Why the Samsung Galaxy S10 family will be great for gamers

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Earlier this week, Samsung launched a staggering five new flagship phones. Four of those belong to the new Galaxy S10 family, and three of those will be available to purchase in early March. It's those three imminent phones - the Samsung Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and the Galaxy S10 Plus - that most people will be buying. The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and the Galaxy Fold will arrive later, and are intended for niche audiences. ... [MORE]

Xbox's Game Pass could come to Switch along with Microsoft's streaming service

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Chalk this one up to rumour once again folks, but it looks like Microsoft is looking to bring its Xbox Game Pass to the Switch alongside its cloud streaming service, meaning a large majority of its games will be available for streaming on Nintendo's console. As reported initially by Direct Feed Games and corroborated by Game Informer, the setup would mean that Xbox One games could be streamed through the Switch - something Microsoft is already planning to do on mobile. ... [MORE]

The Vita is finally dead - Sony ending production soon

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Goodnight, sweet prince. Sony's ill-fate PS Vita handheld console is finally coming to the end of its life, with production winding down in Japan soon. As spotted by Gematsu, the last two consoles currently in production are now both listed on PlayStation Japan's website with the damning phrase "shipments are scheduled to end soon." So that's that. ... [MORE]

App Army Assembles - Does Linn: Path of Orchards have our readers jumping for joy?

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Linn: Path of Orchards looks a lot like Monument Valley, but it's completely different - a creative, clever platformer that will keep you too busy leaping around instead of admiring how it looks. But what do we know? We're just some fools running a website about mobile games. So we decided to give our community of mobile gaming fanatics, the App Army, their hands on the game as well. ... [MORE]

5 more famous villains who'd make really good company heads

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Special report! Real all about it! News! These are some of the things that you might hear in an adult, reserved news room. The sort of place that wouldn't make a joke when someone called Doug Bowser takes over at Nintendo of America; the sort of joyless, mirthless hole that no one would ever want to spend any time in. Luckily here at Pocket Gamer we're neither reserved nor adult. We're essentially giddy cynics who bite at any chance to try and do something out of the ordinary. We're so whacky that sometimes we complain about people doing a thing, and then go and do the thing anyway. Oh me oh my are we ever the zaniest mobile gaming website on the internet. ... [MORE]

Scalebound, unceremoniously killed by Microsoft on Xbox One, might come to Switch

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Gamers wept when Microsoft killed off Xbox One exclusive Scalebound, an ambitious and gorgeous-looking action-adventure game from genre-defining studio Platinum Games. But it might be less dead than we think - and coming to Switch to boot. Nintendo Insider reports that "sources" believe Platinum is currently working on bring Scalebound to Nintendo's portable platform, though what form it will take is unclear. ... [MORE]

PUBG Mobile's Resident Evil 2 crossover is live now

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PUBG Mobile probably didn't need to have a crossover with an established franchise to draw in more players, but here we are - fans of the battle royale game can now face off against hordes of T-Virus zombies instead of just other players. The PUBG Mobile x Resident Evil 2 crossover adds a new mode called "Zombie: Survive till Dawn". As the name suggests, you'll need to survive three days and two nights of a zombie onslaught in a single 30-minute match. Oh, and there's 59 other players trying to kill you as well. ... [MORE]

Bowser taking over Nintendo of America, news writers cry tears of joy

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Nintendo announced last night that a man with the last name Bowser is taking over as President of Nintendo of America, and news writers around the world have been celebrating at the chance to come up with their best jokes based on the news. "This is a golden opportunity," said Jimmy Smitz, news editor of TheDailyGamer. "I mean, how perfect is this? A man named Bowser? As head of Nintendo of America? I have to call my wife, she's not going to believe this." ... [MORE]

Best new Switch games out this week - February 22nd

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Steins;Gate Elite headlines this week's Switch releases, with a complete overhaul of the original game's visuals lifted almost directly from the anime adaptation. But that's not all - there's also Yume Nikki Dream Diary, Dungeon Stars, Aragami: Shadow Edition, QUBE 2, and even more. Indeed, it's that time of the week where we look at what's coming out on Switch, sifting through the masses of games to find the true gems that need your attention - or your downloads, at least. ... [MORE]