Category Archives: TA Plays

Yesterday on our Twitch stream I had what inadvertently turned in to one of my best runs so far in FTL [$9.99 (HD)] where I actually managed to make it to the second phase of the last boss, rock a ship with fully powered weapons, and unlock a new ship randomly in the process...

News already hit that Hearhtstone: Heroes of Warcraft is available via a soft launch for the lucky residents (or iTunes account holders) of the New Zealand, Australian, and Canadian iTunes regions. We grabbed it today, and I was effortlessly able to log in and play the game with my US Battle.net account. If you weren't watching the stream today, you missed me losing pretty bad in it:..

FTL is a hell of a game, and hearing that it was coming to the iPad is easily among the best news I've heard surrounding the App Store. It's one of my favorite games for the PC, and while I haven't played it in quite a while, it's been super exciting to pick up the game again on the iPad. It's being released tomorrow for $9.99, but we got the all clear this afternoon to stream the game today...

If you follow our daily Twitch streams, you'll likely be aware that we don't typically stream on Friday. Well, I figured out how to get around the scheduling conflict of when I usually stream and when we record our podcast... By getting developers onboard to stream and talk about their games and other developers' games. Here's who is going to be on it:..

TA Plays Live: Believe in 'Hodappy Bird'

March 27th, 2014 5:01 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in News, TA Plays
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So what started as a joke has since turned in to a real thing, and I'm pretty sure Hodappy Bird is going to change the face of iOS gaming forever. So, I better stream as much as I possibly can before then because all of these games are going to look like absolute trash once the new era of iOS gaming is ushered in via Hodappy Bird. Yeah...

Aww yeah, it's Wednesday and time for another New Zealand game M-m-m-m-megastream. Here's the games I'm going to be streaming and the order they're going to be streamed:..

So as we revealed yesterday, Hodappy Bird is basically going to change the face of iOS gaming as we know it. With Mikey Flapps mired in the licensing paperwork to launch on Sega CD, Hodappy Bird is perfectly positioned to be the end all be all of Flappy Bird clones. So, while we wait for its inevitable release and its inevitable fate of restoring world peace, let's stream some iOS games. Yesterday was really cool, but I've got no idea what to stream today. Maybe you guys can help...

Imangi's Temple Run [Free] is the legendary behind the back runner that kicked off the whole genre. I doubt anyone reading TouchArcade hasn't played either Temple Run or one of the related behind the back runner spinoffs made by every other developer under the sun...

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...

TA Plays Live: 1,000 Follower Spectacular

February 27th, 2014 5:02 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in News, TA Plays
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I think today might be the day. Starting from nothing, we're about to cross the 1,000 follower mark on Twitch. It's awesome, unexpected, and I can't believe it happened so quickly. Today ESPECIALLY, if you haven't yet, please follow us as it's the best way to get notified when we're streaming...

Hey it's Wednesday again, and my iPad has been freshly loaded with all the new iOS games set to be released tonight at 11:00 PM Eastern thanks to the magic that is iTunes regions and the New Zealand App Store. Anyway, if you haven't yet, please follow us as it's the best way to get notified when we're streaming...

Let's actually try to play some good games today, as my iPad and SteelSeries Stratus are charged and ready for random game requests on Twitch. Anyway, if you haven't yet, please follow us as it's the best way to get notified when we're streaming...

Sheesh, following such a dramatic weekend orbiting around the game that you guys first got me to play on stream, I'm not even sure where we can go from here... But I'm sure we'll find out. Anyway, if you haven't yet, please follow us as it's the best way to get notified when we're streaming...

Holy moly, I'm not sure how we're going to outdo yesterday's record breaking stream... But, we'll try. My iPad is all charged up, and I'm stoked to play iOS games for a couple hour hanging out with all you radical dudes in chat. Anyway, if you haven't yet, please follow us as it's the best way to get notified when we're streaming...

With the second installment of The Wolf Among Us [Free] right around the corner, it only seemed to make sense that today we stream the first episode. You could see this as being sort of spoilery, but Telltale games have a surprising amount of replay value. I think I'm on The Walking Dead [Free] trip number four and I'm still stumbling across new stuff. So, pop in if you want, otherwise come hang out tomorrow for the New Zealand games stream...

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