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Hi-Rez Expo Recap - The TouchArcade Show #337

January 12th, 2018 9:00 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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I tried a totally new recording and audio mixing process this time around which I think normalized the podcast track way better than what I was doing before. In theory, our audio levels should be pretty even now (or at least they seem that way to me). Beyond that, this week we get into talking about our experience at the HiRez Expo in Atlanta Georgia, which is where we were last week. We move on to discussing some games including Qriket [Free], Let Them Come [$1.99], Kraino [Free], Double Dragon IV [Free], and HeliHopper [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!

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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TouchArcade Game of the Year 2017: 'Death Road to Canada'

This has been a truly incredible year for iOS gaming. We started with a list of hundreds of fantastic titles, whittled that down to a Top 100 Best Games list, and then started the day off with a short list of eight games in consideration for TouchArcade Game of the Year: Splitter Critters [$2.99], Data Wing [Free], Gorogoa [$4.99], GRID Autosport [$9.99], Cat Quest [$4.99], Reigns: Her Majesty [$2.99], Death Road to Canada [$11.99], and Arena of Valor [Free]. On this week's episode of the podcast, we walk through all of these games and what made them so special before eventually hashing out what was going to win what. Normally, we reserve the video version of the podcast for TouchArcade Patreon backers, but since this is a special event that only comes around once a year, we figured that we'd just put the video up for everyone to see. If you're at all curious about these additional titles, or the reasoning that went into what games won and why, definitely check this out or listen to our Podcast on iTunes:

 

GAME OF THE YEAR: DEATH ROAD TO CANADA


I'm not sure what kind of witchcraft is enchanting both Rocketcat Games and Madgarden, but it seems like the monkey's paw wish they made years ago is still paying off with their ability to flawlessly release game that push every single one of our buttons. Back in 2014 we awarded Rocketcat Game of the Year for Wayward Souls [$6.99], and this year we are happy to announce that our 2017 Game of the Year is Death Road to Canada.

We absolutely loved the game in our review back when it was released earlier this year. It was the game to beat, and while many games came close, nothing dethroned Death Road to Canada. The roguelike gameplay of completely random games and the absurd events that would transpire made trading tells from your time on the Death Road just as fun as playing the game itself. Additionally, a barrage of updates has pulled us right back into Death Road to Canada multiple times throughout the year. The game was among the most popular titles on our forums as well.

 

RUNNER UP: CAT QUEST


One thing we really loved about our 2016 Game of the Year, Crashlands [$6.99], is how it took a fairly complicated genre and made it unbelievably approachable. The Gentlebros' Cat Quest [$4.99] is dripping with similar magic, and is both a super lightweight RPG you can just play for a few minutes at a time which also features loads of depth if you're looking to explore it. Great touch controls, a ultra cute art style, and perfectly paired music all come together in one of the top must-play experiences of the year. (And our forums also agree!)

 

HONORABLE MENTION: SPLITTER CRITTERS


With our top two picks being pretty deep in the gamer-y games category, we also wanted to give a special nod to the best iOS puzzler of the year, Splitter Critters [$2.99]. When we first saw this at PAX it was obvious that Splitter Critters was either going to win tons of awards or it'd just be totally under the radar. Thankfully, they ended up winning all sorts of things including an Apple Design Award. As we explain in our review, gameplay involves making tears (or splitting) in the game world to then rearrange those pieces of the level into a way that allows your Lemming-like little blue aliens to reach their space ship. The base game was amazing, and then they updated it to support ARKit, turning one of the best puzzlers of the year into the best AR experience we've seen yet. Folks on our forums also really dig it.


For more end of the year coverage of the best games of 2017, be sure to check out our top 100 best iOS games list, as well as these personal top tens that we've been drizzling out over the week:

Also, if you'd prefer to listen to our Game of the Year discussion in the form of an audio podcast, here's all the links to do that:

 

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Thanks a ton for sticking with us all through 2017. It's been a wild year filled with amazing games, and we really can't wait to see what 2018 has in store for us. Something tells me 2018 is going to be filled with lots of mobile games, but that's just a hunch.

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We pushed off recording of last week's episode to today because we were working so late into the day to publish our top 100 games list. So, we got back after the holiday weekend to randomly discuss some of our favorites from the list. iOS game releases over the year are only getting better, and I feel like we say this every year, but it was super difficult to trim this down to only 100 games. Wilder yet, is the list is only games released this year, we could've easily thrown together another 100 of games that came out in the past and have been flawlessly maintained with updates since.

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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Ports, Ports and More Ports - The TouchArcade Show #334

December 15th, 2017 9:00 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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On this week's episode we kick the show off with a bit of a bummer talking about Simogo leaving mobile, pick things up talking about the new App Store preorder system, and a whole bunch of other news before moving on to talking about the avalanche of great games we reviewed this week. All the games we talk about are actually in this post plus Dead 2048 which we talk about here.

