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Eye on the App Store: Warhammer 40K: Carnage, Last Inua, Castlestorm: Free to Siege, 2-Bit Cowboy, and Gunship X (Twitch catch-up)

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Eye on the App Store: Warhammer 40K: Carnage, Last Inua, Castlestorm: Free to Siege, 2-Bit Cowboy, and Gunship X (Twitch catch-up)

Each week we wage war against the latest releases on Apple's App Store, mowing down the legions of cannon fodder until we find the true heroes in the battle against boredom. On Wednesday May 7th, we set our sights upon Warhammer 40K: Carnage, Last Inua, Castlestorm: Free to Siege, 2-Bit Cowboy, and Gunship X, live on Twitch. If you weren't about for our live stream (held, as always, at 5pm UK / 9am Pacific / 12 noon Eastern) then don't fret: you can still catch up by watching our recording of it below. However, you missed out on an epic Warhammer 40k: Carnage code giveaway and developer Q&A, plus a chat room full of talk of the hottest new games (and narwhals, obviously). Make sure yo…


The Boom Beach Diary - Week 5

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 months, 2 weeks ago
The Boom Beach Diary - Week 5

It's been a really strong week for progress in Boom Beach, and so this week's entry of The Boom Beach Diary has a lot to cover. Resources? Captured. Archipelago? Dominated. Headquarters? Upgraded. Strategies? Stratagised. Catch up by watching below, and make sure to check out The Boom Beach Community over on Pocket Gamer if you're after some tips and tricks.…


The Pocket Gamer Podcast: Live on Twitch! (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 5 months, 2 weeks ago
The Pocket Gamer Podcast: Live on Twitch! (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

We’re going live in less than an hour with the Pocket Gamer Podcast! “Why?” you ask? Well, our hosts with the most, James and Peter, moonlight for Pocket Gamer as well as AppSpy. We’re all part of the big, chummy Steel Media network y’see. Today, Pocket Gamer’s news and reviews man Harry Slater will be joining the usual crew. He’s up on all the week’s news and legend has it that he can even see into the future, so be sure to pitch any handheld gaming-related questions you have at him. Remember, from next week we'll be streaming every day, so please remember to hit the 'Follow' button on our Twitch channel to get a reminder the moment we go l…


AppSpy Plays: World of Tanks Blitz (Twitch catch-up)

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 months, 2 weeks ago
AppSpy Plays: World of Tanks Blitz (Twitch catch-up)

James and I took to the virtual battlefields on Tuesday in recently soft-launched military MMO World of Tanks: Blitz. Jumping into our newly acquired tanks, we quickly formed a Platoon and started rolling around each combat arena as a duo, smashing the living daylights out of anyone who stood before us. Well, that was the plan, and though we certainly did to begin with, I think our luck was starting to run out about halfway through. If you weren't around for the Twitch stream (live daily @ 5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12pm Eastern), then never fear: you can catch up with the Past Broadcasts section of Twitch, or over on our YouTube channel, or by aiming your sights squarely on the play button b…


Eye on the App Store: Last Inua, Warhammer 40K: Carnage, Castlestorm: Free to Siege, and more

Feature By Danny Russell, 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Eye on the App Store: Last Inua, Warhammer 40K: Carnage, Castlestorm: Free to Siege, and more

We’ll soon be having the midweek madness that is Eye on the App Store over on our Twitch channel. Each week, we have a look at games that are either due out at midnight or have just launched, so you can get an impression of what strikes your fancy. Be sure to tune in live as surprises can happen with devs popping their heads in and us dropping off a few redeemable codes. This week we’ll be covering a whole host of games. There’ll be the cool platform puzzler Last Inua, where two parka-clad characters use their powers to avoid yetis and venture onwards. Action-oriented Warhammer 40,000: Carnage is also on the cards, featuring plenty of finger-bashing ork-killing combos. Th…


Retry | Hands-On

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Retry | Hands-On

Retry is the latest game from Rovio. Well, technically, it's the first game from Rovio LVL11, the company's new publishing arm created to focus on game experiences that aren't related to Angry Birds. The game is a single-tap affair in which you must guide your tiny aeroplane from airfield to airfield, avoiding environmental obstacles and severe weather effects along the way. It's also really, really, really hard. How hard? Let me show you with my hands-on video below.…


AppSpy Plays: World of Tanks Blitz - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12pm Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 5 months, 2 weeks ago
AppSpy Plays: World of Tanks Blitz - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12pm Eastern)

If today’s your first day back at work after yesterday’s bank holiday you may be having a case of the late Monday blues but, fret not, we know precisely two sights that'll cure what ails you: Tanks and explosions. That’s right, Wargaming.net’s World of Tanks Blitz has just soft-launched in several European countries and, seeing as we’re the sneaky sort, we’ve snagged a copy and will be taking to the battlefield live on our Twitch channel at 5pm in the UK, 9am Pacific Time, and 12 noon Eastern Time. So come along and join us on the AppSpy + Pocket Gamer Twitch channel to get a preview of the game and give us some pointers. Just try not to flood the chat…


