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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Sat, 26 May 2018 03:28:46 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 442 - Dragon Ball Legends, Disney Heroes: Battle Mode <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 442 - Dragon Ball Legends, Disney Heroes: Battle Mode" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> After 2 weeks of international travel and exotic adventure (he was mostly in a shopping mall in San Francisco looking sleepy) James reunites with Em and Ric to catch up on everything mobile.<br><br>Dragon Ball Legends is out on Android, Disney Heroes: Battle Mode is conquering mobile, and Resident Evil 7 is streaming to Switches all over Japan.<br><br>Let's DO THIS.<br><br><strong>Download episode 442:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep442.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/iPad/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77624'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77624 Fri, 25 May 2018 19:17:17 GMT Here's what you may have missed on Steel Media's other sites this week - May 25th <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ttzzj_friendslogosquare_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Here's what you may have missed on Steel Media's other sites this week - May 25th" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <input type="image" src="/FCKEditorFiles//PocketGamerAndFriendsBanner(1).png" alt="Pocket Gamer and Friends" width="457" height="120" /><br><br>It's the end of the week, which means it's finally time to do those dishes I've been putting off for the last few days. Oh, and look back at the best articles of the week.<br><br>But not our articles, no – we want to look at the articles from our sister sites, which produce a wealth of words and videos of equal or better quality to our own.<br><br>So, make sure you've got enough hot water in the tank, and then sit back and check out some of the best pieces from around the Steel Media network.<br><br><strong>148Apps<br><br></strong> <br><br>Harry's gone and made another list of the best games on mobile over on 148 this week, and <a href="http://www.148apps.com/news/the-best-puzzle-games-for-iphone-and-ipad/">this time he's focused on puzzle games</a>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=77623'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=77623 Fri, 25 May 2018 17:25:42 GMT Candian iOS-users can now play ARK: Survival Evolved... so long as you've got a decent device <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xovo/arkthumb.jpg" width="200" alt="Candian iOS-users can now play ARK: Survival Evolved... so long as you've got a decent device" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It feels like ages since we heard ARK: Survival Evolved was headed to mobile, but it's only been a <a href="/r/iPad/ARK%3A+Survival+Evolved/news.asp?c=76966">couple of months</a>. While War Drum Studio's ran a few invite-only betas, the game's just soft launched on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/ark-survival-evolved/id1280480538?ls=1&mt=8">iOS in Canada</a>. I say. <br><br>ARK: Survival Evolved is a dinosaur-riddled MMORPG where you have to collect resources, capture/tame 80+ all sorts of prehistoric beasts, and build up colonies with other players to survive. <br><br>Craft weapons, clothes, shelters, villages, and cities, or if you fancy being a lone wolf you can totally go solo. Use everything you learn in the world to tactically tame your dino friends so you can ride, breed, and take them out and about with you.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/ARK%3A+Survival+Evolved/news.asp?c=77622'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/ARK%3A+Survival+Evolved/news.asp?c=77622 Fri, 25 May 2018 16:36:00 GMT Cosmic Eggs, the intergalactic JRPG, receives a new update <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-kyvfp_top_banner_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Cosmic Eggs, the intergalactic JRPG, receives a new update" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> In <em>Cosmic Eggs</em>, you’re up against extraterrestrial invaders, and the only way to save Earth is by fighting fire with fire – or rather aliens with aliens. You collect, breed and level-up your own squad of critters to defend the world one battle at a time. This latest update to the JRPG isn’t a drastic game-changer, but does introduce some handy tweaks to gameplay. It also comes with some welcome rewards, but first thing’s first...<br><br>While the main mode of play has you fending off wave after wave of diverse and deadly creatures, Colosseum lends a PVP element to <em>Cosmic Eggs</em>; you test the mettle of your best aliens against those of other players online. This update allows you to see the enemy party before you meet them in the arena. That means you can decide whether your opponent is worth a punt, or too tough to risk it. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Cosmic+Eggs/news.asp?c=77621'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Cosmic+Eggs/news.asp?c=77621 Fri, 25 May 2018 16:09:48 GMT Pokemon GO's new 'Adventure Week' event really rocks <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-herdnz/pokemon-go-adventure-week-2018.jpg" width="200" alt="Pokemon GO's new 'Adventure Week' event really rocks" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Ready for a new Pokemon GO update to keep you busy this weekend? No? Well, tough, you're getting one anyway. <br><br>Already live at the moment and running through until June 5th, unique Field Research is available with some killer rewards. Enjoy very special Raid Battle appearances by rarer Pokemon, including one of my faves - Aerodactyl. Seriously, the day I got its Pokemon card I had a smile on my face for weeks.<br><br>Since it's a pretty rocky event you'll see more Rock-type Pokemon out and about, like Geodude and Nosepass. Oh, and if you don't fancy getting off your butt just bear in mind that your Buddy Pokemon earns Candy four times faster and there's <a href="https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/adventureweek2018/">extra XP</a> to be grabbed at PokeStops/Gyms.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=77619'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=77619 Fri, 25 May 2018 15:00:36 GMT Dragon Ball Legends cheats and tips - Full list of EVERY character <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-cktlr/dragon-ball-legends-logo.jpg" width="200" alt="Dragon Ball Legends cheats and tips - Full list of EVERY character" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Dragon Ball Legends lets you bring together characters from throughout the Dragon Ball universe and slaps them all in one place for you to play with. Nice, right?<br><br>Great visuals and character models are nice, but are nothing if you can't get them in your team.<br><br>Take a look below where we have a full list of characters in Dragon Ball Legends, from the rare Sparking, to the Extreme, and common Hero characters, you can use this list to create the perfect team.<br><br>Which ones have you got, and which ones do you need next? Let us know in the comments below.<br><br><table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="4"><br><br><tbody><br><br><tr><br><br><th colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0">Sparking Characters</th><br><br></tr><br><br></tbody><br><br></table><br><br>Sparking characters are the rarest pulls you can get from summons, and have the most potential for flashy moves and overwhelming power. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Dragon+Ball+Legends/feature.asp?c=77618'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Dragon+Ball+Legends/feature.asp?c=77618 Fri, 25 May 2018 14:41:12 GMT Pixel Starships update places new tactical options at your fingertips <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-koert/11032487_892955630762816_9112341156106452132_n.jpg" width="200" alt="Pixel Starships update places new tactical options at your fingertips " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Pixel Starships</em>, the spaceship-building MMORPG currently available on iOS and in beta on Android, has received a new expansion to beef up the amount of strategic options at players’ fingertips.<br><br>Hot on the heels of February’s e-Sports update, developer SavySoda has rolled out Advanced Tactics, an add-on geared towards mid-high level users whose focus is on competitive play.<br><br>The update’s key features include the introduction of the Starship Cloaking weapon - a power-up that makes your spacecraft invisible to opponents for a limited time - and new hull expansions which enable players to ferry more weapons and cargo around.<br><br>Furthermore, Advanced Tactics lets crews work together in groups to gain unique passive abilities and debuts the biochemistry facility, a hub where <em>Pixel Starships</em> users can craft items. New achievements, crews, room upgrades, missions and more round off the additional content. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pixel+Starships/news.asp?c=77617'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pixel+Starships/news.asp?c=77617 Fri, 25 May 2018 13:38:02 GMT App Army Assemble: Homo Machina - An inner-body experience worth having? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-dnvcgr_homo-machina-logo_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="App Army Assemble: Homo Machina - An inner-body experience worth having?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Inspired by the work of avant-garde scientist, Fritz Kahn, Homo Machina is a curious puzzler where you solve all sorts of puzzles set inside a factory-like human body. <br><br>Though we did find it had a couple of missteps, we absolutely loved it in its review, saying, "<em>this is an amazing and intriguing game that's unlike anything you've played before. For that alone it's well worth finding a comfy chair, making a cup of tea, and seeing this one through to the end.</em>"<br><br>But, what about our community of eager gamers? It's time to see what the App Army thinks. <br><br><strong>James Glowinski (iPhone 6)</strong><br><br>I am not one for puzzlers necessarily, but this one had me hooked. I enjoyed the simple graphics. They meshed well with the music and don't overwhelm you. The puzzles can take a little bit to figure out, but they don't keep you stumped forever. