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Not playing PinOut? Here are 3 reasons you should be

Feature By Harry Slater, 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Not playing PinOut? Here are 3 reasons you should be

Pinball. That’s old hat, right? The sort of game that you can’t even start to fit in your pocket. WRONG! Because PinOut has just been released and it’s like pinball reinvented for cool people like you and me. Of course by cool people I mean cool people who like to play on their phones. And who like really bright neon lights. And who are reading this. If you’re not reading this then I’m sorry, but you’re not cool at all. Anyway, here are a bunch of reasons you should get your fingers on PinOut as soon as is humanly possible. Which is pretty soon in our connected digital world. It’s pinball for the now times The game is like a mix between pinball a…

5 reasons you should play Gear.Club right now

Feature By Harry Slater, 4 months, 4 weeks ago
5 reasons you should play Gear.Club right now

Gear.Club is a game about driving cars. And I’m not talking about those sensible cars that you or I can afford, I’m talking about the sort of cars that cost more than a house. More than a hundred houses, depending on where you buy your houses from. But why should you be playing it on your iPad or iPhone? Well that’s a good question, imaginary person who asked me that question, and I’m glad that you hypothetically asked me it. Here are a bunch of reasons that should answer your question that you didn’t ask but I did. Lord have mercy am I ever jet-lagged. The Cars They’re so vroomy, they’re so incredibly out of our reach, they’re so likely…

Asphalt Xtreme takes Gameloft's racing series off-road

Feature By James Gilmour, 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Here are 5 iOS and Android alternatives for your favourite console horror games

Feature By Julian Mann, 5 months ago
Here are 5 iOS and Android alternatives for your favourite console horror games

So it's Halloween, but you can't be bothered to run around the neighbourhood harassing strangers for wine gums. In fact, you’d secretly prefer to play mobile games rather than dress up in something embarrassing and knock on people’s doors. Luckily, I’ve got a list of mobile games to help you do just that. Here’s 5 mobile alternatives to some of your favourite console and PC horror games.  Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities Remember back in the day, playing Silent Hill 4 in a dark room, all alone? I don’t either, way too scary! I do remember however, playing it with the company of my buddies in the bright of daylight, pausing the game every ten seco…

5 iOS games to play now The Walking Dead is back on TV

Feature By Harry Slater, 5 months ago
5 iOS games to play now The Walking Dead is back on TV

Look, The Walking Dead TV series is back. I’ve never seen any of it, I’m sure it’s lovely, and if you’re a fan then congratulations, I’m super happy for you. All I am is an SEO shark, swimming in the briny waters of the interwebs trying to snaffle up some unwary click fish. Wow that was strained even by my low standards. Anyway, The Walking Dead, zombies, iOS gaming, basically you can fill in the gaps and figure out what the next paragraph is going to say if you’ve been paying attention. Here are some iOS games with zombies in them because The Walking Dead is back on TV. Do people still watch TV? Or do they just illegally download everything and then moa…

Pokemon GO is having a Halloween event, here are some other events it should have

Feature By Harry Slater, 5 months ago
Pokemon GO is having a Halloween event, here are some other events it should have

Pokemon GO is having its first event. And as you might expect it’s themed around Halloween. Everyone loves Halloween nowadays. It wasn’t like that in the past, but I bet none of you really care about the past so I’m not going to dwell on it. Anyway, the event will see you getting more candy, and change the regularity with which different spooky Pokemon will appear in-game. It’s a pretty cool idea, and a great way to pull players back into the game. You can watch the trailer for the Halloween content just below this paragraph. But don’t go running away once you’ve finished with it because there’s even more excellent content coming up after the video…

Sports that deserve their own version of New Star Soccer

Feature By Harry Slater, 5 months, 1 week ago
Sports that deserve their own version of New Star Soccer

New Star Cricket is the sort of sequel to New Star Soccer. As you might be able to tell from the name, it’s about cricket rather than soccer. I mean it hardly takes a genius to work that out, does it? It also doesn’t take a genius to figure out an article to write from that progression - other sports we’d like to see getting the New Star treatment. And that’s exactly what I’ve done, right here, right now. Without further ado, here is said list. Actually I’ll put a bit more ado in here, because otherwise this paragraph will be too short and it’ll make the whole article a little less aesthetically pleasing. Golf Hire a caddy, figure out the best…

4 things right with the Nintendo Switch

Feature By Harry Slater, 5 months, 1 week ago
4 things right with the Nintendo Switch

Oscar’s gone. And what a grumpy so-and-so he was, leaving you with a list of reasons the Nintendo Switch is rubbish. How’s that for leaving on a high? I dunno, kids nowadays. I mean sure, I agree with him, because I’m a miserable hack with hardly any joy left in the part of my brain that contains all the joy. And I don’t know how the brain works. Clearly. Anyway I thought I’d start my time at AppSpy by bashing out something positive. So here are 4 reasons the Switch might not be rubbish. I’m definitely going to try and stay positive throughout. Definitely. Nnnnnnnnng. Here goes. It’s nice to have two things Let’s be honest, you can never…

