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Hearthstone's [Free] Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion is live in the Americas, and it brings along the first ever expansion solo missions. The first set of missions is live, and it's called Rise of the Frozen Throne. This set consist of The Prologue and the Lower Citadel, which features three bosses. The first Boss you will encounter is Lord Marrowgar, consisting of the bones of a thousand adventurers slain by the Lich King. The designers tried to capture Marrowgar's WoW essence and bring it into the game. So, Marrowgar summons Bone Spike minions that if not dealt in one turn, they deal a lot of damage to you. He also has the Hero Power Skeletal Reconstruction that brings his health back to full. In other words, build a deck that goes for a kill in a single turn while also taking care of those minions...

Get ready for some very welcome cold everyone because Hearthstone's [Free] latest expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne, has gone live. A small caveat here, though: expect the servers to be smashed for the first hour at least. If you haven't heard much about the expansion yet (which I'd find surprising given all the reveals), Frozen Throne brings the evil influence of the Lich King to the game, transforming the cards and even the heroes into abominations. We are getting for the first time alternate heroes (not skins) in the form of Death Knight cards. Cards like Deathstalker Rexxar, Malfurion the Pestilent, and Scourgelord Garrosh will add a fun twist to deck building and perfectly work with the theme of the expansion...




Titanfall: Assault [Free] has finally launched worldwide on the App Store. The PvP RTS that’s based on Titanfall is the franchises second proper step into mobile. Titanfall: Frontline never made it out of soft launch but Titanfall: Assault is now available for free across the App Store. This is part of the deal Respawn has with Nexon for a series of mobile games with the Titanfall franchise. Nexon, Respawn Entertainment, and Particle City even have a new launch trailer to celebrate the worldwide release. Watch it below:..

This week's Hearthstone [Free] Tavern Brawl is the shifty ShiftCon, but it looks like it's too buggy to work at the moment. If you log into Hearthstone right now, you'll get a message that "We're aware that some players can't access the Tavern Brawl right now. We're working hard to fix the issue. Thanks for your patience." So, if you were planning on playing the Brawl right now, you might be unable to actually start a match. The actual brawl is all about the cheap but very powerful legendary Shifter Zerus. Each player gets a random deck consisting of many Shifter Zerus and some random spells from your chosen class. And each player starts with 3 mana...

Vainglory [Free] is one of the biggest games on either app store and home to the most competitive MOBA scene in mobile gaming. Super Evil Megacorp, the makers of Vainglory, just released a brand-new update to the game yesterday. Version 2.7 is headlined by a new hero: Reza. Reza is an assassin who is quite fond of fire, judging by his powers. He sports Scorcher, a fiery shockwave that'll crispify foes in its path and an ultimate power in the form of Netherform Detonator, a nuke of fiery destruction. Supporting his fire-based arsenal is, appropriately enough, the Firestarter heroic perk which allow Reza's basic attacks to do crystal damage after applying Firestarter with his special attacks. You can unlock Reza with ICE for the first seven days and either ICE or glory thereafter...

Hearthstone's [Free] Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion is almost here, and Blizzard is making sure everyone is ready for it with the release of the latest 9.0 update that adds all the new cards to the Collection and changes Arena rewards. Specifically, the new update allows you to see all the new cards in your Collection once you switch to Crafting. It's a great way to see all the cards you won't manage to actually collect. Additionally, Arena rewards have been changed to reduce variance in the Arena. Reward bags will now no longer contain single, non-Golden Common cards. Additionally, the first two sets of cards you'll see in the drafts will more likely be pushing synergies. The update has also nerfed poor Dreadsteed; it will now return back to the board at the end of the turn instead of the moment it's destroyed...

Age of Conquest IV [Free], by Noble Master LLC, is one of my very favorite conquer-the-world type games for my iPad. It scratches that Civilization and Rome: Total War itch without requiring hours and hours of play time. The game’s AI is challenging and there’s also a very well done multiplayer mode where you can set all manner of options, including the length of time to complete a turn. Age of Conquest IV also has one of the best freemium models I’ve seen—the game is free-to-play with optional in-app purchases to unlock additional maps and multiplayer cosmetics...

