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'Animal Crossing Pocket Camp' Guide: Maximize Free Rewards Daily to Get Ahead Without Spending Real Money

You’ve settled down in Nintendo’s Animal Crossing Pocket Camp [Free] and now you’re trying to figure out a good rhythm. This guide is here to help illuminate all the daily tasks, goals, and reminders so you can get to that end-game with as few bumps as possible. If you're just stumbling across this guide, it's a good idea to first read our beginner's guide which covers some of the basic strategies of the game first...

'Animal Crossing Pocket Camp' Beginner's Guide: Free Leaf Tickets, Getting K.K. Slider, Choosing a Personal Style and More

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp [Free] brings Nintendo’s gentle charmer to the mobile screen. Anyone familiar with previous entries in the series will feel right at home (if slightly disappointed). For players looking to jump right in but also have some basics on hand, this guide is to give you the best start possible along with what to expect and some things to consider as you play on...




Kobolds & Catacombs Reveals and Reviews, and Other 'Hearthstone' News & Videos in 'Touchstone' #117

Welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our weekly Hearthstone [Free] roundup of the best news and videos. As you would expect, this past week was dominated by the upcoming expansion, Kobolds & Catacombs. We got to read about upcoming card reveals and see some more new cards, read the stories of Marin the Fox and King Togwaggle (the "smartest" Kobold ever), and much more. At the same time, questions about the game's cost surfaced once more, which isn't surprising given how many players are trying to find the best way to grab those new cards. There's a lot more news to read and some really interesting videos to watch, and I hope you enjoy it all...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Mikey Jumps', 'Candy Crush Saga', 'Fallout Shelter', 'Plague Inc.', 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. There was something weird going on in the App Store the last few days that resulted in tons of old updates getting pushed out again. This made it very hard for me to do my usual process for putting this article together, so it's a bit skimpy this time. 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: 'I Am The Hero'

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: 'RPGolf', 'Tower Fortress', 'Beat Street', 'Corporate Salmon', 'AdVenture Communist', '7 Wonders', 'Universal Paperclips', 'The Alchemist Code', 'Catan Universe', 'Ocmo', 'Shadows Remain' and More

Gather 'round children as we present a list of the best new iOS games of the past 7 days. And, like always, we've got a stacked list this week with more awesome looking games than anybody reasonably has time for. The literally years in development, almost mythical 7 Wonders has finally arrived, two different PUBG-likes from NetEase battle it out with Rules of Survival and Knives Out, and both RPGolf and Beat Street are some of the most fun I've had in a long time based on my brief experiences with them. Oh, and Shadow Fight 3 is set to arrive sometime in the next day. Too. Many. Games. Folks. So check out the full list below and let us know in the comments which games you're most excited about this week...

New iOS Games on Our Forums: 'White Night', 'Tower Fortress', '7 Wonders', 'Ninja Tennis', 'Lineage 2', 'Universal Paperclips', Two NetEase 'PUBG' Knock-Offs and More

Another Wednesday morning release roundup is upon us, and between a ton of great iOS games and both Rocket League and Skyrim hitting the Switch this week I've officially got too much to play. But, before you hop into all these games this week, it's probably a good idea to observe today's made-up holiday: National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day is observed every year on November 10th and is an entire day dedicated to finally digging out that old jar of pickles that expired sometime in January and throwing it away. Or, heck, keep aging that old jar of mustard as an eternal science experiment, see if I care!..

'Kirby' and 'Super Smash Bros.' Developer HAL Laboratory Releases First Smartphone Game 'Hataraku UFO' in Japan

HAL Laboratory, the Japanese developer that has worked closely with Nintendo for decades and brought forth such massive franchises as Kirby, Super Smash Bros., and the Earthbound/Mother series, have just released their very first smartphone game. It's called Hataraku UFO and it's the first product of their internal smartphone game development studio which they've dubbed HAL Egg. In the game you control a UFO with a retractable claw as you travel around helping people with tasks that are best suited to a floating object with a retractable claw. Stack ice cream sundaes, move cargo into the back of a truck, stack cheerleaders into a pyramid… there's seemingly no end to the usefulness of a floating retractible claw. It also doesn't hurt that Hataraku UFO is almost painfully adorable, as you can see in the official trailer for...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Flipflop Solitaire'

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...

Amazon's 'Champions of Fire Invitational' Is an eSports Event for Casual Gamers, Featuring 'Flappy Bird', 'Pac-Man 256' and More From December 2nd

It's always awesome to see mobile eSports events receive such a strong reception and representation, and the recent Mobile Masters Invitational by Amazon showed how titles like Hearthstone, VainGlory and Summoners War could attract huge audiences in exciting games. That being said, while I love the sense of competition that such events conjure up, some of these eSports competitions around very specific online titles can be a bit alienating to less dedicated gamers. In an attempt to shake up expectations of what mobile eSports is all about, Amazon are back with yet another invitational tournament - but this time with a more casual flair. Titled the Champions of Fire Invitational, on December 2nd and December 3rd this brand new contest is set to feature more accessible hits such as Flappy Bird Family [Free], Pac-Man 256 [Free] and Disney Crossy Road [Free], but will still have all the excitement, competitiveness and most importantly huge $50,000 prize pot to fight over...

