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The 'Drake VS Lil Wayne' App is a Really Cool Idea, But I'm Not Sure It Did Anything

For some strange reason, I've been on a concert attendance bender for the last couple weeks like never before in my life. Late last month, I got to hang out with Avenged Sevenfold to see their upcoming game Hail to the King: Deathbat, and last night, I was back at the same venue to see Drake and Lil Wayne showcase the gimmick of their new tour. Rap battles have been a thing for as long as I can remember (You've seen 8 Mile right?) and so has Street Fighter. Somewhere along the chain of command between Drake, Lil Wayne, and Capcom, someone decided why not combine rap battles with Street Fighter? Sure, why not, right? And with that, the Drake VS Lil Wayne app [Free] was born...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Dragon Quest IV'

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: 8/8/14 - 'Dragon Quest IV' and 'Astro Duel'

We've been doing the monthly best game roundups for quite a while, where we pile together all the 5 and 4.5 star games in to one massive post. I figured it's 2014, so why not try something new and do these kind of roundups weekly instead of monthly. The comments section for the monthly posts are usually a bit of a mess with people discussing so many games, so maybe by doing more of that style of article focused on fewer games will result in a better discussion? Maybe?..

Out Now: 'Dragon Quest IV', 'Time Tangle - Adventure Time', 'Jacob Jones Episode 2', 'Zombie High Dive', 'Dungeon Slots' and More

Welcome to another Wednesday night here in the US, which means another batch of new iOS games have just hit the App Store. I think far and away the surprise release this week is Dragon Quest IV (or should I say Dargon Quest IV?), which was initially announced for release on mobile in Japan this past October, but confirmed for a US release just last week. I didn't think we'd be seeing it so soon, but here it is. I've been thoroughly enjoying the re-release of Dragon Quest VIII on mobile, and this version of DQIV seems to have a pretty similar mobile-friendly UI, so I'll definitely be diving into that one as well. Beyond that there's plenty of other interesting new games out tonight, so check out the list below and go nuts!..

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Dragon Quest IV', 'Rules!', 'Time Tangle - Adventure Time', 'Zombie High Dive' and More

Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday! It's the best day of the week for iOS gamers, as we watch the clock until 11:00 PM Eastern when all of these new games hit the US App Store along with whatever surprise releases randomly pop up after then. I'm super curious about the Adventure Time game, and whether or not they've packed in enough fan service to make it more than another endless runner. Only a few hours left until we find out…..

Hands-On with 'Bioshock' for iOS - The World of Rapture in the Palm of Your Hands

Well, it turns out that the cryptic image that 2K Games tweeted a couple of weeks back that hinted that Bioshock might be on its way to Apple devices wasn't just a bunch of hot air. The first-person shooter classic Bioshock is indeed on its way to iOS, and last week 2K was gracious enough to give me an in person demo of the game on an iPad Air, and I came away thoroughly impressed...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Deep Loot'

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 July 2014

It's the first of August, and it's a perfect time to look back at some of the absolutely amazing games that were released in July. Unbelievably great ports, totally original games no one expected, and more. These are the sorts of things that make being an iOS gamer awesome...

Out Now: 'Angels in the Sky', 'Deep Loot', 'Micromon', 'Super Heavy Sword' and Tons More

It's Wednesday night, the time is right, and the games are here. We've got a great collection of actual premium non-free to play games this evening, which is pretty refreshing. We're expecting a couple more games that are due out tonight but weren't seen in international stores, so keep an eye on this as we inevitably add more stuff when it appears- Potentially as late as midnight Pacific time...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: '80 Days', 'Angels in the Sky', 'Deep Loot', 'Micromon' and Tons More

There's an awful lot of rad looking games coming tonight, both titles we were expecting from developers we know as well as totally new stuff that I can't wait to try. As usual, all of these games should hit the US App Store at 11:00 PM Eastern, or potentially earlier if your personal iTunes region is in an Asian or European country...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Traps n' Gemstones'

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...

'Thomas Was Alone' Drops to $3.99 and Goes Universal

Mike Bithell's Thomas Was Alone [$5.99] is one of those things I wish I could delete from my brain. Not because it was bad, but because it was so good and the original experience was so powerful I want to experience it fresh all over again. It's an insanely clever game, as on the surface it's an incredibly basic puzzle platformer. You play as one of many characters, represented as basic polygons, and need to get them all to the end of the level utilizing each of their unique abilities. Think Blizzard's The Lost Vikings stripped down to its most minimal core...

'Modern Combat 5: Blackout' Single Player Review - Blurring the Lines Between Single and Multiplayer

After months of news, teaser trailers, and hands-on previews, Gameloft’s latest entry in its first-person shooter series is finally here. As was the case with MC4, there’s a lot to look it with this latest sequel, so this first part of the review focuses primarily on the single player campaign and underlying gameplay mechanics. In that regard, Modern Combat 5: Blackout [$6.99] is an excellent sequel that makes some dramatic improvements to said mechanics while keeping the actual FPS action mostly unchanged...

Out Now: 'Modern Combat 5: Blackout', 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles', 'Traps n' Gemstones', 'Revolution 60', 'The Great Prank War' and More

It's another Wednesday night filled with new iOS game releases, but for many people out there today is simply "Modern Combat 5 release day." And that's cool, I totally get it, we've been waiting a long, long time for Gameloft's latest FPS. Luckily, it looks like it was worth the wait. Check out our review of the single-player portion of the game, and look for a review of the multiplayer portion soon. Besides that major release, there's also a surprise arrival of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the official mobile game of the upcoming movie. It's a beat 'em up made by the guys who made Combo Crew, so I've got high hopes for it...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Modern Combat 5: Blackout', 'Revolution 60' and Loads More

The day is finally upon us, after loads of anticipation and drama of nearly all forms, Gameloft's Modern Combat 5 is finally almost here. Also, if you're not in to modern military shooters, there's a ton of other awesome games coming out tonight too. Here's the launch trailer for MC5 if you haven't seen it yet:..

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