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TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Minesweeper Genius'

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...

Welcome to another Arena of Valor news roundup! We’d like to say “It’s that time again!”, but circumstances halted our original plan to have the first go up on a Friday. Assuming all has gone well, the publish date of this particular issue is Friday, May 18th as opposed to Monday, May 22nd. Expect these on a Friday is what I’m trying to say here...




'Steam Link' App Hands-On Preview - The iOS and Apple TV Killer App Doesn't Even Play Games from Apple's Ecosystem

Earlier this month we got news that Valve had plans to bring a Steam Link app to the Apple TV and iOS devices. Released back in November of 2015, Steam Link is a hardware device that allows you to stream games from your PC to your TV, played via the Steam Controller. Unsurprisingly, like most things Valve does, the Steam Link works pretty well. The problem is it's another set top box to buy, which (at least amongst my circle of gamer friends) led to fewer people than I would have expected actually picking one up because in this day and age between Apple TVs, Amazon Fire devices, Google Chromecast, and an array of consoles, needing one more HDMI port to plug something in is a tall ask. Meanwhile, tons of people have iPads, iPhones, and/or Apple TVs, so some sort of app-based implementation of Steam Link seems far more ideal- Particularly when compared to buying yet another piece of hardware to live in your home theater setup...

Out Now: 'Super Hydorah', 'Homo Machina', 'Disney Heroes: Battle Mode', 'Zero/Sum', 'Idle Champions', 'Rev Heads Rally', 'Diggerman', 'Rotten Escape', 'Animal Super Squad', 'Bloki', 'Run or Die', 'Volcano Tower' and More

Each and every day new mobile games are hitting the App Store, and so each week we put together a big old list of all the best new releases of the past seven days. Back in the day the App Store would showcase the same games for a week, and then refresh those features each Thursday. Because of that developers got into the habit of releasing their games throughout Wednesday or very early Thursday in order to hopefully get one of those coveted features spots. Nowadays the App Store refreshes constantly, so the need for everyone to release all on the same day has diminished. Still, we've kept our weekly Wednesday night format as for years that's the time people knew to check TouchArcade for the list of new games. And so without further ado please check out the full list of this week's new games below, and let us know in the comments section which games you'll be picking up!..

We're staring down the barrel of a nice shake up of the meta game this week. Some of the most important cards of some of the strongest decks have been singled out. What I like about the changes is that the cards have so much innate value that I think they will still see action. Another thing I like about card changes is that sweet dust return! Hearthstone's[Free] Year of the Raven is going to be a great one if we continue to see balance passes like the one we have highlighted below...

New iPhone Games on Our Forums: Bardbarian, No Heroes Allowed, Volcano Tower, and More

The weeks of 2018 are absolutely racing by as another Wednesday full of iOS game releases is upon us. This particular Wednesday falls on National Sea Monkey Day, but did you know that Sea Monkeys aren't anything exotic, they're just brine shrimp, like you might feed your fish? Well, now you know. In gaming news, I'm pretty excited for the Bardbarian re-release as we loved that game when it first hit the App Store back in 2014. Volcano Tower also looks pretty sweet:..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Tiny Bubbles'

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...

Out Now: 'Tiny Bubbles', 'Qbics Paint', 'Super Doggo Snack Time', 'Almost There', 'Bombarika', 'Roto Strike', 'Kontrast', 'Galaxy Punch', 'Dotra' and More

Each and every day new mobile games are hitting the App Store, and so each week we put together a big old list of all the best new releases of the past seven days. Back in the day the App Store would showcase the same games for a week, and then refresh those features each Thursday. Because of that developers got into the habit of releasing their games throughout Wednesday or very early Thursday in order to hopefully get one of those coveted features spots. Nowadays the App Store refreshes constantly, so the need for everyone to release all on the same day has diminished. Still, we've kept our weekly Wednesday night format as for years that's the time people knew to check TouchArcade for the list of new games. And so without further ado please check out the full list of this week's new games below, and let us know in the comments section which games you'll be picking up!..

New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Girls' Frontline', 'Tiny Bubbles', 'Magic Girl Critical' and Much More

Sorry for posting this a bit later in the day than usual, we've been busy adding some staff to TouchArcade which you should see shortly in some new bylines! Getting some new folks up to speed to start writing for us is a fabulous way to spend Hurray for Buttons Day, after all. We're working hard at maintaining our lead as the number one mobile games site. Anyway, while there's loads of great games in this list, I'm really digging Tiny Bubbles. It's oddly refreshing to play a physics matching puzzler...

Arena Changes, Shudderwock Rebalancing, and more 'Hearthstone' News in 'Touchstone' #123

It's time again to dive head first into some Hearthstone[Free] news! This week we're seeing some small changes to Arena as well as the card dubbed by former Lead Developer Ben Brode as 'The Craziest Card in Hearthstone.' We also got to see a few examples of new decks that have been performing well at legend rank. The Year of the Raven is now in full swing and we are continuing to see really amazing decks shine through and wow us...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Spike City'

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...

