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The TouchArcade Show - 275 - "I Wear the Cargo Shorts"

September 23rd, 2016 9:30 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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We kick things off with some listener email, specifically defining what makes a "Mike Meade game." From there, we come good on our promise from last week with tons of game chat. Those games include Deflated [Free], The Counter of Death [Free], the Sorcery [$4.99] series, Vulture Island [$2.99], Action Buggy [$0.99], Cat Physics [$1.99], Jungle Crash Land [$0.99], and Faily Rider [Free]. There might be some other stuff in there, but those are the big ones. We also talk about how great W1-enabled headphones are, and we talk about Mike's upcoming game, Mikey Jumps.

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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The TouchArcade Show - 274 - A Live Delivery

September 16th, 2016 9:23 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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Well, if there's one thing you can always count on, it's never being able to count on anything. The original idea of this podcast episode when we were throwing together some notes about it was we were all going to get our new iPhones, set 'em up, and talk about what it's like gaming on them. Problem is, UPS didn't show up for Jared until it was super late (they actually deliver his phone while we're recording) and my iCloud restore took so long I couldn't really do much beyond use the stock apps for most of the day. So, with all of our good plans out the window, we just sort of talk about our first impressions and how weird it is that we've seen so little perceived advancement in mobile 3D graphics (among other stuff). We'll have a more normal episode 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!

 

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Our replacement hosts did an amazing job last week keeping the podcast spice flowing, but this week we wrangle back the mics to get a ... slightly more normal episode of the show on the books. With the new iPhone 7 being front and center this week, we spend most of the podcast chatting about the new iPhone, the headphone jack drama, the unbelievable reveal of Super Mario Run, and touch just a little bit on the new Apple Watch before briefly going over some games. Those games include, Atomic Super Lander [$2.99], Disco Dave [Free], Skyhill [$2.99], and Submerged: Miku and the Sunken City [$4.99]. It's a great time for everyone involved.

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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Hello, gentle listeners, and welcome to another episode of The RPG Reload Podcast. This month's episode sees us swing back around to Square Enix's bread and butter franchise with a look at Final Fantasy 6 [$15.99]. If you've read my recent write-up, you know how I feel about the game these days, but you might be surprised to hear Eric and Andy's takes on this old favorite. We do our usual talk beforehand about a variety of games we've been playing lately, with a lot of talk about World of Warcraft. Sorry it's not mobile, but what can I do when it's all these other guys have been playing for the month? Since we didn't get any mail this month, I presented a Final Fantasy 6-specific question, and the answers were quite interesting...

Eli's at PAX West and Jared had to follow an urgent Sasquatch sighting tip in the Alabama wilderness, so this week's episode is a bit different. It's the Carter and Shaun Podcast Takeover 2016! We chat about the new Lumines: Puzzle and Music [$2.99] that just came out, and discuss whether other companies need to copy that game's paid version and different free-to-play game idea that they're trying out. Shaun discusses the weird trio of licensed games that hit this week in Justice Monsters Five [Free], Street Fighter Puzzle Spirits [Free], and Marvel Tsum Tsum [Free]. Shaun then tries to explain just what the heck Siralim 2 [$4.99] is. Finally, we wrap things up by chatting about the iPhone 7's potential removal of the headphone jack, and the possible implications of some new App Store policies Apple announced.

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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The TouchArcade Show - 271 - I Just Need Some SPEED

August 26th, 2016 9:15 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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We do our best to make up for last week's podcast connectivity SNAFU by talking about a whole bunch of game releases, from both this week and last week. This results in a little bit quicker than usual rundown of the news, but, hey, you probably already read it here on TouchArcade anyway. The games discussed, in order, were: Leap of Fate [$3.99], Deus Ex Go [$1.99], Outfolded [Free], Legend of the Skyfish [$2.99], Flip Diving [Free], Riptide GP: Renegade [$2.99], Pixel Dodgers [Free], and Solitairica [$3.99]. I told you, a ton of 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, 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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Working from home has an ton of awesome perks, but it comes with an incredibly significant downside: Your entire day's productivity is tied to your internet connection cooperating. We had some bad storms this morning, which knocked my whole area offline. I've been getting doing as much as I can via my abysmal AT&T cellular connection, but that just doesn't work for podcasting. Comcast still doesn't seem to have a solid ETA on when we're going to be back online, so, to have something in the podcast feed I figured we'd feature another rewind episode.

When we originally started the podcast, it was an odd interview format filled with people who had never really podcasted before. Scheduling conflicts eventually made it pretty difficult to keep up, and it slowly dwindled. When Brad Nicholson joined TouchArcade, he brought his experience with hosting the Destructoid podcast, Podtoid, and rebooted our podcast as a weekly thing. Since then, barring a few weeks (like this one) where weird stuff comes up that prevents recording, we've been following the format Brad brought to the table for over five years now.

