Author Archives: Brad Nicholson


About the Author

Brad spends the majority of his time lifting heavy iron or rubber things at the gym, but when he's not busy doing that or looking in a mirror, he writes about video games on multiple websites, including this one (duh). Brad enjoys touch screens and joysticks, FPS titles and Western RPGs, protein powders and multi-vitamins, and has a habit of talking about himself for far too long.

Need more Saga games in your life? Awesome! Candy Crush Saga [Free] creator King just announced that it's bringing its physics-based puzzle game, Papa Pear Saga, to iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad later this fall...

Heads up: Hunters: Episode One [$4.99 / $4.99 (HD)], the game that kinda put Rodeo Games on the map, is free (again) for a limited time. It's been offered up for the generous price of zero dollars a few times over this past year, but we're guessing a few of you may have missed out on those. Here's your chance to make good on that...

Minecraft - Pocket Edition [$6.99 / Free] still has a ways to go to catch up with Minecraft proper, but the mobile version's most recent update definitely pushes it closer...

You Need To See Tonight's Release 'Pirate Legends TD'

The App Store is clotted with tower defense games, but you owe it to yourself as a fan of the genre to check this one out when it hits later tonight at 11PM EST. Super Hippo absolutely nails everything you could want out of a solid TD game. It's got an awesome art style, for one, and more importantly, it mechanically holds up...

The studio behind Sunny Hillride, Headup Games, has a new title coming tonight: Way To Go! In a nutshell, it's a 2D, tile-based puzzle game that tasks you with maneuvering or re-directing a variety of avatars through hundreds of surprisingly devilish puzzles. It plays a little bit like Cuboid, if you're familiar with that, except this game has you laying down tiles to indicate where your avatar goes...

Turn-Based Strategy Game 'BattleFriends in Tanks' Hits Tonight

Tequila Games' BattleFriends series is leaving the seas for the, uh, land. Tonight will see the release of BattleFriends in Tanks, a 2D turn-based game that tasks players with blowing each other up in a variety of colorful tanks. ..

A long time ago, we ventured out into the darkness of space in an attempt to fix, uh, something in the awesome iPhone simulation game Astronaut Spacewalk [$1.99]. It didn't go so hot. Actually, I'm pretty sure it couldn't go worse. We've been looking for a bit of redemption since and now seems like the perfect time because Spacewalk has, finally, been re-released as an iPad title, complete with new UI and content. The name? Astronaut Spacewalk HD [$1.99 (HD)]...

You know, if you think about it, street racing is all about Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect so I guess it makes sense that WWE is slapping John Cena's beautiful delts and image all over a brand new street racing game...

On this week's episode of The TouchArcade Show, we talk a lot about marketing iPhone and iPad games -- what works, what doesn't, and what gets folks the most excited. Also, just in case you were worried, we do talk about some new games and ill news. Eli discusses an electric shoot-em-up called Abyss Attack and a cool runner named Battle Run. Also, Jared talks up our Game of the Week Mikey Hooks...

It's been a few months, but we're still not quite over the shock that Blizzard is making an iPad game. It doesn't help that Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft looks so rad, either...

If you want more Cut the Rope: Time Travel [$1.99] and Time Travel HD [$3.99 (HD)], now's a good time to mash the update button. ZeptoLab has added a new "Disco Era" set of levels to the puzzler. In these, you'll cut the rope and position disco balls to stop "beams" from zapping all the candy. Sounds like a neat twist on the series' proven formula, which overall, is a thing Time Travel has been doing pretty well...

Gameloft's open-world game, Gangstar Vegas [$0.99], received some content love the other day via a big, almost "Mad Max" themed update. Specifically, a quest tree under the name "Mojave Apocalypse" was added, bringing in 11 new missions and three new enemies. Jason also got a new suit suitably themed for the post-apocalyptic shenanigans, as well as a new mohawk because mohawks are totally "in" during the end of the world. Everyone knows that...