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Eye on the App Store (Twitch catch-up)

Feature By Danny Russell, 2 months, 1 week 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, 2 weeks 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, 2 weeks 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, 2 weeks 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, 3 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…


The Boom Beach Diary - Week 5

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
The Boom Beach Diary - Week 5

It's been a really strong week for progress in Boom Beach, and so this week's entry of The Boom Beach Diary has a lot to cover. Resources? Captured. Archipelago? Dominated. Headquarters? Upgraded. Strategies? Stratagised. Catch up by watching below, and make sure to check out The Boom Beach Community over on Pocket Gamer if you're after some tips and tricks.…


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

Feature By Danny Russell, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
The Pocket Gamer Podcast: Live on Twitch! (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

We’re going live in less than an hour with the Pocket Gamer Podcast! “Why?” you ask? Well, our hosts with the most, James and Peter, moonlight for Pocket Gamer as well as AppSpy. We’re all part of the big, chummy Steel Media network y’see. Today, Pocket Gamer’s news and reviews man Harry Slater will be joining the usual crew. He’s up on all the week’s news and legend has it that he can even see into the future, so be sure to pitch any handheld gaming-related questions you have at him. Remember, from next week we'll be streaming every day, so please remember to hit the 'Follow' button on our Twitch channel to get a reminder the moment we go l…


AppSpy Plays: World of Tanks Blitz (Twitch catch-up)

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
AppSpy Plays: World of Tanks Blitz (Twitch catch-up)

James and I took to the virtual battlefields on Tuesday in recently soft-launched military MMO World of Tanks: Blitz. Jumping into our newly acquired tanks, we quickly formed a Platoon and started rolling around each combat arena as a duo, smashing the living daylights out of anyone who stood before us. Well, that was the plan, and though we certainly did to begin with, I think our luck was starting to run out about halfway through. If you weren't around for the Twitch stream (live daily @ 5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12pm Eastern), then never fear: you can catch up with the Past Broadcasts section of Twitch, or over on our YouTube channel, or by aiming your sights squarely on the play button b…


Eye on the App Store: Last Inua, Warhammer 40K: Carnage, Castlestorm: Free to Siege, and more

Feature By Danny Russell, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Eye on the App Store: Last Inua, Warhammer 40K: Carnage, Castlestorm: Free to Siege, and more

We’ll soon be having the midweek madness that is Eye on the App Store over on our Twitch channel. Each week, we have a look at games that are either due out at midnight or have just launched, so you can get an impression of what strikes your fancy. Be sure to tune in live as surprises can happen with devs popping their heads in and us dropping off a few redeemable codes. This week we’ll be covering a whole host of games. There’ll be the cool platform puzzler Last Inua, where two parka-clad characters use their powers to avoid yetis and venture onwards. Action-oriented Warhammer 40,000: Carnage is also on the cards, featuring plenty of finger-bashing ork-killing combos. Th…


Retry | Hands-On

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Retry | Hands-On

Retry is the latest game from Rovio. Well, technically, it's the first game from Rovio LVL11, the company's new publishing arm created to focus on game experiences that aren't related to Angry Birds. The game is a single-tap affair in which you must guide your tiny aeroplane from airfield to airfield, avoiding environmental obstacles and severe weather effects along the way. It's also really, really, really hard. How hard? Let me show you with my hands-on video below.…


AppSpy Plays: World of Tanks Blitz - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12pm Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
AppSpy Plays: World of Tanks Blitz - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12pm Eastern)

If today’s your first day back at work after yesterday’s bank holiday you may be having a case of the late Monday blues but, fret not, we know precisely two sights that'll cure what ails you: Tanks and explosions. That’s right, Wargaming.net’s World of Tanks Blitz has just soft-launched in several European countries and, seeing as we’re the sneaky sort, we’ve snagged a copy and will be taking to the battlefield live on our Twitch channel at 5pm in the UK, 9am Pacific Time, and 12 noon Eastern Time. So come along and join us on the AppSpy + Pocket Gamer Twitch channel to get a preview of the game and give us some pointers. Just try not to flood the chat…