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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:46:22 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Mobile MMORPG RebirthM goes live in Brazil ahead of its global release <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zjxulq/rebirthm_b.jpg" width="200" alt="Mobile MMORPG RebirthM goes live in Brazil ahead of its global release" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>RebirthM</em> is an ambitious attempt to bring a fully-fledged, open-world MMORPG to mobile, and it’s just gone live on iOS and Android in Brazil.<br><br>Developed by South Korean studio Caret Games, the fantasy adventure promises to capture the scope, scale and narrative depth of its genre counterparts on PC.<br><br>Accessibility is often an issue in the MMO sector, but that certainly isn’t the case here. <em>RebirthM</em> declares war on grinding by helping players reach level 100 right at the start and placing no cap on their progression from there.<br><br>The game embraces many of the genre’s traditions by pitting players against epic boss battles, dungeon raids that parties of 20 can tackle, and real-time PvP contests. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/RebirthM/news.asp?c=79041'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/RebirthM/news.asp?c=79041 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:28:00 GMT F1 Mobile Racing races onto the App Store today <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qjkxih/f1-mobile-racing-screenshot-ios-race.jpg" width="200" alt="F1 Mobile Racing races onto the App Store today" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Today's a great day for fans of F1 as the superb looking and free-to-play F1 Mobile Racing has just released onto the App Store.<br><br>The game had previously been in soft launch, with private playtests taking place in order for the development team to gather some all-important feedback.<br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">You heard 'em. Get downloading. ?? <a href="https://t.co/TSSBiMRdUm">https://t.co/TSSBiMRdUm</a> <a href="https://t.co/fHYJQqwM2M">https://t.co/fHYJQqwM2M</a></p><br><br>— F1® Mobile Racing (@F1MobileRacing) <a href="https://twitter.com/F1MobileRacing/status/1052877517600755712?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 18, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> On a <a href="http://blog.codemasters.com/community/10/f1-mobile-racing-coming-october-18th-to-ios-worldwide/">blog post</a>, the team discussed its continued efforts to release the game globally, saying that they wouldn't be 'resting on their laurels' until everyone can play F1 Mobile Racing – that includes an Android release which the team suggest is making 'strong progress' behind the scenes. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/F1+Mobile+Racing/news.asp?c=79040'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/F1+Mobile+Racing/news.asp?c=79040 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:31:21 GMT Arena of Valor 2018 Championship gets a whopping $600,000 prize pool <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jqasyfr/arena-of-valor-world-cup-promo-pic.jpg" width="200" alt="Arena of Valor 2018 Championship gets a whopping $600,000 prize pool " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Earlier today, Tencent laid out its plans for this year's Arena of Valor International Championship, announcing a hefty $600,000 prize pool for competitors to duke it out over.<br><br>The championship will see 16 major clubs work their way from regional competitions all the way up to the semifinals and finals in Thailand, set to take place on December 15-16 – tickets for those go on sale November 19th.<br><br>The top four teams from the regionals will automatically progress to Thailand while the other 12 will hop on over to Vietnam to compete in a qualifier that's set to begin on November 23rd.<br><br>Fans will likely already know that season 2 of the Valor Series is currently underway, with weekly competitions taking place in the West to decide who will progress to the regional rounds that are scheduled for November 9-10 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Arena+of+Valor/news.asp?c=79039'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Arena+of+Valor/news.asp?c=79039 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:30:25 GMT New iOS and Android games out this week - (October 18th) <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hurj/robot-merge-ios-app-store-artwork-lots-of-robots.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS and Android games out this week - (October 18th)" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Reigns: Game of Thrones lands today, and hoo boy are we excited. But that doesn't mean we should ignore games like Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, Sector, F1 Mobile Racing, and all the other great titles launching this week.