Download episode 412:MP3 (right click to save-as, left click to play)iTunes We also pick the brains of Andrei Lopata, one of the creators of Radiation City and the Sky Gamblers series. (right click to save-as, left click to play)We bear witness to the iOS port of The Witness this week, and see whether those maze puzzles really were built for touchscreen after all.The No Man's Sky-flavoured Morphite gets a look-in too, alongside talk of Minecraft going cross-platform and Ragnarok playing itself.
It's this year's iPhone announcement special!James and Glen tear down the reveal of the iPhone 8 and 8 plus, then focus on the screen-tastic iPhone X.Is facial recognition the next mobile revolution, or just a neat gimmick? Does the world need a mouth-powered poo emoji?They also cover the new releases, including the highly anticipated Iron Marines, and the Switch port of Rayman Legends.
Ghosts in rocket ships? Witches who are handy with a wrench? Yes, Opus: Rocket of Whispers is strange tale told in an unusual way. One minute you're exploring a snowy wasteland looking for rocket parts. The next, you're arguing with impatient spirits and helping a witch in a parka with her technical schematics. We take an early look at this peculiar mobile game, due to hit app stores later this week, to try and work out what's going on under its snowy surface.
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