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Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Elder Scrolls Legends', 'Phoenix 2', 'Nimian Legends', 'Injustice', 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. I think someone must have stuck a broomstick in the update machine last week, because we got quite a few more interesting ones than we've been getting lately. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper 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: 'Linelight'

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 Play-Along: 'Chrono Trigger'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload Play-Along. Each month, we'll be playing an iOS RPG together, sharing laughs and tears in equal measures. The post on the front page (like this one!) is basically here to announce the game in question and give a few tips on getting started. The real action will be happening in the TouchArcade forums, where you'll find a thread dedicated to each month's featured game. Sign up if you haven't already, post your screenshots, ask for advice, or just chat about your misadventures with others. We've got a great community of RPG fans here at TouchArcade, so let's make the most of it!..

Turn of the Millennium Sci-Fi Adventure 'Galaxy of Pen & Paper' Hits the App Store

It figures that after I posted our weekly Out Now post where I mentioned that Behold Studio's highly anticipated Galaxy of Pen & Paper hadn't released yet that it would find its way to the App Store mere minutes later. That said, I have no problem writing up an extra post to alert all you fine and lovely people that at long last Galaxy of Pen & Paper [$4.99] is available in the App Store! Behold's original Knights of Pen & Paper [$4.99] released in 2012 and was a quirky if imbalanced love letter to old-school pen and paper gaming in a slick mobile game format. It had a ton of personality, and the following year Behold teamed up with the folks from Paradox Interactive to release a huge "+1" version of the game. A sequel was also planned but with Behold busy on other projects like Chroma Squad [$4.99] the sequel was left to KYY Games. Knights of Pen & Paper 2 [Free] did a lot of things right, but didn't quite live up to the original...

Out Now: 'ROME: Total War - Alexander', 'Neo Scavenger', 'Tales of the Rays', 'The Revenge of Shinobi', 'Hades' Star', 'Eden: Renaissance', 'Time Crash', 'Faily Skater', 'Gummy Heroes' and More

It's another week filled with new iOS games and as always we're here to give you the rundown of all the new stuff on offer. We're highly anticipating the release of Galaxy of Pen and Paper but it doesn't seem to have come out in time for this roundup. We'll keep an eye for it and let you know when it does drop. Aside from that though, there is A TON of great looking stuff this week. Rome: Total War - Alexander and Neo Scavenger are two high profile PC game ports, The Revenge of Shinobi is a port from the 16-bit Genesis and is the newest member of the Sega Forever line, Tales of the Rays is the newest mobile game in the Tales series, and much more. So check out the full list of new games below and let us know which games you'll be picking up this week!..

New iOS Games on Our Forums: Faily Skater, Vista Golf, Eden: Renaissance, Run Jump Die, Hades Star, Age of Solitaire - Civilization, and More

It's hard to believe it's already been a year since we last celebrated National Bagelfest, but sure enough, here we are. A few years ago I spent a summer in New York City, and honestly, everything they say about bagels in New York is true. I've got access to pretty good bagels here in Chicago, but there's just no comparison to hole in the wall NYC delis. Thankfully, I've got a bundle of new iOS games to distract me from my bagel woes...

Ticking Abomination, Frost Festival, Balance, Nerfs, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #106

Welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our weekly Hearthstone [Free] roundup of cool news and videos. Even though we're in the middle of the summer and everyone is pretty much toasting in the sun, the Hearthstone world is still moving along towards the Frozen Throne. We have a story on a new Frozen Throne minion, the first of the latest reveals. We also have quite a few interviews with different developers on various aspects of the new expansion, clarification on the new events and the card pack rules, talk on the current state of the game, and more. Let us begin...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Pac-Man', 'Connectrode', 'Bubble Witch 2 Saga', 'Lonewolf', 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. Well, we've got some updates, alright. Not a lot of them, and not exactly a lot of TouchArcade favorites, but they are what they are. It is pretty cool to see so many long-dead apps resurrected of late, if nothing else. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper 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!..

Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago Recap: Connectivity Issues, Angry Crowds, and Refunds

Just barely over a year ago, Niantic first launched Pokemon Go [Free] and to say it was an instant hit would be an understatement. It didn't take long before local city governments and police departments were issuing statements on Pokemon Go and trying to deal with hordes of people who were loitering at hot Pokestops at all hours of the day. Things snowballed further, and fans organized a massive meetup at Millennium Park in Chicago on Facebook. Thousands of people attended, and, well, I wish I could say I was surprised to say the game was unplayable between Niantic's servers and the connectivity issues that arise when you pack tons of cell phones in one place. So, instead, a year ago, people basically just stood around yelling:..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Layton's Mystery Journey'

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...

