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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Sat, 22 Sep 2018 22:54:10 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer 40 years of Space Invaders - 4 ways to blast aliens on the go <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ndusc_spinv_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="40 years of Space Invaders - 4 ways to blast aliens on the go" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Space Invaders</em>, one of the most seminal video games of all time, turns 40 this year.<br><br>Taito's 1978 arcade smash hit would come to define video games for a generation, its rows of descending aliens becoming inextricably linked to the medium.<br><br><em>Space Invaders</em> would also go on to birth an entire genre of shoot-'em-ups right, the result of which can still be seen today - most obviously in the form of vertically scrolling bullet hell shmups.<br><br>While <em>Space Invaders</em> has its history in bulky arcade cabinets, however, it has made the transition to portable machines surprisingly well, with several interesting twists.<br><br>They're not all readily available, but here are four ways to play Taito's shooter while you're out and about.<br><br><a href="r/iPhone/Space+Invaders+Infinity+Gene/review.asp?c=14637"><strong>Space Invaders Infinity Gene</strong></a> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/Arkanoid+vs+Space+Invaders/feature.asp?c=76489'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/Arkanoid+vs+Space+Invaders/feature.asp?c=76489 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:31:42 GMT 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/PSP/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76115'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/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/PSP/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/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/PSP/Summoners+War/feature.asp?c=75347'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/Summoners+War/feature.asp?c=75347 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:04:00 GMT Review: Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD review - The ultimate Nintendo Switch portable battery? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jcal/31sqkxtkv9l.jpg" width="200" alt="Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD review - The ultimate Nintendo Switch portable battery?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD makes a very bold claim: it can power the <a href="/r/Switch/Nintendo+Switch/hardware_review.asp?c=73163">Nintendo Switch</a> as fast as when docked, but when you're on the go.<br><br>If true, that's quite the prospect. It would solve the problem of the relatively poor battery length - one of the major concerns for Switch owners.<br><br>This isn't just a portable battery for Switch owners though. Given the USB-C charging port, and two USB ports, this is also perfect for those with a fancy new MacBook and iPhone.<br><br>It will also charge those at optimal speed as well. So what you're really getting for your money - potentially - is all of the benefits of charging at mains when you're on the go.<br><br><strong>Look<br><br></strong><br><br>You're not buying a portable battery for its appearance, but it is worth mentioning that the PowerCore+ is a sleek and very premium looking product. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/Anker+PowerCore%2B+26800+PD/hardware_review.asp?c=75216'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/Anker+PowerCore%2B+26800+PD/hardware_review.asp?c=75216 Thu, 7 Sep 2017 15:59:24 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/PSP/Sennheiser+GSP+350/hardware_review.asp?c=75084'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/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/PSP/feature.asp?c=74952'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/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/PSP/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/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/PSP/news.asp?c=72559'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/news.asp?c=72559 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:47:29 GMT The 5 best Assassin's Creed games you get on mobile or handheld <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-frhybliw/1024x1024bb.jpg" width="200" alt="The 5 best Assassin's Creed games you get on mobile or handheld" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> One of our favourite videogame characters returns to consoles this week in the <em>Assassin's Creed Ezio Collection</em>.<br><br>Is there any other series that lets you dive into hay bales from hundreds of feet? Or one that lets you climb almost any building you can see, including treasured national monuments?<br><br>Well… there might be. But it wouldn't be half as popular as the Assassin's Creed series.<br><br>Anyway, the first Assassin's Creed game was released nearly ten years ago, so let's travel into history and bring something back from the past - the five best Assassin's Creed mobile games.<br><br><strong><br><br>1. <em>Assassin's Creed Pirates<br><br></em></strong><br><br><input type="image" src="/FCKEditorFiles//pirates(4).jpg" width="457" height="285" /><br><br><strong>By:</strong> Ubisoft Paris. <strong>Available On:</strong> <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/692717444">iOS</a> / <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ubisoft.assassin.pirates&hl=en_GB">Android</a> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/Assassin%27s+Creed+Pirates/feature.asp?c=72098'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/Assassin%27s+Creed+Pirates/feature.asp?c=72098 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 13:00:00 GMT [Update] Footage from canned PSP title The Elder Scrolls Travels: Oblivion emerges <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-kxa_ob_psp_2_jpg_100.jpg" width="200" alt="[Update] Footage from canned PSP title The Elder Scrolls Travels: Oblivion emerges" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Update on May 18th at 09:30</strong>: It seems that Zenimax has taken down the video posted below but you can still watch <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/vita/comments/4jr7fz/leaked_footage_shows_the_cancelled_elder_scrolls/d38xsog?context=3">them here thanks to some Reddit users</a>.