Super Mario Run sees Nintendo's mascot leap confidently onto iPhone

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Super Mario Run sees Nintendo's mascot leap confidently onto iPhone

Super Mario Run launches Nintendo's biggest franchise onto the screens of iPhones and iPads for the very first time (Android comes later) and it looks, on the surface at least, exactly like New Super Mario Bros. - a series which has become a best-selling staple of Nintendo's home consoles and handhelds.

It's a strange sight, the first time Mario jogs onto your iPhone. Nintendo waited so long to jump into mobile game development it felt like the day would never come. And yet there he is, with his portly run and trademark dungarees, leaping and landing in a brave new world.

If you're expecting a straightforward port of 2D Mario game you'll be surprised - with its one-handed controls and touchscreen jumping, Super Mario Run immediately feels like a very different animal. Likewise, if you heard the game's name and equated it to one of the App Store's endless runners, you're also mistaken. Mario's iPhone debut ends up landing somewhere in the middle.

It’s double the Prestige this weekend in WildStar

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It’s double the Prestige this weekend in WildStar

You there! Are you fighting for the glory of your faction in WildStar? Don’t give some kind of weak answer like… well, any answer other than an affirmative, really. Especially since you can jump into the game this weekend and earn doubled Prestige, which is the snazzy PvP currency of the title. So you’ll be able to get twice as...

League of Legends championship paid out $6.7M in prizes

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League of Legends championship paid out $6.7M in prizes

What would you do if you won $6.7 million dollars from playing video games? Other than make your parents and teachers weep at all of the time spent training you in anything other than the pixelated arts, that is. Feel free to engage in daydreams about taking home part of this year’s $6.7M League of Legends World Championship Series prize pool,...

Physics-based platformer Feist is rolling onto consoles next week

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Physics-based platformer Feist is rolling onto consoles next week

Bits & Beasts's rousing physics-based platformer Feist is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on 13th December.

The Swiss adventure launched on PC and Mac back in July 2015 wherein I recommended it.

Feist merges the minimalist aesthetic and heavy physics of Limbo with the swifter arcade skirmishes one typically associates with something like Donkey Kong Country or the madcap mayhem of Spelunky. It's frantic and funny, if a little frivolous.

The Silver Case remake gets a PS4 release date

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The Silver Case remake gets a PS4 release date

The recent remake of The Silver Case, Grasshopper Manufacture's first game, is coming to PS4 in Europe on 21st April, publisher NIS America has announced.

North Americans will receive it three days earlier on 18th April. It will be available both digitally and as a retail release.

Released earlier this year on Steam and Playsim, The Silver Case is a surreal sci-fi visual novel with light puzzle elements that tells the tale of a serial killer on the loose in a futuristic Japan.

A new No Man's Sky patch addresses problems with mods

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A new No Man's Sky patch addresses problems with mods

Another No Man Sky's patch has appeared on Steam, this one relatively minor in most aspects but significant in one particular way: Responding to complaints from players who experienced trouble with the game while using unsupported mods, Hello Games has added a "mod detection" function that will display a loading screen warning when mods are detected. The update also features a new method for installing mods that should prevent future updates from breaking the game.