Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest features 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, 18 Oct 2018 03:02:03 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Tesla vs Lovecraft is a positively bonkers shooter arriving next week <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-qutb_tesla-vs-lovecraft-ios-promo-cover-art_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Tesla vs Lovecraft is a positively bonkers shooter arriving next week" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Tesla vs Lovecraft</em> is makings its way from PC over onto mobile, and it should be a pretty darn good time, judging by developer 10tons legacy. The game was created by the same the folks who brought you games like <em><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Neon+Chrome/review.asp?c=72224">Neon Chrome</a></em> and <em><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Jydge/review.asp?c=76443">Jydge</a>.</em> <em>Tesla vs Lovecraft</em> is a top-down shooter that’s looking to try something a bit different.<br><br>In <em>Tesla vs Lovecraft</em>, you assume the role of famed inventor Nikola Tesla. Times are tough for Tesla, who must use the newly discovered power of static energy to . . . destroy Lovecraftian horrors H.P. Lovecraft himself has set on the world after destroying Tesla’s laboratory. You’ll need to use your remaining inventions to save the world, mowing down any enemy that crosses your path in frantic arena shooter action. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Tesla+vs+Lovecraft/news.asp?c=79036'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Tesla+vs+Lovecraft/news.asp?c=79036 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 02:13:48 GMT Epic Games is filing a lawsuit against a popular Fortnite YouTuber <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-kmmi/maxresdefault.jpg" width="200" alt="Epic Games is filing a lawsuit against a popular Fortnite YouTuber" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Epic Games is serious about cheaters, but this time around, the company’s setting its sights on two highly popular YouTubers Brandon Lucas, or Golden Modz, and Colton Conter (Excentric) for using <em>Fortnite</em> cheats in their videos and selling them to other players.<br><br>Golden Modz currently has over 1.7 million subscribers, and many of his <em>Fortnite</em> videos over recent weeks top 1 million views. That might be coming to an end soon, as Epic Games has <a href="https://torrentfreak.com/images/epic-golden.pdf">filed a lawsuit</a> accusing Golden Modz and his partner, Excentric, are in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for their frequent use of cheats, particularly an aimbot cheat which Lucas has then gone on to sell on his website for profit. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=79035'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=79035 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 02:06:45 GMT 55 games currently in soft launch on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jzwog/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="55 games currently in soft launch on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We're super fortunate to see such an abundance of gorgeous games released per week, but it's about time Pocket Gamer showed soft launched games a little love in list form. Ongoing, that is.<br><br>Without further ado, check out which titles are in soft launch right now.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Assassin%27s+Creed+Rebellion/feature.asp?c=75070'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Assassin%27s+Creed+Rebellion/feature.asp?c=75070 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:24:38 GMT Phantomgate: The Last Valkyrie tips and tricks - How to master Netmarble’s genre-flipping RPG <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-sfqbh/phantomgate.jpg" width="200" alt="Phantomgate: The Last Valkyrie tips and tricks - How to master Netmarble’s genre-flipping RPG" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Phantomgate: The Last Valkyrie</em> is a Norse mythology-inspired role-playing game for iOS and Android devices that isn’t afraid to take up Thor’s hammer and smash genre conventions to pieces.<br><br>Netmarble’s mobile adventure combines traditional RPG stapes with side-scrolling exploration, puzzle solving and creature taming. It follows a young warrior named Astrid who embarks on a perilous quest to rescue her mother from the clutches of the mad god, Odin.<br><br>Given that <em>Phantomgate</em> is epic in scope, packed with content and anything but typical, how about some tips and tricks to help you along? Let these words of wisdom show you the way to Valhalla!<br><br><strong>Never miss an opportunity to level up your Phantoms <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Phantomgate%3A+The+Last+Valkyrie/feature.asp?c=79010'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Phantomgate%3A+The+Last+Valkyrie/feature.asp?c=79010 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:01:00 GMT Don't go anywhere, we're live on Twitch with Terraforming Mars in less than an hour <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-iyowy/terraforming-mars-steam-artwork-showing-the-game-on-a-monitor.jpg" width="200" alt="Don't go anywhere, we're live on Twitch with Terraforming Mars in less than an hour" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This is your one hour warning - if you've ever wanted to go on an extended trip to the cosmos with James Gilmour, at 5pm UK time he's going to be streaming Terraforming Mars over on Twitch.<br><br>The game is all about, as you might be able to guess, terraforming the red planet. Don't worry though, James won't be on his own. A couple of the team from Luckyhammers will be joining him on his Martian adventure.<br><br><a href="https://www.twitch.tv/asmodeedigital"> Click here and you'll be able to get yourself set to watch the stream when it kicks off at 5pm</a>. Or, you can watch the whole thing in a special widget on the front of the site. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Terraforming+Mars/news.asp?c=79029'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Terraforming+Mars/news.asp?c=79029 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:00:00 GMT Reigns: Game of Thrones' new trailer shows off jousts and battles <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-nyn_reigns-game-of-thrones-key-art_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Reigns: Game of Thrones' new trailer shows off jousts and battles" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If the new trailer for Reigns: Game of Thrones is anything to go by, we can expect the game to feature all of the debauchery and grisly dealings that HBO's show revels in.