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PG Mobile Gaming Addiction – September 2017 Edition

Welcome to the new monthly series highlighting the Proven Gamer staff’s current mobile gaming addiction! Let’s face it; mobile gaming carries an ugly stigma, yet almost everybody plays mobile games throughout their day. Well, instead of poo pooing those games, we would like to highlight a few. Who knows?! Maybe you, the reader, will play something new. With that being said, lets get down to business with our first Mobile Addiction games for the month of September, 2017!

Stephen Fontana – 80’s Mania Wrestling: 90’s Xtreme

Platform: Playing on Android

Why, though?:

I was looking for a wrestling game where I can run my own fed. I don’t know why I had that itch, but it was there and it needed a good scratching. I scoured the store and found something that caught my eye. What I found here was a collectible card game that has me putting on shows with 80’s parody characters that make me chuckle and cringe. Everything from poorly parodied wrestlers of old and even 80s cartoon icons make an appearance here. My main feud is Jet Set Strutter (Ric Flair) and Pierre the Enormous (Andre the Giant), who have been battling for a year for the world title. Every month has 4 shows – 3 TV shows and a Pay Per View. You set a card of wrestlers in hopes of having the best ratings, best attendance, and best reviewed shows. I have played 6 years worth of events, and even spent $11 on “coins” so I can buy more talent/match types.  I have found myself playing this over my Switch at times…please send help.

Tina Tatsis – Toy Blast

Platform: Playing on Android

Why, though?:

For those who have no clue every summer I torture myself and run Summer Camp at my job. I leave my little ones and trade them for the older ones for 2 months. When I commute the with my group to our destination and back I needed a game to play to keep me occupied. So I went through the Play Store and found the game I am addicted to now Toy Blast.  

I will admit that this game is similar to Candy Crush, however it has more features that lures you in. I came across this game when I was scouring the internet for Word Relax answers. Every week they have tournaments and also Treasure Hunts as well. I became more addicted to the game once the tournament started. I became determined to be either in 1st or 2nd place to win coins. After completing a few levels you get a chest with get 2 hours infinite life up to 24 hours as you go through the levels. Once that started, I said “one more game” and an hour later I was shocked how long I was actually playing this game.

 

Jerry Young – Hearthstone

Platform: Playing on iOS

Why, though?:

I will come out and say it: I can’t stand mobile games. Most of the premium games out there are hard to play because of the virtual controls or compromised performance of some ports. For free to play games, the minute my progress is stifled and I am encouraged to pay to speed something up, or gain access to a special item, I immediately delete the game. Mobile games are at their best a way to kill a few minutes here or there, but I won’t do it unless I enjoy the game and feel like I am being treated fairly. However, I may be a hypocrite because I play a lot of Hearthstone. Whenever I have a few minutes, playing a quick game on the ranked ladder is a perfect way to pass the time. For me, one thing I am proud of is that regardless of what the meta is, I will always play the decks that I enjoy. Since the Journey to Un’goro expansion, I have been playing OTK Mage, or Quest Mage. Although the deck is wildly inconsistent, the payoff when everything comes together it is an absolute joy. I have stopped putting money into Hearthstone as well which has made the feeling of beating the high decks in the meta so much better. To summarize: can’t stand mobile games, but play a lot of Hearthstone.

 

Matt Murray – Guild of Dungeoneering.

Platform: Android


Why Though?:

This game might be one of the best translated PC to Mobile games I’ve ever seen. It’s a combination Deck/dungeon building/RPG with rogue-like elements. I know that sounds like an insane combination, but it works so well here. On top of the gameplay there is an absolute metric-butt-ton of content and the developers are constantly adding more…for FREE! This is one of those games I find myself continually going back to after the “Game of the week/month” has started to wear out its welcome. If any or all of that sounds appealing I would highly suggest the game, It’s charm alone could win you over.

That’s all the PG Mobile Gaming Addictions we have for you this month. Next month we will highlight some new addictions for you to try out. Let us know is the comments which one of these games you love – or even if you got addicted based on our recommendation. Until next time, be excellent to each other!

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Minecraft Gameplay Being United Across Multiple Platforms

After a brief trailer, it was announced that Minecraft players will be synced across Xbox and Nintendo consoles, mobile, VR and PC. At this time, it hasn’t been confirmed if PlayStation will be compatible.  Community servers were also announced, along with a 4k update coming in the Fall of 2017. A trailer was then shown to display the new graphics and updates coming to the game.

Stay tuned to Proven Gamer for future coverage of E3.

