Sheesh, following such a dramatic weekend orbiting around the game that you guys first got me to play on stream, I'm not even sure where we can go from here... But I'm sure we'll find out. Anyway, if you haven't yet, please follow us as it's the best way to get notified when we're streaming.

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I usually stream until around 7:00 Eastern, at which point I toss the videos up on YouTube for everyone to see that missed the stream. Feel free to request games in chat, just do me a solid- Try not to be too pushy, as someone badgering me to play a certain game kills the flow of the chat, and if you're a developer please say so if you're requesting I play your own game.

Update: Thanks for watching, everyone. Played a ton of Flappy Bird, Threes!, Puzzlejuice and blew through a bunch of Flappy Bird clones which of course, were horrid. Video will be up as soon as YouTube finishes doing its thing-

  • AngryBaby

    Pro-tip. Deleted Flappy Bird after newest update left me feeling blue (and red, etc). Didn't have the same challenge factor. After feeling the itch, went into "Purchased" and found that I can still download the original game pre-update. The update, however, is no longer available so my phone won't auto-update when I charge over wi-fi!

    • Deebro

      Have you heard that people are paying upwards of $1000 for phones with Flappy Bird installed? So stupid when they can just download it if they had it before; if they never had it they obviously don't need it now.

      • ikari_paul

        They are?! Not sure anybody has actually bought any of those overpriced phones... So far, only a few people trying their luck on ebay

        That said, a fool os born every minute...

  • 5hift

    Geez... More news about Flappy Birds?

    Enough already who cares.

    The game isn't available anymore and that's that.

    It got way more attention that it deserved.

    • nini

      Eli cares, by god. Eli. Cares.

      Recommend something good in the chat when it starts up, "anything but Flappy Bird" doesn't count.

    • Alexythimia23

      Too true, i wrote earlier enough was enough but you just get all these armchair bloggers leaping to its defence and saying the opposite, like " well you gotta respect the hits, dont be a hater, and ta loves your pagehits and comments" im like go do one, they change their thoughts like the wind just to say they had a valid opinion, well guess what this is MY opinion, and flappy bird is over rated, blown out of proportion with everyone blowing it out of proportion even more.
      So dont bother replying to me with some valid point, as i just wanted to put that out there. Come on TA there have been some gems released this week, where are the articles, come on guys!!

      • ScotDamn

        It's like TA is trolling their own readers with round the clock coverage.

      • ikari_paul

        Guess this generates above the average advertising revenues. So hes doing what the flappy imitators are trying to do, ride the wave until it dies off... About next week

      • Eli Hodapp

        It mostly just generates comments from people who only read headlines.

  • raumich

    Flappy Bird again. This isn't funny anymore. It's just annoying.

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  • Arcite

    Don't let the dream die!

  • Grits n Gravy

    Instead of "Play Freebird", it's "Play Flappy Bird"?

    • Eli Hodapp

      Actually, yes, lol. Oddly enough, my first contact with Flappy Bird was people in stream chat demanding I play it a few weeks ago.

  • ikari_paul

    Please, please TA... continue to play flappy bird and other non-gaming crap. Forget FF6 and stuff with - you know - gamplay.

    The thing is, I really need to collect as much links and articles about these huge successes in smartphone gaming, so that when anybody says "Nintendo is crazy not to ditch its 3DS and bet the farm on smartphones", i just have to post links to the articles. Insta-shutup guarantee. No need for any text. One link, and the argument is over

    Please continue. This is pure gold for any person who loves good games and nintendo

    • Eli Hodapp

      Have you ever watched a single stream video. I play the games that get requested. If you want me to play a game, ask for it instead of being snide in comments after the fact. Additionally, here's an entire hour of me playing FF6 on stream-

      • ikari_paul

        Ok, the ff6 remark was an unnecessary stab, but i stick to the rest i wrote. Pure gold i tell you. Please continue

    • anarchy in the app store

      Looks like Nintendo is where all the hipsters go to now...

  • KevinS

    Around 15 posts about Flappy Bird have been made since near the end of January on TA. It's close to averaging one per day. Can we please move on, and give some games that people have spent years making some exposure.

    • cofunguy

      How true! Guess TA can't recommend other games unless it is Flappy a Bird and thus basically giving us readers the bird as well.

      Enough..there are certainly OTHER apps to play. But I guess TA can't do that..pretty sad.

    • Eli Hodapp

      It's the biggest game to ever hit mobile from a popularity standpoint. We're not choosing to cover Flappy Bird over other games, we cover all relevant games an iOS news. Here's a link to our reviews, in case you missed any. We typically post 2-3 a day:

    • Womble

      Im not sure where I stand on this. I totally get Elis point, but the sheer volume flappy bird posts kinda irks me.

  • christopherrocs

    Hey Eli, I love all this new streaming dont get me wrong, but could you please name the games you played? That's typically where I run through to see the certain game I wanted to see

  • dave71

    Flappy birds ... Awful game .. What's the fuss .. The end

  • nicoper

    You could always play one of Nguyens other games next stream 😛

  • Zendorphin

    I am sitting in a restaurant run by a Nguyen and will wait for my order by playing a game made by a Nguyen. Kerazy!