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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:27:40 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer Final Fantasy meets Pokemon GO in the upcoming Geo-location RPG, Go Adventure! <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-qktf_unnamed_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Final Fantasy meets Pokemon GO in the upcoming Geo-location RPG, Go Adventure!" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Since the dawn of Niantic's AR triumph <em>Pokemon GO</em> last summer, a list of <em>GO</em>-like titles haven't been far behind. <em>Go Adventure</em> is the latest contender, but this one's pushing the boat out in terms of content. <br><br><em>Go Adventure</em> is a Geo-Location RPG where you've got to form a party consisting of yourself and your Datamon (virtual creatures), and create a custom player team if you don't want to play solo. Together with whatever's in your arsenal, you've got to capture territory and defend it from enemy players. <br><br>You can drop resource-gatherers on the map to reap in-game currency, battle other players (including AI), craft items from found material, interact with AI story characters, build/decorate your own base, level up your party, and more.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Go+Adventure%21/news.asp?c=76164'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Go+Adventure%21/news.asp?c=76164 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:22:57 GMT Star Wars: The Last Jedi - 6 Star Wars games to help you feel the Force <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-pnryrw/image.jpg" width="200" alt="Star Wars: The Last Jedi - 6 Star Wars games to help you feel the Force" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? Yes, it's the crazy hype wave surrounding <em>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</em>, which hits cinemas this week.<br><br>Even if you don't like <em>Star Wars</em> (weirdo), there's no getting away from the massive cultural impact it's had over the past 40 years. The new film is going to be all anyone talks about until, oh, Christmas Eve at least.<br><br>Now would be a good time to revisit a favoured subject: the best <em>Star Wars</em> games available to play right now on your iOS or Android device.<br><br><a href="r/iPad/Star+Wars%3A+Knights+of+the+Old+Republic/review.asp?c=51291"><strong>Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic</strong></a><br><br>By Aspyr - <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/611436052">buy on iOS</a> / <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aspyr.swkotor">buy on Android</a> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Lego+Star+Wars+VII/feature.asp?c=76163'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Lego+Star+Wars+VII/feature.asp?c=76163 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:08:36 GMT Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp's next update brings a garden feature, outfit crafting, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vfs/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp's next update brings a garden feature, outfit crafting, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you've been on <em>Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp</em> recently, you'll know that there's yet another big update on the way. This time we've got even more crafting to look forward to. <br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Here's some news about next month's <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PocketCamp?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PocketCamp</a> update! There will be a garden feature and outfit crafting. I also heard a familiar face will appear… Stay tuned! <a href="https://t.co/VlTQgVzdch">pic.twitter.com/VlTQgVzdch</a></p><br><br>— Animal Crossing UK (@AC_Isabelle) <a href="https://twitter.com/AC_Isabelle/status/940144146064531457?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 11, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> A bit like <em><a href="/r/iPhone/Clash+Royale/news.asp?c=76160">Clash Royale</a></em> this morning, this latest update struck a couple of areas at once. Firstly, gardens are coming (which also coincides with the game's new timed event), giving you the opportunity to plant and grow different sorts of flowers. If you're feeling super nice you can even water your pals' plots and vice versa.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Animal+Crossing+Pocket+Camp/news.asp?c=76162'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Animal+Crossing+Pocket+Camp/news.asp?c=76162 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:13:14 GMT Clash Royale gets new cards, big balance changes, a new arena, and more in today's update <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-mximh/blog-some_-_copy.jpg" width="200" alt="Clash Royale gets new cards, big balance changes, a new arena, and more in today's update" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Safe to say that today is a <em>Clash Royale</em> day. By that, I just mean a fair amount of news has dropped all at once and it's an interesting mix. <br><br>Over the weekend, Supercell announced that there'd be some big changes coming in today's update, and they weren't kidding. On one side we've got pretty huge <a href="http://clashroyale.com/blog/release-notes/balance-update-coming-12-11">balance changes</a>. On the other we've got some <a href="https://clashroyale.com/blog/release-notes/our-most-electrifying-update-yet">new additions</a>, improvements, and more. <br><br><strong>Balance Changes<br><br></strong>For a quickie walkthrough on what this means, check out <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE1xkiTF2XE">Orange Juice Gaming's recent video right here</a>.