Ever since we started posting the Apple top downloads list, I'm always sort of amazed by what's on the top free lists as it all seems like... such junk. Today, we will see if my assumptions are correct or if there's actually some hidden gems in there. Strap in for clones, ads, IAP, and more. This one is going to be a doozie.

There's three ways you can watch the stream:

1. Scroll up to the top of the page here and watch it embedded right here on TouchArcade. By default the volume is set to 0%, so be sure to crank that slider up if you're in a place where you can have sound.

2. Actually heading over to Twitch and viewing the stream over there. It's basically the same as above, except with a slightly different layout for the stream and the chat.

3. Download the TwitchTV app [Free] and watch the stream live on your iOS device. If you haven't tried the app in a while, it's worth revisiting as it just got a massive update that makes it way better. Once you're in the app, either search for "TouchArcade" or hit the link on your iOS device.

I usually stream until around 7:00 PM Central time, and you can find an archive of our stream videos over on our YouTube channel. I upload them right after the stream each day, so depending on how long YouTube takes to process them, if you miss a stream they're usually available in an hour or two.

Please be sure to follow us on Twitch, and if you really like the TouchArcade stream, subscribe. A premium subscription is $4.99 a month, and gets you a slick little TA icon next to your name in chat. We're still working on other cool things to do with our subscribers, but right now just imagine it as a virtual tip jar.

Thanks for watching, everyone!

Update: Here's the video, whenever YouTube finishes processing it-

  • http://animaltrackers.wordpress.com/ DAiv Games

    It's interesting to see what's popular on the free charts to get a feel for what people like playing when money isn't an issue.

    I just wish I could predict what the next big thing is going to be, so I can go ahead and make it... lol

  • rod-

    Would you consider doing short recaps and reviews of what you do on TA plays? I can't spend the time watching every stream but I feel there is a lot of value to your impressions that i miss out on. Even something as simple as 'I played game x for five minutes and wasn't impressed.' Then I played game y and am eager to go back to it.

    • Geertyy

      He sometimes does that at the end of the stream. He did it on this one.