On this week's episode of The TouchArcade Show we talk about our experience so far with The Next Big Thing™, the iPhone 5. We also cover some video games. At the top, we give a few words to Super Monsters Ate My Condo before diving into White Whales' God of Blades and Rovio Entertainment's electrifying new puzzle game, Bad Piggies. Much later, we dig into our mailbag and address a few user comments and questions.

This week of the show is a regular one for the most part, except it has an extended game segment that dips into the second half of the show. Again, we're super thankful that you dear listener were patient with our Rewind show last week. Hopefully, this one is a good return to normal for ya.

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Direct Link: TouchArcadeShow-071.mp3, 42.1MB

And now for your show notes:

God of Blades [Free] [TA Plays]
Super Monsters Ate My Condo [Free]
Bad Piggies [Free / Free (HD)] [TA Plays]
The Room [$0.99 (HD)]

‘Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour’ Leaked / Revealed / Will Support iPhone 5
‘Super MAMC’ Rocks iPhone 5 and Other iPhone 5 Comparisons

  • GSJ1977

    I feel like I must have a defect in my brain because I just can't see wtf is so great, or even just good, about Sword and Sworcery. Critics all love it, and it has like a 4.5 star average in the App Store, but when I try to play it all I can see is a totally dull puzzle game with no challenge, dull presentation, a dull story, crappy sound effects... hell even the music (which so many people seem to like) doesn't do anything for me. At least God of Blades has *some* good things going for it.

    Regarding the iPhone 5 I expect the difference vs the 4S will become more obvious when games like RR3 come out. Also I hear the maps app in iOS 6 has major problems, but I guess that's an issue with the new operating system rather than an issue with the new phone...

    • Spamstic

      I agree for the most part, I think its a stretch to say it has dull presentation though, the sounds and graphics are what I think disguises (so well) a crappy game with zero game-play ideas.

      • GSJ1977

        Really? I've known 12 year olds who could produce better graphics. Then again I am a person who just doesn't "get" the appeal of pixel art, or whatever it's called when graphics look like they're from 1983.

      • defred34


      • http://twitter.com/Avi_Normal Avi Normal

        As a game, its not much fun... but like watching a movie, reading a book or listening to an album, its a work of art on its own. I think of the "game" as a beautiful interactive way of presenting a good album.

  • http://iqsoup.com/ iqSoup

    Arrrggg!  5 stars!  What are you talking about!!!  Cut your hands off Brad!  Your high ratings have ruined my entire life forever!!!

  • Aweszome

    Not trying to be mean here, but it annoys me how every time I see a podcast go up on TA, I can automatically expect no new reviews to go up for the next 2/3 days...

    • http://iqsoup.com/ iqSoup

      Its because its the weekend.  Many blogs/sites do the same thing and take the weekend off.

  • Michael Matzat

    I would really appreciate it if the episodes were you guys just bitch about your users having a different opinion than you for 30 minutes would stop happening.
    Especially when it is about topics you switch your opinion on once a month without even noticing.