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TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Bioshock'

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...

This week is lead by a surprisingly good game that I never would've expected to be as great as it turned out to be if I hadn't tried it. Dodo Master has a weird name and an icon that doesn't give you any idea what the game is about... But, that seems to be the way that most of the true App Store gems work out: Totally awesome games that you never expect...

Square Enix Debuts First Trailer for 'Chaos Rings III'

Earlier this month, Square Enix announced a brand new entry in their popular mobile RPG series with Chaos Rings III. Though so far the game has only been announced for Japan, we're willing to bet that a North American release is pretty darn likely. Keeping that in mind, Squeenix has debuted the first trailer for Chaos Rings III on its main, Japanese YouTube channel. This means that the trailer is entirely in Japanese, but at least it gives you a glimpse at what the game will be like in motion...

It feels like we've been waiting for this forever, but the massive version 2.0 update for the classic JRPG Lunar Silver Star Story Touch [$6.99] is now available in the App Store. Originally released as Lunar: The Silver Star on Sega CD back in 1993, an enhanced remake of the game launched in Japan for the Sega Saturn in 1996 and later in North America on the PlayStation as Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete. The iOS version is based off of that enhanced remake, and launched in September of 2012–just in time to miss out on being enhanced for Apple's then-new 4-inch widescreen of the iPhone 5...

Team Meat is currently showing off Super Meat Boy Forever on the show floor at PAX Prime in Seattle. According to reports, it's an endless runner set in the Super Meat Boy universe, controlling the meaty protagonist, with buzzsaws and the like to avoid. The game is set for tablets along with PC...

It's a busy, busy week for iOS releases, what with Tiny Tower Vegas [Free], Bioshock [$14.99], and a whole heap of games that came out this week that's sure to blow through whatever iTunes store credit you have. Just in case you still have some, or have a credit card you're just dying to max out, there's also a veritable dogpile of interesting sales and free price drops going on right now, with Labor Day coming up on Monday...

Maybe it's just everyone dumping ice water on their heads to promote charity, but Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage [Free / Free] going on sale seems awfully appropriate. And not only is it going on sale, it's completely free for a limited time as Apple's "App of the Week", likely in connection to developer Nitrome's latest game 8bit Doves [$2.99] recently releasing...

Rovio Releases Gameplay Teaser for 'Angry Birds Stella' Ahead of September 4th Launch

Back in February we learned that Rovio had a new Angry Birds game in the works called Angry Birds Stella that featured an entirely brand new and mostly female cast of birds. Rovio stated Angry Birds Stella was "all about inspiration, empowerment and other real issues, without forgetting entertainment and quirky fun." It sounded really cool, but for months there was no real indication on just what kind of game Angry Birds Stella would be. Until today, as Rovio has posted a new gameplay teaser for the game...

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse [$0.99] has just gotten its second price cut, and boy is it a doozy. Sega's quasi-remake of the beloved Sega Genesis game has dropped all the way down from $9.99 to $0.99. This is a bargain price for what is a console/PC game that retails for $14.99, on mobile for next to nothing...

RPG Reload File 003 - 'The Bard's Tale (1985)'

August 28th, 2014 4:30 PM EDT by Shaun Musgrave in News
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Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, a weekly feature where I take a look back at a previously released iOS RPG to do a little reflection, reconsideration, and to perhaps dig in directions that are outside the scope of a regular review. I cover RPGs of all kinds here, but even though I try to cover as many bases as possible, I'm still just one person and prone to potential blind spots. That's where you come in, my friends. Once per month, I'll be playing an RPG selected by you nice people, as voted in the comments of these articles and in our RPG Reload Club thread in the TouchArcade forums. Yes, I'll have to play whatever the cruel majority decides and write a whole bunch of words about it, so please, go easy on the Kemco games. I'm happy to announce that the subject of our very first Reader's Choice RPG Reload is none other than The Quest Gold [$7.99]! Please look forward to that one in next week's article...

If you're a casual Hearthstone [Free (HD)] player that's been side-eyeing the "Curse of Naxxramas" expansion, you should act quickly to snag the first section: the Arachnid Quarter has been free since release, but that promotion only lasts until the end of the month. Come September 1, the price will jump to 700 in-game gold or $6.99, the same as the other four areas...

Check Out 'Sunburn,' a Game About Throwing Astronauts into the Sun

Dying alone in the dark enormity of the cosmos is one of science fiction's great set pieces: one of the best scenes in all of Star Trek features Tom Paris and B'Elanna Torres running out of oxygen somewhere in the Delta Quadrant. All of that existential revulsion is the unfortunate legacy of real-world space travel, too, dotted with heartbreaking figures like Laika and Vladimir Komarov...

Notorious indie auteur Kepa Auwae posted some details on our forums regarding the next update to Rocketcat's latest Real Game™, Wayward Souls [$5.99]. Backing up a bit, if you haven't played Wayward Souls (here's our review) yet, you really should. It's a great permadeath action RPG with just enough roguelike trimmings to make people who get really mad when you refer to something as a roguelike only slightly miffed. There's multiple classes to play as, tons of content to go through, and a really cool power curve that gives purpose to multiple attempts as you slowly unlock character abilities...

If you even vaguely follow any sort of tech websites then you no doubt know that new iPhone time is just about upon us. Apple always announce their new iPhone towards the fall of each year, and parts have been leaking like crazy out of the supply chain strongly pointing towards two different size iPhone 6 models being unveiled: one with a 4.7-inch screen and one with a 5.5-inch screen. It's also widely believed that Apple will unveil some sort of wearable technology, a mythical device which is being referred to as the iWatch. Well, as of today we at least know a firm date when all the speculation can come to an end and we can finally find out what Apple is actually up to. According to our sister site MacRumors, via The Loop, Apple has sent out media invites for September 9th, the date many have believed would be the date new iPhones are announced...

Okay, so I'm a typical SEGA fan. I complained about Sonic Jump Fever [Free] in my review, but I still ended up playing it a lot anyway. This, however, works out to your benefit, because since I've somehow unlocked pretty much everything, I'm in a great position to give you some advice about how to get the most out of this game with a minimum of pain and suffering. The core gameplay isn't very deep, and if you've played a jumping game before, you've probably developed some skills that will help you out in this game. The game does have a bunch of unlockables and power-ups, though, and there's definitely an optimal way of making use of those. Here are ten tips to help you score big in Sonic Jump Fever without losing your personal gold ring stockpile...

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