 

 

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Plants VS. Zombies Heroes Launches for Mobile Devices

Electronic Arts Inc. and PopCap Games announced that Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, the next great PvZ adventure that takes you beyond the backyard, is now available worldwide.

Players can download the game free from the App Store or Google Play now.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes is an all-new collectible card game from the makers of the beloved Plants vs. Zombies franchise that, for the first time on mobile, lets players choose their favorite super-powered plant or zombie hero and assemble a team to battle against friends and foes. Players can collect hundreds of new and familiar PvZ characters, build a winning team, and take to the arena in ranked or friendly multiplayer matches. A comic-style single player adventure also takes players on a journey through 80 adventures and 400 levels as they hone their skills, discover new characters, and confront mighty opponents along the way.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes started a few years ago as a paper card game prototype and a fun way for our team to enjoy playing with their favorite PvZcharacters in their spare time,” said Brian Lindley, Senior Producer, Plants vs. Zombies Heroes. “Since then it has evolved into a hilarious, crazy, over-the-top collectible card game that’s fun for everyone but packed with depth, secrets, and strategy. We can’t wait for our fans to start playing.”

PvZ Heroes introduces tons of new characters in addition to familiar faces, including Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 favorites Super Brainz, Citron, Imp and Z-Mech, Rose and more. 20 heroes each offer their own super powers, signature styles and unique abilities that let players define a winning strategy and play their own way. Over 200 collectible character cards allow players to construct winning decks, test new strategies, and upgrade their decks as they collect and craft new characters.

In addition to being able to play as plants or zombies for the first time on mobile, PvZ Heroes also lets players battle against other players in friendly or ranked competitive multiplayer matches. Outside of the arena, players can journey through the universe of PvZ Heroes in an epic single player adventure, complete quests and defeat challenging bosses to earn rewards and grow their collection. Cross-device play lets fans take their team with them everywhere and play on any device.

Download Plants vs. Zombies Heroes for free* now on the App Store or Google Play. Follow Plants vs. Zombies Heroes at www.pvzheroes.com and on Facebookand Twitter.

To celebrate the launch of Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 and Plants vs. Zombies 2 are kicking off the Lawn of Doom events, introducing Halloween-inspired content and customization. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 commences a daily, time-limited Halloween treasure chest hunt from now until October 31, as well as a unique boss hunt and 14 new spooky fun customization items. For full details on the Lawn of Doom in PvZ Garden Warfare 2, visit the blog. Plants vs. Zombies 2 introduces 12 new Halloween costumes and the return of fan-favorite Halloween plants Jack O’ Lantern and Ghost Pepper, plus the awesome new Witch Hazel.

Check out the launch trailer for the new mobile game below:

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Kings Knight: Wrath of the Dark Dragon Coming to Android and iOS

Prepare yourself for King’s Knight: Wrath of the Dark Dragon; A new action RPG mobile game from the FINAL FANTASY XV Universe for iOS and Android devices. Within FINAL FANTASY XV, Noctis and his friends can often be found playing this title during their downtime.  Take the role of a Knight, Mage, Gigant, thief, and a multitude of diverse characters in this top down, scrolling, formation RPG as you grind through each level solo or online with your friends and battle the forces of evil.

The title is a nod to one of SQUARE ENIX’s earliest games, King’s Knight, which predates the FINAL FANTASY series. Originally launched 30 years ago, King’s Knight was a scrolling shooting game for the Nintendo Entertainment System that was developed by Hironobu Sakaguchi and Nobuo Uematsu.

View the announcement trailer by clicking the video below!

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Pokémon Go Has Made $14 Million Since Launch

If you haven’t been confined under a rock this past week, you might’ve taken a glance on social media and noticed the latest trend sweeping the nation.  Nintendo has launched Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game for IOS and Android devices which has users scurrying about with the help of their GPS to track down their favorite Pokémon in their local neighborhoods and cities.  It’s fun.  It’s addicting.  And most of all, it’s a colossal success so far!  Superdata Research Analysts has reported that Pokémon Go has raked in an estimated $14.04 Million in just four days after it’s launch.  Its’ predecessor, Pokémon Shuffle Mobile, only made $14.03 Million in its’ entire lifespan of 509 days.

Pokémon Go’s success is no surprise to analyst, but some question the longevity of the game and whether or not users will still be interested in the near future.  Other analysts have reported that Pokémon Go is competing with Twitter in it’s daily usage.  Nintendo’s previous social media application, Miitomo, hit 10 million worldwide users but has since dropped off, whereas Pokémon Go’s user base continues to climb, and has even sent Nintendo’s shares soaring, according to the Wall Street Journal, and has added $9 Billion in market value to the company!

