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It's Wednesday again, and this list of games coming tonight comes with a similar caveat as last week's list in that there's a very good chance this isn't all the games we're going to see slowly drip out of the App Store today. It's been a weird place lately, as last week there were nearly double the amount of new games at 11:00 PM Eastern for our normal "Out Now" roundup as there were when we first combed through the New Zealand App Store in the morning...

Update Mondays: 'Crossy Road', 'Candy Crush Soda Saga', 'Heroes Of Steel', 'ALONE', 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. It's a little bit slower this week, but there are still some cool updates to call attention to. 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: 'Shadowmatic'

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 of the Week: 1/16/15 - 'Hero Emblems'

Our game of the week picks aren't always the games that receive the best scores in reviews, but that's not the case this week. Everyone is all about Hero Emblems, and I've even gotten over my few minor grievances I mentioned last week during our podcast. If you don't have this game yet, what the heck are you doing?..

'WWE Immortals' Review - Wrestling with Déjà Vu

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Injustice [Free] on mobile. I'm also a huge fan of pro wrestling. So when NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros., the makers of Injustice, announced a partnership with the WWE to create a new mobile brawler, I got all kinds of excited. The thought of taking the Injustice game and simply plugging in a bunch of WWE wrestlers was enticing. And well, that's pretty much just what they did. WWE Immortals [Free] is basically Injustice: WWE Edition, and while that's not a bad thing by any stretch seeing as Injustice is a proven winning formula, it is somewhat disappointing that there's barely anything substantial to differentiate the games from one another. That said, Immortals is a solid foundation to build upon and it should please fans of both Injustice and the WWE...

RPG Reload File 021 - 'Knights Of Pen And Paper'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we're not afraid to go meta from time to time. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past. Why would we do such a thing, you ask? Well, just because a game didn't come out this week, it doesn't mean it's not worth playing. This feature gives us a chance to revisit, reflect, and take a deeper dive than the usual scope of our reviews allows for. I try to schedule out a good variety of RPGs, but just to keep me on my toes, once per month I turn the choice to you, the reader. Simply vote for the RPG you'd like to see featured by commenting below, posting the Official RPG Reload Club thread in the forums, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload, and you might just see your game appear here next month. The next reader's choice feature will be in the first week of February, so get those votes in...

Out Now: 'WWE Immortals', 'Gunslugs 2', 'Flockers', 'Shadowmatic', 'Lowlander', 'Raids of Glory', 'Bowling Central' and More

It finally feels like things are back to normal, as with last week's first and second batches of great new games and with everything that's on tap tonight, 2015 is off to a pretty incredible start. Remember, this is the slow time of year, so expect things to just keep on getting better. The one major thing taking my attention away from Hero Emblems is WWE Immortals. I love wrestling and I'm a huge fan of Injustice on mobile, so Immortals is pretty much a life-ruining combination. I'm also really excited to finally play Gunslugs 2, and that Shadowmatic game which seemed like it was in development forever quietly snuck into the lineup. Check out all the new games below and let us know which ones you'll be playing...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Bowling Central', 'Gunslugs 2', and 'Socioball'

This is working out to be a weird week, particularly as new games have leaked out on to the App Store in the last couple days which definitely has resulted in this post being far lighter than they usually are. But, hey, if you think the iOS release cycle in January is bleak, you should check out the console world. I looked up what's come out (or is coming) this month to blow some Best Buy gift cards on, and, yeah. Nothing. Anyway, here's the few iOS games coming tonight:..

Surprise! Apple Cracks Down on EU 14 Day Return Window Abuse

Late last year we posted about Apple's new return policy that went into effect across all of the various iTunes stores to fall in line with updated consumer protection regulations. In a nutshell, people using the App Store, buying Music or Movies from iTunes have two weeks to get an instant no questions asked refund. The new policy was debated both in the article comments as well as in a thread in our forums, and few people were very happy about it. Apple definitely made sure to mention in their updated iTunes guidelines that this refund only could occur before the piece of media was downloaded, but that didn't seem to be the case in actual practical use, as folks could just wildly download stuff and ask for refunds while keeping the app on their devices...

Update Mondays: 'Bubble Witch Saga', 'Midway Arcade', 'Doug Dug', 'Star Traders 4X Empires', 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. After a couple of slow weeks to start the year, it feels like the App Store is winding up again, and with that comes a bevy of updates. 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: 'Hero Emblems'

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 of the Week: 1/9/15 - 'Drop Wizard'

We're finally at the point where new games are coming out, and it's great to start highlighting the best of them again. This week we only had one high scoring game, but this has also been a great week for releases so next Friday's Best Of post should be pretty beefy I'm thinking. Hopefully...

Out Now Part 2: 'Hero Emblems', 'Space Marshals', '1-bit Ninja Remix Rush', 'Infinite Warrior: Battlemage', 'Wizard Golf' and More

It was kind of a weird week for new game releases, as there were a lot of new games and game updates that were scheduled to go live but ended up getting kind of… stuck, I guess. All signs point to this being related to Apple adjusting prices in various regions, which messed up the propagation of the digital App Stores in certain parts of the world. With that said, there were some games that didn't release in time for our normal Wednesday night roundup, so here's another batch of new games that we wanted to make sure nobody missed out on...

RPG Reload File 020 - 'Akalabeth: World Of Doom!'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we often take marching orders from a guy named British. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to see how it holds up in the modern day. It's a chance to revisit some classics, take a deeper dive than reviews allow for, or even just to reflect on the ever-expanding history of mobile RPGs and how certain games fit into it. For the most part, I set the schedule, and while I try to present a diverse line-up, just to make things interesting, I throw the choice over to you, the reader, once in a while. The next reader's choice article will be next week and will be covering Knights Of Pen & Paper [$4.99], a suggestion offered by reader Andre Garcia. If you want to put your choice in as a potential candidate for the next reader's choice article in February, simply post a comment below, drop by the Official RPG Reload Club thread in the forums, or tweet to @RPGReload. A roll of the dice determines the winner, so everyone has a chance, no matter how obscure their selection!..

Behind the Back Free to Play Endless Runner Review - It's Just like 'Temple Run'

There's a free game that hit the App Store recently which you may have seen featured by Apple, or even potentially climbing the free charts. If you like games, and especially like free games that feature progression through playing over and over again collecting some type of in-game currency to then spend on various unlockables which could be cosmetic or performance related, you should consider giving this one a look. It's a gameplay loop that works well, and is incredibly conducive to both quick play sessions where just one run offers a bit of progress, but when you get close to unlocking the next thing the “just one more try” factor often increases...

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