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A glimpse of 2015 - AppSpy's Sunday Service

Feature By Danny Russell, 3 days, 18 hours ago
A glimpse of 2015 - AppSpy's Sunday Service

It's Sunday! Oh, hope I didn't wake you up from your lie-in there. Time for our regular round-up of the happenings this week on AppSpy. Peter was away this week, but thankfully James and Glen manned the news, features, and latest hands-on to make sure we stayed alive and well. The Big Stories 1. The Banner Saga 2 was confirmed to be on its way to mobile. 2. The ride continues in new adventure game Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect. 3. Borderlands Online will be a Chinese free-to-play series spin-off. 4. The Witcher Battle Arena, a MOBA spin-off softlaunches in Sweden. 5. Our sister site Pocket Gamer gives away five games in its advent calendar. Stay tuned for five more this coming week!…


Now you can flip your bike over in abject frustration with friends in Trials Frontier's PvP update

News By Glen Fox, 5 days, 19 hours ago
Now you can flip your bike over in abject frustration with friends in Trials Frontier's PvP update

Mobiles are an entirely social tool. You're constantly receiving calls, texts, messenger messages, and a whole host of other irritating pop-ups that cover your beautiful wallpaper. So why, then, don't more mobile games contain PvP so we can play against our friends? Well, Ubisoft have got the message and have updated the, quite frankly, awesome Trials Frontier with a new PvP mode that allows you to do just that. Check out the trailer below for a look at the new mode in action.…


6 wince-inducing crotch busting shots from Gingerbread Stickman Shooting Showdown

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 days, 19 hours ago
6 wince-inducing crotch busting shots from Gingerbread Stickman Shooting Showdown

There's a dedicated community of gamers playing Gingerbread Stickman Shooting Showdown looking to perfect their aim with a bow and arrow. Most of them are trying to shoot the little gingerbread man on the top of the stickman's head, but some of them aren't. Some of them are trying to shoot the stickman in the crotch, attempting (no doubt) to ellicit the most painful yelp they possibly can, and then capturing the moment for eternity and publishing it on Everyplay. Each to their own, here are the six best... Blam, right in the jewels. Ouch. Owowowowowowowowow. Oh my goodness. These are starting to make me feel a bit ill now. That's really gonna smart in the morning. Found…


Hands-on with Polyform, the game which lets you grope a Rubiks cube in space

Feature By James Gilmour, 5 days, 23 hours ago
Hands-on with Polyform, the game which lets you grope a Rubiks cube in space

Okay, so that title may not be entirely accurate. Polyform is a game about cubes - specifically, a cluster of multi-coloured cubes floating in the cosmos. It's your job to add similarly coloured cubes to this weightless congregation of angles, and vapourise segments of the structure block by block. So yeah, it's a colour-matching puzzler. However, the 3D twist turns it into something a little different, and kinda cool. Check out the video above to see what I mean.…


Hands-on with Papers, Please, the excellent and sobering border control nightmare

Feature By James Gilmour, 6 days, 2 hours ago
Hands-on with Papers, Please, the excellent and sobering border control nightmare

You probably already know about Papers, Please. Critics and players alike gave been singing the game's praises ever since it arrived on PCs late last year. Thankfully for iOS players, this fascinating and troubling glimpse into the life of a border control officer located on the perimiter of a fictional, totalitarian state is now live on the App Store. I went hands-on with the iPad build to see whether the mobile version has crossed the App Store borders in tact.…


Hands-on with Tales from the Borderlands, the sassy, tappy Telltale adventure series

Feature By James Gilmour, 6 days, 14 hours ago
Hands-on with Tales from the Borderlands, the sassy, tappy Telltale adventure series

There's no escaping Telltale at the moment. With the debut episode of its new Game of Thrones series hitting iOS last week, you'd think they'd let iPhone and iPad owners catch their breath before unleashing another IP onto the mobile platform. Instead, the team barely paused to sip a martini and light a cigar with a $100 bill before unleashing Tales from the Borderlands onto the App Store. For those not in the know, the game is a narrative-driven take on Gearbox's hugely successful shooter franchise. To see what such a thing might look like, just check out the video above.…


The top 5 best seeds for Minecraft - Pocket Edition's latest update

Feature By Glen Fox, 6 days, 18 hours ago
The top 5 best seeds for Minecraft - Pocket Edition's latest update

Minecraft - Pocket Edition was crowned the top selling iPhone and iPad game in this year's iTunes Best of 2014 chart, So, it stands to reason that most of you iOS users will have played the blocky sensation at some point. It is regularly top of the best-selling game section on Google Play as well, so Androiders should also be well-versed in its ways by now. Anyway, onto these seeds. For those who don't know, they're essentially codes that you input into the level generator to enter a pre-built world. All of the old seeds are now unplayable thanks to the latest update, so we've gone ahead and picked five of the best ones we've found so far. 1. super pig You arrive in front of a…


Marvel Contest of Champions lets you kick Iron Man in his metal nads, out on the App Store right now

News By Glen Fox, 6 days, 19 hours ago
Marvel Contest of Champions lets you kick Iron Man in his metal nads, out on the App Store right now

