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The TouchArcade Show - 194 - Fifty Shades of TA

February 20th, 2015 10:00 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Podcast

LogoThis week's podcast starts off with the favorite spectator sport of TouchArcade: Watching what Nintendo is up to. With the release of their first "real" free to play game that has lives, energy systems, dual currencies, and all that nastiness... It seems like Big-N is in an even weirder spot than it was before. But, from there we talk about the games of the week with the requisite Mike Meade Game™ Pancake - The Game [Free], and how much I love and hate clickers like AdVenture Capitalist [Free]. From there we get on to talking about Alto's Adventure [$1.99] and you'll get to hear Jared's mind blown in real time as he plays through the AG Drive [$3.99] tutorial. Then we move on to hitting a few big news stories of the week like WWE Immortals [Free] getting updated and the The World Ends With You drama.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, even if they don't make it into the podcast. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

 

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Oh, and if you didn't last week, be sure to listen to the inaugural episode of The RPG Reload Podcast! Additionally, if you're interested in sponsoring either of our podcasts, we've got ad packages that can fit any budget. Shoot an email to ads@toucharcade.com for more information.

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LogoWith GDC bearing down upon us, I spent almost the entire week buried up to my neck in scheduling meetings with developers, so we did a bit of a free form podcast this week. We started off talking about the things that happen when you launch a free game, and all the weird tertiary markets that have blown up surrounding the insane popularity of the App Store. From there, we chatted about the ridiculously brutal Peter Molyneux interview, Nintendo's latest plans along with some New 3DS XL chat, Eric's time with Sick Bricks, pixelated guns, and Jared shares his thoughts on King of Thieves [Free]. Overall, it's a good podcast, even if it is a bit all over the place.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, even if they don't make it into the podcast. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

 

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Oh, and be sure to listen to the inaugural episode of The RPG Reload Podcast!

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LogoThis week's podcast is a little weird, as I returned from the Super Bowl party I went to on Sunday with the most wicked cold ever seen this side of the Mississippi. I've been down and out most of the week, so we just kind of go at it without any show notes or anything and are saved by Mike Meade announcing Beaver Tap Games' new game Radical on the podcast and telling us all about it. He didn't follow our advice of just making Crossy Road, but then again, few people do follow our advice. We also touch on the relevant industry drama of the week, and talk about a couple random games. I'm muted and coughing most of the podcast, so, sorry about that!

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, even if they don't make it into the podcast. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

 

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LogoSince we missed last week, we're making up for it this week with an extra long episode of The TouchArcade Show. Jared and I start the show by talking about all the ridiculousness that's happened in the world of the 3DS since we last recorded, then move on to the hottest games and news of the week before wrapping up the show with some requisite wrestling chat.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, even if they don't make it into the podcast. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

 

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Games

  • Radiation Island [$2.99]
  • Active Soccer 2 [$3.99]
  • Particle Mace [$2.99]
  • Pro Pinball [Free]
  • Touchdown Hero [Free]
  • Endless Balance [Free]

News

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LogoI've spent the last few days in London attending the Mobile Games Forum. It's been a great event, but it raises the ever-present question when I travel of how is it that in 2015 we haven't solved the problem of terrible hotel WiFi? I don't care if it's done through QoS, routing rules that prevent media streaming, or what... But it doesn't matter what continent I'm on, WiFi always sucks. So, no new podcast this week, but I figured this provided a fun opportunity to delve back into the podcast archives to pull out a particularly interesting show.

To set the scene, back in the day we used to record our podcast with me and TouchArcade co-founders Arnold Kim and Blake Patterson. We'd usually grab developers we knew and just talked about whatever. On episode 11 Steve Jobs had just revealed the iPad mere hours before recording. Joined via Skype was Dave Castelnuovo and Allan Dye from Bolt Creative, Anders Mårtensson from then Illusion Labs and now Color Monkey, Natalia Luckyanova and Keith Shephard from Imangi Studios and Bruce Morrison from the now defunct Freeverse. The things we talk about and the things we thought about the iPad now are a little embarrassing at times, especially since in 2015 doubting the success of the iPad is laughable. Remember though, the internet reaction to the iPad was really not kind, and day one was filled with the ultimate dismissal of "It's just a big iPhone."

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This podcast is so old, it doesn't even work in our normal in-line media player format so you'll need to hit the link below to play it in your browser or natively on your iOS device:

Direct Link: TouchArcadePodcast-Ep11.m4a, 50.0MB

Sorry that there's no new podcast today, but, I'm guessing this podcast is going to be a "new" podcast for most of our listeners. If you've been around since 2010 and have been listening this long that this podcast rewind is actually a rerun for you, thank you for your support. We'll make sure next week is extra awesome just for you guys.

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LogoWe kick this podcast off with the relevant news in portable gaming which includes Wednesday's Nintendo Direct announcement of the New 3DS XL coming to the USA next month. We're all sort of bummed as we wanted the normal sized New 3DS XL, but, what Reggie says goes... From there, we talk about the cool games of the week, and the relevant news which included quite a bit of upbeat "Everything's going so well!" reports on tons of successful games.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, even if they don't make it into the podcast. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

 

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Direct Link: TouchArcadeShow-190.mp3, 79.8MB

Games

News

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LogoSince there's stuff going on in the world of iOS again, this is an XXL sized podcast... Which of course features chat about chapstick, car batteries, and game speed runs. Because, you know, why not. We get in deep with a lot of good games that were released, as well as the news of the week.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, even if they don't make it into the podcast. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

 

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Direct Link: TouchArcadeShow-189.mp3, 86.6MB