<strong> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Clash+Royale/news.asp?c=76160'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Clash+Royale/news.asp?c=76160 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:21:59 GMT Review: The Uncertain - Episode One: The Last Quiet Day review - A flawed adventure game on every level <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-fcoe_the-uncertain-episode-one-ios-1_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The Uncertain - Episode One: The Last Quiet Day review - A flawed adventure game on every level" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> When looking at modern adventure games, it's hard not to compare them to Telltale's works - its multiple series have set a high bar for emotional story-telling and interesting world-building..<br><br>And while <em>The Uncertain</em> certainly takes a few cues from Telltale's design, it somehow fails to execute any of its ideas with any level of intrigue or emotion.<br><br>Couple this with frustrating camera and controls, puzzles that are either broken or too easily brute-forced, and some incredibly dull voice acting, and you're in for a pretty rough time.<br><br><strong>Does not compute<br><br></strong><br><br><em>The Uncertain</em>'s first episode, <em>The Last Quiet Day</em>, kicks off with your character, RT, investigating a crashed space ship and stumbling across something he shouldn't. Shortly after that, all hell breaks loose. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Uncertain/review.asp?c=76155'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Uncertain/review.asp?c=76155 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:39:47 GMT The 5 best tips and tricks for getting started with Abalone for iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-nytqq/iphone-screenshot-4.jpg" width="200" alt="The 5 best tips and tricks for getting started with Abalone for iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Asmodee Digital has just release a shiny new digital version of classic board game <em>Abalone</em>. The graphics have been updated, and there's been some other tweaks to the game as well.<br><br>So we figured now was the perfect time to have a look at some hints and tips to set you in good stead for your time with the game. After all, we're here to help.<br><br>If you've got your own suggestions, feel free to toss them in the comments at the bottom of the article.<br><br><strong>Don't rush in</strong><br><br>While <em>Abalone</em> is a pretty simple game to grasp, it's easy to charge headlong into a round only to find yourself beaten within far too short a time.<br><br>Rushing straight to the offensive is going to leave you open to attack yourself, so don't do it.<br><br><strong>Plan ahead</strong><br><br>Much like in chess, the key to success in <em>Abalone</em> is seeing where the board is likely to go. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Abalone/feature.asp?c=76158'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Abalone/feature.asp?c=76158 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:34:01 GMT Hot Five: Tiny Metal got a big reaction, Shadowverse gave us some cards to reveal, and Marvel Future Fight's introduced loot boxes <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-adbzb/unnamed__1__38_.jpg" width="200" alt="Hot Five: Tiny Metal got a big reaction, Shadowverse gave us some cards to reveal, and Marvel Future Fight's introduced loot boxes" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Oh the weather outside is frightful, and nothing else is relevant from that song because it's cold and a little bit snowy here in England after the passing storm. <br><br>But that's okay. It's been a great week in terms of news and chatter, with the release of some truly brilliant games to boot. What were the best five things to happen in the news this week, you say? Well, let's take a look. <br><br><strong>Tiny Metal got big love</strong><br><br><a href="/r/Steam/Tiny+Metal/news.asp?c=76103">After a bit</a> of a lengthy wait, the turn-based strategy game <em>Tiny Metal</em> finally got a release date for Steam and Nintendo Switch. Arriving later this month, you've got to outwit your enemies (yes, including your friends) using your own combination of soldiers, weapons, and more. <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hot+Five/feature.asp?c=76148'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hot+Five/feature.asp?c=76148 Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Advent Calendar 2017 - Day nine: Simulacra <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-mrte_simulacra-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Advent Calendar 2017 - Day nine: Simulacra" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Jack Frost nipping at your nose? In reality, Christmas isn't anything like the movies. We rarely get snow in the UK, and we know more Scrooges than Santa Clauses.<br><br>But it's not all bad. To help spread some Christmas cheer, <em>Pocket Gamer</em> has decided to run its very own Advent Calendar. Each day, we'll give away one of the best games of the year from December 1st right up to Christmas day itself.