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TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Does Not Commute'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one...

Best iPhone and iPad Game - 4/24/15 - 'Sorcery! 3'

Apple Watch Release day! Maybe next week, we'll have some Apple Watch games in this roundup, maybe. Either way, this week was pretty dominated by Apple Watch news so we didn't publish as many reviews as we usually would... But that doesn't mean we skimped on one great game Sorcery! 3. It's our highest rated game of the week, and really, our only really highly rated game review that we published. But, hey, whatever, it's awesome...

'Leo's Fortune' Gets $0.99 Flash Sale on Game's First Anniversary

Leo's Fortune [$0.99] has been out for about a year now, and it's kind of crazy because it won an Apple Design Award almost immediately after release. It's felt like something of an iOS platformer institution ever since it came out. The good news is that now on the game's one-year anniversary, you can pick this fantastic game up for only $0.99. It's being called a flash sale for today, so hop on it while you can, it might be gone once the 24th turns to the 25th. Maybe the rad live-action Rube Goldberg machine trailer will convince you:..

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where all of our jobs are classy. Each week, we take a look at an iOS RPG from the distant mists of time and yank it screaming into the future to see if it's capable of becoming a proper member of today's society. It's a little revisiting, a little reflecting, and a chance to take a deeper dive than our reviews usually allow for. I try to present a balanced plate of RPGs from week to week, but everyone can use a little help once in a while. That's why once per month I turn the selection to the readers. Hey, that's you! Here's how it works: just tell me which game you'd like to see by posting a comment below, stopping by the Official RPG Reload Club thread, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload. I'll randomly choose a winner at the appropriate time, and we can all have fun playing and talking about the game of your choice. The next reader's choice will be decided next week, so this is your last chance to get a suggestion in. Do it!..

Out Now: 'Does Not Commute', 'Sorcery! 3', 'Battle Odyssey', 'Dungeon Link', 'Demon Hunter: Chronicles from Beyond', 'Pinball Sniper' and More

It's new video game day, and for whatever reason many of the games we posted about earlier today as "coming tonight" became available in the US much sooner than the normal 11pm EST time. Hey, whatever! Here's a list of everything from today and some things from earlier in the week. For my money, I'm most excited for Does Not Commute, which is laugh out loud entertaining, and Sorcery! 3 which is the same excellent digital gamebooking we've come to expect from Inkle with some incredible new features. Check out the games below and let us know which ones are tickling your fancies...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Battle Odyssey', 'Dungeon Link', 'Sorcery 3' and Tons More

As the weeks of 2015 race by, here we are again on another Wednesday filled with brand new iOS game releases. We've got the weekly Ketchapp game, a new title from both Gameloft and Gamevil, Sorcery 3, and a ton of other awesome stuff...

Update Mondays: 'Hearthstone', 'Final Fantasy: Record Keeper', 'Mortal Kombat X', 'Mr. Crab', And More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. This week's batch is a bit light in terms of sheer quantity, but there are a few important updates to be found. No Spider-Mans whatsoever, though, so I'm a little grumpier than usual. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper Social [Free], the watchlist in the TouchArcade App [Free], or by participating in the TouchArcade forums, but this weekly summary is here to fill in the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'WWE 2K'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one...

Best iPhone and iPad Games - 4/18/15 - 'Implosion', 'Halo: Spartan Strike', 'Football Manager', 'Attack the Light' and More

This has been a crazy week of travel between attending various iPhone events, so we didn't post the best games last week, and this week's podcast is going to wait until Monday... But after that things should get back to normal, at least until the E3 and WWDC insanity in June. Anyway, here's the top rated game reviews we posted over the last two weeks:..

RPG Reload File 034 - 'King Of Dragon Pass'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we deal exclusively in cows. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to revisit it and see how it's doing in the modern day. It's a chance for a bit of reflection and a deeper dive than the usual TouchArcade reviews allow for. The RPG genre is a pretty wide one that covers a lot of different kinds of games, and I try to present a good variety from week to week. That said, everyone has their blind spots, and to help cover mine, I ask for a suggestion from the readers to feature once per month. The next reader's choice article will be in RPG Reload File 037, so get your choice in soon by commenting below, posting in the Official RPG Reload Club thread in the forums, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload...

'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' 3rd Adventure Wing Open - Welcome to Blackrock Spire

It's been a busy week for Hearthstone[Free], with the iPhone app finally arriving, and it's about to get busier. Blackrock Spire, the third wing of Blackrock Mountain Adventure (BRM) has just opened its gates to all who dare enter. Get ready to face Highlord Omokk, General Drakkisath, and Rend Blackhand in a fight to (their) death...

