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This show starts quick and keeps rocking the whole way to the finish line. We kick things off with a listener email about the new Sega Forever games, and breaking down the whole timeline of hype teasing to release, along with what we think of the games sinks up the first half of the show. Other than that, we talk about two other games, the classic re-released puzzler Cash Cow: Anniversary Edition [$2.99] and Fidget Spinner: Journey of Secrets [Free] which we're pretty sure there's something more to... Additionally, as usual, we chat about some of the big news stories then call it a day!

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, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. 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!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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Two years ago now we launched our Patreon and since then while support from our community has been encouraging, we're still only half way to our goal to get back to firing on all cylinders. As you've likely noticed, there haven't been any new names on the site since Brad Nicholson left quite some time ago, as we're largely treading water trying to stay alive on the incredibly limited resources we have. I personally think third party editorial outlets like TouchArcade are very important to the health of online ecosystems like the App Store, and I believe we provide a significant value to our readers and iOS developers every day. All we're asking for is a value for value exchange, and if you feel you derive any value from reading TouchArcade (or anything from the TouchArcade community), please support our efforts to continue doing what we're doing. Here's all the ways you can do that:

Advertising

If you're an iOS developer looking to raise awareness of your game, advertising on sites like TouchArcade is a great way to reach a hyper-targeted audience of iOS gamers and industry influencers who view the site multiple times a day. We offer options ranging from sponsoring our podcast, advertising on our forums, or even completely re-skinning the site. Apple's editorial featuring games team constantly visits TouchArcade, along with (obviously) our whole staff, so having well-placed ads on a site like TouchArcade can be exponentially more effective at getting word out about your game than paying a PR person (likely way more money) to send us emails. For more information, contact our ad sales manager at ads@toucharcade.com.

Supporting Us on Patreon

Patreon is our primary funding source these days. If you're unfamiliar, you're able to more or less "subscribe" to creators (like us) whose content you value. We offer several different tiers of support, which grant things like cosmetic rewards on our forums, as well as access to a Patreon-only chat channel on our Discord server. All Patreon backers also get a video version of our podcast. Developers who support us on Patreon on the "Indie Developer" tier and above get access to a developer chat on on Discord for direct access to TouchArcade staff (and other developers), along with other developer-exclusive content like a business insights email newsletter, event reports, and more. We're also in the process of working with a few different highly relevant companies for exclusive discounts for Patreon backers, although nothing has been finalized just yet.

Overall, a good way to look at our Patreon is to think of TouchArcade as a magazine you'd subscribe to. If you used to pick up a copy of GamePro every month for five bucks (back when magazines only cost five bucks), kick us $5 instead. We provide way more content than print magazines ever could, in an infinitely more timely manner. If you'd like to support the site for more than that because we've saved you money over the years by helping you avoid bad games or by highlighting games you wanted when they were on sale... Even better! The way we look at it is that there's nothing more valuable than time, and we work well over a full time schedule to try and save YOU time by not having to sort through the crap on the App Store. If we've provided value to you in any of these ways, please consider giving back to us with your support.

Amazon Prime Members Can Subscribe to Us on Twitch for Free

If you're an Amazon Prime member, you get way more benefits than fast shipping that you might not even be aware of. One of those perks is Twitch Prime. Once you link up your Amazon account with Twitch, aside from a bunch of random gaming-related freebies, you'll also be able to subscribe to one Twitch channel per month for free. We hope you use that free subscription on our Twitch channel. Something to keep in mind with these free Twitch subscriptions is they do not auto-renew. You'll need to manually re-subscribe every month, so if you'd like to go one tiny step further for us, set a recurring reminder on your iPhone's calendar to remember to do this.

Subscribe on Twitch and/or Cheer with Bits

If you're not an Amazon Prime member, you can still subscribe to our Twitch channel, it just costs $4.99. Something to keep in mind with this is the Twitch revenue share is 50/50, so if you just want to support the site and don't really specifically care about Twitch, your dollars go way farther over on Patreon as they take significantly smaller payment processing fees. But, hey, if you just love Twitch and want the perks that come with a subscriber, rock on.

