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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Callum Webster'

Free App of the Day: Reign of Swords

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 9 months ago
Free App of the Day: Reign of Swords

Reign of Swords is the feature app on Free App A Day Winner of Spike TV's Video Game Awards "Best Hardcore Mobile Game" of 2008! Winner "Best Strategy Game" of 2008 by IGN! “Mobile Battles: Reign of Swords” is an award-winning multiplayer strategy battle game with collectible units. “The first must-have game of 2008”, IGN   Get it now on iTunes!…


Final Fantasy I and II coming to iPhone!

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 9 months ago
Final Fantasy I and II coming to iPhone!

It's coming! Over 20 years since their original console releases, Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II are coming to iPhone and iPod Touch. The Announcement was made by Square Enix via their Twitter and Facebook earlier today. The release date is still TBA but in the mean time check out some of the stills.…


Glyder 2 Review

Review Glu Games Inc. By Callum Webster, 4 years, 9 months ago
Glyder 2 Review

Ever wanted to glide through the air, dipping and ducking between canyons in a mystical dream world? Eryn, a young girl with a passion for daVinci style flying contraptions, has built herself a nice pair of wings to fly around seven open worlds, collecting gems and trying to unlock the dimensional portals that will hopefully lead her home. Tilt forward to launch into the air, picking up speed by nose diving, then raise altitude by tilting back, and tilt left and right to turn. Two gau…

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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Out Now!

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 9 months ago
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Out Now!

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars has been released on the AppStore . This is the second game from Rockstar Games to hit the AppStore, It's already been released on DS and PSP, and at $12.99 AUD ($9.99 USD) is one of the more expensive games in the AppStore, but whatever the price, we're sure to see some excitement! We have a video review coming very soon, sit tight! Links: GTA Chinatown Wars on iTunes USA GTA: Chinatown Wars on iTunes Australia GTA: Chinatown Wars on iTunes UK…


Be a Developer with Stanford and iTunes U

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 9 months ago
Be a Developer with Stanford and iTunes U

It's been almost a year since Stanford University launched it's iPhone developers course on iTunes, and on the 12th of this month, they launched an update for the popular course which boasts over a million users. The course material provides all the know how on working with the Tools and APIs for the iPhone SDK. The course, being run by the Stanford's School of Engineering, is not for everyone, with an intermediate knowledge of C language, UNIX, and object-orientated programming all desired prerequisites. Stanford has embraced the iPhones' many possibilities, even launching the first iPhone Orchestra. Many similar developer courses are appearing in the education world, with courses being off…


Firemint to Swoop Best App Ever Awards

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 9 months ago
Firemint to Swoop Best App Ever Awards

Melbourne based developer Firemint has received 11 nominations over 9 categories in the 2009 Best App Ever Awards for two of their game, Flight Control and Real Racing. Both games have been huge successes in the AppStore in 2009, with each making both the AppStores Top Sellers list and Best Of 2009 list!Voting for the Best App Awards can be done online, simply by clicking on one of the links below. Voting closes on the 31st January 2010. Best App Ever – The overall best app of the year! Nominees are the 10 apps that received the most nominations overall. Vote for Flight Control or Vote for Real Racing Best Productivity Killer – The app that prevents you from getting it done…


Parrot launches WiFi Drone

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 9 months ago
Parrot launches WiFi Drone

French Wireless Developers Parrot have announced the launch of AR. Drone, a WiFi controlled helicopter drone which incorporates mounted cameras (both widescreen and high speed), iPhone controllers, augmented reality, ultrasound sensors and new features such as automatic flight stabilization. Parrot say they had spent 4 years doing research and development for the project. "The idea of the Parrot AR.Drone project is to create a performing qudricopter with the best of today's technologies in order to enter universes that are not yet explored, mixing video game and the real world." - Parrot Website The AR. Drone is indeed impressive, the Drone itself has two mounted cameras, MEMS (Micro Ele…


Finger Physics Free - Only for Today!

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 9 months ago
Finger Physics Free - Only for Today!

