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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:09:40 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer App Army Assemble: Death Coming - A puzzler worth dying for? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-vnrv_death-coming-ios-2_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="App Army Assemble: Death Coming - A puzzler worth dying for?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you haven't had the chance to pick up Death Coming yet and you love weird, interesting puzzlers, you really should add it to our list.<br><br>We thoroughly enjoyed it on <a href="/r/iPhone/Death+Coming/review.asp?c=76972">Pocket Gamer</a>, saying "<em>It's a weighty and intelligent game, and the freedom it gives you to puzzle things out on your own offers an authority that other games don't trust you with</em>."<br><br>But, what does our App Army think of it? We've put it to them and now's it's time to see how well the game stands up under pressure. <br><br><strong>Roman Valerio (iPad Air, iOS 11.2.6) </strong><br><br>Well, this was a much-needed respite from all those lookalike platformers, sims, shooters, and, of course, battle royale games that have inundated the App Store these days. Here you are tasked with harvesting souls of petty mortals who've outstayed their welcome on planet Earth and deserve to be crushed by AC units, burnt alive, bitten to death by dogs or bees, and so on. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Death+Coming/feature.asp?c=77030'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Death+Coming/feature.asp?c=77030 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:04:51 GMT Review: Shadowgun Legends review - A challenger for the best FPS on mobile? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-hdqlr_shadowgun-legends-ios-3_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Shadowgun Legends review - A challenger for the best FPS on mobile?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> What would happen if mercenaries were treated like rockstars? That's the premise behind Shadowgun Legends, the latest in Madfinger's shooty shooty bang bang franchise.<br><br>It's going to draw comparisons to Destiny, but it's more than that. It's sort of like what would happen if Saints Row and Bungie's MMO shooter started getting it on in the back of a frat party.<br><br>It's brash and silly, swaggering in all the right ways, and in a week where the likes of PUBG and Fortnite are stealing the headlines, it's a shooter that's built from the ground up for mobile.<br><br><strong>Legendary</strong><br><br>After some preamble, building your character, and a fluffy bit of plot, you're chucked into the action. If you've played a mobile shooter before you know what to expect here.<br><br>Thumb on the left of the screen moves you about, thumb on the right side of the screen lets you look around. The default settings will fire whenever your reticle is over an enemy, but you can change them if you want. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Shadowgun+Legends/review.asp?c=77029'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Shadowgun+Legends/review.asp?c=77029 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:32:41 GMT Review: Smashing Rush review - A run-of-the-mill runner <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-qwiu_smashing-rush_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Smashing Rush review - A run-of-the-mill runner" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Saying that <em>Smashing Rush</em> is a slick, handsome endless runner doesn't really mean very much these days.<br><br>It's a bit like saying a new prestige TV series has a strong cast, or that the latest sci-fi movie has convincing special effects. In each case, this is the bare minimum we've come to expect.<br><br><em>Smashing Rush</em> is indeed a slick, handsome endless runner. But what else does it have to offer?<br><br><strong>Run for your money</strong><br><br>Not all that much of note, is the answer to that last question.<br><br>Your character (which is randomly selected at the outset) runs from left to right. You tap the left side of the screen to jump (twice to double-jump) and the the right side of the screen to initiate a destructive dash.<br><br>You'll need to employ this limited move-set to bound through the game's constant roll of themed levels, avoiding spikes and pits, bounding off the odd wall, and collecting the occasional bonus pick-up. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Smashing+Rush/review.asp?c=77025'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Smashing+Rush/review.asp?c=77025 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:00:00 GMT Batman: The Enemy Within's final chapter is out next week; catch a sneak peek <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-rzbflre/batman.jpg" width="200" alt="Batman: The Enemy Within's final chapter is out next week; catch a sneak peek " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Telltale’s <em>Batman: The Enemy Within</em> is wrapping up next week with its fifth and final episode, <em>Same Stitch</em>. The game’s fifth episode will feature two separate storylines with their own unique versions of Joker to spice things up a bit. All of the choices you’ve made in <em>The Enemy Within</em> leading up to this point will determine the path your story takes.