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 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:50:56 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/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 Better wear your brown pants as the horror RPG Corpse Party drops to £3.99 on iOS <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-rbou/corpseparty3ds_logo.jpg" width="200" alt="Better wear your brown pants as the horror RPG Corpse Party drops to £3.99 on iOS" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's a good day today, beloved readers, as Corpse Party has slashed its price right down from £17.99 to £3.99. <br><br><em>Corpse Party</em> is one of those horror games that seems a bit iffy to begin with - as it's flushed with starchy dialogue and typical Japanese school tropes - but once it gets going, 'ho boy, it gets going good. <br><br>After a friendship charm goes wrong, a group of friends find themselves transported to a long-forgotten school with a dark and violent past. It's your job to help them get find their way back to their own dimension and preferably in one piece.<br><br>From unnerving chase scenes, beautifully haunting environments, and a seriously intense story line, this isn't a game for our younger readers or for those with a more sensitive disposition. But, if you're keen on horror with a decent story and haven't yet had the pleasure then do check it out while it's cheap.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Corpse+Party/news.asp?c=74927'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Corpse+Party/news.asp?c=74927 Wed, 9 Aug 2017 13:12:40 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/iPod/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74853'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74853 Tue, 1 Aug 2017 16:49:00 GMT [Update] SNK kicks the summer off right with sales on Metal Slug, Fatal Fury Special, Samurai Shodown II, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qsyh/unnamed__1_.jpg" width="200" alt="[Update] SNK kicks the summer off right with sales on Metal Slug, Fatal Fury Special, Samurai Shodown II, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated July 25th, 9:47 AM</strong>: As Paul and Roy noted in the comments below, a lot of SNK's games are 32-bit with no evidence that they'll be moving up to 64-bit. So, if you're looking to update to iOS 11 you might want to give this sale a miss for the most part. Android users, you're alright in this instance. <br><br>Both <em>Fatal Fury Special</em> and <em>Garou: Mark of the Wolves</em> will be playable on iOS 11.<br><br>We've currently contacted SNK to check whether they have any plans to update the titles accordingly. We'll let you know as soon as they get back to us. <br><br> <br><br><hr /><br><br>Now that schools have broken up and there's been at least one major ice shortage, I guess that means summer's in full swing.<br><br>To celebrate, SNK is hosting a huge summer sale in which they've knocked the prices of all of their paid titles across iOS and Android until August 3rd. Ooh la la.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Metal+Slug/news.asp?c=74766'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Metal+Slug/news.asp?c=74766 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:03:00 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/iPod/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:10:50 GMT We want YOU to write freelance guides for Pocket Gamer! <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-izepc/pocket-gamer-logo.jpeg" width="200" alt="We want YOU to write freelance guides for Pocket Gamer!" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Hey, you there. Yes, you with the face. Are you good at video games? Do you know how to whip up a mean spreadsheet? Do you speak the language of HTML as fluently as you do your mother tongue?<br><br>If you answered yes to all of the above questions, we may have a job for you.<br><br>You see, we're looking for freelance guide writers - though to describe them as writers is a bit misleading. What we're really looking for is someone who can create wiki-style spreadsheets of data, and make them look nice on our site in a speedy manner.<br><br>We will be honest - there won't be an awful lot of writing involved, as it's mostly data entry and getting the HTML code just right. You may also need to pop into PhotoShop to spruce up a few images as well.<br><br>For an example of what we're looking for, take a look at <a href="/r/iPhone/Clash+Royale/feature.asp?c=68703">this</a>. As you can see, it's just a big table of the cards available in <em><a href="/r/iPhone/Clash%2BRoyale/review.asp?c=69269">Clash Royale</a></em>. That's exactly what we're looking for. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74016'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74016 Wed, 17 May 2017 16:14:29 GMT