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Hands-on with Pokemon Trading Card Game Online, the super effective TCG for iPad pokemaniacs

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Hands-on with Pokemon Trading Card Game Online, the super effective TCG for iPad pokemaniacs

We've known about Pokemon Trading Card Game Online coming to iPad since August, and now the wait is finally over... for Canadians. If you've got yourself a fancy Canadian account, you can go grab Pokemon Trading Card Game Online for free right now, but if you don't, then you should take a look at our Mark's hands-on video, and let him run you through what's on offer.…


Hands-on with Air Race Speed, the fast but twitchy futuristic racer

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Hands-on with Air Race Speed, the fast but twitchy futuristic racer

There are two things that a racing game needs in order to win me over. First is a sense of speed, and preferably a lot of it. Air Race Speed totally nails this element, as even with the slower ships you still feel like you're travelling incredibly fast. Second is a control setup that is responsive and accurate. This is where Air Race Speed stumbles a little, with its spotty touch and tilt controls. It's an interesting game concept though, and I think it'll find an audience. If you think that might be you, click play on the video below to find out for sure.…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 11

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 11

James, Harry, and I are back for another episode of our Let's Play of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS. Here they take on The Shadow in the Mountains, The Mountain Roughrider, and Attack of the Giant Bugs. There's also plenty of talk about the Dreamcast, because obviously, and Harry is really bitter about it, because obviously. Missed an episode and need to catch up? Here's what came before.…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 10

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 10

James, Harry, and I take on the Giadrome, fight the Khezu, and kill Velocidrome in this episode of our ongoing Let's Play series on Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. As well as our legendary scrap with the Shadow in the Mountains, there's talk of James' Tumblr documenting how many monkeys he's murdered, Harry's opinion on “lady ball sacks”, and Resident Evil chat aplenty. Oh and claws. Lots of claws. Fancy catching up with the rest of the series? Here's what came before.…


EGX 2014: Hands-on with Haunt the House: Terrortown, the horrifyingly fun puzzler

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 weeks ago
EGX 2014: Hands-on with Haunt the House: Terrortown, the horrifyingly fun puzzler

AppSpy and Pocket Gamer are in full force at Eurogamer Expo 2014, and we've especially been checking out the big 'ole indie section. Within this little cave of indie gaming dreams our Mark found Haunt the House: Terrortown, a puzzle game from the SFB Games peeps that made Detective Grimoire. And here he is to show you what it's like.…


9 Turbo Dismount videos that make you thankful for seatbelts

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 weeks ago
9 Turbo Dismount videos that make you thankful for seatbelts

Turbo Dismount is out and everyone's making horrible replay videos of them crashing into things. Ramps being jumped, cars colliding, vehicles being totalled, bodies exploding, limbs flying everywhere, skulls being crushed: it's all in Turbo Dismount, and those with a sadistic creative flair have been recording themselves hurting the poor test dummy in all manner of nasty ways. And I've collected together nine of the best, off of that Everyplay. 1. First you're like "this video is disappointing", then BAM! 2. Egregious use of slowmo is egregious 3. Going Gandalf 4. Big launch. Big crash 5. Ski jump 6. Yeah I added one of my own, what of it? 7. This flappy bird's killing m…


Want all the halfway decent #Bendgate pictures in one spot? Want a tropical soundtrack to go with them? Have we got the video for you!

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 weeks ago
Want all the halfway decent #Bendgate pictures in one spot? Want a tropical soundtrack to go with them? Have we got the video for you!

If you haven't kept up with the whole #Bendgate thing, then all you need to know is this: some customers have been complaining that their new iPhone 6 has developed a bend, most likely due to the size of their phones in comparison to their pockets. Naturally the Internet did its thing, making meme pics left, right, and centre. Then someone collected them into one video and put a rhythm with a nice island feel to it. Marvellous.…


Hands-on with Kill Shot, the first person sniping title from Hothead

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 weeks ago
Hands-on with Kill Shot, the first person sniping title from Hothead