<br><br><p>According to the two episode five trailers released today, the relationship you’ve forged with John Doe so far will determine how <em>Same Stitch</em> plays out. One path casts Doe as a ruthless villain out for revenge, the other a dangerous vigilante with his own brand of justice. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Batman%3A+The+Enemy+Within/news.asp?c=77028'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Batman%3A+The+Enemy+Within/news.asp?c=77028 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:44:00 GMT Blizzard teases us with a few new cards from upcoming expansion The Witchwood <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wndz/hearthstone-03.jpg" width="200" alt="Blizzard teases us with a few new cards from upcoming expansion The Witchwood " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> As excitement for <em>Hearthstone’s</em> upcoming <em>The Witchwood</em> expansion builds, Blizzard continues to leave its trail of breadcrumbs, granting us with <a href="/r/iPhone/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/news.asp?c=76943">little bites of info on the expansion’s new cards and mechanics</a>. Today, Peter Whalen, <em>Hearthstone’s</em> lead designer, gave us a closer look at the new Echo keyword.<br><br><p>If you’re just catching up on all that <em>The Witchwood</em> entails, Echo allows you to play cards with that particular keyword over and over again within the same turn, mana willing. Timing is everything for this keyword, and it looks like there are a few different approaches players can take when using this ability.</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/news.asp?c=77027'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/news.asp?c=77027 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:37:31 GMT Fortnite cheats and tips - Beginner tips for new Fortnite players <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-kmmi/maxresdefault.jpg" width="200" alt="Fortnite cheats and tips - Beginner tips for new Fortnite players" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> What’s that? You haven’t got an invite code? Well, unfortunately, that’s tough, because <em>Fortnite </em>on mobile is here and it’s pretty wonderful.<br><br>Sure, it has to compete with <em>PUBG Mobile</em> for our time, but with that slick art style and smooth performance throughout it looks like <em>Fortnite </em>is rightfully taking the award away from <em>PUBG </em>for king of the battle royale.<br><br>If you’re just getting into <em>Fortnite </em>and battle royale games we’ve got some quick advice for you right here that’ll sharpen up your skills and get you ready for win that battle. Read on for everything you need to get started in <em>Fortnite</em>!<br><br><input type="image" src="/FCKEditorFiles//IMG_2086.PNG" alt="Fortnite" width="457" height="342" /><br><br><strong>Gear up<br><br></strong><br><br>Just like in <em>PUBG Mobile</em> and any other battle royale games you might’ve taken your hand to, <em>Fortnite </em>throws you into the world with absolutely nothing, and you’ll have to work hard in order to make sure you’re ready for the fight ahead. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/feature.asp?c=77026'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/feature.asp?c=77026 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:36:32 GMT Warhammer Age of Sigmar Champions lets you experience Games Workshop's fantasy world in a whole new way <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-lmguf_warhammer-champions_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Warhammer Age of Sigmar Champions lets you experience Games Workshop's fantasy world in a whole new way" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Warhammer Age of Sigmar Champions could well be the TCG you've been waiting for. It's both physical and digital, and uses AR technology to bring the cards you buy in the real world to life on your mobile device.<br><br>The game is set in the Warhammer Age of Sigmar world (as you could probably tell), and you'll be able to collect hundreds of different physical cards.<br><br>Using them in conjunction with an app, you'll open up other gameplay possibilities that wouldn't be possible in a standard card game.<br><br><em><a href="/r/Board+Game/Ingress/feature.asp?c=75389">Click here to read our hopes for AR and board games</a></em><br><br>The app will also offer online play, which should let you clash your decks with players from all around the world.<br><br>The AR part of the game is based on Playfusion's Enhanced Reality Engine, which has also powered Lighseekers, which worked in a similar way. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Warhammer+Age+of+Sigmar+Champions/news.asp?c=77024'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Warhammer+Age+of+Sigmar+Champions/news.asp?c=77024 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:41:34 GMT Rodeo Stampede's just released a brand new level and it's pretty creepy (crawly) <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-hxirnfo_7961826_larger_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Rodeo Stampede's just released a brand new level and it's pretty creepy (crawly)" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Jeez, it feels like a good, long while since we last had any Rodeo Stampede news to chat about. Besides the smaller bug-fixing updates (hah), Yodo's last major content update was December and since Spring is finally here it makes sense to give the insect world a little love. <br><br>Starting from today you can head on over to The Garden, a brand new level infested with giant insects - or, maybe you're just teeny. Jump over and ride a variety of different bugs including: spiders, ants, dragonflies, grasshoppers, and more. <br><br>Also, from the trailer it looks like some of the insects are are getting stalked by a big spider searching for a snack. Did anyone else's hackles rise up when watching that? No? Just me? Watch out for these hungry beasts and for their stride-slowing spiderwebs that could catch you unawares.