Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (Other wearables) 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 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:39:39 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/Other+wearables/news.asp?c=72559'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/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/Other+wearables/App+Army/news.asp?c=72210'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/App+Army/news.asp?c=72210 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:58:33 GMT Is Apple secretly working on a pair of Google Glass style AR glasses? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zxxbzyz/original.jpg" width="200" alt="Is Apple secretly working on a pair of Google Glass style AR glasses?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Rumours abound that Apple is working on some sort of AR-enabled glasses. Sort of like Google Glass, but made by Apple instead of Google. iGlasses. That’s what I’d call them. Because it would make me laugh.<br><br>Sources apparently close to the project spoke to <em><a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-14/apple-said-to-explore-smart-glasses-in-deeper-wearables-push">Bloomberg</a></em> about how the iGoggles are currently in the testing phase at the Cupertino company.<br><br>Although according to these elusive people, who didn’t want to be named because they’re working on a secret project, only a few headsets have been made, suggesting that mass production is a long way off.<br><br>I mean the thing is this could all be made up. I expect Apple probably will take a step deeper into the wearables market sometime soon, but I could be one of these people who are making bold claims. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/Apple+news/news.asp?c=72109'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/Apple+news/news.asp?c=72109 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:29:26 GMT PGC Helsinki 2016: All the entries from the first ever VR Indie Pitch <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-cgwen_vrip-logo-onlight-800x800_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="PGC Helsinki 2016: All the entries from the first ever VR Indie Pitch" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Virtual Reality is becoming more and more important to the global gaming industry. As is putting a spotlight on the talent behind these unique and amazing experiences.<br><br>As such, for the first time ever, at this year's Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2016 Steel Media launched the VR Indie Pitch, bringing together 12 of the most exciting indie VR projects in development.<br><br>From stepping into the shoes of a giant monster, to exploring the Moon from the cockpit of a giant mech, and even as far as a spot of calming ice fishing, there was an awful lot to get excited about.<br><br>Let's take a look at all of the games that battled it out this week for the chance to be crowned the first ever VR Indie Pitch winner...<br><br><strong><em>Nemesis Perspective</em> - NemPers</strong><br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/VR+Indie+Pitch/feature.asp?c=71318'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/VR+Indie+Pitch/feature.asp?c=71318 Thu, 8 Sep 2016 18:17:07 GMT Last chance to enter Very Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects Vancouver 2016 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xynaj/na-cxc_verybigindiepitch_jpg_176.jpg" width="200" alt="Last chance to enter Very Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects Vancouver 2016" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p><em>(This article was originally published on our sister site <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz">PocketGamer.biz</a>)</em></p><br><br><hr /><br><br><p><strong>UPDATED: Last chance to enter - final few spaces left.</strong><br><br>Pocket Gamer Connects is coming to Vancouver from 28th-29th June, and that means <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/latest.asp?t=bip">The Very Big Indie Pitch</a> is too.</p><br><br><p>So, if you’re an indie developer working on your next mobile, VR, wearable, or handheld game, then why not come along and enter our unique event that is dedicated to showcasing the best and brightest of the indie development community.</p><br><br><p><strong>Pitch Perfect</strong></p><br><br><p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz/events/792/the-very-big-indie-pitch-pg-connects-vancouver-2016/">The Very Big Indie Pitch @ PG Connects Vancouver 2016</a> takes place over the course of the two days that make up Pocket Gamer Connects Vancouver.</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/The+Very+Big+Indie+Pitch/news.asp?c=69905'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/The+Very+Big+Indie+Pitch/news.asp?c=69905 Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:48:52 GMT Pitch your mobile and VR games at the Big Indie Pitch @ Gamefest Berlin 2016 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xdcvjp/bigindiepitch.jpg" width="200" alt="Pitch your mobile and VR games at the Big Indie Pitch @ Gamefest Berlin 2016" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p><em>(This article was originally published on our sister site <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz">PocketGamer.biz</a>)</em></p><br><br><strong>Update on April 14 at 09:45:</strong> last chance to sign up - Deadline for entries is midnight on April 15.