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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:59:39 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 427 - LABO, World of Warships Blitz <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 427 - LABO, World of Warships Blitz" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> So it seems Nintendo wants us to build our own game peripherals with <em>LABO</em>, the cardboard assembly game / craft hybrid revealed to the world this week.<br><br>James and Em discuss this daft but wonderful turn up, along with the mobile release of <em>World of Warships Blitz</em>, twin-stick shooter <em>Jydge</em>, and <em>Hero Academy 2</em>.<br><br>They also talk to Travis Ryan, the developer of new AR battler <em>Smash Tanks </em>about how to effectively bring a digital game into the real world.<br><br><strong>Download episode 427:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep427.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><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76454'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76454 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:48:04 GMT Will 2018 be Pokémon’s most legendary year yet? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wxvp/legendary_logo.jpg" width="200" alt="Will 2018 be Pokémon’s most legendary year yet? " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p>The Pokémon Company has big plans for the New Year as they unleash some of the series’ most elusive Pokémon on the world. <a href="https://www.pokemonlegendary.com/en-us/">Incredibly rare legendary Pokémon</a> will be making a regular appearance in the 3DS games and the <em>Pokémon</em> mobile titles, so make sure you have those Master Balls at the ready.</p><br><br>From February to November, <em><a href="/r/3DS/Pokemon+Ultra+Sun%2FPokemon+Ultra+Moon/review.asp?c=76074">Pokémon Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon</a>,</em> and regular ol’ vanilla <em><a href="/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/review.asp?c=72086">Sun and Moon</a></em> players will receive a free Legendary Pokémon each month. Each of the Legendary event Pokémon will be at least level 60, and come toting a Gold Bottle Cap. Details on how you’ll be able to receive each of these Pokémon are still in the works. Here’s a break down of the monthly Legendary Pokémon you’ll be able to catch: <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=76446'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=76446 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:02:00 GMT Get started as a game journalist with work experience at the leading mobile games site <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-nzle/pocketgamerparty2018.jpg" width="200" alt="Get started as a game journalist with work experience at the leading mobile games site" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p>Want to get your start in the glamorous world of mobile games journalism? Place your boot on the road to global media stardom? We can help.</p><br><br><p>There are work experience opportunities across Steel Media's portfolio of websites right now. We're particularly keen to find diverse new talent for <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk">PocketGamer.co.uk</a> and <a href="http://www.148apps.com">148Apps.com</a>. We will take you in, show you the ropes, offer feedback, and see what you're made of. This is your chance to see if online games journalism is for you. And Steel Media has an excellent track record for helping interns and new contributors go on to careers in the business.</p><br><br><p><strong>Who the heck are we anyway?</strong></p><br><br><p>With decades worth of experience to share, Steel Media is the perfect place to hone your writing skills, gain valuable insight into your creative abilities, and discover how to research and curate content.</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/news.asp?c=76417'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/news.asp?c=76417 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:59:00 GMT Does the release of Detective Pikachu mean there’s still life in the 3DS? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-kvmf/maxresdefault.jpg" width="200" alt="Does the release of Detective Pikachu mean there’s still life in the 3DS? " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p></p><br><br><p><br><br>Nintendo announced that <a href="https://www.pokemon.com/uk/pokemon-video-games/detective-pikachu/"><em>Detective Pikachu</em> would be getting a western release on 3DS</a>, and the internet immediately ignited for the second time this week (Nintendo’s getting pretty good that). <em>Detective Pikachu</em> is a 3DS mystery adventure that <a href="http:// /r/3DS/Detective+Pikachu/news.asp?c=68883">originally released in Japan 2 years ago</a> featuring a gruff, coffee swilling Pikachu who does not sound dissimilar to Danny DeVito.</p><br><br>Naturally this rough and tumble spin on Pikachu resulted in a flurry of internet jokes, as <em>Detective Pikach</em><em>u</em> quickly started trending worldwide on Twitter: <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Detective+Pikachu/news.asp?c=76397'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Detective+Pikachu/news.asp?c=76397 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:54:48 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 426 - Dark Souls Remastered, Let Them Come <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 426 - Dark Souls Remastered, Let Them Come" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This week we felt a great disturbance, as if a million Switches shattered in a flex of rage and were suddenly silenced.