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Rodeo+Stampede/news.asp?c=77023'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Rodeo+Stampede/news.asp?c=77023 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:05:19 GMT Build your squad in PUBG Mobile by sharing your user name here <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-pkiy_img_2080_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Build your squad in PUBG Mobile by sharing your user name here" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Yes, we know that things have been pretty PUBG crazy this week, and we're not stopping just yet. We've just launched the <a href="/r/iPad/PlayerUnknown%27s+Battlegrounds/review.asp?c=77018">game's review</a>, compiled a list of <a href="/r/iPhone/PUBG+Mobile/feature.asp?c=76939">useful articles</a> filled with helpful tips and tricks, and now it's time to get some friends. <br><br>Anyone who's played the game will know that while it's fun to go it alone, it's doubly fun to buddy up with some fellow fighters and take on other teams. So, why not do that here? If you're looking for some kindred spirits, pop your profile name in the comments below and start some beautiful friendships. <br><br>If you're not sure how to add friends, it's super easy:<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/PUBG+Mobile/news.asp?c=77022'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/PUBG+Mobile/news.asp?c=77022 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:47:00 GMT Sea of Thieves on mobile: 5 games to plug the hole <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ilth/seathieves.jpg" width="200" alt="Sea of Thieves on mobile: 5 games to plug the hole" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Sea of Thieves</em> launched on Xbox One and PC this week, providing a much needed dose of pirate-themed online madness to the gaming scene.<br><br>Rare's new game can perhaps best be described as a casual first person MMORPG - only everyone's playing the role of a pirate. It looks like great fun.<br><br>It's a shame there's no mobile version (though <a href="r/iPad/PlayerUnknown%27s+Battlegrounds/review.asp?c=77018">stranger things have happened of late</a>), but it is possible to capture some of that swashbuckling sensation on your phone.<br><br>Here, then, are five pirate-themed mobile games with which to board over the <em>Sea of Thieves</em>-shaped hole in the hull of your life. Yargh.<br><br><a href="r/iPhone/Plunder+Pirates/review.asp?c=61588"><strong>Plunder Pirates<br><br></strong></a><br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Scurvy+Scallywags+in+The+Voyage+to+Discover+the+Ultimate+Sea+Shanty%3A+A+Musical+Match%E2%80%933+Pirate+RPG/feature.asp?c=77021'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Scurvy+Scallywags+in+The+Voyage+to+Discover+the+Ultimate+Sea+Shanty%3A+A+Musical+Match%E2%80%933+Pirate+RPG/feature.asp?c=77021 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:27:22 GMT New iOS, Android, and Switch games out this week - PUBG Mobile, Shadowgun Legends, Attack on Titan 2, and more <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-zvox_29497980_10155578729583175_5357795659640471552_o_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS, Android, and Switch games out this week - PUBG Mobile, Shadowgun Legends, Attack on Titan 2, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Happy Thursday lads and lasses. It may be battle royale crazy in the mobile world at the moment, but there are still a good list of games to keep your eye on. <br><br>Pickings are much slimmer this week, likely thanks to the craze that is GDC in San Francisco, but there's always time to game. Whether you're looking for a shooter, an RPG, a cute golf game, or more, have a nosey below to see what takes your fancy. <br><br><strong>iOS/Android</strong><br><br><strong>Crazy Defense Heroes</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1300027167">iOS</a></li><br><br><li>Price: F2P</li><br><br></ul><br><br>There's a mix of things to do in this tower defence RPG as it meshes with the collectible card game genre. You'll build up your tower, defend your territory, and collect over 90 cards, including Hero and Tower cards. If you're not fussed on the 500+ levels to take on, there'll also be daily and weekly challenges to hop on board with... if you think you've got what it takes. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Shadowgun+Legends/news.asp?c=77020'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Shadowgun+Legends/news.asp?c=77020 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:54:13 GMT Review: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile review - Winner winner, chicken dinner? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-mmzfgxrrm_pubg-mobile-ios-1_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile review - Winner winner, chicken dinner?