Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (3DS) The latest stories from Pocket Gamer, updated every five minutes. FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:45:27 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - July 17 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-otwty_tttennis_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - July 17" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Welcome our weekly round-up of the best deals in pocket gaming. As ever, we've got some bargain picks for you that will be difficult to resist.<br><br>It works like this: each week we bring the best deals in handheld gaming, predominantly covering the latest discounts for iOS and Android gamers.<br><br>We also cover a few deals on smartphones themselves, as well as a selection of handheld offers. Basically if it's portable and cheap, we're looking out for it.<br><br><strong>iOS games</strong><br><br>This week's iOS selection is full of indie delights. You can't move for quirky, inspired games at low low prices around these parts.<br><br><ul><br><br><li>Ticket to Earth for £1.99 (was £6.99) - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ticket-to-earth/id1037285648?mt=8">buy</a></li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=74700'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=74700 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:15:00 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/3DS/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:10:50 GMT SNES Mini - 11 games that are missing <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jsnfm/snes-mini__1_.jpg" width="200" alt="SNES Mini - 11 games that are missing" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Nintendo has announced the SNES Mini for September 29, much to the surprise of nobody and the delight of every gamer with a pulse. Okay, every OLD gamer with a pulse. Happy now?<br><br>There was always going to be a compact, game-stacked version of Nintendo's 16-bit console the minute sales of the NES Mini passed the squillion-unit mark. We're happy about that.<br><br>We're also happy that the SNES Mini will come with 21 of the console's best games. We're bloody ecstatic that one of those games will be the never-before-released <em>Star Fox 2</em>. Good job, Nintendo. Good job.<br><br>But not a perfect job. Looking back at my <a href="r/Other/SNES+Mini/feature.asp?c=73721">30 classic games we'd love to see on it</a> piece from a couple of months back, there are a fair few of my favourite SNES games missing from the list. Eleven, to be precise. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/SNES+Mini/feature.asp?c=74470'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/SNES+Mini/feature.asp?c=74470 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - June 26 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-kgv_kingdom_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - June 26" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Welcome, everyone, to our weekly round-up of the best deals in pocket gaming. We've got some top bargains in store for you.<br><br>It works like this: each week we bring the best deals in handheld gaming, predominantly covering the latest discounts for iOS and Android gamers.<br><br>We also cover a few deals on smartphones themselves, as well as a selection of handheld offers. Basically if it's portable and cheap, we're looking out for it.<br><br><strong>iOS games</strong><br><br>We've got a sizeable batch of iOS deals this week, covering a number of downright classics. If you haven't played any of the first five games, in particular, get buying. And set aside the next few evenings.<br><br><ul><br><br><li>Her Story for 99p (was £2.99) - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/demons-rise/id951205464?mt=8">buy</a></li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=74462'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=74462 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:58:34 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 400 - Sega Forever, The Little Acre <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 400 - Sega Forever, The Little Acre" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> 400 episodes, eh?<br><br>You know when this thing started there was no such thing as an iPad. "Who would want a big phone that can't make calls?" they said.<br><br>And there were right. The iPad fell quickly into obscurity in the summer of 2010, only to be superseded by the Atari HoloPlate, upon whose bioelectric porcelain membranes I now type these very words.<br><br>This week's podcast is brought to you in association with HoloPlate, and features chat about the new Sega Forever program, news on <em>Street Fighter 4: Championship Edition</em> on iOS, and reviews of <em>The Little Acre</em> and the New Nintendo 2DS XL.<br><br><strong>Download episode 400:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep400.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play) <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=74441'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=74441 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:40:18 GMT Review: New Nintendo 2DS XL review - A worthy swansong for the 3DS? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-omec_new-nintendo-2ds-xl_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="New Nintendo 2DS XL review - A worthy swansong for the 3DS?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> When Nintendo announced the New Nintendo 2DS XL, I think it's fair to say that the entire world was taken aback. Not only had the <a href="/r/Switch/Nintendo+Switch/hardware_review.asp?c=73163">Nintendo Switch</a> just launched, but it was difficult to tell who it was aimed at.<br><br>Nintendo claims that the 2DS XL (which I'll refer to it as for the remainder of the review) is supposed to fit snugly between the premium 3DS XL and the original 2DS. What Nintendo seems to have forgotten though, is that we already had that with the regular 3DS.