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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Sat, 21 Jul 2018 07:00:59 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 448 - Motorsport Manager Mobile 3, Teen Titans GO Figure <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 448 - Motorsport Manager Mobile 3, Teen Titans GO Figure" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This week, Em, James, and Ric prepare to bid farewell to Clementine with the first trailer for the last season of The Walking Dead.<br><br>They also take a look at the Sega Ages launch on Switch, which will bring the original Sonic to the portable console.<br><br>Chat then turns to managing a Formula 1 team with the release of Motorsport Manager Mobile 3, and DC characters fighting each other in the cutest way imaginable in Teen Titans GO Figure.<br><br><strong>Download episode 448:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep448.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> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78140'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78140 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:02:29 GMT 739 million zombies have already been killed in The Walking Dead: Our World <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wfyarcr/twd_ourworld_square-300x300.jpg" width="200" alt="739 million zombies have already been killed in The Walking Dead: Our World" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Just a week after it's release, The Walking Dead: Our World is showing off how well it’s doing with a nice looking infographic.<br><br>It lays out a bunch of interesting stats, like how many zombies have been killed between all players and how many bases have been built, but some of the more interesting stats have to do with time played.<br><br>On average, people's playtime is 37 minutes per day, and 7 sessions per day. For a game that encourages you to go outside and explore, I would have thought the playtime would be higher.<br><br>Perhaps I'm surprised since the game's closest comparison is Pokemon Go and people were playing that for hours on end when it was first released. Although it’s kinda unfair to compare the two, this game was never going to have the same cultural impact that Pokemon Go did. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Walking+Dead%3A+Our+World/news.asp?c=78135'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Walking+Dead%3A+Our+World/news.asp?c=78135 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:11:16 GMT Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker has sold so much better on Switch than the Wii U <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-aatr/captain_toad_treasure_tracker_android_ios_013.jpg" width="200" alt="Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker has sold so much better on Switch than the Wii U" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Big news: the new Switch version of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker has sold over 41,000 units in Japan, vastly outselling its Wii U launch. According to Media Create Sales (<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/NintendoSwitch/comments/8zx518/captain_toad_treasure_trackers_debut_sales_on/">via Reddit</a>), it sold over 28,000 units in Japan its first week on Nintendo's last home console.<br><br>This is just another example of how much better the Switch is than the Wii U [Hey now, let's not forget Tokyo Mirage Sessions -Ed]. <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Nintendo+Switch/news.asp?c=76555">The Switch has sold more units in one year than the Wii U’s in its entire lifespan</a>. <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Nintendo+Switch/news.asp?c=72775">Not to mention the much better third-party support</a> that the hybrid console is getting. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Captain+Toad/news.asp?c=78116'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Captain+Toad/news.asp?c=78116 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:19:45 GMT Niantic acquire Seismic Games for cool new AR projects <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-wahqzq_marvel-strike-force-thanos_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Niantic acquire Seismic Games for cool new AR projects " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Pokemon Go creators, Niantic, released a statement yesterday announcing their acquisition of California-based game dev team, Seismic Games.<br><br>Seismic is known for the rather excellent Marvel Strike Force and Blade Runner Revelations. They'll still continue to work on their own games but will now also be working on AR projects alongside Niantic. It's tough to say what exactly the team will be developing, but just last month <a href="https://www.pocketgamer.biz/news/68473/niantic-opens-up-a-preview-of-its-ar-real-world-platform/">Niantic showcased a few different AR experiences they're working on</a>.<br><br>They've hinted at an update to Pokemon Go's AR which shows Pikachu running around and hiding behind real-world objects. They also previewed a whole new AR multiplayer game called Codename: Neon, where you fire balls of light at your friends. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Marvel+Strike+Force/news.asp?c=78105'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Marvel+Strike+Force/news.asp?c=78105 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:46:00 GMT Don't worry if you missed our Scythe: Digital Edition stream yesterday - you can catch up right here! <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ngdpj/scythe.jpg" width="200" alt="Don't worry if you missed our Scythe: Digital Edition stream yesterday - you can catch up right here!" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Yesterday AppSpy's marvelous master of video, James Gilmour, showed off some fresh new Scythe: Digital Edition footage, but it's okay if you weren't there. It would be nice if you were, but we know life gets in the way of things...<br><br>We're not too heartbroken... we promise... *sniff*<br><br>Ahhhh I'm just joshing you. The wonderful thing about technology and the internet is that you never have to miss anything again - unless it's not being recorded. <br><br>Lucky you, you can catch up on all of yesterday's events by watching the video above. It's so easy! If you can't see the video or are finding it tricky to play, you can go straight to Twitch and watch it there <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/asmodeedigital/videos/all">using this link</a>.