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4-Player Split-Screen Mode Incoming In Real Racing 2 Via AirPlay Mirroring

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
4-Player Split-Screen Mode Incoming In Real Racing 2 Via AirPlay Mirroring

To no great surprise whatsoever, Firemint's technically astounding Real Racing 2 roared onto AppSpy's round-up of 2010's best games in January. Improvements in the graphical, handling, and multiplayer departments were obvious even to the untrained eye, yet Real Racing 2's creators Firemint want to push the technological envelope further. One of the most intriguing - and potentially revolutionary - elements from a gaming perspective in the forthcoming iOS 5 software update is AirPlay Mirroring, which pipes content from an iPhone 4S onto a HD TV wirelessly. And Real Racing 2 will be one of the first iPhone titles to take advantage of this new feature once iOS 5 is made available to the publ…


QI's Top 10 iOS Games For September

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
QI's Top 10 iOS Games For September

Spare a thought for our very own Richard Brown as he slaves away crunching numbers each month in an attempt to determine once and for all who the true videogame victors are according to the critics and you the consumer. Quality Index' Top 10 iOS Games for September 2011 1) Jetpack Joyride Halfbrick Studios (9.1)2) DrawRace 2 Chillingo (9.0)3) Samurai Bloodshow Sega (8.4)4) Muffin Knight Angry Mob Games (8.3)5) Pocket RPG iPhone Edition Crescent Moon Games (8.3)6) Grand Prix Story Kairosoft (8.1)7) Tiny Heroes Simutronics (8.1)8) NFL Rivals NaturalMotion (7.9)9) Tiny Invaders Hogrocket (7.2)10) Frogger Decades Konami (7.0) It seems the critics a…


A Moment of Silence For Steve Jobs

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
A Moment of Silence For Steve Jobs

Sometimes its hard to find the words in a situation like this - people like Steve Jobs are often distant to a degree that their passing is merely something to note. However, each day I go to work and even when I'm not at work, the legacy of this man's vision keeps me in touch; keeps me entertained; keeps me informed; and ultimately, has changed how I engage with the world around me. The fact that he has done this for so many others around the world as well only makes it all the more impactful. I have never been a PC or an Apple person - despite the intense feelings people have regarding their technology, I've always personally believed in picking the right tool for the problem at hand. At t…


Apple Unveils Dual-Core iPhone 4S With 8-Megapixel Camera

News By Anthony Usher, 3 years, 2 months ago
Apple Unveils Dual-Core iPhone 4S With 8-Megapixel Camera

After numeorus rumours, assumptions, photographs, and more rumours, Apple has finally unveiled its new iPhone: the iPhone 4S. The smartphone, which will ship with iOS 5, comes packing the same dual-core A5 processor found in the iPad 2, and a new and improved 8-megapixel camera. Other notable additions include the same AirPlay Mirroring functionality found - once again - in the iPad 2, and Siri, an impressive personal assistant that you can ask to complete tasks, just by talking to your phone. Finally, if you're partial to a bit of travelling, you'll be pleased to read that the new iPhone 4S can connect to both GSM and CDMA-based networks. The iPhone 4S will be available to pre-order thi…


Addictive Kairosoft Titles Grand Prix Story and Pocket Academy Slashed In Price For A Limited Time

News By Anthony Usher, 3 years, 2 months ago
Addictive Kairosoft Titles Grand Prix Story and Pocket Academy Slashed In Price For A Limited Time

Developer Kairosoft has decided to slash the price of two of its most addictive iPhone games for a limited time, meaning you feed your craving for a top management title for just $1.99. Grand Prix Story, which earned a 4/5 at review, sees you take the reins of an up-and-coming racing team, hire and fire drivers and mechanics, research new vehicles and parts, and secure profitable sponsorships.  Pocket Academy, on the other hand, gives you the rather less glamorous task of running your own school. Naturally, this involves handpicking teaching staff, constructing and rearranging classrooms, and performing the morally dubious duty of picking the week's 'hot couple'. It also man…


3 New Tracks Added To Groove Coaster Official Soundtrack

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
3 New Tracks Added To Groove Coaster Official Soundtrack

You don't need me to tell you how valuable and instructive a resource AppSpy is for iPhone gaming. That's basically because you're on the site already and reading this. We've ensnared you! A-ha! If you happened to miss our Andrew's rundown of the best iPhone games of July 2011, you won't be aware that Taito's Groove Coaster made the cut. Shame on you. Putting aside your gross negligence for a minute, Groove Coaster is an audio/visual experience like no other on iPhone. Tap in time with searing hip-hop, indie, and techno beats to guide your avatar along stretches of snaking roller coaster track. The developers are clearly keen to keep you - ahem - entranced by the rhythm-action gameplay…


15 New Levels In Angry Birds Rio for iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
15 New Levels In Angry Birds Rio for iPhone

I am neither prepared to insult your intelligence nor squander precious moments of your time by explaining the concept of Angry Birds Rio. Suffice to say: if you have yet to be struck by the Angry Birds fever, then mobile gaming probably isn't for you. Fans of Rovio's fowl-flinging puzzler - and there are many a million - will be delighted to read that the Brasil-based edition has been updated. So, "what constitutes an update in the world of Angry Birds Rio?" we hear you all ask. Well, 15 brand-new levels, some fresh achievements, and a boss battle. Swoop over to the App Store now and install the update for Angry Birds Rio. You know you want to.…


