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Take on the mightiest ships of WWII in Warship Battle’s third season update

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Take on the mightiest ships of WWII in Warship Battle’s third season update

JoyCity, the Korean developers behind the hugely successful Gunship Battle, bring you the third season update of Warship Battle – where the action takes places on the open waves of World War II naval history in stunning 3D. In Warship Battle you can take part in some of the most historic WWII missions through the games Hidden Mission mode, which along with Boss Attack, has been significantly improved in this latest update – including the option to reduce the Hidden Missions difficulty with the inclusion of two more levels to the mission stages. Not only do you get to take control of a vast range of authentic WWII era ships, season three brings you two new limited edition vess…

Suicide Squad - 6 iOS games featuring DC's baddest heroes

Feature By Jon Mundy, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Suicide Squad - 6 iOS games featuring DC's baddest heroes

Suicide Squad is fresh out in cinemas, which has led us to thinking about about the not-so-super team's iOS treatment. If you want to see how Harley Quinn, The Joker and co. have fared in DC's gaming universe to date, check out these six games. Forget grumpy Batman and amoral Deadpool - if you like your cinematic heroes to be preceded by the word 'anti,' DC's Suicide Squad is where you should be directing your attention. The reviews for the movie have been mixed, but the sheer novelty of rooting for a team of established supervillains, all forced to do something worthwhile, will doubtless be a big draw for many. The likes of Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Killer Croc, and of course The Joker hav…

Mobius Final Fantasy not what you expected? Check out the best classic FF games on iOS

Feature By Jon Mundy, 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Mobius Final Fantasy not what you expected? Check out the best classic FF games on iOS

Mobius Final Fantasy is finally out on western App Stores, giving us a slick slice of JRPG-inflected card battling. It's rather good. But for many people, Mobius Final Fantasy may well be a bit of a disappointment. To those of a certain age, it's far from the traditional Final Fantasy experience they may remember from the '90s, with all of the hours spent exploring and chatting and fine-tuning your party. Fortunately, iOS is home to a whole bunch of excellent Final Fantasy conversions - usually with enhanced graphics and features. Here are our favourites. Final Fantasy IX Final Fantasy IX is the unheralded gem of the series, falling between the peak-popularity years of VII and VIII and…

Best new films and TV to watch on Netflix this week: Sicario, Black Sheep, and more

Feature By Jon Mundy, 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Best new films and TV to watch on Netflix this week: Sicario, Black Sheep, and more

It's Friday, which for many exhausted people will mean an evening in front of the box watching Netflix. It can be hard to keep up with the comings and goings on the world's favourite streaming service, so each week we're going to be highlighting the latest film and TV releases. This week, we have an intense Hollywood thriller, a jet black horror-comedy from New Zealand, and a slightly twisted American sit-com given a second chance to shine. Sicario Image: Lionsgate This gripping action thriller from Denis Villeneuve stars Emily Blunt as an FBI agent who joins a task force to bring down the head of a brutal Mexican drug cartel, played by Benicio Del Toro. If classy thrillers like Zero…

Where to watch Pokemon XY, the Pokemon movies, and more

Feature By Jon Mundy, 3 weeks ago
Where to watch Pokemon XY, the Pokemon movies, and more

With Pokemon GO seemingly taking over the world and Pokemon Sun and Moon set to do the same in November, it could be said that Pokemon's popularity is reaching a new peak(achu). Of course, a large part of Pokemon's enduring appeal over the best part of two decades has been the long-running animated show based on its world. The good news is, it's never been easier - or cheaper - to watch these slickly produced, family-friendly cartoons. Here's a run down of some of the key avenues for getting your Pokemon anime fix. Pokemon TV app The first way to watch Pokemon is also the cheapest. It's the Pokemon TV app for iOS, and it's free to download. The app provides a rotating roster of shows t…

Limber up for the Rio 2016 Olympics with these apps

Feature By Jon Mundy, 3 weeks ago
Limber up for the Rio 2016 Olympics with these apps

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio officially kick off tomorrow, August 5. Whether you're watching from afar or planning to head to Brazil to catch some of it live, here are some essential apps to enhance your experience. It's felt like Rio 2016 has been in the news for all the wrong reasons of late, but once the opening ceremony kicks off on August 5, all attention will be on the sporting action. However you plan to follow the 306 sporting events spread across two weeks, several of these apps will come in handy. Rio 2016 Let's start with the most obvious one - the official Rio 2016 app. This is where you come for all the up to date event times and results, as well as for detailed sp…

Top new film rentals: Batman v Superman, 10 Cloverfield Lane and more

Feature By Jon Mundy, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Top new film rentals: Batman v Superman, 10 Cloverfield Lane and more

With so much competing media, it can be easy to miss the latest movie rentals on iTunes and other digital stores when they arrive. AppSpy is here to help. Netflix and Amazon Video are all well and good, but when it comes to watching the latest films mere months after they leave the cinemas, you still can't beat a good digital rental. This week, we've got angry superheros, supernatural mysteries, biting satire, and some good old-fashioned family fun involving talking animals. Batman v Superman Do you want to see the two biggest superheroes of all time punching each other in the face repeatedly? Your raised nose and furrowed brow may say no, but your inner 12-year-old is screaming yes. B…

Mobius Final Fantasy isn't the first mobile-focused Final Fantasy game

Feature By Jon Mundy, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Mobius Final Fantasy isn't the first mobile-focused Final Fantasy game

