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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:04:51 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer 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 Review: Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon 3DS review - Worth revisiting the portable RPG for one last hurrah? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-nmsaud/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon 3DS review - Worth revisiting the portable RPG for one last hurrah?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> I suppose the main question that needs posing is "If I've already played <em>Pokemon Sun/Moon</em>, should I play the <em>Ultra</em> version?"<br><br>The answer is yes, but it comes with an aside. Much of <em>Ultra Moon</em> (the version I played) is the same as the game released earlier this year.<br><br>The characters we met previously are still here. Lillie is still cute and clumsy, Nebby still gets into trouble, and you still leave your ambivalent mother behind as you adventure out into the world.<br><br>The story itself only changes slightly. There's the inclusion of a new team - Ultra Recon Squad – and as few small twists and turns later in the later game.<br><br>The main changes come from new features, and while they do bolster the experience, I have to wonder if more time could have elapsed between releases. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Ultra+Sun%2FPokemon+Ultra+Moon/review.asp?c=76074'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Ultra+Sun%2FPokemon+Ultra+Moon/review.asp?c=76074 Fri, 1 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon players failed to complete the game's first Global Mission <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-nmsaud/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon players failed to complete the game's first Global Mission" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> While <a href="/r/iPhone/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=76020">there was good news in <em>Pokemon GO</em>'s Global Catch Challenge</a>, things didn't go quite as well in <em>Pokemon Ultra Sun</em> and <em>Ultra Moon</em>, <a href="https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/50c335b8-81f8-42e8-b9df-81042f47a823">according to the game's official site</a>.<br><br>The game's first Global Mission involved players catching ten million Pokemon during the duration of the challenge. It's fair to say that was a pretty optimistic number. All in all, 5.4 million were caught. Shame on you <em>Ultra Sun</em> and <em>Ultra Moon</em> players.<br><br>Not too much shame though, because anyone who was involved in the event will get 1000 Festival Coins for taking part. And if you're a PGL member you'll get 2000 coins. So even though you failed, you're getting something to show for your efforts. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Ultra+Sun%2FPokemon+Ultra+Moon/news.asp?c=76027'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Ultra+Sun%2FPokemon+Ultra+Moon/news.asp?c=76027 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:34:56 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 420 - Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Rules of Survival <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 420 - Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Rules of Survival" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Good news for fans of battle royale and sofa shopping this week.<br><br><em><br><br>Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp</em> takes the cutesy life-sim formula and squeezes it onto your phone, while <em>PUBG</em>-a-like <em>Rules of Survival</em> attempts to replicate the thrill of hiding in a barn wearing a t-shirt on a tiny screen.<br><br>Plus we talk to <em>The Watchmen</em> co-creator Dave Gibbons about <em>Rogue Trooper Redux</em>, and his incredible career in comics and gaming.<br><br><strong>Download episode 420:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep420.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=76006'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76006 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:21:20 GMT New iOS, Android, 3DS, and Nintendo Switch games out this week - Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Puzzle Fighter, Worms W.M.D., and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-eeu/6af13efc60a812e35370f0f7fa582855.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS, Android, 3DS, and Nintendo Switch games out this week - Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Puzzle Fighter, Worms W.M.D., and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends. To say I'm not jealous of your delicious dinners would be a total lie, but then I am always hungry so that's hardly surprising. <br><br>I guess to ease the pain I'll just have to pull my socks off and find comfort in these awesome new releases this week, and dry my tears with my phone. <br><br>Wait, on second thought, maybe that's not such a great idea...<br><br><strong>iOS/Android</strong><br><br><strong>Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Nintendo</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1179915619">iOS</a>/<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nintendo.zaca&hl=en">Android</a></li><br><br><li>Price: F2P</li><br><br></ul><br><br>Make pals with anthropomorphic beings and get to work managing your own campsite in this somewhat 'lite' version of the popular series. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pukk/news.asp?c=75990'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pukk/news.asp?c=75990 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:55:00 GMT The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild dominates the Golden Joystick Awards <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-erqr_gja_omen_logo_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild dominates the Golden Joystick Awards" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Last Friday we saw the 35th annual <em>Golden Joystick Awards</em> take place and it's certainly been a tougher competition than ever with this last year of gaming. <br><br>Started in 1983, the <em>Golden Joystick Awards</em> is an award ceremony celebrating the best and most deservedly recognised video games of the year. Though originally voted for by the British public the votes were recently turned outwards, allowing anyone with an internet connection to pick their favourites. <br><br>It's hardly surprising to see <a href="/r/Switch/The+Legend+of+Zelda%3A+Breath+of+the+Wild/review.asp?c=73174"><em>The Legend of Zelda: Breath</em> of the Wild</a> do well in its first year on the market, but overall it picked up a whopping four awards. Five if you include Nintendo's award for 'Studio of the Year': <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Golden+Joystick+Awards/news.asp?c=75948'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Golden+Joystick+Awards/news.asp?c=75948 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:33:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 419 - The loot crate problem, LA Noire <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 419 - The loot crate problem, LA Noire" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> As decorated veterans of loot crates and other traditionally mobile-centric money-making systems, the team tackles the <em>Battlefront II </em>controversy head-on this week.<br><br>They then chat to the creators of <em>Middle-earth: Shadow of War</em>, and find out how they brought the series' famous nemesis system to mobile.<br><br>There's also talk of <em>LA Noire</em>'s Switch debut, <em>Rocket League</em>'s handheld hopes, and <em>OCMO</em>'s incredibly tricky tentacles.<br><br><strong>Download episode 419:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep419.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=75942'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=75942 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:58:37 GMT New iOS, Android, 3DS, and Nintendo Switch games out this week - Lineage 2: Revolution, White Night, Rocket League, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-kjky/lan_artwork_1080x1080_eng.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS, Android, 3DS, and Nintendo Switch games out this week - Lineage 2: Revolution, White Night, Rocket League, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Phew, I'm almost out of breath after this week's intense cascade of releases. Whether it's the titles we were expecting, or the ones that came out suddenly, it's been a pretty good week all around. <br><br>But what are the very best games to consider? Aha, I'm glad you asked. Take a gander at our convenient list below and see if anything grabs your eye. <br><br><strong>iOS/Android</strong><br><br><strong>7 Wonders</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Repos Production</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/530090434">iPad</a></li><br><br><li>Price: £4.99/$4.99</li><br><br></ul><br><br>It's been a long time coming but the award-winning board game is finally out on iPad. Build your civilisation through three ages: construct buildings to advance technology, trade with your neighbours, build statues, expand your armed forces, and maybe edify one of the seven wonders of the world. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/LA+Noire/feature.asp?c=75922'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/LA+Noire/feature.asp?c=75922 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:24:27 GMT Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon's latest trailer shows off Battle Points and more of Necrozma's secrets <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-nmsaud/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon's latest trailer shows off Battle Points and more of Necrozma's secrets" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Even with <em>Pokemon Ultra Sun</em>/<em>Ultra Moon</em> just around the corner it's never too late for a few quickie details to be released. <br><br><em>Pokemon Ultra Sun</em>/<em>Ultra Moon</em> are the next two 3DS titles in the <em>Pokemon</em> franchise and build upon the features of the previous two games of similar names. Revealed this week, however, are more details on the powerful Necrozma. <br><br>The legendary Pokemon Necrozma takes the form of Dust Mane Necrozma or Dawn Wings Necrozma by capturing Legendary Pokemon Solgaleo or Lunala. Though it's not been fully revealed just yet, a recent trailer teases some of its abilities. <br><br>In other news, players will be able to teach moves to their Pokemon in exchange for Battle Points (BP). These moves you can't learn by levelling up or through Technical Machines. No, you can only earn BP by winning battles in the Alola region's battle facilities or by using Mantine Surf from different beaches. These moves can be taught to your Pokemon and even to the Legendary Pokemon caught passing through the Ultra Wormhole. I say.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Ultra+Sun%2FPokemon+Ultra+Moon/news.asp?c=75907'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Ultra+Sun%2FPokemon+Ultra+Moon/news.asp?c=75907 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:06:00 GMT New iOS, Android, AR, 3DS, PS Vita, and Switch games out this week - South Park: Phone Destroyer, Farming Simulator, WonderWorlds, and more <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-upmbjjx_6831630_larger_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS, Android, AR, 3DS, PS Vita, and Switch games out this week - South Park: Phone Destroyer, Farming Simulator, WonderWorlds, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Friday is only a day away, but there's still the new releases of the week to get through yet, so try to stay awake. <br><br>From epic CCGs to strategic battlers, let's see if we can't find something you like, eh?<br><br><strong>iOS/Android/AR</strong><br><br><strong>Become a Legend</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Pablo Martinez</li><br><br><li>Price: £2.99/$2.99 / F2P</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1290090269">iOS</a> / <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.InvergeStudios.BecomeALegend&hl=en_GB">Android</a></li><br><br></ul><br><br>Forge your own legacy and head out on an epic adventure of knights in this dungeon-crawling platformer. Tippedy-tap your way to victory. <br><br><strong>BoneSwiper</strong> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/ROME%3A+Total+War/feature.asp?c=75858'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/ROME%3A+Total+War/feature.asp?c=75858 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:28:41 GMT