Twitch Bits Donation

Another thing you can do on Twitch to help us out is cheer us with Bits. It's a new thing Twitch recently added that let you more or less "tip" the active streamer with a Twitch-exclusive currency that gets added to our account which Twitch eventually pays out on. Much like subscriptions, the revenue share on Twitch Bits isn't great, but you can get them for free if you're willing to view some ads on Twitch. Cheering is pretty fun while streaming as there's a whole lot of fanfare when Bits come in, they get added to a tip cup, and Twitch chat gets all excited.

Shop on Amazon Through Our Affiliate Link

If you do a lot of shopping on Amazon, visiting the easy to remember URL toucharcade.com/amazon and clicking through our link gives us credit as the referral for everything you buy. Amazon then gives us a very tiny percentage of the sale, which they'd otherwise just keep for themselves. They have widely varying commission rates, but everything (short of just buying cash gift cards) awards us something.

Amazon Pantry items are among the highest commissions Amazon pays, so if buy a lot of non-perishables and other home goods on Amazon, clicking our link first would be amazing- It also helps keep the joke alive that TouchArcade is in part supported by toilet paper sales since mobile gamers spend a lot of time playing on the toilet.

One-Time Contributions via PayPal

One thing a lot of people have asked us for is the ability to do one-time payments via PayPal. As part of setting up everything to make our Twitch channel work, we also have a more user-friendly way to do one-time payments. Click here, fill out the form, and it'll toss you over to PayPal to complete your payment. All of your PayPal information remains confidential, so we'll really only know what you fill out on the one-time contribution page. If you want to cover PayPal fees, there's a checkbox for that too. One thing to keep in mind with this is that since this whole thing is built with Twitch in mind, it's outside of all the automated stuff we've built for Patreon. If you don't care about those rewards, rock on. Additionally, if we're streaming when you donate, it'll automatically read your note on stream.

Whitelist TouchArcade on Your Ad Blockers

I know this is a ultra-touchy subject for some people, but if you use an ad blocker, please whitelist the TouchArcade domain. We (to the detriment of our own success) run the site with minimal ads which are manually screened to avoid anything that spawns pop-ups, auto-plays sound, or anything else annoying. We respect our readers, and while we'd be doing tons better if we had full-screen and totally irritating interstitials, I think all that does is encourage more people to block your ads. If you just block everything because you assume all sites these days have in-your-face ads, just try whitelisting us. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. And, hell, if you really want to block our ads, just kick us a few bucks in one of these other ways and we'll be square.

Tell Your Friends and/or Share Our Stories on Social Media

If you love TouchArcade, but really just aren't interested in supporting the site financially, you can still do us a solid via word of mouth. If a friend of yours just got a new iPhone, recommend they check out TouchArcade to find some great games to download. Additionally, we go out of our way to produce great long-form content which typically doesn't generate that much search traffic. For instance, Shaun's amazing RPG Reload series, which I think is some of the best content we publish, are among the worst performing articles on the site. If you read something here that you find insightful, or otherwise interesting, please take a moment to encourage your friends to check it out on Twitter or Facebook. You might think one share doesn't mean much, but we can clearly tell the difference in site analytics.

Thanks for Reading

As always, thanks so much to everyone who has supported us over the years. You're the main reason we're still around, and we hope to keep doing what we've been doing for years to come. Hitting our original Patreon goals would allow us to hire more writers, attend more events, refresh the site, and potentially even explore options with our iOS app. We've managed to successfully fight against the tide of needing to run SEO-bait listicles, get involved in sponsored content, and all the other gnarly things web sites are doing to stay alive all because of you.

Thanks everybody!

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We've got a lot to talk about this week, and aside from a few 90's music jokes for episode #311, we hop right in to talking about the latest and greatest in the world of iOS gaming. Kicking things off with discussing the new iPad Pro and the odd situation Apple has themselves in with how difficult it is to continue to perfect their devices, we move on to the few E3 announcements that pertain to mobile. From there, we discuss a few of the huge releases of the week including Supercell's soft launched Brawl Stars, Noodlecake's Flipping Legend [Free], and the Metroidvania forma.8 [$3.99] which has been years in the making.

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, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. 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!

