Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (Apple Watch) 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 Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:17:01 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Apple Special Event 2018 - Liveblog <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qvri/iphonex-1_1_.jpg" width="200" alt="Apple Special Event 2018 - Liveblog" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Ooo even before Apple officially announced this special event there's been speculation on the new iPhones, a question into new Watches, and maybe even a new iPad Pro dotting around somewhere. <br><br>We've already <a href="/r/iPhone/Apple+news/feature.asp?c=78630">had a good think</a> on what to expect, including the iPhone XS and XS Max, the more 'affordable' X-level phone, and more. Given that we're a mobile gaming website we've got to hope that some sort of big game drops too, right?<br><br>The reality? Well, we'll just have to wait and see this evening when the keynote airs. Join us right here at 6 PM BST (in just a couple of hours) where we'll be live blogging the whole thing. <br><br><strong>6:00 PM</strong> - As per usual, we're kicking off with an entry video.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Apple+news/feature.asp?c=78640'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Apple+news/feature.asp?c=78640 Wed, 12 Sep 2018 19:46:00 GMT 7 things we learned from WWDC 2018: Apple's Keynote <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-emwd_wwdc-2018-title_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="7 things we learned from WWDC 2018: Apple's Keynote " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> With the WWDC over for another year, there's definitely a few things to be taken away from Apple's latest Keynote. <br><br>While it didn't focus much on the mobile gaming-side of things as much as last year's (mainly because iOS 11 saw the re-launch of the App Store and the surprise release of Monument Valley 2), it wasn't a total bust by far. <br><br><strong>Some impressive statistics <br><br></strong><br><br>Yesterday's WWDC event say developers attending from 77 countries with 6,000 attendees in the conference hall itself.<br><br>Coming up to the App Store's 10th birthday, it was noted that there are over 20 million Apple developers, with 500 million visitors per week, and a collective earning of $100,000,000,000 (one hundred billion dollars). I mean, I think I've only ever heard that sum of money spoken of by Dr. Evil.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/WWDC+2018/feature.asp?c=77696'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/WWDC+2018/feature.asp?c=77696 Tue, 5 Jun 2018 11:52:00 GMT Korean and Asian indie talent revealed at The Big Indie Pitch at G-Star 2017 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xdcvjp/bigindiepitch.jpg" width="200" alt="Korean and Asian indie talent revealed at The Big Indie Pitch at G-Star 2017" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> In 2017 we took the Big Indie Pitch to more locations than ever before, giving even more international developers the opportunity to present their games to a variety of expert judges, gain feedback, meet fellow developers, and possibly take away a prize for finishing in the top three.<br><br>One of those locations that we took the Big Indie Pitch to for the first time ever in 2017 was South Korea, as a part of South Korea's largest show, G-Star.<br><br>This fascinating pitch saw many developers from around Asia showcase their games, with MMZZUU's Defenoid walking away as champion. Defenoid was closely followed by Cogoo's Dead 2048 in second, and Gwarp from Sinkhole Studio in third.<br><br>However, these obviously weren't the only games that were pitched. From matching panels, collecting monsters, and creating your own Hollywood, there was a fascinating array of indie games on show.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Big+Indie+Pitch/feature.asp?c=76498'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Big+Indie+Pitch/feature.asp?c=76498 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:24:41 GMT Mac and iOS devices are affected by the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws, but there's no need to panic <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-nznpxj/1.jpeg" width="200" alt="Mac and iOS devices are affected by the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws, but there's no need to panic" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> As I'm sure you're aware, this week researchers revealed that Intel, ARM, and AMD had discovered gaps in the security system in their central processing units. While there wasn't much information about at the time, Apple <a href="https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208394">confirmed yesterday</a> that both Mac and iOS devices are affected, but they're already working on a patch. <br><br>The security flaws, known as Meltdown (<em>rogue data cache load</em>) and Spectre (<em>bounds check bypass</em>), affect a wide range of devices including Mac and iOS products. Though the fault is applicable to nearly all modern devices, Apple has stated that there are no known exploits affecting customers at the moment.  <br><br>"<em>Since exploiting many of these issues requires a malicious app to be loaded on your Mac or iOS device, we recommend downloading software only from trusted sources such as the App Store</em>," it's suggested on the blog post. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Apple+news/news.asp?c=76334'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Apple+news/news.asp?c=76334 Fri, 5 Jan 2018 09:58:46 GMT [Update] You can now pre-order apps and games on the App Store <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-gmzpwk/wvcqzird.jpg" width="200" alt="[Update] You can now pre-order apps and games on the App Store" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated December 12th, 12:09 PM</strong> - Though this update will be available worldwide, it's still in the process of rolling out. The US and a few other markets have already seen the pre-order section, but most of us, including the UK, have yet to have it arrive.