Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (Mobile) The latest stories from Pocket Gamer, updated every five minutes. FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:27:27 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer Learn how to save £35 and win a VIP trip to the Summoners War World Arena Championship in Paris <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-mcb_coin_front-1_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Learn how to save £35 and win a VIP trip to the Summoners War World Arena Championship in Paris" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We didn’t host a giveaway in a while, but we have today an amazing one for our UK readers. And if you are a fan of Summoners War, you’re in for a treat. We have for you an all-expenses paid trip to the Summoners War World Arena Championship at Le Comedia in Paris on October 7th.<br><br>The Summoners War World Arena Championship pits devoted fans from around the globe against each other, with competitions happening in the U.S., Europe, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, and China. The top 16 European players will be facing off in October’s event for $5,000 prize money. The top two competitors will then get a chance to compete in the World Finals in the United States!<br><br>One lucky reader from the UK will get two VIP passes, travel, and accommodation to the EU finals in Paris, with exclusive access to a private VIP area where they can meet and mingle with influencers and Summoners War developers. Most importantly, VIPs will also be treated to complimentary food and drink at the event. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Summoners+War/feature.asp?c=75347'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Summoners+War/feature.asp?c=75347 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:00:00 GMT Review: Sennheiser GSP 350 - More than just a gaming headset? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-acpix/sennheiser-gsp-350.jpg" width="200" alt="Sennheiser GSP 350 - More than just a gaming headset?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you're in the market for a decent set of headphones that don't cost you an arm and a leg, you can't really go wrong with Sennheiser.<br><br>Though prices do vary pretty drastically across their range of products, you can rest assured you'll not only find something to match your budget, but that it will be of solid quality.<br><br>It makes sense then, that the music-loving gamer might consider grabbing a Sennheiser headset to both chat with their friends and listen to music without compromise.<br><br>And Sennheiser claims to deliver just that with the GSP 350. Does the sound wizard succeed in its goal? Let's find out.<br><br><strong>Look<br><br></strong><br><br>The Sennheiser GSP 350 won't win awards for its design any time soon, but nor will you be embarrassed to whip it out and shove it on your head at a LAN party.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Sennheiser+GSP+350/hardware_review.asp?c=75084'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Sennheiser+GSP+350/hardware_review.asp?c=75084 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:06:00 GMT Be one of the first to experience Play NYC, New York City’s new premier games convention <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vfkfi/play-nyc-twitter-2.jpg" width="200" alt="Be one of the first to experience Play NYC, New York City’s new premier games convention" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Calling all gamers and developers, this Summer will see a new dedicated gaming convention open its doors in New York City for the very first time. Simply dubbed Play NYC, the ambitious event will run from August 19-20th, and is organized by veteran gaming events company Playcrafting. Expected to play host to well over 5,000 attendees, Play NYC will intends to connect players and creators alike.<br><br>The venue for such an occasion? Manhattan’s prestigious Terminal 5, perhaps best known to people as a live concert venue that normally sees the likes of The Cranberries and Kasabian play to sell-out audiences. Play NYC however will see it teeming with passionate people from all corners of the gaming industry across 21,000 square feet of indoor Expo space, 3 floors, and a rooftop deck.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/feature.asp?c=74952'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/feature.asp?c=74952 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:34:32 GMT We want YOU to intern at Pocket Gamer - Apply within <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hvks/pglogo.jpg" width="200" alt="We want YOU to intern at Pocket Gamer - Apply within" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Want to get your start in the glamorous world of games and tech journalism? Place your boot on road to global media stardom? We can help you out. There are internship opportunities across Steel Media's portfolio of websites right now.<br><br>With decades worth of experience to share, Steel Media is the perfect place to hone your writing skills, gain valuable feedback on your creative abilities, and discover how to research and curate content.