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 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:23:19 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/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 The Very Big Indie Pitch returns at Pocket Gamer Connects London 2015 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-jlzm_verybigindiepitch_logo_352x416_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The Very Big Indie Pitch returns at Pocket Gamer Connects London 2015" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Are you an indie developer looking for a bit of expert feedback? Do you have a killer game but can't get anybody to notice? Then this is your lucky day.<br><br>The Very Big Indie Pitch will be making its return at <a href="http://www.pgconnects.com/">Pocket Gamer Connects London 2015</a> on 13th January.<br><br>The event gives indie developers the opportunity to put their games under the noses of top mobile games journalists for feedback and all-important coverage.<br><br>And it doesn't stop there. Not only does participating in the Very Big Indie Pitch bring you into contact with of leading influencers and potential publishers, but it gives you the chance of winning a share $25,000 worth of free advertising if you're a winner or a runner-up.<br><br><strong>Pitch and win</strong><br><br>Entry is open to indie games of all shapes and sizes, so please don't hesitate to get involved - but hurry, as all entries must be submitted by 8th December. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/The+Very+Big+Indie+Pitch/news.asp?c=62620'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/The+Very+Big+Indie+Pitch/news.asp?c=62620 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:41:45 GMT PocketGamer.biz is hiring <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-iagze/pgbiz_logo_210x204.jpg" width="200" alt="PocketGamer.biz is hiring" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz/">PocketGamer.biz</a></em>, <em>Pocket Gamer</em>'s industry-focused sister site, is looking for writers.<br><br>The successful candidates will have an interest in free-to-play mobile games and the business disciplines that have created billion dollar companies like Supercell, King, and GungHo Online.<br><br>This is a varied and exciting role that will give you the opportunity to write about a broad range of subjects, travel to events all around the world, interact with key industry figures, and actively contribute to the editorial strategy of the site.<br><br>The post will be part-time initially, working from home, and would suit freelancers looking for regular work. Salary details will be provided on application.<br><br>Send your CV and covering letter to jobs@pocketgamer.co.uk. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=62404'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=62404 Wed, 5 Nov 2014 17:03:19 GMT [Update] Win a Super Smash Bros. limited edition 3DS XL bundle! <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-iwfq/smash_bros_thumb.jpg" width="200" alt="[Update] Win a Super Smash Bros. limited edition 3DS XL bundle!" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Congratulations to our esteemed Twitter follower <a href="https://twitter.com/socketubs/">@socketubs</a> for nabbing this utterly fantastic Nintendo 3DS unit - it's on its way to France at this very moment.<br><br>Thanks to everyone who participated - stay tuned for our next big compo!<br><br>Original article follows:<br><br><hr /><br><br>Are you playing <em>Super Smash Bros.</em> while you read this? No?<br><br>Maybe it's you haven't picked up the Gold Award-winning <em><a href="/r/3DS/Super+Smash+Bros+for+3DS/review.asp?c=61687">Super Smash Bros.</a></em> yet. Or perhaps you are in dire need of a 3DS.<br><br>Well, you can solve all your problems by entering our competition for the extravagant <em>Super Smash Bros.</em> Limited Edition 3DS XL bundle!<br><br>This very swish bundle comes with the gorgeous red 3DS XL below with all your favourite characters emblazoned across it, and a digital copy of <em>Super Smash Bros.</em> to boot. Don't worry about the charger either - we have that sorted. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/Super+Smash+Bros+for+3DS/feature.asp?c=61842'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/Super+Smash+Bros+for+3DS/feature.asp?c=61842 Mon, 6 Oct 2014 14:15:00 GMT Alone is a gorgeous sharp-edged one-finger dodger that's set to hit iOS and Android this week <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ghxj/download__1_.jpg" width="200" alt="Alone is a gorgeous sharp-edged one-finger dodger that's set to hit iOS and Android this week" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Alone</em> is a super-sharp one-finger arcade space blast from the developer behind Silver Award-winning <em><a href="/r/iPhone/PUK/review.asp?c=49941">PUK</a></em>. And it's set to hit the App Store this Thursday.<br><br>The game starts with you controlling a tiny spaceship that's shooting through a tunnel of collapsing rock. Move your finger down to go up, move your finger up to go down. Race a certain distance and you'll unlock the next level.<br><br>You can swap the controls round if you want, but either way you're weaving your way through tumbling debris, sharp edges, and later on what look like rockets. Because nothing is ever simple. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/ALONE/news.asp?c=61188'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Ouya/ALONE/news.asp?c=61188 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:02:18 GMT