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TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Die With Glory'

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 102 - 'Dragon Quest 3'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the regular feature where it was Earth all along. In each file, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to see how it's doing in the modern day. It's a chance to revisit old favorites, reflect on their place in the overall library, or simply to take a deeper dive than our reviews typically allow. As a distant descendant of Ortega, I choose the games that appear here, but if there's something you really want to see, don't be shy. You can offer up suggestions by posting in the comments below, by tweeting me at @RPGReload, or by heading on over to the Official RPG Reload Club thread in the TouchArcade forums. You might not see your suggestion soon, but it will be added to the master list for future consideration...




Out Now: 'Super Senso', 'Die With Glory', 'Match Land', 'Ninja Pizza Girl', 'NASCAR Heat Mobile', 'Sudoku Sweeper', 'War of Crown', 'Pictionary', 'The Bunker', 'Baikoh', 'Suck It Up' and More

Hello and welcome to the most exciting time of the week, the time when new iOS games flood the App Store! Unless of course you have a huge backlog like me and instead these weekly floods feel like trying to keep your head afloat while wearing lead boots. Either way, it's another busy week filled with quite a bit of interesting stuff, so check out the full list of games below and let us know which games you'll be picking up this week! As an aside, you may have heard about Apple's recent changes which are affecting our financial stability, so if you enjoy these weekly new game roundups and want to see them (and the rest of our site) continue, please consider supporting us on Patreon for even as little as $1 a month, every little bit helps!..

New Games on Our Forums: 'NASCAR Heat Mobile', 'Suck It Up', 'War of Crown', and More

GooooOoOoOoOod morning everyone, or afternoon, or evening, I guess, depending on what time zone you're in. Today is World Intellectual Property Day, which sort of makes me wish we would've posted our article on App Store scams today to celebrate, but, that'd require me being aware of these made up holidays before they happen. The release list (so far) is a little light, but if historical trends are any indication, chances are this will flesh out significantly by the time we post our full roundup later this evening...

Apple Has a Pretty Serious Scam App Problem

Apple's App Store (and many other digital storefronts, to be fair) hasn't always had the greatest reputation when it comes to quality control. Sometimes it's not really Apple's fault, like in the case of one company cloning a popular game with enough tweaks to make it not an exact copy and releasing it to the App Store. In those cases I don't expect Apple to be fully aware of every game concept ever invented, and generally the more egregious clones get publicly shamed by the community as a form of punishment. Not that that prevents the cloners from becoming rich in the meantime, but I digress. However, oftentimes there are situations where I blame Apple completely...

Cheap and Strong Un'Goro Decks, Quest Talk, Warrior Taunt, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #94

Hello everyone and welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our weekly Hearthstone [Free] column that brings together the best news and videos from the previous seven day. And what happened in the world of Hearthstone last week? Rogue Quest is still being talked about but not to the extent it had been the last couple of weeks. Instead, there were plenty of positive stories that talked about how great the Un'Goro meta is at the moment. We also have the best decks to play right now as well as the best decks if you're low on cards and dust. There's even a Street Fighter story today. Let us begin...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Injustice: Gods Among Us', 'Warbits', 'Disney Crossy Road', 'Dungeon Link', 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. Okay, I've got my tie on real neat-like, so I'm going to try to do this week's updates without being as off-the-wall as I have been the last couple of weeks. Some really awesome stuff this week, so it should be easy unless one of the games mentions ESPORTS or something. What are the odds of that, though? 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: 'Get Me Outta Here'

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 Glossary - Tactical RPG Video Games in the 1990s

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the regular feature where we know iteration is the key to success. Last week, we took a look at the early history of the tactical RPG genre, covering the origins of many of its core concepts through to what is generally considered to be the game that established the genre, Nintendo's Fire Emblem. In that article, I also listed some features that I consider to define games in the TRPG genre, so I strongly encourage heading back and reading that piece before moving on with this one. In this week's article, we're picking up from where we left off last time and covering the genre's explosion in popularity in the 1990s. Both the East and the West (and by extension the console and PC sectors) would see little cottage industries spring up around their respective takes on the genre. Perhaps most remarkably of all, these two flavors of TRPG appear to have formed virtually independently of one another...

Out Now: 'Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money', 'Get Me Outta Here', 'Office Space: Idle Profits',  'Nonstop Chuck Norris', 'CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars', 'Real Boxing Manny Pacquiao', 'Wiz Khalifa's Weed Farm' and Much More

It's the eve of a, erm, "holiday" I guess for some folks out there with tomorrow being April 20th aka 4/20. If you live somewhere that does not use that date format though, then does it still have the same meaning? This is a deep thought experiment people. Anyway, there's all sorts of new games released this week as there are every week in the App Store, and it's pretty likely we'll see Apple celebrating this green holiday with a big new feature. No, not THAT green holiday, but Earth Day, which is the 22nd. We may see some special new releases and probably a ton of different updates to celebrate Earth Day in the next couple of days, but for right now there's a lengthy list of new games already which you can sift through below and as always let us know which games you're interested in picking up this week! ..