As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

 

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We're back from WWDC and ... I'm super sick! The WWDC plague this year is extra strong, but after packing my body with cold medication we were ready to rock. The show starts off with answering a couple emails and then we hop right into talking about a ton of the new things announced during the keynote. iOS 11, ARKit, and more are among the thingd we discuss. We chat a bit about Monument Valley 2 [$4.99], but WWDC is definitely the star of the 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, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. 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!

Patreon backers get access to a ultra-rad video version of the podcast, which you can view by clicking here. It includes us playing the games we're talking about as we're talking about them, and other fun surprises.

 

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WWDC Preparations - The TouchArcade Show #309

June 2nd, 2017 8:30 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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Ahhh the Friday before WWDC! With preparations to be made to head to San Jose on Sunday, this podcast is a few minute short but we still hit all the big news stories of the week along with a few tiny predictions for WWDC. As far as game discussion is concerned, three big ones sucked up tons of our time: Crazy Taxi Gazillionaire [Free], Bouncy Hoops [Free], and Yankai's Peak [$2.99].

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, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. 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!

Patreon backers get access to a ultra-rad video version of the podcast, which you can view by clicking here. It includes us playing the games we're talking about as we're talking about them, and other fun surprises.

 

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Even More Rants - The TouchArcade Show #308

May 26th, 2017 9:00 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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Is there anything better than a Friday before a holiday weekend? I'm not sure there is! We kick things off talking a bit more about the roundups I've been doing over on MacRumors every Friday and what a bummer it is that the common perception of so many people is that there aren't any good mobile games- A statement which is obviously untrue. After a little rant session, we move on to four great games which were released this week: Prison Architect [Free (HD)], Skullgirls [Free], Zombie Gunship Survival [Free], and Rogue Wizards [Free].

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, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. 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!

Patreon backers get access to a ultra-rad video version of the podcast, which you can view by clicking here. It includes us playing the games we're talking about as we're talking about them, and other fun surprises.

 

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Another Friday, and another episode of the podcast! Weeks like this are easy to record as there's so many rockin' games to talk about that we actually ended up running a little longer than usual. After some followup from last week's beer chat, we talk about all the awesome iOS games we played and then shifted gears to speculating about Zelda. The games we talk about this week are: Arkanoid vs Space Invaders [$3.99], Old Man's Journey [$4.99], No Stick Shooter [$1.99], Guns of Boom [Free], Beholder [$4.99], Lode Runner 1 [Free], and Timber Tennis [Free]. Sorry about the Windows notification noises, I didn't realize my recording software was also picking those up! It'll be fixed for next week I promise.

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, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. 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!

Patreon backers get access to a ultra-rad video version of the podcast, which you can view by clicking here. It includes us playing the games we're talking about as we're talking about them, and other fun surprises.

 

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Dark Lord Eve - The TouchArcade Show #306

May 12th, 2017 9:15 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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This was a fantastic week for awesome new iOS game releases, so we do what we can to follow suit with an equally amazing podcast. We chat a little bit about what's going on with both of us this weekend, and then hop right into game discussion. Those games include Built for Speed [Free], Empire TV Tycoon [$4.99 (HD)], Steredenn [$3.99], Crash Club [Free], Artificial Superintelligence [$3.99], Run-a-Whale [$0.99], and Faraway: Puzzle Escape [Free].

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, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. 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!

Patreon backers get access to a ultra-rad video version of the podcast, which you can view by clicking here. It includes us playing the games we're talking about as we're talking about them, and other fun surprises.

 

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

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Monday Make-Up! - The TouchArcade Show #305

May 8th, 2017 8:30 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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We're back, as promised, with a better late than never episode of the TouchArcade Show! We do things in reverse this week, talking a little about the news that happened last week before shifting gears to discussing a few noteworthy releases. Those games include Spaceplan [$2.99], Battle Bay [Free], Clock of Atonement [Free], Louie Lucha [Free], and Project Frox [Free].

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, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. 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!

Patreon backers get access to a ultra-rad video version of the podcast, which you can view by clicking here. It includes us playing the games we're talking about as we're talking about them, and other fun surprises.

