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The Pocket Gamer Podcast: Live on Twitch! (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
The Pocket Gamer Podcast: Live on Twitch! (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

We're hosting the Pocket Gamer Podcast live on Twitch again this week - it's almost as if we're continuing a trend! This is the perfect chance to see just what our faces look like while we're recording the podcast for our sister site, Pocket Gamer. Peter's off today so prolific Pocket Gamer newsman and reviewer Harry Slater will be joining us, alongside a new face in the shape of myself, Danny Russell. Expect us to discuss just how overpriced the iPhone, iOS, and Android releases of Dragon Quest VIII are, in addition to the rest of the week's new games and news for all handheld formats. We’ll be streaming from our Twitch channel from 5pm UK / 9am Pacific / 12 noon Eastern time for a…


Hands-on with Circix, the head-scratching, line-drawing neon puzzler

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Hands-on with Circix, the head-scratching, line-drawing neon puzzler

You might not see it at the top of the App Store charts any time soon. Its basic visuals and sound may dissuade you from downloading it. But don't be fooled by Circix's unassuming nature: this puzzler is just as addictive as the best of them. The idea of the game is to connect the squares on the field with one another, creating enough connections to match the number on each of the squares. Sounds easy, and it is to begin with, but hit the harder levels and it becomes a mind-bending nightmare. Check out our Circix hands-on below.…


Hands-on with LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum, the super sweet Japanese Disney game

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Hands-on with LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum, the super sweet Japanese Disney game

If you're a regular AppSpy viewer you may well remember the Twitch stream where we took a good hard look at some of the quality titles out on the Japanese App Store. One of the games that caught my eye was LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum, a game that is currently exclusive to Japan, and features Disney characters such as Mickey, Donald, Piglet, Perry, and more. Having spent a little of time with it, I decided I just had to show you more of this hidden gem. Take a look at the hands-on video below and sound-off as to whether you'd like to see it in your local App Store.…


Genre Busters: Hackers - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Genre Busters: Hackers - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

The spies are back with another Genre Busters! This time, to celebrate the recent release of Watch_Dogs and its companion app, ctOS Mobile, we've selected some of our favourite iOS games that feature hacking. Haven't seen the ctOS Mobile in action yet? Catch our show from the tsart for a glimpse into how it works! Or have you been playing around with it already? Come along and let us know what you think! Undoubtedly you'll see a few games you know well, plus a couple that may have slipped you by. Did we miss any? Tune in and tell us! We need your help to decide which is the best, so please tune in to our Twitch channel at 5pm UK / 9am Pacific / 12 noon Eastern time to catch the show fom t…


Genre Busters: Our Top 4 Tower Defence Games (Twitch catch-up)

Feature By Danny Russell, 2 months ago
Genre Busters: Our Top 4 Tower Defence Games (Twitch catch-up)

As part of our regular programming over on our Twitch channel, every Monday we look at some of the best games that we feel define a specific genre in Genre Busters. This week on Genre Busters we cherry-picked four terrific tower defence games: Anomaly 2, Fieldrunners 2, Kingdom Rush Frontiers, and Plants vs. Zombies. After playing each game for 15 minutes, James and Alex asked our Twitch audience to choose which they thought was the shining example of its kind. Tune in below or over on our YouTube channel to find out which game won! Would you have chosen differently? What's your tip-top go-to tower defence game for iOS? Let us know by commenting below! The show ended up playing…


The Pocket Gamer Podcast: Live on Twitch! (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 2 months ago
The Pocket Gamer Podcast: Live on Twitch! (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Peter’s back from his Barcelona business trip just in time to join us for this week’s installment of the Pocket Gamer Podcast. Today, both he and James will be tackling this week’s news not just for iOS, but also Android, 3DS, PS Vita, Ouya, and any other platforms they can think of. We’d love it if you could pop by for an e-chinwag with us in the chat window. A friendly hello'll go a long way, as will a cohesive argument for why Weed Firm shouldn't have been removed from the App Store. Especially whilst the travesty that is free-to-play Peggle is still being subjected to Kiwis via their App Store. We’ll be streaming from our Twitch channel from 5pm…


Eye on the App Store (Twitch catch-up)

Feature By Danny Russell, 2 months ago
Eye on the App Store (Twitch catch-up)

In case you missed out on our weekly Wednesday show, Eye on the App Store, we've popped it up on YouTube for your perousal. This week on the show we covered new releases Bill Killem, OTTTD, Globosome: Path of the Swarm, and Uncanny X-men: Days of Future Past. Which of these will you be playing over the long weekend? Let us know by commenting below! We also showed you the soft-launched free-to-play version of Peggle that recently appeared on the New Zealand App Store. Pro tip: it's nowhere near as good as the original, which was removed from the Kiwi App Store the moment the new version appeared . Go grab the original Peggle while you still can! Remember, we're now streaming every day…


The Boom Beach Diary - Week 6

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 1 week ago
The Boom Beach Diary - Week 6

We're a full six weeks into The Boom Beach Diaries, and it's only now that I'm starting to get really aggressive. With plenty of seriously meaningful upgrades having been made in the last seven days, and a brand new unit unlocked to cause maximum destruction, this episode highlights how destructive my army has become. You can see how my battle tactics have bettered and my Homebase improved in the video below, and once you have, don't forget to check out The Boom Beach Community over on Pocket Gamer.…


