Podcast-Illustration-0121We start this week's show out by talking about our recent initiative to stream games on Twitch, moving on to the hot games of the week with a hefty amount of time arguing about how bad (or how good) Flappy Bird is, which is currently sitting pretty at the #1 free spot on iTunes for reasons unknown. Of course from there, we delve into the news, argue about Nintendo, and hit on some upcoming games we're excited about.

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  • Flappy Bird [Free]
  • Small Fry [Free]
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  • Hafiz Pon

    It's almost disheartening that i put in months of work, trying to give the best gameplay experience in my own game with my limited resources and many o sleepless nights and then to see something like flappy bird coast all the way to numero uno. anyways i can never seem to get past the third obstacles.

  • drlemon

    Flappy bird is fun! That's all it is.

  • Geertyy

    I agree Little Fry is a great game, but when youre playing longer, youre getting tons of ads..

  • supermario70

    I feel accomplished with 130 in flappy birds.

    • rewind

      That's incredible, my record is only 50.

      • Ekaraj Sirkureja

        Both of you're awesome, my high score is 3 lol

  • Delcast

    🙁 tap and blast didn't even get a mention ...
    I'm a sad panda.

    It's true, it looks casual... but it's anything but.

    • JCho133

      If it keeps makin noise in the forums then Shaun Misgrove will probs review it (:

      • Delcast

        YAY! then lets make some noise.... XD

        But Maybe wait for the update, because it sorts out some pretty silly programming mistakes I made 😮

  • Andronicle

    I was wondering why you guys haven't reviewed Pathogen yet. It's out since December. Imho it's one of the best strategic games in a long time. Overall I haven't seen a lot of reviews for it. It really deserves a lot more attention. And no, I am not the developer 😉

  • Jacob Gehman

    The thing about Flappy Bird is that, even though it's kinda "eh", it's got ZERO IAPs, no annoying push notifications, or timers, or any of that other typical freemium nonsense.

    It's just a free game. If you like the mechanics, you'll dig it. If you don't like the mechanics, you'll not like it. Easy-peasy. It's the sort of the that the app store is really missing within the free-side of the "best sellers" or whatever.

    • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

      I don't agree. It has ads, which in and of itself isn't such an issue, but when the ads load it actually causes the game to hitch, which causes me to die in the game 100% of the time. I would do anything for an IAP option to disable them. As it stands, I ultimately deleted Flappy due to the ads and the lack of a quick way to restart.

  • Jesse7277

    Well I just downloaded floppy bird to see what all the hates about:)