The western launch this week of Mobius Final Fantasy reminds us that it's not all about conversions of the big numbered console RPG series for Square Enix. Indeed, there are already some unique mobile-focused Final Fantasy games on the App Store. You can now play enhanced versions of Final Fantasies I through to IX (though Final Fantasy VIII has been skipped, for some reason) on your iPhone or iPad. That's a pretty spectacular thought. In addition to these conversions, however, there's a handful of Final Fantasy oddities on the App Store that have been made specifically for mobile - of which Mobius Final Fantasy is only the very latest. Final Fantasy Dimensions Final Fantasy Dimen…

Batman: The Telltale Series - Telltale's best games so far

Feature By Jon Mundy, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Batman: The Telltale Series - Telltale's best games so far

Batman: The Telltale Series hits the App Store this week, bringing a welcome sense of adventure and narrative sophistication to the Caped Crusader's typically action-heavy gaming oeuvre. Fortunately, the new Batman game has pedigree. The name Telltale might not ring any bells with you, but the developer is responsible for some excellent story-led games that demand meaningful choices from the player that will affect future episodes. What's more, Telltale's games typically have major intellectual properties attached, making them all the more appealing. Here are six of the most notable Telltale game series (there's no point skipping to later episodes here) on the App Store to get you in the m…

Creed and 5 more great boxing films available to stream

Feature By Jon Mundy, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Creed and 5 more great boxing films available to stream

Creed is this week's iTunes Film of the Week, meaning you can rent it for just 99p. Ryan Coogler's Rocky spin-off got us to thinking about other top boxing films that are currently available to stream or rent for a decent price. Whether you're talking about Robert De Niro, Steve McQueen, or Tom Hardy, there are some true acting heavyweights represented in the following list. Creed (iTunes, 99p) PIC: Warner Bros. Let's start with the inspiration for this feature. Ryan Coogler's Creed is an nicely poised spin-off from the Rocky series, with Stallone's battered ex-boxer reluctantly taking up training duties for Michael B. Jordan's Adonis Creed - who happens to be the son of his late frie…

Inside Out for £5 and other Pixar iTunes bargains

Feature By Jon Mundy, 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Inside Out for £5 and other Pixar iTunes bargains

Inside Out is currently available to buy for just £5 on iTunes, though the offer won't be around for much longer. Fortunately, there are bunch of great iTunes deals on Pixar films right now. Here are some of our favourites. And if you're asking the question 'what's Pixar?' then shame on you! Pixar is the legendary computer animation studio owned by Disney, which has been responsible for some of the very best computer-generated movies ever made. Including these six... Inside Out As I've already made reference to, Inside Out is currently available to buy in HD on iTunes for just £4.99. Snap it up quickly, because there are many who reckon this is Pixar's best ever film. It's…

Pokemon GO isn't the only official Pokemon game on the App Store

Feature By Jon Mundy, 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Pokemon GO isn't the only official Pokemon game on the App Store

Pokemon GO has seen the popular Japanese game franchise evolve into a fresh mobile form. But it's far from the first official Pokemon app. Whilst a disproportionate number of headlines seem to concern Pokemon GO right now, it's actually only the fifth officially endorsed Pokemon app to hit the App Store. Here's a run down of the four pre-existing Pokemon apps from The Pokemon Company on the App Store, which include an engrossing online battler and a delightful kiddie-friendly minigame collection. Gotta download 'em all! Pokemon TCG Online Pokémon Trading Card Game Online is undoubtedly the pick of the apps for Pokemon GO fans looking for more mobile Pokemon gaming goodness. Tha…

Best new films and TV to watch on Netflix this week: Hard Eight, Kung Fu Panda, and more

Feature By Jon Mundy, 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Best new films and TV to watch on Netflix this week: Hard Eight, Kung Fu Panda, and more

It's Friday, which for many exhausted people will mean an evening in front of the box watching Netflix. It can be hard to keep up with the comings and goings on the world's favourite streaming service, so each week we're going to be highlighting the best of the latest film and TV releases. This week we get off to a slightly serious start, with high-quality drama the name of the game. Don't worry, there's a little Kung Fu Panda to lighten things up. Tallulah Image: IMDb Ellen Page and Allison Janney reunite nine years after starring together in everyone's favourite teen pregnancy comedy, Juno. This time, Page stars as a young woman who steals a baby and turns to her ex-boyfriend's…

Road Not Taken and 5 other beautifully mysterious puzzle games

Feature By Jon Mundy, 4 weeks ago
Road Not Taken and 5 other beautifully mysterious puzzle games

This week sees the launch of Road Not Taken onto the App Store, a simple puzzle game that's simultaneously full of beauty and mystery. Perhaps surprisingly, such a combination of elements isn't wholly unique on Apple's dazzlingly well-stocked App Store. There's a good bunch of iOS games out there that manage to tickle your brain, bathe your eyes, and tempt your curiosity all at once. Here are six of them, starting with the Spry Fox's new entrant itself. Road Not Taken Spry Fox has already made a name for itself in the puzzle game department with the innovative Triple Town, but Road Not Taken is another kettle of fish entirely. It might look like another clever grid-based block-shifter,…

Stranger Things: 7 films that inspired the Netflix hit

Feature By Jon Mundy, 4 weeks ago
Stranger Things: 7 films that inspired the Netflix hit

Netflix has yet another hit on its hands with the eight-part sci-fi series Stranger Things. One of the big elements that has viewers of a certain age and disposition nodding approvingly is the host of '70s and '80s movie references The Duffer Brothers have managed to cram in. If you've binge-watched your way through Stranger Things and fancy going back to the source, you can rent or buy these classic '80s films from iTunes, or many of the usual digital media store suspects. For those who never saw these films but loved Stranger Things, you're in for a curiously familiar treat. Before we begin, we should list a SPOILER ALERT here if you haven't finished (or started) Stranger Things, as we'…