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4 reasons why FIFA 17 Mobile will fail

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 5 months ago
4 reasons why FIFA 17 Mobile will fail

FIFA 17 Mobile has been revealed! Well, sort of. EA just quietly put all the details up on their site without telling anyone, which is helpful. Our sister site Pocket Gamer has all the serious details, but here we're going to tell you exactly why FIFA Mobile (as it's officially known) is going to flop. Because obviously. 4. It's called FIFA Mobile (for real this time) Last year, before the release of FIFA 16 on console, EA told us its mobile companion would be called FIFA 16: Ultimate Team, indicating a move towards pure pack opening and dream teams. The giant publisher then changed its tune, instead informing us that FIFA 16: Ultimate Team would now be called FIFA Mobile - confusing…

The 7 best hacking games on mobile you just NEED to play

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 5 months ago
The 7 best hacking games on mobile you just NEED to play

With the release of Hackers this week, we're in a bit of a wacky-hacky mood here at AppSpy. We want to infiltrate the CIA's servers and find out all of the world's secrets: what is Vladimir Putin doing right now, where does Barack Obama go for his tea, why does Donald Trump exist, and so forth. Unfortunately, we're writers, meaning we have no discernible talent, and hence cannot hack, code, program, type, turn the laptop on, boil the kettle, or even get out of bed in the morning - so hacking anything for real is out of the question. It's a good job, then, that the App Store has a bunch of hacking games just waiting to be played to scratch our computer-y itch. Let's take a look at the best…

Why Animation Throwdown (Family Guy, Futurama, American Dad, et al.) is a complete mess

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 5 months ago
Why Animation Throwdown (Family Guy, Futurama, American Dad, et al.) is a complete mess

If you didn't already know, Animation Throwdown is a weird mash up of a plethora of adult cartoons (not those ones, you dirty bugger). It smashes together Family Guy, Futurama, American Dad, King of the Hill, and Bob's Burgers (I've never heard of that last one either), and turns the resulting dog's dinner into a card battler. I know, it's bizarre. In the 'worst crossovers ever' debate, this is up there with Batman v Superman (dreadful), Simpsons x Family Guy (can you tell I don't like Family Guy?), and LEGO Minecraft (they're both the same bloody thing!). Let me explain just why I think Animation Throwdown is such a mess. (Content warning: contains hot takes. [Not hot cakes. Though that…

Facebook Messenger's hidden secrets and games you NEED to know

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 5 months ago
Facebook Messenger's hidden secrets and games you NEED to know

Apple's big new mobile update, iOS 10, launched last week, and one of its biggest new features is the capacity to install and play games within iMessage. But this was already a feature in Facebook's dominant Messenger app! Let's take a look at these four secret games hidden within Messenger. Basketball Probably the best known Messenger game, basketball challenges you to grab as many slam dunks in a row as possible. To start a match, just send the basketball emoji, then tap on it, and you'll go straight into an asynchronous face off against your friends. Football The ootball game's similar to the basketball one (but obviously better because it's football): send the football emoji, t…

Like Dungeon of Gravestone? Try these other iPhone and iPad roguelikes

Feature By AppSpy Staff, 5 months, 1 week ago
Like Dungeon of Gravestone? Try these other iPhone and iPad roguelikes

Dungeon of Gravestone is a new roguelike that's just come out on the App Store. It's got dungeons, it's got monsters, it's got pretty much everything you'd expect from a roguelike on the App Store. This is a list of roguelikes that are also out on the App Store. It's got dungeons, it's got monsters, it's got pretty much everything you'd expect from a list of roguelikes that are also out on the App Store. This is a third paragraph that's essentially acting as padding before we get to the list. It doesn't have dungeons, it doesn't have monsters, it doesn't really have any reason to exist. I just like having three paragraphs before the list starts. This is the list. Rustbucket Of course…

6 iOS games that would make excellent blockbuster movies starring Vin Diesel

Feature By AppSpy Staff, 5 months, 1 week ago
6 iOS games that would make excellent blockbuster movies starring Vin Diesel

Monster Hunter is getting turned into a big Hollywood blockbuster. And we used to play Monster Hunter on the streams back when everything was happier and we weren't all so lonely. So, having combined those two facts into my perfectly SEO-attuned brain I have come up with the following collection of words. Together they make excellent CONTENT! Basically here's a load of iOS games that should get made into films as well. You'll probably disagree with me, but that's fine because I'm not taking any of this seriously. Hahaha, imagine if I did that. Wayward Souls This would make a good movie because it's got loads of action and stuff in it. Vin Diesel could be in it because he's my favourite…

iMessage's secret hidden games

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 5 months, 1 week ago
iMessage's secret hidden games

With the release of iOS 10, iMessage has been given a serious overhaul. Along with stickers, animations, drawings, and more, it's now got a bunch of secret, hidden games you can play against your friends, right within iMessage. Let's take a look at some of the best (and worst) ones: Words With Friends Remember Words With Friends? Ahh, 2009 was one great year, wasn't it? Anyway, enough reminiscing. Words With Friends is still as good now as it was seven years ago - the problem was everyone stopped playing it. Maybe iMessage integration will solve that (if anyone downloads iOS 10, that is). Now to wait for Draw Something. Draughts / Checkers Hey, it's everybody's second favourite ga…

DON'T DOWNLOAD iOS 10! Here's why you shouldn't...

