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Continue the Cognition saga on August 15th

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Continue the Cognition saga on August 15th

When the first episode of Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller released on iOS in March, we gave it a decent review, enjoying the dark tone of the story, and the interesting psychic angle. The series has been moving along steadily on PC, but finally episode two is about to be released on iOS. If you enjoyed your time with episode 1, or like the look of the game from the trailer below, be watching the App Store tomorrow. It will be selling for $3.99…

Anomaly 2 slated for release before end of year

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Anomaly 2 slated for release before end of year

The PC version of the sequel to one of the better iOS releases last year, Anomaly Warzone Earth was released in May of this year. Fans of the series will be happy to know that you'll be playing Anomaly 2 on your iPhone or iPad before the end of the year. This trailer should tide you over in the meantime. Those who haven't played the original or the psuedo-sequel should check out our reviews. We're looking forward to finally getting our hands on this one, and you should be too![Source - Toucharcade]…

99 Bricks: Wizard Academy collapsing into the App Store this October

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
99 Bricks: Wizard Academy collapsing into the App Store this October

On first glance, you might disregard a game like 99 Bricks: Wizard Academy. It's a mix of games like Topple and it uses the Tetris blocks we're all so familiar with. Give the trailer below a bit of time however, and the sheer ludicrous nature of the towers you are creating starts to amuse and endear you to the concept. Based on the popular flash game, 99 Bricks is making its way to the App Store in October. It will be free to play with in-app purchases. As you build larger and larger towers, you will gain new magic spells, unlock more stable foundations, and earn money to purchase new clothes and wands. There's also a feature to take pictures as your towers topple, to share…

Tetris Monsters?

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Tetris Monsters?

You know, it's amazing that such a concept hasn't been tried out before. Puzzle Quest was a monumental success for combining the match-3 genre with RPG mechanics. It was probably only a matter of time before sometime thought to try it out with Tetris. Have a watch of the teaser trailer. At this point all we know is it's due out soon in Japan, with no statement from EA on a worldwide release thus far. Bizarre.…

Tengami delayed, but still coming out this year

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Tengami delayed, but still coming out this year

The pop-up book adventure game Tengami looks phenomenal if the following trailer is anything to go by (and you'd hope it is). Once the transitions between pages show themselves along with the tabbed puzzles, you're hooked (as the art design and music is enough to entice as is). Have a look for yourself. It was slated to be released this summer, but the developer's blog has stated that there's a lot of work still to be done. Let's hope we don't have to wait too long, because this looks fascinating.…

In the stranger side of iOS news today...

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
In the stranger side of iOS news today...

Did you know that the world's fastest man Usain Bolt is now a character available for purchase in Temple Run 2? Yup, you heard that correctly. His special powers allow him to boost ahead at a record pace while the coin magnet is activated. Acquiring the Jamacian sprinter will cost you $0.99. ...and apparently Bolt has plans to release his own endless runner sometime in the future. We now return you to your normal news stories about game previews.…

Mikey Hooks Launches (and swings) next week

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Mikey Hooks Launches (and swings) next week

Those who recall our 'best of 2012' list will know that Mikey Shorts was one of my favourite games of last year. Ever since the swinging based sequel has been announced, I've been excited to check it out, and next week I'll finally get the opportunity. In the meantime, tide yourselves over with the trailer. The game will cost $2.99. We'll see if it can keep the same flow of gameplay while adding Hook Champ mechanics.…

Get Pocket Gamer's Doodle Jump Companion Guide on iPad now

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 8 months ago
Get Pocket Gamer's Doodle Jump Companion Guide on iPad now

Mobile games are often perceived as throwaway experiences - games which can be picked-up, played for five minutes, and then discarded. Some games, however, stand the test of time. Lima Sky's Doodle Jump is one of these games. And now, you can dive deeper into the world of Doodle Jump than ever before with The Official Pocket Gamer Companion Guide to Doodle Jump. Produced by AppSpy's sister site Pocket Gamer (in conjunction with Lima Sky), the Companion Guide to Doodle Jump is packed with history, trivia, interviews, and strategies relating to the squiggly platforming classic. Download the app, and you'll gain access to tips from a record-breaking Doodle Jump champion. You'll even find an e…