Here's how Brad originally introduced the new podcast:

We’re back! In this week's episode, The Bearded One, Jared Nelson, talks up Bumpy Road, Touchgrind BMX, and Mos Speedrun. Eli Hodapp discusses cat games, and I deliver some details about the Infinity Blade update and the third episode of Back to the Future. We also delve into the i3D thing, as well the Minecraft-coming-to-Android story that made the rounds before closing out the hour.

 

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We'll be back next week, with another regular episode of The TouchArcade Show, but hopefully you guys can enjoy this blast from the past and pour one out for Brad Nicholson.

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We start off this week's podcast with a bunch of talk surrounding a Test Flight build we got about Rocketcat and Madgarden's Death Road to Canada. The game is so frickin' good, you guys. I can't wait for it to hit the App Store so ya'll can get a taste. Anyway, we also talk about a bunch of games you can actually download right now including Reigns [$2.99], Mars: Mars [Free], Journey Below [$2.99], AbyssRium [Free] (again), and Midnight Star Renegade [Free]. Oh, then we briefly touch on a few news stories before peacing out for the weekend.

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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Hello, gentle listeners, and welcome to another slightly overdue episode of the RPG Reload Podcast. This month, Eric, Andy, and I are joined by our old friend Zack Kline, who you might remember from the King of Dragon Pass episode last year. Together, we're discussing the curious and crafty A Dark Room. We had a number of technical problems with the recording this time, leading to the death of an Eric, and severe choppiness on my end in the second half. I tried to splice around it, but all I can do is apologize if things come off disjointed at times. Nevertheless, we had a good long talk about a variety of games. Want to hear our thoughts on Pokemon Go? Guild of Dungeoneering? Cosmos Rings? The Facts of Life? Then you've just got to listen to this action-packed episode!..

The TouchArcade Show - 269 - eSports Everywhere

August 5th, 2016 8:45 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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With the League of Legends Championship Series and the DOTA 2 tournament The International underway, we kick off this week's podcast with some quick eSports chat before diving deep into discussing a whole bunch of different new games. This time around, those games include Mobius Final Fantasy [Free], Tap Hero [Free], Ollie Cats [Free], Blitz Breaker [$2.99], AbyssRium [Free], Pixel Disc Golf 2 [Free], and PlayCast [$9.99] which I guess kinda sorta counts as a game. We also talk a bit about Hearthstone [Free] news and the latest Pokemon Go [Free] 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, 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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The TouchArcade Show - 268 - Moving Too Fast

July 29th, 2016 10:42 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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Last week was so packed with great iOS game releases that a lot of them actually spilled over into this week's podcast. It's all good though, as we're talking a solid hour of nothing but game chat. Those games include Severed [$6.99], Phoenix 2 [Free], Road Not Taken [$4.99], Tinker Island [Free], Duck Roll [Free], Snakebird [Free], Dunkers [Free], and last, but not least Snow Horse [$1.99].

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!

 

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The TouchArcade Show - 267 - Pokemon? No.

July 22nd, 2016 9:15 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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We're almost over talking about Pokemon Go [Free], or so it would seem, as we only spent about five minutes this weeks talking about the game- Primarily surrounding the incredibly massive Pokemon Go Chicago meetup which was attended by thousands of people standing around waiting for the servers to come back up. From there, we roll the clocks back to talk about a game that was actually released last week, Hero Slide [Free]. Additionally, we also spend time discussing Dead Shell [$2.99], Guild of Dungoneering [$4.99] (Which we keep referring to as Guild of Dungoneers), and ReRunners [Free] before getting into some news.

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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Hello, gentle listeners, and welcome to a much-belated episode of the RPG Reload Podcast. We're a couple of weeks late this month, and that's partly from tech problems and partly from my strict schedule the last few weeks. It's here now, though, and the good news is that the next episode is just that much sooner. So join me, Eric, and Andy in a very special recording from the halcyon pre-Pokemon Go days as we discuss the latest in three-week-old news and our featured game, Stoic Studios' Banner Saga. We've got a good mix as Eric was playing it for the first time, while Andy had been through the game before when he wrote the TouchArcade review...

Following the week of Poke-mania, the first half of the podcast surrounds the phenomenon of Pokemon Go [Free], so if you're not into that at all just skip forward about a half hour. Otherwise, we talk about a ton of other games we've been playing this week. Here's what I think is the full list, maybe. Might be missing some- Klocki [$0.99], Micro Machines [Free], Combo Critters [Free], Super Stickman Golf 3 [Free], Time Locker [Free], Egg, Inc [Free], FTL [$9.99 (HD)], Bomboras Forever [$0.99], Polyforge [Free], Suicide Squad: Special Ops [Free], Day of the Tentacle Remastered [$4.99], Crush Your Enemies [$3.99], and Hero Slide [Free]. A ton of 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, 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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Even though it was a shorter than normal week this week, we still were lucky enough to have a ridiculous amount of game releases. Some awesome... Others... Not so awesome. You'll have to listen to the podcast to find out which is which. Anyway, here's the games we discuss: Pokemon Go [Free], Super Stickman Golf 3 [Free], Dead Venture [$0.99], Cops - On Patrol [$0.99], Circle Breakout [Free], Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast [Free], and probably some other minor stuff getting mentioned here and there. We also hop into some quick news discussion (of which there wasn't much) 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!

