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Pokemon Go comes home, launches in Japan with McDonald's sponsorship

07/22/2016, 08:07 am

Pokémon Go has gone live in the nation that originated the monster catching craze in the nineties, with sponsored McDonald's locations in the country hosting key gameplay locations.

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Square Enix to release exclusive Apple Watch game Cosmos Rings this summer

07/21/2016, 05:07 pm

Currently in development at Square Enix, makers of the "Final Fantasy" series, "Cosmos Rings" is a possible extension of the four-game iOS "Chaos Rings" adventure game franchise that will make its debut this year only on the Apple Watch.

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Pokemon Go hits Canada & 26 European countries, server struggles stall Japan launch

07/18/2016, 10:07 am

Despite a possible weekend assault by hackers, Pokémon Go is now available in 35 countries, with a Japanese launch on hold pending an expansion of much-needed server capacity.

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Pokemon Go European launch widens as T-Mobile, Sprint offer promotions for US players

07/15/2016, 08:07 am

Pokémon Go continues its European deployment in Italy, Portugal, and Spain, with T-Mobile and Sprint offering various enticements for players of the vastly popular title in the U.S.

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Batman: Arkham Underworld lets gamers take control of Gotham's underground on iPhone

07/14/2016, 10:07 am

The newest Batman mobile title for Apple's iOS extends the lore and story of the Arkham Asylum console and computer game franchise, and features the lead Batman: The Animated Series voice actor.

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European expansion of Pokemon Go commences with launch in Germany

07/13/2016, 09:07 am

The Pokémon Go App Store domination continues, with the German launch of the game seeing server overloads similar to the game's blockbuster U.S. launch.

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Nintendo's hugely successful 'Pokemon Go' expected to launch soon in Europe, Japan

07/11/2016, 10:07 am

The first mobile Pokémon title for iOS and Android has proven to be a wild success, helping to boost shares of Nintendo stock after a pervasive slide, with the game on track to expand to Europe, Japan and more in the coming days.

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Apple TV Remote app beta for iPhone gains new game controller mode

07/05/2016, 02:07 pm

Alongside the upcoming tvOS 10 update for Apple TV, Apple will also release a new Remote app for iPhone that will replicate many of the functions of the Siri Remote. With a new update released Tuesday, the Remote app now also features a game controller mode.

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E3 2016: 'Clapper' merges DDR, 'Pat-A-Cake' for rhythm gaming via iPad camera

06/17/2016, 05:06 pm

One of the more unique games spotted by AppleInsider at this year's E3 expo was "Clapper," a two-player cooperative rhythm title that uses the iPad's FaceTime camera to track how well you play the classic children's hand clapping game "Pat-A-Cake."

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E3 2016: 'Block'hood' represents the Mac at console-dominated gaming show

06/17/2016, 04:06 pm

Though the annual E3 gaming expo is largely a showcase for traditional gaming consoles, AppleInsider still managed to find representation for Apple's macOS at this year's show in the form of "Block'hood," an eco-focused neighborhood-building simulator.

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E3 2016: 'Little Lords of Twilight' tactical strategy game coming to iOS this fall

06/17/2016, 02:06 pm

One of the stand-out Apple-compatible games spotted by AppleInsider at this year's Electronics Entertainment Expo was "Little Lords of Twilight," a free-to-play player-versus-player role-playing game coming to both iOS this fall, with a tvOS version also in the works.

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Gamevice iOS gaming controllers gain prime real estate at Apple retail stores

06/08/2016, 10:06 am

Apple has once again chosen to spotlight a third-party product with prime shelf space at its retail stores, partnering with Gamevice to push sales of its lineup of iOS-compatible gaming controllers.

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Nintendo's 'Fire Emblem' & 'Animal Crossing' franchises coming to phones, tablets

04/27/2016, 09:04 am

Two of Nintendo's most popular game series, Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing, will join the ranks of its first apps for smartphones and tablets, the console maker said on Wednesday.

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Only months after launch, 'Disney Infinity' ditches support for Apple TV

03/31/2016, 09:03 am

Disney has revealed it no longer plans to update "Disney Infinity 3.0" for Apple TV, meaning new content and compatibility with new figurines will arrive only on competing platforms.

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Nintendo's first iOS app, Miitomo, launching in US on Thursday

03/29/2016, 09:03 am

Following a successful launch in Japan, Nintendo's first smartphone-only app -- Miitomo -- will come to Apple's iOS App Store in U.S. and several other countries this Thursday, March 31.

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Sony to bring popular PlayStation titles to Apple's iOS in Asia and Japan

03/24/2016, 12:03 pm

Like its rival Nintendo, Sony appears to be taking a soft approach to the lucrative smartphone gaming market, announcing on Thursday that it will bring some PlayStation titles to iPhone gamers in Japan and Asia.

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As gamers await Oculus Rift's March launch, Mac users shouldn't hold their breath for support

01/07/2016, 12:01 pm

Last year, Oculus suspended Mac development for its Rift virtual reality headset. Comments from the Oculus CEO suggest work on Mac support is unlikely to resume anytime soon, leaving the device's forthcoming launch a Windows-only affair for the foreseeable future.

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Review: Gamevice Lightning-connected gaming controller for iPhone is unique, too expensive

12/24/2015, 09:12 am

With a clever Lightning-connected design and solid construction, we're mostly impressed by the Gamevice gaming controller for iPhone. But with a $100 price tag, a risk of not fitting future iPhone models, and broken controller forwarding support from Apple in iOS, we feel it's an extremely niche device.

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First look: Gamevice is a unique, collapsible, Lightning-connected iPhone game controller

12/20/2015, 05:12 am

Gamevice is the first Lightning-connected controller case we've tested for Apple's larger iPhones, fitting both the iPhone 6 and 6s series, as well as the larger Plus variants. It accomplishes this with a unique, collapsible design that helps it stand out from other options on the market.

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Disney Infinity 3.0 coming to Apple TV bundled with SteelSeries controller

11/11/2015, 04:11 pm

Popular Disney-themed sandbox game Disney Infinity -- which melds physical toys with a virtual universe -- is set to debut on the Apple TV, one of the first console games to make the jump to Apple's new set-top box.

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