Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (Steam) 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, 23 Mar 2018 14:47:51 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Harry's hot takes: The Nintendo Switch is a children's console for babies <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-pivmzg/maxresdefault.jpg" width="200" alt="Harry's hot takes: The Nintendo Switch is a children's console for babies" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>(Editor's note 1: Harry is currently being questioned about what he refers to as "the incident". While he's away, he's asked YouTube personality and gaming legend CryptoKiller69667 to stand in for him)</em><br><br><em><br><br>(Editor's note 2: CryptoKiller69667's real name is Clive, and we've swapped out every utterance of CryptoKiller69667 to reflect that. We've also removed all of Clive's blatant attempts at mentioning the brands that sponsor him, as well as anything to do with "the incident")</em><br><br><em>(Editor's note 3: We're all very sorry about this)<br><br><hr /><br><br></em>WHAT UP Y'ALL, it's your boy CLIVE here. My number one bro Harry has asked me to come in and do his column while he's being questioned about the incident.<br><br>What's the incident? Well it's when Harry [redacted] with some [redacted]s, pulled off a few [redacted]s and ended up [redacted]ing a pile of [redacted]s all the way into the [redacted]. Man it was sick. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Nintendo+Switch/feature.asp?c=77033'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Nintendo+Switch/feature.asp?c=77033 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:46:40 GMT Warhammer Age of Sigmar Champions lets you experience Games Workshop's fantasy world in a whole new way <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-lmguf_warhammer-champions_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Warhammer Age of Sigmar Champions lets you experience Games Workshop's fantasy world in a whole new way" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Warhammer Age of Sigmar Champions could well be the TCG you've been waiting for. It's both physical and digital, and uses AR technology to bring the cards you buy in the real world to life on your mobile device.<br><br>The game is set in the Warhammer Age of Sigmar world (as you could probably tell), and you'll be able to collect hundreds of different physical cards.<br><br>Using them in conjunction with an app, you'll open up other gameplay possibilities that wouldn't be possible in a standard card game.<br><br><em><a href="/r/Board+Game/Ingress/feature.asp?c=75389">Click here to read our hopes for AR and board games</a></em><br><br>The app will also offer online play, which should let you clash your decks with players from all around the world.<br><br>The AR part of the game is based on Playfusion's Enhanced Reality Engine, which has also powered Lighseekers, which worked in a similar way. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Warhammer+Age+of+Sigmar+Champions/news.asp?c=77024'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Warhammer+Age+of+Sigmar+Champions/news.asp?c=77024 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:41:34 GMT [Updated] Everything you need to win at Hearthstone - Hints, tips, tricks, and guides <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wndz/hearthstone-03.jpg" width="200" alt="[Updated] Everything you need to win at Hearthstone - Hints, tips, tricks, and guides" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated on March 21st at 11:20am:</strong> We've added our latest guides to the list, these one's are about the Spiteful Dragon Priest and Combo Dragon Priest decks.<br><br><hr /><br><br>So you want to <a href="/r/iPhone/Hearthstone%253A%2BHeroes%2Bof%2BWarcraft/review.asp?c=59047">get better at Hearthstone</a>? Well you've come to the right place. At this hub page you're going to find all of our guides.<br><br>We'll help you with decks, we'll help you with hints and tips, we'll help you with the washing up.<br><br>Actually, we won't help you with the washing up. We're going to update this page every time we add a new Hearthstone guide, so make sure you bookmark it, or add it to your RSS feed, or come back to it every day to make sure you're not missing out on anything. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=76636'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=76636 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:10:00 GMT Hearthstone Deck Guide: Combo Dragon Priest <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-lafdna_hearthstone-deck-guide_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Hearthstone Deck Guide: Combo Dragon Priest" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Last week, <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=76954">Dragon Priests were spiteful</a>, this week they're serving up a combo meal. It's a testament to the flexibility of these synergies that they power two quite different decks.<br><br>This one uses several of the same cards but plays quite differently. It's a little cheaper to build, too. So if you fancy a change, you can take both for a spin.