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Steelseries Nimbus Review: A New King in Controller Town

Reviewing MFi controllers is always a little weird, as functionally, they're largely identical. If you've got one of the earliest MFi controllers, assuming it still holds a charge and everything, it does the exact same thing as a brand new one. Additionally, the differences between the existing lineup of MFi controllers are all so minor, it basically comes down to personal preference with regards to how large (or small) you want your controller to be, whether it takes batteries or is rechargeable, and what incredibly slight variation of controller grip and button style you like best...

Beating Aggro, Best Decks in Current Meta, Pros Talk 'League of Explorers', and More Weekly 'Hearthstone' News in Touchstone Tavern #28

I have to say, right now the Hearthstone [Free] universe is probably at the best it's been for a long time. With the League of Explorers Adventure giving us some great cards that should change the meta, with all classes suddenly looking viable enough to see a decent amount of play, and with the competitive scene feeling refreshed after the recent changes to the World Championship, all is well for us Hearthstone players. This week we have people trying to figure out where cards like Sir Finley Mrrgglton will fit, a crazy Tavern Brawl that confused everyone, the start of the new Ranked season, a peek into Hearthstone's Winter-y future, and much, much more. Good times, indeed. ..




Update Mondays: 'Marvel Contest Of Champions', 'Swordigo', 'Jetpack Joyride', 'You Must Build A Boat', 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. Some very surprising updates this week, along with lots of the usual suspects. As a bonus, you can watch my sanity unravel as I work my way through the list, thanks to a lack of sleep this weekend. 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: 'Groove Planet'

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...

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload. This week, we're continuing our little monthly project looking at the history of handheld RPGs. That means that we will not be taking a look at a specific RPG from the App Store's past this time around. Last month, we looked at the later years of the Game Boy, from Pokemon's launch to the Game Boy Color. This time around, we're taking a step back to look at the largely unsuccessful challengers to the Game Boy's long reign. In total, this feature will span twelve columns, each one taking a look at a specific era in handheld RPGs. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I've enjoyed researching and writing them! Please let me know what you think by commenting below, posting in the Official RPG Reload Club thread, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload...

'Temple Run 2: Frozen Shadows' Update Hits the App Store

When Temple Run [Free] launched, absolutely no one would have ever called that the game was going to spawn such a massive genre of behind the back runners. Imangi has even released a few different versions of the game since the original, including Temple Run Oz [$1.99], Temple Run Brave [$1.99], and of course, Temple Run 2 [Free]. Recently, it seems all the Imangi lasers have been squarely focused on Temple Run 2, and today's release of the Frozen Shadows update might be the biggest update the series have seen yet...

Out Now: 'Aralon: Forge and Flame', 'Sniper Fury', 'FlipChamps', 'Black Boxes', 'Groove Planet', 'Squareboy vs Bullies', 'Escargot Kart', 'Hooah!' and More

It's getting closer and closer to Christmas and the big iTunes freeze of 2015, but this week's list of new iOS game releases is surprisingly slim compared to what we've been seeing lately. That's not a bad thing necessarily, as I'm sure we've all come down with a case of Backlogitis by this point in the year. Just because the list isn't quite as long as usual doesn't mean there aren't a ton of great releases though. Aralon 2 has arrived and we've already dropped our review, and Groove Planet and Hooah! look to be the sleeper hits for me personally so far. We also should be seeing Rayman Adventures at some point, though it's quite out in the US as of this posting. As always, let us know what games you're picking up in the comments below!..

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Frontier Defense', 'Dominion', 'Mad Aces' and Lots More

Hey, it's Wednesday again, and we've already got a pretty full list of new games brewing here, even though some high profile titles like Aralon 2 and the huge update to Temple Run 2 haven't squeaked out yet. I'm sure like most weeks there will be a bunch of other surprises, particularly considering how quickly we're barreling towards the iTunes holiday freeze in a few weeks...

Beating Reno Jackson, Aggro Shaman Rules, Tournament Changes, and More Weekly 'Hearthstone' News in Touchstone Tavern #27

This was a very interesting week in the world of Hearthstone [Free] since we had some huge news that should change Hearthstone's competitive play dramatically. The big news of the week was Blizzard announcing the 2016 Hearthstone World Tour format, and the changes were many and important. Most of them were greeted with satisfaction by many of the pros, so it looks like Blizzard has its ear to the ground when it comes to the direction it wants to take Hearthstone. Add to that the quadrupling of the prize, and you can see how Blizzard is signaling to everyone that it's taking Hearthstone's esport future seriously. The other big news was the DreamHack Winter 2015 tournament, the first big tournament for the 2016 Hearthstone World Tour. As we'll see later, DHW tried a different format than most other Hearthstone tournaments, and from the looks of it that move was a resounding success. As for the state of the meta, well, it's really in flux at the moment, that's for sure...