<br><br>So we aim to answer the question once and for all: who is the 2DS XL really aimed at? And is it the swansong that the excellent 3DS deserves?<br><br>Let's find out.<br><br><strong>Look <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/New+Nintendo+2DS+XL/hardware_review.asp?c=74413'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/New+Nintendo+2DS+XL/hardware_review.asp?c=74413 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:08:01 GMT 12 games from Nintendo's E3 Spotlight and Treehouse Live presentations <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jrwf/4.jpg" width="200" alt="12 games from Nintendo's E3 Spotlight and Treehouse Live presentations" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> As I'm sure you're aware, Nintendo showed off its wares last night in its E3 presentation, and though there wasn't anything particularly surprising or current, it wasn't half bad. <br><br>But because we all love simplicity, here's all of the announcement from yesterday's presentation condensed into a nicely laid out list just for you. Here're the 13 things we learnt. <br><br><strong>1 - Xenoblade Chronicles 2</strong><br><br>"<em>Explore an endless ocean of clouds, where the last remnants of civilisation live on the backs of colossal beasts called Titans. Experience the story of Rex and his new friend, Pyra, a mysterious being known as a Blade who grants him tremendous power. Together, search for Pyra's long lost home Elysium, the ultimate paradise for all of humanity</em>." <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+news/feature.asp?c=74323'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+news/feature.asp?c=74323 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:22:00 GMT Metroid: Samus Returns revealed for Nintendo 3DS <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-txcx_1_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Metroid: Samus Returns revealed for Nintendo 3DS" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Moving on with Nintendo's Treehouse Live, <em>Metroid: Samus Returns</em> is the next title getting the once over, and it's on its way to the 3DS.<br><br><em>Metroid: Samus Returns </em>is a exploration-based sci-fi/action game in which Samus has been sent to destroy the Metroids. The game itself is a re-imagining of the 1992 Game Boy game, <em>Metroid 2: Return of Samus</em>.<br><br>Though it's been tweaked a little since the original, it still has the same charm as the original game. As pointed out, the game looks gorgeous on the 3DS with a lot of background detail to make the whole thing pop off the screen, especially with the 3D feature turned on. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Metroid%3A+Samus+Returns/news.asp?c=74325'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Metroid%3A+Samus+Returns/news.asp?c=74325 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:29:41 GMT Today's Pokemon Direct shows off Pokken Tournament Deluxe, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon, and Pokemon Gold and Silver <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-uzzwh/1.jpg" width="200" alt="Today's Pokemon Direct shows off Pokken Tournament Deluxe, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon, and Pokemon Gold and Silver" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Today's surprise Pokemon Direct certainly raised a lot of questions, but were any of them answered in the long run? Most people believed today's announcement to be regarding the rumoured <em>Pokemon Stars</em>, and guess what?...they were wrong.<br><br>The first piece of news to come out of today's Direct is all about <em>Pokken Tournament Deluxe</em>, The Pokemon Company's upcoming Pokemon fighting game for Switch.<br><br>From the looks of things it'll have both couch multiplayer and wireless play for two players at a time. Much like <em>Mario Kart 8 Deluxe</em>, it's a bit of a revamped version of the WiiU title<br><br>If you want to see more of the game it'll be shown off during this year's E3 Treehouse Live, and will launch on the Nintendo Switch on September 22nd 2017. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+news/news.asp?c=74233'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+news/news.asp?c=74233 Tue, 6 Jun 2017 15:21:00 GMT There's a special Pokemon Direct happening tomorrow <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-etbi/1.jpg" width="200" alt="There's a special Pokemon Direct happening tomorrow" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Are your hackles raised? Yes? Good. Indeed, it's just been announced that a special Pokemon Direct will be airing tomorrow. <br><br>With no information released other than what you see above, this is going to be the most mind-boggling 24-hours for Pokemon fans as we try to figure out what it's about.<br><br>Apparently running at only eight minutes, there can't be too much to talk about. Perhaps we'll finally get a whiff of the so-far-rumoured <em>Pokemon Stars</em>, or maybe another potential Switch title...OHH there's too many possibilities. <br><br>You can catch the Direct <a href="http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/06-06-2017/">right here</a> at the following times:<br><br><ul><br><br><li>7 AM PT</li><br><br><li>10 AM ET</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+news/news.asp?c=74219'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+news/news.asp?c=74219 Mon, 5 Jun 2017 15:50:00 GMT The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - May 30 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-eczp_causality_title_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - May 30" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Hello all, and welcome to our weekly round-up of the best pocket gaming deals. It's a bit late, owing to the UK Bank Holiday. But killer deals are always worth waiting for, right?