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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, 1 day 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, 1 day 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, 1 day 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, 2 days 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, 2 days 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, 2 days 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…


The Banner Saga 2 will be coming to mobile, hopefully next year

News By James Gilmour, 1 week, 2 days ago
The Banner Saga 2 will be coming to mobile, hopefully next year

More vikings! More snow! Even bigger beards! These are just three of the things we're hoping will feature in the upcoming sequel to wintery RPG The Banner Saga, which has just been confirmed for mobile devices. If you want to see the first footage of The Banner Saga 2 in action, and hear quotes from the developer, check out the video above.…


Drop Assault is soon set to land on an iOS and Android device near you

News By Glen Fox, 1 week, 2 days ago
Drop Assault is soon set to land on an iOS and Android device near you

Games Workshop has collaborated with Complex Games Inc. to release a mobile game set in Warhammer 40,000's Horus Heresy story. The result is Drop Assault, coming soon to iOS and Android. Drop Assault is a free-to-play tactical strategy game that promises to be a little pacier than traditional games in the genre. Set in the post-apocalyptic land of Isstvan III, you'll be choosing to join forces with either the Loyalists or the traitorous Horus. All of which probably won't mean much to someone who hasn't heard of Horus Heresy before. Everyone will be able to understand the multiplayer Skirmish mode, however, which pits you against one of your friends (or an enemy or stranger) to s…


Sons of Anarchy to get its own The Walking Dead-style game series on mobile

News By James Gilmour, 1 week, 2 days ago
Sons of Anarchy to get its own The Walking Dead-style game series on mobile

With the final episode of the final series of Sons of Anarchy nearly upon us, we've already begun saying our farewells to Kurt Sutter's lovable bunch of leather clad bikers. However, Tuesday's finale may not be the end after all - at least not if you own a mobile phone. Check out the video above for more details.  …


Roller Polar Review

Review Nitrome By James Gilmour, 1 week, 3 days ago
Roller Polar Review

Dev studio Nitrome is making a bit of a name for itself. Landing on our radar last year with the excellently chilly physics puzzler Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage, the team has once again looked to arctic conditions as inspiration for its latest mobile game. This time its Roller Polar, a twitch game that all about leaping over rocks, trees, birds, and snowmen. Seriously - don't get us started on the snowmen. Pocket Gamer's Harry Slater explains why you should really consider giving fros…

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Play The Witcher Battle Arena right now (if you happen to live in Sweden)

News By James Gilmour, 1 week, 3 days ago
Play The Witcher Battle Arena right now (if you happen to live in Sweden)

If you happen to have a Swedish App Store account, then you can now play CD Projekt Red's new mobile MOBA The Witcher Battle Arena right now. The game is only in soft-launch at the moment, and therefore limited to a single country at present. To learn more and see the game in action, check out the video above.…


See the first images of upcoming mobile shooter Borderlands Online

News By James Gilmour, 1 week, 3 days ago
See the first images of upcoming mobile shooter Borderlands Online

So it seems that Borderlands is coming to mobile devices in full first-person glory next year.  This new extension of Gearbox's irreverent shooter series is called Borderlands Online, and will take the form of a cross-platform MMO. What's more, we have the first images. Check out the video above to learn more.…


oh my giraffe Review

Review Nico Prins By James Gilmour, 1 week, 4 days ago
oh my giraffe Review

I think it's safe to say that we've all had our fill of endless-runners. However, we recommend you don't write of the entire genre before trying oh my giraffe, the extremely daft but surprisingly enjoyable savanna-based sprinter starring a giraffe with the most flexible neck in Africa. Harry Slater reviewed the game for Pocket Gamer. Check out the video to hear his verdict.…

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4 Sonic The Hedgehog cakes you'll want to scoff down faster than the Blue Blur eats chili dogs

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 4 days ago
4 Sonic The Hedgehog cakes you'll want to scoff down faster than the Blue Blur eats chili dogs

It's pretty hard not to love Sonic The Hedgehog, which is probably why Dr. Kintobor's creation has been gracing consoles and handhelds, mobiles and tablets for years now, and there's no sign of him going away any time soon. A video game icon, it's no surprise that gamers celebrating birthdays have made all sorts of Sonic cakes to commemorate the day. Here then are four of the very best. Biggest of ups to YouTubers Carlos Ramos, CakesByChoppA, Elisa Garcia, and Chris Perez, whose work you can see below. Carlos Ramos CakesByChoppA Elisa Garcia Chris Perez Seen a more impressive Sonic The Hedgehog cake? Let us know!  …


Our chums at Pocket Gamer are giving away a fantastic game from 2014 every day for a fortnight

Feature By Danny Russell, 1 week, 4 days ago
Our chums at Pocket Gamer are giving away a fantastic game from 2014 every day for a fortnight

'Tis the season, and to celebrate Pocket Gamer have pulled out all the stops with to ensure you're kept very busy for the lead up to Yuletide. From tomorrow, Pocket Gamer will guarantee one tip-top iOS game from 2014 goes free on the App Store every weekday until the 19th of December. We've seen the super-secret list, but we can't give any hints as to what's coming. As Samuel L. Jackson puts it: Let's give a round of applause to all the devs who have so generously scheduled their games to go free. Be sure to recommend the ones you grab to your friends around the dinner table this holiday season!…