Marvel Hero Tales is a new educational storytelling app available for iOS and Android. It’s designed to develop language and reading skills for kids ages 9-11. The app uses interactive…
All the biggest headlines, trailers, and details from gaming’s biggest annual convention.
EA Play 2019
The latest expansion for The Sims 4, Island Living, was shown at the EA Play 2019 press conference. Island Living adds a new beach location, new careers, and mermaids. Island…Read More
The most anticipated game from EA this year is Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Developed by Respawn Entertainment (Titanfall), Fallen Order is a single player action-adventure starring a new Jedi…Read More
Xbox E3 2019
Everything is awesome in the newest DLC pack to hit Forza Horizon 4. During the Xbox E3 2019 press conference, a new LEGO-themed expansion was announced for Forza, called LEGO…Read More
The marquis exclusive trailer reveal at the Xbox E3 2019 was none other than Halo Infinite, the newest upcoming game in the storied Halo franchise. Watch the lengthy Discover Hope…Read More
Recently Microsoft expanded their digital gaming subscription service with Xbox Game Pass for PC. At their E3 2019 press conference, they added Xbox Game Pass for PC to Game Pass…Read More
The E3 2019 press conferences are still currently ongoing as we head into the show itself. But many are declaring Microsoft the winner through sheer star power alone. Directly following…Read More
During the Xbox E3 2019 press conference Microsoft officially unveiled their next console. The as yet unnamed Project Scarlett will feature up to 8K resolutions and a solid state drive…Read More
Bethesda E3 2019
Bethesda owns Id Software, and during their E3 2019 press conference, announced the surprising return of one of Id’s more forgotten franchises, Commander Keen. It’s being developed by Zenimax Online…Read More
The biggest reveal during the Bethesda E3 2019 press conference was a deeper look at the highly anticipated DOOM sequel, DOOM Eternal. Id Software showed off the new multiplayer Battle…Read More
Arkane Lyon are the developers behind the excellent stealth-action first-person Dishonored series. During the Bethesda E3 2019 press conference, they announced their newest project. It’s called Deathloop. Like Dishonored and…Read More
Ubisoft E3 2019
Ubisoft had two major new game announcements at E3 2019. One of them was an expected sequel to Watch Dogs (which looks great). The other is Gods & Monsters, a…Read More
At E3 2019 Ubisoft announced a new Story Creator Mode for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Story Creator allows players to create their own quests using a new web-based tool, then upload…Read More
During the Ubisoft E3 2019 press conference, developer Massive Entertainment revealed their DLC plans for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. The Division 2 DLC will include three free episodes throughout…Read More
Ubisoft opened up their E3 2019 press conference by revealing their most biggest game of the show: Watch Dogs: Legion. The third game in the action series takes place in…Read More
Square Enix E3 2019
Square Enix had previously signed a multi-game licensing deal to produce Marvel video games. Marvel’s Avengers is being developed by Crystal Dynamics (Tomb Raider), and we got our first trailer…Read More
We’ve been patiently waiting for the highly anticipated Final Fantasy 7 Remake ever since it was first revealed during the Playstation conference at E3 2015. Now during E3 2019, Square…Read More
PC Gaming Show E3 2019
During the PC Gaming Show at E3 2019, Frontier Developments showcased a new trailer for upcoming sim park management game, Planet Zoo. We were also given a release date: November…Read More
During the E3 2019 PC Gaming Show developer Rebellion announced a sequel to their 2004 strategy sim, Evil Genius. Evil Genius 2: World Domination will once again put players in…Read More
Nintendo Direct E3 2019
Nintendo presented their usual Nintendo Direct at E3 2019, focusing on upcoming Switch games, including ones we knew about like Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Pokémon Sword and Shield, as…Read More
Bethesda owns Id Software, and during their E3 2019 press conference, announced the surprising return of one of Id’s more forgotten franchises, Commander Keen. It’s being developed by Zenimax Online…
As per a recent Android Developers blog, Google is taking steps to improve their Google Play mobile store and “reduce the chance that apps not intended for children could unintentionally attract them” on Android mobile devices.
New changes and policy updates will be rolled out in the coming months, beginning with requiring every developer to declare the intended target audience for each game on the Google Play store.
If children are the target audience, then developers will need to answer a series of follow-up questions, while Google also reviews the app themselves. The new policy will divide every app into three groups: Children as the target audience, a mix of children and older users, and older users only. Apps in the first two categories will be subject to Google’s Family Policy Requirements, which include restrictions on ads, data collection, augmented reality, and privacy policies, as well as obvious content restrictions such as violence and drug use.
Developers have until September 1 to fill out the new target audience section and comply with these new policies. Google has increased staffing and improved communications for app reviews and appeals to help expedite these sweeping changes.
Compared to the more heavily curated App Store on iOS, Google Play is much more of a Wild West of content, with many apps erroneously (or maliciously) targeting targeting young people with inappropriate content or advertising. These new policies are a step in the right direction.
At a recent press conference in Japan, The Pokémon Company announced several new projects, games, and apps. The big upcoming Pokéman game: Pokémon Sword and Shield, will be detailed in an upcoming Nintendo Direct next week on June 5.
Pokémon HOME is the next evolution of Pokémon Bank. It’s a cloud-based app where trainers can manage their collection of Pokémon throughout the modern generation of games, including Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee, Pokémon GO, and Pokémon Sword and Shield. It’s also compatible with Pokémon Bank, allowing you to transfer Pokémon from previous generations. Pokémon can also be traded with anyone around the world through Pokémon HOME with a mobile device. HOME is launching in early 2020 on iOS, Android, and Switch.
Pokémon Sleep is the less mobile cousin of Pokémon GO. It’s a mobile app that tracks your sleeping via the embedded accelerometer from the new Pokémon GO Plus + device. The new device has the same functionality as the original, allowing you to use it to play Pokémon GO as well. Details on how all this works are scarce but the company promises “a gameplay experience unlike any other.” Pokémon Sleep will launch for mobile devices in 2020.
Pokémon Masters is a proper mobile spin-off game. It features 3v3 Pokémon battles with the biggest trainers from Pokémon history. It’s built specifically for mobile casual mobile gameplay, and is launching later this year.
A new Detective Pikachu game was also announced. This one will be a sequel to the events of the first game, which released on the Nintendo 3DS in 2016. The new Detective Pikachu is being developed for the Switch. A release date has yet not been announced.
For those hoping for any information on the next big Pokémon games, you’ll have to wait until next week. A special Pokémon Direct will stream on June 5 at 6 am Pacific/9 am Eastern, and focus solely on Pokémon Sword and Shield. We expect to get an official release date, most likely in November.
Last month’s release of the latest Hearthstone expansion, Rise of Shadows, allowed players to take on the role of villains as they joined the League of E.V.I.L. Today Blizzard Entertainment…