Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest news (iPhone) 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 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 03:17:50 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Tomorrow, 5pm UK time, James Gilmour will be Terraforming Mars live on Twitch <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-qfxcpzi_ss_74b5423c1c7f31105b06e36dc345578b8da96f3b_1920x1080_jpg_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Tomorrow, 5pm UK time, James Gilmour will be Terraforming Mars live on Twitch" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Did you think we'd forgotten about you, our loyal board game loving stream viewers? Well you were incorrect. We'd never forget about you, you're basically our favourites, which is why tomorrow live at 5pm on Twitch we're going to be streaming Terraforming Mars.<br><br>This is the official launch stream of the game, and while we'd all love it if we only got to watch James Gilmour playing the game, we bet you're going to love the guests that we've secured to play alongside him even more.<br><br>James is going to be joined by two of the team from Luckyhammers, the dev who's been working on the digital port of the awesome board game. Ashley and Sofi will be alongside side James from 5pm. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Terraforming+Mars/news.asp?c=79020'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Terraforming+Mars/news.asp?c=79020 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:46:45 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 460 - Badland Brawl, Candy Crush Friends Saga <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-lxpvv/pg-podcast-thumbnail-ep0-j-e-1010x505.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 460 - Badland Brawl, Candy Crush Friends Saga" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This week, Em discovers she's going to play through Stardew Valley a third time because it's coming to iOS and it would be rude not to.<br><br>Meanwhile, James finds out that Assassin's Creed Rebellion is finally emerging from soft launch, and talks to the creators of Brave Frontier: The Last Summoner.<br><br>They then dive into the overflowing trough of new releases to chat about Badland Brawl, Candy Crush Friends Saga, ELOH, Grimvalor, Dizzy Knight, and more.<br><br><strong>Download episode 460:</strong><br><br><a href="https://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep460.mp3" class="noborder"></a><br><br><p>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568" class="noborder"></a> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78992'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78992 Fri, 12 Oct 2018 18:13:00 GMT Canada Cup 2018 gets Dragalia Lost's Cygames as its sponsor <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-iifdnb/canada-cup-2018-picture-promo-image.jpg" width="200" alt="Canada Cup 2018 gets Dragalia Lost's Cygames as its sponsor" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Canada Cup 2018 has its sponsor, and it's a big one.<br><br>Earlier today, the developer behind Dragalia Lost, Cygames, announced that it's sponsoring this year's event, which is set to take place October 26-28 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.<br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We're very excited to announce that this year's <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CC2018?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CC2018</a> will be presented by <a href="https://twitter.com/CygamesBeast?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CygamesBeast</a> !!!<br><br>We look forward to see who from the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CygamesBeast?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CygamesBeast</a> roster will be attending Canada Cup!<br><br>For more event info: <a href="https://t.co/LItnZmECNy">https://t.co/LItnZmECNy</a> <a href="https://t.co/D1BtBnB2PM">pic.twitter.com/D1BtBnB2PM</a></p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/news.asp?c=78952'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/news.asp?c=78952 Wed, 10 Oct 2018 12:48:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 459 - New Nintendo Switch, Civilization 6 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-imhmvy/pg-podcast-thumbnail-ep9-j-e-1010x505.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 459 - New Nintendo Switch, Civilization 6" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This week, Em and James investigate the rumoured update to the Nintendo Switch hardware, and explore the changes they'd like to see in a new model.<br><br>There's also chat about Dragalia Lost's first weekend performance, and the latest Asphalt 9 update.<br><br>Meanwhile, Civilization 6 has appeared on iPhone, prompting the question "Just how small can you make drop-down menu while still being able to read it?" There's also coverage of Super Mario Party on Switch, plus Super Cat Tales 2 and Piffle on mobile.