 

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We kick off this week's show with a whole lot of sighing surrounding the community reaction to Galaxy on Fire 3 in or forums, as needless to say... Folks aren't taking the soft launch well. From there we liven things up a bit with some first impressions on Pokemon Go along with a few other games: Gordon Ramsay Dash [Free], Crypt of the Necro Dancer [$4.99], Final Fantasy Brave Exvius [Free], Neo Turf Masters [$2.99], Don't be Squared [Free], Hyperburner [$2.99], and Dungeon Tiles [Free]. Weird connectivity issues and other behind the scenes annoyances resulted in this podcast being a tiny bit shorter than usual, but we'll make up for it 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, 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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Goo Saga, $1.99 - Plunge into the depths of an underwater adventure with Goo Saga. A brand new update of the beautiful platformer is available now for 80% off for a limited time.

Guide Goo in a journey of survival and help him in his quest to find the purpose of his creation. Don't miss this chance to play a game that's one of the finalists in Indie Prize USA and is quickly garnering heaps of praise, all for just $.99 on the App Store. An HD desktop version will also be released soon on Steam for PC gaming enthusiasts.

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The TouchArcade Show - 263 - Disco Stampede

June 24th, 2016 8:00 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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As promised, we return this week following our last episode which centralized around E3 and didn't have much game chat to... Spend most of the podcast going over the cool iOS games we've been playing this week. Those games, in order, include: Disco Zoo [Free], its similarities to the new Rodeo Stampede [Free], the weird IAP curve in Redungeon [Free], how much Jared loves Teeny Titans [$3.99], and the cool discover of Tapt [Free]. We also chat a bit about WWDC stuff, the insanity of watching the whole Brexit thing as Americans, and other relevant and irrelevant topics.

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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It's easy, fun, and beautiful! Billionaire is available for free on the App Store. Find out more at Alegrium.com.

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The TouchArcade Show - 262 - E3 Wrap-Up

June 17th, 2016 8:00 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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Well that's a wrap for E3 week, this year was probably the strangest year yet for E3. The event is evolving, maybe dwindling, potentially changing, and just overall really different from the old E3. We talk about this in the podcast, as well as everything we saw this week that was particularly awesome. Give it a listen if you're curious where all the E3 mobile stuff went.

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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Already entering the top 5 list of best-selling RPGs on the Google Play Store in the US and Canada, Dungeons of Chaos is now available for iOS too.

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It's the Friday before E3, it's like a million degrees out in the Chicago area here, and I'm sure things will be even hotter when Jared, Eric and I are wandering around SoCal next week. I'm thinking this should be a pretty big E3 for us, as the "big players" who have dropped out of the event this year are just opening up floor space for more little guys, which typically means mobile stuff. Either way, we kick the show off with some E3 chat, WWDC predictions, and other random stuff before devoting the rest of the show to talking about a ton of the great games that came out this week. Those games, in order, are Fury Roads Survivor [Free], Hurdle Turtle Forever [Free], Rule with an Iron Fish [$2.99], Block Havoc [$2.99], Epic Flail [$1.99], Let's Go Run Around [Free], 6180 the Moon [$1.99], and last, but by no means least, Heroes of Loot 2 [$3.99].

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!

 

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Goo Saga, $1.99 - Plunge into the depths of an underwater adventure with Goo Saga. A classic platform game filled with thrills and action, puzzles and mystery. Have fun playing in one of three modes or compete with your friends in guiding Goo, a brave little creature, on a journey of survival and a quest to find the purpose of his creation.

Goo Saga offers a whole lot of new goodies for gamers: brand new character skins, cloud sync, full controller support, and a powerful lever editor. Get Goo Saga with all the new features in the App Store for just $4.99 and enjoy it on your iPhone or iPad.

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Hello, gentle listeners! This month we've got an exciting episode of the RPG Reload Podcast for you, as it happened to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the featured game, Dragon Quest [$2.99]. Eric Ford and Andy Fretz spent the last month playing through one of the most important JRPGs in history for the very first time, while I replayed it for... well, let's not count, okay? By now, regular readers and listeners probably know that I still think highly of the game, but how did it turn out for my co-hosts, who don't have the benefit of nostalgia? You'll just have to listen and see...

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