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Dr. Mario World | a Day Early and a Microtransaction Short

Dr. Mario World, Nintendo’s latest venture into the mobile world of gaming released a day early on iOS and Android devices. Microtransactions leave a bitter taste.

Expected to release on July 10, Nintendo surprised fans with Dr. Mario World’s early release. This has become a trend in the world of high-profile mobile games. It seems as though developers want to avoid the issues experienced by hyped console and PC games on Day 1, massively crowded servers and severe degradation in game quality. 

Those wanting an authentic Dr. Mario experience might want to turn away. Nintendo created a mobile-friendly version that more closely resembles Candy Crush rather than the classic Italian doctor. Dr. Mario World is a stage clearing marathon, where Dr. Mario uses his capsules to knock out those pesky viruses. Players need to match the colors on Dr. Mario’s capsules with at least two of that same colored virus. Rinse, repeat, clear the stage and move on to the next level.  

Dr. Mario World Stays True to the Nintendo Brand

Just because it’s a free-to-play mobile game doesn’t mean Nintendo was going to let their characters and brand suffer. The world is beautiful. Each character is showcased well and there are enough colors and flashing lights to keep the most energetic child-at-heart entertained.

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From the first second the game loaded, it was immediately clear that Nintendo will continue to take their brand seriously. Even with the stigma associated with mobile gaming, this is a massive segment of the gaming industry, if not the largest money maker. Nintendo is open to exploring this medium while maintaining the dignity of their characters. But, the egregious use of microtransactions leaves a stain that even this legendary game maker cannot avoid.

Mobile and Microtransactions Go Hand in Hand

Mobile game natives will not be surprised to hear that this free-to-play mobile game includes an in-game currency. To play unimpeded and unlock new characters, these microtransactions will need to be entertained. Dr. Mario Maker will be a deal breaker if a gamer can’t stand that looming paywall or the fact that microtransactions will allow people to progress faster. Anyone that wants a fun, "free", and addicting mobile game with Mario characters may enjoy this mobile-flavored Dr. Mario game. 

It’s challenging to look past the blatant money grab that free-to-play mobile games eventually become. Seeing the masterful Nintendo charge fans for in-game Diamonds is infuriating. However, Nintendo was successful in creating an artful play on Dr. Mario for the world's most popular console. 

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Pokemon Go: Shiny Spinda And Legendaries Coming In July’s Field Research

A new month means another set of Field Research missions are on their way to Pokemon Go. Niantic will be implementing the new set of quests across the globe on July 1st at 4 p.m. ET. These tasks will give trainers increased chances of encountering legendaries and Shiny Pokemon.

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From July 1st through September, each Research Breakthrough a trainer achieves will lead to an opportunity to catch one of a few legendaries including Latios, Latias, Kyogre, or Groudon. On top of that, trainers will have the chance to obtain a unique Spinda with a new spot pattern through Field Research tasks, and a lucky few will have a chance at the Shiny version.

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Field Research tasks are obtained through spinning Photo-Discs at Poke Stops. The first task a trainer completes will reward them with a stamp, upon collecting 7 stamps trainers will receive a Research Breakthrough, which will finally lead to the encounter with one of the legendaries mentioned above. More details can be found on the Pokemon Go website.

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Before all of this starts, Niantic is rolling out a new monster to EX Raids. Starting June 23rd, trainers will be able to encounter the Speed Forme of the Mythical Pokemon Deoxys in EX Raids. These types of raids are invite-only and can be accessed through the use of an EX Raid Pass. The only way to receive one of these passes is by completing a raid at a qualifying gym.

Fans don't need to wait for the July's Field Research to obtain the legendary Kyogre. The water type is currently available in standard raid battles until June 27th, when Groudon will take the spot. Niantic is also bringing back the legendary thunder dog Raikou for a brief period of time. This comes as a reward for trainers completing enough Global Challenges during the recent Pokemon Go Fest. Raikou Raid Day will be held on Saturday, June 29th, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time.

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Pokemon Go Adventure Week Revealed

Another week-long event is about to kickoff in Pokemon Go. Adventure Week is set to start on Tuesday, June 4th, and it gives trainers a chance to earn a variety of extra rewards, catch rare rock-type Pokemon, and a higher chance to catch a shiny Pokemon.

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Over the course of Adventure Week, Geodude, Rhyhorn, Omanyte, Aron, Lileep, Anorith, and other Rock-type Pokemon will appear more frequently than they normally do. Certain type rock-types will also hatch from 2 km eggs like Onix, Larvitar, Lileep, Anorith, and Shieldon. Onix and other rock-types will appear in Raid Battles. On top of all that, trainers will have the chance to catch Shiny versions of Onix, Lileep, and Anorith.