<br><br><strong>Download episode 459:</strong><br><br><a href="https://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep459.mp3" class="noborder"></a><br><br><p>(right click to save-as, left click to play) <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78927'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78927 Fri, 5 Oct 2018 18:11:00 GMT Missed our stream of the Ascension beta on Twitch last night? You can catch up right here <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zhry/ascension-iphone-3.jpg" width="200" alt="Missed our stream of the Ascension beta on Twitch last night? You can catch up right here" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/videos/317507847?tt_content=text_link&tt_medium=vod_embed" style="padding:2px 0px 4px; display:block; width:345px; font-weight:normal; font-size:10px; text-decoration:underline;">Watch ASCENSION: Valley of the Ancients | Beta Launch Stream from AsmodeeDigital on www.twitch.tv</a><br><br>We know we didn't give you much notice about last night's stream, so you don't need to worry too much if you missed it. Especially since we've embedded it above this paragraph, allowing you to watch it right this second.<br><br>In the recording, which sees James making his way through the new content in the Valley of the Ancients update, you'll get to watch Mr. Gilmour find a magic tree and gain the power of the Temple of Life and the Temple of Immortality. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Ascension%3A+Chronicle+of+the+Godslayer/news.asp?c=78893'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Ascension%3A+Chronicle+of+the+Godslayer/news.asp?c=78893 Wed, 3 Oct 2018 09:22:02 GMT One hour warning! James Gilmour tries out the new Ascension beta on Twitch soon <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vsmkpz/ascencion-2.jpg" width="200" alt="One hour warning! James Gilmour tries out the new Ascension beta on Twitch soon" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/videos/259829953?tt_content=text_link&tt_medium=vod_embed" style="padding:2px 0px 4px; display:block; width:345px; font-weight:normal; font-size:10px; text-decoration:underline;">Watch ASCENSION: CHRONICLE OF THE GODSLAYER | Livestream with creator Justin Gary from AsmodeeDigital on www.twitch.tv</a><a href="https://www.twitch.tv/videos/259829953?tt_content=text_link&tt_medium=vod_embed" style="padding:2px 0px 4px; display:block; width:345px; font-weight:normal; font-size:10px; text-decoration:underline;"><br><br></a>This is your one hour warning. You've got 60 minutes to find your stream-watching hat and gloves, get settled in front of a monitor or a phone, and take a sip of your favourite stream-watching beverage. Because at 5pm UK time, James Gilmour will be live-streaming some new content from the Ascension beta. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Ascension%3A+Chronicle+of+the+Godslayer/news.asp?c=78886'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Ascension%3A+Chronicle+of+the+Godslayer/news.asp?c=78886 Tue, 2 Oct 2018 15:59:00 GMT Tonight, live from 5pm UK time on Twitch, James Gilmour will be streaming the new Ascension beta <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wgts/ascension-artwork.jpg" width="200" alt="Tonight, live from 5pm UK time on Twitch, James Gilmour will be streaming the new Ascension beta" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Well, this is a late announcement, but here at TableTap we know you're up for anything. Tonight, live from 5pm UK time, James Gilmour is going to be streaming some live gameplay from the Ascension beta.<br><br>Said beta went live yesterday for PC players, and sees you making your way through the Valley of the Ancients. Expect new cards, new decks to build, and plenty more along the way. If you're a fan of Ascension, this is one you're not going to miss.<br><br><a href="https://www.twitch.tv/asmodeedigital"> This is the link you're going to need to be clicking to check out the stream when it starts up</a>. While you're there though, you could spend a lovely day watching all of our past streams. In total you could have eight and a half hours of Gilmour in your life today. What's not to love about that? <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Ascension%3A+Chronicle+of+the+Godslayer/news.asp?c=78884'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Ascension%3A+Chronicle+of+the+Godslayer/news.asp?c=78884 Tue, 2 Oct 2018 10:11:09 GMT AppSpy's YouTube channel gets a Pocket Gamer makeover <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ttwo/pg.jpg" width="200" alt="AppSpy's YouTube channel gets a Pocket Gamer makeover" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> What's that? You've been on one of our cousin sites, AppSpy, and noticed that its YouTube channel is wearing blue instead of red? Don't worry, it's supposed to be like that. <br><br><strong>So, what's going on?