Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (Kindle) 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, 29 Jun 2017 16:54:19 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer 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/Kindle/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:10:50 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/Kindle/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74016'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74016 Wed, 17 May 2017 16:14:29 GMT Shop over a thousand deals on games and more with Amazon Digital Day <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-mydf/digital_day_header.jpg" width="200" alt="Shop over a thousand deals on games and more with Amazon Digital Day" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <script type="text/javascript">window._rtbms = window._rtbms || [];window._rtbms.push({"id": "5A7CC3D5"});(function(r, s) {r = document.createElement('script'); r.type = 'text/javascript'; r.async = true;r.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://' : 'http://') + 'track.rtb-media.me/rtbm.js';s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(r, s);})();</script> <noscript></noscript> On December 30th, Amazon Digital Day will kick off with great deals on games, movies, music, eBooks and more. For one day only, Amazon will offer over a thousand deals on top items, including discounts of up to 50% off and a selection of Dollar Deals where every item is priced under a $1. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/news.asp?c=72559'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/news.asp?c=72559 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:47:29 GMT Steel Media says goodbye to PG's former Community Manager, Ray Wilmott <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qeew/1236651_10151859559445915_783863852_n.jpg" width="200" alt="Steel Media says goodbye to PG's former Community Manager, Ray Wilmott" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Today, Steel Media says goodbye to <em>Pocket Gamer</em>'s well-loved former Community Manager, Ray Wilmott. Don't worry though, as he's not going quite so far as you think!<br><br>He's staying in games, and will move on to an app development startup in Cardiff as their Community Manager, lending his skills earned at <em>Pocket Gamer</em> to help them grow. Best of luck to him!<br><br>Ray joined <em>Pocket Gamer</em> on November 30th, 2015, and his first day actually coincided with our official Christmas party. Ray then helped us to grow our community in the App Army and took over the social media reigns.<br><br>Eventually, Ray moved over to join our B2B marketing team, and helped promote our range of events and services during his time there.<br><br>Ray will be missed by us all, but let's not get caught up in the sadness, let's just wish Ray the very best for the future, and offer him these kind words from our colleagues. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/App+Army/news.asp?c=72210'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/App+Army/news.asp?c=72210 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:58:33 GMT [Update] Riptide GP: Renegade out now on Apple TV, Android, and iOS <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ksiim/riptidegprenegade_base_2016-05-17-02.jpg" width="200" alt="[Update] Riptide GP: Renegade out now on Apple TV, Android, and iOS" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated 23rd August, 15:00 PM</strong>: Only a few weeks after its release on Apple TV, Riptide GP: Renegade is finally out on iOS for £2.29/$2.99, and on Google Play for a similar price. <br><br>Grab it here on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1090577736">App Store</a> or on <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vectorunit.silver.googleplay&hl=en">Google Play</a> now and get racing.<br><br><strong><br><br></strong><br><br><hr /><br><br><strong><br><br>Updated 2nd August, 15:21 PM</strong>: <em>Riptide GP: Renegade</em> is now out on Apple TV on schedule.<br><br>Grab it here on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1090577736">App Store</a> for £7.99/$9.99. There shouldn't be long to wait now for an iOS release. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/Riptide+GP%3A+Renegade/news.asp?c=70902'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/Riptide+GP%3A+Renegade/news.asp?c=70902 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:07:00 GMT 10 weird stories from the last 10 years of Pocket Gamer <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wejuih/pg10logo-onlight-stacked-pink-600px.jpg" width="200" alt="10 weird stories from the last 10 years of Pocket Gamer" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's been a tumultuous ten years at Pocket Gamer. We've had ups, we've had downs, and we've had moments that veered pretty close to the insane.