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The Junk Jack X Files: Case 3

Feature By James Gilmour, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
The Junk Jack X Files: Case 3

AppSpy editor James Gilmour (@Metal_Slag) and Pocket Gamer handheld editor Peter Willington (@xeroxeroxero) continue their adventures into the world of 2D craft-'em-up Junk Jack X. This week, James cooks an egg, and Peter gets lost in the wilderness. Will Peter find his way home? Will James find any toasty soldiers to go with his egg? Will either of them ever work out how to play this bloody game?! All this and more in The Junk Jack X Files: Case 3.…


The Junk Jack X Files: Case 2

Feature By James Gilmour, 11 months, 3 weeks ago
The Junk Jack X Files: Case 2

This week, AppSpy editor James Gilmour (@Metal_Slag) and Pocket Gamer handheld editor Peter Willington (@xeroxeroxero) continue their adventures into the world of 2D craft-'em-up Junk Jack X. Watch as the happless duo lament the absence of dancing penguins, and spend a full five minutes trying to work out how to roast a chicken. All this and more in The Junk Jack X Files: Case 2.…


Tiny Thief Competition

Feature By James Gilmour, 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Tiny Thief Competition

We don't approve of theft, but we do approve of Tiny Thief, the cutesy stealth puzzler from Rovio Stars. Well it just so happen that we have "acquired" some unique Tiny Thief swag that we're willing to give away to you, the loyal and attractive AppSpy viewer. To stand a chance of winning a Tiny Thief poster and a one-of-a-kind handmade crochet replica of the game's adorable ferret co-star, just click on this Twitter link  and hit the retweet button before Monday October 7th. It's that simple. It's practically daylight robbery.  We'll announce the winners here, on the AppSpy YouTube channel, and via Twitter, so be sure to get those clicks in before October 7th. Good luck, and k…


The Question

Feature By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 3 weeks ago
The Question

Hello there loyal Appspy readers! It’s finally come to that point. No, not the end of the question and answer segment, but the call out for ideas. Drawing a complete blank on what question to ask you all this week, the idea of asking a question for a question arose. So this week’s question is simply this: What sorts of questions would you like to be asked in future installments of the question and answer column? We have readers with such diverse backgrounds from all around the world, so I’m calling on your individual experience and unique view of not only the world, but the iOS platform to come up with any questions that you would be intrigued to hear other answers to.…


The Answer

Feature By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 4 weeks ago
The Answer

Hey there loyal Appspy readers! Not much of a response this week, but we did have those site issues over last weekend. I do want to thank Taekon and DarkScience for their replies. I had completely overlooked the possible positives of the push notification, or more specifically, why they were created in the first place. For many of the games I review, push notifications will appear regularly as long as the app is on my phone. It’s not exactly the concept itself that annoys me, but rather at the start of every app with them, it gives you an option to turn push notifications off. I always do this, and even so, these games will always notify me to keep playing, to return. Perhaps it&rsqu…


News Wrap-Up | 27th September 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 11 months, 4 weeks ago
News Wrap-Up | 27th September 2013

We love Cut the Rope here at AppSpy. We're not sure whether it's the clever physics puzzles, the vicarious sugar rush that comes from delivering all that candy, or the fact that Om Nom is the cutest thing I've ever seen. But whatever the reason, we think its great. So, great, in fact, that we named it one of our Top 5 games from the past 5 years. Though we've had a couple of spin-offs since the original landed - Cut the Rope: Experiments and Cut the Rope: Time Travel - we've been waiting for developer Zeptolab to get to work on a proper sequel. Well, wait no more, candy fans: Cut the Rope 2 has been confirmed, and is coming to the App Store this very winter. According to Zeptolab, Cut…


The Junk Jack X Files: Case 1

Feature By James Gilmour, 11 months, 4 weeks ago
The Junk Jack X Files: Case 1

Okay.  So we know many of you have been waiting for our review of 2D craft-'em-up Junk Jack X. We reviewed Terreria, the other iOS-based 2D Minecraft-a-like, a couple of weeks ago, but are aware that we have yet to share our views on its similarly blocky rival. Spolier: This isn't a review of Junk Jack X. Instead, I have teamed up with Peter Willington, handheld editor for sister site Pocket Gamer, to explore Junk Jack X in a different way. Welcome to The Junk Jack X Files.…


FIFA 14 | Hands-On

Feature By James Gilmour, 12 months ago
FIFA 14 | Hands-On

With FIFA 14 hitting the App Store virtual shelves yesterday, we thought it only right and proper that we make video to give you guys a peek at what you can expect from the game. Unfortunately, that job fell to me, a man whose knowledge of football and football games is on a par with a moth's understanding of string theory. Or my own understanding of string theory. However, rather than crumble beneath the weight of my sporting ignorance, I decided to boot up the game, grab a microphone, and push on regardless.  Here is the result:…