Fruit Shake | Hands-On

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Fruit Shake | Hands-On

Fruit Shake is a match-3 puzzle game with a few sweet twists on the Candy Crush Saga formula. Firstly, the confectionary has been ditched in favour of far healthier pineapples, berries, strawberries, and the like. Second, tiles aren't four-sided, they're hexagonal, which presents its own challenges. Third, there's a spin ability included, in which you can tap and hold a tile to turn the surrounding icons round it. Being a bit tired of the genre now, I cautiously decided to give Fruit Shake a go. You can see the results below.…


AppSpy Plays: Bridge Constructor Medieval - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12pm Eastern)

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 months, 3 weeks ago
AppSpy Plays: Bridge Constructor Medieval - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12pm Eastern)

I've a confession to make: I am rubbish at building bridges, as demonstrated in my hands-on with Bridge Constructor Medieval. Thankfully, our man Alex here at AppSpy isn't half-bad, which is why we gave him the game to review. Since he really liked it - as we did when we gave it another quick go during Eye on the App Store - we just had to return to it for an AppSpy Plays. Live on Twitch we'll be attempting to forge mighty bridges, in an effort to stop as many horses from falling to their explosive dooms as possible. We'll need your help if we're to succeed, so come join us back here at 5pm UK, 9am Pacific, and 12pm Eastern, or over on our Twitch channel. Watch live video from AppSpy on…


Eye on the App Store: Botanicula, Intake, Bridge Constructor Medieval, and Gear Jack: Black Hole (Twitch catch-up)

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Eye on the App Store: Botanicula, Intake, Bridge Constructor Medieval, and Gear Jack: Black Hole (Twitch catch-up)

Another week, another batch or iOS games has been released, spore-like, onto the App Store. Thank goodness for Eye on the App Store then, where we run you through the most interesting looking releases live on Twitch to give you some initial impressions, and hopefully help you decide what to spend your iTunes credit on. Sprouting forth for your viewing pleasure this week is architect-'em-up Bridge Constructor Medieval, pretty auto-runner Gear Jack: Black Hole, the ultra-hardcore Intake: Be Aggressive, and the leafy loveliness that is Botanicula. If you missed the stream, you can catch up below.…


Superfrog HD | Hands-On

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Superfrog HD | Hands-On

If you're over a certain age, and you're European, then you may well fondly remember Superfrog, the cult classic Amiga platformer from 1993. The amphibious one has made a return in Superfrog HD, so I've donned my rose-tinted spectacles to give it a go for your viewing pleasure. You can see my hands-on with it below. Once you're done, make sure to hop on over to YouTube to subscribe to our channel.…


The Boom Beach Diary - Week 4

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 months, 3 weeks ago
The Boom Beach Diary - Week 4

It's all about shooting bad guys and destroying buildings in this week's episode of The Boom Beach Diary. I've spent the last 7 days aggressively fighting my enemies, and though I've been prevailing against the AI ones, the human ones are a little tougher than I first expected. Thanks so much for your advice and tips so far, you can see how I've been implementing your sagely advice to the defence of my Home Base in this video too (though I still have a long way to go until I'll be truly happy with my setup). Click play on the video below, go watch it directly on YouTube, and don't forget to leave your words of wisdom in the comments. And hey, if you love Boom Beach, go check out The Boom…


Suited Up | Hands-On

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Suited Up | Hands-On

At first blush, Suited-Up looks a bit naff. The visuals are pretty basic, and the platforming doesn't look like it'll be all too exciting. But it's actually pretty rad when you're playing it: it's a hardcore one button game, with a sizeable amount of content, lots of content creation tools, and plenty of opportunities to shout swears at your iOS device. Seriously, this game is hard. Take a look at the video below, see the novel screen tilting mechanic in action, and silently judge me as I struggle to beat the first level of the second set of stages.…


Bridge Constructor Medieval | Hands-On

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Bridge Constructor Medieval | Hands-On

There's a reason I'm making videos about games for a living and not in architecture: I have a preternatural ability to create ugly hulks of structurally unsound junk that wouldn't support the weight of a gosling feather. So naturally I was the right choice out of the entire AppSpy team to put Bridge Constuctor Medieval, a game all about making bridges, through its paces. Here are the spectacularly poor results of such a senseless decision. Be kind.  Incidentally, the game itself is due to hit the App Store at midnight tonight. If you like what you see, you'll need to set aside £1.49 / $1.99 to grab it when it lands.…


Gear Jack: Black Hole | Hands-On

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Gear Jack: Black Hole | Hands-On

You may be a little bored of auto-runners and want them to go away now, but Gear Jack: Black Hole might just be able to change your mind on that. Click play on the video below and look how pretty it is in motion. See? Pretty, no? Not only that, but its simple jump, roll, and sneak gameplay is enhanced with power-ups, leaderboards, and the ability to share your replays with friends. Have a look, and tell us if you think this game is different enough to help revitalise the runner genre. If you're totally won over, you can download it free from the App Store at midnight tonight .…