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The Elder Scrolls: Blades’ latest update looks to fix the game’s biggest problem

Feature By AppSpy Staff, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
The Elder Scrolls: Blades’ latest update looks to fix the game’s biggest problem

The much-reviled silver chest has been the bane of many a Blades player’s existence for the last couple weeks. Every mission seemed to doll out a silly amount of them, meaning everyone’s chest inventory was almost constantly full. The real issue, though, was that each silver chest took 3 real-world hours to unlock, a dreary process that put many of us off the game entirely. However, with the game’s latest update, Blades’ development team has listened to the overwhelming fan feedback and shortened the timer significantly. Now you’ll only have to wait a mere hour before yet again being disappointed with the contents of your 30th silver chest in a row. The move j…

Will Tencent’s Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming head westward?

News By AppSpy Staff, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Will Tencent’s Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming head westward?

The final season of Game of Thrones might have started, but the big question isn’t who’ll still have their head once all is said and done, but rather when – if at all – Tencent’s mobile spinoff Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming will become available for mobiles in the west. Strangely, Winter is Coming recently released over here as a browser game, despite seemingly starting life as a mobile title developed by the Shanghai-based Yoozoo and produced by the goliath Tencent. From what I can gather, the game merges city building with RTS battle sequences and fan-favourite characters from the show, including Jon Snow and that creepy fire lady. Looking at footage of…

3D puzzler Globesweeper offers up a new take on classic Minesweeper

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
3D puzzler Globesweeper offers up a new take on classic Minesweeper

If you’re into gaming as much as we are, you’ve likely played (or at least heard of) Minesweeper. One of the original set of puzzle titles that came with Windows operating systems back in the day, its straighforward and addictive gameplay quickly made it the most played game on PC. Globesweeper takes everything that made Minesweeper great and ups it, adapting the grid-based layout of the original game to make it entirely 3D. Rather than simply navigating around a flat square grid you'll be trying to not blow up across entire worlds. These can range from smaller 92 tile maps to colossal 20,480 tile ones. There are four levels of difficulty to choose from which when combined wi…

Grand Mountain Adventure, the award-winning open-world skiing game races onto Android

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Grand Mountain Adventure, the award-winning open-world skiing game races onto Android

The stellar open-world skiing title Grand Mountain Adventure has finally mid-air flipped its way onto Android. This one made a sizeable impression at the Big Indie Awards 2018, coming in 3rd place overall, so it’s fair to say that anticipation levels have been high for some time. Starting out right at the bottom of the Hirschalm ski resort, you’ll be tasked with navigating the open mountain to find ski passes, challenges, and well-hidden secrets. With huge scope for a more meditative, exploration-focused playstyle, this one clearly isn’t just for thrill-seeking sports fans. That being said, they’ll find plenty to sink their teeth into with the intuitive trick syst…

Apple Arcade is a subscription gaming service coming to iPhone and iPad later this year

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Apple Arcade is a subscription gaming service coming to iPhone and iPad later this year

Last night, Apple revealed the details about its new gaming subscription service. It's called Apple Arcade, and it's being touted as the Netflix for games that we've all been hoping it was going to be. Apple confirmed that the service won't use cloud servers to stream games directly to your handset - something Google is working on with its Stadia concept - instead you'll pay a flat monthly fee, which will then give you access to the entirety of the Apple Arcade library. You'll need to download them onto your device the same way you do now, you just won't have to go through the payment process again. All of the games on the service are going to be premium - there'll be no ads or extra purch…

Our pick of the top iPhone and iPad game of the week - Monsters With Attitude

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months ago
Our pick of the top iPhone and iPad game of the week - Monsters With Attitude

Every week here at AppSpy we like to pick one new game that we think you should definitely check out. This week's just the same, and the game we've chosen is the raucous multiplayer brawler Monsters With Attitude from Flaregames. The game sees you playing as one of the titular attitude-crammed critters, and stomping around a little world smashing everything that moves. So far, so .io, but there's more to the game than might first meet the eye. For one thing you can unlock new and more powerful monsters, as well as toughening up the ones that you've already got. And there's no eating here either - mash into another player and you'll steal some of their energy, which you use to get bigger.…

Call of Duty Mobile is real, and it's coming to iPhone and iPad later this year

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months ago
Call of Duty Mobile is real, and it's coming to iPhone and iPad later this year

This week, Call of Duty Mobile was officially revealed over at GDC. The game, which is being developed by Tencent and Activision, has long been mooted to exist, but over the past couple of days we finally got to see it in action thanks to a brand new trailer. That trailer shows off a hell of a lot of action in just 30 short sections, as you'd expect from the mobile version of one of the most bombastic and explosive FPS series that the console world has ever known. And pretty soon you're going to be able to get it all in the palm of your hand. Expect famous characters, famous maps, and loads of famous modes to make an appearance - there's not much point making a game based on one of the big…

One to watch - Covens is coming to iPhone and iPad this week

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months ago
One to watch - Covens is coming to iPhone and iPad this week

It can sometimes feel like all the AR-enabled, location-based games on the App Store are aiming for the same audience. Not so with Covens, which is set to come out worldwide this Thursday, March 20th. And it's fair to say that we're excited to see how this one plays out. As you might be able to tell from the name, this is a game about witches. You build a character, learn some spells, and then head out into the world (literally) to try and show all the other players that your coven isn't to be messed with. There looks to be more action here than in the likes of Pokemon GO, and while it might struggle without a massive license backing it up, the slightly grittier art-style paired with the m…

Is The Elder Scrolls: Blades finally coming to iPhone and iPad later this month?

