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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'James Gilmour'

New trailer for starship shooter Space Noir looks suitably spectacular

News By James Gilmour, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
New trailer for starship shooter Space Noir looks suitably spectacular

N-Fusion interactive has just revealed the first trailer for Space Noir, a visually impressive space shooter due to dock with your iPad this summer. First, lets get the explanatory legwork out of the way. You assume the role of a bounty hunter chappy named Hal Markham. With the assistance of his AI companion Rhonda, you have to zoom around deep space blasting the frak out of any ship which stands between you and your mission objective. You'll have 35 different missions to complete, all of which will be divided up over five alien worlds. These missions have been cooked up by the guys behind first-person shooter Deux Ex: The Fall, so expect lots of cyberchatter, and an air of oppressive hope…


Rovio reveals fantasy-themed teaser for new 'epic' Angry Birds game

News By James Gilmour, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Rovio reveals fantasy-themed teaser for new 'epic' Angry Birds game

Rovio has just released an "Epic" trailer for an as-yet unnamed Angry Birds game. And, by the looks of things, the world-conquering franchise is about to step into the realms of fantasy. The video itself (see below) opens on a handsomely rendered suit of armour. The camera rises up the suit while a bombastic, Skyrim-esque choir and the sound of swords clashing swell in the background. Once the camera reaches the helmet, the pops open to reveal the Red Bird sitting inside. Given the fantasy theme of the teaser, it wouldn't be huge leap to suggest that the Angry Birds are going a bit sword-and-sorcery for their next adventure. In fact, as Angry Birds Nest spotted, if you pause Rovio's New…


Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic now supports iOS controllers and cloud saves

News By James Gilmour, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic now supports iOS controllers and cloud saves

The iOS version of BioWare's seminal RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is now compatible with iOS controllers, thanks to the game's latest update. For anyone who had a tough time getting their fingers around the App Store port's touchscreen controls, this update might be just the incentive you need to pick up the beloved RPG classic again. In addition to MFi support, the developer has also added cloud saves, allowing you to start swinging lightsabers on your iPad, and then carry on slaying Sith on your iPhone. The language support options have been bolstered, too, with subtitles now available in French, Italian, German, and Spanish. What's more, if you've yet to pick up KOTOR, it…


Pulsating arcade dodger Wave Wave is all about super triangles, not hexagons

News By James Gilmour, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Pulsating arcade dodger Wave Wave is all about super triangles, not hexagons

Trippy zig-zagging arcade game Wave Wave is now live on the App Store. Within five seconds of firing up Wave Wave, the similarities between it and cult twitch game Super Hexagon slapped us across the chops. You've got the pulsing vectors, the brutal difficulty, the obstacle-avoiding gameplay, and the retro chiptunes soundtrack. However, while Terry Cavanagh's lo-fi masterpiece was about steering a triangle past enclosing walls, Wave Wave has you guiding a zig-zagging line down a winding path, trying not to touch the sides. Holding your finger to the screen makes the line travel upwards, while releasing your digit causes the line to plummet downwards. However, the game will regularly cha…


Square Enix augments the price of Deux Ex: The Fall in flash sale

News By James Gilmour, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Square Enix augments the price of Deux Ex: The Fall in flash sale

Square Enix has significantly dropped the price of first-person sci-fi blaster Deus Ex: The Fall. Previously an iOS exclusive, this mobile tie-in to the Deux Ex franchise exists in the same universe as its gold tinged console cousin. Set in a world where cybernetic augmentations are the norm, the game casts you as an ex SAS mercenary trying to discover the truth about a special-op gone wrong. With production values to match Deux Ex: Human Revolution, this touchscreen version is no slouch in the visual department, firing a highly detailed and immersive world onto your retina display.  The tactical choice inherent to the series also survives the jump to mobile. You can clear a missi…


Pimp your ride with Real Racing 3's new customisation options

News By James Gilmour, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Pimp your ride with Real Racing 3's new customisation options

Real Racing 3 now has new cars, new achievements, and a bevy of car customisation options thanks to the game's latest update. If you were a little tired of staring at the plain, unadorned bonnet of your Porsche, then this update is an answer to your ride-pimping prayers. The new update adds a comprehensive customisation suite to the free-to-play racer, letting you personalise your rims, and apply racing stripes and other aesthetic flourishes to your vehicle. Speaking of vehicles, developer Firemonkey has just invited Aston Martin into its virtual garage. This means you can now take a ride in a V12 Vantage S, a Vanquish, or the classic DB9. You can also pledge allegiance to a manufactur…


The Walking Dead: Season Two continues this Thursday on iPhone and iPad with A House Divided

News By James Gilmour, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
The Walking Dead: Season Two continues this Thursday on iPhone and iPad with A House Divided

Season two of The Walking Dead: The Game will continue on iPhone and iPad this Thursday, when the second episode, A House Divided, appears on the App Store. It's been nearly three months since developer Telltale brought us back into Clementine's harrowing world with All That Remains, the debut episode of the multi award-winning adventure's second season. While we felt it was a tad short, the first episode reassured us that the point-and-click adventure still has the power to shock. Most importantly of all, the conflict between characters remains the focus of the game, with the gore and horror serving as garnish for the meaty drama. You'll be able to download the new episode on Thursd…


The Bomb Bird is back in latest Angry Birds update

News By James Gilmour, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
The Bomb Bird is back in latest Angry Birds update

