Category Archives: Featured

New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Bloons Supermonkey 2', 'DragonVale World', 'Legends TD', 'Mental Hospital V' and More

With Eli all the way on the other side of the globe in Australia being disappointed the water in the toilet isn't spinning the opposite direction, that leaves me to take over with the early new games post. So here is the extremely quick and dirty list of the newest games that have been posted to our forums this past week, and I know for a fact that this isn't everything so be sure to check back later tonight when we post our official Out Now list for all the week's new games...

Gadgetzan News, Ladder Changes, World Championship Results, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #71

Hello and welcome to another weekly roundup of all news Hearthstone [Free]. This was an interesting week with two main things happening; on the one hand we have Blizzard teasing the new expansion, and on the other we had the Group Stages for the World Championship. We're getting more and more information on the new expansion, but there's plenty of question marks over the whole thing at the moment. I just with we get some big cards that shake the meta up quite a bit, maybe even a new keyword. We need some new toys to play with. As for the Championship, we got to see some fun games and some unexpected results, too...




Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! Also: Happy Halloween! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. I'll level with you, friends. I skipped over a lot of Halloween updates this week. I tried to include any that looked particularly cool, but I have to go home sometime, you know? 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 Will Be at Melbourne International Games Week 2016

There's a whole ton of stuff going on in Australia as far as mobile game development is concerned, and I've always heard from developers about how I've got to come out there some time... But, thanks to the Australian government's Invest Victoria program, the powers that be are flying me out to the land down under for Melbourne International Games Week. I'll be most focused on GCAP and PAX Australia, but I'll be around for other stuff too during the week...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'The Lost Shield'

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...

Freebie Alert: Fun Castle Defending Game 'Warcher Defenders' Free for Halloween

At the end of May, developer Ogre Pixel released their charming castle defense game Warcher Defenders [$0.99] to the App Store, and if you missed out on it previously at its nearly-free price of 99¢, you can now grab it for all-the-way-free as the game is currently on sale for Halloween. Warcher Defenders has you defending your castle on the left of the screen as all manner of creepy enemies approach from the right. Your initial character is an archer so you'll be firing off arrows to dispatch enemies and there's a few different platforms attached to your castle which you can jump between, as enemies not only attack from the ground but from the air too. As you play you can also buy items from a shopkeep and upgrade your character's abilities, and both the look and the progression of Warcher Defenders reminds me a lot of one of my other all-time favorites, Slayin [$0.99]. That right there should be enough incentive for you to give this one a download...

RPG Reload File 096 - 'Kingturn Underworld'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the semi-weekly feature where we have trouble figuring out where it all starts and ends at times. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to see how it's holding up with some time behind it. We revisit old favorites, reflect on their position in the overall library, or sometimes just take a deeper dive than our reviews typically allow for. As the keeper of the flame, I try to plan a balanced schedule from week to week, but if you think I'm missing something important, don't hesitate! You can give me suggestions by commenting below, posting in the Official RPG Reload Club thread, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload. You might not see your suggestion soon, but it will be added to the master list for future consideration...

Out Now: 'Gear.Club', 'Zombie Anarchy', 'Lifeline: Flatline', 'Barbaric: The Golden Hero', 'Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator', 'Mmmmonster', 'Hardwood Rivals' and More

Welcome to another busy week of new iOS game releases! Now, before anyone goes and asks, NO, there is no sign of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth this week. When news broke that it had finally been approved by Apple and would be coming VERY SOON, many were hoping that VERY SOON meant tonight. No such luck, at least so far. Turn that frown upside down though, because there's a lot of great looking games in this week's long list, so check out all the games below and let us know which ones you've got your eye on...

The TouchArcade App and the iOS 10.1 "May Slow Down Your Phone" Popup

We first launched the TouchArcade app all the way back in May of 2012. To put that into perspective with what was happening in the world of iOS at the time, that was before iOS 6 would even be announced at WWDC that year, and if you were really cool, you probably had an iPhone 4S in your pocket even though the iPhone 3G and 3GS were still incredibly dominant in the market. It launched before everyone decided they hate textures and skeuomorphic design, and before the wide screen of the iPhone 5. Honestly, I'm surprised it still works as well as it does...

New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Mr. Mustachio', 'Tavern Brawl Tactics', 'Witch Spring 2' and More

Aside from being National Mincemeat Day, there's not a whole lot of new iOS releases- Yet, anyway. Most of this week's big games came out earlier in the week, which has been the weird trend we've been seeing for the last few weeks aside from any surprises that pop up late Wednesday night. It's possible developers are avoiding this week because of the Apple keynote tomorrow, but, who knows. Either way, between Smile Inc., Oh...Sir!, and a few other of these games, I think we'll have plenty to play...

