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Geostorm is an upcoming movie about a network of satellites designed to control global climate that go rogue and start attacking Earth, which of course allows the film to offer a variety of unnatural natural disasters. The movie is releasing later this month, and today we got Geostorm [Free] the game, a turn-based puzzle game tied to the movie. In Geostorm, huge natural disasters play a part in the puzzle gameplay. The story of the game revolves around three members of the Dutch Boy project, whose purpose is to gather and transfer essential data to the International Space Station. This data is the only thing that can stop the hijacked satellites from destroying the world bit by bit...

Although we knew that Hearthstone's [Free] next expansion would be announced at BlizzCon, since that's often the case, we didn't know exactly when that would be. Well, now we know. Blizzard has released the schedule for BlizzCon, and the "Hearthstone - What's Next" panel will take place November 3rd, at 1:45 PM PDT. As the schedule states, during that panel the team will give us a look at "what they're serving up next and delve deep into how the Year of the Mammoth will come to a close." As you probably know if you play the game, we have one expansion left in this season, and everyone's hoping it's a good one...




Game of Thrones: Conquest Releases on October 19th, New Trailer Released

Warner Brothers finally announced the release date for Game of Thrones: Conquest. Developed by Turbine, the MMO strategy game will hit the App Store and Google Play on October 19th. Pre-registrations are live and doing so nets you $50 of in game goodies with exclusive Night’s Watch training gear and more. Get ready to play as the head of your own house in Turbine’s new MMO strategy experience which will feature characters from the HBO TV show. In addition to revealing the release date we have a new teaser trailer for Game of Thrones: Conquest that you can view below:..

Batman: The Enemy Within [Free] from Telltale Games is finally available on iOS and Android. Having originally been announced for late September, Batman: The Enemy Within was delayed until today. The Enemy Within is accessible for both fans who played Batman: The Telltale Series [Free] and newcomers to Telltale Games’ releases. If you missed the original season, it got a performance update recently and you can play the first episode there for free as well. Watch the trailers for both episodes below:..

Clash Royale [Free] these days is all about the upcoming new mode called Touchdown (which we talked about over the weekend), and the latest episode of the official podcast Radio Royale talked more about how they came up with the new mode. They talk about how they started removing different parts of the normal arena in order to make a mode that feels different, and that’s how Touchdown came about. They removed the towers, rivers, bridges, etc, and then had to think about how you would score in this new mode. They go on to talk about different versions of scoring and how they settled in the way the scoring works now. They also go into why some of the cards were pretty broken and, therefore, have limits in the way they can be deployed...

Marvel Puzzle Quest [Free] is celebrating its 4-year anniversary (how time flies, doesn't it), and it's adding new characters and introducing new events to the game. Specifically, we are getting a new 3-Star Modern and 5-Star Classic Gambit starting October 5th. In addition to this new character, the developers are adding Anniversary events starting on the 5th as well and ending on the 15th of October. As is always the case, if you log in during that period, you'll get a free Anniversary token. And all events will give players double Iso-8, again as is usually the case during events like this one...

Best Meta Decks, Top Podcasts, Fun Videos, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #114

Welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our roundup of the best Hearthstone [Free] stories and videos from last week. Overall, we had a pretty quiet week without any groundbreaking news, but there's always something interesting going on. We have plenty of decks you can copy if you want to either play some crazy decks or actually climb the ladder. Of course, it's one thing to copy a deck and another to figure out how to play it right. Still, quite a few options. In general, though, it's been a quiet week, and I'm guessing it's going to continue to be quiet until we hit BlizzCon and see what the team has in store for us. Until then, enjoy putting together fun decks...

Gameloft has been known for their attempts to bring popular "console-quality" games to the App Store, such as their personal iterations of the Grand Theft Auto series or the Call of Duty series. Gameloft's Modern Combat series has emulated the Call of Duty series throughout all 5 of its past installments and it has steadily gained traction/popularity on the App Store. It appears that the series will continue to thrive with the recent release of Modern Combat Versus [Free] (MCVS). MCVS is Gameloft's first foray into the "hero shooter" genre. However, there are many free-to-play gimmicks/shenanigans within Modern Combat Versus that can make things a bit difficult for the uninformed and casual F2P player. This guide will help you progress in MCVS as smoothly as possible (without spending a penny) by providing information about currency management, team composition, Agent suggestions, and various gameplay tips...

Crazy Dungeon Crawler 'The Scrungeon Depths' Has a Hilarious New Trailer, Launching November 9th on the App Store

Earlier this year, we brought you news on the eclectic endless roguelike dungeon crawler The Scrungeon Depths, and both the early previews and tremendous beta testing response have emphasised how well developer Chase Holton has refined the humorous and hectic nature of the game. With some pretty pixel art graphics and a lot of enemies to slay, The Scrungeon Depths reminds me of the likes of Death Road to Canada [$10.99] and The Binding of Isaac [$14.99] but dialled up to 11, which is a fantastically enticing prospect. After a few weeks of radio silence, the developer has revealed a brilliant brand new trailer for the game, and has also announced that The Scrungeon Depths will be launching on the App Store next month on November 9th...

Puzzle Platformer Remake 'Duke Dashington Remastered' Is Charging Onto the App Store on November 9th

2014's Duke Dashington [$0.99] was the first in a long line of awesome puzzle platforming titles from developer Adventure Islands, and the frantic nature of the challenges combined with the Wario-esque arrogant swagger of the titular protagonist resulted in a particularly memorable mobile experience. Those of us who may have enjoyed the original game will be all to aware that the recent 32-bit Appocalypse means the game is currently unplayable on iOS 11, however the developers have seized this seemingly sad situation to bring Duke Dashington charging into 2017 in style. Enter Duke Dashington Remastered - don't let the name fool you, this entirely new game in the series is built from the ground up with new level design and improvements in almost every aspect of the title, and is set to launch on the App Store on November 9th...