4 things wrong with the Nintendo Switch

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 5 months, 1 week ago
4 things wrong with the Nintendo Switch

So Nintendo finally revealed the NX - and it's called the Switch. But let's gloss over the somewhat obvious naughty jokes for now, and concentrate on the console itself. It's rubbish. I mean, we knew that already. The Wii U failed, the Wii was hated, and further back than that it doesn't bear thinking about. And as for the Nintendo Switch? Well, it's basically a Wii U but, because it has to be mobile, it has worse graphics, right? It has a number of problems. Five of them, in fact. Here they are! It'll cost a bomb With the very nature of being a 'console in your pocket', you've got to squeeze a lot of power into a very small space. That, of course, sends the cost skyrocketing. We've a…

The 5 best card battlers on mobile

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 5 months, 1 week ago
The 5 best card battlers on mobile

Card battlers, card battlers, card battlers, as far as the eye can see. It seems the CCG craze is truly in full swing, with pretty much every major franchise releasing either a new side series or a card game companion app to a larger mainline game. Why is that? Well, probably because they look nice, mainly. Plus there's a very tactile feel to a card battler that a tablet facilitates beautifully - fanning a set of cards in front of you wonderfully replicates the real life action, and can make you feel like a badass professional poker player. Even if this poker player is faced with a load of cards with zombies and killer plants on, sure. But given every game dev and their mum is bringing ou…

5 cool things we learned from the Pokemon Sun and Moon demo

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 5 months, 1 week ago
5 cool things we learned from the Pokemon Sun and Moon demo

Pokemon Sun and Moon are mere weeks away from release! And to get us all excited, a special demo version was released on the Nintendo eShop today. But what have we learned, now we've played it? Well, these five lessons, that's what. 1. 3D is gone completely When the 3DS was released, Nintendo made a huge deal about how 3D was going to change gaming forever. While the technology inside the device is impressive - especially in the New variants - that bold claim has never really come to fruition. It certainly hasn't changed the way we play games, with pretty much every other developer having given up on the tech in favour of VR. And Pokemon was one of the highest profile franchises to start…

4 better cowboy games than Red Dead Redemption

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 5 months, 1 week ago
4 better cowboy games than Red Dead Redemption

You're probably already aware, but Rockstar - developer of hit games like Manhunt 2 and Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis (plus some rubbish indie game called Grand Theft Auto) - has been teasing a successor to its hugely successful 2010 cowboy sim Red Dead Redemption. I don't know why it was successful, mind you. It was 25 hours of shooting chickens and riding horses to the middle of nowhere. Not exactly my idea of fun. But anyway. For some reason people are excited for what looks to be a sequel. But there are better cowboy games out there, I swear to you. Take a look at these four cowboy / western games that are infinitely better than Red Dead Redemption 2 will ever be. 2-Bit Cowboy…

4 reasons why Red Dead Redemption 2 would be better on mobile than console

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 5 months, 2 weeks ago
4 reasons why Red Dead Redemption 2 would be better on mobile than console

Remember Red Dead Redemption? The horribly overrated open world game released in 2010 that was basically Grand Theft Auto but not as good? Well it looks like we'll soon be forced to endure a sequel. Developer Rockstar is teasing what looks like a second (alright, technically third) entry in the Red Dead franchise. So far we have the R* logo on a red background, and more recently a picture of seven men walking towards us at sunset. Not exactly conclusive evidence, but it's hard to imagine this indicating anything else. Let's take the plunge and take the torment as read - let's imagine there really is a Red Dead game coming next year. Wouldn't it be better on mobile? You don't agree?…

3 reasons why you shouldn't buy PSVR!

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 5 months, 2 weeks ago
3 reasons why you shouldn't buy PSVR!

Finally. FINALLY! After what feels like a lifetime of waiting, a VR headset is at last available to the public. What's that? Samsung Gear VR and HTC Vive have been out for months now? And nobody's noticed? Oh. And Nintendo kinda did VR with the Virtual Boy back in 1995? And that failed too? Oh. Well then. Maybe PSVR will do better? In all seriousness, PSVR is the most likely of all of them to succeed: it has the backing not only of Sony, but also a huge existing platform and the market leader of the current generation in the PS4 and PlayStation brand as a whole. You don't need another expensive box to use PSVR, you don't need to build a £1000 PC, you don't need any huge technical…

More boardgames that deserve the Really Bad Chess treatment

Feature By Harry Slater, 5 months, 2 weeks ago
More boardgames that deserve the Really Bad Chess treatment

Really Bad Chess is a really good game that’s sort of like chess if you only vaguely understand the concept of chess. It’s worth picking up, it’s out now, so give it a crack, see what happens. But it also got me thinking - what other classic boardgames should get the Really Bad treatment on mobile? I mean that’s the sort of question we’re all asking ourselves right now, yeah? Eh, I’m tired, let’s just get on with this. Really Bad Monopoly To be honest when I play Monopoly it’s really bad anyway. I mean I’m pretty much the worst venture capitalist ever, I just want everyone to be happy. Here have my money, buy yourself something nice…