Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (Android) 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 Sat, 17 Mar 2018 20:21:27 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 435 - Fortnite vs Fortcraft <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 435 - Fortnite vs Fortcraft" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's clone vs copy this week as Epic's <em>PUBG</em>-inspired shooter <em>Fortnite</em> arrives in beta form on mobile, only to be confronted by Netease's own portable version of the game, <em>Fortcraft</em>.<br><br>Which performs better on touchscreen? Do they hold a torch to <em>PUBG Mobile</em>? Em and James hash it out along with the week's new releases, and a chat with the maker of streamlined strategy game <em>Polytopia</em><br><br><strong>Download episode 435:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep435.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> <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76981'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76981 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:37:49 GMT App Army Assemble: Reed - A cute pixelated platformer that lacks dimension <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jdysp/690x0w__1_.jpg" width="200" alt="App Army Assemble: Reed - A cute pixelated platformer that lacks dimension" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> There won't be many of you that haven't heard of the name 'Reed' at one point in your mobile gaming lives. No, I'm not talking about the job-site, I'm talking about the cute pixel platformer. <br><br>Originally released on Android a while ago, it recently debuted on iOS with publisher Crescent Moon at its back. In it, you play as the last creation of a dying supercomputer and have to traverse the levels, finding the pieces to help keep it alive. <br><br>It may have the style factor down, but how does Reed fare against our knowledgeable and enthusiastic App Army? Let's find out. <br><br><strong>Sangeet Shukla</strong> <strong>(Redmi note 3)</strong><br><br>Levels are quite small, it has the simplest possible platformer-based controls, and there's nothing new in the gameplay. The music is the biggest plus point, and though its graphics are a bit confusing sometimes, I'll put it under cute category. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Reed/feature.asp?c=76979'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Reed/feature.asp?c=76979 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:26:00 GMT AIIA is the new MMORPG that brings a console-quality experience to Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xfux/poster_aiia.jpg" width="200" alt="AIIA is the new MMORPG that brings a console-quality experience to Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Those craving a console-quality dungeon crawler for their Android device need look no further than <em>AIIA</em>, the latest game from developer CLGamez which sees players embark on the quest of the Exelion Knights.<br><br>Currently released exclusively for Android devices, <em>AIIA</em> offers an immersive experience with a vibrant fantasy-inspired art style and full 3D visuals. The RPG adventure will see you make your way through many creature-filled successive stages, levelling up your character the more bosses you thwart and rewards you collect.<br><br><em><br><br>AIIA</em> doesn’t have to be experienced alone either, with the additional option to either jump into online PVP battles or fight side-by-side with others co-operatively. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/AIIA/news.asp?c=76976'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/AIIA/news.asp?c=76976 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:26:03 GMT My Tamagotchi Forever Diary - The trials and tribulations of being a virtual pet owner <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-rormlip_screen_shot_2017-11-23_at_15_21_25_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="My Tamagotchi Forever Diary - The trials and tribulations of being a virtual pet owner" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Part 1<br><br></strong><br><br>Have you ever been saddled with a responsibility that you just don't want? Like, the kind of responsibility that literally leaves faeces on your carpet and then make noises until you clean it up?<br><br>When I agreed to dive head first into the world of My Tamagotchi Forever I was under the impression I was getting a wee pal to hang out with. Someone to take my mind off of the stresses of life and refocus my energy into positive vibes. Instead I get a burden.<br><br><input type="image" src="/FCKEditorFiles//IMG_2028.PNG" alt="my tamagotchi forever" width="457" height="609" /><br><br>I'm quickly given my tour of the town and my new responsibilities, such as pick up poo, buy food, tickle tamagotchi creatures… um…<br><br>Suddenly, I feel like the job description was lacking a few details. For one, I don't remember anyone saying a single thing about rug poo being a regularity. Regular rug poo. Devastating. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/My+Tamagotchi+Forever/feature.asp?c=76974'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/My+Tamagotchi+Forever/feature.asp?c=76974 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:04:06 GMT Take a sneaky look at one of the cards from Shadowverse's next expansion, Dawnbreak, Nightedge <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hdvj/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Take a sneaky look at one of the cards from Shadowverse's next expansion, Dawnbreak, Nightedge" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Each Shadowverse card expansion that passes seems to get us more excited, and <a href="https://shadowverse.com/cardpack/dawnbreaknightedge/">Dawnbreak, Nightedge</a> is no different. Thanks to Cygames, we've had a quick peek at one of the cards coming later this month - and now, so have you. <br><br>As the popular strategic CCG's eighth card set, Dawnbreak, Nightedge will be bringing a bunch of new cards to the main game, as well as a new keyword, 'choose', "<em>to give card game cognoscenti access to unprecedented levels of strategic depth.</em>"<br><br>Basically, 'choose' lets players choose from a selection of abilities/effects when playing certain cards, which means you can adapt your strategies with ease. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Shadowverse/news.asp?c=76969'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Shadowverse/news.asp?c=76969 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:48:00 GMT Harry's hot takes: Battle royale games, mobile or not, are all absolute garbage <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ayieio/visual_main.jpg" width="200" alt="Harry's hot takes: Battle royale games, mobile or not, are all absolute garbage" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> You literally cannot move for battle royale games on the App Store and Google Play Store at the moment.<br><br>And no, I'm not speaking metaphorically or figuratively. If you're moving right now, it is an illusion willed into being by your brain.<br><br>It's not just PUBG or Fortnite, there are a whole multitude of clones and iterations too, and I simply refuse to take the time to head over to Google to find out their names.<br><br>Why do I refuse? It's easy - because all battle royale games are inherently without merit.<br><br>"Oh wise and merciful Harry," you're probably chanting right now, "share with us your hottest, most honest takes on this highly controversial subject."<br><br>To which I shall reply "Er, yeah go on then. But only because no one else is brave or righteous enough to do it." <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/PlayerUnknown%27s+Battlegrounds/feature.asp?c=76968'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/PlayerUnknown%27s+Battlegrounds/feature.asp?c=76968 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:43:38 GMT Animal Crossing Pocket Camp's fishing tourney is now live <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ehukxd_screen_shot_2017-10-25_at_07_27_39_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Animal Crossing Pocket Camp's fishing tourney is now live " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp</em> is hosting its first Fishing Tourney in Saltwater Shores from now until March 20. During the event you’ll be helping Chip, a new friendly face in Pocket Camp, catch a host of rare tourney fish. We hope you’re ready for a challenge.<br><br>Catch as many of these special fish—clown fish, surgeonfish, and barred knifejaws—as you can to complete Chip Challenges. You’ll be rewarded depending on how many fish you catch, as well as based on the <em>size</em> of the fish you catch. There are trophies available for folks who catch at least one fish, with varying grades of prestige depending on your fish’s size, plus lots of other collectible goodies and accessories.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Animal+Crossing+Pocket+Camp/news.asp?c=76967'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Animal+Crossing+Pocket+Camp/news.asp?c=76967 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 01:03:20 GMT Dino survival game ARK: Survival Evolved coming to mobile this spring <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xovo/arkthumb.jpg" width="200" alt="Dino survival game ARK: Survival Evolved coming to mobile this spring" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>ARK: Survival Evolved</em> is the next in the growing line of big name survival games moving onto mobile in recent months. Studio Wildcard revealed today that they, alongside War Drum Studios, will be bringing the hit dino survival game to mobile in its entirety sometime this spring.<br><br><em><br><br>ARK’s</em> mobile incarnation lets players choose between single-player or multiplayer modes. After creating a character, you find yourself stranded on a tropical island full of dinosaurs and other ancient beasts. Gather the tools you need to survive, build a base, and tame and breed over 80 types of dinosaurs to do your bidding. While the island is full of toothy predators, you’ll also have to be on your guard for other humans and rival tribes who are out for power and resources. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/ARK%3A+Survival+Evolved/news.asp?c=76966'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/ARK%3A+Survival+Evolved/news.asp?c=76966 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:48:46 GMT Best new iOS and Android games out this week: Armello, Death Coming, My Tamagotchi Forever, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-nhufy/2866465-maxresdefault.jpg" width="200" alt="Best new iOS and Android games out this week: Armello, Death Coming, My Tamagotchi Forever, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> So far we've seen a lot of battle royale action and while it's always exciting, it doesn't hold a candle to checking out what brilliant games came out on the radar this week. <br><br>Whether you're shopping for iOS or Android, action, RPG, puzzler, or something totally different, take a look below to see if there's something that catches your eye.<br><br><strong>Armello</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1154749673">iOS</a></li><br><br><li>Price: F2P</li><br><br></ul><br><br>Long-awaited and highly anticipated, the striking Armello is finally available for you to play on your iPhone/iPad. Enjoy the deep tactics of card games, the strategy of tabletop games, and the adventure of a marvelous RPG while trying to claim the throne of Armello. Others are right on your tail, mind you, so think smart. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Armello/news.asp?c=76964'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Armello/news.asp?c=76964 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:24:26 GMT It's a good time to be a Switch and mobile gamer as the BAFTA Games Awards nominations include some real gems <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-japsnp/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="It's a good time to be a Switch and mobile gamer as the BAFTA Games Awards nominations include some real gems" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> You'll know it by now but earlier today nominations for the BAFTA Games Awards were announced and we're pleasantly surprised by the results. <br><br>Though some of the them were a given (I'm looking at you Breath of the Wild), other mobile and Switch titles are delightfully surprising as they appear alongside AAA console games. That sounds a little patronising, but I'm genuinely thrilled to see this year's awesome list.<br><br>There are a heck of a lot of nominees across the board, so I'll just be noting down the mobile/handheld titles. Head on over to the official website <a href="http://www.bafta.org/games/awards/games-awards-2018">for the full break down</a>.  <br><br><strong>Nominees</strong> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/British+Academy+Games+Awards/news.asp?c=76963'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/British+Academy+Games+Awards/news.asp?c=76963 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:52:17 GMT Ubisoft's fast-paced RPG Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians heads to iOS and Android in May <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-evpon/mm_elemental_guardians-gameinfo_newface_boxshot-v2-560x638_299587.jpg" width="200" alt="Ubisoft's fast-paced RPG Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians heads to iOS and Android in May" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you've been hankering for another mobile installment in the fantastical world of Might & Magic, you're in for a treat today as Ubisoft announces Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians' release date. <br><br>M&M: Elemental Guardians is a fast-paced strategic RPG where you'll collect and battle tons of beautifully animated creatures, build an epic team of elemental fighters, and meet a few familiar faces if you're no stranger to the franchise. <br><br>Aside from a rich single-player campaign, its competitive PvP mode is bound to keep you engaged as you level up your team and your own Hero avatar while you're at it. Choose Materia, Chimera, or Anima as your House of Magic and reap your victories based on the powers of your House. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Might+%26+Magic+Elemental+Guardians/news.asp?c=76961'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Might+%26+Magic+Elemental+Guardians/news.asp?c=76961 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:04:59 GMT Hearthstone Deck Guide: Spiteful Dragon Priest <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-bkdft_hearthstone-5_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Hearthstone Deck Guide: Spiteful Dragon Priest" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Dragon Priest is a flame hot archetype right now with two quite different versions doing the rounds. This one builds around Spiteful Summoner, which is brutal when combined with high power, high cost Priest spells.