<br><br>Yes, <em>Dark Souls</em> is coming to Nintendo's super-popular handheld, and we hope you've got yours insured.<br><br>Em and James discuss this glorious turn-up along with new releases <em>Let Them Come</em> and <em>Rusty Lake Paradise</em>, and ask why Pokemon won't work on older iOS devices any more.<br><br>Plus, they chat to Dan Erhard Olsson, the creator of the <em>Clear Vision</em> series, about his upcoming multiplayer version of the game.<br><br><strong>Download episode 426:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep426.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><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76393'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76393 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:21:17 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 425 - Spectre & Meltdown, Antihero <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 425 - Spectre & Meltdown, Antihero" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We ring in the new year on mobile by celebrating the fact that the security of all our handsets is fundamentally compromised.<br><br>Hooray.<br><br>But it's not all bad news - we've got the best upcoming games of 2018, plus a look at the week's new releases, including the excellent thief guild boardgame <em>Antihero</em>.<br><br>We also chat to Mike Bithell about <em>Subsurface Circular</em>, <em>Thomas Was Alone</em>, and why text adventures are still great.<br><br><strong>Download episode 425:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep425.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><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76340'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76340 Fri, 5 Jan 2018 16:31:02 GMT Is the 3DS Dead in 2018? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-agqq/face_raiders.jpg" width="200" alt="Is the 3DS Dead in 2018?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em><strong>We asked our Pocket Gamer expert journalists what they thought 2018 was going to bring the mobile and handheld gaming market...</strong></em><br><br>The 3DS might be one of the best handheld systems I’ve ever owned. It has essential title after essential title, and third party games meant the console was an essential. No where else had Monster Hunter, in addition to a massive selection of JRPGs, Zelda games both old and new, a bunch of different Pokémon titles and way too much more to mention. If you’ve owned a 3DS, you’ve likely got a decent size game collection to prove it.<br><br>And it has been an amazing run, but sadly, I think it’s time we call it quits on the 3DS, and I think Nintendo agree.<br><br>Just looking at the hardware itself, it is starting to shows signs of age. Even the New 3DS, with a little bit more horsepower, isn’t exactly helping games look their best, even if the C-Stick nub is a welcome addition. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+3DS/feature.asp?c=76263'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+3DS/feature.asp?c=76263 Sun, 31 Dec 2017 16:30:00 GMT Seasons greetings from Pocket Gamer <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-sqauh/christmaspocketgamer.jpg" width="200" alt="Seasons greetings from Pocket Gamer" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p>Merry Christmas everybody! Enjoying a day of celebration, food, family and (of course) gaming? From all of us here at Pocket Gamer Towers, we send you seasons greetings, we wish you happy holidays, and we hope you have a fabulous end to 2017.</p><br><br><p>Thanks for being part of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/apparmy/" target="_blank">the Pocket Gamer community</a> this year. It's been eventful, a year where a ton of <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/latest.asp?t=game+review">amazing games</a> launched for the platforms we love. We hope you've been taking advantage of <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Battle+Bay/feature.asp?c=76051">December's advent calendar</a> giveaways to pick up some freebies.</p><br><br><p>While enjoying your turkey sandwiches this week, read up on our list of the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Best+iPhone+games/feature.asp?c=75998">25 best iOS and Android games</a> of 2017 (and also the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Nintendo+Switch/feature.asp?c=76238">25 best Switch games</a>)! We've created a list of <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Best+iPhone+games/feature.asp?c=76265">the most influential mobile games of all time</a>, too. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/feature.asp?c=76308'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/feature.asp?c=76308 Mon, 25 Dec 2017 09:00:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 424 - Christmas Spectacular 2017 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 424 - Christmas Spectacular 2017" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's that most wonderful time of the year: the time where Glen, James, and Emily talk for 75 minutes straight about the mobile gaming highlights of 2017, including their personal top 3 games of the last 12 months.