<br><br>We don't want to spoil the surprise, so we'll publish the complete list of our best games of 2017 after Christmas. That's right in time for the January sales anyway, so you can grab yourself some of them on the cheap if you don't win.<br><br>But enough of all that. Let's take a look at today's offering.<br><br><strong>Simulacra<br><br></strong> <br><br><em>Simulacra</em> is one of those lost phone games. You know, the ones where you find a phone and try and find out what happened to the owner. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Simulacra/feature.asp?c=76145'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Simulacra/feature.asp?c=76145 Sat, 9 Dec 2017 17:00:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Advent Calendar 2017 - Day eight: Titanfall: Assault <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-frcz_titanfall-assault-ios-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Advent Calendar 2017 - Day eight: Titanfall: Assault" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Jack Frost nipping at your nose? In reality, Christmas isn't anything like the movies. We rarely get snow in the UK, and we know more Scrooges than Santa Clauses.<br><br>But it's not all bad. To help spread some Christmas cheer, <em>Pocket Gamer</em> has decided to run its very own Advent Calendar. Each day, we'll give away one of the best games of the year from December 1st right up to Christmas day itself.<br><br>We don't want to spoil the surprise, so we'll publish the complete list of our best games of 2017 after Christmas. That's right in time for the January sales anyway, so you can grab yourself some of them on the cheap if you don't win.<br><br>But enough of all that. Let's take a look at today's offering.<br><br><strong><br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Titanfall%3A+Assault/feature.asp?c=76144'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Titanfall%3A+Assault/feature.asp?c=76144 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 17:00:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 422 - Reigns: Her Majesty, Amazing Katamari Damacy <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 422 - Reigns: Her Majesty, Amazing Katamari Damacy" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This week the team rolls into a new kingdom, swelling and absorbing mobile news facts along the way to offer to their new queen.<br><br>By which I mean they will be discussing Tinder-style monarch sim <em>Reigns: Her Majesty</em>, and the newly-launched auto-roller <em>Amazing Katamari Damacy</em>.<br><br>They also cover the Switch version of <em>The Sexy Brutale</em>, the latest <em>Breath of the Wild</em> DLC, and <em>Portal</em>'s unlikely pairing with <em>Bridge Constructor</em>.<br><br>Plus, James gets to chat to the folks behind <em>GRID: Autosport</em>'s new mobile port.<br><br><strong>Download episode 422:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep422.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong>  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76152'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76152 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 16:34:49 GMT New iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch games out this week - Reigns: Her Majesty, Ashworld, The Sexy Brutale, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-tfzrib/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch games out this week - Reigns: Her Majesty, Ashworld, The Sexy Brutale, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> HEY GUESS WHAT? It's Friday tomorrow, which means there's only one day left before we don't have to be responsible, or as responsible, as usual for the following two days. <br><br>If you simply can't wait to get that Friday feeling, here's this week's list of simply the best new games to dive into, and there's some real stonkers this time around. <br><br><strong>iOS/Android/AR</strong><br><br><strong>Ace Attorney Investigations</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Capcom</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1227608370">iOS</a>/<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.capcom.kenji1en&hl=en_GB">Android </a></li><br><br><li>Price: F2P/£8.99</li><br><br></ul><br><br>This installment of <em>Ace Attorney</em> follows Miles Edgeworth as he investigates crime scenes to unearth the truth of each case he takes. Solve the puzzles around you, work with the police, and bring criminals to justice. Though the game is full price on Android, it's current free to play one iOS with optional IAPs to unlock its full content.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Reigns%3A+Her+Majesty/news.asp?c=76133'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Reigns%3A+Her+Majesty/news.asp?c=76133 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 15:41:24 GMT The monochromatic puzzler Hidden Folks release on Android December 14th <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-omfc/1.jpg" width="200" alt="The monochromatic puzzler Hidden Folks release on Android December 14th" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's been a great week for <em><a href="/r/iPad/Hidden+Folks/review.asp?c=73004">Hidden Folks</a></em> as not only has the game been named <a href="/r/iPhone/Super+Mario+Run/news.asp?c=76129">Best iPad game of 2017</a>, it's also just been announced that its Android version is finally on the way. <br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hidden Folks announcement!!!!