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Capcom to release Monster Hunter, Mega Man mobile games in FY2016

Capcom’s newly formed mobile sector, built from the heretofore independent Beeline and Capcom brands, will release mobile installments of Monster Hunter, Mega Man and more in the current fiscal year (by March 31, 2017).

Capcom’s “mobile business division” plans to release four mobile titles in the 2016 fiscal year by “aggressively utilizing” the company’s IP. In addition to Monster Hunter and Mega Man, a Sengoku Basara game is also in the works.  

The new division was formed to allow Capcom Mobile to keep pace with the explosive mobile market. Capcom predicts global mobile revenue will grow from $27.5 billion in 2015 to $37.4 billion in 2019.

“Mobile content is a driver of growth in the game market as well as an important factor in Capcom’s growth strategy,” the company said in a release.

“The Capcom group will continue to maximize revenues by proactively releasing popular IP in the high-growth mobile games market.”

Source: Capcom

Via: Polygon 

Get 13 free Hearthstone packs Whispers of the Old Gods

The next big Hearthstone expansion, Whispers of the Old Gods, launches next week, and if you play during the launch week you have the chance to earn 13 FREE card packs from the new expansion!

According to VG24, Blizzard took to a livestream to reveal that along with Whispers of the Old Gods releasing next week players can get 10 packs from the new expansion through various quests during the release week.

Five packs can be obtained through a special launch quest. The quest has the player win two games in Standard mode, the new ranked mode where players can't use older cards. Players who complete another special launch quest by winning seven more games of Standard mode get five more Whispers of the Old Gods packs.

If winning turns out to be too hard, then Blizzard is also giving away three free packs just for logging in during the launch week.

That means players can get up to 13 free packs! 

Boy cuts off his own finger to spite his parents' mobile gaming ban

Many of us are addicted to games in one way or another. Whether we're trying to get to the new game plus content in Dark Souls or just trying to figure out that last impossible Angry Birds level, we stick to it until the bitter end. For some, however, the struggle is definitely real.

According to Sina News, an 11-year-old boy in China named Xiaopeng, cut off his own finger tip when his parents banned him from playing his mobile games. When his parents thought he was gaming on his phone way too much (probably a fair assessment), they did what any sensible parents would do and took his phone away once they saw him grab it first thing in the morning, having already told him it was now off limits. In protest, the boy sliced off the tip of his index finger above the first joint.

After a tricky three hour surgery, the doctor's were able to reattach his finger, but because the boy is so young, its still uncertain whether the reattached arteries will take, allowing the finger to return to normal functionality.