Which is better, the Xbox One X, or the iPhone X? You might be shocked by the answer

You know what, I’m not even going to try and beat around the bush with this one, because let’s be honest, that’s not what you expect from me. It’s time to have the show down to end all show downs, it’s time to decide which is the best piece of new kit that came out recently that’s got an X in its name.

On the one side you’ve got the iPhone X, the tenth anniversary edition of Apple’s world destroying mobile phone. On the other side you’ve got the Xbox One X, which as far as I can tell is a large, expensive doorstop.

Sure, the new Microsoft console might have more X’s in its name, but does that really matter? Well that’s what we’re going to find out, in a little piece of content I like to call “please don’t take this seriously and send me death threats, I am very fragile.”

Round one – Is it a phone?

If you’re thinking about buying a new phone, then one of the most important questions to ask yourself is this – is it actually a phone? I’ve scoured the internet looking for the phone-qualities of the Xbox One X, and you know what, I’m pretty sure it doesn’t have any.

It’s not portable either, and I’m pretty sure you can’t send snapchats from it, whatever in the hell they are. The iPhone X on the other hand is definitely a phone. I mean, it has the word phone in its name. The Xbox on the other hand, has the word box in its name. You do the math.

Winner: iPhone X

Round two

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The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week – November 10th

Oh thank whoever you like to thank for things, it’s the end of the week. We can all curl up for two days and not have to face the horrors of being a grown up or having to put trousers on. What a delight. What a fine gift from our capitalist overlords.

But before we slink away to the safety and comfort of our respective blanket forts, there’s time for one more chunk of content. And as it’s Friday that means that it’s time to round up the best games that have landed on the App Store this week.

As usual you can click on the emboldened names of the games below to download them. And if there’s anything you think I’ve missed, feel free to stick your own suggestions in the comments all the way down at the bottom of the article.

Starman

A wonderfully evocative adventure. It looks gorgeous, presented in slick black and white, and it plays brilliantly. Each level is essentially a puzzle to figure out. There’s an intriguing story here as well, and it’s well worth sticking with the game all the way to the end.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Cally’s Caves 4

Retro platforming done remarkably well. Make your way through a series of challenging levels in order to fin…

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Everything you need to know about South Park: Phone Destroyer for iPhone and iPad

Well, Thursday has rolled around, and the big release this week is South Park: Phone Destroyer. It’s not your typical free to play tie-in game though, it’s actually a pretty impressive card scrapper with some nice ideas.

Which made me think that I should probably do something telling you everything you need to know about the game. After all, that’s definitely the sort of thing that someone might Google, getting me them sweet, sweet SEO hits and what not.

You can click on the emboldened name of the game below to download it. And if you’ve got any questions you want answered, feel free to chuck them in the comments section at the bottom of the article and we’ll do our best to answer it with our brain powers.

South Park: Phone Destroyer

What is it?

The game takes a lot of ideas from Clash Royale, but then adds its own South Park twist. You’re dropping cards onto a playing field in order to beat back a bunch of enemies. There’s an energy system, and every card you play costs a set amount of energy.

Of course, the energy replenishes over time. And the cards you can play are on a rotation system. You can build your deck with new cards as you get deeper into the game, and there are a number of upgrade systems that let you strengthen the characters that you’ve collected.

Is it funny

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New: Become a Legend (Games)


Become a Legend 1.0

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes)

Description:

Become a Legend is a roguelite adventure about knights, dungeons, treasures, enemies, zombies, traps, final bosses… but especially, it’s an adventure where you have to forge your legend. Courage, knight.

Each dungeon is procedurally generated, so no two trips through darkness are ever the same, providing a fresh new adventure each time.

Dash through the dungeons, defeat your enemies, avoid the deffensive traps and upgrade your hero. While you overcome the dungeons, you’ll get more level and upgrades for your knight, needed for fighting against the darkness and its secrets.

Features:
– Unlock talents, spells and much more!
– Defeat all enemies of the kingdom and beat the final bosses
– Three daily missions available!
– Games generated procedurally
– Game controller very confortable!
– More than 30 achievements and online ranking
– Play offline without wifi! You won’t need wifi or Internet access!

Restore peace to the kingdom,
brave knight,
Fight for the freedom.
Forge your legend.

Become a Legend

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The best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now – November 8th

Look out of your window. You see that grey fuzz? That’s Wednesday that is. It’s come to get you, to claim you for its own. You’re going to be dragged kicking and screaming to the Wednesday cave whether you like it or not.

That said, there is one way to stop the inevitable from happening. You could buy yourself a cheap iOS game. And it just so happens that I’ve provided you with a list of the five best iOS games that are on sale at the moment. What a coincidence.

As usual you can click on the emboldened names of the games below to download them from the App Store. And if you’ve got your own suggestions of games that might keep Wednesday at bay, feel free to stick them in the comments section.

