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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Sun, 24 Sep 2017 02:29:41 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 412 - The Witness, Morphite <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 412 - The Witness, Morphite" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We bear witness to the iOS port of <em>The Witness</em> this week, and see whether those maze puzzles really were built for touchscreen after all.<br><br>The <em>No Man's Sky</em>-flavoured <em>Morphite</em> gets a look-in too, alongside talk of Minecraft going cross-platform and <em>Ragnarok</em> playing itself.<br><br>We also pick the brains of Andrei Lopata, one of the creators of <em>Radiation City</em> and the Sky <em>Gamblers</em> series. <br><br><strong>Download episode 412:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep412.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/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=75372'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=75372 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:45:39 GMT Learn how to save £35 and win a VIP trip to the Summoners War World Arena Championship in Paris <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-mcb_coin_front-1_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Learn how to save £35 and win a VIP trip to the Summoners War World Arena Championship in Paris" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We didn’t host a giveaway in a while, but we have today an amazing one for our UK readers. And if you are a fan of Summoners War, you’re in for a treat. We have for you an all-expenses paid trip to the Summoners War World Arena Championship at Le Comedia in Paris on October 7th.<br><br>The Summoners War World Arena Championship pits devoted fans from around the globe against each other, with competitions happening in the U.S., Europe, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, and China. The top 16 European players will be facing off in October’s event for $5,000 prize money. The top two competitors will then get a chance to compete in the World Finals in the United States!<br><br>One lucky reader from the UK will get two VIP passes, travel, and accommodation to the EU finals in Paris, with exclusive access to a private VIP area where they can meet and mingle with influencers and Summoners War developers. Most importantly, VIPs will also be treated to complimentary food and drink at the event. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Summoners+War/feature.asp?c=75347'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Summoners+War/feature.asp?c=75347 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:04:42 GMT Here's how you can run your own digital board game night <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-otnt/ipad-days-of-wonder-ticket-to-ride_2.jpg" width="200" alt="Here's how you can run your own digital board game night" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> You want to get into board gaming? That's cool. It's a great hobby. And this is <em>Table Tap</em> after all.<br><br>And you want to do it on your phone or tablet? That's also cool. This is <em>Pocket Gamer</em> after all.<br><br>So I've decided to put together a quick checklist for anyone wanting to run their own mobile board gaming night. Follow these suggestions and you'll be having a blast in no time flat.<br><br><strong>Find some friends</strong><br><br>Okay, that might sound mean, but board games are better with people. Find some of your friends who you think would be into board games. Talk to them, find out what they're interested in, and plan the games accordingly.<br><br>If it's everyone's first go at digital board games, maybe don't start off with something too deep or heavy. Keep things light, and ease people into the hobby. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Ticket+to+Ride/feature.asp?c=75326'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Ticket+to+Ride/feature.asp?c=75326 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:06:01 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 411 - iPhone X special <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 411 - iPhone X special" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's this year's iPhone announcement special!<br><br>James and Glen tear down the reveal of the iPhone 8 and 8 plus, then focus on the screen-tastic iPhone X.<br><br>Is facial recognition the next mobile revolution, or just a neat gimmick? Does the world need a mouth-powered poo emoji?<br><br>They also cover the new releases, including the highly anticipated <em>Iron Marines</em>, and the Switch port of <em>Rayman Legends</em>.<br><br><strong>Download episode 411:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep411.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/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=75308'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=75308 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:39:52 GMT Here's why Danish pub game Klask should definitely come to mobile <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-vnjo_klask_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Here's why Danish pub game Klask should definitely come to mobile" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Is <em>Klask</em> really a board game? I mean, it's a game that you play on a board, but there are no dice, cards, or chits. But then, is <em>Hungry, Hungry Hippos</em> a board game? I think we all know the answer to that.