<br><br>Not naming names, but some of us have veered much closer to insanity than others. And all in the name of creating glorious content for you, our beautiful and loyal readers.<br><br>So we figured our tenth anniversary was as good a time as any to have a look back at some of the weirder moments in Pocket Gamer history.<br><br>They'll make you laugh, they'll make you cry, they'll make you wonder how we ever got this far in the first place. Enjoy!<br><br><strong>That time Cara Ellison's phone shouted at her about beef</strong><br><br>I don't care what you say, Cara's Crap Apps was the finest column this website has ever produced. It ran for three editions, but the best moment in that brief canon came in the form of <em>BEEFWAR</em>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69506'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69506 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT Hello everyone, I'm Pocket Gamer's new News Editor <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jgnkf/killer_cow.jpg" width="200" alt="Hello everyone, I'm Pocket Gamer's new News Editor" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Hi everyone, my name is Clément Renaudin (<a href="https://twitter.com/killercow">also known as Killercow on the interweb</a>) and I'm the new News Editor here on <em>Pocket Gamer,</em> starting today!<br><br>This will sound a bit "cliché" but I've been in love with the App Store and mobile devices from the start.<br><br>Right from the instant I got my first iPod Touch (can you believe that thing only had 128mb of ram and a 400 mhz processor?), I saw the potential of the platform.<br><br>It wasn't for the apps, of course (those weren't even available at the time), but the sheer tactile nature of the beast, and the ease of use of the platform. It was revolutionary for a handheld, "all in one" device.<br><br>From the moment the App Store was turned on, the sky became the limit and every day you had at least one new app or game to play with. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=68811'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=68811 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:21:56 GMT Farewell to Peter Willington <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-clrs/real_talk.jpg" width="200" alt="Farewell to Peter Willington" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This is Peter's last day at Pocket Gamer. From Monday he'll be following his dreams as a producer for Auroch Digital.Peter joined Steel Media as a freelance reviewer, before coming aboard as handheld editor. He was also our go-to man for extended, diary-style reviews of <a href="r/iPhone/Real+Racing+3/review.asp?c=48870">unappetising free-to-play games</a>, because he can be enthusiastic about anything.It was when we started taking video content more seriously that he came to more widespread attention. Along with video editor James, he produced dozens of hands ons, appeared on countless <a href="http://www.twitch.tv/appspy">livestreams on Twitch</a>, and generally took every opportunity he could to get his cheeky face and his world renowned baritone all up in your grill, whether to <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDxuwTVVOxQ">giggle at nonsense</a> or deliver balanced <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wz3xPvt8x0">essays on gender politics</a>.But this is just the stuff you knew about. The thing is, Peter is just as nice when the microphones and cameras are switched off.He'll obligingly jump on stage to introduce an event, come up with exciting projects (like the <a href="r/Android/B-SIDES/feature.asp?c=67668">B-Sides choose-your-own-adventure</a> that he cajoled us into writing), and generally just do what he can to make the working day more interesting, productive, and enjoyable. Whoever you are, you can't not get on with Peter Willington.So we'll miss him, and we're all terrifically bummed.Thankfully, we can welcome the awesome Alysia Judge, a rising star in the games media firmament who's already worked with James and the rest of the team on various videos like <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukPAcLOd3Cg&index=1&list=PL50-TMsJ-XE0XVKUDzqKiYi16KKKKy_kf">this one</a> and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHpdgZL0EOw">this one</a>.Alysia will be taking over as editor of AppSpy next week, and we're confident that we couldn't have found anybody more qualified to take the reins from the mighty Mr Peter Willington.Bye Peter!