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Get involved! The PG Community Round-up (05/08/13 - 19/08/13)

The hottest competitions, biggest site announcements, and more
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Every two weeks, I like to look back at the three big topics of conversation that got everyone talking over the past 14 days. And mention them here.

This round-up represents the perfect opportunity for you to catch up on the latest happenings from around the world of Pocket Gamer.

So, yeah, competitions you might have missed, big features we've launched. That sort of thing.

In this particular round-up, you discuss the fact that Deus Ex: The Fall is heading to Android, remark on Nathan Drake's branding shame, and question whether Clash of Clans is really a strategy game.

Let's crack on.

The Big Three

1. Deus Ex: The Fall is sneaking onto Google Play:

After a successful launch on iOS, Eidos-Montréal's stealthy stealthy, shooty shooty first-person shooter is heading to Android.

Harry Styles (not THAT Harry Styles, surely?!) noted that there was "one month to go until I get to soothe my hunger for a good action game title."

Mothreja Jay was equally excited: "Deus Ex is amazing. Human Revolution revived the series, and The Fall has pushed it to mobile devices."

was also excited about the news, and stated that he hopes "it has controller support".

2. Uncharted surfaces on iPad as a mini-game in PlayStation All-Stars Island:

Nathan Drake and chums have gone to bed with The Coca-Cola Company. The offspring of this unholy union is this pretty naff advergame on iOS.

Seems like no one in our community is too impressed by this collaboration...

was disgusted: "Yuk. Prime example of seeing a franchise as a brand to milk." Quite.

Our own Mark Brown exclaimed that "this is the worst thing I've ever played." Yowzer.

It was PG regular mr_bez that provided perhaps the funniest comment of the fortnight, though: "If I wanted to play an Uncharted game where I spend most of my time following narrow, pre-determined paths, occasionally tapping to avoid obstacles, I'd play Uncharted 3." Zing.

3. We compiled a list of the ten best strategy games on iOS. You questioned whether Clash of Clans belongs on the list:

This article went down a storm, in truth. But the one question mark hanging over the piece was whether Clash of Clans belonged on this list. Is this freemium title REALLY a strategy game?

Echtze1t said that it "stands out as the single worst 'game' (I wouldn't even call it that) of this selection".

oooooomonkey pondered the following, meanwhile: "how you can put some freemium crap in with all these brilliant games is beyond me."

Perhaps it was community member Ginko that sums up my own personal feelings best on this matter: "Clash of Clans is the only game that's stayed on my iPad without being deleted in the last 10 months or so... Should be no1 in your list IMHO."

Get stuck in!

Have you all seen the swanky new trailer for swipe magazine? You haven't? Well, rectify that 'error' right now by visiting this page. You can grab a copy of the digital mag on iTunes here for free.

Our Sonic Dash Gamer X competition has come to a close. Check out all of the winners here.

Lastly, here's a cheeky plug for the Pocket Gamer Podcast. We re-launched it as a multi-format show a month or so ago, and it's been received really well. Join us via iTunes here or on Stitcher Smart Radio here.

I'll be back with another community round-up in a fortnight.

In the meantime, make sure you're following us on Twitter, that you Like us on Facebook, and you've subscribed to our YouTube channel.

Oh, and make sure you've +1'd us on Google+ and are Following us on Pinterest. That way, you can keep up to date with all the latest news, competitions, and features from the Pocket Gamer team.

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Peter Willington 19 August 2013
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