Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (Ouya) 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 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 22:01:53 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer 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/Ouya/feature.asp?c=74952'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/feature.asp?c=74952 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:34:32 GMT We want YOU to intern at Pocket Gamer - Apply within <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hvks/pglogo.jpg" width="200" alt="We want YOU to intern at Pocket Gamer - Apply within" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Want to get your start in the glamorous world of games and tech journalism? Place your boot on road to global media stardom? We can help you out. There are internship opportunities across Steel Media's portfolio of websites right now.<br><br>With decades worth of experience to share, Steel Media is the perfect place to hone your writing skills, gain valuable feedback on your creative abilities, and discover how to research and curate content.<br><br>We run a range of consumer (b2c) and trade (b2b) websites and events, and we're always happy to take on newcomers for a limited period, to show them the ropes. You'll get a real chance to contribute to the daily life of our sites, build a portfolio, and learn what it's like to be part of an editorial team.<br><br>What's more you can work from home, connecting with your editor via Skype, Slack and email. It's all terribly modern. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74853'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74853 Tue, 1 Aug 2017 16:49:00 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/Ouya/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/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/Ouya/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74016'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/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/Ouya/news.asp?c=72559'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/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/Ouya/App+Army/news.asp?c=72210'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/App+Army/news.asp?c=72210 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:58:33 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/Ouya/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69506'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69506 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT The Pocket Gamer Awards 2016 are live! <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-llkgf/pgawards2016_500x500_voteopen.jpg" width="200" alt="The Pocket Gamer Awards 2016 are live!" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Yep, 12 months on from the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/pgawards2015.asp">Pocket Gamer Awards 2015</a> come the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/pgawards2016">Pocket Gamer Awards 2016</a>.<br><br>It's like we run with the precision and efficiency of a Rolex.<br><br>This means it's time to reward the passion and effort that developers have poured into making what we consider to be some of the best gaming experiences of the past year by giving them another shot at the limelight.<br><br>PG Awards veterans (we've done seven of these now) will know how this works but just to recap:<br><br>We pick what we feel are the highlights from games reviewed (or released) during 2015 and then ask you to vote for your favourite finalist(s).<br><br>Simple. You can do so <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/pgawards2016">here</a>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/Pocket+Gamer+Awards/news.asp?c=69056'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/Pocket+Gamer+Awards/news.asp?c=69056 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:04:00 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/Ouya/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=68811'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/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/Ouya/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=67739'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=67739 Fri, 2 Oct 2015 11:37:47 GMT Ghostly adventure Whispering Willows out now on iOS and Android <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-tozlq_whispering_willows-3_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Ghostly adventure Whispering Willows out now on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Horror-adventure game <em>Whispering Willows</em> is out now on iOS and Android. To celebrate its release, it's 50 percent off until September 9th.<br><br>The game sees you control a young girl called Elena, who happens to have the ability to project her spirit outside of her body.<br><br>In this ethereal form she can interact with the spirits that haunt the shadows around her. And squeeze through small gaps too, by the looks of the trailer above. Oh, videogames.<br><br><em>Whispering Willows</em> has taken an interesting path to mobile. Originally funded through Kickstarter, it was only on <a href="r/Android/Whispering+Willows/news.asp?c=48527">Ouya</a> at first, before coming to Steam, <a href="r/PS+Vita/Whispering+Willows/news.asp?c=65579">PS Vita</a>, and PS4 last year, and only now reaching <a href="r/Android/Whispering+Willows/news.asp?c=66803">iOS and Android</a>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/Whispering+Willows/news.asp?c=67195'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/Whispering+Willows/news.asp?c=67195 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:53:43 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/Ouya/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=66159'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/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/Ouya/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=65855'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=65855 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:00:00 GMT #PGConnects: Hands-on with Kindle Fire TV shooter Master of the Seven Teas <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-bkll/image.jpg" width="200" alt="#PGConnects: Hands-on with Kindle Fire TV shooter Master of the Seven Teas" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Master of the Seven Teas</em> is a nautical storm in a tea cup, a multiplayer broadside shooter that sees you sailing a ship through a series of hot beverages.<br><br>The controls are simple. The left stick guides you through the choppy cha, and the shoulder buttons on the Fire TV controller blasts the cannons on the left and right hand side of your schooner.<br><br>I'm playing on my own, so my competitors are waves of AI controlled boats. And a sugar cube that's an iceberg and a falling hazard rolled into one.<br><br>Power-ups Bob up from the brown depths, some of them health boosts that top up the armour of your ship, and others special weapons that you engage by tapping the X button.<br><br><strong>Fire everything</strong><br><br>These range from sharks that bite into the prow of your enemies to ninjas that leap out and attack your foes. There are torpedoes too, and plenty of other extra munitions that give you new attacking options. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/Master+of+the+Seven+Teas/news.asp?c=63310'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/Master+of+the+Seven+Teas/news.asp?c=63310 Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:52:11 GMT The big Pocket Gamer festive giveaway <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-diuuk/pg_festive_prize_cover.jpg" width="200" alt="The big Pocket Gamer festive giveaway" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> In the spirit of giving, we thought we'd give away some of the goodies we've amassed at game shows this year.<br><br>Some of our publisher and developer chums have chipped in some freaking awesome promo goods on top of that, and we've polished it off with even more neat treats.<br><br>Interested? Live in Europe? Scroll down, <a href="https://twitter.com/PocketGamer">follow Pocket Gamer on Twitter</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/PocketGamer/status/544901941240016896">retweet the compo tweet</a>, and pray to <em><a href="/r/iPad/Godus/review.asp?c=60968">Godus</a></em> things go your way.<br><br>Here's a full list of everything the winner will receive:<br><br><strong><a href="https://twitter.com/nintendouk">Nintendo</a></strong> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=63027'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=63027 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:00:00 GMT