Games

  • Gunbrick [$0.99]
  • The Princess Bride - The Official Game [$3.99]
  • Hero Emblems [$2.99]
  • Mayday! Deep Space [$2.99]

News

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LogoAs predicted, the week following the final days of the iTunes freeze is dead. With almost no new games to speak of hitting the App Store, we really didn't have that much to talk about, so this podcast is sort of like the show Seinfeld. It's an episode about nothing.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, even if they don't make it into the podcast. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

 

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Direct Link: TouchArcadeShow-188.mp3, 48.2MB

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LogoWith our Game of the Year picks and all the associated best-of stuff under our belt, Jared and I took some time to discuss in detail the rationale behind our picks. While Wayward Souls seems more unanimous amongst our community this year for a GOTY pick, we still figured it'd make sense to dive into what makes us love it so much.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, even if they don't make it into the podcast. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

 

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LogoThere were a ridiculous amount of games to be released this week, since it's the week before the iTunes freeze and all... So, we spend the vast majority of the podcast yammering on about the latest and greatest. There's even authentic slinky sounds, which means I should probably add to my real-life soundboard until we're somewhere near a early 1900's radio show.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, even if they don't make it into the podcast. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

 

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Games

  • Looney Toons Dash [Free]
  • Galcon 2 [Free]
  • Golf is Hard [Free]
  • X-Plane 10 [Free]
  • SimCity Build It [Free]
  • Platform Panic [Free]
  • Taekwondo Game Global Tournament [Free]
  • Give It Up! [$0.99]
  • Stair: Slide the Blocks to Ascend [$1.99]

News

The TouchArcade Show - 185 - Censored

December 12th, 2014 10:00 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Podcast

LogoThis is a bit of a weird podcast, as we recorded it super late in the day after being busy with all the subsequent drama of the week. So, that's mostly what the podcast is about. All the junk surrounding Papers, Please, Jared's new obsession with Marvel Contest of Champions, the odd premise of Highrise Heroes [Free], and the insanity revolving around the release of the Hearthstone [Free (HD)] Goblins vs Gnomes. We don't really follow any show notes, which is both good and bad. Maybe.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, even if they don't make it into the podcast. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

 

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852522_largerNo Brad or Mike this week, but Jared and I manage to power through with a potent podcast of powerful proportions. We hit on the awesome games we played this week, the disappointing ones, and everything in between. Oh, there's a little Wii U chat at the end too if that's the kind of thing you're in to.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, even if they don't make it into the podcast. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

 

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Games

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This week's episode of The TouchArcade Show is sponsored by…

Bean Dreams, $0.99 - Kumobius has released a brand new game this week: Bean Dreams. It's the sequel to their classic iOS platformer Bean's Quest, which revolved around a clever auto-jumping mechanic that streamlined the platformer genre for touch devices. The sequel takes the gameplay to a new level with power-ups like a magic chili which enables a mid-air dash attack!

But that's not all! Bean Dreams has crisper graphics, all new music, a new world structure system, and better pacing in its achievements system.

It's already a massive adventure – but with updates underway, it's also just getting started.

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The TouchArcade Show - 183 - Brad is Back

November 28th, 2014 7:00 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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235735_largerIt's been a weird week. We recorded this early in the day on Wednesday, and at the time there were almost no games on the New Zealand App Store, very little noteworthy news aside from a bunch of sales, and not much else going on. This left us not much to podcast about. So, we grabbed Brad and basically just talked about video games and wrestling. The only real relevant stuff is Tales From the Borderlands which we discuss at the beginning. But, we have fun regardless.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, even if they don't make it into the podcast. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

 

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This week's episode of The TouchArcade Show is sponsored by…

Duet Game, Free - Fans of the brutal Duet will be pleased to know that Kumobius has released a new update this week. Earlier this year, Kumobius added daily challenges to Duet but now you can double down on your dose with new nightly challenges. These challenges are even more difficult and designed with features introduced in their previous Epilogue Chapters update.

The Kumobius guys hope everyone enjoys this update and be sure to look out for their new game coming out next week, the sequel to Bean's Quest: "Bean Dreams".

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LogoWe recorded a bit earlier than we usually do today, which means it's just me and Jared as Mike fell asleep in a pile of Ritz crackers. That's alright though, as we have a great conversation about side scrolling racing games, iOS controllers, and a bunch of other cool stuff.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, even if they don't make it into the podcast. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

 

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Games

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770322_largerThis is a big of a free form podcast this week as we ended up recording so late that I just said "Screw it, let's do it live." I almost think these sort of podcasts turn out better, as we get off topic while being on topic and talking about more interesting stuff. We mostly hit on Candy Crush Soda Saga [Free], Space Age: A Cosmic Adventure [$1.99] and then talked about the drama of both Monument Valley [$3.99] and Golfinity [Free] drama. It's a good podcast, I swear. I even manage to compare Candy Crush to Ultima Online.

Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read 'em all, even if they don't make it into the podcast. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated!

 

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This week's episode of The TouchArcade Show is sponsored by…

Haunted Manor 2 - The Horror behind the Mystery - FULL, $2.99 - In Haunted Manor 2 - The Horror Behind the Mystery, discovering the hidden secrets in the Sterling's family estate is your only way to escape. Every room is an enigma, a piece of a puzzle that, once completed, will provide the answers you seek.

The adventure, created by redBit games in Italy, is a puzzle game with hidden objects. All scenarios are explored from multiple angles, with cinematic shots and 3D audio effects, revealing different views to find key objects critical for your salvation.

The full version of Haunted Manor 2 is available now both on iOS and Android for just $2.99!

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