Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (DS) 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 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:24:41 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/DS/news.asp?c=72559'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/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/DS/App+Army/news.asp?c=72210'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/App+Army/news.asp?c=72210 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:58:33 GMT The 5 best Assassin's Creed games you get on mobile or handheld <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-frhybliw/1024x1024bb.jpg" width="200" alt="The 5 best Assassin's Creed games you get on mobile or handheld" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> One of our favourite videogame characters returns to consoles this week in the <em>Assassin's Creed Ezio Collection</em>.<br><br>Is there any other series that lets you dive into hay bales from hundreds of feet? Or one that lets you climb almost any building you can see, including treasured national monuments?<br><br>Well… there might be. But it wouldn't be half as popular as the Assassin's Creed series.<br><br>Anyway, the first Assassin's Creed game was released nearly ten years ago, so let's travel into history and bring something back from the past - the five best Assassin's Creed mobile games.<br><br><strong><br><br>1. <em>Assassin's Creed Pirates<br><br></em></strong><br><br><input type="image" src="/FCKEditorFiles//pirates(4).jpg" width="457" height="285" /><br><br><strong>By:</strong> Ubisoft Paris. <strong>Available On:</strong> <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/692717444">iOS</a> / <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ubisoft.assassin.pirates&hl=en_GB">Android</a> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Assassin%27s+Creed+Pirates/feature.asp?c=72098'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Assassin%27s+Creed+Pirates/feature.asp?c=72098 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 13:00:00 GMT PG is 10: Alumni Revisited - Peter Willington <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-tmnbi/peter-willington.jpg" width="200" alt="PG is 10: Alumni Revisited - Peter Willington" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>As part of our <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/10years">10th anniversary celebration</a> we've asked ten former key members of the PG team to share their memories and thoughts (as well as their <a href="r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69621">all-time top 10 games</a>). Let's dive in…<br><br></em><br><br><strong>Who are you?</strong><br><br>My name's Peter Willington. You can find me on twitter.com/xeroxeroxero<br><br><strong><br><br>When did you work in the Pocket Gamer empire, and what did you do?</strong><br><br>I started off as Handheld Editor for <em>Pocket Gamer</em> and Community Manager for Steel Media in December 2011, and by the time I left in October 2015 I was Deputy Editor of <em>Pocket Gamer</em> and the Editor of <em>AppSpy</em>.<br><br><strong><br><br>What are you up to nowadays?</strong> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69615'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69615 Fri, 1 Apr 2016 15:15:00 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/DS/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69506'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69506 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT One week left to vote in Pocket Gamer Awards 2016 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-llkgf/pgawards2016_500x500_voteopen.jpg" width="200" alt="One week left to vote in Pocket Gamer Awards 2016" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Well, you've been busy.<br><br>Thousands and thousands and thousands have already voted in the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/pgawards2016">Pocket Gamer Awards 2016</a>. Hundreds of thousands, in fact.<br><br>We're delighted to see you so engaged – thank you – but despite the record-breaking response some of the categories remain really, silly close.<br><br>So now, sisters and brothers, there are just seven days to sort everything out: midnight on March 31st we'll close this party down, count it all up, and announce the winners soon after.<br><br>But until then there's time to reward what we consider to be some of the best gaming experiences of the past year <em>as well as those of the past decade</em>.<br><br>That's right, as part of <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/10years">PG's 10th anniversary celebration</a> we've altered things a bit for this year's awards. (<a href="r/iPad/Pocket+Gamer+Awards/news.asp?c=69056">An article I made earlier</a> explains things in a bit more detail. Maybe.) <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Pocket+Gamer+Awards/news.asp?c=69521'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Pocket+Gamer+Awards/news.asp?c=69521 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 13:00:00 GMT PG is 10: The History of Mobile Games - 2008 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-aaxveua_pg10logo-onlight-stacked-blue-600px_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="PG is 10: The History of Mobile Games - 2008" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This year, this month, <em>Pocket Gamer</em> celebrates its tenth birthday.<br><br>In internet terms, that’s pretty ancient.<br><br>To mark the occasion, and to illustrate just how old and wise we are, we’ll be taking a look back at the games, trends, and general happenings for each of the years we’ve been around. (See <a href="r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69377">2006</a> and <a href="r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69401">2007</a>.)<br><br>It’s no exaggeration to say that 2008 was the year that everything changed for <em>PG</em>, and for portable gaming in general.<br><br>That’s right, it was the year of N-Gage.<br><br>Oh, and it was also the year that both iPhone and Android gaming kicked off in earnest. Not that anyone cared. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69452'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69452 Fri, 18 Mar 2016 13:00:00 GMT PG is 10: The History of Mobile Games - 2007 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wejuih/pg10logo-onlight-stacked-pink-600px.jpg" width="200" alt="PG is 10: The History of Mobile Games - 2007" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em><br><br>Pocket Gamer</em> celebrates its tenth birthday.<br><br>In internet terms, that’s pretty ancient.<br><br>To mark the occasion, and to illustrate just how old and wise we are, we’ll be taking a look back at the games, trends, and general happenings for each of the years we’ve been around. (Here's <a href="r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69377">2006</a>.)<br><br>The second year of PG’s existence, 2007, was a year of consolidation for the website. But it was also a year of great quality on the pocket gaming front, and of the beginning of a certain fruit-themed smartphone dynasty that rules to this day.<br><br><strong>What were we playing?<br><br></strong>Looking back at some of the comments we made toward the end of the year, there seemed to be a unanimous decision that 2007 was one of the best years ever for pocket gaming (up to that point, of course). <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69401'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69401 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 10:00:00 GMT Hello everyone, I'm Pocket Gamer's new News Editor <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jgnkf/killer_cow.jpg" width="200" alt="Hello everyone, I'm Pocket Gamer's new News Editor" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Hi everyone, my name is Clément Renaudin (<a href="https://twitter.com/killercow">also known as Killercow on the interweb</a>) and I'm the new News Editor here on <em>Pocket Gamer,</em> starting today!