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'Modern Combat 5: Blackout' Hands-On Video Preview - 30 Minutes of Gameloft's Latest FPS

This week I was able to swing by the Gameloft offices in San Francisco and get some hands-on time with Modern Combat 5: Blackout, which I think is safe to say is one of the most highly-anticipated games of the year (and last year, for that matter). We hooked up the capture equipment and took a solid thirty minutes of gameplay footage. We start out in familiar territory, playing through the first Venice level which we've previously seen in our look at the game during E3 last year. However, it's received some tweaks, and seems more pared down and focused now. It's also a hell of an exciting way to start off the game. Following that, we check out the recently-announced Tokyo levels, as well as the Spec Op Missions which are a collection of missions that aren't directly related to the storyline and are built with replayability in mind. We also get a glimpse at some of the different soldier classes, which was a feature that was also recently announced, as well as all sorts of other cool stuff. Enough chatter, I'll just let the video do the talking...

'Final Fantasy Agito' Preview - Final Fantasy Goes Back To School

Anyone who has been following the story of Final Fantasy Agito knows that the development of the game has had almost as many twists and nonsensical turns as the average Final Fantasy game's plot. Back in 2006, a game called Final Fantasy Agito XIII was announced for mobiles as part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis project of Final Fantasy XIII companion games. It helps to put things into scope when you realize that announcement predates even the original iPhone by more than a year. Eventually, the team's ambition grew beyond what phones of that time could manage, so the project was moved to Sony's Playstation Portable in 2008. After the whole Final Fantasy XIII business didn't go quite the way Square Enix envisioned, the game was retitled Final Fantasy Type-0, finally releasing in late 2011. That seemed like it was that for Agito, but late last year, Square Enix announced out of the blue that they would be developing a prequel to Type-0 for mobiles, once again claiming the name Final Fantasy Agito. I guess they were really proud of that title...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'KeroBlaster'

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: 'Darkin', 'Toy Rush', 'Overkill Mafia', 'JoyJoy', 'I Dig It: Journey to the Core' and More

It's Wednesday, which means a ton of new iOS games have just arrived in the US App Store. There's a change from the list of new games we posted this morning, as for whatever reason the iOS port of Alone in the Dark was pulled from sale. No word on why, but we'll let you know if and when it shows back up. A shame, as I was really looking forward to it. There's still a bunch of other stuff I'm stoked for tonight though, including the awesome Darkin, JoyJoy, and–surprisingly–Table Tennis Touch. A table tennis game isn't even something I knew I wanted, but I've been counting down the minutes to its release all day, It looks rad. Anyway, everything you need is below, feel free to let us know what games you've got your eye on in the comments...

Coming Tonight: 'Alone in the Dark', 'Darkin', 'I Dig It: Journey to the Core', and More

Wow, well, this is going to be a night of iOS game releases, that's for sure. Everyone is excited about Darkin already, but I'm not sure anyone saw Alone in the Dark or another I Dig It game coming. Either way, excited to play through these today during my Twitch stream at 4:00 PM Eastern. Alternatively, you can just download all these games when they're available at 11:00 PM Eastern...

Freebie Alert: Dude, Go Ski in 'Dudeski', Free for a Limited Time

Like skiing but hate the snow? Are you more of a warm weather type of person? Then you should download the currently free Dudeski [$1.99], go grab a spot in the sunshine, and ski to your heart's content with your iOS device. Dudeski is a really fun little skiing game that gives a heavy nod to the classic PC game SkiFree, which I played obsessively in the early '90s. The goal in Dudeski is to ski all the way down a huge mountain. You can shred left or right to ski around slalom flags or avoid obstacles, and jump over hazards that completely block your path. All the while an avalanche is chasing you down, so missing flags or running into obstacles will slow you down, and eventually the avalanche will gobble you up if you make too many mistakes...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Kiwanuka'

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: 'CastleStorm - Free to Siege', 'Record Run', 'MLB Perfect Inning', 'Warhammer 40K: Carnage', '2-bit Cowboy' and More

Welcome to another Wednesday night and another huge batch of new iOS games. There's tons of stuff in the list below, with a good mix of genres. Platformers? Rhythm games? Baseball? Games where you ride a wrecking ball like Miley Cyrus? All those and more await you. As usual, Eli streamed many of these games earlier today, so check out the archive video if you missed it live, and be sure to pop into the forum threads linked below each game in this list to see what the community at large is saying...

Coming Tonight: '2-bit Cowboy', 'Warhammer 40,000: Carnage', 'dEXTRIS' and More

It's the best day of the week for iOS gamers, and there's a whole heck of a lot of new games coming out tonight. Like all weeks, these games will be available at 11:00 PM Eastern for those of us who use the US App Store, or significantly earlier if you're in an iTunes region that's east of us. As always, this is just the first glimpse of games that are popping up, and we'll update this post as more forum threads get posted for games people find...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Metal Slug Defense'

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 April 2014

If there was one word to sum up the games we reviewed in April it'd just be wow. Seven five star games in all, and I'd say each one is an absolute must have. Additionally, I think it's pretty safe to say the slow start to 2014 is now officially over...

Out Now: 'Botanicula', 'Zombie Gunship Arcade', 'Intake', 'Dwarven Den', 'Bridge Constructor Medieval', 'Gear Jack Black Hole' and More

Welcome to another Wednesday night and another huge batch of new iOS games. There's tons of cool looking stuff coming out tonight, and as always, Eli streamed many of them on our Twitch.tv channel earlier today. If you missed the live stream, you can find an archive video of it in our previous Coming Tonight post. Also as always, there are all the appropriate forum links and App Store links below, so make use of the information provided and go nuts downloading some new games!..

Coming Tonight: 'Botanicula', 'Bridge Constructor Medieval', 'Republique' Episode 2 and More

Well, this Wednesday is starting off with a bang. This is easily the biggest release list we've had posted this early in quite some time. As usual, all of these games should hit the US App Store at 11:00 PM Eastern, or earlier for you if you live in an iTunes region in Europe, Asia, or somewhere else east of us...

Hands-On Preview: 'Tony Hawk's Shred Session' - Played by Tony Hawk Himself

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be invited by Tony Hawk to come visit his HQ in San Marcos, CA to check out the iPhone game he has been working on, Tony Hawk's Shred Session. If you followed gamer and skater culture in the late 90's, few series are as sacred as the Tony Hawk Pro Skater games as they're basically singlehandedly responsible for kickstarting skateboarding games as a genre that are actually fun and feel good to play. Following Tony Hawk Pro Skater in 1999, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 was arguably even better, and the rest is history. The Tony Hawk games got a little crazy in their later years with the Jackass-era influenced Underground games and titles like Ride which were released at the height of the Guitar Hero-esque "Every Game Must Have a Crazy Accessory" mentality...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Wayward Souls'

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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