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Razer might be best known for their cutting-edge gaming peripherals. From their keyboards with glowy LED lights, to gaming mice with lots of buttons and glowy LED lights, to their very green headsets. But the company also seems to find itself doing some unexpected things. Like making a fitness tracker. And, it turns out, they've launched a location-based chat app for Pokemon GO [Free]? Yes, RazerGo [Free] is a way to chat with nearby Pokemon GO players using the app, with several features built around Pokemon GO specifically...

Telltale Spills More Details on 'The Walking Dead: Season 3' During Comic-Con

Last week, Telltale joined Skybound Entertainment's Comic-Con panel to talk a bit more about the upcoming The Walking Dead: Season 3. While the developer didn't give away too much new information, there were still some interesting details unveiled. Telltale revealed a poster for the new season that is a homage to the original poster for the series unveiled back at SDCC 2011. However (some spoilers follow), Clementine is no longer a child in need of protection and is standing as an equal to the new character called Javier. Later this summer, Telltale will be announcing how you can get your hands on a special limited-run of this poster. While they didn't spoil much of the story, they did show an image from the season where Clementine and Javier are making their way through a slaughterhouse. This series always nails the picturesque...




Fans of the classic Milton Bradley/Games Workshop role-playing board game HeroQuest who are looking for a similar experience on mobile have a few decent choices available to them. There are games that use the basic concept as a springboard for a larger, deeper adventure such as Heroes of Steel [$3.99] from the Trese Brothers. Rodeo Games has their version of the official Games Workshop follow-up Warhammer Quest [$2.99]. If you happen to be searching for a more straightforward interpretation of the board game, however, the Arcane Quest series from Nex Games Studios is the way to go. The first game in the series, which released on Android and Windows Phones, was a pretty direct translation. Arcane Quest 2 [Free], the first in the series on iOS, built sensibly on that foundation, while Arcane Quest Adventures [Free] used many of the same gameplay mechanics but applied them to a different style of game...

Hello everyone, and I hope you've had a great week and a fantastic weekend. Normally, this is where I tell you about everything that happened in the world of Hearthstone [Free] last week, but because I was at San Diego Comic Con for most of last week, our weekly roundup will be published in full tomorrow, Tuesday. I hope you'll forgive this small delay, but SDCC is pretty much an all-day affair, and I didn't want to publish a hasty roundup. To make up for this delay, I'm including some entertaining videos from early last week to tide you over until Tuesday. So, enjoy your Monday, and we'll talk again tomorrow with all news Hearthstone...

Update Mondays: 'Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff', 'Paint it Back', 'Angry Birds', 'Fruit Ninja', 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. Yikes, it's another really light week of updates. That summer heat must be getting to everyone. Er, except the people in the Southern Hemisphere, I suppose. Anyway, whatever the reason, there's not much to speak of this week, but I've gathered it up nonetheless. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper Social [Free], the watchlist in the TouchArcade App [Free], 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!..

Whoops! Nintendo's share prices in Japan have plummeted 18% after the report on July 22nd that warned investors that Nintendo didn't actually own that much of Pokemon GO [Free] and thus wouldn't have the financial impact on their company that the flood of stock purchases would seemingly indicate. It's possible that after the decline in Japan, further trading could adjust the price further – Nikkei rules indicate that a stock price can't move more than 18% in one day. Granted, the ownership situation of Pokemon GO is complicated, but one would think the people spending billions of dollars worth in trades would have figured that out first...

Indie publisher tinyBuild Games has said for a while that their violent party-murder game Party Hard would be coming to mobile. But, the actual existence of a mobile version of Party Hard has been something I've been unable to verify. I've prodded tinyBuild employees at shows, and a mobile build was nowhere to be seen, though promises that it would come to mobile were still made. Did tinyBuild perhaps bite off a bit more than they could chew in trying to make this one work on mobile? Either a sign of hope or despair was when Party Hard showed up on Google Play, but only for Nvidia devices. Would iOS players ever get a touchscreen-friendly version of Party Hard? Well, it looks like the answer is yes, as tinyBuild has announced a beta test program for what they're calling Party Hard Go: ..

