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Hands-On with the New iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Today Apple unveiled their latest iPhone, and as months and months of rumors have prepped us for, they come in two new sizes, both larger than any previous iPhone. There is the regular iPhone 6 which clocks in at a 4.7-inch screen, and the iPhone 6 Plus which has a whopping 5.5-inch screen. Now, I say whopping because the iPhone 6 Plus is definitely very large, and enters into "phablet" territory. However, my big take away from my hands-on time with both new phones is that it's manageably large, and the big screen really is amazing for watching videos, reading text, checking out photos and of course for gaming. And, if you're not a fan of the super-sized version of the iPhone, the regular 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is also quite a bit larger without feeling too much larger than the current 4-inch iPhone 5s...

Introducing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Introducing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

September 9th, 2014 3:34 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Featured, News

Man, that was a keynote, wasn't it?! Almost all the rumors turned out to be true in regards to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and the things the rumor mill didn't know turned out to be sweeter than I was expecting- Particularly when it comes to the battery life of the iPhone 6 Plus. I assumed the rumored bigger batteries were due to the fact that a bigger screen would use more power, but, it sounds like it's going to just have a longer battery life across the board thanks to the increased battery size...

The iPhone 6 Keynote is a Few Hours Away, iWatch Potentially Also Revealed - What Are You Excited For?

If you're in to iOS hardware, few days of the year are more exciting than the Apple keynote revealing the new iPhone- Particularly on a full hardware redesign. It sets the scene for the following two years of iPhones, as history has shown the inevitable iPhone 6S is only a year ago. Similarly, the specs of the phone itself also clue us in to what kind of power the next iPads are going to have, particularly as the devices get more and more similar to each other...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Mikey Boots'

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...

Best iPhone and iPad Games of the Week: 9/5/14 - 'Mikey Boots' and 'Alone'

Another wild week of iOS game reviews this week, and the games that scored the highest were both titles that were highly anticipated by our community since we first caught wind of them. The Mikey games are a staple around here, especially since they were created on the TouchArcade forums. Somewhat similarly, Alone is something I've had my eye on since we first posted the trailer. There was a bunch of other stuff we reviewed this week, so be sure to check the other scores at the bottom of this post...

Out Now: 'Mikey Boots', 'Valiant Hearts: The Great War', 'Diamond Digger Saga', 'Battle Riders' and More

It's new iOS game release time, and I can practically hear Mike Meade frantically making dozens of fake profiles so he can shill his new studio's game Mikey Boots in comment threads and on the forums. Ok so we tease, but the fact is the Mikey Shorts and Mikey Boots games are among our very favorite platformers on iOS, and we're incredibly excited to play this latest entry. Of course there's plenty of other extremely cool looking new games tonight too, so check out the full list below and let us know in the comments what you end up grabbing...

'Bioshock' Review - Is An iOS Gamer Not Entitled To A Mobile Rapture?

It’s been seven years since Irrational Games (formerly 2K Boston) unleashed the world of Bioshock upon gamers. An amazing tale set within the underwater city of Rapture, Bioshock was the perfect combination of exploration and FPS with excellent thematics and a story that offered some pretty awesome twists. Now, after a few previews, Bioshock [$10.99] for iOS is finally upon us, brining a new generation of gamers and a new platform to the world of Rapture. The transition hasn’t been perfect, but Bioshock is still great where it counts, and that’s what’s most important...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Valiant Hearts: The Great War', 'Mikey Boots' and Lots More

It's Wednesday again, and the weirdness of a four day work week here in the US isn't stopping the unstoppable flow of new iOS games on to the App Store. While we're light on quantity compared to some weeks, we're high on quality. Valiant Hearts: The Great War likely passes the hardcore gamer Real Game™ sniff test, everyone who has had an early copy of Mikey Boots loves it, and Angry Birds Stella should appear sometime tonight- Typically Rovio does Worldwide launches, so Stella should launch at or around midnight Pacific. Everything else will be available at 11:00 PM Eastern...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Bioshock'

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...

Maybe it's just everyone dumping ice water on their heads to promote charity, but Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage [$0.99 / $2.99] going on sale seems awfully appropriate. And not only is it going on sale, it's completely free for a limited time as Apple's "App of the Week", likely in connection to developer Nitrome's latest game 8bit Doves [$2.99] recently releasing...

Out Now: 'Bioshock', 'The Nightmare Cooperative', 'Back to Bed', 'Almightree: The Last Dreamer' and Much More

It's new iOS game night and one of the most hotly-anticipated titles is finally upon us: Bioshock. Despite all the hemming and hawing over a graphical downgrade and touch controls, it's hard not to feel like Bioshock on iOS is a bit of magic when it's actually running in the palm of your hand. Besides that heavyweight, the rest of tonight's lineup is extremely strong as well. Also it was sort of a weird week in that a bunch of games got a head start by launching yesterday, but they've been included in this list just to have all of this week's greatness bundled in one handy location...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Alone', 'Bioshock', 'The Nightmare Cooperative', 'Tiny Tower Vegas' and Loads More

This is turning out to be a surprisingly huge release week for iOS. We already know about Bioshock, but there's also a load of other awesome stuff in this pile of games. As usual, they should all be released at 11:00 PM Eastern. The one exception to that is Tiny Tower Vegas which is already soft launched, so that'll be available worldwide whenever NimbleBit decides to throw the switch which could be a little earlier or a little later than the rest of these games...

For the First Time on iOS, Terry Cavanagh's 'VVVVVV' On Sale for 99¢

Terry Cavanagh's platforming masterpiece VVVVVV [$2.99] is seeing its first ever sale on iOS, down to just 99¢ from its regular price of $2.99. Originally VVVVVV was released on Mac and PC in January of 2010, and was widely acclaimed from critics and players alike. The entire game is built around a gravity flipping mechanic that saw the main character Captain Viridian going from traversing floors to traversing ceilings with just the push of a button. In fact, the only actions available in the game are left/right movement and gravity flipping; there was no jumping to speak of which is normally a major function of platforming games. That's what made VVVVVV so brilliant though, as it explored the gravity flipping in every way imaginable, and has some of the most ingenious level design that I've ever seen in any video game...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Swing Copters'

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...

Best iPhone and iPad Games of the Week: 8/22/14 - 'Hearthstone' Curse of Naxxramas, ' Catchup', 'Rules!' and 'Star Realms'

We're going strong this week with some absolutely amazing games that you need to download and play over the weekend if you don't already have them on your device. This list has three new games, and with the final wing of the Hearthstone expansion unlocked, it made sense to sit down and write a review for it, even if all the people who are interested already have it...

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