Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (Virtual Reality) 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 Sat, 21 Oct 2017 22:09:59 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer Pocket Gamer is hiring a freelance Guides Editor! <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hvks/pglogo.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer is hiring a freelance Guides Editor!" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Oi, you - want to work for the world's leading mobile games site, writing guides for the best games while just wearing your pants? Then we have awesome news for you!<br><br>That's right, <em>Pocket Gamer</em> is hiring a Guides Editor (please note the pants part is entirely up to you). This is a freelance role that will be paid on a per-article basis.<br><br>We run several different types of guides on <em>Pocket Gamer. </em>There are <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Morphite/feature.asp?c=75441">tips and tricks</a>, <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Modern+Combat+Versus/feature.asp?c=75422">wiki-style lists</a>, and <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/feature.asp?c=72121&srch=Walkthrough">walkthroughs</a> to name just three. If you have experience writing any of them, we want to hear from you! <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Virtual+Reality/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=75452'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Virtual+Reality/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=75452 Mon, 2 Oct 2017 15:43:49 GMT Review: Alienware 13 gaming laptop review - The ultimate portable VR device? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ooxd_alienware-13_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Alienware 13 gaming laptop review - The ultimate portable VR device?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> When Dell sat down to create the latest Alienware, the goal was simple - make a device as capable at running VR as a beastly desktop PC.<br><br>So there's one thing you're getting for sure with the Alienware 13, and that's power. This is a hell of a machine that can run everything and run it well.<br><br><strong>Look<br><br></strong><br><br>The Alienware 13 is a good looking device that, unlike its competitors, is not interested at all in mimicking Apple. The housing is a mixture of brushed metal and plastic but it doesn't feel cheap. Instead, it balances getting the job done and looking stylish, while keeping the cost down. It's a solid job.<br><br>Flip open the lid and it gets way more impressive. The screen has a very welcome glossy glass finish that looks as premium as it feels. Elsewhere, the keys and touchpad have a neon-tinged glow that's sure to get heads turning. You can customise the colour and pattern of the light display as well. That's nifty. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Virtual+Reality/Alienware+13/hardware_review.asp?c=75415'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Virtual+Reality/Alienware+13/hardware_review.asp?c=75415 Wed, 27 Sep 2017 16:50:28 GMT Zenko Games brings RPG magic to life with Diamonst <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-yskuum/app_icon_02.jpg" width="200" alt="Zenko Games brings RPG magic to life with Diamonst" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Zenko Games is taking <em>Pokemon GO</em> to the next level with their upcoming AR Game, <em>Diamonst</em>. It’s a full scale fantasy RPG whose story will unfurl in the real world.<br><br><em>Diamonst</em> takes its inspiration from classic RPGs like Chrono Trigger and Dragon Quest. Now, though, the action takes place in real life -- with your phone in hand, you’ll stumble across NPCs and vicious monsters in your own hometown. While the main story is single-player, you’ll be able to compete with other players in arena combat in the stylings of <em>Pokemon GO</em>, too.<br><br>At its core, <em>Diamonst</em> features team based combat that’s been inspired by other games like <em>Pokèmon</em> and <em>Yo-Kai Watc</em>h, but also card games like <em>Magic</em> and <em>Hearthstone</em>. You’ll have to make your <em>Diamonst </em>work together to ensure you can face off against the elemental types of opponent <em>Diamonst</em>. As you grow in power, you’ll be able to pull off impressive combos and increasingly complex strategies. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Virtual+Reality/DIAMONST/news.asp?c=75399'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Virtual+Reality/DIAMONST/news.asp?c=75399 Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:01:25 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/Virtual+Reality/Summoners+War/feature.asp?c=75347'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Virtual+Reality/Summoners+War/feature.asp?c=75347 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:04:00 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/Virtual+Reality/Sennheiser+GSP+350/hardware_review.asp?c=75084'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Virtual+Reality/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/Virtual+Reality/feature.asp?c=74952'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Virtual+Reality/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/Virtual+Reality/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74853'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Virtual+Reality/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/Virtual+Reality/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Virtual+Reality/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:10:50 GMT Bethesda's releasing two VR games, DOOM VFR and Fallout VR <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-fejx_screen_shot_2017-06-12_at_05_07_50_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Bethesda's releasing two VR games, DOOM VFR and Fallout VR" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Yep, that's right. Announced at Bethesda's E3 conference today, two of our favourite franchises are headed to VR and they actually look pretty smooth. <br><br>The success of <em>Resident Evil 7</em> proved that action games can work on virtual reality platforms and <em>DOOM VFR</em> puts you in the action even more so. Thrown into the depths of hell, you'll face intense combat and various bits of puzzle solving as you fight your way through a UAC Facility. <br><br><em>Fallout VR</em> on the other hand brings about slightly different gameplay. Not only does it engage in the action, but also the crafting, building system, and exploration of <em>Fallout 4</em>. <br><br>We'll keep an eye on these two and let you know when we know more.