Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (Other 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 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 01:25:37 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/Other+VR/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76116'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+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/Other+VR/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76115'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+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/Other+VR/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+VR/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:36:00 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/Other+VR/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=75452'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+VR/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/Other+VR/Summoners+War/feature.asp?c=75347'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+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/Other+VR/Catan+VR/news.asp?c=75184'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+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/Other+VR/Sennheiser+GSP+350/hardware_review.asp?c=75084'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+VR/Sennheiser+GSP+350/hardware_review.asp?c=75084 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:06:00 GMT HTC Vive reduces its price to £599 indefinitely <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-rlki_image001_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="HTC Vive reduces its price to £599 indefinitely" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Originally nearer to £800/$800 the HTC Vive was a serious commitment for any VR gamer. However, it was announced today HTC made the decision to give the headset pack a £200 cut.<br><br>Virtual Reality has a number of different uses, from entertainment to education, but unfortunately the original price point of the top-brand headsets is what stopped a lot of eager folks in their tracks. After all, even with the Vive or Oculus you've still got to have a computer advanced enough to support the input - that means top processors, graphics cards, and a lot of RAM. <br><br>It looks like HTC has started to twig that making their product more accessible means they'll have to make some cuts, and dropping the price to £599 is a decent start. Bear in mind that that includes the two sensors, two motion controllers, and the headset. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+VR/HTC+Vive/news.asp?c=75063'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+VR/HTC+Vive/news.asp?c=75063 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:26:26 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/Other+VR/feature.asp?c=74952'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+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/Other+VR/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74853'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+VR/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74853 Tue, 1 Aug 2017 16:49:00 GMT Review: Razer Kraken Pro V2 review - A worthwhile gaming headset? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jciqi/razer-pro-kraken-v2-4.jpg" width="200" alt="Razer Kraken Pro V2 review - A worthwhile gaming headset?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The Kraken Pro V2 is designed to be the only gaming headset you'll need. The focus is on comfort, durability, and clarity of sound in an affordable package.<br><br>And I'd say Razer has done a pretty good job of achieving that - particularly as it works across all of the devices you own.<br><br>But it does fall slightly short of the mark. At £79.99, you'd want this headset to be sufficient for every single purpose, and it doesn't quite reach that.<br><br><strong>Look<br><br></strong><br><br>The Kraken Pro V2 comes in three distinct colours: black, white, and Razer's signature green. The design is very minimal and stylish, and as long as you choose the right colour you'll feel pretty happy wearing them.<br><br>It also looks distinctly premium, thanks to a liberal use of quality and durable materials. It's mostly metal, rather than plastic, which is always a pleasure. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+VR/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+VR/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:10:50 GMT Could Rockstar be bringing L.A. Noire to the Nintendo Switch? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ebzx/header.jpg" width="200" alt="Could Rockstar be bringing L.A. Noire to the Nintendo Switch?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Yes, I know. Now that <em>Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle</em> has officially been announced the rumour well's gone dry...until today, that is. <br><br>Flagged up by <a href="http://comicbook.com/gaming/2017/06/20/la-noire-remastered-rumours-vr-support-and-first-person-mode-com/">WWG</a> earlier this week, the rumours flying around the Switch world at the moment regard a certain detective game, <em>L.A. Noire</em>. According to multiple sources, the game could potentially be getting remastered and re-released not only on the Switch, but also on Xbox One and PS4. <br><br>Cooler still, it's also rumoured that the aforementioned remaster is likely to get a first person mode, similar to the one used in <em>Grand Theft Auto V</em>. This should also be compatible with PSVR for that true, immersive experience.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+VR/LA+Noire/news.asp?c=74429'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+VR/LA+Noire/news.asp?c=74429 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:37:53 GMT PlayStation E3: Skyrim, No Heroes Allowed, Moss, and more launching on PSVR <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-esif/polyarc-2.jpg" width="200" alt="PlayStation E3: Skyrim, No Heroes Allowed, Moss, and more launching on PSVR" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> At last night's rather underwhelming PlayStation E3 conference, there was a surprisingly large amount of PSVR games show off - to the point of which I just thought they'd forgotten to take out the watermark.<br><br>We'll start off with the obvious one that people are excited about. Given that it's coming out on Switch later this year, it'd be mad if Sony didn't try and do something with<em> Skyrim</em>, so we'll soon have <em>Skyrim VR</em> which, to be honest, is pretty sweet. After the success of <em>Resident Evil 7</em> we know that VR can work in a fully-fledged game, so it'll be interesting to see whether such a huge open world game can work in such a platform. <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+VR/Sony+news/news.asp?c=74315'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+VR/Sony+news/news.asp?c=74315 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:29:11 GMT Bethesda's releasing two VR games, DOOM VFR and Fallout VR <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-fejx_screen_shot_2017-06-12_at_05_07_50_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Bethesda's releasing two VR games, DOOM VFR and Fallout VR" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Yep, that's right. Announced at Bethesda's E3 conference today, two of our favourite franchises are headed to VR and they actually look pretty smooth. <br><br>The success of <em>Resident Evil 7</em> proved that action games can work on virtual reality platforms and <em>DOOM VFR</em> puts you in the action even more so. Thrown into the depths of hell, you'll face intense combat and various bits of puzzle solving as you fight your way through a UAC Facility. <br><br><em>Fallout VR</em> on the other hand brings about slightly different gameplay. Not only does it engage in the action, but also the crafting, building system, and exploration of <em>Fallout 4</em>. <br><br>We'll keep an eye on these two and let you know when we know more.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+VR/Bethesda+Softworks+news/news.asp?c=74296'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+VR/Bethesda+Softworks+news/news.asp?c=74296 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 05:23:00 GMT The Honor 8 Pro stretches its legs in our VR test <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-kffl/honor-duke-id-photos_blue_10_800.jpg" width="200" alt="The Honor 8 Pro stretches its legs in our VR test" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> First impressions are that the Honor 8 Pro is a premium bit of kit – regardless of the non-UK spelling of ‘honour’. But this isn’t your normal handset overview; we’ll be looking into how well this new handset handles the unique demands that VR places on mobile hardware. We can forgive a non-standard spelling if the Honor’s VR performance is up to scratch...<br><br><strong><br><br>Ingenious Honor<br><br></strong><br><br>You know this manufacturer is serious about its VR credentials when you realise that with a few deft folds, the packaging inserts form a Google Cardboard compatible viewer when combined with the back of the box. A pair of lenses are included, which simply pop into the viewer and give new users a free and convenient way to try out VR; for the first time in many cases. Honor; you have impressed us with your origami ingenuity. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+VR/Honor+8Pro/feature.asp?c=74200'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other+VR/Honor+8Pro/feature.asp?c=74200 Fri, 2 Jun 2017 16:27:00 GMT