Sony Pictures, Ghost Corps, publisher FourThirtyThree Inc. (4:33), and developer Next Age today announced the global launch of Ghostbusters World for iOS and Android devices. Now available as a free download from the Apple App Store and Google Play, Ghostbusters World offers a fun, fresh take on location-based mobile AR games with iconic characters from the huge Ghostbusters universe and a variety of gameplay modes with an RPG twist. Ghostbusters World allows players to fulfill their childhood dreams of following in the footsteps of ghost-busting greats like Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddmore by strapping on a proton pack and going out on patrol. Neighborhoods around the world are more haunted than ever and you’re the one that’s gonna be called. There are hundreds of ghosts, including favorites from the films, TV shows, comic books, and video games that you can capture in the real world and then utilize in teams to battle in the ghost … [Read more...] about – New AR mobile game launches worldwide
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It’s been an interesting few weeks for gaming. We saw the announcement of Google’s game streaming service, Stadia, and then Apple’s subscribe-to-access game service, Apple Arcade. The services differ, but they get to the same basic place: pay a flat fee and get access to all these games. Google and Apple are not the only players in this space. Amazon is rumored to be developing a service; Microsoft has a similar service, and so does Sony. There are other services out there, but for ease of discussion, I’m going to focus on Google and Apple. This movement isn’t all the rainbows and sunshine that these huge corporations make it out to be. There are concerns about what this means for gaming as monetization impacts gameplay. But first, let’s establish who’s paying – and who’s getting paid. Who’s paying? I’m basing this on speculation because there aren’t many details out there yet for Apple Arcade or Google Stadia. If … [Read more...] about Lawful Neutral: The future of MMO game design in a streaming gaming world
The world of mobile MMORPGs just seem to keep growing, and right at the start of 2019, we’re set to welcome a new one. NCSOFT has just announced Aion: Legions of War, based on the world of Aion’s rich MMORPG. With that, we’re taking a look at the best mobile MMORPGs that you can play on your mobile phones right now in 2019. Lineage M Considered the darling of NCSOFT’s mobile MMOs, Lineage M is a medieval fantasy MMORPG that packs a punch. Pretty much everything you expect in a mobile Lineage MMORPG is delivered on a silver platter. Diverse class selections, social party play, big monster to slay and of course, let’s not forget the massive raid bosses. Lineage M was a huge commercial success in its native country South Korea, which later saw the app expand into the West. Arcane Legends If classic is more to your taste, than perhaps Arcane Legends might do the trick. The game has had a long run on the app stores and is still going strong today. As a free … [Read more...] about 5 Mobile RPG Games To Check Out On Your Phones
I’ve been a bit frustrated with Niantic lately. I love some of its ideas, but I watched someone else play Ingress prior to Pokemon GO’s release, and I noticed very similar problems between the two games after release — problems that the company should have noticed and corrected in its followup. Recently I decided to try out the former. Both are totally unintuitive. You have to search the UI for the tutorials, though Ingress’ can be accessed only near objectives. You’re asked to join a faction sooner there than in PoGO and with no context beyond 2-3 sentences. The game throws jargon with little to no context at you throughout the tutorial, making it difficult to follow. I walked around, clicking things and used items that I don’t fully understand, not because I’m too lazy to read but because I wanted to understand a game without consulting google. I saw portals get taken without anyone around me as I stood … [Read more...] about The Soapbox: Why is Pokemon GO still a tech demo?
[Google Play pre-register] Square Enix today announced that Star Ocean: Anamnesis, a brand new journey in the popular sci-fi fantasy Star Ocean series, is coming to the North America this July on the App Store and Google Play for mobile devices. The exciting mobile RPG puts players in the captain’s chair as they lead a squad of heroes across the galaxy. They will have the freedom to build endless strategic and iconic teams with returning all-star characters from the Star Ocean series, choosing between attackers, sharpshooters, defenders, invokers and healers to assemble a powerful crew. Enhanced mobile-specific controls will have users experience fast-paced real-time combat with gorgeous 3D graphics. For the first time in the series, players will also be able to tackle missions together in a brand-new co-op multiplayer mode. Apple iOS device users can now register for the official Apple Testflight closed beta to get an exclusive preview of the game before launch: … [Read more...] about – Square Enix bringing new mobile JRPG to North America this July