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Sports that deserve their own version of New Star Soccer

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 1 week ago
Sports that deserve their own version of New Star Soccer

New Star Cricket is the sort of sequel to New Star Soccer. As you might be able to tell from the name, it’s about cricket rather than soccer. I mean it hardly takes a genius to work that out, does it? It also doesn’t take a genius to figure out an article to write from that progression - other sports we’d like to see getting the New Star treatment. And that’s exactly what I’ve done, right here, right now. Without further ado, here is said list. Actually I’ll put a bit more ado in here, because otherwise this paragraph will be too short and it’ll make the whole article a little less aesthetically pleasing. Golf Hire a caddy, figure out the best…

4 things right with the Nintendo Switch

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 1 week ago
4 things right with the Nintendo Switch

Oscar’s gone. And what a grumpy so-and-so he was, leaving you with a list of reasons the Nintendo Switch is rubbish. How’s that for leaving on a high? I dunno, kids nowadays. I mean sure, I agree with him, because I’m a miserable hack with hardly any joy left in the part of my brain that contains all the joy. And I don’t know how the brain works. Clearly. Anyway I thought I’d start my time at AppSpy by bashing out something positive. So here are 4 reasons the Switch might not be rubbish. I’m definitely going to try and stay positive throughout. Definitely. Nnnnnnnnng. Here goes. It’s nice to have two things Let’s be honest, you can never…

Get your dose of adventure with our Diggy's Adventure videos

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Get your dose of adventure with our Diggy's Adventure videos

Our YouTube channel was sponsored by Pixel Federation’s latest title, Diggy’s Adventure last week - so as a recap here are the three videos we created exclusively for the game:DIGGY'S ADVENTURE - DID YOU KNOW?   DIGGY'S ADVENTURE - HANDS ON   DIGGY'S ADVENTURE TIPS - GET MORE ENERGY   You can download Diggy's Adventure for iOS and Android.   This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partner's.  …

4 things wrong with the Nintendo Switch

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
4 things wrong with the Nintendo Switch

So Nintendo finally revealed the NX - and it's called the Switch. But let's gloss over the somewhat obvious naughty jokes for now, and concentrate on the console itself. It's rubbish. I mean, we knew that already. The Wii U failed, the Wii was hated, and further back than that it doesn't bear thinking about. And as for the Nintendo Switch? Well, it's basically a Wii U but, because it has to be mobile, it has worse graphics, right? It has a number of problems. Five of them, in fact. Here they are! It'll cost a bomb With the very nature of being a 'console in your pocket', you've got to squeeze a lot of power into a very small space. That, of course, sends the cost skyrocketing. We've a…

Get a sneak peek of Oceans & Empires on Android

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Get a sneak peek of Oceans & Empires on Android

Oceans & Empires, which tasks you in ruling the seven seas, has just been released in preview form on Google Play for a limited time. The game, developed by Joycity, is based in the 15th-18th century - and looks to have you build an all powerful empire across both land and sea. You do this by building up your own customisable fleet of ships as well as an island base - with battling, trading, and alliance building with a range of other players integral parts of becoming as fearsome on the seas as Blackbeard himself. Boasting 60 unique cities, a fully functioning economy, and real-time battling, Oceans & Empires is a must play for anyone who wanted to be a pirate - or adventurer -…

Epic fantasy MMORPG Arcane Online is out now on mobile

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Epic fantasy MMORPG Arcane Online is out now on mobile

If you’re looking for an RPG that looks to set the tone for quality massively multiplayer gaming then you’re in luck, as Arcane Online has just arrived on mobile. Available on Android and iOS, Arcane Online is the latest effort from Gala Inc – and boasts an epic amount of features that you’ll rarely find in a mobile title. Set in the huge open world of Eldine, the game tasks you with being humanity’s last hope of destroying the evil that’s threatening the land. That’s a lot of responsibility right there. Arcane Online is crammed full of content, with over a thousand quests and a variety of dungeons and monsters to be conquered. Whether you choo…

Delve into the mysterious world of Diggy’s Adventure

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Delve into the mysterious world of Diggy’s Adventure

Great news for anyone who loves a good old adventure game, because Pixel Federation is releasing its brand new free to play mobile app – Diggy’s Adventure. Drawing inspiration from several great games including Minerva, Treasure Isle, and Motherload, the game has just been released on Android and iOS devices - and follows Diggy (and his friends) to find his missing father. In tune with its Egyptian background you’ll have to search for hidden treasures and fulfil cryptic quests that’ve been bestowed upon you by the gods as well – earning rewards and points as you do so, uncovering ancient and mysterious secrets as you progress into your quest. Prepare to dig…

