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Final Fantasy VI Symphonic Poem is 20 minutes of orchestral awesome

News By Peter Willington, 1 week, 4 days ago
Final Fantasy VI Symphonic Poem is 20 minutes of orchestral awesome

"The music of Nobuo Uematsu remains as powerful and as moving today as it did when we first heard it 20 years ago" - that's what producer Thomas Böcker said of the Final Fantasy composer's oeuvre, and I think you'd be hard pushed to disagree. So you should definitely spend part of today watching the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra cracking through 20 minutes of Final Fantasy VI's score, as part of its anniversary celebrations. To do so, all you need to do is click this link right here, and you'll be transported to the RSPO's official website. Have patience though: the video's worth watching, but the site itself is antiquated, taking approximately 1 billion years to load anythin…


Woooooo! Stunt Gal is getting a Halloween Spook-tackular update

News By Peter Willington, 1 week, 4 days ago
Woooooo! Stunt Gal is getting a Halloween Spook-tackular update

Stunt Gal is a game all about platforming at super speeds, all the while avoiding obstacles and environmental dangers. It's receiving an update for Halloween which will include 10 new levels set in a spooky mansion, additional support for iCloud and GameCenter, some fancy new graphics, and support for legacy devices like the 4th Gen iPod touch. Stunt Gal's latest update is planned to go live on the 23rd October. Grab it via the link below. [App Store link]…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 14

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 5 days ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 14

I was off for this episode of our Let's Play / Tutorial / Faffing About series focused on Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS. I feel like I missed out. Stupid birthdays. James and Danny go out looking for monsters, and they're quickly joined by two of AppSpy's community for a whole heap of hunting hijinks. Need to catch up with the series? You can! So do.…


Hands-on with Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary, the rock-pushing, cave diving platformer

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 week, 6 days ago
Hands-on with Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary, the rock-pushing, cave diving platformer

After 30 years of pushing massive rocks around undergroud caverns, you'd think Boulder Dash's spelunking hero Rockford might be ready to put his muddy feet up and take a well deserved break. Unfortunately for him, Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary is due to come out on iPhone and iPad in the not-too distant future. Peter's gone hands-on with the early build, and has been putting the 21st century Rockford through his paces. See the results in the video above.…


Hands-on with Grave Matters, the rusty puzzler in which you dig for dead robots

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 week, 6 days ago
Hands-on with Grave Matters, the rusty puzzler in which you dig for dead robots

Philip K. Dick once asked if androids dream of electric sheep. We cannot answer that question. However, if new macabre puzzler Grave Matters has its facts straight, they do play Minesweeper with the rusted carcasses of their dead robot mates. Intruiged? Then we suggest you hit play on the video above.…


Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 7 - Rearing Sheep

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 6 days ago
Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 7 - Rearing Sheep

The plan for this episode of our Let's Play of Minecraft: Pocket Edition was to keep digging and digging and digging into the ground until I found something amazing... or in the very least a different type of building material to the ones I've already found. That didn't quite go to plan, but I did make a very deep, very long hole in the ground, with some very nice stairs leading all the way down. On top of that I decided to see what else I could create with the materials I'd already gathered. I make all sorts of awesome tools in this episode, and also a complete failure of a sheep pen. Also: hot duck action. Missed out on previous episodes? Catch up via our Playlist on YouTube.…


Genre Busters: top 5 best Radiangames games

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks ago
Genre Busters: top 5 best Radiangames games

As we discussed on the stream, both James and I are big fans of the Radiangames catalogue. Intense arcade-oriented blasters and puzzlers are the order of the day, usually with a liberal helping of vivid neon and huge explosions. We decided to take a long look at the oeuvre, and bring you our five favourites. If you haven't got an hour to watch the stream replay, never fear: you can jump to the games instantly via the links below... 1. Inferno 22. Crush!3. JoyJoy4. Super Crossfighter5. Fluid SE…


Hands-on with Reckless Racing 3, the souped-up sequel with pirouetting big rigs

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Reckless Racing 3, the souped-up sequel with pirouetting big rigs

If you're a fan of top-down racing in the vein of 16-bit classics like Micro Machines, then the Reckless Racing series has always been something of a shining light on iOS. It successfully marries the good looks of a quasi-realistic racing game with the crazy drifting and arcade fun of more outlandish titles like Outrun. Yesterday, Reckless Racing 3 skidded onto iPhone and iPad everywhere. The question is, has the wheel screeching carnage of previous games made its way into this newest installment? Watch the video above to find out.…


