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Not even a mouse - AppSpy's Sunday Service

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 hours, 20 minutes ago
Not even a mouse - AppSpy's Sunday Service

We're pretty much all off on holiday from now until January, so this is the last Sunday Service for a couple of weeks. There'll still be plenty of content going up between though, including our GOTY lists, all sorts of super useful articles and buyer guides, and more. From the entire AppSpy team, have an awesome Christmas break! The Big Stories 1. The people behind Brink and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars have announced a new shooter called Tempo. 2. These are the ten videos of ours you watched most in 2014. 3. Wrapped up 80 Days on Android? Here's a cool list of games for you to try next. 4. Lords of the Fallen is coming to mobile next year, sort of. 5. Temple Run's good and all, but if…


AppSpy's top 8 festive iOS updates for 2014

Feature By Glen Fox, 1 day, 3 hours ago
AppSpy's top 8 festive iOS updates for 2014

In the aptly-put words of Noddy Holder: "IIIIITT'S CHRIIISSSTTMMAAAASSSS!", and that means an avalanche of festive iOS updates. We've rounded up the very finest of these updates to bring you this list so you know exactly what you should be playing. Or, if you're more of a Scrooge-type, exactly what you should be avoiding. We'll leave it in your hands! Asphalt 8: Airborne This update will give your Christmas lunch competition in the 'meatiness' stakes. There are 11 new cars, three new Christmas-themed tracks, a new location, and new tokens that you can collect to exchange for new cars, boosters, and upgrades. We're a little bit gutted that Santa and his reindeer didn't feature as a new…


Stop everything! You need to watch the karaoke trailer for Office Chair Zombie Attack

News By Peter Willington, 1 day, 17 hours ago
Stop everything! You need to watch the karaoke trailer for Office Chair Zombie Attack

In Office Chair Zombie Attack you tilt and twist your device around to line up the crosshairs of your gun and blow zombies to smithereens. The game's presented in a cartoonish 3D, there are lots of enemies and weapons, and leaderboards to compare your shooting skills with your mates. Sounds fun! But the developer - A Small Game - really caught our eye with its 90s karaoke-themed trailer for the title. It's brilliant and silly and you have to watch it right now. Office Chair Zombie Attack comes to iPhone and iPad on the 25th of December.…


The Sandbox has been updated with characters from the comic series Invincible, and it's out now on iOS

News By Glen Fox, 1 day, 20 hours ago
The Sandbox has been updated with characters from the comic series Invincible, and it's out now on iOS

Do you just so happen to be equally passionate about Pixowl's The Sandbox and the comic book series Invincible by Robert Kirkman?If so, well I guess today's your lucky day, as The Sandbox has been updated with just that. The Android version will get the update 'shortly' but for now iOS users can expect to see four popular Invincible characters in The Sandbox: Invincible, Rex-Splode, Dupli-Kate, and Monster Girl. A second update is also scheduled for late January that features a whole new campaign that's ten levels in length, which should put the powers of these new superheroes to the test. We'll keep you posted regarding the Android release and second up…


Grand Theft Auto V, Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and more: all the companion apps for the biggest console games of 2014

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 day, 23 hours ago
Grand Theft Auto V, Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and more: all the companion apps for the biggest console games of 2014

'Tis the season for some good old fashioned console gaming. There's nothing quite like firing up the PC, PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo, and getting stuck into some meaty AAA video games. As mobile is such a big thing these days, the console folk have started integrating mobile and tablet companion apps into their titles in an effort to enhance the experience when you can't be at your TV. So if you're lucky enough to be playing the latest Grand Theft Auto, FIFA, Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, or some other huge release from 2014, you should check out the list below to see if a companion app is available. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor The Official Shadow of Mordor Palantir app listens…


12 games to help you ignore your family this holiday season, number 8 may not actually work though

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 days, 2 hours ago
12 games to help you ignore your family this holiday season, number 8 may not actually work though

If you're the type of person who likes to squirrel themselves away while the family's over, burying into a bunch of video games to pass the time until the house is empty once more, then I've got a crucial list for you today. Below are the finest examples of mobile games that will keep you entertained while Great Aunt Susie has parked herself in the living room and is refusing to let you use the TV on account of it being “anti-social” or some other reason boring old guffs dream up to stop you doing exactly what you want around Christmas time. 1. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite - AppSpy's been playing this for months, and we're still nowhere near the end, so it'll definitely keep yo…


Adventure game AR-K comes to iPhone, iPad, and Android, first chapter available as a free download

News By Peter Willington, 2 days, 21 hours ago
Adventure game AR-K comes to iPhone, iPad, and Android, first chapter available as a free download

AR-K is a 2.5D point and click adventure from Gato Salvaje Studio, that initially started life on PC. Its cop-turned-journalist tale of mysterious technology, conspiracy, and intrigue is now available for that there iPhone, iPad, or Android device you've got. The first chapter - Gone with the Sphere - is available free on both iOS and Android, but the second chapter - titled The Girl Who Wasn't There - will cost you a couple of bucks, as will chapters three and four when they're eventually released. Here's the trailer for this new portable version of AR-K, which Mass Effect fans will no doubt get a bit excited about: yep, that's the ridiculously talented Liz Sroka (who played Tali'Zora) le…


The maker of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and Brink unveils Tempo, a brand new game on iOS

News By Glen Fox, 2 days, 22 hours ago
The maker of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and Brink unveils Tempo, a brand new game on iOS