Stop everything because JoyCity’s Game of Dice has just turned one year old

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Stop everything because JoyCity’s Game of Dice has just turned one year old

Good news for anyone who loves JoyCity’s Game of Dice - in honour of its first birthday developer Joycity are releasing an update for the game providing loads of new content for the title. Playing in single or multiplayer mode, your aim is to make it all the way around the board - buying as much real estate as you can. Each turn around the board hikes up your own value, and the more properties you own the more powerful you become – making it so much easier to bankrupt your competitors with ruthless tolls. While the game was originally released in October last year and was hugely successful, the brand new update looks set to bring even more to the table. Now you’ll see…

The 5 best card battlers on mobile

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
The 5 best card battlers on mobile

Card battlers, card battlers, card battlers, as far as the eye can see. It seems the CCG craze is truly in full swing, with pretty much every major franchise releasing either a new side series or a card game companion app to a larger mainline game. Why is that? Well, probably because they look nice, mainly. Plus there's a very tactile feel to a card battler that a tablet facilitates beautifully - fanning a set of cards in front of you wonderfully replicates the real life action, and can make you feel like a badass professional poker player. Even if this poker player is faced with a load of cards with zombies and killer plants on, sure. But given every game dev and their mum is bringing ou…

5 cool things we learned from the Pokemon Sun and Moon demo

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
5 cool things we learned from the Pokemon Sun and Moon demo

Pokemon Sun and Moon are mere weeks away from release! And to get us all excited, a special demo version was released on the Nintendo eShop today. But what have we learned, now we've played it? Well, these five lessons, that's what. 1. 3D is gone completely When the 3DS was released, Nintendo made a huge deal about how 3D was going to change gaming forever. While the technology inside the device is impressive - especially in the New variants - that bold claim has never really come to fruition. It certainly hasn't changed the way we play games, with pretty much every other developer having given up on the tech in favour of VR. And Pokemon was one of the highest profile franchises to start…

4 better cowboy games than Red Dead Redemption

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
4 better cowboy games than Red Dead Redemption

You're probably already aware, but Rockstar - developer of hit games like Manhunt 2 and Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis (plus some rubbish indie game called Grand Theft Auto) - has been teasing a successor to its hugely successful 2010 cowboy sim Red Dead Redemption. I don't know why it was successful, mind you. It was 25 hours of shooting chickens and riding horses to the middle of nowhere. Not exactly my idea of fun. But anyway. For some reason people are excited for what looks to be a sequel. But there are better cowboy games out there, I swear to you. Take a look at these four cowboy / western games that are infinitely better than Red Dead Redemption 2 will ever be. 2-Bit Cowboy…

4 reasons why Red Dead Redemption 2 would be better on mobile than console

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
4 reasons why Red Dead Redemption 2 would be better on mobile than console

Remember Red Dead Redemption? The horribly overrated open world game released in 2010 that was basically Grand Theft Auto but not as good? Well it looks like we'll soon be forced to endure a sequel. Developer Rockstar is teasing what looks like a second (alright, technically third) entry in the Red Dead franchise. So far we have the R* logo on a red background, and more recently a picture of seven men walking towards us at sunset. Not exactly conclusive evidence, but it's hard to imagine this indicating anything else. Let's take the plunge and take the torment as read - let's imagine there really is a Red Dead game coming next year. Wouldn't it be better on mobile? You don't agree?…

3 reasons why you shouldn't buy PSVR!

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
3 reasons why you shouldn't buy PSVR!

Finally. FINALLY! After what feels like a lifetime of waiting, a VR headset is at last available to the public. What's that? Samsung Gear VR and HTC Vive have been out for months now? And nobody's noticed? Oh. And Nintendo kinda did VR with the Virtual Boy back in 1995? And that failed too? Oh. Well then. Maybe PSVR will do better? In all seriousness, PSVR is the most likely of all of them to succeed: it has the backing not only of Sony, but also a huge existing platform and the market leader of the current generation in the PS4 and PlayStation brand as a whole. You don't need another expensive box to use PSVR, you don't need to build a £1000 PC, you don't need any huge technical…

More boardgames that deserve the Really Bad Chess treatment

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
More boardgames that deserve the Really Bad Chess treatment

Really Bad Chess is a really good game that’s sort of like chess if you only vaguely understand the concept of chess. It’s worth picking up, it’s out now, so give it a crack, see what happens. But it also got me thinking - what other classic boardgames should get the Really Bad treatment on mobile? I mean that’s the sort of question we’re all asking ourselves right now, yeah? Eh, I’m tired, let’s just get on with this. Really Bad Monopoly To be honest when I play Monopoly it’s really bad anyway. I mean I’m pretty much the worst venture capitalist ever, I just want everyone to be happy. Here have my money, buy yourself something nice…