<br><br><hr /><br><br>So, here's an interesting tidbit for you this fine Tuesday morning. The App Store now lets you pre-order apps, and it's rather interesting. <br><br>According to Apple's <a href="https://itunespartner.apple.com/en/apps/news/40079633">partner post yesterday</a>, the App Store's now releasing the app page ahead of time so that consumers can put their cash in early and hopefully be aware of it sooner. It'll also show the release date, which is pretty great.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/App+Store/news.asp?c=76171'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/App+Store/news.asp?c=76171 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:25:00 GMT Here's a breakdown of the iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X prices from yesterday's Apple Event <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-dzdugq_screen_shot_2017-09-13_at_11_03_54_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Here's a breakdown of the iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X prices from yesterday's Apple Event" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you were following along with us in yesterday's <a href="/r/iPhone/Apple+news/news.asp?c=75259">Live Blog</a>, you'll know that the kit they're packing into the new devices is pretty impressive. <br><br>But, of course, with more intelligent kit comes a slightly steeper price point, especially when it comes to the all-singing, all-dancing iPhone X. <br><br><strong>iPhone 8<br><br></strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Price 64 GB: £699/$699</li><br><br><li>Price 256 GB: £849/$849</li><br><br><li>Colours available: Space Grey, Silver, Gold.</li><br><br></ul><br><br><strong>iPhone 8 Plus</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Price 64 GB: £799/$799</li><br><br><li>Price 256 GB: £949/$949</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/iPhone+8/news.asp?c=75264'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/iPhone+8/news.asp?c=75264 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:19:38 GMT Apple Event 2017 at the Steve Jobs Theater - Live Blog <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zwepau/500.jpg" width="200" alt="Apple Event 2017 at the Steve Jobs Theater - Live Blog" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Here we are again. It's time for this season's Apple Keynote live from the Steve Jobs Theater, and we're pretty excited to see what Apple's got in store for us.<br><br>We're looking out for the iPhone 8/8 Plus, the iPhone X, the Apple TV 4K, and the new Apple Watch - but what else will we see? <br><br>This live blog will be updated regularly over the next hour or so.<br><br><hr /><br><br>*Thanks very much for joining us this evening (or morning), there was a lot of information to take in so keep an eye out over the day couple of days. We'll be sure to convert this blog into something more organised for your reading pleasure.*<br><br><hr /><br><br><strong>7:55 PM</strong> - "<em>We work really hard at Apple to create wonderful things, and we hope you love what we've introduced today. I think Steve would be really proud of them</em>." <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Apple+news/news.asp?c=75259'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Apple+news/news.asp?c=75259 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 19:56:00 GMT Review: Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD review - "The ultimate Nintendo Switch portable battery?" <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jcal/31sqkxtkv9l.jpg" width="200" alt="Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD review - "The ultimate Nintendo Switch portable battery?"" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD makes a very bold claim: it can power the <a href="/r/Switch/Nintendo+Switch/hardware_review.asp?c=73163">Nintendo Switch</a> as fast as when docked, but when you're on the go.<br><br>If true, that's quite the prospect. It would solve the problem of the relatively poor battery length - one of the major concerns for Switch owners.<br><br>This isn't just a portable battery for Switch owners though. Given the USB-C charging port, and two USB ports, this is also perfect for those with a fancy new MacBook and iPhone.<br><br>It will also charge those at optimal speed as well. So what you're really getting for your money - potentially - is all of the benefits of charging at mains when you're on the go.<br><br><strong>Look<br><br></strong><br><br>You're not buying a portable battery for its appearance, but it is worth mentioning that the PowerCore+ is a sleek and very premium looking product. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Anker+PowerCore%2B+26800+PD/hardware_review.asp?c=75216'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Anker+PowerCore%2B+26800+PD/hardware_review.asp?c=75216 Thu, 7 Sep 2017 15:59:00 GMT The iPhone 8, Apple Watch 3, and more could be revealed on September 12th <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ublij/5394020-apple-logo-wallpaper_-_copy.jpg" width="200" alt="The iPhone 8, Apple Watch 3, and more could be revealed on September 12th" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The most eagerly asked question here is whether Apple's upcoming event will reveal the iPhone 8 and potentially the next Apple Watch/Apple TV. According to the <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/apple-to-hold-product-launch-event-on-sept-12-1503928157">Wall Street Journal</a> we'll likely see what they've got in store for us come September 12th.