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King Is Bringing Us More Bubble Witch with a Third Game Out Now

King’s bubble-popping extravaganza Bubble Witch Saga rides again with its third release that’s out now: Bubble Witch 3 Saga. It’s available via the Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store, and Facebook for you to snatch up right now for all your bubble-bursting pleasure. If you’ve ever played Bust-A-Move, you’ll be right at home here. The original Bubble Witch Saga and its sequel were puzzlers where you’re given one colored bubble after another to aim at even more bubbles suspended at the top of the screen. You need to match three or more of a kind to burst the bubbles and clear them from the play area. This is accomplished via precise aiming with the touch screen, and strategic bouncing of colored bubbles against the “walls” of the play area. If you play your cards right, you can collapse an entire cache of bubbles with a well-placed shot. They’ll rain down in a shower of color, and at the end of each level, they’ll randomly bounce into pots that collect them for points totally onto your score. Bubble Witch 3 Saga includes an older main character (Stella) who’s been possessed by READ FULL STORY AT GEEK!

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The 12 Best Games on the iPhone

You’ve got yourself an iPhone and you want to play some games on it. You might not want to just plunge into the App Store—it’s a jungle, full of deadly spiders, wild animals, and bad games. Here, let us help you. Advertisement Below, we’ve listed the 12 games we feel are a great starting point for iPhone gaming. You can also watch the video above for a rundown. Hitman games are famous for their open-ended sandboxes. At their best, they let you creep around a party or a museum, find your target, and creatively take them out. Hitman GO… doesn’t really do that. What it does do, however, is offer a bunch of smart, tightly designed puzzles that gradually become more complicated as you go, but are never too complicated to finish off in the space of a single bus ride. With its stripped down board-game aesthetic and abstract violence, it may not look much like a Hitman game, but it still manages to capture the series’ meticulous, satisfying nature. Advertisement A Good Match For: Hitman fans, puzzle fiends, people READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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How To Be A Better Super Mario Run Player

Nintendo’s mobile extravaganza Super Mario Run is finally upon us, and with it is a cavalcade of awesome new Mario stages, characters to unlock, coins to collect, and MyNintendo Rewards Points to hoard. It’s by far one of the best endless runners you can pick up on the App Store right now, but are you ready to take it on? Are you ready to conquer Super Mario Run? You just might be, if you take heed of our tips and tricks to make you a better Super Mario Run player. Keep in mind that these tips will only apply to players who have paid the $9.99 fee to purchase the entire game. Get All Those MyNintendo Rewards Points All you have to do to nab these points is play the game. You’ll even get a new free playable character by linking your Super Mario Run game to your MyNintendo Account. The game will prompt you to do so early on when you first start playing, so make sure you link the two accounts to keep playing if you ever need to move to a new device, or if you want extra points. Playing the game every day, completing additional courses,…

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Super Mario Run Makes Its Debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Super Mario Run is one of the most anticipated mobile games out there right now and in general. That’s why Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show got to take a first real look at the game last night with Nintendo of America CEO Reggie Fils-Aimé and Super Mario Run creator Shigeru Miyamoto. Yes, the Nintendo dream team were on TV and you weren’t there. I know, I’m feeling it too. The Nintendo giants took to the stage to demo the upcoming mobile game and its three modes, World Tour, Toad Rally, and Kingdom Builder. Fallon was excited to play through a level on his own, and even though he was standing with the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto himself, he actually did a decent job. No pressure, none at all. He was only standing there with the very father of Mario and some of the most memorable franchises of all time, you know. [embedded content] But Super Mario Run wasn’t the only thing on the docket. Miyamoto and Reggie had a special surprise waiting for Fallon when he completed the level: the Nintendo Switch, live and in person! Fallon is one of the first people to be given a chance to play with…

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Nintendo President: Company Is Working to Make Sure Super Mario Run Spreads as Quickly as Pokémon Go

Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima wants Super Mario Run, the iOS mobile game announced at this year’s Apple event, to spread “just as quickly as Pokémon Go.” In an interview with Bloomberg, Kimishima said: “We all saw what happened when we delivered Pokémon Go. … There’s no doubt that more people are using smartphones to play games. And as this time we’re using Mario, that’s a very important intellectual property for us. And that’s what [Shigeru] Miyamoto’s team is working on now: making sure it spreads out just as quickly as Pokémon Go.” Currently more than 20 million people have registered to receive notifications when the game is available. Kimishima also said Nintendo’s move in the smartphone software has had a positive impact on its hardware/software sales. “Our smartphone business has helped sell a lot of our existing packages. And it has really proved our original thesis: by releasing our software on the smartphone, it positively impacts our existing hardware and software business. And that’s precisely the synergy effect we were expecting. And as that has been proven correct, we have more confidence.” Super Mario Run will launch in 150 countries sometime in December.