<br><br>We've grabbed the best and most interesting ones and shoved them all into this lovely little list for y'all to peruse - so dig in, see what's what, and maybe grab yourself a new game to play this week. Ya dig? <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/news.asp?c=79038'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/news.asp?c=79038 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:49:00 GMT The Respawnables is getting swarmed by zombies this Halloween <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-lotwfc/the-respawnables-artwork-ios-zombies.jpg" width="200" alt="The Respawnables is getting swarmed by zombies this Halloween " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The Respawnables looks set to be the latest game to hop on the Halloween train, with an all-new mode called The Hordes coming later this month.<br><br>Here, players will have to band together in order to take on increasingly tricky waves of zombies using purpose-built, zombie slaying weapons.<br><br>There are four different tiers to work through and over thirty different prizes up for grabs. Some of these include Molotov cocktails, firemen sets, and a sizeable amount of in-game cash.<br><br>For those not in the know, The Respawnables is a free-to-play and action-packed shooter. The game has seen huge success over the years, amassing over 45 million downloads worldwide.<br><br>This new update's biggest draw (for me at least) is that zombie incinerator pictured above. I can't wait to wreak havoc on those charming, yet exceedingly deadly, zombie hordes. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/The+Respawnables/news.asp?c=79030'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/The+Respawnables/news.asp?c=79030 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:00:00 GMT Reigns: Game of Thrones is out right this second on iOS <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-eask_reigns-game-of-thrones-ios-review-screenshot-composite-of-a-scene-setting-image-and-a-war-summit_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Reigns: Game of Thrones is out right this second on iOS" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This is it folks. Reigns: Game of Thrones has dropped on the App Store, and now you too can start killing off major characters willy-nilly like you're George R. R. Martin himself.<br><br>We've already told you loads about this game - here's <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Reigns%3A+Game+of+Thrones/feature.asp?c=79019">everything we knew in the build-up to Reigns: GoT's launch</a>, and here's <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Reigns%3A+Game+of+Thrones/feature.asp?c=79031">a look back at the first two Reigns games</a> and how far they've come. And here's what <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Reigns%3A+Game+of+Thrones/feature.asp?c=79017">other franchises we reckon should get a Reigns-esque mobile game made about them</a>.<br><br>Oh, and the trailer! Right there! Look!!! <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Reigns%3A+Game+of+Thrones/news.asp?c=79037'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Reigns%3A+Game+of+Thrones/news.asp?c=79037 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:16:07 GMT Tesla vs Lovecraft is a positively bonkers shooter arriving next week <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-qutb_tesla-vs-lovecraft-ios-promo-cover-art_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Tesla vs Lovecraft is a positively bonkers shooter arriving next week" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Tesla vs Lovecraft</em> is makings its way from PC over onto mobile, and it should be a pretty darn good time, judging by developer 10tons legacy. The game was created by the same the folks who brought you games like <em><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Neon+Chrome/review.asp?c=72224">Neon Chrome</a></em> and <em><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Jydge/review.asp?c=76443">Jydge</a>.</em> <em>Tesla vs Lovecraft</em> is a top-down shooter that’s looking to try something a bit different.<br><br>In <em>Tesla vs Lovecraft</em>, you assume the role of famed inventor Nikola Tesla. Times are tough for Tesla, who must use the newly discovered power of static energy to . . . destroy Lovecraftian horrors H.P. Lovecraft himself has set on the world after destroying Tesla’s laboratory. You’ll need to use your remaining inventions to save the world, mowing down any enemy that crosses your path in frantic arena shooter action. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Tesla+vs+Lovecraft/news.asp?c=79036'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Tesla+vs+Lovecraft/news.asp?c=79036 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 02:13:48 GMT Epic Games is filing a lawsuit against a popular Fortnite YouTuber <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-kmmi/maxresdefault.jpg" width="200" alt="Epic Games is filing a lawsuit against a popular Fortnite YouTuber" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Epic Games is serious about cheaters, but this time around, the company’s setting its sights on two highly popular YouTubers Brandon Lucas, or Golden Modz, and Colton Conter (Excentric) for using <em>Fortnite</em> cheats in their videos and selling them to other players.