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These 6 trailers prove that Android is the place for JRPGs in 2015

Feature By Glen Fox, 3 weeks, 3 days ago
These 6 trailers prove that Android is the place for JRPGs in 2015

For years discerning gaming journalists and fans alike have prophesied the tragic death of a formerly untouchable genre - one that we all grew up with and share our finest gaming memories with. That's right, the JRPG, which is apparently dead, buried, and almost forgotten. Well, it turns out it isn't dead - it's just hiding on Android, where it will be re-emerging in 2015. Check out the trailers below for video evidence of this sleeping giant. Wizard Golf Shadowgate Breath of Fire 6 Project Phoenix Chaos Rings 3 Pier Solar and the Great Architects…


Block2Block's creator wants you to ASMR yourself silly with your iPhone

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Block2Block's creator wants you to ASMR yourself silly with your iPhone

Described as an "addictive casual time killer", and with sound designed "according to the ASMR phenomenon", the whole point of Block2Block is to reach a state of Zen, achieve a sense of tranquillity, and just maybe give yourself a full on brain-gasm.Block2Block presents you with a 10 x 10 grid of squares, and you must make rows and columns to earn points, with multiple rows and columns rewarding you with combo bonuses that push you higher up the leaderboards. The game's free, and it could be an interesting one I reckon. Trailer's below, App Store download link is below that. [App Store link]…


Brand new Plunder Pirates video puts the 'pee' into 'F2P'

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Brand new Plunder Pirates video puts the 'pee' into 'F2P'

Midoki's put out a brand new animation for its free-to-play strategy management game Plunder Pirates. It's a typically tongue-in-cheek video, and though it's totally safe for work, it's definitely a bit cheeky. Got an iOS device and fancy playing the game yourself? Get it from the links under the video, and urine. [App Store link]…


Sticko may get you out of a sticky situation this Christmas

News By Glen Fox, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Sticko may get you out of a sticky situation this Christmas

Sticko is being pitched as essentially the solution to all of life's problems - so long as all your problems are to do with multi-tasking while using your mobile. It's a pair of suction cups that stick to your phone and just about any surface. Imagine you're trying to have a phone call while washing the dishes (which is normally a two handed job). Thwack a Sticko thingy on that phone of yours, set it at mouth level, and Bob's your uncle: you're talking to your nan while elbow deep in Fairy. Best Christmas present ever? No, not by a long shot. Neat novelty item to get a phone-obsessed co-worker for their Secret Santa gift? Damn right. You can grab a Sticko here.…


Tail Chase is from a UK grandma who saw her dog chasing his tail and thought 'now THAT'S a good idea for a video game'

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Tail Chase is from a UK grandma who saw her dog chasing his tail and thought 'now THAT'S a good idea for a video game'

Dogs don't play video games. It's not because dogs can't play video games, it's that dogs simply don't need them. Why? Because they're never bored: they can always chase their tails, and as we all know that's probably the most fun thing ever. Since I'm not a dog, I don't have a tail, and consequently I'll never know such sweet relief from boredom as our canine chums. But a UK gran has thankfully stepped up and created the next best thing: a tail chasing simulator called Tail Chase. As if chasing your tail wasn't enough, the trailer for Tail Chase also promises Buzzy Bees, Manic Moles, and Bad Bunnies, so obviously you should immediately go and download it via our links below. [App St…


Ionscape is a futuristic auto-roller, and it's out now on iOS and Google Play

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Ionscape is a futuristic auto-roller, and it's out now on iOS and Google Play

Working Mill's new action game is called Ionscape, and it sees you bouncing between ceiling and floor, hoping to collect as many coins as possible without hitting any walls. If this sounds a bit tricky, it's because it is, but the controls are nice and simple: just tap to switch between roof and road. I really like the look of this thing, and that audio design doesn't seem too bad either! Ionscape is out now for iPhone, iPad, and Android. Here's the trailer. [App Store link][Google Play link]…


Very Big Budgets - AppSpy's Sunday Service

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Very Big Budgets - AppSpy's Sunday Service

Every Sunday we bring you a quick round-up of all the cool things from the site that we think you'll love. We call it AppSpy's Sunday Service - this week featuring Glen, the newest addition to the regular team. The Big Stories 1. It was a week of huge console games and TV properties getting tie-in mobile apps and spin-offs, starting off with Far Cry 4's poker tie-in... 2. … then The Crew coming to mobile (sort of)... 3. … and news of a new Need for Speed coming to a device near you. 4. Elsewhere we were concerned about this kid spending $3000 on Gems in Clash of Clans... 5. … and less concerned for the state of Johnny Rotten's bank account. AppSpy Recommends El…


7 movies recreated in extraordinary detail in Supernauts

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 weeks ago
7 movies recreated in extraordinary detail in Supernauts

