuilt to support Metal, meaning the visuals will now be almost on par with console versions. As well, the app will support iPhones along with the previous iPad-only compatibility. Multiplayer is also going to be added to the app. This appears to be just the Toy Box app, based on the limited details from the event that are available, there's no word if the separate Disney Infinity: Action! [Free] app will be updated as well. ..

'Dodo Master Pocket' is Free Right Now

November 17th, 2014 12:30 PM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
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Dodo Master [$0.99 / $0.99 (HD)] was a puzzle-platformer that our Andrew Fretz really loved, giving it 5 stars back in his review, saying that "The game is so carefully crafted, and so well planned, and so well tested that I want to be certain that each word I write about it is equally well thought out." Well, there's good news if you've been looking to check it out, as the iPhone version of the game is currently free, through an app promotion service and with the Android version of the game now out. The iPad version is available for $0.99 if that's more up your alley, or if you want to support the developer, as the game has no in-app purchases at all...

Are These the First Screenshots of Telltale's 'Game of Thrones' Series?

The first details of Telltale's upcoming Game of Thrones episodic series made their way out onto the internet last week, and now it looks like the first screenshots have made their way out into the internet. The screenshots show off digital representations of some of the cast of the HBO show based on the book series. Most recognizable are Cersei Lannister and Tyrion Lannister, looking all Headey-like and Dinlakesque, respectively. However, they'll be side characters in the story, as players will take control of multiple characters in House Forrester, who have not yet appeared in the TV series but are in the books, with events taking place between seasons 3 and season 5 of the HBO series...

Square Enix Announces New 'Final Fantasy' Title For Smartphones

Well, Square Enix is fresh out of 2D Final Fantasy games to port to mobile, and the easy DS ports are all accounted for, as well. Dragon Quest games are well and good, but nothing keeps food on the table at Square Enix quite like the Final Fantasy name. So what's next, beyond endless variations on social RPGs mixed with every puzzle game concept under the sun? If you said Final Fantasy 7, sorry, you should know better by now. Shame on you!..

Did you miss GBA4iOS after updating to iOS 8.1, or sad that you couldn't get it on your iPhone 6 or Plus because Apple closed the enterprise distribution loophole that GBA4iOS and other emulators used to be installed without jailbreaking nor App Store distribution? Well, never put anything past people wanting to play Game Boy Advance games when Apple won't let them, as GBA4iOS 2.1 can be installed on iOS 8.1 devices via iEmulators. While the old 'date trick' doesn't work any more, there appears to be a new enterprise certificate trick in play, as any iOS 8.1 device can install this version. Developer Riley Testut warns that Apple manages to close off the loopholes for distribution of emulators, so don't expect this to last for long. You can install it from iEmulators, but it requires trusting an enterprise certificate from an unknown Chinese company...

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