Sorry guys, the Legendary Pokemon giveaway at today's San Diego Comic-Con Pokemon GO [Free] panel ended up being nothing but a rumor, to the disappointment of thousands of attendees (yours truly included). Everyone knows by now that the game is a worldwide phenomenon that's been dominating popular culture. It should come as no surprise, then, that a panel focusing on the game took place today at the famous, and huge, Hall H at pop culture central, San Diego Comic-Con. Everyone attending (including me) expected (hoped?) that the developers would give out something special during the panel, and there were rumors definitely swirling about a massive giveaway...

The TouchArcade Show - 267 - Pokemon? No.

July 22nd, 2016 9:15 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Podcast
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We're almost over talking about Pokemon Go [Free], or so it would seem, as we only spent about five minutes this weeks talking about the game- Primarily surrounding the incredibly massive Pokemon Go Chicago meetup which was attended by thousands of people standing around waiting for the servers to come back up. From there, we roll the clocks back to talk about a game that was actually released last week, Hero Slide [Free]. Additionally, we also spend time discussing Dead Shell [$2.99], Guild of Dungoneering [$3.99] (Which we keep referring to as Guild of Dungoneers), and ReRunners [Free] before getting into some news.

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July 22nd, 2016 9:00 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in News
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Hey everyone, it's Friday and we're close to the end of the week of TouchArcade blasting stories out (unless anything cool happens over the weekend we need to cover), but the fact still remains: To survive, we very much need your support. The business of running a web site is tricky, and as we pointed out in our original cry for help, the way developers promote their iOS games has changed significantly with the rise of metrics-centric free to play and in-game directly tracked advertising. It's supremely difficult for us to compete with that, and as such, we've been appealing to our community directly. If you like hanging out on our forums, listening to our podcasts, or reading some of the best long-form content in mobile gaming, please consider supporting us on Patreon. We never hit our initial goal, but we've been slowly climbing none the less. We're hopeful we get there eventually!

It doesn't take a whole lot to keep us afloat, as we run super lean as is. As I've mentioned before on the podcast, even if our hardcore podcast followers each just contributed a buck a month we'd really never need to worry about this again. It'd be awesome to not need to worry about this kind of thing, and instead just continue focusing on combing the App Store for the best games iOS has to offer. To do that, we need your help. Think of it like subscribing to a magazine, except that magazine shovels rad content your direction 24/7 and is home to a great community of people to discuss every aspect of mobile gaming with.

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TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'ReRunners: Race for the World'

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...

Out Now Part 2: 'Bulb Boy', 'Snakebird', 'Terra Monsters 3', 'Dots & Co', 'Diep.io', 'The Witching Hour', 'SBK16', 'Gnome Dash' and More

It's pretty darn common to see new games trickle out well after our weekly Out Now post, and this week was no different. Gone are the days of iOS games releasing (mostly) like clockwork. The latecomers this week are numerous and noteworthy enough that we figured we'd round them up for you here, and even though we've written about a few of these individually already we threw 'em in for the sake of completion. So make sure you've visited the first Out Now post from this week and grabbed any of the new games that caught your eye, but check out this selection as well and make sure you've got plenty to play over the weekend...

The nice thing about Pokemon GO [Free] being built on various databases with available APIs is that it has inspired people to make their own tools to find Pokemon, to try and streamline the process. Pokevision is one of the most powerful tools yet – it allows you to scan the area near you for which Pokemon are available, and when they will despawn. This way, if everything is accurate, you can streamline your Pokemon hunting. As reported by Tech Insider, Pokevision uses Nantic's API to help find this data...

Cranky internet commenters have been calling it since about two hours after Pokemon Go [Free] hit the App Store, but according to survey company and analytics firm SurveyMonkey, Pokemon Go peaked on July 14th. They're figuring that based on the number of people playing Pokemon Go every day, the number of times the game is being downloaded, as well as the amount of people searching Google for Pokemon Go related things. Now, these sorts of things come with significant caveats as the game just launched in Japan, and all it'd take to cause players to come surging back into Pokemon Go is a captivating update or two. But, the writing is on the wall, that Pokemon Go-mania is beginning to fade in the US market...

