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TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Wizards and Wagons'

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...

TouchArcade Deals: SNES30 Bluetooth Game Controller for $29.95

If you grew up on the Super Nintendo, and nothing has really scratched the same itch as holding a SNES controller, today's offer via TouchArcade Deals is something that should be on your radar. The SNES30 Bluetooth Game Controller is available now for $29.95 with free shipping. We saw them at E3, and they're the real deal. It's like having a Bluetooth-enabled SNES controller...




RPG Reload File 061 - '9th Dawn'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where mushroom stew reigns supreme. Each week, we dust off an RPG from the App Store's past for another play to see how it holds up. It's a chance to revisit old favorites, reflect on a game's place in the overall library, or simply to take a deeper dive than our usual reviews allow for. As the village paladin, I decide which games will be featured here from week to week, a task I take most seriously. I try to present a balanced slate, but if you feel like I'm missing something important, you can give me a suggestion by commenting below, posting in the Official RPG Reload Club thread, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload. I plan the schedule pretty far in advance, so you won't see your suggested game soon, but I will add it to the master list...

Out Now: 'Lost Horizon', 'Tiny Rogue', 'Le Havre: The Inland Port', 'Asgard Run', 'Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey', 'Five Minutes Before', 'Starside Arena' and More

Here we are with another busy week of new iPhone games. Lots of stuff popping up earlier this week like Zodiac and Le Havre, and just today both Tiny Rogue and Lost Horizon jumped the normal release time gun. What is this chaos? It's like I don't even know anything anymore. Besides those pretty high-profile releases I've just mentioned, there's plenty of other stuff on deck tonight so check out all the games below and let us know what you're getting!..

I picked up an iPad Pro from my local Apple Store this morning, which was largely uneventful aside from the bafflingly inefficient system they had of retrieving web orders. But, hey, it wouldn't be an Apple product launch without some kind of weirdness, right? If you too go to an Apple Store today, even just to look, you'll see a load of iPad Pro's on display. I'm not sure how anyone can walk away with a first impression that's any different from, "Wow, this is comically large." Unboxing my iPad Pro and getting it in my hands for the first time brought all the memories of the original Xbox rushing back, as everything about that console (particularly the launch day unit) from the size of the Xbox itself to how huge the controller is just felt absurdly huge. In the case of the iPad Pro, that's the whole point though, isn't it? Hell, the iPad Pro is so big it makes my proper MacBook feel small in comparison...

This Morning's New iPhone Games: 'Amazing Loot Grind', 'Blade Waltz', 'Heroes Curse', 'Artificial Defense' and More

It's Wednesday again and it's also the day that the iPad Pro comes out. Normally I'll hold off on posting these stories until I've collected a decent amount of games, but, with new hardware on the horizon I wanted to get something up just so people had a list of games to look at even if it's just the very first wave. Typically these appear on the App Store in batches, leading all the way up to the last group which typically shows up around 11:00 PM Eastern...

TouchStone Tavern #24 - Your Weekly 'Hearthstone' News Roundup

What a Hearthstone [Free] weekend was that, wasn't it? We expected to have a fun BlizzCon 2015, and although we expected some kind of an announcement for an adventure/expansion coming our way, we certainly didn't expect it to drop this Thursday! I'm sure everyone was surprised, and I'm also sure it was a pleasant surprise. The League of Explorers (LOE), the new adventure, seems to push the game towards a more "fun" and casual feel that will appeal to both casual and new players. However, the new mechanics and many of the new cards will certainly require a lot of skill to be played well, which means that competitive players should also find a lot to like...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Super Boys - The Big Fight'

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 Presents - The History Of Handheld RPGs, Part Three

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 covered the beginnings of handheld electronic RPGs with a look at the Game Boy's first several years. This month on, we'll be exploring the rest of the Game Boy's lifespan, including the event that brought the system back to life, and what came in its wake. 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...

Out Now: 'The Room Three', 'BeatNiks', 'Neon Drive', 'Wheelie 2', 'Peanuts: Snoopy's Town Tale', 'Mavenfall', 'Bigfoot Hunter', 'Steam: Rails to Riches' and More

Welcome to another packed week of new iOS game releases, folks! Since last week's list was such a monster, and we had several complaints that the Out Now post was crashing peoples' browsers due to too many YouTube videos being embedded. Sorry about that! So this week we're doing it a bit differently and only posting App Store screenshots. If you're looking for videos for the games in this list, you'll typically find them by following the forum link for each game. Let us know how you feel about this new process and as always let us know what games you'll be picking up this week!..

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Nuts! The Battle of the Bulge', '7 Seas', 'Wheelie 2' and More

It's Wednesday again, and even though this list of new games is a little on the scant side compared to the last two weeks, I've got a feeling things will turn around by tonight. So many games have been coming out lately we need to rejigger how we're doing the Out Now post as last week featured so many games it was crashing browsers. I know for a fact there's more games coming too, including some really high profile ones, so consider this list fairly incomplete as of this posting...