Mobliss Inc's Finger Physics is free in the AppStore today! Finger Physics is a physics based, puzzle game compiling of a number of different mini-games. Players must play through a series of levels each with different physics based goals. Some require you to build a tower with the blocks given to you, other require you to remove blocks so that an egg can drop into a basket. Each level varies and progressively gets harder and harder. Links: Read & Watch AppSpys Full Review of Finger Physics Finger Physics at iTunes…


Flying Fears? Get help from a Virgin

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 9 months ago
Flying Fears? Get help from a Virgin

Sir Richard Branson's company Virgin Atlantic is always ready to adopt new innovations, be it either civilian space travel or an iPhone App. Branson has also been well known for his philanthropy and personal approach to passengers, giving even low budget airline travel a bit of class. This has extended into the companys' Flying without Fear Courses and newly released iPhone App of the same name, designed to help those who have a fear of flying cope with their travels. This is a clever business concept, pulling in loyal customers while promoting the companys 'human' side.Though despite the steep cost involved with attending the actual course (which is still quite affordable compared to years…


In the Mood for a Little Golf?

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 9 months ago
In the Mood for a Little Golf?

'Let's Golf' from developer Gameloft is being given away for free in the AppStore today. It is one of our highest ranking golf games, just behind Tiger Woods PGA Tour (or should I say former PGA Tour, heh, topical humor). It was also listed on iTunes Rewind Best Sellers for 2009. Rush in and Tee-Off! View our review for Let's Golf More Golf Reviews at AppSpy: Twilight Golf * (not associated with Sparkling Vampires) Invisible Links Adrenaline Golf Melon Golf Mini Golf Wacky Worlds PGA Golo Golf Dice…


AppSpy Movin' into 2010!

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 9 months ago

The later part of 2009 has been very exciting for the AppSpy Team. We've been online for just over three week now and already have had a great response from the online community, especially through our YouTube channel. Since development initially started six months ago, we have already recorded 500 video reviews and add more to the catalog every day! Looking at the variety of genres amongst our top rated Apps, we're glad to be promoting both major releases, and supporting smaller developers. Now we are looking towards 2010, here are some of the projects we have in the works: Faster releases of reviews for new games. An expanded News section; providing news on iPhone advances, interesti…


Zombies! Zombies Everywhere!

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 10 months ago
Zombies! Zombies Everywhere!

In the mood for a little violence? Or hungry for some brains? Either way the App Store has everything to please those with an urge to fend against those relentless flesh eating machines known as Zombies! There was a time when we thought Zombies had reached the height of their popularity, to be replaced by (sigh) 'Sparkling' Vampires. But no, those living dead fought off the pending wave of Emo Night Walkers with a barrage of great shoot 'em ups! There's no sonnets or deep and meaningful romantic moments for those hungry for flesh. The game plots are always the same, and the characters have been pulled from every conceivable stereotype, but who cares, they are killing Zombies! Try out a litt…


FEATURE ARTICLE: Just Another Phase of Marketing? Movie-Game Adaptations

Feature By Callum Webster, 4 years, 10 months ago
FEATURE ARTICLE: Just Another Phase of Marketing? Movie-Game Adaptations

In the age of television, online entertainment, computer games and torrent downloads, movie studios have to compete even harder for a piece of the market share. With production costs and actors wages increasing, and a high demand for epic digital effects, a simple movie release along with a Happy Meal promotion is no enough to get, using the industry term 'butts on seats'. Studios have to exploit virtually every marketing avenue available, and the iPhone is now a part of the equation.  The initial cinematic release of a film usually equates to less than half of a blockbusters success, the opening weekend determines the rate of return on investment, and in previous decades, huge profits…


'Tapping' into Christmas

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 10 months ago
'Tapping' into Christmas

With the holidays growing closer, we are beginning to see some games in the App Store putting on a Christmas visard, just in time for that period of excessive spending which is December. We're also seeing some original Christmas releases, and offcourse, a waste basket full of puzzle games and quizzes. Giving Christmas a comical, and quite bloody angle, is Trigger Happy Christmas by Games Faction, the guys who created Ink Invaders. We'd always been weary of those little Elf's, and now, you can help Santa slaughter all of them! The game is full of comical animation, and a setting which looks like a cross between a gingerbread village and South Park. Another addition to this Slaughterhouse Ch…


PopCap Games 50% Off Sale!

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 10 months ago
PopCap Games 50% Off Sale!

PopCap Games, the masters of casual gaming who brought us such procrastinating enjoyments like Peggle, Bejeweled 2, and Plants vs Zombies has announced a 50% sale for the holiday season! PopCap have released three games on the iPhone so far, with the much anticipated Plants vs Zombies iPhone version coming soon. Links: PopCap Games Online Store. Watch our Peggle Review. Watch our Chuzzle Review. Watch our Bejeweled 2 Review. Watch our Bookworm Review.…