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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Peter Willington'

Not even a mouse - AppSpy's Sunday Service

Feature By Peter Willington, 17 hours, 4 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…


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

News By Peter Willington, 2 days, 7 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.…


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, 2 days, 13 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, 16 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, 3 days, 11 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…


Hands-on with Docking Sequence, the spacefaring endless docker

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 days, 13 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]…


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

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 days, 15 hours 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, 16 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:…


Cooking Fever's latest update is a bit fishy, Android version coming Q1 2015

News By Peter Willington, 4 days, 15 hours ago
Cooking Fever's latest update is a bit fishy, Android version coming Q1 2015

The first time you have sushi, almost without fail, you look like this. But then, after you've tasted its umami deliciousness, you inevitably wind up looking like this. Nordcurrent has just added some fish, rice, and nori delights to Cooking Fever, but this time there's a twist. The new update is a bit different to previous ones (such as the English Breakfast update) as it changes up the gameplay to better represent the creative process behind throwing together a bit of Maki. You need to select the right ingredients, roll said ingredients together, and ensure the finished product is stored correctly, before serving them to hungry customers. If you're an Android gamer then you'll also be…


Tiny Realms coming to Android early 2015, big updates for iOS players before Christmas

News By Peter Willington, 4 days, 15 hours ago
Tiny Realms coming to Android early 2015, big updates for iOS players before Christmas

TinyMob has dropped us a line to say that if you happen to be an Android gamer you'll very soon have access to what I sincerely believe is one of the best strategy games of the year. Tiny Realms will come to Android devices "in the New Year", and you only need to see just how much coverage we've given it so far to know that you should be very excited about this fact if you happen to game with Google gubbins. We've also been told that those with the iOS version will receive "major new content" before 2014 is through. If you're waiting for the Android version (or you haven't yet downloaded the game for your iPhone or iPad), here's the brand new trailer for the Battlegrounds mode to get you…


Ambition announces surprising download figures for its English language dating games, plus MOE Can Change is now available in 3 new countries

News By Peter Willington, 4 days, 16 hours ago
Ambition announces surprising download figures for its English language dating games, plus MOE Can Change is now available in 3 new countries

Brilliantly bizarre dating sim Animal Boyfriend struck a chord with me earlier this year, and it seems to have struck a chord with some of you too. In conjunction with developer Ambition's other western release - MOE Can Change - its English language titles have now been downloaded an impressive 200,000 times. At the same time as we received news of this download milestone, Ambition also revealed to us that MOE Can Change has now been released in three new countries: Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore. So if you're in those territories and fancy teaching a lady robot how to love, fill your boots. And really, who doesn't? Here's the trailer... ... and here's how you can download MOE Can C…


6 wince-inducing crotch busting shots from Gingerbread Stickman Shooting Showdown

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 2 days ago
6 wince-inducing crotch busting shots from Gingerbread Stickman Shooting Showdown

There's a dedicated community of gamers playing Gingerbread Stickman Shooting Showdown looking to perfect their aim with a bow and arrow. Most of them are trying to shoot the little gingerbread man on the top of the stickman's head, but some of them aren't. Some of them are trying to shoot the stickman in the crotch, attempting (no doubt) to ellicit the most painful yelp they possibly can, and then capturing the moment for eternity and publishing it on Everyplay. Each to their own, here are the six best... Blam, right in the jewels. Ouch. Owowowowowowowowow. Oh my goodness. These are starting to make me feel a bit ill now. That's really gonna smart in the morning. Found…


5 stupendous Angry Birds cakes that will make you say 'Mum, I want one of these for my next birthday, not a boring tray cake from Marks and Sparks again'

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 3 days ago
5 stupendous Angry Birds cakes that will make you say 'Mum, I want one of these for my next birthday, not a boring tray cake from Marks and Sparks again'

Last time we looked at video game cakes featuring Rovio's plucky bird brains, we focused on the “playable” ones. They're awesome, obviously, but for some people the thought of making a cake is hard enough, let alone making it a full Angry Birds level you can fling birds at. So I've gathered together a load of examples of cakes that are a little more static, but just as cool. The five videos you can see below represent the pinnacle of what YouTube has to offer when it comes to Angry Birds-themed cakes, featuring guides and demonstrations by brilliant YouTubers Rosanna Pansino, Cakes StepByStep, CakesByChoppA, MyCupcakeAddiction, and LauraPoopie. Rosanna Pansino Cakes StepByS…


4 Sonic The Hedgehog cakes you'll want to scoff down faster than the Blue Blur eats chili dogs

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 6 days ago
4 Sonic The Hedgehog cakes you'll want to scoff down faster than the Blue Blur eats chili dogs

It's pretty hard not to love Sonic The Hedgehog, which is probably why Dr. Kintobor's creation has been gracing consoles and handhelds, mobiles and tablets for years now, and there's no sign of him going away any time soon. A video game icon, it's no surprise that gamers celebrating birthdays have made all sorts of Sonic cakes to commemorate the day. Here then are four of the very best. Biggest of ups to YouTubers Carlos Ramos, CakesByChoppA, Elisa Garcia, and Chris Perez, whose work you can see below. Carlos Ramos CakesByChoppA Elisa Garcia Chris Perez Seen a more impressive Sonic The Hedgehog cake? Let us know!  …


5 unbelievable fan-made Supernauts creations of real world locations

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
5 unbelievable fan-made Supernauts creations of real world locations

We're back in the wonderfully creative world of Supernauts, digging through your cool constructions that have been captured for all to see on Everyplay. We've already covered the celluloid masterpieces recreated in Supernauts, so this time we're thinking even bigger: real world landmarks and locations, re-made in Grand Cru's online construct-a-thon. I've found the five very best ones I can, but if you've found better, drop a link in the comments. A Japanese castle Most of London The Great Wall of China The wild west Las Vegas…