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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!..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Hero Slide'

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...




Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where pouring milk on an inn allows it to charge a higher rate. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to see how it's holding up in the modern day. It's a chance to revisit old favorites, reflect on their position in the overall library, or simply to take a deeper dive than our reviews typically allow. As mayor of this city, I try to choose a balanced plate of games from week to week, but if you feel like I'm missing anything 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. The schedule is already done up quite far in advance, so you might not see your suggestion soon, but it will be added to the master list...

Out Now: 'Quell Zen', 'Bomboras Forever', 'Combo Critters', 'Lanota', 'Crush Your Enemies', 'Klocki', 'Polyforge', 'Comblosion' and More

Welcome to another Wednesday night slash Thursday morning and another Out Now post filled with a ton of new iOS games. The "big name" game this week was definitely Day of the Tentacle Remastered, which dropped somewhat out of nowhere earlier this week, and is an absolute treat on mobile. However, I've already ran through the entire game since it came out, and as is pretty normal for a mobile gamer, I'm hungry for more, More, MORE! As always we list all the noteworthy or otherwise interesting-looking games below along with links to each game's forum threads, screenshots, and descriptions, so give this list a nice look and let us know which games you're interested in this week down in the comments below...

While it seems that Pokemon Go [Free] has completely taken over the planet, brave developers are still releasing new iOS games this week. The haul feels a little lighter than usual as far as big name releases are concerned, and we got more than a few emails from devs who pushed their game release back 1-2 weeks likely to try to avoid Poke-mania... So the next couple weeks should be pretty full. Either way, it's National Beans 'n' Franks Day, so regardless of whether you're playing Pokemon Go or downloading these new games, it's time to break the glass on your emergency supply of hot dogs and baked beans...

The Carter Crater: 'Pokemon GO' Shows Why Nintendo Needs to Go Mobile-First Now

Nintendo should cancel the NX and go exclusively mobile as soon as possible. I admit that is a hot take after a few days of Pokemon GO [Free], but why shouldn't they be making a major mobile push right now? The Pokemon Company releases an app that has server issues, eats your battery, has loads of concerns as to its long-term depth being a more shallow experience than Ingress [Free], whose database it capitalizes on. That's not to mention that the game has had tons of server issues, is only available in a few countries, is a privacy nightmare that's probably sending all your embarrassing photos to your exes, oh and it has gotten absolutely zero acknowledgement of its existence by Apple nor Google. If literally anyone else released a game in this state, it would be a massive failure. None of that mattered: the app shot up to number one in downloads and grossing in the US, and it became a massive cultural phenomenon literally overnight. Nintendo is so popular it doesn't play by any of the rules that everyone else in the market has to play by. Why is Nintendo wasting time trying to sell hardware when they can print money on mobile without even trying that hard?..

Best Wild Decks, Control Shaman, Next Adventure Theme, and More 'Hearthstone' News in 'Touchstone' #55

Welcome to another weekly roundup of all news Hearthstone [Free]. This week hasn't been a barn burner, so don't expect any mind-blowing stories; still, there are some interesting things to talk about, like more and more people talking about Wild compared to a few weeks ago and the first mentions of future Adventures. There were stories about the best - or most entertaining - Wild decks along with a sense of the current Wild meta, hopes for what the next Adventure will hold, Shaman talk, the history of Miracle Rogue, and more. And, of course, the most entertaining videos of the week. So, enjoy this week's roundup, and let's hope we start hearing more about more content soon...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Super Stickman Golf 3'

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 Eleven

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload. This week, we're continuing 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 looked at the Nintendo 3DS, a machine that had some trouble finding its footing initially. In the long run, it has proven to be quite the little RPG machine, however. If you thought that tale was harrowing, however, you haven't seen anything yet. This month, we're looking at the other side of the current generation of dedicated handheld gaming hardware, the PlayStation Vita...

Out Now: 'Dead Venture', 'Auto Warriors', 'Cops - On Patrol', 'Crusaders of the Lost Idols', 'Blast Blitz', 'Tiki Taka World Soccer' and More

It's Wednesday evening here in the US, and that means that once again there's a massive deluge of new iOS games hitting the App Store. As always, we're here with a huge list of all the new stuff for you to rummage through, and also as always there's no shortage of cool-looking new games in this week's batch. Check out everything below and let us know in the comments section which ones you'll be checking out!..