<br><br>Most of the gameplay footage from the trailer looks fairly familiar, albeit with that nice Game of Thrones twist.<br><br>The trailer also shows off a brief battle scene. Here, the player character is challenged to make multiple life or death decisions in what looks like rapid succession. We also get to see one of the new in-game games – jousting!<br><br>In addition to all of that, a few series favourite characters pop up, such as Tyrion and Cersei – both seen bickering away as usual. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Reigns%3A+Game+of+Thrones/news.asp?c=79032'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Reigns%3A+Game+of+Thrones/news.asp?c=79032 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:03:58 GMT With Reigns: Game of Thrones coming tomorrow, we look at the first two Reigns games <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ocqxw_reigns_gameofthrones_-_screen_8_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="With Reigns: Game of Thrones coming tomorrow, we look at the first two Reigns games" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> One thing that videogames do very well is power fantasies. You're not really a hulking, all-neck, cyber warrior, or the ruler of some great fictional empire that stretches across the entire globe. But for all that, games have never really understood how power actually works.<br><br>There are a few franchises that get it, and one of them is definitely Reigns. With just two games, and a third on the way tomorrow, Nerial has proven that when it comes to understanding how to rule, it rules.<br><br><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Reigns%3A+Game+of+Thrones/news.asp?c=79001"> With Reigns: Game of Thrones set to hit iPhone, iPad, and Android tomorrow</a>, we thought it was the perfect to look back at the first two games in the series. So that's exactly what we're going to do. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Reigns%3A+Game+of+Thrones/feature.asp?c=79031'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Reigns%3A+Game+of+Thrones/feature.asp?c=79031 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:00:00 GMT Huawei's new Mate 20 X smartphone is an absolute beast <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ieev/huawei-mate-20-x-device-picture.jpg" width="200" alt="Huawei's new Mate 20 X smartphone is an absolute beast" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> In a night that was already full of great reveals - including the Mate 20 and Mate 20 pro - Huawei went on to drop what was perhaps the most exciting news of the event in the form of its hugely impressive Mate 20 X.<br><br>The device is the largest in the Mate 20 series, with a whopping 7.2-inch OLED display. Its specs would suggest a phone that holds great potential as a gaming device, and the presentation was very quick to focus on this.<br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Huawei Mate 20, 20 Pro, and X pricing and availability <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HuaweiMate20?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HuaweiMate20</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HuaweiMate20Pro?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HuaweiMate20Pro</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HUAWEIMate20X?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HUAWEIMate20X</a> <a href="https://t.co/EaHYq4DYqg">pic.twitter.com/EaHYq4DYqg</a></p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Huawei+Mate+20+X/news.asp?c=79028'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Huawei+Mate+20+X/news.asp?c=79028 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:16:02 GMT Soul Seeker - The 6th Knights hits global stores this November <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-iormmf/soul_seeker_6th_knights_screenshot03.jpg" width="200" alt="Soul Seeker - The 6th Knights hits global stores this November" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you were among the millions of players who downloaded the first <em>Soul Seeker </em>game, you might still be busy kitting out your heroes in weird and wonderful outfits as they engage in boss raids across its besieged lands. You might also be hankering for the next instalment. Well hanker no more, because on November 1st, developer Clegames is launching <em>Soul Seeker - The 6th Knights</em> worldwide. It promises more of the same heroic action, with a bit more strategy, plus some added fire (and water) power.<br><br>Taking place in the war-torn continent of Hermes, you play as part of the Albion Knights, and it's your job to put a stop to the five other orders of knights' squabbling. These rival knights are the titular soul seekers, searching for Soul Stones which grant god-like powers for whoever wields them. You must hunt for the Soul Stones yourself and destroy them, so that they never have the chance to use such power against the people of Hermes. That's the premise, but in all likelihood you'll pay just as much attention to the other gameplay modes outside of the main story, including PvP arenas and PvE dungeon raids.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Soul+Seeker%3A+The+6th+Knights/news.asp?c=79027'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Soul+Seeker%3A+The+6th+Knights/news.asp?c=79027 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:30:00 GMT Get ready for Terraforming Mars tonight at 5pm UK time on Twitch <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-crcunzxt/terraforming-mars-screenshot-playing-the-game.jpg" width="200" alt="Get ready for Terraforming Mars tonight at 5pm UK time on Twitch" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Today's the day. In a few short hours, James Gilmour will be hosting the official launch stream for Terraforming Mars. Live at 5pm UK time, the Gilmour-meister will be terraforming the crap out of the red planet.<br><br>He won't be doing it along though, he's going to be joined by two members of the team who've been working on the digital edition of the game. Ashley and Sofi from Luckyhammers will be with James for the entire two hours of the stream.<br><br>Yeah, you read that right, we're going to be playing the game for two full hours. So clear your schedule from 5pm to 7pm UK time tonight, because you're not going to want to miss a single second.