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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Peter Willington'

Watch Wizards of the Coast walk us through Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week ago
Watch Wizards of the Coast walk us through Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers

Recently, I headed on over to Uxbridge in the UK to call on Hasbro and check out how CCG behemoth Magic 2015 is progressing. Dan Barrett, the EU Social Media & Community Manager at Wizards of the Coast, was on-hand to give me a walkthrough of the first proper match in the new game, and to highlight what we'll see when the game launches this summer. He also explained a few of the basics of the game, showed off some of the new cards you can expect to wield during battles, and talked about much more besides. Take a look, and let us know if you're a fan of Magic: The Gathering in the comments.…


The Boom Beach Diary - Week 2

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 1 day ago
The Boom Beach Diary - Week 2

I'm into my second week of The Boom Beach Diary, in which I've been documenting my recent progress through the game. Since episode one, I've been upgrading my base and changing up my layout based on the excellent guidance I've been receiving from you via the comments here on AppSpy, on YouTube, and on The Boom Beach Community. This week, I show off all my hard work, nab another Resource Base, and highlight my next big challenge: bettering my battle strategies. Have yourself a watch of this week's entry in The Boom Beach Diary below, then chuck any pearls of wisdom you might have in the comments.…


AppSpy Plays: HearthStone: Heroes of Warcraft (Twitch catch-up)

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
AppSpy Plays: HearthStone: Heroes of Warcraft (Twitch catch-up)

HearthStone: Heroes of Warcraft is without a doubt one of the most hyped games to be hitting iPad and iPhone in the next few months. Since AppSpy is all fancy and pro and that, we've nabbed a copy of the soft-launched version, and went hands-on with it live on our Twitch channel. If you missed the show when it went out, or you fancy watching it again, you can re-watch it on the AppSpy Twitch channel, or on our YouTube channel, or directly below this block of text. Make sure you don't miss out next stream this coming Tuesday 8th April at 5pm BST / 9am PDT / 12pm EDT, when we'll be continuing our playthrough of The Wolf Among Us. Click the Follow button on Twitch or Twitter, or Like us on F…


The Boom Beach Diary - Week 1

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
The Boom Beach Diary - Week 1

I've been playing Supercell's Clash of Clans follow-up Boom Beach for some time now, expanding my base and conquering enemy islands ever since the game was soft launched. Now that the game is available to everyone, and the community around it is growing rapidly, I decided to put together a series of video diaries to document my continued progress. We kick things off at a fairly respectable Level 17, which is several hours into the game. However, I'm not happy with my Home Base layout, and I'm constantly running out of the Wood resource, so I definitely need to make some improvements. Take a look at the diary below, and throw any advice you have in the comments...…


Eye on the App Store: FTL, Monument Valley, UFHO2, Joe Dever's Lone Wolf, Word Explorer (Twitch catch-up)

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Eye on the App Store: FTL, Monument Valley, UFHO2, Joe Dever's Lone Wolf, Word Explorer (Twitch catch-up)

If you weren't around for our live stream yesterday evening, don't worry -  we have you covered. We went hands-on with hardcore spaceship sim FTL: Faster Than Light, the mind-bendingly beautiful Monument Valley, and the intriguing hex-puzzler UFHO2. We also found time to squeeze in a quick re-cap of the first act of Joe Dever's Lone Wolf (in preparation for the second), and James showed off his "mad word skillz" in Word Explorer. It's a jam-packed episode of Eye on the App Store, so if you didn't see it live then go watch it on Twitch (and hit Follow so you don't miss another show), or below via our YouTube channel. Don't miss our next stream this coming Friday 4th April, where we'l…


AppSpy Plays Surgeon Simulator (Twitch catch-up)

News By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
AppSpy Plays Surgeon Simulator (Twitch catch-up)

On Fridays at 5pm GMT / 9am PST we take to Twitch to stream a new release from the Apple App Store. Last Friday, it was the gruesome and hilarious Surgeon Simulator. We had a really good turnout from you guys and girls. However, we realise that some of you missed out because of going to work / attending school / being asleep. Happily, though, you can catch up with our surgical shenanigans over on YouTube (and below), or on our Twitch channel. And hey, if you do click that Twitch link, make sure to follow us so you can keep up with all of AppSpy's iOS recommendations and playthroughs.…


Watch us botch a heart transplant as we stream Surgeon Simulator Touch on Twitch

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Watch us botch a heart transplant as we stream Surgeon Simulator Touch on Twitch

Go and grab your diary and jot this down (in red ink, preferably): 5pm GMT / 9am PST - AppSpy streaming Surgeon Simulator Touch on Twitch. Will be amusing. Watch. Why? Well, James and I will be playing the tablet version of cult PC hit Surgeon Simulator live on Twitch today. Expect gallons of blood, flying organs, and reckless overuse of the term 'STAT'. Join us and the AppSpy Twitch community by clicking here and following our channel, or watching the stream below. Watch live video from AppSpy on www.twitch.tv…