<br><br><hr /><br><br>So what’s next for the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/latest.asp?t=bip">Big Indie Pitch</a>? Well after an <a target="_blank" href="r/iPhone/Big+Indie+Pitch/feature.asp?c=69494">impressive display at GDC 2016</a>, the Big Indie Pitch is next off to Germany for <a target="_blank" href="http://www.gamesweekberlin.com%20">International Games Week Berlin</a>.<br><br>If you’re an indie developer currently working on a mobile, handheld, VR, or even smartwatch game, and you’ll be in Berlin on April 22nd, then consider entering our <a target="_self" href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz/events/793/big-indie-pitch-gamefest-berlin-2016/">Big Indie Pitch @ Gamefest Berlin 2016</a>, sponsored by Amazon Appstore. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/Big+Indie+Pitch/news.asp?c=69610'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/Big+Indie+Pitch/news.asp?c=69610 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:47:00 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/Other+wearables/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69506'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69506 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT PG is 10: Alumni Revisited - Damien McFerran <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-esd/damien-mcferran.jpg" width="200" alt="PG is 10: Alumni Revisited - Damien McFerran" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>As part of our 10th anniversary celebration we've asked ten former key members of the PG team to share their memories and thoughts. Let's dive in…<br><br></em><br><br><strong>Who are you?</strong><br><br>Damien McFerran. [Clue: he's the one that isn't Miyamoto in the pic.]<br><br><strong>When did you work in the Pocket Gamer empire, and what did you do?</strong><br><br>I started reviewing mostly horrendous mobile phone games in the years before smartphones were a thing, before moving onto covering DS and retro features. When smartphones DID become a thing, I covered various Android and iOS releases.<br><br><strong><br><br>What are you up to nowadays?</strong><br><br>I'm still freelancing a lot, but my main job is being the editorial director of <em>Nintendo Life</em>, the world's biggest independent Nintendo-centric news, reviews and features site. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69376'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69376 Sun, 13 Mar 2016 10:00:00 GMT PG is 10: Alumni Revisited - Owain Bennallack <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xfpw/owain_bennallack.jpg" width="200" alt="PG is 10: Alumni Revisited - Owain Bennallack" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>As part of our 10th anniversary celebration we've asked ten former key members of the PG team to share their memories and thoughts. Let's dive in…<br><br></em><br><br><strong>Who are you?</strong><br><br>I am Owain Bennallack.<br><br><strong>When did you work in the Pocket Gamer empire, and what did you do?</strong><br><br>Er, around late 2005 to mid to late 2007 if I recall correctly. I was a co-founder and editorial director.<br><br>Mainly I stayed glued to the Google Analytics screen for 18 hours a day, and phoned people up to try to get our stories onto the Digg front page, which could multiply our daily traffic tenfold at the time.<br><br>When I wasn't doing that, I was overseeing all the editorial on the site as well as getting involved in founder/director style activities, such as brainstorming business direction, debating if we'd ever get paid, complaining about [Steel Media MD] Chris James's membership of the private members club Home House while drinking £5 tea in aforementioned private members club, and wondering if mobile games and the entire platform would ever stop being dreadful. (This was pre-iPhone, remember!) <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69332'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69332 Sat, 12 Mar 2016 10:00:00 GMT PG is 10: Happy Birthday to us! <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ydznk_chris_james_pg2006_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="PG is 10: Happy Birthday to us!" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The rumours are true (no, not those): in March 2016 Pocket Gamer is officially 10 years old.<br><br>Sometime back in March 2006 the founding fathers of Steel Media popped a cork (see accompanying photo for proof!) and unleashed a brand new site to the quite literally tens of adoring fans. We’ve been writing news, reviews and features about mobile games since the very foundation of the industry.<br><br>This means when the likes of Rovio, Gameloft and Glu were creating games for feature phones controlled by a numeric keypad (ask your parents kids) with little love or money in return, we helped promote them on operator portals, our site and in our PG high-street magazine (again, ask your parents kids).