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Hands-On Video and Impressions of the MOGA Rebel MFi Controller

Yesterday, MOGA officially unveiled their first full-sized MFi controller for iOS devices, the MOGA Rebel. I had a chance to sit down with the final version of the hardware with company representatives in San Francisco and spend a little time trying it out. I'll be saving most of my thoughts for a full review in time for the controller's release next Wednesday, after spending the weekend really putting it through its paces, but for now here are some initial thoughts and a little hands-on video to give you a better idea of what the MOGA Rebel offers those looking for a decent full-size MFi controller...

New iPhone Games Out Now: 'Dragon Quest I', 'Fotonica', 'Goblin Sword', 'Phantom Rift', 'Spider-Man Unlimited' and More

Strap in boys, it's Wednesday night, and Jared has been busy doing mysterious things that could potentially pertain to iOS games in San Francisco all day. It's OK though, I've replaced him with a drinking bird on a keyboard... Who managed to really mess stuff up. But, hey, whatever. There's still a bunch of awesome games coming out tonight. There aren't as many as usual, but the quality level is higher than average, so it all works out in the end...

The Silence is Deafening When it Comes to Apple Watch Developer Support

It's sort of crazy to think how many Apple keynotes I've been through since the beginning of TouchArcade. We've seen the 3GS finally bring a real GPU to the platform, the iPad arriving at the party with a totally different form factor, the iPhone 4 getting a gyroscope, and more. The thing that all these had in common, was that even though no one knew anything about how supporting them was going to work when they were announced, our inbox was flooded with developers planning to do something...

Good news for everyone anticipating the MOGA Rebel, the full-size Bluetooth MFi gamepad, as a release date has been announced, and it's perfect timing with the iPhone 6 models coming out: September 17th, next Wednesday, for $79.99. As one of the first Xbox-style MFi gamepads that will be available to the public, this should be an intriguing controller for those who want a Bluetooth gamepad but don't like the small size of the SteelSeries Stratus...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Dragon Quest I', 'Goblin Sword', 'Spider-Man Unlimited', 'Phantom Rift', and More

We're about two hours in to the New Zealand App Store refresh revealing the new games for the week and there's not that much coming out way. It makes sense, I mean, the news cycle this week is going to be absolutely dominated by iPhone 6 and Apple Watch stuff, who wants to compete against that?..

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...

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