<br><br><strong>Card Choice<br><br></strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>2 x Inner Fire</li><br><br><li>2 x Northshire Cleric</li><br><br><li>2 x Potion of Madness</li><br><br><li>2 x Power Word: Shield</li><br><br><li>2 x Divine Spirit</li><br><br><li>2 x Radiant Elements</li><br><br><li>2 x Shadow Asecendant</li><br><br><li>2 x Shadow Visions</li><br><br><li>2 x Kabal Talonpriest</li><br><br><li>2 x Twilight Acolyte</li><br><br><li>2 x Duskbreaker</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=76994'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=76994 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:06:20 GMT Harry's hot takes: Battle royale games, mobile or not, are all absolute garbage <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ayieio/visual_main.jpg" width="200" alt="Harry's hot takes: Battle royale games, mobile or not, are all absolute garbage" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> You literally cannot move for battle royale games on the App Store and Google Play Store at the moment.<br><br>And no, I'm not speaking metaphorically or figuratively. If you're moving right now, it is an illusion willed into being by your brain.<br><br>It's not just PUBG or Fortnite, there are a whole multitude of clones and iterations too, and I simply refuse to take the time to head over to Google to find out their names.<br><br>Why do I refuse? It's easy - because all battle royale games are inherently without merit.<br><br>"Oh wise and merciful Harry," you're probably chanting right now, "share with us your hottest, most honest takes on this highly controversial subject."<br><br>To which I shall reply "Er, yeah go on then. But only because no one else is brave or righteous enough to do it." <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/PlayerUnknown%27s+Battlegrounds/feature.asp?c=76968'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/PlayerUnknown%27s+Battlegrounds/feature.asp?c=76968 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:43:38 GMT Hearthstone Deck Guide: Spiteful Dragon Priest <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-bkdft_hearthstone-5_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Hearthstone Deck Guide: Spiteful Dragon Priest" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Dragon Priest is a flame hot archetype right now with two quite different versions doing the rounds. This one builds around Spiteful Summoner, which is brutal when combined with high power, high cost Priest spells.<br><br>Summoner is an Epic card, so it's expensive. There are, however, relatively few other high cost cards in this deck. That, combined with a lot of flexibility to handle different situations, makes it a popular archetype to ladder with.<br><br><strong>Cards</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>2 x Northshire Cleric</li><br><br><li>2 x Shadow Ascendant</li><br><br><li>2 x Curious Glimmerroot</li><br><br><li>2 x Kabal Talonpreist</li><br><br><li>2 x Twilight Acolyte</li><br><br><li>2 x Duskbreaker</li><br><br><li>2 x Drakonid Operative</li><br><br><li>1 x Kabal Songstealer</li><br><br><li>2 x Free From Amber</li><br><br><li>2 x Mind Control</li><br><br></ul><br><br><ul><br><br><li>2 x Netherspite Historian</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=76954'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=76954 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:01:56 GMT Asmodee Digital has acquired the rights to yet another board game adaptation, although this one isn't a huge surprise <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-eogg/legend3.jpg" width="200" alt="Asmodee Digital has acquired the rights to yet another board game adaptation, although this one isn't a huge surprise" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Asmodee Digital has announced that its acquired the rights to publish another digital board game adaptation. Although this one isn't too much of a surprise, really. It's Fighting Fantasy Legends, from Nomad Games.<br><br>It's not that much of a surprise because Asmodee has already taken over the publishing reigns of one of Nomad's other adaptations, Talisman. Still, it's another step to complete and total world domination from the French company.<br><br><em><a href="/r/Board+Game/Lords+of+Waterdeep/feature.asp?c=74555">Click here to find out what the best fantasy board games for mobile are</a></em><br><br>If you haven't heard about Fighting Fantasy Legends, it's set in the same world as the famous gamebooks, and tells the story of three of them. Rather than just choosing your own adventure though, here things play out more like a card game. There's more action, more fun, and the same great stories we all know and love. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Fighting+Fantasy+Legends/news.asp?c=76955'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Fighting+Fantasy+Legends/news.asp?c=76955 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:39:23 GMT A ship of secrets awaits in You Must Build a Boat <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-itrwagutv/ymbab2018csquare.jpg" width="200" alt="A ship of secrets awaits in You Must Build a Boat" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p><b><i>Welcome to Susan Arendt's latest column on Pocket Gamer. In 2018 we've recruited the best writers and most experienced gamers in the industry and asked them to inspire us. Today Susan is enjoying the secrets at the heart of You Must Build A Boat...