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Bethesda Sent out the following

 

Today the massively popular Fallout Shelter from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition, expands once more to a new audience, putting Overseers in control of their own Vault and an army of Dwellers on Xbox One and Windows 10. Fallout Shelter is available now as an Xbox Play Anywhere title via a free download from the Xbox Store or Windows Store.

 

As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, player progress is retained across both Xbox One and Windows 10, meaning users can switch seamlessly between platforms and pick up where they left off, bringing all their saves, progress, and achievements with them. The game has also been fully adapted to work with the Xbox One controller, so players can experience Vault life bigger and better, right from their TV.

AboutFallout Shelter

Fallout Shelter thrusts players into the role of Overseer to build their own Vault, manage dwellers, and adventure through Fallout’s iconic wasteland. Since the game’s original launch in 2015, the game has continued to expand and add features, including Crafting, Scrapping, Pets, additional rooms, iconic Fallout 4 characters, and special Dweller customization options. The game’s constantly growing Quest system allows Overseers to send Dwellers out into the Wasteland to abandoned buildings, decrepit Vaults, and mysterious caves to uncover legendary loot and face off against enemies like Radscorpions, Ghouls, and powerful bosses.

 

Players can download Fallout Shelter for Xbox One and Windows 10 from the Xbox Store or Windows Store today.

 

The game is also available for free on Android and iOS devices, as well as on PC through Bethesda’s launcher.

 

Fallout Shelter is a truly unique mobile game and I am very interested in seeing how it does on Xbox One. Will you be getting the game on Xbox One? Do let us know!

 

 

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Annapurna Interactive, the publisher of Gorogoa, has released a new trailer for the upcoming game.

Designed, developed, and illustrated by Jason Roberts, Gorogoa is a beautifully hand-drawn story suspended inside a puzzle with a completely unique mechanic. Move illustrated, animated panels around on a grid, similar to arranging framed drawings on a wall. When two drawings are correctly stacked or aligned, they fuse together to form a new scene that may be navigated as though it were a 3D space and further advance the story.

 

This game looks incredible. I personally cannot wait to find out more about it and I think this will be a standout game. Puzzle games fascinate me to no end, so this looks fight up my alley. See the trailer below.

 

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One of the biggest mobile markets out there is China, and while Niantic, Pokemon Co. and Nintendo would love to have Pokémon Go release there, it doesn’t seem to ever be happening. This is due to the Chinese state censor blocking the game from release in there due to security risks. Specifically, these include “a threat to geographical information security and the threat to transport and the personal safety of consumers.”

While this may seem excessive, it is worth noting that there have been multiple reports of injuries and accidents caused by people playing Pokémon Go while distracted. As well, gaming addiction is actually a major concern in China, with extreme cases having made headlines in the country. Given these facts, it does make sense that the government would have several concerns.

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No GravatarNintendo has announced that pre-registration has now opened for Super Mario Run on Android smartphones and tablets and you can sign up here to be ready to play. Hopefully the game will have a better sale rate on Android than it did on iOS where actual purchases were low. See the announcement below

 

 

No GravatarNintendo has announced that Super Mario Run has already reached 50 million downloads. They sent out the tweet you can see below, to make the announcement. Super Mario Run has come a long way in a very short time and broken numerous records. Nintendo has been very smart about how they have pursued mobile thus far.

 

 

 

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Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima talked with Kyoto Shimbun in more detail about the company’s mobile plans. He noted that starting in 2017, they would like to bring out two or three mobile games each year. Given the success of Super Mario Run, this is seen as a positive move for them. Speaking of Super Mario Run, he noted the title has thus far achieved 40 million downloads and says that it has met their expectations, but they believe that number could grow to 100 million. He also noted that Nintendo is taking feedback on the game and that it has a high ratio of paying customers. Kimishima stated that smartphones will support the console line of Nintendo and work to expand the player base. The goal being to use the smartphone games to get people talking and look at the Switch when it comes out in March.

This is all good news for Nintendo and it is good to hear that their plan is to use these games to promote their systems.

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Nintendo has announced that Super Mario Run has been downloaded 40 million times in just 4 days. This is an even faster download rate than Pokémon Go and has broken App Store records. It is not clear how many of the downloads led to purchases but there was an estimate by e 3rd party of at least 14 million dollars in revenue ( and this was before 4 days on the market had passed). While it is not known how well the game will continue to do, it seems to have done its task of increasing brand awareness for Nintendo, going into the Switch era.

 

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No GravatarNintendo has released a live action commercial for Super Mario Run. The production values are high on this and if this is the new level of intensity they are bringing to their marketing, then Nintendo has some good days ahead of them with the Switch. Check out the trailer below.

 

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Nintendo has commissioned Peanut Labs, a subsidiary of Research Now to do a survey about awareness of Super Mario Run. Among those asked were female gamers, male gamers ages 18 to 24, and male gamers 25 to 49  with household incomes of $100,000 or more.

What was shown that, among mobile gamers, only 52 percent are familiar with the idea and concept of Super Mario Run for mobile, which isn’t very reassuring.

This survey suggests Nintendo to be more aggressive about how to advertise for Super Mario Run in order to ensure people are aware for launch. It remains to be seen if word of mouth alone will help like was the case with Pokémon Go.

 

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The award-winning Fallout Shelter continues to grow larger and larger on both mobile and PC platforms this month with the release of Update 1.9, which delivers all-new Quests including an exciting new location – the Caves – plus fun Thanksgiving celebrations including new stickers for iOS 10 iMessage.

Update 1.9 Content Includes:

 

  • New Location for Quests – Cave: In addition to abandoned buildings and derelict Vaults, Overseers can send Dwellers on spelunking adventures in a brand-new backdrop that will be immediately familiar to Fallout 4 fans – dark, mysterious caves.

 

  • New Quests: Update 1.9 introduces even more Quests for the demanding Overseer, including new regular, weekly, and special event Holiday Quests during the Thanksgiving celebration.

 

  • Holiday Festivities: The holiday celebrations continue in the Vault! In November, the Fallout Shelter Thanksgiving event will unlock limited time Quests, specially themed room visuals, and Thanksgiving outfits available in Lunchboxes. In December, Overseers will also celebrate Christmas and New Year’s with additional limited time quests and special rewards.

 

  • New iMessage Stickers: Building on the popularity of the Halloween stickers, Update 1.9 will introduce special Thanksgiving-themed stickers for iOS 10 iMessage users. In addition, new stickers based on the Fallout 4 Nuka-World mascots, Bottle and Cappy, are available now.

 

That is quite the update. Fallout Shelter has been a hit since it launched and just seems to get better and better.

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