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If you listened to our show last week, you know that it's been a pretty hectic couple of weeks for Eli and myself and it's been difficult to find the time to sit down and hammer out our podcast. A shame, especially since we should be celebrating our 200th episode! This week, Eli is in India with an internet connection that's… well let's just say it's not reliable. Not even close to reliable enough to get through even a half hour edition of our show. So it's with a heavy heart that I announce there's no podcast today, but worry not: Eli and I will reconvene on Monday when he's back in the States and record our voices talking to each other for you. Hey, we might even invite Mike Meade on if he's awake!..

The TouchArcade Show - 200 - Vegas, Baby

April 11th, 2015 12:01 AM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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exec_icon_roundedRecorded live in Las Vegas, episode #200 tells the tale of 100oz daiquiris, walking all over the place, secret video games, and so much more. We also touch on Jared's wicked obsession with Mortal Kombat X, our try-on experience with the Apple Watch, and the drama of the week which includes both Hearthstone and Angry Birds Go. Audio quality is a little weird as we just recorded with my MacBook Air's mic, so we just did a short episode. We'll be back next week with a semi-normal episode of The TouchArcade Show, 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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This week's episode of The TouchArcade Show is sponsored by…

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It's that time again, my friends. The most excellent Eric Ford and I got together to produce another episode of the RPG Reload Podcast. There are lots of exciting revelations this episode, the first being that we have our own theme song! It turns out at least one of our fine listeners is also a fine musician, and they have graciously provided us with an awesome arrangement of one of their songs. It sounds a bit like retro RPG battle music, and both Eric and I agree that it's perfect for the type of show we're doing. A big, big thank you goes out to Sweet Diss of Sweet Diss And The Comebacks for helping us out with a special TouchArcade Remix of their song Color Of Love from the album Emerald City Love Song. That album is available on iTunes if you want to show some appreciation...

001538_largerAnother huge week of iOS releases and significantly increased content output thanks to our awesome new writers has had Jared and I pretty busy on all the not-so-fun back-end stuff that goes in to managing TouchArcade... But we still manage to get together with radical Radical developer Mike Meade to talk about the awesome stuff that's been going on. With Apple Watch preorders next week, we stress out about which ones we're getting, talk about some games, then get on to talk about the Wrestlemania results.

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…

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Help the pompom girl, the jock, and the jarhead escape the school swarmed with ferocious zombies. Slow down or shoot the pursuing zombies, fight the bosses, and don't get bitten. Upgrade your weapons arsenal, learn about the zombie infection's mysterious origin, and enjoy the cutting edge graphics and detailed animations.

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LogoUnfortunately, radical Radical billionaire Mike Meade has fired Brad Nicholson as his body surrogate, so we're back to normal episodes of the podcast- As if that is ever possible. This week has been pretty crazy from an overall story output perspective, so we're kind of scatterbrained and recording late in the day. But, I'd argue those circumstances make for the best podcasts. Also, we get Mike's predictions for Wrestlemania, as we all agree Brock Lesnar just has to retain the title- Especially with a phatty-boom-batty three year contract under his belt.

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 also, 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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LogoThis week the big news was everything to do with Nintendo, so we dedicate the first half of the podcast to a recap of everything that has happened so far with Nintendo on mobile as well as what we think will happen in the future. Since we've got returning special guest Brad Nicholson on the podcast, we dedicate the second half to discussing the upcoming Wrestlemania matches and our predictions for 'em. Sorry if you don't like wrestling, but, we'll be back with a normal episode next 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-197.mp3, 68.5MB

Oh also, 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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LogoThis XXL American-sized episode of The TouchArcade Show is basically the GDC recap podcast we really wanted to record but just were too busy with how insane GDC was to do it. We talk about our party, meeting the Butterscotch Shenanigans guys, and how it's cool that so many indie devs at GDC continue to do pretty great. We chat about some of the big games this week, then move on to a discussion about the Apple Watch. It's a good time all around.