New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Evergrow: Paper Forest', 'Get Me Outta Here', 'Office Space: Idle Profits' and More

Happy Wednesday, everyone... Or, I suppose I should say, happy National Amaretto Day! If you've never had Amaretto, you should broaden your horizons and give it a try, as it's a super versatile liqueur. It's one of the cornerstones of making tiramisu, it's fantastic in pancake batter, and is awesome for using in both home made ice cream and/or whipped cream. If you're old enough to drink it, it's decent on the rocks but really shines with some sour mix to make an Amaretto sour, or with sour mix and orange juice for an Amaretto stone sour. Why does Amaretto deserve its own holiday? Who knows, but any of these things I listed would pair fabulously with playing this week's new iOS games...

Un'Goro Meta, Rogue Quest, Nerf Candidates, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #93

Hello everyone, and welcome to a slightly-delayed Touchstone Tavern, our weekly Hearthstone [Free] roundup of great news and videos. As was to be expected, last week was pretty much all about Journey to Un'Goro, the latest expansion, but this time around not everyone was happy about what the expansion has brought to the game. In terms of gameplay, though, people are enjoying putting together new and, occasionally, silly decks. Unsurprisingly, players are already calling for the nerf of some cards, which is always the case when new cards enter the game. We also got a sense of where the meta stands right now, although the top deck might surprise you unpleasantly. Let's jump into the Un'Goro crater and get started...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Fire Emblem Heroes', 'Plague Inc.', 'Lara Croft GO', 'LVL', 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. Business appears to be picking up? Or maybe I'm just noticing more this week in my now-ritual sweeps of the UPDATOSPHERE. It is a dangerous road to walk, fraught with bug fixes and optimization tweaks, I tell you what. 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: 'Planescape: Torment'

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...

'Modern Combat Versus' Discord Server and How to Play With VPN and Download Soft Launch Version

Gameloft's Modern Combat Versus soft launched, but only in the Philippines and as a region-locked game. If you downloaded the soft launch version and are playing it right now, you should join our Discord server, where we've opened up #modern_combat_versus, a channel where you can discuss the game with other players. Need to get a game going, discuss tactics, or just want to bond over some cool stuff? This is the place for you! It's worth noting that with the debut of the soft launch, you not only need to have access to the game, but you also need a VPN to play the game since it is region-locked. We're going to explain how to use a VPN to play the game right away, and how to download it if you don't know how to download soft launch games...

RPG Reload Glossary - The Early History of Tactical RPG Video Games

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the regular feature where RPGs are as easy as A-B-C. Last month, we tried out a new style of article called the RPG Reload Glossary. It was conceived as a way to talk about specifics of the genre, define certain things, and occasionally even answer questions, all without the need to focus on one particular game. For the debut, I opted to go for a direct definition. This month, I'm going with something a little more vague, but I hope you all find it interesting nonetheless. If you have any topics you'd like to see covered in the future, you can let me know by posting in the comments below, stopping by the Official RPG Reload Club thread in the forums, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload...

Out Now: 'Planescape: Torment', 'Mallow Drops', 'Charming Runes', 'Footy Golf', 'MLB Perfect Inning Live', 'Full of Stars', 'Zombie Safari', 'Arcade Ice', 'The Contender' and More

It's that time of the week when we round up all of the new iOS game releases of the past seven days, and boy what a seven days it has been. Classic RPG Planescape: Torment is probably the most high profile of the bunch, but don't let this week's list fool you, there's a ton of neat stuff that released this week. Mallow Drops is an excellent puzzle platformer making its way over from desktop, Charming Runes is a polished and, well, charming take on the extreme breakout formula, and Footy Golf is the latest puzzler from the fantastic folks at Donut Games. Check out the full list below and let us know which games you've got your eye on this week!..

New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Charming Runes', 'Star Cat Adventure', 'Planescape: Torment EE', 'Footy Golf' and Tons More

Happy National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, everyone! While you're playing all these new iPhone games, I recommend fully taking advantage of the oleophobic screen of modern iOS devices by eating a grilled cheese at the same time. While we're at it, I'm not sure if it's just my area or if it's just the arms race of food trucks, but the gourmet grilled cheese scene in Chicago is getting a little silly. I've had some great (and weirdly expensive) ones, but really, there's nothing better than the absolute crappiest grilled cheese ingredients. I'm talking Kraft individually wrapped "cheese," white wonder bread, and margarine. ...Kids these days growing up thinking a grilled cheese should have organic gruyere cheese, ten grain artisan bread, heirloom tomatoes, thick-cut bacon, and other crazy stuff? Sacrilege...

Journey To Un'Goro Best Decks, Reactions, Rogue Quest, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #92

Hello everyone and welcome to the first post-Un'Goro Touchstone Tavern. I hope you've been enjoying the new expansion and the gods of luck and good fortune have blessed your pack opening rituals. My luck wasn't the best, but that was to be expected if I'm honest. Hearthstone [Free] has officially entered a new era now that we are in the second Standard rotation, and it remains to be seen what kind of meta we'll end up with once the dust settles down. So far, players seem to be happy with the variety of decks being played, and I hope this continues even after the meta crystallizes. As you'd expect, this week we're focusing on the new expansion since there's so much to talk about. And without further ado, let's jump into the Un'Goro crater...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Pocket Mortys', 'Crossy Road', 'Hearthstone', '868-HACK', 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. Confession time: I wrote this yesterday due to some pressing business, so it might be missing anything exciting that hit in the last 24 hours. Hopefully that doesn't include anything too big! 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!..

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