</strong><br><br>As you might have seen already, AppSpy's YouTube channel (which has always been a part of the Pocket Gamer family) is now officially Pocket Gamer's YouTube channel.<br><br>The change first cropped up a few days back when the hands-on for Monster Hunter Stories (above) went live and, ooo, it looks good. <br><br><strong>What does this mean for AppSpy? </strong><br><br>Absolutely nothing. No, the only thing that's changed is the name. You'll still be graced by James' lyrical tones, regularly released and high-quality content, and mobile games galore. Just the way we like it.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=78846'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=78846 Mon, 1 Oct 2018 10:02:00 GMT Clash of Clans kicks off new community-focused animation series <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-xieof_clash-of-clans-artwork-ios-promo-image_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Clash of Clans kicks off new community-focused animation series" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Earlier today, Supercell kicked off what is seemingly going to be a series of Clash of Clans animations. These animations aim to shine a spotlight on the game's most successful clans, whilst bringing fans closer to some of their favourite players.<br><br>This particular video is based on an interview that was conducted with the winners of the 2018 French Clash Cup Tournament – Marshals' Kiss.<br><br>The animation is really quite endearing, offering a quick little look into what seems like a friendly, supportive, and quite clearly successful team.<br><br>Their words were transformed into a work of typographical art by the team over at Waste, an international producer of expertly crafted digital content.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Clash+of+Clans/news.asp?c=78830'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Clash+of+Clans/news.asp?c=78830 Fri, 28 Sep 2018 14:00:22 GMT Game industry unites for One Special Day 2018 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-kca_one-special-day-event-logo_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Game industry unites for One Special Day 2018" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Today is an important day for inclusion in the industry. Many of the largest names in the gaming world are set to come together to support gamer charity SpecialEffect in their goal of transforming the lives of gamers with disabilities.<br><br>The event – One Special Day – is now in its third year and continues to see great success. Some of the supporting partners this time around include SEGA, Electronic Arts, Codemasters, and Logitech. Once again, they will be donating a day of their UK revenue to help the charity get more people with disabilities involved in, and enjoying, video games.<br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thank you to the magnificent <a href="https://twitter.com/SEGA_Europe?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SEGA_Europe</a> team for their <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OneSpecialDay?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OneSpecialDay</a> Cyclolthon as they cycled the equivalent of London to the <a href="https://twitter.com/SpecialEffect?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SpecialEffect</a> games room and raised £3K in the process! <a href="https://t.co/glLTE8dIhX">pic.twitter.com/glLTE8dIhX</a></p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/SpecialEffect+news/news.asp?c=78828'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/SpecialEffect+news/news.asp?c=78828 Fri, 28 Sep 2018 12:41:19 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 458 - Monster Hunter Stories, Dragalia Lost <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zluzgyr/pg-podcast-thumbnail-ep8-j-r-e-1010x505.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 458 - Monster Hunter Stories, Dragalia Lost" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This week, Nintendo and pals unleashed the kraken of content upon the shores of the iOS and Android gaming continent.<br><br>Within 24 hours we witnessed the app store birth of Monster Hunter Stories, Professor Layton and the Curious Village, and Harvest Moon: Light of Hope.<br><br>In addition to touchscreen ports of these 3DS games, we were also given a historical first with Dragalia Lost, an original Nintendo IP created exclusively for mobile.