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.

Lasers! You think they're cool because they're multi-colored and make a sweet and subtle buzzing sound and can burn stuff without being fire, but you'll love to hate them really soon since tonight is the night that Grapefrukt's stripped-down RTS Rymdkapsel releases. In the game, you play as a minion overlord tasked with creating a self-sufficient space base. The catch is that waves of laser-toting enemies pop out in intervals, threatening to wreck what you've managed to build. And, seriously, these guys aren't pushovers...

Even though Fez 2 is canned and Phil Fish has supposedly quit the gaming industry, ports of the original Fez are still coming along. At least, that's what we're gathering from a tweet sent out from the studio's account that says the studio "isn't going anywhere" and there is "still much porting to do." And, yeah, no mention of Fez by name, but what else does the studio have to port?..

'Shadowrun Returns' Mobile Delayed A Few Weeks

Where is my Shadowrun Returns? We've seen this question a bunch since the game's launch on other platforms and its continued non-existence on the App Store. We don't have a solid answer as to when just yet, but we do have a why for it dragging behind. According to Harebrained Schemes, the tablet version has been delayed a couple of weeks to get it as polished as possible. No big deal...

On August 1, the iPhone and iPad versions of Kingdom Rush: Frontiers [$0.99 / $2.99 (HD)] will receive a huge update that adds a new land, new enemies, new heroes, and what looks like a wicked crazy boss fight against a map-consuming Kraken...

The dark arts! Skeletons! Reanimation! Excitement! Supercell's latest update to Clash of Clans [Free] adds all of these things, courtesy the introduction of the game's newest unit: the witch. The witch unit practices good old-fashioned, chant and raise-the-dead necromancy. With her, you can turn the bodies of dead warriors into a horde of skeletons. This is a handy thing if you think about it, since they'd just waste away otherwise...

On this week's episode of The TouchArcade Show, we make a big-time effort to stay on the topic of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. At the top of the show, we talk about Bloodmasque and what makes it so hilarious. We also give some time to a couple of updates, including the now-released Ridiculous Fishing update. Also, we lay down some thoughts on emulation and the now-closed Enterprise loophole folks were using...

Fantasy football is kinda lame because you, generally, have to do most of the busy work from your main computer instead of something convenient, like, say, an app. Drafting in particular usually always has to be done on a rig, making you to have to put up camp at home base instead of enjoying your incredibly busy life. Good news, though: Yahoo has just added mobile drafting to its wicked popular fantasy football app [Free]. Now, you can draft wherever you are...

Oh, what's this? A new update for Fish Out of Water [$1.99] is out? A new update for Fish Out of Water is out...

After seeing Jared's amazing character in Square Enix's upcoming title, Bloodmasque, Eli and I just HAD to see the game in motion, too. Below, we've got an epic playthrough with some of the most ridiculous pictures of ourselves (and a cat) that we could find...

This one's kinda rough to pitch, but stick with us. League of Mages is a first-person, competitive spell slinging game that plays sorta like how I imagine a first-person Harry Potter game would. In Mages, you play as a scrub wizard and are tasked with training up to be one of those "YOU SHALL NOT PASS" type of pros. The entire game takes place across one-on-one battles where you and your opponent trade real-time blows, attempting to win whatever prize is being offered in the tournament or match...

Make Some Waves in Our First Look at 'Riptide GP2'

Riptide GP2 is what you think it is: an arcade wave racing game featuring tons of speed, tons of waves, and tons of sick tricks to pull off when your hydro jet blasts off from a big wave or conveniently placed ramp...

First Look At 'Sky Tourist,' A Cutesy Puzzle Platformer

Three Legged Egg's cutesy and vibrant Sky Tourist seems like a game to keep an eye out for tonight, especially if you have little ones around. At the top-level, it's a super accessible puzzle meets platforming game that casts you as Petey Pendant, a tiny space man with a hankering for discovery. Your tasked with visiting settlements and grabbing all the souvenirs that you can as you zip through them...

Awesomeness From Boredom: A Look At 'Rymdkapsel' And The Making Of

Grapefrukt's Rymdkapsel is a RTS that cuts to the bone of what this genre is all about: building with an eye towards a big picture objective. In Rymdkapsel, you're tasked with researching obelisks by building a sprawling space base that not only connects to them, but also manufactures the resources necessary to do so. In a sense, you're kinda like a weird space spider building and strengthening a web of corridors and resources...

Gameloft and Marvel Announce 'Thor: The Dark World' Hack-and-Slash

Thor: The Dark World - The Official Game is an actual name of an upcoming game. And just so we're clear here because that title sure isn't, it'll be THE official tie-in game for Thor: The Dark World, an upcoming movie starring Chris Hemsworth's crazy big delts. ..