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TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Super Stickman Golf 3'

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...

RPG Reload Presents - The History of Handheld RPGs, Part Eleven

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload. This week, we're continuing our little monthly project looking at the history of handheld RPGs. That means that we will not be taking a look at a specific RPG from the App Store's past this time around. Last month, we looked at the Nintendo 3DS, a machine that had some trouble finding its footing initially. In the long run, it has proven to be quite the little RPG machine, however. If you thought that tale was harrowing, however, you haven't seen anything yet. This month, we're looking at the other side of the current generation of dedicated handheld gaming hardware, the PlayStation Vita...




Out Now: 'Dead Venture', 'Auto Warriors', 'Cops - On Patrol', 'Crusaders of the Lost Idols', 'Blast Blitz', 'Tiki Taka World Soccer' and More

It's Wednesday evening here in the US, and that means that once again there's a massive deluge of new iOS games hitting the App Store. As always, we're here with a huge list of all the new stuff for you to rummage through, and also as always there's no shortage of cool-looking new games in this week's batch. Check out everything below and let us know in the comments section which ones you'll be checking out!..

New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Tap Smiths', 'Dictator: Emergence', 'Ghostbusters: Slime City', 'Blast Blitz' and More

Since Ronald Reagan proclaimed July 6th to be National Air Traffic Controller Day, I was going to suggest everyone go download Flight Control but, uh, well, I've got some bad news. I guess we could just download Harbor Master [Free] and pretend it's planes instead of boats? Maybe? Oh well, regardless of how you celebrate, at least there's a bunch of new iOS games to play this week...

Ben Brode Talks State of the Game, Warrior is All the Rage, Yogg-Saron Rules, and More Weekly 'Hearthstone' News in Touchstone #54

Welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our weekly roundup of all things Hearthstone [Free]. I've (almost) finished my move across the Atlantic, and now we are back to business as usual (minus the slight timezone change). This week we have Ben Brode talking about the current state of the game as well as what the team is looking to fix in the future, a pro going to legend in three days with a new F2P account,  the diversity found in the Warrior class, the current state of the meta - hint, Aggro Shaman still rules - and much more. I hope you've been enjoying playing Hearthstone and the diversity in the meta is allowing you to have fun. Do let me know in the comments what you think about the state of the game. Okay, on we go...

Update Mondays: 'Temple Run 2', 'Disney Crossy Road', 'Wrestling Revolution 3D', '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. Regrettably, I'm in the middle of a move right now and don't have as much time for writing as I usually do, so this week's article is going to be more of a "best-of" than usual. I apologize, but we should be back to the normal size next week. 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: 'Crypt of the NecroDancer Pocket Edition'

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...

RPG Reload File 085 - 'Alphadia'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we all know at least one mysterious girl. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to see how it holds up in the here and now. It's a chance to revisit old favorites, reflect on their place in the overall iOS landscape, or simply to take a deeper dive than our reviews typically allow. I try to select a balanced plate of RPGs from week to week in order to reflect the diversity of the genre, but if you feel like I'm missing something important, please let me know. You can do that by commenting below, posting in the Official RPG Reload Club thread in the forums, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload. You might not see your suggestion soon, but it will be added to the master list...

Out Now: 'Neo Turf Masters', 'CSR Racing 2', 'Don't Be Squared', 'Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius', 'Tap My Katamari', 'Dungeon Tiles', 'The Slaughter: Act One' and More

Here we are again with another week and another big batch of new iOS games. It's a surprisingly beefy week in terms of games, with several big-name titles hitting the App Store for the first time but also several high-profile games that are exiting their soft-launch period and launching worldwide. In addition, there's a few things on my radar that are supposed to come out today but haven't quite hit the App Store just yet, so keep an eye out as if anything noteworthy pops up we'll let you know. Otherwise, check out the full list below and let us know which games you'll be picking up!..

New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Pocket Arcade Story', 'Final Fantasy Brave Exvius', 'Don't Be Squared' and More

I'm based in the Chicago area, and I love everything about this part of the USA except for one very significant problem: When I'm craving Waffle House I've got to drive all the way to Indianapolis to get my fix of scattered, smothered, and covered hash browns. Sure, we have objectively better overall mom and pop diners all over the 'burbs, but there's just something magical about Waffle House. It's like when you're really craving White Castle, there's just no substitute. What does this have to do with anything? Nothing really, just random Waffle-related musings on National Waffle Day and wishing I could celebrate properly at a Waffle House. Thankfully, there's a whole heap of brand new iOS games to play instead...