Eye on the App Store: First Strike, Dudeski, Amber Halls, Glorkian Warrior (Twitch catch-up)

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Eye on the App Store: First Strike, Dudeski, Amber Halls, Glorkian Warrior (Twitch catch-up)

If you weren't about for yesterday's Eye on the App Store broadcast on Twitch, then don't worry: we have you covered. Dudeski, First Strike, Amber Halls, and Glorkian Warrior were all covered in this week's new release round-up. If you want to see them in action, you need only click that big play button below. However, if you want to watch us live as we stream all latest iOS games 24-hours before they appear in the App Store, make sure to head on over to our Twitch channel and hit that Follow button.…


Eye on the App Store: Surgeon Simulator, Dudeski, First Strike, Amber Halls, and Glorkian Warrior streaming live at 5pm GMT / 9am PST

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Eye on the App Store: Surgeon Simulator, Dudeski, First Strike, Amber Halls, and Glorkian Warrior streaming live at 5pm GMT / 9am PST

Here's a neat idea: two friendly-looking British chaps download a slew of brand new iOS releases, then stream them all live on Twitch so that you can see what you should spend your hard-earned cash on this week. That' would be good, wouldn't it? Handily, that's exactly what we'll be doing today at 5pm GMT / 9am PST, over on our Twitch channel. Surgeon Simulator, Dudeski, First Strike, Amber Halls, Glorkian Warrior - they'll all be scrutinised live on air. You can even ask us questions while we're playing.  So join us in an hour to find out what you should be playing this week. Watch live video from AppSpy on www.twitch.tv…


James & Peter Play: Knock-Knock (Twitch catch-up)

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
James & Peter Play: Knock-Knock (Twitch catch-up)

What do you mean you couldn't make it to our live stream of Knock-Knock on our Twitch channel? That's a real shame. You missed out on all the talk about horror movies. And James's dissertation on what makes a game scary. I even shared my dark, hidden love British TV game show Finders Keepers. Luckily, you can rectify this terrible mistake by visiting our Twitch Channel and hitting that big 'Follow' button.  Incidentally, make sure you tune into the AppSpy Twitch channel today at 5pm GMT / 9am PST to watch us play all of the best new iOS releases 24 hours before they hit the App Store.…


Knock-Knock. Who's there? AppSpy live on Twitch at 5pm GMT

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Knock-Knock. Who's there? AppSpy live on Twitch at 5pm GMT

If you're about at 5pm GMT / 9am PST, then James and I would love to have you join us on the AppSpy Twitch channel. Well, I definitely would like you to join us. James probably doesn't want that many people tuning in, since he'll be making a fool of himself live on The Internet, screaming like a big girl's blouse as he tries to play creepy horror title Knock-Knock by Ice-Pick Lodge. But don't worry about James's feelings. Come and witness the horror of a manchild shrieking at an iPad in the dark. Join us. JOIN USSSSSSSS... Watch live video from AppSpy on www.twitch.tv…


We're playing Mines of Mars on Twitch at 5pm GMT today. Join us!

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
We're playing Mines of Mars on Twitch at 5pm GMT today. Join us!

Yesterday's livestream of Out There was so much fun that we've decided to jump back onto Twitch again today. At 5pm GMT / 9am PST, James and myself will be playing Mines of Mars , the hot new procedurally generated craft-'em-up from Crescent Moon. If our previous recording's anything to go by, we'll also deviate onto some pretty tenuously linked topics, demonstrate our lack of scientific knowledge, and no doubt berate one another when everything inevitably goes hideously wrong. Want to join us? You can watch on the stream below, or visit our official Twitch channel here. Watch live video from AppSpy on www.twitch.tv…


James & Peter Play: Out There (Twitch catch-up)

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
James & Peter Play: Out There (Twitch catch-up)

Today James and myself played iOS space strategy game Out There live on Twitch for our first ever official AppSpy broadcast. If you weren't around at 2PM GMT to catch the talk about '90s pop act Babylon Zoo, which Star Trek captain was the best Star Trek captain, and how the periodic table works - plus loads of gameplay footage from Out There - then catch up now via the video below.…


Join us as we stream Out There live on Twitch

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Join us as we stream Out There live on Twitch

At 2PM today your pals at AppSpy are kicking off something rather exciting! James and myself are going to be streaming ourselves playing tough-as-nails galaxy sim Out There for your viewing pleasure. As well as going where no mobile journos have gone before, we'll be giving you live feedback on our impressions of the game, chatting about games, and taking your questions. Want to take part? Come hang out with us today at 2PM... Watch live video from AppSpy on www.twitch.tv…


Dual Survivor | Hands-On

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Dual Survivor | Hands-On

It's not easy to pat your head and rub your stomach at the same time. It's not easy learning how to juggle. However, if you want a real challenge of co-ordination, try guiding two silver balls simultaneously along two twisting paths filled with obstacles, pitfalls, and other hazards. If you want to see what that feat looks like, check out our hands-on video of Dual Survivor. Watch in detached amusement as I tear my hair out trying to progress past level six of this insanely challenging game of skill.…