The Bomb Birds is back in Rovio's original feather-flinging sensation Angry Birds, courtesy of a brand new update. The latest content pack, which bolts 15 new levels onto the explosive Short Fuse episode, marks the game's 34th content update. I don't know about you, but that statistic makes us feel very, very old. As well as adding new levels, the update re-introduces us to the Bomb Bird, and his volatile Shock Wave power attack. If you haven't seen this high voltage special move in action, check out the Short Fuse trailer below. You can download the Angry Birds update for free right now.…


Tiger Style slashes price of excellent bontanical adventure Waking Mars

News By James Gilmour, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Tiger Style slashes price of excellent bontanical adventure Waking Mars

Sci-fi botanical adventure Waking Mars is currently on sale on the App Store. One of our favourite iPhone and iPad games from 2012, Waking Mars is a unique game about exploring the caves and plant life that lie beneath the Martian surface. Taking control of a scientist named Liang, you must use your jetpack to spelunk through the red planet's hidden caverns, and uncover the secrets of its alien ecosystem. It isn't long before you find yourself trapped underground. To escape, you'll have to learn to identify and cultivate plants in order to unlock areas, heal yourself, and eventually find your way back to base. We loved Waking Mars's elegantly simple controls, complex interactions, and…


Historical strategy game Tank Battle: East Front 1941 trundles onto iPhone and iPad

News By James Gilmour, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Historical strategy game Tank Battle: East Front 1941 trundles onto iPhone and iPad

Hunted Cow has released another instalment in its ongoing WWII-era Tank Battle series. This time, the dev has shifted its focus from the conflict in North Africa to the Eastern Front - specifically, battles which took place during 1941. Tank Battle: East Front 1941 lets you take command of either the Russians or the Germans, and assume control over 44 different types of tank. It's your job to direct your units around the game's hex-based maps, and defeat your enemy in a series of turn-based skuffles. If you tackle the German Blitzkrieg campaign, then you'll be directing Parnzer 38ts and Wurfrahmen 40s across the map. Side with the Russians, and the BA-10 and Shturmovik will be at your disp…


Marvel announces X-Men: Days of Future Past game for iPhone and iPad

News By James Gilmour, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Marvel announces X-Men: Days of Future Past game for iPhone and iPad

Glitchsoft is currently working on mobile game based on classic Marvel comic series The Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past. While we imagine the timing of this iOS project will have a lot to do with Bryan Singer's upcoming movie X-Men: Days of Future Past, it looks like the game will have a lot more in common with the comics - at least visually speaking. According to the press notes, the game will take the form of a 2D side-scroller, and deliver a "combat-focused experience."  Considering Glitchsoft is the same developer which brought us entertaining cartoon side-scroller He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe, it comes as no surprise that team's latest project will follow…


Moga teases its first Bluetooth compatible iOS 7 controller

News By James Gilmour, 5 months ago
Moga teases its first Bluetooth compatible iOS 7 controller

It looks like peripheral manufacturer Moga is primed to launch its first wireless iOS 7 controller. Though the the company released its Moga Ace Power controller only last year, it didn't take advantage of your iPhone or iPad's Bluetooth capabilities. Instead, you had to plug the controller into your unit's Lightning port to get it working. However, the newly-released teaser image of Moba's latest controller (below) clearly shows a Bluetooth symbol on the controller's chassis, suggesting that this new joypad with be totally cable-free. As you can see from the image, the pad - which we understand will be called the Moga Rebel - uses the classic Xbox configuration of two asymmetrical thumbs…


Disco Zoo Review

Disco Zoo Review

Nobody tell PETA, but we have been playing Disco Zoo. And though the animals we're caring for my be digital, we're probably sure in breach of a welfare guidline or two. It isn’t that we don't love them - we do. Disco Zoo's pixel art menagerie is adorable. The problem is that they only generate money for the zoo when awake. As a result, our animals haven’t slept in nearly two days – which can't be good. In our defence, the money is for a good cause – liberating…

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Activision is working on a new Tony Hawk's game for mobile devices

News By James Gilmour, 5 months ago
Activision is working on a new Tony Hawk's game for mobile devices

Activision is currently working on a mobile version of its Tony Hawk's skating franchise. The news came from the mouth of Tony Hawk himself, who was speaking to Bloomberg about his career as a professional skater. In-between being quizzed about his YouTube channel and Twitter followers, Hawk was asked about his fondness for videogames. This lead to Hawk addressing his own skate sim franchise, and revealing a new game is being developed "for mobile" this year. "We've never had our own game in that space, so I'm excited to provide one finally," Hawk said of the mobile-only game. Though it's nice to see Activision tailoring the Tony Hawk's franchise specifically for the mobile platfrom, we'…


Enormous isometric RPG Avadon 2: The Corruption coming to iPad later tonight

News By James Gilmour, 5 months ago
Enormous isometric RPG Avadon 2: The Corruption coming to iPad later tonight

Isometric RPG Avadon 2: The Corruption is scheduled to go live on the App Store at midnight tonight. This gigantic tribute to the role-playing games of old comes equipped with retro visuals, complicated inventory management systems, and mini-maps aplenty. As for the game's plot, it's your standard fantasy fare: world on the brink of civil war, one lone defender against the forces of darkness, etc. We suspect you'll spend more time juggling item menus and equipping enchanted rings than worrying about the nuances of the story, though. One more thing: it'll probably be tough. The first game in the series, Avadon HD, offered a challenge as old-skool as its graphics, and we expect Avadon 2: Th…