We get off the rails as we discuss on-rails and more this week on TAS. In the Front Page section of the show, we give a shout-out to a couple of fabulous-looking Unreal 3 Engine games, Epoch and Afterlife. We also pour over the EA acquisition of PopCap Games, the rising international prices of App Store titles, and toss our opinions on iOS clones. Limp Bizkit’s new release provides a break in the action as the Internet sidetracks us.

In the Games section, Eli talks about his latest card game love affair with Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer and Jared gives the skinny on Reckless Getaway. Somehow, someway, I end up talking about THQ Digital Warrington’s XBLA release Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team on top of Kairosoft’s Pocket Academy.

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  • Anonymous

    Jeez nicholson, you're losing your touch. Forgot to link THE most important story here?????!??!????? http://twitter.com/JaredTA/status/91303128099594240 

  • Rad

    Brad is using less "F" words. That makes a big difference to me.

    Eli is Great as always.

    Brad  I don't want to hear about body building. Most of your audience is guys that don't want to hear about stuff like that. No more talk about what you don't wear when you program and lastly no toilet humor.

    How about adding a Gamer Gal and more tech news to the show?

    When will John Carmack be on the show???

    • http://twitter.com/nicholsonb Brad Nicholson

      Just an FYI, but part of what we're trying to do with the show is illustrate who we are and how that informs our work on TouchArcade. I spend countless hours fretting over my physique and building my body. That's me, my man. Ain't going to change.

      • Rad

        Whats your thoughts on the other two questions?

  • mnemo

    Intro > 30s? Meh.

  • Injuwarrior

    Nice show.

  • Rad

    Brad what's with all the "Mother F@$king" comments on the podcast. Do you even know what that means? Talk about going way to far and offensive.

    • http://twitter.com/nicholsonb Brad Nicholson

      Maybe it's time to stop tuning in? Endlessly reminding people that we're cursing on an "explicit"-rated podcast isn't going to change anything. This is a new show with a new style, approach, and energy.

    • Anonymous

      rad, do you know its past your bed time? 

      What? You're not a kid? then stop acting like one.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Honestly dude, I think you should just stop listening. It's an explicit podcast, there's going to be conversational swearing. I'm also not sure why you've decided to take such issue with the TouchArcade Show being personality driven, but this is the new format. If you don't like it, that's A-OK, there's a billion other podcasts out there. Endlessly raging out about it isn't going to accomplish anything.

  • Theboredperson

    What's the song in the beginning after the intro? It's also at the very end, sounds good though.