New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Tap Smiths', 'Dictator: Emergence', 'Ghostbusters: Slime City', 'Blast Blitz' and More

Since Ronald Reagan proclaimed July 6th to be National Air Traffic Controller Day, I was going to suggest everyone go download Flight Control but, uh, well, I've got some bad news. I guess we could just download Harbor Master [Free] and pretend it's planes instead of boats? Maybe? Oh well, regardless of how you celebrate, at least there's a bunch of new iOS games to play this week...

Ben Brode Talks State of the Game, Warrior is All the Rage, Yogg-Saron Rules, and More Weekly 'Hearthstone' News in Touchstone #54

Welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our weekly roundup of all things Hearthstone [Free]. I've (almost) finished my move across the Atlantic, and now we are back to business as usual (minus the slight timezone change). This week we have Ben Brode talking about the current state of the game as well as what the team is looking to fix in the future, a pro going to legend in three days with a new F2P account,  the diversity found in the Warrior class, the current state of the meta - hint, Aggro Shaman still rules - and much more. I hope you've been enjoying playing Hearthstone and the diversity in the meta is allowing you to have fun. Do let me know in the comments what you think about the state of the game. Okay, on we go...

Update Mondays: 'Temple Run 2', 'Disney Crossy Road', 'Wrestling Revolution 3D', 'Star Traders 4X Empires', 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. Regrettably, I'm in the middle of a move right now and don't have as much time for writing as I usually do, so this week's article is going to be more of a "best-of" than usual. I apologize, but we should be back to the normal size next week. 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: 'Crypt of the NecroDancer Pocket Edition'

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 085 - 'Alphadia'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we all know at least one mysterious girl. 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 place in the overall iOS landscape, or simply to take a deeper dive than our reviews typically allow. I try to select a balanced plate of RPGs from week to week in order to reflect the diversity of the genre, but if you feel like I'm missing something important, please let me know. You can do that by commenting below, posting in the Official RPG Reload Club thread in the forums, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload. You might not see your suggestion soon, but it will be added to the master list...

Out Now: 'Neo Turf Masters', 'CSR Racing 2', 'Don't Be Squared', 'Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius', 'Tap My Katamari', 'Dungeon Tiles', 'The Slaughter: Act One' and More

Here we are again with another week and another big batch of new iOS games. It's a surprisingly beefy week in terms of games, with several big-name titles hitting the App Store for the first time but also several high-profile games that are exiting their soft-launch period and launching worldwide. In addition, there's a few things on my radar that are supposed to come out today but haven't quite hit the App Store just yet, so keep an eye out as if anything noteworthy pops up we'll let you know. Otherwise, check out the full list below and let us know which games you'll be picking up!..

New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Pocket Arcade Story', 'Final Fantasy Brave Exvius', 'Don't Be Squared' and More

I'm based in the Chicago area, and I love everything about this part of the USA except for one very significant problem: When I'm craving Waffle House I've got to drive all the way to Indianapolis to get my fix of scattered, smothered, and covered hash browns. Sure, we have objectively better overall mom and pop diners all over the 'burbs, but there's just something magical about Waffle House. It's like when you're really craving White Castle, there's just no substitute. What does this have to do with anything? Nothing really, just random Waffle-related musings on National Waffle Day and wishing I could celebrate properly at a Waffle House. Thankfully, there's a whole heap of brand new iOS games to play instead...

'Touchstone Tavern', Our Weekly 'Hearthstone' News Roundup, Is on Hiatus This Week

Hello everyone. Normally, I would be welcoming you all to another extensive recap of all news Hearthstone [Free], but unfortunately this last week was extremely busy for me since I was preparing for my return to the US after two years away. As a result, I couldn't put together one of my usual articles for you. Instead, what I've decided to do is to write the Videos part of the article to give you something to hold you over until next week. There are some very fun videos that should keep you entertained. If all goes as planned, I'll be able to attend BlizzCon 2016 in November and write a BlizzCon-focused Touchstone Tavern. So, enjoy this week's shortened Touchstone Tavern, and I'll see you all on the other side...

Update Mondays: 'Zenonia S', 'Sky Force Reloaded', 'Marvel Avengers Academy', 'Tiny Tower', 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. We've got a nice mix of the new and the old appearing this week, but as usual, it's mostly tilted towards free-to-play games. 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: 'Teeny Titans'

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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