<br><br>We run a range of consumer (b2c) and trade (b2b) websites and events, and we're always happy to take on newcomers for a limited period, to show them the ropes. You'll get a real chance to contribute to the daily life of our sites, build a portfolio, and learn what it's like to be part of an editorial team.<br><br>What's more you can work from home, connecting with your editor via Skype, Slack and email. It's all terribly modern. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74853'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74853 Tue, 1 Aug 2017 16:49:00 GMT Review: Razer Kraken Pro V2 review - A worthwhile gaming headset? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jciqi/razer-pro-kraken-v2-4.jpg" width="200" alt="Razer Kraken Pro V2 review - A worthwhile gaming headset?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The Kraken Pro V2 is designed to be the only gaming headset you'll need. The focus is on comfort, durability, and clarity of sound in an affordable package.<br><br>And I'd say Razer has done a pretty good job of achieving that - particularly as it works across all of the devices you own.<br><br>But it does fall slightly short of the mark. At £79.99, you'd want this headset to be sufficient for every single purpose, and it doesn't quite reach that.<br><br><strong>Look<br><br></strong><br><br>The Kraken Pro V2 comes in three distinct colours: black, white, and Razer's signature green. The design is very minimal and stylish, and as long as you choose the right colour you'll feel pretty happy wearing them.<br><br>It also looks distinctly premium, thanks to a liberal use of quality and durable materials. It's mostly metal, rather than plastic, which is always a pleasure. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:10:50 GMT The Honor 8 Pro stretches its legs in our VR test <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-kffl/honor-duke-id-photos_blue_10_800.jpg" width="200" alt="The Honor 8 Pro stretches its legs in our VR test" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> First impressions are that the Honor 8 Pro is a premium bit of kit – regardless of the non-UK spelling of ‘honour’. But this isn’t your normal handset overview; we’ll be looking into how well this new handset handles the unique demands that VR places on mobile hardware. We can forgive a non-standard spelling if the Honor’s VR performance is up to scratch...<br><br><strong><br><br>Ingenious Honor<br><br></strong><br><br>You know this manufacturer is serious about its VR credentials when you realise that with a few deft folds, the packaging inserts form a Google Cardboard compatible viewer when combined with the back of the box. A pair of lenses are included, which simply pop into the viewer and give new users a free and convenient way to try out VR; for the first time in many cases. Honor; you have impressed us with your origami ingenuity. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Honor+8Pro/feature.asp?c=74200'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Honor+8Pro/feature.asp?c=74200 Fri, 2 Jun 2017 16:27:00 GMT We want YOU to write freelance guides for Pocket Gamer! <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-izepc/pocket-gamer-logo.jpeg" width="200" alt="We want YOU to write freelance guides for Pocket Gamer!" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Hey, you there. Yes, you with the face. Are you good at video games? Do you know how to whip up a mean spreadsheet? Do you speak the language of HTML as fluently as you do your mother tongue?<br><br>If you answered yes to all of the above questions, we may have a job for you.<br><br>You see, we're looking for freelance guide writers - though to describe them as writers is a bit misleading. What we're really looking for is someone who can create wiki-style spreadsheets of data, and make them look nice on our site in a speedy manner.<br><br>We will be honest - there won't be an awful lot of writing involved, as it's mostly data entry and getting the HTML code just right. You may also need to pop into PhotoShop to spruce up a few images as well.<br><br>For an example of what we're looking for, take a look at <a href="/r/iPhone/Clash+Royale/feature.asp?c=68703">this</a>. As you can see, it's just a big table of the cards available in <em><a href="/r/iPhone/Clash%2BRoyale/review.asp?c=69269">Clash Royale</a></em>. That's exactly what we're looking for. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74016'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74016 Wed, 17 May 2017 16:14:29 GMT Need friends in Fire Emblem Heroes? Share your friend codes here! <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-asoo/fire_emblem_heroes_itunes.jpg" width="200" alt="Need friends in Fire Emblem Heroes? Share your friend codes here!" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <a href="http://r/iPhone/Fire+Emblem%3A+Heroes/review.asp?c=72867&srch=fire+emblem">Fire Emblem Heroes</a> is finally here and, if you're anything like us, you're probably already humiliating your opponents on the battlefield and building up a substantial collection of heroes.<br><br>However, this is a game best played with a meaty friends list, as you can show off your best units and grab a couple easy feathers by greeting them.