On this week's episode of The TouchArcade Show, we actually have to turn the car around in order to say something off-topic. At top, we discuss the arrival of the TouchArcade app [Free] and touch on its upcoming Universal-ness. Later, we dive into the latest, the best, and the hottest in iOS. From NOVA 3 to Pocket Planes, we've got your steamy games discussion covered. And in our front page section, we spend a good amount of time on Rovio's latest moves and Team Meat's latest stream of gripes.

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  • Benjamin Reed

    FYI, Penny Time is actually made by Australian artist Hunz: http://hunz.com.au - the soundtrack is available too, good stuff. πŸ™‚

  • hamstertoast

    Great show πŸ™‚

    • adventureman10

      Of course

  • oooooomonkey

    For an online multi player game that's like a board game you really need to try "Hero Mages" I'm loving it at the moment.

  • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

    I wonder if TouchArcade is big in the Middle East because of our soldiers living there. Β 

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Wouldn't they buy stuff via the US App Store though? These purchases are specifically coming from people using the App Store regions of those countries.

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        I'm not sure how that works. I don't think the devices store your region - I think it all has to do with how iTunes is recognized by region. Actually, I'm curious to know which it is.

      • IMNS

        iTunes doesn't care about your actual location. Your iTunes account determines your region. Which is why I can download stuff from iTunes US movie store as long as I use the US account. They don't even have a music store for my country yet, let alone videos. If they cared about your actual location, it would have restricted me from accessing those videos, like Netflix does. You can't use netflix outside US even if u have a US account.

        The reason why TA app is high in charts there is simple. iPhone and AppStore aren't much popular there. Unlike the US where you'd need 100s of thousands of downloads to get to top 10, here you'd only need a few hundred downloads. I think iTunes does give you detailed info about downloads from each specific region so TA staff should be able to confirm this.

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        Thanks πŸ™‚

      • http://twitter.com/oxenford Gonzalo Oxenford

        It's related to the credit card associated to your Apple ID. If the card is from the US, then you are headed to the US App Store. And so on with other countries...