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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Sat, 22 Sep 2018 22:52:08 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Top 10 Best Finnish Hardware <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vcdtm/413f5kp_jjl_1_.jpg" width="200" alt="Top 10 Best Finnish Hardware" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Finland celebrates its <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Nokia+news/feature.asp?c=76119">100th Independence Day</a> today, and to join in with the celebrations, we've listed 10 of the best pieces of Finnish inventions and technology.<br><br>Finland has a strong history of creating hardware and technology that changes the world, as you’ll soon discover as you go through this list.<br><br>So many incredible pieces of tech, things that you can’t imagine the world without today. Let’s take a look at just ten…<br><br><strong>Nokia 1100<br><br></strong><br><br>When it comes to legendary pieces of tech, few things have the recognition that Nokia phones do, and the 1100 might be king among them all. The, at-the-time, tiny wonder was a revelation, and to top it off, Finland invented SMS messages too. Where would we be without them? <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76115'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76115 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:53:00 GMT The 25 best Finnish characters <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xlmp/ab_android_beta.jpg" width="200" alt="The 25 best Finnish characters" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's fair to say that Finland has a pretty intriguing history when it comes to the characters that it's created.<br><br>And since it's <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Nokia+news/feature.asp?c=76119">Finland's 100th independence day</a> today, we thought that was something worth celebrating.<br><br>In this list we're going to look at 25 of the best. Some of them you'll have heard of, some of them you won't, and at least one of them has a funny name.<br><br><strong>Red Bird</strong> - Angry Birds<br><br>Red Bird has become the Finnish pop culture export of recent times. From smash hit games to a blockbuster Hollywood movie, from novelty socks to kid's backpacks, it's hard to think of something that hasn't been branded with his cheery visage. I mean, his visage isn't actually that cheery. He's an Angry Bird after all. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:36:00 GMT 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/Bada/Summoners+War/feature.asp?c=75347'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Summoners+War/feature.asp?c=75347 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:04:00 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/Bada/Sennheiser+GSP+350/hardware_review.asp?c=75084'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/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/Bada/feature.asp?c=74952'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/feature.asp?c=74952 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:34:32 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/Bada/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:10:50 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/Bada/news.asp?c=72559'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/news.asp?c=72559 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:47:29 GMT 10 weird stories from the last 10 years of Pocket Gamer <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wejuih/pg10logo-onlight-stacked-pink-600px.jpg" width="200" alt="10 weird stories from the last 10 years of Pocket Gamer" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's been a tumultuous ten years at Pocket Gamer. We've had ups, we've had downs, and we've had moments that veered pretty close to the insane.<br><br>Not naming names, but some of us have veered much closer to insanity than others. And all in the name of creating glorious content for you, our beautiful and loyal readers.<br><br>So we figured our tenth anniversary was as good a time as any to have a look back at some of the weirder moments in Pocket Gamer history.<br><br>They'll make you laugh, they'll make you cry, they'll make you wonder how we ever got this far in the first place. Enjoy!<br><br><strong>That time Cara Ellison's phone shouted at her about beef</strong><br><br>I don't care what you say, Cara's Crap Apps was the finest column this website has ever produced. It ran for three editions, but the best moment in that brief canon came in the form of <em>BEEFWAR</em>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69506'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69506 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Hall of Fame <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jatzo/pgpromo_hall_of_fame_250x121.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Hall of Fame" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> What do baseball, rock 'n' roll, and the WWE have in common?<br><br>Nope? Give up? God, this is too easy.<br><br>Well, each of these fine cultural institutions has its own official Hall of Fame.<br><br>(As a side-quest, see if you can guess which Hall of Fame legendary US outfielder Pete Rose belongs to. Clue: it's not the one you think.)<br><br><strong>All-time greats</strong><br><br>Inspired by these three great establishments and fuelled by equal measures of alcohol and nostalgia, the powers that be at Steel Media decided to establish a Pocket Gamer Hall of Fame in August 2012.<br><br>In this venerable Hall, we celebrate the contribution of brilliant writers who have risen to prominence on these hallowed <em>PG</em> pages and left an indelible impression on the site's readership. A veritable who's who of the mobile games business, if you will. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer+Hall+of+Fame/feature.asp?c=44401'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer+Hall+of+Fame/feature.asp?c=44401 Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:20:00 GMT Get involved! The PG Community Round-up (05/08/13 - 19/08/13) <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-lvih/roundup.jpg" width="200" alt="Get involved! The PG Community Round-up (05/08/13 - 19/08/13)" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>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.<br><br>This round-up represents the perfect opportunity for you to catch up on the latest happenings from around the world of Pocket Gamer.<br><br>So, yeah, competitions you might have missed, big features we've launched. That sort of thing.</em><br><br>In this particular round-up, you discuss the fact that <a href="r/iPad/Deus+Ex%3A+The+Fall/review.asp?c=52256"><em>Deus Ex: The Fall</em></a> is heading to Android, remark on Nathan Drake's branding shame, and question whether <a href="r/iPhone/Clash+of+Clans/review.asp?c=47309"><em>Clash of Clans</em></a> is really a strategy game.