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Miaou Moon is about a cat in space, hilarity ensues

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Miaou Moon is about a cat in space, hilarity ensues

What on Earth is Miaou Moon? Well, it's a cat on the Moon! Check out Oscar's (@dayusz) quick look…

Google Pixel vs iPhone 7 - which is best?

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Google Pixel vs iPhone 7 - which is best?

After Carphone Warehouse spoiled the surprise a day early, Google finally unveiled its new Pixel phone yesterday! And guess what? It kinda looks like a huge rip off of the iPhone! Google has sold its own phones for a while now of course - just made by other companies and labelled with the Nexus brand rather than anything overtly Googlarian (that's probably a word). And Nexus has always been the benchmark for Android phones. As Android as it gets without being a walking, talking robot. Now though, Google seems to be taking its flagship phone in a new direction - on a collision course with Apple! The Pixel phone looks to imitate the iPhone in every conceivable way. So let's examine which is…

Feral Fury has a gun-wielding panda madman, and as such is amazing

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Feral Fury has a gun-wielding panda madman, and as such is amazing

Yeah, you read that right. Turns out Fatal Fury sees you control a panda out of control. You're equipped up to the eyeballs with pistols, assault rifles, and bamboo weaponry. I may have made that last one up. Either way, this is cool!…

Being PewDiePie isn't as fun as it looks

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Being PewDiePie isn't as fun as it looks

PewDiePie has a new game out. If you're reading this, you probably already knew that. It's called PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator (presumably because they weren't allowed to have YouTube in the title), and it's the latest in a long line of mobile games to be associated with real celebrities. Most of them are bad. This one is no different. If this is what life is really like for ol Pewds, I feel really sorry for the bloke. Everything is pixelated Pixelation makes everything ugly. Often, games with an 8-bit art style look bright and colourful, but as you will see, this game is dark, grey, and murky to the core. Microtransactions are everywhere You have to pay for everything. New camera?…

Google conference 2016 - Pixel Phone and more of what to expect

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Google conference 2016 - Pixel Phone and more of what to expect

Tonight, on the evening of 4th October (UK time, that is. It might be morning where you are. How am I supposed to know?), Google is set to reveal its new Pixel phone, which has been the subject of much speculation and excitement. Until now. Now is finally time for them to be unveiled. And like an impatient child on Christmas Eve, we're here to spoil all the surprises. So what can we expect from Google's conference tonight? Pixel Phone First on the agenda will surely be Google's own much-hyped Pixel phone. Unfortunately for Google (or Alphabet, as I suppose we should call them now?) is that the whole thing was leaked recently by confusingly non-automobile related mobile shop Carphone War…

Infinite Tanks review - All of the tanks, all of the tanks

Feature By James Gilmour, 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Everything you need to know about FIFA 17 Mobile

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Everything you need to know about FIFA 17 Mobile

FIFA 17 Mobile is out now! Sort of. Well, it is if you live in Canada. So if you really need to play it right this very moment, looks like you need to hop on a flight to Vancouver, my friends. Or, you know, make a Canadian App Store account. Our sister site Pocket Gamer has a guide on how to make a foreign iTunes account if you want to do that. Alternatively, you can read our piece on everything you need to know about FIFA 17 Mobile! Because who needs to actually play games, right? To be frank, you might not want to play this one at all - you can read our impressions of FIFA 17 Mobile here. Anyway, here goes. It's just called FIFA Mobile, finally We thought this was going to be the c…

The 10 most beautiful games on mobile

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
The 10 most beautiful games on mobile

Mobile games are often looked down on in the graphics department. Despite Apple championing a new chip every two weeks and Android phones having more RAM than a highland sheep, many still think of them as 'casual', 'ugly', and 'isn't that just Candy Crush'? But the App Store and Google Play have some of the most gorgeous looking games in the world up their internet pipes. Let's take a look at some of the best. Monument Valley With bright colours and an overtly Escherian style, Monument Valley is possibly the most striking and distinctive game on mobile, and it deserves to be on every single device. Oh, and it's a puzzle game, if you didn't already know. But I'm sure you did. So that's…

4 reasons why the NX will fail

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 8 months, 4 weeks ago
4 reasons why the NX will fail

The NX is out soon! We think! We hope! Well, it's definitely out in March 2017 at the very latest. And you know what that means? The Nintendo naysayers will be out in force again, as will the Nintendo Defence Force. There will be blood, tears, sweat, water breaks, possibly alcohol, and definitely Sunny Delight involved, and it's going to be amazing. Every time Nintendo releases a console, we get the same routine. Nintendo fans love it at first, then hate it, then love it again, while somehow avoiding being swallowed up by the abyss created by their own constant 180ing. Trolls, meanwhile, observe the idiots, laughing to themselves maniacally. They plot how best to attack the Nintendo fan c…