<br><br>Again, if you're anything like us, you probably spend most of your life like a vampire, shamelessly avoiding sunlight in the pursuit of completing every game in your collection 100%.<br><br>As a result, your friends list is probably, well, quite barren. Or maybe that's just us. Poor us.<br><br>Well, not to worry as Pocket Gamer is here to help connect you with other<em> Fire Emblem Heroes </em>experts. Simply share your in-game username and friend code in the comments, and add the others who have also done so! <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Fire+Emblem%3A+Heroes/feature.asp?c=72943'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Fire+Emblem%3A+Heroes/feature.asp?c=72943 Thu, 9 Feb 2017 14:16:00 GMT Shop over a thousand deals on games and more with Amazon Digital Day <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-mydf/digital_day_header.jpg" width="200" alt="Shop over a thousand deals on games and more with Amazon Digital Day" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <script type="text/javascript">window._rtbms = window._rtbms || [];window._rtbms.push({"id": "5A7CC3D5"});(function(r, s) {r = document.createElement('script'); r.type = 'text/javascript'; r.async = true;r.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://' : 'http://') + 'track.rtb-media.me/rtbm.js';s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(r, s);})();</script> <noscript></noscript> On December 30th, Amazon Digital Day will kick off with great deals on games, movies, music, eBooks and more. For one day only, Amazon will offer over a thousand deals on top items, including discounts of up to 50% off and a selection of Dollar Deals where every item is priced under a $1. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/news.asp?c=72559'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/news.asp?c=72559 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:47:29 GMT An exclusive first look at 9 new cards in Shadowverse's Rise of Bahamut expansion <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-cfccxt_shadowverse_icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="An exclusive first look at 9 new cards in Shadowverse's Rise of Bahamut expansion" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Having already achieved over 6 million downloads since its launch in June, <em>Shadowverse</em> is easily one of the most popular mobile CCGs available.<br><br>This is especially true when it comes to developer Cygames' native homeland of Japan, where it's already the nation's most popular mobile collectable card game.<br><br>CCGs and card battlers may be quite common these days. However, thanks to a combination of an anime-infused dark fantasy art style in combination and evolved mechanics found elsewhere, it's easy to see how <em>Shadowverse</em> has differentiated itself within a crowded market, with Japan's market arguably being the most crowded of them all.<br><br>Another way in which Cygames has allowed <em>Shadowverse</em> to stand out from the competition is through its story mode. One which includes a complete cast of fully fleshed out characters, locations, and lore. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Shadowverse/news.asp?c=72493'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Shadowverse/news.asp?c=72493 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:14:00 GMT Steel Media says goodbye to PG's former Community Manager, Ray Wilmott <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qeew/1236651_10151859559445915_783863852_n.jpg" width="200" alt="Steel Media says goodbye to PG's former Community Manager, Ray Wilmott" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Today, Steel Media says goodbye to <em>Pocket Gamer</em>'s well-loved former Community Manager, Ray Wilmott. Don't worry though, as he's not going quite so far as you think!<br><br>He's staying in games, and will move on to an app development startup in Cardiff as their Community Manager, lending his skills earned at <em>Pocket Gamer</em> to help them grow. Best of luck to him!<br><br>Ray joined <em>Pocket Gamer</em> on November 30th, 2015, and his first day actually coincided with our official Christmas party. Ray then helped us to grow our community in the App Army and took over the social media reigns.<br><br>Eventually, Ray moved over to join our B2B marketing team, and helped promote our range of events and services during his time there.<br><br>Ray will be missed by us all, but let's not get caught up in the sadness, let's just wish Ray the very best for the future, and offer him these kind words from our colleagues. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/App+Army/news.asp?c=72210'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/App+Army/news.asp?c=72210 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:58:33 GMT Review: iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Review <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-lecj/iphonepg_08.jpg" width="200" alt="iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Review" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <span style="font-size: 10pt;">Apple's iPhone turns 10 next year, which might go some way to explaining why this year's offerings look so similar to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s lines.