<br><br><strong>Download episode 458:</strong><br><br><a href="https://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep458.mp3" class="noborder"></a><br><br><p>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568" class="noborder"></a> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78819'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78819 Fri, 28 Sep 2018 12:33:00 GMT Missed our Splendor stream last night? Don't worry, you can catch up here <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-gizyav/splendor-board-game-components.jpg" width="200" alt="Missed our Splendor stream last night? Don't worry, you can catch up here" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/videos/314994352?tt_content=text_link&tt_medium=vod_embed" style="padding:2px 0px 4px; display:block; width:345px; font-weight:normal; font-size:10px; text-decoration:underline;">Watch SPLENDOR | Pre-PC Update Stream from AsmodeeDigital on www.twitch.tv</a><a href="https://www.twitch.tv/videos/314994352?tt_content=text_link&tt_medium=vod_embed" style="padding:2px 0px 4px; display:block; width:345px; font-weight:normal; font-size:10px; text-decoration:underline;"><br><br></a>Look, it's fine, honestly. We know you had that thing you needed to do, it happens to the best of us. Sure we're sad that you couldn't join us for our live stream of Splendor yesterday evening, but you've still got a chance to catch up with the whole thing. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Splendor/news.asp?c=78818'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Splendor/news.asp?c=78818 Thu, 27 Sep 2018 17:01:24 GMT Grab your polishing brushes and your eyepiece, because our live Twitch stream of Splendor is coming up soon <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hyyiu/niv02_vert_colombie-galion-espagnole.jpg" width="200" alt="Grab your polishing brushes and your eyepiece, because our live Twitch stream of Splendor is coming up soon" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Have you been watching the clock all day? We know we have, counting down the minutes and seconds until James Gilmour's triumphant return to the Twitch arena. Well it's nearly time. We've got less than an hour until our Splendor stream kicks off.<br><br>Splendor is an economic board game that's all about precious jewels. In other words, tonight you're going to be watching James try and become the most successful diamond merchant the world has ever seen.<br><br>Will he succeed? Probably not, he rarely does.<br><br>While we're talking about Splendor, did you know we were giving away some physical versions of the board game? You didn't!?! <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Splendor/feature.asp?c=78781">Well click here and you can find out how to bag yourself one</a>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Splendor/news.asp?c=78785'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Splendor/news.asp?c=78785 Wed, 26 Sep 2018 16:01:00 GMT Mobile Fortnite players can finally play with PS4 gamers <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-fzkpg/fortnite_switch_android_ios_039.jpg" width="200" alt="Mobile Fortnite players can finally play with PS4 gamers" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Well, despite Sony repeatedly saying "<a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=77810">no, PS4 players can't play Fortnite with other people</a>", the company has finally caved. Cross-platform play is coming.<br><br>It's starting in open beta form, but it won't be long before PS4 players can shoot at their friends on mobile, Switch, and all other consoles.<br><br>This is huge news, not only because it means that Fortnite players can now potentially recover their old Epic Games accounts on Switch <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=77801">which were previously inaccessible</a>, but also because it sets a precedent for more games to follow.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=78801'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=78801 Wed, 26 Sep 2018 14:19:36 GMT From 5pm UK time tonight, James Gilmour will be hawking gems live on Twitch <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-mmzi/splendor-ios-03.jpg" width="200" alt="From 5pm UK time tonight, James Gilmour will be hawking gems live on Twitch" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Yes, we might be a day late with this week's stream, but that doesn't mean it isn't going to be a belter. Live on Twitch tonight from 5pm UK time, the erstwhile James Gilmour is going to be playing Splendor.<br><br>What's Splendor? Well it's a game all about precious jewels. You need to build up your empire of shiny rocks, buying, selling, and trading your way to the top. It's deep, it's tense, and there's a lot that could go wrong. Which means James will probably go wrong a lot.<br><br>We're also currently giving away a bunch of physical copies of Splendor. <a href="/r/Board+Game/Splendor/feature.asp?c=78781">If you want to win one, smash a click on this link to find out how</a>. Watching the stream isn't going to help you bag one, but it might give you a better understanding of what you're trying to win. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Splendor/news.asp?c=78784'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Splendor/news.asp?c=78784 Wed, 26 Sep 2018 09:00:00 GMT