We really liked Supernauts when we reviewed it way back in June of this year. It's a lovely little collaborative social game, and I spent many an hour building elaborate structures. But it never occurred to me that I could recreate the essence of a whole movie. Thankfully there are people in this world that are much much brighter than I am, and they've done exactly that. Here then are 7 of the very best silver screen creations from Supernauts, off of that there Everyplay. Wreck-It Ralph Despicable Me The Simpsons Independence Day Tron Toy Story Sharknado Think you've found an even better one? Let us know via the comments.…


The top 5 smart devices for mobile phones

Toplist By Glen Fox, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
The top 5 smart devices for mobile phones

Do you have a mobile phone and more money than sense? Are you fed up of having to do everything yourself and wish that there were smarter devices that could just do it all instead? Well, AppSpy has got you covered with our top 5 list of smart devices for dumb people.  All of these devices actually exist, and command the sort of ridiculous price you'd expect for having the ultimate in convenience at hand. So sit back, tell your phone to let the coffee maker know that you'd prefer the milk a little bit hotter next time and enjoy the upcoming videos.  Samsung T9000 Smart Fridge Samsung F600G Smart Oven Samsung WW9000 Smart Washing Machine Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker Sa…


Game Workshop gives Chainsaw Warrior the sequel treatment in Lords of the Night

News By Glen Fox, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Game Workshop gives Chainsaw Warrior the sequel treatment in Lords of the Night

It's Friday, AppSpies, and do we have a treat for you. The adaptation of possibly the most testosterone-fuelled board game ever, Game Workshop's Chainsaw Warrior, is getting the sequel treatment. Chainsaw Warrior is a mobile and PC adaptation of the classic 1987 board game of the same name, with both generally involving you rolling dice to destroy zombies and other monsters in the most creatively brutal way possible. The sequel features an upgraded combat system, new weapons, upgrades, powers, and equipment, all of which can no doubt be used to duff up those poor hordes of hungry zombies. Speaking of the walking dead, there'll be a few new moudly mini-bosses to slay and three new…


Here's a sneak peek at upcoming EA Mobile racer Need for Speed No Limits

News By Glen Fox, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Here's a sneak peek at upcoming EA Mobile racer Need for Speed No Limits

EA Mobile has announced that it's releasing a brand new mobile Need For Speed 'soon'. That means you can quite safely expect it to look great, play okay, and require much tilting of your respective devices as you drive at dangerous speeds in an urban environment. The game is, rather unsurprisingly, in development by Firemonkeys - famed for releasing one of the most expensive free games to hit a mobile device ever - Real Racing 3. If you're feeling the need for speed yourself, why not watch the ridiculous trailer in which Ken Block does what he does best - driving a car really, really fast.…


Sex Pistols rocker Johnny Rotten admits to blowing £10,000 on F2P iPad games

News By Glen Fox, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Sex Pistols rocker Johnny Rotten admits to blowing £10,000 on F2P iPad games

Feeling a little silly for spending so much of your hard-earned dosh on supposedly ‘free-to-play’ iPad games? Well allow us to assuage that feeling by bringing you the news that John Lydon, AKA Johnny Rotten, has supposedly spent a whopping £10,000 on IAPs in the last two years. The former Sex Pistols star and face of the Country Life adverts spoke to the Telegraph about his recent extravagance, and claimed that “(he) just wanted to up the ante”. “And like an idiot I didn't check myself. I've been checked now. But there's a kid in me, see? A bit of my childhood was taken from me and I'm determined to bring it back." Lydon can safely consider the ante up…


Crimsonland HD Review

Review 10tons Ltd By James Gilmour, 1 month ago
Crimsonland HD Review

Giant spiders. Zombie lurkers. Weird greed lizard men that look like they've escaped from a particularly cheap and wonky episode of Doctor Who. You'll find all these creatures and more in the iOS port of decade-old twin-stick shooter Crimsonland. And yes, you'll get to shoot them all with a variety of weird and wonderful weapons. Check out the carnage in Crimsonland HD video review above.…

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The 5 most ridiculous smartphone endorsements by celebrities

Toplist By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
The 5 most ridiculous smartphone endorsements by celebrities

Sometimes the rich and famous decide to endorse brands and products in exchange for money. Sounds absurd and a little bit underhanded, I know, but it's true. Sometimes those brands and products are smartphones, and sometimes these celebrities appear in video advertisements in the hope that the masses will readily consume them, and start to think about how lovely and shiny and desirable said brands and products are. Many of them are completely ridiculous, and these are the five best. Hence the article title. HTC and Gary Oldman - Now this is what you want from a phone ad: a man making vaguely threatening remarks to you. The iPhone 6 and U2 - Well now... this one went south pretty quickl…