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New iPhone Games: 'Deus Ex Go', 'Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltrati0n.ipa', 'Tetris Battle Drop' and More

Along with today's bonanza of iOS game releases, it's also National Medical Dosimetrist's Day. What's a medical dosimetrist? Well, it's a sub-speciality so complicated it takes an entire paragraph to explain. So, shout out to all the dosimetrist out there, may you have great luck in achieving some level of brevity when someone asks you at a party, "So what do you do?" Anyway, this week's list of releases is a tad more scant than we're used to, and I'm thinking there's two (possibly three?) reasons for that. First off, Gamescom is this week which is basically the European equivalent of E3, most traditional games media is swamped with that so this seems like a solid week to avoid releasing anything on. Additionally, unless plans have changed (again), there's a massive game release that people are going to be super blown away by along with the precedent its release could set for the release of ...other similar games. Or, ya'know, the App Store is just being weird...

'One Night in Karazhan' News and Guides, Purify Talk, Best Videos, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #60

Welcome everyone to Touchstone, our weekly Hearthstone [Free] news roundup, and what a week the last one was. Hearthstone players, myself included, are always hungry for more content, so whenever new cards drop, you can feel the breath of fresh air running through the game. So, it's unsurprising that almost everyone had been waiting for the release of One Night in Karazhan Adventure with increasing impatience, and once the Prologue and Wing 1, The Parlor, hit last Thursday, everyone was all over it. I've enjoyed the first taste of Karazhan, and from what I've been reading around the internet, so did most of you...




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. Some big names and little names alike in this week's round-up, with a bit of fun for everyone. Hopefully, anyway. 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: 'Reigns'

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...

RPG Reload File 089 - 'Infinity Blade 2'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we know how to retcon and aren't afraid to do it. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to see how it shapes up by today's standards. It's a chance to check in on old favorites, consider their place in the overall landscape, or simply to zoom and enhance on games in a way our reviews typically don't allow for. As the God King of this feature, I try to choose a balanced mix of games from week to week in order to represent the variety in the genre. If you feel like I'm missing something important, you can let me know by leaving a comment below, posting in the Official RPG Reload Club thread, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload. Since the schedule is planned pretty far in advance, I can't promise you'll see your suggestion soon, but it will be added to the master list...

Out Now: 'Midnight Star Renegade', 'Eisenhorn: XENOS', 'Journey Below', 'Agricola All Creatures Big & Small', 'Mars: Mars', 'Satellina Zero', 'Reigns', 'Fish Fist', 'Primal Legends' and More

When I walked into the office today and punched my timecard I had no idea we'd be in for the type of new game avalanche that we're seeing today, but it's been a particularly heavy release week. Lots of stuff trickled out earlier this week and even dipping into last week, so we've tried to compile everything the best that we could. Check out the massive list of games below and let us know which ones you're interested in checking out!..

New iPhone Games: 'Eisenhorn: Xenos', 'Flick Soccer 17', 'Journey Below', 'Reigns' and Tons More

While I imagine many of you are busy gathering firewood to stoke the campfire to appropriately celebrate National S'mores Day, the rest of us are absolutely drowning in brand new iOS games. We've seen so many new games hit our forums the last few days this list is sort of overwhelming, which is a great change from previous weeks where we've been like, "Sooooo... Where's all the new games?" So, if you need s'more games on your iPhone to play while making and eating s'mores today, you're in luck...

'One Night in Karazhan' Cards Spoiled, Ben Brode's Q&A, Trump Talk, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News In 'Touchstone' #59

Hello everyone, welcome to another Hearthstone [Free] weekly news roundup, and what a week this one is going to be. In case you have been slumbering for the last few weeks and have just woken up (or simply went off the grid), this Thursday, August 11, we are getting a new Adventure called One Night in Karazhan. So, start getting excited. Last week was eventful as we got to see all the upcoming cards and hear plenty of reactions to them - most of which you'll find in the Videos section. You can read (and watch) about the Friday stream that revealed more cards, read and watch pros talk about their (premature) card evaluations, read about Karazhan's RNG, watch Ben Brode answer questions about the game, and read about Trump (not the candidate). Let's jump into the last Touchstone before One Night in Karazhan gets us all in a Disco mood...

Update Mondays: 'Suicide Squad: Special Ops', 'Pixel Boat Rush', 'Farm Heroes Saga', 'Politaire', 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. Lots of interesting stuff this week, though I think that a certain sporting event's overly litigious nature has kept many apps from jumping on the bandwagon of current events. 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: 'Tap Hero'

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...

RPG Reload Presents - The History of Handheld RPGs, Part Twelve

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload. This week, we're concluding our little monthly project looking at the history of handheld RPGs. That means that we will not be taking a look at a specific RPG from the App Store's past this time around. Last month, we took a look at the PlayStation Vita, a troubled system that has quite a respectable library of games. There are a lot of reasons it wasn't able to take off in terms of sales, but the biggest one is probably that smartphones have swept the feet right out from under the dedicated handheld gaming market. One of the strongest regions for dedicated handhelds, particularly with regards to the adult demographic, is Japan, but that's also one of the regions that has most quickly and thoroughly adopted smartphones as its gaming device of choice. That didn't happen because of Final Fantasy ports and Kemco RPGs, though. Rather, it was through the smashing popularity of a new kind of RPG: the social RPG. In our final chapter, we're taking a look at the free-to-play era of smartphone RPGs...

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...

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