Thomas Was Alone [$4.99], the BAFTA Award winning game from Mike Bithell has finally been updated with 64-bit support. Bossa Studios has handled the iOS release and while I was originally very pleased to be able to play this on another platform, the port could be better. It was updated after launch with DLC and also became a Universal release to work on both iPhones and iPads. Now that it has been updated with iOS 11 support, I hope the team works on a performance update. Watch the original launch trailer below: ..

We've written about REKT [$1.99] a couple times over the past few months, and for good reason. The game's beautiful futuristic aesthetic design combined with an exciting sandbox freedom to just barrel-roll around playgrounds resulted in something that Jared explained as 'if Jet Car Stunts had a baby with the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater warehouse level', and I can't really describe REKT any better than that. The emphasis on ridiculous combos, high scores and meticulous exploration from the latter skating series comes across strong at first glance, from grinding rails to making a tremendous leap of faith across a perilous gap between platforms, and maybe REKT can fill the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 void ever since the beloved iPhone port was killed by future iOS updates. At the very least, it looks like a lot of fun, and REKT is finally available to download on the App Store for $1.99 today...

Good news, Clash Royale [Free] players. Your favorite game is about to get a brand new mode, and it looks and plays very differently than everything else we've played before. This new mode is called Touchdown, and it can only be played in 2v2 (at least for the time being). The developers showed off Touchdown earlier today, and you can check it out here. This mode is a draft-only mode and is played on a field with no towers, rivers, or bridges; instead, it's played on a field with two end zones, one on each side. Every time a troop walks into the end zone, you get a crown. At three crowns, you win the game. Most minions can only be played within a specific part of the field, and spells can be played anywhere on the field...

Severed [$6.99] from Drinkbox is another game in the "I released on console but play best on mobile" club. Read our glowing review of it from Carter here. Severed is a dungeon crawler with a fantastic art style and gameplay that matches the quality of the art. I own it on 3 different consoles and iOS and it plays like a dream on touch. It originally launched last year on iOS and then had an update that added 3D Touch and iMessage stickers. It is now down to just $1.99 which is a historic low for the game. Watch the trailer for it below:..

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition [$9.99] launched on the App Store a few years ago and it also happens to be the only release from Overhaul Games that was left to be updated for iOS 11. Well the update is here in the form of a massive patch that brings it to version 2.4. This patch has fixes across the board and quite a few useful additions. ..

Asmodee Digital has been releasing some fun card and board games, and the latest release, Harald: A Game of Influence [$1.99], sounds like an interesting concept and unlike most other card games on the App Store. Harald is all about using your cards to win the King's favor. You play as the head of a village, and you try to use your cards to charm the most influential character of the realm and be noticed by the King. The game comes with six different characters, each with different bonuses and function. You've got the scout, the merchant, and bard, the warrior, and so on. I like games where characters have different powers because that introduced interesting tactics and forces you to rethink your strategies depending on who you're playing as...

Lost Colossus [$1.99] by Game Stew Studio, the developer behind games like Tower of Fortune and The Lost Shield, is out now, so get ready for some retro robot warfare. As we talked about recently, Last Colossus is an ACT/RPG where you play as a commander who gains control of a giant robot after crash-landing on a war-torn planet. As me and other in our forums have pointed out, gamers love controlling giant robots. This simulation game spans 9 chapters, which come with plenty of different enemies and, of course, bosses that want nothing but to take you down. And the game offers 3 different endings that depend on the choices you make, which should offer more replayability for those who want their gaming bucks to stretch as much as possible...

If you've played the terrific Thimbleweed Park [$9.99], you'll know that's a great adventure game. What you probably also know if you've read any coverage on the game is that the game is usually talked about within the context of nostalgia, especially given how the team behind it includes people who worked at Lucasarts and are behind some of the greatest adventure games ever. In a recent interview though, Jenn Sandercock, a game designer involved in Thimbleweed Park's development, cautioned against having nostalgia be the linchpin of any discussion on adventure games and talked about how you can use the same mechanics as older games and still allow the genre to progress...

Capcom's 'Puzzle Fighter' Has Soft Launched in Six Countries

Puzzle Fighter from Capcom has finally soft launched on the App Store. Puzzle Fighter is the sequel to Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo and it was scheduled to hit iOS by the end of the year. It was playable at PAX and has officially soft launched in six countries right now and if you’ve been craving some Ryu and Chun-Li puzzle action, download it today. Match gems to take out your opponents through strategies involving combos and more. Puzzle Fighter has vintage arenas from Capcom games and it is free to play and has a very interesting art style to say the least. Watch the trailer below:..

You may read about Cubiques 2 [$0.99], the latest entry in Dilmer Games' minimalistic puzzle series, and wonder "but I only just finished the first game - how is a sequel coming so soon?". You certainly wouldn't be misplaced in your confusion, as we previously wrote about the release date of the original Cubiques [$0.99] a mere three months ago back in June. However, it's a testament to the hard work of the one-man development team that the sequel was programmed and designed all within 35 days, and while Cubiques 2 does not appear to be some sort of major mechanical shake-up, more of the same with an even greater emphasis on atmospheric aesthetic design is certainly a good thing. After such a short turnaround time, Cubiques 2 is now available to download on the App Store for $0.99...

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