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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:15:34 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Ric Cowley joins the Pocket Gamer team as our new Editor <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-sbqh/img_20180226_211729.jpg" width="200" alt="Ric Cowley joins the Pocket Gamer team as our new Editor" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Our previous Editor, Glen Fox, sadly left Pocket Gamer in the new year, but we're delighted to be welcoming Ric Cowley into the team as the big ol' boss man. <br><br>Ric, if you're not familiar with the name from his impressive list of <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/writer.asp?a=251">reviews</a>, previously worked at our sister site, <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz/">PocketGamer.biz</a>, as Deputy Editor. He'll be bringing <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/">Pocket Gamer</a> up and away in this next leg of its journey, including guiding the site in its long-awaited relaunch later this year. <br><br>Though he's been with Steel Media professionally for over two years, and was an intern with the company before that, he previously wrote for publications such as SCAN: Student Comment and News, GamingLives, and snapped up an English Language degree at Lancaster University.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=76797'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=76797 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:00:00 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 The 20 best N-Gage and N-Gage 2.0 games <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-gbn/nokia_n-gage_png_jpgcopy.jpg" width="200" alt="The 20 best N-Gage and N-Gage 2.0 games" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The N-Gage was ever-so-slightly ahead of its time. It was a gaming phone that first came out in 2003, created by Nokia in Finland. You could make calls, you could surf the web, you could play a version of Tomb Raider.<br><br>And then there was the N-Gage 2.0 that was basically a version of Xbox Live for Nokia phones. That lasted until about 2008. And it was pretty damn good.<br><br>But what were the best games on the now defunct platform? I mean that's probably not a question you've ever bothered to ask yourself, but we've gone right ahead and answered it anyway.<br><br>After all, we are celebrating <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Nokia+news/feature.asp?c=76119">100 years of Finnish independence</a>. And what's more independent than a phone you can play games on?<br><br><strong><a href="/r/N-Gage/Reset+Generation/review.asp?c=8184">Reset Generation <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76116'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76116 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 14:00:00 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/Apple+Watch/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/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/Apple+Watch/Summoners+War/feature.asp?c=75347'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Summoners+War/feature.asp?c=75347 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:04:00 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 15:59:24 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 We want YOU to intern at Pocket Gamer <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hvks/pglogo.jpg" width="200" alt="We want YOU to intern at Pocket Gamer" 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 the road to global media stardom? <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/news.asp?c=76417">We can help you out</a>.<br><br>There are internship opportunities across Steel Media's portfolio of websites right now.<br><br><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/news.asp?c=76417">Here's the latest description of our work experience process</a>.<br><br>Alternatively you can <a href="mailto:dave.bradley@steelmedia.co.uk">email our COO at dave.bradley@steelmedia.co.uk</a> with your CV, covering letter and relevant sample of your writing. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74853'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/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/Apple+Watch/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+Watch/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:10:50 GMT