 

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TA Plays Live on Twitch: Offline

May 1st, 2017 12:15 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Games, iPad Games, iPhone games, News
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We kick off this week's podcast talking about the drama of the week surrounding Apple cutting affiliate payments, making us entirely dependent on our Patreon. We've also got an Amazon referral link set up on http://toucharcade.com/amazon, and would really appreciate it if you do your shopping on Amazon through that to support the site! It costs you nothing! (Well, other than what you'd buy on Amazon anyway.) From there, we get into a pretty awesome podcast featuring the following games: Robot Unicorn Attack 3 [Free], Match Land [Free], Family Guy: Another Freakin Mobile Game [Free], Penarium [$1.99], Super Senso [Free], and Suck It Up [Free].

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, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. 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!

Patreon backers get access to a ultra-rad video version of the podcast (you can get a taste of what they're like above), which you can view by clicking here. It includes us playing the games we're talking about as we're talking about them, and other fun surprises.

 

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The lovely, minimalist folktale adventure Burly Men at Sea [$4.99] has made its way onto the Apple TV in the latest update, and I think it will look great on a large screen. If you haven't had the chance to play Burly Men at Sea yet, first you have to admit that it probably has the best name ever for a game. Moving beyond that, Burly Men at Sea is a game about three burly fishermen who have decided to venture forth into the Scandinavian waters of the last century and spice up their lives. The clever mechanic that really makes the game stand out is how instead of interacting with the characters, you interact with the environment by moving the camera around, which in turn lets you alter the narrative.

This is definitely the kind of game that ignites conversations over whether video games are art or not. Recently, the developers even turned player's runs into hardcover books with lovely art, which was a pretty cool idea. The free update also adds a sticker pack, which I'm glad about because, as you can see from the trailer above, the art is pretty neat.

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Double apologies for TouchArcade Patreon backers this week, as a SNAFU with my dumb computer instantly rebooting when I told it not to install Windows Updates (Thanks, Windows 11) resulted in a corrupted MP4 file for the first 3/4 or so of our video podcast. If you're a bad enough dude to attempt to recover the file, you can download it from my Dropbox here and then hit me up on Twitter. You will become the podcast king if you can save the video podcast kingdom. I can provide more details, but tl;dr basically amounts to the MP4 recording got cut off and so it didn't write the moov atom at the end, resulting in 1.4GB unplayable file. Fun stuff. Anyway, if you don't care about the video side of things, this is a pretty great episode this week. We kick things off talking about DotEmu's fabulous Wonder Boy port on the Nintendo Switch (which we really hope comes to mobile, like most/all other DotEmu stuff), then we kick into discussing some games. Those games include: Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money [Free], Office Space: Idle Profits [Free], CATS: Crash Arena Turbo [Free], Nonstop Chuck Norris [Free], Vignettes [$2.99], Get Me Outta Here [Free] and Invert [$2.99]. It's a good time, I swear.

 

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

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Jared is dog sitting this week, so apologies in advance to random barking as the unruly beast he's watching is... Randomly noisy. It's a real cool show though regardless, which we kick off with two awesome emails. One from the original creator of Snake and another from a listener asking us about the impending 32-bit app-pocalypse. From there we switch gears to talking about (a ton) of new games including Mystical Runes [Free], Tape it Up [Free], Fairyland Story [Free], Hempire [Free], Mallow Drops [$2.99], Full of Stars [Free], Bazoo Mobile Esport [Free], Super Plexis [Free], Footy Golf [Free], Bacon Escape [Free], and Star Cat Adventure [Free] which I think is a record for one podcast, 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, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. 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!

Patreon backers get access to a ultra-rad video version of the podcast (you can get a taste of what they're like above), which you can view by clicking here. It includes us playing the games we're talking about as we're talking about them, and other fun surprises.

 

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We hop right into things in this week's episode of the show, quickly discussing a bit about the new Hearthstone [Free] expansion before moving on to going over all the Modern Combat Versus announcements. There's a quick story about gaming salons in there, then we take a turn towards talking about a bunch of great iOS games that came out this week including Pixel Drifters [Free], Drop Not! [Free], Monsu 2 [Free], Faily Tumbler [Free], MouseBot [Free], Transformers: Forged to Fight [Free], and Onirim [Free].