</i></b></p><br><br><p>When it comes to motivation to replay a game, points don’t really mean all that much to me. Give me a secret to find, however, and I’ll go through a game again and again and again until I track it down. Some games come right out and tell you there’s stuff hidden in a given level, while others treat their secrets like buried treasure waiting for an intrepid player to stumble upon them. <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/You+Must+Build+A+Boat/review.asp?c=65711">You Must Build a Boat</a> does a bit of both, which is why I’ve played it through to completion eight times. Maybe nine.</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/You+Must+Build+A+Boat/feature.asp?c=76948'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/You+Must+Build+A+Boat/feature.asp?c=76948 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:30:00 GMT Did you miss our Scythe stream last night? Well don't worry, because you can catch it all right here <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xjrf/scythe.jpg" width="200" alt="Did you miss our Scythe stream last night? Well don't worry, because you can catch it all right here" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Wait a second, what do you mean you didn't watch our live stream of Scythe last night? You were busy!?! We're all busy, but some of us can make time for the important things in life. It's okay though, I forgive you really.<br><br>Why do I forgive you? Well, because you <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/events/h4NJWnWgQXCsJ3zbf9o6Ug">can watch the archived stream on Twitch by clicking on this link right here</a>.<br><br>Yup, that's right, you can relive silken-voiced James Gilmour's time with one of the most interesting digital board game adaptations of the year over and over and over and over again.<br><br>And don't go thinking that this is the end for TableTap's streaming adventure. We're going to have more Twitch fun in the coming weeks, so make sure you keep your eye on the site and our social media channels so you don't miss anything ever again. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/TableTap/news.asp?c=76877'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/TableTap/news.asp?c=76877 Wed, 7 Mar 2018 15:00:00 GMT It's the first TableTap Twitch stream tonight, and this is why you should be excited <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-acns/tabletap-feat.jpg" width="200" alt="It's the first TableTap Twitch stream tonight, and this is why you should be excited" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It might seem like we're banging on about this a bit, but when you've got news as good as this, it's worth shouting to the rafters. Tonight is the night that we're going to launch our first TableTap Twitch stream.<br><br>We're going to be playing the Asmodee Digital-published Steam version of Scythe, which is set to hit PCs around the world later this year. There's a mobile version on the way too, so don't try and weasel out of watching by saying that there's nothing here for you.<br><br><em><a href="/r/Board+Game/Age+of+Rivals/feature.asp?c=76302">Check out our round up of the best board games of 2017 by clicking right here</a></em><br><br>This is exciting for a number of reasons. Firstly, it's been a good long while since you got to see James Gilmour's lovely face on a Twitch stream. If that isn't reason enough to watch, I don't know what is. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/TableTap/news.asp?c=76853'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/TableTap/news.asp?c=76853 Tue, 6 Mar 2018 11:57:41 GMT Next week, TableTap is heading on to Twitch to live stream one of the biggest digital board game releases of the year <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xjrf/scythe.jpg" width="200" alt="Next week, TableTap is heading on to Twitch to live stream one of the biggest digital board game releases of the year" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We've got some exciting news to report! TableTap is heading to Twitch. Yup, you read that right, our digital board game section is going to be streaming some of the biggest and best upcoming games over the next few weeks.<br><br>When does it start? Well things are kicking off next Tuesday, when we're going to be streaming Scythe. I know, right? The digital version of one of the biggest games that came out last year? Published by Asmodee Digital? Colour me excited.<br><br>If you don't know what Scythe is, it's an alternate history steampunk strategy adventure set in the 1920s. You play as one of a number of different factions who are trying to access the technology in The Factory, a city-state that fuelled a recent war then closed its doors.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/TableTap/news.asp?c=76822'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/TableTap/news.asp?c=76822 Fri, 2 Mar 2018 14:06:57 GMT The most accidentally inspirational game on mobile <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-rwzz/guildofdungeoneeringsquare.jpg" width="200" alt="The most accidentally inspirational game on mobile" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p><em><strong>Welcome to the latest in a series of columns on Pocket Gamer. We've sought out the best writers in the industry and invited them to analyse the mobile scene for us. The marvellous Susan Arendt is unearthing indie gems and celebrating modern classics. This week she reveals how the comedy roguelike <a href="http://www.guildofdungeoneering.com" target="_blank">Guild of Dungeoneering</a> makes the core elements of gaming feel fun and accessible...