<br><br>On top of this, it appears that <a href="http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-05-17-footage-leaks-of-canned-psp-game-the-elder-scrolls-travels-oblivion?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialoomph">some leakers might want to release this playable build</a> to the public so stay tuned. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/The+Elder+Scrolls+Travels%3A+Oblivion/news.asp?c=70086'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/The+Elder+Scrolls+Travels%3A+Oblivion/news.asp?c=70086 Wed, 18 May 2016 08:31:00 GMT PG is 10: The History of Mobile Games - 2015 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wejuih/pg10logo-onlight-stacked-pink-600px.jpg" width="200" alt="PG is 10: The History of Mobile Games - 2015" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This year, <em>Pocket Gamer</em> celebrates its tenth birthday.<br><br>In internet terms, that’s pretty ancient.<br><br>To mark the occasion, and to illustrate just how old and wise we are, we’ll be taking a look back at the games, trends, and general happenings for each of the years we’ve been around. (See <a href="r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69377">2006</a>, <a href="r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69401">2007</a>, <a href="r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69452">2008</a>, <a href="r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69484">2009</a>, <a href="r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69528">2010</a>, <a href="r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69602">2011</a>, <a href="r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69685">2012</a>, <a href="r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69686">2013</a>, <a href="r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69687">2014</a>.) <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69688'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69688 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:00:00 GMT PG is 10: The History of Mobile Games - 2014 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-aaxveua_pg10logo-onlight-stacked-blue-600px_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="PG is 10: The History of Mobile Games - 2014" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This year, <em>Pocket Gamer</em> celebrates its tenth birthday.<br><br>In internet terms, that’s pretty ancient.<br><br>To mark the occasion, and to illustrate just how old and wise we are, we’ll be taking a look back at the games, trends, and general happenings for each of the years we’ve been around. (See <a href="r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69377">2006</a>, <a href="r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69401">2007</a>, <a href="r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69452">2008</a>, <a href="r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69484">2009</a>, <a href="r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69528">2010</a>, <a href="r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69602">2011</a>, <a href="r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69685">2012</a>, <a href="r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69686">2013</a>.) <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69687'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69687 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:30:00 GMT My 10 best games of the past 10 years - Stuart Dredge <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-lprgq/stuart-dredge.jpg" width="200" alt="My 10 best games of the past 10 years - Stuart Dredge" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> As part of the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/10years">Pocket Gamer 10th anniversary</a> fun we've blackmailed former PG members into giving us a quick rundown of their favourite ten games of the past ten years. (We've also asked them to relive their PG moments, <a href="r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69702">Stu included</a>.)<br><br>They've not been asked to rank these so don't take the order below as set in stone. Rather, think of these games as a collection of digital experiences that will enrich your life.<br><br>Or perhaps look through the list and mock their choices.<br><br><strong>Create your own list</strong><br><br>If you do disagree, here's the magic bit: you can give us your list.<br><br>See the 'Create your own Top List' button at the bottom of the article? It's not a trick. <br><br>You'll need to be registered with PG (and logged in) if you aren't yet. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69704'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69704 Sun, 10 Apr 2016 10:00:00 GMT PG is 10: Alumni Revisited - Stuart Dredge <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-lprgq/stuart-dredge.jpg" width="200" alt="PG is 10: Alumni Revisited - Stuart Dredge" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>As part of our <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/10years">10th anniversary celebration</a> we've asked ten former key members of the PG team to share their memories and thoughts (as well as their <a href="r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69704">all-time top 10</a>). Mobile game journalist legend Stu was here before PG was even live. Seems appropriate to end this series of articles with him. Let's dive in…<br><br></em><br><br><strong>Who are you?</strong><br><br>Stuart Dredge.<br><br><strong><br><br>When did you work in the Pocket Gamer empire, and what did you do?</strong><br><br>I was on board from just before the launch, and did various jobs in my time working with the company: from writing news and reviews to editing <em>PocketGamer.biz</em> and the magazines we made for mobile operators in the pre-iPhone days. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69702'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69702 Sat, 9 Apr 2016 10:00:00 GMT