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Genre Busters: Console Calamities - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 8 years, 1 month ago
Genre Busters: Console Calamities - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Over here at AppSpy we like to start the week just like all the other whippersnappers our age. Lists, and plenty of 'em! And boy, do we have a list show on our Twitch channel for you today. Genre Busters: Console Calamities will be exploring the grimey underbelly of misled publishers and developers who sold their soul for a quick buck - trashy titles with the names of beloved console properties emblazoned across them. Whether they're riddled with IAP jiggery-pokery, flawed controls, and / or just downright dreadful intrusive ads, we're going to name and shame them. We want to know which you've been most disgusted by. If you have played any of these games, there's a good chance you will ne…

AppSpy Plays: Dragon Quest VIII, live on Twitch! (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 8 years, 1 month ago
AppSpy Plays: Dragon Quest VIII, live on Twitch! (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Today we'll be playing the brand new release of Dragon Quest VIII that appeared on iOS just yesterday. As well as giving you the low-down on how this portrait port of the PlayStation 2 original looks, plays, and feels, we're going to give away four codes for the game that the lovely folk over at Square-Enix provided us with. Reckon you're a bit of a Dragon Quest boffin? Tune in and see if you can answer our questions to grab this rather brilliant, but rather expensive, classic Japanese RPG! We’ll be streaming from our Twitch channel from 5pm UK / 9am Pacific / 12 noon Eastern time for around an hour. Get there early to take part in some news banter, and make sure you ‘Follow'…

Genre Busters: Our Top 4 Hackers (Twitch catch-up)

Feature By Danny Russell, 8 years, 1 month ago
Genre Busters: Our Top 4 Hackers (Twitch catch-up)

As part of our regular programming over on our Twitch channel, we look at some of the best games that we feel define a specific genre in Genre Busters. With Watch_Dogs dominating the multiplatform charts this week, we decided to focus on games which have you hacking, or indeed cracking, as an integral part of the game. A genre we call hackers, although our Twitch viewers have come penned an even better name for the genre - hacktastic games! We started the show with a quick demonstration of Watch_Dogs Companion: ctOS Mobile, which allows iPhone and iPad users to infiltrate their friends' games and send the feds after them. Uplay has been inundated with folks trying to play this mode, b…

The Pocket Gamer Podcast: Live on Twitch! (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 8 years, 1 month ago
The Pocket Gamer Podcast: Live on Twitch! (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

We're hosting the Pocket Gamer Podcast live on Twitch again this week - it's almost as if we're continuing a trend! This is the perfect chance to see just what our faces look like while we're recording the podcast for our sister site, Pocket Gamer. Peter's off today so prolific Pocket Gamer newsman and reviewer Harry Slater will be joining us, alongside a new face in the shape of myself, Danny Russell. Expect us to discuss just how overpriced the iPhone, iOS, and Android releases of Dragon Quest VIII are, in addition to the rest of the week's new games and news for all handheld formats. We’ll be streaming from our Twitch channel from 5pm UK / 9am Pacific / 12 noon Eastern time for a…

Genre Busters: Hackers - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 8 years, 1 month ago
Genre Busters: Hackers - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

The spies are back with another Genre Busters! This time, to celebrate the recent release of Watch_Dogs and its companion app, ctOS Mobile, we've selected some of our favourite iOS games that feature hacking. Haven't seen the ctOS Mobile in action yet? Catch our show from the tsart for a glimpse into how it works! Or have you been playing around with it already? Come along and let us know what you think! Undoubtedly you'll see a few games you know well, plus a couple that may have slipped you by. Did we miss any? Tune in and tell us! We need your help to decide which is the best, so please tune in to our Twitch channel at 5pm UK / 9am Pacific / 12 noon Eastern time to catch the show fom t…

Genre Busters: Our Top 4 Tower Defence Games (Twitch catch-up)

Feature By Danny Russell, 8 years, 1 month ago
Genre Busters: Our Top 4 Tower Defence Games (Twitch catch-up)

As part of our regular programming over on our Twitch channel, every Monday we look at some of the best games that we feel define a specific genre in Genre Busters. This week on Genre Busters we cherry-picked four terrific tower defence games: Anomaly 2, Fieldrunners 2, Kingdom Rush Frontiers, and Plants vs. Zombies. After playing each game for 15 minutes, James and Alex asked our Twitch audience to choose which they thought was the shining example of its kind. Tune in below or over on our YouTube channel to find out which game won! Would you have chosen differently? What's your tip-top go-to tower defence game for iOS? Let us know by commenting below! The show ended up playing…

The Pocket Gamer Podcast: Live on Twitch! (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 8 years, 1 month ago
The Pocket Gamer Podcast: Live on Twitch! (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Peter’s back from his Barcelona business trip just in time to join us for this week’s installment of the Pocket Gamer Podcast. Today, both he and James will be tackling this week’s news not just for iOS, but also Android, 3DS, PS Vita, Ouya, and any other platforms they can think of. We’d love it if you could pop by for an e-chinwag with us in the chat window. A friendly hello'll go a long way, as will a cohesive argument for why Weed Firm shouldn't have been removed from the App Store. Especially whilst the travesty that is free-to-play Peggle is still being subjected to Kiwis via their App Store. We’ll be streaming from our Twitch channel from 5pm…

Eye on the App Store (Twitch catch-up)

Feature By Danny Russell, 8 years, 1 month ago
Eye on the App Store (Twitch catch-up)

