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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Tue, 22 May 2018 18:30:03 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 441 - Dungeon Hunter Champions, Paladins Strike <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 441 - Dungeon Hunter Champions, Paladins Strike" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Nintendo reckons it hasn't cracked the mobile market yet, so James, Em, and Ric discuss the implications of <em>Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp</em>'s under-performance.<br><br>There's also chat about <em>Fortnite</em> Season 4, and yet another lawsuit against the Switch.<br><br>Meanwhile in the new releases section, Ric explains why <em>Paladins Strike</em> is a 'bit fiddly', and James shares his experience with all-things-to-all-people action RPG MOBA tower defence monstrosity <em>Dungeon Hunter Champions</em>.<br><br>Em's been playing <em>Agent Wonky</em>, and has found a neat puzzler tucked away in the corner of the App Store...<br><br><strong>Download episode 441:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep441.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=77414'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77414 Fri, 4 May 2018 17:50:45 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 440 - Harry Potter: Hogwart's Mystery, Night Trap <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 440 - Harry Potter: Hogwart's Mystery, Night Trap" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> "You're a wizard, Harry! But only for 5 minutes, because you've just run out of energy and you need to wait an hour and a half for it to recharge."<br><br>Yes, it's fair to say that <em>Harry Potter: Hogwart's Mystery</em> isn't everything we were hoping for. James, Em, and Ric cover the strengths and failings of the new RPG adventure, which falls prey to next-level free to play shenanigans.<br><br>Still, the team discover <em>Supertype</em> is actually pretty great, and that we can all look forward to feeling awkward on public transport while playing the re-release of <em>Night Trap</em> on our Switches. So that's good.<br><br><strong>Download episode 440:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep440.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=77349'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77349 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 17:38:43 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 439 - Labo, Oddmar <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 439 - Labo, Oddmar" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's Labo Day (for everyone except Switch owners in the UK).<br><br>To celebrate, Ric tells James and Em all about how he built a remote control bug out of cardboard at Nintendo HQ, and also how he broke a robot's shoe and had to have it fixed.<br><br>In addition there's chat about the excellent new platformer <em>Oddmar</em>, mysterious adventure <em>The Mooseman</em>, and Platinum Games's upcoming mobile debut <em>World of Demons</em>.<br><br><strong>Download episode 439:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep439.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> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77276'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77276 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:00:59 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 437 - GDC 2018 Preview Special <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 437 - GDC 2018 Preview Special" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> After last week's wedding-related hiatus, James is back with Ric to cover the most exciting games to emerge from GDC 2018.<br><br>Fresh from San Francisco, Ric flags up graffiti-inspired puzzler <em>Vandal</em>, one-handed brawler <em>Dragon Ball Legends</em>, and the incoming <em>Westworld</em> tie-in.<br><br>There's also chat about PUBG Corp suing Netease, and new releases including <em>Fortnite</em>, <em>Trick Shot 2</em>, and <em>The Pillars of the Earth</em>.<br><br><strong>Download episode 437:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep437.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> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77147'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77147 Fri, 6 Apr 2018 16:37:33 GMT Pocket Gamer among finalists for the first ever Games Media Brit List 2018 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wdmnr/games_media_brit_list_dark_blue_2.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer among finalists for the first ever Games Media Brit List 2018" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Earlier today the shortlist was revealed for the very first <a href="https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com/">Games Media Brit List</a> and we were pleasantly surprised to see Pocket Gamer and other talents from our parent company, Steel Media's, sites across different categories. <br><br>The Games Media Brit List celebrates the very best in games writing, publishing, and broadcasting, and the awards ceremony takes place in London on May 17th 2018. Though we're up against some incredible publications - including Eurogamer, Kotaku, and GameSpot - it's pretty awesome to be recognised for such hard work. <br><br><ul><br><br><li><strong>Best Reporter</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li><a href="http://www.pcgamesinsider.biz/staff/100199/alex-calvin/">Alex Calvin</a>, PCGamesinsider.biz</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=77053'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=77053 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 11:43:48 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 436 - Shadowgun Legends, Oceanhorn 2 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 436 - Shadowgun Legends, Oceanhorn 2" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Excitement this week as James and Em review what may be the best shooter of 2018 - and it's not <em>PUBG</em> or <em>Fortnite</em>!