Out Now Part 2: 'The Franz Kafka Videogame', 'Don't Drop Meo', 'Trivia Guy', 'Run Jump Die', 'Brainful', 'Strikers 1945 World War' and More

Do not adjust your dials, this is not Wednesday night! There were so many straggler releases after we posted our normal Out Now post mid-week that it felt worth rounding those stragglers up into a nice, little, possibly even adorably-sized Out Now Part 2 post. There's some stuff we'd been expecting like The Franz Kafka Videogame and the tilt-controlled platformer of sorts Don't Drop Meo, but also a few things that are kind of quirky and out of the blue like the single-thumb platformer Run Jump Die and the comedy-focused trivia game Trivia Guy. So, if you've still got some time and money just lying around, check out this second helping of new iOS games and have yourself a great weekend!..

RPG Reload Glossary - Smells Like Ys Spirit, or Action-RPGs in the Early 90s

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the regular feature where we're either playing gods or slaying gods. This week, we're filling in the next chapter in our RPG Reload Glossary look at the history of action-RPGs. One of the messier and less-satisfying genre labels around, the action-RPG had already taken many forms by the end of the 1980s. In the next decade, some of the most successful examples of the genre would arrive on the scene. While you would think that might simplify matters, the 1990s closed with the genre being harder to nail down than ever. While I had intended to cover the entire decade in this installment, it became apparent halfway through that it was beyond the scope of a single article. So instead, we're going to look at the first half of this formative decade and pick out some of the genre highlights along the way...

Latest Game in the 'Professor Layton' Series 'Layton's Mystery Journey' Hits the App Store

As promised, Level-5 have delivered a brand new entry in the popular Professor Layton puzzler series called Layton's Mystery Journey [$15.99] to the App Store. This adventure is the seventh game in the main Professor Layton series and it follows Katrielle Layton, the daughter of the titular Professor Layton. He has suddenly gone missing and it's up to Katrielle to figure out the mystery of what happened to him by way of traveling around famous London landmarks, interacting with colorful characters, solving puzzles, and generally doing Layton-y type things. ..

Out Now: 'Full Throttle Remastered', 'Leap On!', 'Glyph Quest Chronicles', 'WWE Tap Mania', 'Mr Jump S', 'Realpolitiks Mobile', 'Triple Agent!', 'Sidewords', 'Judas Priest: Road to Valhalla' and More

Welcome once again to another week full of brand new iOS games! This week brings a semi-surprise release of the remastered version of classic LucasArts adventure game Full Throttle, and like previous Double Fine remasters you can switch back and forth between the original and remastered graphics. There's also the no-longer-in-soft-launch releases of Glyph Quest Chronicles and WWE Tap Mania, and Noodlecake's latest arcade masterpiece Leap On! has been getting rave reviews so far. And as always, much more! Plus Layton's Mystery Room should be on its way but didn't quite make it in time for this post, but we'll give you a heads up when we see it. Comb through the full list of new games below and let us know in the comments which ones you've got your eye on this week!..

New iOS Games on Our Forums: 'Judas Priest: Road to Valhalla', 'Sidewords', 'Project Mallow', 'Finn in 1989', and More

Today is apparently National Hot Dog Day, the day of the year where all hot dogs are equally appreciated. Being in Chicago, I'm pretty deep into the Chicago style hot dog scene, but, I'd say I love all hot dogs equally. If you're looking for some new games to play while you wait in line for hot dogs today, you're in luck, there's a ton of new titles that have hit the App Store recently...

The Nintendo Switch Online App Just Hit the App Store

Ahead of the launch of Splatoon 2 this Friday for the Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo Switch Online [Free] companion app is now live. It's a super quick download, and seems to seamlessly link to your Nintendo account... But (as of this writing) it doesn't seem to do a whole lot yet. I can sort of link my account, then it tells me the service is down for maintenance...

Ben Brode's AMA, Quest Rogue, Lich King, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #105

Welcome to another Touchstone Tavern everyone, our weekly Hearthstone [Free] roundup. We put together the best stories and videos from last week, and it was a pretty good week. Knights of the Frozen Throne, the next expansion, is rapidly closing in, and even though we didn't have any reveals this week (they start on the 24th), we still had some expansion-related talk. There was also Ben Brode's informative AMA, Caverns Below nerf, a silly Lich King ad, and much more. And, of course, plenty of fun and informative videos. Now let's all try and push July to move faster so August, and the expansion, arrive. Long live the Lich King...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Altered Beast', '868-HACK', 'Candy Crush Soda Saga', 'Survivalcraft 2', 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. It's quiet this week. A little too quiet, if you ask me. I've found some interesting ones, but if you're counting on this article to get you through your morning, I'm afraid I've let you down this time. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is here to fill in the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'A Planet of Mine'

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 - The Origins of Action-RPGs

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the regular feature where we fight by slamming our bodies into things. To be specific, welcome to the RPG Reload Glossary, where we get all up in fussy semantics, history, and other things that polite society will shun us for. Having covered both social RPGs and tactical RPGs in previous installments, we now turn our attention to perhaps the most popular and hard-to-define sub-genre of RPGs: the action-RPG. You can expect this one to be another three- or four-parter, as trying to do it all at once would require some keen editing, and that is not a thing that I am good at. In today's installment, we'll be looking at the origins and early years of the genre, loosely covering the 1980s. Let's get ready to rumble!..

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