Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (Facebook and social) 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, 19 Aug 2017 06:32:46 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer 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/Facebook+and+social/feature.asp?c=74952'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Facebook+and+social/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. 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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. 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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>. 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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/Facebook+and+social/news.asp?c=72559'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Facebook+and+social/news.asp?c=72559 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:47:29 GMT Review: Track and Field 100M Facebook Messenger review <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-tvovd_track-and-field_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Track and Field 100M Facebook Messenger review" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The classic button mashing game distilled into a single challenge. See how quickly you can run the 100 metres, try and beat your friend’s best times.<br><br>It’s interesting for about three runs, but after that you’re likely to get a bit bored. The competitive edge is likely to drag you back in the short term if you see someone has beaten your score, but it’s unlikely people will keep mashing in the long term. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Facebook+and+social/Track+and+Field+100M/review.asp?c=72261'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Facebook+and+social/Track+and+Field+100M/review.asp?c=72261 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:15:00 GMT Review: Pac-Man Facebook Messenger review <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-joroun_pac-man_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Pac-Man Facebook Messenger review" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> What more can you say about <em>Pac-Man</em>? Like the other arcade games on offer in Messenger, this one sees you trying to set as high a score as possible with a single life.<br><br>You swipe to move around the maze, and everything you remember from the classic iteration of the game is in place. It’s simple, it’s<em> Pac-Man</em>, and that’s about all there is to it. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Facebook+and+social/Pac%2DMan+%28Facebook%29/review.asp?c=72260'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Facebook+and+social/Pac%2DMan+%28Facebook%29/review.asp?c=72260 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:00:00 GMT Review: Galaga Facebook Messenger review <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-jpgvz_galaga_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Galaga Facebook Messenger review" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Galaga</em> is definitely the better of the two shooter available on Facebook Messenger. It’s slicker and faster than <em>Space Invaders</em>, without ever being overwhelming.<br><br>You’re still sliding a finger along the bottom of the screen to move, but you fire automatically, and that just feels more natural.<br><br>The one-life score chasing is still in place, and if you want an arcade game to challenge your friends with this should be the one you go for. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Facebook+and+social/Galaga+%28Facebook%29/review.asp?c=72259'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Facebook+and+social/Galaga+%28Facebook%29/review.asp?c=72259 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:45:00 GMT Review: Wordalot Express Facebook Messenger review <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-gkmyg_wordalot-express_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Wordalot Express Facebook Messenger review" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Wordalot Express</em> is a crossword game that sees you trying to figure out words based on a picture. It looks good and there’s a polish to it that means everything runs smoothly.<br><br>It’s not super tough but it does get frustrating when you’re stuck on a single word and can’t for the life of you figure it out. There are better games to waste your time on. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Facebook+and+social/Wordalot+Express/review.asp?c=72256'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Facebook+and+social/Wordalot+Express/review.asp?c=72256 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:30:00 GMT Review: The Tribez: Puzzle Rush Facebook Messenger review <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-hqrsu_the-tribez-puzzle-rush_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The Tribez: Puzzle Rush Facebook Messenger review" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>The Tribez: Puzzle Rush</em> is a pretty standard match-three puzzler. The biggest twists comes in the shape of its persistent state. So the more you play, the more you’ll unlock, and the bigger the score you’ll be able to get.<br><br>It rewards getting stuck in, and the speed of the games mean there’s not really time to get bored. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Facebook+and+social/The+Tribez%3A+Puzzle+Rush/review.asp?c=72255'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Facebook+and+social/The+Tribez%3A+Puzzle+Rush/review.asp?c=72255 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:00:00 GMT Review: Brick Pop Facebook Messenger review <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-sxgcn_brick-pop_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Brick Pop Facebook Messenger review" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Brick Pop</em> is an easy to understand game of popping things. There’s a grid of coloured shapes and you need to clear it all by tapping groups of two or more blobs of the same hue.<br><br>But you need to plan your moves to ensure that the bricks you pop aren’t blocking you from connecting new chains. It’s not original, but it’s surprisingly compulsive. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Facebook+and+social/Brick+Pop/review.asp?c=72254'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Facebook+and+social/Brick+Pop/review.asp?c=72254 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:30:00 GMT Review: Words With Friends Frenzy Facebook Messenger review <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-weeyew_words-with-friends-frenzy_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Words With Friends Frenzy Facebook Messenger review" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Words With Friends: Frenzy</em> takes the basic<em> Scrabble </em>shape of the original and then throws a good deal of panic into it.<br><br>You need to make words with the tiles you’ve got. But those tiles are constantly being replenished. Wait too long to place your next word and your tile bar will fill up and it’ll be game over. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Facebook+and+social/Words+With+Friends+Frenzy/review.asp?c=72253'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Facebook+and+social/Words+With+Friends+Frenzy/review.asp?c=72253 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:00:00 GMT Review: Zoo Keeper Facebook Messenger review <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-zviz_zoo-keeper_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Zoo Keeper Facebook Messenger review" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Zoo Keeper </em>is a shrunk down version of the popular franchise. Each level sees you needing to match an ever increasing number of animals to try and set a high score.<br><br>It starts off simple, but as the numbers go up you’ll find yourself frantically scratching about to make that last connection and move on. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Facebook+and+social/Zoo+Keeper+%28Facebook%29/review.asp?c=72252'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Facebook+and+social/Zoo+Keeper+%28Facebook%29/review.asp?c=72252 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:30:00 GMT Review: Hex FRVR Facebook Messenger review <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-yczxbu_hex-frve_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Hex FRVR Facebook Messenger review" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Hex FRVR </em>is a twist on the match-stuff puzzler. You need to connect straight and diagonal lines from one side of a board to another.<br><br>You’re given shapes to do this with, but you need to think smart because the board fills up quickly. Once it clicks you’re going to enjoy spending time with this one. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Facebook+and+social/Hex+FRVR/review.asp?c=72251'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Facebook+and+social/Hex+FRVR/review.asp?c=72251 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:00:00 GMT Review: 2020 Connect Facebook Messenger review <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-avvc_2020-connect_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="2020 Connect Facebook Messenger review" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>2020 Connect</em> is a number matching puzzle that sees you trying to bash together four of the same integer.<br><br>There’s a bit of strategy here, and every time you move a number some more pop up. It’s not super in-depth, but there’s an entertaining twang to it if you’re a fan of number puzzles <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Facebook+and+social/2020+Connect/review.asp?c=72250'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Facebook+and+social/2020+Connect/review.asp?c=72250 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:30:00 GMT