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Machine learning game while True: learn() comes to iOS this week.
An oddly named game about cats and machine learning lands on iOS this week.
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5 million people rush to preorder Pokémon Masters

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Pokémon Masters
Coming soon to an iPhone near you.
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The folks at The Pokémon Company are sure taking the “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” catchphrase to heart — at least when it comes to hooking preorders for its latest mobile game.

With two weeks to go until Pokémon Masters launches on iOS and Android, the game already racked up 5 million preorders.

Sky Squadron may be the closest we get to Star Fox on iOS

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Sky Squadron is now available in open beta.
Now available in open beta.
Photo: Sky Squadron

Until Nintendo gets around to releasing classic game Star Fox on iOS, fans of the franchise may want to check out Sky Squadron. An upcoming vehicle-based blaster, it’s set to land in the App Store in early 2020.

If you can’t wait that long, however, its developer has just opened it up for an open beta. This is the perfect opportunity for early adopters to take it for a spin.

Mesmerizing exploration game Journey comes to iOS

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Journey game for iOS
Journey is less a game than an experience.
Photo: Annapurna Interactive

Journey has been described as more a work of art than a game. It depends on its amazing visuals and Grammy-winning music to draw players into a mysterious world. And now iPad and iPhone users can experience it for themselves.

When Journey debuted in 2012 it was awarded a Guinness World Record for “The Most Awards won by an Independent Game.”

Have a hell of a good time with Doom II for iOS

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Doom II is back, and this time it’s for iPhone and iPad.
Doom II is back, and this time it’s for iPhone and iPad.
Image: Bethesda Softworks

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original Doom, Bethesda Softworks relaunched Doom II for iPhone and iPad. It promises “more demons, more weapons, more action” — just like it did back in 1994.

6 classic Mac games you can enjoy on iOS

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Flashback
This was a game-changer for computer games back in the day.
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With a constant stream of new, console-quality games in the iOS App Store, and subscription gaming service Apple Arcade on the way, there’s arguably never been a better time to be an Apple gamer. Yet despite all the great new iOS games, sometimes you just want to relive your misspent youth.

This week, Paul Cuisset’s classic Mac platformer Flashback blasted its way into the App Store. To mark the occasion, we dug up some of the best classic games that graced vintage Macs but now can be played on your iOS device. Check them out.

Dr. Mario opens his App Store surgery one day early

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Looking for a great puzzle game?
Photo: Nintendo

It’s a rare day that doctors are running ahead of schedule. Fortunately, today is just such a day as Dr. Mario, the classic 1990s Nintendo puzzle game, has landed in the App Store one day early.

Originally expected to drop July 10, Dr. Mario instead went live today. It’s free to download, although there are in-app purchases available for those who hate the idea of socialized health care.

Rome: Total War – Barbarian Invasion marches onto iPhone

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One of the deepest strategy games to make it onto iPhone yet.
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Rome: Total War — Barbarian Invasion, a classic PC and Mac game that pits the Roman empire against barbarian hordes, has been tweaked to bring its incredibly immersive gameplay to the iPhone’s small screen.

Players get to experience the final years of the empire as a barbarian commander determined to bring down Rome’s power structure. Alternatively, they can play a Roman general looking to quash the rebellion once and for all. It’s all kinds of awesome!

Nintendo RPG Dragalia Lost blasts into new markets

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Dragalia Lost
Are you playing Dragalia Lost yet?
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Nintendo action RPG Dragalia Lost has finally expanded its reach to a bunch of new markets, including Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.

The free-to-play game, which debuted in the United States and other countries last September, runs on Android and iOS. With this wider rollout, even more people can enjoy the hit game’s fast-paced action.