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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:53:16 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer 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/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=75942'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=75942 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:58:37 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 417 - Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, Final Fantasy Dimensions II <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 417 - Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, Final Fantasy Dimensions II" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's a power-franchise triple-strike this week.<br><br>First, we interview the producer of <em>Sonic Forces: Speed Battle</em>, before chatting amongst ourselves about the game itself.<br><br>Then we turn our attention to <em>Final Fantasy Dimensions II</em>, a sequel five years in the making (well, it's been five years since the first one anyway).<br><br>Also: after last week's prologue it's the REAL <em>Super Mario Odyssey</em> chat with Nintendophiles Em and Glen.<br><br><strong>Download episode 417:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep417.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=75816'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=75816 Fri, 3 Nov 2017 18:25:48 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 416 - Super Mario Odyssey (prologue), Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 416 - Super Mario Odyssey (prologue), Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's a double-Nintendo-whammy this week, with <em>Super Mario Odyssey</em> assuming control of Switches everywhere, while <em>Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp</em> soft-launches on mobile.<br><br>Em and James assess the damage, along with chat about the iPad port of <em>Subsurface Circular</em>, and an interview with the author of <em>100 Best Video Games (That Never Existed)</em>.<br><br><strong>Download episode 416:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep416.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=75738'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=75738 Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:48:09 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 415 - Warhammer Quest II, Game of Thrones: Conquest <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 415 - Warhammer Quest II, Game of Thrones: Conquest" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We crawl through some dungeons this week to tackle tactical turn-based strategy sequel <em>Warhammer Quest II</em>.<br><br>Emily recounts her happy time spent playing <em>Campfire Cooking</em>, while James hates <em>Game of Thrones: Conquest </em>a lot.<br><br>We're also joined by <em>Braid</em> creator Jonathan Blow, who tells us how his ambition first person puzzler <em>The Witness</em> arrived on iOS.<br><br><strong>Download episode 415:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep415.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=75656'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=75656 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:20:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 414 - The Talos Principle, Fire Emblem Warriors <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 414 - The Talos Principle, Fire Emblem Warriors" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's another good week for fans of first person puzzlers as <em>The Talos Principle</em> arrives on the App Store.<br><br>James, Em, and Glen discuss the new port, as well as chat to one of the creators of the game.<br><br>They also preview <em>Fire Emblem Warriors</em>, and review the latest <em>Guardians of the Galaxy</em> episode from Telltale.<br><br><strong>Download episode 414:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep414.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=75574'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=75574 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:00:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 413 - Stranger Things: The Game, Modern Combat Versus <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 413 - Stranger Things: The Game, Modern Combat Versus" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Back after a week's hiatus, Em and James step into the Upside Down to talk about the unexpectedly fun <em>Stranger Things: The Game</em>. <br><br>They also cover the latest Amanita Design project, explain why <em>Modern Combat Versus</em> isn't quite up to snuff, and why <em>Stardew Valley</em> on the Switch is The Best.<br><br>Plus, they chat to the developers of blackjack-based RPG <em>Battlejack</em> about how to fuse card games with fantasy adventure.<br><br><strong>Download episode 413:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep413.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=75512'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=75512 Fri, 6 Oct 2017 18:06:41 GMT Pocket Gamer is hiring a freelance Guides Editor! <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hvks/pglogo.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer is hiring a freelance Guides Editor!" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Oi, you - want to work for the world's leading mobile games site, writing guides for the best games while just wearing your pants? Then we have awesome news for you!<br><br>That's right, <em>Pocket Gamer</em> is hiring a Guides Editor (please note the pants part is entirely up to you). This is a freelance role that will be paid on a per-article basis.<br><br>We run several different types of guides on <em>Pocket Gamer. </em>There are <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Morphite/feature.asp?c=75441">tips and tricks</a>, <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Modern+Combat+Versus/feature.asp?c=75422">wiki-style lists</a>, and <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/feature.asp?c=72121&srch=Walkthrough">walkthroughs</a> to name just three. If you have experience writing any of them, we want to hear from you! <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=75452'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=75452 Mon, 2 Oct 2017 15:43:49 GMT 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 18:04:00 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