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Yes, This Is XCOM: Enemy Unknown For iOS

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Yes, This Is XCOM: Enemy Unknown For iOS

This caught us completely by surprise, but then again with PAX East currently pumping out some great news for the gaming world in general, we probably should have guessed something of this magnitude was in the works. Firaxis have officially announced an adaption of XCOM: Enemy Unknown for the iOS platform, and while the graphical fidelity may be toned down, the gameplay is completely intact. Actually, 2K have released a titbit covering the details so hit the video for more info. Consider us ready and waiting for XCOM... I'll be playing on Iron Man mode... because I'm just too manly for the regular mode!…


Code Giveaway! - 20 Copies Of Rōnin by Bulwark Studios

Feature By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Code Giveaway! - 20 Copies Of Rōnin by Bulwark Studios

As you may have noticed, we've updated our review for Ronin, and the verdict? Let's say we're pleased with how the game is shaping up. And so we're also pleased to say you have a chance to get your hands on this underrated endless runner thanks to the generous people over at Bulwark Studios. In order to score one of our 20 codes all you have to do is register with our site and leave a comment below... with one last catch: Catch my attention with something clever or amusing; bonuses for doing it with a simple haiku. Entries will close on the 31st of March (11:59pm GMT 0), so you've got plenty of time to come up with something amazing! [Ronin Review]…


Block Fortress Review

Review Foursaken Media By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Block Fortress Review

[Editor's Note: I've been playing the game quite seriously since recording the footage and I must say my personal experience mirrors much of what has been said below; the game has a wealth of depth, but scratching more than the surface can be very, very difficult. If the game looks appealing (as it did to me), search out some guides and you'll be lost for hours!] Games like Block Fortress can be quite a challenge to review. Not only does the game have a imposing learning curve to unde…

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Update (ver. 1.2.2): Rōnin Review

Review Bulwark Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Update (ver. 1.2.2): Rōnin Review

[Version 1.2.2 Update: Since we last reviewed Ronin, the game has had some major changes made to its outer shell, focusing its efforts on the high-scoring aspect, while providing enough base motivation through upgrades and basic missions to keep casual audiences entertained (at least much longer than before). Other nifty updates include an alternative control scheme (you can now tap to attack, with swiping for 'evasions' only), new hazards to add to the fighting mechanic's novelty, and…

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PPSSPP - PSP Emulation for Jailbroken Phones

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
PPSSPP - PSP Emulation for Jailbroken Phones

We don't normally engage in discussions about jailbreaking iOS devices, but every now and then you can see the appeal in going down that somewhat gray pathway. One such benefit includes being able to reduce the amount of portable devices you take out with you by emulating them on your iPhone or iPad. The clever boffins over at PPSSPP are making large strides in emulating the PSP, with recent developments getting the JIT (Just In Time) rendering working (somewhat) stably, meaning you can play with near perfect framerates. Check it out in action: For those interested, the iOS version of PPSSPP is currently available via Cydia, so if you're already Jailbroken and want to take the plunge,…


Color Sheep Review

Review Trinket Studios By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Color Sheep Review

In looking at the description of Color Sheep in iTunes, the game is not recommended to those with color blindness. This is indeed a smart recommendation as what we have here is a color matching skill tester disguised as a sheep defending his land from a pack of wolves by firing lasers out of his mouth. It's a good disguise... a wolf in sheep's clothing if you will, but people with color blindness aside, this might only appeal to a certain type of gamer due to the reaction time involved…

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App Wrap Up (Week Ending 22nd March, 2013)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
App Wrap Up (Week Ending 22nd March, 2013)

Hey hey readers! It's Dave here with another installment of everyone's favourite trailer showcase, the App Wrap Up (just imagine an entire audience yelling those last three words)! I only have literally a couple of games to show off the trailers to today. I guess there wasn't much out there that we haven't already covered. Let that be an invitation to email more submissions to us. You may get your game featured. So let's have a look at these two trailers. Who knows, you may find a new favourite. Let's begin!   Bobbing (LittleBobby) A platformer in a rotating circle with polarity mechanics. Fans of the site should know how much I adore a good platformer, and this looks like it could…