Pokemon Go Adventure Week - Bonus XP and Candy

Players will earn four times the amount of Buddy Candy over the course of Adventure Week. Trainers will also receive 10x bonus XP when they spin a Photo Disc at a new PokeStop for the first time. Fans that have Adventure Sync turned on will obtain 50,000 Stardust and 15 Rare Candies when they walk 50 km.

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Lastly, Niantic will be distributing special Field Research tasks during Adventure Week. Players can find these tasks by spinning Photo Discs at PokeStops. Adventure week is set to end on 4 pm Eastern Time on June 11th. For more information, fans can check out all the latest details on the Pokemon Go Website.

We'll be sure to keep our eye out for any new information regarding Pokemon Go so be sure to keep checking back with us here at GigamaxGames.com for all the latest details!

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Ready for Dead Cells on Mobile?

The award-winning roguelike metroidvania action platformer, Dead Cells is coming to mobile.

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Mobile gaming continues to wrestle with the pay-to-win stigma. This has changed over the past couple years and with Dead Cells coming to mobile, it’s another win for mobile gamers. Motion Twin teams up with Playdigious to publish Dead Cells on iPhone and iPad. It’s expected to make its way on iOS this summer.

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The indie game was developed by the French studio, Motion Twin. It was incredibly well received immediately upon its release on May 10th, 2017. Dead Cells even took the title for Best Independent Game in 2018. Currently available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, Linux, and Mac, it’ll soon fit in anyone’s pocket.

Dead Cells will initially be released on the iPhone and iPad but the press release promised the game will later come to Android devices. For Android users, they can get notified when this will happen.

Is Mobile Gaming All Bad?

Mobile games have come a long way since its origins. This is no Clash of Clans, instead, it is the entire, gorgeous and well designed Dead Cells just on mobile devices. Playdigious even makes a special point to mention that the mobile version will have no ads and absolutely no F2P mechanics. The game will cost €9.99 and includes all the content from the PC and console version. However, it does include two game modes. These two modes include ‘original’ and  ‘auto-hit’. Any gamer that has played a mobile game adaptation of a PC or console game understands that playing on a touchscreen isn’t nearly as intuitive when compared to using a controller or mouse and keyboard. The auto-hit version of the game is expected to be a way to overcome this handicap, which will be a huge benefit in the chaotic 2D platformer.

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Dead Cells mobile will allow individuals to customize their button positions and sizes as well as feature some additional touch control customizations. Those that own a mobile game controller can breathe easy since the game will come with MFi external controller support. It seems as though Motion Twin and Playdigious are doing all they can not soil the name of the award-winning game by adding features to enhance the feel of Dead Cells mobile.

Long-time gamers tend to cringe at the idea of games like Dead Cells moving over to the mobile arena. They’ve been jaded by countless and blatant money grabs so many mobile games have turned out to be. Yet, as mobile technology continues to advance and indie games that fit the platform well like Dead Cells continue to be developed, the future for mobile gaming looks bright. Mobile gaming raked in over 48 billion dollars in 2016 and is expected to reach over 74 billion dollars in 2019. This trend isn’t going anywhere. As long as quality games like Dead Cells continue to make their way onto mobile, the western gaming community may begin to widely accept mobile gaming as a serious option.

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Shiny Meltan Returning To Pokemon Go For A Limited Time

For trainers that missed their chance to catch a Shiny Meltan back in February, Niantic is offering up a second opportunity. The Meltan themed event is returning to the game on Wednesday, April 24th, where fans can add this elusive Shiny Mythical Beast to their collection.

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Meltan is Back!

Meltan is unique in Pokemon Go due to the fact that trainers need a specific item known as a Mystery Box in order to summon the monster. Normally, after opening the Mystery Box players have 30 minutes to catch as many Meltan as they can find, then after the allotted time, they need to wait another 7 days before opening the box again. During the Meltan event, Niantic has decreased the box spawn time from 7 days to only 3 days, allowing fans to catch way more monsters than they could before.

Players will have a chance to catch a Shiny Meltan every time they open the Mystery Box. This beast can be distinguished by its darker head and blue tail. Trainers that are able to capture a Shiny Meltan can evolve the monster into a Shiny Melmetal. Unfortunately, players will only have until May 5th to capture a Shiny Meltan, so act quickly if you'd like to capture one.

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Niantic is not waiting long after the Meltan event ends to host their next Community Day event, which is scheduled for Sunday, May 19th. This time around Community Day will focus on the Gen 3 starter, Torchic. Players will also be able to earn triple the amount of Stardust during May's Community Day event.