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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Freshly back from the Clash Royale [Free] championships, I go over just how surprising the world of mobile esports is. Oh, and if you're curious about the prize linked savings account stuff I mentioned, check out this web site and/or check out this podcast. Neither have anything to do with iOS gaming, but it seemed like such a cool thing I've been sharing it with everyone. As far as games are concerned, we dive into Getting Over It [$4.99], Amazing Katamari Demacy [Free], Reigns: Her Majesty [$2.99] and Big Shot Boxing [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!

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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I'm in London right now for the Clash Royale world championships, and had planned on doing this real cool podcast focusing on mobile esports based on my experiences here... Then the reality of hotel WiFi kicked in. I'm currently rocking around 50% packet loss, which has made even posting these week-ending posts borderline impossible. So, we're running a rewind. This one is a cool one though, originally posted back in May of 2012, we sat down with Zach Gage who most recently is responsible for the fantastic Flipflop Solitaire [Free]. What I think is particularly fascinating about this episode in particular is that Zach is one of the exceedingly short list of indie developers who were around for the early days of the App Store who is still releasing successful games without really needing to diverge much at all from his original titles. He's still releasing great puzzlers, and his entire catalog is still worth playing- even the old stuff.

Original show notes by Brad Nicholson are as follows:

On this week's bonus episode of The TouchArcade Show, Eli and I hit up Zach Gage of Zach Gage fame. You should get to know him. He's the brains behind one of the best words game on the App Store, and he's a super opinionated guy who isn't afraid to have a discussion about games as art or his current level of cleanliness. In fact, we dive into these two topics pretty hard during our conversation, if you haven't guessed already.

This is easily our most laid-back discussion we've ever had on the show, but I think it'll end up giving you a really good idea of who Gage is, how he approaches game development, and how things like his personality and background inform that work. We cover a lot of ground in a really short amount of time in this podcast, and even touch on what Gage is doing right now.

To give it a listen, just click on the links below. If you'd like to get these interviews and our regular show instantly, feel free to subscribe to us on iTunes or the Zune Marketplace.

 

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We'll be back later this week with another regular episode of the TouchArcade Show.

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Thanksgiving Spectacular - The TouchArcade Show #332

November 24th, 2017 9:15 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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Due to the holidays this week, we recorded this episode on Wednesday so hopefully our well-wishes turned out to be true for everyone and ya'll had a good Thanksgiving and were able to score whatever deals you were hoping to get today on Black Friday. I did end up getting some Bourbon County Brand Stout, but I didn't wait in line, so, there's that. Anyway, games discussed on this episode include Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp [Free], Lineage II: Revolution [Free], and once again we get into talking about Rules of Survival [Free], Knives Out [Free], and Survivor Royale [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!

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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Jared has a Comcastic day without connectivity for most of the afternoon, which pushed our recording time super late into the day. Originally I said I didn't have time to record a full episode, but, well, we ended up doing that anyway because so much was happening this week we got carried away. We discuss a couple PUBG knockoffs, the zany story regarding the Russians, clarifying the Switch Skyrim article and more. It's a great podcast for what was originally supposed to be a bit of a placeholder.

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 actually recorded this podcast on Wednesday, as I'm in Jordan right now to serve as a judge for the Middle East / North Africa International Mobile Gaming Awards (say that five times fast). That being said, we recorded this before there were any details about Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and I totally nailed it! Anyway, we hit up the big news stories of the week then discuss the following games: Million Onion Hotel [$3.99], The Tower Assassin's Creed [Free], Starman: Tale of Light [$3.99], Abi: A Robot's Tale [$1.99], The Muscle Hustle [Free], Cally's Caves 4 [Free] and Runic Rampage [$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!

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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Between Animal Crossing coverage, Blizzcon, and new iPhones, I feel like we've been going non-stop this week. Jared and I somehow still found time to sit down and rap about the new iPhone X. Face ID is really cool, but is going to take some brain retraining, animoji are neat, and the device size just feels perfect. All that and more on this week's episode of The TouchArcade 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!

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

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We kick off this week's show with some absurd stories of dealing with people in cell phone stores before shifting gears to some of the biggest recent news stories in the world of iOS gaming. We actually recorded this yesterday, so we weren't able to talk about our iPhone X preorder experiences but we had a 50% success rate with Jared getting his in a few weeks. As far as games are concerned, the ones we hit on this week were Animal Crossing Pocket Camp [AU Soft Launch], ICEY [$2.99], FROST [$4.99], Blocky Farm [Free], and Squashy Bug [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!

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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Sauce Drama - The TouchArcade Show #327

October 20th, 2017 9:15 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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We kick off this week's show with a rant about Apple, then switch gears into talking about where we've been the last couple weeks between EVE Vegas and the Hearthstone Championship Tour. After going through the news of the week, we move on to talking about Campfire Cooking [$3.99], Darts of Fury [Free], Time Recoil [$5.99], "PUSH" [$0.99], and Pocket Pool. [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!

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

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Guns Royale also features a bonus AR mode so you can experience it right on your coffee table!

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We've got super conflicting travel again this week, with Jared taking time off to go to a wedding and me attending the Hearthstone Championship Tour at the new Blizzard studio in Burbank. The Blizzard Arena is super impressive, as they've turned a legitimate, real-deal TV studio into an esports venue. Since it's the championship and all, there's loads of pro players hanging around. I got a chance to talk to Dr. J about being a pro player, advice for kids looking to get into esports, and a bunch of other really general stuff. Instead of putting up another Rewind episode, I thought some people might find this interesting instead.

