Here’s why GRID Autosport for iOS is the racer that petrol heads have been waiting for

Well, this snuck up on us a little bit. Grid Motorsport is out right now on the App Store. It’s a racing game, it’s premium, and it’s probably the game that hardcore racers have been waiting to land on iOS for a good long while.

Why is that? Well, because it’s got everything you’d want from a mobile racer, and it’s all presented in a package that could well make your eyes bleed. But, like, in a good way. I’m sure there are sometimes ways that eye-bleeding is good.

Anyway, I’ve written some words on the very subject. If you’ve got past these three paragraphs, I urge you to keep going. Things can only really get better. At least I hope they’re going to, otherwise we’re all in trouble. Oh, and click the emboldened name of the game below to download it.

GRID Motorsport

So why should gear heads be excited about Grid? Well for starters it’s a premium game. Remember how everyone got really upset about Real Racing 3 being free to play? Yeah well there’s none of that here. You pay ten bucks, you get the whole thing.

That includes a good chunk of DLC as well. There are no IAPs in Grid, just pedal to the metal, furious fast car racing. But if you’re thinking this is an arcade experience, you’re very much barking up the wrong tree.

It’s tough

Grid is a difficult game to get to grips with. If you’re new to the simmier end of…

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Here’s everything you need to know about Monument Valley 2 for iPhone and iPad

Well that was a bolt out of the blue wasn’t it? Monument Valley 2 didn’t just get announced yesterday, it got released as well. And it’s really rather special. Which obviously means it’s time for some content.

I thought it’d be a good idea to round up everything you need to know about the game in one handy place, so you’re fully prepared for what’s to come when you leap in. And you should leap in. Oh please leap in.

Don’t worry though, there aren’t any spoilers here, because that would be a horrible thing to do. You can click on the emboldened name of the game below to grab it from the App Store. And I assure you, you really should.

Monument Valley 2

What is it?

It’s the sequel to one of the finest mobile games the App Store has ever seen. It’s a slick platforming puzzler that you control with taps and swipes. You’re moving the levels around so your character, or in some cases characters, can make it to the exit.

Of course there’s much more to it than that, but I don’t want to go into too much detail about the story, because it’s definitely the sort of thing you’ll want to discover for yourself. Trust me on that.

How long is it?

It’s a little bit longer than the original Monument Valley, but not by much. You’ll probably have polished the game off in a couple of hours. But those are go…

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Here’s everything you need to know about Titanfall: Assault

Titanfall: Assault is the second bite at the Titanfall mobile cherry. The second I hear you scream, but what was the first? Well that was Titanfall: Frontline, which got soft launched and then quietly cancelled. So yeah, second.

This time around there’s a lot more action to sink your teeth into. Again, the game is only in soft launch at the moment, but I though it’d be sensible to give you a heads-up about what the game is, what you can expect from it, and how many titans there are in it (lots).

What is it?

Well it’s a bit like Clash Royale. But it’s also a bit like a tower defence game. But it’s also a bit like a tower offence game. It’s a base versus base scrap to the death with units and rockets and giant titans.

There are control points on the map too, and gun turrets, and it looks pretty shiny from the glimpse we’ve had of it so far. It’s good to see a game that’s taking the casual MOBA idea and actually running with it.

How many Titans?

Well the battles last four minutes, and at the moment the Titans turn up three minutes into the scrap. Before that you’re throwing troops into the level, capturing and defending points and trying to earn a higher score than your foe.

You’ve got rockets too, which do huge damage if they hit something. And then there are turrets that you can use to create choke points. Like in Aliens, but hopefully more successfully.

There…

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Here’s everything you need to know about Angry Birds Islands

There’s a new Angry Birds game out. Well, it’s not out OUT, but it has been soft launched in a few places. And our lovely video chap James has played it. And then made a video of himself playing it. Because that’s what people use the internet for nowadays. You can watch the video below.