'Halo' Comes to the iPhone: 'Halo: Spartan Assault' and 'Halo: Spartan Strike' Now Available

Well, I'll be. This week just keeps getting better. Moments ago not one but two different Halo games hit the App Store. Halo: Spartan Assault [$5.99] and Halo: Spartan Strike [$5.99] are now available for download on the App Store. Each feature 30 levels of Halo-y gameplay, and it's a little weird they're not just one app because of how similar they both seem. We got a hands on of the game at E3, back when it was locked away in the Windows exclusivity prison:..

Out Now: 'Drylands', 'Mega Drift', 'Arcane Tower', 'MLB Perfect Inning 15', 'ZenDots', 'Caves n' Chasms', 'Upthing', 'Magica X Magica' and More

It's new iOS game day and there's quite the eclectic mix of stuff on tap for this week's list. Sports, roguelikes, platformers, racing games… there's even a behind the back runner that looks really cool. I'm telling you, it's getting harder and harder to keep up with all the cool stuff that's always coming out, and I do this for a living. Dive into the list below and let us know what games you'll be picking up...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Arcane Tower', 'Civil War: Bull Run 1861', 'Mega Drift' and More

Well, the obvious juggernaut release of the week was yesterday's universal update to Hearthstone [Free], but there's still new games coming out in the event that you're not like 99% of the rest of the internet and just over the moon because you can play Hearthstone on your phone now. Like always, it's very likely more games will trickle out throughout the day, so be sure to check our roundup later in the evening at 11:00 PM Eastern...

'Hearthstone' for iPhone Now Available via Universal Update - Log in to Get Your Free Pack of Cards Now

As predicted late last month, the Hearthstone [Free] update that adds universal support and makes the game playable on iPhones is currently available on the App Store. The App Store can be a little weird when it comes to update propagation, so if you don't see the universal update available yet just give it a bit and it should show up. A trick that has worked in the past for updates like these is if it doesn't show up as universal on your iPhone yet, try downloading it on your iPhone through your purchase history. Why does that work? Who knows, the App Store is weird...

'PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist' is the Latest YouTuber Game in Development

There's a curious trend happening where YouTube gaming personalities are releasing mobile games. There's Tobuscus Adventures: Wizards [$4.99], and CaptainSparklez has the upcoming Fortress Fury, for example. PewDiePie, the arch-YouTuber, has got a game of his own in the works. PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist is coming to mobile, developed by Outerminds. PewDiePie featured the latest build of the game in a video just posted to his YouTube channel, showing off the action-platformer with pugs, brofists, and shark-punching...

If you're picking up an Apple Watch, or just want a rad freebie to check out, you can get Rules! [$2.99] for free right now. It was the first game to officially support the Apple Watch when it was updated in March. Now, Apple is giving it away for free. It's not just free on the App Store, though: you have to obtain the freebie through the Apple Store app. [Free] To do so, launch the app, go to the Featured section, then scroll down and look for the thin banner as pictured below:..

Out Now: 'Devious Dungeon 2', 'Dragon Hills', 'Tiltagon', 'Rogue Star', 'Dungeon Crawlers Metal', 'Power-Up', 'SBACEBALL', 'Rototo' and More

It's been a pretty intense week of new game releases, though a couple of the heavy hitters have already launched prior to tonight's routine Wednesday night release schedule. Mortal Kombat X is finally available and has its ups and downs but overall is pretty good. Rayark's highly-anticipated action game Implosion also launched a bit early, arriving this morning, and the impressions from players in our forums has been highly positive. But don't get blinded by those two big boys, as there's a ton of great stuff on this list below as well. Check 'em out and let us know what you'll be picking up...

Rayark's 'Implosion - Never Lose Hope' Hits the App Store

Those hoping for a fast-paced character action game for their mobile device have been waiting (im)patiently for Rayark's Implosion [$9.99], and today the game has finally launched in the App Store. We originally caught wind of Implosion way back in September of 2013 when it debuted at the Tokyo Game Show, with a planned release for sometime in 2014. The development took longer than expected though, pushing the release date back several times. Even their January 2015 target was a bit too optimistic, but luckily they didn't miss the mark too much as it's still just early April. I mean, at least it isn't 2016, am I right?..

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Tiltagon', 'SBACEBALL', 'Football Manager', and Maybe Even a Surprise 'Hearthstone' iPhone Update?

This is a bit of a weird iOS release week (Aren't they all?) because what's likely to be the biggest release of the week, Mortal Kombat X [Free] is already available. In fact, it's been out so long we've already got a review of it. Additionally, if our speculation was correct, Hearthstone [Free] should be getting a update to support the iPhone any time now. But, anyway, there's a bunch of other games coming tonight too...

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