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Genshin Impact Guide - Bounties Explained

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 12th, 2020

Bounties are new to Genshin Impact in its 1.1 update. As mentioned in our write-up of the new content, players can now grind out reputation for each region available in the game, and one of the ways you can do this is through hunting down powerful boss creatures and killing them in a set time limit.

Watch the video above to see what bounties are like, and read on below to learn everything else you need to know about them.

Marvel Realm of Champions will launch worldwide next month

Posted by Olly Smith on November 10th, 2020

Following a hefty pre-registration period, Kabam has now revealed that its 3v3 MOBA Marvel Realm of Champions will release on iOS and Android devices on 16th December and there will be a big update made to the game to celebrate it.

In Marvel Realm of Champions, you will be able to do battle against heroes and villains of the Marvel Comics universe in small 3v3 matches. You’ll be able to customise your own version of these superheroes, selecting from different gear and weapons to suit your own playstyle as well as the different situations you’re up against. Here’s a video which goes into detail on the customisation available for champions.

Apple Arcade: Ranked - Top 25 [Updated 11.10]

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 10th, 2020

In case you missed it, I am on a quest to rank every Apple Arcade game there is.

Patch Notes:

Patch notes have been removed and have been replaced with (NEW) designation for the games most recently added or updated on this list.

UPDATE:As the pace of Apple Arcade has slowed, old games will also be re-evaluated based on reader feedback and content updates. Recently re-evaluated titles will be designated with (UPDATE) next to the title name.

Game ranking updates for 11/10:

Games marked with an asterisk(*) are games that suffer in rank due to technical problems.

All current rankings are listed below. More titles will be added frequently until the list is complete.

Hand-drawn adventure game Inked: A Tale of Love coming to iOS next year

Posted by Olly Smith on November 9th, 2020

Two years after its original launch on PC, hand-drawn adventure game Inked: A Tale of Love has been announced to be coming to iOS devices on 20th January, 2021, and pre-orders are open now on the App Store.

You control a nameless hero, a ronin-type character who must make his way through a series of geometric puzzles as he searches for Aiko, his lost love. The twist is that the hero and the circumstances surrounding his story are actually a fabrication of a comic book artist named Adam, and you’re instead playing out the plot that this artist has outlined. As it goes on, parallels are drawn between the two men as the narrative intertwines in unexpected ways.

Genshin Impact Guide - What you need to know about the 1.1 update

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 9th, 2020

The time is almost here for Genshin Impact to get its first significant update since launch. There's a lot to look forward to once the game hits 1.1, and we've got you covered on what to expect out of it.

Read on below to learn a bit more about what is coming to Genshin Impact when it updates this week.

Launchpad #2, Pocket Gamer's second digital expo dedicated to mobile games, begins next Thursday

Posted by Stephen Gregson on November 6th, 2020

Earlier this year, our sister site Pocket Gamer hosted a very successfully digital gaming expo with a focus on mobile games called LaunchPad. Next Thursday they'll be starting another that will take place over three days, 12th-14th, so mark it in your diaries if you're a big mobile gaming fan.

During the event, you can expect a plethora of different announcements for new games and updates to existing titles. There will be over 30 of them in total, meaning there will be a bit of something for everyone.

Ninja Chowdown, an endless runner with a love for food puns, is available to pre-order now for iOS

Posted by Stephen Gregson on November 5th, 2020

Abylight Studios and Dummy Dojo have announced today that their upcoming runner Ninja Chowdown will release for iOS on December 3rd. It sees players taking controller of a desert-loving ninja called Donatsu.

It promises to be an action-packed and pun-filled runner set in a world where food-loving clans run everything. Along the way, Donatsu will have to face off against a host of food bosses including the Pizza Pierates, the Traveling Rollnins and the Barbacarians.

