These streams are getting more and more fun to do as our community is growing. Yesterday you guys saw me do awesome in Threes!, and not so awesome in a bunch of other iOS games. Tomorrow I'm playing New Zealand games, so if you've got any game requests, you better join the Twitch chat and let me know! Anyway, if you haven't yet, please follow us as it's the best way to get notified when we're streaming.

To tune into the TA Plays Live stream you've got three options:

  • The easiest is to just scroll down to see the embedded video stream and chat below. Make sure to turn the volume slider up if you want to hear game audio and commentary.
  • Visit the TouchArcade channel on Twitch directly and watch over there.
  • Download the Twitch.TV app [Free] and either hit this link on your device or simply search for the channel TouchArcade.

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! These streams are a blast. Here's what we played:

  • Disco Zoo (In beta!)
  • 14px [$0.99]
  • Darklings [$0.99]
  • Fly Kiwi Fly! [$0.99]
  • Splashy Fish [Free]
  • Nihilumbra [$2.99]
  • Bardbarian [Free]
  • Amarillan Room [Free]
  • Call of Duty: Strike Team [$6.99]
  • Atomic+ [Free]
  • Any Landing (Coming tomorrow!)

...And of course, here's the video which will be up whenever YouTube finishes doing its thing:

  • shadax

    I can't wait until flappy bird isn't a thing anymore.

    • shadax

      To be a little more constructive... I'd like to see monster killer: shooter mayhem.

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  • Jake7905

    Much like Spock or Obi Wan Kenobi, Flappy Bird transcends death or deletion. And though Flappy may have been pulled from the App Store, in removal he has become stronger then Dong could have possibly imagined.

  • raumich

    You can't get Flappy Bird from the AppStore anymore? Why is it still featured on this Site? Anyway, this Stream has Flappy Bird in the title, therefore I won't watch it.

  • ItouchBrett

    Playing flappy bird more? That's it. Notifications off. How about taking requests or playing threes! Or, touch grind? Or ff6? or ANYTHING else.

    • Jared Nelson

      "so if you've got any game requests, you better join the Twitch chat and let me know! "

      That is literally what every one of these twitch streams are: playing what games people request.

      • nini

        Yeah but then how can you whine about Flappy Bird? It's like choosing between your children if your children are the games you like and the game you feel compelled to rag on!

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      • cofunguy

        Then some people need to get a life. There are tons of better apps than flappy and since one cannot get flappy they better turn to the dark side and find others. Even 3s is better than flappy, the room is better than flappy, the room 2 is better than flappy, enchanted cave is better than flappy. I could continue this pattern for more apps.

        And since when has TA become a homage to ONE app?? Flappy is dead..move on!!

      • jati

        Relax, man... And have a look at all the games Eli played in this stream. Where exactly is the problem?

  • JohnnyJ301

    I want your job Eli, playing video games for a living. (I'm not being sarcastic either !)

    • vicsark

      I guess you might underestimate all the stuff that goes around maintaining a site with a dozen news a day and forums 😉
      Also when your hobby becomes work, it rapidly kills a lot of the fun.

      • JohnnyJ301

        I understand, it was a Little tongue in cheek but I think Eli has a cool job still.

  • MiloTheBadKitty

    For the love of all that is holy, TA...

    I love your site. I read everything. I pay attention to and value the commentary you provide. And with all that being said: Can we PLEASE begin to lay Flappy Bird to rest? 🙂

    • MiloTheBadKitty

      Within the last five days, there have been 10 Flappy Birdy centric articles. I feel like that is...too many.

      • nini

        When the world shuts up about it, so will TA. I doubt they're dumping articles about other games just to accommodate FB coverage so just like how you leave the broccoli that you hate on your plate, just eat around it and quit poking at it.

  • TimTim92


    I'm beginning to think its just because you enjoy the newfound traffic from all of these mindless sheep. Way to go and ruin all of your good articles by keep on bringing up this garbage.

    Please stop, because honestly, you guys are just beating a dead bird..

    Pun intended.

  • Eli Hodapp

    In this comment thread: A whole bunch of people who have no idea what these streams are all about.

    • Jake7905

      Flappy Bird. What else could they be about? 😉

      • Eli Hodapp

        Seems like the highest order of "I hate everything that's popular." Hell, it works well for Reddit and Justin Bieber so I guess I'm not sure why I'd expect anything other than pure unbridled hate for Flappy Bird in comments here.

      • Jake7905

        Yeah, it seems the hate stems from the celebrity surrounding Flappy Bird, and has nothing to do with the actual gameplay. It reminds me of some of the negativity towards the Angry Birds franchise. Some people hate the game's popularity, not the game itself.

    • TimTim92

      No, you play games that people request, we get it. But please.. Just no more articles for flappy bird? These plays are okay.. But so many articles about it are actually turning people off.

      It's a fad that's growing old to people and too much is too much. Was the requests you got to play the game tallied from last week? If so, then it can be forgiven, since that's when the majority of people played and it snowballed from there.

      All people are asking here, is to not make so many references or articles towards flappy bird anymore.

      Thank you for dealing with us all. Lol

      - Tim

      • Eli Hodapp

        Did you watch the stream? How many times did I play Flappy Bird?

      • TimTim92

        I watched some of the stream and then was going to comment here with an edit. Apologies because flappy bird was not played, but I still stand by what I said with the mention of it so frequently.
        Maybe this article was named like that for a one time joke? Or so it would generate more traffic? (Which is probably has?) Or because simply because you would have played it if people wanted to see it played? Maybe all three! 😛 Hahah

      • Eli Hodapp

        So to clarify you are mad because of two words in the title of a story?

      • TimTim92

        Read my reply to Jared. 😛

      • Jared Nelson

        Well, a week or so ago every stream was being inundated with flappy bird requests, so it's sort of a running joke mentioning Flappy bird in the twitch posts.

      • TimTim92

        Thank you for clarifying! Hahah
        Yes, if its a joke then I'm not so mad..
        Grr.. 😛

        Sorry for the anger at you all, I'll be a man and apologize but it does get tiring hearing about it. Maybe that's where you all find your fun though. Heheh

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  • Chungston

    Splashy fish looks amazing. The water physics are a thing of beauty. Downloading now!

  • Teverin

    Here you can play flappybird online and also download android or iOS application 😉

  • R Skse

    Hey whats more exciting than watching someone nosedive a flappy bird over and over? Wheres that Brad guy to inject some male hormone into this show again and some assholeishness?