Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (Blackberry) 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, 27 Apr 2017 15:54:23 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer 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 ? 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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 Steel Media says goodbye to PG's former Community Manager, Ray Wilmott <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qeew/1236651_10151859559445915_783863852_n.jpg" width="200" alt="Steel Media says goodbye to PG's former Community Manager, Ray Wilmott" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Today, Steel Media says goodbye to <em>Pocket Gamer</em>'s well-loved former Community Manager, Ray Wilmott. Don't worry though, as he's not going quite so far as you think!<br><br>He's staying in games, and will move on to an app development startup in Cardiff as their Community Manager, lending his skills earned at <em>Pocket Gamer</em> to help them grow. Best of luck to him!<br><br>Ray joined <em>Pocket Gamer</em> on November 30th, 2015, and his first day actually coincided with our official Christmas party. Ray then helped us to grow our community in the App Army and took over the social media reigns.<br><br>Eventually, Ray moved over to join our B2B marketing team, and helped promote our range of events and services during his time there.<br><br>Ray will be missed by us all, but let's not get caught up in the sadness, let's just wish Ray the very best for the future, and offer him these kind words from our colleagues. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/App+Army/news.asp?c=72210'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/App+Army/news.asp?c=72210 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:58:33 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 Hello everyone, I'm Pocket Gamer's new News Editor <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jgnkf/killer_cow.jpg" width="200" alt="Hello everyone, I'm Pocket Gamer's new News Editor" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Hi everyone, my name is Clément Renaudin (<a href="https://twitter.com/killercow">also known as Killercow on the interweb</a>) and I'm the new News Editor here on <em>Pocket Gamer,</em> starting today!<br><br>This will sound a bit "cliché" but I've been in love with the App Store and mobile devices from the start.<br><br>Right from the instant I got my first iPod Touch (can you believe that thing only had 128mb of ram and a 400 mhz processor?), I saw the potential of the platform.<br><br>It wasn't for the apps, of course (those weren't even available at the time), but the sheer tactile nature of the beast, and the ease of use of the platform. It was revolutionary for a handheld, "all in one" device.<br><br>From the moment the App Store was turned on, the sky became the limit and every day you had at least one new app or game to play with. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=68811'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=68811 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:21:56 GMT Farewell to Peter Willington <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-clrs/real_talk.jpg" width="200" alt="Farewell to Peter Willington" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This is Peter's last day at Pocket Gamer. From Monday he'll be following his dreams as a producer for Auroch Digital.Peter joined Steel Media as a freelance reviewer, before coming aboard as handheld editor. He was also our go-to man for extended, diary-style reviews of <a href="r/iPhone/Real+Racing+3/review.asp?c=48870">unappetising free-to-play games</a>, because he can be enthusiastic about anything.It was when we started taking video content more seriously that he came to more widespread attention. Along with video editor James, he produced dozens of hands ons, appeared on countless <a href="http://www.twitch.tv/appspy">livestreams on Twitch</a>, and generally took every opportunity he could to get his cheeky face and his world renowned baritone all up in your grill, whether to <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDxuwTVVOxQ">giggle at nonsense</a> or deliver balanced <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wz3xPvt8x0">essays on gender politics</a>.But this is just the stuff you knew about. The thing is, Peter is just as nice when the microphones and cameras are switched off.He'll obligingly jump on stage to introduce an event, come up with exciting projects (like the <a href="r/Android/B-SIDES/feature.asp?c=67668">B-Sides choose-your-own-adventure</a> that he cajoled us into writing), and generally just do what he can to make the working day more interesting, productive, and enjoyable. Whoever you are, you can't not get on with Peter Willington.So we'll miss him, and we're all terrifically bummed.Thankfully, we can welcome the awesome Alysia Judge, a rising star in the games media firmament who's already worked with James and the rest of the team on various videos like <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukPAcLOd3Cg&index=1&list=PL50-TMsJ-XE0XVKUDzqKiYi16KKKKy_kf">this one</a> and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHpdgZL0EOw">this one</a>.Alysia will be taking over as editor of AppSpy next week, and we're confident that we couldn't have found anybody more qualified to take the reins from the mighty Mr Peter Willington.Bye Peter!