Out Now: 'Dungeon Hunter Champions', 'AXE.IO', 'Ramboat 2', 'Magibot', 'Distraint: Deluxe Edition', 'Agent Wonky', 'Spike City', 'Twisty Twins', 'Dungeon X Dungeon' and More

Each and every day new mobile games are hitting the App Store, and so each week we put together a big old list of all the best new releases of the past seven days. Back in the day the App Store would showcase the same games for a week, and then refresh those features each Thursday. Because of that developers got into the habit of releasing their games throughout Wednesday or very early Thursday in order to hopefully get one of those coveted features spots. Nowadays the App Store refreshes constantly, so the need for everyone to release all on the same day has diminished. Still, we've kept our weekly Wednesday night format as for years that's the time people knew to check TouchArcade for the list of new games. And so without further ado please check out the full list of this week's new games below, and let us know in the comments section which games you'll be picking up!..

Best New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Dungeon X Dungeon', 'Axe.io', 'Wild Park Manager' and Loads More

Ahoy mateys! Aside from oodles of new iOS games getting released today, it's also International Scurvy Awareness Day, which will be some fun trivia to drop if anyone is playing Sea of Thieves on the Xbox or PC this evening. (It seems weird that you eat bananas in that game instead of oranges, right?) Anyway, as usual, there's a heck of a lot of good stuff in this list between the new Crescent Moon Game, Axe.io, Wild Park Manager by Kairosoft, and tons more. As usual this is typically only a taste of the new games that are being released today, so be sure to check back later for our full roundup which typically goes out around 11:00 PM Eastern...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Fortnite', 'Marvel Avengers Academy', 'Clash Royale', 'Choice of Games', 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 was an exciting week in updates, with many great games getting iOS 11 and iPhone X updates, including much of SNK's lineup. But as usual, we're focused here on content updates, and I've found a nice batch for you to consider. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Supertype'

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...

Squigly is Heading to 'Skullgirls Mobile', Check Out Our Exclusive Gameplay Gifs of Her in Action

Fighting games have been split into two distinct camps on mobile. On one side there's the traditional fighting game that offers free movement of characters and pretty much behaves like a fighting game on other platforms by using a bunch of virtual buttons to approximate physical controls. Then there's what I've come to call "swipe fighters" which take most of the mechanics of a normal fighting game but streamline them to be conducive to taps and swiping gestures on the touchscreen. The traditional-style fighting games have found a small but passionate audience on mobile, with Street Fighter IV CE being the best example of that version done right. However, the swipe fighters have been the ones to break into the mainstream of the mobile market, with games like Marvel: Contest of Champions and Injustice 2, among many others, amassing millions of active players and raking in money hand over fist. ..

Out Now: 'Paladins Strike', 'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery', 'Still Here', 'Supertype', 'Major Mayhem 2', 'Lightslinger Heroes', 'Heroes of Elements', 'Dino War: Survival' and More

Each and every day new mobile games are hitting the App Store, and so each week we put together a big old list of all the best new releases of the past seven days. Back in the day the App Store would showcase the same games for a week, and then refresh those features each Thursday. Because of that developers got into the habit of releasing their games throughout Wednesday or very early Thursday in order to hopefully get one of those coveted features spots. Nowadays the App Store refreshes constantly, so the need for everyone to release all on the same day has diminished. Still, we've kept our weekly Wednesday night format as for years that's the time people knew to check TouchArcade for the list of new games. And so without further ado please check out the full list of this week's new games below, and let us know in the comments section which games you'll be picking up!..

Best New iPhone Games on Our Forums: Corennity, Supertype, Major Mayhem 2, Still Here and More

Another Wednesday is upon us, and to celebrate the momentous occasion of International Guide Dog Day, the App Store has delivered a fresh batch of brand new iOS games to check out. As usual, our forum members have been mining the darkest corners of App Store for hidden gems, of which there are more than a few this week. Don't miss Supertype, it was in a competition I was judging back at GDC, and I was impressed with the game then and am even more into it playing the full release version. There's a bunch of other cool stuff in this list, however!..

First Witchwood Deck Builds, Saying Goodbye to Friends, and the Dawn of the Year of the Raven in 'Touchstone' #122

Welcome once again dear readers to the Touchstone Tavern, your mobile gateway to the world of Hearthstone[Free]. Your usual guide, Mr. Tasos is on a temporary break. It has been just a few short weeks since the launch of the Witchwood Hearthstone expansion and the start of the year of the raven, but it sure feels like a lot longer. We've had some great decks take shape around this new season. While there are a few older builds still lurking, this is one of the best times to get back in and feel that fresh new game scent just permeate through the competitive standard format. ..

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'PUBG Mobile', 'Rules of Survival', 'Heroes of Steel', 'Zen Pinball', 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. Battle royale games are the hottest thing around right now, and mobile certainly hasn't escaped that trend. We've got lots of those games in this week's round-up, along with a few games to please antiques like me. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

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