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Ollie around The Docks with new Touchgrind Skate 2 update

News By Alex Beech, 2 months ago
Ollie around The Docks with new Touchgrind Skate 2 update

As thrilling as it is to soar through the air on a piece of wood with wheels nailed to it, skateboarding is only as fun as the park you're skating in. Luckily for fans of Touchgrind Skate 2, Illusion Labs has heard the cries of all you adrenaline junkies, and delivered a new skatepark to the game's roster: The Docks. Originally, the game contained three huge parks for eager boarders to stiffy, sack tap, and gay twist their way around (no angry emails, please - those are all real tricks). This additional new park is equally large, and brings with it a host of new waterfront appropriate challenges. This update also brings with it a host of tweaks designed to improve the game's already ti…


Assassin's Creed Pirates sets sale price at £1.99 / $2.99

News By Alex Beech, 2 months ago
Assassin's Creed Pirates sets sale price at £1.99 / $2.99

Tired of your life as a respectable pillar of the community? Longing for a life on the high seas? Well, Ubisoft has just made a pirate's life even more appealing, having just slashed the price of Assassin's Creed Pirates on the App Store from £2.99 / $4.99 to £1.99 / $2.99. This mobile tie-in to the Assassin's Creed universe sees you playing the role of ambitious privateer Alonzo Batilla as he takes control of his own boat, and sets sail to become a scourge of the Caribbean. Manning your ship through swipe-based navel battles, and building a fearsome crew to aid you terrorise the seas, the game offers you a life of rum-swilling debauchery, without the risk of scurvy. Assass…


Flappy Bird Addiction: A Survivor's Story

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 months ago
Flappy Bird Addiction: A Survivor's Story

When Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen was asked why he pulled his viral hit Flappy Bird from the App Store, he didn't give the answer we were all expecting. Rather than cite the stream of hateful Twitter comments or concern over cloning allegations, the Vietnamese developer gave a simple reason: addiction. "[Flappy Bird] happened to become an addictive product," Nguyen explained in an interview with Forbes. "I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it's best to take down Flappy Bird." Though some have questioned the sincerity of this explanation, we have uncovered evidence that Flappy Bird addiction is not only real, but is destroying lives. The video above tells the stor…


Supernauts | Hands-On

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Supernauts | Hands-On

Some things just don't work very well when they're combined. Electricity and water. Blackcurrant cordial and milk. Paul and Barry Chuckle. These are things that, though fine by themselves, cause pain, indigestion, and comic mischief when put together. So, could anything good come from combining the much-loved hardcore builder Minecraft, with super casual wait-em-up FarmVille, in a free-to-play mid-core game from Finnish startup Grand Cru? If our time with Supernauts is anything to go by, the answer is 'yes.' Here's why:…


Flappy Bird creator claims he pulled the game because it was 'an addictive product'

News By James Gilmour, 2 months ago
Flappy Bird creator claims he pulled the game because it was 'an addictive product'

Dong Nguyen has revealed that he pulled his mobile smash hit Flappy Bird from the App Store because it had become "an addictive product." Speaking about the game's removal in an interview with Forbes, the creator of Flappy Bird claims that it was the unexpectedly addictive quality of the game which led to its demise. "Flappy Bird was designed to play in a few minutes when you are relaxed," Nguyen explains in the interview. "But it happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it's best to take down Flappy Bird." Despite being released in May 2013, Flappy Bird didn't make an impression on the App Store charts until last week. Thoug…


Darkest Dungeon reaches Kickstarter goal with 30 days to spare

News By Alex Beech, 2 months ago
Darkest Dungeon reaches Kickstarter goal with 30 days to spare

With 30 days still to go, turn-based strategy game Darkest Dungeon from Red Hook Studios has already reached its Kickstarter goal of $75,000. Currently the turn-based dungeon crawler is destined for PC and Mac. The studio's stretch goals reflect this hardware choice, with additional characters, cinematics, and Steam mod integration all promised if the fund breaks the $500,000 barrier. What is particularly interesting about Darkest Dungeon is its approach dungeon crawling. While the goal will still be to hack your way past the forces of chaos to defeat a timeless evil, you will not be finding shiny weapons and armour to improve your four-person squad. Instead, you will be managing the team'…


Skiing game Dudeski to hit the App Store slopes in early March

News By Alex Beech, 2 months ago
Skiing game Dudeski to hit the App Store slopes in early March

If you are already worried about the post Winter Olympics comedown, then Benedict Fritz's Dudeski might help to keep your frosty spirits high. Due to arrive in March, this downhill skiing game is set to mix 'dude' humor with all of the danger and drama of the rocking down an icy hill strapped to two pieces of wood. Your goal is to make down Shred Lord Mountain, and through all four sections of its treacherous slalom course. To do this you have to carve your way past a range of hazards, including Yetis, totem poles, and an approaching avalanche. Your downhill decent can be made easier by collecting pinecones which unlock shortcuts. There will also be a host of special areas to discove…


Games Workshop's Warhammer Quest going cheap on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 2 months ago
Games Workshop's Warhammer Quest going cheap on the App Store

