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TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Castle Doombad'

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...

Freebie Alert: 'Super Stickman Golf 2' Goes Free for a Limited Time

A couple of days ago, we detailed the brand new update for Noodlecake's Super Stickman Golf 2 [$0.99], and also mentioned that along with the new update the game would be dropping to free for a limited time. Well, consider this your official notice: as of right now, Super Stickman Golf 2 is available for free in the App Store. This is the first time the game has been free since launching in March of last year, and the latest update includes all sorts of cool stuff like new courses, new multiplayer options and more. Here's a glimpse at one of the new courses which is based on Team Meat's popular platformer Super Meat Boy...

Coming Tonight: 'Castle Doombad', 'Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project', 'Joe Danger Infinity' and More

Ahhhh, here we go, back to a Wednesday where some games are actually released. Despite some curious tweets about the status of Baldur's Gate II, we haven't seen anything yet, but keep those fingers crossed that this changes before 11:00 PM Eastern tonight when all of these games hit the US App Store...

Play 'Quake III Arena' on Your iPhone or iPad with the 'Beben III' App

Id Software all but bowed out of the App Store world, and with John Carmack resigning to join Oculus Rift last year it seems pretty certain we won't be seeing the planned iOS ports of Doom II, Quake or any other Id classics which had previously been talked about. Especially seeing as Carmack appeared to be the main proponent of iOS development. (Though with the recent update of Doom Classic [$4.99], I'm still holding on to a tiny sliver of hope.)..

Hot on the tail of the SteelSeries Stratus is another Bluetooth iOS 7 controller out of CES. It's by a new brand called "Signal" which I am having zero luck finding anything about because companies named after plain nouns are nearly impossible to Google. Regardless, the press release insists that the Signal team includes "leading hardware and software developers with extensive MFi partnership experience, backed by management with a history of success in consumer electronics."..

SteelSeries Stratus iOS 7 Bluetooth Controller Review: A Great Controller, Graded on a Massive Curve

When I first heard that SteelSeries was making an iOS 7 controller, I got really excited. Previously, we've looked at both the MOGA Ace Power and the Logitech Powershell, the only two kids on the proverbial iOS 7 controller block and while it's awesome to have physical controls in iOS games, they're each difficult to recommend. Logitech and Moga are both great companies who have both been releasing accessories for years now, but SteelSeries has been making products specifically targeted at the hardcore gaming crowd since they were founded in early 2001. I've been a huge fan of their products for quite some time, and hooked up to my gaming PC is the fantastic SteelSeries Sensei mouse and a pair of SteelSeries Siberia v2 headphones. SteelSeries is among the brands of gizmos I trust, if I need new whatever and they make it, chances are I'll just buy whatever they've got. So, it was with lofty expectations that I unboxed the SteelSeries Stratus iOS 7 bluetooth game controller...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Jet Car Stunts 2'

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...

'Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed' Review - An All-Star Sequel

It seems to be an unwritten rule that every major character gets their own racing game, and Sonic the Hedgehog is obviously major enough to have had a few in his history. The racing genre is a pretty good fit for the speedy character, so it's not surprising that we've seen a number of takes on the concept. The Game Gear Sonic Drift games were pretty mediocre kart racers that had Sonic and his pals shoehorned into SEGA's pre-existing Power Drift series. The games begged the question of why Sonic would use a car, and SEGA replied in kind with Sonic R, a game that had Sonic and company racing on foot to some of the greatest music ever to grace a racing game. Unfortunately, the game was pretty bad, so Sonic hung up his racing stripes for a while until the Sonic Riders series came about, which focused on hoverboard racing. It was popular enough to spawn a couple of sequels, but still didn't quite scratch the itch properly...

'MovieCat 2' Review - Meow-velous

'MovieCat 2' Review - Meow-velous

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January 2nd, 2014 4:00 PM EDT by Chris Carter in $1.99, 4.5 stars, Featured, Games, iPad Games, iPhone games, Quiz, Reviews, Universal
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In 2010, MovieCat [$1.99] took the App Store by storm. It was one of my favorite quiz apps mostly because of how simplistic the format was, marrying uniquely presented film topics with adorable cats. The art style was just as unique, and had its own charm to it, and the trivia was easy enough to get into with multiple difficulty levels. Over three years later MovieCat 2 [$1.99] doesn't change a whole lot, but it's still the same great formula you know and love, updated with newer references and films. And I'm pretty much okay with that...

Out Now: 'Feed Me Oil 2', 'Jet Car Stunts 2', and 'Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed'

This is turning out to be a pretty weird week for iOS releases. Everyone tried so hard to be in the huge onslaught of pre-Christmas games, and now that we're outside of that we're looking at this measly list of games. But, that's alright. We're super stoked for Jet Car Stunts 2, so I don't mind that taking up all of my time...

'Tomb Raider I' Review - Disastrous Controls Destroy An Otherwise Good Port

Well, the review title pretty much says it all, doesn't it? I guess I can sneak off for an early lunch now. Actually, I suppose since the original game this is ported from is 17 (!) years old now, I should probably elaborate a little bit. Tomb Raider I [$2.99], as it's apparently called now, is a game I'm sure many readers know like the back of their hand, and maybe the front, too. If you are very familiar with the game and just want the brief, this is a port of Tomb Raider Gold, the PC re-release that included the Unfinished Business expansion. If you have a controller, you'll be partying like it's 1996 all over again, but if you don't, you'll be subject to virtual controls that mess up a movement system that hasn't aged all that well in the first place...

TouchArcade Users' Top Upcoming Games of 2013

One of the coolest features of the TouchArcade app [Free] and the site redesign is the ability to add the various upcoming games we post about to a watch list and get alerted to new stories about those games as well as an iTunes link when they're actually released. If this functionality is news to you, all you need to do is start clicking (or tapping) the "Watch App" slider. The neat part of this for us is that it allows us to see what games people are the most interested in, and post lists like these...

TouchArcade's Top Stories of 2013

TouchArcade's Top Stories of 2013

December 26th, 2013 1:17 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Featured, News

2013 has been a heck of a year so far, and while we posted our top stories of 2012 on New Year's Day, there's basically nothing going on with the iTunes freeze so I figured why not just post 'em now. All of these articles have such a massive lead over everything else that there's basically no way this list is going to change inside of the next six days anyway...

Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2013

Yesterday we announced that Ridiculous Fishing [$2.99] scored our Game of the Year pick, but there's loads of great games where that came from. Last year we broke out all of these games into multiple posts spanning all sorts of genres, even weird ones...

Best Free iPhone and iPad Games of 2013

If you haven't noticed, free to play games have hit critical mass on the App Store. There's definitely a load of bad ones that put monetization first while gameplay takes the back seat, but that certainly isn't the case for all of them...

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