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Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Real Racing 3', 'Marvel Avengers Academy', 'Card Thief', 'Hitman Sniper', 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. Updates, updates, we've got updates. Some are pretty cool, but many of them are just 64-bit updates that are exciting but not really a good fit for this summary. Like Vay. Can you believe they updated that? Shin Megami Tensei dies while Vay lives on. It's a strange world out there, friends. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is here to fill in the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'The Guides Axiom'

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...




Classic Reload: 'Beat Sneak Bandit'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the Classic Reload, the regular feature where we time our walk to the tick of the clock. In each installment of this series, we take a look at a game from the App Store's past to see how it's holding up in the here and now. It's a chance to revisit old favorites, reflect on their place in the overall library, and to take a deeper dive than our reviews typically allow. Your only guide on this journey is me, an observer from your own time, taking the form of a hologram that only you can see and hear. I try to pick a balanced selection of games, but if you have something you really want to see, don't be shy! You can leave a comment below with suggestions and I'll add them to the master list for future consideration. The schedule is done quite far in advance, so you might not see them soon, but it never hurts to try...

'Magic the Gathering Arena' is Exactly What I've Been Waiting For

It's pretty wild to stop and think of the impact Magic the Gathering has had on my life. I've spent more years playing Magic than not playing Magic, and some of my best friendships were kicked off by competing in random tournaments on Friday nights. Those friends got married, had kids, and I bought a house that I'm always working to fix up, which meant Magic took a bit of a back-seat for my local MTG crew. Hearthstone [Free] arrived at the perfect time to fill that void for us, as it cost nothing to play (versus putting together decks worth well over $1,000) and playing a quick game on your phone is just exponentially easier to do than blocking off an entire evening for an in-person Swiss tournament. When Wizards announced Magic Duels [Free], I was hopeful that this was going to bring me back into Magic in a big way, but Duels suffered from a unique problem: It was too casual for hardcore Magic players and too hardcore for casual Magic players. With Duels seemingly never really able to find its audience, Wizards dropped support for the game this summer, leaving the rest of us wondering what was going to happen with the future of digital (and mobile) Magic. We got our answer this afternoon with the reveal of Magic the Gathering Arena...

Out Now: 'Forward Assault', 'The Guides Axiom', 'Minos Strategos', 'Eight-Minute Empire', 'The Knight Watch', 'The Human Age', 'Bored Ogre', 'Deliria', 'Don't Eat Us' and More

We are finally back from a VERY busy and VERY productive time at PAX West, and it's out of the frying pan and right back into the fryer of a very busy week of new iOS game releases. There's no rest in the world of mobile! Actually, while roughly 30 new games on any other platform would be a banner week, it's a bit on the light side compared to a normal release week in the App Store. There's some high quality stuff on offer though, and there's a handful of stuff that's supposed to release this week but hasn't made it out in time for this post, so be on the lookout for a heads up once those finally release and check out the full list of stuff that's actually out now in the list below and let us know which games you'll be grabbing...

New iOS Games on Our Forums: '8 Minute Empire', 'Minos Strategos', 'Future Strike', 'The Knight Watch' and Loads More

Hey what do you know, it's Wednesday again and this particular Wednesday is Fight Procrastination Day, a made up holiday I'm inadvertantly "celebrating" myself by getting up super early and attacking all the stuff I'm behind on from being gone at PAX head-on. Also, because we were at PAX, I included new games going all the way back to Thursday of last week as we really didn't give some of these a fair shake since we were so busy in Seattle...

Sitting at my gate at SEA-TAC waiting for my flight back to Chicago, I was thinking we posted so much so quickly from PAX this weekend that it's possible folks missed some of the games we covered. (It being a holiday weekend probably didn't help.) If you weren't paying attention over the weekend, here's a listing of everything we found at PAX. It's hard to put my finger on the coolest thing we saw there, but I'm torn between the developer walkthrough of Reigns: Her Majesty and seeing Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition in action...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Battle Golf Online'

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: 'Noblemen: 1896', 'The Walking Dead: March To War', 'Max & The Magic Marker Remastered', 'Box Cat Bash', 'Swipe Casters', 'Battle Golf Online', 'Invaders… From Space!', 'Verticow' and More

Welcome to yet another week of new iOS game releases! Being sandwiched in between Gamescom last weekend and PAX West coming up this weekend has not caused developers to slow down with their new releases. This week's batch of new games is a biggie, with some highly-anticipated titles like Noblemen: 1896 and The Walking Dead: March To War as well as the surprise release of a remastered version of clever drawing-centric platformer Max & The Magic Marker. And never, I mean NEVER, forget about Box Cat Bash. So strap in for some downloadin' and check out the full list of new games below and as always let us know in the comments which games you'll be picking up...

New iOS Games on Our Forums: 'Castaway Cove', 'Hello Kitty Friends', 'Martial Arts Brutality', 'Death Point', and More

Another Wednesday release onslaught is upon us, and this one takes place on Frankenstein Day, which is just the made up holiday to celebrate author Mary Shelley's birthday. For us around here, it's the day before we leave for PAX, and I feel like I have so much to do before I leave my bubble of fast and reliable internet connectivity I can't even handle it. Complicating things further is a ton of great games which have come out recently...

