Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (Apple TV) 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, 18 Dec 2017 07:13:18 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer [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+TV/App+Store/news.asp?c=76171'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+TV/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+TV/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76116'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+TV/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76116 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT Top 10 Best Finnish Hardware <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vcdtm/413f5kp_jjl_1_.jpg" width="200" alt="Top 10 Best Finnish Hardware" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Finland celebrates its <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Nokia+news/feature.asp?c=76119">100th Independence Day</a> today, and to join in with the celebrations, we've listed 10 of the best pieces of Finnish inventions and technology.<br><br>Finland has a strong history of creating hardware and technology that changes the world, as you’ll soon discover as you go through this list.<br><br>So many incredible pieces of tech, things that you can’t imagine the world without today. Let’s take a look at just ten…<br><br><strong>Nokia 1100<br><br></strong><br><br>When it comes to legendary pieces of tech, few things have the recognition that Nokia phones do, and the 1100 might be king among them all. The, at-the-time, tiny wonder was a revelation, and to top it off, Finland invented SMS messages too. Where would we be without them? <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+TV/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76115'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+TV/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76115 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:53:00 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+TV/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+TV/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:36:00 GMT Jump Drive is a challenging warping runner coming to iOS on November 22nd <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-lqggns_jump2_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Jump Drive is a challenging warping runner coming to iOS on November 22nd" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you're looking for a stylish and challenging arcade game, Jump Drive might fulfill that niche when it releases later this month.<br><br>Your spaceship is drifting through an endless gauntlet of danger and your only way to make it through safely is the ability to dash forward at incredible speed. Survival is a test of timing, as you make your dash at the perfect moments when saws, lasers, moving barriers, rotating force fields, and other hazards offer a moment of empty space to dash through.<br><br>Different unlockable ships provide tweaked stats to adapt to, while shields and other power-ups let you survive just a few months more during your journey. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+TV/Jump+Drive/news.asp?c=75822'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+TV/Jump+Drive/news.asp?c=75822 Mon, 6 Nov 2017 04:55:03 GMT [Update] The gory dwarven hack 'n slash, Runic Rampage, drops on iOS a day early <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-lmiega/ss_0f4c88dfff6d1937aad537c1bef65db723f19754.jpg" width="200" alt="[Update] The gory dwarven hack 'n slash, Runic Rampage, drops on iOS a day early" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated November 1st, 2:40 PM</strong> - Though originally set to release this Thursday, it looks like <em>Runic Rampage</em> has dropped a day early. <br><br>Enjoy a rather bloody and bitty experience right now for £3.99/$3.99 on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1267492435">App Store</a>.  <br><br><hr /><br><br>If you're not aware already, <em><a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/615010/Runic_Rampage__Action_RPG/">Runic Rampage</a></em> is on its was to iOS this week, and it certainly looks like a bloody experience. <br><br>Play as the peeved dwarf, Grimbard, and rage through fantastical environments, swinging your mighty axe or hammer in <em>Runic Rampage</em>. Aside from the evident melee, master all sorts of spells and special attack combinations to deal fatal blows to your enemies.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+TV/Runic+Rampage/news.asp?c=75754'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+TV/Runic+Rampage/news.asp?c=75754 Wed, 1 Nov 2017 14:42:00 GMT 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/Apple+TV/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=75452'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+TV/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=75452 Mon, 2 Oct 2017 15:43:49 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+TV/Summoners+War/feature.asp?c=75347'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+TV/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+TV/iPhone+8/news.asp?c=75264'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+TV/iPhone+8/news.asp?c=75264 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:19:38 GMT The creators of Flower and Journey reveal their new game Sky for iOS and Apple TV <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jra/sky.jpg" width="200" alt="The creators of Flower and Journey reveal their new game Sky for iOS and Apple TV" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Announced earlier today on stage at Apple's event, <em>Sky</em> is the long awaited next game from developer thatgamecompany, their first mobile game after bringing <em>Flower</em> and <em>Journey</em> to Playstation.<br><br>Combining the serene flight of Flower with the relaxing social exploration and otherworldly landscapes of Journey, Sky lets you soar through a mysterious kingdom among the clouds. Graceful swoops and dives takes you through the open air and towards ruins and temples, where deeper secrets await.<br><br>In the stage demo, we see friends meet within the world, and travel into the depths of a mountain-top shrine, where a ritual spawns a mythic beast into the atmosphere for you to fly along.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+TV/Sky/news.asp?c=75261'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+TV/Sky/news.asp?c=75261 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 03:51:24 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+TV/Apple+news/news.asp?c=75259'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+TV/Apple+news/news.asp?c=75259 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 19:56:00 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+TV/iPhone+8/news.asp?c=75133'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+TV/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+TV/Sennheiser+GSP+350/hardware_review.asp?c=75084'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+TV/Sennheiser+GSP+350/hardware_review.asp?c=75084 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:06:00 GMT Platformer Yuri goes on sale for free again on iOS and Apple TV <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-dizutuy_unnamed_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Platformer Yuri goes on sale for free again on iOS and Apple TV" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Charming platformer <em><a href="r/iPhone/Yuri/news.asp?c=74442">Yuri</a></em> has been discounted once again on the App Store, available for free for a limited time.<br><br>Across a blue-tinged hand-drawn world of rushing rivers and giant spiders, you roll and leap along the jungle paths, swinging along vines, riding atop giant insects, and being carried along powerful wind currents. Ten stages filled with fast-paced challenges and secrets await as you progress through <em>Yuri</em>'s campaign.<br><br>You can download <em>Yuri</em>'s physics-based platforming on <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/714789890">iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV</a>.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+TV/Yuri/news.asp?c=75064'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+TV/Yuri/news.asp?c=75064 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:32:28 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+TV/feature.asp?c=74952'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Apple+TV/feature.asp?c=74952 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:34:32 GMT