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Homo+Machina/feature.asp?c=77616'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Homo+Machina/feature.asp?c=77616 Fri, 25 May 2018 13:11:00 GMT Harry's hot takes: 5 other franchises we'd like to see getting the Pokemon GO treatment <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-cjyr/iphone-screenshot-4.jpg" width="200" alt="Harry's hot takes: 5 other franchises we'd like to see getting the Pokemon GO treatment" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Jurassic World Alive just came out. <a href="/r/Android/Jurassic+World+Alive/news.asp?c=77603">It's a game about wandering around the real world</a> (post-Jurassic I assume), and finding prehistoric animals. <br><br><a href="/r/iPad/Pokemon+GO/review.asp?c=70656"><br><br>It's essentially Pokemon GO</a>, but rather than collecting fictional animals you'll never get to see, you're collecting real dead animals you'll never get to see.<br><br>There's also <a href="/r/iPhone/Harry+Potter%3A+Wizards+Unite/feature.asp?c=75857">a Harry Potter game coming out that aims to do something similar</a>, probably with some of the beasts from Fantastic Beasts. Which got me thinking. In fact, it got me simmering. And then it got me boiling. Finally it set my whole body aflame. Which, luckily, is the sort of thing I like. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Jurassic+World+Alive/feature.asp?c=77611'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Jurassic+World+Alive/feature.asp?c=77611 Fri, 25 May 2018 10:00:00 GMT Review: Pocket-Run Pool review - A single-player pool game that clears up <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-zxd_pocket-run-pool__png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket-Run Pool review - A single-player pool game that clears up" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Zach Gage, the smart cookie behind <a href="r/iPad/Really+Bad+Chess/review.asp?c=71748">Really Bad Chess</a> and Flipflop Solitaire, has turned his attention to virtual pool - and he's found it wanting.<br><br>As Gage himself explains, "nearly every pool game is either a vastly dumbed down version of 8-ball, or a flight-simulator level of fine-grained controls". True that.<br><br>He also realised that playing against an AI opponent is fundamentally unsatisfying, because they're either deliberately giving you a chance or else blowing you off the table. Also true.<br><br>All of which would be for nothing if his single player-focused solution wasn't absolutely brilliant. Which it is.<br><br><strong>Big break</strong><br><br>Pocket-Run Pool cares more about the essence of pool than the fine detail.<br><br>It wants to nail the feeling of whacking a cue ball really hard, and of squeezing in a delicate cut. Conversely, it doesn't give two hoots about proper sequential scoring or applying the appropriate level of check - neither of which is present here. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pocket%2DRun+Pool/review.asp?c=77610'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pocket%2DRun+Pool/review.asp?c=77610 Fri, 25 May 2018 09:00:00 GMT Best new iOS and Android games this week - Scalak, Sir Questionnaire, Faraway 3, and more <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-qdkseo_scalak-ios-review-screenshot-one-of-the-puzzles_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Best new iOS and Android games this week - Scalak, Sir Questionnaire, Faraway 3, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We've almost made it to the weekend again, and while that means we're only a day from having time to play all of the games we've been putting off, it also means it's time to check out the new releases.<br><br>This week started off looking a little sparse, but as the days have gone on we've had a few more titles crop up, including some more surprising ones. But, what's caught your eye? Let's take a look.<br><br><strong>BattleHand Heroes</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1244280087">iOS</a>/<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kongregate.mobile.battlehand2.google">Android</a></li><br><br><li>Price: F2P</li><br><br></ul><br><br>Ever wondered what it'd be like to be a superhero? Well, you'll probably keep on wondering, but BattleHand Heroes offers up a neat hero experience for the adventurer in you. Rally a team, join a Global Alliance, work through Titan Tower, and more. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Scalak/news.asp?c=77608'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Scalak/news.asp?c=77608 Thu, 24 May 2018 17:14:00 GMT 3 reasons to turn off auto-play in Lineage 2: Revolution <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-hcbkk_lineage-2_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="3 reasons to turn off auto-play in Lineage 2: Revolution" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Developer Netmarble took the reins for the Lineage franchise’s platform-hop to mobile, and the transition came with a few gameplay differences. Unlike its PC predecessor, <em>Lineage 2: Revolution</em> allows you to go more-or-less ‘hands-free’, with auto-battle and auto-questing making grinding a less labour-intensive affair. While this makes sense on mobile – where touch-screen controls can be fiddly – sometimes it’s fun to do things the old-fashioned way. Here are three good reasons to turn off auto-play in <em>Lineage 2: Revolution</em>.