Category Archives: Featured

Out Now: 'Mobius Final Fantasy', 'Blitz Breaker', 'Tap Hero', 'One Show Only', 'Jurassic GO', 'Crooked Path', 'Pixel Disc Golf 2' and More

Welcome to another week of new iOS game releases, and if you're on the same side of the planet that I am, then you're happy to have Hump Day behind you and only a couple more days left before the weekend. And what better way to break up that work week than by downloading a bunch of new iOS games? You can find a big batch of games below, so please check out everything, including each game's forum thread to see what your fellow gamers have to say, and let us know which games we'll be filling up the precious space on your device this week...

While I assume most of you are out celebrating National Watermelon Day, those of us at TouchArcade Towers are scratching our heads wondering what's been going on with the App Store as of late. As we mentioned last week, the delightfully predictable behavior of App Store game releases has gotten real weird, and we're back to games randomly popping up at odd times during the week instead of one giant wave early Wednesday morning. (Or so it would seem.) While we figure out the new groove the App Store is jamming to, these posts are going to be a little weird...




'PlayCast' First Impressions: PS4 Games on iOS, Just Keep Your Expectations Realistic

Earlier today we posted about PlayCast [$9.99], a third party utility that had been just released on the App Store. It advertises the ability to play PS4 games on iOS devices via the same Remote Play functionality that allows you to play PS4 games on the Vita. After waiting what felt like forever for my PS4 to update itself (I don't even remember the last time I turned it on), and the same simple setup process that the PS Vita goes through to link it to the PS4 I was... well, playing Rocket League on my phone. Or, more accurately, trying to play Rocket League...

Read All About 'One Night in Karazhan' in Our 'Hearthstone' Weekly Roundup, Touchstone #58

Hello everyone, and welcome to a special Hearthstone [Free] Adventure news roundup. To no one's surprise Blizzard announced the next Hearthstone Adventure late at night on July 28th, and as we guessed, it was Karazhan related. Specifically, the new Adventure is called One Night in Karazhan and will launch August 11th, which is less than two weeks from today. The Adventure has a definite disco feel to it and verges on the silly (in a good way). You'll get to visit some very famous locations from World of Warcraft and have fun while you're at it. I found the theme of the Adventure quite charming, and the trailer song quite catchy. For today's Touchstone, I decided to focus on the Adventure alone because let's be honest, no one cares about anything else right now. So, come and get a taste of what Medivh is preparing for all of us on August 11th...

Update Mondays: 'Pokemon Go', 'Minecraft: Pocket Edition', 'SimCity BuildIt', 'Dungeons of Chaos Unity Edition', 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. At long last, we've got a relatively healthy-sized Update Mondays again. I'm all finished moving, the updates are flowing, and all seems to be well for our little corner of the TouchArcadiverse. 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: 'The Quest HD'

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...

Who Owns Pokemon, Anyway? It's Complicated.

So, I'm not sure if you all have noticed or not, but we've been writing a lot about Pokemon recently. In the articles and comments of some of these stories, an old bugbear has come up several times. Who exactly owns Pokemon? How much of a benefit to Nintendo is the success of Pokemon Go [Free]? It's a more complicated situation than it initially appears, and I'll tell you up-front, there aren't any publicly-available concrete answers. Still, I think I can offer some clarification for curious readers and confused Nintendo shareholders out there, so let's go on a journey together. A Pokemon journey! Without any Pokemon. Sorry, they're not in the budget...

Out Now: 'The Quest HD', 'Road Not Taken', 'Big Bang Racing', 'Duck Roll', 'Blyss', 'Legends of Heropolis', 'RedStory', 'Tinker Island' and More

It's that time of week again to shower ourselves with a downpour of new iOS games. Business has really picked up since this morning's post of new games, as the remastered HD version of beloved mobile RPG The Quest launched for the iPad and Spry Fox's roguelike puzzler Road Not Taken also arrived for iOS pretty much out of nowhere. There's still a couple things that haven't quite shown up in time for this post, so keep an eye out for a heads up for some other possible new releases. For now the full list of new games can be seen below, so let us know which games you'll be picking up this week...

New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Legend of Heropolis', 'Pixel Car Racer', 'Cthulhu Clicker' and More

I was really hoping to be able to ring in Walk on Stilts Day in with a whole avalanche of brand new iOS games, but it's looking like we're in the midst of another App Store SNAFU this week where iTunes isn't being super cooperative. It's making finding listings for this week's new games more difficult than usual, and AppShopper isn't being much help either. Thing is, I know there's a bunch more games coming out this week, they're just not on the App Store yet. Does this mean another shift in the way Apple releases new iOS games? (Remember, new games used to not be available for download until 11:00 PM Eastern.) Or, is iTunes just being weird? Flip a coin, read some tea leaves, and grab your dowsing rods as there's not a great way to tell...

