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More Order & Chaos Online Accounts Have Been Hacked

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 8 months ago
More Order & Chaos Online Accounts Have Been Hacked

You thought you could breathe a huge Order & Chaos Online sigh of relief, didn't you? Unfortunately not. After reporting on the first Gameloft Live security breach a few weeks ago, which involved hackers gaining access to Order & Chaos Online players' accounts, we told you we'd keep you updated on events relating to the French studio's iPhone MMORPG. And so we are. In spite of Gameloft's best attempts at plugging the Order & Chaos Online security holes, a raft of gamers - some of whom were affected in October, some of whom were not - have had their accounts hacked over the weekend. If that wasn't enough bad news for the Order & Chaos Online masses, reports are surfacing…


Super Stickman Golf Goes Free For 24 Hours On iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 8 months ago
Super Stickman Golf Goes Free For 24 Hours On iPhone

Super Stickman Golf may have been put off its game slightly by a trademark troll earlier in the year, yet it remains a phenomenally enjoyable iPhone experience. This inventive trajectory-based puzzler from Noodlecake pitched up on AppSpy's green a little under a year ago and received full marks from Andrew on review. The effortlessly simple control method complements the cleverly designed levels rather nicely, while the online multiplayer mode is a genuine treat. So long as you have three mates who own the game, of course. Whether you're a Billy No-Mates of Mr Popular, mind, news that Super Stickman Golf is going free for a day should be music to your ears. 261 holes and Retina display…


Com2uS's Tower Defense: Lost Earth Updated With Additional Power-Ups

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 8 months ago
Com2uS's Tower Defense: Lost Earth Updated With Additional Power-Ups

You may not necessarily be aware of this, but the term 'tower defense' is copyrighted. The copyright-holder is none other than Com2uS, who waited almost three years before actually cashing in on their lucrative TD trademark (serial number 3442002. Honestly.). Was it worth the wait for an 'official' tower defense on iPhone, then? Yes and no. Yes, because Tower Defense: Lost Earth is undeniably polished, full of game modes, and rewards high score seekers. No, because there's nothing really new or innovative about this particular tower defence experience. Still, we awarded it a handsome 4/5 on review, and we're stoked to see it updated by the developers with additional power-ups, includin…


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and San Andreas Possibly Coming To iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 8 months ago
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and San Andreas Possibly Coming To iPhone

You know how we - and probably you - got all kinds of excited, breathless, and anxious at the news that Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition was being ported to iPhone? Get ready for a similar emotional onslaught. Digital Trend's Adam Rosenberg was lucky enough to be invited deep into Rockstar's New York lair earlier this week for a hands-on preview of said open-world crime adventure on iPhone and iPad. In between running down pedestrians and admiring the character modelling, Rosenberg coaxed a tantalising admission out of one of the Rockstar reps: And yes, since you're probably wondering: It would be a 'technical challenge' to deliver mobile ports of Vice City and San Andreas,…


Reckless Racing 2 Speeding Onto the iPhone Track In December

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 8 months ago
Reckless Racing 2 Speeding Onto the iPhone Track In December

I have yet to meet a person who dislikes Reckless Racing on iPhone. I have yet to meet a person who dislikes Lionel Messi, either. But that’s neither here, nor there. What IS important, though, is that the sequel to top-down driving sim Reckless Racing (Reckless Getaway is more a spin-off than a sequel, fact fans) will be accelerating onto the App Store pretty darn soon. Polarbit have announced that Reckless Racing 2 should be out in time for Xmas, so start updating your Christmas list forthwith. In this much-anticipated follow-up, Polarbit have tuned up the Reckless Racing engine with longer circuits, a single-player campaign, and improved artwork. While you’re counting dow…


Grab Jetpack Joyride For Free On App Store Facebook Page

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 8 months ago
Grab Jetpack Joyride For Free On App Store Facebook Page

Remember when id Software ran that Facebook promotion whereby RAGE HD on iPhone would go free if 100,000 peeps 'Liked' the studio's page? Well, Aussie developers Halfbrick have gone one better. If you should happen to be out social networking this afternoon, why not put that webcam down and pop across to the official App Store page. For there, you will discover riches beyond your wildest dreams. Or more accurately, Halfbrick's phenomenal endless-flying game Jetpack Joyride ready to be downloaded for absolutely zip. The star of Halfbrick's one-touch wonder, Barry Steakfries, by the way, was recently joined by Honest Phil in a major update - presumably, Barry was feeling lonely. Jetpack J…


Disney's Where's My Water? Receives Fresh Chapter With 20 New Levels

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 9 months ago
Disney's Where's My Water? Receives Fresh Chapter With 20 New Levels

'Where's my wallet?' 'Where's my car?' 'Where's my mobile?' These are all questions you'll probably ask yourself at least once a week. If you're lucky. 'Where's My Water?', meanwhile, is an issue that's only just arisen in my household. The reason? It's more addictive than jellybeans. Disney's iPhone physics-puzzler Where's My Water stars Swampy the Alligator, an eccentric reptile with a hygiene obsession and a set of faulty bath pipes. To help Swampy bathe in peace, comfort, and unpolluted water, you'll have to guide 'his' aqua through 100 levels filled with algae, triggers, and traps. Make that 120, actually. That's because the creators of Where's My Water? have issued the next chapte…


Gameloft Confirm Order & Chaos Online Accounts Have Been Hacked

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 9 months ago
Gameloft Confirm Order & Chaos Online Accounts Have Been Hacked