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months ago
Is The Elder Scrolls: Blades finally coming to iPhone and iPad later this month?

It's fair to say that The Elder Scrolls: Blades is one of, if not the most anticipated upcoming mobile game. It's based on a massive IP, from what little we've seen it looks amazing, and it's clearly been given plenty of time to become the best game it can. Which is why we're writing this piece about its release date with some trepidation. When the game was first announced, pre-orders went live on the App Store. But the release date of the game has changed multiple times since last year. We thought we'd see it in November, we thought we might see it in December, but now we're into the third month of the new year and there's still no sign of the game. Well, that's not exactly true. The iOS…

Our pick of the top iPhone and iPad game of the week - Block Droppin' Blitz

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 1 week ago
Our pick of the top iPhone and iPad game of the week - Block Droppin' Blitz

Sometimes a puzzle game comes along that knocks you for six. Other times a puzzle game comes along and slides onto your homescreen and, almost without you noticing, becomes the kind of game you go back to over and over again. Block Droppin' Blitz definitely fits into the latter category. It's a game that's sort of two games. Your screen is split in half - at the top you've got coloured blocks, at the bottom you've got a clear space. Match a group of four blocks of the same colour and they'll drop down to the bottom part of the screen. You need to make horizontal lines, like in Tetris, to clear them from the lower portion. It's a really clever idea, and while it is another match-stuff puzzl…

Our sister site Pocket Gamer has gone hands-on with the awesome looking Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 1 week ago
Our sister site Pocket Gamer has gone hands-on with the awesome looking Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Our sister site Pocket Gamer was lucky enough to get some hands-on time with the upcoming magical adventure game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. It's a new location-based game from the developers of Pokemon GO that's set in the same universe as the books and films we all love so much. Our intrepid man at the event, editor Ric Cowley, said - "Through my phone screen I'm walking around Ollivanders wand shop in Diagon Alley. I've just defeated a bunch of evil wizards and goblins in a fortress, and I've saved Harry Potter from getting the life sucked out of him by a Death Eater. This is the wonderful world of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the latest real-world game from Pokemon GO creators Nianti…

One to watch - Sprout: Idle Garden is coming to iPhone and iPad this week

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 1 week ago
One to watch - Sprout: Idle Garden is coming to iPhone and iPad this week

It's not often we get excited about idle games here at AppSpy - to be honest, they're not the sort of games that are designed for anyone to get excited about, that'd sort of defeat the object of being idle. But Sprout: Idle Garden has definitely caught our attention. One of the reasons for that is how lovely it looks. It's all pastel hues and nice, kind things. It's like a warm mug of cocoa and a hug from a loved one you thought you might never see again. And there are loads of flowers too - who doesn't love flowers!?! The game sees you building your own garden paradise. You plant the flowers, you manipulate the land - this is your space, and you can tend to it as often or as rarely as you…

The top 5 videos about mobile gaming you might have missed last week

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 1 week ago
The top 5 videos about mobile gaming you might have missed last week

You're almost certainly aware by now that AppSpy has a video arm. And you probably know that every week it creates some of the finest mobile gaming videos known to man. You might even know that every week we like to round up the very best of those videos to make sure you've not missed out on any of them. And that's exactly what we're going to do right now. We've got loads of reviews this week, and all-in-all we've got more awesome video fun than you can shake a stick at. So let's get on with checking out the best mobile gaming videos you might have missed over the past seven days. Superscape review This one's an interesting looking shooter, but while it's got some nice ideas, it gets fa…

Why Nintendo's LABO VR kit might be the future of mobile VR

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Why Nintendo's LABO VR kit might be the future of mobile VR

There are a lot of people claiming that the VR dream is dead. Here at AppSpy we're not sure that's true - the VR dream is just changing into something far more accessible to normal people. Y'know, the sort of people who don't have thousands of pounds to drop on a heavy and cumbersome pair of goggles. That's why Nintendo announcing it's going to be building a VR LABO kit is really important. It's a glimpse at the potential future of mobile VR, as well as a nod to the past. You might have thought that the Occulus Rift was going to change the world, but it turns out the Google Cardboard had already done it. That gives us a big clue as to what the future of mobile VR is going to be like. LABO…

Uncover a rich fantasy world in Brown Dust for iOS and Android

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Uncover a rich fantasy world in Brown Dust for iOS and Android

After a hugely successful launch in Asia, the gorgeous tactical RPG Brown Dust for iOS and Android has now arrived on western shores. Neowiz’s latest boasts an immense attention to detail in its presentation, a layered and strategically challenging turn-based battle system, and an extensive story-driven campaign – no surprise then that it’s already amassed a sizeable fan base over here in the west. After the assassination of Emperor Altair II at the hand of your scheming father, the world of Brown Dust has fallen into utter chaos. It’s now up to you to gather a force of mercenaries, uncover the truth behind your father’s treasonous act, and put an end to the…