Update Mondays: 'Bubble Witch 2 Saga', 'Apocalypse Meow', 'Lara Croft GO', 'Afterpulse', 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. This week is the calm before the storm, friends. The Christmas updates will soon be upon us, so let's enjoy the peace while we can. 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: 'Endless Sniper'

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...

It's A Black Friday Sales Bonanza On The App Store, Here Are The Best Deals

Hello, friends. I hope all of you in the United States enjoyed your Thanksgiving Day, and all of you not in the United States enjoyed your sweet Thursday. As anyone liable to read this site knows, today is Black Friday, a day of wild sales and even wilder shoppers out seeking said sales. Fortunately, it's become easier than ever to indulge in Black Friday without having to brave the crowds, and if you're a gamer who likes to build a digital collection, you've got it better than anyone...

Out Now: 'World of Tanks Generals', 'Football Manager Touch 2016', 'Light Apprentice Volume 1', 'Headshot Heroes', 'One Button Travel', 'Ultimate Tennis', 'Traffic Rush 2' and More

It's that time of week again where all the new iOS games hit the App Store, and if you somehow thought that tomorrow being Thanksgiving here in the US meant that we'd have a light load of new releases, you were wrong! So, so wrong. There's a hefty list of new stuff that hit today as well as some stuff that trickled out earlier in the week. Check out the full list below and if you're celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow have a happy and safe day of stuffing your face and giving thanks!..

Well, if you thought this week being a holiday week filled with Thanksgiving and Black Friday was going to stop a ridiculous onslaught of brand new iOS games, you'd be wrong- Very wrong, in fact. We're late on posting these today because, unsurprisingly, with Thursday (the normal day iOS games typically are "released") being a holiday, it seems stuff just came out now. So, all of these games are available in the US and you can just go HAM grabbing whatever you want...

'League of Explorers' Best Decks, RNG, Esports, Meta, and More Weekly 'Hearthstone' News

Two Wings down, two to go. Time is flying by, isn't it? We are only half way through the Hearthstone [Free] League of Explorers Adventure, and the community is already feeling rejuvenated, from the pros to the casuals. I have to hand it to Blizzard, they knocked this one out of the park. While many players have been complaining that the game was getting a bit stale, the new cards and the Discover mechanic have got everyone's deckbuilding gears spinning like crazy. This sense of possibility has really done a lot to re-energize the game; I'm not saying the game was losing players or anything like that, it was more of a worry about the game's future direction...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade'

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...

RPG Reload File 062 - 'Dragons Odyssey Frane'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we believe love can bloom between a cat and a human. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past and shine a little light on it to see how it's holding up. It's an opportunity to revisit old favorites, reflect on how they fit into the overall iOS RPG landscape, and to take a deeper dive than our reviews typically allow for. I do my best to present a balanced menu from week to week, but if you feel like I'm missing something important, don't stay quiet about it. Post in the comments below, drop in on the Official RPG Reload Club thread, or tweet me at @RPGReload to make a suggestion. I plan the schedule quite far in advance, so you probably won't see the game you mention soon, but it will go on the master list, I assure you...

Out Now: 'Real Boxing 2 CREED', 'Carmen Sandiego Returns', 'Goat Rider', 'Last Horizon', 'Super Dangerous Dungeons', 'Chromatic Souls', 'Jollygrams', 'Incurve - Sector 2' and More

Phew! It's that time of week again where a bunch of new iOS games come pouring out of a spout and into the App Store. And let me tell you, this week was a real gusher. Classic edutainment series Carmen Sandiego makes a triumphant return, Real Boxing gets a Creed movie tie-in sequel, and a bunch of silly characters ride goats in Goat Rider. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. So check out the full list below and as always let us know in the comments which games you'll be picking up!..

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Battle Copters', 'Chromatic Souls', 'Hop Hop Hop', 'Carmen Sandiego Returns' and More

Wednesday again, and barreling towards the holiday iTunes freeze these release lists are getting crazier and crazier. This list includes some games that came out last night, some New Zealand games that should come out tonight, a couple games that could potentially be soft launched, and a bunch of other goodies. We've also got a small list of new games we know are coming this week (Like Goat Rider and others [Update: Added Goat Rider])  that haven't popped up on iTunes yet, so be sure to stick around for updates on those. Oh, and there's a new Carmen Sandiego game!..

Last week we posted about a vague teaser for Imangi's Temple Run 2 [Free] and something called Frozen Shadows. Well, since then, more details have emerged in the form of physical swag. They've sent us (and presumably other members of the media) a post card with some more details and a actual Temple Run idol. It's heavy as hell, and feels like it could totally be cursed, potentially. Check it out:..

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