This week on The TouchArcade Show, we press "rewind" in a huge way in anticipation of a flood of new enthusiasts courtesy the iPhone 5. At the top, we re-introduce ourselves and talk about our podcast. What it seeks to do, how we roll, and why we try to deliver the hottest, latest, and best of iOS orally each week.

A little later, we dive into some basics of iPhone. We cover the games we like, the apps we use every day, and discuss traditional issues we've covered in the past. Think of it as something of a primer that hopefully will give new listeners a good idea of how our phone use and our stance on this stuff informs our work and opinions.

In the second segment we revert go old-school, covering the news and getting to a few user questions, just like we always do. If you're an old listener, we appreciate all of you hanging with us this week and understanding why we're doing this. If you're semi-new maybe this might answer some lingering questions you have.


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Every week we throw out show notes about the stuff we've covered. We didn't hit on any new games specifically, but we did talk plenty about our past likes and, of course, also the front page. Here you go:



  • GSJ1977

    Bearded One you nailed it. Just about everyone I know has an iPhone and NONE OF THEM PLAY GAMES ON THEM! Grrrr ><

  • Zendorphin

    It's great you have done this. Welcome to all the new Touch Arcade community members who are like a virgin...touching for the very first time. Yes, I went there :p

  • GSJ1977

    Having listened to more of the podcast I'm thinking you either don't know your community or I'm an atypical member. I currently have 30 games installed on this iPad and none were 99 cents. Two are free-to-play games and the other 28 were all around the $5 mark (when I bought them).

    I'm one of the people who thinks $8 for Fieldrunners 2 is a massive ripoff. Not because I won't pay $8 for a good game, but rather because I won't pay $8 for an uprez of a game that (1) I already paid for (2) hardly looks any better after the uprez (3) is reportedly broken and (4) really isn't all that great of a game anyway.

    You really should learn the difference between people who won't spend money and people who won't throw money away.

    • Jared Nelson

      I started typing out a big response to this, but figured why bother? You're actually doing a great job at proving my point.

      • GSJ1977

        Er... my collection of $5 games proves that we're all cheapskates?

      • Jared Nelson

        No, but you think you're entitled to the iPad game just because you bought the iPhone game.
        Anyway, you don't need to get so offended. Of course there are people out there willing to pay higher prices for good games, they're just in the vast minority. And the ones who complain about prices or demand 99¢ and free are much more vocal. I mean, you don't see comments like "I love paying a reasonably higher price for quality software!!" but you see things like "$3? I'll wait for a sale..." multiple times daily.

      • GiHubb

        I love paying a reasonably higher price for quality software and supporting their developers! (But I am tired of buying over hyped junk and deleting it 20 seconds later)

      • Jared Nelson

        True that. Even at 99¢ it can add up quick.

  • GSJ1977

    Oh and The Room ($5) is currently the top grossing app on the App Store. But yeah, people clearly aren't willing to spend more than a dollar! *rolleyes*

  • JesusBro

    i wait for games to lower their price before i buy them

  • carlosaguilera

    Gracias por re introducirnos a su podcast!! Para gente como yo que somos fans desde hace poco es una forma muy apropiada de darnos la bienvenida a su concepto.

    Sigan así!

  • GiHubb

    I would also recommend newbies some other types of games which I personally enjoyed by genre:
    Tower defense: in my opinion the best of the crop are Kingdom Rush, Anomaly Warzone Earth, GeoDefense, Plants vs Zombies and Tiny Heroes.
    Twin stick shooters: Solomon's Keep and Meteor Blitz.
    Multiplayer games: Super Stickman Golf, Galcon, Orbital.
    Racing: Reckless Racing 2, Bike Baron and Mad Skills Motocross.
    Line drawing: Flight Control
    Tilting: Dark Nebula 2.
    Platformers: League of Evil, Rayman Jungle Rush, Wind-Up Knight, Project 83113, Storm in a Teacup.
    Sports: New Star Soccer (which is due for a review!)
    Just a quick list of mine 🙂

    • Nizen

      I would add Tilt to Live for the Tilt category 🙂