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Scythe%3A+Digital+Edition/news.asp?c=78106'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Scythe%3A+Digital+Edition/news.asp?c=78106 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:17:10 GMT The countdown is on! It's just over an hour until we take over Twitch with Scythe: Digital <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xjrf/scythe.jpg" width="200" alt="The countdown is on! It's just over an hour until we take over Twitch with Scythe: Digital" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> In just under an hour's time, we're going to be live on Twitch, streaming some of the really rather wonderful Scythe: Digital Edition for your viewing pleasure.<br><br>It's a game of robots, war, and economic strategy, all set in a steampunk vision of early 20th century Europe.<br><br>I mean, if that sentence alone isn't enough to get you excited, quite frankly I don't know what is.<br><br><strong>A scything blow</strong><br><br>Oh, how about this one? Your host tonight is going to be none other than James Gilmour, one of the finest men to ever talk into a camera on the internet. And he's going to be streaming for 90 full minutes, just like the football.<br><br>The stream is set to kick off at 5pm UK time, so you've got an hour or so to put your affairs in order, put the kettle on, and tell anyone who might annoy you to be quiet. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/TableTap/news.asp?c=78094'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/TableTap/news.asp?c=78094 Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:00:00 GMT Pokemon Go Fest was a hell of a lot better this year <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-beorch/globalchallenge-gofest1.jpg" width="200" alt="Pokemon Go Fest was a hell of a lot better this year " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This past weekend Pokemon trainers took to the streets of Chicago and Lincoln Park in the hunt for new pocket monsters in the constant struggle to catch em' all.<br><br><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pokemon+GO/feature.asp?c=71005">After the disastrous events of Pokémon Go Fest last year</a>, Niantic seem to have learned from their mistakes and hosted a much more successful event this year. 21,000 attendees marched through a specially made course which featured more than 50 species of Pokemon.<br><br>However, the celebrations are not limited to Lincoln Park - trainers all over the world can currently participate in Professor Willow's Global Challenge. Until July 23rd, you'll get double the candy for catching a Pokémon and eggs will take half the distance to hatch as well as some other extra bonuses. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=78084'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=78084 Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:34:38 GMT From 5pm UK time tonight, TableTap is taking to Twitch to showcase some new content in Scythe: Digital Edition <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xjrf/scythe.jpg" width="200" alt="From 5pm UK time tonight, TableTap is taking to Twitch to showcase some new content in Scythe: Digital Edition" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> At 5pm UK time tonight, the charming and effervescent James Gilmour is going to take to the streams, showing off some exciting new content for the digital edition of everyone's favourite game of alternate European histories, Scythe.<br><br>There'll be giant robots, subterfuge, economic wrangling, and much, much more. And you lucky lot can watch the whole thing. In the last stream, James got mauled by a huge fly. Who knows what's going to happen this time?<br><br>So, to recap. <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/asmodeedigital">5pm UK time, at this link here, James Gilmour playing Scythe: Digital Edition</a>. <br><br>If you want to find out more about the game before then, <a href="http://www.asmodee-digital.com/en/scythe/">here's a link to its official site</a>. <a href="/r/Board+Game/TableTap/news.asp?c=78071">Or click here to watch the last time we streamed Scythe: Digital Edition</a> and make sure you're caught up. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/TableTap/news.asp?c=78083'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/TableTap/news.asp?c=78083 Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:59:28 GMT Need to brush up on Scythe before our stream tomorrow? We've got you covered <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xjrf/scythe.jpg" width="200" alt="Need to brush up on Scythe before our stream tomorrow? We've got you covered" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> What do you mean you don't know what Scythe is? It's a brilliant game of giant robots set in a steampunk 1920s Europe. <br><br>It's a game of subterfuge and spying, of fighting and trying to survive. And we've already played it on Twitch.<br><br>Since we're playing it again tomorrow, we thought it was a good time to circle back to one of the first times we played the game live. I say we, I obviously mean the really rather lovely James Gilmour.<br><br>If you enjoy what you see, then <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/asmodeedigital">here's the link to all the other streams we've done recently</a>. And that's the same link that's going to take you to the brand new stream when it happens tomorrow at 5pm UK time. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/TableTap/news.asp?c=78071'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/TableTap/news.asp?c=78071 Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:00:00 GMT Get your hands on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at NintendoUKVS Live in London next weekend <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-yrrmk/super-smash-bros-ultimate-daisy.jpg" width="200" alt="Get your hands on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at NintendoUKVS Live in London next weekend" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> On the 28th and 29th of July, Nintendo will be hosting tournaments for Splatoon 2 and the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London.<br><br>The event, Nintendo UKVS Live, has already proven to be popular with fans since tickets are already sold out and pre-registration for the tournaments are now closed.<br><br>On the 28th, Splatoon 2 teams will be participating in the first qualifier for the UK Splatoon 2 championship, while on the 29th there will be an invitational tournament for Smash Bros.<br><br>As well as all that, attendees will also have the opportunity to play unreleased games, as well as some multiplayer favourites like Mario Tennis Aces, ARMS, and Pokkén Tournament DX. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Super+Smash+Bros+Ultimate/news.asp?c=78073'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Super+Smash+Bros+Ultimate/news.asp?c=78073 Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:27:24 GMT The winners of Nintendo Labo's Creators Contest have made some seriously insane stuff <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ijg/labo.jpg" width="200" alt="The winners of Nintendo Labo's Creators Contest have made some seriously insane stuff" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you've been kicking around for a while, you'll know that I get hot and cold about Nintendo Labo. It's a great idea, but it's expensive. It provides a great opportunity for creatives, but only if they put the time in - you get the idea. Ninty's recent set of <a href="https://labo.nintendo.com/share/#!/winners/">Creative Contest</a> winners, however, have taken it to another level. <br><br>Having run a little while back, the winners were announced at the weekend and it was split into three major categories: Best Decorated Toy-Con, Best Toy-Con Mod Using Toy-Con Garage, and Best Original Invention Using Toy-Con Garage.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Nintendo+Labo/news.asp?c=78076'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Nintendo+Labo/news.asp?c=78076 Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:12:09 GMT Physical Octopath Traveler stock is already running low just days after launch <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-bnqdt/h2x1_nswitch_octopathtraveler_image1600w.jpg" width="200" alt="Physical Octopath Traveler stock is already running low just days after launch" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's only been a few days since the Square Enix JRPG Octopath Traveler was released, but the game has done so well that some folks can't get their hands on it.<br><br>The Switch exclusive is currently struggling to provide the stock in some regions. It's even set back Amazon America's delivery times between one to two months.<br><br>The Octopath <a href="https://twitter.com/OCTOPATH_PR?lang=en">Twitter account</a> has issued an apology and suggested that buying the game digitally might be a good alternative.<br><br>If you didn't know, the game is a turn based JRPG which has you explore the fantasy world of Orsterra. There are eight main character all with their own story quests to complete and unique abilities to play with. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Project+Octopath+Traveler/news.asp?c=78072'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Project+Octopath+Traveler/news.asp?c=78072 Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:40:16 GMT On Twitch tomorrow, TableTap is showing off some exciting new content for Scythe <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xjrf/scythe.jpg" width="200" alt="On Twitch tomorrow, TableTap is showing off some exciting new content for Scythe" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/asmodeedigital">you watched our Fighting Fantasy Legends Portal stream last week</a>, you'll have heard the ever delightful James Gilmour saying that these streams were going to be happening more regularly. And since James is a man of his word, tomorrow we're going to be streaming some Scythe.<br><br>More specifically, we're going to be streaming a brand new bit of Scythe that's coming to the early access version of the game on Steam. What is it? I'm real sorry but you're going to have to tune in and find out tomorrow.<br><br><a href="http://www.asmodee-digital.com/en/scythe/"> If you've not heard about Scythe</a>, it's a game set in an alternate Europe between the wars, where giant robots stop about shooting each other. You need to take control, take out your foes by any means necessary, and steer the world into a new age of prosperity. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/TableTap/news.asp?c=78069'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/TableTap/news.asp?c=78069 Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:43:18 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 447 - Dead Island: Survivors, New Star Soccer Manager <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 447 - Dead Island: Survivors, New Star Soccer Manager" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This week, James and Ric return from a tropical island to talk about a dead one - Dead Island: Survivors to be precise.<br><br>Meanwhile, Emily's been puzzling it up with Up Left Out, and New Star Soccer Manager has taken over the Pocket Gamer office. Mainly Harry's bit of the office. To be honest, he's around three transfers away from an intervention.<br><br>The team also chat about monochrome marvels Earth Atlantis and Fracter, and interview Team 17's Troy Horton about the things publishers are looking for in the games they sign.<br><br><strong>Download episode 447:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep447.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><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78064'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78064 Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:58:37 GMT Arena of Valor gains first million downloads in the U.S <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xwuymw/arena-of-valor-switch-screenshot-3.jpg" width="200" alt="Arena of Valor gains first million downloads in the U.S" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The MOBA game, Arena of Valor, has just hit one million downloads in the U.S, as well as making three million dollars in revenue.<br><br>Developed by Tencent, the game came to the Western App Store and Google Play last December. But before that, it was released in China in 2015 where it was met with immediate popularity. <a href="https://www.pocketgamer.biz/asia/news/64787/tencents-honor-of-kings-surpasses-50-million-daus/">Back in early 2017, the game had 200 million downloads and 70 million daily active users.</a><br><br>The western market has obviously not given the game the same massive response, but this is perhaps due to the release of Valor coinciding with the growing hype around battle royal games.<br><br>Arena of Valor is a MOBA in every sense of the term. It resembles League of Legends in its art style, there are lanes to try to push your minions through, an array of colourful characters to play, all with their own unique stats and abilities. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Arena+of+Valor/news.asp?c=78056'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Arena+of+Valor/news.asp?c=78056 Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:29:20 GMT