<br><br><a href="https://www.twitch.tv/asmodeedigital">This is the link that's going to take you to the page where everything is going to kick off</a>. In the meantime why not watch some of the videos of our previous streams, each more wonderful than the next. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Terraforming+Mars/news.asp?c=79026'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Terraforming+Mars/news.asp?c=79026 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:23:19 GMT Respawnables cheats and tips - Full list of EVERY piece of gear <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-fhqf/the_respawnables_05.jpg" width="200" alt="Respawnables cheats and tips - Full list of EVERY piece of gear" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> So you need to get equipped for battle, and you're not sure where to start? That's exactly why we're here.<br><br>In The Respawnables there's loads of gear to purchase and unlock, but it can be overwhelming just trying to look at it all.<br><br>That's why we're listing it all out and showing you what buffs each piece of gear gives you, so you can plan ahead and get equipped for battle.<br><br>Take a look below for everything you need to know about gear in The Respawnables...<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Respawnables/feature.asp?c=79002'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Respawnables/feature.asp?c=79002 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:00:00 GMT Poopdie preview - What is PewDiePie and Bulbware's new project? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-tqpkrr_poopdie-android-ios-promo-art-three-different-poops_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Poopdie preview - What is PewDiePie and Bulbware's new project?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Poopdie is a game about, well, poop. The titular character attacks with poop. The questline revolves around poop. If you don't like poop, you won't like this.<br><br>The game's scatological focus is no surprise when you consider that everyone's favourite YouTuber PewDiePie is the creative force behind it, having partnered with BulbBoy developer Bulbware to make it.<br><br>With that in mind, there's some pretty big expectations behind this game. And based on what we played at the Poznan Game Arena, it will probably hit them for a lot of people.<br><br><strong>Paint it brown<br><br></strong><br><br>Poopdie follows the story of a worm living in a world where everyone but him has forgotten how to fart or defecate. Because of this, they can't release tension in their bodies, and have become aggressive and hostile.<br><br>Your goal is to try and teach the world how to poop again, largely through doing quests and killing small sentient bottoms that are hellbent on killing Poopdie. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Poopdie/news.asp?c=79024'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Poopdie/news.asp?c=79024 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:28:47 GMT Top 25 best tower defence games for Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-dmba/kingdomrush_ipad_02.jpg" width="200" alt="Top 25 best tower defence games for Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We don't get as many tower defence games as we used to. Which is a shame, because it's the one strategy sub-genre that feels like it really belongs on mobile.<br><br>You're still spoilt for choice on the Android TD front, though. There's a massive digital library of classics to draw from, as well as the odd fresh example.<br><br>These games are timelessly playable. We recommend checking them all out.<br><br>With the newer additions to the list, we find tower defence getting spliced into other, more casual genres. The result is some intriguing hybrid efforts. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Best+Android+games/feature.asp?c=72723'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Best+Android+games/feature.asp?c=72723 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT Fortnite kicks into full autumn gear with its 6.10 update <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-mzxgtl/quadcrasher.jpg" width="200" alt="Fortnite kicks into full autumn gear with its 6.10 update" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Fortnite’s</em> latest update, version 6.10, is a real doozy, introducing a new vehicle, in-game tournaments, and a whole slew of other features and fixes. Epic Games has just released the patch notes, giving us a good look at what we can expect in the new update.<br><br>First on the docket is the game’s Battle Royale mode, which has received the Quadcrasher, a two-seat vehicle with boost capabilities that can send you flying through obstacles and into the air. Pair up with a buddy and wreak serious havoc on your enemies.<br><br><em>Fortnite’s</em> also adding an Events tab to the game, featuring a variety of regularly scheduled tournaments that you can sign up for. These events play out over the course of several hours, and you’ll begin each tournament on equal footing. As you progress, though, you will gradually be placed with players with equal points earned in battle. This resets for each new tournament you participate in. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=79023'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=79023 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:19 GMT It's a big day for Pokemon GO fans - Generation IV has arrived <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-tgvf/pokemon-go-ios-promo-gen-iv-promo-banner.jpg" width="200" alt="It's a big day for Pokemon GO fans - Generation IV has arrived" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Niantic has unleashed Pokemon from the Sinnoh into the wild in <em>Pokemon GO</em>, giving you your first chance to catch Pokemon from <em>Pokemon Pearl</em>, <em>Pokemon Diamond</em>, and <em>Pokemon Platinum</em>.<br><br>There’s a new trailer commemorating the event, showcasing Glaceon, Leafeon, Lucario, and many others. We even get a quick glimpse of Legendary Pokemon Giratina, who could be coming to the game in a Raid or Research Task.<br><br>Niantic will be rolling out the new Pokemon in waves, but you can catch the first few right now. You’ll find them in the wild, in eggs, and through raids, so keep an eye out. According to <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSilphRoad/comments/9ooeha/megathread_new_sinnoh_pokemon_and_wild_spawn/">The Silph Road subreddit</a>, these are the Sinnoh Pokemon you can catch in the wild currently: <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=79022'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=79022 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:32:37 GMT