5 games we want to see first on Nintendo NX

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 9 months ago
5 games we want to see first on Nintendo NX

Nintendo's NX is coming out soon! Probably, maybe. We don't really know. Ah well, I'm sure it will get announced soon! Right, Ninty? Either way, the rumour is it's going to launch in March 2017, so a reveal must be coming soon. And you know what that means! Games! Woop woop. Given the mess the Wii U got into - partly because of poor marketing and inherent problems in the console itself, but also partly due to its poor launch lineup - the NX needs a strong start. So here's five games we want to see first on Nintendo NX. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Yeah, if this could finally come out, Nintendo, that'd be great. Seriously, how long has it been since the last proper 3D consol…

Why are there no good detective games?

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 9 months ago
Why are there no good detective games?

The whodunnit is one of television's greatest genres. There's tension, confusion, drama, and then faux-surprise when it's revealed that, yet again, it was the butler who did it. But despite TV - and the ol' written word before that - falling in love with detective stories and exhausting them till the cows go missing, games have never really embraced them. We get those B list Sherlock Holmes games every other year, sure, but they're not at the same level of the BBC's Sherlock. Instead, we get bargain bin efforts like Murdered: Soul Suspect. In theory, a good detective game sounds *amazing*. Using ~player agency~ (sorry for the buzzword - it means 'doing what you want', basically), we could…

The state of horror in 2016 - where have we come from, where do we go, and who turned out the lights?!

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 9 months ago
The state of horror in 2016 - where have we come from, where do we go, and who turned out the lights?!

Horror films and games are a special quantity. They're obviously designed to scare, but they're incredibly hit and miss, with some quite terrible results. They either end up managing to scare me (no thanks), or they're bad, don't scare me, and are boring (similarly, no thanks). For that reason, I've never 'got' horror. I can understand it, sure: that adrenaline rush is the same one that keeps Alton Towers in business, but I'm quite happy in my epinephrine-free world of tea and blankets, thankyouverymuch. No one can hear you scream ice cream It's a shame my cowardly brain thinks that way - mobile has been home to some truly great horror games over the years. Dead Space showed a big con…

Want to be a King or Queen? Try these 5 great kingdom simulators

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 9 months ago
Want to be a King or Queen? Try these 5 great kingdom simulators

I don't know about you, but when I was a kid I always thought being a royal would be amazing. You'd have all the money in the world, people - for some reason - loved you, and you'd never have to work a day in your life. I still think it'd be pretty awesome. Unfortunately, I fear it's a little too late for me now, unless I go to St Andrews uni and happen to get off with a minor Princess. Instead, I'll stick to playing these five great mobile kingdom simulators. Yay! Reigns Reigns is sort of like being a monarch in a world where every interaction you have is seen through the lens of Tinder. You swipe left or right to say yes or no to various people and their suggestions. Want to build…

Can't wait for The Banner Saga 2? Here are the 6 best strategy games on mobile!

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 9 months ago
Can't wait for The Banner Saga 2? Here are the 6 best strategy games on mobile!

The Banner Saga was a bit of alright, wasn't it? It combined some amazing storytelling, a branching narrative, and some of the deepest strategy combat seen on mobile. Even better, The Banner Saga 2 launches this week on iOS and Android! If you're just too darn impatient to wait another couple of days though, you can try the following six best strategy games on mobile. To the word vessel! (I mean the article.) The Banner Saga Where better to start for a Banner Saga fix than with the original Banner Saga? This little viking story was beautiful, with amazing characters and compelling combat to boot. Just thinking about it has gotten me all excited for the sequel. Hey! That's out soon! Coo…

5 things we've learned about FIFA 17 Mobile (spoiler: it's bad)

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 9 months ago
5 things we've learned about FIFA 17 Mobile (spoiler: it's bad)

We've played FIFA Mobile! FIFA Mobile, if you didn't know, is the new name for the iOS and Android editions of the football phenomenon. That's right, no 17 in the title - this is, supposedly, going to be the only FIFA app you need for years to come, to be supplemented by regular updates. And, judging by what we've played so far, that might not be such a good idea. Let's take a look at five things we've learned about FIFA Mobile this year. 5. It's just Ultimate Team Remember when we all thought it would be more than just Ultimate Team? Ahh, how foolish we were. It's just Ultimate Team. I got all excited when I first booted the game up - it lets you choose a team, see. Or at least tha…