Did you know that Pocket Gamer is part of a massive network of websites, a network stretching well beyond our Steel Media overlords? Well, here's an article where we celebrate our part among the Steel Media Alliance, and that of some of our compatriots around the alliance.

Hello and welcome to this week's Around the Alliance, our series where we round up some of the best posts from the best mobile sites out there - that's right, from the alliance of websites that we're a part of. Think of it as us showcasing some of our work alongside that of our friends, for everybody to see.

Let's face it, there are just so many great games out there that no one site can cover every single bit of news, and that's why it's so great that there are so many sites out there covering them - this is our way of celebrating our friends, and the biggest news that we might have missed.

In this article, we've brought together articles from Pocket Gamer and our sister sites, 148Apps and AppSpy, while also featuring some great reads from Blue Moon GameTouch Tap Play and iPhoneGlance.

This week that takes the form of a top gadgets list for Christmas, some essential Forge Ahead tips, a Black Desert Mobile Review as well as some reflection on Call of Duty Mobile's award from the recent Games Awards.

So let's get on with the best of the content from the best of the best.