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Nintendo's Fire Emblem Heroes looks sharp, but will it survive the freemium transition?

A cult favorite role-player is Nintendo's next iOS release—with big changes in tow.

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Angry Birds Blast isn't explosively fun, but it's not bad either

Rovio's latest entry continues the trend of adequate, uninspiring spinoffs.

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15 Apple TV games you should absolutely play

Just updated, our picks for the most enticing games on Apple's set-top box.

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SteamWorld Heist's tactical action might steal all of your free time

Command a crew of robot space pirates in this gripping, strategic combat affair.

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Nintendo Switch console details revealed: launch date, price, games, paid multiplayer, and more

The Nintendo Switch will launch in March for a reasonable price, but it basically looks like a Nintendo console with Nintendo games.

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Blasphemy! I played Witcher 3 on a MacBook Air thanks to Nvidia's GeForce Now

Nvidia's new GeForce Now streaming for PCs and Macs lets you play any PC game on computers that aren't meant for playing games, and it holds up pretty well.

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The 10 Mac games you need to play from December 2016

Don't miss the most exciting games that snuck out before year's end.

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Burly Men at Sea spins an easygoing, yet entrancing tale

Get lost in this beautiful narrative adventure—and then do it all over again.

Super Mario Run

Nintendo plans to release 2 or 3 mobile games a year after Super Mario Run's success

Nintendo looks to build on the success of Super Mario Run and Pokemon Go with a steady stream of smartphone releases.

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Swipe right to rule: Reigns is a Tinder-style choose your own adventure

In which you learn you're not the benevolent ruler you thought you were.

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Pokémon Go for Apple Watch is finally here

The watchOS companion app will send you notifications when a Pokémon is nearby.

Steam Winter Sale

Steam's massive annual Winter Sale kicks off with steep game deals, awards voting

It's like Gabe Newell squeezed down your chimney to bring you a bunch of the year's best games. And that's weird, because I don't even have a chimney.

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Tenacious tapping fun might make Best Fiends Forever your iPhone's new BFF

It's about as simple as mobile games get, yet this clicker delivers cheery, compulsive fun.

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Super Mario Run brings Nintendo's classic fun to iOS—and yes, it's totally worth $10

Mario's iPhone and iPad debut is streamlined, but still plenty Super indeed.

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Can you make the trains run on time? Prove it with Mini Metro

This ultra-minimal puzzler looks like a living subway map, but it's hardly one-dimensional.