Karazhan Adventure Coming (?), Frodan Talks Pro Scene, Best Decks for the Meta, and More 'Hearthstone' News in Touchstone #57

Welcome everyone to another weekly roundup of all Hearthstone [Free] news, and apologies for coming to you one day later than usual. As I wrote about yesterday, I was at San Diego Comic-Con for most of last week, so I didn't have the time to put together a whole column. Still, nothing really happened last week anyway, right? Well, except that long-awaited announcement about new content coming our way soon. We've been seeing the signs for some weeks now, so I wasn't surprised to see tangible evidence of new content, but it's still nice to know we'll be getting new cards soon (how soon no one knows, yet)...

Update Mondays: 'Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff', 'Paint it Back', 'Angry Birds', 'Fruit Ninja', 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. Yikes, it's another really light week of updates. That summer heat must be getting to everyone. Er, except the people in the Southern Hemisphere, I suppose. Anyway, whatever the reason, there's not much to speak of this week, but I've gathered it up nonetheless. 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: 'ReRunners: Race for the World'

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...

Out Now Part 2: 'Bulb Boy', 'Snakebird', 'Terra Monsters 3', 'Dots & Co', 'Diep.io', 'The Witching Hour', 'SBK16', 'Gnome Dash' and More

It's pretty darn common to see new games trickle out well after our weekly Out Now post, and this week was no different. Gone are the days of iOS games releasing (mostly) like clockwork. The latecomers this week are numerous and noteworthy enough that we figured we'd round them up for you here, and even though we've written about a few of these individually already we threw 'em in for the sake of completion. So make sure you've visited the first Out Now post from this week and grabbed any of the new games that caught your eye, but check out this selection as well and make sure you've got plenty to play over the weekend...

RPG Reload File 087 - 'Chaos Rings 2'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where heroes might be gone, but are never forgotten. 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 position in the overall tapestry, or simply to take a deeper dive than our reviews typically allow. I try to choose a balanced plate of RPGs from week to week in order to represent the diverse nature of the genre, but if you feel like I'm missing anything important, please let me know. You can do that by commenting below the article, posting in the Official RPG Reload Club thread in the forums, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload. Your suggestion might not appear soon, but it will be added to the master list...

Out Now: 'Guild of Dungeoneering', 'ReRunners', 'Dunkers', 'Crusader Kings: Chronicles', 'Colorpede', 'kubic', 'Eden: The Game', 'Rival Fire' and More

It's once again that time of week when a flood of new games hit the iOS App Store. As usual, there is a ton of stuff on offer this week, including a few big-name games we've been waiting to arrive or exit their soft-launch period. Check out the full list of games below and be sure to visit the forum threads for each to see what others are saying about this week's haul, and as always be sure to let us know which games you'll be picking up in the comments section below...

New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Dead Shell', 'Tiny Archers', 'FIE Swordplay' and Tons More

According to obscure holiday-collecting web sites, today is nap day. Some guy on Blogspot calling the day nap day is more than good enough for me, and really, it should be good enough for you. Anyway, assuming you're not taking this opportunity to go take a nap right now, there's a ton of new iOS games for you to download today (and quite a few soft launches)...

An Interview With Akihiko Yoshida, Yuji Okada, and Satoshi Matsura from the 'Battle Champs' Team

Recently, I was invited to come and visit the headquarters of BlazeGames, the developer behind the new game Battle Champs [Free]. Along with a few other members of the media, I was given a brief tour of their offices located in Shibuya, Tokyo, and got to see a short presentation about Battle Champs. The highlight of the trip was a chance to ask some questions about the game to a few of the team members. Producer Yuji Okada, art director Akihiko Yoshida, and assistant art director Satoshi Matsura all took some time out of their busy schedules to tell me about the new game. As the interview ended up being quite lengthy, I'm breaking it up into two different articles. Check in tomorrow for the second part...

Hello, gentle listeners, and welcome to a much-belated episode of the RPG Reload Podcast. We're a couple of weeks late this month, and that's partly from tech problems and partly from my strict schedule the last few weeks. It's here now, though, and the good news is that the next episode is just that much sooner. So join me, Eric, and Andy in a very special recording from the halcyon pre-Pokemon Go days as we discuss the latest in three-week-old news and our featured game, Stoic Studios' Banner Saga. We've got a good mix as Eric was playing it for the first time, while Andy had been through the game before when he wrote the TouchArcade review...

'Ulduar' Adventure Rumors, Expensive and Cheap Decks, the State of Priest, and More 'Hearthstone' News in 'Touchstone' #56

Welcome to another weekly roundup that helps you keep up with all that's going on in the world of Hearthstone [Free]. This week we have even more whispers of possible themes for the next Adventure, two stories about decklists you can put together depending on whether you're rolling in dust or running out of it, a long article that tries to figure out why Priest is so bad in the competitive environment, info on the latest patch and its new, Murloc Shaman hero, and more. And there's some interesting new video series, for instance one that's all about Hearthstone in VR. With the buzz about an adventure announcement becoming stronger by the day, I'm guessing it won't be long before we start the song and dance of analyzing new cards and trying to figure out how the meta will change. Until then, though, let's talk about this week...

Update Mondays: 'Sky Force Reloaded', 'Marvel Future Fight', 'War Tortoise', 'The Sandbox Evolution', 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. So I was already to go for a full-sized article this week, only to find that this was a pretty quiet week. Oh well, that's how it goes sometimes. 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!..

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