<br><br>Each week we cover the best deals in handheld gaming, predominantly covering the latest discounts for iOS and Android gamers.<br><br>We also cover a few deals on smartphones themselves, as well as a selection of handheld offers. If it's portable and cheap, we're looking out for it.<br><br><strong>iOS games</strong><br><br>Tabletop games, puzzlers, and charming anomalies. That's the iOS selection for this week summed up in a sentence.<br><br><ul><br><br><li>Warhammer 40,000: Regicide for 99p (was £3.99) - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/warhammer-40-000-regicide/id1099703034?mt=8">buy</a></li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=74148'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=74148 Tue, 30 May 2017 12:02:16 GMT We want YOU to write freelance guides for Pocket Gamer! <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-izepc/pocket-gamer-logo.jpeg" width="200" alt="We want YOU to write freelance guides for Pocket Gamer!" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Hey, you there. Yes, you with the face. Are you good at video games? Do you know how to whip up a mean spreadsheet? Do you speak the language of HTML as fluently as you do your mother tongue?<br><br>If you answered yes to all of the above questions, we may have a job for you.<br><br>You see, we're looking for freelance guide writers - though to describe them as writers is a bit misleading. What we're really looking for is someone who can create wiki-style spreadsheets of data, and make them look nice on our site in a speedy manner.<br><br>We will be honest - there won't be an awful lot of writing involved, as it's mostly data entry and getting the HTML code just right. You may also need to pop into PhotoShop to spruce up a few images as well.<br><br>For an example of what we're looking for, take a look at <a href="/r/iPhone/Clash+Royale/feature.asp?c=68703">this</a>. As you can see, it's just a big table of the cards available in <em><a href="/r/iPhone/Clash%2BRoyale/review.asp?c=69269">Clash Royale</a></em>. That's exactly what we're looking for. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74016'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74016 Wed, 17 May 2017 16:14:29 GMT The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - May 15 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-fbzg_transistor_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - May 15" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We always find it a bit churlish when people complain about having to pay the paltry amounts for mobile games. Still, we all love a good deal.<br><br>Each week we cover the best deals in handheld gaming, predominantly covering the latest discounts for iOS and Android gamers.<br><br>We also cover a few deals on smartphones themselves, as well as a selection of handheld offers. If it's portable and cheap, we're looking out for it.<br><br><strong>iOS games</strong><br><br>Fancy playing a brilliant RPG conversion? How about a stripped-back 3D golf game? Or maybe a really fresh (but totally gross) platformer? All these and more can be found among this week's iOS picks.<br><br><ul><br><br><li>Transistor for £2.99 (was £4.99) - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/transistor/id948857526?mt=8">buy</a></li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=73980'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=73980 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:22:06 GMT Nintendo's E3 plans largely centre around the Switch <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-rxqs_unnamed-2_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Nintendo's E3 plans largely centre around the Switch " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> With E3 little more than a month away, Nintendo's been secretly getting ready for the tradeshow. We all know that their booth won't be as big as it has been in the past, but with the Switch still fresh out and on our minds, this time around it's all about <em>Super Mario Odyssey</em> and other games launching later this year. <br><br>From the 13th to the 15th of June, E3 will open its doors. What's exciting for Nintendo, however, is that this'll be the first event that <em>Super Mario Odyssey</em> will be playable at. <br><br>There'll also be the usual video showcase, highlighting more details for Switch games launching this year, and another Nintendo Treehouse: Live. Treehouse: Live will include a livestreamed showcase of Switch and 3DS games.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+news/news.asp?c=73936'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+news/news.asp?c=73936 Thu, 11 May 2017 14:47:53 GMT The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - May 8 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-rtldpp_waywards_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - May 8" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Mobile gaming is pretty much the cheapest form of video gaming around. Still, we all love a good deal.<br><br>Each week we cover the best deals in handheld gaming, predominantly covering the latest discounts for iOS and Android gamers.<br><br>We also cover a few deals on smartphones themselves, as well as a selection of handheld offers. If it's portable and cheap, we're looking out for it.<br><br><strong>iOS games</strong><br><br>Last week was May 4, which explains why you can currently get one of the finest RPGs ever made for half its normal price. Haven't played it? Go get it.<br><br><ul><br><br><li>Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for £4.99 (was £9.99) - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/star-wars-knights-of-the-old-republic/id611436052?mt=8">buy</a></li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=73886'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=73886 Mon, 8 May 2017 11:15:00 GMT