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I’m Patrick Moberg, Creator of Dots and Two Dots, and This Is How I Work

Patrick Moberg has wasted hours of your life, or of the life of someone next to you in a waiting room. His studio Dots created the beautiful and addictive mobile game Dots (the thinking person’s Candy Crush), and its sequels Two Dots and Dots & Co, all of which are on millions of phones. We […]

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Command & Conquer Rivals Isn’t What Fans Wanted, But It’s Fun

Yes, the new Command & Conquer game EA announced at E3 2018 is a free-to-play online only mobile game. This news is disappointing for fans of the classic RTS franchise who were hoping to get a brand new, fully-fledged PC C&C game. Even if the new mobile game, Command & Conquer Rivals, contains references and…Read […]

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Paladins Developer Says It’s Fired Contractor For Using Overwatch Art In Ad

Free-to-play hero shooter Paladins has always invited comparisons to Overwatch. There’s a tanky knight character with a deployable shield and a bearded dwarf who builds turrets. While developer Hi-Rez Studios has always denied cloning Blizzard’s game, a mobile port of Paladins lifted artwork from the game, a foul the…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How to Find Apps That Will Engage Your Kids

Kids’ tech has trapped parents in a perpetual state of uncertainty: New stuff comes out faster than we can determine its effect on young brains. Hundreds of thousands of apps are touted as educational, but what does that even mean? Reviews in the App Store or Google Play Store won’t give you a straight answer.…Read […]

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PUBG Mobile Players Are Pretty Sure The Game Is Full Of Bots

PUBG Mobile released in North America yesterday, and it’s pretty awesome. But between my own string of victories and the countless chicken dinners on social media, it sure feels like things are too easy.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Loot Boxes Are Designed To Exploit Us

The influx of randomized loot boxes into games like Shadow of War and Star Wars Battlefront II has kicked off a discussion about their inclusion in games. Discussions of multiplayer imbalance and blocked off game content ignore an important truth: loot boxes are an ethical problem. They exist largely to exploit…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Loot Boxes Are Designed To Exploit Us

The influx of randomized loot boxes into games like Shadow of War and Star Wars Battlefront II has kicked off a discussion about their inclusion in games. Discussions of multiplayer imbalance and blocked off game content ignore an important truth: loot boxes are an ethical problem. They exist largely to exploit…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Adorable Puzzle-Platformer About Mushroom Men Is Surprisingly Hard

In Mushroom Heroes, I’m looking at a fast-moving platform over a bed of spikes. Timing my jump is one thing, but figuring out which character should jump first is another. There could be a monster on the other side of the ledge, and there’s only one person who uses arrows. There might be blocks to […]

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Fan-Voted Favorites Get Stylish New Armor Sets In Fire Emblem Heroes 

Fire Emblem Heroes is a mobile strategy game that I’m still playing, with tons of slightly horny characters and exciting tactic battles. Its upcoming event delivers new versions of highly popular characters, and holy crap their outfits are amazing.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Pokémon Go’s’s Next Big Event Asks Players Worldwide To Work Together For Rare Prizes

When Pokémon Go Fest was announced for the city of Chicago, many players were bummed that they might miss out on the first live event for the game. Turns out, July 22nd is going to be a worldwide spectacular where everyone can participate.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Pokémon Go’s’s Next Big Event Asks Players Worldwide To Work Together For Rare Prizes

When Pokémon Go Fest was announced for the city of Chicago, many players were bummed that they might miss out on the first live event for the game. Turns out, July 22nd is going to be a worldwide spectacular where everyone can participate.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Fire Emblem Heroes’ New Event Finally Makes The Game Challenging

Mobile tactics game Fire Emblem: Heroes offers pint-sized battles and dozens of (slightly horny) heroes to collect. One thing it doesn’t have is permadeath—until now. The game’s new Tempest Trials brings a variation of this feature and adds much-needed challenge to the game.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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