<br><br>What is <em>Klask</em>? Well it's sort of like air hockey played on a wooden table, but with magnets, and sometimes you have to shout Klask, but I'm not entirely clear about the rules around that bit.<br><br>Essentially it's a one on one game that sees two players trying to score six points first. You score points by getting a ball in a goal, by sticking magnets to your opponent, if your opponent puts themselves into their own goal, or by grabbing their piece when they fall over.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Klask/feature.asp?c=75256'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Klask/feature.asp?c=75256 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:40:25 GMT Review: Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD review - The ultimate Nintendo Switch portable battery? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jcal/31sqkxtkv9l.jpg" width="200" alt="Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD review - The ultimate Nintendo Switch portable battery?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD makes a very bold claim: it can power the <a href="/r/Switch/Nintendo+Switch/hardware_review.asp?c=73163">Nintendo Switch</a> as fast as when docked, but when you're on the go.<br><br>If true, that's quite the prospect. It would solve the problem of the relatively poor battery length - one of the major concerns for Switch owners.<br><br>This isn't just a portable battery for Switch owners though. Given the USB-C charging port, and two USB ports, this is also perfect for those with a fancy new MacBook and iPhone.<br><br>It will also charge those at optimal speed as well. So what you're really getting for your money - potentially - is all of the benefits of charging at mains when you're on the go.<br><br><strong>Look<br><br></strong><br><br>You're not buying a portable battery for its appearance, but it is worth mentioning that the PowerCore+ is a sleek and very premium looking product. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Anker+PowerCore%2B+26800+PD/hardware_review.asp?c=75216'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Anker+PowerCore%2B+26800+PD/hardware_review.asp?c=75216 Thu, 7 Sep 2017 15:59:24 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 409 - Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Noblemen: 1896 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 409 - Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Noblemen: 1896" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Big battlefields are the theme on this week's show.<br><br>James and Em investigate newly-launched Switch exclusive <em>Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle</em>, then jump over to iOS to try steampunk war shooter <em>Noblemen: 1896</em>.<br><br>Plus: all the info on the upcoming Apple conference, and an interview with the creator of <em>Top Gear: Road Trip</em>.<br><br><strong>Download episode 409:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep409.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/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=75170'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=75170 Fri, 1 Sep 2017 18:05:41 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 408 - Darkest Dungeon, Final Fantasy XV: Mobile Edition <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 408 - Darkest Dungeon, Final Fantasy XV: Mobile Edition" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> James gets hype this week for the Cthulhu-flavoured horror RPG <em>Darkest Dungeon</em>, which has just appeared on iPad.<br><br>Em tells tales of Telltale Switch ports, and we share our hot takes on the hottest mobile news to come out of Gamescom 2017.<br><br>Plus, we chat to <em>Darkest Dungeon</em> co-creator Tyler Sigman about the challenge of bringing the game to touchscreen.<br><br><strong>Download episode 408:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep408.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/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=75117'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=75117 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:08:17 GMT Review: Sennheiser GSP 350 - More than just a gaming headset? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-acpix/sennheiser-gsp-350.jpg" width="200" alt="Sennheiser GSP 350 - More than just a gaming headset?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you're in the market for a decent set of headphones that don't cost you an arm and a leg, you can't really go wrong with Sennheiser.<br><br>Though prices do vary pretty drastically across their range of products, you can rest assured you'll not only find something to match your budget, but that it will be of solid quality.<br><br>It makes sense then, that the music-loving gamer might consider grabbing a Sennheiser headset to both chat with their friends and listen to music without compromise.<br><br>And Sennheiser claims to deliver just that with the GSP 350. Does the sound wizard succeed in its goal? Let's find out.<br><br><strong>Look<br><br></strong><br><br>The Sennheiser GSP 350 won't win awards for its design any time soon, but nor will you be embarrassed to whip it out and shove it on your head at a LAN party.