For more on Pokemon Go be sure to keep checking back with us here at GigamaxGames.com!

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Pokemon Go Adds Team Changing Medallion

It may have taken two years, but Pokemon Go is finally adding the ability to switch teams. The new item that will allow this is called the Team Medallion, which Niantic says will go on sale in the game's store starting February 26th and will allow players to switch teams once.

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The Team Medallion does not come cheap though, with each one costing 1,000 PokeCoins. For comparison, a bundle of 1,200 PokeCoins costs $10 USD. There is also other stipulations for those that decide they'd like to change their allegiance. A Team Medallion can only be purchased once every 365 days, which means once you switch your team you're stuck like that for a year.

Pokemon GO - Choose Your Team Carefully

Once players start their Pokemon Go adventure they are asked to choose a team they'd like to represent: Team Valor, Team Mystic, or Team Instinct. Until the latest update this decision was permanent, so players that wanted to switch will finally get the opportunity to do so.

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The Team Medallion is not the only new feature being incorporated into Pokemon Go; Niantic recently added Go Snapshot AR Photo Mode. The new mode allows players to take photos of any Pokemon they have in their storage and send them to friends.

It's an exciting time to be a Pokemon Go fan. Niantic certainly hasn't held back their support for the game. With a special raid weekend around the corner, there is plenty of reasons to open this app up. For more information on Pokemon Go be sure to check back with us here at GigamaxGames.com.

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Pokemon Go Gets More Gen 4 Monsters

Niantic recently added the 4th generation legendary Palkia to their hit mobile game Pokemon Go, but now they're starting to sprinkle new monsters into the title. Another group of monsters from Diamond and Pearl have been added and they include baby Pokemon as well as evolutions.

Pokemon Go Continues to Expand

Players that currently have a Sinnoh Stone are able to evolve Lickitung, Tangela, Aipom, and Yanma into each of their evolutions: Lickilicky, Tangrowth, Ambipom, and Yanmega. On top of all that, trainers can now evolve male Kirilia into the Psychic/Fighting type Pokemon Gallade, while female Snorunt can now be turned into Frosslass.

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Some new monsters can also be found while wandering the wild. Trainers now have a chance to capture Combee, Glameow, Shieldon, and Crandios. Eggs also now have the chance to hatch into Happiny, Mime Jr., and Bonsly the baby forms of Chansey, Mr.Mime, and Sudowoodo.

Niantic has also made some big changes to how Raid Battles work. As detailed on the official Pokemon Go website, Raid Bosses will now have a larger HP pool to make up for the damage increases made in previous updates. A number of moves have also been changed and some Pokemon are able to learn new attacks.

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Palkia will continue to appear in Raid Battles until February 28th and the next Community Day is scheduled for Saturday, February 16th. The featured Pokemon for this months event will be Swinub. Pokemon Go certainly doesn't show any signs of slowing down and we can't wait to see how far this mobile game can truly go. For all the latest on Niantic's hit title be sure to check back here at GigamaxGames.com!

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Fortnite Season 7 Has Arrived With Plenty of Changes

Fortnite Season 7 Has Arrived With Plenty of Changes

Epic Games officially kicked off Season 7 of their insanely popular shooter, Fortnite, with the launch of their 7.00 update. As with every other season before it, this is a substantial patch that signifies the start of major changes to the game in the form of an event. In this update, an iceberg has collided with the Fortnite island, which expanded the map, added an icy look over sections of the terrain, added a plane, new skins, and plenty more.

"Discover new areas such as Frosty Flights, Polar Peak, and more," Epic says in the patch notes. "Uncover what’s in the new Battle Pass, rule the skies with the new X-4 Stormwing plane, and change the style of some of your favorite weapons and items with Wraps in Battle Royale."

Take to the Skys

The plane is able to hold five players, the pilot and four other people who ride along on the wings. The flying vehicle features a mounted turret that makes it a devastating mobile weapon.

With the new season also comes a new battle pass that features over 100 new cosmetic items for players to unlock by completing challenges and playing the game. Along with the typical cosmetics, Epic created a new type called Wraps which "allow you to customize your weapons and vehicles with all new looks to match and complement your favorite outfits." (https://bit.ly/2RDLdeb)

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Balloons have been adjusted so that players can still use their guns with the item. Epic also gave the boot to a bunch of items with the start of Fortnite Season 7 including Shadow Stones, Port-A-Fort, Chiller, Clinger, Double Barreled Shotgun, and Shockwave Grenade.

