Because last year's Halloween event was so ghost-filled, we'll be seeing the arrival of Ghastly, Drowzee, Cubone, and their pals again in Pokemon GO - only this time they're bringing more spooky souls along with them.
This is the first time Pokemon from the Hoenn Region will be showing up in the GO universe, but there'll be more where that came from later this year. According to the blog post, Pokemon from the Ruby and Sapphire games should make their way to the game around December.
Pikachu's also decided to get in on the festivities this year as you'll be able to see it sporting a dashing (and adorable) witch's costume. Plus, going out and about with your buddy Pokemon this Halloween will earn you double the Candy by catching, hatching, and transferring Pokemon.
If you've been playing the heck out of Stardew Valley, odds are that you've encountered a bug or two so far. The dreaded sleep bug is a pretty awful one, but Chucklefish Games' programmer, tccoxon, has some insight as to how you can manage it in the meantime.
Known for its fast-paced games, the one-man developer OrangePixel's latest game, Ashworld, is very nearly within reach and hopefully there's not too much longer to go.
Originally announced last December, Ashworld (initially Ragelaw) is an open-world game which mixes shooting, driving, and a little bit of platforming too while we're at it.
Inspired by Mad Max's universe, you're thrown head-first into an apocalyptic world filled with two types of humans. One type tries to rebuild civilisation. The other, called Ragers, are just out to maim, kill, and have a good time. There's also the Skellies which are night-walking undead-ish creatures which won't be too pleasant to run into unarmed.
My, my, my, a month has flown past in the blink of an eye and time's almost up to enter our first Big Indie Awards. Here's a friendly reminder before it's too late.
If you missed its announcement, the Big Indie Awards is a new thing we're doing at Steel Media, Pocket Gamer's publisher, as it marks the end of a fabulous year of Pitching, giving pitchers and indie developers the chance to win some pretty cool prizes.
So long as you've got a mobile game in the works or releasing this year, you could be in the running to win $15,000 in marketing promotion to spend of Steel Media's channels, tickets and an expo table at PG Connects worth $5,000, $5,000 in cash, global recognition, and a trip to the awards final in Shenzhen, China. Not too shabby, right?
ENYO's been out for a while now on mobile, but that doesn't mean it's done and dusted. No, developer TinyTouchTales has just called out as it's in need of beta testers for the game's next big update. Fancy giving it a go?
ENYO Beta for version 1.2 is available for signup here:
Seven months after the Switch's release, Nintendo has finally added a 'Sale' section to the eShop.
I know, it seems like such a simple and stupid thing to write about but I genuinely didn't even notice the lack of a Sale section until I needed to find some discounted titles a couple of months back.
Going forward, anything that's actively on sale will appear in the area named 'Games on Sale' (US) or 'Current Offers' (UK). At this point in time you've got Unbox (UK), The Bridge, and Infinite Minigolf on sale.
Hopefully we won't have to wait too long before more offers start popping up.
Combat Squad comes courtesy of the ex-developers of Counter Strike Online, A-33 Studio. And yes, this CS is a little like that CS. There’s a lot of running and gunning around abandoned buildings, pumping bullets into enemies and decorating walls with decals in the process. If that’s your idea of FPS heaven, this mobile shooter should suit you nicely.
During gameplay, you’re in control of five tough cookies, mercenaries armed to the teeth and baying for the blood of other players. You can select from several characters when you assemble your squad: skull-faced Edwin, colourful Erica, hirsute Hugo, Navy SEAL Jessie, cocky Kyle, dapper Markus, living legend Robin and a fella named Sergei. Each has specialties such as long-range killing or full-frontal assault, and can be tweaked by equipping a range of perks, so you can tailor your team to fit your play style. The Dive system means you can swap between each of your mercs mid-game, with the AI taking the reigns of the rest of your soldiers whilst following your tactical orders.
If you haven't heard of it yet, The Flame in the Flood is a gorgeous survival adventure coming to the Nintendo Switch later today, and here's 20 minutes of footage for it.
The Flame in the Flood is an indie roguelike created by the Art Director of BioShock, and a team of industry veterans from BioShock, Guitar Hero, Halo, and Rock Band. In a post-apocalyptic North America you'll have to travel by raft and foot as you float down river, explore smaller islands, and scavenge for resources wherever you can get them.
Should the visuals not be enough to tempt you in, then watch the video above and decide for yourself whether it's worth the
Today the Pokemon GO team has announced that they'll soon be holding an AR photography contest and we can't help but feel this is a long time coming.
As the name suggests, this contest challenges to you take the best Pokemon GO AR photo and post them on Instagram using the hashtag #PokemonGOcontest. I'm also not sure how far you'll get snapping a pervy Rattata sitting on the toilet, but I guess we'll see.
Bear in mind that if you post a photo with an identifiable individual in it, that photo will be void and won't be considered.
Those that get selected as one of the top ten submissions will win a Pokemon GO Prize Pack which includes a Pokemon GO Plus, a signed poster, and wireless bluetooth earbuds.
Yes, the leaves are turning brown and the pumpkins are getting cracked out as we welcome this season of spooks, and Hearthstone's getting in on the action too. Or rather, Hearthstone's Fireside Gatherings.
This basically means that if you participate in any established Fireside Gathering Tavern (local events) on or after October 17th you'll be able to get your hands on the alternate teeny hero, the Warlock Nemsy Necrofizzle.
"This pint-sized Warlock will creep her way into your Hearthstone collection if you play any Fireside Brawl at a Fireside Gathering Tavern. Even though it’s Hallow’s End, have no fear—Nemsy will continue to be available at Taverns even after this spooky celebration meets its . . . end," it says on the official
A couple of months ago we learnt that The Talos Principle was on its way to iOS, and it turns out it's arriving this week.
The Talos Principle is a philosophical science fiction puzzler where you play as a mechanical being, awakened by your creator to solve a series of puzzles. Along the way you'll discover a rich story humanity, technology, and civilisation as you try to figure out your own purpose in the scheme of things.
With over 120 puzzles available, different game mechanics to implement, and a fabulous, non-linear story to follow, how exactly is your story going to end?