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 5 months, 1 week ago
DON'T DOWNLOAD iOS 10! Here's why you shouldn't...

iOS 10 is out now! And it's full of exciting, cool, fun features that you can't wait to try out, right? Wrong. It's a mess. Here's why you shouldn't download iOS 10. The improvements are pointless Stickers. Emoji suggestions. Raise to wake. Nearly every feature is already found in Android operating systems or on Facebook Messenger. This is Apple playing catch up, and it shows. What genuinely groundbreaking change is in there that makes you think "I need that?". Nothing. It's such an incremental difference, it's not worth the hassle. It'll ruin your battery life... You know the deal. You signed it when you bought an iPhone. You consigned yourself to poor battery life for the rest o…

7 other Nintendo franchises that should be turned into endless runners

Feature By AppSpy Staff, 5 months, 1 week ago
7 other Nintendo franchises that should be turned into endless runners

Well Mario is going to be an endless runner. Pretty sure I called that like a year ago, So I got to thinking that I should start making some more predictions about other things so that in the future I could look smart again. Then I realised that sounded like an awful lot of work, and I'm running low on coffee, so instead I've decided to just make a list of other Nintendo games that could be endless runners. It's not a good list, it's probably going to make you angry, and quite frankly I don't know why I even put the effort into it. Ah well, you can read it if you'd like, I don't really mind. Zelda It's an endless runner, but you're Link. Or Zelda. Or Lady Link. No, actually you're Ting…

God Eater Online and 4 other games with online in their name that need to go mobile

Feature By AppSpy Staff, 5 months, 1 week ago
God Eater Online and 4 other games with online in their name that need to go mobile

So God Eater Online is coming to mobile. That's kinda cool news, although looking at the UI on the screenshots that have been released there's a good chance you're going to have grow a couple of new fingers to get the whole thing working. Which got me thinking, what other games with the word online in their title do I want to see on mobile? Because I mean that's a pretty logical jump to make given the circumstances. Stop judging me, I do what I want. Anyway, here's a list of games that I thought of. They're in no particular order, they're not on the list for any particular reason, and quite frankly if you wanted to challenge some of my choices I'd probably be on your side of the argument.…

What's in iOS 10? Here's the top 10 new features in iOS 10.

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 5 months, 1 week ago
What's in iOS 10? Here's the top 10 new features in iOS 10.

iOS drops today, September 13th! Hooray! If you're after how to download iOS 10, check out our guide here. "But what's actually included in the update?", I hear you ask. Well you've come to the right place, as we run down the top 10 new features in iOS 10. 10. Stickers iOS 10 lets you download cool stickers from the App Store - so you can finally plaster Mario all over your messages! 9. Emoji suggestions One feature I love on my Android phone - and dearly miss when typing with my iPad - is emoji suggestions. It's a ballache scrolling through pages and pages of emojis to find the exact one you want - be honest, you're after the eggplant - so suggestions are a welcome improvement. 8.…

8 ways the iPhone 8 NEEDS to improve

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 5 months, 1 week ago
8 ways the iPhone 8 NEEDS to improve

The iPhone 7 has only just been revealed, but as we've already discussed, it's a total mess. So rather than dwell on a low point, let's stay in a positive mood (yay! Sunshine! Puppies! The imminent heat death of the universe!) and look ahead to what can be improved in the iPhone 8. Onwards! 1. Put a headphone port back in Come on, no-one wants to have to buy another adapter and go through the extra inconvenience of losing another piece of plastic (and never mind the cost, on top of the already more expensive iPhone this year). Have some sense, Apple, and put a headphone port back in. 2. Reduce the price of the AirPods £159 / $159. Let that sink in. One hundred and sixty big on…

How to update iPhone to iOS 10, when is iOS 10 released, and more

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 5 months, 1 week ago
How to update iPhone to iOS 10, when is iOS 10 released, and more

Good news! The latest version of Apple's operating software for its mobile devices, iOS 10, is due to be released on 13th September. But how do you, the eager iPhone user, update your now-obsolete (just joking) device? What's in iOS 10? Firstly, you want to know what you're getting with iOS 10. The headline features are in the Messages app, which has undergone a number of improvements. You can now send gifs and stickers, plus there's neat little touches like emoji suggestions when you type in words like 'happy' or 'football'. Elsewhere, you can see what landmarks (like shops or restaurants) are along your route in Maps, while you can now just pick your iPhone up to wake the screen - use…

6 reasons why the iPhone 7 is a total mess

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 5 months, 1 week ago
6 reasons why the iPhone 7 is a total mess

In case you've been living under a rock, which is also at the bottom of the sea that happens to be on a far flung planet in a different dimension, Apple revealed the iPhone 7 last week. It's already attracted its fair share of controversy, and for good reason - it's a mess. Here's why.   1. The design It's basically the iPhone 6S (or the 6…), but you can get it in black now! Yay! Groundbreaking! How are people supposed to be jealous of my decadence when my new shiny thing looks exactly the same as their old shiny thing?! UGH! 2. The home button Everyone knows the only good bit about the iPhone is the satisfying click when you hit the home button. Well, say goodbye to that…

Stretch Dungeon is Nitrome's latest warped mobile gaming masterpiece

Feature By Jon Mundy, 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Stretch Dungeon is Nitrome's latest warped mobile gaming masterpiece

There's a new Nitrome game on the App Store and Google Play Store called Stretch Dungeon. No, we weren't expecting it either. Gotta love those Nitrome guys. Stretch Dungeon is a typical Nitrome effort. That is, it's intuitive, moreish, has a pixel-art style that's somehow completely distinctive, and has that little smidgen of something different that sets it apart from the crowd. At heart Stretch Dungeon is an endless dropper. Your put-upon bearded protagonist gets freed from his suspended cage at the top of a vast vertical dungeon, and it's up to you to guide his descent. This is where Nitrome supplies its glorious twist. Stretch goals Rather than controlling the protagonist himself, or…