This morning Time Magazine released their yearly feature, "The 50 Best Websites of 2011," where they "honor the scrappy newcomers and established players that make the Web so useful, entertaining and just plain indispensable." I'm not sure if we're technically a scrappy newcomer or an established player, but it's awesome to see TouchArcade getting this kind of recognition.

TIME cites our reviews, the forums, and our recently rebooted twice-weekly podcast The TouchArcade Show as reasons for inclusions. (And speaking of podcasts, this is probably a good time to subscribe if you haven't already.)

Anyway, I suppose this is an excellent time to thank the whole team here at TouchArcade who work their collective butts (fingers?) off wading through the ever-thickening jungle that is the gaming section of the App Store. We've got some awesome people at work here between Jared who stays up all night like an old bearded man in a light house, Brad who takes time out of his busy weightlifting schedule to manage and produce the podcast, as well as our team of freelancers both new and old who tirelessly crank out reviews all week long. So seriously, thanks guys, and thanks to everyone who makes the forums an awesome place to hang out.

[via TIME]

  • Stimutak

    nice one guys!! you deserve it. there's a reason I'm here ever day (though very silent as I am). congratulations all around!

    • Rpgmind

      +1 to that

  • Bobby

    Awesome! Congratulations. 

    This is my favorite gaming website, now that iOS gaming dominates my play time. :) 

    • MisterDrgn

      Agreed

  • Wicked8146

    I love this site.  Found it randomly one day and have been coming back everyday since.  Keep it up.  You guys do a great job.

  • Leegames

    Well deserved. Congrats! :)

  • Alex

    Excellent! Congratz :D

  • http://blakespot.com/ blakespot

    Quite an honor, indeed. 

    Oh, and Arn and I work here too. :-)

  • Matt

    Check this site every day - hands-down the best place for iOS gaming articles and news. Keep up the great work!

  • Wolterjanstra

    Congrats! Nice going, fellas. Tremendous job.

  • Pauly

    Congrats guys.  Awesome job. 

  • Tikicobra

    Congratulations, guys. Well earned. I'm here practically every day.

  • http://twitter.com/Zghying John Dickerson

    Yes congrats, I'm with everyone else it's my favorite ios gaming site. Thanks to you I have way to many apps.

  • backtothis

    TA definitely deserve it. We honestly have the best set of internet I've come across for any website so far. The forums are always bustling with activity, and now, there's typically many, many new reviews/articles on the frontpage each day. Come on Hodapp, you didn't thank your moderators. They definitely have their share in keeping TA an awesome place to be around. But yeah, a big hand to the guys here on TouchArcade. It's not doubt the best and most welcoming gaming website on the internet.

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  • www

    Really? I would have never expected Time to even notice. This site is fantastic and Time is soooo out of touch. 

    Congrats.

  • www

    Really? I would have never expected Time to even notice. This site is fantastic and Time is soooo out of touch. 

    Congrats.

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

    My first order of business as a TIME Man of the Year is to make more fart jokes on our podcasts.

  • Alex Thompson

    Awesome! Congratz guys, you definitely deserve it.

  • Caseyd

    Nice job guys!  Well deserved.

  • http://twitter.com/milkmangames Milkman Games

    congrats gang!

  • WilliamHTafthulu

    You all deserve this recognition!  I check your site daily (usually multiple times!) and have to say this is by far the best site for iOS gaming news and reviews, etc. All your writers have a great knack for writing in an accessible, understandable, and entertaining way.

    Keep it up!

  • http://twitter.com/JasonFlook Jason Flor Flook

    I have this feed on my iphone's lockscreen, and I regularly check this website for their reviews. You guys don't let gems slip through the cracks, and this site is supportive of the devs of iOS gaming, it invites them in and you see, every day regular feedback between the devs and the gamers. That's something else time should have mentioned.

    But grats, this is well deserved.

  • http://twitter.com/JasonFlook Jason Flor Flook

    I have this feed on my iphone's lockscreen, and I regularly check this website for their reviews. You guys don't let gems slip through the cracks, and this site is supportive of the devs of iOS gaming, it invites them in and you see, every day regular feedback between the devs and the gamers. That's something else time should have mentioned.

    But grats, this is well deserved.

  • http://twitter.com/JasonFlook Jason Flor Flook

    I have this feed on my iphone's lockscreen, and I regularly check this website for their reviews. You guys don't let gems slip through the cracks, and this site is supportive of the devs of iOS gaming, it invites them in and you see, every day regular feedback between the devs and the gamers. That's something else time should have mentioned.

    But grats, this is well deserved.

  • Lambdamu

    gratz TA!!

  • Anonymous

    Well deserved!

    Keep up the great work guys.

  • DotComCTO

    Congrats to TA! I've been following this site since the beginning of '09, and I visit here several times during the day. The recognition from Time is quite an achievement, and it's well deserved!

    Now...anyone notice that the screenshot that Time posted is of TA and Blake's writeup of Defender of the Crown?! That's good stuff...and congrats to Manomio & Cinemaware for getting the luck of the draw on that one!  :-D

  • Olonnais

    Congratulations. You definitely deserve it! ;)

  • MicroByte

    Meh...

    Just kidding, great job and congrats! Like others, here on and off pretty much everyday!

  • Ovogame

    Congratulations!

  • http://twitter.com/JZWilliams Zach Williams

    Congrats guys. You take a lot of grief from users in the comments everyday but if the thread on this article is any indication, there are certainly those of us who appreciate everything TA does and offers. A well-deserved honor.

  • spidey

    Well done, and what TIME does miss mentioning is the quality of writing, which I must say is top notch. Great going guys!

  • Evan

    Congratulations! Well deserved. I check this site multiple times a day, too.

  • http://twitter.com/stuartcarnie Stuart Carnie

    Congrats to the Touch Arcade team; a well deserved award!

  • Anonymous

    Congrats but I'll wait for you guys to do video podcasts before I subscribe.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      You will be waiting a long time!

      • Anonymous

        I'll be waiting until you release your Ovi Store app!

      • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

        That's next in queue after we finish our 3com Audrey app. ;)

      • Anonymous

        I'm not gonna lie, I had to Google that one.

  • Anonymous

    This is definitely my favorite gaming app site!! Congrats guys!!

  • HelperMonkey

    Well-earned, and keep it up.
    Also one of the best forums around, with a great community to back it.
    Heck, I've even grown fond of the mobile version. And I do not say that very often.

  • nicor

    A daily read for me as well - greetings from Germany and congratulations!

  • http://www.firemint.com firemint

    Congratulations TA, you guys rock!

  • http://www.mooedia.co.uk Tom - mooedia

    Keep up the quality work guys. Visit TouchArcade every day. Always something interesting to read about the world of iOS gaming. Congrats :)