In case you missed out on our weekly Wednesday show, Eye on the App Store, we've popped it up on YouTube for your perousal. This week on the show we covered new releases Bill Killem, OTTTD, Globosome: Path of the Swarm, and Uncanny X-men: Days of Future Past. Which of these will you be playing over the long weekend? Let us know by commenting below! We also showed you the soft-launched free-to-play version of Peggle that recently appeared on the New Zealand App Store. Pro tip: it's nowhere near as good as the original, which was removed from the Kiwi App Store the moment the new version appeared . Go grab the original Peggle while you still can! Remember, we're now streaming every day…

Genre Busters: Terrific Tower Defence - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 8 years, 1 month ago
Genre Busters: Terrific Tower Defence - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Get ready! Our second episode of Genre Busters will be starting over on Twitch in a short while. Today, James and Alex will be covering the perilous world of tower defence games. As incoming foes desperate to reach the end goal attack, the chaps’ll be emptying their arsenal in the hopes of toppling their foes. We’re after veterans of the App Store to come and join us over on Twitch for the show. Regale us with your tales of hard-fought battles that you almost didn’t survive, and tell us which your top tower defence game of all time is. As usual, we’ll end the Genre Busters ceremony with a vote to declare the most terrific tower defence game that’s ever graced…

The Pocket Gamer Podcast: Live on Twitch! (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 8 years, 1 month ago
The Pocket Gamer Podcast: Live on Twitch! (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

As our favourite 'appy duo James and Peter host both our Twitch broadcasts as well as the Pocket Gamer Podcast, it makes perfect sense to combine the two. Now you can experience the Pocket Gamer Podcast a day early in a pure, uncut, and interactive form. ITProPortal's Alysia Judge is our special guest today, joining us to give you the latest news and reviews in the world of iOS and, dare we say it, beyond!  In case you hadn't noticed, we've been broadcasting live shows on Twitch every day this week, and we'll keep doing so from here on out! If you haven't already, please click the 'Follow' button over on our Twitch page to get an e-mail and Twitch app notification every time we go liv…

Eye on the App Store: JoyJoy, Hyper Square, Darkin, Biosis, and more

Feature By Danny Russell, 8 years, 1 month ago
Eye on the App Store: JoyJoy, Hyper Square, Darkin, Biosis, and more

As part of our regular scheduled programming over on Twitch, we'll be hosting Eye on the App Store very shortly indeed. It's a great chance to see all the games that'll be hitting the Apple's App Store at midnight tonight hours in advance, saving you time, money, and wasted space on your iOS device. Our line-up today includes twin-stick shooter JoyJoy, as well as three very different kinds of puzzle games: Hyper Square, Darkin, and Biosis. There'll be one or two more treats in store, so come along to see the show for the full rundown. We now go live at the same time every day, plus all of our shows are recorded and kept safely in storage for you. Be sure to check them out! Catch today's…

We’re playing Surgeon Simulator - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 8 years, 1 month ago
We’re playing Surgeon Simulator - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

You requested it, so we're back again with more Surgeon Simulator! Developers Bossa Studios announced last week that the free alien autopsy DLC would be coming to the iPad version of Surgeon Simulator shortly, so we thought this would be the perfect time to pick up where we left off and see how far we can get. In case you missed our last playthrough shortly after Surgeon Simulator launched on the iPad, our catch-up article is over here. Today, James will be doing his best to avoid being a butterfingers with all manner of sharp utensils while Peter gives him advice and tries not to laugh too hard at the inevitable mistakes that will arise. We have some codes to give away during the pl…

Genre Busters: Punishing Platformers - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 8 years, 1 month ago
Genre Busters: Punishing Platformers - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

The very first episode of Genre Busters will be coming at you live over on our Twitch channel today! In this series of shows, live every Monday, we'll pick five of the best examples of each genre. Today, we're choosing the most painfully punishing platformers that we've ever laid our grubby mitts on. James will be manning the iPad, so expect him to be holding back the strong expletives as he exhausts all his lives and all his patience. Be sure to cheer (or jeer) him on via the chat window over on Twitch.  Genre Busters will be starting over on Twitch at 5pm UK / 9am Pacific / 12 noon Eastern over on our Twitch channel. Be there. Or y'know... you'll miss it.…

The Pocket Gamer Podcast: Live on Twitch! (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 8 years, 1 month ago
The Pocket Gamer Podcast: Live on Twitch! (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

We’re going live in less than an hour with the Pocket Gamer Podcast! “Why?” you ask? Well, our hosts with the most, James and Peter, moonlight for Pocket Gamer as well as AppSpy. We’re all part of the big, chummy Steel Media network y’see. Today, Pocket Gamer’s news and reviews man Harry Slater will be joining the usual crew. He’s up on all the week’s news and legend has it that he can even see into the future, so be sure to pitch any handheld gaming-related questions you have at him. Remember, from next week we'll be streaming every day, so please remember to hit the 'Follow' button on our Twitch channel to get a reminder the moment we go l…

Eye on the App Store: Last Inua, Warhammer 40K: Carnage, Castlestorm: Free to Siege, and more

Feature By Danny Russell, 8 years, 1 month ago
Eye on the App Store: Last Inua, Warhammer 40K: Carnage, Castlestorm: Free to Siege, and more

We’ll soon be having the midweek madness that is Eye on the App Store over on our Twitch channel. Each week, we have a look at games that are either due out at midnight or have just launched, so you can get an impression of what strikes your fancy. Be sure to tune in live as surprises can happen with devs popping their heads in and us dropping off a few redeemable codes. This week we’ll be covering a whole host of games. There’ll be the cool platform puzzler Last Inua, where two parka-clad characters use their powers to avoid yetis and venture onwards. Action-oriented Warhammer 40,000: Carnage is also on the cards, featuring plenty of finger-bashing ork-killing combos. Th…