June 2016

We’re Streaming iOS Games Live on Mobcrush [Crypt of the NecroDancer]

We’re streaming live on Mobcrush right now. There’s a couple different ways you can watch the stream, and they all work equally well and it’s really just a matter of personal preference as to which method you prefer. The easiest way to watch is just watching the embedded player right here on TouchArcade. In the interest of being polite, we mute the audio. If you’re somewhere you can listen, be sure to turn it back up- the controls for that are in the lower right corner of the video stream. Alternatively, if you’re on a mobile device, download the free Mobcrush app for iOS [Free], also available on Google Play. From there, search for TouchArcade. If you follow us, you’ll get alerts when we’re streaming. Last, but not least, you can visit our channel directly in your browser at mobcrush.com/toucharcade. Oh, and if you want to participate in chat, you’ll need to register over on Mobcrush first.

If you missed the stream, we upload archive videos to our YouTube channel, so just head over there to see previous streams and our other random video content. Additionally, if you would …read more

Out Now Part 2: ‘Combo Quest 2’, ‘The Little Fox’, ‘Nanuleu’, ‘Crypt of the NecroDancer’, ‘Dead in Bermuda’, ‘Galaxy of Trian’, ‘The Counter Of Death’, ‘The BFG Game’ and ‘Groove Galaxy’

Our weekly post about all the new iOS game releases has come and gone, but as usual there were quite a few stragglers that launched a bit later than the others and as such missed out on being part of our list. So we figured what the heck, let’s do another mini-roundup of some of those missed games. You probably already saw earlier today that popular rhtyhm-based roguelike Crypt of the NecroDancer surprise launched on iOS, as well as the minimalist strategy defense game Nanuleu which hit late last night. We’ve included those here just for completion’s sake, but definitely check out some of the other tardy releases below.

The BFG Game


iTunes Description

Based on the movie The BFG

Join The Big Friendly Giant & Sophie in a whimsical dream-matching journey through magical realms like the Dream Country and Giant Country. Switch & match colorful dream jars, watch Sophie trying to catch dreams with her two hands and The BFG applaud your plays in this amazing adventure.

Forum Thread: The BFG Game (By Reliance Big Entertainment)

Combo Quest 2

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Zenefits revalues itself at $2 billion, giving later shareholders more ownership

Zenefits is executing a change in its current ownership structure that will increase the overall ownership of the company for late-stage investors. in a move that revalues the company’s Series C round at $2 billion and looks to placate investor concerns over the company’s regulatory investigations. It’s another move that new CEO David Sacks is doing in what’s been… Read More …read more

Apple might buy Jay Z’s Tidal music app

If you can’t beat ’em, buy ’em. Apple is in discussions with Tidal about acquiring its music streaming app, which offers exclusives and early releases from big artists like Beyonce and Kanye West. The Wall Street Journal reports that the talks are still early and might not end in a deal, but Apple wants those exclusives to bolster its Apple Music streaming app that’s… Read More …read more

‘Frantic Shooter’ Review – Flick to Dodge

I’ve talked about shoot ’em ups ad nauseum, and for good reason — they’re one heck of a genre, and they’re making a big comeback on mobile devices. They’re just so fun to play and prey off of your ability to react to any given situation. I mean, who doesn’t love blowing up aliens or some otherwise evil entity while dodging a hail of bullets on-screen? It’s pretty much a universally beloved pastime. Frantic Shooter [Free], which hails more from the Robotron school of thought than anything, is just as fun even with touch controls.

A lot of shooters on smaller devices utilize an auto-fire system, and that’s just what Frantic Shooter does here. But the developers take it a step further, implementing a relatively controversial automatic aiming system. It has the propensity to get in the way at times, especially during some hectic moments where you absolutely need to shoot a high priority enemy in a specific area but can’t, but for the most part it does work. The game isn’t a slouch in the sense that it doesn’t detect foes, and just about any direction you need, you can influence by swiping towards that part of the screen.