'Touchstone Tavern', Our Weekly 'Hearthstone' News Roundup, Is on Hiatus This Week

Hello everyone. Normally, I would be welcoming you all to another extensive recap of all news Hearthstone [Free], but unfortunately this last week was extremely busy for me since I was preparing for my return to the US after two years away. As a result, I couldn't put together one of my usual articles for you. Instead, what I've decided to do is to write the Videos part of the article to give you something to hold you over until next week. There are some very fun videos that should keep you entertained. If all goes as planned, I'll be able to attend BlizzCon 2016 in November and write a BlizzCon-focused Touchstone Tavern. So, enjoy this week's shortened Touchstone Tavern, and I'll see you all on the other side...

Update Mondays: 'Zenonia S', 'Sky Force Reloaded', 'Marvel Avengers Academy', 'Tiny Tower', 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. We've got a nice mix of the new and the old appearing this week, but as usual, it's mostly tilted towards free-to-play games. 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: 'Teeny Titans'

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...

RPG Reload File 084 - 'Shadowrun Returns'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we'll deck the world for a few credsticks. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to see how it holds up in the present day. It's a chance for reflecting on important releases, revisiting old favorites, or simply to take a deeper dive than our reviews typically allow. As the present King of Canada, I try to choose a balanced plate of games from week to week to reflect the wide diversity in the genre. If you feel like I'm missing something important, though, make sure to let me know. You can do that by posting in the comments below, stopping by the Official RPG Reload Club thread in the forums, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload. You might not see your suggestion right away, but it will be added to the master list...

Out Now: 'Perchang', 'Heavy Metal Tennis Training', 'Rodeo Stampede', 'Hyperburner', 'Super Steampuff', 'NinjAwesome', 'The Sandbox Evolution' and More

Welcome to the best time of week for mobile gamers, the time when we roundup all the new iOS games that have hit the App Store. Let me apologize for not having a list last week, these things are hard to put together when you're spending all day running around the LA Convention Center for E3. This week we're back though, and back with a vengeance! Or if not a vengeance then at least a huge selection of cool-looking new games. Check out the full list below and as always let us know which games you'll be picking up this week in the comments section below...

New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Rodeo Stampede', 'Hyperburner', 'Otaku Heroes' and a Bunch More

As far as dumb food-related made-up holidays are concerned, I'd say that today's National Onion Rings Day might be one of the most delicious. To celebrate it fully, I'd recommend going to a place like Red Robin that goes above and beyond when it comes to the presentation of onion rings by stacking them into a massive ridiculous tower that spreads envy throughout the entire restaurant. It's like the infectious nature of the fajita effect. Oh, and while you're waiting for your golden brown, deep fried, savory slices of America to hit your table, maybe consider playing some of the new iOS games that hit the App Store this week?..

Improving Ladder Performance, Control Warrior Rules, Priest In Trouble, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in Touchstone #53

Welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our Hearthstone [Free] weekly news roundup that helps you stay on top of everything going on in the world of Hearthstone and (hopefully) helps you improve your game. This past week we had articles about the popularity of Mage decks, ways to improve your Ladder game, the current state of the meta, decklists and stats from tournaments, N'Zoth's dominance, and much more. As you can tell, the meta is still in relative flux, which is a good thing for the game considering the new expansion has been out for a while now. I hope you've been enjoying the game recently. If you've been hoping for any changes, do tell me in the comments; I'm curious to see what players are enjoying and what not. Let's jump in, shall we?..

Update Mondays: 'Minecraft: Pocket Edition', 'Marvel Contest of Champions', 'The Greedy Cave', 'Leap Day', 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. With both of the big events last week, you might expect that there wouldn't be quite as many updates as usual. You would be correct in that assumption, oh wise seer. That doesn't mean there aren't some cool updates to look at, though. 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: 'Adventure Company'

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...

RPG Reload File 083 - 'Rimelands: Hammer Of Thor'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we regularly engage in medieval dumpster diving. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the murky mists of the App Store's past to see how it stands in the judgmental light of the modern day. It's equal parts reflection, reminiscing, and diving deeper than our reviews usually allow for. As the wielder of the sacred nail clippers, I try to choose a balanced plate of games from week to week, but if you feel like I'm missing something essential, please let me know. You can comment below, post in the Official RPG Reload Club thread, or tweet me at @RPGReload. You might not see it soon, but I'll add your suggestion to the master list, a prestigious prize if there ever was one...

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