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Stealth-Based Puzzler 'Third Eye Crime' Gains New Publisher, Set for Release this Spring

When we first saw Moonshot Games' stealth-based puzzler Third Eye Crime, it was back at GDC last year, and we were really impressed. The premise is that you're an art thief who has telepathic powers that let you predict the movement of your enemies, who in this case are security guards at a museum. You'll use your ability to predict their movements in order to sneak right past them and steal precious works of art in a top-down style similar to older Metal Gear games or even something like Spy Mouse on mobile. Well, we haven't heard a whole lot about Third Eye Crime since that GDC, but this week Moonshot announced they've partnered with Gameblyr who will publish the game and that it's finally on schedule for release sometime this spring...

Disney Infinity [Free (HD)] may not have encountered the success that Skylanders [$6.99] did but it isn’t stopping them from pumping out more content. They’re teasing a 2.0 version in a video released today, hinting at new characters from Marvel including Captain America in Disney’s sandbox. ..

It's Tuesday afternoon again, which means it's time for the release of Apple's official weekly cumulative top downloaded games chart! Last week was home to free charts which were reasonably similar, dominated by the Threes clone 2048 which is getting so popular you see it everywhere now. No joke, I flew to NYC last week and sat next to a guy who played it the whole way...

Multiplatform releases are tricky as hell, and Telltale is really upping their game when it comes to how closely they're getting these new episodes of their games to hit on almost every platform at about the same time. Well, The Wolf Among Us [$4.99] is getting its third episode this week for iOS, available in-game via the DLC store like all the other Telltale game episodes...

Yesterday on our Twitch stream I had what inadvertently turned in to one of my best runs so far in FTL [$9.99 (HD)] where I actually managed to make it to the second phase of the last boss, rock a ship with fully powered weapons, and unlock a new ship randomly in the process...

Late last month, a very cool upcoming iOS game caught our eye. It was for an abstract, minimalist platforming game called David [$0.99] that, similar to its inspiration Shadow of the Colossus, had you engaging in a series of battles against massive bosses. The game was already available on Mac and PC, so I took that version for a spin and really liked what I saw, but I found myself wishing for the iOS version as it felt like a game that would actually be better on a touchscreen. Well, today I got my wish, as David has popped up in the App Store...

Sega Soft-Launches 'Crazy Taxi: City Rush' in the Canadian App Store

A few weeks back, Sega announced a new, mobile-exclusive entry in the beloved Crazy Taxi franchise called Crazy Taxi: City Rush, and today they've soft-launched the title in the Canadian App Store. Crazy Taxi: City Rush was a polarizing announcement for fans of the series, as many worried that a free to play monetization method and simplified "one-touch" gameplay could ruin the Crazy Taxi formula...

'Rogue Heroes' is a New Roguelike Platformer Heading to iOS this Month

Roguelikes and dungeon crawlers have been a hot thing as of late, and indie developer My Kung Fu Games have their own take on the genre in the works called Rogue Heroes. It's not a traditional top-down dungeon crawl, but a side-scrolling platformer in a similar vein as Ravenous Games' recent (and quite excellent) release Devious Dungeon. Rogue Heroes has many of the features you might expect from a game of its ilk, like randomly-generated level, character progressions and an inventory system, secret rooms to find and of course permadeath. ..

'RBI Baseball 14' Launching on iOS April 9th

Major League Baseball Advanced Media, MLB's in-house development studio, finally unveiled the first details for the upcoming RBI Baseball franchise reboot last month, and this week they've officially announced that RBI Baseball 14 will be heading to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and iOS on April 9th. There hasn't been a new RBI Baseball game in nearly 20 years, and MLBAM's aim for this latest iteration is to be a throwback to those classic games, focusing on simple "two button" gameplay but using the MLB's trove of statistics to provide a realistic experience behind the scenes...

Wrestlemania last night was insane, and I think the only way to follow up a show like that is to find some wrestling games to stream. Unfortunately, most of the ones I've fiddled with haven't been that great, so maybe we can find some good ones today...

Upcoming 'Space Noir' Continues to Impress in New Developer Walkthrough Video

Last month developer N-Fusion and publisher Unity Games unveiled Space Noir, a visually impressive space shooter for tablet and PC with influences from classics like X-Wing, Rogue Squadron and Star Fox. Today, N-Fusion has sent along a new walkthrough video which showcases a mission form the game which includes combat as well as how some of the weapon and utility systems work on your ship. Like the reveal trailer, this walkthrough video shows just how incredible Space Noir is shaping up to be...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Monument Valley'

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: 'Flying Hamster' and 'SunFlowers' Both Updated for Widescreen and Currently Free

I'm a big, big fan of shoot 'em ups, and one of my favorites is Game Atelier's Flying Hamster [Free / Free (HD)]. It's a good shooter in its own right, with tight controls, tons of enemies, cool power-ups and epic boss fights, but what really puts it over the top for me is its sheer absurdity. Seriously, chickens laying explosive golden eggs, cats getting wasted off of "root beer" and vomiting, and cows shooting milk at you from their udders like a mini-gun are the norm, and that's just in the first level...

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Just for Kicks: 'Kind of Soccer' Coming Out This Month

Kind of Soccer, a new game by Swiss designer Christian Schnellmann, isn't soccer at all, or even kind of like soccer. Sure, everybody's got a little soccer kit on, but it could be called Kind of Elves, or Kind of Space Marines, or Kind of Hodappy Birds, and it would still be a cute little action game...

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