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iOS 7 unveiled

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
iOS 7 unveiled

It's a busy week. Not only is E3 on, where gamers get to see the future of the industry (especially this year as we're on the cusp of the new console generation), but the WWDC is on as well. And, at Apple' keynote speech, iOS 7 was unveiled. Now, we usually don't cover Apple news here because we're all about the games, but a new design for both the way the iPhone and iPad functions (as well as the App Store) is worth our attention. Below is the unveiling video. If you want to skip the marketing talk and just find out about the new features, the real info starts about four minutes in. Personally, I don't see the new iOS changing the way I use my device for good or ill, but time will tell o…

See the debut trailer for Pacific Rim: The Mobile Game

News By James Gilmour, 2 years ago
See the debut trailer for Pacific Rim: The Mobile Game

The movie fans among you might be familiar with upcoming mechs-vs-monsters flick Pacific Rim. Helmed by Pans Labyrinth and Hellboy mastermind Guillermo del Toro, the film promises to marry the old fashioned sensibilities of the Godzilla movies with the mech-heavy iron fisticuffs of Gundam. Of course, nowadays you can't have a blockbuster film without the obligatory tie-in mobile game. And, sure enough, Reliance Games has just posted the trailer for Pacific Rim: The Mobile Game. It's only a teaser, and we're not sure how much of it (if any) is actual in-game footage. However, if we had to guess, we'd say that this is probably going to be a gesture controlled brawler in the vein of Batm…

Chronoblade Announcement Trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Chronoblade Announcement Trailer

Watching the trailer for this upcoming game, thoughts of an action RPG meeting a side scrolling beat em up come to mind. At least part of this thought process is justified seeing that one of the creators of Chronoblade is Stieg Hedlund, one of the main designers behind Diablo II. He has teamed up with Dave Jones, one of the creators behind the original Grand Theft Auto, and Tony Harman, former president of Realtime Worlds. What they've come up with looks like a lot of fun. See for yourselves. This free to play release is about to go into beta, so we should have a release date sooner than later. We will let you know.…

Combo Crew Tips

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Combo Crew Tips

How many of our readers are playing Combo Crew? How many were confused by some of the mechanics? Well you know how other sites write those articles expousing hints and tips for released games? We thought it might be best if the developers fulfilled that role themselves. Follow the link, and Game Bakers creative director Emeric Thoa will give you some insight on how to rack up those huge combos. The article can be found here. Our review of Combo Crew can be found here.…

The Sequel to Bucketz

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
The Sequel to Bucketz

Bucketz Ride releases this Thursday. The original Bucketz was a balancing game with the main draw of featuring animated characters with distinct personalities having humourous conversations. What can we expect from the sequel? Well bigger and better is usually the mantra in these cases. Take a look for yourself. If you were a fan of the original, you'll most likely be on board for this. If you missed out, have a look at our review.…

Man of Steel Trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Man of Steel Trailer

It's blockbuster season in the US. Every summer the film industry unleashes its ultimate popcorn movies, and of course that means videogame tie-ins - especially when it comes to superhero movies. Man of Steel has a trailer now, and it looks like the majority of this game will be spent pummeling badguys as Superman. Seeing Superman's dubious videogame history, we here at AppSpy are skeptical, but we hope for the best. Have a watch. The game is released on June 14th.…

Gameloft unveils first Modern Combat 5 trailer

News By James Gilmour, 2 years ago
Gameloft unveils first Modern Combat 5 trailer

Gameloft has just released the debut trailer for upcoming first-person shooter sequel Modern Combat 5. The teaser delivers almost exactly what you would expect a Modern Combat trailer to deliver. There are explosions, a veritable fleet of high-powered military vehicles, and enough flying bullets to make the geriatric cast of The Expendables nod creakily in approval. More specifically, the video hints at a set piece involving a helicopter mounted gun turret, and a high octane chase sequence featuring boats whooshing down a Venice canal. And guns. Did we mention the guns? Unfortunately, Gameloft hasn't seen fit to give us a release date. The developer has tagged the video as an 'E3 trailer…

Syberia out on iOS

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Syberia out on iOS

Thanks to Microids and Big Fish Interactive, the PC adventure classic Syberia is out on iOS... kind of. Syberia Part 1 is released for free. The game is split into three parts, and each adventure can be unlocked through in-app purchase. The Syberia series is well regarded in adventure circles for its beauty, and intriguing narrative. Even in such a form, the game is easy to recommend for adventure fans. Have a look at the original PC trailer for an example of the weird and wonderful world the game presents for the player. [App Store Link]…

HD overhaul for Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions

News By James Gilmour, 2 years ago
HD overhaul for Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions

