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Never Miss a 'World of Warcraft' Queue Again With the 'WoW Notifier' App

If you're among the bazillion people desperately queuing up to log into their World of Warcraft server to play the new Warlords of Draenor expansion, listen up- While the Looking For Group and Looking For Raid systems have made it way easier to find groups, there is nothing that sucks more than waiting in queue for an hour (especially if you're playing a DPS class) only to have the one time you actually get up from your computer to go to the bathroom or get something to drink be when the queue pops. It's happened to me more times than I could remember, almost like the game knows I went AFK for a minute...

Update Mondays: 'Monument Valley', 'Battle Supremacy', 'Farm Heroes Saga, 'Chaos Rings', 'Game Of War: Fire Age', And More

Okay, so we're going to try a new weekly thing here at TouchArcade. Let's face it, no matter how well you try to keep tabs on interesting new updates, whether it's through the App Store itself, the TouchArcade forums, AppShopper Social [Free], or what have you, there's always a lot of them you might miss. With that in mind, every Monday, I'm going to do my best to highlight interesting or noteworthy updates from the last week. I am just as human as the rest of you, so when I inevitably miss something cool, please feel free to point it out in the comments. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of updates from the last seven days, particularly since many updates are of the 'bug fixes, etc.' sort that are very important but generally not all that newsworthy. So, with the premise explained, let's get on with it...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Space Expedition: Classic Adventure'

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: 11/14/14 - 'Candy Crush Soda Saga', 'Icewind Dale', 'Monument Valley' and More

OK so I know I always start these out with "Oh man you guys we reviewed so many good games this week," but it's REALLY TRUE this time. But, wait, does that make the other times... not true? Who the hell even knows, but you should download these games like yesterday...

RPG Reload File 014 - 'Final Fantasy'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome back to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we scour for the severed tails of rodents so that we can wear fancier clothes. Er, metaphorically speaking, of course. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to see how it holds up today. It's a chance to take a deeper dive or go off on side-quests that might not otherwise fit in our usual reviews. Also, it guarantees that I get to play a good RPG every week and call it work. I try to grab a variety of RPGs covering the many corners of this broad genre, but just to keep things interesting, I throw the choice over to you, the reader, once per month. Simply vote for the game you'd like to see featured by commenting below or popping into the Official RPG Reload Club thread in our forums and you just might see your choice show up next! The final reader's choice Reload for 2014 will be in RPG Reload 017 at the beginning of December, so get those votes in as soon as you can...

Out Now: 'XCOM: Enemy Within', 'Space Age', 'Framed', 'Golfinity', 'Crystal Siege HD', 'Random Heroes 3'

It's a huge Wednesday night full of new iOS games which have just gone live in the US App Store. The biggest release of the week is definitely XCOM: Enemy Within, which is a very welcome addition to iOS as the original was nearly flawless on mobile. There's also quite a few things which I've been anticipating for a long time now, like Framed, Crystal Siege, Random Heroes 3 and Space Age. There's also several games designed specifically to work with Chromecast, which is pretty interesting. Anyway, now you know what I'm psyched for, what will you guys and gals be picking up?..

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Crystal Siege HD', 'Framed', 'Golfinity', 'Random Heroes 3' and Tons More

Whoa, this is a Wednesday here. 31 games as of this posting have dribbled their way out on to the App Store and are either available now or will be available for download at 11:00 PM Eastern. There's some great stuff in here too...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'The Sailor's Dream'

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: 11/7/14 - 'Bitcoin Billionaire', 'Drift'n'Drive', 'Puzzle to the Center of the Earth', 'RPG Asdivine Hearts' and 'Talisman'

Further ramping into Q4 and barreling towards the "holiday season" (or I guess now the day after Halloween is technically the holiday season) it's not a surprise we're seeing better and better games. Developers are going to continue to jockey for position over the next month before the iTunes freeze... So if you think these last few weeks have been good, you ain't seen nothin' yet...

Blizzard Announces 'Hearthstone' Expansion "Goblins vs Gnomes"

Just as all the teases have sort of indicated, Blizzard just announced a new Hearthstone [Free (HD)] expansion during the opening ceremony at Blizzcon. It's called "Goblins vs Gnomes," featuring over 120 cards that centralize around different engineering gizmos from World of Warcraft. Exploding Sheep, Annoy-o-Trons, and other similar things will be featured as cards...

Last Night's South Park Episode "Freemium Isn't Free" Focuses on Freemium Mobile Games

Last night's episode of South Park, titled "Freemium Isn't Free" focuses on free to play mobile gaming. Like most things South Park makes fun of, their take on the current free to play climate of mobile gaming is... Shockingly accurate. They go through the design process of these games, which I swear is practically a GDC talk I've sat through, make comparisons to gambling, and how pushing free to play games on your friends at school is a lot like pushing drugs...

Out Now: 'The Sailor's Dream', 'Bitcoin Billionaire', 'Day of the Viking', 'Contract Killer: Sniper', '1-Bit Hero' and More

Hello friends, and welcome to our weekly roundup of newly-released iOS games. In fact, this week, for whatever reason, is an extremely busy one. There's a good mix of games I've known about and have been waiting for, as well as a bunch of stuff I've never even heard of until now that look really cool. As always check out the full list of new games below complete with forum links to impressions that have been rolling in throughout the day, and let us know what you're planning to pick up in the comment section...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Bitcoin Billionaire', 'Day of the Viking', The Sailor's Dream, and Tons More

After last week's admittedly fairly weak week, the fate of this week's list of new game releases lies solely in the comments. There's some truly amazing looking games in this bundle, but will someone still have the audacity to post that it's a weak week?! I checked, and the sky is still blue, so probably. Either way, there's something for everyone here whether you're a fan of Simogo's crazy mystery games, Noodlecake stuff, random free to play games, and much, much more...

Stoic Studio Talks 'Banner Saga' Mobile Development and Direction of Upcoming Sequel

Bringing The Banner Saga [$9.99] to tablets gave John Watson nightmares. “This launch was even bigger to us personally than the original launch,” he explains. The Banner Saga was released for PC and Mac in January before making the jump to tablets early last month. “We’ve been working toward this for a long time. I was extremely excited about the launch, and getting it done was a relief.”..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Drift'n'Drive'

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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