PBR: Raging Bulls is the official bull riding game of the Professional Bull Riders organization, out soon on your iOS device

News By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
PBR: Raging Bulls is the official bull riding game of the Professional Bull Riders organization, out soon on your iOS device

TIL: that there's an organization that presides over bull riding, and it's called PBR, and it has an arcade-oriented game coming out on iOS in which you ride a variety of absurd types of bull. It's called PBR: Raging Bulls, and the trailer shows off some of its different bull types, including robot bulls that teleport, dragon bulls that fly through the air, British pilot bulls with handsome moustaches, and so on. Here's the trailer, it looks ace.…


WinterForts: Exiled Kingdom is out now on Android and iOS, brings a new twist on strategy management

News By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
WinterForts: Exiled Kingdom is out now on Android and iOS, brings a new twist on strategy management

It seems like every week we see a new game like Clash of Clans come along, and while WinterForts: Exiled Kingdom may use that formula as its base, it's also a little bit different, a little bit special. The main change, and it's an important one, is that there's more strategy to defence construction, with the option to setup your fortress in such a way that forces enemies down routes that will likely spell their demise. [App Store link][Google Play link]…


Play console games on your tablet for free with OnLive today, help sick kids, maybe earn some cool rewards too

News By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Play console games on your tablet for free with OnLive today, help sick kids, maybe earn some cool rewards too

OnLive is a cloud gaming service where you can play console quality video games on your mobile or tablet. Extra Life is a children's charity that raises money for hospitals across North America. The two have teamed up to provide a free day of gaming for everyone on October 9th (that's today), to raise money for sick kids. From 12:01 AM PST / 8:01 AM GMT you have 24 hours access to OnLive's PlayPack, which contains 250+ games from series such as Tomb Raider, Just Cause, The Witcher, Batman, Saints Row and more. You can play these games on pretty much any halfway decent Android device running Android 3.2 or later, as well as Wikipad, and Nvidia Shield. Alternatively you could play on PC,…


The Case of Charles Dexter Ward is the first officially licensed H.P. Lovecraft game, is from the creator of Scratches, needs your support on Kickstarter

News By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward is the first officially licensed H.P. Lovecraft game, is from the creator of Scratches, needs your support on Kickstarter

Senscape are the creators of cult adventure games Scratches, Serena, and Asylum, and the team is now making a new title for iOS (and Windows and Linux) based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft. It's called The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, and it's currently on Kickstarter. Here's the reveal trailer. Want to find out more? Pop on over to the game's Kickstarter Page.…


Who wants a free Pokemon TCG Online booster? If you do, be quick...

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Who wants a free Pokemon TCG Online booster? If you do, be quick...

Pokemon TCG Online is out now, and our Mark was very much impressed when he went hands-on with the game. We've teamed up with the pokepeeps who made Pokemon TCG Online to bring you a sweet little freebie: a totally gratis Booster Pack from one of the following card series - BW11, XY1, XY2, or XY3. Here are the all-important instructions; 1. Download the Pokemon TCGO app on your computer from this link to the official website, or via the App Store on your retina display iPad 2. Set up a TCGO account 3. Redeem our code through the app - APPS-PYYT78-POKEMON-TCGO-APP 4. Go catch 'em all You can only use our code once, and the offer expires at some point on Friday the 10th of October, so g…


The launch trailer for Skater sees Andrew Reynolds talk you through an infamous Hollywood skate spot

News By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
The launch trailer for Skater sees Andrew Reynolds talk you through an infamous Hollywood skate spot

Skater is Frosch Media's play for the title of "best simulation skateboarding game", and though we haven't played it enough yet to confirm if that's the case, it's certainly super authentic: the game replicates real world skate parks and spots - such as the Carlsbad Gap and Woodward Plaza - and features big name skate brands too. The launch trailer is equally in tune with skating culture, with pro skater Andrew Reynolds explaining the history of the 12 and 16 step at Hollywood High, a spot featured in Skater. Skater is out now on iPhone and iPod Touch, it'll cost you $4.99 / £2.99. [App Store link]…


I want you to look at how beautifully elegant Find the Line is

News By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
I want you to look at how beautifully elegant Find the Line is

That gentle piano soundtrack. The easy going control scheme. Those simple but striking visuals. Seriously, Find the Line looks elegant as all heck. The game's out this week on the App Store, and I for one can't wait to see more of it.…