<br><br>Let's crack on.<br><br><hr /><br><br><strong>The Big Three</strong><br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=53088'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=53088 Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:00:00 GMT Get involved! The PG Community Round-up (22/07/13 - 05/08/13) <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-lvih/roundup.jpg" width="200" alt="Get involved! The PG Community Round-up (22/07/13 - 05/08/13)" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>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.<br><br>This round-up represents the perfect opportunity for you to catch up on the latest happenings from around the world of Pocket Gamer.<br><br>So, yeah, competitions you might have missed, big features we've launched. That sort of thing.</em><br><br>In this particular round-up, you share your thoughts on big new mobile games, get all frothy about <a href="r/Android/Riptide+GP+2/review.asp?c=52584"><em>Riptide GP 2</em></a>, and a curious issue about a Rockstar game crops up.<br><br>Let's jump to it.<br><br><hr /><br><br><strong>The Big Three</strong><br><br><strong>1. We tell you our 36 most anticipated mobile games for 2013. You tell us yours:</strong> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=52816'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=52816 Mon, 5 Aug 2013 13:00:00 GMT Win an Acer Iconia B1 tablet by answering 1 very simple question <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-dpjc/422099-452365-290.jpg" width="200" alt="Win an Acer Iconia B1 tablet by answering 1 very simple question" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Pocket Gamer</em> and <a href="http://ebuyer.com/">Ebuyer.com</a> are giving one lucky <em>PG</em> reader the chance to win an Acer Iconia B1 tablet.<br><br>Yes, one WHOLE Acer Iconic B1 tablet.<br><br>The Acer Iconia B1 is powered by Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), sports a 7-inch screen, has a dual-core 1.2GHz processor under its hood, and possesses a built-in microwave.<br><br>See if you can guess which part of that sentence is a lie. Nope. Wrong.<br><br>Anyway, to be in with a chance of winning one of these swell Acer tablets, just answer the following simple question...<br><br><em><strong>Which operating system does the Acer Iconia B1 run?</strong></em><br><br><strong>a) Android Jelly Bean<br><br></strong><strong>b) Robot Chocolate Bar<br><br>c) Cyborg Pixie Stick</strong><strong><br><br></strong><br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Iconia+Tab+B1/feature.asp?c=52790'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Iconia+Tab+B1/feature.asp?c=52790 Fri, 2 Aug 2013 11:03:00 GMT Get involved! The PG Community Round-up (08/07/13 - 22/07/13) <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-lvih/roundup.jpg" width="200" alt="Get involved! The PG Community Round-up (08/07/13 - 22/07/13)" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> 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.<br><br>This round-up also gives me an opportunity to share with you the latest happenings from around the world of <em>Pocket Gamer</em>.<br><br>So, yeah, competitions you might have missed, big features we've launched. That sort of thing.<br><br>In this particular round-up, there's football, cybernetically enhanced humans, and the definitive list of the best iOS games ever made.<br><br>Tuck in!<br><br><hr /><br><br><strong>The Big Three<br><br></strong><br><br><strong>1. <em>Deus Ex: The Fall</em> encourages hacking, but only in-game:</strong><br><br>Eidos-Montréal <a href="r/iPhone/Deus+Ex%3A+The+Fall/news.asp?c=52301">implemented an anti-jailbreaking system</a> into <a href="r/iPad/Deus+Ex%3A+The+Fall/review.asp?c=52256"><em>Deus Ex: The Fall</em></a> which prevents owners of a hacked iOS device from firing their weaponry. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=52477'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=52477 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:00:00 GMT Get involved! The PG Community Round-up (24/06/13 - 08/07/13) <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-lvih/roundup.jpg" width="200" alt="Get involved! The PG Community Round-up (24/06/13 - 08/07/13)" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Every fortnight, I pore over all of the content on <em>Pocket Gamer</em> to highlight the three topics that got everyone talking over the past 14 days.<br><br>In addition to doing that, I round up all of the big site announcements so that you can see at a glance all of the important recent 'happenings' in the world of <em>Pocket Gamer</em>.<br><br>No, it's fine. It's no bother. No need to thank me. Oh, okay, then. Cheers.<br><br>Let's jump straight into the action, and see what everyone's been chatting about over the last couple of weeks...<br><br><hr /><br><br><strong>The Big Three<br><br></strong><br><br><strong>1. <em>Broken Age</em> delayed due to development costs:</strong><br><br>This is <a href="r/iPad/Broken+Age/news.asp?c=52086">the news</a> that Double Fine - industry legend Tim Schafer's studio - has run out of money to develop its crowdfunded adventure game <em>Broken Age</em>. That's despite Double Fine raising over seven times more than its Kickstarter funding goal. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=52144'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=52144 Mon, 8 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT Get involved! The PG Community Round-up (10/06/13 - 24/06/13) <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-lvih/roundup.jpg" width="200" alt="Get involved! The PG Community Round-up (10/06/13 - 24/06/13)" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Welcome once again to the PG Community Round-up, our review of the hottest topics in the mobile gaming space of the last fortnight.<br><br>This is the place where we highlight the very best comments and input from you on the pocket gaming scene over the past 14 days.<br><br>It's the only article on the internet you'll need to read to catch up on what everyone's been chatting about recently in the world of iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.<br><br>Without further ado, let's crack on...<br><br><hr /><br><br><strong>The Big Three</strong><strong><br><br></strong><br><br><strong>1. iOS 7 is understandably a point of contention:</strong><br><br>We didn't hold back when it came to covering <a href="r/iPhone/iOS+7/news.asp?c=51495">Apple's recently unveiled iOS 7</a>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=51885'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=51885 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:00:00 GMT