<br><br><strong>Enjoy the view<br><br></strong><br><br>Letting <em>Lineage 2: Revolution</em> play in the background is great when you’re sorting through your inventory and tweaking your stats. But it’s easy to spend more time staring at menus than watching the action unfolding in the world map. When you turn off auto-play and navigate from quest to quest manually, you start to notice more of the graphical details in the environments, character models and monsters. There are a lot of nice visual flourishes you miss auto-questing at breakneck pace. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Lineage2+Revolution/feature.asp?c=77607'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Lineage2+Revolution/feature.asp?c=77607 Thu, 24 May 2018 17:00:17 GMT Review: Dragon Ball Legends review - One of the best anime games on mobile <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hzrszy/screenshot_20180524-101943_db_legends.jpg" width="200" alt="Dragon Ball Legends review - One of the best anime games on mobile" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> I watch a lot of anime. Yes, I know, I'm sorry but it's true. Despite that glaring personality flaw though, I don't play a lot of anime games, especially not on my mobile.<br><br>I love seeing those familiar characters, hearing their sweet wee voices screaming unintelligible jargon. Bu the games are, usually, rubbish.<br><br>I've played card games, alright? I've played card games, I've played gacha games, and far too often there's, well, no actual gameplay in between all the collecting to keep me involved for longer than a couple of sessions.<br><br>So often these anime licensed titles decide to just insert the characters into what feels like a generic mobile template and call it a day. After the first, it's hard to recommend.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Dragon+Ball+Legends/review.asp?c=77605'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Dragon+Ball+Legends/review.asp?c=77605 Thu, 24 May 2018 16:26:08 GMT Terraform alien worlds in TerraGenesis, out now on Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-rtldppp/gameplay---main-screen.jpg" width="200" alt="Terraform alien worlds in TerraGenesis, out now on Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Having sent over 1 million iOS players to inhabit distant worlds, TerraGenesis is turning to Android users to begin the next wave of galactic colonization. TerraGenesis, <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz/news/66104/terragenesis-wins-very-big-indie-pitch/">winner of last year’s Very Big Indie Pitch in San Francisco</a>, is a stunning space sim grounded in real-life science that gives players free reign in terraforming planets, transforming them into habitable worlds for millions of people.<br><br>Use science and technology to meld our solar system’s planets into livable habitats for your new colonists. You’ll need to balance air pressure and oxygen while building up biomass and sea levels. You’ll even have the power to use genes and phyla to create your own organisms. Terragenesis features an array of worlds to choose from, from familiar planets like Mars and Venus, to fictional worlds including Bacchus and Ragnarok. You can even join factions, which have their own advantages based on your unique goals. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/TerraGenesis/news.asp?c=77606'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/TerraGenesis/news.asp?c=77606 Thu, 24 May 2018 15:58:00 GMT Stickman Soccer 2018 arrives in time for the World Cup <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-dsve/stickmansoccer_01.jpg" width="200" alt="Stickman Soccer 2018 arrives in time for the World Cup" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The Premier League season is over and the pre-World Cup withdrawal symptoms are threatening to kick in, but luckily, <em>Stickman Soccer 2018</em> is here to deliver your football fix.<br><br>Developer Djinnworks has rolled out a fresh addition to the award-winning casual soccer series in time for the big tournament in Russia, and this season’s instalment promises to be the most feature-rich to date.<br><br><em>Stickman Soccer 2018</em> kicks off with a raft of new gameplay features, including red and yellow cards, a sprint button, slow motion replays, and the option to customise your team. There’s even a World Cup mode you can tackle in a bid to succeed where England will probably fail this summer. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Stickman+Soccer+2018/news.asp?c=77604'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Stickman+Soccer+2018/news.asp?c=77604 Thu, 24 May 2018 13:58:00 GMT