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After an introduction last year, a slow trickle of information and a pre-order period of two weeks, Apple Watch is here at least. If you listen to the ravings on the Internet, I’m apparently one of the lucky few to score an Apple Watch delivery here. For all the other folks celebrating Christmas in April with a Apple’s latest piece of hardware, here are some first impressions of a few of the dozens of games already available for the device...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Does Not Commute'

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...

Best iPhone and iPad Game - 4/24/15 - 'Sorcery! 3'

Apple Watch Release day! Maybe next week, we'll have some Apple Watch games in this roundup, maybe. Either way, this week was pretty dominated by Apple Watch news so we didn't publish as many reviews as we usually would... But that doesn't mean we skimped on one great game Sorcery! 3. It's our highest rated game of the week, and really, our only really highly rated game review that we published. But, hey, whatever, it's awesome...

If you love strategy games on the iPad, do I have a deal for you. Ultimate General: Gettysburg [$3.99 (HD)], the real time strategy game by Game Labs, is now $3.99, down from $7.99. The game is in soft-launch currently, but the U.S. is one of the soft-launch territories, so many of you should be able to get it. If you haven't heard of the game, which is a crime if you enjoy wargames even a bit, Ultimate General was originally developed for the PC and later ported to the iPad...

Hands-On with 'Loot & Legends', the iOS Rebirth of 'Card Hunter'

As you might have guessed from all my articles on Hearthstone, I really enjoy Collectible Card Games (CCGs). Military games are one of my passions, and it's not a great leap to go from enjoying those games to enjoying CCGs since good CCGs are, after all, all about strategies and tactics. iOS developers apparently know, and cater, to my personal tastes in games because they've been adding CCG mechanics into all kinds of other genres (I'm looking at you, Tekken Card Tournament). If your game has CCG mechanics as an essential part of its design, I'll probably be playing it, at least briefly. So, I was quite interested when I heard that Dropforge Games would be porting Card Hunter, Blue Manchu's hit and winner of Most Original PC game of 2013, to the iPad under the name Loot & Legends. Card Hunter cleverly injected a deck-building component into an otherwise-traditional RPG game and provided players with the opportunity to create their own card-based hero parties that went on to play through many campaigns created by the novice gamemaster, Gary...

Can you believe it's been 25 years since SNK launched their real hot dog gaming hardware, the Neo Geo? While its success as a home platform was limited to a dedicated niche, in the arcades it ruled the roost until arcades themselves died around it. Part of that was because of its flexibility and ease of use for arcade operators, to be sure. The other part of it comes down to the fantastic line-up of quality games SNK furnished it with, including some of the best fighting games and run 'n' guns of all-time. Mobile gamers have been lucky enough to see many of those games reach our devices in fine form, and SNK is celebrating the quarter-century anniversary by putting the whole shebang on for a dollar each. Yes, even their two most recent releases...

There's no doubt in my mind that Devious Dungeon 2 [$0.99] makes some worthwhile improvements over the original game. Most of them are things that people directly asked for, even. In the end, though, it can't quite escape that feeling of repetitiveness that permeates the titles released by Ravenous Games. It's absolutely worth its price, and it's as engaging as any of the coin-grinders they've put out, but like most of their output from the last few years, it feels like all of the edges have been sanded off to make the safest, most widely-appealing product possible. Is that a bad thing? I guess it depends on what you're looking for out of it...

After meandering deep inside Hearthstone's [Free] Blackrock Mountain these last three weeks, we've arrived at Blackwing Lair, Lord Victor Nefarius' seat of power within Blackrock Mountain. Nefarius tinkers with blood of the various dragon flights to create an unstoppable army (it's not an accident, I think, that Nefarius's name, Victor, is the same as another famous scientist's, Victor Frankestein). This week's Wing is definitely feeling more dragonlike, with the likes of Razorgore, Vaelastraz, and Chromaggus being the first three bosses and their creator, Lord Nefarius, who turns into a Dragon, awaiting you at the end...

Check Out the First 'Knights of Pen & Paper 2' Gameplay Footage

Paradox Interactive's Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is coming out next month on May 14th, but we haven't had a chance to see any gameplay footage of the game yet. And we didn't get the chance to nab any gameplay video from GDC. Well, the good news is that Paradox is finally delivering some gameplay footage of Knights of Pen & Paper 2, and they're doing so in glorious 1080p at 60 frames per second, because any lesser resolution or frame rate would just be cruel and unusual punishment for your eyeballs. Click to watch on YouTube in 1080p60, the embed doesn't support 60 frames per second yet:..

DeNA’s Final Fantasy: Record Keeper [Free] has been consistently updated on a weekly basis since its release with limited time events that offered the opportunity to unlock a few characters. This week’s update doesn’t follow the same vein but instead focuses on expanding the game’s core content...