Having just lifted the lid on its new iOS Deux Ex game, Square Enix has also delivered good news for Final Fantasy Tactics fans. It seems the Japanese developer decided that the visuals for Final Tantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions could do with spruce up, and has just given the game an HD graphical overhaul. Simply download the latest update, and your low resolution troops will be transformed into super-sharp soldiers of fortune. The update should also improve the draw speed of the visual, too. In non-aesthetic news, Cloud support has also been added, allowing you to access save files regardless of which iOS device you happen to have in your palm. What's more, Squeenix has slashed the…

Deux Ex: The Fall announced for iOS

News By James Gilmour, 2 years ago
Deux Ex: The Fall announced for iOS

Prepare for imminent iOS augmentation: Square Enix's next Deus Ex game is coming not to home consoles, but to iPhone and iPad. Entitled Deux Ex: The Fall, the game will be a fully-fledged first-person RPG action title, just like its console counterpart Deux Ex: Human Revolution. The game's plot revolves around the supply of the drug which augmented humans (like protagonist Ben Saxon) require to survive. This time out, Square Enix's mobile division has taken on development duties, with involvement from N-Fusion (the team behind Air Mail) and Eidos-Montreal. Rather than being a neutered version of the console title, executive game director at Eidos Montreal Jean-François Dugas …

Titan: Escape the Tower remade for iOS

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Titan: Escape the Tower remade for iOS

There's a growing trend of remaking old game titles for the iOS platform, especially from the Commodore 64 and Amiga. Titan: Escape the Tower, is an update of the gameplay in the original Titan, released in 1989. From the trailer about to be linked, it looks like what would happen if the Arkanoid paddle could move through a series of labyrinths, trying to get the ball to safety (or at least using it to protect itself). The game releases this Thursday, and is looking to be an enjoyable and somewhat unique experience.…

Azkend 2 - The World Beneath free on App Store

News By James Gilmour, 2 years ago
Azkend 2 - The World Beneath free on App Store

Richly detailed match-three puzzle sequel Azkend 2 - The World Beneath is free to download for a limited time on the App Store. This act of temporary generosity can be attributed to the fact developer 10tons's next title Sparkle 2 is due out on Thursday, and the team is looking to stir up some noise for its upcoming release. Regardless of the reasons behind the game's price drop, fans of the match-three genre would be wise to give this unusual, narrative-driven puzzler a bash. The core puzzle elements are solid, and provide the spine for a quirky story campaign which sees you battling your way out of the centre of the Earth. You can download Azkend 2 - The World Beneath for free right now…

Deep Dungeons of Doom drops onto the App Store

News By James Gilmour, 2 years ago
Deep Dungeons of Doom drops onto the App Store

After going MIA for a few months following its initial release announcement, retro action adventure Deep Dungeons of Doom has finally appeared on the App Store. As you've probably already guessed from the trope-tastic title, this is a game designed to make lovers of fantasy adventure and pixel-art graphics roll over onto their backs and purr like kittens. Whether it tickles your furry underbelly or not will depend on your fondness for arcade style, one-on-one combat. As you descend through the game's steady stream of single screen dungeons, you'll come up against an increasingly tough line-up of fantastical opponents. Though the actual fighting mechanics consist simply of a block and an a…

Free-to-play sequel Plants vs. Zombies 2 blooming in July

News By James Gilmour, 2 years ago
Free-to-play sequel Plants vs. Zombies 2 blooming in July

Long awaited tower defence sequel Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time is set to spring up on iOS devices on July 18th. What's more, it's going to be an App Store exclusive, and will be free to download. Much like the most recent Cut the Rope sequel, this new episode of lawn protecting action will propel the player between different periods of history. According to Eurogamer, you'll be shooing zombies off your Egyptian stonework one minute, and keeping your bay free of undead pirates the next. Things are a little different this time out. In addition to setting up towers and blasting zombies with seeds, you'll be able to attack the rotting marauders with your very own fingers by tapping th…

'Bridgy Jones' Engineers its way onto the App Store This Week

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
'Bridgy Jones' Engineers its way onto the App Store This Week

The bridge builder has always been one of the foundations of the physics puzzle genre (how ironic), but aside from a handful of flash games, low key iOS releases and World of Goo, it's never really had too much of a mainstream presence. This Thursday's release of Bridgy Jones won't likely change that, but it is looking to be a fantastic physics puzzler experience if the trailer is anything to go by. Take a look for yourselves. It looks to contain intuitive touch controls for building and deleting your structures, and I saw a little bit of Angry Birds-esque flinging in there too. Intriguing if nothing else. Look for our review sometime after the release.…