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7 mobile games that made the successful translation to console or PC

At <i>Pocket Gamer</i>, we often write about PC and console games that have made their way to iOS and Android.<p>Games like <i>FTL</i> and <i>Papers, Please</i> that started …

Has censorship on the App Store gone too far? (NSFW)

With last week seeing several games removed from the App Store for historical usage of the Confederate flag, has Apple censorship gone too far?<p>We've …

9 upcoming Vita games that will make you glad you've still got one

If you were going by Sony's E3 keynote alone, you'd think that the PS Vita was dead. The nifty little handheld was barely shown at all, outside of …

How to turn 2015's biggest games into mobile mega hits

Back when E3 2015 rolled into town, we remarked that AAA developers and publishers just don't get mobile.<p>The few smartphone-based games on display …

4 times Satoru Iwata was a programming badass

Satoru Iwata, who died this week at the age of 55, was the only Nintendo president who had a background in game design and development.<br>He started his …

These 11 RPGs make the PS Vita the ultimate role-playing machine

It's a little too late in the Vita's lifespan for a name change - which is a shame, since Sony's portable system should have been called "the RPG …

The 25 best RPGs on iPhone and iPad

<b>Updated June 7, 2018:</b> New entries added<br>You don't get as many pure RPG games on mobile as you used to. Here in these hybrid-happy days it's all …

Nintendo 3DS vs PS Vita - Which handheld came out on top?

While both Nintendo and Sony continue to support their handheld consoles (one firm less enthusiastically than the other) there's no denying that the …

9 more PS2 games we'd love to see remastered on the Vita

Look, we know we'll never see another huge first-party game for the PS Vita - but what about remasters?<br>Making the Vita a portable window into …

Hidden gems: 8 Vita games that (almost) everybody forgot

By now, it should be universally accepted that the Vita's got loads of good games, spanning multiple genres and graphical styles.<br>However, as with any …

The 9 best game developers on iOS

It’s no secret that the success of any gaming console depends on its level of third-party developer support: systems that can attract outside talent …

11 iOS games that have moved us close to tears

Those who love games can't help but evangelize about them.<p>When you're a gamer it's so easy to see the colossal potential for narrative, learning, and …

What are the best free-to-play games on mobile?

Subscribe to AppSpy on<p>It's easy to dismiss all free-to-play games as cynical Skinner Box creations designed to keep you playing - even if you're not …

Question: when is it okay to be a bastard?

Subscribe to AppSpy on<p>What's the difference between <i>Tobacco Inc.</i> and <i>Plague Inc.</i>?<p>Why does committing crimes in <i>Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas</i> feel like …

The 13 best Android games with online multiplayer

Playing games with friends is often more fun. But what do you do when your mates are on the other side of town? Or the country? Or the world?<p>Rather …

How Amazon Underground works

Amazon Underground is a brand new service in the Amazon Appstore that offers previously premium games and apps entirely for free.<p>Interestingly, IAPs …

What are '8-bit' graphics anyway?

Subscribe to AppSpy on<p>What is "8-bit"?<p>Loads of games, from <i>Super Mega Worm</i> to <i>Bitcoin Billionaire</i> and from <i>8-bit Waterslide</i> to <i>8-bit Doves</i>, use it as a …

9 indie games that would be right at home on Vita

Although the Vita was originally pitched as a portable PS3, that's not exactly how the system has ended up.<br>Rather, Sony's handheld has become a …

The 8 weirdest games on iPhone and iPad

These days, with Apple's mobile platform flooded by a never-ending deluge of top-notch titles, it takes quite a bit to break out from the crowd.<p>One …