It appears that “leaving luck to heaven” has really paid off this time.  We will have to wait and see if Pokémon Go continues to overtake our lives, or if it’s just a fad that will fade in the weeks to come.

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Fallout Shelter Update Brings Pets & More

Today Bethesda unleashed a new Fallout Shelter update that brings in few new cool features. Along with better inventory management and objectives, there was couple of new additions to your Vault such as pets and the ability to remove lazy good for nothing vault dwellers.

You’re Vaultizens (…yeah, okay) will also have some new dialog options such as pickup lines and conversations. Thus making a new experiences as you play manage your Vault. Then you have the new Sell-All option that will allow you to remove any unwanted items and clear your inventory space. You can read the patch notes below.

  • Vault-Tec research has shown that four-legged companions can have a profound impact on Vault happiness and productivity. Introducing Pets!
  • Vault-Tec has received reports of some Dwellers not pulling their weight. Overseers are now authorized to permanently evict these lazy layabouts! Welcome to the Wasteland, slackers…
  • Bored with the same pickup lines and conversations? Dwellers have finally learned some new ways to impress other dwellers and the opposite sex.
  • Excessive tapping causing frustration when trying to clear out excess inventory? Overseers will love the new sell-all options.
  • Dweller management improvements and new objectives should help experienced Overseers keep things running smoothly.
  • Even more Vault-Tec certified improvements and optimizations. Because you can never have enough improvements or optimizations.

Patch notes found on the Official Bethesda Forums.

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Nintendo Entering The Mobile Department

Strike up the band, Nintendo has finally confirmed its entry into the mobile gaming market! Nintendo has announced an official partnership with Japanese mobile and online specialists DeNA, a tech giant that rose to its prominence on the strength of its smartphone games. Their agreement is as follows:

⦁ Joint development and operation of gaming applications for smart devices using Nintendo’s intellectual property, including its characters
⦁ Joint development of a new multi-device membership service that will span PCs, smartphones, tablets, Nintendo video games systems.
⦁ Nintendo will acquire 10 percent of DeNA’s issued shares for JPY 22 billion (US$181 million) while DeNA will acquire 1.24 percent of Nintendo’s issued shares for the same price

Now this doesn’t mean that we’ll be playing 3DS or WiiU games on our smartphones or iPads, rather Nintendo has announced that to maintain their quality in gaming experience that only new games that will be optimized for smart devices will be available.

But that also means that there’s no restrictions as to who Nintendo will throw in the fray. It appears that anyone and everyone from all their famous (or not so famous) franchises is up for use in this new partnership with DeNA. Both companies will be developing for the project but Nintendo will be in control of actual game development while DeNA will provide the online support necessary. 

Lastly, to emphasize that they’ve not given up on the console scene, Nintendo has also announced a new dedicated gaming console that will work alongside this online service. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata stated in a press conference in Tokyo that the newest console, codenamed NX, was still aways off but that they hoped to announce more details next year.

Nintendo and DeNA will also develop a cross-platform service that runs across smartphones, tablets, PCs, and Nintendo’s own devices; this is set to launch in fall of this year.

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Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 1 – ZerO Sum Review

Going into the game, I was a little hesitant. Not because I was not a Borderlands fan, not because I was not a TellTale fan, but because I was worried how the two, radically different elements would work together. There are so many ways this game could have went wrong, but I’m happy to say it didn’t.

From the start of the game, you feel comfortable. Since both games are done with cell shading, it immediately feels familiar.

For me, Pandora is not normally a world I can experience being a person who does not like to play FPS (first person shooters), so I was excited about exploring the world. You start out playing as Rhys, a Hyperion employee. You quickly find out that the promotion that you were up for, and quite frankly was owed, is no longer an option. You and your friend, Vaughn set out with a plan to right this wrong. Traveling to Pandora to execute your plan, you quickly run into trouble, Pandora style. Now I won’t go into detail about what happens because I don’t want to ruin it for you, but there is something else you should know. Rhys is not the only person you play as. For the first time, you play as a second character, Fiona, who also has her own agenda. As these two worlds collide, it provides danger and excitement.

Overall the episode delivers. It gives you a taste of Pandora while also giving you what you expect from a TellTale game. While Borderlands players who have never experienced a point and click adventure before might feel a little out of place at the beginning, they won’t feel that way long as this is a nice break from the quick pace style of a shooter. Decisions do need to be made on the fly, sometimes quickly and sometimes not.

If you are looking for the borderlands experience without the fast pace of a shooter, this is your game. If you are looking for a Telltale game, this is also your game. Overall, this is your game! Do not miss out!

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