<br><br>Apple no doubt has something particularly special up its sleeves for 2017 but that's not to say that the iPhone 7 and its phablet sibling the 7 Plus are stop-gap releases - these are two of the most powerful smartphones in existence and offer some big plus points over previous models.<br><br>Oh, and we might as well address the elephant in the room early on - yes, they both lack a 3.5mm headphone socket. Does this brave move by Apple mean that you should pass on an upgrade this year? Let's find out.</span><br><br><strong><br><br>Design<br><br></strong> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/iPhone+7/handset_review.asp?c=71864'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/iPhone+7/handset_review.asp?c=71864 Thu, 3 Nov 2016 19:00:00 GMT [Update] Eggggg is a pretty two-touch platformer caked in oodles of vomit, out now <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-lkrae/iphone-screenshot-1.jpeg" width="200" alt="[Update] Eggggg is a pretty two-touch platformer caked in oodles of vomit, out now" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated on October 20th, at 12:08am:</strong> If you were wondering how a platformer can be gross and charming at the same time, you can learn now through <em>Eggggg</em>'s vomit-based platforming.<br><br>The colorful, two-button platformer is available for £1.49 / $1.99 on <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1145738671">iPad and iPhone</a>. An Android version is coming next week.<br><br><hr /><br><br>Its selling point may not be particularly inspiring, but Hyper Games' upcoming title <em>Eggggg</em> is looking pretty good. Oh, and it'll be on iOS and Android later this month.<br><br><em>Eggggg</em> is a game about vomit. No, seriously, it's about vomit. This super gross yet somewhat endearing two-touch platformer is inspired by games such as the <em>Super Mario</em> series, where the worlds are full of secrets to explore and discover. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Eggggg/news.asp?c=71615'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Eggggg/news.asp?c=71615 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:12:25 GMT Review: Sony Xperia XZ review - The best Android gaming phone in 2016? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-nhwalip/xperia-xz-blue-d1-hero-image-bf4d33bbb55cf08a802f6b1965bb35fc.jpg" width="200" alt="Sony Xperia XZ review - The best Android gaming phone in 2016?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The Sony Xperia XZ is Sony's brand new flagship phone - or crown jewel as the corporation prefers to call it.<br><br>Sony is keen to push the camera, intelligent battery, smart technology, and design as the key features that really make the XZ stand out - but is it worth the purchase in a market dominated by the iPhone, and a raft of excellent Android competitors?<br><br>Well, that's what we're here to help you figure out. Is the Xperia XZ the ultimate Android gaming smartphone for 2016 and beyond? Let's work it out together.<br><br><strong><br><br>Design<br><br></strong><br><br>As we mentioned earlier, the design is a key feature of the Xperia XZ that Sony is keen to highlight - and I can't argue with that at all. It's an absolutely gorgeous and relatively flawless design that rivals the best Apple has to offer. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Sony+Xperia+XZ/handset_review.asp?c=71807'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Sony+Xperia+XZ/handset_review.asp?c=71807 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:41:00 GMT Review: Amazon Fire HD 8 review - A premium tablet at an affordable price? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-vmxsx_screen_shot_2016-10-17_at_17_41_17_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Amazon Fire HD 8 review - A premium tablet at an affordable price?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> When Amazon went back to the drawing board for the Fire HD 8, the aim was incredibly ambitious. The tech giant wanted to release a powerful, premium tablet but at an affordable price.<br><br>The second part of Amazon's aim was easily met, as the Fire HD 8 is incredibly inexpensive. That might suggest that you're getting a lesser product than its competitors, but Amazon didn't want that to be the case.<br><br>Has the mega-company achieved that? Well, let's find out.<br><br><strong>Design<br><br></strong><br><br>If there's one area you can't really fault the Fire HD 8 in, it's in its design. It's an 8-inch tablet with a glass screen and solid matte plastic rear complete that includes a glossy Amazon logo. It comes in a variety of different colours - most of which appear to be aimed at kids, which is quite telling.<br><br>The left side and bottom of the device contain nothing at all, while the right houses the speaker grills. Everything else you need is at the top, which includes power and volume buttons, a mic, headphone port, and charging port. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Amazon+Fire+HD+8/handset_review.asp?c=71779'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Amazon+Fire+HD+8/handset_review.asp?c=71779 Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:02:00 GMT