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Facebook Messenger games coming to platform soon

Fans of games on Facebook will likely be interested in knowing that fun times could be coming to the Messenger app that Facebook makes available for users. Since the launch of Messenger, third party apps have mostly been limited to those that enhance the communication aspects of the platform, giving users things like emojis, the ability to send sound clips, gif support and similar functions. Reports indicate uptake has been slow for these apps, so Facebook is planning to start pushing for games to expand to the platform in hopes of giving developers something a little “stickier” and with higher revenue potential. Read more

Nintendo launching five smartphone games by 2017, one out this year

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While many companies are embracing mobile gaming with open arms, Nintendo has been a bit reluctant to enter the scene. However, Nintendo, with their recent partnership with DeNA, is now ready to jump in.

Plans are to release one game by the end of this year. Nintendo won’t just been releasing a single game, though. Immediately after the company’s 2014 earnings, CEO and President Satoru Iwata said that they plan on launching five mobile titles by March 2017.

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Galaga:TEKKEN Edition storms into the Play Store, bringing some classic retro action

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Galaga and Tekken have teamed up to bring the unique Galaga:TEKKEN Edition game to the Google Play Store. This game brings characters of Tekken into the Galaga universe, mixing aspects of both games perfectly. Even better is the fact that this game is completely free, so you don’t have to shell out big to relive some memories from your childhood. Read more