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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Sat, 25 Nov 2017 07:46:09 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer Survive dual screens of bullet hell action in shmup Dimension Drive, coming to Nintendo Switch next month <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ifxg_drive_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Survive dual screens of bullet hell action in shmup Dimension Drive, coming to Nintendo Switch next month" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Bullet hell shooters are challenging enough with a single screen of projectiles and enemies to handle, but in the upcoming shmup <em>Dimension Drive</em>, you must evade and shoot across two screens of hazards.<br><br>Every stage is divided between dual gauntlets, using your special dimension-hopping Manticore fighter to swap between each side of the screen. While each half is often thick with bullets, barriers, and bosses, differences in one or the other - an open path on one side, varied bullet patterns, and so on - let you deftly survive with precise timing.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Dimension+Drive/news.asp?c=76008'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Dimension+Drive/news.asp?c=76008 Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:28:32 GMT The big Pocket Gamer accessory guide 2017 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-idoeg/google-pixel-case.jpg" width="200" alt="The big Pocket Gamer accessory guide 2017" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated 24th November:</strong> New items, links and photos added to all categories. PLUS! New iPhone sections and Black Friday deal prices...<br><br><hr /><br><br>Whether you want to protect, enhance, or just enable your favourite gadget, the simple fact is you're going to need to splash out on some more cash to do so. Fear not. Your Pocket Gamer chums are here to guide you in accessorising your portable gaming device.<br><br>Whether you're looking forward to travelling for work or pleasure, planning to get fit, looking to make some home improvements, or simply looking to protect your smartphone, there's a range of gadgets, gizmos and gifts out there for you.<br><br><strong>Pocket Gamer accessory guides...</strong><br><br><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Hardware+Group+Test/feature.asp?c=76002"></a> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hardware+Group+Test/feature.asp?c=72562'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hardware+Group+Test/feature.asp?c=72562 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:12:41 GMT The big Pocket Gamer accessory guide 2017 - Pixel 2 cases <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-dfvv_pixel2-standard_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The big Pocket Gamer accessory guide 2017 - Pixel 2 cases" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Google's second stab at a proper flagship phone has proved a little divisive, largely thanks to a few screen issues with the larger Pixel 2XL.<br><br>But make no mistake - both phones are fine Android machines with excellent performance, slick software, and arguably the best cameras on the market.<br><br>They're not what you'd call cheap though, so a case might be a smart bet. Here are a few that will tuck your new Pixel 2 up nice and snug.<br><br>It's worth noting that the two pixels have rather different designs, owing to the fact that they're built by different manufacturers, and it doesn't always pan out that a case is readily available for both.<br><br><strong>Google Pixel 2 Case</strong><br><br>It's worth starting with Google's own case provisions, because they're quite lovely. This standard case comes in a range of attractive tailored material designs that won't interfere with the Pixel 2's squeeze-activated shortcut. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hardware+Group+Test/feature.asp?c=76004'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hardware+Group+Test/feature.asp?c=76004 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:55:00 GMT The big Pocket Gamer accessory guide 2017 - iPhone X cases <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xpjd/iphonex-leather.jpg" width="200" alt="The big Pocket Gamer accessory guide 2017 - iPhone X cases" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Got yourself a fancy new iPhone X? You're probably feeling pretty smug right now. And also maybe a little broke.<br><br>One other thing: you're probably paranoid. That's natural given that the iPhone X is simultaneously the most fragile and the most expensive iPhone ever built. Repair costs for Apple's fancy new phone are through the roof too.<br><br>All of which is a round-about way of justifying my next statement: you should really buy yourself a case. Even if it's just a light one that you pop on when you head out of the door.<br><br>Fortunately, there are already plenty to choose from.<br><br><strong>iPhone X Leather Case </strong><br><br>Apple's own Leather Case looks and feels classy whilst fitting the iPhone X snugly. Crucially, it also weighs very little. The button covers are nice and clicky, there's a protective lip around the display, and the open bottom section makes a lot of sense with the iPhone X's swipey home gesture. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Hardware+Group+Test/feature.asp?c=76002'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Hardware+Group+Test/feature.asp?c=76002 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:55:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 420 - Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Rules of Survival <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 420 - Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Rules of Survival" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Good news for fans of battle royale and sofa shopping this week.<br><br><em><br><br>Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp</em> takes the cutesy life-sim formula and squeezes it onto your phone, while <em>PUBG</em>-a-like <em>Rules of Survival</em> attempts to replicate the thrill of hiding in a barn wearing a t-shirt on a tiny screen.<br><br>Plus we talk to <em>The Watchmen</em> co-creator Dave Gibbons about <em>Rogue Trooper Redux</em>, and his incredible career in comics and gaming.<br><br><strong>Download episode 420:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep420.