'South Park: Phone Destroyer' Guide: How to Win Without Spending Real Money

South Park: Phone Destroyer hits that perfect balance between offering everything you love about a specific IP with approachable, enjoyable gameplay in a freemium setting. Of course, being freemium, Phone Destroyer certainly has its fair share of pay-to-win potentials and skill/pay walls. However, it’s also one of the more forgiving games in terms of being able to continually play the game. With the following tips, players will be able to maximize their time and skill and extend that play time even further...

Out Now: 'WonderWorlds', 'Cally's Caves 4', 'Catan Stories', 'Words With Friends 2', 'Bubblegum Hero', 'Duke Dashington Remastered', 'ESWAT City Under Siege', 'Starman: Tale of Light' and More

We're mid-week and it's time to round up the best new iOS game releases of the past 7 days. And let me tell you, this week's list is as strong as usual and that's not counting a handful of games that haven't hit yet as of this writing. Games like Card City Nights 2, FlipFlop Solitaire, The Scrungeon Depths, South Park: Phone Destroyer and more! You can expect we'll give you a heads up as these stragglers arrive leading into the weekend, but for now you'll have plenty to keep you busy with what's already available, which you can find in the full list below. As always let us know in the comments which games you're excited about this week...

Best New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'WonderWorlds', 'Catan Stories', 'Sandcastles', 'Cally's Caves 4', 'Disjoint', and More

Today's made up holiday is Abet and Aid Punsters Day, which apparently is a day where you're supposed to come up with terrible puns and encourage others to do the same. This holiday likely had more relevance before Reddit became a thing and terrible puns took over the internet. Regardless of where you stand on puns, there's a load of awesome games that have come out this week along with a few more that we know of which haven't popped up on the App Store yet like South Park Phone Destroyer. Stay tuned for that sometime later tonight or tomorrow!..

SwitchArcade: 'Golf Story', 'Stardew Valley', 'Fire Emblem Warriors', and 'Super Mario Odyssey' Mini-Reviews

We always get a positive response whenever we post about Switch stuff now and again as it seems like there's loads of crossover in our audience between people who are into gaming on the go who also, unsurprisingly, are also really into the Nintendo Switch. Maybe we'll eventually get into full-on Switch reviews, but for the time being I like the idea of posting these sort of mini-review roundups. So, if you're even half as into the Switch as we are, strap in. Otherwise, well, we've posted other iOS stuff today you can check out instead!..

iPhone X Review - Wireless Charging is Amazing

While the iPhone X was only announced a couple months ago, the wait for its release felt like an eternity- Particularly as those not anxious to be early adopters of the new Face ID system and home button-free UI's picked up their iPhone 8s a few weeks ago. I picked up my iPhone X bright and early on Friday morning, and after four days of constant use I feel pretty comfortable writing something that I'd describe as a "review," even if it's just more of a formality at this point. I doubt there's many people sitting on the fence still trying to decide whether or not they want an iPhone X, but, if that describes you, hopefully this is at least vaguely helpful...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Glyph Quest Chronicles', 'Marvel Avengers Academy', 'Noblemen: 1896', 'Minion Rush', 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. If I had to sum up the bulk of the updates from last week, it would only take three words: iPhone, X, compatibility. But I've sifted through the lists, found some games that went above and beyond the call, and presented them here for your Monday morning reading pleasure. 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: 'Final Fantasy Dimensions II'

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...

The Best Games for the New iPhone X

The Best Games for the New iPhone X

November 3rd, 2017 9:00 AM EST by Jared Nelson in Featured, News
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It's new iPhone release day… again! Yep, Apple released the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models in September, which are largely similar in a physical sense to last year's iPhone 7 models but feature glass backs that allow for inductive charging, improved Retina HD screens with True Tone, improved cameras, and more. They're excellent options for those wanting a more familiar iPhone experience with all the type of year-to-year improvements Apple typically includes in new devices. However, there's a second type of iPhone this year which Apple calls the iPhone X. That's "ten" as in the Roman numeral to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the origianl iPhone, but damned if I can't stop calling it the iPhone "Ex". Oh well. ..

The RPG Reload Play-Along Bonus Edition: 'Solomon's Boneyard'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to a special bonus edition of the RPG Reload Play-Along. Each month, we'll be playing an iOS RPG together, sharing laughs and tears in equal measures. The post on the front page (like this one!) is basically here to announce the game in question and give a few tips on getting started. The real action will be happening in the TouchArcade forums, where you'll find a thread dedicated to each month's featured game. Sign up if you haven't already, post your screenshots, ask for advice, or just chat about your misadventures with others. We've got a great community of RPG fans here at TouchArcade, so let's make the most of it!..

'Final Fantasy Dimensions 2' Review - Neither Fish Nor Fowl, but Fun Anyway

Nothing can ever be straightforward when it comes to sequels and Square Enix, can it? Here we have Final Fantasy Dimensions 2 [$14.99], which is not a follow-up to the story or mechanics of Final Fantasy Dimensions [Free]. Instead, it's the sequel to an unrelated Japan-only free-to-play social RPG called Final Fantasy Legends, which was also the title Final Fantasy Dimensions went by in Japan. But it's not really a sequel so much as it is a remake. In fact, it's the second such attempt at remaking that game, but when they remade it the first time they added the number 2 to show how significant said update was. But that didn't seem to go over well either, so now here we are. Final Fantasy Dimensions 2 is a rebuilt premium version of a free-to-play social RPG, and if that sounds like that might be a tough thing to pull off, you're half-right...

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