Celebrity Pack Brings Glamour To Top Trumps Collection

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Celebrity Pack Brings Glamour To Top Trumps Collection

Turn-based card game Top Trumps will never go out of fashion. I should know - I've been addicted to it since 24th March, 1991. To ensure Top Trumps keeps up with the times, the brains behind the iPhone spin-off app Top Trumps Collection are regularly dealing out content updates to its stat-hungry players. So, after shuffling up the Top Trumps pack recently with a bespoke European Football Stars edition, Mobile Pie and Connect2Media are playing what they hope is the 'ace' card. The newly available Celebrity pack, which retails for a meagre 99c, tests your knowledge of A-listers across a range of fields. AppSpy Top Tip #1: read Entertainment Weekly BEFORE you challenge a friend to a Top Tr…


Friday News Wrap-Up 30 September 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 30 September 2011

This week's Wrap-Up not only covers a bunch of upcoming releases, but also lets me get my love of 100 Rogues off my chest. As for the Game of the Week it may not be what you're thinking, so keep your eyes and ears peeled. Links to additional media below the video. Bullet Time Teaser - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3Je03YTGN0Dark Meadow Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK6jn1H2in0Steambirds: Survival Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=650NCLJYpmUMinecraft: Pocket Edition Controls Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCcsuPH4vJYBladeslinger Teaser Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qhr5vzvbNWE…


Gameloft's The Oregon Trail Goes Free For Limited Time To Celebrate Incoming Sequel

News By Anthony Usher, 3 years, 2 months ago
Gameloft's The Oregon Trail Goes Free For Limited Time To Celebrate Incoming Sequel

Gameloft's remake of classic Apple II adventure title The Oregon Trail has been reclassified as a limited-time freebie to celebrate the impending release of its sequel, The Oregon Trail: American Settler. The game features all of the trials and tribulations that befall a 19th century pioneer, such as attacks from bandits and random bouts of dysentery. Eurgh. Through skill-based mini-games and side-missions, you'll find yourself hunting for food, fishing, foraging for berries, and repairing your wagon. Why don't you grab a horse, race over to the App Store, and grab The Oregon Trail while it's free? Go on.…


Apple Schedules 'Let's talk iPhone' Event For 4th October

News By Anthony Usher, 3 years, 2 months ago
Apple Schedules 'Let's talk iPhone' Event For 4th October

Apple has invited several members of the press to a special "Let's Talk iPhone" event on October 4th, which can only mean one thing: an official announcement of at least one new iPhone. Strangely, the event is being held at Apple's Cupertino campus rather than in San Francisco - the venue for all previous iPhone and iPad launches. It's still unknown whether we'll see the iPhone 5, the iPhone 4S, or both at the unveiling, though you can probably rule out an iPad 3. We can safely assume that the highly anticipated iOS 5 software update will also receive a slice of the attention next Tuesday, with some new details and a more definite release date presumably forthcoming. Hopefully.…


Reckless Getaway Update Adds New Chapter, Extra Car and Tracks

News By Anthony Usher, 3 years, 2 months ago
Reckless Getaway Update Adds New Chapter, Extra Car and Tracks

If you rob a bank, speed along highways, and ram unsuspecting police cars in real life, you'll probably end up paying through the nose in legal fees. Luckily, if you grab Reckless Getaway from Apple's App Store, the above mayhem will only cost you $2.99. Huzzah! Even more luckily, Reckless Getaway has just been updated by Polarbit, who have thrown in a brand-new chapter, an extra automobile, and some additional tracks. Reckless Getaway managed to grab itself a excellent 4/5 at review, so speed on over to the App Store, get your racing gloves on, and get behind that wheel.…


"Hic sunt dracones" or "Let me go kick the server"

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago

For those after the link to the Idyllic! review, you can check it out via the updated link here: http://www.appspy.com/idyllic-ios-review…


Action-Adventure Bullet Time Shoots Onto iPhone In November

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Action-Adventure Bullet Time Shoots Onto iPhone In November

The only major gripe Andrew had with Danish studio Kiloo's otherwise ace Frisbee Forever concerned the game's in-app purchase system. If you have any ambitions on unlocking the later levels, you see, and thereby completing the Frisbee Forever experience, you're gonna need to commit either some serious wonga or some serious time. For the sake of those with limited attention spans and an overdraft, let's all hope that Kiloo's forthcoming action-adventure game Bullet Time adopts a different business model. Subtitled 'The Tale of John Irish', Bullet Time is set in a Terminator-style post-apocalyptic world in which your family have been abducted and razor blades are at a premium. Unsurprising…


Win An iPad 2 In Smartphone Alliance Reader Survey 2011

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Win An iPad 2 In Smartphone Alliance Reader Survey 2011

Have you ever gazed longingly down at that thing in your lap and thought, "Hmmm, if only it were bigger"? That's why Apple invented the iPad. To stop you from suffering from Little Man Syndrome forever, the publishers of AppSpy - Steel Media - are giving you the chance to win an iPad 2 (or Android tablet) via its Smartphone Alliance ad network. All you have to do, fair AppSpy readers, to be in with a shout of landing that free iPad 2 is answer a few questions on your smartphone habits in the Smartphone Alliance Reader Survey 2011. So, five minutes out of your day for a lifetime of touchscreen-tablet happiness. Seems like a good swap. Just remember one thing: big up AppSpy in Question 15…