Category Archives: What Do You Think

A story came out today that got a discussion going behind the scenes here at TouchArcade, so we thought we'd get our community in on it too and see what you guys think. The story in question is about how a Kickstarter for a Mutant League Football reboot failed miserably, and how the lead on the project Michael Mendheim believes that focusing on a mobile version is the main reason the project failed. ..

Well, this week brought the long, long-awaited arrival of official Made For iPhone game controllers, and it was sort of a mixed bag of emotions. Perhaps it's our own fault for building up the anticipation in our heads between when controllers were officially announced at WWDC in June and now, or perhaps it's simply that these things are far too new to really be able to judge their long-term impact. Either way, I'd say that MFi game controllers arrived with a whimper rather than a bang...

With the long-awaited release of Oceanhorn [$8.99] this week, there has been a lot of talk about its very heavy inspiration from the classic Zelda series. Now, don't get me wrong, Oceanhorn itself is a phenomenal experience, and the developers have been completely upfront since the very beginning about them taking inspiration from Zelda. However, while I maintain that Oceanhorn carves out its own identity overall, there are some very, very close similarities to Zelda games in regards to certain details, and that seems to rub some people the wrong way...

Ok, I think I know what the overwhelming opinion will be on this subject, but what the heck, I figured I'd ask anyway. How do you feel when a game you have paid for contains in-game advertisements? I bring this up because this week's release of Rayman Fiesta Run [$2.99] seems to have created a bit of controversy. It's a sequel to one of the best games on the App Store, Rayman Jungle Run [$0.99], and at least early on it appears to be better than the first in just about every way. Except maybe for one: the game costs $2.99 but features in-game ads...

Ok sports fans, we asked you a couple of weeks ago what Apple would need to announce at their October 22nd media event to get you excited to buy a new iPad, so it seems logical to ask what you guys think about what was actually announced. We covered most of the major announcements here, but as expected the big ticket items were two new versions of iPad...

Why Do You Read Game Reviews?

October 17th, 2013 7:00 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in News, What Do You Think

I recently got into an interesting discussion with friends of mine regarding the purpose of game reviews and how they come into play both before and after the purchase of an actual game. Sites like TouchArcade serve an important role in the whole economy of video games, allowing readers to both potentially discover games they've never heard of, as well as helping people make informed purchases for games that they do know about. What was interesting to discover is that almost none of my friends use reviews the same way...

Earlier this week we posted about the rumors (which by now have been all but totally confirmed) that Apple will be holding an event to reveal the new iPad lineup, and potentially other products, on October 22nd. Of course we're going to be all over whatever details emerge on, before, and after that day about the new hardware, but we're at a really interesting point right now in mobile iOS hardware- Especially with how much everything is settling into a very mature state over the years...

I still remember standing in line for the O.G. iPhone. It was at the Oakbrook Apple Store which is actually inside of an outdoor mall which was perfect for lining up. I got there way earlier than I needed to the night before, and security really didn't know what to make of the gang of weirdos forming outside of the Apple Store. I've stood in line for every iOS release that didn't have online preorders since, with the most memorable being waiting for the iPhone 4 at The Cube in New York City- ...And that's probably only because the line was nothing short of mind boggling...

This week's edition of What Do You Think? isn't just something I've been pondering lately, but something I've always wondered how other people felt about for my entire gaming life. It's pretty straightforward: what do you think of short games?..

Some of you may have seen this week's What Do You Think? coming from a mile away, as it stems from a debate which took place in the comments section of our recent review of 868-HACK [$5.99] by Michael Brough. The debate centered around the use of pixel graphics, and more specifically the very simplistic retro-inspired kind...

This week's edition of What Do You Think? isn't quite as heavy a topic as some of our previous questions, but it's something I've been wondering about lately nonetheless. The first time I can recall the "sandbox" genre really coming into its own was back when Grand Theft Auto III launched on the PlayStation 2. Much in the same way Super Mario 64 ushered in the "era of 3D" several years earlier, GTA III took things one step further by offering a vast open world with endless possibilities. Sure, there was a storyline to follow, a great one in fact, with accompanying mission to complete in order to "beat" the game, and more optional side missions and activities than you could shake a stick at...

It wasn't really planned, but our "What Do You Think?" features have become a regular weekly thing, and it's been fantastic to see everyone's responses to the questions we've posed so far. As with our previous installments, this week's What Do You Think? arose just through a topic that we were discussing behind the scenes here at TouchArcade Towers, and now we'd like to find out what our community thinks...

So far, our weekly "What Do You Think?" column has touched on hot button issues like payment Preview postmodels, "coming soon" content and push alerts. Today we're going to be talking about some actual buttons, drawing from the following super succinct email from TouchArcade Show listener and all around cool dude Jermaine C. who simply asks: Just wanted to know if you had any thoughts on the affect controller support in iOS7 will have on gaming on iOS for the future?..

On this week's episode of "What Do You Think?" let's talk about something that really grinds my gears. Push alerts: they're one of the best things to come of smartphones in general. You don't even have to look back very far to remember the dark ages before push alerts, when you actually had to do things like load up Twitter or Facebook and actively refresh your feeds to see what's up...

There are many, many great game on the iOS platform, with more coming out every single day. It's an exciting place, and the sheer variety of game experiences to be had from both big and small developers is one of the things that attracts me to iOS as a gaming platform the most...

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