*sniff*The Steel Media team<a href="/FCKEditorFiles//peter-willington(1).jpg" target="_blank"></a> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=67739'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=67739 Fri, 2 Oct 2015 11:37:47 GMT Less than two weeks to go: PG Connects San Francisco 2015 is ready to rock <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-yogw/pocket-gamer-connects-san-francisco-logo-r225x.jpg" width="200" alt="Less than two weeks to go: PG Connects San Francisco 2015 is ready to rock" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p><em>[This story was originally published on our sister site <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz">PocketGamer.biz</a>]<br><br></em><br><br>For two days in early July, the West Coast will be celebrating.</p><br><br><p>No, not the Fourth of July weekend - though there's no doubt that'll be splendid - but rather the arrival of Steel Media's <a href="http://www.pgconnects.com/sanfrancisco">Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco</a> (#PGCSanFran) which runs on July 7-8.</p><br><br><p>That's because we've got two days packed with content that no sane member of the mobile gaming industry should miss out on.</p><br><br><p>From 5 tracks –</p><br><br><ul><br><br><li><strong>East Meets West</strong>;</li><br><br><li><strong>Indie Survival Guide</strong>;</li><br><br><li><strong>The Future of Mobile Gaming</strong>;</li><br><br><li><strong>Acquire, Engage, Monetize</strong>;</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=66159'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=66159 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:48:31 GMT [UPDATE] Massive developer-only PG Connects San Francisco 2015 offer now on <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-yogw/pocket-gamer-connects-san-francisco-logo-r225x.jpg" width="200" alt="[UPDATE] Massive developer-only PG Connects San Francisco 2015 offer now on" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>[Due to huge response to our promotion - and by popular demand - we've opened up a new allocation of tickets. Note that these are strictly limited and will be available for 2 days only. This article was originally published on our sister site <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz/">PocketGamer.biz</a>]</em><br><br>When we can, we like to give a little back to this industry of ours.<br><br>But this time the summer sun may have gone to our heads because, <strong>for the next 5 days only</strong>, we’re offering MIGHTY discounts specifically for a limited number of developers looking to attend <a href="http://www.pgconnects.com/sanfrancisco/schedule">PG Connects San Francisco!</a><br><br><strong>Developer passes…</strong><br><br>…for the 2-day show to you <strong>ARE JUST $100 PER TICKET</strong> (usually $300) - this includes access to ALL conference tracks, both expos, the epic after party, and lunch boxes on both days! <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=65855'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/news.asp?c=65855 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:00:00 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 Chilli Hugger's remake of 1985 fantasy-RPG sequel Doomdark's Revenge will go live on February 17th <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jfnnl/splash.jpg" width="200" alt="Chilli Hugger's remake of 1985 fantasy-RPG sequel Doomdark's Revenge will go live on February 17th" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Some background: <em>Doomdark's Revenge</em> is the 1985 fantasy-RPG sequel to the Gold Award-winning <em><a href="/r/iPhone/The+Lords+of+Midnight/review.asp?c=47507">The Lords of Midnight</a>.</em><br><br><a href="http://thelordsofmidnight.com/blog/2014/01/29/we-ride-to-tear-the-frozen-empire-a-sunder/"><br><br>On its blog, Chilli Hugger Software confirmed</a> that its remake of this follow-up to Mike Singleton's seminal game will go live on iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and PC on February 17th.<br><br>Chilli Hugger will also release Windows Phone 8 versions of <em>The Lords of Midnight</em> and <em>Doomdark's Revenge</em> after the initial launch of <em>Doomdark's Revenge</em> on the four target platforms above.<br><br>Like the 2012 remake of the first entry in <em>The Lords of Midnight</em> series, <em>Doomdark's Revenge</em> will be marked with a tinge of sadness when it goes live. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Doomdark%27s+Revenge/news.asp?c=57278'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Blackberry/Doomdark%27s+Revenge/news.asp?c=57278 Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:54:00 GMT