Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (Windows Phone) 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 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:31:39 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer 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/Windows+Phone/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76116'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/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/Windows+Phone/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76115'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/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/Windows+Phone/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/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/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76088'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76088 Fri, 1 Dec 2017 17:19:00 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/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76006'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+Phone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76006 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:21:20 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/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