<br><br>(It's <em>Shadowgun Legends</em> btw.)<br><br>They also mark the official launch of <em>PUBG Mobile</em>, and cover GDC announcements including a new trailer for <em>Oceanhorn 2</em>, and <em>The Banner Saga 3</em> coming to Switch.<br><br>Finally, James chats to the developer of <em>Guru Gloo </em>about the passion it takes to be an indie on the App Store.<br><br><strong>Download episode 436:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep436.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=77036'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77036 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:30:26 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 435 - Fortnite vs Fortcraft <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 435 - Fortnite vs Fortcraft" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's clone vs copy this week as Epic's <em>PUBG</em>-inspired shooter <em>Fortnite</em> arrives in beta form on mobile, only to be confronted by Netease's own portable version of the game, <em>Fortcraft</em>.<br><br>Which performs better on touchscreen? Do they hold a torch to <em>PUBG Mobile</em>? Em and James hash it out along with the week's new releases, and a chat with the maker of streamlined strategy game <em>Polytopia</em><br><br><strong>Download episode 435:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep435.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> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76981'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76981 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:37:49 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 434 - The Sims Mobile, Super Smash Bros Switch <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 434 - The Sims Mobile, Super Smash Bros Switch" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We welcome an interloper to the podcast this week in the form of new Pocket Gamer editor Ric Cowley.<br><br>As well as getting to know PG's most recent overlord we take a look at the decline of Gameloft, and the announcement of <em>Super Smash Bros</em> on Switch.<br><br>There's also chat about new releases including <em>The Sims Mobile</em>, <em>Temple of Spikes</em>,<em> Reed</em>, and the newest <em>Baldur's Gate</em> expansion.<br><br><strong>Download episode 434:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep434.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> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76929'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76929 Fri, 9 Mar 2018 18:59:13 GMT Get all the news from the March 2018 Nintendo Direct in our live blog <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-pivmzg/maxresdefault.jpg" width="200" alt="Get all the news from the March 2018 Nintendo Direct in our live blog" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's only been a couple of months since the last Nintendo Direct Mini, and already we're getting another half hour of new info coming at us from the house of Mario.<br><br>There's a full-sized Nintendo Direct planned for 10pm GMT today, and we'll be on hand to live blog everything as it pops up, right here in this very article.<br><br>We've already been promised <a href="/r/Switch/Nintendo+news/news.asp?c=76878">more info on the exciting looking Mario Tennis Aces</a>, and there's rumours that Fire Emblem Switch will be shown off alongside new DLC for Super Mario Odyssey.<br><br><em><a href="/r/Switch/Nintendo+Switch/news.asp?c=76380">Catch up on everything you may have missed in the last Nintendo Direct Mini before the big show!</a></em><br><br><hr /> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+Switch/news.asp?c=76893'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+Switch/news.asp?c=76893 Thu, 8 Mar 2018 21:55:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 433 - Part Time UFO, Outlast: Bundle of Terror <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 433 - Part Time UFO, Outlast: Bundle of Terror" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> James and Em are snowed in this week. However, as it's always summer on the internet this hasn't stopped them hooking up to chat about all things mobile.<br><br><em>Ghostbusters World</em> has been announced, so the pair examine why it's going to be immediately eclipsed in the shadow of fellow AR creature-catching app <em>Harry Potter Wizards Unite</em>.<br><br>They also cover new mobile releases including the superb <em>Part Time UFO</em>, and reflexive RPG<em> Evoland 2</em>, plus the arrival of <em>Outlast: Bundle of Terror</em> on the Switch.<br><br>Additionally, James speaks to the creators of mobile sensations <em>Alto's Odyssey</em> and <em>Alto's Adventure</em>.<br><br><strong>Download episode 433:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep433.