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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I'm in Las Vegas this weekend at EVE Vegas, which lead to a pretty annoying scheduling issue that Jared and I just couldn't get time to record between both of us traveling. So, to have something in the feed we're flashing back to episode 172 of the TouchArcade Show, which is the podcast that we recorded immediately after Jared got a hands on with all the (then) just-announced iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and Apple Watch- Three big form factors that we've had for years now. Listen along and see how well our hot takes and first impressions aged all these years later.

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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This week's podcast is a bit abnormal, as Jared is currently on vacation celebrating his wedding anniversary with his wife. To still have a podcast for the week, we recorded early in the day on Wednesday, which was actually before most of the new games came out this week. We shift gears and instead spend a lot of time discussing the new iOS 11 App Store, as we've been using it for a little over a week now to do our jobs and have both great and not so great things to say about it. We also discuss some of the bigger news stories from earlier in the week as well.

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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This has been a crazy week for us between the release of iOS 11, new iPhones, AR Kit, and so much other stuff that this podcast just blows by with us discussing all these things. iOS 11 is a huge boon for the iPad, we're not super-sure on AR Kit, and it was really curious hearing from my UPS driver that there wasn't a ton of of iPhones that they even delivered today. This week has been exhausting, so come unwind with The TouchArcade 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!

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

Deliria, $1.99 - Deliria is a little nugget of a mobile game recently released by Eldritch, an indie developer outfit. Deliria is a 2D sci-fi base defense and exploration game where you take on the role of an overseer tasked with setting up and defending a mining base in an alternate dimension. Mysterious creatures attack your base and you, as overseer, must repel the onslaught. You also soon discover that terrible things have happened to previous crews as you venture further and you must find out why before the same happens to your own crew.

Deliria is short and sweet if you're looking for something to play over the weekend and not devote your entire life to it. It's now available to download for just $2 on the App Store and Google Play.

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We briefly go over some of the news stories of the week, then spend nearly an hour talking about everything from this week's keynote. It's really sort of interesting how Apple seemed to split their device lineup this time around, with all of the phone feeling like they're equally good, provided you're not hunting for the lost 128GB iPhones. Whether you preordered an iPhone 8, or are waiting for an iPhone X, you're in for a great device. All that and more, on this week's TouchArcade 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!

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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PAX Wrap-Up - The TouchArcade Show #322

September 8th, 2017 8:45 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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We're back from PAX, and after running a Rewind episode last week, we've got a lot to talk about. If you missed any of our coverage, we go over all the coolest things we saw on the show floor. I'm super-excited for Reigns: Her Majesty and Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, but really, we saw so many awesome games at PAX it's hard to really put your finger on the best one(s). We also talk a bit about the biggest news stories of the week including Magic the Gathering Arena and other neat stuff. We ran long, so I'm just going to keep all the games I wanted to talk about for next week and do a more game-centric episode, so look forward to 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, 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.

Developers, publishers, and anyone looking to reach an audience of energized iOS gamers (and other developers)- We offer sponsorship spots on this podcast. If you're interested in more details on sponsoring an episode of The TouchArcade Show, email ads@toucharcade.com.

 

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The TouchArcade Show Rewind - Live From Seattle

September 1st, 2017 10:00 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Podcast

This podcast was originally published on August 28th, 2015, where I attended PAX and recorded live from my hotel room. Jared and I are wrestling with connectivity issues, an overwhelming amount of things on the show floor, and other craziness... So we're running a rewind this week, with a full-on XL podcast and PAX wrap-up next week. Stay tuned!


LogoThis weekend is PAX in Seattle, and this podcast was recorded live from my hotel room, using my headphones' in-line microphone sooo... Audio quality is just alright at best. Either way, we talk about the phenomenon that is PAX pin trading, another Oculus Rift demo, yet another Apple TV gaming rumor, and a few iOS games. Those games specifically were Sage Solitaire [Free], Lara Croft GO [$4.99] and Ski Safari 2 [$0.99]. Also, no Mobcrush stream (or YouTube archive) this week as... Well, hotel internet.

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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Oh also, if you've got a new game, a great update, just like supporting what we do, or want to get the word out about something cool you're doing in the world of iOS gaming and are 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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Eclipse Trip Report - The TouchArcade Show #321

August 25th, 2017 8:30 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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Following up on last week's show, we kick things off talking about the unbelievable experience that was Monday's full solar eclipse. I mention shooting a time lapse video of the whole adventure there and back, which I embedded below if that's something you're interested in. From there, we talk about all the latest iOS news of the week including some obvious speculation surrounding the likely release date of the iPhone 8 next month. From there, we talk about a bunch of the great games that came out this week including Bust-a-Move Journey [$4.99], Wingy Pop [Free], No Credit? No Problem! [Free] (Incorrectly referred to this one as "No Credit? Bad Credit?"), Cat Bird [Free], Little Red Lie [$4.99], Hipster Sheep [Free], and Buff Mountain [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!

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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