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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Sat, 22 Sep 2018 22:54:47 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer 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/Blackberry/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76115'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/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/Blackberry/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:36:00 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/Blackberry/Summoners+War/feature.asp?c=75347'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Summoners+War/feature.asp?c=75347 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:04:00 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/Blackberry/Sennheiser+GSP+350/hardware_review.asp?c=75084'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/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/Blackberry/feature.asp?c=74952'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/feature.asp?c=74952 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:34:32 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/Blackberry/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Razer+Kraken+Pro+V2/hardware_review.asp?c=74507 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:10:50 GMT 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 ? 'https://' : 'http://') + 'track.rtb-media.me/rtbm.js';s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(r, s);})();</script> <noscript></noscript> On December 30th, Amazon Digital Day will kick off with great deals on games, movies, music, eBooks and more. 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/Blackberry/news.asp?c=72559'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/news.asp?c=72559 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:47:29 GMT 100 best mobile games ever <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/stock_shots/gen_video_69x69.jpg" width="69" alt="100 best mobile games ever" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;">   <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/video.asp?c=69699'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/video.asp?c=69699 Fri, 8 Apr 2016 15:37:33 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/Blackberry/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69506'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Pocket+Gamer+10th+Anniversary/feature.asp?c=69506 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT Sega announces it will remove a bunch of mobile games over the next few weeks <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ogs/sega.jpg" width="200" alt="Sega announces it will remove a bunch of mobile games over the next few weeks" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Sega has decided that a number of its games on iOS and Android "no longer meet [its] standards," and will therefore <a href="http://blogs.sega.com/2015/05/08/sega_mobile_game_closures/">remove them from sale over the next few weeks</a>.<br><br>This will affect games across the iOS App Store, Google Play, the Samsung App Store, and the Amazon App Store. <br><br>Unfortunately, Sega hasn't announced which games these will be. However, the company did say that "given the right situation, these titles may return in an updated form."<br><br>We reached out to Sega's PR guy Franck Sebastien in hopes of finding out more but came away none the wiser. He said: "we're currently evaluating our catalog, therefore I won't be able to provide you with a list of titles."<br><br>With that failed, all we can say is to keep your eyes open for any messages in the game's descriptions that indicate that they'll be taken down. The original Mega Drive games are looking likely right now... <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Sega+news/news.asp?c=65280'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Sega+news/news.asp?c=65280 Fri, 8 May 2015 13:31:00 GMT Badland update adds Daydream co-op levels, new missions, achievements <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-hkza_badland_daydream_coop_3_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Badland update adds Daydream co-op levels, new missions, achievements" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Frogmind has updated <em><a href="/r/iPad/Badland/review.asp?c=49841">Badland</a></em> with new co-op levels, missions, and achievements.<br><br>The biggest feature with this update are the 10 new "Daydream" levels. As you can play co-op with up to four players on these the number of co-op levels in the game is now 100.<br><br>These co-op levels can be played on the same screen, or across multiple phones or tablets.<br><br>This update also adds 30 new missions for you to beat and four new achievements to earn.<br><br>Oh, and the Everyplay replay recording works again now, if you were into that.<br><br>This update should have rolled out on all versions of <em>Badland.</em> Which means you can get it from the <a href="http://pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/535176909">App Store</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.frogmind.badland">Google Play</a>, <a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/badland/fc759af5-1c86-422d-b548-b41c07965328">Windows Phone store</a>, or <a href="http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/35354890/?countrycode=GB&lang=en">BlackBerry World</a>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Badland/news.asp?c=64117'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Badland/news.asp?c=64117 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:49:17 GMT [Update] The ultimate guide to Angry Birds Star Wars II - walkthroughs, achievements, items <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-lvgnz/absw2-guide-icon.jpg" width="200" alt="[Update] The ultimate guide to Angry Birds Star Wars II - walkthroughs, achievements, items" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated on October 7th, at 12:26:</strong> We've given this guide a bit of a spring clean to bring us up to date with the Rebels level pack.<br><br>So we've added videos for all 12 bird side and all 12 pork side levels in that update. Plus, all the levels for the Master Your Destiny special update.<br><br>We've also added more collectible items and more reward chapter videos. Check it out!<br><br><hr /><br><br>The idea behind <a href="r/iPad/Angry+Birds+Star+Wars+II/review.asp?c=53853"><em>Angry Birds Star Wars II</em></a> is a simple one.<br><br>You get to catapult birds at the ramshackle structures of pigs, while reliving the painful memories of the <em>Star Wars</em> prequels.<br><br>But, hey, you get to fire Jar Jar Binks into a brick wall as many times as you like. Plus, this is a cracking addition to the <em>Angry Birds</em> universe. There are loads of new power-ups, and levels in space and on the ground. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Angry+Birds+Star+Wars+II/feature.asp?c=53769'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Angry+Birds+Star+Wars+II/feature.asp?c=53769 Tue, 7 Oct 2014 12:28:00 GMT How Jiglo on BlackBerry is a puzzle game done right [Sponsored] <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zkyc/jigloapp-blackberry-2.jpg" width="200" alt="How Jiglo on BlackBerry is a puzzle game done right [Sponsored]" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> A jigsaw app might sound like something anyone can churn out with relative ease, but as with many things in life there's a real knack to getting it just right.<br><br>Developer Kublo S.A.S believes it's managed to get all the pieces to fit perfectly together with its title <em>Jiglo for BlackBerry 10</em> though - and there are several reasons as to why.<br><br>First is that the game is accessible to all due to the three levels of difficulty to choose from, so everyone can enjoy it – be they tile shuffling novices or battle hardened picture assemblers.<br><br>Most interesting of all is that <em>Jiglo</em> has an almost infinite amount of content however. This is due to the fact that the app allows you to use photos you've taken and can turn them into jigsaws in the blink of an eye.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Jiglo/feature.asp?c=61346'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Jiglo/feature.asp?c=61346 Thu, 4 Sep 2014 16:00:00 GMT Start your media career with Pocket Gamer <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-able/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 candidate 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/Blackberry/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=44374'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=44374 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:08:48 GMT Classic adventure sequel Doomdark's Revenge is out now for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jfnnl/splash.jpg" width="200" alt="Classic adventure sequel Doomdark's Revenge is out now for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We loved <em><a href="/r/iPhone/The+Lords+of+Midnight/review.asp?c=47507">The Lords of Midnight</a></em> here at <em>Pocket Gamer</em>, handing a Gold Award to this iOS remake of the Spectrum-era classic.<br><br>So, you can imagine how excited we were when we found out that the game's sequel, <em>Doomdark's Revenge</em>, <a href="/r/iPhone/Doomdark's+Revenge/news.asp?c=57278">was also heading to iOS, Android, and BlackBerry on February 17th</a>.<br><br>Well, that's today. Lo and behold, this intriguing adventure - set in a fantasy kingdom and after the original - has surfaced right on time.<br><br>In <em>Doomdark's Revenge</em>, you travel to the frozen north to try and defeat the daughter of the first game's antagonist.<br><br>Cue lots of lord recruiting and questing as you try to keep one step ahead of the brilliantly named Shareth the Heartstealer. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Doomdark%27s+Revenge/news.asp?c=57420'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Doomdark%27s+Revenge/news.asp?c=57420 Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:04:50 GMT