<br><br>When plucky upstart Apple tried to shake things up with a touchscreen device and its own store, our own app celebrated the arrival of a whole new wave of awesome games from studios like Lima Sky, Halfbrick, Firemint, and ZeptoLab. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69342'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69342 Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:00:00 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/Other+wearables/Pocket+Gamer+Awards/news.asp?c=69056'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/Pocket+Gamer+Awards/news.asp?c=69056 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:04:00 GMT Developers of mobile, wearables, and VR games: Enter the Very Big Indie Pitch @ PGC London 2016 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-cxc/verybigindiepitch.jpg" width="200" alt="Developers of mobile, wearables, and VR games: Enter the Very Big Indie Pitch @ PGC London 2016" 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>Right, let's kick off with a checklist:</p><br><br><ul><br><br><li>You're an indie developer</li><br><br><li>You're currently working (or have recently completed) a mobile, VR, wearable, or handheld game</li><br><br><li>You're going to be in London on 18th-19th January 2016</li><br><br></ul><br><br><p>If that acurately describes you then you need to enter our <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz/events/757/the-very-big-indie-pitch-pg-connects-london/">Very Big Indie Pitch</a> competition.</p><br><br><p><strong>Always pitching</strong></p><br><br><p>Taking place during the two days of Pocket Gamer Connects London (new for 2016 is a one-day VR-only pitch), this is a popular speed-dating style event in which you get three minutes to pitch your creation to industry experts sat opposite you, before moving onto the next table and repeating the experience.</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/The+Very+Big+Indie+Pitch/news.asp?c=68427'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/The+Very+Big+Indie+Pitch/news.asp?c=68427 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:18:37 GMT Show Mike Bithell your game at the Big Indie Pitch @ Apps World London 2015 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xdcvjp/bigindiepitch.jpg" width="200" alt="Show Mike Bithell your game at the Big Indie Pitch @ Apps World London 2015" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p><em>(This article was originally published on our sister site <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz">PocketGamer.biz</a>)</em><br><br><strong>UPDATE: Final few places left.<br><br></strong><br><br>Anyone currently working on a mobile, smartwatch, VR, or handheld game and likely to be in the vicinity of Apps World London 2015 on November 19 is hereby encouraged to enter our <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz/events/705/big-indie-pitch-apps-world-london/">Big Indie Pitch</a> competition.</p><br><br><p>It's a popular speed-dating style event in which you get three minutes to pitch your creation to industry experts sat opposite you, before moving onto the next table and repeating the experience.</p><br><br><p>You get immediate feedback on your game from leading journalists and established developers in mobile gaming, and the winners receive a promotional package across Steel Media's sites such as <em>Pocket Gamer</em>, <em>AppSpy</em> and more.</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/Big+Indie+Pitch/news.asp?c=67999'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/Big+Indie+Pitch/news.asp?c=67999 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:00:28 GMT Last chance: Early Bird ticketing for PG Connects London 2016 ending <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-eqazm/pgc_london.jpg" width="200" alt="Last chance: Early Bird ticketing for PG Connects London 2016 ending" 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>We have just  over two months to go until the biggest and best mobile games show in the western world hits London again.</p><br><br><p>But we wanted to give you a heads up on some of the cool stuff you'll be able to discover at <a href="http://www.pgconnects.com/london">Pocket Gamer Connects London 2016</a>, as well as a final chance to submit your own talks and genuinely get involved.</p><br><br><p>Plus our all-important <a href="http://pgclondon2016.eventbrite.com/?aff=pguk1" target="_blank">Early Bird cheap ticket program</a> will be ending midnight UK time on Friday 6th November.</p><br><br><p>We can reveal there will be at least 7 distinct tracks taking place at PG Connects featuring over 100 speakers helping to engage, inform and excite you about every major part of the mobile games industry. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=68227'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=68227 Fri, 6 Nov 2015 14:46:49 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/Other+wearables/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=67739'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+wearables/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=67739 Fri, 2 Oct 2015 11:37:47 GMT