If the official trailer from Splash Damage is anything to go by, Tempo looks set to be the Michael Bay movie that iOS gamers didn't realise they needed. From the minds behind Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and Brink, this sneak peek starts strong with some suited chump asking for a ridiculous one trillion pounds, or else he'll blow up the entirety of London. Cue cover based shooting, reflex-driven martial arts, and all the explosions a Mr. Bay uber fan might need. Tempo will come to iOS in January. We'll keep you updated when we hear more.…


Hands-on with Docking Sequence, the spacefaring endless docker

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 days, 23 hours ago
Hands-on with Docking Sequence, the spacefaring endless docker

Docking Sequence is from the same developer what made Air Supply SOS - that very good, very authentic, retro arcade-y title with solid controls. In Docking Sequence we see that the developer has made... uh... well... a very good, very authentic, retro arcade-y title with solid controls. And that's super awesome news if you're after a new skill based endless action game. Docking Sequence has you landing endless numbers of space ships at increasingly dangerous space bases, all with a couple of swipes of a screen, and it's jam-packed with little sci-fi references too. Here's what it looks like; Like what you've seen? Grab it on the App Store for 99c / 69p. [App Store link]…


The top 5 gamebooks like 80 Days on Android

Toplist By Glen Fox, 3 days ago
The top 5 gamebooks like 80 Days on Android

80 Days has flown around the world on iOS and has finally made its final stop on Android. You'll know that much already because you'll be playing it as I speak, I'm sure. It's an absolutely astounding game with one problem: it ends. So what we've come up with is a list of alternatives on Android to help you fend off that cold turkey feeling. 1. Banner Saga Banner Saga isn't strictly a gamebook but definitely takes influence from them during the more talky-bits and for that reason it has to make this cut. As far as I'm converned, any reason to promote Banner Saga is a good one. 2. Joe Dever's Lone Wolf This one most certainly is a gamebook and is mighty proud of tha…


Hands-on with Dark Fear, the first person, point and click, retro horror adventure... with RPG elements

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 days, 1 hour ago
Hands-on with Dark Fear, the first person, point and click, retro horror adventure... with RPG elements

Dark Fear is exciting stuff, not simply because it's mashing together a whole bunch of different genres. I mean okay, that's definitely a big part of why Dark Fear has me in a froth. Who wouldn't want to play something that's an almighty blend of Riven, Wizardry, and Home? But more than that, Dark Fear has this constant atmosphere of tension and a feeling of unease pervading throughout, whether that's through encounters with enemies that you only scrape through or the gloomy and oppressive world which you need to make your way through. I went hands-on with an early build, here's what the game looks like in motion.…


Our top 10 most watched videos of 2014

Toplist By Peter Willington, 3 days, 2 hours ago
Our top 10 most watched videos of 2014

We're looking back at 2014 a lot at the moment - it's awards season, after all - and part of that process is seeing what kind of videos were wildly popular on our YouTube channel this past year. Big name games feature heavily in our most watched top 10, with a couple of PC / console ports representing the world of traditional gaming in a major way. But mobile-only or "best on mobile" game reviews, graphic comparisons, and hands-on previews dominate: from massive military shooters, to fluffy but frightening favourites. I wonder if there are any conclusions that could be drawn about you lot that visit AppSpy every day? Except that you're lovely, obvs. BioShock Hands-On Modern Combat 5:…


The big AppSpy festive giveaway

Feature By Danny Russell, 3 days, 20 hours ago
The big AppSpy festive giveaway

To celebrate the season and the end of a most excellent year here at AppSpy, we've collected a whole bunch of swag for one lucky reader to walk away with! The competition's only open for 25 hours, so scroll down and read how to enter post-haste! In addition to a particularly exclusive AppSpy sticker set, the winner will be celebrating Yuletide with all of the following lovely stuff: Team 17 Worms plushSuper Sheep T-shirt (Large)Worms T-shirt (Large) with nine classic weapons emblazoned on the frontWorms holy hand grenade pin badge (x2) Armor Games Gemini Strike recruit launch kit with recruitment letter, two special issue T-shirts, and adhesive set; all packed in a neato genuine…


80 Days has been updated with a new Arctic route just in time for its Android release

News By Glen Fox, 3 days, 23 hours ago
80 Days has been updated with a new Arctic route just in time for its Android release

As we mentioned previously, 80 Days has finally landed on Android but that's not the only piece of 80 Days-themed good news - inkle has only gone and provided us with a new update as well. This one is themed on the Arctic tundra and will allow Passepartout and co. to explore the very northern reaches of our planet on their journey around the world. Apparently over 30,000 new words have been added as well. That's a lot of words. Not got the game yet? You fool! Correct your mistake via the links below. [App Store link] [Google Play link]…


Hands on with Ruben is Sleepy, the game where TV powers your nightmares, and your nightmares are filled with dumb cats

Feature By James Gilmour, 3 days, 23 hours ago
Hands on with Ruben is Sleepy, the game where TV powers your nightmares, and your nightmares are filled with dumb cats

Ruben is Sleepy has something in common with bullet-hell shmup Ikaruga: it has a polarity shifting mechanic which forces you to switch the coloured charge of the hero to stay alive. However, as Ikaruga doesn't have you tumbling ever downwards through a nightmarish world of TV sets sporting pictures of cats, or sunsets, or whatever else you fevered brain cooks up, that's where the similarities end. What the hell am I talking about? Check out the video above to find out.…