Anyway, I thought it’d be a good idea to round up everything we know about Angry Birds Islands in one handy to digest piece of content. In fact, this easy to digest piece of content. The one you’re reading right now.

Without further ado then, here’s all of the important stuff you need to know about Angry Birds: Islands. If you know some secret information that you want to share with the rest of the world, even if it isn’t about the game, feel free to add it in the comments at the bottom of the article.

What is it?

It’s a casual resource management, item crafting game. Think Clash of Clans, but with Birds and Pigs instead of Barbarians and all of the other things that are in Clash of Clans.

There are a bunch of islands to explore and hack to bits with your pig workforce. And you use the resources they gather to build up your town. The better the town you’ve got, the better you’ll feel about yourself. Maybe.

What sets it apart?

Well, there’s those birds and pigs. And there’s more of a focus on crafting things than you might expect to find in this sort of game. Plus it’s super polished,…

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Here’s everything you need to know about Pokemon GO’s eggstravaganza update for iPhone and Android

Easter is here, and that can only mean one thing. Pokemon GO has been updated! Actually it probably means a lot more than that, but that’s the thing I’m focusing on because I don’t know how much content I’d be able to get out of eggs and zombie Jesus.

So instead I’m going to write about the Pokemon GO eggstravaganza. So I guess I am writing about eggs. Look, it’s been a long day and I don’t know where my wallet is so let’s just try and get this over and done with then we can all go have a nice long weekend.

What is it?

The eggstravaganza is the latest update to Pokemon GO. It’s come out just in time for the Easter break, and it’s brought with it some new tweaks that are likely to make you smile while you stuff chocolate facsimiles of chicken periods into your face.

What tweaks?

Well, there’s now a wider range of Pokemon in the 2km eggs. So that’s a pretty good reason to put some shoes on and go for a wander. Plus every egg that you hatch is going to give you more candy. ‘Tis the season, after all.

The Pokemon that pop out are going to level up faster as well, thanks to the fact they get double XP. Basically Pokemon GO really wants you to start wandering around, collecting more Pokemon, and having a lovely old time in the sunshine.

Lucky Eggs are also on sale in the store. They’re 50% off, which is a pretty good deal, and using one of those will get you quadruple XP. Which sounds ridic…

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Gangstar New Orleans is out right now for iPhone, iPad, and Android – Here’s everything you need to know

Gangstar: New Orleans is the latest in Gameloft’s murdery crime franchise. Think GTA on mobile and you’re about half way there. Well, actually you’re about all of the way there.

But what do you need to know before you jump into the game’s world of car-jackings, drug deals, and all manner of other underworld activities? Well, you need to know everything in the list just below.

You can click on the emboldened name of the game to head over to the App Store where you can download it for free. And join us next week where we’ll be going over the game with a fine-tooth comb in one of our massive guides.

Gangstar: New Orleans – Free

What is it?

Like the intro says, it’s the newest in Gameloft’s series of GTA aping crime sims. This time it’s set in New Orleans and it’s free to play.

You play a grizzled gangster type who’s setting out with some unscrupulous friends to take over a power vacuum left by a series of arrest by the New Orleans police.

To that end you complete tasks, murder a lot of people, and try and claim turf from other gang leaders on your way to the top.

Free to play you say?

I did say that, didn’t I? Yup, while the game is still ostensibly open world, every time you perform a mission you’ll have to spend some energy.

There’s plenty of ot…

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Lords of the Fallen is out right now on iPad and iPhone, here’s everything you need to know

Lords of the Fallen is a new mobile game that has ties with the console game of the same name. So we thought it’d make sense to give you a breakdown of just what that means.

So here, in handy list form, is everything you need to know about the game that just hit the App Store. Well, almost everything. We don’t know any hacks or anything crazy like that.

It’s premium

And when I say premium, I mean super premium. You’re looking at a ten pound spend to get the game installed on your device. Which is, well, pretty expensive in this day and age, let’s be honest.