Here's your AppSpy public service announcement for the week. In conversation with our sister site Pocket Gamer, French studio Gameloft have admitted that a number of Order & Chaos Online players have had their accounts hacked. Without wishing to sound too alarmist, no one knows for certain how the Gameloft Live servers have been breached and quite how many gamers have been caught up in this security breach. Order & Chaos Online, by the way, is Gameloft's iPhone homage to ultra-popular real-time MMORPGs like World of Warcraft. And as anyone who has ever played - or witnessed somebody in their close family play - one of these utterly absorbing and compelling adventure romps will te…


Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation Shooting Onto iPhone On 27th October

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 9 months ago
Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation Shooting Onto iPhone On 27th October

No smoke and mirrors this time, guys. (And no deranged clown puppet inviting you to play some kind of guessing game, either.) Gameloft have confirmed via Twitter that the next iteration of their first-person shooter series Modern Combat will explode onto iPhone on 27th October. In Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation, you and up to 11 of your frag-happy buddies can release all of your pent-up frustration across six maps and six game modes in an all-new campaign. Now, bearing in mind that both of Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation's predecessors received top marks from AppSpy, we're expecting great things from this upcoming sequel. We can't, unfortunately, tell you how much Modern Combat 3: Fallen…


Professor Layton's Son Solving Crimes On iPhone In Near Future

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 9 months ago
Professor Layton's Son Solving Crimes On iPhone In Near Future

What's going on 'ere then?! Just days after Warner Bros's DS sleeper hit Scribblenauts transferred over to iPhone, a port of another famous Nintendo DS property is announced for Apple's mobile platform. According to TechCrunch, Nintendo's exclusivity agreement for Level-5's Professor Layton franchise has expired, meaning the latter are free to produce an iPhone version of their acclaimed puzzle-adventure series. Level-5 themselves revealed plans for the upcoming iPhone title Layton Brothers: Mystery Room in a press release on 15th October: ...this title will put a new spin on the Professor Layton universe with crime-scene mystery style gameplay starring the intuitive son of Hershel Layto…


Freemium Version Of 5-Star Virtual City Hits iPhone On 20th October

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 9 months ago
Freemium Version Of 5-Star Virtual City Hits iPhone On 20th October

I think it's fair to say that living in a big city can be hazardous to one's health. If the noxious smog that envelops your bustling metropolis doesn't get you, then the OBnoxious white van drivers screeching around every blind corner probably will. But what if you could become chief city planner for a month and make sweeping changes to your municipality's transport and enterprise infrastructure at the drop of a hat? With G5 Entertainment's Virtual City Playground installed on your iPhone, that's precisely what you can do. This freemium city-building simulation goes live on the App Store this Thursday (20th October), and contains 10 exclusive landmarks, 68 unique decorations, and 87 ques…


Addictive Word Puzzler Quarrel Deluxe Reduced To 99c

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 9 months ago
Addictive Word Puzzler Quarrel Deluxe Reduced To 99c

(Apologies to all non-football fans and non-UK-based television viewers for the following important announcement.) When the news broke that Sky Soccer Saturday anchor Jeff Stelling had resigned from Channel 4 words and numbers quiz show Countdown, this particular writer was devastated. How would I recover? How could I continue? Pretty easily, as it happens, for I've become clinically addicted to Indiagames's Quarrel Deluxe almost overnight, and I no longer hum the Countdown theme tune in my sleep. I think. The reason my girlfriend has to surgically remove my fingers at 10pm from the iPhone touchscreen and the lure of Quarrel Deluxe? It combines two of my favourite things in the world (o…


Gameloft's Open-World Wild West Game Six-Guns Riding Into Town In the Autumn

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 9 months ago
Gameloft's Open-World Wild West Game Six-Guns Riding Into Town In the Autumn

After the fabulous news that one of Rockstar's most treasured franchises GTA is shooting onto iPhone later this autumn (in the form of GTA: III), another of the studio's beloved IP Red Dead Redemption is riding on into Apple town. Kinda. Gameloft's 'take' on Rockstar's open-world action-adventure game Six-Guns - the colloquial term for a six-chambered revolver, I'll have you know - will also be exploding onto iPhones across the land before the month of December. Yes, as in Red Dead Redemption, you'll be exploring every inch of the Wild West in Gameloft's forthcoming shooter. And, yes, as in Red Dead Redemption, you'll be galloping around these various bars, towns, and seedy nightspots on…


Rockstar Releasing Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition On iPhone This Autumn (Updated)

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 9 months ago
Rockstar Releasing Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition On iPhone This Autumn (Updated)

UPDATE: Since this story went live, Rockstar have confirmed that Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition will be playable on older generations of the iPhone in the future. It'll also be available on the iPad 2 and various Android devices. (Original story follows...) Grand. Theft. Auto. III. iPhone. These are the five words every iPhone-wielding 'hardcore' gamer has been longing to hear / see / smell in a single sentence since the year dot. Okay, summer 2008. Anyway, Rockstar Gamer will be putting you out of your long-term misery this autumn when they unleash Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition on the iPhone 4S. Yes, you read that correctly. This special edition of GTA…


Grab A Slice Of Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots On 20th October

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 9 months ago
Grab A Slice Of Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots On 20th October

Having written about one Best of 2010 iPhone game from an Australian developer only last week, we're turning the spotlight onto another App Store diamond cut Down Under. Halfbrick's Fruit Ninja finished 9th in our end-of-year rundown and shifted copies by the million - ten, to be precise - to voracious consumers worldwide, more than justifying the gamble the studio took when releasing the game exclusively on iOS devices. Now, the Aussie devs are set to take the Fruit Ninja franchise to the next level by jumping on the movie tie-in bandwagon, whose passengers already include Angry Birds Rio, Horrid Henry, and Doodle Jump: Hop. In collaboration with the makers of the forthcoming motion pict…