Roadhouse brings Warhammer 40K to iOS

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Roadhouse brings Warhammer 40K to iOS

If you're the sort who likes to spend a good chunk of your time rolling dice and having pretend wars with your friends then this bit of business-y news is probably going to be quite interesting for you. Roadhouse Interactive has announced that it's secured a deal with Games Workshop to produce a smartphone and tablet game set in the Warhammer 40K universe. It's not going to be the grand strategy title you might expect though. Instead it'll be a side-scrolling action adventure that casts you as a lone Space Marine battling against a never-ending horde of Orks. Sounds to us like a twist on the endless runner with some massive weapons and splashes of gore thrown in. Think the recent He-man g…


Friday News Wrap-Up 22 March 2013

Feature By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 22 March 2013

With Easter just around the corner, I'm sure you're keen to know what's in store... well we have that and more in the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 22nd of March, 2013. So, let's dive in!   Dropchord - Double Fine Drops The Mic A few weeks back the boffins at Double Fine Productions let the world know about their upcoming rhythm title 'Dropchord'. While the game is aimed primarily at a release on the PC using the 'Leap Motion Controller', Double Fine also said it will be hitting touch screen devices as well. Aside from that it's anyone's guess how this game will play, so all we can do is wait for the iOS release! Fez - 'Highly Probable' For iOS Phil Fish, the brains behind Fez recent…


Pug Run Review

Review Tic Toc Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Pug Run Review

[This game was featured as the Mini-Review for the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 22nd of March, 2013] I love pugs. There's nothing strange about that; many people love pugs and I happen to wear it on my sleeve. Their derpy eyes, their inability to breathe properly, their innate clumsy nature... what's not to love? So I empathize with the boy in Pug Run who is denied owning a puppy, and in his frustration he draws comic after comic of him and his dream 'best friend'. That's where you com…

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The Legend of Talisman

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
The Legend of Talisman

I know, i know... Match-3 game. Have a look at the trailer of this upcoming title though and I think you'll discover an interesting new twist on the genre. The game is set for release on April 12th…


Kingpin Lanes Review

Review Speedbump By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Kingpin Lanes Review

This is our third time out playing a game from Speedbump Studios and the developer is starting to show a distinctive theme throughout them all. Kingpin Lanes may be a fairly simple and arcade-ish ten pin bowling title, but it's married to a free-roaming, interactive world, engaging the player in a way few other games would even attempt to try. Think of your character as a living, breathing individual who enjoys visiting the local lanes to make a little bit of extra cash by wagering on…

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New Breach and Clear screens

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
New Breach and Clear screens

Some new screen shots have emerged for Breach and Clear, the iOS and Android game currently being developed by Mighty Rabbit Studios, the people behind the pretty impressive Saturday Morning RPG series, with some help from former Infinity Ward man Robert Bowling. As you can see we've embedded a couple of images in the story and, to be honest, they look pretty bland. It's a top down, tactical shooter with a reasonably impressive level of detail but an awful lot of brown and dull green thrown in too. Of course, the game will probably look much more interesting when it's moving, but right now colour me underwhelmed. There's no set release date for Breach and Clear, but you can expect it…


Fetch™ iPad Review

Review Big Fish Games, Inc By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Fetch™ iPad Review

Let me start this review by removing those of you who can't get past a game having a low level of challenge - Fetch is aimed at younger audiences, and as such you're not going to find the 'hardcore' experience you may expect of all games. With that said, Fetch by Big Fish Games is the gaming equivalent of a Dreamworks or Pixar movie: despite being designed for younger audiences, adults aren't left out of the equation either thanks to the wonderful story that pulls on your heart strings…

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