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-196.mp3, 78.3MB

Oh also, 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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LogoHello, everyone. I hope you enjoyed the magical and mysterious GDC week last week. Normally, the RPG Reload Pocast will go up on the first Monday of each month, but with GDC that didn't quite pan out. However, better late than never, and this time around, our main topic is Avernum: Escape From The Pit [$9.99 (HD)], which I covered in my RPG Reload column two weeks ago. It's a really interesting open-world RPG done in a classic style which is oddly coming back into vogue of late.

My co-host Eric Ford relates his history with the game to compensate for my being almost completely new to it, and it turns out he goes back pretty far as a player with developer Spiderweb Software. I think I was in the middle of a Final Fantasy 6 [$15.99]/Chrono Trigger [$9.99] sandwich when that developer got their start, which explains how I missed them. Oh well, it just means I get to enjoy the games freshly now!

We talk about a whole lot of other stuff in addition to Avernum, with no less than two complete tangents onto topics barely related to RPGs. These things happen. There's some discussion about the controversial issue of updates to older games, a little bit about review scores, some Dragon Quest talk, some Final Fantasy: Record Keeper talk, and even a little of me shaking my fist at the burdens of my Kemco-entwined fate. Lots of good stuff to keep you occupied while you're grinding out levels in whatever RPG you're playing at the moment!

I'm still getting the hang of the editing stuff, but I think this one is a little bit better. I tried to level out the sound a bit to compensate for my booming pipes versus Eric's slightly soft-spoken nature. Hopefully it helps a bit. Also, it's not in weird stereo-vision this time around, so while it has lost something in terms of immersion, it has gained considerably in being less annoying to listen to. Oh, and we're still hunting for a theme song, so if you can help us out, please let me know via one of the regular channels. The music in this episode of the podcast is once again courtesy of OCRemix, titled "/Overture Variations/", from Remixer Patrick Waters. It's a wonderful little remix of the Dragon Quest theme song. Once again, thanks for listening!

 

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Direct Link: RPGReloadPodcast-002.mp3, 80.4MB

In this episode, we discuss:

With cameo appearances from:

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The TouchArcade Show - 195 - GDC Pre-Show

February 27th, 2015 10:24 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast

LogoAaaaaaaahhhh I'm running around with my hair on fire trying to get everything done before we all leave to go to GDC that I don't even have time to write good show notes. We start the show off with some reader emails, a love letter to Mike, and... I don't know, we talk about a lot of other stuff including the crazy featuring this week of a Flappy-like and even crazier IAP buying flows in other games. Definitely check it out, it'll set the scene for next 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-195.mp3, 70.7MB

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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The TouchArcade Show - 194 - Fifty Shades of TA

February 20th, 2015 10:00 PM EDT 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 [$2.99] 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!

 

iTunes Link: The TouchArcade Show
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Direct Link: TouchArcadeShow-194.mp3, 75.8MB

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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Direct Link: TouchArcadeShow-193.mp3, 54.8MB

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

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Hello, gentle ... listeners? I've had the pleasure of writing the RPG Reload weekly feature for just over six months now, doing my best to play through one RPG each week in addition to my usual workload and writing a whole bunch of words for all of you to read and hopefully enjoy. It was a bit of a risk because, well, we don't usually do regular features, but thanks to all of you, it's been a great success. With the excellent response we've received, I wanted to expand on things a bit, so using the @RPGReload account on Twitter, I asked you what you wanted to see. The most popular choice was a podcast, and so here we are...

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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Direct Link: TouchArcadeShow-191.mp3, 84.6MB

Games

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

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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 [$2.99]
  • The Princess Bride - The Official Game [$3.99]
  • Hero Emblems [$3.99]
  • 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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Direct Link: TouchArcadeShow-187.mp3, 53MB

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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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Direct Link: TouchArcadeShow-186.mp3, 75.6MB

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]

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