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Out Now: 'Boom Beach', 'Little Big Adventure', 'Bad Student Driver', 'Sometimes You Die', 'Ravensburger Puzzle' and More

It's new iOS game release time, and get your iTunes login pressin' finger ready because there's quite a lot of new games tonight, as well as a few that came out earlier in the week and this past weekend. You have classic PC game Little Big Adventure, Supercell's latest Boom Beach, the quirky barcode scanning game Barcode Kingdom, the all-in-one digital puzzle solution Ravensburger Puzzle, and a lot more. Basically, a little something for everyone. Eli streamed many of these on our Twitch channel earlier today, and those clips have been embedded below for your viewing pleasure...

Coming Tonight: 'Boom Beach', 'Firework Apprentice', 'Sometimes You Die' and More

It's Wednesday again, and here's the weekly onslaught of iOS games. Supercell's Boom Beach is likely going to steal the show, at least when it comes to massive iTunes featuring when it launches tomorrow. I played it for quite a bit on stream yesterday and was actually really surprised by how much I like it. I sort of missed the boat on Clash of Clans, but Boom Beach's Canadian soft launch has sucked me in...

Game of GDC: 'Seabeard' by Hand Circus

We've been pretty dedicated with our various game of the week choices over the months since we've started the column, but we're doing something a little different this week since 98% of our attention went towards games we saw at GDC. So, here's the Game of GDC. Weirder yet, since most of the games we've seen are either works in progress or prototypes, we've decided what we're shooting for with this nomination is the game that seems the most promising to be really radical when it's finally released...

GDC 2014: 'Seabeard' By Hand Circus Looks Awesome

Not long ago we posted the announcement trailer of Seabeard, a new game from the developers of Rolando developed in partnership with Backflip Studios. Back then, we really didn't know what you do in the game as it seemed like you do everything. Well, after a brief demo from Hand Circus's own Simon Oliver, it really seems like the game is less of a "game" with a specific task/goal and more of a sandbox-y world you just enjoy...

Out Now: 'Star Horizon', 'Adventure Beaks', 'Roll Back Home', 'TriBlaster' and More

Even though we are incredibly busy here at GDC, we've somehow managed to forge together a list of this week's latest iPhone and iPad game releases. As usual, the links to forum threads and the App Store are below, along with pertinent screenshots, videos and iTunes descriptions. Have fun!..

Imangi's Temple Run [Free] is the legendary behind the back runner that kicked off the whole genre. I doubt anyone reading TouchArcade hasn't played either Temple Run or one of the related behind the back runner spinoffs made by every other developer under the sun...

Coming Tonight: 'Star Horizon', 'TriBlaster', 'Roll Back Home' and Tons More

Even though GDC is in full force this week, the App Store release cycle doesn't show any signs of letting up. While there's fewer games on our radar this morning for a US release at 11:00 PM Eastern tonight, there's still some great looking ones. We're super excited for Star Horizon...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Glorkian Warrior: Trials Of Glork'

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...

TouchArcade Will Be at GDC Next Week

Hey guys, just a heads up to our readers that next week GDC is underway and both Jared and I will be there reporting live. If this is your first TouchArcade GDC experience, expect loads of content from us as we meet up with developers who are showing off their exciting new games. Connectivity in San Francisco is always an interesting challenge, so we might have loads of video content, or we might just be tweeting a lot about how much we'd love to upload our video content. Either way! It should be fun for everyone...

Out Now: 'Surgeon Simulator', 'Glorkian Warrior: The Trials of Glork', 'Penombre', 'First Strike', 'Dudeski' and More

It's Wednesday yet again, which means another batch of new iOS game releases. Kind of a quiet week to be honest, though tonight does mark the highly-anticipated iPad debut of the Internet's favorite 100% medically inaccurate doctor game Surgeon Simulator. Also, I'm absolutely adoring Glorkian Warrior, a love letter to Galaga and Galaxian with platforming elements. And hey, you never know what else on this list will end up being a sleeper hit, so check out the forum impressions and links below and get busy playing...

Coming Tonight: 'Surgeon Simulator', 'Glorkian Warrior' and Tons More

It's Wednesday again, and as of this posting, in a little more than eleven hours all of these games will be available on the US App Store. 11:00 PM Eastern is the magic time, or, if you're lucky enough to live in an iTunes region that isn't the USA, you might even have these games live on your App Store now...

'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' Exits Beta and is Now Available for Mac and PC, iPad Version Still in the Works

Blizzard's highly-anticipated card-battler Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft feels like it's been in beta forever, but today that beta period officially ended and the game is now available for Mac and PC. That's great news and all, but what about the iPad version? Well, Blizzard has always stated that the iPad version would come out after the official release of the PC and Mac version, but haven't really said how far after the desktop release it would be...

Just as Flappy Bird mania seems to finally be dying down, Rolling Stone has just published an interview with the creator Dong Nguyen and it offers great insight into the strange phenomenon that started late last year and led into the early part of this year. Some of the topics discussed include how Nguyen started out in programming, the influences that shaped him when creating his own games, how he felt that peoples' obsessions with the game were doing them harm, and how the unwanted notoriety of having a global hit game release forced him into hiding in his hometown of Hanoi, Vietnam...

Out Now: 'Block Fortress: War', 'Devious Dungeon', 'Mines of Mars', 'Frontline Commando 2', 'Wave Wave' and Much More

It's another Wednesday night, and another huge batch of new iOS game releases. I mean, there are a lot of new games this week. Some really great stuff too, like Block Fortress: War, Mines of Mars and Devious Dungeon. It feels like the past few weeks have been especially good for new games, making this year already off to a great start and it stands to just keep getting better. App Store and forum links below, make sure you clear some time in your schedule to tackle some of these new games...

Best iPhone and iPad Games of February 2014

Even though February is the shortest month of the year, it sure was home to some big iOS game releases. Final Fantasy VI after what feels like years of waiting, an Eliss re-release and tons more were among our best rated games of the month. Again, these are not necessarily games that were released in February, but rather, merely the best games we reviewed in February. Also, our scoring system isn't representative of any traditional metric where you combine scores of graphics, sound, fun-factor, replayability, and other elements. Rather, we just rate games based on how much we recommend you download them...

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