Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (Gear VR) 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, 15 Dec 2017 10:25:55 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer 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/Gear+VR/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76116'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Gear+VR/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/Gear+VR/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76115'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Gear+VR/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/Gear+VR/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Gear+VR/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:36:00 GMT New iOS, Android, 3DS, PS Vita, and Nintendo Switch games out this week: Final Fantasy Dimensions 2, Million Onion Hotel, Sonic Forces, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-dhfrh/screenshot_abi_05.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS, Android, 3DS, PS Vita, and Nintendo Switch games out this week: Final Fantasy Dimensions 2, Million Onion Hotel, Sonic Forces, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> What a week it's been as it feels like we've had an utter mountain of new releases across the board. <br><br>From Switch games, to mobile, Vita, and 3DS, if you can't find something you fancy playing in this list then I just don't know what to suggest, friend. <br><br>We've even had a previous <em>Big Indie Pitch</em> winner launch their game this week, so we can't help but feel all excited and fuzzy inside. Aww. <br><br><strong>iOS/Android</strong><br><br><strong>Abi</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Lilith Games</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1170852506">iOS</a></li><br><br><li>Price: £2.99/$2.99</li><br><br></ul><br><br>"<em>One day in the distant future, the obsolete household robot Abi finds the hibernating industrial robot DD, and together they escape the warehouse in which they have been locked away. Once they get out, they discover that humans have mysteriously disappeared from the earth. Where did the humans go and what can explain their disappearance? It’s up to you, Abi, and DD to find out</em>." <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Gear+VR/Abi/feature.asp?c=75799'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Gear+VR/Abi/feature.asp?c=75799 Fri, 3 Nov 2017 14:23:00 GMT New iOS, Android, 3DS, and Nintendo Switch games out this week: The Talos Principle, Dragon Hills 2, Into the Dead 2 and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ndvkk/the-talos-principle.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS, Android, 3DS, and Nintendo Switch games out this week: The Talos Principle, Dragon Hills 2, Into the Dead 2 and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's Thursday and you know what that means by now - it's time to check out what games have dropped this week and 'ho boy it's been a busy one. <br><br>From some proper belters to some delightful indie titles, let's take a look at what'll keep us busy over the coming weekend, shall we?<br><br><strong>iOS/Android</strong><br><br><strong>Swing King and the Temple of Bling</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: ZPLAY Games</li><br><br><li>Price: F2P</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zplay.swingking&hl=en">Android</a></li><br><br></ul><br><br>"<em>Swing King is a one-tap action puzzle game. Playing as a Mumbles the monkey, your goal is to unravel the secrets of ancient temples and collect hidden treasures</em>."<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Gear+VR/The+Talos+Principle/feature.asp?c=75572'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Gear+VR/The+Talos+Principle/feature.asp?c=75572 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:51:28 GMT Left 4 Dead creator's fantasy RPG The Well releases today on Gear VR <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ccrqkzx/-oh2uxzc_400x400.jpg" width="200" alt="Left 4 Dead creator's fantasy RPG The Well releases today on Gear VR" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Gear VR-users you might want to straighten up and pay attention because Turtle Rock Studio's latest game <em>The Well</em> looks a bit alright, and it's coming out today. <br><br><em>The Well</em> is a classically designed RPG built specifically for VR, with a storyboard art style and a dark atmosphere. Set in the fantastical world of Tholl, an ancient land filled with magical creatures, there are four playable classes to choose from: Mage, Warrior, Druid, and Rogue. Each class has their own arsenal of combat tactics and spells to use. <br><br>You'll need to assemble your team from a variety of companions and get ready to battle the demonic forces swarming the land by using tactical combat.