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Best iPhone and iPad Games of the Week: 2/6/15 - 'Lamp and Vamp' and 'Sneaky Sneaky'

The two stand out game reviews this week are one new game and one old(er) game. We're kind of going through our backlog of stuff we might've missed during the insanity that was the end of 2014 and the holiday rush... So keep an eye out for more stuff we might not have reviewed back them intermingled with our normal coverage. Here's the top rated games we reviewed this week:..

So far today we've got the people talking about what Nintendo should do and a Flappy Bird post. We're missing one more vital reagent in my internet summoning ritual to truly bring about iOS armageddon: A vibrant discussion on whether free to play games are actually better than paid games or not...

2014 was the year of everyone having an opinion on what Nintendo should do, and early indications are showing that trend only gaining more steam as we plow through the first quarter of 2015. The reason being, of course, is that Nintendo is more or less having its financial lunch eaten by the rise of smartphone gaming. Or, you could make many other compelling arguments as to why Nintendo hasn't been doing great, like naming confusion between the Wii and Wii U, the dwindling need for a dedicated portable gaming machine, software costs versus free to play games, lunar cycles, or whatever else...

RPG Reload File 024 - 'Adventure Bar Story'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we serve only the finest wolf-ham sandwiches. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to see how it's doing these days. It's a chance to step out of the hustle and bustle of weekly releases and instead, think back to some of the great games we've left behind in our hungry search for the next bite of entertainment. I always strive to provide you with a balanced diet of RPGs, but to help me cover any blind spots, I've got the best sous-chef around: you. Once per month, the task of choosing the game falls to you, my appreciated readers. All you have to do is say the name of the game you'd like to see me feature in the comments below, in the Official RPG Reload Club thread in the forums, or in a tweet to @RPGReload. I'll randomly choose one winner each month, and plenty of fun will be had by all. The article you're reading right now is the result of one such suggestion, in fact. That means the next reader's choice Reload will be in the first week of March, so get those suggestions in now. February's a short month, after all...

Out Now: 'Midnight Star', 'The Detail', 'Immortal Odyssey', 'One Player Pong', 'Ammo Pigs', 'Hyper Maze Arcade', 'Sinking Feeling', 'The Hardest Flight' and More

As has been the case lately, it turned out to be a surprisingly robust night of new iOS game releases. The long-awaited (and long soft-launched) shooter Midnight Star is finally out worldwide, the crime noir adventure game The Detail seemingly came out of nowhere and is getting a lot of praise, and even if you don't have any friends you can get in on some Pong action with One Player Pong. Friends are totally overrated anyway. I've also included some games that had previously released already like Kairosoft's Magazine Mogul, the awesome trip through the history of RPGs Evoland, and the super-ingenious but tough Odd Bot Out. Check out all the games below, let us know what ones you'll be picking up, and most importantly have fun!..

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'The Hardest Flight', 'Immortal Odyssey', 'Hyper Maze Arcade', and More

It's Wednesday again, and like clockwork there's a whole bunch of new iOS games that have popped up on the New Zealand App Store. Again, this is very likely not all of the games that are coming out tonight. It seems like ever since we had that weird week where Apple changed pricing around the App Store has been a bit more unpredictable regarding when new games get released. So, consider this a potential tease of what's to come...

Watch the Mobile Game Ads from the Super Bowl

Watch the Mobile Game Ads from the Super Bowl

February 2nd, 2015 10:18 AM EDT by Carter Dotson in Featured, News
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While we caught wind of at least one mobile game ad that was going to air during the Super Bowl, it turns out that three different games had ads planned for the Game of Much Consequence. Let's run them down!..

Update Mondays: 'Geometry Dash', 'Farm Heroes Saga', 'Real Racing 3', 'Doug Dug', 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. It's another full week this time, with plenty of big and little titles in the mix. 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!..

How to Stream the Super Bowl to Your iPhone or iPad, and Play the Best iOS Football Games

It's Super Bowl time! It's your last chance to watch real football for the next seven months. As such, we have compiled a number of football games for you to check out on iOS, and have helpfully found ways for you to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday on your iOS device...

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: 1/30/15 - 'Particle Mace' and 'Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered'

This week's top rated published game reviews represent a great spread of iOS gaming. On one hand we have the perfect iOS one-handed portrait mode game you can play on the toilet or while riding the subway... And on the other we have a great port of a fantastic "full" game experience. You can't go wrong picking up both...