<br><br>Just for a bit of fun, Pete Pachal from <a href="http://mashable.com/2017/08/28/iphone-event-2017-important-dates-iphone8/#puxLC1Zc8Sqr">Mashable</a> has also gone on further to predict when we might see the new iPhones' arrival based on the patterns from the last couple of years. Of course, remember that this might also be the first year Apple plans to release three new iPhones into the mix, so take everything with a big pinch of salt. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/iPhone+8/news.asp?c=75133'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/iPhone+8/news.asp?c=75133 Tue, 29 Aug 2017 14:02:00 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/Apple+Watch/Sennheiser+GSP+350/hardware_review.asp?c=75084'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/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/Apple+Watch/feature.asp?c=74952'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/feature.asp?c=74952 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:34:32 GMT 7 things we learnt from Apple's WWDC Keynote <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xsouk/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="7 things we learnt from Apple's WWDC Keynote" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Just as was predicted, the WWDC Keynote last night was a long one and covered a fair few interesting areas, including hardware. <br><br>But don't bother going off and hunting down the information, because we're super awesome here at Pocket Gamer, we've done it for you. What are the most important bits of information from last night? Well..<br><br><strong>Apple Watch OS 4</strong><br><br>To kick things off yesterday, the Apple Watch is getting a bit of a tweak this autumn. Aiming to be the best workout pal/home assistant a piece of tech can be, the upcoming watchOS is looking pretty neat. <br><br>To really pump you up in terms of exercising, your Apple Watch will give you daily inspiration and give a little extra push in the evening to help you meet your goals. In the long run, you've also got monthly challenges and feel-good celebrations when you reach your targets - but no celebratory cheese burgers for you. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Apple+news/feature.asp?c=74220'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Apple+news/feature.asp?c=74220 Tue, 6 Jun 2017 13:40:00 GMT The narrative adventure Lifeline: Whiteout goes free on iOS for the first time <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-aats/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="The narrative adventure Lifeline: Whiteout goes free on iOS for the first time" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Lifeline: Whiteout</em> is the fourth installment in the Lifeline series, and it's just gone free on iOS for the first time ever. <br><br>As narrative adventures go, the Lifeline series is iconic. <em>Lifeline: Whiteout</em> follows a similar path to the previous titles, in which a lost adventurer's only hope for survival is you - no pressure. Your choices throughout the story guide him along his path to survival and ultimately decide his fate. <br><br>Just to make things even more immersive your protagonist, V. Adams, sends you real-time notifications to let you know what's going on. And, of course, just like any good narrative adventure once you're done you can play the game all over again, making different decisions to lead your character down a different path. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Lifeline%3A+Whiteout/news.asp?c=72596'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Lifeline%3A+Whiteout/news.asp?c=72596 Wed, 4 Jan 2017 16:48:58 GMT Review: Pokemon GO Apple Watch review - Better late than never? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-bginf_4591345_larger_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Pokemon GO Apple Watch review - Better late than never?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Make no mistake - <em>Pokemon GO</em> would have stood the test of time had Niantic been more timely with its updates.<br><br>But sadly, the damage seems to have been done. The second generation launched last week - almost six months after launch - and has so far completely failed to arrest the decline.<br><br>So what chance does the latest update have when all it offers is Apple Watch support? Very little.<br><br>Not only does no one actually own an Apple Watch, but the implementation of it leaves a lot to be desired.<br><br><strong>How does it work?<br><br></strong><br><br><em>Pokemon GO</em> on Apple Watch functions like any other fitness app. You tell the app you're about to go for a walk and it keeps track of your steps, distance covered, time taken, and calories lost.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Pokemon+GO/review.asp?c=72557'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Pokemon+GO/review.asp?c=72557 Fri, 23 Dec 2016 16:13:00 GMT Pokemon GO arrives on Apple Watch just in time for Christmas <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zfwimo/apple-watch.jpg" width="200" alt="Pokemon GO arrives on Apple Watch just in time for Christmas" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Just in time for your Christmas Day walks, <em>Pokemon GO</em> has finally released on Apple Watch. <br><br>Originally demonstrated in Apple's Keynote in September, the addictive AR game about catching micro-monsters has just got so much easier to play. Given that the Apple Watch was advertised around its fitness capabilities, it marries with <em>Pokemon GO</em> perfectly.<br><br>Combing gameplay, imagination, fitness, and the real world, this version of <em>Pokemon GO</em> works a little like the Plus accessory - only, more high-tech. Discover and interact with nearby Pokemon with a tap, and collect items from Pokestops. Once one of the little beasties does pop its head out you can catch it from your iPhone as normal.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=72548'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=72548 Fri, 23 Dec 2016 10:13:00 GMT