Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (Bada) 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 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:54:23 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer 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/Bada/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74016'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74016 Wed, 17 May 2017 16:14:29 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 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/Bada/App+Army/news.asp?c=72210'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/App+Army/news.asp?c=72210 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:58:33 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 Hello everyone, I'm Pocket Gamer's new News Editor <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jgnkf/killer_cow.jpg" width="200" alt="Hello everyone, I'm Pocket Gamer's new News Editor" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Hi everyone, my name is Clément Renaudin (<a href="https://twitter.com/killercow">also known as Killercow on the interweb</a>) and I'm the new News Editor here on <em>Pocket Gamer,</em> starting today!<br><br>This will sound a bit "cliché" but I've been in love with the App Store and mobile devices from the start.<br><br>Right from the instant I got my first iPod Touch (can you believe that thing only had 128mb of ram and a 400 mhz processor?), I saw the potential of the platform.<br><br>It wasn't for the apps, of course (those weren't even available at the time), but the sheer tactile nature of the beast, and the ease of use of the platform. It was revolutionary for a handheld, "all in one" device.<br><br>From the moment the App Store was turned on, the sky became the limit and every day you had at least one new app or game to play with. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=68811'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=68811 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:21:56 GMT Farewell to Peter Willington <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-clrs/real_talk.jpg" width="200" alt="Farewell to Peter Willington" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This is Peter's last day at Pocket Gamer. From Monday he'll be following his dreams as a producer for Auroch Digital.Peter joined Steel Media as a freelance reviewer, before coming aboard as handheld editor. He was also our go-to man for extended, diary-style reviews of <a href="r/iPhone/Real+Racing+3/review.asp?c=48870">unappetising free-to-play games</a>, because he can be enthusiastic about anything.It was when we started taking video content more seriously that he came to more widespread attention. Along with video editor James, he produced dozens of hands ons, appeared on countless <a href="http://www.twitch.tv/appspy">livestreams on Twitch</a>, and generally took every opportunity he could to get his cheeky face and his world renowned baritone all up in your grill, whether to <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDxuwTVVOxQ">giggle at nonsense</a> or deliver balanced <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wz3xPvt8x0">essays on gender politics</a>.But this is just the stuff you knew about. The thing is, Peter is just as nice when the microphones and cameras are switched off.He'll obligingly jump on stage to introduce an event, come up with exciting projects (like the <a href="r/Android/B-SIDES/feature.asp?c=67668">B-Sides choose-your-own-adventure</a> that he cajoled us into writing), and generally just do what he can to make the working day more interesting, productive, and enjoyable. Whoever you are, you can't not get on with Peter Willington.So we'll miss him, and we're all terrifically bummed.Thankfully, we can welcome the awesome Alysia Judge, a rising star in the games media firmament who's already worked with James and the rest of the team on various videos like <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukPAcLOd3Cg&index=1&list=PL50-TMsJ-XE0XVKUDzqKiYi16KKKKy_kf">this one</a> and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHpdgZL0EOw">this one</a>.Alysia will be taking over as editor of AppSpy next week, and we're confident that we couldn't have found anybody more qualified to take the reins from the mighty Mr Peter Willington.Bye Peter!*sniff*The Steel Media team<a href="/FCKEditorFiles//peter-willington(1).jpg" target="_blank"></a> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=67739'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=67739 Fri, 2 Oct 2015 11:37:47 GMT Less than two weeks to go: PG Connects San Francisco 2015 is ready to rock <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-yogw/pocket-gamer-connects-san-francisco-logo-r225x.jpg" width="200" alt="Less than two weeks to go: PG Connects San Francisco 2015 is ready to rock" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p><em>[This story was originally published on our sister site <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz">PocketGamer.biz</a>]<br><br></em><br><br>For two days in early July, the West Coast will be celebrating.</p><br><br><p>No, not the Fourth of July weekend - though there's no doubt that'll be splendid - but rather the arrival of Steel Media's <a href="http://www.pgconnects.com/sanfrancisco">Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco</a> (#PGCSanFran) which runs on July 7-8.</p><br><br><p>That's because we've got two days packed with content that no sane member of the mobile gaming industry should miss out on.</p><br><br><p>From 5 tracks –</p><br><br><ul><br><br><li><strong>East Meets West</strong>;</li><br><br><li><strong>Indie Survival Guide</strong>;</li><br><br><li><strong>The Future of Mobile Gaming</strong>;</li><br><br><li><strong>Acquire, Engage, Monetize</strong>;</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=66159'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=66159 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:48:31 GMT [UPDATE] Massive developer-only PG Connects San Francisco 2015 offer now on <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-yogw/pocket-gamer-connects-san-francisco-logo-r225x.jpg" width="200" alt="[UPDATE] Massive developer-only PG Connects San Francisco 2015 offer now on" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>[Due to huge response to our promotion - and by popular demand - we've opened up a new allocation of tickets. Note that these are strictly limited and will be available for 2 days only. This article was originally published on our sister site <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz/">PocketGamer.biz</a>]</em><br><br>When we can, we like to give a little back to this industry of ours.<br><br>But this time the summer sun may have gone to our heads because, <strong>for the next 5 days only</strong>, we’re offering MIGHTY discounts specifically for a limited number of developers looking to attend <a href="http://www.pgconnects.com/sanfrancisco/schedule">PG Connects San Francisco!</a><br><br><strong>Developer passes…</strong><br><br>…for the 2-day show to you <strong>ARE JUST $100 PER TICKET</strong> (usually $300) - this includes access to ALL conference tracks, both expos, the epic after party, and lunch boxes on both days! <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=65855'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=65855 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:00:00 GMT Win 2 tickets to the Pocket Gamer Connects global conference on January 20th/21st <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-yshj/pgconnectsbizimagelead.jpg" width="200" alt="Win 2 tickets to the Pocket Gamer Connects global conference on January 20th/21st" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's a commonly held conception that liquor from an open bar always tastes that, well, little bit better than paid-for booze. Just ask my Aunty Pat. She loves a bit of the black stuff.<br><br>With the above truism in mind (the free bar bit; not the alcoholic aunt), it's safe to say that anybody with a complimentary ticket up her sleeve for an event normally has an extraordinary time. I know I did.<br><br>So, what if we here at <em>Pocket Gamer</em> were to combine an extraordinary time with an extraordinary event?<br><br>In a nutshell, we're offering two incredibly lucky <u><strong>mobile gaming developers</strong></u> two free tickets to <a href="http://www.pgconnects.com">PG Connects</a>. There - I said it. Convoluted intro over.<br><br><strong>Global gathering</strong><br><br>In case you haven't been reading <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz/r/PG.Biz/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=55085"><em>PocketGamer.biz</em> over the past week or so</a>, PG Connects is Steel Media's upcoming global mobile games conference. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/feature.asp?c=55644'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Bada/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/feature.asp?c=55644 Thu, 5 Dec 2013 11:51:47 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