TouchStone Tavern #23 - Your Weekly 'Hearthstone' News Roundup

Well, this was a very fun Hearthstone [Free] week, wasn't it? Before you know it, we got our first taste of the Hearthstone World Championship, and it was fantastic, full of unexpected results and unexpected classes making an impact. While I won't spoil anything here (I'll save the spoilers for further below), I can tell you that you should watch the VODs because there were some incredible top-decks and some amazing moments overall that really highlighted how much fun it can be to watch great players fight against each other. Now that we have our Top 8, we can start speculating about who the new World Champion is going to be. I don't know about you, but I can't wait for Blizzcon after watching the Group Stage. In other news, we have some interesting interviews that talk about the current state of the game, the end of the current Ranked season, and some new Tournaments starting. Oh, and maybe a hint at a new expansion? Well, let's get started...

Update Mondays: 'Mortal Kombat X', 'Neko Atsume', 'Pet Rescue Saga', 'EA Sports UFC', 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. After last week's deluge, this week is, dare I say it, a little light. That doesn't mean there aren't some cool updates to look at, 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: 'Lumino City'

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...

The Carter Crater: Too Many Prospectors at the Apple TV Gold Rush?

The day has finally come, and the new Apple TV is finally out. I'm excited not just because I've wanted a great way to play some of the great mobile games on a bigger screen, but also because I think this is a potential turning point for mobile OS devices eventually overtaking dedicated gaming hardware. ..

New Apple TV First Impressions: A Discoverability Nightmare, Zany Controls, and Loads of Potential

I unboxed my Apple TV a little over an hour ago, and my initial impressions of the device are incredibly mixed. I'm happy that I got a lot of my predictions right when I posted about the Nvidia Shield, but at the same time, that isn't a great thing. The Apple TV is going to have a long way to go before it's a serious contender in the gaming space, as crazy controls and a baffling lack of discoverability are holding it back. Of course, there's loads of potential here, but, will Apple realize that potential?..

RPG Reload File 060 - 'Shin Megami Tensei'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where your yen is worthless paper. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to see how it has held up against the ravages of time. It's a chance to revisit old favorite, reflect on a game's overall place in the greater market, or simply to take a deeper dive than our reviews typically allow for. I try to balance things out from week to week so that we cover a good variety of games from the genre, but if you feel like I'm missing anything in particular, please let me know. You can do that by commenting below, posting in the Official RPG Reload Club thread, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload. Since the schedule is planned out far in advance, I can't promise you'll see any suggestions soon, but they will go on the master list...

Freebie Alert: Foursaken's 'Minecraft'-Style Tower Defense/First-Person Shooter Hybrid 'Block Fortress' Free for the First Time Ever

We haven't heard a whole lot from the bros at Foursaken Media since they launched their epic Heroes and Castles 2 [$1.99 / Free] back in May, but that's okay! They are some of the hardest working indie devs I know, they deserve a little break. Plus they've been busy with updates for Heroes and Castles 2 and you just know they've got at least one new game cooking. Anyway, one very nice tidbit of information they sent our way today is that their excellent base-building/tower defense/first-person shooter mashup Block Fortress [$1.99] is currently free for the very first time since its launch back in March of 2013...

Out Now: 'Octodad: Dadliest Catch', 'Lumino City', 'Dead Effect 2', 'Five Card Quest', 'Sanitarium', 'Battle Supremacy: Evolution', 'Agent A: A Puzzle In Disguise', 'Darthy', 'Slashy Hero' and MUCH More

You guys. This week is bananas for new iOS game releases. Seriously, I have a perfectly delicious-looking Sloppy Joe sitting on a plate right next to me, getting cold because the new games just don't stop coming out. We talked about Dead Effect 2 launching earlier today, but we've also got Octodad, Lumino City, Five Card Quest, a port of the classic point and click game Sanitarium, and much, much more. I have a feeling it's just going to get crazier as we approach the end of the year, so hold on to your butts. Check out the full list of games below and let us know what you'll be picking up. Now if you'll excuse me, my Sloppy Joe is calling my name...

New iPhone Games Out This Morning: 'Octodad: Dadliest Catch', 'Cthulhu Virtual Pet', 'Templar Battleforce RPG', and More

It's the Wednesday before Halloween, which of course, means the amount of zombie games pumping through the App Store is at an all time high. Octodad is finally out, along with a bunch of other games, including, but not limited to Gassy Cat. Like most recent weeks, the vast majority of these games are out everywhere, so go ahead and grab whatever looks interesting to you. Also, keep your ee out for potential surprises throughout the next couple days...

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