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If you're a fan of Clash Royale [Free], eSports, or just like in your spare time to watch people play games, you should tune into the Clash Royale Crown Championship, taking place this Sunday, December 3rd, in London. This is the conclusion of Clash Royale's first-ever official global esports competition, so it should showcase the best players in the world. You can of course watch the stream live on the various streaming services, as long as you don't mind waking up at 5am ET (if you live in the US) that is. We will have boots on the ground during the event, so expect much more coverage during the weekend...

HQ Trivia [Free], the live quiz game by the co-creator of Vine, continues to grow like crazy. When I first started playing the game only a few weeks back, I had to compete with around 20 thousand other players; just the other day, I had to do so against over 200 thousand players, a pretty explosive growth for a game that has used no advertising other than word-of-mouth and the clever referral system (you get extra lives for getting other players to sign up). In an interview on 9to5Mac, Rus Yusupov, co-founder of HQ Trivia, talked about how they made the game captivating and how the design gets players more into the game...




Have you always felt you are an underappreciated artist, one severed ear from becoming a Van Gogh? A few cubes away from a Picasso? Then maybe Passpartout: Starving Artist [$4.99] is the game for you. The just-released game is a port of the PC game with the same name, but it looks like it was made for mobile rather than a desktop computer. In Passpartout you are a French artist trying to navigate the art scene, which we all know is more complicated than Guernica in a dim-lit room. You have to paint your own work (a masterpiece to some, a child's chicken scratches to others) and sell it to support yourself (and, apparently, your expensive wine and baguette addition)...

Mobius Final Fantasy [Free] will have Cloud Strife join as the second Ultimate Hero. There will be new storylines from the Final Fantasy franchise and the Final Fantasy VII Remake collaboration returns this month for Mobius Final Fantasy The storylines allow players to team up with Cloud to explore a Mako Reactor. The return of the Final Fantasy VII Remake collaboration comes soon after the game had Lightning joined as the first Ultimate Hero. Watch a trailer for Cloud Strife in Mobius Final Fantasy below:..

Over the last 7 days, Pokemon GO [Free] players managed to catch 3.36 billion Pokemon, beating the 3 billion Global Catch Challenge goal by some margin (not that I had any doubt they would manage that). The global event saw players try and grab as many Pokemon as they can to unlock all kinds of rewards, including some legendaries, and I'm sure that most Pokemon GO players had a blast over the past week. Apparently, players from more than 140 countries participated in the challenge, which is pretty crazy if you think about it. Grabbing those 3 billion Pokemon unlocked Ho-Oh in Legendary Raid Battles at Gyms near you, so make sure to grab that one before it leaves us on December 12th...

This is a very pleasant surprise for anyone who likes Hearthstone [Free] and all those Critical Role faithful: the two will come together tomorrow, November 30th, for what should be a great stream. If you don't know what Critical Role is, it's a web series by a group of voice actors led by Matthew Mercer, who have been doing Dungeons & Dragons campaigns for Greek & Sundry and have acquired quite the following. And for good reason, too, because their adventures are peppered with hilarity. The cast includes Travis Willingham, Marisha Ray, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, and others, and some of the guest stars have included Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton, Chris Hardwick, Patrick Rothfuss, and Joe Manganiello...

Elder Scrolls: Legends' [Free] latest expansion, Return to Clockwork City, is bringing players back to, well, Clockwork City, which was first seen in The Elder Scrolls III Tribunal expansion. The Clockwork City was built by the tinkerer god Sotha Sil, but the city later became his tomb. The question is, what secrets died with him? What was he building? Well, you're about to find out. The expansion brings 58 new cards that you can get by completing 35 story missions across three acts. Completing the story on Master difficulty also gets you an exclusive alternate art copy of Swims-at-Night. If you haven't pre-purchased the expansion, you can begin the story by grabbing the Triple Bundle or just going with Single Acts...

It's time for a brand new Hearthstone [Free] Tavern Brawl, and even though it doesn't have anything to do with the upcoming expansion, it still awards you a Kobolds & Catacombs pack. The Void Singularity has you building your deck and then going to war. The fun part of this brawl is that at the end of each turn, all minions have their cost, attack, and health combined into one creature, Void Singularity. This creature does not absorb any of the card effects, but deathrattles do trigger (although reddit points out that some of them are bugged), so build your deck wisely...

Back in August developer The Gentlebros released Cat Quest [$4.99] to the world, and it was basically a masterclass in how to make an open-world style action RPG for mobile by streamlining the game for pick up and play without losing any of the fun in the process. Also it's filled with amazing cat puns. We loved Cat Quest in our review and awarded it the Game of the Week when it released, and don't be shocked if you see it high up in the discussions when we start doing our Best Games of 2017 stuff. Back in September, The Gentlebros detailed a forthcoming update to Cat Quest that would add in a couple new modes and some new features, and that update is now live in the App Store...

It isn’t a secret or a surprise that Nintendo sees sales boosts and more people get into its hardware ecosystem through mobile games like Pokémon GO and Super Mario Run. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp [Free] recently released across the world and it has made an impact in Japan on sales for the massively popular 3DS game, Animal Crossing: New Leaf already. On the Media Create weekly sales charts, Animal Crossing: New Leaf was boosted to the 9th position from 19th the week before. It saw a 214% increase over the week. ..