One of the biggest additions to Season 7 is Creative Mode, a sandbox based experience that encourages players to build unique Fortnite adventures either alone or with friends on their own private island. "It's a brand new way to experience the world of Fortnite," Epic said about the mode. "Design games, race around the island, battle your friends in new ways and build your dream Fortnite. It's all happening on your own private island where everything you make is saved."

Fortnite is currently a powerhouse in the multiplayer gaming space and it appears that Epic has no plans of slowing down on releasing updates for their popular shooter. If you'd like to see a full breakdown of all the changes, check out the full patch notes on Fortnite's website.

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Diablo Immortal Announced for Mobile Platforms

The Diablo series spent most of its life tied down to the PC, but recently Blizzard introduced the series to consoles with Diablo III. Now, they're transitioning the game over to mobile platforms with a new title named, Diablo Immortal.

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Blizzard made this surprising announcement during the Blizzcon 2018 opening ceremony, revealing the brand new mobile Diablo game. The company claims that they are going to uphold their value of gameplay first and ensure that it feels like the Diablo fans all know and love. Diablo Immortal is described as full-fledged action RPG that users can play anytime, anywhere, and with anyone. The title is being developed in collaboration with NetEase, a Chinese company that has helped Blizzard port their games over to the country.

Diablo Immortal plans to fill in the story between Diablo II and Diablo III. It will follow characters that fans will recognize like Tyrael, Malthael, and other returning favorites. Blizzard also played a cinematic trailer that focused on the story after the destruction of the Worldstone, eventually leading to an entertaining action sequence that revealed the classes included in the game.

Blizzard offered a look at how the game will perform on mobile devices with a short gameplay trailer. The gameplay is easily recognizable and even features all the classes from Diablo III. New abilities for each class will be available along with an expansive new world to explore. Online multiplayer is a core function of the game with the trailer showing upwards of 6 characters on the screen at once.

While this certainly wasn't the news fans expected, it will be interesting to see what Blizzard has planned for this controversial game. We'll be sure to keep a close eye on Diablo Immortal so check back here at GigamaxGames.com for all the latest details!

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Old School RuneScape on iOS and Android

The billion-dollar franchise and globally recognized MMORPG, RuneScape is ready to take the world back to 2007. Old School RuneScape launched yesterday in full on iOS and Android.  Jagex is celebrating Old School RuneScape achieving a groundbreaking milestone, becoming the first mainstream PC MMORPG to release in its entirety on mobile devices.

A Historic Moment for Old School RuneScape and Jagex

In addition to this historic moment in the world of gaming, Jagex's step into the world of mobile devices offers gamers a seamless cross-platform play experience. This means gamers can easily and effortlessly jump from PC to mobile platforms and vice versa. There have been over one million pre-orders or pre-registrations placed by the RuneScape community. Additionally, there are already over a million already playing Old School RuneScape on Android devices which were a part of the Members’ Beta and soft launch.

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Let's be honest, almost everyone has seen this screen.

Old School RuneScape is a free-to-download app but joins the club with subscription-based apps like Netflix, Spotify, and YouTube Premium. Not only is Old School RuneScape the first full PC MMORPG that expanded to mobile devices, but it will also be the first mainstream game to transfer their monthly membership to mobile. Most RuneScape players already know what a membership offers but for those that may not, this paid service gives gamers access to additional world locations, skills, quests, and massively expands the RuneScape universe.

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Who remembers this?

A membership doesn’t just apply to Old School RuneScape but also provides a membership for the current version of RuneScape as well. Modern RuneScape is not currently available on mobile devices.

RuneScape Membership pricing is as follows:

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1 Month $10.99 £6.99 €9.49
3 Months $29.99 £18.99 €25.99
6 Months $54.99 £34.99 €47.99
12 Months $99.99 £62.99 €88.99

Old School RuneScape launched back in 2013, offering fans the opportunity to relive the glory days of the MMORPG. Many still see RuneScape as that browser-based MMO everyone played back when they were young kids, and that might be true. However, RuneScape has come such a long way and the end-game is surprisingly in-depth. RuneScape allows for countless hours of solo play as well as the option to take part in 100-player raids, far beyond the nostalgic RuneScape experience everyone remembers. It has even set itself apart by fully embracing a competitive community with a seasonal free-for-all event called Deadman Tournaments. The winners receive a huge cash prize and membership.

With over 250 million player accounts worldwide, RuneScape has been going strong since 2001 and only shows signs of continuing to move forward. It’s been a long while since any member of the Gigamax Games crew played either the new or old RuneScape but it might be time for a hasty return.

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