Riddick: The Merc Files | Hands-On

Feature By James Gilmour, 12 months ago
Riddick: The Merc Files | Hands-On

The Riddick movie franchise is notable in gaming circles. Not because the movies themselves are masterpieces - Pitch Black was passable B-movie fodder, while The Chronicles of Riddick was a puffed-up, overblown bore. No, the Riddick movies are interesting because they spawned that rarest of beasts: a video game tie-in which is better than its source material. Released on the Xbox in 2004, Escape from Butcher Bay, not only served as a prequel to the ill-fated flop that was The Chronicles of Riddick, but actually overshadowed its Hollywood counterpart in almost every regard. So it was with quiet hope that I picked up my iPad to play the Riddick: The Merc Files, the latest video ga…


The Question

Feature By Dave Flodine, 12 months ago
The Question

Hello there loyal Appspy readers! It’s another Monday and it is of course time for another question. Many games on the App Store want you to play them, and ever since the inclusion of push notifications in 2009, they have been able to tell you that. Now for some games this might be a blessing, reminding you that you haven’t spent time with it, or indicating that something you may have been waiting on has been finished, but other times, it can be quite annoying (especially if you’re expecting a message and it’s just one of your games talking to you). I would like to expand on this conversation this week so my question to our readers (should we call you guys Appspites…


News Wrap-Up | 20th September 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year ago
News Wrap-Up | 20th September 2013

Having only just gotten Asphalt 8: Airborne out the garage door, Gameloft is trying to get us back behind the wheel again with it upcoming winter release GT Racer 2. Subtitled "The real car experience" we naturally assumed the game will involve dropping the kids off at school, before getting lost on the Basingstoke ring road, and then accidentally running over a badger. Judging by the trailer, though, it looks like this'll be another sim racer in the mould of 2K Drive and Real Racing III. The finished game should feature 67 cars from 35 different manufacturers, though the footage focuses exclusively on Mercedez models. You'll also get real tracks, plus single-player and multiplayer mode…


The Answer

Feature By Dave Flodine, 1 year ago
The Answer

Hey there loyal Appspy readers! I’m not sure if this week’s question was either too easy to answer, or too difficult, but I’m definitely happy with the responses! We had a couple people excited for both Oceanhorn and Device 6, and a conversation broke about about the upcoming Modern Combat 5, and the series in general. Geosam brought up Runner2, and that being one of my favourite games of the year so far (when it was released on PC), I am certainly looking forward to that. However, I think that the game I might be looking forward to the most was one of the game trailers that came out the same day as the iPhone announcement last week. That game is Rayman Fiesta Run. Rayma…


Grand Theft Auto Face-Off

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year ago
Grand Theft Auto Face-Off

In case you haven't seen Twitter today (or Facebook, or the news) Grand Theft Auto V came out on consoles this morning. While Rockstar did release a companion app for iOS called iFruit which lets you tap into your GTA V experience via Rockstar's Social Club, it's not a GTA game in its own right. However, the past few years have seen no less than three classic Grand Theft Auto games arrive on the App Store. Question is, which one is our favourite? Let's find out, shall we?  …


Sponsored Feature: Top 5 Everyplay videos of the week - Volume 1

Feature By David Ranki, 1 year ago
Sponsored Feature: Top 5 Everyplay videos of the week - Volume 1

Everything is about sharing nowadays. Whether we're expressing ourselves in 140 characters on Twitter or posting pictures of our cats on Facebook, we always seem to be searching for new ways to share our day-to-day experiences. But what about sharing your gaming glory? Unless you shell-out hundreds of pounds on recording software, how will the rest of the world learn of your record-breaking speedrun or awe-inspiring killstreak? This is your moment Everyplay is an app which lets you share and watch replays from over 150 mobile games. It lets you record and share your more awesome gaming moments on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. It also lets you share your video with Everyplay's own onli…


News Wrap-Up | 13th September 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year ago
News Wrap-Up | 13th September 2013

Apple officially revealed the shiny new iPhone 5S and the colourful iPhone 5C to the world this week, marking the beginning of another week of news reports showing cold Apple fans camping on a dirty street with a faraway look in their eyes. However, it was the game Apple used to show off its swanky new A7 processor which had us pitching tents of our own. You'd best start flexing your swiping finger, because Infinity Blade III is due out next week. The newest instalment in Chair's wildly successful action RPG franchise, Infinity Blade III offers two new playable characters whom you will guide through no less than eight new game worlds. And, with each of these worlds containing more square…