Genshin Impact Guide - How to unlock Taishan Mansion

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 4th, 2020

While exploring Teyvat in Genshin Impact, you might find yourself stumbling across an abyssal domain that is seemingly inaccessible. When you first discover Taishan Mansion, it is completely submerged underwater. To unlock it, you'll need to do some puzzle-solving, which the video above can walk you through. Or, if you'd prefer, read on below about how to unlock Taishan Mansion.

Perspective puzzler Hocus 2 landing on iOS later this month

Posted by Olly Smith on November 3rd, 2020

Hocus 2, the sequel to the 2015 puzzler Hocus, is being released on iOS on 25th November.

It’s a puzzle game where you have to solve a number of mind-boggling puzzles that utilise perspective and illusions to deceive you, a bit like a game that M.C. Escher and his exploration of impossible objects would create.

It’s launching with 55 levels created from scratch, and you’ll have to make use of four different mechanics in order to solve each one. Developer gamebra.in promises it will be a very dynamic game, employing more illusion-inspired combinations and encouraging creative solutions to the various different puzzles.

Here's everything you need to know about XCOM 2 Collection ahead of release

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 3rd, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CONDENSED COMMANDER :: Read Review »

Later this week, the XCOM 2 Collection will finally make its way to iOS. XCOM: Enemy Within has long been a high watermark of strategic depth on mobile, but the game has gotten quite long in the tooth. Feral Interactive's work on XCOM 2 Collection looks to change that by providing a mobile experience that feels fresh and modern to the second entry of Firaxis's reimagined XCOM series.

All that said, porting XCOM 2 Collection is no easy task. Check the video above to see a full video of a mission in the game running on an iPad Pro 11" (2018), and read on below for what you need to know about XCOM 2 Collection ahead of release.

New update for Rumble Stars adds new character, modes and more

Posted by Olly Smith on November 2nd, 2020

There’s a new update for Rumble Stars landing later this week on Android and iOS devices.

Frogmind’s popular MOBA sports game will be receiving a major update to the game, and with it brings some new features, modes as well as introducing a brand new Legendary level Rumbler to the game.

The Spy Chameleon is the latest Rumbler to be added to the game’s ever-growing roster, and he will attempt to cause much chaos on the pitch. He’ll infiltrate the opposing team and trick opponents into passing him the ball, and once he’s received the pass he will reveal his true identity and go for the goal.

Genshin Impact - Marvelous Merchant Event Explained

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 1st, 2020

We're month since Genshin Impact's initial release, and we're already here at our second event. The Marvelous Merchant event has already been underway for two days and we have just the info you need to complete this silly scavenger hunt each day.

The Marvelous Merchant event is essentially a new daily quest that consists of three steps: find the mysterious merchant, give him what he wants, and pick a prize. This guide will keep track of each day's locations, what is being asked for, and the prizes that can be redeemed. Read on below to check them out.

Overdox's latest update sees the arrival of its Halloween event alongside a legendary longsword

Posted by Stephen Gregson on October 30th, 2020

Haegin's melee-focused action game Overdox is the latest live service title to announced its Halloween celebrations. This will take place between 31st October and 1st November and will see a variety of Halloween-themed bits of content added to the game. The latest update also introduces the first legendary longsword and a couple of smaller changes.

Lamplight City is a detective adventure game that's available now for iOS

Posted by Stephen Gregson on October 29th, 2020

Lamplight City is a steampunk adventure game that's available now for iOS after previously launching on PC. It sees players take on the role of private investigator Miles Fordham who is trying to get justice for his clients whilst tracking down his partner's killer.

Genshin Impact Progression Guide - Mid-Game (Adventure Ranks 25-35)

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 29th, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: GIGA GACHA :: Read Review »

Once you get up to around Adventure Rank 25, Genshin Impact starts to turn into a different thing. What was once a story-driven affair evolves into something more like a traditional MMO.

This isn't to say there isn't anything to do, though there are fewer novel things to uncover at this stage in the game. That being said, this is where you really need to start focusing your energy in the right direction, particularly if you're a non-paying player. Read on below to get a sense of what to expect in Genshin Impact's mid-game.