Mini DAYZ hands-on - Will Bohemia's cult classic survive the trip to mobile?

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Mini DAYZ hands-on - Will Bohemia's cult classic survive the trip to mobile?

Mini DAYZ is a charming mobile interpretation - or 'demake,' if you can stomach that term - of cult classic survival sim DayZ.

It started out as a fan-made browser game project before being taken over by DayZ developer Bohemia itself. Now Mini DAYZ has made its way to iOS, where it's been in soft launch for several months.

Mini DAYZ takes the expansive third person action of the original game (or rather mod) and greatly condenses it into a stripped back, top-down pixel-art format. It's not a port - it's a tribute.

Can you play Ode to Joy on guitar and explain Rocksmith on iPad at the same time? [Video]

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Can you play Ode to Joy on guitar and explain Rocksmith on iPad at the same time? [Video]

Rocksmith has just been soft-launched on the Canadian App Store.

Rather than take the Guitar Hero approach of making you feel like Hendrix for mashing a bit of guitar-shaped plastic with colourful buttons, Rocksmith aims to teach you to play the real thing.

Now it's strutted onto the mobile stage - specifically on iPad - we needed to have a bash. Cue a man with a beard in an office playing Ode to Joy while trying to construct meaningful sentences. 

The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - May 22

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The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - May 22

Looking for some cheap portable games? You've come to the right place.

Each week we cover the best deals in handheld gaming, predominantly covering the latest discounts for iOS and Android gamers.

We also cover a few deals on smartphones themselves, as well as a selection of handheld offers. If it's portable and cheap, we're looking out for it.

Pocket Gamer's board game retrospective - Colt Express

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Pocket Gamer's board game retrospective - Colt Express

Colt Express is one of those digital board game adaptations that really shows what the leap from cardboard to your phone or tablet can do.

It takes what's already an excellent physical game, and turns it into one of the finest strategy experiences available for your mobile.

The game's all about trying to rob a train. You're playing a villain, and you've got a number of different options about what to do. When you've chosen your moves, they play out in a distinct order.

Could Niantic have just told us that Legendary Pokemon are heading to Pokemon GO?

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Could Niantic have just told us that Legendary Pokemon are heading to Pokemon GO?

Well, this is interesting. In a speech at last week's Webby awards, where Pokemon GO won a number of different awards - including Best Mobile Game – Niantic may well have teased us with something massive.

You see, the Webbys only allow winners five word speeches. And Archit Bhargava, global marketing product lead for Niantic, had the following to say...

"This summer will be legendary."

Fate/Grand Order is looking for Facebook likes to unlock new content before it hits the US this summer

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Fate/Grand Order is looking for Facebook likes to unlock new content before it hits the US this summer



Fate/Grand Order
is one of the most succesful mobile RPGs in Japan. And it's set to come to North American iOS and Android devices some time this summer. We're gonna guess that means it'll be out in the UK too.

And the game has just launched a social media crowd “funding” campaign that lets interested players Like its Facebook page in order to unlock new content when the game comes out later in the year. Here, these images describe it better.

Mordheim: Warband Skirmish is a violent turn-based based battler coming to iOS and Android this week

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Mordheim: Warband Skirmish is a violent turn-based based battler coming to iOS and Android this week

Mordheim: Warband Skirmish is the latest Games Workshop mobile game, and it's set to land on iOS and Android this Thursday, May 25th.

The game is set in the wizards and warriors era of Warhammer, and sees you leading a band of mercenaries who are fighting their way through the titular city of Mordheim. You're collecting wyrdstone, which is remnants of the comet that destroyed the town.

You'll have three factions to choose from to begin with - Reiklanders, Middenheimers, and Marienburgers – and each of them will have their own strengths and weaknesses. DLC factions will come later, including the Sisters of Sigma, the Witch Hunters, and the Skaven.

Review: Terminator Genisys: Future War review - A belated tie-in

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Review: Terminator Genisys: Future War review - A belated tie-in

Well here it is, folks. The Terminator game you neither wanted nor asked for. Inexplicably released two years after the Terminator Genisys film, Terminator Genisys: Future War serves as a sequel of sorts to the failed blockbuster.



Future War is essentially Combat Strike, a free-to-play multiplayer base-building game with a seemingly endless number of tasks to accomplish, but very little substance.

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Find out why the Honor 8 Pro is perfect for Android gaming

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Find out why the Honor 8 Pro is perfect for Android gaming

Honor, the global smartphone brand for digital natives, is pulling out all of the stops for its latest flagship phone, the Honor 8 Pro. The Pro gives its 2016 flagship module, the Honor 8 a luxury upgrade, with premium updates to the phone’s design and hardware making for a slick mobile device with incredible processing power. Many of these shiny new features also happen to make the Honor 8 Pro one of the best phones on the market for gaming. Let’s take a look.



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Karma Incantation 1 is coming to Android this week, heading to iOS "soon"

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Karma Incantation 1 is coming to Android this week, heading to iOS



Karma Incatation 1
is a gorgeously bizarre point and click adventure that's set to hit Android later this week. May 24th to be precise. It'll be coming to iOS sometime after, although we're not one hundred percent sure as to when. Soon though.

The game sees you playing a worm called Pip. You were meant to be turning into a reincarnated dragon, but everything went a bit wrong. Cue brain twisting puzzles as you try and rescue the love of your life.