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> I'm prone in a wheat field, surrounded by bales, on the edge of a town where nothing seems to be moving. I've been on the island for 20 minutes. For the first 19 of those I didn't have any trousers or shoes on. I can only imagine the chafing on the soles of my shoes and my butt cheeks.<br><br>I've killed four people so far, scavenged their stores, and slipped away. Every sound ratchets up the tension, every warning that the safe zone is closing in sets my heart racing. I cross a river, desperate to get across before anyone spots me.<br><br>Across the way someone drives towards a crate. I take a few potshots, driving them out of their vehicle. They don't die. The safe zone closes. There's just two of us now. A game of cat and... oh crap I'm dead. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/PlayerUnknown%27s+Battlegrounds/review.asp?c=77018'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/PlayerUnknown%27s+Battlegrounds/review.asp?c=77018 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:25:00 GMT The stylish side-scrolling beat 'em up, Golem Rage, finally has an iOS and Android release date <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-tfajsqe_13524550_1720760248174297_8141201941234963031_n_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The stylish side-scrolling beat 'em up, Golem Rage, finally has an iOS and Android release date" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Gosh, it's crazy to think that we first caught sight of Golem Rage back in <a href="/r/iPad/Golem+Rage/news.asp?c=70743">July 2016</a> (when I was just a news writer youngling), and now it's finally coming on April 12th.  <br><br>If you're new to the game, Golem Rage is a side-scrolling beat 'em up featuring a lovable war machine. Whether you want to know why everyone in the castle is attacking you, it doesn't really matter - what matters is crashing through your enemies and escaping across the land. <br><br>There are seven environments to work through, 11 enemies with their own unique patterns, 54+ levels, a nifty soundtrack, and adaptable arcade gameplay. It's all about trying, then dying, then trying again until you succeed.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Golem+Rage/news.asp?c=77017'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Golem+Rage/news.asp?c=77017 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:21:43 GMT Fortnite mobile vs PUBG Mobile - Which is best? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xqid/29313473_10155561254133175_6544175182821457920_o.jpg" width="200" alt="Fortnite mobile vs PUBG Mobile - Which is best?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Update March 21, 2018:</strong> With the recent global release of PUBG Mobile, we thought we'd give this piece a bump with some added impressions. We've indicated where new comments have been made.<hr /><br><br><em><br><br>Fortnite</em> vs <em>PUBG</em> is undoubtedly the biggest scrap in gaming right now. It's up there with <em>FIFA</em> vs <em>PES, Street Fighter</em> vs <em>Mortal Kombat, Mario</em> vs <em>Sonic</em>, and <em>Quake</em> vs <em>Unreal Tournament</em>.<br><br>Now the fight has begun to spill over onto mobile, with the recent invite-only launch of <em>Fortnite</em> on iOS following on from the Chinese soft launch (UPDATE: and the subsequent global rollout) of <em>PUBG Mobile</em>.<br><br>We thought we'd quickly run through some of the key differences between <em>Fortnite</em> mobile and <em>PUBG Mobile</em>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/feature.asp?c=76978'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/feature.asp?c=76978 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:00:00 GMT The Pokemon GO Eggstravaganza is back with a basket full of surprises <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vmyp/169.jpg" width="200" alt="The Pokemon GO Eggstravaganza is back with a basket full of surprises " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Pokémon GO’s</em> annual spring celebration kicks off Thursday, March 22 in a grand celebration of eggs, eggs, and more eggs. Pokémon that normally hatch in 5 km or 10 km Eggs can now be found in 2 km Eggs, making it much easier for you to get any hatchlings that have been eluding you. Togepi and Pichu will have a higher hatch rate throughout the event, too, as an nice little bonus.<br><br>To keep the momentum going, you’ll earn bonus Candy everytime you hatch a new Egg, and double Stardust will be abundant through the festivities. The game’s shop is well-stocked with special boxes, too, if you’re so inclined. The Eggstravaganza comes to a close on April 2, so start racking up those miles.<br><br>As Niantic continues to support regular <em>Pokémon GO </em>events and <a href="/r/iPhone/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=76399">a new series of live community gatherings</a>, the company is also hard at work on their next AR game, <em>Harry Potter: Wizards Unite</em>. <a href="/r/iPhone/Harry+Potter%3A+Wizards+Unite/feature.asp?c=75906">Read up on what lessons Niantic should take from <em>Pokémon GO a</em>nd apply to</a><em><a href="/r/iPhone/Harry+Potter%3A+Wizards+Unite/feature.asp?c=75906"> Wizards Unite.</a> </em> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=77016'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=77016 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:41:00 GMT