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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Sat, 22 Sep 2018 22:53:56 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer 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+8/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76115'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/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+8/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:36:00 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+8/Summoners+War/feature.asp?c=75347'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Summoners+War/feature.asp?c=75347 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:04:00 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+8/Sennheiser+GSP+350/hardware_review.asp?c=75084'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Sennheiser+GSP+350/hardware_review.asp?c=75084 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:06:00 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+8/feature.asp?c=74952'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/feature.asp?c=74952 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:34:32 GMT The latest Humble Bundle has everything you need to make your own games for iOS and Android <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-wlqx_gamemaker-logo_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The latest Humble Bundle has everything you need to make your own games for iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <iframe width="457" height="257" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/18C4q9_r6vE?rel=0&showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen><br><br>The latest Humble Bundle is one that's going to be of interest to budding bedroom coders. That's because it features the really rather wonderful GameMaker Studio Pro.<br><br>For just a dollar you can bag yourself the software that was used to make games like <em>Undertale</em>, <em>Nuclear Throne</em>, <em>Hotline Miami</em>, and <em>Hyperlight Drifter</em>. Now that's a bargain and a half.<br><br>If you're willing to fork out $15 or more though, you'll also get everything you need to make games for Android and iOS. Which means I could be writing about you in these hallowed pages in the not too distant future.<br><br>There are games included in the bundle too, and they come with their source code too, so you can see how they've been put together. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Humble+Bundle+for+Android/news.asp?c=74847'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Humble+Bundle+for+Android/news.asp?c=74847 Tue, 1 Aug 2017 14:00:00 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+8/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:10:50 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/Windows+8/news.asp?c=72559'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/news.asp?c=72559 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:47:29 GMT 100 best mobile games ever <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/stock_shots/gen_video_69x69.jpg" width="69" alt="100 best mobile games ever" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;">   <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/video.asp?c=69699'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/video.asp?c=69699 Fri, 8 Apr 2016 15:37:33 GMT See all the characters unlocked! <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/stock_shots/gen_video_69x69.jpg" width="69" alt="See all the characters unlocked!" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;">   <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Disney+Crossy+Road/video.asp?c=69674'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Disney+Crossy+Road/video.asp?c=69674 Thu, 7 Apr 2016 09:41:24 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/Windows+8/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69506'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69506 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT Game Connection 2015: Hands-on with The Antiques Affair, the only game here about gluing broken teapots <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ealrdk/image.jpeg" width="200" alt="Game Connection 2015: Hands-on with The Antiques Affair, the only game here about gluing broken teapots" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Bonjour! Mark's at Game Connection and Paris Games Week, looking for cool mobile games and trying to remember his GCSE French lessons. He'll share what he finds throughout the week</em><br><br><strong>This looks… different</strong><br><br>Doesn't it just? This is a game about dusty relics and shattered pottery, that developer Tickity Boom Games describes as a cross between <em>The Antiques Roadshow</em> and <em>Pokemon</em>.<br><br><strong>How does it work?</strong><br><br>So you get various jobs. Find this person a teapot. Get that person an 18th century vase. Whatever. You then send your people out to find or buy antiques - and then wait around for a few minutes or hours until they return. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/The+Antiques+Affair/news.asp?c=68130'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/The+Antiques+Affair/news.asp?c=68130 Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:43:48 GMT Review: Halo: Spartan Strike <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hlztbe/halo-spartan-strike-ios-2.jpg" width="200" alt="Halo: Spartan Strike" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Halo: Spartan Strike</em> is good. Actually, it's really good. It builds on <em><a href="/r/Windows+8/Halo%3A+Spartan+Assault/review.asp?c=52497">Halo: Spartan Assault</a></em>, and save for a few niggles here and there, it does a great job of transposing <em>Halo</em>'s frantic gun-fights to mobile.<br><br>It might not be an FPS, but there's still something decidedly <em>Halo</em>-y about the experience. Plus it looks gorgeous, and it comes in a decently priced bundle with its sibling.<br><br><strong>Strike force</strong><br><br>The game casts you as a Spartan stumbling through some tangential events in the <em>Halo</em>-verse. You're running around New Mombassa, whomping Promethean Knights, and driving tanks into squealing Grunts. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Halo%3A+Spartan+Strike/review.asp?c=64936'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Halo%3A+Spartan+Strike/review.asp?c=64936 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:00:00 GMT Review: Linx 7 Windows 8 tablet <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ujuic/image.jpg" width="200" alt="Linx 7 Windows 8 tablet" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> While the iPad and its Android-based rivals have swallowed up much of the global tablet audience, Microsoft is dutifully snapping at the fringes of the market in the hope that it can catch a break and score some share.<br><br>Part of its plan is lowering licensing costs so that OEMs can create super-cheap slates complete with Windows 8.1, as well as a year's subscription to Microsoft's desirable Office 365 package - which usually costs around £60 on its own. As a result, we've seen some low-cost Windows tablets arrive during 2014, one of the cheapest being the Linx 7.<br><br>It's a 7-inch slate with an Intel Baytrail quad-core chipset, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage which is capable of acting like a tablet and a desktop - the latter of which should make it of particular interest to fans of classic PC games, but more on that in a minute. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Linx+7/hardware_review.asp?c=63130'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Linx+7/hardware_review.asp?c=63130 Sat, 3 Jan 2015 16:00:00 GMT It's up to YOU! Vote right now in the Pocket Gamer Readers' Game of the Year 2014 poll <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hvks/pglogo.jpg" width="200" alt="It's up to YOU! Vote right now in the Pocket Gamer Readers' Game of the Year 2014 poll" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> 2014 is winding down, and oh me oh my what a year it's been for mobile gaming. Almost every week we've been treated to a handful of brilliant games, from the sublime to the obscure, the traditional to the innovative.<br><br>Over the Christmas break we'll be posting up our lists of the best games of the year on iOS, Android, Vita, and 3DS. But we thought we'd give you, our lovely readers, the chance to have your say as well.<br><br>All you need to do is post in the comments telling us your favourite portable game of the year. Maybe you couldn't get enough of <em><a href="/r/iPad/Wayward+Souls+(formerly+Wayward+Saga)/review.asp?c=59175">Wayward Souls</a></em>? Or you haven't been able to put down the brilliant <a href="r/PS+Vita/Luftrausers/review.asp?c=58206"><em>Luftrausers</em></a>.<em><a href="/r/iPhone/Threes!/review.asp?c=57084"> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=63118'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=63118 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:07:38 GMT