RPG Reload File 023 - 'Final Fantasy Tactics'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where birth and faith wrong us, not Delita. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past for a little revisiting, a little reflection, and even a cheery bit of fun now and then. RPGs of all stripes are welcome here, and I try to plan out a fairly balanced schedule covering the four corners of this broad genre. I look to you, the friendly readers, to assist me with that by choosing one game each month for me to play and write about. Simply comment below, post in the Official RPG Reload Club thread, or tweet me at @RPGReload to let me know what you'd like to see in the next reader's choice article. I'll choose one of the suggestions randomly and much entertainment will be had by all. The next reader's choice RPG Reload is next week, which means I have a winner to announce. I'll be playing Adventure Bar Story [$2.99], suggested by readers Zepfhyr and Curtisrshideler. Thanks for voting, friends! Now, everyone get voting for the March reader's choice feature. No rest for the wicked!..

Out Now: 'Exiles', 'Radiation Island', 'Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered', 'Playworld Superheroes', 'Active Soccer 2', 'Destructamundo', 'Pro Pinball' and More

It's either Wednesday night or sometime during Thursday wherever you're at in the world, and there is an avalanche of new iOS games that have been released. I mean seriously. Fans of old adventure games get a remastered Indigo Prophecy, the Sky Gamblers folks have released a crazy first-person survival game called Radiation Island, pinball classic Timeshock gets new life in Pro Pinball, and the sci-fi open-world adventure Exiles is finally available after what feels like forever. And that's just a fraction of the killer new games, so check the full list out below and let us know what games will have you mashing the download button today...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Exiles', 'Exit Strategy', 'Football Showdown 2015' and More

It's Wednesday again, which is indisputably the best day of the week for iOS gamers. This should be a great week, as this list has a ton of great games on it and there's a bunch of other games I know are coming out at some point today, tonight, or tomorrow which simply haven't appeared on any international App Stores yet. Radiation Island and a few other titles I've agreed to not say anything about yet are due to appear on the App Store today-ish...

We're just over a month away from GDC 2015, or, what's basically the busiest week of the year for us. Jared and I will be on the scene meeting with as many developers as we can, and we'll be having a party at some point during the week. We're still ironing out the details on our meeting schedule and when the party will be, but I've had quite a few people suggest that the theme of our party be sticker trading again...

Update Mondays: 'Angry Birds Space', 'Goat Simulator', 'Terra Battle', 'Star Horizon', 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. It's a pretty full week this time around, with some very interesting updates in the lot. 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: 'Dragon Quest V'

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: 1/24/15 - 'Dragon Quest V', 'Lowlander', and 'Space Marshals'

This is the week we've been waiting for so far this year. Our best games roundups have been a little scant with one or two high scoring games a week which really just doesn't compare to what we saw in December. Things are finally starting to ramp up here with three really good games you should really have on your iOS device...

RPG Reload File 022 - 'RPG Quest - Minimae'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we wander the world looking for shiny jewelry to pick up. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to see how it's doing in the dystopian future of the present. It's a chance to revisit some golden oldies to see how well they've been maintained and if they're still as fun as we remember them to be. Sometimes, it's an excuse for me to write a lot of words that wouldn't really fit in a normal review. I try to get a nice balanced plate of RPGs in my schedule, and you fine people can help me out with that by voting for a reader's choice Reload once per month. You can easily cast your vote by commenting below, posting in the Official RPG Reload Club thread, or tweeting me at @RPGReload. The winner is randomly selected, so anyone has a chance to win. What fun!..

Out Now: 'Dragon Quest V', 'The Witcher Battle Arena', 'Potatoman Seeks The Troof', 'Rocket Cars', 'Yak Dash: Horns of Glory', 'Fast Fishing' and More

Lately it never seems to fail that the "Coming Tonight" post that we put up early in the morning doubles or triples in size by the time this "Out Now" post comes alone, as there's a ton of different games that trickle into the App Store throughout the day. Hey, I'm not complaining! This week there's quite a variety of stuff, from an all-time classic RPG like Dragon Quest V to a thought-provoking platformer starring a humanoid potato. There's even a game about racing yaks. Some soft-launch games have released worldwide as well, like The Witcher MOBA and Illusion Labs' Rocket Cars. Finally, as a huge fan of the original Flick Fishing, I'm stoked to try out the spiritual successor Fast Fishing. Take a gander at the full list below and let us know what you'll be picking up...

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