Podcast-Illustration-0121This week on The TouchArcade Show, we battle through a conversation about how cool the supposed gold iPhone is in order to bring you the latest, greatest, and best in iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. At the top of the podcast, we discuss Blizzard's CCG Hearthstone. A little later, we celebrate the creativeness of Asphalt 8 and the ups-and-downs of an exceptional racer Smash Bandits.

Of course, we also get to some news and user questions and feedback. If you'd like to listen, go ahead and hit one of the links below. Additionally, you could subscribe to the show on iTunes or Xbox Music. This is the easiest way to get us, we think.

 

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Direct Link: TouchArcadeShow-118.mp3, 37.2MB

Oh! And we also talk about the fact that this is my last episode and day at TouchArcade. It's been a wild, wild ride and I can't thank you guys enough. Keep being awesome. Also, here are your show notes:

GAMES
Asphalt 8 - [Free]
Smash Bandits - [Free]
Hearthstone

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  • Happy W

    Whaaaaaat??

    I'll miss ya, Brad Nicholson. Best of luck in whatever comes next.

  • Tommy

    Crazy exciting times for Brad, I'd imagine, I hope we'll get to meet at a GDC or a similar event some day. Best of luck!

  • Peter Bohanna

    nooo..dont go

  • JCman7

    Thanks Brad for all your contributions to TA over the years. We will miss your sense of humor!

  • Smokey956

    We will miss you .... NOT!!!

    • jweevil

      Well arnt you just an insensitive son if a bitch

  • Rivalsan

    Brad Nicholson, you will be missed. I've listened to your podcasts ever since the reboot. I was in Korea for years, and then New Zealand, and now I'm back in the United States. No matter where I am in the world, I look forward to listening to you guys every Friday. I'm not kidding at all when I say that this podcast has brought joy to me in my travels. You'll be missed, bro.

  • CioCio

    Brad, nooooooooooooooooo!! But best of luck. I'm not sure how the TA Show is gonna function without you

  • iAmTheWalrus

    Nice Dinosaurs reference.

  • InkyTheGhost

    But...now who's gonna BRING IT every week?
    Seriously, I'm actually pretty bummed to hear that you're leaving, Brad. You're a huge part of what makes this site great, and you will be missed. This is the only podcast that I never miss. :(
    Never stop waving the banana mouth flag.

    Best of luck wherever you're heading!

  • marc0313

    BRAD, WE LOVE YOU! Good luck on wherever you may go.

  • bradnicholson

    Thanks for the kind words, guys. I'll miss you, too!

  • JJE McManus

    Best of luck Brad. You are gonna love the west coast. I'll miss your enthusiasm and your humor.

  • Scot D

    Good luck and best wishes Brad. It's been fun listening to you guys. Keep it real yo.

  • rewyan

    Why Brad, why???? You were funny....

  • Jazzpha

    But Brad was working at Touch Arcade... I felt it.....

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

  • Ramminchuck

    WHY DOES BRAD ALWAYS LEAVE! *SOBS*

    Seriously dude congrats and good luck. It's always been a joy to hear your voice in my earholes. From Podtoid to Electric Hydra, to TouchArcade, you have brought many an hour of entertainment. Mayhaps we'll hear your voice soon enough in a new place???? :D

    • bradnicholson

      Absolutely, man.

      • Ramminchuck

        <3

  • Illuminerdy

    Surfing the Brad leaving bummerwave.

  • korkidog

    Good luck Brad. We will miss you on the show!!!

  • captainugboots

    They should name a moon crater after you Brad.

    It should be called Mr Nicholson.

    And one day, when we start a colony on the moon Mr Nicholson will be like Mecca for the Moonites. And one day a year all the Moonites will travel to Mr Nicholson and sit and chill and swap stories of their journeys.

    Be well Brad, all the best. See you on the Moon.

  • qman316

    I can't believe what I just read... Brad, dude, you are the best.... Totally gonna miss you on the show and in the forums. Best of luck in whatever you have going next!

  • http://iqsoup.com/ iqSoup

    Has the age of banana-mouth come to an end!!!

    We'll miss you tons Brad! To me you made TA what it is!

  • pinpoint007

    oh, bit of a downer for us fans. But best of luck.

  • dylanmannen

    Whaat :< so sad that your leving. Will miss you Brad. TAPodcast will not be the same. DAMN this is sad news. I started the podcast this morming to get into a better mode, but it just made me sad.. :(

  • deepblueocean84

    I have herpes, Brad!

  • Michal "Hochy" Hochmajer

    As one character in our game says: "You are crazy."
    As another cry: "Nooooooooooooooo."
    I am just saying: "Thank You Brad."

  • armilla

    Such an unexpected bummer - we will miss you Brad!

  • Meridian99

    You guys should take a look at solforge if you want card synergies and a good meta game. I think it's really worth it.

  • Karzay

    Good luck, Brad! Your enthusiasm will be missed.

  • nizy

    I've been expecting this for a while as Brad has been getting ever more negative about iOS and mobile games in general on both the podcast and TA plays videos. In that sense its probably a good thing that Brad decided to move on.

    In terms of a replacement for the podcast and TA plays, I hope you get someone with more enthusiasm for iOS games and can actually use virtual buttons.

    Oh and bring back the bonus podcasts!

  • dorm3nt

    Who are you and Jared gonna pick on now Eli?!?!? And no more Brad opening the show?! Ugh.

  • fancy walrus

    Goodbye Brad, wish you the best

  • Robot:String

    Ohhhh! Sad to see Brad leaving. :(
    Thanks for everything and best of luck in your new endeavour.

  • http://www.youtube.com/MetalJesusRocks Metal Jesus Rocks

    I can't believe Brad is leaving!! That sucks sweaty donkey balls.

  • oooooomonkey

    Wth why why you leave us brad? You can't go!