But it also has consumable IAPs. They’re not necessary to complete the game or anything like that, but one of them costs £48.99. And another, which gives you all the equipment in the game will set you back £9.99. Like I say though, they’re not essential.

It’s Infinity Blade

I mean, it’s not, there are a few additions to the template here, but this is a swipey swipey action game that sees you taking on hulking monsters in one on one combat.

You swipe to attack, tap a shield to block, and hit buttons on the left and right of the screen to dodge in that direction. You can parry as well.

Oh, and you’ve got magic spells you can throw out to change the ebb and flow of the battle. There’s equipment to upgrade, and you can buff up your arcane powers as well, if you’re into that sort of thing.

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Fire Emblem Heroes is out tomorrow – Here’s everything we know

Well, here’s a turn-up for the books. It looks like Nintendo’s next mobile game is a lot closer than we thought. And I do mean a lot closer. It’s so close you can almost smell it. Smell that? That’s what it smells like.

Fire Emblem Heroes is, according to Polygon, going to come out tomorrow. That’s right, mark your calendars. Or don’t bother, because it’s coming out tomorrow and it’s pretty much nearly tomorrow already.

We’ve also got some more details about what the game is going to be like. And apparently it’s a departure from the model that Nintendo used with Super Mario Run. Because Fire Emblem Heroes is free to play. With that in mind, here’s everything we know about the game.

It’s free to play

And by the sounds of things it’s free to play in a traditionally mobile sort of way. You’re not going to get a chunk of the game and then have to pay for the rest. Instead it’s wait-timers, currencies, and all of that stuff.

There’s a lot of RPG goodness here

While it might be free to play, there’s going to be a lot here that Fire Emblem fans are going to be familiar with. There’s characters to level up, a massive world to explore, and lots and lots of battles to engage in.

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Super Mario Run isn’t too expensive, and here’s why

It’s the question that’s been keeping some of us up all week – is Super Mario Run too expensive? Well since it’s Friday I thought I’d put my brain in gear for a little bit longer and have a good old think about it.

And since I’ve had that think already, I thought I’d write a brief article going over the main arguments for and against the pricing structure that Nintendo has decided to use for its first outing into the mobile world.

You might agree. You might disagree. You might sit on the fence somewhere in the middle, kicking your shoes up and down and uhming and ahing about what to do. Wherever on the spectrum you sit though, feel free to shout at me in the comments below.

It’s just an endless runner


Er, okay. Is it? I’m pretty sure that it’s actually an auto-runner designed and built by one of the most illustrious development houses in gaming history. Saying it’s just another endless runner is like saying the Mona Lisa is just another painting.

Okay, maybe it’s not that bad, but you get what I mean. This isn’t some half-arsed rip off or farmed-out port. It’s Mario. It’s Nintendo. And it’s on the App Store. Dismissing it in this way before you’ve even played it seems at best churlish and at worst reactionary.

And bear in mind you will get to play it before you pay anything.…

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Here’s 20 Free Apps to Help You Survive The Heatwave

Ah, the British summer. Overcast, rain, cold… No! Wait! For once, it actually is sunny!

You may be stuck at work during this recent heatwave, like us, or perhaps you’re heading for the beaches of Brazil, like our boss. But no matter where you are, there’s an app to help you get through the burning days.

We’ve compiled some of the most useful tools to guide your journey into the world of sweat and sunburn. The best thing about all these apps is that they will get you out of the house…. At the very least, you’ll catch more Pokémon.

Check the weather

To check whether there is a strong enough wind for you to surf the waves, or if it’s cool enough to enjoy a day in the park, you should look into AccuWeather. This app gives you very precise and localised minute-by-minute information on the weather in your area, as well as radar and satellite imagery.

 

Weather Underground takes it a step further with more specific information – like air quality or UV risk. There’s also a few neat tools, like comparisons to historical data and local forums, and any meteor…

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