<br><br>Golden Modz currently has over 1.7 million subscribers, and many of his <em>Fortnite</em> videos over recent weeks top 1 million views. That might be coming to an end soon, as Epic Games has <a href="https://torrentfreak.com/images/epic-golden.pdf">filed a lawsuit</a> accusing Golden Modz and his partner, Excentric, are in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for their frequent use of cheats, particularly an aimbot cheat which Lucas has then gone on to sell on his website for profit. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=79035'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=79035 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 02:06:45 GMT 55 games currently in soft launch on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jzwog/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="55 games currently in soft launch on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We're super fortunate to see such an abundance of gorgeous games released per week, but it's about time Pocket Gamer showed soft launched games a little love in list form. Ongoing, that is.<br><br>Without further ado, check out which titles are in soft launch right now.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Assassin%27s+Creed+Rebellion/feature.asp?c=75070'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Assassin%27s+Creed+Rebellion/feature.asp?c=75070 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:24:38 GMT Phantomgate: The Last Valkyrie tips and tricks - How to master Netmarble’s genre-flipping RPG <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-sfqbh/phantomgate.jpg" width="200" alt="Phantomgate: The Last Valkyrie tips and tricks - How to master Netmarble’s genre-flipping RPG" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Phantomgate: The Last Valkyrie</em> is a Norse mythology-inspired role-playing game for iOS and Android devices that isn’t afraid to take up Thor’s hammer and smash genre conventions to pieces.<br><br>Netmarble’s mobile adventure combines traditional RPG stapes with side-scrolling exploration, puzzle solving and creature taming. It follows a young warrior named Astrid who embarks on a perilous quest to rescue her mother from the clutches of the mad god, Odin.<br><br>Given that <em>Phantomgate</em> is epic in scope, packed with content and anything but typical, how about some tips and tricks to help you along? Let these words of wisdom show you the way to Valhalla!<br><br><strong>Never miss an opportunity to level up your Phantoms <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Phantomgate%3A+The+Last+Valkyrie/feature.asp?c=79010'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Phantomgate%3A+The+Last+Valkyrie/feature.asp?c=79010 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:01:00 GMT Don't go anywhere, we're live on Twitch with Terraforming Mars in less than an hour <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-iyowy/terraforming-mars-steam-artwork-showing-the-game-on-a-monitor.jpg" width="200" alt="Don't go anywhere, we're live on Twitch with Terraforming Mars in less than an hour" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This is your one hour warning - if you've ever wanted to go on an extended trip to the cosmos with James Gilmour, at 5pm UK time he's going to be streaming Terraforming Mars over on Twitch.<br><br>The game is all about, as you might be able to guess, terraforming the red planet. Don't worry though, James won't be on his own. A couple of the team from Luckyhammers will be joining him on his Martian adventure.<br><br><a href="https://www.twitch.tv/asmodeedigital"> Click here and you'll be able to get yourself set to watch the stream when it kicks off at 5pm</a>. Or, you can watch the whole thing in a special widget on the front of the site. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Terraforming+Mars/news.asp?c=79029'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Terraforming+Mars/news.asp?c=79029 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:00:00 GMT Reigns: Game of Thrones' new trailer shows off jousts and battles <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-nyn_reigns-game-of-thrones-key-art_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Reigns: Game of Thrones' new trailer shows off jousts and battles" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If the new trailer for Reigns: Game of Thrones is anything to go by, we can expect the game to feature all of the debauchery and grisly dealings that HBO's show revels in.<br><br>Most of the gameplay footage from the trailer looks fairly familiar, albeit with that nice Game of Thrones twist.<br><br>The trailer also shows off a brief battle scene. Here, the player character is challenged to make multiple life or death decisions in what looks like rapid succession. We also get to see one of the new in-game games – jousting!