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Hands-on with Marvel: Contest of Champions, the surprisingly sprightly gesture-based brawler

Feature By James Gilmour, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Hands-on with Marvel: Contest of Champions, the surprisingly sprightly gesture-based brawler

Though we admit that there's plenty of Marvel games on iOS (or any platform, for that matter), it might be worth adding Marvel: Contest of Champions to your watch list. Soft-launched in Denmark only hours ago, the game is a gesture-based brawler in the vein of Injustice: Gods Among Us and Batman: Arkham Orgins. The thing is, where those games always felt kinda slow and gluey on iOS, Marvel: Contest of Champions jumps, spins, and zings around the screen with joyful, hyperactive energy. It'll probably be a while before the game is available worldwide, but check out our hands-on video above to see the game in action. …


Hands-on with Skylanders: Trap Team, the toy-powered platformer which may cost you a fortune

Feature By James Gilmour, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Hands-on with Skylanders: Trap Team, the toy-powered platformer which may cost you a fortune

These days, a child-centric game franchise is nothing without a warehouse full of plastic toys to accompany it. Disney Infinity has its Jack Sparrow and Sully figure waiting to be teleported into the game via a magical portal. Even Angry Birds has a line of polypropylene models of its squawking stars which you can plug into the action via some clever camera scanning tech. However, the grandaddy of the toy / game hybrid is the Skylanders series. Centred around a race of weird warrior creatures, this kiddy-friendly franchise was encouraging parents to part with additional cash to stock their childrens' shelves with figurines before it was cool. This week, Skylanders: Trap Team arrives on…


I'm not fibbing: this is the first gameplay video of Majestic Nights

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
I'm not fibbing: this is the first gameplay video of Majestic Nights

We've had our all-seeing eye on Majestic Nights since it was originally announced back in July, but it's only now that we're starting to see what this curious number's all about. This gameplay walkthrough shows off the traditional point and click elements, branching story options, cover-based shooting, and more, as we follow John Cardholder through this dark episodic adventure about conspiracy theories, set against the backdrop of yuppies, neon, and pop culture of a stylised 1980s.…


Skullduggery! will ask you to use your head from October 9th

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Skullduggery! will ask you to use your head from October 9th

ClutchPlay Games' new platformer has you rolling a skull around multiple lands across various times, taking on the afterlife with a combination of action puzzle solving and headshots, grabbing treasures, and trying to return home alive. Well... still dead, but less dead than you might be. That bit's a tad confusing. Best just watch the trailer for Skullduggery!, and see if you fancy checking it out when it comes to the iOS App Store on October 9th.…


Want to make your own level in Angry Birds? This video will show you how

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Want to make your own level in Angry Birds? This video will show you how

Rovio is set to celebrate its fifth BirdDay by allowing selected players to create the levels for their next update to Angry Birds. All you need to do is visit the official website, pick a theme, then submit your idea in the form of a photo or a drawing. The winners will be included in the BirdDay episode for Angry Birds when it launches on December 11th.…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 12

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 12

It was a week of failure. Harry's Internet was playing silly billys, and though James and I could play online in Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, we totally smashed our heads against the walls of the following missions: Supreme Ruler of the Swamp and The King of the Mountains. On the bright side of things though, we did start up our Multiplayer Meeting Post, so that's something. Want to see us not fail? Try one of these episodes.…


TGS 2014: Hands-on with Chaos Rings 3, the surprisingly colourful new chapter of Square Enix's mobile RPG favourite

Feature By James Gilmour, 4 weeks ago
TGS 2014: Hands-on with Chaos Rings 3, the surprisingly colourful new chapter of Square Enix's mobile RPG favourite

It's fair to say that Chaos Rings, the ongoing fantasy RPG series, has had a bit of a facelift since the last time we saw it. Just a quick glance at our exclusive footage of Chaos Rings III will reveal a sequel bursting with colour, 3D environments, and dudes with spikey hair.  Though this cartoony boldness may be par for the course with an RPG like Kingdom Hearts, the Chaos Rings franchise has always been a little more gritty and muted where its colour palette was concerned. However, the graphics aren't the only thing that's new about Chaos Rings III. Watch the video above to learn more.…


5 Beach Buggy Racing shortcut videos to make you feel the need for speed

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 weeks ago
5 Beach Buggy Racing shortcut videos to make you feel the need for speed