Games Workshop's board game conversion Warhammer Quest is currently on sale for 69p / 99c, down from £2.99 / $4.99. We had a lot of fun with Warhammer Quest when it arrived on the App Store last year. Building a party of adventures, you can guide wizards, warriors, and a host of other heroic classes against the hordes of chaos. As you explore dungeons and other subterranean areas, you have to use tactics, magic, and big swords to emerge victorious against the orks, skeletons, and other evils that stand in your way. Offering hours of turn based adventuring, we think 69p / 99c is a steal for Warhammer Quest. We recommend you pull on your +3 Boots of Bargaining and hea…


Threes! Review

Review Sirvo LLC By Alex Beech, 2 months, 1 week ago
Threes! Review

When we first fired up Threes!, we admit that we weren't quite prepared for the charm offensive we were about to receive. A quick tutorial shows you the basics. To play, you must swipe a group of tiles up, down, left, or right across a 4x4 grid. Pushing a 1 tile against a 2 tile creates a 3 tile. But from there tiles only combine with tiles bearing a matching number - 3 tiles combine with other 3 tiles into 6 tiles, 6s into 12s, and so on. The aim  of the game is to combine…

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Monkey Mofo delivers some puzzle-based simian madness to your touchscreen

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 1 week ago
Monkey Mofo delivers some puzzle-based simian madness to your touchscreen

Invoking classic games and themes is a great way to grab gamers' attention. And, whne we first saw it, Monkey Mofo's apparent blending of ChuChu Rocket! and Q-bert certainly caught our eye. Requiring you to guide hapless fruit-collecting monkeys around an isometric island, Monkey Mofo has you laying down arrows in your simians' paths to push them in the right direction. Once the fruit is collected, all that is left is to guide them to the exit to complete the stage. To make things trickier, there are an assortment of enemies to mess with your monkeys. Plus, as the game progresses, the mazes become increasingly difficult to navigate. Sprinkle on other hazards and power-ups, and…


Developer removes lone in-app purchase from Lost Yeti

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 1 week ago
Developer removes lone in-app purchase from Lost Yeti

Usually when an update hits the App Store a company likes to talk about what it has added. Oddly, today Neutronized Games has been talking about what it has removed from it block-sliding puzzler Lost Yeti – namely, in-app purchases. It seems that the Italian developer's decision is based on fan feedback to the game's solitary IAP, which allowed players to skip difficult levels. Talking about the decision on Twitter, Neutronized Games said that people didn't trust a game that offered a micro-transaction while still charging an up-front fee. Though we sympathise with this philosophy, we can't help but feel that the company would have been less willing to remove the purchase if more th…


Lost Yeti Review

Review Gionathan Pesaresi By Alex Beech, 2 months, 1 week ago
Lost Yeti Review

Guiding a forlorn yeti home seems like it should be a relaxing and uplifting experience. Instead, what Gionathan Pesaresi's Lost Yeti treats you to is some of the most demanding and frustrating puzzles we have played. Our furry hero is out in the cold and determined to get home. Even when he has nowhere to go, he just keeps on walking, only turning when he reaches a dead end. To help him on his way you need to slide a variety of blocks along horizontal and vertical lines, thereby chan…

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Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed is now only 69p / 99c

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 1 week ago
Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed is now only 69p / 99c

Sonic's record over the last fifteen years has been hit and miss. Put him on a race track, however, and the little guy starts to shine. No game demonstrates this fact better than Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed. And, handily for frugal Sonic fans, the game has just received another price cut. Though only released in January, the colourful kart racer had already received a price drop from £2.99 / $4.99 to £1.49 / $2.99. Now, less than two weeks later, the price has been lowered again to 69p / 99p. Allowing you to race as a host of Sega characters, this charming little kart racer sees Sonic and friends competing on road, over water, and in the air, as their vehic…


Flappy Birds flaps its last after being removed from the App Store

News By James Gilmour, 2 months, 1 week ago
Flappy Birds flaps its last after being removed from the App Store

After its sudden and meteoric rise to success, Flappy Bird has been pulled from the App Store by developer Dong Nguyen. Before fans panic, anyonewho already downloaded the game will still be able to play it. However, any newcomers to find out why Flappy Bird has been stuck at the top of the App Store charts for the past week will now be unable to grab the game for themselves. Though creator Nguyen hasn't given a precise reason as to why he chose to pull the game, it seems that he was having difficulty dealing with the unexpected shift from quiet indie dev to internet celebrity. On Saturday, he posted the following statement on his Twitter feed: "I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours f…


Dungeon Keeper: What did you expect?

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 months, 1 week ago
Dungeon Keeper: What did you expect?

There has been a lot written about the mobile version of Dungeon Keeper over the past week. There have been tantrums. There have been tears. There have been 1-star reviews. There has even been a scandal relating to the app's rating system which calls the business practises of EA and Mythic Entertainment into question. The thing is, it was always going to be this way. Dungeon Keeper 2014 was never going to be the game you wanted. Why? Let me explain:…