A few months back we wrote about Combat Squad: Project Wednesday [Free], a soft-launched mobile FPS made by former Counter-Strike Online developers, and now the game has (almost) gone worldwide. It is available in the US and many other countries (it might still be in the process of going live in other stores), although China, Japan, Korea, and a few other regions won't be seeing the game yet. This fast-paced FPS has you forming a squad of 5 and going squad on squad against other players. The developers are very proud of the DIVE system, which allows you to freely switch between your squad characters or control the whole squad by giving it tactical commands...

It feels like it's been a while since we got a new table pack for Zen Pinball [Free] and in fact the last time was at the beginning of February with the release of a Star Wars: Rogue One table. Well that's about to change as Zen Studios has lined up three classic Universal film franchises to make pinball tables out of and they'll be released as the Universal Classics Pinball pack to all of Zen's Zen Pinball/Pinball FX games across all digital platforms soon. The film franchises in question are Jaws (inarguably the BEST film of all time don't @ me), the entire Back to the Future trilogy, and finally E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial which Zen has actually released a new trailer for...

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius [Free] is finally having a NieR: Automata collaboration event from this Friday. It recently crossed 25 million downloads worldwide and the latest event for it will go on until August 24. Square Enix's social RPG has been received decently from the fans and Shaun detailed some of the issues it has in his review. In this event, 2B, 9S, and more from NieR: Automata will be joining the cast of Final Fantasy Brave Exvius in pixel art form. This special crossover will also feature A2 and Eve as global exclusive characters for the duration of the event. Players will also have access to buy a summer package once a day for 400 Lapis, which includes a rare summon ticket, a magic key, and more. ..

The CSR Racing series pretty much has the single-tap drag racing corner of the App Store on lock, but they've definitely inspired some similar games in their wake. The lovely folks at Stainless Games wanted to get in on that action too but add some of the grit and attitude that they're known for from their beloved classic Carmageddon [Free]. That is exactly what Carmageddon: Crashers [Free] is. Soft-launched a couple of months back and officially released as of today, Carmageddon: Crashers takes the exact same approach as CSR of feathering the gas pedal to get a hot start and hitting the gear shift at the exact right moments to build up speed, except you aren't racing alongside another car but you're actually driving right at each other in a deadly game of chicken. Check it out in action in the official trailer...

Hello everyone. I hope you've been enjoying all your Hearthstone [Free] playing and all the card reveals we've been getting. Normally, today is the day we post our Touchstone Tavern news roundup; however, due to some crazy stuff happening during the weekend, we won't be publishing one this week. I will still post some Knights of the Frozen Throne videos to keep you entertained until we return next week with all the craziness that will be post-release Hearthstone. If you weren't keeping a close eye on Hearthstone news last week, you probably missed all the card reveals that happened (close to 100 of the expansion cards have been unveiled), so the various review videos below will keep you in the loop and help you start theorycrafting new decks. So, my apologies again for the lack of a news roundup, and I will see you all next week...

Beautiful Award-Winning Physics Puzzler 'Tiny Bubbles' Is Looking for Beta Testers on Our Forums

Last week, the turn-based bathing puzzle game Swim Out was announced for iOS, and I was impressed with how this game appeared to reinvigorate relatively tired gameplay mechanics with a fresh thematic approach. In many ways, the upcoming Tiny Bubbles takes a similar approach - and not simply because of its shared love of all things aquatic. At its heart, Tiny Bubbles shares many tropes that you may have seen before in the App Store, and its color matching and clearing core elements are ones that have been in puzzle titles for decades. However, as its name implies, the bubble aspect leads to some breathtakingly slick and creative action through the game's unique physics engine. The resulting amalgamation is a puzzle title that looks to be incredibly intuitive and soapy slick, and the developer is looking for a limited number of beta testers to try out Tiny Bubbles before its fall launch on our forum thread...