Genre Busters: Terrific Tower Defence - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 2 months, 1 week ago
Genre Busters: Terrific Tower Defence - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Get ready! Our second episode of Genre Busters will be starting over on Twitch in a short while. Today, James and Alex will be covering the perilous world of tower defence games. As incoming foes desperate to reach the end goal attack, the chaps’ll be emptying their arsenal in the hopes of toppling their foes. We’re after veterans of the App Store to come and join us over on Twitch for the show. Regale us with your tales of hard-fought battles that you almost didn’t survive, and tell us which your top tower defence game of all time is. As usual, we’ll end the Genre Busters ceremony with a vote to declare the most terrific tower defence game that’s ever graced…


The Pocket Gamer Podcast: Live on Twitch! (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 2 months, 1 week ago
The Pocket Gamer Podcast: Live on Twitch! (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

As our favourite 'appy duo James and Peter host both our Twitch broadcasts as well as the Pocket Gamer Podcast, it makes perfect sense to combine the two. Now you can experience the Pocket Gamer Podcast a day early in a pure, uncut, and interactive form. ITProPortal's Alysia Judge is our special guest today, joining us to give you the latest news and reviews in the world of iOS and, dare we say it, beyond!  In case you hadn't noticed, we've been broadcasting live shows on Twitch every day this week, and we'll keep doing so from here on out! If you haven't already, please click the 'Follow' button over on our Twitch page to get an e-mail and Twitch app notification every time we go liv…


Eye on the App Store: JoyJoy, Hyper Square, Darkin, Biosis, and more

Feature By Danny Russell, 2 months, 1 week ago
Eye on the App Store: JoyJoy, Hyper Square, Darkin, Biosis, and more

As part of our regular scheduled programming over on Twitch, we'll be hosting Eye on the App Store very shortly indeed. It's a great chance to see all the games that'll be hitting the Apple's App Store at midnight tonight hours in advance, saving you time, money, and wasted space on your iOS device. Our line-up today includes twin-stick shooter JoyJoy, as well as three very different kinds of puzzle games: Hyper Square, Darkin, and Biosis. There'll be one or two more treats in store, so come along to see the show for the full rundown. We now go live at the same time every day, plus all of our shows are recorded and kept safely in storage for you. Be sure to check them out! Catch today's…


We’re playing Surgeon Simulator - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 2 months, 1 week ago
We’re playing Surgeon Simulator - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

You requested it, so we're back again with more Surgeon Simulator! Developers Bossa Studios announced last week that the free alien autopsy DLC would be coming to the iPad version of Surgeon Simulator shortly, so we thought this would be the perfect time to pick up where we left off and see how far we can get. In case you missed our last playthrough shortly after Surgeon Simulator launched on the iPad, our catch-up article is over here. Today, James will be doing his best to avoid being a butterfingers with all manner of sharp utensils while Peter gives him advice and tries not to laugh too hard at the inevitable mistakes that will arise. We have some codes to give away during the pl…


InnoGames producer walks us through upcoming iOS strategy game Rising Generals

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
InnoGames producer walks us through upcoming iOS strategy game Rising Generals

Christoph Schmidt is the producer of Rising Generals, the recently revealed PVP strategy game from InnoGames. Rising Generals is the first of three upcoming titles to be revealed - two more titles are currently in development due for release end of 2014 / beginning of 2015. It looks like an '80s retro sci-fi spin on the company's biggest hit, Tribal Wars, albeit with a lot more detail and polish. I went to meet Christoph, who showed me the basics of the game, demonstrating the massive battles you'll take part in, and the huge maps you'll (hopefully) conquer. …


Genre Busters: Punishing Platformers - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Genre Busters: Punishing Platformers - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

The very first episode of Genre Busters will be coming at you live over on our Twitch channel today! In this series of shows, live every Monday, we'll pick five of the best examples of each genre. Today, we're choosing the most painfully punishing platformers that we've ever laid our grubby mitts on. James will be manning the iPad, so expect him to be holding back the strong expletives as he exhausts all his lives and all his patience. Be sure to cheer (or jeer) him on via the chat window over on Twitch.  Genre Busters will be starting over on Twitch at 5pm UK / 9am Pacific / 12 noon Eastern over on our Twitch channel. Be there. Or y'know... you'll miss it.…


Eye on the App Store: Warhammer 40K: Carnage, Last Inua, Castlestorm: Free to Siege, 2-Bit Cowboy, and Gunship X (Twitch catch-up)

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Eye on the App Store: Warhammer 40K: Carnage, Last Inua, Castlestorm: Free to Siege, 2-Bit Cowboy, and Gunship X (Twitch catch-up)

Each week we wage war against the latest releases on Apple's App Store, mowing down the legions of cannon fodder until we find the true heroes in the battle against boredom. On Wednesday May 7th, we set our sights upon Warhammer 40K: Carnage, Last Inua, Castlestorm: Free to Siege, 2-Bit Cowboy, and Gunship X, live on Twitch. If you weren't about for our live stream (held, as always, at 5pm UK / 9am Pacific / 12 noon Eastern) then don't fret: you can still catch up by watching our recording of it below. However, you missed out on an epic Warhammer 40k: Carnage code giveaway and developer Q&A, plus a chat room full of talk of the hottest new games (and narwhals, obviously). Make sure yo…