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Virtual+Reality/Bethesda+Softworks+news/news.asp?c=74296'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Virtual+Reality/Bethesda+Softworks+news/news.asp?c=74296 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 05:23:00 GMT The Honor 8 Pro stretches its legs in our VR test <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-kffl/honor-duke-id-photos_blue_10_800.jpg" width="200" alt="The Honor 8 Pro stretches its legs in our VR test" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> First impressions are that the Honor 8 Pro is a premium bit of kit – regardless of the non-UK spelling of ‘honour’. But this isn’t your normal handset overview; we’ll be looking into how well this new handset handles the unique demands that VR places on mobile hardware. We can forgive a non-standard spelling if the Honor’s VR performance is up to scratch...<br><br><strong><br><br>Ingenious Honor<br><br></strong><br><br>You know this manufacturer is serious about its VR credentials when you realise that with a few deft folds, the packaging inserts form a Google Cardboard compatible viewer when combined with the back of the box. A pair of lenses are included, which simply pop into the viewer and give new users a free and convenient way to try out VR; for the first time in many cases. Honor; you have impressed us with your origami ingenuity. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Virtual+Reality/Honor+8Pro/feature.asp?c=74200'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Virtual+Reality/Honor+8Pro/feature.asp?c=74200 Fri, 2 Jun 2017 16:27:00 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/Virtual+Reality/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74016'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Virtual+Reality/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74016 Wed, 17 May 2017 16:14:29 GMT [Update] BCTech Summit 2017: Hidden Fortune is a VR treasure hunt adventure out this month on Gear VR <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-tmqj_hidden-fortune-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="[Update] BCTech Summit 2017: Hidden Fortune is a VR treasure hunt adventure out this month on Gear VR" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated on March 27 at 09:08am: </strong>Archiact has kindly just reached out to us to confirm the release date - and it's tomorrow.<br><br><em><br><br></em>That's right, episode one of <em>Hidden Fortune</em> launches on Gear VR on March 28th.<br><br>The original story follows.<br><br><hr /><br><br> <br><br><em>Pocket Gamer</em> is attending BCTech Summit in Vancouver this year, catching up with and meeting a bunch of awesome developers in Canada's beautiful British Colombia.<br><br>Yesterday we caught up with Archiact, a VR and AR developer who is working on a ton of exciting stuff - most of which we're unable to talk about right now.<br><br>Well, except for an exciting game coming out this very month exclusively for Samsung Gear VR, that is.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Virtual+Reality/Hidden+Fortune/news.asp?c=73327'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Virtual+Reality/Hidden+Fortune/news.asp?c=73327 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:10:09 GMT All 30 games from the Big Indie Pitch at GDC 2017 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wwapo/bigindiepitch.jpg" width="200" alt="All 30 games from the Big Indie Pitch at GDC 2017" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The Big Indie Pitch keeps on getting bigger and better. It's an event we run where small developers get to present their in-progress games to press, publishers and pundits. And this year’s Big Indie Pitch at GDC was one of the largest we’ve ever had. Over 120 fresh games submitted, with 30 coming along to pitch live in San Francisco.<br><br>From dodging traffic, to flying cats and even a black hole or two, there was certainly a lot to get excited about. You can check out all 30 entrants below.<br><br>What’s more, make sure to check out our <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz/news/65219/crashy-cars-smashes-competition-to-win-the-big-indie-pitch-at-gdc/">winners article over on sister site PocketGamer.biz</a> which takes a closer look at the three finalists.<br><br><p><strong>Crashy Cars<br><br></strong>By <a href="http://pixelbizarre.com" target="_blank">Pixelbizarre</a> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Virtual+Reality/Big+Indie+Pitch/feature.asp?c=73292'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Virtual+Reality/Big+Indie+Pitch/feature.asp?c=73292 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:12:00 GMT Our predictions for the online gaming industry for 2017 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-rdbzcz/slots-million-lobby-vr.jpg" width="200" alt="Our predictions for the online gaming industry for 2017" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> With 2017 now in full swing, we took a moment to look at what’s in store for the online gambling community, including expansion into e-sports, mobile gaming and virtual reality.<br><br>2016 proved to be a big year for VR which saw significant advances in growth and technology, largely thanks to the involvement of big industry players like Sony, Google and Samsung. And whilst it might often be an overlooked market for the virtual format, it may well be casino gaming that pushes the VR experience even further forward in 2017.<br><br>Only two years ago, ALEA launched SlotsMillion, the Worlds very first multi-player virtual casino where players can choose an avatar and explore their environment, interacting with staff and playing the slots. That same year, Casino VR Poker debuted on Oculus Rift.<br><br>Whilst the augmented reality on display in SlotsMillion may be impressive, it has yet to emerge whether there is a market for it yet. In the last few years, there have been signs of a slight drop off in engagement with 18-24 year olds and online betting, so the implantation of new technologies certainly may help appeal to appeal to younger customers. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Virtual+Reality/feature.asp?c=72800'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Virtual+Reality/feature.asp?c=72800 Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:08:56 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 ? 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