<br><br>In addition to all of that, a few series favourite characters pop up, such as Tyrion and Cersei – both seen bickering away as usual. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Reigns%3A+Game+of+Thrones/news.asp?c=79032'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Reigns%3A+Game+of+Thrones/news.asp?c=79032 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:03:58 GMT With Reigns: Game of Thrones coming tomorrow, we look at the first two Reigns games <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ocqxw_reigns_gameofthrones_-_screen_8_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="With Reigns: Game of Thrones coming tomorrow, we look at the first two Reigns games" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> One thing that videogames do very well is power fantasies. You're not really a hulking, all-neck, cyber warrior, or the ruler of some great fictional empire that stretches across the entire globe. But for all that, games have never really understood how power actually works.<br><br>There are a few franchises that get it, and one of them is definitely Reigns. With just two games, and a third on the way tomorrow, Nerial has proven that when it comes to understanding how to rule, it rules.<br><br><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Reigns%3A+Game+of+Thrones/news.asp?c=79001"> With Reigns: Game of Thrones set to hit iPhone, iPad, and Android tomorrow</a>, we thought it was the perfect to look back at the first two games in the series. So that's exactly what we're going to do. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Reigns%3A+Game+of+Thrones/feature.asp?c=79031'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Reigns%3A+Game+of+Thrones/feature.asp?c=79031 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:00:00 GMT Soul Seeker - The 6th Knights hits global stores this November <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-iormmf/soul_seeker_6th_knights_screenshot03.jpg" width="200" alt="Soul Seeker - The 6th Knights hits global stores this November" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you were among the millions of players who downloaded the first <em>Soul Seeker </em>game, you might still be busy kitting out your heroes in weird and wonderful outfits as they engage in boss raids across its besieged lands. You might also be hankering for the next instalment. Well hanker no more, because on November 1st, developer Clegames is launching <em>Soul Seeker - The 6th Knights</em> worldwide. It promises more of the same heroic action, with a bit more strategy, plus some added fire (and water) power.<br><br>Taking place in the war-torn continent of Hermes, you play as part of the Albion Knights, and it's your job to put a stop to the five other orders of knights' squabbling. These rival knights are the titular soul seekers, searching for Soul Stones which grant god-like powers for whoever wields them. You must hunt for the Soul Stones yourself and destroy them, so that they never have the chance to use such power against the people of Hermes. That's the premise, but in all likelihood you'll pay just as much attention to the other gameplay modes outside of the main story, including PvP arenas and PvE dungeon raids.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Soul+Seeker%3A+The+6th+Knights/news.asp?c=79027'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Soul+Seeker%3A+The+6th+Knights/news.asp?c=79027 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:30:00 GMT Get ready for Terraforming Mars tonight at 5pm UK time on Twitch <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-crcunzxt/terraforming-mars-screenshot-playing-the-game.jpg" width="200" alt="Get ready for Terraforming Mars tonight at 5pm UK time on Twitch" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Today's the day. In a few short hours, James Gilmour will be hosting the official launch stream for Terraforming Mars. Live at 5pm UK time, the Gilmour-meister will be terraforming the crap out of the red planet.<br><br>He won't be doing it along though, he's going to be joined by two members of the team who've been working on the digital edition of the game. Ashley and Sofi from Luckyhammers will be with James for the entire two hours of the stream.<br><br>Yeah, you read that right, we're going to be playing the game for two full hours. So clear your schedule from 5pm to 7pm UK time tonight, because you're not going to want to miss a single second.<br><br><a href="https://www.twitch.tv/asmodeedigital">This is the link that's going to take you to the page where everything is going to kick off</a>. In the meantime why not watch some of the videos of our previous streams, each more wonderful than the next. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Terraforming+Mars/news.asp?c=79026'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Terraforming+Mars/news.asp?c=79026 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:23:19 GMT