There's something ever-so satisfying about carefully lining up a perfect headshot, squeezing the digital trigger, and watching in awe as a camera tracks the projectile in slow motion to its designated target. Satisfying, and hilariously brutal, as you'll see in this hands-on video with Kill Shot. Kill Shot is out now globally on Android and iOS, and is free-to-play.…


Capcom took Danny out for a Monster Hunter themed meal, he videod himself eating weird food / getting tanked

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Capcom took Danny out for a Monster Hunter themed meal, he videod himself eating weird food / getting tanked

Being in the games press you often get invites to lavish dinners and gala events and other such stuff. Usually we don't go in for that sort of thing - the promise of a few drinks and a plate full of chips isn't enough to drag us away from our gaming devices - but Capcom asked if we wanted to eat from a menu of Monster Hunter delicacies. So we sent our Danny to "investigate". Part 1: Mega Potion Part 2: Kezhu Saliva & Fresh Kirin Tears Part 3: Gore Magala Tail, Feeler, Crystalised Frenzy Jelly & Grated Parashroom Part 4: Kushala Daora Steak, Eye Lens, Carapace Piece, Dragon Treasure & Blood Part 5: Psychoserum Part 6: Wyvern Scale Sushi - Rath…


Hands-on with Angry Birds Transformers, the Autobot auto-runner with physics-based mayhem

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Angry Birds Transformers, the Autobot auto-runner with physics-based mayhem

Currently in soft-launch in New Zealand, Angry Birds Transformers is a side-scrolling auto-runner crossed with the physics-y destruction of a traditional Angry Birds game. It's a curious mix, and from the time I've spent with the game so far, a highly enjoyable one. And as you might expect from Rovio, almost the entire production is super slick. From the smooth framerate, to the kick-ass soundtrack, to incidental details (the pause menu is just brilliant): there's a feeling of quality throughout. Here's our early look.…


Hands-on with Air Supply SOS, the wonderfully authentic homage to Speccy days

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Air Supply SOS, the wonderfully authentic homage to Speccy days

Air Supply SOS feels like it's a real labour of love when you go hands-on with it. It's a straightforward arcade action game where you can move your character about the stream left and right, as well as thrusting upwards whilst shooting. To say it's inspired by games like Jetpac is a bit of an understatement. But Air Supply SOS is definitely more “homage” than “clone”. There are pop culture references aplenty here, and there's a British sillyness to everything that ZX Spectrum fans will really appreciate.…


Hands-on with Anomaly Defenders, the reverse reverse tower defence game

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
Hands-on with Anomaly Defenders, the reverse reverse tower defence game

There's a lot of love for the Anomaly series here at AppSpy, with our James being particularly enamoured by Anomaly 2. So I naturally jumped at the chance to go hands-on with the latest entry in the series, Anomaly Defenders, which turns the reverse tower defence concept on its head. What I found during my quick look at Anomaly Defenders was a clearly very deep tower defence game with some very pretty visuals. Take a look.…


Hands-on with Tony Hawk's Shred Session, the free-to-play auto-skater featuring The Birdman

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
Hands-on with Tony Hawk's Shred Session, the free-to-play auto-skater featuring The Birdman

Everybody's favourite skateboarding superstar is back in a brand new mobile game. Which is of course, very exciting, until you realise that it's probably not quite the game you've been looking for. You see, Tony Hawk's Shred Session is an endless skater, rather than an open world action game. It's still a decent stab at the genre though, so click play on the video below to see it in all its tubular glory.…


Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 5 - Bone Talk

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 5 - Bone Talk

Though it seems like there isn't a lot going on in this episode, there actually totally is. First, I realise that I'm in dire need of a bone, and begin trying out ways of finding one. Second, I begin clearing the shade away from my little home as a safety precaution against bad dudes. Third, I dig further into the mine and have a minor spelunking accident. Also: major cuteness!…


Hands-on with Fist of Fury, the game full of kapow, thwock, and crunch

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
Hands-on with Fist of Fury, the game full of kapow, thwock, and crunch

After having found inner peace, and trained my body to the heights of human perfection, I decided to take on the challenge of Fist of Fury. This endless action game asks you to swipe in the direction you wish to strike to defend yourself from opponents. It's fun, and the pixel art style really makes it pop visually. Here's my quick look at the game.…