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4 consoles that need to get the NES Classic Mini treatment

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month ago
4 consoles that need to get the NES Classic Mini treatment

The NES Classic Mini is a teeny tiny version of the NES. It fits in your pocket, that’s how small it is. Like a phone, but less powerful and more a NES. Wow this is a strained opening even by my standards. Anyway, you can attach it to a TV and play 30 classic games on it. Which is pretty cool. And Nintendo made it as well, which is even cooler. So using my brain I decided to think up a bunch of other consoles I’d like to see really, really small versions of. After deciding that, I realised the best way to display this information was in a list. Therefore I have written a list. It is just down there. I hope you enjoy it and tell all of your friends about it. Atari Jaguar My…

3 mobile games that might just scratch your Mass Effect Andromeda itch

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month ago
3 mobile games that might just scratch your Mass Effect Andromeda itch

Right now everyone is talking about Mass Effect Andromeda. And rightly so, because it looks ridiculously amazing. And that’s coming from me, that guy who doesn’t really care about all that much. But it did get me thinking (stop groaning in the back) about games on the App Store that are a bit like Mass Effect. So I’ve gone right ahead and written a list of those games in order that you can read it and then go and play them. I mean you don’t have to do any of that, but it would be nice if you appreciated the effort I’ve put into thinking up and then writing this list. Maybe give it a thumbs up or something, I don’t know, i don’t really know how the…

4 reasons Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare would be better on mobile

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month ago
4 reasons Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare would be better on mobile

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is apparently a big deal in the world of non-mobile games. Do you like shooting things and explosions and jet packs? Well then this is the game you’ve been waiting literally one year for. But as we all know, it’s way better to play games on your phone or tablet that on silly cumbersome joypads. I mean, come on, whoever thought they were a good idea? Not me, that’s for sure. So here are a bunch of reasons that CoD: IW would be better on your phone. Some of them are serious, some of them are not serious, some of them might even be complete nonsense. But life is a journey, and we’re taking this part together. It’ll fit in your po…

6 ways you can tell if you're a mobile gamer

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month ago
6 ways you can tell if you're a mobile gamer

How do you know you’re a mobile gamer? It’s a good question, and one that we’re asked on a daily basis by the people we see out on the street. Is it because of the shape of your face, is it because of your shoes? Who knows!?! Well, we do. We know all about stuff like that at AppSpy, so we thought we’d compile a handy list for you to make sure that you know too. No, I don’t know why this is happening either. I just know my feet are cold and I’m using a tethered 4G connection and I want this whole charade to be over sooner rather than later. If you agree, then let’s get to it. You play mobile games This is probably the biggest giveaway. Think back…

4 heroes that need to be in new iPhone and Android game DC Legends

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month ago
4 heroes that need to be in new iPhone and Android game DC Legends

DC Legends is a game about DC legends punching each other. It’s one of those RPGs that’s not quite an RPG, but looks quite nice and a lot of people seem to enjoy. And enjoying things is important, right? Anyway it’s chock full of heroes and villains from the DC Universe, so I thought I’d have a look through my encyclopaedic knowledge of DC Comics (wikipedia) and pick some of the weirder goodies and baddies I’d like to see in the game. You might agree, you might disagree, they might already be in the game, but in the end we squeezed some content out of the flimsiest of ideas so we can all go home feeling satisfied about a job well done. Ragman Ragman is a m…

Not playing PinOut? Here are 3 reasons you should be

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 1 week 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, 1 month, 1 week 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, 1 month, 1 week ago

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

Feature By Julian Mann, 1 month, 1 week 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, 1 month, 2 weeks 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, 1 month, 2 weeks 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, 1 month, 2 weeks 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, 1 month, 2 weeks 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, 1 month, 2 weeks 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, 1 month, 3 weeks 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…