<br><br>December 14th<br><br>- Android Release!!!<br><br>- 3 new Snow areas!!! <br><br>(free update whoooaaaaa)<br><br>Get an email when it's out: <a href="https://t.co/VUiQOnC5TQ">https://t.co/VUiQOnC5TQ</a> <a href="https://t.co/fE04xPrePr">pic.twitter.com/fE04xPrePr</a></p><br><br>— Adriaan (@AdriaandeJongh) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdriaandeJongh/status/939130491013337089?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 8, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> If you haven't yet had the chance to dive into <em>Hidden Folks</em> and love a good hidden object puzzler, this one's got bags of charm. We were undoubtedly wooed by the game's gorgeous minimal design and the use of its charming, human-made sound effects, and now that it's coming to Android we know a ton of you guys are about to get super happy.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hidden+Folks/news.asp?c=76150'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hidden+Folks/news.asp?c=76150 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 14:49:33 GMT Amazing Katamari Damacy tips and tricks - Beginner tips for rolling big balls <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ceda/IMG_0870.jpg" width="200" alt="Amazing Katamari Damacy tips and tricks - Beginner tips for rolling big balls" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Creating the cosmos is hard, and that’s why the King of All Cosmos in <em>Amazing Katamari Damacy</em> needs your help!<br><br>With your ability to stick things together until they’re the consistency of a planet, the King is going to make some new celestial bodies, and we’re here to give you the <em>Amazing Katamari Damacy</em> tips you need.<br><br>Just follow our advice below, and you’ll be making your own Milky Way before you know it.<br><br><input type="image" src="/FCKEditorFiles//IMG_0869.jpg" width="460" height="613" /><br><br><strong>Small beginnings<br><br></strong><br><br><em>Katamari Damacy</em> has always been about size, so don’t worry about grabbing everything immediately. This is about starting small.<br><br>You’ll begin by picking up screws and other tiny objects, before moving up to dice, pool balls, and bigger objects. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Amazing+Katamari+Damacy/feature.asp?c=76149'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Amazing+Katamari+Damacy/feature.asp?c=76149 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 14:24:49 GMT Pocket Gamer is giving away 10 physical and digital copies of the board game Carcassonne and 2,000 Steam discount codes to celebrate TableTap <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-vkapjr_icon_app_ios_1024_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer is giving away 10 physical and digital copies of the board game Carcassonne and 2,000 Steam discount codes to celebrate TableTap" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Earlier this year, <em>Pocket Gamer</em> launched <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/latest.asp?sec=46">TableTap</a>, a brand new section on the site that celebrates everything digital board gaming.<br><br>We're really excited about it, and to celebrate we're giving away 10 copies of Asmodee's <em>Carcassonne</em> on Android, and a copy of the physical board game.<br><br>We're also giving away a whopping 2,000 Steam codes to every single person who enters until we run out of codes! Can't say fairer than that.<br><br><strong>How do I win?<br><br></strong><br><br>All you have to do to get in with a chance of winning a copy of this excellent game and board game is to <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/apparmy/?ref=bookmarks">join the App Army on Facebook</a> then fill out the super simple Google form below. We'll then select the winner in a week, when the competition closes. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Carcassonne+%28Asmodee%29/feature.asp?c=76147'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Carcassonne+%28Asmodee%29/feature.asp?c=76147 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 13:27:00 GMT Review: Reigns: Her Majesty review - A date with destiny <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xizxat/screenshot_97.jpg" width="200" alt="Reigns: Her Majesty review - A date with destiny" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Despite what some might tell you, I'm not entirely sure swiping left or right is really the best way to find a partner. Yes, it's much easier to whittle down your options, but binary choices don't leave much room for a middle-ground.<br><br>Can you imagine choices in your daily life being cut down to Yes or No? Can you imagine trying to rule a kingdom with those choices?<br><br>Well, you don't need to imagine, because <em>Reigns: Her Majesty</em> is here to show you exactly what that's like.<br><br>And, well, it's an awful lot like a swift death, apparently. When you start up <em>Reigns: Her Majesty</em> for the first time, it won't be long until you're very much deceased.<br><br>As it turns out, pleasing everyone can be pretty difficult when you've not got many choices to pick from.<br><br><input type="image" src="/FCKEditorFiles//Screenshot_98.jpg" width="460" height="258" /> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Reigns%3A+Her+Majesty/review.asp?c=76128'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Reigns%3A+Her+Majesty/review.asp?c=76128 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 12:44:04 GMT