Shortcuts: you love 'em, I love 'em, Dick Dastardly loves 'em. They're in plentiful supply in Beach Buggy Racing, if you know where to look. Thankfully some of the community playing Beach Buggy Racing has taken to uploading video replays to Kamcord, to both show off their 1334 gaming skills, and reveal where the juiciest secrets are squirrelled away. Here's five of the best. Shortcuts in the snow! Shortcuts in the jungle! Shortcuts at the resort! Shortcuts on the pier! Shortcuts in the temple! Which are blocked! But you still get the idea! Found a cool shortcut in Beach Buggy Racing? Want to brag about it? Pop a link to a video of yours in the comments.…


Hands-on with The Banner Saga, the chilly RPG adventure with massive horns

Feature By James Gilmour, 4 weeks ago
Hands-on with The Banner Saga, the chilly RPG adventure with massive horns

The Banner Saga started life as a Kickstarter project. Unlike some of these crowd funded products, however, this one actually came to fruition, and turned out to be pretty good. Though it's been available on PC for some time, this story-driven action-RPG has only just appeared on iOS. I walk you through the game's storytelling dynamics and showcase the intricate combat in the video above. …


Hands-on with Run Sackboy! Run!, the LittleBigPlanet auto-runner coming to mobiles

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 weeks ago
Hands-on with Run Sackboy! Run!, the LittleBigPlanet auto-runner coming to mobiles

Much like seeing Pokemon on your iPad, controlling Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet on your mobile feels a bit weird, a bit out of place. Not that we're complaining mind, especially since he's starring in a pretty decent auto-runner. I had a quick look at the game, and already I can report that, while it's occasionally a bit “safe” feeling, it's definitely the high level of quality you'd expect.…


Hands-on with Monsu, the auto-runner featuring devilishly compulsive collectible cards

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 weeks ago
Hands-on with Monsu, the auto-runner featuring devilishly compulsive collectible cards

If you're not yet completely sick of auto-runners, then you're in luck: there's a new one from Boomlagoon that's rather fun indeed. Monsu is the titular hero, and as well as avoiding chasms and bouncing on foes while running left to right, you'll also be nabbing collectible cards along the way to help you in your quest. Here's my quick hands-on with the game.…


Hands-on with Hitman: Sniper, Square Enix's long-range assassination sim

Feature By James Gilmour, 4 weeks ago
Hands-on with Hitman: Sniper, Square Enix's long-range assassination sim

We got our first glimpse of Hitman: Sniper at this year's E3, where Peter was able to sit down with a nice man from Square Enix and watch him run through a level or two. As of a few hours ago, the game is now live in the Canadian App Store, meaning anyone from The Great North with an iPad and an itchy trigger finger can download the game and start picking off Russian gangsters with cold detatchment. This is a soft-launch build of the game, so elements of the experience may be tweaked before it goes global. Those of you outside of Canada should check out my hands-on video above to see what Hitman: Sniper has to offer.…


Hellraid: The Escape is out now on Android, expectedly looks amazing

News By Peter Willington, 4 weeks ago
Hellraid: The Escape is out now on Android, expectedly looks amazing

The Unreal Engine-powered survival horror puzzler Hellraid: The Escape is a very good looking game. I mean, it's totally gross in spots, and has an incredibly dark, dank, oppressive atmosphere, but its fidelity and the technical realisation of its horrific environment is spot on. And it's now out on Android. Huzzah!…


Beatbuddy being out right now is music to our ears

News By Peter Willington, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Beatbuddy being out right now is music to our ears

You know how we were all like "whoa, this Beatbuddy game is all kinds of awesome, you should realy check this one out when it's released", and then we showed you a hands-on preview from Pocket Gamer Connects? Well the time for checking out is now, as the game has just launched on iOS. Want it on your iDevice? Thought you might, here's the link. [App Store link]…


TGS 2014: Hands-on with Space Pirate Popet, the super-cute animal matching chain-maker

Feature By James Gilmour, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
TGS 2014: Hands-on with Space Pirate Popet, the super-cute animal matching chain-maker

Generally speaking, match-three puzzlers focus on a single variable: usually colours, sometimes shapes. Space Pirate Popet, on the other hand, lets you match tiles by both colour and animal type. What's more, you can mix and match the two, allowing to create uber chains filled with blue dogs and pink giraffes and other psychadelic bestial creations. Take a look at our Tokyo Games Show hands-on above.…