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TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Anomaly 2'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one...

Freebie Alert: Vampire Action RPG 'Bloodmasque' Goes Free for the First Time

Halloween may be over, but there's still plenty of vampire slaying to be done in Square Ennix's Bloodmasque [Free], which is currently free for the first time ever. Originally releasing this past July, Bloodmasque is an action RPG that tasks you with ridding Paris of vampires in the late 1800s. Combat resembles the face-to-face fighting of Infinity Blade, and there's a fairly robust leveling system for your vampire slayer along with a variety of different weapons and attacks to acquire along the way...

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Confirmed for iOS Devices [Update: Actually, It's Android!]

If you roll the clocks back to July, word got out that the guys behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset were very interested in next generation smartphones over consoles, largely due to how quickly portable electronics are advancing compared to the console cycle which settles in with nearly a decade between hardware refreshes. It makes sense, as new iPhones are released yearly while the Xbox 360 which launched back in 2005 is only just now being replaced...

Freebie Alert: 'Krashlander' Gets Big Update and Goes Free for the Weekend

Here's a nice treat if you're looking for something to do this weekend. Farseer Games' quirky physics-based, stunt-skiing, evil robot-killing game Krashlander [$1.99] is free until Monday. Krashlander originally launched way back in February of this year, and you may remember that we took it for a spin in a TA Plays video where we showcased just how much we sucked at the game. It wasn't just us though, as Krashlander used unique mechanics that relied heavily on the position of your skier and the physics system to accomplish what you needed to do for each level. In fact it was such a tricky game to grasp that the game's developer Jeff Weber offered up some tips to try and help players click with the game. Krashlander was such an interesting and unique game that it was worth putting the time into understanding how to play...

@evleaks is at it again, following their leak of Logitech's iOS 7 game controller is the MOGA offering which sports a few cool features. First off, it has a 1800mAh battery, making it a bit more similar to a Mophie battery case than the simple controller Logitech released. Additionally, it's got dual analog sticks and a slider design that looks like it'll be a bit more easy to just toss in your bag...

Out Now: 'Dead Trigger 2', 'Hazel Dazzle', 'NBA General Manager 2014', 'Oil Rush', 'Strike Wing' and More

While our initial roundup this morning might not have been as jammed packed as we're used to seeing (Particularly with Bit.Trip Run! getting pushed back a week!), this night's releases actually turned out to be pretty rad. Oil Rush looks neat, and it's getting to be the perfect time of year for games like The Occupant to be hitting the App Store...

Watch the Apple Keynote Streaming... Now! [Update: Ended]

As we mentioned earlier this morning, Apple is streaming their keynote live for everyone with a Mac that can run Safari, any iOS device running iOS 4.6 or later, or an Apple TV. If you're at work, or somewhere else that you can't actively stream it, no big deal. Our sister site MacRumors is doing a live blog...

Surprise! Double Fine's 'Costume Quest' Just Hit the App Store

I just did a triple take on this, as it seems too good to be true: Double Fine's Costume Quest [$4.99] hit the App Store moments ago. Originally released in late 2010 for PC and consoles, Costume Quest comes packed with a clever Halloween premise where you play as a costumed child out trick or treating when a monster snatches your sibling. You gear up your party by collecting additional items for your costume which then allows you to transform into massive versions whatever you're dressed as in the game's battle sequences. It's really neat...

Friday Freebies: '8 Ball Pool', 'Bouncy! Trampoline', 'Dark Nebula HD', 'Kid Tripp', 'Rage Warriors' and 'SlamBots'

It's Friday and we're getting ready to kickoff the weekend, and what better way to do that than with a bunch of cool games that are currently available for free. The App Store is host to constant price drops and freebies, but here's a list of some of the more recent ones that have caught our eye...

'Infinity Blade III' Hits the App Store

What's left to say? Infinity Blade is one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) franchises on the App Store, and the final entry in the epic trilogy Infinity Blade III [$6.99] is now available to download. We've already posted our full review, noting that once again the Infinity Blade series has marked the graphical benchmark for iOS games, but also that it brings even more of the fantastic one-on-one battling that has defined the series for the past three years. It's more Infinity Blade, but bigger, better and more beautiful than it's ever been...

'Infinity Blade III' Review - Chair Raises the Graphical Bar to Low Earth Orbit

Looking back, the notion that we would one day have the Unreal Engine on the iPhone seemed, well, unreal. Epic teased us with the Epic Citadel [Free] tech demo, and left the whole internet wondering what playing a game inside of the beautiful little universes that now were now able to be rendered on the device in our pocket would be like. Infinity Blade [$5.99] was the answer we were all hoping for and Chair not only managed to release a game that outclassed everything else on the App Store in the graphical department, but they also came up with their often imitated but never duplicated swipe-based combat system...

Freebie Alert: 'Asphalt 8: Airborne' - Download This Arcade Racer Now

Strap in, as this is a freebie that everyone with a compatible device needs to download. Gameloft's Asphalt 8 [Free] is an amazing arcade racer which we've both posted a glowing review and awarded it Game of the Week. We did a TA Plays too, which you can watch right here:..

If you are a fan of really cool games and not paying for them, well, then this is for you. Whitaker Trebella's latest iOS release Pivvot [$2.99] has just gone free as Apple's featured free App of the Week. This is normally the part of the post where I'd explain what it is you do in Pivvot, but it's one of those games that's pretty hard to describe. It's probably best for all of us if you just check out the trailer below, but the developer's description of "strategic avoidance game" definitely fits like a glove...

Out Now: 'Dead Effect', 'Heroes of Loot', 'Infectonator: Hot Chase', 'Lego Pullback Racers' and More

Welcome to another Wednesday on the App Store, which of course means tons of new iOS game releases. I originally thought that Apple's new iPhone announcements would scare off developers from releasing games this week, but there is actually a nice assortment of games hitting tonight. We took a bunch for test drives throughout the day which you can see in the videos below, but for my money both Dead Effect and Heroes of Loot seem to be the ones that have captured my attention the most...

Chair Posts 'Infinity Blade III' Trailer

Chair Posts 'Infinity Blade III' Trailer

September 10th, 2013 2:11 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Featured, News, Upcoming Games
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And, as predicted, Chair immediately posted the same Infinity Blade III trailer seen in the keynote. Make sure your monocle is secured, you're sitting down, and you're in an area where you can appropriately squeal as this game looks amazing:..

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