Category Archives: Updates

Ever since it launched in 2013 to universal critical acclaim, including our very own prestigious Game of the Year accolade, Ridiculous Fishing [$2.99] has remained a mainstay on my premier page of App Store games on my iPhone. As a result, while compiling our extensive 32-bit Appocalypse guide of titles that will vanish with iOS 11, it was somewhat of a surprise to see the very same game appear as one under threat of an impending 64-bit extinction. It turns out that despite feeling fresh throughout the passage of time, Ridiculous Fishing had not received an update since December 2013, and so was still stuck in a 32-bit rut. Amidst the resulting confusion from such a high profile title seemingly being neglected, developer Vlambeer quickly assured us that the game would be modernised for iOS 11. Today, Ridiculous Fishing has received its first update after almost four years, which brings the title up to 64-bit standard and also adds new speedrun leaderboards and haptic feedback for newer iPhone and iPad devices...

Death Road to Canada [$10.99] just got its massive content update. This updated, dubbed DUODENUM, includes new music, weapons, characters, systems, and more. As with every big update to the game, the price will go up by $1. If you aren't familiar with Rocketcat Games' road trip action RPG, Carter's review of the game should have you covered. The game has had a lot of post-release support over the past few months, and the newest update has truckloads of new shiny stuff to experiment with. Check out a video showcasing the update below:..




To the Moon [$4.99] is a lovely experience with great music and story, and you'll be glad to know that there's an update coming out next week that's going to add some fun features. And the update will be accompanied by a 40% price drop, so what's not to like? The update will add the Music Box feature, which will allow you to play the music from the game's soundtrack even when you close the game, which is a fun idea given how lovely that music is. And if you really like those music pieces, you'll be able to go and grab them directly from iTunes. In addition to the Music Box, the update will add a QR code sharing that allows players to get to a saving point simply by scanning the QR code on the art work...

Leaks in video games are by no means rare occurrences anymore, and the speed that the online community is able to datamine the latest release, update or demo means developers have to be on their guard to avoid giving away any secrets. However, after the previous few weeks Pokemon GO [Free] has had, with quite literally legendary calamities such as the Pokemon GO Fest in Chicago, I can't help to feel this latest datamine of Niantic's augmented reality application is a little too well-timed. In the complete teardown of the latest version 0.71.0, keen Pokemon super nerds on the Silph Road subreddit have discovered, amongst many neat new additions, the presence of all 135 creatures from the Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald trilogy on Game Boy Advance. ..

PES 2017 [Free], the soccer game that continues to actually let you play soccer (looking at you, FIFA), has just added a very welcome new feature that brings back memories of playing soccer on consoles with friends sitting next to you on the couch. The new mode allows you to organize round-robin tournaments with up to three friends locally. That should be a fun way to compete with friends without having to worry about spotty internet. And let's be honest, there's nothing better than competing with friends in these kinds of sport games. And having in-game tournament support beats having to keep records on a piece of paper like we used to do back in the day...

DotEmu has made quite the name for themselves over the last few years on iOS. They've given us some fantastic retro ports like Neo Turf Masters [$2.99] and even some newer PC games like Titan Quest [$7.99]. The 32-bit Appocalypse is nearing and while many developers have started updating their titles or even announcing plans for not updating, we finally have some clarity from DotEmu. My favourite releases from them are the Ys Chronicles 1 [$4.99], its sequel Ys Chronicles 2 [$4.99], and Another World - 20th Anniversary [$3.99]. Another World has not been updated yet, and neither has Karateka Classic [$0.99], but we now know that they will update their complete catalogue for iOS 11...

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. While I am excited to see many 64-bit updates coming across my desk, that wave seems to have gone hand in hand with fewer content updates. Which is fine, but it doesn't leave a lot for me to write about. I hope you'll enjoy this week's selection anyway. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums, but this weekly summary is here to fill in the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

Frost [$3.99] is a deck-building card game that is all about surviving against impossible odds in a treacherous environment where any misstep can be your last. It is cold. It is bleak. It is fantastic. You play as the leader of a small band of survivors looking to outrun the Frost — a killer blizzard — and make it to the Refuge, the one place where one can find a modicum of safety from the storm. The entire game is designed to support Frost's narrative and theme, from the chilling music and spot-on sound effects to the whitewashed artwork full of chilly blues, grays, and whites...

2K and Cat Daddy Games have been updating Season 3 of WWE SuperCard [Free] quite a bit recently. The latest update is the fifth one for the season and it adds more than 100 new cards, in game ads to earn energy for free, tweaks to support card pulls, and more. The latest update also includes the SummerSlam '17 Tier. This set arrives right in time for the big NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III pay per view show this weekend, and the likes of WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, Seth Rollins, Paul Heyman, and more will join the fray in this newest tier...