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Gear+VR/The+Well+%28Gear+VR%29/news.asp?c=75552'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Gear+VR/The+Well+%28Gear+VR%29/news.asp?c=75552 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:39:00 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/Gear+VR/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=75452'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Gear+VR/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=75452 Mon, 2 Oct 2017 15:43:49 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/Gear+VR/DIAMONST/news.asp?c=75399'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Gear+VR/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/Gear+VR/Summoners+War/feature.asp?c=75347'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Gear+VR/Summoners+War/feature.asp?c=75347 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:04:00 GMT Catan VR is Catan, but in VR, and it's coming out later in the year <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vhcm/catan-promo-poster-large-no-logo.jpg" width="200" alt="Catan VR is Catan, but in VR, and it's coming out later in the year" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> In the realm of interesting ideas that haven't really happened yet, VR board games is pretty high on the list. I mean, it just makes sense, doesn't it? Strap on a headset, play a board game, don't tidy anything up when you're done.<br><br>Well it looks like some people think it's the future, because Asmodee Digital, Experiment 7 and Catan Studio are bringing the classic board game <em>Catan</em> to VR for the very first time.<br><br>The game is slated to come out towards the end of the year, and it'll be available on Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR at launch.<br><br>It's certainly an exciting step for digital board games, and the fact that the developers have been working in close conjunction with the original inventors of <em>Catan</em> should certainly bode well for the experience. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Gear+VR/Catan+VR/news.asp?c=75184'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Gear+VR/Catan+VR/news.asp?c=75184 Mon, 4 Sep 2017 16:20:51 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/Gear+VR/Sennheiser+GSP+350/hardware_review.asp?c=75084'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Gear+VR/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/Gear+VR/feature.asp?c=74952'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Gear+VR/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/Gear+VR/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74853'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Gear+VR/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74853 Tue, 1 Aug 2017 16:49:00 GMT Review: Augmented Empire review - A virtual reality worth sinking into? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hafby/20251005_10154921741788175_2045715855_o.jpg" width="200" alt="Augmented Empire review - A virtual reality worth sinking into?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Augmented Empire</em> is one of the most anticipated Gear VR games of the year, and for good reason. <br><br>Not only is it visually stunning, it's also got a top-class voice casting and 10+ hours of story to delve into. But was it worth the wait?<br><br><strong>Throne of power</strong><br><br>The game throws you into the deep end almost immediately, giving you half a minute in the office base before pulling up a tiny, augmented stage. Here, you get into a fight pretty much straight away. <br><br>Over the next twenty minutes or so, depending on how much you die, you're taken through a few introductory levels, filled in on some back story, and taught the basics of surviving. <br><br>The controls are super simple. If you're playing with one of the Gear VR's new motion controllers things are a little less static. Otherwise, you can use the touch pad by pressing and holding to bring up more menus.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Gear+VR/Augmented+Empire/review.asp?c=74729'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Gear+VR/Augmented+Empire/review.asp?c=74729 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:00:00 GMT Coatsink's Augmented Empire comes to Gear VR on July 13th <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-drtwij_screen_shot_2017-03-01_at_14_38_14_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Coatsink's Augmented Empire comes to Gear VR on July 13th " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Only a few days after the voice talent was announced, we know now that <em>Augmented Empire</em> will be headed to Gear VR in a couple of weeks. <br><br>The world of New Savannah is a harsh one with clear, dividing lines between three tiers of the Citizen Grade System. The elite live comfortably atop the city in lush apartments whilst the less fortunate are cursed to live in the grime and shadow of the lower districts. <br><br>From the armchair of your hideout, you control a team of six misfits through an 'augmented reality' world and interact with the office around you. Develop your team's skills, make calls, plot jobs. <br><br>With 10+ hours of gameplays, 26 missions, six upgradable characters, 60 environments, and the voice talents of Nick Frost (<em>Hot Fuzz</em>), Kate Mulgrew (<em>Orange is the New Black</em>), Doug Cockle (<em>The Witcher</em> series), and Garrick Hagon (<em>Horizon: Zero Dawn</em>), this is one to keep an eye on. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Gear+VR/Augmented+Empire/news.asp?c=74524'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Gear+VR/Augmented+Empire/news.asp?c=74524 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 18:00:00 GMT