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The Answer

Feature By Dave Flodine, 8 months, 1 week ago
The Answer

Hey there loyal Appspy readers! For our second edition of ‘The Question’, I asked you what excited you so much about the iPhone platform. The majority of the responses mentioned not only the portability of the platform (as everyone takes their phone with them no matter where they go), but the accessibility of games as well. With dozens of titles released each week, it’s true that players are never at want for gaming content. Of course it is difficult to separate the good from the bad when there is such a consistent slew of releases, but that’s why Appspy is here, to help steer you right! Now for my answer. What excites me most about the iOS platform more than anythi…


The Question

Feature By Dave Flodine, 8 months, 2 weeks ago
The Question

Hello there loyal Appspy readers! Well, it looks like ‘The Question’ was a rousing success, so for the foreseeable future, we shall continue this segment here on the site. Our first question was a little broad, so I thought that this week we’d get more specific. Mobile gaming has really come into its own and changed the scope of the entire industry since the release of the iPhone (and especially since the release of the iPad). That being said, there are still those that refuse to accept iOS as a gaming platform. In a lot of cases, the criticism is valid, what with an over reliance on PC and console ports as flagship releases, as well as the problems developers still have i…


News Wrap-Up | 2nd August 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 8 months, 2 weeks ago
News Wrap-Up | 2nd August 2013

Kingdom Rush: Frontiers expanded its horizons on iOS this week, following the arrival of the Rising Tides update. Download it, and you'll get access to three new beach-based levels, plus a handful of new enemy types, including the scaley Greenfin Manhunters. To help you tackle these saltwater scourges, you can now call upon two new heroes: a great big crab / turtle thing called Karkinos, and a shape-shifting, Last Airbender-looking monk by the name of Kutsao. You'll also want to keep your eye out for the Leviathan. Those tentacles mean business. You have been warned. It's no secret that we loved slick, smooth platforming of Mikey Shorts. Because of this, we've had our eye on the hookshot-…


The Answer

Feature By Dave Flodine, 8 months, 2 weeks ago
The Answer

Hey there loyal Appspy readers! Well at the start of the week I asked you all what your favourite iOS game was, and was pleased at the numerous varied responses. I admit it was a tough question, and the reasoning for the picks showed that. Everything from time spent playing to nostalgia was covered, and many of you had a hard time cutting your options down to only one title. For instance if I was to select my answer based on time spent playing, my pick would be a game like Punch Quest or Bike Baron. I have loaded these titles up for a quick gaming session of only a few minutes literally hundreds if not thousands of times over the last couple of years. If nostalgia was the criteria, perhap…


The Question

Feature By Dave Flodine, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
The Question

Hey there loyal Appspy readers. It's Monday (or approaching Monday if you live in the northern hemisphere), and as there's usually not much news that breaks over the weekend, I thought we'd try something different this week (and see if it's well received). I'm going to pose a question to you about iOS gaming. The point is to foster some discussion on the topic in the comments (remembering to keep it civil, and respectful of course). On Friday I will answer the question myself, and if it turns out to be something the community enjoys, we can repeat the whole process next week. Ready? Of course you are! This week I thought i’d start broad. What is your favourite iOS game, and why? M…


Top 5 iOS Games from the Past 5 Years

Feature By James Gilmour, 9 months, 1 week ago
Top 5 iOS Games from the Past 5 Years

As it's the App Store's 5th birthday today, we thought it was the perfect time to take a look back at some of our favourite iOS titles.  Let us know your 5 App Store favourites in the comments below. Alternatively, to share your picks with the PocketGamer.com, PocketGamer.Biz, and 148apps communities, head over to our Best App Ever page and post your list there. You can also join the discussion on Twitter by using #AppStoreTurns5.…


Celebrate the App Store's birthday with Best App Ever

Feature By Peter Willington, 9 months, 1 week ago
Celebrate the App Store's birthday with Best App Ever

It's hard to believe that just half a decade ago, apps weren't a "thing". Back then,if you wanted to game on the go or be productive while mobile, your choices were few. Plus, you were often limited to the in-built software on your phone. With apps, though, pretty much anything is possible. You can use your phone to call, text, write documents, find recipes, DJ, play all manner of games, and much more. So with this in mind, we're celebrating this landmark along with our friends at Pocket Gamer, PocketGamer.biz, 148Apps and beyond, over on the Best App Ever Facebook Page. Our editors and regular contributors will be documenting their five favourite apps and games of the last five years, al…


Top 3 iOS games June 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Top 3 iOS games June 2013

