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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Sat, 22 Sep 2018 22:53:09 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 457 - PlayStation Classic, Life is Strange: Before the Storm <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 457 - PlayStation Classic, Life is Strange: Before the Storm" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The thing with being the Pocket Gamer Podcast is anything that plays games and fits in your pocket falls within our remit.<br><br>Ipso facto: James, Em, and Ric find themselves debating the merits of the newly announced PlayStation Classic.<br><br>They also cover new releases like Life is Strange: Before the Storm on iOS, light-based puzzler Where Shadows Slumber, and more.<br><br>Plus James talks to the devs behind Oceanhorn 2 live from the Pocket Gamer Connects: Helsinki floor.<br><br><strong>Download episode 457:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep457.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=78754'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78754 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:36:59 GMT Hey look! It's a place to find all the The Respawnables tips and updates <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-aqzz/the-respawnables-android-army-instructor-2018-character.jpg" width="200" alt="Hey look! It's a place to find all the The Respawnables tips and updates" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p>Hello! Check out <a href="http://hubs.pocketgamer.co.uk/respawnables">our latest Game Hub</a>. We're extending a warm welcome to fans of third-person shooter The Respawnables! We're excited to have you here.</p><br><br><p>We've created a unique area on Pocket Gamer just for you, a place to find all your news, opinion features, tips and guides and more.</p><br><br><p>The game first came out at the end of 2012 and it's grown massively. In that time it's <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Respawnables/news.asp?c=78260 ">been downloaded over 45 million times</a> and witnessed 2.5 billion matches. We're big fans, having given the original release <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Respawnables/review.asp?c=52231">one of our coveted silver awards</a>.</p><br><br><p></p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Respawnables/news.asp?c=78726'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Respawnables/news.asp?c=78726 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:55:50 GMT Black Void Studios told us why you should fund Alpha Bunker, now live on Kickstarter <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-nsigva_1_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Black Void Studios told us why you should fund Alpha Bunker, now live on Kickstarter" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Apocalyptic nightmare-scapes have always had a grip on our imaginations. It’s hard to resist the grim fascination we all have with the end of the world, and now Black Void Studios promises to let you play out all of your post-apocalyptic adventures in <em>Alpha Bunker</em>, a new mobile game that’s just landed on Kickstarter.<br><br><em>Alpha Bunker</em> is set in the aftermath of the nuclear apocalypse. Huddled up in your bunker, you’ll be forced to defend your new home from the dangers of the desiccated outside world, including fellow desperate survivors and zombies.<br><br>Upgrade your base to build an impregnable stronghold, join up with other survivors, and build weapons to carve out a new life in the wake of disaster. Players can choose where they want to build their bunker—in the ruins of an urban sprawl, a rural countryside, or the rugged mountains. Scout for fuel, metal scraps, and other supplies, immerse yourself in the game’s crafting system, and engage in fast-paced turn-based combat to ensure you and your growing community of survivors live to see another day. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Alpha+Bunker/news.asp?c=78716'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Alpha+Bunker/news.asp?c=78716 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:20:00 GMT Missed the high kicks and low blows of our Onitama: The Board Game stream? Catch up right here <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-opjv_onitama-the-board-game-ios-review-screenshot-the-start-of-a-game_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Missed the high kicks and low blows of our Onitama: The Board Game stream? Catch up right here" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/videos/311685454?tt_content=text_link&tt_medium=vod_embed" style="padding:2px 0px 4px; display:block; width:345px; font-weight:normal; font-size:10px; text-decoration:underline;">Watch ONITAMA | iOS & Android Launch Stream from AsmodeeDigital on www.twitch.tv</a><br><br>It's okay, you don't need to make any sort of excuses or apologies to us. We know everyone's busy, we know everyone has got stuff to do, so we're really not that upset that you missed our Onitama: The Board Game Twitch stream last night.