*sniff*The Steel Media team<a href="/FCKEditorFiles//peter-willington(1).jpg" target="_blank"></a> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=67739'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=67739 Fri, 2 Oct 2015 11:37:47 GMT Minecraft: Pocket Edition 0.12 is out now, on the Amazon Appstore <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-yqspdw/ipad-screenshot-5.jpeg" width="200" alt="Minecraft: Pocket Edition 0.12 is out now, on the Amazon Appstore" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The Amazon Appstore version of <em>Minecraft: Pocket Edition</em> <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mojang-Minecraft-Pocket-Edition/dp/B00992CF6W">has been updated to version 0.12</a>, ahead of its Google Play counterpart.<br><br>That means those rocking a Kindle device (or just an Android with the <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/b/?node=6369063031">Amazon Underground app</a>) can try out all the new features right now. iOS owners, and Android fans using the Google Play version, will have to <a href="r/Android/Minecraft+%2D+Pocket+Edition/news.asp?c=67301">wait a few more days</a>.<br><br>0.12 adds the hellish Nether region (and all its inhabitants), weather effects like rain and snow, cross platform play with Windows 10, controller support, and the ability to tweak the interface of the game. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/Minecraft+%2D+Pocket+Edition/news.asp?c=67325'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/Minecraft+%2D+Pocket+Edition/news.asp?c=67325 Mon, 7 Sep 2015 09:00:51 GMT Beautiful snowboarding game Alto's Adventure coming to Android soon <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-aiccv_b04_quarterpipe_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Beautiful snowboarding game Alto's Adventure coming to Android soon" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Endless snowboarder <em><a href="/r/iPad/Ato's+Adventure/review.asp?c=64003">Alto's Adventure</a></em> is coming to Android and Kindle Fire soon, publisher Noodlecake has announced.<br><br><em>Alto's Adventure</em> first came to iOS back in February, featuring simple but addictive downhill trips. The course is randomly generated, and you just have to tap to jump and do cool tricks. Gnarly.<br><br>The game was originally developed by the aptly-named Snowman, while the port is being handled by Noodlecake.<br><br>In his review, Harry called the iOS version "a brilliant mobile game", handing it a Gold award.<br><br>No Android release date has yet been announced, but if you have an iOS device you can always download it now from the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/altos-adventure/id950812012?mt=8">App Store</a> for £1.49 / $1.99. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/Alto%27s+Adventure/news.asp?c=67253'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/Alto%27s+Adventure/news.asp?c=67253 Wed, 2 Sep 2015 11:05:02 GMT Out now: To-Fu Fury lets you fire a bean curd into a ninja's face <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wtwu/tofu_fury-5.jpeg" width="200" alt="Out now: To-Fu Fury lets you fire a bean curd into a ninja's face" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you enjoyed the previous <em><a href="/r/iPad/To-Fu%3A+The+Trials+of+Chi/review.asp?c=30195">To-Fu</a></em> games and were hoping for more, then you'll be pleased to hear that <em><a href="/r/iPad/To-Fu+Fury/review.asp?c=66649">To-Fu Fury</a></em> has launched on iOS and Kindle Fire.<br><br>It sees you navigating about 70 levels as the titular To-Fu, sticking to walls and beating up bad guys to reach the end of each level in as few moves as possible.<br><br>We think it's pretty good too. Our reviewer just gave it a Bronze Award and called it "a fun, challenging puzzling platformer that works well on touchscreen."<br><br>You can grab it from the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/980132410">App Store for £1.49 / $1.99</a> or the <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Amazon-Game-Studios-To-Fu-Fury/dp/B00KZ1X43O">Amazon Appstore for £1.49 / $2.39</a>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/To%2DFu+Fury/news.asp?c=66655'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/To%2DFu+Fury/news.asp?c=66655 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:12:52 GMT Review: To-Fu Fury - Not a pile of curd <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-mxfej_to-fu-fury-ios-1_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="To-Fu Fury - Not a pile of curd" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>To-Fu Fury</em> continues Amazon's assault on the mobile market. It's an intriguing physics puzzling platformer that's about pinging a lump of bean curd around a series of increasingly challenging levels.<br><br>It's bright and breezy, and apart from a few niggles the controls work pretty darn well on touchscreens.<br><br>It might not spark with originality, but this is a highly polished and eminently entertaining lump of gaming that offers enough challenge and replayability that it's hard to turn your nose up at it.