'Hellrider' review - Ducks of Anarchy

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Have you ever wanted to ride a motorcycle through Hell as a duck? Well, Hellrider [Free] is your huckleberry. Accompanied by a slick set of pixelated visuals and an appropriately chiptune soundtrack, Hellrider sees players riding a motorcycle through a hellish landscape, avoiding lava at two sides and a heap of different obstacles. By default you'll start by veering off into one direction, and a simple tap anywhere will change your course. By tapping rapidly you'll stay in place, but eventually you'll need to commit. The animation is very slick on an iPhone 6, and the controls are pretty much instant...

'Leo's Fortune' Gets $0.99 Flash Sale on Game's First Anniversary

Leo's Fortune [$0.99] has been out for about a year now, and it's kind of crazy because it won an Apple Design Award almost immediately after release. It's felt like something of an iOS platformer institution ever since it came out. The good news is that now on the game's one-year anniversary, you can pick this fantastic game up for only $0.99. It's being called a flash sale for today, so hop on it while you can, it might be gone once the 24th turns to the 25th. Maybe the rad live-action Rube Goldberg machine trailer will convince you:..

Disruptor Beam's Game of Thrones Ascent [Free] had a cool thing going for it last year, where it tied in events from season 4 of HBO's Game of Thrones into its own game. Well, the good news is that they're continuing it for season 5 with new content drops, and have also launched a big new expansion for the game called "Fire & Blood." You can now grow your dragons, which is a big new feature, of course, and check out a new interactive map. The map will contain some of the iconic events from the show, like Daenerys attacking the slaver cities. The update with the expansion is avaiable on the web and on iOS today, with the Android version coming later...

One side-effect of Apple requiring an annual fee from developers is that, if the developer goes out of business, their games drop off the App Store. That's what happened with Spanish indies Blue Shadow and their gravity-based platformer Naught. So while anyone with an Android device can still download Naught and its sequel, they've been missing from the iOS App Store. You can't keep a good indie team down, though, and now former Blue Shadow developers have returned as Wild Sphere, and Naught is back on your Apple device...

At an event in San Francisco yesterday, Marvel announced that it's expanding its video game plans by signing a deal with Telltale Games, which will develop games based on Marvel's properties. For Marvel Entertainment, working with Telltale seems to be a great fit since, according to Marvel's executive vice-president Peter Philips, "Marvel is about storytelling."..

Naquatic's 'Basketball Showdown 2015' Brings 'CivCrafter'-Style Clans to Basketball

Naquatic may have ruined your life with CivCrafter [Free] and its inordinately-deep clicker gameplay, but thankfully they're here to calm things down with their next game, Basketball Showdown 2015, releasing next week on April 30th. However, there's an aspect of CivCrafter that's coming to this follow-up to one of Naquatic's most popular games, Basketball Showdown [Free]: the clan system. Rebranded as teams here, because sports, you'll be able to start up your own team, and recruit players to play for you, with a limit of 20 players, just like the CivCrafter clan system. Naquatic's hoping to make their other sports franchises have similar systems, as they think it brings a community aspect to these games that makes them better. ..

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where all of our jobs are classy. Each week, we take a look at an iOS RPG from the distant mists of time and yank it screaming into the future to see if it's capable of becoming a proper member of today's society. It's a little revisiting, a little reflecting, and a chance to take a deeper dive than our reviews usually allow for. I try to present a balanced plate of RPGs from week to week, but everyone can use a little help once in a while. That's why once per month I turn the selection to the readers. Hey, that's you! Here's how it works: just tell me which game you'd like to see by posting a comment below, stopping by the Official RPG Reload Club thread, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload. I'll randomly choose a winner at the appropriate time, and we can all have fun playing and talking about the game of your choice. The next reader's choice will be decided next week, so this is your last chance to get a suggestion in. Do it!..

It's no secret that Marvel is expecting their upcoming blockbuster movie Avengers: Age of Ultron to be a big deal, and there's no shortage of mobile game tie-ins happening to celebrate the movie's release. A brand new game, Marvel Future Fight, is already in soft-launch and will be releasing worldwide the day before the movie hits theaters, but there's some existing games that have recently gotten some Age of Ultron love as well. ..

Big Bucket Software, creators of The Incident [$0.99] and last year's Space Age [$3.99], are hard at work on another game currently in the early stages of development. Temporarily-titled BB3 (short for Big Bucket 3, presumably), this is looking like a platformer where Frank, the protagonist of The Incident, is running along some Mario-esque platforms. The difference is that you'll be controlling the world around Frank, allowing him to make jumps and collect coins by moving each part of the scenery individually. An early work-in-progress video was shared by Matt Comi of Big Bucket, which you can watch on his blog...

Well, that didn't take long: last week Capcom and Beeline Interactive were conducting polls and looking for beta testers for a licensed Ghostbusters iOS game. Today, Beeline officially announced Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighter, which sadly doesn't have anything to do with Capcom's amazing Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo and everything to do with a free-to-play match-3 roleplayer...

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