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Best iPhone and iPad Games of the Week: 11/7/14 - 'Bitcoin Billionaire', 'Drift'n'Drive', 'Puzzle to the Center of the Earth', 'RPG Asdivine Hearts' and 'Talisman'

Further ramping into Q4 and barreling towards the "holiday season" (or I guess now the day after Halloween is technically the holiday season) it's not a surprise we're seeing better and better games. Developers are going to continue to jockey for position over the next month before the iTunes freeze... So if you think these last few weeks have been good, you ain't seen nothin' yet...

Blizzard Announces 'Hearthstone' Expansion "Goblins vs Gnomes"

Just as all the teases have sort of indicated, Blizzard just announced a new Hearthstone [Free (HD)] expansion during the opening ceremony at Blizzcon. It's called "Goblins vs Gnomes," featuring over 120 cards that centralize around different engineering gizmos from World of Warcraft. Exploding Sheep, Annoy-o-Trons, and other similar things will be featured as cards...

Last Night's South Park Episode "Freemium Isn't Free" Focuses on Freemium Mobile Games

Last night's episode of South Park, titled "Freemium Isn't Free" focuses on free to play mobile gaming. Like most things South Park makes fun of, their take on the current free to play climate of mobile gaming is... Shockingly accurate. They go through the design process of these games, which I swear is practically a GDC talk I've sat through, make comparisons to gambling, and how pushing free to play games on your friends at school is a lot like pushing drugs...

Out Now: 'The Sailor's Dream', 'Bitcoin Billionaire', 'Day of the Viking', 'Contract Killer: Sniper', '1-Bit Hero' and More

Hello friends, and welcome to our weekly roundup of newly-released iOS games. In fact, this week, for whatever reason, is an extremely busy one. There's a good mix of games I've known about and have been waiting for, as well as a bunch of stuff I've never even heard of until now that look really cool. As always check out the full list of new games below complete with forum links to impressions that have been rolling in throughout the day, and let us know what you're planning to pick up in the comment section...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Bitcoin Billionaire', 'Day of the Viking', The Sailor's Dream, and Tons More

After last week's admittedly fairly weak week, the fate of this week's list of new game releases lies solely in the comments. There's some truly amazing looking games in this bundle, but will someone still have the audacity to post that it's a weak week?! I checked, and the sky is still blue, so probably. Either way, there's something for everyone here whether you're a fan of Simogo's crazy mystery games, Noodlecake stuff, random free to play games, and much, much more...

Stoic Studio Talks 'Banner Saga' Mobile Development and Direction of Upcoming Sequel

Bringing The Banner Saga [$9.99] to tablets gave John Watson nightmares. “This launch was even bigger to us personally than the original launch,” he explains. The Banner Saga was released for PC and Mac in January before making the jump to tablets early last month. “We’ve been working toward this for a long time. I was extremely excited about the launch, and getting it done was a relief.”..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Drift'n'Drive'

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 of the Week: 10/31/14 - 'Ghost Blade', 'Sleep Attack TD', 'Super Glyph Quest' and 'Tilt to Live: Gauntlet's Revenge

Another solid week under our belts, friends. We've got a really great action game that uses swipe controls in a way that actually doesn't suck, a tower defense game that somehow manages to feel fresh, an awesome to a sequel to an already good puzzle game, and a spin-off of one of our favorite games ever? Sign me up. Here's the list of our best reviewed games this week:..

RPG Reload File 012 - 'Costume Quest'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we put metaphorical cardboard boxes on our heads and pretend we're knights. Each week, we play an RPG from the App Store's past to do a little deep diving. It's a chance to revisit and reflect on some great games from years gone by, and an opportunity to expand beyond the usual scope of our reviews here at TouchArcade. Like a particularly cunning trick-or-treater, I've carefully planned my schedule, so as to cover a wide variety of RPGs, but if you guys know of any houses that are handing out full-size Snickers bars, fess up! Drop a comment down below or post in the Official RPG Reload Club thread in the forums to vote for which RPG you'd like to see me write about. Once per month, the majority rules, and I will carry out the tragic work of playing that awesome game. The next reader's choice article is next week, and the winner this time is Baldur's Gate [$9.99]! Any votes made from now will go towards the following reader's choice, which will take place in RPG Reload File 017 at the beginning of December...

Normally I don't put a whole lot of thought in to divining the meaning of the weird iOS press packets that get mailed to me on the reg', but when Blizzard sends you something... Well, that seems noteworthy. When they send you something UPS overnight and that something is quite literally two pieces of paper... That seems even more noteworthy, right? Maybe?..

Out Now: 'Run Sackboy! Run!', 'Woah Dave!', 'Twisty Hollow', 'Bumper Tank Battle', 'Vektor', 'Smash Champs' and More

It's Wednesday, which means new iOS games are just now hitting the US App Store. Earlier today it looked like it might be kind of a weak week, but things have picked up nicely throughout the day. As always all the videos, screen shots, forum links and app blurbs you could ever need are neatly listed below, so check out everything and let us know what games you've got your eye on in the comment section below...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Twisty Hollow', 'Whoa Dave!' and a Bunch of Soft Launches

I know it's been a running joke around here forever to post that it's a "weak week" in the comments, but today that actually might be appropriate. I've got no idea what's going on here, if developers are avoiding releasing this week because of Halloween or if it's just sheer coincidence that everyone else seems to be releasing their games next week? Alternatively, maybe the App Store is just being weird which is always inside the realm of possibility...

Check Out This 'Hail to the King: Deathbat' Soundtrack Behind the Scenes Video and iOS Alert Sounds

Despite being an oddly polarizing title in our community, we really dig Hail to the King: Deathbat [$4.99]. We posted a review and made it out game of the week. Now, we've got a behind the scenes video featuring M Shadows and Zacky Vengeance from Avenged Sevenfold talking about the sound design of the game in front of an incredibly impressive array of Mortal Kombat machines. Check it out:..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Puzzle to the Center of the Earth'

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: 10/24/14 - 'Pixel Boat Rush'

This is a weird week for reviews this week. While we posted a lot of them, our highest scored game was only a 4.5... Which is still pretty great where I'm sitting. Be sure to hit up the links at the end of the post to find the other games we reviewed this week, or just mash the Top Reviews link at the top of every page to drill down further...

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