<br><br><strong>Vegan-ce</strong><br><br>There are three ways to move through the game. Dragging up on your tofu chunk in the direction you want it to ping, pulling back and aiming with it <em>Angry Birds</em>-style, or pushing two fingers to the left or right of the curd to shuffle him in that direction. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/To%2DFu+Fury/review.asp?c=66649'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/To%2DFu+Fury/review.asp?c=66649 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:00:00 GMT Less than two weeks to go: PG Connects San Francisco 2015 is ready to rock <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-yogw/pocket-gamer-connects-san-francisco-logo-r225x.jpg" width="200" alt="Less than two weeks to go: PG Connects San Francisco 2015 is ready to rock" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p><em>[This story was originally published on our sister site <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz">PocketGamer.biz</a>]<br><br></em><br><br>For two days in early July, the West Coast will be celebrating.</p><br><br><p>No, not the Fourth of July weekend - though there's no doubt that'll be splendid - but rather the arrival of Steel Media's <a href="http://www.pgconnects.com/sanfrancisco">Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco</a> (#PGCSanFran) which runs on July 7-8.</p><br><br><p>That's because we've got two days packed with content that no sane member of the mobile gaming industry should miss out on.</p><br><br><p>From 5 tracks –</p><br><br><ul><br><br><li><strong>East Meets West</strong>;</li><br><br><li><strong>Indie Survival Guide</strong>;</li><br><br><li><strong>The Future of Mobile Gaming</strong>;</li><br><br><li><strong>Acquire, Engage, Monetize</strong>;</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=66159'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=66159 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:48:31 GMT Review: Tales From Deep Space - It'll leave you smiling <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ovyis/tales-from-deep-space-ios-1.jpg" width="200" alt="Tales From Deep Space - It'll leave you smiling" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Tales From Deep Space</em> is another game from Amazon. And it's probably the best yet. It's more focused then <em><a href="/r/iPad/Lost+Within/review.asp?c=64952">Lost Within</a></em>, and less muddled than <em><a href="/r/iPad/Til+Morning%27s+Light/review.asp?c=65512">Til Morning's Light</a></em>, and it's not afraid to play around with its ideas.<br><br>It's not perfect, and sometimes the controls will frustrate you, but this is an interesting, puzzling adventure game with a cheeky sense of humour, and enough going for it that you'll happily stick with it until the end.<br><br><strong>Space is big</strong><br><br>The game sees you playing a drone and an astronaut stuck on a space station. You can switch control between the two of them, and need to use their unique skills to solve a variety of puzzles and challenges. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/Tales+From+Deep+Space/review.asp?c=66148'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/Tales+From+Deep+Space/review.asp?c=66148 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:00:00 GMT [UPDATE] Massive developer-only PG Connects San Francisco 2015 offer now on <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-yogw/pocket-gamer-connects-san-francisco-logo-r225x.jpg" width="200" alt="[UPDATE] Massive developer-only PG Connects San Francisco 2015 offer now on" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>[Due to huge response to our promotion - and by popular demand - we've opened up a new allocation of tickets. Note that these are strictly limited and will be available for 2 days only. This article was originally published on our sister site <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz/">PocketGamer.biz</a>]</em><br><br>When we can, we like to give a little back to this industry of ours.<br><br>But this time the summer sun may have gone to our heads because, <strong>for the next 5 days only</strong>, we’re offering MIGHTY discounts specifically for a limited number of developers looking to attend <a href="http://www.pgconnects.com/sanfrancisco/schedule">PG Connects San Francisco!</a><br><br><strong>Developer passes…</strong><br><br>…for the 2-day show to you <strong>ARE JUST $100 PER TICKET</strong> (usually $300) - this includes access to ALL conference tracks, both expos, the epic after party, and lunch boxes on both days! <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=65855'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Kindle/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=65855 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:00:00 GMT