</strong></em></p><br><br><p>If you play video games on a regular basis, odds are pretty good that you’ve considered making one, or at least had the idea for one. It’s an appealing, but daunting concept: I can’t even draw, how am I supposed to make a game that people will actually enjoy? Behold the Guild of Dungeoneering, which looks like it was drawn in on the back of your high school math homework, right down to the graph paper background. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Guild+of+Dungeoneering/feature.asp?c=76795'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Guild+of+Dungeoneering/feature.asp?c=76795 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 08:23:26 GMT Hearthstone Deck Guide: Big Priest <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-iidwbf/hearthstone-heroes-of-warcraft-3.jpg" width="200" alt="Hearthstone Deck Guide: Big Priest" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Big Priest is a relatively recent archetype. As its name implies, it's based on getting out big, beefy minions. But the trick here is that Priest has various spells that can get them out early, keep them on board and resurrect them if they die.<br><br>This makes it much more flexible and resistant to early aggression than most control decks. It also makes it much more vulnerable to unlucky card draw.<br><br>Either way, this deck is going to a hit when some critical cards cycle out in the near future. It may remain viable, but in the meantime enjoy it at its full potency while you can.<br><br><strong>Card Choice</strong><br><br>Unlike a lot of archetypes, there is general agreement over what ought to go into a Big Priest deck. Most look something like this.<br><br><ul><br><br><li>2 x Holy Smite</li><br><br><li>1 x Pint-Size Potion</li><br><br><li>2 x Shadow Visions</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=76786'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=76786 Tue, 27 Feb 2018 18:24:51 GMT Harry's hot takes: Monster Hunter World is rubbish in comparison to Monster Hunter Freedom Unite <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-eus/img000007d6_bmp.jpg" width="200" alt="Harry's hot takes: Monster Hunter World is rubbish in comparison to Monster Hunter Freedom Unite" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> What's that coming over the hill? Is it a reference to an outdated song? No, it's a steaming new batch of hot takes, fresh out of the opinion oven and delivered directly to your brain mouth via the medium of the internets.<br><br>Monster Hunter World might be making headlines left, right, and centre, but quite frankly it's a garbage game for complete reprobates and anyone playing it deserves your scorn.<br><br>Because we all know that the best way to play Monster Hunter <a href="/r/iPad/Monster+Hunter+Freedom+Unite/review.asp?c=60373">is Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for mobile</a>.<br><br>Actually we don't all know that, but being the fearless journalist that I am, I've created a list to scientifically prove, once and for all, and with no room for error, that Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is the best version of Monster Hunter. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Monster+Hunter+Freedom+Unite/feature.asp?c=76761'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Monster+Hunter+Freedom+Unite/feature.asp?c=76761 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:48:00 GMT Registration is up for Hearthstone's 2018 Wild Open - Could it be you scooping the grand prize? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-nsgtl_hearthstone-wild-open_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Registration is up for Hearthstone's 2018 Wild Open - Could it be you scooping the grand prize?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Want to get in on the 2018 Hearthstone Wild Open? Well registration is now open for the event. You've got until the 18th of February to sign up for your region's local qualifying rounds.<br><br>Those qualifiers will happen February 22nd to February 25th, and March 1st to 4th. Get through the qualifiers and you'll be heading to Burbank, California, to compete for a share of the prize fund of $25,000. Which is pretty cool.<br><br>If you want more information on just what the Wild Open entails, you can <a href="https://playhearthstone.com/en-gb/blog/21513835?dm_i=XF5,5GMIW,L2M92S,L5S0G,1">check out all of the rules and other information over on the Hearthstone blog by clicking right here</a>.<br><br>Last year the tournament was won by Albeart 'Alb987' Reano from Italy. He took down Jesse 'Control' Chrysler on the way to winning what was apparently a memorable grand final. Who knows, this year, it could be you? <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/news.asp?c=76708'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/news.asp?c=76708 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:36:13 GMT