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=76826'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76826 Fri, 2 Mar 2018 16:37:02 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 432 - Alto's Odyssey, Layers of Fear: Legacy <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 432 - Alto's Odyssey, Layers of Fear: Legacy" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We take to the dunes this week to discuss the launch of the hugely anticipated sandboarding(!) sequel <em>Alto's Odyssey</em>.<br><br>There's also info on the latest - and possibly last - <em>Rime</em> update, plus the upcoming arrival of <em>Lichtspeer</em> on mobile.<br><br>New releases <em>Glitch Dash</em> and <em>Dice Brawl: Captain's League</em> are put under the microscope, and James chats to <em>Layers of Fear: Legacy</em> producer Rafal Basaj about cramming all of that spookiness onto the Switch.<br><br><strong>Download episode 432:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep432.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=76769'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76769 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:36:45 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 431 - Florence, PUBG Mobile <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 431 - Florence, PUBG Mobile" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This week has it all: from plot-free sandboxes of endless multiplayer violence to short, heartfelt, narrative-driven experiences.<br><br>Yes, we take a look at the Chinese version of <em>PUBG</em> on mobile, then play <em>Monument Valley</em> co-creator Ken Wong's delightful interactive story <em>Florence</em>.<br><br>We also talk to the man himself, as well as checking out the rest of the week's new mobile releases including puzzler <em>Death Squared</em>, cat-romancing sim <em>Purrfect Date</em>, plus <em>Bayonetta</em> and <em>Bayonetta 2</em> on Switch.<br><br><strong>Download episode 431:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep431.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=76709'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76709 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:44:12 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 430 - Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition, Dandara <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 430 - Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition, Dandara" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This week, Em and James attempt to answer the burning question: just what is <em>Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition</em>, and who is it for? <br><br>They also cover the release of excellent mobile Metroidvania <em>Dandara</em>, the less than stellar mystery game <em>The X-Files: Deep State</em>, and the ridiculously retro <em>Dig Dog</em>.<br><br>Matchmaker extraordinaire Kitty Powers makes an appearance too, dropping by to talk about her new relationship game <em>Kitty Powers Love Life</em>.<br><br><strong>Download episode 430:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep430.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=76649'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76649 Fri, 9 Feb 2018 16:26:53 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 429 - Mario Kart Tour, Hero Hunters <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 429 - Mario Kart Tour, Hero Hunters" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The January slump is over, and February is here to inject gallons of piping hot content into your mobile device.<br><br>First, James and Em struggle with the certain knowledge that <em>Mario Kart</em> is coming to our phones within the next year in the form of Mario Kart Tour.<br><br>Then they discover a <em>Westworld</em> game is on the way from the <em>Fallout Shelter</em> devs, before checking out the week's new releases, which include the likes of <em>Dissidia Final Fantasy</em>, <em>Bring You Home</em>, and <em>Night in the Woods</em>.<br><br>Finally, they chat to the developer of new team shooter <em>Hero Hunters</em>.<br><br><strong>Download episode 429:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep429.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=76581'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76581 Fri, 2 Feb 2018 17:15:18 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 428 - The Room: Old Sins, Thumper <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 428 - The Room: Old Sins, Thumper" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The new release gods are smiling upon us this week, as we are graced with not one but two ingeniously creepy mobile games.<br><br><em>The Room: Old Sins</em> takes us back to the realm of puzzle boxes and arcane horrors, while <em>Thumper</em>'s weird brand rhythm action has Em and James tapping their thumbs to the sound of industrial noise.<br><br>Despite these distractions, they are able to pull themselves away from their screens long enough to interview the guy behind <em>Warhammer Quest II</em>, and discover how switching studios for the sequel affected the finished product.<br><br><strong>Download episode 428:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep428.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=76517'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76517 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:25:28 GMT