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Halfbrick's entire library is on sale right now. The whole darn thing. Every game can be had as a free download right now, from Age of Zombies [$0.99] to Monster Dash [$0.99], an a-to-z reference that would work better if they had any games that had letters later in the alphabet. No word if this is a temporary sale, or like what NimbleBit did after they hit it big, just making everything free to download because forget paid games. ..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'VVVVVV'

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...

E3 2014: A Roundup of the Many MFi Game Controllers from the Show

I expected we'd see a lot of mobile gaming stuff at E3 this year, as even though mobile still plays second fiddle to all the console and PC gaming stuff at the show, its presence has only been growing year after year. What I didn't expect is the ridiculous number of MFi controllers that would be on the E3 show floor. After the initial announcement of the MFi controller program at WWDC last summer, and the long lead-up to them finally being available later in the year, we really thought that controlling your iOS games with physical controllers would be the next big thing. Well, whether it has to do with the fairly high prices of the controllers that have been released thus far, the spotty build qualities, or that people just plain aren't interested in them, MFi controllers have not taken off like we thought they would...

Out Now Part Two: Double Fine's 'Broken Age', 'Angry Birds Epic', and 'Great Little War Game 2'

With the craziness of E3 going on, there were a few new games that slipped through the cracks and didn't quite make it into last night's Out Now post, so here's a little addendum with those games. And they're all good ones too, with a surprise iPad port of Double Fine's Kickstarted adventure game Broken Age, the worldwide release of Rovio's take on a strategy RPG with Angry Birds Epic, and a sequel to one of the greatest little war games on iOS in Great Little War Game 2...

Out Now: 'VVVVVV', 'Twisty Planets', 'Super Gravitron', 'Jupiter Jump' and Tons More

It's E3 week, we're busy as hell, but still managed to finagle time in our day to put together this massive list of game releases. Sadly, no time was left for witty intros! Here's what's out right now:..

Coming Tonight: 'VVVVVV', 'Fluid SE', 'Jupiter Jump' and Tons More

It's Wednesday again, and even though it's E3 week, that's not stopping developers from releasing some highly anticipated games. VVVVVV we've been looking for forever, and so far, the mobile port seems great. Like always, all of these games should be available at 11:00 PM Eastern tonight, or earlier if you're in an iTunes region east of the USA...

If you read the headline and looked at the image, that's just about all there is to this news right now. Anyway, looking back at our review of the non-XL Stratus, our main criticisms were price point and its size being uncomfortable for marathon gaming sessions. Well, the XL-ized Stratus most likely fixes the latter problem… But I'm guessing it won't do much about the former...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Bubble Witch Saga 2'

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...

'Temple Run' Crosses One Billion Downloads

'Temple Run' Crosses One Billion Downloads

June 4th, 2014 12:09 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Featured, News
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It's sort of crazy looking back at the beginnings of Imangi Studios, when we were posting about their original word puzzler Imangi [Free]. If anyone would've suggested back then that this husband and wife team would eventually produce a game that'd be downloaded a billion times, no one would take you seriously. The sheer scale there is just mind-blowing...

Razer Reveals Their MFi Game Controller, The $99 Junglecat

Sadly, it'd seem that things have cooled down quite a bit on the MFi game controller front. What originally seemed to have so much promise when it was first teased at WWDC last year has sort of stumbled out the door. High price points, mediocre construction, and with games that make these controllers appealing being few and far between the whole market hasn't really gone anywhere...

Apple Addresses Discovery Problem with New App Store Features in iOS 8

I think everyone would pretty much agree that discoverability is the number one problem in the App Store, especially with Apple's just-announced number of 1.2 million apps being currently available. There are other problems for sure, but right now as an app developer you pretty much have to cross your fingers that you'll get some sort of feature position by Apple or that your app/game will do well enough to rise up the various iTunes charts so as to be more visible to the average iOS user. When your dedicating significant time and/or money into a project, its success depending on one of those factors makes creating an app a pretty big risk. There are plenty of great apps and games that fail simply because not enough people know that they exist...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Battleheart Legacy'

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: 'Dragon Quest VIII', 'Delivery Outlaw', 'Trainz Simulator 2', 'Romans In My Carpet!' and More

If you're able to pull yourself away from Battleheart Legacy, which jumped the gun and released last night, then there's a whole bunch of other new iOS games to occupy your time with. If you're a fan of the PlayStation 2 game Dragon Quest VIII, you can now take it with you on the go on your iOS device. It seems to be a pretty faithful port, with the added bonus of one-handed, portrait-oriented gameplay. Also, there's a number of cool puzzle games on the list tonight, as well as Adult Swim's latest Delivery Outlaw which has just launched worldwide following a soft launch. Eli and I actually streamed many of these new games earlier today, so check out the archive video if you missed it. But seriously, just make sure you grab Battleheart Legacy, it's stupidly good...

The best part about Wednesdays is surprises. If you would've asked me yesterday when a western port of Dragon Quest was going to hit, I'd have told you, "No idea, probably never." Well, it's a few hours away from hitting the US market. That's pretty awesome. There's a bunch of other cool stuff on the way too, I'm oddly excited to play a kebab cart simulator, for instance...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Bill Killem'

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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