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Save 25% on Nomad's Entire Innovative Line of Charging Accessories [Exclusive]

Nomad 25% off sitewide excluding Outlet with code KINJA25, free shipping, expires 10/9 | Photo via Lifehacker Nomad has become our favorite purveyor of beautiful, brilliant solutions for keeping your devices powered, and you save 25% on everything but their outlet section with code KINJA25. Not only are these the best prices every offered on most of these products (and will be for some time), but several of them have never been discounted before. The Leather Charging Wallet, available in slim or bifold style, packs an external battery pack right into a beautiful Horween leather wallet. The Key is a keychain-ready cable, so if you can find a USB port, you’ll have power, while the Carabiner is a charging cable that is a keychain. The RoadTrip builds an external battery right into your car charger. The PowerPack is an external battery pack with Tile built right in that we’ll be covering soon, and there are also iPhone 7 cases, and Apple Watch stands and straps thrown in for good measure. Tell us about your favorite Nomad products, or what you’ll be treating yourself to in the comments. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something…

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BioWare Action RPG Jade Empire Now Available On iOS

A wondrous combination of martial arts action and BioWare storytelling, Jade Empire is a classic action RPG that could really use a sequel. Perhaps today’s release of Jade Empire: Special Edition on iOS is a step in that direction. Or not. Advertisement Aspyr Media, the folks behind the iOS version of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, have ported BioWare’s martial arts epic to touchscreen. For $9.99 players get the full game experience, with more than 40 hours of gameplay and—for the first time—achievements. Everybody loves achievements. For those of you unfamiliar with the game, it’s basically a standard BioWare RPG, with moral choices, rich characters, followers and plenty of deep storytelling, only with lots of kicking and punching. And in case you’re wondering how the action RPG controls on a touch screen, here’s an expert mode controls tutorial. We’re probably not getting a Jade Empire sequel any time soon, but at least the iOS release will mean new fans to commiserate with. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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What We Loved (And Hated) About Hit Dating Sim Mystic Messenger

Mystic Messenger Dating sim Mystic Messenger is blowing up, simulating the too-real experience of falling in love with mysterious people online. It’s a relatable otome (“maiden”) game in which, brilliantly, anime boys—and one girl—interact with you over a fake chatroom and text messages. Your character stumbles upon the fictional Mystic Messenger app under strange circumstances, and, over the course of 11 days, gets to know potential paramours online and offline. Mystic Messenger is brilliant, and there’s a lot to unpack about how its fake interface best shows each character’s flaws and charms. Advertisement On Friday, I wrote about how Mystic Messenger’s main mechanic was emotional labor, flattering the boys in the particular ways they require flattery. However, Kotaku writer Heather Alexandra has spent the last few weeks on her own Mystic Messenger quest. She’s come out of it with a unique take that, today, we explored in a chat together. Cecilia D’Anastasio: Let’s get started! Advertisement Heather Alexandra: Perhaps let’s begin with how we heard about the game, what drew us to it? Cecilia D’Anastasio: All the otome fans in my feeds were raving about Mystic Messenger for weeks, but mostly about the boys. That’s not a big hook for…

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23 Things You Can Do in iOS 10 You Couldn't Before

After revealing the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple is finally releasing iOS 10 for everyone with a compatible device today. Of course you’re going to want to set aside some time for playing around with the new software, but if you want to get to the newest features right away, then these are (almost) all the extra tricks that iOS has learned in the last year. Here are 23 things you can do with iOS 10 that you couldn’t do before. 1) Remove some of the stock apps Thanks, Apple. iOS 10 finally lets you uninstall some of the stock apps, like… Stocks. The process is the same, just tap and hold on an app icon to see the small cross button, but when you do this in iOS 10 you’ll see more of them can be removed including Maps, Podcasts, and Contacts. If you start missing them, you can reinstall all apps from iTunes. There are still some that won’t budge, however, including Messages, Health, Safari, and the Clock app. 2) Pick up your iPhone to see notifications If you want to check on your notifications without pushing buttons (or going straight past the lock screen thanks to…

Apple

23 Things You Can Do in iOS 10 You Couldn't Before

After revealing the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple is finally releasing iOS 10 for everyone with a compatible device today. Of course you’re going to want to set aside some time for playing around with the new software, but if you want to get to the newest features right away, then these are (almost) all the extra tricks that iOS has learned in the last year. Here are 23 things you can do with iOS 10 that you couldn’t do before. 1) Remove some of the stock apps Thanks, Apple. iOS 10 finally lets you uninstall some of the stock apps, like… Stocks. The process is the same, just tap and hold on an app icon to see the small cross button, but when you do this in iOS 10 you’ll see more of them can be removed including Maps, Podcasts, and Contacts. If you start missing them, you can reinstall all apps from iTunes. There are still some that won’t budge, however, including Messages, Health, Safari, and the Clock app. 2) Pick up your iPhone to see notifications If you want to check on your notifications without pushing buttons (or going straight past the lock screen thanks to…