'Politaire' Review - You Got to Know When To Hold 'Em

I got into poker at a relatively young age. For most kids in conservative families, it's usually the same story -- one of your relatives probably teaches it to you and tries to get you to sip a beer. I carried over my knowledge of straights and flushes into middle school, where I'd compete for candy in the cafeteria and tell faculty and staff we were playing Go Fish. And in high school, like everyone else during the height of the poker craze that seemingly exploded with Rounders, I played for higher stakes. But by my college years, it kind of tapered off a bit, and now I rarely encounter a situation where I can get some hands in. Yet, I've kept all of my experiences bottled in, including all of the statistical probabilities for each hand, ready to dump at a moment's notice. That proved rather useful for Politaire [Free]...

In likely the least surprising Pokemon GO [Free] development to come out this week, Apple has recently confirmed that Niantic's overnight sensation has broken the record for most downloads in the first week of availability. That means it even beat out ultra-popular game series like Candy Crush, Angry Birds, and Clash of Clans as well as mainstream non-gaming apps like Instagram, Facebook, and SnapChat. The information was relayed by Apple to iMore's Rene Ritchie who shared it on his Twitter...

So, you're having trouble catching all those rare Pokemon in Pokemon GO [Free]. By which I mean, that 100th Rattata and you're sick of wasting your Pokeballs with bad tosses. Sure, you can try to get that masterful curveball down, but maybe your curveball is more of a slurve and scouts are saying that kind of breaking ball just ain't gonna play at the big league level. Well, what if you had some kind of performance-enhancing device that could help you get those straight shot tosses like a champion? Well, Jon Cleaver has introduced the Pokeball Aimer case. Designed for the iPhone 6 (and just the iPhone 6 as of this moment), this case has a center cutout so that you can launch a Pokeball straight into that Rattata's dumb face...

A new Steven Universe game has just hit the App Store, just in time for the 20 episodes in 4 weeks that the show is about to air on Cartoon Network. No kidding, Gravity Falls fans. Soundtrack Attack [Free] is pretty much designed for the Steven Universe super-fan. I mean, it starts off with you creating your own gemsona (gem persona, basically the term that fans used and was picked up by the show for fans creating their own Crystal Gem characters) with different body types, feaures, and accessories. That alone is worth a download for a bunch of folks. And then the whole game is a rhythm runner. There's a lot of singing on Steven Universe, like more than I'm comfortable with. But the cast, crew, and fans love the musical portion of the show to the point where the SDCC 2016 panel is going to have a big sing-along. So a rhythm game where you can play as and customize your gemsona? This one is perfect for the fans...

Teeny Titans [$3.99] is perhaps my biggest surprise of 2016. If you're somehow unfamiliar with the game, it's a Pokemon-like that has you running around the world of Teen Titans GO battling and collecting little figures based off of characters from the show. It has a super clever battle system and is dripping with polish and charm. As someone who never really watched Teen Titans GO, I wasn't expecting Teeny Titans to be something that would float my boat, but holy moly was I wrong. We loved it in our review, and I became pretty obsessed with it once it came out, and even after beating the entire game I still come back to it just to battle and level up my crew because it's so darn fun. ..

One aspect of video gaming that Pokemon pioneered back in 1996 was version exclusives, which required you to find someone with the alternate title (or buy both games if you had more money than sense) to be able to truly Catch 'Em All. Of course, the recently released Pokemon GO [Free] is one one game, however there has been fervent speculation over the past few weeks on whether this exclusivity takes place in the mobile entry, and whether there are actually critters that are caught only in specific continents or climates. While still not definitively confirmed, the recent release of Pokemon GO in Japan has only given further credence to the theory that Tauros, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime and Farfetch'd are all exclusive - or at the very least, extremely rare - to specific regions around the world...

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