Collectible-card game Faeria [Free (HD)] launched earlier this year armed with a new spin on a familiar genre. It introduced the "living board" where players add lands to a hex-based battlefield and use those lands to summon creatures to take the battle to the foe. It's certainly different than Hearthstone [Free] and other CCG contenders and the battlefield sculpting aspect brings a separate layer of strategy and challenge...

Soul Hunters [Free] from Lilith Games has seen a few collaborations with Ubisoft in the past. Ezio from Assassin’s Creed and the Prince of Persia have both already been added as heroes here. Rayman is now available as a DPS hero in Soul Hunters joining the over 50 hero pool. His abilities let you distract the enemies while damaging them with glove throwing and jumping on the enemy heads. The last time Rayman was in the news on iOS we had an update bringing ads to paid users as well. ..

'Rogue Wizards' Review - A Turn-Based RPG with all the Loot

'Rogue Wizards' Review - A Turn-Based RPG with all the Loot

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August 4th, 2017 1:00 PM EDT by Nick Vigdahl in 5 stars, Free, Games, iPhone games, Reviews
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Do you like loot in your games? More specifically, do you like grabbing loot from the corpses of your foes and using said loot to create even more corpses and get even better loot? If you answered yes to this question I’d like to introduce you to Rogue Wizards [Free]. Rogue Wizards is a turn-based tactical role-playing game that made the leap from Steam to iOS earlier this year. It features a primary story line focused on fairness and equality among wielders of magic in a fantasy setting. The plot, though decent, is certainly not the reason to play this game. The reason to play is the fun and challenging combat and, of course, all the loot...

'Hades' Star' Review - Explore, Expand, and Fight Your Way to Galactic Dominance in this Space Based MMO

Take command of an expedition to the distant Hades galaxy in space-based MMO Hades’ Star [Free]. A futuristic gold rush kicked off when scouts returned with word that the newly discovered galaxy was full of profitable planets to colonize, asteroids to mine, and money to be made and you’re right there with the pack...

Guilds are big in games, they build a community and often keep players coming back long after the shine wears off. Angry Birds 2 [Free] turned two last weekend and decided to get in on the guild action with the recently released Clans update. The Clans update lets you team up with friends to attack new challenges and earn some rewards. The first such opportunity is the clan-streak challenge which rewards the whole group for completing win streaks and earning points. The more points earned, the better the reward. Humans being humans, there will undoubtedly be plenty of competition to climb the clan rankings...

Mobius Final Fantasy [Free] celebrates its one year anniversary today with a month long celebration. It recently crossed more than 10 million players worldwide, and there will be loads of in game giveaways to celebrate. As well as the free gifts, there have been various gameplay and balance tweaks. Players will now get more Magicite from enemies in battle to use in game. New cards for summons will be easier to obtain and ability cards now have lower requirements. These changes will make things easier for newcomers and veteran players. The team also had a video message for players worldwide that features Motomu Toriyama (Director), Mitsuto Suzuki (Composer), and Takashi Shiraga (Battle Planner). Watch it below:..

'The Elder Scrolls: Legends' Review - Pretty Legendary

Although Bethesda's and Dire Wolf Digital's Collectible Card Game (CCG) The Elder Scrolls: Legends [Free] has been out for a while now, we were waiting for the game to go universal before reviewing it. And now that it's finally out on iPhones, we can talk about what Legends brings to the table and how it stands apart from a game like Hearthstone, which has pretty much become the golden standard for digital CCGs. Since this is a CCG that's still growing, especially now with the influx of more players and the recent Skyrim expansion, it's hard to talk about whether its meta is balanced, whether there are cards that need to be nerfed and haven't, and so on. That's why I will mostly focus this review on the ways Legends stands apart from Hearthstone and whether those differences are a good thing or a bad thing overall. Spoiler warning: I think they are good overall...

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