<br><br>However, it'd be really great if you could do us a favour and watch the video of the stream we've embedded above. You don't have to, we're not going to send the boys round if you don't, we just think it's a really good stream and you're going to enjoy it. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Onitama%3A+The+Board+Game/news.asp?c=78711'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Onitama%3A+The+Board+Game/news.asp?c=78711 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:51:48 GMT Ever wanted to see James Gilmour pull off some sick kung fu moves? Well you're in luck then <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-cbtpew_onitama-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Ever wanted to see James Gilmour pull off some sick kung fu moves? Well you're in luck then" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Wouldn't it be nice just to kick back for an hour and a half and watch someone else playing one of the best digital board games of the past few weeks? Wouldn't it be nice if that someone was James Gilmour, and that game was Onitama?<br><br>We really hope you answered yes to all of those questions, because in less than an hour, Mr. Gilmour is taking to Twitch to play Asmodee Digital's Silver Award-winning game of kung fu, chess, and strategy.<br><br>The game's great, <a href="/r/iPhone/Onitama%3A+The+Board+Game/review.asp?c=78610">and if you click here you can read our complete review</a>. We don't have a review of James on the site, but we're pretty sure if we did he'd be a Platinum Award winner. He's pretty good. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Onitama%3A+The+Board+Game/news.asp?c=78693'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Onitama%3A+The+Board+Game/news.asp?c=78693 Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:00:00 GMT Get ready for high kicking, a-bit-like-chess action in tonight's live Twitch stream of Onitama: The Board Game <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-opjv_onitama-the-board-game-ios-review-screenshot-the-start-of-a-game_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Get ready for high kicking, a-bit-like-chess action in tonight's live Twitch stream of Onitama: The Board Game" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Well would you look at that, it's almost time for another of our amazing digital board game streams over on Twitch. Tonight, from 5pm UK time, James Gilmour will be throwing out some of his best kung fu moves in the really rather brilliant Onitama.<br><br>Not heard of the game before? Honestly where have you been the last couple of weeks? It's a really interesting mash-up of chess and a card game, and it's perfectly designed for the brief mobile moments you want to fill up with gaming.<br><br>We've reviewed it already, because we're at the top of our game, saying "Onitama takes the best bits of American-style board games and the best bits of European board games and blends them together with an Asian style to make something that's really entertaining," and giving the game a Silver Award. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Onitama%3A+The+Board+Game/news.asp?c=78692'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Onitama%3A+The+Board+Game/news.asp?c=78692 Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:00:00 GMT Tomorrow at 5pm UK time we're returning to Twitch with chess-based board game Onitama <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-mesu/onitama-the-board-game-ios-knights-elder.jpg" width="200" alt="Tomorrow at 5pm UK time we're returning to Twitch with chess-based board game Onitama" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Tomorrow night at 5pm UK time, live on the ol' Twitch streaming website, our intrepid tabletop gamer and video guy James Gilmour will be making a triumphant return with a shiny new game - Onitama.<br><br>Well, it's not that new. Onitama did come out just over a week ago, but it is pretty shiny - we even <a href="/r/iPhone/Onitama%3A+The+Board+Game/review.asp?c=78610">gave it a Silver Award in our review</a>, calling it "a light board game experience that hides a huge amount of depth".<br><br>Not sure what it is? It's a bit like chess, mixed in with some Clash Royale, and all rolled together in Chinese-themed wrapper. It's easy to pick up, plays quickly, and is a ton of fun to boot. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Onitama%3A+The+Board+Game/news.asp?c=78690'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Onitama%3A+The+Board+Game/news.asp?c=78690 Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:25:15 GMT Golf Club: Wasteland tees up new song Two Astronauts <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-uzbhx_gcw_game_still_5_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Golf Club: Wasteland tees up new song Two Astronauts" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Post-apocalyptic golfing sim <em><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/product.asp?p=Golf+Club%3A+Wasteland&i=29687&tab=art">Golf Club: Wasteland</a></em> is about more than just the titular sport and the end of days - it’s also about the music; and if you enjoyed its nostalgia-tinged, in-game radio station, developer Demagog Studio has a treat for you.<br><br>The studio has expanded the game’s soundtrack with the addition of a new song titled Two Astronauts. It’s another sonic collaboration between Demagog and musician Shane Berry, this time with vocals from singer-songwriter Ana Curcin.<br><br>Available for iOS devices, <em>Golf Club: Wasteland</em> is a far cry from the Tiger Woods-endorsed golfing titles you may be familiar with. The game takes places in a world where a cataclysmic event has laid waste to the Earth and what’s left of humanity has taken up refuge on Mars. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Golf+Club%3A+Wasteland/news.asp?c=78688'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Golf+Club%3A+Wasteland/news.asp?c=78688 Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT Aqua Moto Racing 2 splashes down on Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-benvs/aqua_1.jpg" width="200" alt="Aqua Moto Racing 2 splashes down on Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Take a break from tarmac racetracks and concrete skate parks – now you’ve got a big blue ocean to cruise around. Swedish developer Zordix has brought water-ski hit <em>Aqua Moto Racing 2</em> from iOS to Android, promising the same high-octane fun that garnered an 85% rating on Metacritic the first time round.<br><br>The game puts you in the driving seat of various watercraft as you race across the waves against other riders. The single player mode includes 14 championships and 48 courses to conquer – all set in sun-drenched, tropical locations. As you progress, you’ll unlock new vehicles and have the chance to supe-up existing ones.<br><br>Whilst speeding into first place is the aim of the game, don’t miss a trick; pulling dramatic stunts off jumps and riding perilously close to buoys will give you an essential boost to pass your competition. So daredevils will do well, providing they can keep control of their craft and stay on course. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Aqua+Moto+Racing+2/news.asp?c=78668'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Aqua+Moto+Racing+2/news.asp?c=78668 Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:26:07 GMT Ground-breaking mobile beat-em' up Shadow Fight 2 comes to Switch in its ultimate version <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jizsf/shadow-fight-2-switch-01.jpg" width="200" alt="Ground-breaking mobile beat-em' up Shadow Fight 2 comes to Switch in its ultimate version" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Switch owners can now experience a unique mix between two of the most popular game genres: Fighting and RPG, thanks to the recent release of <em>Shadow Fight 2</em>. Having previously graced smartphones in its first three incarnations, this ultimate version of <em>Shadow Fight 2</em> offers players a bonus story chapter for the first time.<br><br><em>Shadow Fight 2’s</em> story places you in the role of a martial champion, being the only one capable of saving the mystical land from an ancient evil that has arisen. You’ll do so by travelling across seven distinct provinces, gathering lethal weapons, and upgrading skills to improve your moves. All this is wrapped up within a 2D animated art style inspired by Japanese cinema.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Shadow+Fight+2/news.asp?c=78664'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Shadow+Fight+2/news.asp?c=78664 Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:01:00 GMT How to watch tonight's Nintendo Direct <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-muem/1200x630bb.jpg" width="200" alt="How to watch tonight's Nintendo Direct" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Another week, another Nintendo Direct, it feels like. We honestly struggle to keep up - not least because the big N crams so much into such a small amount of time.<br><br>Tonight (September 13th) is a brand new edition, and while we won't be live-streaming it due to how late it's on in the UK, we'll still be breaking out a few stories and filling you in tomorrow morning.<br><br>But, you may ask, where can I watch this magnificent show? Don't you worry friendo, Nintendo has already set up the YouTube stream, so you can catch the whole thing right from the word go.<br><br>And you can do so... right here! The video is embedded below, so fire it up at 11pm UK time (that's midnight CEST/3pm PT/6pm ET) and be sure to learn all about what Nintendo has to offer.