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New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Ancient Battle: Hannibal', 'Motorsport Manager', 'Swing Copters' and More

It's the butt crack of dawn Wednesday morning, and the App Store in New Zealand just dumped a fresh load of new iOS games on to the world. The list this week is a little sparse, so far anyway, but maybe that's because everyone knows better than to release something around the same time as an official Flappy Bird followup...

Exclusive Hands On With 'Flappy Bird' Creator Dong Nguyen's Next Game: 'Swing Copters'

Looking back on the Flappy Bird phenomenon, and the onslaught of games developer Dong Nguyen inspired with his brutally difficult single-tap gameplay, it's clear what made it so hard to put down. The first time you loaded up Flappy Bird, chances are you didn't even make it through the first set of pipes. It might not have even been until your 10th try that you managed to make it through, but man what a feeling that was...

Confirmed: 'Pokemon: The Trading Card Game Online' Coming to iPad Later This Year

On Friday, we posted about a vague tweet from Pokemon YouTuber TheJWittz from the Pokemon Championship over the weekend mentioning that Pokemon: The Trading Card Game Online was coming to iPad. Well, that's since been confirmed by Polygon that it's not only real, but then Kotaku got word that it's coming this year...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Pako - Car Chase Simulator'

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: 8/15/14 - 'Joe Dever's Lone Wolf', 'Phoenix Wright', and 'Sentinel 4'

Well this is kind of awkward. Last week when we came up with the idea of doing these roundups weekly, no one really threw out the idea of what happens when we don't have any really high review scores that week. This week, the highest score we gave our was four stars, so, those are our best games of the week. It's a little weird, I guess, but, if there's one word I'd use to describe the App Store in general it'd probably be "Weird."..

RPG Reload File 001 - 'Chaos Rings'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the very first edition of RPG Reload. In what I hope will be an ongoing regular feature, each week I'll be shining some light on a different iOS RPG. These are not reviews. Many of the games I'll be talking about already have reviews on the site, some even written by me. Instead, think of this column as a chance to revisit an old friend, catch up on how it's doing, and reflect a bit on it. I hope to cover all kinds of RPGs here, whether they are ports or originals, JRPGs or WRPGs, action RPGs or strategy RPGs, famous or unknown, new or old, or anything in between. I absolutely encourage you to fire up the game, give it a play, and share your thoughts in the comments below. It's fun to play along! Just to underline how much I want this to be a community thing, once a month I will be playing an RPG selected by you. Simply head down to the comments and nominate the RPG you'd like me to feature. I'll tally the votes over the next few weeks and the winner will be the subject of RPG Reload File 004. Captain Planet was right, the power is yours!..

Out Now: 'WWE SuperCard', 'Corpse Party', 'Sentinel 4: Dark Star', 'Accidental Spelunking', 'Spellfall - Puzzle RPG' and More

It's another Wednesday night on the App Store which means another big batch of new games have just hit the US App Store. As a big wrestling fan (which you should be well aware of if you listen to our podcast) I'm actually quite excited for WWE SuperCard, which is a free to play card battler featuring all the stars from WWE. Yep, I'm excited for a free to play card battler, never thought I'd say that. Also the classic Sentinel tower defense series sees a brand new entry, and a popular desktop and PSP game called Corpse Party has finally made its way stateside after launching on iOS in Japan a couple of years back. Not a bad week at all, so check out the full list of releases below and see what captures your interest...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Accidental Spelunking', 'Sentinel 4', 'WWE SuperCard', and Loads More

Another Wednesday morning is upon us, which, for people in the US region of the App Store means an entire day of waiting around while everyone else in the whole world can slowly start downloading these new iOS games. There's some good stuff in this list, including a new Sentinel game, a WWE card game, and some other games that look pretty promising. Stay tuned for 11:00 PM Eastern tonight for the full roundup...

'Final Fantasy' vs. 'Dragon Quest': Shaun Ranks the iOS Ports of Both Series

The iOS platform is a haven of great (and some not-so-great) ports of classic games. Square Enix has made a big business out of porting their older catalog to iOS alongside some of their original mobile titles, and their most recent example of this is an excellent port of the 2008 Nintendo DS remake of the 2002 PlayStation remake of the original 1990 RPG classic Dragon Quest IV. You following so far? Dragon Quest IV on iOS uses the same pseudo 2D/3D visuals of the Nintendo DS version, formatted in portrait orientation for one-handed gaming, and including some extra content that wasn't in the original NES release. It's an incredible game and an incredible port on iOS, capturing both a 5 star review and our Game of the Week nod...

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...

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