<br><br>They also bid a fond farewell to Glen, who will be moving onto pastures new in 2018.<br><br><strong>Download episode 424:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep424.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><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76299'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76299 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:26:01 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 423 - Life is Strange, INSIDE, FEZ <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 423 - Life is Strange, INSIDE, FEZ" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Christmas has come 2 weeks early for mobile gamers! <br><br>Not only do iPhone owners get to roam Arcadia Bay in time-reversing adventure <em>Life is Strange</em>, they can also explore a grim factory of otherworldly doom in <em>Limbo</em> dev Playdead's second game <em>INSIDE</em>.<br><br>There's also a port of Phil Fish's acclaimed platformer <em>FEZ</em>, the launch of exquisite art puzzler<em> Gorogoa</em>, and a chat with one of the creators of <em>Dragon's Watch</em>.<br><br><strong>Download episode 423:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep423.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><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76217'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76217 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:20:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 422 - Reigns: Her Majesty, Amazing Katamari Damacy <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 422 - Reigns: Her Majesty, Amazing Katamari Damacy" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This week the team rolls into a new kingdom, swelling and absorbing mobile news facts along the way to offer to their new queen.<br><br>By which I mean they will be discussing Tinder-style monarch sim <em>Reigns: Her Majesty</em>, and the newly-launched auto-roller <em>Amazing Katamari Damacy</em>.<br><br>They also cover the Switch version of <em>The Sexy Brutale</em>, the latest <em>Breath of the Wild</em> DLC, and <em>Portal</em>'s unlikely pairing with <em>Bridge Constructor</em>.<br><br>Plus, James gets to chat to the folks behind <em>GRID: Autosport</em>'s new mobile port.<br><br><strong>Download episode 422:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep422.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><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76152'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76152 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 16:34:49 GMT The 20 best N-Gage and N-Gage 2.0 games <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-gbn/nokia_n-gage_png_jpgcopy.jpg" width="200" alt="The 20 best N-Gage and N-Gage 2.0 games" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The N-Gage was ever-so-slightly ahead of its time. It was a gaming phone that first came out in 2003, created by Nokia in Finland. You could make calls, you could surf the web, you could play a version of Tomb Raider.<br><br>And then there was the N-Gage 2.0 that was basically a version of Xbox Live for Nokia phones. That lasted until about 2008. And it was pretty damn good.<br><br>But what were the best games on the now defunct platform? I mean that's probably not a question you've ever bothered to ask yourself, but we've gone right ahead and answered it anyway.<br><br>After all, we are celebrating <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Nokia+news/feature.asp?c=76119">100 years of Finnish independence</a>. And what's more independent than a phone you can play games on?<br><br><strong><a href="/r/N-Gage/Reset+Generation/review.asp?c=8184">Reset Generation <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76116'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76116 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 14:00:00 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/3DS/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76115'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/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/3DS/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:36:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 421 - GRID Autosport, Neverending Nightmares <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 421 - GRID Autosport, Neverending Nightmares" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Tyre squeals and trauma this week as the team examines the mobile version of console racer <em>GRID Autosport</em>, then tackle the bloodstained corridors of stylish horror game <em>Neverending Nightmares</em>.<br><br>Plus, with <em>PUBG </em>clones popping up everywhere, they address the news that there will be not one but two official <em>PUBG</em> games coming to mobile soon.<br><br>They also cover the release of <em>Hoppenhelm</em> and <em>Game Dev Tycoon</em>, as well as chatting with the creator of <em>RPGolf.</em><br><br><strong>Download episode 421:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep421.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><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76088'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76088 Fri, 1 Dec 2017 17:19:00 GMT