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, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. 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!

Patreon backers get access to a ultra-rad video version of the podcast (you can get a taste of what they're like above), which you can view by clicking here. It includes us playing the games we're talking about as we're talking about them, and other fun surprises.

 

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Ahhhh sorry for missing last week's episode of the podcast, but we're back and better than ever with our 300th episode. That's nearly six years of weekly podcastin', which is pretty crazy to think about. We kick off this week's show with what I've been doing the last couple weeks, the wild scale of esports, and the Hearthstone tournament. Games played on this episode include Death Road to Canada [$8.99], Gangstar New Orleans [Free], Meganoid 2017 [$2.99], Climb! [$1.99], Bethesda Pinball [Free], and Ballz [Free].

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, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. 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!

Patreon backers get access to a ultra-rad video version of the podcast (you can get a taste of what they're like above), which you can view by clicking here. It includes us playing the games we're talking about as we're talking about them, and other fun surprises.

 

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As we mentioned a few weeks ago, March has been filled with crazy travel for me. Originally we planned to record this week's podcast on the one (1) day I was going to be home before immediately flying out again to attend the Hearthstone Championship Tour. It certainly isn't the first time I've vastly overestimated the amount of time I had to do something, and it won't be the last. However, given the excitement surrounding the release of Death Road to Canada [$8.99], I've actually got the perfect rewind episode to throw in the feed from the first time Rocketcat Games and Madgarden fist bumped and made a game together. We loved the game when it was released, and on this old episode of the podcast we chat with Kepa and Paul about what went into making it and their decisions behind how many of the mechanics work. It's actually fascinating to go back and listen to now, as it seems the same vibe has persisted in Death Road.

We'll be back with a normal podcast episode (with a video version for Patreon backers) next week. I've got some other cool video stuff I've got planned for the future too, I just ... need to be more, for more than a day.

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, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. 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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POST SHOW NOTE: The audio quality in this episode is all over the place. You'll notice that it's especially quiet. We had to level it out like this though, or else it would have been mega-hard to listen to. Sorry about the inconvenience in advance.

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With Eli on vacation this week, Jared recruits the most villainous human being on the planet, Carter Dotson, to co-host this week's show. We talk at length about Apple's recent "Celebration of Indies" promotion as well as their new initiative to give indies more visibility by giving them their very own separate storefront in the App Store. Then of course we dive into some of the new games from this week, which was one of the most loaded weeks in recent memory. Seriously, my wallet is crying. Finally, we dip into some of the more interesting news stories of the week, including the all-important registering of a trademark for "Swifties" by Taylor Swift. We bring the hard-hitting news stories, that's for sure.

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, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. 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!

Patreon backers get access to a ultra-rad video version of the podcast (you can get a taste of what they're like above), which you can view by clicking here. It includes us playing the games we're talking about as we're talking about them, and other fun surprises. This week, since I'm out of town, our video podcast was recorded way earlier, is different from the audio podcast, and features all sorts of up and coming games.

 

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We barely dipped our toes into first impressions territory of the Switch on the previous episode, but this episode, we're all about it. We fill up the first 20 minutes or so of the show talking about the console, Zelda, and the way it's integrating into our lives without really replacing our mobile devices at all. From there, we shift gears to talking about some new games released this week, including Mushroom 11 [$4.99], Kingdom: New Lands [$2.99], Yo! Let's UP [Free], Hardway [Free], Free Rider HD [Free], and 1942 Mobile [$1.99]. We finish stuff off with some quick news, and call it a podcast!

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As you could probably tell by the avalanche of GDC coverage that persisted through the weekend and most of the day today, GDC was busy. At some point at around 10:00 PM Pacific on Friday we were like, "Man we can't record a podcast tonight, it's just going to be us talking about how tired we are." We regrouped, and recorded a pretty rad show today which covers a random assortment of things we saw at GDC and our first impressions of the Nintendo Switch.

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, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. 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!

Patreon backers get access to a ultra-rad video version of the podcast, which you can view by clicking here. It includes us playing the games we're talking about as we're talking about them, and other fun surprises.

 

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