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MOGA Rebel MFi Controller Review - Easily the Best Full-Size iOS Controller Currently Available

It's been about a year that we've been living in a world of MFi controllers, but for a variety of reasons official controller support on iOS hasn't been the massive hit everyone expected it to be. While a few decent controllers have been released, none of them have been perfect or particularly "must have", and they all feel expensive compared to controllers on other gaming platforms...

Free iOS 8 Update Now Available

Free iOS 8 Update Now Available

September 17th, 2014 1:05 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Featured, News

Apple just flipped the switch (I actually imagine them pulling a huge lever) to release iOS 8 worldwide. If you've got a device that supports it, which amounts to anything more recent than the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, 5th gen iPod touch or iPad mini, you can download the update right now either through iTunes or by loading up Settings -> General -> Software Update...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'The Maze Runner', 'Tactics Maiden', 'Robot Rundown' and More

Well, it's a weird week for iOS game releases. Most of the developers I talk to avoid releasing new games on the App Store around the time of major iOS releases and new hardware. If history has shown us anything, it's that the apps/games featured around this time are from the few developers lucky enough play some inside baseball with Apple when it comes to developing for the latest iPhone and iOS iteration...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Phantom Rift'

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: 9/12/14 - 'Goblin Sword', 'The Journey Down', 'Battle Riders', and 'Gemini Strike'

If all that happened this week was the release of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, that'd be pretty rad in itself. If all that happened was the unveiling of the Apple Watch, same story, would still have been a great week. The fact that we've got all that and great iPhone games? Well, that's just awesome...

RPG Reload File 005 - 'Saturday Morning RPG'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome once again to the RPG Reload, your weekly dose of words about RPGs, where every morning is Saturday morning, and we are all wearing our metaphorical pajamas. Every week, we tune in for a rerun of an RPG from App Store days gone by for a little reflection and revisiting. I'll do my best to keep things a bit varied and balanced between the many different kinds of RPGs out there, but once a month, in order to defend human freedom against my ruthless determination to rule the world, the selection falls to you, the reader. Our next reader's choice feature will be in RPG Reload 008, so please vote for the RPG you want to see me write about in either the comments below or the Official RPG Reload Club thread in our forums. Those are also both great places to share your thoughts, experiences, fresh comedy, and knowledge...

Hands-On Video and Impressions of the MOGA Rebel MFi Controller

Yesterday, MOGA officially unveiled their first full-sized MFi controller for iOS devices, the MOGA Rebel. I had a chance to sit down with the final version of the hardware with company representatives in San Francisco and spend a little time trying it out. I'll be saving most of my thoughts for a full review in time for the controller's release next Wednesday, after spending the weekend really putting it through its paces, but for now here are some initial thoughts and a little hands-on video to give you a better idea of what the MOGA Rebel offers those looking for a decent full-size MFi controller...

New iPhone Games Out Now: 'Dragon Quest I', 'Fotonica', 'Goblin Sword', 'Phantom Rift', 'Spider-Man Unlimited' and More

Strap in boys, it's Wednesday night, and Jared has been busy doing mysterious things that could potentially pertain to iOS games in San Francisco all day. It's OK though, I've replaced him with a drinking bird on a keyboard... Who managed to really mess stuff up. But, hey, whatever. There's still a bunch of awesome games coming out tonight. There aren't as many as usual, but the quality level is higher than average, so it all works out in the end...

The Silence is Deafening When it Comes to Apple Watch Developer Support

It's sort of crazy to think how many Apple keynotes I've been through since the beginning of TouchArcade. We've seen the 3GS finally bring a real GPU to the platform, the iPad arriving at the party with a totally different form factor, the iPhone 4 getting a gyroscope, and more. The thing that all these had in common, was that even though no one knew anything about how supporting them was going to work when they were announced, our inbox was flooded with developers planning to do something...

Good news for everyone anticipating the MOGA Rebel, the full-size Bluetooth MFi gamepad, as a release date has been announced, and it's perfect timing with the iPhone 6 models coming out: September 17th, next Wednesday, for $79.99. As one of the first Xbox-style MFi gamepads that will be available to the public, this should be an intriguing controller for those who want a Bluetooth gamepad but don't like the small size of the SteelSeries Stratus...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Dragon Quest I', 'Goblin Sword', 'Spider-Man Unlimited', 'Phantom Rift', and More

We're about two hours in to the New Zealand App Store refresh revealing the new games for the week and there's not that much coming out way. It makes sense, I mean, the news cycle this week is going to be absolutely dominated by iPhone 6 and Apple Watch stuff, who wants to compete against that?..

Hands-On with the New iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Today Apple unveiled their latest iPhone, and as months and months of rumors have prepped us for, they come in two new sizes, both larger than any previous iPhone. There is the regular iPhone 6 which clocks in at a 4.7-inch screen, and the iPhone 6 Plus which has a whopping 5.5-inch screen. Now, I say whopping because the iPhone 6 Plus is definitely very large, and enters into "phablet" territory. However, my big take away from my hands-on time with both new phones is that it's manageably large, and the big screen really is amazing for watching videos, reading text, checking out photos and of course for gaming. And, if you're not a fan of the super-sized version of the iPhone, the regular 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is also quite a bit larger without feeling too much larger than the current 4-inch iPhone 5s...

Introducing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Introducing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

September 9th, 2014 3:34 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Featured, News

Man, that was a keynote, wasn't it?! Almost all the rumors turned out to be true in regards to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and the things the rumor mill didn't know turned out to be sweeter than I was expecting- Particularly when it comes to the battery life of the iPhone 6 Plus. I assumed the rumored bigger batteries were due to the fact that a bigger screen would use more power, but, it sounds like it's going to just have a longer battery life across the board thanks to the increased battery size...

The iPhone 6 Keynote is a Few Hours Away, iWatch Potentially Also Revealed - What Are You Excited For?

If you're in to iOS hardware, few days of the year are more exciting than the Apple keynote revealing the new iPhone- Particularly on a full hardware redesign. It sets the scene for the following two years of iPhones, as history has shown the inevitable iPhone 6S is only a year ago. Similarly, the specs of the phone itself also clue us in to what kind of power the next iPads are going to have, particularly as the devices get more and more similar to each other...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Mikey Boots'

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...

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