Back in early August developers Ignacio Schiefelbein and Kris Hattori released their years-in-development side-scrolling, racing-focused cave flyer Pigeon Wings [$1.99] to a very positive reception. Not only did we pick it as our Game of the Week when it came out, but we awarded it 5 stars in our review, saying it was the "epitome of what makes games on the mobile platform so unique and one-of-a-kind" and commending its "tight controls, smooth gameplay, attractive art style, and great music." Basically, Pigeon Wings is real good, ya'll! And unlike most similar games, Pigeon Wings was a level-based racer, not an endless high scorer, which caused quite a heated competition to break out in our forums as players battled back and forth trading best times on each level. However, that doesn't mean people didn't WANT an endless mode for added replay value and competition, and today the developers have answered that request with a brand new endless mode for Pigeon Wings...

It's always kind of a toss-up as to whether 2K Games will update their iOS library or not whenever that need arises. With the 32-Bit Appocalypse arriving alongside the release of iOS 11 in September, one of the victims was 2K and Firaxis' Civilization Revolution 2 [$9.99], which launched in 2014 and hadn't seen an update since mid-2015. Would this be an XCOM situation where 2K would step in to save the day or a BioShock situation where they'd stick their fingers in their ears and shout LA LA LA LA LA LA LA? Well, I'm happy to say it's the former as today a 64-bit compatibility update has arrived for Civilization Revolution 2, and as an added bonus, the game now also supports the full screen of the iPhone X!..

Pooka: Magic and Mischief [Free], the colorful RPG game that lets you literally chase the Gloom away, is now available worldwide, and it looks like it's going to be a fun game to play either by yourself (if you like casual but pretty RPGs) or with your little ones. As we wrote about a few weeks back, Pooka lets you create your own, very silly looking Pookas (part of the fun of this game is the character creation system that's as absurd as it is cute) and take to saving the world from the infectious Gloom invasion that has turned the world gloomy...

It's almost here, everyone. Kobolds & Catacombs, one of Hearthstone's [Free] biggest expansions, is releasing Thursday, December 7th, and it's going to be a great one for the single player mode if nothing else. This new update will bring a ton of new cards to the game (some of which are venturing on the crazy), but, more importantly for many players, it will add the single-player mode Dungeon Run to the game, which will give plenty to do to players who don’t care about competing with others. We've been talking about the expansion for some time now, and you can check yesterday's Touchstone Tavern roundup for plenty of stories on card reveals...

'Game Dev Tycoon' Review - If You Liked 'Game Dev Story' You'll Love 'Game Dev Tycoon'

In 2012, Greenheart Games released game developer simulator Game Dev Tycoon [$4.99] for PC players. Billed as somewhat of a basic strategy/simulation title, Tycoon earned a strong player following and has been a favorite indie title on PC for quite some time. Five years later and a mobile version of Tycoon is finally on iOS, where it naturally fits and is an awesome addition to the genre...

Kobolds & Catacombs Card Reveals, Recruit Mechanic, 'Overwatch' Deathknights, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #118

Hello everyone and welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our weekly roundup of the best news stories and videos from the world of Hearthstone [Free]. As you would expect, last week was all about the upcoming Kobolds & Catacombs expansion, so we've got plenty of stories and videos about the latest card reveals and what they might mean for the game. There's also more talk about Dungeon Runs and the Recruit mechanic, a story on possibly the most powerful card ever, and plenty of video reviews. And, just to break from the expansion monotony, we have a story about all the Overwatch heroes turned into Deathknight cards. Enjoy...

Subway Surfers [Free], SYBO and Kiloo's hugely successful game that has apparently been downloaded on one in four smartphones in the world, is becoming a TV series, and today we got to see some of that series' art. The animated series will premiere in summer 2018 with 10 5-minute episodes that will be followed by a longer series that will have 22-minute episodes. The series will take place in Subway City and will, of course, feature the characters from the game. Those characters will embark on all kinds of adventures that will involve street surfing, probably. I'm curious to see if the stories will tie into game events; I would expect some kind of cross-promotion to happen once the TV series releases...

It's Cyber Monday today and sales abound, but if you've been looking for some cool merchandize for cheap, Supercell's got you covered. The developer's official store is running a 20% off store-wide sale for today, and if you're a fan of any of Supercell's games, you should definitely take advantage of this opportunity. The store sells Clash of Clans [Free], Clash Royale, Boom Beach, and Hay Day merchandize that spans the gamut. There are plenty of socks (that also come in sock packs), plushes, shirts, and a ton more stuff. Some of the shirts are actually pretty cool...

The popular RPG Summoners War [Free] is expanding across mediums, and it's working with Skybound Entertainment to do so. As announced during the World Arena Championship, Summoners War will work with Skybound Entertainment, the creator of The Walking Dead comics, to turn the popular franchise into comics, animated series, and more. Skybound is planning on giving us both a "deep and engaging" origin story of the game's universe and various characters but also content that will act as companion pieces to the actual game. Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, said that the Summoners War team has created a compelling world filled with storytelling opportunities, and he and the rest of Skybound are excited to turn that universe into multiple forms of content...

'GRID Autosport' Review - The Best Racing Game on Mobile by a Mile

My review of Codemasters and Feral Interactive's GRID Autosport [$9.99] can easily be my shortest review ever: if you want the best racing game on mobile by far and one of the prettiest game ever to grace the platform, stop reading and go buy this game right now. Why? It's simple, really. GRID Autosport is a fully premium experience with content that will take you forever to complete, a ton of ways to play, fantastic visuals, and highly customizable controls and difficulty level that will suit every player out there. Feral Interactive has really brought a console-quality game to iOS. The port of the game is almost perfect, but expect your battery to drain faster than the gas tank of a supercar and also the rare frame drops when visuals are turned up (even on an iPhone X). Despite these small issues, GRID Autosport is a fantastic game and one racing fans have been craving for...

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