Kripp and Reynad on Heroic Tavern Brawl, Arena Info, Patch Changes, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #70

Welcome to another Hearthstone [Free] weekly news roundup, and what an interesting week this has been. Out of nowhere, Blizzard came out and announced a new mode, the Heroic Tavern Brawl, and the community reacted in the way it knows best; mostly negatively. It looks like Blizzard wanted to give its top competitive players a new mode to play with. Many players also see this new mode as a step towards Tournaments. No matter what the goal is, most players don't seem to be happy about the new mode. We'll have to wait and see the Heroic Brawl in action to truly have an opinion on it. We also got a new patch with some fun changes, some crazy Arena stats, and more. Walk right in and let us begin...

Update Mondays: 'Pewdiepie's Tuber Simulator', 'Dan the Man', 'Plants vs Zombies 2', 'Really Bad Chess', 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. Hoo boy, have we got a lot of Halloween updates this week. It's not all pumpkins and candy, though, as some really great games saw some non-Halloween updates as well. 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 Bug Butcher'

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...

The Carter Crater: The Nintendo Switch is One More Step Toward the Great Gaming Convergence

The great gaming convergence just took one big step closer to reality with the Nintendo Switch. For a long time, I've been predicting that gaming will advance to a point where the divides between mobile, console, and PC that we have now will just kind of fall away. Eventually, playing a game will just be a thing in the same way that any other form of media is increasingly not locked down. Games have for too long persisted on the difference between platforms, between desktop, console, portable, and mobile. And Nintendo has made a shockingly future-forward move to create a system that is both portable and console. The convergence is coming, and Nintendo is set to hasten it...

Classic Reload - 'Papa Sangre'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the Classic Reload, the monthly feature where we spend a lot of time running into walls. Each month, we take a look at a game from the App Store's past to see how it holds up today. It's a chance to revisit old favorites, reflect on their place in the overall library, or just to take a deeper dive than our reviews typically allow for. As the leader of the underworld, I'll try to choose a nice variety of titles for this feature, but if there's something you really want to see, don't hesitate to make a suggestion in the comments below. You might not see your suggested game soon, since I plan my schedules fairly far in advance, but I will consider it for a future highlight...

Nintendo Reveals the Mobile Console Hybrid, the Nintendo Switch

After loads of anticipation overnight, Nintendo revealed a video showing off what the rumored Nintendo NX actually is, as well as what they're calling it. The Nintendo Switch, as its dubbed, can be played either as a mobile device with detachable controllers or as a home console by dropping it in a dock. Check it out:..

Out Now: 'The Bug Butcher', 'Eggggg - The Platform Puker', 'Critical Ops', 'Puzzlepops! Trick or Treat', 'Mini Metro', 'RETSNOM', 'Silicon Valley: Billionaire' and More

It's the time of week where we get to add to our growing backlogs as a ton of new iOS games arrive in the App Store. This week sees the feels-like-forever-in-soft-launch online first-person shooter Critical Ops finally officially launch, and the disgusting-but-oh-so-adorable puke-based platformer Eggggg projectile launch into the App Store. Oh! And you guys. The Bug Butcher? It's fantastic. And of course earlier this week the highly-anticipated transportation simulator Mini Metro arrived as did the incredibly unique puzzler RETSNOM. And more Puzzlepops! Pretty strong week, so look over the full list below and let us know which games you'll be picking up...

If you have time between existential crises as you "celebrate" Evaluate Your Life Day today, there's a bunch of neat looking iOS games that have hit our forums in the last couple days. We're still sort of trying to figure out this odd cadence the App Store has been on with releasing games any time randomly between Sunday and Thursday, so some of these have been posted for a couple days now...

New Features, Expansion News, Midrange Shaman Meta, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #69

Welcome to another weekly roundup of all things Hearthstone [Free]. This has been a relatively quiet week in the world of Hearthstone; call it a pre-BlizzCon lull if you wish. The dust from the nerfs has settled, and the results aren't that encouraging in terms of meta variety. I'm hoping that the upcoming expansion (?) news during BlizzCon will usher a crazier meta than the one we have currently. Speaking of BlizzCon, we now have the full lineup for the upcoming World Championship, and I'm hoping we get some great matches this year. There's also talk of new features coming to the game, although we'll see how accurate that is. So, please, step right in...

Update Mondays: 'Mortal Kombat X', 'Pokemon Go', 'Rush Rally 2', 'Asphalt 8', 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. Hey, did you know? Halloween is coming! Even if you don't keep a calendar or pay attention to shop decorations, you'd be able to tell just by looking at recent app updates. 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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