Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (iPod) 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 Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:26:36 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Ric Cowley joins the Pocket Gamer team as our new Editor <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-sbqh/img_20180226_211729.jpg" width="200" alt="Ric Cowley joins the Pocket Gamer team as our new Editor" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Our previous Editor, Glen Fox, sadly left Pocket Gamer in the new year, but we're delighted to be welcoming Ric Cowley into the team as the big ol' boss man. <br><br>Ric, if you're not familiar with the name from his impressive list of <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/writer.asp?a=251">reviews</a>, previously worked at our sister site, <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz/">PocketGamer.biz</a>, as Deputy Editor. He'll be bringing <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/">Pocket Gamer</a> up and away in this next leg of its journey, including guiding the site in its long-awaited relaunch later this year. <br><br>Though he's been with Steel Media professionally for over two years, and was an intern with the company before that, he previously wrote for publications such as SCAN: Student Comment and News, GamingLives, and snapped up an English Language degree at Lancaster University.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=76797'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=76797 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:00:00 GMT MU Origin summons you to try its biggest update of the year <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-hvpmwpzp_pr_image_2_3_0update_jpg_100.jpg" width="200" alt="MU Origin summons you to try its biggest update of the year" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>MU Origin</em> returns with its first big patch for the New Year. There’s a lot of fresh new content on offer, including a new class to master, as well as some aesthetic goodies and quality life improvements. There’s a lot to unpack here, so let’s get right to it, shall we?<br><br>Update 2.3 introduces the new Summoner class, a magic user that can summon the Valkyrie into battle and sweep through your enemies. If you have one character over 3 Rebirth Level 1, you can create a Summoner. Otherwise, find yourself a Scroll of Dark Souls to add the Summoner to your roster.<br><br>The addition of the Sub-Character, too, introduces plenty of space to further customize your character. The Sub-Character allows you to switch to another class while keeping your Rebirth Levels, Resources, Pets, Stats, and so much more. You’ll have to provide new equipment and teach your sub-character new skills, but it does open up the chance for some multi-classing fun. You can switch between your main and Sub-Character in safe areas. To unlock the Sub-Character, you’ll need to complete the quest, “Secret”. The quest is only available after 8 Rebirth Level 1. With that quest under your belt, and 1,500 Unbound Diamonds in your coffers, you can create a Sub-Character of your very own. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/MU+Origin/news.asp?c=76779'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/MU+Origin/news.asp?c=76779 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 16:00:00 GMT Day of action reminds us to help young gamers stay safe online <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-yzwn/malwaresquare.jpg" width="200" alt="Day of action reminds us to help young gamers stay safe online" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p>Where would we be without the internet? Us mobile gamers know the value of being online. It's an essential tool for education, information, community, and creation. But the darker side of the internet does exist, no matter how much we don't think about it, and there's a special event running nationwide today to remind young tech users to stay safe.</p><br><br><p>With the help of Into Film, The Industry Trust for IP Awareness has launched a short educational animation titled "Stay Safe Online – Meet The Malwares" for <a href="https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/" target="_blank">UK Safer Internet Day</a> (Tuesday, 6th February).</p><br><br><p>The animation is meant for educational usage in schools, helping teachers to promote internet safety to children in a time when the internet is arguably at its most dangerous. It teaches kids how to identify different kinds of malware when finding film and TV content online and what that malware can do to a computer.</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/news.asp?c=76599'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/news.asp?c=76599 Tue, 6 Feb 2018 00:15:00 GMT An in-depth look at Immortal Thrones <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hqxlhk/immortal-thrones-icon-image.jpg" width="200" alt="An in-depth look at Immortal Thrones" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Though most people will never be left wanting for a fantasy-themed RPG experience on mobile, few can offer players a fulfilling gameplay loop entirely free of excessive pay-to-win mechanics. Zloong’s recently-released MMORPG <em>Immortal Thrones</em> was developed while keeping this sentiment in mind, blending PC-grade high quality graphics with exciting combat all at the same time.<br><br>We’ve only just scratched the surface with what <em>Immortal Thrones</em> has to offer however, so let’s dig deeper with what you can expect.<br><br><strong>The merged live streaming and location-based service<br><br></strong><br><br>As any avid MMORPG fan will tell you, it can be infuriating when you’re the only one of your friends playing a particular game. You try to convince them to try it out all you can, but in the end, engaging in said game’s co-op portion isn’t always guaranteed. Thankfully <em>Immortal Thrones</em> immediately resolves this issue, largely thanks to its merged live-streaming and Location-based Service (LBS) system. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Immortal+Thrones%2D3D+Fantasy+Mobile+MMORPG/feature.asp?c=76591'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Immortal+Thrones%2D3D+Fantasy+Mobile+MMORPG/feature.asp?c=76591 Mon, 5 Feb 2018 15:18:00 GMT Zombie survival game Into the Dead 2 gets a standalone seasonal event on December 20th <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-tkbp/into-the-dead-2_4.jpg" width="200" alt="Zombie survival game Into the Dead 2 gets a standalone seasonal event on December 20th" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It doesn't feel like it's been a couple of months since <em>Into the Dead 2</em> arrived on mobile does it? Either way, PikPok's got wintry event in store for us just in time for Christmas called '<em>Frostbitten</em>'.<br><br><em><br><br>Frostbitten</em> is a standalone story which takes place in the midst of a bitter, zombie infested snowstorm. After receiving a distress call from a survivor, you've got to brave the storm, climb Frostbite Peak, and rescue the poor soul... whilst also battling hordes of chilly zombies, duh.<br><br>Aside from introducing us to a new story/character, you'll also be able to get your mittens on the GL-03 Krampus - a grenade launcher which'll only be available in this holiday event. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Into+the+Dead+2/news.asp?c=76214'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Into+the+Dead+2/news.asp?c=76214 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:17:00 GMT [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/iPod/App+Store/news.asp?c=76171'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/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/iPod/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76116'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/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/iPod/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76115'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/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/iPod/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/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/iPod/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=75452'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/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/iPod/Summoners+War/feature.asp?c=75347'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Summoners+War/feature.asp?c=75347 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:04:00 GMT Paddington 2's official mobile game, Paddington Run, will be made by Gameloft <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-xapqb_testpad1_2_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Paddington 2's official mobile game, Paddington Run, will be made by Gameloft" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> With the second <em>Paddington</em> movie on the way it was only a matter of time before the official mobile game reared its head, and it's called <em>Paddington Run</em>. <br><br>Race through the streets of London in <em>Paddington Run </em>and trade your famous duffel coat for other clothing as you work your way through different levels. Just assuming from the title, this game is likely to be atop-scrolling runner where you'll have to avoid obstacles and collect coins (or similar items) to rack up your score.<br><br>According to the press release, both Gameloft and StudioCanal are working hard to bring the same charm and humour of the iconic bear.<br><br>Information is a little thin on the ground at the moment, but we know we'll be seeing the game on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone this autumn before <em>Paddington 2</em> releases. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Paddington+Run/news.asp?c=75276'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Paddington+Run/news.asp?c=75276 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:11:08 GMT Review: Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD review - The ultimate Nintendo Switch portable battery? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jcal/31sqkxtkv9l.jpg" width="200" alt="Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD review - The ultimate Nintendo Switch portable battery?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD makes a very bold claim: it can power the <a href="/r/Switch/Nintendo+Switch/hardware_review.asp?c=73163">Nintendo Switch</a> as fast as when docked, but when you're on the go.<br><br>If true, that's quite the prospect. It would solve the problem of the relatively poor battery length - one of the major concerns for Switch owners.<br><br>This isn't just a portable battery for Switch owners though. Given the USB-C charging port, and two USB ports, this is also perfect for those with a fancy new MacBook and iPhone.<br><br>It will also charge those at optimal speed as well. So what you're really getting for your money - potentially - is all of the benefits of charging at mains when you're on the go.<br><br><strong>Look<br><br></strong><br><br>You're not buying a portable battery for its appearance, but it is worth mentioning that the PowerCore+ is a sleek and very premium looking product. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Anker+PowerCore%2B+26800+PD/hardware_review.asp?c=75216'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Anker+PowerCore%2B+26800+PD/hardware_review.asp?c=75216 Thu, 7 Sep 2017 15:59:24 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/iPod/Sennheiser+GSP+350/hardware_review.asp?c=75084'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/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/iPod/feature.asp?c=74952'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/feature.asp?c=74952 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:34:32 GMT