Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (Windows 8) 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 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:40:16 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer 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 ? 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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 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/Windows+8/App+Army/news.asp?c=72210'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/App+Army/news.asp?c=72210 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:58:33 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 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/Windows+8/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=68811'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=68811 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:21:56 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 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/Windows+8/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=67739'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=67739 Fri, 2 Oct 2015 11:37:47 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/Windows+8/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=66159'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=66159 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:48:31 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/Windows+8/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=65855'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=65855 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:00:00 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 Halo: Spartan Strike is coming to Windows Surface, Phone, and Steam this December <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ejkv/halospartanstrike_1280-1413331461322_1280w.jpg" width="200" alt="Halo: Spartan Strike is coming to Windows Surface, Phone, and Steam this December" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced <em>Halo: Spartan Strike</em>, which will be heading to Windows Surface, Windows Phone, and Steam.<br><br>The date that <a href="http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/10/15/halo-spartan-strike-announced-for-windows-devices-and-steam-ign-first"><em>IGN</em></a> is reporting it will be coming out is December 14th. However, in <em>IGN</em>'s gameplay commentary with 343 producer Fred LaPorte, that date is corrected to being December 12th. So, it's one of those dates.<br><br>As the <em>Spartan Strike</em> title implies, this is a spiritual successor to last year's Gold Award-winning <a href="/r/Windows+8/Halo%3A+Spartan+Assault/review.asp?c=52497"><em>Halo: Spartan Assault</em></a>.<br><br>So, yes, this is a top-down twin-stick shooter, but this time the events take place during <em>Halo 2</em>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Halo%3A+Spartan+Strike/news.asp?c=62046'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Halo%3A+Spartan+Strike/news.asp?c=62046 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:01:05 GMT Carcassonne by Exozet Games has been updated for Android and Windows Phone with cross platform multiplayer <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xrb/carcassonne-android-1.jpg" width="200" alt="Carcassonne by Exozet Games has been updated for Android and Windows Phone with cross platform multiplayer" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Exozet's version of <em><a href="/r/Android/Carcassonne+%28Exozet+Games%29/review.asp?c=31545">Carcassonne</a></em> on Windows Phone, Windows 8, and Android has been updated with online play, so you can place tiles without anyone else being in the same room.<br><br>It's cross platform multiplayer as well, so you can play with your friends regardless of what they stuff into their pocket when they decide it's time to go to the shops for booze and cigs.<br><br>Right now there's just a quick match option available, but Exozet is working on more advanced options for a future update. That should be ready in a couple of weeks, and add friendlists, custom games, and much more. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Carcassonne+%28Exozet+Games%29/news.asp?c=61892'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Windows+8/Carcassonne+%28Exozet+Games%29/news.asp?c=61892 Tue, 7 Oct 2014 11:52:42 GMT