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StreetPass with IGN and Experience Nintendo Voice Chat Live

Do you have a Nintendo 3DS? Do you like IGN’s Nintendo Voice Chat podcast? Well, do I have some great news for you! We’re inviting you to come hang out with us for a special StreetPass event and join us for a live recording of Nintendo Voice Chat.

Come hang out with us! There will also be snacks and *gasp* Capcom has provided some prizes you can win.

When Is the Event?

Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM PT

Sign up to attend Nintendo Voice Chat Live right here

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Super Replay – Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon (Part Ten)

A few months ago I emerged as the victor of Game Informer’s most recent Super Replay Showdown. My prize? Subjecting my fellow editors and our viewers to the strange and maddening FMV adventure game that is Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon. Starring a bumbling private eye who spends his weeks trying to make rent and ends up going on a quest to prevent the end of the world, Under A Killing Moon is a peculiar mishmash of genres, the kind of game that could have only been birthed in the early ’90s.

It’s pure, undistilled zaniness that has to been seen to be believed. So sit back in your chair and push the Maltese falcon on your desk out of the way of the screen so you can join me, Andrew Reiner, Dan Tack, and Kyle Hilliard as we navigate this twisted, futuristic vision of San Francisco, putting our flimsy detective skills to use while being constantly berated by James Earl Jones.

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We Spent a Week with Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go, the augmented reality game that’s coming to smartphones, sets up some awesome possibilities if you’ve ever been a fan of the series: Imagine walking home and discovering a Pikachu or a Snorlax hiding right in your neighborhood. Prior to this, each chapter of the series focused on catching Pokemon in a specific region. This mobile game lets you catch them all over the real world.

This massive project combines the talent of Nintendo, The Pokemon Company, and Ingress-developer Niantic, and changes the rules of Game Freak’s mainline RPGs series for a smartphone audience. We gave you our brief impressions based on 30 minutes with the game. IGN got access to the closed beta, so we assembled an awesome elite foursome to spend a week catching and collecting Pokemon. Read on as Andrew Goldfarb, Kallie Plagge, Miranda Sanchez, and Jose Otero share their experiences in the Pokemon Go Field Test.

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The Comedy And Horror Overheard In Overwatch Competitive

Overwatch’s competitive mode launched this week on PC (sorry console players, you’ll have to wait for next week to start farming for golden weapons and blaming your teammates for your bad ranking). Thus far, things have been rowdy and rambunctious as players eagerly flock to the new mode to show off their skills in placement matches and rank-climbing, perfect-team-composition madness. I’ve spent some time in the mode, and things have gone pretty much as expected. Here are some of the interesting moments I’ve seen and heard so far.

The player that picks Genji no matter what, and always has the Bedouin or Nomad skin. The player that thinks they are a real life ninja warrior.

Coming from what I can only assume is tons of Bastion-slaying noob-stomping in unranked play, these players are really dedicated to their craft. The problem is they’re not used to going up against balanced teams and just assume they can shred through entire teams like the buckets of Bastions they take out as solo-ninja all-stars.

Teamplayer44: “Hey uhh, don’t think we really need a Genji, they have two Reinhardts, a Zarya, and two supports, we really need to bust through their lines…”

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Turn-Based Strategy Game ‘Battlefleet Gothic: Leviathan’ Releases Next Thursday

For all you Warhammer and strategy game fans out there, the wait is over. Battlefleet Gothic: Leviathan, the turn-based strategy game based on the Battlefleet Gothic tabletop miniatures game, releases next Thursday, and personally I can’t wait to play it. The game tries to be as faithful a digital port of the tabletop game as possible and hopes to bring to your phone and tablet the joy of blowing up your opponent again and again. The game takes place during the Shield of Baal campaign and has you playing as Imperial Navy, Blood Angels Space Marines, and Tyranid Hive fleets, with more playable races coming to the game soon.

Since this is a Warhammer game, it will come with the ability to customize and upgrade your ships by earning new skills, ships, and weapons. And the game will also offer local and online multiplayer, an essential feature for a game like this one. When the game comes out, you should check our forum thread to find opponents to crush. In what will be good news for most – at least according to your comments – the game …read more