<br><br>Summoner is an Epic card, so it's expensive. There are, however, relatively few other high cost cards in this deck. That, combined with a lot of flexibility to handle different situations, makes it a popular archetype to ladder with.<br><br><strong>Cards</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>2 x Northshire Cleric</li><br><br><li>2 x Shadow Ascendant</li><br><br><li>2 x Curious Glimmerroot</li><br><br><li>2 x Kabal Talonpreist</li><br><br><li>2 x Twilight Acolyte</li><br><br><li>2 x Duskbreaker</li><br><br><li>2 x Drakonid Operative</li><br><br><li>1 x Kabal Songstealer</li><br><br><li>2 x Free From Amber</li><br><br><li>2 x Mind Control</li><br><br></ul><br><br><ul><br><br><li>2 x Netherspite Historian</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=76954'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=76954 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:01:56 GMT The ultimate guide to PUBG Mobile - Everything you need to know in one tidy package <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hjgyk/pubgonmobile2017.jpg" width="200" alt="The ultimate guide to PUBG Mobile - Everything you need to know in one tidy package" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Yes, it feels like there's an endless sea of battle royale-based PvP games on mobile at the moment, but here we've compiled an ultra-useful guide filled with everything you need to know about PUBG on mobile so far. <br><br>Just to be really confusing Tencent released two versions of the game, NetEase also got in on the action by throwing out the not-totally-awful Rules of Survival, and, of course, there's the worldwide release of PUBG Mobile to pray to the gaming gods for. <br><br>So, whether you're after news bits, tips, tricks, advice, or comparison articles, we've got you covered right here. <br><br><strong>What's in the news?</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li><a href="/r/iPad/PlayerUnknown%27s+Battlegrounds/news.asp?c=76013">PUBG may be headed to mobile</a></li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/PlayerUnknown%27s+Battlegrounds/feature.asp?c=76939'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/PlayerUnknown%27s+Battlegrounds/feature.asp?c=76939 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:08:00 GMT Sure, Fortnite's coming to mobile, but PUBG Mobile's just soft launched on Android in Canada <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ayieio/visual_main.jpg" width="200" alt="Sure, Fortnite's coming to mobile, but PUBG Mobile's just soft launched on Android in Canada" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's just a battle royale kind-of week this week as, aside from both Fortnite and FortCraft, PUBG Mobile's just soft launched on Android. <br><br>As I'm sure you know, PUBG came to iOS in China last month and people went nuts for it once the initial confusion had passed. Since Tencent released two versions of the popular PvP game there was a brief period where players didn't know off the bat which one was which. This one is the official version, however - the one most like its PC/console counterpart.<br><br>Whether PUBG Mobile's soft launch will be expanding to other regions before its worldwide release, we're not sure yet. For those iOS gamers out there don't worry, it should also be headed to the Canadian App Store at some point too. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/PlayerUnknown%27s+Battlegrounds/news.asp?c=76938'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/PlayerUnknown%27s+Battlegrounds/news.asp?c=76938 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:04:00 GMT FortCraft hands-on - do we even need Fortnite mobile? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-tifg_img_2026_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="FortCraft hands-on - do we even need Fortnite mobile?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The internet has been getting in a bit of tizzy this week as the <a href="r/iPhone/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=76941"><em>Fortnite</em> mobile beta</a> sign-up process started.<br><br>To be fair, we can understand the hype. After all, this is set to be a faithful mobile conversion of the hottest online Battle Royale game of the moment, with the direct involvement of Epic Games itself.<br><br><a href="r/iPhone/PlayerUnknown%27s+Battlegrounds/feature.asp?c=76696"><em>Check out our PUBG mobile vs Rules of Survival comparison<br><br></em></a><br><br>But while you're waiting impatiently for your invite, you might have missed <a href="r/iPhone/news.asp?c=76935">the arrival of the <em>FortCraft</em> beta</a>.<br><br>Make no mistake, <em>FortCraft</em> is a thinly disguised copy of <em>Fortnite</em>. Of course, Fortnite itself can hardly complain given that it blatantly pinched its concept from <em>PUBG</em>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/FortCraft/feature.asp?c=76958'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/FortCraft/feature.asp?c=76958 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:00:00 GMT