Best 'Frozen Throne' Decks, Decks to Beat Druid, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #110

Hello everyone and welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our roundup of last week's best news stories and videos from the world of Hearthstone [Free]. As was to be expected, there's a lot of talk about the current power levels of Druid and the effects that has on the meta (and the game as a whole). So, we have stories both about getting on the Druid bandwagon and trying to beat Druid decks. There are also stories about the new short Blizzard has unveiled, which is lovely, as well as the results of the Global Games finals. Overall, the world of Hearthstone seems to be all about Druid issues at this moment, and it remains to be seen whether the Druid-mania will soon subside or whether it will continue until Blizzard does something about the current state of the meta. Let us begin...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Miss Fisher', 'Ticket to Earth', 'Death Road to Canada', 'Gangstar Vegas', 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. In a bit of an inversion from the usual business around these parts, most of today's updates are for paid games rather than free-to-play. Well, law of averages says it has to happen sometime, right? Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper 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: 'Cat Bird'

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...

Thanks to Our Sponsors for Supporting TouchArcade: Mobcrush, Bethesda, GameSpire, Appodeal, Ketchapp, Codeulike, and Phoenix One Games

While we're primarily supported by a mixture of Patreon, Twitch subscriptions and Amazon referrals these days, site sponsors go a long way in making up for the funding shortfalls of our Patreon never reaching its goal. To show our appreciation, we are now publishing these posts thanking our sponsors each week- Both to give them a little extra visibility and hopefully to get readers who love TouchArcade to give their games a look to similarly support their efforts in allowing us to continue to provide everyone with awesome third party mobile games editorial which the App Store ecosystem badly needs...

RPG Reload Glossary - Send in the Clones, or Action-RPGs in the Early 00s

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where everything goes better with a good loot system. This week, we're continuing our slow but steady crawl through the history of the action-RPG sub-genre. The last time we looked at this topic, we covered the late 1990s, perhaps one of the more significant periods thanks to the debut of Blizzard's Diablo. Just how influential was it? Read on, friends. If you don't already know, I have a feeling you will soon. Keeping in mind the general explosion of game releases from here on out, I'm only going to be covering a five-year span, and only the games I think are noteworthy. If I leave out your favorite, it might have just slipped my mind. Hold on to that hope!..

'Darkest Dungeon' for iPad Has Finally Released on the App Store

Red Hook Studios have flirted with the concept of their 2016 critical and commercial hit Darkest Dungeon [$4.99 (HD)] making the transition to mobile for some time now. While the PC and PS4 versions of the title were essential purchases, the game's Vita port emphasised its potential for portable play, and so a move to tablet devices was always a natural progression for the developers to make. Finally, after what has felt like years of impatient anticipation, Darkest Dungeon has made its way to the iPad. With a beautiful gothic graphical style, and a clever twist on the turn-based RPG formula with its stress mechanic, Darkest Dungeon is the latest in a line of essential indie releases on the App Store, and is available to download for $4.99 exclusively for tablet devices...

Out Now: 'Radiation City', 'Cat Bird', 'Bertram Fiddle Episode 2', 'Shadow Fight 2 Special Edition', 'Bust-A-Move Journey', 'Little Red Lie', 'Swipe Manager: Soccer', 'Unbalance' and More

Welcome to another packed week of new iOS game releases! We are furiously refreshing the App Store in search of the iPad version of Darkest Dungeon, but it hasn't launched in time for this post. Rest assured we'll let you know the moment it hits. There are a couple of other games we're waiting on, including the surreal adventure game Karma. Incarnation 1 and the revitalized classic racer Wacky Wheels HD. Those stragglers aside, there is a TON of cool stuff that's out already, including the didn't-even-know-it-was-in-the-works follow-up to Radiation Island called Radiation City, and you can see all the new games in the full list below and as always be sure to let us know which ones have your interest this week!..

New iOS Games on Our Forums: 'Dungeon Time Turbo', '7 Stories Remastered', 'Wingy Pop', 'Shadow Fight 2 SE', 'Bust-a-Move Journey', and More

Ohhhhh man, it's Buttered Corn Day, a made-up holiday that's near and dear to my heart. At least in the midwest, this time of year is when you often see people selling sweet corn on the side of the road. It seems sketch, buying road corn and all, but it's so good, and typically so cheap, I'll just buy a bunch, blanche it, and freeze it. It's a thing. Anyway, what's also a thing is a whole ton of new iOS games. Special shout outs to 7 Stories Ramstered, which is a redone version of an absolutely ancient iOS RPG. There's a ton of other good stuff in this pile, if RPG's aren't your thing!..

Druid Too Strong, Frozen Throne Crazy Cards, Disguised Toast, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #109

Hello Hearthstone [Free] players, and welcome to our weekly roundup of the best news and videos. We are in the second week of the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion, and the meta is still a bit all over the place, although Druid decks seem to be much stronger than most other decks. Players seem to be having fun with the new cards and the Death Knights. This week we have stories on climbing the ladder in an unstable meta, fun Frozen throne decks to play, Frozen Throne bugs and surprises, and much more. Overall, it's been a good week for the game, and it's always fun to get to play with new cards, especially when we see new archetypes and new ideas. I hope you've been enjoying Knights of the Frozen Throne. Now, let's jump into the news...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Data Wing'

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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