Podcast-Illustration-0121On this week's episode of The TouchArcade Show, we battle through a discussion about NFL preseason football and the Chicago White Sox in order to bring you the latest, greatest, and the sickest in iOS game. At the top, we talk about the rumored iPhone 5S and what to expect from the rumored event next month. Later, we dive into the free-to-play mechanics in Plants vs. Zombies 2. Other topics include: Trial By Survival, John Cena's Fast Lane, and the latest update to the Twitch app.

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This was a fun show, and we hope you dig it. Have a good weekend and, as always, here are your show notes:

GAMES
Rymdkapsel - [$3.99]
Trial By Survival - [Free]
Pirate Legends TD - [Free]
Cool Clash - [$0.99 / Free]

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  • Chris Brady

    No reads these I bet, oh well. Here goes anyway.

    The thing about the Xbox One is that A) as long as it was connected to the Internet, MS could turn on the Kinect without permission, and without having to notify you, meaning the light would not be turned on. People can already do that with PCs. Imagined that being hacked. So now you have someone who can case your place and make threats via your phone, which believe me is scary and mentally scarring. B) This is not a big deal for you Americans, but the NSA can ask for any information from Microsoft. Because they own Skype. Which is built into the Win 8 OS. Now, again, for you Americans that's fine. But as a foreign national from Canada, that's illegal. That's spying. Whether or not it happens, the fact that MS legally has to give any and all information to the NSA is a concern.

    The iPhone 5S' biometric touch security feature is probably going to bomb. Because little things can change your fingerprint. Minor burns while cooking, dish washing will swell or wrinkle it, and cuts will scar it permanently. It won't work 100%, it'll be lucky to work 90% of the time.

    So you guys recommend Cool Clash? I'll look into it. I picked up Kinectic Damage a while back because you said it was good, and you were right!

  • Quickpull

    I thought I'd check out the comments for this week's show, expecting it to be full of people sharing their first downloaded iPhone game, but alas.

    Anyway, I was surprised to find the my first download was actually scoops, nimblebit's old ice cream stacking game. It seems nimblebit has been a staple of my iPhone gaming since the beginning.

  • Der-Kleine

    I would just like to correct Brad on the part in the show where he said that the PS Vita doesn't feature a capacitive multitouch touchscreen and that the touchscreen is awful.
    Simply put the truth is the exact opposite of that.

  • uaq

    My first game was also cube runner! Man I was so excited by my iPhone in those days! Now everything it does is very normal.