Ticket to Earth [$4.99] is a well-made tactical RPG with a cool, puzzle-like combat mechanic that is both compelling and rather unique - a rarity in this day and age. The game's first protagonist is fond of saying "see the grid, find the path," the mantra from a futuristic martial art that allows her to blitz through the battlefield and over different colored squares that fuel a variety of attack powers. The story is cool, and is set in New Providence, a dying colony on a distant world. The colony is being evacuated back to earth, but you need a ticket - and they all end up in the hands of the rich and powerful. The people have had enough, and faced with an uncertain future, opt to rise up. ..

As much as the impending 32-bit Appocalypse has been a time for somber reflection on some of the best mobile games that will be rendered unplayable come iOS 11, it has also been encouraging to see how many developers are taking up the formidable and definitely not cost-effective task of updating their titles to be 64-bit compatible. Beloved creative geniuses Simogo are one such example, as the Swedish developer underlined earlier this year how all of their games would eventually receive an update that would modernise them for iOS 11. Today, Simogo's incredibly innovative and infection rhythm puzzle release Beat Sneak Bandit [$2.99] joins fan favourites Kosmo Spin [$2.99] and Bumpy Road [$2.99], as the game has not only been updated with 64-bit compatibility, but also has received a full screen support for gamers on an iPhone 5 or above...

Simulating the complex and meticulous nature of a fighting game on a smartphone is a pretty formidable task, and arcade purists will likely lament the lack of physical controls and instant inputs that are so vital when a match is decided on solitary frames. That being said, Street Fighter IV Champion Edition [$4.99], the latest iteration of Capcom's classic fighting series on mobile, comes pretty damn close to an accurate brawling experience, and is a whole lot of fun to boot. Jared's glowing review earlier in July emphasised the title's abundant qualities - despite not being the revolutionary step forward from the older Street Fighter mobile iterations - and Capcom have repeatedly pledged further support for their latest App Store release. As a result, the first major update for Street Fighter IV Champion Edition is set to launch this week, with new characters Guy, Evil Ryu and Gouken being added to the roster as free downloadable content...

Wave Light Games is continuing their wave of updates for popular tactical role-playing game Demon's Rise 2 [$7.99]. One week ago brought a release that brought us a new character option, the Cataphract, among a bevy of other nice changes. Today, I can tell you that another update has been submitted to Apple to unleash yet another character. ..

Best Frozen Throne Decks, Death Knight Rankings, Trolden and Kripp Videos, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #108

Hello everyone, and welcome to the first post-Knights of the Frozen Throne Hearthstone [Free] roundup. We finally got the infusion of all the cool new cards into the game, and everyone seems to be happy, at least for now. The post-expansion honeymoon periods are always fun because the meta is very fluid and everyone is trying different ideas. Blizzard's new pack rules have helped most players get a good starting collection, and overall things seem to be good in the Hearthstone world. We have stories about strong Frozen Throne decks, stories about the new Death Knight cards, and a lot more. We even have a Destiny story. So, hop over the image below and let us begin...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Hearthstone', 'Marvel Future Fight', 'Dungeons of Chaos', 'Panmorphia', and More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. The biggest pop from last week's updates is undoubtedly that one card game from our orc-loving friends, but there were lots of other cool ones too. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

The fantastic Death Road to Canada [$10.99] continues to get better. On August 24th, the game will receive another big update that brings on all kinds of new and improved systems. The most important one is a new lighting system that makes nights darker. To counter this new dark veil, players start each game with a couple of flashlights in the trunk. And, of course, fire and other similar sources can provide light for all those lonely, terrifying nights on the road. Fire is also seeing some major changes. It now does a lot more damage, but it doesn't spread between zombies or from zombies to human, although fire patches set zombies on fire more easily. Another interesting change is the ability to barricade doors by putting furniture near it, but that furniture will slowly get pushed away. You can even barricade doors with your body, if you're that desperate...

We're on high alert here at TouchArcade and ever vigilant in tracking the coming iOS 11 "Appocalypse." If you have no idea what I'm talking about allow me to recommend our definitive guide to iOS 11, 64-bit support, and the end of playability of a great many older games. The short of it is, if a game has not been updated from 32 to 64 bits it will stop working on any device that runs iOS 11. Luckily developers have been responding to this threat to their games and, despite there being little financial reward for doing so, are updating their games if possible. One such game is Slayin [$0.99] which just got version 3.0. The update description is simple, yet welcome, "Added 64-bit support."..

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...

The entertaining deck-building card game Paperback: The Game [$3.99] just got much better after its latest update because it now has asynchronous multiplayer mode, which I know many in our forums have been waiting for. The new mode has a fun twist: if your opponent drops out because of your amazing skills, an AI player steps in so you can continue playing. If you haven't read our review of the game, Paperback is a deck-building game in the vein of something like Ascencion, and you'll be picking various cards (some of them with special powers) to form words. The game is all about pulp novels and a fight between writers, and it's a theme that really makes the game stand out and will definitely please book lovers...

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...

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