Braveland – 99p / 99c

A slick and entertaining turn-based RPG that peels away a lot of the fluff from the genre and leaves you with an exciting experience that’s the perfect fit for mobile. There’s a lot of fun to be sucked out of this one, especially if you’re a fan of the genre. If you’re not, well, maybe leave it be.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Waggle Words – £2.99 / $ 2.99

It’s a word game that’s set in a beehive. Yeah, I don’t know why either. It’s…

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Price Drop: SPACEPLAN (Games)


SPACEPLAN 1.0.04

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 2.99 -> $ .99, Version: 1.0.04 (iTunes)

Description:

SPACEPLAN is an experimental piece of interaction based partly on a total misunderstanding of Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time. Use manual clicks and the passage of time to create and launch potato-based devices and probes from your nondescript satellite orbiting a mysterious planet. Unlock the mysteries of the galaxy or just kill some time in what the astrophysics community is calling the ‘best narrative sci-fi clicker game of all times’.

FEATURES

* Fifteen starchy items to unlock, create, and blast into the vacuum of space.

* Life affirming, silly story that will both captivate and help you kill time.

* Reveal the secrets of five different planets across two different realities.

* Banging soundtrack, as is customary in a narrative sci-fi clicker game.

What’s New

Store Updates

SPACEPLAN

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Update: Starman: Tale of Light (Games)


Starman: Tale of Light 1.0.1

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 3.99, Version: 1.0 -> 1.0.1 (iTunes)

Description:

Guide Starman through breathtaking architectural sceneries with delicate atmospheres and elaborate puzzles. Recover the light, and bring life back!

Challenging.
You won’t find a single puzzle twice.

Magnificent.
Make the most of full screen mode, carefully adapted for the iPhone X.

Immersive experience.
Thanks to haptic feedback and soothing music.

Universal.
Enjoy starman on the iPad or the iPhone.

This eerie experience has been crafted with love by sergio abril and jacobo abril, two brothers that happen to be architects.

What’s New

We added Full iPhone X Support, updated metadata, and fixed a bunch of little things :)

Starman: Tale of Light

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Create your ideal fantasy hero in Questland

If you love fantasy RPGs and somehow missed out on Questland, we’re here to remind you that Gamesture’s first-person RPG is here, waiting for you. The game has all of the trappings of the perfect RPG fix—a wealth of impressive collectible armor and weapons, epic quests, and, of course, some quality crafting. Now’s the perfect time to jump into Questland if you haven’t tried it already.

Questland puts the spotlight on character customization, allowing you to determine everything from your character’s hairstyle to facial features. The game’s eye-catching hand-drawn art style really stands out, especially once you start collecting powerful gear that make your character look like a fantasy legend.
Once you’ve designed your hero, you’re free to explore all the game has to offer. There’s a long line of engaging multiplayer options for you to enjoy, whether you prefer to settle down for some good old crafting, competing with others to take down powerful bosses, or embarking on quests. There’s plenty things to do, to keep you busy in Questland.

As you make your way through the world of Questland, you’ll uncover a wealth of gear to collect. You’ll find impressive armor to bolster your defenses, and innumerable weapons, including battle axes, swords, and much more, to add to your arsenal. Each item has a unique design…

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The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week – October 27th

Oh well it’s Friday. Another week lost to the rampant march of time. Have you achieved all the things you wanted to? Have you become a useful member of the work force? Have you sat around in your pants a lot wondering what you’re doing with your life? Probably that last one if you’re anything like me.

Whatever you have or haven’t done, Friday is when we round up the best games that have come out on the App Store this week. It’s just something we like to do, we’re not contractually obliged to do it or anything. It’s just a bit of a giggle.

As usual you can click on the emboldened names of the games below to download them from the App Store. And if you think we’ve missed anything feel free to dump your own suggestions in the cess pool at the bottom of the content that we like to call the comments section.

Highwind

A shooter that takes the shooter apart, then lets you play around with the different parts. It’s pretty smart, it’s pretty slick, and it’s got a load of decent ideas floating around within its little blasts of blasting. It’s not perfect, but it’s definitely worth checking out.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Bury Me, My Love

A game that’s essentially a WhatsA…

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Indygo lets you explore one man’s experience of depression

Renowned painter Thomas Perry is a man teetering over the brink of despair. Having eschewed the outside world, he now lives entirely within the cramped confines of his workshop. His only interaction is through letters exchanged with his girlfriend Anna and his psychiatrist. Months pass in misery.

That’s the cheery concept behind indie publisher Fat Dog Games new point-and-click release, Indygo. The doom and gloom is intentional, though, as this was designed by a small team of Polish artists to provide an insight into depression. You take control of Thomas, solving puzzles using the various objects scattered across his studio. Over the course of the game, you uncover more about his history and state of mind, understanding how his mental illness has impacted both him and those around him. The game has garnered award nominations as well as praise from Poland’s Minister of Culture for raising awareness of depression.

Alongside puzzles to solve, you also have several multiple-choice scenarios, with your decision impacting the ending of Thomas’ story. This means you can take a different course over subsequent playthroughs of Indygo to explore the different endings, with the relatively short length of the game preventing replays from becoming a grinding exercise.

Indygo lets you plumb the depths of one man’s mind whilst enjoying hand-drawn visuals and a changeable story. You can download…

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