<br><br>This will sound a bit "cliché" but I've been in love with the App Store and mobile devices from the start.<br><br>Right from the instant I got my first iPod Touch (can you believe that thing only had 128mb of ram and a 400 mhz processor?), I saw the potential of the platform.<br><br>It wasn't for the apps, of course (those weren't even available at the time), but the sheer tactile nature of the beast, and the ease of use of the platform. It was revolutionary for a handheld, "all in one" device.<br><br>From the moment the App Store was turned on, the sky became the limit and every day you had at least one new app or game to play with. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=68811'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=68811 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:21:56 GMT The 5 worst Star Wars games on handheld <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-sghr/jarjar.jpg" width="200" alt="The 5 worst Star Wars games on handheld" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The Star Wars license has been used for some terrific games.<br><br>Who can forget blasting Stormtroopers in <em>Dark Forces</em>, making tough decisions in <em>Knights of the Old Republic</em>, and even force-pushing piggies in <em><a href="r/iPhone/Angry+Birds+Star+Wars/review.asp?c=46395">Angry Birds</a></em>?<br><br>But for every Jedi, there's a Sith. Or whatever. I mean there are bad games as well as good ones. Especially on handheld, where the quality threshold can be as high as an Ewok's shin blade.<br><br>So let's look at some games that are about as fun to play as it would be to rub tauntaun dookie in your hair. Unless you're into that sort of thing. I don't know you.<br><br><strong>Flight of the Falcon<br><br></strong><br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Star+Wars%3A+The+Force+Unleashed+2/feature.asp?c=68585'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Star+Wars%3A+The+Force+Unleashed+2/feature.asp?c=68585 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 17:00:00 GMT Start your media career with Pocket Gamer <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qmqq/kitchener.jpg" width="200" alt="Start your media career with Pocket Gamer" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Pocket Gamer</em> is looking for interns for three months' experience working on the production of leading games and technology websites and magazines.<br><br>This is an unpaid role that would suit a university graduate looking to gain valuable experience in the media industry.<br><br>Successful candidates will be able to work alongside and learn from a team with over 50 years of combined experience at the top level of newsstand and contract magazines and websites; get an understanding for the production process; and genuinely contribute to the running of live projects.<br><br>No experience of publishing is necessary. We simply require good organisational and personal skills; a high standard of written English; and preferably an interest in technology and games.<br><br>The successful candidate will see his or her writing published alongside some of the UK's most experienced video game journalists. The candidate must be able to confidently work within a team environment while showing initiative when needed. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=60592'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=60592 Thu, 22 Oct 2015 15:59:13 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/DS/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=67739'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=67739 Fri, 2 Oct 2015 11:37:47 GMT 4 times Satoru Iwata was a programming badass <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-kgyt/image.jpeg" width="200" alt="4 times Satoru Iwata was a programming badass" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Satoru Iwata, who died this week at the age of 55, was the only Nintendo president who had a background in game design and development.<br><br>He started his career at HAL Laboratory, working on games like <em>Balloon Fight</em> and <em>Kirby</em>. Eventually he would become president of HAL, then head of corporate planning at Nintendo, and finally CEO of Nintendo.<br><br>But climbing the ranks didn't stop him from programming. And even when he was the boss of HAL or an executive at Nintendo, he would still pitch in to help out - often leaving the day-to-day programmers stunned by his skills.<br><br>Here are four stories that reveal Satoru Iwata to have been some kind of coding super genius.<br><br><strong>He re-wrote Earthbound's programming code</strong><br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Nintendo+news/feature.asp?c=66448'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Nintendo+news/feature.asp?c=66448 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09:05:00 GMT Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has died <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ufua/image.jpeg" width="200" alt="Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has died" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>''On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.''</em><br><br>Satoru Iwata, the global president of Nintendo, <a href="http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2015/150713e.pdf">has died of cancer</a> at the age of 55.<br><br>Iwata started his career as a programmer at HAL Laboratory where he worked on games like <em>Kirby</em>, <em>Balloon Fight</em>, and <em>Earthbound</em>. He became president of HAL in 1993, and then head of corporate planning at Nintendo in 2000.<br><br>In 2002, he was chosen to be the company's fourth president by the retiring Hiroshi Yamauchi. He pushed to make games more inclusive and was a driving force behind the massive success of the Nintendo DS and Wii consoles. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Nintendo+news/news.asp?c=66449'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Nintendo+news/news.asp?c=66449 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09:00:00 GMT Less than two weeks to go: PG Connects San Francisco 2015 is ready to rock <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-yogw/pocket-gamer-connects-san-francisco-logo-r225x.jpg" width="200" alt="Less than two weeks to go: PG Connects San Francisco 2015 is ready to rock" 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>For two days in early July, the West Coast will be celebrating.</p><br><br><p>No, not the Fourth of July weekend - though there's no doubt that'll be splendid - but rather the arrival of Steel Media's <a href="http://www.pgconnects.com/sanfrancisco">Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco</a> (#PGCSanFran) which runs on July 7-8.</p><br><br><p>That's because we've got two days packed with content that no sane member of the mobile gaming industry should miss out on.</p><br><br><p>From 5 tracks –</p><br><br><ul><br><br><li><strong>East Meets West</strong>;</li><br><br><li><strong>Indie Survival Guide</strong>;</li><br><br><li><strong>The Future of Mobile Gaming</strong>;</li><br><br><li><strong>Acquire, Engage, Monetize</strong>;</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=66159'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/DS/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=66159 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:48:31 GMT