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+news/news.asp?c=78649'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+news/news.asp?c=78649 Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:23:00 GMT Niantic's got big plans for PokeStops in Pokemon GO <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-imkvoi/pokemon-go-ios-pokestop-submission.jpg" width="200" alt="Niantic's got big plans for PokeStops in Pokemon GO" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> I know we've already had one bit of <a href="/r/iPhone/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=78632">Pokemon GO news today</a>, but, alas, Niantic's just revealed another tidbit. This time it's all about PokeStops and it looks like we'll shortly be able to have our say in some future places. <br><br>Over on Pokemon's <a href="https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/poi-submission-beta/">blog</a>, folks in South Korea and Brazil will soon be able to submit locations to where they think PokeStops should go. This is the first time players can actually give their two cents on the matter. <br><br>You'll have to be Level 40 to begin with and children's accounts aren't eligible, but aside from that if you think an area in your community is worth shouting about now's the time to do it. Once submitted, the location is evaluated by Niantic's player community and the highest rated might be accepted as a PokeStop or even a Gym. Cor.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=78639'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=78639 Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:05:17 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 455 - Alphabear 2, Wall Kickers <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 455 - Alphabear 2, Wall Kickers" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Another week, another podcast, another missed release date for The Elder Scrolls: Blades.<br><br>Luckily, James and Ric have plenty more games to chat about instead, including word puzzler Alphabear 2, twitchy vertical platformer Wall Kickers, and the crane-oriented Small Cargo!<br><br>They also discuss the latest in the Fortnite-on-Android debacle, some pervy Vita game Ric likes, and talk to the producer of Asphalt 9: Legends about *that* control system.<br><br><strong>Download episode 455:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep455.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=78611'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78611 Fri, 7 Sep 2018 16:08:03 GMT Dead Cells is selling way better on the Switch than the PS4 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hwmzy/dead-cells.jpg" width="200" alt="Dead Cells is selling way better on the Switch than the PS4" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The excellent Metroidvania game, Dead Cells, has been doing pretty well for itself receiving critical and commercial success. Although interestingly, the game has been doing so much better on the Switch compared to the PS4. <a href="https://www.destructoid.com/dead-cells-switch-is-outselling-the-ps4-version-by-a-factor-of-four-to-one-521320.phtml">According to Destructoid</a>, the Switch version has been selling more by a whopping factor of four to one.<br><br>That's an awful lot of copies especially when you consider that 76 million PS4 consoles have been sold all over the world, compared to the Switch's 20 million. Moreover, in the UK the Switch version is ever so slightly more expensive being £22.49/$24.99, while the PS4 version is £19.99/$24.99 (sorry America nothing is cheaper for you). <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Dead+Cells/news.asp?c=78600'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Dead+Cells/news.asp?c=78600 Thu, 6 Sep 2018 16:36:27 GMT Catch every second of last night's Scythe: Digital Edition stream right here <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ngdpj/scythe.jpg" width="200" alt="Catch every second of last night's Scythe: Digital Edition stream right here" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/videos/305821911?tt_content=text_link&tt_medium=vod_embed" style="padding:2px 0px 4px; display:block; width:345px; font-weight:normal; font-size:10px; text-decoration:underline;">Watch SCYTHE: DIGITAL EDITION | Pre-launch showcase from AsmodeeDigital on www.twitch.tv</a><br><br>Don't fret too much if you missed out on watching James Gilmour playing Scythe: Digital Edition live on Twitch last night. I mean, sure, we're all a little bit disappointed with you, but you've got a chance to make things up.<br><br>That's because you can watch the stream in its entirety in the video up at the top of the page. Go on, don't be shy, wrap your peepers around James's shenanigans and I guarantee you're going to have a brilliant old time. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Scythe%3A+Digital+Edition/news.asp?c=78575'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Scythe%3A+Digital+Edition/news.asp?c=78575 Wed, 5 Sep 2018 10:16:01 GMT