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong> <br><br>  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76006'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76006 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:21:20 GMT Pocket Gamer's best games of October giveaway - REKT <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-adjgi_rekt-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer's best games of October giveaway - REKT" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's that time of the month again, when <em>Pocket Gamer</em> gives away a bounty of codes for last month's absolute best games to our wonderful community, the <a href="/r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=65028">App Army</a>.<br><br>For those unaware, that's our diehard band of mobile gaming enthusiasts. In exchange for their critical thoughts, we give them codes for unreleased games on a weekly basis and you can join in the fun by simply signing up on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/apparmy">Facebook</a>.<br><br>That's a requirement to get a chance at a code in the giveaway, but more on that later. Let's kick things off.<br><br><strong><br><br>REKT<br><br></strong><em>REKT </em>is basically a combination of <em>Rocket League</em> and <em>Tony Hawk's Pro Skater</em>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/REKT/feature.asp?c=76003'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/REKT/feature.asp?c=76003 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:00:00 GMT Snatch up 41 best iOS and Android titles this Black Friday <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-oiztzq/520x293bb__4_.jpg" width="200" alt="Snatch up 41 best iOS and Android titles this Black Friday" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Happy Monday, one and all, it's time again to check out what delicious sales we've got to chow down on this week so far. <br><br>You know the drill by now - these price drops come and go so keep half an eye on this piece. We'll be sure to update it throughout.<br><br><strong>60 Seconds!</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1072395467">iOS</a></li><br><br><li>Price: £1.99/$1.99</li><br><br></ul><br><br>You've only got 60 seconds before the world goes to hell. Aside from your wife, daughter, and son, what else do you grab and throw into the bomb shelter? The choices will probably come back to haunt you in the apocalypse.<br><br><strong>A Normal Lost Phone</strong> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Escapists/news.asp?c=75955'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Escapists/news.asp?c=75955 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:59:37 GMT Lineage II: Revolution tips and tricks - Creating the best character for you <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vogzf/lineage_2_revolution.jpg" width="200" alt="Lineage II: Revolution tips and tricks - Creating the best character for you" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> So you’re about to get started in that hot new mobile MMORPG,<em> Lineage II: Revolution</em>? Need some help building your first character, or you’re looking to build a second? Don’t worry, we’ve got the advice you need.<br><br>Here you’ll find a few tips on building the best character which suits you, including advice on arts, appearance and classes, of course.<br><br>Just take a look below and let us know in the comments what your favourite part of <em>Lineage II: Revolution</em> is so far!<br><br><input type="image" src="/FCKEditorFiles//IMG_0791.jpg" width="460" height="345" /><br><br><strong>Winning the race<br><br></strong><br><br>Picking which race to play as is the first step in <em>Lineage II: Revolution</em>. You get to choose from Human, Elf, Dark Elf or Dwarf.<br><br>Humans have well-rounded stats and you can basically throw them into any class type happily, while the cute lolita Dwarf has more HP and defence than anything, making them well suited to melee roles, particularly the Warrior class. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Lineage2+Revolution/feature.asp?c=76001'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Lineage2+Revolution/feature.asp?c=76001 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:32:00 GMT Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp tips and tricks - Maxing Friendship Levels & Filling your campsite <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ahewq/acpcc.jpg" width="200" alt="Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp tips and tricks - Maxing Friendship Levels & Filling your campsite" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> In<em> Animal Crossing</em>, making friends with animals is the aim of the game. Well, a really nice camper van is cool too, but nothing’s cooler than making new friends, right?<br><br>Right! And in <em>Animal Crossing Pocket Camp</em>, you will want to invite animals to your camp to stay with you, and decorate in a way that they’ll love.<br><br>In this guide, we’ll walk you through making your Friendship Level go way up, and inviting happy animals back to your campsite to stay with you.<br><br><input type="image" src="/FCKEditorFiles//Screenshot_20171102-094743(1).jpg" width="460" height="817" /><br><br><strong>You’ve got a friend in me<br><br></strong><br><br>To start with, you’ll just want to fulfil animal requests as often as you possibly can. Pick up shells, catch fish and bugs, and make sure they’re satisfied.<br><br>You can only fulfil three requests each time animals show up, in addition to talking to them, both of which increase your friendship level. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Animal+Crossing+Pocket+Camp/feature.asp?c=75796'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Animal+Crossing+Pocket+Camp/feature.asp?c=75796 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:03:00 GMT Mille Bornes is a new car-racing card game adaptation for iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ujafr/iphone-screenshot-4.jpg" width="200" alt="Mille Bornes is a new car-racing card game adaptation for iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Asmodee Digital has gone and released another game. It's fair to say that the publisher's catalogue has been swelling in the last few weeks, and now it's added a racing game to its roster. It's called <em>Mille Bornes</em>, and it's out right now for iOS and Android.<br><br>Rather than controlling your car with tilts or digital buttons though, in true Asmodee fashion, here you're controlling it by laying down cards.<br><br>You can play against up to three other friends on the same device, or if you prefer you can take on the AI. You've got three maps to discover, and they each add their own twists to the way the game plays.<br><br>There are special powers to throw into the mix as well. Oh, and your friends are almost certainly going to play dirty. That's sort of the point. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Mille+Bornes/news.asp?c=75987'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Mille+Bornes/news.asp?c=75987 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:00:00 GMT New iOS, Android, 3DS, and Nintendo Switch games out this week - Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Puzzle Fighter, Worms W.M.D., and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-eeu/6af13efc60a812e35370f0f7fa582855.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS, Android, 3DS, and Nintendo Switch games out this week - Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Puzzle Fighter, Worms W.M.D., and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends. To say I'm not jealous of your delicious dinners would be a total lie, but then I am always hungry so that's hardly surprising. <br><br>I guess to ease the pain I'll just have to pull my socks off and find comfort in these awesome new releases this week, and dry my tears with my phone. <br><br>Wait, on second thought, maybe that's not such a great idea...<br><br><strong>iOS/Android</strong><br><br><strong>Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Nintendo</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1179915619">iOS</a>/<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nintendo.zaca&hl=en">Android</a></li><br><br><li>Price: F2P</li><br><br></ul><br><br>Make pals with anthropomorphic beings and get to work managing your own campsite in this somewhat 'lite' version of the popular series. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pukk/news.asp?c=75990'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pukk/news.asp?c=75990 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:55:00 GMT 58 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="58 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><strong>Arena of Valor<br><br></strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Tencent Games</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/GB/app/id1150318642">iOS</a>/<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ngame.allstar.eu">Android</a></li><br><br><li>Country: France, Germany, Britain, Italy, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine</li> <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 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:05:00 GMT PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on mobile - 3 ways to get your PUBG kicks <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ypcr_rules-of-survival-ios-3_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on mobile - 3 ways to get your PUBG kicks" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds</em> - or <em>PUBG</em> to its friends - is rather hot right now. This PC shooter has lit up Steam with its tense, sneaky-snipey action.<br><br>If you haven't heard of it, <em>PUBG</em> is the leading example of a certain type of online multiplayer experience known informally as 'battle royale'. It sees you set loose on an island with as many as 99 other players and tasked with being the last to survive.<br><br>First you must scavenge for supplies, including medkits, armour, and of course weapons. Then you must head for the designated safe zone, which continues to shift at random within an ever decreasing circle until the remaining survivors are forced into a tense final standoff.<br><br><em>PUBG</em>'s immense success (despite not even being available as a full game yet) has already seen its formula copied on console and PC, but mobile isn't immune to this phenomenon. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Rules+of+Survival/feature.asp?c=75997'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Rules+of+Survival/feature.asp?c=75997 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:58:46 GMT The Big Indie Pitch wraps up 2017 in Dundee and Colchester <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wwapo/bigindiepitch.jpg" width="200" alt="The Big Indie Pitch wraps up 2017 in Dundee and Colchester" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p><em>(This article was originally published on our sister site <a href="http://PocketGamer.biz">PocketGamer.biz</a>)</em><br><br>There has been a frankly ridiculous number of Big Indie Pitches this year, taking place all over the world in the UK, US, Jordan, South Korea, and more.</p><br><br><p>But we're not done just yet - we've still found time to sneak in two more events before 2017 is out, with one in <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz/events/956/the-big-indie-pitch-in-dundee-2017/" target="_self">Dundee on November 30th</a> and the last in <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz/events/1115/the-big-indie-pitch-at-the-games-hub-essex-2017/" target="_self">Colchester on December 14th</a>.</p><br><br><p>So if you're a UK-based developer, or just really want to take part, then you've still got time to get your game in front of a panel of industry experts and potentially win some fabulous prizes - and it's totally free to enter.</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Big+Indie+Pitch/news.asp?c=75996'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Big+Indie+Pitch/news.asp?c=75996 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:03:18 GMT Pocket Gamer's best games of October giveaway - Time Recoil <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-agkwl_time-recoil-1_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer's best games of October giveaway - Time Recoil" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's that time of the month again, when <em>Pocket Gamer</em> gives away a bounty of codes for last month's absolute best games to our wonderful community, the <a href="/r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=65028">App Army</a>.<br><br>For those unaware, that's our diehard band of mobile gaming enthusiasts. In exchange for their critical thoughts, we give them codes for unreleased games on a weekly basis and you can join in the fun by simply signing up on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/apparmy">Facebook</a>.<br><br>That's a requirement to get a chance at a code in the giveaway, but more on that later. Let's kick things off.<br><br><strong><br><br>Time Recoil</strong><br><br><em>Time Recoil</em> is a top down shooter with a bunch of clever time manipulating mechanics. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Time+Recoil/feature.asp?c=75989'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Time+Recoil/feature.asp?c=75989 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:00:00 GMT