Marvel fans, we know you'll be too busy playing Contest of Champions to read this. Everyone else - get to the App Store right now. Even if you're not a fan of Marvel, this surprisingly not-too-bad brawler is absolutely gorgeous. It sees you gathering a team of popular heroes and villains to complete quests, level up, and, ultimately, beat up Kang the Conqueror - a mysterious new super villain. We got all handsy with it recently, so if you're unsure about heading over to the App Store [download] right away, why not watch this video first? Can't hurt, can it? Exactly.…


Hands-on with Snowboard Party, the thrill-seeking stunt racer which is all about the XP

Feature By James Gilmour, 6 days, 23 hours ago
Hands-on with Snowboard Party, the thrill-seeking stunt racer which is all about the XP

I'm in two minds about Snowboard Party. On the one hand, the game is a surprisingly slick mobile interpretation of the SSX-style stunt racers popularised on consoles during the last decade. However, given the emphasis the game places on earning XP to unlock everything from tracks to characters to boards, I'm a little concerned about how long it takes to progress, and how obviously the IAPs are pushed - especially considering this is a premium release. Check out my hands-on to see what I'm talking about. …


5 stupendous Angry Birds cakes that will make you say 'Mum, I want one of these for my next birthday, not a boring tray cake from Marks and Sparks again'

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week ago
5 stupendous Angry Birds cakes that will make you say 'Mum, I want one of these for my next birthday, not a boring tray cake from Marks and Sparks again'

Last time we looked at video game cakes featuring Rovio's plucky bird brains, we focused on the “playable” ones. They're awesome, obviously, but for some people the thought of making a cake is hard enough, let alone making it a full Angry Birds level you can fling birds at. So I've gathered together a load of examples of cakes that are a little more static, but just as cool. The five videos you can see below represent the pinnacle of what YouTube has to offer when it comes to Angry Birds-themed cakes, featuring guides and demonstrations by brilliant YouTubers Rosanna Pansino, Cakes StepByStep, CakesByChoppA, MyCupcakeAddiction, and LauraPoopie. Rosanna Pansino Cakes StepByS…


AppSpy's top 6 games to make you rage

Feature By Glen Fox, 1 week ago
AppSpy's top 6 games to make you rage

Nitrome's Roller Polar is this week's incredibly addictive festive treat - but it isn't half frustrating. It essentially does what Flappy Bird did so infamously last year, but improves on the visuals and sound and even throws some mechanics into the work for good measure. Just for you lovely folks, I've braved the App Store and Google Play store to find the most frustrating, rage-inducing games. Have a stressball at the ready if you plan on playing any of these, as we will not be responsible for the broken furniture. You have been warned. 1. Swing Copters  Combine an incredibly frustrating concept with imprecise and, well, rubbish controls and you get S…


Doug Dug going free as part of the Pocket Gamer Advent Calendar

News By Glen Fox, 1 week ago
Doug Dug going free as part of the Pocket Gamer Advent Calendar

Yes, AppSpies, you read that title correctly. In the spirit of Xmas our very generous sister site Pocket Gamer is giving away a free iOS game every day for 10 days. They're not just any old games, however. These are hand-picked by the editorial staff, and have all won awards of some form this year. Today's freebie - the third game in the list -  is Doug Dug, which won the highly-coveted and incredibly rare PG Gold Award - huzzah! Make sure to come back each weekday via the link below to make sure you get all of the games in this rather decadent advent calender treat. Pocket Gamer Advent Calendar…


Hands-on with Sneaky Sneaky, the utterly gorgeous top-down stealth-'em-up

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Sneaky Sneaky, the utterly gorgeous top-down stealth-'em-up

I love a bit of stealth. I often answer the doorbell by climbing out my bedroom window, repelling down the side of the house, then choking the postman out and recovering my Tesco clubcard vouchers before anyone knows I was even there. So what better game to start my day with than Sneaky Sneaky, an utterly gorgeous and extremely charming stealth game which is primed to hit the App Store at midnight tonight. Check out my hands-on video to see why you should add this one to your wishlist. [App Store link]…


Hands-on with Storm Rush, the super glowy, super twitchy racer

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 week, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Storm Rush, the super glowy, super twitchy racer

Nothing gets the adrenaline pumping quite like a twitch racer. You've no time to think, no time to plan ahead - you rely entirely on instinct, like a frightened doormouse fleeing an alpha predator. In the case of Storm Rush you're not a doormouse, but a non-specific floating entity trying to avoid glowing towers of energy falling from the top of the screen. Not quite as threatening as a chasing cheetah, perhaps, but it got my pulse up nonetheless. See me playing Storm Rush - which is out right now for iPhone and iPad - in the video above.…


AppSpy's top 5 favourite games from iTunes Best of 2014

Feature By Glen Fox, 1 week, 1 day ago
AppSpy's top 5 favourite games from iTunes Best of 2014

December is becoming a pretty eventful month. You've got Christmas, New Year, and now the regular release of iTunes Best of 2014 list. This year's winners in particular were relatively predictable, with only the most impressive and popular releases taking home the plaudits. Rather than having you sit and stare at boring words all day, we figured it would be best to compile a list of fun videos and trailers of the best-selling apps and games on this year's list. Enjoy, AppSpies! 1. Top selling iPhone and iPad game: Minecraft: Pocket Edition Possibly the least surprising winner on the list, Minecraft: Pocket Edition has sold much better than hot cakes since its launch back i…