June was quite a month for iOS gamers. Not only did we get some quality App Store exclusives and anticipated sequel, we also got ports of some top class console and PC titles. Let's see which of them made into AppSpy's top three, shall we? Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Bioware, Aspyr) $6.99 iPad-only First up, here's a port of game which originally appeared a long time ago, on a console far, far too big. Yes, classic Xbox RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic landed on iPad last month. Though it may be 10 years old, the game's intuitive combat systems, expansive environments, and rich narrative still give most modern RPGs a run for their money. It's a little pricey, but c…


Friday News Wrap-Up 21 June 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 10 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 21 June 2013

With the App Store arrival of a certain highly acclaim UFO-centric strategy game, it's been a pretty big week for iOS gaming. Let's get stuck in, shall we?   Modern Combat 4 gets Meltdown update The latest episode in Gameloft's premiere FPS franchise Modern Combat has just received its biggest update yet. Entitled the 'Meltdown Update', this downloadable expansion to Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour adds new maps, weapons, and multiplayer modes. First off, you can now explore the Fracture, Extraction, and Backfire maps. These will see fighting for your life on the streets of Barcelona, and blasting your way across the ice of Antarctica. As for fresh firepower, you'll gain access to a Spec…


Friday News Wrap-Up 14 June 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 10 months, 1 week ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 14 June 2013

Now that the E3 conference has wound down, we think it's time to take a deep breath and take stock of all the new iOS gaming info that's emerged during the show. With that in mind, here is your AppSpy News Wrap-Up. The Walking Dead - 400 Days When the curtain fell on episode five of Telltale's interactive zombie drama The Walking Dead: The Game, many of us felt that we had experienced something rare and special. Telltale's coders were borne high on the shoulders of the gamers everywhere, and subsequently promised us another season's worth of harrowing survival gameplay and heartbreaking decisions. What the team didn't tell us was that they were secretly working on an additional DLC epis…


Friday News Wrap-Up 7 June 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 7 June 2013

With E3 looming on the horizon, this week has been a veritable smorgasbord of trailers and teasers. To save you tiring out your clicking finger, we've compiled the most interesting ones in this week's AppSpy News Wrap-Up. Enjoy.   Plants vs. Zombies 2 coming to iOS on July 18th It’s been a long time coming, but the Plants vs. Zombies sequel is nearly upon us. It’s called Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time, and will shuffle onto our lawns on July 18th. Much like the most recent Cut the Rope sequel, this fertile follow up will propel the player between different periods of history. The developer has also announced that PvsZ 2 will be a freemium title. Shifting the franc…


Friday News Wrap-Up 31 May 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 31 May 2013

It's Friday once again, which means it's time to take a look back at this week's top stories in the world of iOS gaming. Stars Wars: Knights of the Old Republic out on iPad Like a lightsaber flaring to life the darkness, classic BioWare RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic appeared on the App Store yesterday. Oddly, there was surprisingly little fanfare for the iOS port of this beloved title, which originally came to consoles an PC back in 2003. Set 4,000 years prior to the movies, the game focuses on the decidedly nasty Sith Lord Darth Malak. It's up to you to stop this sinister Sith git from destroying the Republic, and wiping out the Jedi. Its decade-old visuals may look a tou…


Duke Nukem II - Interview with Interceptor Entertainment

Feature By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Duke Nukem II - Interview with Interceptor Entertainment

Before leaving, Andrew had conducted an interview with Interceptor Entertainment over their recent release of Duke Nukem II on the App Store (our review can be found here). What follows are a few short answers to questions about porting the PC classic, and the future projects of the dev team. Enjoy!   Q1: What appealed about Duke Nukem II so much that you just had to bring it to the iOS platform? A: Duke Nukem II was a great game for its time, and a lot of us grew up with the classic DOS platformers. We felt that the iOS market and mobile market in general had to be re-introduced to these classic dos games that helped shape the game industry as it is today, and Duke nu…


Let's Play - Injustice: Gods Among Us

Feature By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year ago
Let's Play - Injustice: Gods Among Us

This week's Let's Play covers yet another free-to-play title, Injustice: Gods Among Us. How does a figher manage to pull off the 'free to play' model? Check out our overview of the gameplay and what the game has to offer (spoilers: it's a light fighter, but makes for a neat distraction if you're waiting to play its bigger brother).…


Ronin Code Winners!

Feature By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year ago
Ronin Code Winners!

Congratulations to all those who have been selected as winners in our competition. Emails have been sent, so check your inbox (and maybe even your spam box to be sure) in case you won a code. In particular we'd love to congratulate people like janosf, iiUnreal, zoezo85, and istako for taking the opportunity to throw in a bit of education in to the mix. Thanks again to everyone who participated and we'll attempt to have more big competitions soon!…