Sine Mora Update adds new Control Options

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Sine Mora Update adds new Control Options

Our review of the iOS port of Sine Mora was quite glowing, but one aspect that we took issue with was the virtual joystick control scheme. Well developers Digital Reality Software Kit have taken the criticism to heart and have added touch controls in their latest update. These controls can be fixed or floating (wherever you place your finger) and add a lot more fluidity to the movement. Of course now there's the issue of obscuring incoming bullets, but in a game when getting hit decreases your time instead of killing you, it's a little more tolerable. Along with the control options, they have balanced aspects of the game as well as improving the visuals (possibly by tweaking the perfo…

Puddle sliding its way into the App Store on August 1st

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Puddle sliding its way into the App Store on August 1st

Puddle is a game made by a bunch of students that was picked up and distributed by Konami for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Since then it has been ported to everything imaginable, and finally is making its way to iOS. You guide a number of different liquids with different properties through environments via the iPhone's tilt controls. It's almost like it originally designed with the iOS in mind. The trailer explains more about the visual mood and variety. As mentioned in the title, it will released on August 1st, and will launch half off it's original price at 2.69€.…

Rockstar puts all iOS Grand Theft Auto games on sale

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 9 months ago
Rockstar puts all iOS Grand Theft Auto games on sale

With the long-awaited release Grand Theft Auto V only a couple of months away, Rockstar has decided to whet our appetites (for destruction) with an iOS GTA sale. This means that for a limited time you can grab GTA III, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: Chinatown Wars at the reduced price of £1.99 / $2.99 each. We were big fans of both the iOS ports of GTA III and GTA: Vice City, and would definitely recommend revisiting their crime-streaked streets to brush up on your car-jacking technique. If you more interested in depressing voiceover and bullet-time shoot-outs than vehicular manslaughter, then you'll be pleased to hear that Max Payne Mobile is also going cheap. You can pick up the noir bl…

Dropchord er... dropping on July 31st

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Dropchord er... dropping on July 31st

A while back we announced a new game from DoubleFine being created for mobile (and the LeapChord, which is a kinect-esque controller for your PC or Mac). We now have a release date and it is next Wednesday. Below is the launch trailer, and while it's still a bit vague how this rhythm game will play, it certainly looks engaging in both gameplay and presentation. The game will cost $2.99 at launch. Look for our review shortly after release.…

Butterfly in the Sky? Whales need to eat

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Butterfly in the Sky? Whales need to eat

I must admit that the title for the upcoming butt-stomper Butterfly Sky invoked images of the intro to Reading Rainbow (which I spent quite a lot of my early years watching). Mechanically it doesn't look like there's too much to set it apart from the pack of endless runners and fun action games, but the art style does give it a certain charm. Have a look at the trailer. Butterfly Sky is out on the App Store August 8th.…

Issue 8 of swipe magazine out now on the App Store

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 9 months ago
Issue 8 of swipe magazine out now on the App Store

We know you like browsing the web for iOS gaming info. Otherwise, you wouldn't be reading this sentence. However, if you want to stay up to speed on all the latest App Store-related news, reviews, and previews - even when you're offline - we recommend you download the latest issue of Steel Media's free iPad-friendly digital magazine swipe. Why should you bother? Well, in addition to featuring reviews of iOS games like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Kingdom Rush: Frontiers, and Sid Meier's Ace Patrol, swipe features an in-depth breakdown of this year's E3 trade show. You'll also get a ton of XCOM: Enemy Unknown content, including a review, and a guide to help you keep the world fr…

Expander released today

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Expander released today

Well today as in Australian time. It might still be the 22nd of July for a lot of our readers. Regardless, have a look at the trailer of this very interesting take on the endless runner. Combining what looks to be clever use of pinch mechanics, and some great perspective, this looks to provide some for those who enjoy chasing high scores. We'll know more when we get our hands on it…