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Sennheiser+GSP+350/hardware_review.asp?c=75084'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Sennheiser+GSP+350/hardware_review.asp?c=75084 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:06:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 406 - Titanfall: Assault, Cat Quest <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 406 - Titanfall: Assault, Cat Quest" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We experience <em>Titanfall</em> this week as the Clash Royale-inspired mobile spin-off of the popular FPS series hits app stores.<br><br>We also take a look at the Hyperkin Smart Boy, which aims to turn your android phone into a fully fledged Game Boy, and find out what Zelda might have been like if it was populated entirely by felines in <em>Cat Quest</em>.<br><br>Plus, James talks to Llexi Leon about the expanding universe of <em>Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast</em>.<br><br><strong>Download episode 406:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep406.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/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=74971'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=74971 Sat, 12 Aug 2017 12:05:38 GMT Be one of the first to experience Play NYC, New York City’s new premier games convention <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vfkfi/play-nyc-twitter-2.jpg" width="200" alt="Be one of the first to experience Play NYC, New York City’s new premier games convention" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Calling all gamers and developers, this Summer will see a new dedicated gaming convention open its doors in New York City for the very first time. Simply dubbed Play NYC, the ambitious event will run from August 19-20th, and is organized by veteran gaming events company Playcrafting. Expected to play host to well over 5,000 attendees, Play NYC will intends to connect players and creators alike.<br><br>The venue for such an occasion? Manhattan’s prestigious Terminal 5, perhaps best known to people as a live concert venue that normally sees the likes of The Cranberries and Kasabian play to sell-out audiences. Play NYC however will see it teeming with passionate people from all corners of the gaming industry across 21,000 square feet of indoor Expo space, 3 floors, and a rooftop deck.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/feature.asp?c=74952'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/feature.asp?c=74952 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:34:32 GMT We want YOU to intern at Pocket Gamer - Apply within <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hvks/pglogo.jpg" width="200" alt="We want YOU to intern at Pocket Gamer - Apply within" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Want to get your start in the glamorous world of games and tech journalism? Place your boot on road to global media stardom? We can help you out. There are internship opportunities across Steel Media's portfolio of websites right now.<br><br>With decades worth of experience to share, Steel Media is the perfect place to hone your writing skills, gain valuable feedback on your creative abilities, and discover how to research and curate content.<br><br>We run a range of consumer (b2c) and trade (b2b) websites and events, and we're always happy to take on newcomers for a limited period, to show them the ropes. You'll get a real chance to contribute to the daily life of our sites, build a portfolio, and learn what it's like to be part of an editorial team.<br><br>What's more you can work from home, connecting with your editor via Skype, Slack and email. It's all terribly modern. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74853'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74853 Tue, 1 Aug 2017 16:49:00 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/Windows+Phone/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:10:50 GMT App Army Assemble: Panthera Frontier - How does it compare to Faster Than Light? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ttsoox_panthera-frontier-ios-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="App Army Assemble: Panthera Frontier - How does it compare to Faster Than Light?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em><a href="/r/iPad/Panthera+Frontier/review.asp?c=74417">Panthera Frontier</a></em> is basically <em><a href="/r/iPad/FTL%3A+Faster+Than+Light/review.asp?c=58776">Faster Than Light</a></em> with cats. You'll explore a vast universe in a spaceship, selecting the right crew, upgrades, and weapons for the job.<br><br>There's a lot of space combat against enemy ships here and, again, it plays similar to <em>Faster Than Light</em>. Equip weapons and shields and stuff, then attack enemy ships while trying to take less damage.<br><br>But is it as good, or even better, than <em>Faster Than Light</em>? We asked the <a href="/r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=65028">App Army</a>, and here's what they had to say.<br><br><strong>Laura Egri<br><br></strong> <br><br>In a galaxy far far away, a troop of lynxes got engaged in deep exploration, completing missions, and helping the creatures of the universe by battling the big bad wolves, pirates, and rebels. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Panthera+Frontier/feature.asp?c=74444'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Panthera+Frontier/feature.asp?c=74444 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:47:10 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/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74016'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74016 Wed, 17 May 2017 16:14:29 GMT